Friday, July 13, 2018
She was a historian, a teacher, an author, a poet, a counselor and above all, a Sister of Mercy. For 56 years, Kathleen O’Brien remained faithful to her vows as a nun and carried out the Lord’s work.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Col. John Watters flew more than 25 death-defying missions over Europe as a B-17 bombardier and navigator during World War II. Through luck and pluck, he lived to tell about it.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Mary Shirley Landen co-founded Security National Bank, supported more than 30 Omaha civic groups and raised five children to understand their duty to the communities where they live.
Friday, July 06, 2018
David Jacobson served as a serious community leader. And he led the growing Kutak Rock law firm with dignity. But he also won people over with warmth, humor and a sparkle in his eye.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Chris Wiley, a North High guidance counselor and one of a few African-American male counselors in the area, died Monday, a day after celebrating his 65th birthday.
Monday, July 02, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Omahans Jennifer and Adam Penick, known for their involvement in the lives of their five children, died Monday in a head-on collision.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Chris Jessen, the 36-year-old Omahan who drove his daughters to day care each morning blasting Pharrell Williams’ hit song, “Happy,” died Tuesday after a four-year battle with liver disease and cancer.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
North Omaha cattleman and entrepreneur Herbert C. Rhodes lived a singular life of self-determination, from defeating racial segregation at the Peony Park swimming pool in 1963 and running the half-mile for Omaha University to leading the City of Omaha Human Relations Board and using skills from a long corporate career to create private success.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
For all the pages he covered with red ink, Jim Patten left an even greater mark on the countless young lives of those who sat in his classroom. The former University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism professor died Tuesday, two and a half weeks after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was 88.
Friday, June 08, 2018
Mona Faith was a woman worthy of her last name. When faced with great tragedy as a young mother, she clung to faith and used it to transform pain into a quiet generosity that has left its mark across Omaha.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
A.B. “Buddy” Hogan Sr. spent his life working for social justice, whether serving the City of Omaha as director of human relations or as president of the local chapter of the NAACP.
Monday, June 04, 2018
Jasmine Harris was killed after being shot in the back, family members say, in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting. Harris was not in a gang, her family said Sunday. She was a beloved sister, daughter and aunt.
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies found the 44-year-old Phipps dead inside his house in western Douglas County. He had been dead for some time.
Friday, June 01, 2018
Whether he was in the Army, at his job or with his family, the 66-year-old carried an adventurous and generous spirit everywhere he went, said his daughter Jennifer Long.
Noah Benford's parents wish that there was some message they could give other parents about meningitis. But when you’ve done all you can? Maybe it just comes down to holding your children close.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The Omaha native devoted his life to helping others through his years as a lawyer, a brief time in the Peace Corps and as an advocate for the mentally ill. Dan Powers died May 20.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Morrison, who died Thursday, served longer than any other Creighton president — about 19 years — and, Creighton says, he signed almost 45 percent of the degrees given up to the time of his retirement.
The Rev. Michael Morrison, who had the longest stint as president in Creighton University history, died Thursday while in hospice care in Wisconsin.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Megan Cameron represented everything that is good about Nebraska. As a kid, she was an honors student in school, a leader in FFA, active in 4-H and athletic. As an adult, she was a hardworking mother committed to her family and community.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Kira Gale was widely known in Nebraska arts and historical circles, most recently for researching and writing about her theory that Meriwether Lewis was assassinated.
Bishop Anthony M. Milone was a longtime priest in the Omaha area, serving parishes in Omaha and Bellevue. He was also bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings in Montana.
The Schliefert Iris Gardens drew generations of Nebraskans, and to this day, the descendants of irises, peonies and other flowers purchased there decades ago populate gardens throughout the region, including some of the state’s most noteworthy ones.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Harold Shuman’s death sent shock waves through the hot rod and street rod circles, and some looked stunned still at his gravesite as they described him as friendly, upbeat and committed to their shared passion of old cars and the old car community.
On Friday, Allan Wilsey died at age 60. Janice Wilsey said her husband’s death is a lesson for those still living that colonoscopies matter.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Matt Thurber, a native of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, came to Omaha at age 15 to play hockey for the Omaha Lancers. That’s how he crossed paths with Lizz. The couple would have celebrated their fourth anniversary in July.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The Omaha native who grew up in Albion, Nebraska, was widely known through her entertainment reviews on New York television, which led to brief network jobs, including "The Today Show" and "Entertainment Tonight."
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
In Ludwig "Lou" Radil's six eventful years as a Navy yeoman, he witnessed both the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the earliest post-World War II nuclear tests in the South Pacific.
Monday, May 07, 2018
Tony Warner knew just how to honor his son. He posted a a 13-second video of Robbie dancing during a recent Omaha Beef football game. Since it was posted on April 30, the tweet has been shared more than 101,000 times.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Ruth Raymond Thone, whose late husband, Charley Thone, was governor from 1979 to 1983, died Thursday after a brief illness. She was 86. Her husband died in March at age 94. They had been married for almost 65 years.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Dickinson survived battles on Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. Fighting in Korea was equally vicious, he had said.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
A tireless volunteer on boards across the city, Barbara Ford devoted countless hours to the “star in her crown,” the Omaha Community Playhouse.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Omaha native died Tuesday in hospice care at the Josie Harper Residence from congestive heart failure and complications from a previous bout with cancer. He was 89.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Jacqueline "Jackie" Pospisil enjoyed decorating her home for all the holidays but preparing for Halloween was a real treat for the former kindergarten teacher, a son said Tuesday.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
The joint celebration is appropriate because the Corbaleys were “destined to be together for a lifetime,” their children said. The two started dating while attending Benson High School.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Richard Hauser, diagnosed with cancer on Feb. 1, died Tuesday at 80 at the Ignatius North residence on the Creighton campus.
Monday, April 02, 2018
Omaha restaurateur Patricia “Big Mama” Barron, who fed thousands delicious soul food meals and gained notoriety on national television after starting Big Mama’s Kitchen in 2007, died Friday evening. She was 76.
“He literally would drop what he was doing and go help them,” said his wife, Laure Drummy. “He made people feel valued and included.”