Obituaries

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
In dying, Father James Buckley found new ways to serve
In his life as a priest, Father James Buckley preached and taught, administered sacraments, led parishes and schools, advised on boards and committees, founded a group for men, and became… Read More
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Jesuit Father Theodore Kalamaja remembered as 'shining beacon'
Jesuit Father Theodore M. Kalamaja left a lasting impression on his students at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, so much, in fact, that in 2020 a former student donated a… Read More
Friday, April 12, 2024
Diocese of Wichita priest remembered in Omaha
Father Michael Peltzer was born in Omaha and for more than 40 years served the Diocese of Wichita, building up parishes, writing about diocese history, helping with the consolidation of… Read More
Friday, April 12, 2024
Sister Barbara Siderewicz recognized, listened to the Lord wholeheartedly
The life of Sister Barbara Siderewicz of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help has been compared to a beloved Gospel reading for Easter, about the two disciples… Read More
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Sister of Mercy Patricia Guziec lived and served with love
Sister of Mercy Patricia Guziec chose to “Serve with Love.” That was her motto as a religious sister and one she lived out as an educator, administrator, communicator, care coordinator… Read More
Friday, March 22, 2024
Deacon George Elster served Holy Cross Parish for 40 years
“Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you are. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.” Deacon George E. Elster embraced those words during… Read More
Friday, March 22, 2024
Missionary nurse Sister Janice Mengenhauser remembered for her compassion
Sister Janice Mengenhauser, who spent 20 years serving families in the Archdiocese of Omaha, is remembered by her fellow Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a loving, compassionate… Read More
Thursday, March 07, 2024
Sister of Mercy Madeleva Comiskey wore 'many ministry hats'
In her more than 80 years with the Sisters of Mercy, Sister Madeleva Comiskey took on many roles, including home economics instructor and department head at the College of Saint… Read More
Friday, January 12, 2024
Redemptorist Father Ray Dompke remembered as a loving spirit
Father Ramon “Ray” Dompke, a Redemptorist priest from Chicago who served at Holy Name Parish in Omaha in the mid-1970s, died Jan. 7 at the rectory of St. Michael Parish… Read More
Tuesday, January 09, 2024
Deacon Franklin Mascarello set example for other deacons
Deacon Franklin “Frank” Mascarello was the kind of deacon other deacons strive to be. “He was a mentor to me,” said Deacon Brian Thomas, who serves at St. Columbkille Parish… Read More
Friday, January 05, 2024
Deacon Ralph 'Bud' Tharp loved preaching, serving as hospital chaplain
As a hospital chaplain, Deacon Ralph “Bud” Tharp Jr. provided spiritual care and comfort to the sick and dying. He died Jan. 2 – his birthday – on the same… Read More
Friday, December 15, 2023
Father Stephen Joseph Gutgsell
Stephen Gutgsell was born in Kansas City, MO. His family moved to Omaha in mid-August 1961. He attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Holy Name High School. He graduated from… Read More
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