Obituaries

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
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Benedictine sister was teacher, principal in Omaha archdiocese
Sister Marita Schweiger, a member of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters, who served at schools in the Omaha archdiocese as well as with her religious community, died March 4 at the… Read More
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Deacon Andrew Foray taught and modeled respect
Deacon Andrew “Andy” Foray of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue was a deacon for 45 years, a Knight of Columbus for 67 years and a husband for 64 years. Through… Read More
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Deacon connected people to each other and to God
Deacon Luis Valadez has been described as a bridge – a person who helped connect new pastors at Assumption-Guadalupe Parish in Omaha to their flocks; who with his warm hospitality… Read More
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Father Mace served in Asia and in the Jesuits’ Wisconsin Province
Jesuit Father John Mace, who devoted nearly half of his 65 years in the Society of Jesus as an educator and mentor to Jesuit seminarians in Asia, died Feb. 21… Read More
Friday, February 26, 2021
Deacon Andrew Foray taught and modeled respect
Deacon Andrew J. “Andy” Foray of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue was a deacon for 45 years, a Knight of Columbus for 67 years and a husband for 64 years.… Read More
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Notre Dame Sister Mary Beth Kubesh taught, directed, cooked and created
Notre Dame Sister Mary Beth (Martin) Kubesh could make a place feel like home. During her 68 years of religious life, she taught high school economics, directed social services and activities for… Read More
Friday, January 29, 2021
Service was the fiber of Deacon Fred Hendricks
In his family, in his volunteer work and in his parish, Deacon Fred Hendricks was focused on serving, his former pastor said. “It was part of the fiber of who… Read More
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Sister Carol had a passion for music and teaching
For more than 50 of her 67 years of religious life, Sister Carol Claussen enriched the lives of countless children through her passion for teaching and music instruction. Sister Carol,… Read More
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Benedictine Sister Dorothy Frances was drawn to missionary work, Hispanic ministry
Missionary Benedictine Sister Dorothy Frances Brooks, who served in missions on three continents, and in the Archdiocese of Omaha, died Jan. 18 at the Immaculata Monastery in Norfolk. She was… Read More
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Dominican Sister Nora Ryan joined three siblings in religious vocations
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Nora Ryan was an example of how religious vocations can flourish in a devout Catholic family. Growing up in Omaha, she was the sixth of 14 children… Read More
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Sister Elizabeth was teacher, spiritual and retreat director, founder of spirituality center
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Elizabeth Toohey shared her joy and deep spirituality along with her love of music and art through teaching, leading retreats, spiritual direction and commitment to social justice.… Read More