Obituaries

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Sister Margaret Sibbel spent decades in education, mostly at rural archdiocesan schools
Sister Margaret Sibbel was a religious sister for nearly 80 years, serving as an educator in Illinois, Montana, Wisconsin and Nebraska. She dedicated about 45 of those years to students… Read More
Monday, April 04, 2022
A young woman’s plan backfired, leading to a life of service for Sister of Mercy Carolyn Coffey
A young Carolyn Coffey had something to prove: Despite years of education by the Sisters of Mercy, she did not feel called to be a religious sister or to attend… Read More
Monday, March 21, 2022
Sister Clarella was teacher, musician in Omaha archdiocese
Sister Clarella Werth, who served 36 of her 83 years of religious life in the Omaha archdiocese, died March 9 at Sacred Heart retirement and health care center in Milwaukee,… Read More
Friday, March 11, 2022
Sister Rosemary served Hispanic community in South Sioux City
Dominican Sister Rosemary Empen, who served in Hispanic ministry at St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City, died March 2 at St. Elizabeth Manor in Footville, Wisconsin. She was 88.… Read More
Monday, January 10, 2022
Sister Collette served in Omaha parish and schools
Dominican Sister of Peace Collette Marie Bauer spent much of her 69 years of religious life serving Catholic schools in Nebraska and Kentucky, including in Omaha. Sister Collette died Jan.… Read More
Thursday, January 06, 2022
Deacon Mines had a servant's heart
Deacon John Mines was described by a former pastor as a positive man with a passion for preaching and a servant’s heart. “He had a great love of the Church… Read More
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Father O’Kane was a valued spiritual director for men in formation for the diaconate
Father Patrick O’Kane, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, made a lasting mark in Omaha through his contributions to the Institute for Priestly Formation and the archdiocese’s… Read More
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