supporting each other
A Service of the Collaborative Ministry Office - Updated October 4, 2012
We will post on this page notices we receive from members of the Creighton community about:
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Ellie’s mother, Virginia Tardy, was killed in a tragic car accident in Omaha on Tuesday morning.
Please pray for Ellie’s mother and her family, Ellie’s husband Matthew and their baby daughter, Amalia Paul.
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Please remember Linda Pappas and her family in your prayer. Linda’s mother-in-law, Arlene Pappas passed away on August 13, 2012. Linda is a long time Creighton employee, currently in the School of Medicine Student Affairs Office. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Crosby, Burket and Swanson Funeral Home (11902 W Center Road). A funeral will be held on Thursday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master (2617 S. 114th St. - approx 114th & Center). Condolences can be sent to Linda at Criss III, room 470 H.
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Prayers are asked for Patricia Welch-Coleman, whose husband Gregory Coleman passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Patricia works in Mail Services as a mail carrier. Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2012, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 2019 Burdette Street, Omaha, Nebraska at 9:00 a.m. Condolences can be sent to Mail Services, Attn: Michael Bridgment.
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Prayers are requested for Mary Martins, wife of Dave Martins, Public Safety. Mary is having surgery on Friday morning to remover a cancerous lesion on her colon. Please hold them both close in prayer this week, especially on Friday.
Prayers are requested for Marlene Jackson’s nephew, who was one of three crew members killed when their aircraft crashed in South Dakota last night. The military plane was battling wild fires in the western part of the state. No further details are known at this time. Marlene is a senior administrative assistant in the Office of Development.
Please also keep Marlene and her family in your prayers at this time.
Thanks to all for your prayers for Janie DeLeon, CMA Bilingual Patient Accounts Specialist, and her family. Janie’s father, Pedro Alvarado of Uvalde, TX passed peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The family will hold a private service. Please continue to pray for strength and healing. Condolences can be sent to Janie at the Wareham Building.
Please offer your prayers for the family of Janie DeLeon, Bilingual Patient Accounts Specialist, Creighton Medical Associates, Wareham Building. Janie’s father, Pedro Alvarado of Uvalde, TX, suffered a brain aneurysm and Janie and her family are by his side. They ask for your prayers for strength as they say their final good-byes.
Please pray for the family of Renae Hohstein, Outpatient Clinic Nurse at the Cardiac Center whose mother, Kathy Hoggatt, passed away. Services will be tomorrow, Wednesday 6/20, in Hastings, Nebraska. Cards can be sent to Renae in care of the Cardiac Center.
Please pray for Alfred VanFossen who is having open heart surgery this morning in Pennsylvania. Alfred is the father of Tammy Slachetka, Grants Specialist.
We just received word that another Creighton student needs our prayers. Teresa Dorsey, who is traveling in Uganda with the Backpack Journalism group, received terrible news that her mother passed away very unexpectedly. Teresa, a senior in the Education Dept. is returning from Uganda to be with her family in Lakewood, Colorado. Prayers are requested for her safe journey home, her family as they deal with this shock and for her fellow students and faculty who remain to carry on with their project. Condolences can be sent to Teresa in care of Carol Zuegner in the Journalism Department.
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We ask for prayers for Creighton student Katie Garrity, A & S ’14 and her family. Katie’s younger brother, William “Billy” Garrity, age 17, died unexpectedly Thursday at his home in Glenwood, IL, a suburb of Chicago. This is a link to an article from the local newspaper which eulogizes Billy and his family as ‘selfless individuals’. No information regarding services is available at this time.
Condolences can be emailed to KathleenGarrity@creighton.edu or cards can be sent in care of CCSJ where Katie is very active as a student coordinator and recently returned from a semester with Encuentro Dominicano. Please remember the family in prayer during this difficult time.
Prayers are requested for the family of Susan Johnson, Biomedical Sciences Department. Susan’s brother, Henry Burnett of Glen Dale, Maryland, was the victim of a fatal car accident on Sunday, June 10. Condolences can be sent to Susan Johnson, Biomedical Sciences Department, Criss II, Room 313.
Our prayers are requested for the family of Martha Habash, Associate Professor of Classics. Martha’s mother, Dorothy K. Williams, passed away June 10. Condolences can be sent to Professor Habash, Humanities Center, room 208.
Prayers are requested for the family of Kristina Barber, LPN in the Creighton Access Call Center, Creighton Medical Associates. Kristina lost her father, Jack Keith Krahn Jr., unexpectedly on May 23, 2012. About 20 years ago, Mr. Krahn worked for St. Joseph Medical Center. Condolences to Kristina can be sent to the Wareham Building.
Prayers are requested for two Creighton employees. Rollie Johnson, the brother of Tim Johnson, Cardiology, and Reva Aguilar, Radiology, died this morning in Hemut, CA after a battle with cancer. No other details are available at this time. The families appreciate prayers of comfort during this sad time.
Prayers are requested for Susan Johnson (Bio-medical Sciences Department). Susan’s brother, John Colbert, Jr., age 64, passed away on May 19 from complications following a long battle with diabetes. Services will be in Galena, Kansas on Friday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Saints Memorial Church of God in Christ (711 South Main Street). Parkers Mortuary in Joplin, Missouri is handling the arrangements. Please keep Susan and her family in your prayers. Condolences can be sent to Susan at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Criss II, Room 313.
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Pia A. McCoy (Creighton Medical Associates) requests prayers for her mother-in-law, Dyean McCoy-Keyes who lives in Las Vegas, NV. She was found unconscious at home Monday morning and is currently in the ICU fighting a sepsis infection. Though unresponsive to the doctors, she did respond to her mother when spoken to. The family is appreciative of prayers for improvement in her condition.
Please remember in your prayers Jae Do Cho, who died suddenly yesterday (May 15). He is the father of Soochin Cho, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology. Soochin is traveling today to Korea with his wife and daughters to be with his family. Let us pray for their safe travels as well. Condolences can be sent to the Hixson-Lied Science Building, Room 425.
A CaringBridge site has been set up for official health updates on Fr. Pat Malone, S.J., pastor at St. John’s Church. You can access the site by clicking here. Your email address and a password is required if you are not able to open the website. If you have visited the CaringBridge website before, you should be already registered to view it.
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Prayers are requested for the family of Janet Finney. She is the mother-in-law of Linda Finney, RN in Cardiology and grandmother to Katelyn Finney, freshman. Arrangements are pending.
Please remember in your prayers Connie Petersen whose mother-in-law, Agnes Petersen passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2012, in Blair, NE. Condolences to the family may be sent to Connie at the Business Office, Creighton Hall, Room 113. Services are pending at this time.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Creighton employee Tamara Smith, who passed away last night following a lengthy battle with cancer. Tamara was the Director of Educational Talent Search in the Educational Opportunities Program. Please keep Tamara’s colleagues, friends and family in your prayers. If you wish to send condolences to her family or colleagues, please direct them to the Pittman Building.
Fr. Pat Malone, S.J., Pastor of St. John’s Parish, is in the ICU unit of the UNMC transplant center, gaining strength to fight off a major infection he has encountered. In the past, Pat has had a bone marrow transplant and donor leukocyte infusions for leukemia. He has been sedated to ease his recovery. So, for now, please don’t visit him. Prayers are most welcomed to strengthen and support this brave and generous Jesuit.
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Please keep in your prayers the family of Mary (Gray) Warin who passed away today at the age of 103. Mary’s family has strong ties to the Creighton community. She, her husband Roger, and their three sons – Roger, Edward, and Joseph – all attended Creighton. Her daughter-in-law Colleen Warin, also a Creighton alum, recently retired after many years of service to the University as a senior administrator.
Prayers are requested for Mary "Christine" Graves. Mary is a medical student in the class of 2015. She is battling Thyroid cancer and will have surgery tomorrow, Thursday April 26.
Please offer your prayers for Cathy Pakiz and her family. Her mother Bernice Brown, who suffered a stroke last weekend passed away Friday afternoon. Cathy is the Clinical and Research Science Buyer in Purchasing.
Prayers are asked for Karen Malloy, Financial Aid Coordinator for the School of Medicine, whose father, John “Jack” Murcek, passed away April 19. Visitation is at St. James Church (9025 Larimore Ave) beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday with a wake service at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. at the church. Condolences can be sent to Karen in care of Student Affairs, Criss 3, Room 470E.
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Cathy Pazik would appreciate our prayers for her mother, Bernice Brown, who suffered a stroke last weekend and is in hospice care. Cathy is the Clinical and Research Science Buyer in Purchasing.
A funeral Mass for Jane Lynch, 40 year member of Creighton’s Medical staff, will be held Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church on campus. A luncheon will follow in Lower St. John’s church.
She is the wife of Dr. Henry Lynch, Hereditary Cancer Institute. Jane worked side by side with Dr. Lynch for many years and was still working earlier this year. Her loss will be felt greatly in the Creighton community.
Prayers are requested for two members of the Facilities Management area; both have lost their mothers recently.
Adeline Grudle Hemmerling, mother of Ed Grudle passed away on April 13th. Ed works in Energy Management.
Betty J. Jackson, mother of Dave Jackson, passed away on April 11th. Dave works in the Mechanical Shop.
Condolences can be sent to Facilities Management. Both families appreciate our prayers for their loved ones.
We have been notified that Helen Shew’s father passed away on Sunday, April 15th. Services for Larry Berns will take place in Elkader, IA where he resided. Visitation will be at Leonard’s Funeral Home on Thursday with Funeral services on Friday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church. A nephew, Fr. Eric will officiate.
Condolences can be sent to Helen in care of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics, room 111.
Prayers are requested for the family of John W. (Jack) Marcil (Arts ’52) who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Creighton employees include daughter, Michon Marcil Abts, Director of Philanthropy, Development Office and son William Marcil, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Adult Psychiatry. No details on funeral arrangements are available at this time. The family appreciates our prayers during this difficult time.
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We have received the sad news that Jane Lynch passed away in California last evening. She has been involved in hereditary cancer research in the Department of Preventive Medicine for the last forty years. Our prayers are requested for her family and friends including her husband, Dr. Henry Lynch, director of Creighton’s Hereditary Cancer Center. Further details will be shared as they become available.
Prayers are requested for Rachel Bell, a long time employee of the Creighton Women's Health Clinic. Rachel’s son, Chris Bell, passed away on Monday, April 9 following a battle with cancer. Condolences can be sent to Rachel in care of the OB/GYN department.
Prayers are requested for George Scheirton who is the brother of Dr. Linda Scheirton of the Occupational Therapy Department. George has been hospitalized in Wyoming with a blood clot in his lungs. Please pray for George, his wife, and all of Dr. Scheirton’s family.
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Helen Shew, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, asks for prayers for her father, Larry Berns. He is in hospice care in Guttenberg, Iowa.
The wake service for Mary O'Connor, wife of Professor Emeritus and long-time chair of the Education Department, Dr. Ed O'Connor has been changed to St. Philip Neri Church tonight, Monday at 7:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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Please pray for the family of Ron Bluvas who passed away on Good Friday after a long illness. He is the brother of Charlene Stender in the Vice President for Health Sciences Office. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 11 in Mankato, MN. A Memorial Mass will be held later this month at Holy Family Church in Omaha.
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Prayers are requested for Kathy Hoggatt, mother of Renae Hohstein, RN for the Cardiac Center Outpatient Clinic, who is recovering from surgery.
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Prayers are asked for Judy Wall, mother-in-law of nursing associate professor Katie O’Keefe and grandmother of Colleen Wellman Jacobsen (BS 01, BSN 04) who died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Rushville, Illinois. Condolences can be sent to Dr. O’Keefe at the School of Nursing.
Please pray for Dr. John W. Barnes, MD '55 who died on Holy Saturday morning.
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We share this note from Deb Ponec, requesting prayer.
It is with great sadness that I share with you the death of Mary O'Connor, the wife of Professor Emeritus and long-time chair of the Education Department, Dr. Ed O'Connor. Mary passed away peacefully on Saturday at about 2:30PM with Dr. O’Connor at her side.
The wake service will be held at John A. Gentlemen on Monday evening with the funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 10th at 10AM at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
May the soul of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. And may light perpetual shine upon her.
Prayers are requested for the family Susan Morris whose father, Milford Fjare, passed away. Susan is a part time professor in the English Department. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Cutler O’Neil Funeral Home in Council Bluffs (545 Willow Avenue); funeral service will be on Monday at 1 p.m. at the mortuary.
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Former Creighton employee, Robert Dawson passed away on March 25. Services were held today. Robert worked for 12 years in the Health Sciences Library. Please remember his family in your prayers.
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Please remember in your prayers Linda Bendorf whose father, Donald H. Bendorf, M.D. passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, after a brief stay in the Hospice House. He was a graduate of Creighton Prep, Creighton University and a 1952 graduate of the Creighton University Medical School. Condolences to the family may be sent to Linda who is employed in the Business Office, Creighton Hall, Room 113. Services are pending at this time.
It is my sad duty to report the death this morning (April 4) of Fr. Howard Kalb, S.J. He died quietly while having breakfast in the Jesuit community.
Howard has served as a previous Pastor of St. John’s Parish and as Director of the Creighton University Retreat Center. He has accompanied a Christian Life Community group for many years. He served as the faithful and beloved chaplain for the Sisters of Mercy at their Mercy Villa retirement center. He gave many retreats at our retreat center in the Twin Cities. He sometimes volunteered to read for the children at the Russell Child Development Center on campus. Howard was a long time member of a team of writers for the Daily Reflections on our Online Ministries web site.
Howard was 88 years old. He will be greatly missed for his sense of humor and pastoral care for so many.
A wake service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 with the Funeral Mass following at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Church. Burial will be at Holy Sepulcher cemetery following the Mass.Please join us in praying that this great Jesuit will be warmly welcomed for his eternal reward this Holy Week.
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Please remember in your prayers Linda Bendorf whose father, Donald H. Bendorf, M.D. passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, after a brief stay in the Hospice House. He was a graduate of Creighton Prep, Creighton University and a 1952 graduate of the Creighton University Medical School. Condolences to the family may be sent to Linda who is employed in the Business Office, Creighton Hall, Room 113. Services for will be held on Monday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church. Visitation will be on Sunday evening, 7:00 p.m. at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, 72nd Street Chapel.
Please remember in your prayers Dr. Tom Purcell and his family following the loss of his sister, Peggy (Gerlecz) Purcell, who passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012. A complete obituary to follow in the Omaha World Herald. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel, 78th & West Center is handling the arrangements.
Dr. Purcell is a Professor of Accounting. Condolences can be sent to the College of Business.
Prayers are requested for the Pudenz family. Kyle Pudenz, 19 year old brother of Elizabeth Pudenz, was killed in an accident on March 25th near Waterloo, Iowa. Elizabeth is a senior in the College of Business. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 30th in Carroll, Iowa. More information can be found here.
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The TRIO Programs Educational Opportunity Center is requesting prayer for colleague John Gallion, whose mother, Arnette Gallion, passed away unexpectedly on Monday. No other information is available at this time. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Prayers are requested for Eugene Baumler and family who passed away early this morning, March 26. Eugene is the brother of Marty Sehn who works in Purchasing. Funeral arrangements are pending in Minnesota where he lived.
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Update: After some follow-up appointments, Sue and her husband plan to return to Omaha over the weekend. The family genuinely appreciates our prayers and thoughts as Sue continues to recover. Cards of well wishes can be sent to the School of Nursing.
Update: We have received an update regarding Sue Selde’s surgery yesterday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Sue came out of surgery successfully and there were no complications. She is currently in ICU and will be there for a day or so. We will know more about her path to a full recovery once she is moved out of ICU and a full evaluation can take place. Sue and her family are very grateful for our continued prayers.
Prayers are requested for Sue Selde, School of Nursing, who has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor requiring neurological surgery. Surgery has not yet been scheduled. Two of her sons are affiliated with Creighton; Joe is a recent graduate of the Werner Institute in the School of Law. Steve is a first year law student at Creighton’s School of Law. She and her family appreciate our prayers.
Martha Habash would appreciate prayers for her mother, Dorothy K. Williams, who fell Tuesday and broke her hip. She underwent hip replacement surgery on Wednesday. Martha is the Interim Chair and Associate Professor for Classical and Near Eastern Studies. She is grateful for prayers for her mother’s complete recovery.
Prayers are requested for Dr. Tessie Edwards, well known by many here at Creighton, who is undergoing cancer treatment. You may send her well wishes at 6942 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68132.
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Update: Funeral arrangements for Kathleen (Kathy) Willy Miller, age 70, who was manager of the convenience store in the lower level of SSC from approximately 1990 to 2005, died on March 12, 2012 at Peoria, AZ. She is survived by her son, James R. Duke, 5 grandchildren, & 4 siblings. There will be a memorial service at St. Cecilia's Cathedral in Omaha on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.
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Dr. Dennis Kommer (DDS ’69) is suffering from complications from gall bladder surgery. He and his wife, Patti (BS, ’68) and family would appreciate prayers from the Creighton community for his complete recovery.
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Carol Shotkoski Schmitt (BSMT ’73 and long time employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital) asks for prayers for her family following the death of her mother, Frances Shotkoski, on March 14. Services were held on Saturday in Silver Creek, NE. Other family include son, Jim (BA’72), Carol’s husband, Joseph Schmitt (BSBA’73) and current employee Sarah M. Schmitt niece to Carol Schmitt BSBA'07, Assistant Director of Sustaining Gifts who is married to Paul Schmitt (BSBA ’05).
Prayers are requested for Judith Garvey from Yankton, SD who passed away this morning. She is the mother-in-law of Fran Garvey, Patient Care Coordinator at the School of Dentistry and mother to Tom Garvey. Granddaughters include Jess Garvey, School of Nursing ‘11 and Jenny Garvey, a sophomore in the CU School of Nursing.
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Carolyn Devers requests prayers for her family. There have been many recent deaths in her family – and within a few months of each other. On Tuesday, her cousin, Jackie Woods, was found deceased in the house. The family is asking the university family for prayers during this difficult time.
Carolyn works for Facilities Management in Hitchcock Communications and Dowling Hall as part of the Environmental Services team.
Services will be on Monday, March 5 with a wake service and rosary at Christ the King Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning. No times have been finalized. A complete obituary will available at www.omaha.com tomorrow or Thursday. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Creighton University, School of Dentistry in memory of Dr. Steven Franco.
Please join the Creighton campus, School of Dentistry and the Omaha community as we mourn the loss of this great teacher, friend, and colleague and keep his family in our prayers.
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Jennifer Petersen , CMA Health and Clinical IT and her sister, Jolene Stoffel, CMA Patient Account Specialist would like prayers for their family. Their uncle, Alfonse Goeser of Earling, IA passed away this weekend. Jenny and Jolene’s father and brother to Alfonse is taking his passing very hard as he is now the last remaining brother in a family of 9; 2 sisters remain as well. Please keep them in your prayers.
Dr. Robert Bertellotti asks for prayers for his grandmother, Lenora Liette, who passed away in Ohio at the age of 103. With both of his parents being deceased, she and one aunt are his closest family. Robert is on the (surgical ) faculty at CUMC and is a graduate of our School of Medicine Class of 2003 and an undergrad graduate Class of 1999. Condolences can be sent to General Surgery, CUMC, Suite 3700.
Prayers have been requested by Renae Hohnstein, a nurse at The Cardiac Center, for her mother, Katherine Hoggatt who is ill and suffering. Renae is grateful to the Creighton Community for prayers sent her way.
Diane Owens, a Voice Instructor in the department of Fine and Performing Arts, has written to ask for prayers for Raymond Lagesse, who is in serious condition in a Memphis hospital. Ray is a former Jesuit priest and is married to Diane’s husband’s mother.
The family of Joseph Charles Thibodeau of Omaha, request prayers for Joe who is entering Hospice after serious illnesses dating back to November of last year. All four of his children either attended Creighton University or graduated from CU.
Tom Thibodeau, his only son, is a Creighton employee and works in DoIT. Tom’s daughter, Christine Thibodeau, is a junior pre-med student currently at Creighton. Daughters Patricia Thibodeau Lang of Omaha and Nancy Thibodeau Williams of Chesapeake, VA, both graduated from Creighton University. Carole Thibodeau Tucker attended Creighton and is married to Robin Tucker, BSBA ’86.
The family is grateful to the Creighton Community for prayers for the patriarch of the Thibodeau family today, as he enters hospice. For his wife, Donna, as she faces this transition in her own life, with Joe's soon passing, and to his family and friends as they travel to be with him now or in the coming days.
Prayers are requested for George Butterfield and his family. His mother, Irene Butterfield of Abilene, Texas, died the evening of Friday, February 3 at the age of 87. The memorial service was held on Monday in Texas. Here is a link to the complete obituary of this interesting woman. George works in the Creighton School of Law Library as well as teaching several Legal Research courses and is one of our daily reflection writers.
We have been informed that former Vice President for Administration, Robert J. Gerraughty, passed away on February 3 in Bella Vista, Arkansas . He was 83. He is survived by wife, June, and children, Dave and daughter-in-law Seely, Andy, Matt, Sue and son-in-law David, and Sam and daughter-in-law Alice, grandchildren Brian, Bobby, and Lucy.
Prayers are requested for Dr. Syed Mohiuddin’s son, Rashid Mohiuddin, who is in the hospital and in need of our prayers. Dr. Mohiuddin is Chair for the Department of Medicine at Creighton University, School of Medicine.
Brian Besack, Facilities Management, asks for prayers from the Creighton community for his 17 year old daughter, Lauryn. She has been hospitalized for nearly a week with an unusual virus. Doctors are working to cure Lauryn and stop the resulting complications. The family appreciates prayer and support at this difficult time.
Prayers have been requested by Wes Crombie in the Jesuit Community Kitchen. His son, Nicholas and daughter-in-law, Barbara suffered a miscarriage a couple of weeks ago and are having a difficult time in accepting this. Nicholas was supposed to leave for Afghanistan but was given medical leave to be with his wife. They have one child and live in Colorado Springs. Wes is grateful to the Creighton Community for our prayer and support.
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From Gerald Brundo, Friday, January 27, 2012
Services for Michael J. “Boston” Thomas, son of Peter and Wendy Thomas are as follows:
Prayers are requested for Stanley Gross, who died Monday, January 16. Stan was a Creighton alumnus (B.S., 1956; M.S., 1958) and taught at Creighton University his entire career as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry. A 1:30 pm graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 18 at Fisher Farm Cemetery, 8600 S 42nd St. Memorial donations may be made to Rose Blumkin Jewish Home.
Dr. Rowen Zetterman, M.D., Dean of the School of Medicine, asks us to remember his family in prayer. His mother died this morning (January 14). Tomorrow would have been her 100th birthday.
May she enjoy the rewards of eternal life.
Lisa Harris’ sister-in-law, Heather Harris, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 9. Lisa is an employee in the Department of Pathology at CMA. The family appreciates prayers and support during this difficult time.
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Dr. Kelly Airey’s mother, Ellie Airey, passed away Tuesday after a longstanding illness. Dr. Airey is a cardiologist/EP physician at CUMC and the Cardiac Center. The family is requesting your prayers. Cards can be sent to the Creighton Cardiac Center Executive Offices. Dr. Airey requests in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to hospice, American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or organization of personal choice.
Prayers are requested for Gary Blackman of Grand Junction Colorado who is seriously ill. Gary is the father of Cori Miller, biller/coder for the Department of Pathology at CMA.
The family appreciates prayers and support during this difficult time.
Please remember in your prayer Judi Taylor, Creighton Women’s Health Center whose sister, Jackie During, passed away December 20th in Salem, MO.
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Prayers are requested for Dan G. and his family. Dan was recently diagnosed with cancer and is only 20 years of age.
The family will receive friends on Friday, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m., with SERVICES to follow at 2 p.m., West Center Chapel, Heafey, Heafey, Hoffmann, Dworak and Cutler (78th & West Center). Private interment, Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, IA. Memorials to American Cancer Society .
Katy Traver asks for prayers for her son, Jon. A kidney donor for Jon has been found and Jon will have surgery this evening. The family requests prayers that the surgery will be successful and that Jon will recover quickly with no complications. Katy is the Program Coordinator for the Clinical Anatomy Program in the School of Medicine.
Please remember in your prayers Rethia Hayes who passed away on Friday, November 18th. Rethia worked in Creighton Medical Associates for 12 years before taking a medical leave of absence recently. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Kingdom Builders Christian Center located at 4039 Charles St in Omaha. Please remember her friends and colleagues who are mourning her passing.
We have received a request for prayers for Daniel B Felker '60 who is struggling with pancreatic cancer and complications in Tucson AZ. Also include prayers for his family (especially Nancy Felker, also a Creighton alumnus) and the doctors, nurses and allied health professionals providing his care.
Prayers are requested for Bobbi Johnston and her family. Bobbi’s mother, Phyllis Johnston, died Monday, November 14th. Bobbi is the Client Support Analyst for the Department of Surgery. Condolences can be sent to her in Surgery Administration, Suite 3520, CUMC. For the obituary and funeral arrangements, please click on the link below:
The funeral arrangements for Obie Maggett, brother of Annette Crowder are as follows:
Visitation on Friday November 11, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home (3920 North 24th Street). Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Sharon Seventh Day Adventist Church (3336 Lake St). The Repast will be held at the Lothrop Social Hall (3232 N 24th Street). The family sincerely appreciates cards and letters which can be sent to the funeral home no later than Friday at 11:00 a.m. or to Annette at Markoe Hall.
It is with deep sadness that the Dean’s Office and the Mathematics Department sends news of the death of Mrs. Betty Bahr, who has been on the Math staff and part of the College since 1985. Even after Betty took a leave from her duties, she kept in touch regularly and looked forward to the day when she could rejoin her “Creighton family.” Betty displayed her love of colleagues and all things Creighton with exuberance. She will be missed.
Prayers are requested for Laurie Coleman-Johnson, Patient Registrar for the Cardiac Center, whose father passed away. Services for Eddie Earl will be held in Denver and the family is requesting prayers for their safe travel as well.
Prayers are requested for the family of Sharon “Kate” Kestel who passed away Nov. 2. She is the mother of 3 of our students: Christopher (MBA 2009), Timothy (current MBA student ), and Lauren (current Education major). Visitation is on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 6:00 p.m. at St. John’s Church on the Creighton University campus. Funeral services will be on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s.
Garry N. Wells, 85, father of Dr. Deborah Wells, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Business, died at his home on November 2, 2011. Condolences can be sent to Dr. Wells at the College of Business Administration. Please remember the family in your prayer.
Please continue your prayers for Marty Sehn and her family. Funeral services for her father, Leo Baumler, will be at 10:00 am on Friday morning at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Casselton, ND. Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 3 from 5-7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.
Please remember in your prayers Janine ter Kuile (Financial Aid Office) whose mother passed away peacefully the morning of October 30. A Memorial Mass for Nona Wendt Modde Albers will be Wednesday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m. with visitation beforehand at 4:00 p.m. Services will be at St. Bernadette Catholic Church (7600 South 42nd St), Bellevue. Condolences can be sent to Janine at the Harper Center, Suite 2040.
Beloved Dean Emerita Sheila Ciciulla passed away on Sunday, October 23 after a short battle with cancer. Sheila joined the nursing school in 1973 and held the position of “acting nursing dean” three different times during her 25 years on the faculty. She retired in 1998. She is survived by her husband Sal and six children.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, 5pm to 7pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Dr., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be Wednesday, 10:30am, St. Vincent de Paul Church. A luncheon will follow immediately after the service with Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Sheila M. Ciciulla Scholarship Fund at Creighton University School of Nursing.
Prayers are requested for Michael Reuss, whose wife, Lori (Heng) Reuss passed away on Saturday, October 15 at the age of 46. She had been battling breast cancer for a number of years. Michael is the senior administrator for primary care in the departments of Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City. A rosary/prayer service will be held tonight (Monday) at 7:00 p.m. at the Church. Condolences can be sent to Michael at CUMC, Suite 4700.
Prayers have been requested for Ray Davis, age 91, who passed away on Saturday, October 8, after battling cancer. He is the father of Brad Davis, Radiology Technician in the Cath Lab. Services will be held in Mason City, IA. Condolences can be sent to Brad in care of the Cardiac Center.
Prayers are asked for Tami King who works in the Periodontics Department of the Creighton Dental School. Tami has been very sick and off of work for a month as she tries to recover. She has asked for prayers for 100% healing.
She is an Angel
Prayers are requested for Katie Booton and her family. Katie’s brother, Steven C. Booton, age 51 of Blair, died Friday, September 23rd. Katie is the Risk Manager in the Vice President for Finance division. A memorial service for Steve will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29th at Country Bible Church in Blair, Nebraska. Condolences can be sent to Katie in the Linn Building.
Prayers are requested for Christian Burk and his family. Christian's Father-in-law, David Lawrence Nich, died on Thursday, September 1st unexpectedly while in surgery. Christian is a valued member of the Enrollment Management team, specifically working on E-communications and Web initiatives. His office is located in the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Prayers are requested for the family of Dr. Sally O’Neill, Associate Vice-president Health Sciences, Continuing Education, whose mother-in-law, Marie O’Neill, passed away early this morning. Other relatives at Creighton include Dr. O’Neill’s son, Collin, who is a junior in COBA and Kylie O’Neill, Dr. O’Neill’s niece, who is a sophomore in Arts & Sciences.
Prayers are requested for David Edens, brother of Julie Leu, Physician Coding Audit Manager, Creighton Medical Associates. David had just celebrated his 54th birthday. He struggled with a form of ALS, called PLS, for nearly the last three years. He was hospitalized last Tuesday, August 16th with unrelenting pain. As per his wishes, he was transferred to the Hospice House on Friday, August 19th and his suffering finally ceased on Tuesday, August 23rd.
Mrs. Opal Brown, mother of Dr. Jill Brown (Department of Psychology) passed away the evening of August 23rd after several weeks in hospice care. Graveside services will be held at 11am Saturday at the White Hill Cemetery outside of Minden, NE. Layton Craig Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and can be contacted at 308-832-2020 for more information or for directions. Jill Brown and family thank the Creighton community for their support and prayers. Condolences can be sent to Jill at Hixson-Lied Building, Room 302.
Prayers are requested for Dr. Jill Brown, Department of Psychology. Dr. Brown’s mother, Opal Brown, is seriously ill and is in hospice care. The family appreciates thoughts and prayers of support during this difficult time.
After an extended illness Dr. Rita Meyer passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 21, 2011 in Fergus Falls, MN; she was surrounded by family and loved ones. Dr. Meyer came to Creighton University in 2000 and taught medical students, anatomy students and OT students until May 2011. She is remembered by her students as an enthusiastic and caring professor; she will be greatly missed by students and colleagues alike.
Please keep in your prayers Robbie van Haastert, brother of Dr. Ali van Haastert, OB/Gyn resident. Robbie has been diagnosed with aggressive sarcoma and will begin intensive treatment in Seattle. Please pray for strength, ability to cope with the treatments, patience, skill of his medical team and for his recovery.
Prayers are requested for the family of Eva Cullinan, who passed away on Tuesday, August 9th, in Blair, NE. Eva is the mother of Adjunct Economics Professor Thomas Cullinan, who is brother-in-law to Economics and Finance Chairman Dr. John Wingender and Adjunct Economics Professor James Wingender. Services were held Sunday. Condolences can be sent to the Eppley College of Business Administration.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19th at Salem Baptist Church, 3131 Lake Street, Omaha. Visitation will be Thursday, August 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Roeder Mortuary at 50th and Ames in Omaha.
Prayers and support are being asked for Beverly Nesbitt who works in the Outpatient Pharmacy at Creighton University Medical Center. Doctors found a tumor in her spine located at the base of her head. Surgery is scheduled on the 31st of August to remove the tumor. Please support Bev and her family during this time and pray for a successful recovery.
Prayers are requested for the family of Ed McKenna, who passed away on Thursday, August 11 at UNMC. He is the husband of Mary Jo McKenna, nurse in the Cath Lab at CUMC and father of Sean McKenna who works in Radiology for CUMC as well.
Visitation is today (Friday) from 6-7 p.m. with Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Church. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Church at 10:00 a.m.
The family of Leo “Butch” Elze invite the Creighton community to join them in a Celebration of Life ceremony. Butch passed away April 16th. He worked at the Osteoporosis Research Center for 6 years.
Jack and Nancy Krogstad invite the Creighton community to join them in remembering their daughter, Kristy Krogstad Sigvartsen who passed away July 4th. The celebration of life memorial service for Kristy Krogstad Sigvartsen will be:
Following the service, refreshments will be available in the church hall.
Dr. Guy Banville, Dean Emeritus, College of Business (1982 to 1994), died August 2, 2011 in Cape Coral, FL.
Condolences can be sent to: Mrs. Rolande Banville
Prayers are requested for Deb Bierman and her family. Deb’s brother, Jack Young, died Monday, August 1st. Deb is an Insurance Verification Specialist on the Customer Service Team at Creighton Medical Associates, and is located in the Wareham Building.
The wake service for Jack is tonight, August 3rd, at 6 pm at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel, and the funeral is Thursday at 11am, Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church, Council Bluffs.
Please remember in your prayers Nancy Ann (Vitale) Bisbee who passed away July 23 at the age of 91. She is the mother of Burnie Bisbee, S.J., a member of the Jesuit Community and a residence chaplain.
Please remember in your prayers CU student Cody Fricke, whose father, Mike Fricke age 56, passed away this week after battling cancer for some time. Services will be held on Monday, July 25 in St. Charles, IL.
Prayers are requested for the family of Elizabeth J. Reed, who passed away peacefully on July 14, 2011 surrounded by her family. She is the mother of Debra Ponec, Education Department. Services were held on July 18th. Condolences and cards may be sent to Debra L. Ponec, Education Department.
Prayers are requested for the family of Richard Staskiewicz, who died July 13, 2011. Richard’s sister, Marge Harris, is the Reimbursement Manager at Creighton Medical Associates, located in the Wareham Building.
For further information regarding memorials or to leave an online message, please visit a website established at sherylcostello.com.
It is with sadness that we share the news that Bethany McGhee, CU 2009 graduate with a BS in Accounting and Finance passed away July 6 at her home in Bonner Springs, KS following a long history of cancer. Cards and words of sympathy can be directed to her family at 15220 Linden Ct., Bonner Springs, KS 66012.
Please pray for Jack and Nancy Krogstad and their extended family. Their 36 year old daughter, Kristy (Krogstad) Sigvartsen died over the 4th of July weekend.
A memorial service is in the planning for August 13th, with more details to follow.
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Prayers are asked for the family of Marge Walsh, who passed away on Wednesday, May 18th in St. Louis, MO. She is a sister to Sharon Kohles (Patient Services Supervisor, Internal Medicine) and aunt to Rachel Burke (School of Pharmacy Faculty member). Funeral services will be in St. Louis tomorrow and burial will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 23rd in Portsmouth, IA.
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Prayers are requested for Dr. Amy Arouni, Cardiologist at The Cardiac Center at Creighton whose brother passed away last night. Services will be in Minnesota on Monday, May 23. Cards can be sent through intercampus mail to Dr. Amy Arouni, c/o The Cardiac Center, 3006 Webster Street, Omaha, NE.
The Unveiling Ceremony will be Sunday May 29th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the Mount Sinai Cemetery, North 78th and Crown Point Ave.
Please remember in your prayer Michelle Kresl, a nurse in the OB clinic in the hospital, who lost her 22 year old son, Ben, last night, of unknown causes.
Please remember her family and the close knit team in OB.
Condolences may be sent to Michelle at the Creighton Women ‘s Health Center on the 4th floor of CUMC.
Our dear Jesuit brother, Jack Zuercher, died on Saturday evening, after a brief stay at Hospice House. He was wonderfully ready to die and inspired visitors by his inner peace.
A fuller obituary will be coming with the arrangements for a memorial service because Jack donated his body to the Medical School.
Jack’s academic career was in Psychology, but the Society of Jesus tapped him to be the Superior of our house of early formation in Minnesota in the 1960’s. He then became the Director of Formation for all the men in formation in our Province, at a most difficult time of transition after the Second Vatican Council. He was appointed Rector of the Jesuit Community at Creighton University in 1976. It was during his time at Rector that Jack became deeply involved with the CLC, the Creighton Life Community, working with others to form one of the most vibrant CLC areas in the country. After 6 years as Rector, he had the vision to see the need for forming lay colleagues for their mission of serving in an Ignatian inspired ministry. So, he asked Fr. Morrison for permission to start a Mission and Identity ministry at Creighton and thus became the founder of the Collaborative Ministry Office and led the way, along with Joan Lanahan, in this lay formation ministry in the U.S. among Jesuit colleges and universities.. He was the Director of the Collaborative Ministry Office, and Chaplain of the Law School, until 1997, when he retired to work full-time as our Province Ecclesial Assistant for the Christian life Community. He will be remembered for the depth, humanity and inclusivity of his spirituality, for his sense of humor and inner comfort with a diversity of people, and the personal way he helped so many find intimacy with God in all things.
May our Lord embrace and reward this faithful servant and friend to so many of us.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th at Holy Name Church. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. and a luncheon will follow the service.
Please pray for Ann Lynch and her family. Ann’s father, Thomas Noonan died May 4, 2011. Ann is the Patient Services Manager for Creighton Medical Associates, located in the Wareham Building.
Arrangements are as follows: Visitation is on Sunday night from 6-8 p.m. and the funeral is Monday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. Both will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Greeley, NE. The funeral home is T. J. Finn and Sons in Ord, NE.
A Wake Service will be held this Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (114th and Fort Street). A Memorial Mass will be on Monday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m.
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Please remember in your prayers Gertrude Rhoads, who passed away Thursday, April 21 due to cancer. She is the sister of Creighton alumna, Patrick Cullen and sister-in-law of Biomedical Science Professor Diane Cullen.
Visitation will be at O’Halloran & Murphy , St. Paul, MN, on Tuesday (4/19) 5–8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday (4/20) 10:30 AM, at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church, Woodbury, with visitation on Wednesday at 9:30 AM at St. Ambrose.
Memorials are suggested in Katie’s name to Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104. Condolences can be sent to Rich in care of Development, Wareham Building.
Rich is appreciative for our continued prayers as his family mourns the loss of their beloved sister.
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Prayers are requested for the family of Loretta M. Cullan, 68, who passed away on Saturday, April 9th , after a long battle with cancer. She is the mother of Angela Tompsett, Sr. Finance Manager for the Department of Surgery. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 13th in Hemingford, Nebraska. Condolences can be sent to Angie at CUMC, 3rd floor.
The Jesuit Community received word that our brother, Fr. John Lynch, S.J., died in Milwaukee this afternoon from complications due to brain surgery last week. John was a member of our community for a number of years, serving St. John’s Parish, the University and the Hospital. He was 78 years old.
Arrangements are being planned.
Thank you for your prayer for John and his family.
Please pray for Fr. John Lynch, S.J., a former member of the Creighton U. Jesuit Community.
Fr. Lynch recently survived brain surgery to remove a tumor which was discovered to be malignant. Yesterday, Fr. Lynch lapsed into a coma at a hospital in Milwaukee. His condition is very serious and he and his family need our prayer.
Fr. Lynch was Pastor of St. John’s Parish from 1972 to 1985. He served as Assistant to the Vice-President for Hispanic Affairs for the University. From 1987 to 1995, he served as the Associate Director of Development. Fr. Lynch returned to St. John’s from 1995 to 1996. He served at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a Chaplain from 1997 to 2002.
May our Lord bless this dear man on his journey home to him.
We have received the sad news of the passing of Margaret Lytton, sister of Fr. Greg Carlson, S.J. Meg died April 12 in Fairfax, Virginia. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 5300 North 10th Street in Arlington, Virginia. May her soul rest in peace. Condolences can be sent to Fr. Greg in care of the Jesuit Community.
Prayers are requested for Bob Caudillo who is seriously ill. Bob was employed in the Fine and Performing Arts department and his wife, Jody, currently works in the Controller’s Office.
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Please remember in your prayer, Sarah Maher and her family. Sarah is a senior in the College of Business, expected to graduate Dec. 2011. Her father, James Maher, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 9th at the age of 65 in Essex, IA, her hometown. Visitation will be Friday, April 15th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Imogene, IA from 6-8:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church. A memorial is being established.
Prayers are requested for Warren Dale “Robbie” Robinson who passed away March 26, 2011. He is the father of Lora Freberg who works in the Department of Internal Medicine. In college, he was a quarterback for the Creighton University Blue Jays football team. Mr. Robinson donated his body to Creighton University School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 1702 Boyd Street, Ashland NE 68003.
Memorials should be sent to the First Christian Church, 1702 Boyd Street, Ashland NE 68003 or the Ashland Rescue Squad, 2402 Silver Street, Ashland NE 68003. Final interment of his ashes will be in 2012 after medical students at Creighton University School of Medicine have spent a year learning from him in their Anatomy course. At that time, his ashes will be buried with Military Honors, including Color Guard presentation, Taps, and rifle salute. Condolences can be sent to Lora at CUMC, Suite 5850.
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Prayers of peace and comfort are requested for Loretta Cullan. Ms. Cullan is the mother of Angela Tompsett, Senior Finance Manager for the Surgery Department in the School of Medicine.
Ms. Cullan has been diagnosed with cancer, which has metastasized to her brain and bones. Radiation treatment has begun. Cards can be sent to Angela at CUMC, 3rd floor.
Prayers are requested for James David Paul who died March 15, 2011. He is the brother of 2nd year psychiatry resident, Cindy Paul.
Services for James will be held Friday, March 25, at 4 p.m. at Butherus, Maser & Love, 4040 A Street, Lincoln, Neb. Memorial donations can be made to the James Paul Animal Rescue Fund at Union Bank, Lincoln Nebraska.
Deb Bame, (Internal Medicine), also asks for prayers for her brother, Tim Brich, who passed away on Friday, March 18 at the age of 44 following a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and 2 daughters. Services will be held in Colorado where he was living. Viewing and wake service will be held on Thursday, March 24 at Rundus Funeral Home (1998 West 10th Avenue, Broomfield, CO). Funeral Mass will be on Friday, March 25 at noon at Nativity Catholic Church (900 West Midway Blvd., Broomfield, CO).
We were saddened to be notified of the death of Bob Denney’s father, James Denney. Bob is the Director of Campus Recreation and the Kiewit Fitness Center.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 13 starting at 2:00 p.m. – family will receive friends from 4-6:00 p.m. It will be held at the mortuary: Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Colonial, 119th and West Center Road. Funeral Service will be Monday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific St.
Prayers are requested for Joyce Mander, who passed away last night. Joyce is the mother of Dorothy Wade, who is a patient registrar at the Creighton Cardiac Center at Onawa.
Prayer services are Friday, March 11th from 4 to 8 p.m. and the funeral will be held Saturday, March 12th at 10 a.m., both at Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa.
Condolences may be sent to Dorothy at The Cardiac Center.
Please remember in your prayers Helen Marie Esterbrooks who passed away Saturday, February 26th at Guardian Angels Health Care Center in Hibbing, Minn. The funeral will be held Saturday, March 12th at 1 p.m. at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Helen is the mother of Creighton Cardiac Center’s Director and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Dennis Esterbrooks, M.D. Cards and well wishes may be sent to Dr. Esterbrooks at The Cardiac Center.
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Fr. David Smith, S.J. is grateful for prayers for his mother, Darline Smith, who died Saturday, March 5th, at 11:00
Please remember in your prayers John Airey who passed away Friday, March 4th He passed away today due to complications from stroke and fall. He resides in Canada. John is the father if Creighton Cardiac Center Cardiologist, Kelly Airey, M.D. Cards and well wishes may be sent to Dr. Ariey at The Cardiac Center. The family has asked that donations be made to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.
Please offer prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Creighton alumnus Chad Scholl. Chad died early this morning while waiting for a liver transplant. Chad was a Spirit of Creighton Award winner. Additionally, Chad was a founder of the Creighton University chapter of Phi Delta Theta, and served as Chapter Advisor from 2003 until 2005. Since the chapter’s founding, Chad is the first alumni member to pass away. He left this world surrounded by family and friends.
Funeral arrangements are forthcoming, and most of the men of Phi Delta Theta will be in attendance. More information to come.
Cards can be sent to the Student Activities Office c/o Phi Delta Theta, Skutt Student Center Room 110.
The Prayer-Request website supports the faculty and staff of the Creighton community.
Michelle Hanner, at the Cardiac Center in Onawa asks for prayers for her mother, Carolyn McCunn. Her mother fell recently and a CT scan of her head showed two subdural hematomas. The doctors and family are deciding the best surgery route for her. She lives in Arizona during the winter months. Michelle would appreciate prayers for her and the family during this difficult time.
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Prayers are appreciated for Tim Brich and his family. Tim is fighting Stage IV cancer. Tim is the brother of Deb Bame (Internal Medicine).
Prayers are requested for the family and friends of Robyn Eden, Marketing and Public Relations. Her mother, Sally J. Carmichael, passed away unexpectedly on February 13. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 26 at 1 p.m. at Heafey Heafey Hoffman Dworak & Cutler at 7805 West Center Road in Omaha
Please remember in your prayers, Catrina Johnson (First year medical student) whose mother, Bobbie Johnson, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 11th in Natchez, Mississippi. Services are planned for Saturday, February 19th in Mississippi. Please keep the family in your prayers. Cards can be sent to: School of Medicine, Student Affairs – Criss 3, Rm 470.
Please remember in your prayer, Andy Gustafson (Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Society) whose mother passed away Saturday morning. He wrote, “She went to be with God as her kids and grandkids stood around her bed singing hymns she loved. Pray for our family as we grieve her loss and make arrangements.” Cards may be sent to Andy at BA 423, COBA.
Please remember in your prayers Ted Kasha (SPAHP) mourning the death of his mother on February 10 after a long battle with cancer. May she rest in peace.
Here are the details of the services for Ted’s mother, Rita Kasha:
Visitation – Sunday, February 13 from 2-4 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Home, Villisca, IA.
Condolences can be sent to Boyne Building, room 143.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions requests prayers for the family and friends of Connor Ausland, an admitted student from Eugene, OR. Connor died in a drowning accident this past weekend. Connor was very excited about his acceptance to Creighton. We were at the top of his list of college choices and it is likely that he would have enrolled here in the fall.
Condolences for the family can be sent to Undergraduate Admissions, attention Tim McCandless.
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We have also received news regarding Creighton student, Steele Valenzuela, a junior in Arts and Sciences. Steele’s mother is battling stage 4 cancer and was recently hospitalized in Sioux City and is undergoing radiation for a brain tumor. The family apprec iates prayers and support during this difficult time. Cards for Steele can be sent to Tami Buffalohead-McGill, Harper Center, Suite 4008.
Prayers are requested for the father of Emily Butz, 2014 Creighton undergrad, who was diagnosed in September 2010 with Stage 3 Leiomyosarcoma, a very rare cancer of the smooth muscle tissue. Emily did not return after Christmas break so as to be with her family. This fall, her father, (Tom Butz) underwent 6 weeks of daily radiation, to no effect and now is undergoing weekly sessions of intense chemo. Emily and her family would appreciate prayers for a positive outcome to the chemo treatments to shrink the tumor so that surgery will be possible. Cards can be sent to Emily at her home (11811 Kramper Lane, St. Louis MO, 68128)The Prayer-Request website supports the faculty and staff of the Creighton community.
Please remember in your prayer Cathy Weiss Pedersen (Campus Ministry) following the death of her father last night (January 25). She sent an e-mail late last night to tell us that he had a very peaceful death. Sadly, Cathy just lost her mother in November.
Here are the details of the services for Cathy’s father, Charles A. Weiss:
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 30 from 2-4:00 p.m. with a wake service at 4:00 p.m. at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman, 7805 West Center Road. Funeral services will be at St. Joan of Arc (7430 Hascall) on Monday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m.
Condolences can be sent to Cathy in care of Campus Ministry, Lower Swanson Hall.
We have received news that Sister Anne Evers, SSSF passed away on Tuesday, January 18. She is the aunt of Dr. Robert Recker of the Osteoporosis Research Center. The endowment for the ORC was named in her honor - The Sister Anne Evers Endowment for Osteoporosis Research. Services are being held in Wisconsin. Please remember Sister Anne, her family and friends in your prayer.
Please remember in your prayer Bob Martin, father of Steve Martin and father-in-law of Amy Haddad (Director, Center for Health Policy and Ethics) who passed away on January 14.
This weekend, Dede Johnson’s son, Dan Johnson, was taken to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta.
Dede is a retired, long time employee of Creighton and is grateful for our prayer for Dan.
Please remember in your prayers (Coach) Joe Cook, father of Tim Cook (Associate Professor - Education Department), who passed away Monday afternoon. Tim is grateful that he died peacefully in his sleep. Services will be held in Erie, Pennsylvania, where Tim grew up. Condolences can be sent to Hitchcock Building, room 103.
Please remember in your prayer a 4th year Pharmacy distance student and her family.