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May 2011

Retired priest was devoted to the church and its people as a 'quiet servant of the Lord'

Father James Kenny, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Omaha whose two siblings also served in the church, died May 21. He was 85 and had suffered a lung infection and kidney failure.

A funeral Mass was held May 25 at Christ the King Church in Omaha, where Father Kenny served as pastor for 12 years. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.

Father Kenny, who was ordained in 1951 and retired in 1996, loved being a priest and loved serving the people of God, his friends said.

MICHELETTO-Angelo

MICHELETTO-Angelo, 100. Funeral Mass May 23 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Ermelinda Micheletto. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sister Marie Micheletto, RSM, Josephine Micheletto and Bill McNally, and Louise and Marvin Kramer; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorials to Sisters of Mercy or the church.

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ELWER-Greg

ELWER-Greg, 53. Funeral Mass May 23 at St. Stephen the Martyr Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mary Bacon Elwer; daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Brandon Souba, Katherine Elwer and Margaret Elwer; brothers, Mike, Jeff, Ken, Pat and Steve. Memorials to the family.

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JONES-Thelma B.

JONES-Thelma B., 93. Visitation 4 p.m., vigil service 5 p.m., both May 24 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., May 25 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Graveside Service Pleasant Township Cemetery, Griswold, Iowa. Preceded in death by husband, Frank W. Jones; son, William D. Jones; parents, George and Mabel Berg; sister, Bonnie Braden. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Richard M. and Eileen Jones; two grandsons; great-grandson; sister, Ilene Taylor; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the church.

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KENNY-Father James E.

KENNY-Father James E., 85. Visitation 5 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both May 24 at Christ the King Church. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., May 25 at the church. Burial Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Patrick J. and Theresa Kenny; brother, Msgr. Francis P. Kenny; sister, Sister Mary Catherine Kenny, RSM. Survived by friends, James and Callista Ambrose and family, and Kathleen and Mike Lighthart and family. Memorials to Archdiocese Seminary Fund.

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KRESL-Benjamin Robert

KRESL-Benjamin Robert, 22. Funeral Mass May 23 at St. Bernadette Church. Entombment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by grandfather, Edward Kresl Sr. Survived by parents, Lou and Michelle; brothers, Zach and Adam; grandparents, Mary Ann Kresl, and Bob and Myrna Wittkop; aunts; uncles; cousins; friends. Memorials to the family.

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PETERMAN-Michael H.

PETERMAN-Michael H., 39. Visitation 5 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m. both May 24 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., May 25 at St. Columbkille Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by father, C. Allen Peterman. Survived by daughter, Brittni Nicole Peterman; mother, Linda M. Acquazzino; brother, Clyde A. Peterman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lisa and Herb Taylor, and Cari and Heath Johnson; nieces; nephews.

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WOLCOTT-Sister Mary Ramona, OP

WOLCOTT-Sister Mary Ramona, OP, 80. Funeral Mass May 20 at St. Margaret Mary Church. Graveside service May 23 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Rockwell, Iowa. Preceded in death by parents, Milton Harold and Olga Beatrice Wolcott; brother, Milton Harold Wolcott Jr. Survived by sister and brother-in-law, Rose Marie and Thomas C. Brown; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; geat-nephews. Memorials to the family.

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VACEK-Patricia J.

VACEK-Patricia J., 68. Funeral Mass May 20 at St. Gerald Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by husband, Frank R. Vacek; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Patrick Nieto, Mary and Donald Freemyer, and Lisa and Dave Edwards; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Becci Vacek; nine grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Russ Abraham, and Jack and Vicki Abraham. Memorials to the family.

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