Obituaries

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Father Val Peter was Boys Town executive director
Longtime executive director of Boys Town, Father Val Peter, brought a personal touch to working with residents at the home for troubled youth. The Omaha priest died June 30 at… Read More
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Sister Bernadine served as teacher, principal in Omaha
Sister Bernadine (Emmet) Nash, who served with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville for 73 years, including 14 years in Omaha, died June 3 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 95. Funeral… Read More
Friday, June 12, 2020
Dying relative inspired Deacon John Kronschnabel
Deacon John Kronschnabel saw his sister-in-law die of cancer, and it changed him. “I never saw anybody get as ready for death,” he shared in a Catholic Voice article shortly… Read More
Friday, June 12, 2020
Sister of Mercy Rosalima Wilkinson followed caregivers’ example at St. James orphanage
The Sisters of Mercy left an early and lasting impression on a young Merdith Wilkinson when they cared for her for nine years at the former St. James Orphanage in Omaha.… Read More
Friday, June 12, 2020
Sister Isabel taught in Omaha
Sister Isabel Lehmenkuler spent much of her 75 years of religious life as an Ursuline Sister of Louisville in education and health care. In the Archdiocese of Omaha, she taught at… Read More
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Kindness to students marked life of Jesuit Father Philip Amidon
Jesuit Father Philip Amidon taught theology at Omaha’s Creighton University, wrote about church history and translated early Christian literature.  But he was more than a scholar.  Father Amidon, who died… Read More
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Columban Father Alban Sueper was a missionary, local superior
Columban Father Alban Sueper took the agricultural skills he learned on a family farm near Lindsay and used them to help others nearly 8,000 miles away in the Philippines. After… Read More
Friday, May 15, 2020
Priesthood meant everything to Msgr. Newman
Msgr. Nelson Newman fell in love with the priesthood as a young child. He was ordained a priest in 1954 and was active in that vocation for 63 years, retiring in 2017 at… Read More
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Sister Christine Elias was educator, death penalty foe and ‘God’s cheerleader’
Sister Christine Elias, a Notre Dame Sister for 72 years, taught children at Omaha Catholic schools, fought against the death penalty in Nebraska and was a cheerful, singing soul for those… Read More
Friday, May 01, 2020
Father Richard led Columban Fathers worldwide
Columban Father Richard Conrad Steinhilber is being remembered for roles big and small. He led the Columban Fathers throughout the world during challenging times and served as a magazine editor for 20 years,… Read More
Friday, May 01, 2020
Sister Maureen made her mark in education and nonviolence initiatives
Sister Clare Maureen Connolly covered a lot of ground during her 45 years as a School Sister of St. Francis. She taught elementary and high school students, led parish religious education… Read More