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September 2007

Archdiocese's oldest active priest dies

Msgr. Edgar Wortmann, the oldest active priest in the Archdiocese of Omaha, died Aug. 31 after collapsing during a funeral at Blessed Sacrament Church in Omaha. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where he later died.

Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss presided at the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Curtis Ave. A second service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Holy Family (Ss. Peter and Paul) Church in Bow Valley.


BUSICK-James L., 68. Funeral Sept. 1 at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Owen and Maxine Busick; daughter, Cindy Busick. Survived by wife, Clementine "Tina" Busick; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mike Hodges, all of Farragut, Iowa; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Christine Busick, Ft. Leonard, Mo.; five grandsons; granddaughter; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Dan Cook Vanwert, Iowa; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Sherry Busick, Brookings, S.D.; nieces; nephews; friends. Memorials to National Kidney Foundation.


KROEGER-Dean F., 68. Funeral Sept. 1 at West Center Chapel. Survived by wife, Bonnie; sons and daughter-in-law, Todd and Amy Kroeger, and Chad Kroeger; step-children, Thress and Glen Middleton, Waterford, Ontario, Canada, David Funkhouser, Richard and Kathy Funkhouser, and Susan Daniels, Chapin, S.C.; granddaughter; six step-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Lu Kroeger, Denver, Colo.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Bud Hammerle, Lois and Ron Moberg, Yorba Linda, Calif. Memorials to the Visiting Nurses Association.



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