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May 2015

RENDER-Roberta J.

RENDER-Roberta J., 78. Funeral Mass May 30 at St. Bernadette Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas E. Jr. Survived by children and spouses, Thomas M. Sr. and Mary L. Render, Daniel J. and Vicki Render, Regina L. and Daniel Kuehl, and Veronica J.


TORRES-Carmen, 87. Funeral service May 29 at the funeral home. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Lynn Torres; sister, Eva DeLoa.

KENNEDY-Dorothy J.

KENNEDY-Dorothy J., 92. Memorial Mass May 29 at Christ the King Church. Preceded in death by husband, Joe Kennedy; daughter, Patricia Kennedy Jurgensen. Survived by daughters, Denise Floersch, Battlelake, Minn., Diana Kennedy, Kansas City, Mo., Barbara Ingraham, Phoenix, Ariz., Linda Kennedy, and Colleen Kennedy; family; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

A photo of Kerrie Orozco in uniform is displayed prominently on the video board at the CenturyLink Center Omaha May 26 as people watch a video feed of the Mass from St. John Church on the Creighton University campus. Father William Bond, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Omaha, celebrated the Mass.

Police, sheriff and fire officials from across the country, along with community members, file out of the CenturyLink Center after watching a large-screen video feed of the funeral Mass.

Thousands mourn with fallen police officer’s family

Thousands of people, including law enforcement officials from across the country, gathered May 26 at St. John Church, the CenturyLink Center Omaha and along a procession route downtown to remember fallen Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco. 

Officer Orozco was fatally shot May 20 by a fugitive while trying to serve a warrant.


LUECKENHOFF-James, 86. Funeral Mass May 26 at St. Mary Church, West Point. Burial at St. Michael Cemetery, West Point. Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Catherine; son, Mike; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Maurice Gralheer, Ruth and Fritz Reiman, Joan and Joe Knobbe, Rose Tomka, Karen Duker, and Jerome “Bud” Schlecht; brother, Fritz Lueckenhoff.

ARNOTT-Sister Ruth, OSM

ARNOTT-Sister Ruth, OSM, 86. Funeral Mass May 26 at Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Chapel. Interment Convent Cemetery. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Helen Arnott; niece; nephew; Servants of Mary community. Memorials to the Servants of Mary.




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