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Amy Lynne LaFontaine, 50, of Gretna, NE, passed away on September 16, 2023. She was born on November 18, 1972, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, to Richard and Mary Ann Jansen. Amy is survived by her loving spouse: Tom; and their children: Brooklynne, Breanna, and Brock. She is also survived by her brothers: Jim Jansen (Nicole), Chris Jansen (Kelly); and sister: Jennifer Stander (David); and many nieces and nephews.
Amy was a lifelong resident of Gretna and Sarpy County. She was raised on the family farm where she learned her work ethic, the love of the quiet rural setting and her fondness of animals. She attended Gretna Elementary School and graduated from Gretna High School.
Throughout her childhood years and beyond one of the things she enjoyed most was helping her mom and dad with the Sarpy County Fair. Her favorite thing was to watch her dad and other family members in the tractor pull.
After high school she began her career at the Nursing Home in Gretna, initially working in the kitchen. Over time, she became a Certified Nurse Aide and then Medication Aide, dedicating 25 years of her life to caring for the residents. Amy found great pleasure providing comfort and helping others, especially those with no next of kin. She made it a priority to ensure no one was alone with end of life was near.
Amy married Tom on July 27, 2001 in a private setting at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska on the base parade field. Amy had three children and was excited to raise her children in the same setting as she grew up in and she built a home on the family farm. As the children matured, she always looked for to watching and supporting them in their various activities whether it was something at home or traveling to see them in sporting events. She was always there for her children and loved them more than anything.
In her free time, Amy enjoyed an active lifestyle by traveling with her family, camping, walking, lifting weights and taking care of her animals. She also found it relaxing to make pens through pen turning, and scrapbooking.
In April 2018, Amy was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer and was given a prognosis of 8 months. She looked at Tom and said, “Don’t worry, it will be ok and I will see my kids graduate.” During this time Amy touched many hundreds of lives through her constant positivity. She continued to exercise and travel when she could. Five plus years later and hundreds of doctor’s appointments and various medical procedures Amy was called home.
There will be a Visitation for Amy on Friday (9/22/2023) from 5:00-7:30 PM at Roeder Mortuary Gretna Chapel; The Service will be 10:00 AM Saturday (9/23/2023) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 11204 S 204th St. Gretna, NE; A Private burial will be held at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, NE. There will be a luncheon held at the church, after the private burial.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Cancer Society or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gretna, NE in memory of Amy.