Obituaries

Thursday, December 03, 2020
Sister Mary Ellen taught at Omaha Catholic schools
Sister of Mercy Mary Ellen Devereux, who served as an educator for about 35 years, including at four Omaha Catholic schools, died in Omaha Nov. 14 after 75 years of… Read More
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Sister Mary Miguel Gassmann served decades in health care
Sister of Mercy Mary Miguel Gassmann had a long life, living to 100; a long ministry in health care, nearly 65 years; and a long religious life, serving 83 years.… Read More
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Sister Mary Sharon Elker served in a variety of ministries
Sister of Mercy Mary Sharon Ekler, who served in education, pastoral ministry and healthcare during her 71 years of religious life, died in Omaha Oct. 31 at age 88.  A… Read More
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Sister Marilyn Wallace served as teacher, bioethicist and volunteer
Sister of Mercy Marilyn Wallace was known for her gentleness, thoughtfulness, a sweet singing voice – and her intellect. She earned four college degrees that served her as a teacher,… Read More
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Father O’Rourke served Korean Catholics in South Korea and in the Omaha archdiocese
Columban Father Charles O’Rourke, who served 25 years as a missionary in South Korea, died Nov. 6 in Papillion. He was 90. A funeral Mass was offered Nov. 11 at St. Mary Church in Bellevue with inurnment… Read More
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Omaha native taught in archdiocesan schools
Franciscan Sister Charlene (Rosemary) Stuczynski, who spent a part of her 73 years of religious life teaching in Nebraska schools, including in the Omaha archdiocese, died Oct. 30 in Colorado… Read More
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Religious brother was Omaha native
Marianist Brother Michael “Mike” Murphy, who began his 58 years of religious life in business and administrative roles and was later drawn to social justice ministry, died Oct. 18 in… Read More
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Sister Genevieve served in Omaha archdiocese
Franciscan Sister Genevieve Pfeifer (formerly Sister Damian), who provided housekeeping at two parishes in the Omaha archdiocese, died Oct. 28 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was 103. A funeral Mass… Read More
Monday, October 19, 2020
Dominican sister directed religious education at St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Mary Ann Heyd, whose 68 years of religious life included three years in the Archdiocese of Omaha, died Sept. 6 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 88. A funeral Mass was… Read More
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Omaha native was teacher, culinary artist
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Barbara Hutfless, whose 59 years of religious life involved nourishing both bodies and minds, died Aug. 6 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Her religious… Read More
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
School Sister of St. Francis Leta Heese led archdiocesan schools
School Sister of St. Francis Leta Heese (formerly Sister Alexandra) served for more than 70 years in Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska, including seven years at the helm of Omaha archdiocese… Read More
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
School Sister of St. Francis Marionita Gergen served in the archdiocese 37 years
Sister Marionita Gergen, who spent 79 of her 100 years of life as a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis, including 37 years in the Archdiocese of Omaha,… Read More