"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Edward Paul Revers, Jr.

September 21, 1949 - January 14, 2016

Edward Paul Revers, Jr., 66, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away January 14, 2016.

Edward was preceded in death by parents, Edward, Sr. and Louise (Cappellano) Revers; uncles, Paul and Thomas Cappellano. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Ethel (Ludwig) Revers; brother, Daniel (Betty) and their son, Joe Revers, brother, Michael Revers; children: Wendy Nelson (Jay), Tami Malmstrom (Mark), and Shannon Willard (Lonnie); grandchildren: Audrey Nelson, Mia and Andrew Malmstrom, Vincent and Robert Willard; many nieces and nephews, cousins and special friends.

Edward Revers was born on September 21, 1949, the son of Edward Sr. and Louise Revers. Two more brothers followed – Daniel and Michael.

Ed attended the Omaha Hearing School and then the Nebraska School for the Deaf, where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Ethel Ludwig, and asked her to be his date for the Senior Prom. At NSD, Ed enjoyed playing sports and performing in plays. He graduated from NSD in 1969, and went on to attend Technical Vocational Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he studied graphic arts. Ed had a lifelong career in printing, and worked for over 25 years at The Daily Record in Omaha.

In 1973, Ed and Ethel married – a union which would last 42 years, throughout the rest of his happy life. Over the years, their family grew with the births of 3 daughters: Wendy, Tami and Shannon. Ed loved watching his daughters participate in dance, softball, soccer and drama, and was a constant source of praise and encouragement to them. Later in life, Ed spent his free time at the Omaha Association for the Deaf social hall, where he played poker, and lived to make the others smile and laugh. He also loved the outdoors, and when he couldn’t hunt or fish, watched hunting and fishing programs on TV. Despite a houseful of girls, he monopolized home TV time with outdoor programs and professional wrestling.

Ed retired in 2000, and transitioned to a new stage of life. He enjoyed working on his home and yard, and was constantly tinkering. He developed a talent for Goodwill shopping, and a bargain hunter’s nose. He was very proud of his finds! In 2004 he became a grandfather and, over the next few years, he and Ethel were blessed with 5 grandchildren: Vincent, Audrey, Robert, Mia, and AJ. He was always eager to babysit the grandchildren, and treasured the time he spent entertaining them.

His funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 2th at 11 a.m. at the West Center Chapel.  Heafey-Hoffman, Dworak & Cutler Funeral Home, Omaha, Nebraska handled his funeral arrangements.

Thanks to Heafey-Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler, Omaha, Nebraska and Jean Luedtke for the information.