Kahler-Dolce Mortuary

441 North Washington Street, Papillion, NE


Alex James Van Surksum

July 8, 1982October 25, 2019

Alex James Van Surksum, 37, of Murray, NE passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, October 25, 2019.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Kahler-Dolce Funeral Home in Papillion, NE. Reverend Michael Lincoln will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Cedar Dale Cemetery in Papillion, NE. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Kahler-Dolce Funeral Home.

Alex was born in Sioux City, IA on July 8, 1982. From there, he moved with his military family to California, Nebraska, Germany, then back to Nebraska in 1999 until his recent passing. He graduated from Papillion-La Vista High School in 2001 and he continued on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Data Center Management from Bellevue University.

Alex worked as Lead Data Center Engineer at TierPoint. He enjoyed fishing, camping, DIY home projects, engine repair, and billiards, but most of all, he loved to spend time with the Light of his Life, his 4 year old daughter Alexis. They spent this last summer and fall enjoying many camping trips, a monster truck jam, Bellevue Berry Farm, and Vala's Pumpkin Patch.

Alex is survived by his parents: Roger and Cynthia Van Surksum; his brother and sister-in-law: Andrew and Erin Van Surksum; his daughter: Alexis Van Surksum, and his grandmother: Mary Van Surksum.

Alex is preceded in death by his grandparents: Loren and Janice Ellis; Richard Van Surksum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association.


  • Schylar Bloom, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Claborn, Pallbearer
  • Tim Van Surksum, Pallbearer
  • Scott Eppinga, Pallbearer
  • Roger Van Surksum, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Van Surksum, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2019


Alex James Van Surksum

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Joyce Teunissen

November 7, 2019

Roger, Cindy and family. May the memories of Alex and your faith in God bring you comfort and peace. My deepest sympathy to you and your family! Sending hugs and prayers!


November 2, 2019

So sorry to hear of Alex's passing. May the memories engraved in your hearts bring smiles, laughter, and love to you each time he comes to mind. Sleep well Alex.

Lisa Smith

November 1, 2019

I first met Alex when I was a DJ at pharaohs in bellevue. He was just a great guy. We had lots of conversations and great laughing moments. We instantly hit it off when I begged him to sing a song because there were no singers. He then told me. Ok you win. Make it Joe's apartment. Everytime I saw him even recently he would go out of his way just to sing that at karaoke. Such a sad moment loosing a wonderful soul. Prayers go to his daughter, may she always have him by her side and also to the friends and family may they feel his presence around them always knowing he is around.

Peggy Haggard

October 30, 2019

Dear Cindy,
Rick and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot image how you feel or your grief. Know we are thinking of you and your family at this time.

Alyce Roen

October 30, 2019

I met Alex when I was at least 20 years old in Beaver Lake. We met through mutual friends. Once I turned 21 and went to tiki time in beaver lake, we hung out and always had amazing conversations about life and random stuff. We went awhile without contact due to me moving to Mullen, Nebraska. Once I moved back, we reconnected at Shooters. There were nights he would invite me to play pool and teach me how to become a better pool player. If I didn’t play, we would talk about anything that was bothering us, relationship difficulties, funny moments we had that week, etc. despite the fact he spilled beer on me one night (we couldn’t help but laugh and joke about it) he was an amazing person, friend, dad, and son. He always had good things to say about his family (especially his parents and daughter). I’ll never forget him. Alex, I miss you more than you will ever know! Love ya man!

Cynthia Van Surksum

October 29, 2019

How to say goodbye to my first born .... I always said I have two boys, ones my peace and ones my spirit. You are definitely my spirit. Such a great guy, a joy to be around, smart, uplifting and motivating, and can fix anything. You growing up, I so enjoyed our days with you and Andrew. Brothers to the core playing, sharing and loving each other. We are a special family, tight and loved. Then came Alexis.... Spending time with you and Alexis is always a treat for all of us. I promise to watch over her and show her more of our family love. So many special memories to hold dear in our hearts. I learned from you Alex, everyday is precious, make it special, let the bad stuff blow away. I know you're in a special place with God and that you're with all of us, dad, Andrew, Erin, Alexis, me-mom. always. I love you Alex and will miss you so much. Hugs buddy.

Brian Bronzynski

October 29, 2019

To all of you: As a relative, there is so much that we share and this seems to be a part of it: saying “see you later” to Grandparents, Parents, Aunts & Uncles, Cousins, Siblings and even our own children. Please know that we understand, have felt the same emotions and have experienced so many of the same life events. Peace to all......

Roger Van Surksum

October 29, 2019

What I love about his obituary picture is, Alex did not need to catch the biggest fish to be happy. He was just happy doing what he loved to do. You will be sorely missed. Thank you for our beautiful granddaughter, You loved her before she was born. Alexis Grace will live on as a beautiful legacy of your life. Love always and forever. Dad

James Jackson

October 29, 2019

When I first met Alex I had joined the Kendall’s Sunday team. We became pretty good friends. Every time we saw each other over the years we would chat a bit and figure out who’s turn for drinks it was. I think it’s mine still. We would also talk about women and the endless search for miss right. He never did find exactly what he was after, but he did find real love in his little girl. She made him smile. Pray for her. Gonna miss shooting the sh!t and shooting with you buddy!


October 29, 2019

Alex was such a good guy always a big smile & a great teammate at pool RIP brother