Obituaries

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Former longest-serving priest in the archdiocese remembered as radiating holiness
Father Hugh Schwartz, once the longest-serving priest in the Archdiocese of Omaha, died last week after a brief illness. He was just seven days shy of turning 93. A huge… Read More
Friday, January 13, 2023
Father Parrinello had multiple gifts as a counselor
Father Frank Parrinello had the right parents, personality, education and training to make him a one-of-a-kind counselor and priest.  His parents – Joseph Parrinello and his late wife, Carole, of… Read More
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Benedictine Brother Mark Bern diligently maintained Mount Michael’s vehicles, property
During 61 years of religious life, Brother Mark Bern had a broad yet tangible effect on his community at Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey – caring for cars, wastewater, farmland, cattle,… Read More
Friday, January 06, 2023
Jesuit Father Eagan was known for his energy and enthusiasm
Jesuit Father Joseph F. Eagan is remembered by his community as someone who enjoyed life and encouraged others to do the same. Father Eagan loved to travel, had a keen… Read More
Thursday, January 05, 2023
Sister Darlene Hoch taught in six states
Sister Darlene Hoch, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis, taught in six states throughout her 71-year teaching career. She died in Milwaukee on Dec. 29. She was… Read More
Thursday, January 05, 2023
Sister Mary Alice Simanek taught for more than 80 years
Sister Mary Alice Simanek’s teaching career spanned more than 80 years and included almost a decade in the Archdiocese of Omaha. A member of the School Sisters of St. Francis,… Read More
Thursday, January 05, 2023
Sister Lorraine Schmitz spent six decades as an educator in Nebraska and Iowa
Sister Lorraine Schmitz faithfully lived out her religious vocation as an educator in Nebraska and Iowa for 60 years. Sister Lorraine, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis,… Read More
Monday, December 19, 2022
Sister Joann Feist found God’s presence in nature
Sister Joann Feist, a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, died Dec. 6 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 88. Sister Joann taught for 46 years. From 1968-1973,… Read More
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Omaha native Sister Cecilia Davis served as an educator
Sister Cecilia Davis, a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, died Nov. 17 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 82. A funeral Mass was held Dec. 1 at… Read More
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Sister Joan Monica was Cedar Rapids native
Dominican Sister of Peace Joan Monica McGuire, a native of Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, died Nov. 21 at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, Kentucky. She was 90. A funeral Mass… Read More
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
Sister Christine was dedicated to serving the poor
Sister Christine Ruth Stevenson, of the Franciscan Sisters of Joy, died Nov. 4 in West Des Moines, Iowa. She was 79. Funeral and burial arrangements are pending. A private service… Read More
Monday, November 07, 2022
Father Preisinger was pastor, educator and ecumenical director
Father Robert Preisinger, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Omaha whose ministry included 32 years teaching Catholic theology, died Nov. 3 in Omaha. He was 83. A visitation will… Read More