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June 2010

Former Omaha priest named bishop of Spokane

Omaha native Bishop Blasé J. Cupich has been named bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, Wash.

He replaces Bishop William S. Skyland, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI.

The appointment and resignation were announced June 30 in Washington by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Cupich, 61, who has led the Diocese of Rapid City, S.D., since 1998, graduated from Omaha's Ss. Peter and Paul School and Archbishop Ryan High School before being ordained in 1975.

FINNEY-Joseph "Paul,"

FINNEY-Joseph "Paul," 68. Funeral Mass June 30 at St. John Vianney Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Florence Finney; brothers, Don and Roger. Survived by wife, Linda Finney; step-children, Craig Spiker and Christina Mayer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Maxine, Frank and Jeriann, and Pat and Janet; sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy Walker, Barbara Edelman, Geraldine Mickelson, and Kathy and Sam Ogle; sister-in-law, Tootie Finney; faithful companions, Buster Buckaroo and Moe. Memorials to the family.

SELZLE-Thomas R.

SELZLE-Thomas R., 87. Funeral Mass June 30 at Mary Our Queen Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Velma C. Selzle. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas R. and Mikki Selzle III, Lawrence L. and Shirley Selzle, Jeffrey G. and Pattie Selzle, and James J. and Rosanne Selzle; daughter and son-in-law, Mary C. and Don Stevens; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Memorials to E.P.S. or the church.




CZERWINSKI-Theodore J., 89. Funeral Mass June 30 at St. Mary Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by wife, Lottie; parents, Albert and Sophia; brothers, Joseph, Louis, John and Edward; sister, Ann Grace. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Roger Allen, and Donna and Rocky Leming; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Marilyn Czerwinski, and Tom and Lyza Czerwinski; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; caregiver, Diane Griffin. Memorials to the church.


CARROLL-Sr. Robert E.

CARROLL-Sr. Robert E., 89. Funeral services June 30 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by daughter, Kathleen Bridget; son-in-law, John P. Kinney; four brothers; two sisters. Survived by wife, Fay Elizabeth (Arnold) Carroll; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Jody, Robert Jr., Shawn and Kathy, and Kevin and Maryellen; daughters and son-in-law, Marianne Kinney, and Kerry and Steve Winslow; sisters and brother-in-law, Helen Hansen, Peggy and Tony Militti; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.


AMATO-John, 79. Visitation 2 p.m., vigil services 7 p.m., both June 30 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., July 1 at Mary Our Queen Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Evelyn June Amato; parents, Joseph and Louise Amato; brothers, Arnold, Hank and Sam Amato. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Frank Fabich, and Debra and Craig Benjegerdes; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Bob Simpson; nieces; nephews; relatives; friends. Memorials to the church.


BEIRIGER-James P., 78. Visitation 4 p.m., rosary 7 p.m., both June 30 at the funeral home. Funeral services 10:30 a.m., July 1 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Frances (Dolly) Beiriger; parents, Mildred Stober and Herman Beiriger. Survived by step-daughters and step-sons, Terry and Renato Gill, Georgia, Janis and Eric Hansen, West Virginia, Casey Gill, Maryland, and Bruce and Sharon M. (Madsen) Gill; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters.



THRUSH-Richard, 61. Visitation 2 p.m., June 30 at the funeral home. Funeral services 11 a.m., July 1 at the funeral home. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Nina Thrush. Survived by wife, Patricia A. Thrush; daughters and sons-in-law, Sabrina and Mike Kimnach, and Jeannie and Ken Paulison; five grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Ron Hayner, and Mary and Mike Ohle; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the family.



RICKERL-Frances M.

RICKERL-Frances M., 87. Memorial Mass June 29 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Preceded in death by husband, Jerome B. Rickerl; son, Stephen Rickerl; daughter, Margaret Scheuer. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbie Rickerl; daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Robert Glasser, Theresa and Greg Parker, and Patricia and Poe Reed; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Phyllis Bingham, Dolores Kruger, and Beverly and Bud Larsen. Memorials to your local food bank.



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