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May 2008

Fathers and Sons Together - June 28-29

Fathers and Sons Together, a retreat for fathers and sons ages 11-15, is set for June 28-29, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Benedict Center, Schuyler. Event includes talks, prayer, Mass, confession, fun and quality time together. Total fee is $119.02 tax included. Scholarships may be available; contact Valerie at the Family Life Office at 551-9003. For more information and to register, call St. Benedict Center at (402) 352-8819.

Magnificat of Lincoln - June 22

Magnificat of Lincoln will be June 21, 11 a.m. at St. Pius X High School's Commons, Lincoln. Speaker is MaryAnn Gardner from the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan. Goal is to work and pray together in the hope that all Catholic parents may someday see the return of their children to Catholic Church. To register for the luncheon, send $15 to Barb Bechtolt, 5500 L St., Lincoln, NE 68510. Student price is $10. Deadline to register is June 18. No walk-ins. For more information, call (402) 476-1880 or e-mail

WARD-Father Thomas R.

WARD-Father Thomas R., 70. Visitation 2 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both May 29 at Christ the King Church. Funeral 1 p.m., May 30 at the 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.

EHLERS-Lester Henry

EHLERS-Lester Henry, 93. Visitation 5 p.m., May 30 at the funeral home. Funeral 11 a.m., 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.



CULOTTA-Anthony J.

CULOTTA-Anthony J., 84. Visitation 4 p.m. vigil service 7 p.m., both May 29 at the funeral home. Funeral 10 a.m., 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.


KAZAKOFF-Michael, 85. Mass of Christian Burial May 29 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by wife, Patricia Kazakoff; sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Kathy Kazakoff, Centennial, Colo., Stephen and Carol Kazakoff, Princeton, N.J., and John Kazakoff, Tucson, Ariz.; daughter and sons-in-law, Amy and Paul Kazakoff, and Paul Collins, Boston, Mass.; three grandchildren. Memorials to American Cancer Society or the church.



ANDREASEN-Margaret M. (Peg), R.N.

ANDREASEN-Margaret M. (Peg), R.N., 84. Funeral May 29 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by son, Eugene; brother, William Wolff. Survived by husband, Howard Andreasen; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Taylor; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Mary Eileen, Paul and Kathy, Curt, Gerald and Debbie, and Gary Lee, Charlotte, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rita Wolff, Bedford, Texas. Memorials to Holy Cross Educational Fund, Creighton Prep, or Mercy High School.



ROBINSON-Vera R. "Babe"

ROBINSON-Vera R. "Babe", 85. Funeral May 29 at St. Stanislaus Church. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Sr.; daughter, Shirley Palmer; son, Richard; infant son, Mack; granddaughter, Angela Robinson; infant grandson, Roy Roger Robinson Jr. Survived by companion, Walt Honcik; daughters and sons-in-law, Pearl and Melvin Workman, Bonnie Johnson and Mike Lombard, Ginger Kay, John Kula and Robert Palmer; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray Jr. and Mary, and Roger Sr. "Roy" and Linda; 27 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren;


McCARTHY-Phoebe, 96. Funeral May 29 at Christ the King Church. Graveside service St. Joseph Cemetery, York. Preceded in death by parents, Cornelius and Mary Eva (Daugherty) McCarthy; brothers, Joseph Atmater and Roddy McCarthy; sister, Phyllis Clark. Survived by nieces; nephews; Memorials to Phoebe McCarthy Scholorship Fund at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart.



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