Obituaries

Monday, March 23, 2020
Sister Dolores taught for 54 years, 21 years in Columbus
Sister Dolores Smagacz, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration who taught for 21 years in Columbus, died Feb. 28. She was 84. A funeral Mass was held March 3 at St.… Read More
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Sister Annunciata taught, studied in Omaha
Sister Annunciata Muth, an Ursuline Sister of Louisville, Kentucky, whose 59-year career in education included teaching in Omaha, died Feb. 9. She was 93. A funeral Mass was held Feb. 13 at her order’s… Read More
Friday, January 03, 2020
Father Benliro was fixture at St. Mary Magdalene parish
Father Fernando Benliro enjoyed the routines of his life as an archdiocesan priest. That life included teaching Spanish and coaching tennis for high schoolers, and offering Mass and reconciliation to… Read More
Monday, December 30, 2019
Father Richling was a ‘people person’
Father Theodore Richling Jr. loved being around people. “When people gathered, he would be there,” said Father Michael Gutgsell, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield and defender of the… Read More
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Father Brown was a visionary for youth ministry
Augustinian Father James Brown, who was a leader in the Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) movement nationally and in Omaha, and who served in Omaha parishes, died Dec. 8 in Oxnard,… Read More
Friday, December 06, 2019
Deacon Conrad served in Schuyler and Omaha
Deacon James Conrad died Nov. 11. He was 89. A funeral Mass was held Nov. 15 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Omaha, with interment at St. John Cemetery in Bellevue. Deacon Conrad was… Read More
Friday, December 06, 2019
Deacon Capoun remembered as a storyteller
Deacon Marv Capoun’s travels as a member of a polka band and his work as a postmaster gave him a lot of friends and a lot of stories to tell, a… Read More