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Whitney, Roger Conrad

Whitney, Roger Conrad

September 15, 1948 — July 18, 2019

Roger Conrad Whitney, 70, of the Kansas City Northland and a native of Omaha, passed away July 18, 2019 at his home in Kansas City, MO. He was born September 15, 1948, in Omaha, Nebraska, the only child of Roger Z. and Margaret A. (Hoschar) Whitney.

Roger graduated from Omaha South High School (’66) and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. His career in accounting and management began at Arthur Andersen and later for many years at Mutual of Omaha before he retired. Along with a passion for his career, Roger loved traveling, spending time with his grandchildren, and was a lifelong Huskers fan.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Diane (Struthers) Whitney, in 1974.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Nickolas Ruffcorn, and granddaughters, Whitney and Danielle of Kansas City, MO. He also leaves his former wife, Nancy Rowher.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Evergreen Memorial Park in Omaha.

A Life Celebration Pot Luck gathering will be held at Hansom Park Pavilion 3201 Woolworth Ave. Omaha Nebraska 68105 on Saturday Aug. 17th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Open house, pot luck format, feel free to come and go as you please. Sliced meat and Roger's favorite Smoke House baked beans will be provided.

Gifts in Memory of Roger may be made to the UNO Fund for Student Scholarships (01054810) at the University of Nebraska Foundation, PO Box 82555, Lincoln NE 68501-2555. Make checks payable to the NU Foundation and include on the memo line or enclosed that the gift is in memory of Roger Whitney and the fund name. Online gifts may be made to the UNO Fund for Student Scholarships at: https://nufoundation.org/-/uno-uno-student-scholarship-fund-crowd-01054810 or send to Lisa at 9003 NE 100th Ter. Kansas City, MO 64157.

Service Information

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Evergreen Memorial Park in Omaha.

A Life Celebration Pot Luck gathering will be held at Hansom Park Pavilion 3201 Woolworth Ave. Omaha Nebraska 68105 on Saturday Aug. 17th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Open house, pot luck format, feel free to come and go as you please. Sliced meat and Roger’s favorite Smoke House baked beans will be provided.

Whitney, Roger Conrad's Guestbook

I am sorry for your loss. Roger, Debra and I went to South High and UNO together. I was in band with them. I also worked with Roger at Mutual. I can still remember all of us freezing at South High football games and trying to play our instruments. Roger will be missed.

Dan Mortensen

A good friend and fellow grandfather. Will be greatly missed.

Ron Ruffcorn

So sorry for your loss. Roger was a great schoolmate from South High School in Omaha, Ne. as well as a good neighbor and friend.

Kathy Norris

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