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Bernice Mary Lanspa

December 13, 1930 — March 26, 2022

Bernice Mary Hayes was born in Sutton, Nebraska while her parents Thomas Dean and Carrie Hayes were visiting relatives. They returned to their home in Montana where Bernice grew up and learned pride in her Irish heritage, a focus on family, and a love of Native American art.



She attended Creighton University School of Pharmacy where she met another pharmacy student who became the love of her life, Eugene Francis Lanspa. They married while Gene was attending Creighton Medical school, and they began their life together in Lincoln, then Omaha. They raised four children (Michael, Stephen, Rosemary, and Thomas) who gave them many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



Bernice volunteered at St. Joan of Arc School, Christ the King, and Creighton. She was known for her kindness and optimism. She spent her later years keeping up with the news from all her grandchildren.



Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene F. Lanspa.



She is survived by children, Michael (Carol) Lanspa, Stephen (Margaret) Lanspa, Rosemary (John) Borghoff, Thomas (Mary Alice) Lanspa; 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.



Services, Thursday March 31st, at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church.



Interment, Calvary Cemetery.



Visitation begins, Wednesday, March 30th, at 5pm at the 72nd Street Chapel with a Wake Service at 6:30pm.



Memorials are suggested to the Creighton University School of Pharmacy or the Creighton University School of Medicine.







































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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114

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Wake Service

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Starts at 6:30 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Christ the King Catholic Church

654 South 86th Street, Omaha, NE 68114

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Burial

Calvary Catholic Cemetery- Omaha

7710 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124

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