Obituaries

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Sister Ellen Marie Dolan was cherished wherever she served in the archdiocese
Sister Ellen Marie Dolan served as a Sister of the Good Shepherd for more than 60 years, spending most of that time in the Archdiocese of Omaha. Since the Helena,… Read More
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Jesuit Father Smith was educator, retreat center director, pastor
Jesuit Father David Smith improved lives and brought beauty into the world – as an artist, educator, retreat center director and pastor, his religious community said. Father Smith, whose ministry… Read More
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Father Printy remembered for his love and Irish humor
Father Michael Printy was given a great love of God and of people, which was sprinkled with his Irish humor, those who knew him said. Father Printy, a retired archdiocesan… Read More
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Dominican sister served all around Nebraska
Dominican Sister of Peace Maria del Rey Mangan, whose 73 years of religious life included teaching and pastoral ministry in Catholic schools and parishes in all three Nebraska dioceses, died June 2 at… Read More
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Sister of Mercy Mary Lisa Staudacher worked wherever needed
Sister of Mercy Mary Lisa Staudacher once wrote that she could be considered a generalist. “My experiences have been extremely varied,” she said. “I did social work when needed. I… Read More
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Father Stortz was parish priest, hospital chaplain
Father Donald Stortz had a way of connecting with people – in preaching, sharing the Gospel, telling stories and visiting with those he met, a fellow priest said. Father Stortz,… Read More
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Sister Yasuko Teshimo’s long years of service included time at Duchesne
During 78 years of religious life, Sister Yasuko (Mary Theresa) Teshima of the Religious of the Sacred Heart served in numerous roles and places around the world. She taught elementary,… Read More
Monday, May 24, 2021
Omaha boy remembered for his joy despite fatal health condition
By LISA MAXSON For the Catholic Voice John Paul Hauser was a boy who loved – unapologetically – everyone he met, often greeting them with a kiss and a long… Read More
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Deacon Simmons was a convert, faithful witness
As a convert to Catholicism in 2000, Lyle Simmons’ witness of faith yielded good fruit, eventually spawning two religious vocations – his own to the diaconate, and even that of a… Read More
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Sister Rita Mary was teacher, principal in Omaha
Servant of Mary Sister Rita Mary Morrissette, whose 76 years of religious life included service at schools of the Omaha archdiocese, died April 17 in Omaha. She was 94. A… Read More
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Dominican sister taught in Omaha archdiocese
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Margaret Ann “Peggy” Brennan worked hard to instill the Dominican values of truth, compassion, justice, community and partnership in her students during a 41-year teaching career that… Read More
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Christ shone into the darkness of Benedictine Brother Patrick Harris
Brother Patrick Harris of the Benedictines of Mount Michael knew deeply the depths of sin. Forty-five years ago, after a failed marriage, he killed his 3-year-old daughter during a custody… Read More