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November 2010

HOEGERL-Vivian E. "Buzz,"

HOEGERL-Vivian E. "Buzz," 85. Funeral Mass Nov. 19 at St. Bridget Church. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum. Survived by wife, Mary H. Hoegerl; daughters and son-in-law, Susan and Jeffrey Escamilla, and Peggy and Larry Krause; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Rolene Hoegerl, and Patrick and Joyce Hoegerl; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Grace and Barry Jones, and Joan Hodges. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association.



OLSON-Susan K. "Boosha" (Bell)

OLSON-Susan K. "Boosha" (Bell), 65. Funeral Mass Nov. 19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Michaela Olson; grandson, Cameron Hansen. Survived by husband, Jerry; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Duane Hansen; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael, and Richard and Jennifer; six grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Ron Vollmer; brothers and sister-in-law, John and Nancy, and Jim.




NORDAHL-Robert W., 85. Funeral Mass Nov. 19 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Anna A. Nordahl. Survived by daughters, Cynthia A. Nordahl and Barbara J. Nordahl. Memorials to Holy Cross Education Fund.




KAMMERER-Matt B., 54. Visitation 6 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Nov. 19 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 11 a.m., Nov. 20 at Holy Name Church. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by wife, Diana; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Rachel Kammerer, Daniel and April Kammerer, Aaron and Stephanie Kammerer, and Joshua and Jennifer Kammerer; five grandchildren; siblings and spouses, Mike and Carlin Kammerer, Stephen and Teena Kammerer, Maria and Bill Hackenberg, Cece and Jim Houston, Dan Kammerer, and Nancy and Pat Gaughan; nieces; nephews; cousins; friends.


KLUSAW-Ralph E., 73. Visitation 3 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both Nov. 19 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Nov. 20 at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, John and Helen Klusaw; five brothers; sister. Survived by sisters, Eleanor Kurcz and Joan Klusaw; nieces; nephews; relatives.



RIDENOUR-Rosemary F. (Calvert)

RIDENOUR-Rosemary F. (Calvert), 89. Visitation 3 p.m., Nov. 19 at the funeral home. Funeral service noon, Nov. 20 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Wallace M. Ridenour; son, Jay; granddaughter, Dawn. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Holly Neff, Anne V. Hurley, Gina and Tony Onak, and Mary and Steve Howland; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Kay and Bob Bohacek, and Sally McAvin. Memorials to Great Plains Girl Scout Council or Papillion-LaVista Scholarship Fund.

SMITH-Clarence E. "Pete,"

SMITH-Clarence E. "Pete," 86. Visitation 6:30 p.m., vigil service 7:30 p.m., both Nov. 19 at Mary Our Queen Church. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Nov. 20 at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Helen M. Smith; son, Daniel. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Judy M. and Ali Salem; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven C. and Connie K. Smith, David B. and Connie R. Smith, Larry R.

Students, community unite to repair damaged statue

A recent act of vandalism to a statue of Mary at Marian High School in Omaha has students and faculty - along with the outside community - coming together to repair and restore the sculpture, commissioned for the opening of the school in 1955.

Since news of the damage to the statue became public, there has been an outpouring of support to either help fix or create a new statue, said head of school Susan Toohey.

Early Nov. 4, Toohey found the statue knocked off its limestone base at the entrance of the school. The head and an arm had been knocked off.

Saints play important role in teaching students

The saints are playing an important role in teaching students about Catholic identity in schools around the Archdiocese of Omaha - not only during the month of November but all year long.

At St. Patrick School in Elkhorn, teachers are using hands-on projects to teach about saints.

Each class, preschool through eighth grade, adopted a saint for the school year and throughout the year will have an opportunity to fill one of the school's trophy cases with information, facts and pictures about the chosen saint.

Giving children saintly names is a family tradition for many

For Patrick and Jean Butler, naming their five children after Catholic saints just seemed natural.

"We come from strong Catholic traditions on both sides so it really wasn't necessarily a conscious choice," Jean Butler said. "It's just a rich part of the Catholic tradition that we're very aware of and have lived our whole lives."

Jean Butler said the tradition of naming children after saints goes back generations in both her and her husband's families.


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