Howard A. Vann

Gude Mortuary

Howard A. Vann

Howard A. Vann, age 81; formerly Nebraska City passed away on Monday (8/2) at Eastmont Towers in Lincoln, NE.

Howard was born on December 29, 1939 in Eure, NC; the son of Howard Alexander and Della Mae (Lilly) Vann. He graduated from Gatesville High School, Gatesville, NC with the Class of 1958. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was active in ROTC. He earned his degree from there in 1962.

Shortly after graduating from college, he entered the US Air Force where he served as a Computer Specialist during the Vietnam War.

He married Judith A. Carlisle on April 11, 1965 in Omaha, NE.

Following his military career, he worked for Civil Service at SAC (Strategic Air Command) and STRATCOM

(United States Strategic Command) in Bellevue, NE as a Computer Specialist retiring in 1996.

He is survived by his wife Judith "Judy" Vann of Lincoln, NE; children: Sarah Kripal (Thomas) of Lincoln, NE, Jenny Cuykendall (James) of Plattsmouth, NE and Scott Vann of Colorado Springs, CO; four grand-children, one great-granddaughter, brother Thomas Vann (Thelma) of Eure, NC and brothers and sisters in law: Janice Allgood (Darrell) of Nebr. City, Jim Carlisle (Nancy) of Lincoln, NE, Jennifer Durr (Keith) of Nixa, MO and Joyce Bennett (Ben) of Omaha, NE; other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Services on Friday (Aug. 6) at 11:00 a.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City. Inurnment will follow in Wyuka Cemetery, Nebr. City with military honors.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left at

Gude Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.

Posted online on August 04, 2021