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May 2015

SKOV-Viola G.

SKOV-Viola G., 93. Funeral Mass May 25 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Private interment Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery, Storm Lake, Iowa. Preceded in death by husband, Emmett L. Skov; grandson, Jason Cook; son-in-law, Stephen Reiling.


STESKAL-James E., 80. Funeral Mass May 22 at Our Lady of Carter Lake Church, Carter Lake, Iowa. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara Kaye; parents, Leo and Margaret; son, Jimmy Jr.; brothers, Bob and Buzz; granddaughter, Lindsey. Survived by children and spouses, Michelle and Rocky Canada, Kelly Steskal, Pam and Butch Jr.

Alan Meitler, vice president of Meitler consulting group, outlines a planning effort for parishes and schools launched May 20 at a meeting at St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna. Representatives from 10 suburban parishes south and west of Omaha attended the meeting to learn about the process that will be facilitated by Meitler’s Milwaukee-based company. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Archbishop Lucas, others begin look at suburban growth

Excitement. Evangelization. Growth.

Those were some of the themes highlighting a meeting May 20 at the parish center of St. Charles Borromeo Church near Gretna as about 50 leaders from 10 Omaha-area parishes gathered with Archbishop George J. Lucas to discuss the future.

Plant sale

Junior Sarah Deseck helps unload flowers May 9 at Mercy High School’s annual flower-and-plant sale as a fundraiser for the Omaha school’s negotiated tuition program. This year’s sale raised more than $50,000. 

DRIML-Elizabeth J. “Betty,”

DRIML-Elizabeth J. “Betty,” 88. Funeral Mass May 22 at Christ the King Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by husband, Robert W. “Bob” Driml; sister, Margaret Roddy; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Carol Higgins, and Tom and Barbara Higgins; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the church or charity of choice.


KLUZA-Gerald F. “Jerry,”

KLUZA-Gerald F. “Jerry,” 85. Funeral Mass May 22 at St. Pius X Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Jackie Kluza; son, Drew Kluza. Survived by children and spouses, Chad and Amy Kluza, and Michele and Mark McPheron; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; friends. Memorials to St. Jude Cancer Research.

MURPHY-Delores H.

MURPHY-Delores H., 82. Funeral Mass May 22 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Gerald; parents, James and Nora McManaman; brother, Richard McManaman; brother-in-law, Dan Jacobi.

TINGELHOFF-Catherine “Kate,”

TINGELHOFF-Catherine “Kate,” 94. Funeral Mass May 21 at St. Mary Church, West Point. Burial St. Michael Cemetery, West Point. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Emelia (Hoffman) Guetter; sisters, Sister Amelia Guetter, Cecilia Walters and Annie Walters; brothers, George, Father Michael, John, Joe, Alois, Alphons and Anthony Guetter.

BLESSIE-William A.

BLESSIE-William A., 92. Funeral Mass May 21 at St. Bernadette Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by wife, Leona; parents, William J. and Antoinette (Machal) Blessie; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Obrad Marinkovich; brother, Jackie; son-in-law, Carl Troia; great-grandchild, Michaela Ann Lillard.


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