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Harrington, Francis Benedict "Frank", Age 95 years

Harrington Frank

Date of Birth: 03/20/1920

Date of Death: 07/04/2015

Services: Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at New Cassel Retirement Center, 900 N 90th Street, Omaha NE 68114.  Burial will be at 4:00 PM on Tuesday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Rock Valley, Iowa.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, July 6, 2015 at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries 72nd Street Chapel, with a vigil service to be held at 7:00 PM.

Memorials are suggested to the New Cassel Foundation.

Omaha. A native of Champaign, Ill., and resident of Sioux Falls, S.D., from 1954 to 1996, when he moved to Omaha. In Omaha, he lived for 16 years at New Cassel Retirement Center and three years at Brookestone Meadows. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a reporter and copy editor for newspapers in Rock Island and Galesburg, Ill., and the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader. He worked in public relations for the Sioux Falls Public Schools and led the Minnehaha County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He married Dolores G. Rielly on Sept. 14, 1948 at St. Mary’s Church in Rock Valley, Iowa. Preceded in death by his wife Dolores G. (Rielly) Harrington (1991); parents, Thomas L. and Mary E. (Sullivan) Harrington; half brothers, Leonard, Ralph, Bernard, Earl, George and William Harrington; half sisters, Edna Steffen, Margaret Fleshner, Sr. Dolores Harrington, O.S.B., and Grace Ducey. Survived by children and spouses, Mary and Rick McConville, West Des Moines, Iowa; Margaret Harrington, Los Angeles; Michael Harrington and Jan McCreary, Brisbane, Australia; Thomas and Gina Harrington, Jefferson, Iowa; Emily Harrington, Denver; John and Sylvia Harrington, Waco, Texas; Jane and Martin Beerman, Omaha; and Charles Harrington and Cristina Charney, Olympia, Wash. Grandchildren and spouses, Katie and Jeff Jensen, Clive, Iowa; Casey McConville, West Des Moines, Iowa; Joe and Meghan McConville, Windsor Heights, Iowa; Patrick and Sidell McConville, Los Angeles; Brendan McConville, Des Moines, Iowa; Bridget Harrington, Brisbane, Australia; John and Beth Harrington, Kansas City, Mo.; Don and Chizuru Harrington, Alexandria, Va.; Mary Harrington and Rielly Harrington, Jefferson, Iowa; Emily Harrington, Waco, Texas; William Beerman, Lincoln, Neb.; Ellen Beerman, Omaha; and Kylie Harrington, Olympia, Wash. Great-grandchildren, Hayden and Reagan Jensen, Clive, Iowa; Finnian, Faolan and Miren McConville, Windsor Heights, Iowa; and Declan McConville, Los Angeles.

Visitation with family Monday, July 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by vigil service at 7 p.m., at John A. Gentleman Westside Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at New Cassel Retirement Center, 900 North 90th St. Visitation one hour prior to service at New Cassel. Interment 4 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rock Valley, Iowa. Memorials to New Cassel Foundation.

Ficke, Martha E. Age 101 years

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Date of Birth: 04/28/1914

Date of Death: 07/03/2015

Services:Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Omaha NE. Interment Calvary Cemetery. 

Visitation:Tuesday, July 7, 2015, starting at 5:00 p.m. with Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. all at St. Bernard Church. Memorials to St. Bernard School, Hillcrest Hospice.

Born in Kewsick, IA. Longtime nurse and caregiver. Preceded in death by husband, Bernard; daughter, Patricia A. Duffy; grandson, Douglas Ficke; great granddaughter, Michelle Ficke;parents,Alfred and Theresa Bender; 6 brothers; 1 sister. Survived by children, Carol (Richard) Wieseler, Richard (Patricia) Ficke, Rita (Frank) Pecha, Allen (Judy) Ficke; 24 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Bryngelson, Carol A., age 77

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Date of Birth: 01/08/1938

Date of Death: 07/03/2015

Services: Monday (7-6-15) 11:00 AM at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Monday (7-6-15) 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Interment: Monday 2:30 PM at the Wisner Cemetery, Wisner, Nebraska.

Memorials: To the family for donation to Carol's favorite charities.


Carol A. Bryngelson    Born 1-8-1938 in  Norfolk, Ne.  to Died   7-3-2015 in Omaha, Ne.
Preceded in death by husband, David Bryngelson; son, John Carl Bryngelson; parents, Carl, Sr. and Anne Muffly; brother, Carl "Bunky" Muffly, Jr.
Survived by children, Holly Bryngelson, Paul (Chris) Bryngelson; grandson, Ryan Bryngelson; beloved pets, Ilsa and Riley.

Matuska, Lynn S., age 55

Matuska Lynn

Date of Birth: May 18, 1960

Date of Death: June 30, 2015

Services: Friday, 11:00 AM at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1821 N. 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska

Memorials: St. Mark Lutheran Church Campus Renovation.

Lynn is survived by her husband of 35 years, Terry; daughters, Danica (Bret) Fuller and Katarina Matuska; parents, Russell and Lois Stedronsky; sister, Cheryl Kirwan; brother, Bruce (Jane) Stedronsky; and beloved companion, Franci.

Grof, Evelyn M. Age 97 years

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Date of Birth: 04/03/1918

Date of Death: 06/30/2015

Services: Funeral Services will be held Thursday, 11:00 A.M. at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 North 72 Street Omaha, Nebraska. 

Additional Services: Additional services and burial will be held in Atkinson, NE. at a later date. 

Evelyn passed away peacefully, at the Nye Pointe Living Center. Born to Thedore and Katherine (Kramer) Grof in Atkinson, NE. She attended St. Joseph School, graduating in 1935. Evelyn then worked for the Law Office of Francis Lee in Atkinson and moved to Omaha, NE. in 1952. She worked for Mutual of Omaha for 40 years, retiring in 1992. She was an active member of the Catholic Daughters and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. In 1999 she moved to New Cassel and in 2011 she moved to Nye Pointe Living Center in Fremont, NE. to be closer to her nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered by her family as a kind, loving and caring person. She enjoyed taking her nieces and nephews places and having them stay with her. She is survived by her sister, Mary Catherine (Bill) Jardee of Aurora, CO.; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; siblings and in laws, Eleanor (Joseph) Frickenstein; brother, Harold (Josephine) Grof.