Redemptorist author Father Stillmock served at Holy Name Parish

Redemptorist Father Martin Stillmock, a prolific author and former pastor at Holy Name Parish in Omaha, was known for his kindness and words of wisdom, his fellow Redemptorists said.

The 87-year-old, who died March 29 at St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community in Liguori, Missouri, wrote numerous articles for more than 20 magazines. His works included a book, “Teens Talk of Many Things,” which included writings from his “Teenage Problems” columns published in Catholic newspapers in the 1960s and ’70s.

Father Stillmock served at Holy Name from 1987 to 1993 and was a local superior for his order in Omaha.

Father Stillmock was born in Omaha in 1932, the youngest of 10 children. His parents were founding members of St. Stanislaus Parish in Omaha.

He professed temporary vows as a Redemptorist in 1953 and perpetual vows in 1956, before being ordained in 1958.

He served as an English and religion professor at St. Joseph Preparatory College in Edgerton, Wisconsin, and at parishes in Wichita, Kansas; Davenport, Iowa and Minneapolis, while leading local Redemptorist communities.

He retired in 2009.

His surviving sibling, Sister of St. Francis Rose Ann Stillmock, was principal of the former Immaculate Conception and St. Stanislaus schools in Omaha.

Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, and the Redemptorists.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a private funeral was held April 1 at the St. Clement Redemptorist chapel in Liguori, followed by burial at the community’s cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Redemptorists of the Denver Province, 1633 North Cleveland Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.

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