Obituaries

Thursday, June 02, 2022
Deacon Kalkowski remembered for compassion, devotion to Eucharist
Years as a social worker, then as a hospital chaplain, sharpened Deacon Kenneth Kalkowski’s listening skills and deepened his compassion, his daughter said. Years of eucharistic adoration and daily Mass… Read More
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Sister Mary Sean was a nursing administrator in Omaha
Sister of Mercy Mary Sean Crimmins, whose career in nursing and administration included three years in the Archdiocese of Omaha, died May 25 at Mercy Villa in Omaha. She was… Read More
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Sister Catherine taught at St. Cecilia School
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Catherine Cox, who taught in the Omaha archdiocese, died May 15 at St. Dominic Villa, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 80. A funeral Mass was held… Read More
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Sister Marilyn was instrumental in providing affordable housing in Omaha
Sister of Mercy Marilyn Ross had a passion for helping low income individuals and families acquire quality, affordable housing. During 32 of her 63 years of religious life, she made… Read More
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Sister Margaret Sibbel spent decades in education, mostly at rural archdiocesan schools
Sister Margaret Sibbel was a religious sister for nearly 80 years, serving as an educator in Illinois, Montana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. She dedicated about 45 of those years to students… Read More
Monday, April 04, 2022
A young woman’s plan backfired, leading to a life of service for Sister of Mercy Carolyn Coffey
A young Carolyn Coffey had something to prove: Despite years of education by the Sisters of Mercy, she did not feel called to be a religious sister or to attend… Read More
Monday, March 21, 2022
Sister Clarella was teacher, musician in Omaha archdiocese
Sister Clarella Werth, who served 36 of her 83 years of religious life in the Omaha archdiocese, died March 9 at Sacred Heart retirement and health care center in Milwaukee,… Read More
Friday, March 11, 2022
Sister Rosemary served Hispanic community in South Sioux City
Dominican Sister Rosemary Empen, who served in Hispanic ministry at St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City, died March 2 at St. Elizabeth Manor in Footville, Wisconsin. She was 88.… Read More
Monday, January 10, 2022
Sister Collette served in Omaha parish and schools
Dominican Sister of Peace Collette Marie Bauer spent much of her 69 years of religious life serving Catholic schools in Nebraska and Kentucky, including in Omaha. Sister Collette died Jan.… Read More
Thursday, January 06, 2022
Deacon Mines had a servant's heart
Deacon John Mines was described by a former pastor as a positive man with a passion for preaching and a servant’s heart. “He had a great love of the Church… Read More
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Father O’Kane was a valued spiritual director for men in formation for the diaconate
Father Patrick O’Kane, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, made a lasting mark in Omaha through his contributions to the Institute for Priestly Formation and the archdiocese’s… Read More
Monday, December 20, 2021
Sister Skluzacek taught at Sacred Heart School in Omaha
As an educator for much of her 61 years of religious life, Sister Marilyn Skluzacek was committed to helping her students learn to live their faith. She once said: “The… Read More