Bert M. Biede
Date of Birth
August 3, 1948
Wakefield, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 6, 2022
Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

*The funeral will be live streamed on the Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designation

Bert M. Biede, 73, of Ashland, NE, entered into rest with his daughters by his side on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.  He was born August 3, 1948 in Wakefield, NE to Ernest and Donna (Noonan) Biede.  In 1967, Bert graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, IA.  On October 2, 1976, Bert was married to Rhonda McClatchey in Valley, NE.

Bert was a passionate family man and car salesman.  He worked for Woodhouse Ford in Blair, NE for 33 years and during this time he sold 7,200 cars.  Bert cared about his customers and he would never miss a day of work.  His work was only second to his family.  Bert enjoyed playing racquet ball, softball, turkey hunting trips and being a supportive fan at grandkids games.  Most of all he loved being with family.

He is survived by children, Mindy (Chad) Riecken, Cortney (Terry) Zimmerman and Michelle (Korey) Grell; grandchildren; Cole and Kealie Riecken, Lane, Drake and Ranger Zimmerman, Jade, Dawson, Deklin and Walker Grell, Colton and Hailey Ghumm; great-grandchildren, Maverick Meinke, Sonny and Tylar Chapin, JoVee Mathis, Emree and Adlee Roberts; brother, Bill (Barb) Biede; sisters, Betty (Larry) Smith, Barb Harris, Bev (Bill) Rockford and Brenda Biede; brother-in-law, Mike McMahon; many other family members and friends.

Bert was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Rhonda Biede; daughter, Stacey Ghumm; parents, Ernest and Donna Biede; brothers, Barry Biede, Bernie Biede and Bob Biede; sister, Becky McMahon.

Condolences for Bert M. Biede
  1. Lee A Yager
    • January 8, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert was my salesman friend for over 30 years, I always stopped in to see him when I could just to say hi. I will miss him very much.

  2. Cathy J Taylor
    • January 8, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Knowing Bert was One of the greatest thing in our life he will be missed by all please except our prayers and deepest condolences in your time of sorrow 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️🙏🙏

  3. Sanne van Paassen
    • January 9, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    As a student from a different country far away I was always made welcome by Bert and Rhonda when I visited my friend Michelle from high school. Found memories of lovely people .

  4. Carolyn J Blobaum
    • January 9, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert was a great neighbor! I always enjoyed our visits. I will miss him. God’s blessings to all his family. So sad!

  5. Chris Richards
    • January 9, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert was not only a salesman but a friend as well. I purchased all of my vehicles from Bert knowing he always had my best interest at heart. I will miss stopping in to talk with him.

  6. Nancy Charf
    • January 9, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert, was a very special person. I’d hate to think of how many cars/trucks that I’ve purchased. Not only was he my favorite salesperson, he was a great friend. You will be missed my friend.

  7. Barb Nolte
    • January 9, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    I have known Bert for many years. May he rest in peace. So sorry for your loss

  8. Ken and Kathi Ondracek
    • January 9, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert was something you seldom find on this side of eternity – an honest car salesman! Over the years our family has purchased dozens of vehicles from him and if ever a problem arose, he made sure it got ironed out. He was proud of his family and spoke of them often. A good man he was and the world is a little brighter because he walked here. We will miss him.

    • January 9, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert was a good co-worker and friend. He will be missed by many. His customers were like family. Very sad day.

  10. Arden Rakosky
    • January 10, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Awesome guy is gone!! Loved his family, job and friends! I feel
    fortunate to have met him in the early ‘80s when he applied to be a salesman at Sapp Brother’s Ford in Omaha and I immediately signed him up!! The rest is history!! RIP dear friend!!!!

  11. Tim Shadley
    • January 10, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert was an awesome man.. Will miss his calls telling me it’s time to trade my truck in for a new one. Our thoughts are with your family.

  12. Daniel Beeson
    • January 10, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Very sad to hear of Bert’s passing. It was a shock to me as well to his friends and many customers I a m sure. I worked with Bert at Woodhouse Ford while I was in their F&I Dept. He was a hard worker and always put his family and customers first. He will be by missed by many. He was a Good Friend. May he rest in peace.

  13. Chuck Sprinkel
    • January 10, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Sorry to hear about Bert. I grew up with the Biede’s in Council Bluffs and went to St Francis grade school with them.

  14. Larry Lewis
    • January 10, 2022 - 2 weeks ago
  15. Larry Lewis
    • January 10, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Sorry to hear about your brother

  16. Tammie Lopez-Henricksen
    • January 11, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert was an amazing person. He would treat everyone he met like family. He would be the only one from Ford I would go see to get my new vehicles from. He would always ask me about my family and how they were doing. He would tell me about eventime he would see someone from my family, and would ask how my mom was doing after my dad’s passing. He really cared about everyone. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  17. Vana Rogers
    • January 11, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Sending deepest sympathy. Please know others are thinking of you and your family.

  18. Bob Woodhouse
    • January 12, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Bert, you left a big mark on the retail automotive landscape, you did it in a manner rivaled by few, selling cars is stressful with long hours while the mainstream sales person would switch dealerships and careers several times along the journey. You did not, you were loyal to your dealership and to your customers. You were appreciated by thousands. You gave us this wisdom I hope others follow. Now rest up, you’ve got racquetball in the morning.

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