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May 2008

EHLERS-Lester Henry

EHLERS-Lester Henry, 93. Funeral May 31 at the funeral home. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. Preceded in death by wife, Bernice Ehlers; parents, Henry and Katherine Ehlers; daughter, Jean Paventi; cousins. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Donald L. and Kay Ehlers; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons. Memorials to Gretna Community Living Center.




PAIK-Rudolph, 96. Graveside service May 31 at all Souls Cemetery, Chadron, Ohio. Preceded in death by son, Robert; brothers, Frank and Joseph; sister, Julia; granddaughter, Karen Jean Rozanc. Survived by wife, Jean; sons and daughter-in-law, David and June, and Donald; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dennis Dickinson, Boise, Idaho. Five grandchildren; sisters, Josephine Greben, Wickcliffe, Ohio, and Angela Skully, Euclid, Ohio.



Pope Benedict tells new diplomats human rights needed for peace

VATICAN CITY - Respect for human rights, negotiated settlements to conflicts and improved education are essential ingredients for consolidating peace and promoting development, Pope Benedict XVI told nine new ambassadors to the Vatican May 29.

The pope welcomed new ambassadors from Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, Chad, Bangladesh, Belarus, Guinea, Sri Lanka and Nigeria.

In addition to making a brief speech to the entire group, Pope Benedict handed each ambassador a message addressed to that country.

WARD-Father Thomas R.

WARD-Father Thomas R., 70. Funeral May 30 at Christ the King Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by mother, Anna Mary Ward; father, Aloysius J. Ward. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, A. Joseph and Patricia Ward Jr., Daniel Ward, Napa, Calif., Michael Ward and partner, Maurice Melchiono, Boston, Mass., John and Erin Ward, Memphis, Tenn., and Jeffery and Allegra Ward; sisters, Judith Ward Milner, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Sister Jeanne Ward, RSM; aunts; nieces; nephews; cousins. Memorials to Mercy High School or St. Bernard School.


THEISS-Denise M.

THEISS-Denise M., 53. Funeral May 30 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by mother, Darlene Theiss; father, Leonard Theiss; brother, Greg Theiss; sisters, Kim Rocker and Lora Theiss; uncle; aunt.


CULOTTA-Anthony J.

CULOTTA-Anthony J., 84. Funeral May 30 at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Salvatore and Josephine Culotta; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Rose Culotta; sister, Ida Schafer. Survived by wife, Milina Culotta; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Cynthia Culotta, and John and Beth Culotta; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Jim Kucks, and Carol and Terry Nelson; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the church or Hospice House.



Young Adult Beginning Experience - July 11-13

Young Adult Beginning Experience is set for July 11, 7 p.m. through July 13, 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter Dominic Hall, Schulte, Kan. Spiritual director will be Father Andy Kuykendall. YABE is a peer ministry retreat for young adults, 14 years of age or older who have experienced a loss of a parent from death, divorce, separation or abandonment. Cost of the weekend is $75 if registered by July 1 and $85 thereafter. Scholarships are available upon request.

Widowed, Separated and Divorced of Omaha fun night - June 27

Widowed, Separated and Divorced of Omaha fun night is set for June 27, 6:30 p.m. at Steinhausen Center, 543 N. Jefferson St., Papillion. A baked potato bar will be the main course; bring salad or dessert to share. Games will be played after dinner. Call the Family Life Office at 557-5514 or visit for more information.


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