Obituaries

Monday, December 21, 2020
Sister Miriam Gehringer lived a hermit’s life
Servant of Mary Sister Mary Miriam Gehringer, who lived the life of a hermit for the past 44 years, and who earlier taught in Omaha, died Oct. 2 in Ava, Missouri. She was 95.… Read More
Monday, December 21, 2020
Sister Anne Marie Mullen served in education, behavioral health and other fields
Sister Anne Marie (St. Bridget) Mullen took on multiple roles as a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. During her 69 years of religious life, Sister Anne Marie served… Read More
Monday, December 21, 2020
Sister Esther taught in Omaha schools
Servant of Mary Sister M. Esther Joyce, whose 67 years of religious life included teaching for 19 years in the Archdiocese of Omaha, died Nov. 19. She was 97. Private funeral services were held… Read More
Monday, December 21, 2020
Deacon Digilio ministered through music and much more
Deacon John J. Digilio made Assumption-Guadalupe Parish sing. For years he played the organ, sang and directed the choir at Assumption Church, all with zeal, according to pastors who worked… Read More
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