Tim O'Kane of Omaha, Neb., died suddenly Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha at the age of 44 years, two months and nine days.
Timothy Gerard O'Kane was born March 2, 1962. in Ft. Dodge, the son of Richard and Lucille (McCabe) O'Kane. He grew up in Le Mars, where he attended Gehlen Catholic Schools, graduating in 1980. Tim went on to attend Briar Cliff University and received his MBA from University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO).
As a young boy, Tim was very athletic, participating in golf, baseball, basketball and football and was a multiple Punt, Pass and Kick champion.
Tim married Sandy Staum Sept. 28, 1991, at Pius X Catholic Church in Omaha, and they were blessed with two sons: Will and Cole. Tim and Sandy have raised their family in Omaha.
Tim worked at First Data Corporation since 1996 in market research.
Tim loved to golf and fish but his greatest joy came from his family. He was a wonderful, loving father, who was very active in the lives of his sons including coaching their Little League teams. Tim was also an avid Notre Dame and Iowa Hawkeye football enthusiast. His family remembers him as a kind and patient man who knew the value of his family, faith and friends.
Tim is survived by his wife Sandy of Omaha; sons Will and Cole, both of Omaha; mother Lucille O'Kane of Le Mars; brothers and sister-in-law, Fr. Patrick O'Kane of Onawa, and Mike and Cindy O'Kane of Elkhorn, Neb.; sisters and brothers-in-law Kathleen and Ward Kinney of Council Bluffs, Bridget and Mark Banke of Omaha, and Peg and Roger Sitzmann of Savage, Minn.; mother-in-law, Joyce Staum of Akron; brothers-in-law, Tim Staum and his wife Julie and Todd Staum all of Minneapolis, Minn.; 15 nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard.
Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church in Omaha. Interment and graveside services were at 3 p.m. Monday at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. A coffee with the family followed the graveside service. Visitation was at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church in Omaha with a wake service at 7:30 p.m.
The Reichmuth Funeral Homes of Elkhorn, Neb., was in charge of arrangements.