Obituaries

Monday, November 22, 2021
Poor Clare community mourns the loss of two leaders
A small community of Poor Clare Nuns, located in Elkhorn, is mourning the deaths of two sisters: its abbess, Sister Theresina of Jesus Santiago, and former abbess, Sister Mary Clare… Read More
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Deacon Weskirchen was a ‘cheerful soul’ with a ‘deep, abiding love for God’
Deacon Charles Weskirchen, who served at two Omaha parishes, died July 23 at Angela Care Home in Moreno Valley, California. He was 92. A memorial service was held Aug. 16… Read More
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Deacon Ray Lukowski known for his Rosary devotion
It would seem fitting that Deacon Ray Lukowski died on a day honoring Our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary drew him deeper into his Catholic faith and he prayed… Read More
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Father Lordemann was military chaplain, pastor, director of vocations
During his 49 years as a priest, retired Father Frank Lordemann wore many hats, including that of a U.S. Air Force colonel and military chaplain. Other assignments included parish priest,… Read More
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Deacon Burbach was a strong family man, supporter of Catholic education Catholic Voice
Deacon Bernard Burbach, whose ministry focused on serving the sick and elderly, died Sept. 29 in Osmond. He was 86. A funeral Mass was held Oct. 4 at St. Francis… Read More
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Dominican Sister Donna Quinn served as teacher, advocate for women
Sister Donna Quinn of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa was an advocate for justice and equal rights, especially for women, for more than half of her 63 years of religious… Read More
Monday, August 23, 2021
Msgr. Melvern Wiese ‘always a gentleman, always a priest’
Msgr. Melvern Wiese, an archdiocesan priest for 64 years, has been lauded as a man who was as big of heart as he was in stature, a true gentleman. Msgr.… Read More
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Benedictine Father Eugene McReynolds taught high school students, helped people overcome addictions
Benedictine Father Eugene McReynolds helped change lives – as a priest who offered grace and healing through the sacraments, as an educator, a certified alcohol and drug counselor, a retreat… Read More
Monday, August 09, 2021
Msgr. Furlong was a parish priest for 40 years
Msgr. Thomas Furlong is being remembered as a great parish priest and promoter of religious vocations, said one product of the monsignor’s influence. Father Ralph O’Donnell, pastor of St. Margaret… Read More
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