Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home

11902 W Center Road, Omaha, NE


Ernest D. Colombe

August 29, 1930January 6, 2020

Preceded in death by his wife, Marlene J Colombe; parents Gus and Theresa Colombe; brother Paul Colombe. Survived by daughters: Mary (Ed) Lindell, Chris (Kent) Hofferber, Patty (Terry Flanagan) Colombe; Grandchildren: Robyn (AJ) Moniewski, Zach Brightweiser, David (Audrey) Lindell, Megan Pline, Caitlin (Jesse) Trevino, Cara Lindell, Amanda, Eric (Madeleine), Matt Hofferber; Great Grandchildren: Caden, Dylan, Makenna Carpenter, Ben Moniewski, Niles and Linden Pline. VISITATION: 6-8 pm, Vigil: 7pm, Thursday Jan 9 at Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home; FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30am Friday, Jan 10, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive.


  • Zach Brightweiser
  • Matt Hofferber
  • Eric Hofferber
  • David Lindell
  • Caden Carpenter
  • A. J. Moniewski


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Vigil Service Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 10, 2020


Ernest D. Colombe

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Tripp Fiala

January 9, 2020

So sorry to hear this, just found out. Ernie and Marlene weres great neighbors of my folks while growing up. I remember when Ernie locked himself out of his house ,and talked me into climbing a ladder and going through a window to let them in. LOL!

Paul Colombe

January 9, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Colombe family and all those that were close to Ernie. Although we were 1st cousins, I am 20 years younger and only knew Ernie as an adult. He was a role model for me growing up and I admired his career in the insurance industry. Gus and Theresa lived about 3 blocks from us in my childhood and I enjoyed countless visits with them in their home on the bluff behind the St. Ignatius School. Gus was a favorite mentor for me growing up and I can't think of a more gracious and kind person. I'll treasure the memories when Gus and I, along with my English Setter, Bart, visited Ernie and Marlene, in the 70's, in Omaha. Ernie took us West to a farm for Pheasant hunting and I put Bart through the paces in the field.

I really wish I could have attended the wake and funeral, but time and distance do not allow that. My best to all and I hope our paths cross in the future.