Obituaries

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
Friday, August 21, 2020
Long life of service shaped Missionary Benedictine Sister Paula Leick
Missionary Benedictine Sister Paula Leick’s 96 years of life included growing up in a large family during the Great Depression, nearly 75 years of religious life and decades of medical service.… Read More
Friday, August 21, 2020
Jesuit Father Ryan served as Creighton University School of Dentistry chaplain in Omaha
Jesuit Father Steven Ryan, who grew up in Omaha and served locally, across the country and abroad, including as chaplain at Omaha’s Creighton University School of Dentistry, died July 2.… Read More
Friday, August 21, 2020
Deacon Ed Osterhaus was always available to serve at St. Bernard
Deacon Edwin “Ed” Osterhaus was dedicated to serving his parish, St. Bernard in Omaha, always available for whatever was needed, said a longtime friend, fellow parishioner and deacon. Deacon Osterhaus… Read More
Friday, August 21, 2020
Sister of Mercy Mary Angelo Lobato taught, served homeless
As a first-grader, Sister Mary Angelo Lobato knew she wanted to be a Sister of Mercy, influenced by her teacher, a member of the religious order. From age 18, her 78 years of… Read More
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Father Val Peter was Boys Town executive director
Longtime executive director of Boys Town, Father Val Peter, brought a personal touch to working with residents at the home for troubled youth. The Omaha priest died June 30 at… Read More
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Sister Bernadine served as teacher, principal in Omaha
Sister Bernadine (Emmet) Nash, who served with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville for 73 years, including 14 years in Omaha, died June 3 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was 95. Funeral… Read More