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May 2016


HUNKE-Marlyn, 83. Funeral Mass May 31 at St. Mary Church, West Point.  Burial St. Michael Cemetery, West Point. Preceded in death by parents; twin brother, Maclyn.

APOSTOL-Robert Z., PhD

APOSTOL-Robert Z., PhD, 88. Memorial Mass May 30 at Mary Our Queen Church. Survived by wife, Marie T. Apostol; children, Mary and Sam Mosier, Jane Apostol (Kevin Rose), John Apostol, Judy and Art Marchessault, and Caroline “Kiki” and Scott Petersen; eight grandchildren. Memorials to Creighton University.


KAVAN-Orin Joseph

KAVAN-Orin Joseph, 94. Funeral Mass May 31 at St. Joan of Arc Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Patricia. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Jane, Michael and Mary, and Jeff and Monica; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorials to the church or Creighton University.



POGGENPOHL-Robert P., 88. Funeral Mass May 31 at Christ the King Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  Preceded in death by wife, Marge. Survived by children and spouses, Eugenia Taddeo and Peter, Tony Poggenpohl and Paula, Teresa Poggenpohl and Steve Steiner, Olivia Poggenpohl and David Moore, and Robert “Rob” Poggenpohl and Holly Meyer; nine grandchildren.

Deacon Ramirez, among archdiocese’s first permanent deacons, served 40 years

Deacon Joseph “Jose” Ramirez, a member of the archdiocese’s first permanent diaconate class whose service included helping establish Spanish Masses in south Omaha parishes, died May 25. He was 90.

Deacon Ramirez’s funeral Mass was May 31 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Omaha. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Omaha.

Group aims to transform abortion debate into dialogue

A Kansas-based organization is offering workshops in Nebraska next month designed to help people transform the abortion debate into dialogue. “It’s to teach folks how to engage on the issue of abortion, as an opportunity for dialogue rather than contentious debate,” said Tom Venzor, associate director for pro-life and family with the Nebraska Catholic Conference.


LANGER-Neil W., 57. Private family services. Private interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by father, Eugene R. Langer. Survived by mother, Vivian M. Langer; children, Neil E, Sarah R.


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