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September 2009

Sister Michelle Hayek - 50

Order: Notre Dame Sisters

Local assignments: Principal at Notre Dame Academy, Omaha; co-principal at Roncalli Catholic High, Omaha; teacher at St. Wenceslaus, Dodge, Notre Dame Academy, Omaha, and Roncalli Catholic High, Omaha; served on School Accreditation committees and the North Central Association of Schools Advisory Committee for the State of Nebraska; leadership team for Notre Dame Sisters (1985-88, 1995-98), Omaha; and member of Notre Dame Sisters Associate Board.

Sister Dorothy Gabel - 50

Order: Sinsinawa Dominicans

Religious name: Sister Marie Carl

Local assignments: Teacher at Cathedral High (1966-70), Omaha.

Other assignments: Professor of science education at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.; and teacher at Edgewood High, Madison, Wis.

ROYAL-Catherine E.

ROYAL-Catherine E., 87. Funeral Mass Sept. 17 at St. Patrick church, Gretna. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Leo Royal; parents, Fred and Margaret Schram. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Alfred and Betty Jo Royal; daughter and son-in-law, Colene and Larry Kobs; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; Memorials to Gretna Fire and Rescue or American Legion and VFW of Gretna.


RAYMOND-Darlene L. (Brown)

RAYMOND-Darlene L. (Brown), 82. Funeral Mass Sept. 17 at St. John Vianney Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Harold C. Raymond; son, Robert; sister, Betty; parents, Richard and Ruth Brown. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John and Yong Cha Henningsen, David Raymond, and Larry and Mary Raymond; daughters and son-in-law, Peggy and Ronnie Ross, Deborah Raymond and Michaela Raymond; sister, Pauline Covington; brother and sister-in-law, Oral and Maxina Brown; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials to American Cancer Society or the church.

Sister Celeste Wobeter - 50

Order: Notre Dame Sisters

Local assignments: Teacher at St. Therese, Omaha, and St. Wenceslaus, Dodge; pastoral minister at St. Patrick Church (1981-2003), Fremont; formation director and member of Notre Dame leadership team; representative on the International Constitution Committee; delegate to the International gathering of the Notre Dame Sisters in Germany and Czech Republic; provincial president of the Notre Dame Sisters (current), Omaha; and spiritual director, retreat director and hospital chaplain (current), Omaha.


SHONKA-Paul F., 70. Visitation 4 p.m., rosary 7 p.m., both Sept. 17 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at Assumption Church. Interment St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Wilma Shonka. Survived by wife, Dorothy; children and spouses, Vickie Shonka, Teresa and Pat Davis, Ore., Christine and Dave Blankman, Robert Shonka, and Paul and Cindy Shonka, Ore.; 12 grandchildren. Memorials to the church or Alzheimer's Association.



KRUSE-Richard E.

KRUSE-Richard E., 56. Funeral services in Archbold, Ohio. Survived by wife, Diane Kruse; children and spouse, Audra Kruse, David Kruse, Defiance, Ohio, Layne Thrasher, Key West, Fla., and Laura and Mike Kennedy, Archbold, Ohio; two grandchildren; five brothers; sister; nieces; nephews.



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