Obituaries

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
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Deacon Placzek was a man of deep faith, generosity
Longtime Deacon Michael Placzek is being remembered as a faithful Catholic and a man who was always willing to help his parish in any way that was needed. Deacon Placzek… Read More
Friday, December 10, 2021
Sister Mary Corice Evans carried the word of God wherever she served
In 67 years of religious life, Sister of Mercy Mary Corice Evans carried the word of God to numerous students, parishioners and the broader communities she served. Especially in her… Read More
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Omaha native served with loving care at Duchesne Academy
Religious Sister of the Sacred Heart Josephine (JoEllen) Sumpter served 25 of her 58 years of religious life at her alma mater, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha,… Read More
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Mother Theresina's experience prepared her for her role
Mother Theresina of Jesus Santiago seemed perfectly suited for her mission with the Poor Clare Nuns of Omaha Multiple college degrees, her previous leadership experience and 47 years as an… Read More
Monday, December 06, 2021
Former abbess of Poor Clare Nuns radiated joy
“Perfect joy.” When asked about her unflappable, happy disposition, a Poor Clare Nun would willingly share her secret, the hallmark of a deep, prayerful life in Christ. 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