Cassandra L. “Cassie” Sheik

Cassandra L. “Cassie” Sheik

November 16, 1984 – February 18, 2021

Cassie is survived by Charles and Patricia;  brother, Christopher Sheik; her godchildren: Parker Holan, Shyann Headley, Saydi Headley, Canaan Cote, and Benjamin Burkey; extended family kids: Makaylah, Olivia, JC, Chase Moen, Jillian Burkey, Caden Shaefer; extended family; Rick and Julie Briganti and their children: Nicholas, Shari, Michael, Mary, Sara.  Cassie’s memory will live on through the countless lives she has touched.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Monday, February 22nd at 5pm to 7pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 5419 N 114th St.  VIGIL SERVICE: Monday, February 22nd at 7pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.   MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, February 23rd at 11 am, Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.  INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.  To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page


Cassandra Lynn Sheik was born on November 16, 1984 to Charles and Patricia Sheik in Omaha, NE.  Cassie graduated from Skutt Catholic High School in 2003.  She furthered her education at Mount Marty University and received a degree in Religious Studies.

Cassie was a Core Member of the Lifeteen/ Overflow program where she shared her enthusiasm and love for Christ with young people.  She had a spark of tenderness, which children of all ages gravitated towards.  Cassie was a kind, warmhearted soul that was quick with a smile or smart remark, but always there to offer a helping hand. Her faith was a beacon of light in a dark world, strengthened by her infectious, positive attitude. God’s love shone through her life of friendship, service, and loving others.

Cassie had a wonderful sense of humor and was able to laugh at herself.  Though we never could get her to eat normally with a utensil, she always managed to feed herself food and spirituality to others. She loved spending time with family and friends and never turned down a challenge, even illness. She humbly offered her pain for the souls in purgatory and loved God with her life.



  • Jay Sillau Posted February 18, 2021 5:12 pm

    Pat, Chuck, Chris,Mary, Larry and family.
    Dot and I are so sorry to hear of Cassie’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing her while she was growing up and also as a fellow employee at EMC. What a wonderful young lady! She touched many people with the great way she approached life and her faith. We know that she will be missed by the many people that knew and loved her. But, we all can take comfort that she is with Jesus.

  • Teri Carlino Posted February 18, 2021 10:44 pm

    was incredibly Blessed to know Cassie and call her my friend. She was always ready to reach out and provide a helping hand. I will always remember her as someone who went above and beyond. She was a guiding light, and truly a saint here on earth. As someone once said, an Angel on loan. I am glad I was able to spend a few evenings with her last fall and I will miss her dearly. May she rest in peace. I love you and miss you already.

  • Abby Freerksen Posted February 19, 2021 9:32 am

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Cassie at EMC. She was always pleasant to work with. She will be missed dearly. May we all take comfort knowing she is a beautiful Angel with Jesus.

  • Joshua D Nielsen Posted February 19, 2021 9:36 am

    I am so terribly sorry to hear of Cassie’s passing. She is such a joyful and caring person. She really brought kindness and light to us all. I am fortunate to have known her and I know she will be missed greatly.

  • Dale Parkening Posted February 19, 2021 10:00 am

    Pat, Chuck, Chris and Mary, Larry and family, We are so saddened to hear about Cassie’s passing. She was a beautiful girl. I loved working with her. She had such a sunny disposition and such a lovely smile. She was always helpful and I think she really enjoyed volunteering to organize different events. She was very creative and liked to decorate her cubicle and dress up for the different holidays. She was very considerate of others. I remember suggesting something once and she tweaked it slightly because she didn’t want to offend anyone. I know her faith in Christ was important to her. We are sad now because those of us who are left behind grieve for our loss but she has gained an eternity that is more amazing than any of us can imagine.

  • Lorraine Terrell Posted February 19, 2021 3:09 pm

    Cassie was such a kind soul and had such a strong faith. She had a great sense of humor that I enjoyed. Chuck and Patty you did a great job raising such a wonderful daughter. Prayers go out to you and Chris.

  • Jessie Marr Posted February 19, 2021 4:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Cassie was a wonderful person, she made transitioning into a new field extremely easy for me. She was always patient and willing to help me out in any way she could. Her sense of humor, optimism, and drive are only some of things I admired about her. Although I didn’t get to know her well outside of a work context, I know that she will be remembered warmly by anyone she came into contact with.

  • Carol Ulrich Posted February 19, 2021 4:26 pm

    Your family is in our prayers & I know God has greater plans for your dear sweet Cassie.
    Rest in peace my friend, you will be dearly missed until we meet again.

  • Dan Keisling Posted February 19, 2021 4:54 pm

    I was in Life Teen with Cassie. She was such a goofball and seemed to have endless energy. One of the only times she ever looked stern was while playing soccer. We drifted apart after high school but she worked with my little brothers as they attended Life Teen. I’m so glad they had her as a role model when I wasn’t there. She will be so dearly missed. God bless her family in this trying time.

  • Paul and Audrey Janzen Posted February 19, 2021 6:30 pm

    Dear Charles, Patricia and Christopher,
    We had the pleasure of meeting your dear Cassie through Katie and Craig (Craig is our son). We want you to know how sorry we are to learn of her passing. We had the opportunity to have her at our home for lunch the day of Katie’s bridal shower in Henderson, and also visited with her again last fall/winter at Craig and Katie’s. We admired her strong faith and know she is at peace.with God. We kept her close in thought and prayer, and will keep your family in our prayers also.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Paul and Audrey Janzen

  • Todd Meyer Posted February 19, 2021 9:36 pm

    Pat, Chuck, Chris, Mary, Larry and family, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. It was a gift and blessing to know Cassie and I am forever grateful for her friendship. She truly was one of the kindest most generous people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. Her infectious smile and loving nature will be missed but never forgotten. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Bobbi Nunn Posted February 20, 2021 9:30 am

    Dear Pat and Chuck, I am so very sorry! Please allow me to extend healing prayers to you and your family!

  • Sarah Furrow Posted February 20, 2021 11:41 am

    Cassie will be missed greatly. She was a wonderful person, with a large kind heart and a wonderfully warm smile. When she smiled around you, you couldn’t help but smile with her. Sending prayers for all

  • JJ and Catherina-Catherine Hall Posted February 20, 2021 2:29 pm

    Dearest Chuck and Pat,
    Death is one of the most important events in the life of our Faith and our beliefs, as it is the end of a person´s earthly life and the beginning of the eternal life in heaven, in the presence of God. Heaven and our salvation is a glorious precious gift from God through his grace and love. Cassie you are a gift from our God. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no on can steal. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on until we meet again in heaven. God bless

  • Jeremy McConnell Posted February 20, 2021 2:54 pm

    Pat, Chuck, Mary, Larry and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. It was on honor and a blessing to have known and worked with Cassie, even if it was for just for a small window and time. Be proud of the young woman you raised as she truly was special. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

  • Amber Johnson Posted February 20, 2021 6:08 pm

    I am sorry for this loss to your family. Cassie was a kind soul with a wonderful sense of humor. She was always great to work with and worked hard to spred joy around the office. I’m glad for the time I’ve known her and sad that it was so short. Thinking of the whole family and sending love to you all. Cassie was a shining light in this world that will be greatly missed.

  • Sue Zastrow Posted February 20, 2021 8:51 pm

    I am so deeply saddened by Cassie’s passing. She was such a kind and caring person. She was truly a gift from God and will truly be missed. She touched my heart and will forever be remembered as a truly special person. My deepest sympathies to Pat, Chuck, Chris, Mary, Larry and your extended family. God Bless.

  • Ken Cox Posted February 21, 2021 7:17 am

    Pat, Chuck, Christopher, Mary, and Larry, Sonja and I are so sorry to hear of Cassie’s passing. Anytime I saw Cassie, she seemed to have a smile on her face. She was truly a joy to be around and see each day in the office. Her positivity was infectious. Cassie was such a kind and caring person. She will truly be missed. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Mary Bazis Posted February 21, 2021 11:06 am

    I am so very sorry to hear this. We are thinking of your family.

  • Pam & Ken Schaefer Posted February 21, 2021 12:05 pm

    Dear Charles, Patricia & Chris
    Such an honor & blessing to have Cassie in our lives! Know we share in your sorrow & keeping you all close in prayer & love! Such a special daughter you raised!💗
    I first met Cassie at MMC as a student, where I was working with Emily in my office! She would light up any room with her contagious smile & sharp wit – such a joy to be around!
    Katie Schaefer (now Epp) is our daughter. The girls quickly all became good friends as Emily was her roommate & shared many good times together! Cassie was always willing to help in so many ways, so caring, loving, whether it was with her dog (Winston) or their baby, Caden!
    Her strong faith carried her through her tough journey & she is that special Angel, who will guide & walk side by side all who loved her!💗
    Much Sympathy & Love,
    Pam & Ken Schaefer

  • Cat Poteat Posted February 21, 2021 2:49 pm

    I admit that I did not know Cassie well. I went to just one or two youth group sessions back in spring of 2014. She welcomed me into the teen community with open arms, and expressed boldly how much the graduating seniors were beloved there. It has left a lasting impression on myself, as well as all of those teens who went through youth group. I think I can express a surety that she only has a short time until the full unification with Christ that is in Heaven. Her faith was known to us.

  • Stephanie Wilson Posted February 22, 2021 10:56 am

    My thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Cassie was such a pleasure to work with at EMC. She went over and above in her job and as a fellow coworker. Her strong faith in Christ was part of her daily life. RIP.
    Stephanie Wilson

  • Deacon Rick Roder Posted February 22, 2021 12:26 pm

    Dear family and friends of Cassie, I am a deacon who teaches with a friend of Cassie and was pulled into her journey through her faith, which passed far beyond any boundary she ever imagined. She and all of you were in my prayers as she suffered and offered her life to Christ and for grace for other souls. Her selfless example is an inspiration, and I look forward to some day, some way learning of how she continued to work for the salvation of others from the other side of death. I will continue to pray for consolation, peace and grace for all of you as you grieve and adjust. May Cassie live forever in the peace of our dear Lord, whom we thank for the many ways Cassie witnessed to Him with her life.

  • Fran Sillau Posted February 22, 2021 5:07 pm

    Mary, Larry, and family. I was saddened to hear of Cassie’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know her over the years at EMC gatherings. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Johanna Delmundo Utman Posted February 22, 2021 9:15 pm

    I knew Cassie from St. James, LifeTeen and many fun times. She was a light and honestly so purely kind. She will be greatly missed. Many thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • Michael & Susan Woody Posted February 23, 2021 9:16 am

    My wife and I were devastated to hear of Cassie’s passing. We were both RE teachers at St Augustin /church in Des Moines when Cassie took over the direction of that program. Cassie was such a delightful spirit and was loved by all. She was fun to work with and loved to antagonize me about Nebraska football. Our prayers to all of her friends and family and we are all blessed to have had her in our lives.

  • Julie Brunning Posted February 23, 2021 10:31 am

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of Cassie. My sincere condolences to the family.
    God takes the loved ones from our side but never from our hearts. God bless Cassie and her family.

  • Debbie Curtis Posted February 23, 2021 11:15 am

    So sorry to hear of Cassie’s passing, She is truly one of God’s angels now. Blessings to Patty, Chuck, Chris and Mary and your whole family.

  • Jerri Reckling Posted February 23, 2021 1:02 pm

    Cassie was a genuine person. She will be missed.

  • Gary Alford Posted February 23, 2021 4:55 pm

    I’d like to offer my condolences to the family and anyone else who had the privilege of knowing Cassie. We are all better people for it. Cassie made a difference each and every day and always had a smile and some word of encouragement for everyone. She will be sorely missed!

  • Erin Smith Posted February 23, 2021 5:57 pm

    The hole Cassie leaves is certainly felt deeply. Her positive attitude, always being kind, always smiling, and a being a genuinely good person…there aren’t many quite like Cassie. Deepest sympathy to her entire family and all those who love her. We will miss her greatly. Rest easy sweet lady.

  • Becky R Grosserode Posted February 23, 2021 7:46 pm

    Dearest Chuck, Pat, Chris, and family.
    Today we said our earthly goodbyes to Cassie with the reassurance that she remains in our lives from heaven. Her spirit shone with God’s love and touched everyone that she came in contact with. She was a true blessing and how blessed we are that she will be interceding for all of us. May she continue to bless us from above with her love and faith. Elijah said this afternoon that he was sad that he wasn’t going to get to play with ‘Aunt Cassie’ anymore. I’m so thankful that she was part of my grandsons’ lives. May we all live our faith following Cassie’s example. She will be deeply missed and continue to be deeply loved.

  • Cyndi Cook Posted February 23, 2021 8:07 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Cassies passing. I knew her when I taught RE at St. Augustin. We had many wonderful conversations and I so enjoyed her enthusiasm. Cherish your memories!

  • Thomas McCarthy Posted February 26, 2021 3:23 am

    To Michael and all Briganti relatives, and to all extended family and loved ones. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and sympathies for your loss. May eternal rest grant unto Cassie, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

  • Rhonda Tucker Posted March 3, 2021 3:36 pm

    To the family, extended family, and friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Cassie was a delight to work with, and so helpful. May she rest in peace.

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