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July 2015

MATYA-Clarence J.

MATYA-Clarence J., 93. Funeral Mass July 20 at Christ the King Church. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. Preceded in death by wife, Helen; parents, Joseph and Dora (Zulkoski) Matya; sisters, Dee Moran, Irene Kozol, Phyllis Pielsticker, and Lucille Taylor; son-in-law, Jim Strobel; great-grandchildren, Iva and Mark Thompson.

PODHOLA-Sister Rita Ann, RSM

PODHOLA-Sister Rita Ann, RSM, 97. Funeral Mass July 22 at Mercy Villa. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Peter and Mary Podhola; three sisters; brother. Survived by Sisters of Mercy; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Sisters of Mercy.


RANALLO-Richard A.

RANALLO-Richard A. 83. Funeral Mass July 21 at St. Bernard Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Louie and Lucille Ranallo. Survived by wife, Mary Ranallo; daughters and son-in-law, Cynthia and Mark Zych, and Kris Swanson; three grandchildren; brothers, Louis, Larry and Craig Ranallo; nieces; nephews; friends.

SWERTZIC-Clifford C.

SWERTZIC-Clifford C., 77. Funeral Mass July 22 at St. Mary Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, Dominic and Helen; infant brother, Dominic; brothers-in-law, Rich Kriegler and Ray Nowak; fathers-in-law, Joe Beyette and Don Olson; mother-in-law, Willow Olson; sister-in-law, Billie Jo Beyette.

From left, Archbishop George J. Lucas, Cardinal Edwin O’Brien and Father James Rafferty talk July 16 before a luncheon sponsored by the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha. DAVID GOUGER/STAFF

Cardinal O’Brien: IPF’s spiritual formation program provides hope for church

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien sees hope in the men coming out of seminaries.

And having served for 12 years as a seminary rector, he also sees hope in the spiritual formation the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) in Omaha provides for diocesan priests and seminarians.


REESON-Mary Ann, 92. Funeral Mass July 20 at St. Mary Church, West Point. Burial at St. Michael Cemetery, West Point. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Arthur; son, Donald; brother, Anthony Wiesen; sister, Margaret Neesen.


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