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December 2014

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, left, shares a lighthearted moment before Mass Dec. 27 with Archbishop Emeritus Elden Francis Curtiss, Archbishop George J. Lucas and retired Bishop Anthony M. Milone, an Omaha native who was bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings in Montana. Joe Ruff/Staff.

Hundreds attend Mass celebrating Archbishop Cupich’s appointment to Chicago

            More than 600 people, including three bishops and an abbot, priests and seminarians, friends and family attended a Dec. 27 Mass at St. Margaret Mary Church in Omaha celebrating native son Archbishop Blase J. Cupich’s appointment to lead the archdiocese of Chicago, the third largest diocese in the country.


STESSMAN-John N., 91. Funeral Mass Dec. 31 at St. Stephen the Martyr Church. Preceded in death by parents, Josephine and Carl Stessman; son, Paul. Survived by wife, Alice C.

LADD-Richard W.

LADD-Richard W., 94. Funeral Mass Jan. 2 at Christ the King Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by brothers, Joe, Jim and John. Survived by brother, Frank Ladd; nieces; nephews; family; friends.



HAYES-Mary G., 88. Funeral Mass Dec. 29 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Burial Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Jack; son, Stephen; brother, Edward “Bud” Griffith.


DIRKSCHNEIDER-Delvin “Dirk,” 87. Funeral Mass Dec. 30 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Catherine Dirkschneider; son, Mark Dirkschneider. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Francine and John Adams; grandson; two great-grandchildren. Memorials to the church, Hospice House or Make-A-Wish Foundation.


BIANCHI-Frank, 94.  Funeral Mass Dec. 30 at St. Thomas More Church.Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by father, Frank Bianchi Sr.; mother, Anna Bianchi; brother, Harry Bianchi; sister, Anita Dickerson; son, Frank E. Bianchi; daughter, Donna Bianchi.


KETTLEBOROUGH-Mary, 94. Funeral Mass to be held at a later date. Preceded in death by husband, Larry; parents, Stanley and Anna Lakomy; brothers, Steve Lakomy and Edwin Lakomy; sister, Stella.

EGAN-Colleen M.

EGAN-Colleen M., 61. Funeral Dec. 29 at the funeral home. Private interment. Preceded in death by parents, Patrick and Evelyn Egan. Survived by sisters and spouses, Kathy and Mike Eymann, Pat and Howard Black, and Mary Egan; nephew, Chris Eymann; niece, Megan Black. Memorials to St. Columbkille Church, Papillion.



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