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March 2013

HEYWOOD-Richard J.

HEYWOOD-Richard J., 87. Visitation 10 a.m., funeral Mass 11 a.m., both March 22 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Interment St. Mary Ridgely Cemetery, Scribner. Preceded in death by parents, Edward Heywood and Ottilene (Haun) Heywood; brothers, Francis, Victor, Casper, Burnell and Edward; sisters, Doris Hatten and Joan Heywood. Survived by wife, Bonita (Bachman) Heywood; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Marianne, Michael, and Philip and Jan; daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Jerry Dahl, and JoAnna and J.R. Dobson; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; relatives; friends.

DANEFF-Mary (Pavich)

DANEFF-Mary (Pavich), 89. Visitation 5 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both March 20 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 11 a.m., March 21 at St. Thomas More Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Josephine Pavich; brothers; sisters. Survived by husband, Joseph B. Daneff Sr.; sister-in-law, Mary Perina; children and spouses, Karen and Dennis Allen, Joseph and Jenny Daneff Jr., and Jean and George Hallman; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the church.


CONNOR-Brian Michael

CONNOR-Brian Michael, 32. Visitation 4 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both March 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., March 21 at the church. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Survived by parents, Denny and Paula Connor; siblings and spouse, Alicia J. and Scott George, Robert Francis Connor, Pauli Connor and fiancé, Andrew Gustafson, and Sheila Connor; niece; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins. Memorials to the church or Fontenelle Nature Association.


LAMPE-Michael A.

LAMPE-Michael A., 53. Funeral Mass March 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Survived by wife, Cindy Lampe; children and spouses, Justin and Sarah Lampe, Ryan and Allison Lampe, Julia and Alvin Lugod, and Rachael Lampe; five grandchildren; parents, LeRoy and Mary Lampe; siblings and spouses, Kathy and Rick Melby, Joleene and Bill Hall, Ron Lampe, Jerry and Maureen Lampe, Mark and Terri Lampe, Paula and Darrin Felty, Jennifer Lampe, Jeff and Nikki Lampe; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Endowment Fund.


LUCAS-Emil J., 84. Funeral Mass March 20 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, John and Katherina; brothers, John, Joe and twin brother Amos; sisters, Irene Gradoville and Ann Janak. Survived by wife, Irene; sons and daughter-in-law, Larry, and Thomas and Lisa; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Kurt Schubert; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Hoffman and Katherine Miratsky; nieces; nephews.




KEILLY-John E., MD, 77. Funeral Mass March 20 at St. John Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Matthew and Ruth; brother, Edward. Memorials to Creighton University Cancer Research.


BURTON-Anna Jane

BURTON-Anna Jane, 94. Funeral Mass March 19 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. Survived by children and spouses, David and Claudia, Tennessee, Diane, Mary Beth, and Dan Heller, Oregon, Patrick and Carole, Seattle, Wash., and Thomas and Mary Beth; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Carol Fox, Colorado, and Tom and Rena Fox; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Memorials to the church, St. Cecilia Cathedral or EPS (Essential Pregnancy Services).




SCHIMONITZ-Matt, 93. Memorial Mass March 19 at St. Pius X Church. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Ann Schimonitz; brothers, Bill, Ed and Ray Schimonitz; sisters, Betty Wiggans, Mary Bauer and Rita Smith. Survived by children and spouses, Jim and Mary Schimonitz, Carol and Jim Jirousek, Sally and Bernie Saucier, and Sue and Joe Murray; sister, Millie Pedersen; brothers and sister-in-law, Joseph Schimonitz, and George and Marjorie Schimonitz; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorials to the church.



RATCLIFF-William A., 61. Funeral Mass March 19 at Holy Name Church. Committal service noon, March 20 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Malinda Ratcliff; son, William Matthew Ratcliff; sisters, Sally Burkhiser and Patty Murphy.



Pope Francis begins papacy pledging to protect church, human dignity

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis formally began his ministry as bishop of Rome and as pope by pledging to protect the Catholic Church, the dignity of each person and the beauty of creation, just like St. Joseph protected Mary and Jesus.

"To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love is to open up a horizon of hope," he told between 150,000 and 200,000 people gathered under sunny skies in St. Peter's Square and the nearby streets.


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