Silver Rose Mass: July 27, 10 a.m. at Holy Family Shrine, 23132 Pflug Road, Gretna. Celebrant is Father Mike Grewe. Mass will be for strength to restore a culture of life. Five silver roses, symbolizing the Knights of Columbus devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and commitment to the sanctity of life, are journeying through North America and will converge in Texas before being placed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico Dec. 12. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 10047. Call Rod or Joanna Lighthipe at 402-289-3110.
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Catholics need not be discouraged or resentful as religious freedom is challenged in America because God, the source of truth and life, is with his people always.
Archbishop George J. Lucas delivered that message of hope to more than 400 people who gathered June 20 at the archdiocese's primary Fortnight for Freedom event at Christ the King Church in Omaha.
GORAT-Shirley Rae, 79. Funeral Mass June 21 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Private entombment Calvary Mausoleum. Preceded in death by parents, Ray and Opal Smith. Survived by husband, Louis N. "Pal" Gorat; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Maurie Gorat; daughters and sons-in-law, Debi and Steve Branecki, and Pamela and Bernie Kenney; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Ruffino; brother and sister-in-law, Ramon and Chris Smith; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association.
KUMMER-Joyce J., 75. Funeral Mass June 21 at Mary Our Queen Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Survived by husband, Lewis E. Kummer; daughter, Debra Jean Otwell; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Lyn Kummer M.D.; four grandchildren; Memorials to the family.
WILSCAM-Charles A. Jr., 85. Funeral Mass June 21 at Sacred Heart Church. entombment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Beverly Jesse Wilscam; granddaughter, Megan Bosselman; nephews, Dirk Cooley and Bill Nordhues. Survived by children and spouse, Jessalyn Peters, New York, Valerie Bosselman, and Adrienne and John Scott, Davis, Calif.; five grandchildren; sister, Janet Nordhues, Kearney; nieces; nephews. Memorials to GoodwillOmaha.com, University of Nebraska Foundation-Charles Wilscam Student Scholarship Fund or charity of choice.
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WIECZOREK-James D., 66. Memorial Mass 10 a.m., June 22 at St. Stephen the Martyr Church. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Joyce. Survived by wife, Cindy; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Greg Sandiland; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Courtney Wieczorek; five grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Anita, Mike and Ruth, Scott and Ann, and Terry and Julie; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Dan Kasparek.
CLARK-Marilyn A., 87. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Funeral Mass 10 a.m., both June 22 at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Daniel F. Clark; brother, Charles Richard Arkfeld. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann Clark and Arthur Gorski, Prescott, Ariz, and Peggy and David Pavlik; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials to Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences or Omaha North Scholarships.
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DAHIR-Gerald L. Sr. "Jerry," 71. Funeral service June 20 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Catherine Dahir; brother, Robert J. Dahir. Survived by children and spouses, Jerry and Debora Dahir Jr., David and Wendy Dahir, Joe Dahir, Jim and Diana Dahir, Tammy Dahir and Tracy Brown, and Tina Dahir and Josh Perkins; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchild; sisters, Carole Dahir and Joanne M. Dahir; brother and sister-in-law, James P. and Nancy Dahir; nieces; nephews. Memorials to American Cancer Society.
GRENNAN-Richard F., 74. Funeral Mass June 20 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Margaret Grennan. Survived by wife, JoAnn Grennan; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Amy Grennan; daughters and sons-in-law, Jodi and Peyton Pratt, Kay and Joey Crocker, and Karla and Brad Dubisar; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Geri Grennan, Father Larry Grennan, Dennis and Coni Grennan, and Tom and Carol Grennan; brother-in-law, Leland Becher; nieces; nephews; relatives; friends. Memorials to the family.
POWERS-Jerry R. "Bud," 83. Visitation 4 p.m., June 21 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., June 22 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment Scribner Cemetery, Scribner. Preceded in death by wife, Helen; daughters, Linda and Diane; great-grandson, Layne Banik; grandson, Joshua Reed; parents, Jerry and Bessie; sisters, Mary Jo Waters, Annette Loveless and Elizabeth Pateidl.