Ignatius Ned Kowker

Ignatius Ned Kowker, SMSgt USAF (Ret)

November 23, 1937 –  February 19, 2021

Age 83

Proudly served his country in the United States Air Force & in civilian capacities for 37 years.

Survived by wife Maureen; daughters Heather Morris (Michael) and Holly Coffey (Col. Benjamin Retired AF); grandchildren Renee Wegworth (Anthony), Cpt. Benjamin Coffey II, Chelsea Chester (Daniel), Ethan Coffey, Elizabeth and Lily Morris; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Andrew and Landen Wegworth; sister Theresa Sweeney; many nieces and nephews.

Family requests masks be worn to all services.

Visitation following CDC guidelines: Thursday, February 25, from 5-7 pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

Funeral Service following CDC guidelines: Friday, February 26, at 11 am at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

To view video of the service, click the link below:


Interment:  Friday, February 26, at 1 pm at Omaha National Cemetery.

Military Honors: Offutt AFB Honor Guard and American Legion Post #331

Memorials: Paralyzed Veterans of America, wwwpva.org, MS, www.nationalmssociety.org  & St. Croix Hospice


  • The American Legion Family Posted February 21, 2021 6:57 pm

    On behalf of The American Legion Family, we send caring thoughts to the family of Mr. Kowker for your sad loss. Ned is “Gone but Not Forgotten” by this organization of volunteers for Veterans, the Military and their families. The local American Legion Post can place a Memorial weekend flag or Marker on his grave. From members of District 8, Nebraska.

  • Ann Wilkie Posted February 22, 2021 10:24 am

    We are praying for you all and sending our love.

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