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November 2008

Catholic leaders congratulate Obama and offer prayers for administration

WASHINGTON - Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, president of the U.S. Catholic bishops, congratulated President-elect Barack Obama on his "historic election" Nov. 4 as the first African-American to win the White House.

"The people of our country have entrusted you with a great responsibility," the cardinal said in a letter to Obama on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "As Catholic bishops we offer our prayers that God give you strength and wisdom to meet the coming challenges."

KAISER-Arthur F.

KAISER-Arthur F., 82. Visitation 2 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Nov. 7 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Nov. 8 at St. Joan of Arc Church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Maureen Kaiser. Survived by wife, Rita Kaiser; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Mary Kaiser; grandson.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN

DWORAK-CUTLER

JANULEWICZ-Agnes (Kloewer)

JANULEWICZ-Agnes (Kloewer), 79. Visitation 4 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Nov. 6 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Holy Cross Church. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum. Preceded in death by parents, Anton and Elizabeth Kloewer; brother, Walter; sister, Viola. Survived by husband, Stanley; daughter, Mary and her significant other, Ben Burrus; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norbert and Pat Kloewer, and Leo and Annie Kloewer; sisters, Berniece Rueschenberg, Leona Klein, and Betty Specht; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the church or Methodist Hospital Hospice Care.

JACOBSEN-Eugene

JACOBSEN-Eugene, 86. Funeral service Nov. 5 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Bonnie Jean Jacobsen; parents; brothers; sister; daughter-in-law, Pam Jacobs. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law James Jacobsen, Aurora, Colo., and John and Ann Jacobsen; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorials to American Cancer Society.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN

HOWELL-Ronald A.

HOWELL-Ronald A., 73. Funeral Mass Nov. 5 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Roger. Survived by wife, Eleanor (Toni Shrader) Howell; sons, Bruce, Oklahoma, and Brian, Texas; step-children, Michele and Jim Frost, Lynn Shrader, Bob Shrader Jr., Baltimore, Md., Christopher Shrader, Norfolk, David Shrader, and Kerry and Terry Swanson, Papillion. Memorials to the church.

CROSBY KUNOLD BURKET

SWANSON-GOLDEN

KRAMOLISCH-Pearl

KRAMOLISCH-Pearl, 89. Funeral Mass Nov. 5 at St. Thomas More Church. Interment St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery. Survived by husband, Louis J.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Karen, and Marty and Judy; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; niece. Memorials to Notre Dame Sisters, 3501 State St, Omaha.

KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ

FUNERAL HOME

SEITZ-Rosemary E.

SEITZ-Rosemary E., 84. Funeral Mass Nov. 5 at Holy Name Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph, Denver, Colo., Stephen and Patricia, Lawrence and Carol, and Jerry, Papillion; daughters and sons-in-laws, Kathleen and Kirk Stanzel, Hot Springs, Ark., and Mary Lou and Joseph Marcuzzo, Papillion; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Joy Emery, Randolph, N.J. Memorials to the church or Visiting Nurse Association Hospice.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN

PEDERSEN-Gertrude M.

PEDERSEN-Gertrude M., 92. Visitation 5:30 p.m., wake service 8 p.m., both Nov. 6 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Nov. 7 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Clement B. Pedersen. Survived by children and spouses, David M. and Mary Jo Pedersen, Richard J. and Catherine Pedersen, Anne P. and Patrick Mahoney, and Daniel Pedersen; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; friends. Memorials to Mercy High School, Creighton University Law School or the Madonna School.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN

LEONARDO-Beverley "Ms. Bev"

LEONARDO-Beverley "Ms. Bev", 72. Visitation 4 p.m., wake service 6:30 p.m., both Nov. 5 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Nov. 6 at St. John Vianney Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph A. Survived by sons & daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Maria; and John and Susan; daughter, JoAnne Leonardo; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Ron Carter; six grandchildren.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN

DWORAK-CUTLER

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