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Father Kros served in the archdiocese 57 years


Father Donald Kros

Father Donald Kros, an Omaha native whose 57 years in the priesthood included serving in rural and urban parishes and high schools, died Nov. 15. He was 82.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Ordained in 1959, Father Kros served as assistant pastor of two Omaha parishes – then-Holy Angels Parish from 1959 to 1960, and St. Bernard Parish from 1960 to 1965. He served as chaplain at then-Rummel High School in Omaha from 1965 to 1969.

Father Kros became pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville in 1969, serving there until 1977, when he was appointed pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield. His last assignment as pastor was of Assumption Parish in Lynch in 1992, where he served until he retired in Lynch in 1998.

Born in Omaha, he attended Ss. Peter and Paul School. Father Kros also studied at Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo., and Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

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