"Understanding and Appreciating Eucharistic Adoration": Dec. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia Cathedral Parish Center, 3900 Webster St., Omaha. Presented by Father Michael Gutgsell. Call Lauren at 551-2313. No charge.
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Omaha Catholic Worker Mass and Potluck Gathering: Dec. 2, 6 p.m. at 1104 N. 24th St., Omaha. Celebrant is Father Charlie O'Rourke. Call 502-5887 ahead of time if you are able. Parking is available on Indiana St.
College of Saint Mary "Mail for Heroes" Promotion: Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hixson-Lied Commons, College of Saint Mary, 7000 Mercy Road, Omaha. CSM is partnering with American Red Cross to send holiday greetings to active-duty military personnel around the world. Stop by and write a message in a card.
BENAK-Bessie A., 96. Funeral Mass Nov. 30 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph W. Benak; grandson, Billy Strickland. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Joe and Kay Benak, and Bob Benak; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Strickland; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; great-great-granddaughter; nieces; nephews.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
SEDLAK-Hazel Isabel (Kelly), 89. Funeral service Nov. 30 at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by son, Stuart David Sedlak; grandson, Seth David Henderson. Survived by husband, Stuart J. "Stu" Sedlak; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Robert Henderson, and Kellene and Alfredo Villalobos, all of Dallas; daughter-in-law, Rosalyn H. Sedlak; five grandchildren; great-granddaughter; light of her life, Erica Wolf; sister-in-law, Mae Sedlak; nieces; nephews.
SKRADIS-Donald L. Sr., 79. Funeral Mass Nov. 30 at St. Mary Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara C. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Don Jr. "Butch" and Michele, Bryan and Kim, Atlanta, Alan and Leslie, Pella, Iowa, and Kurt; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Mark Wieker, and Lesa and Joe Nekola; 18 grandchildren; great-grandson; sisters, Mary Lou Botos and Viola Jelinek; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the family.
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BAUM-Florence F., 93. Visitation 5 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Dec. 1 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Dec. 2 at St. Pius X Church. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Francis A. Baum. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Frank and Jean Baum, and Fred Baum; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Leighton, Susan and Sonny Miller, and Jayne and Mike Sturek; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN
KERR-Patricia M., 76. Memorial Mass 10 a.m., Dec. 2 at St. Gerald Church. Survived by son, Richard Kerr, Hurley, Wis.; two grandchildren; sister, Betty Price; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews.
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POKORNY-Jerry J., 84. Visitation 4 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Nov. 30 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., Dec. 1 at Holy Cross Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Survived by wife, Evelyn; son, Thomas; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Kay and Tom Hanus; two grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Anton and Helen Pokorny; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Frank Storc, and Maryann Dynek; nieces; nephews; friends.
VELLUTINI-Carlene Preister, 77. Visitation 9 a.m., funeral Mass 10 a.m., both Dec. 1 at St. James Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, John and Barbara Preister; brothers, Milton, Loren and Terry Preister. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Phyllis, Roland and Jan Preister, Arlene, Clarice and Pat; sisters, Lois Koelzer and Odie Barry; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Siena Francis House.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN