Dianne Chval (St. Lucas)

Dianne Chval (St. Lucas), 83, of Omaha, passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2023, in the comfort of her own home. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Chval Sr., and parents, Frank Sr. and Jennie St. Lucas of Omaha, NE.

She is survived by her 3 children: James Chval Jr. (Jeri) of Council Bluffs, IA, Dede McKay (Chris) of Omaha, NE, and Tim Chval (Julie) of Bentonville, AR; 3 grandchildren: Annie McCaffrey of Fort Dodge, IA, Maddie McKay of Lincoln, NE, and Mackenzie Hartman of Council Bluffs, IA; one great-grandson, Adrien McCaffrey of Fort Dodge, IA; and brother, Frank St. Lucas Jr. (Tom Gudden) of Omaha NE.

Dianne graduated from Cathedral High School in 1957, where she was a founding member of the “Bert” Club. After graduation, she attended Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO, and Duchesne Academy in Omaha, NE. She went on to live most of her life in Omaha, NE, with a brief stint in Coffeeville, KS.

Dianne was a compassionate person who loved her Italian heritage, cooking, caring for her family, numerous pets and animals, equal rights, and the advancement of minorities. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality and will be sorely missed by all the lives she touched.

VISITATION: Thursday, March 9th, 10am, with 11am SERVICE at West Center Chapel.

Interment: Calvary


  • Brian Ziepke Posted March 7, 2023 10:32 am

    Dianne was such a wonderful women. The kindest and sweetest neighbor one could dream of. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. Dianne will be missed dearly! Thanks for the wonderful 24 years of kindness.

  • Kristen Acquazzino Posted March 7, 2023 9:13 pm

    Dianne was my neighbors for decades. She was generous and thoughtful. Having lived in Seattle for many years we spent many hours talking about her love of glass art (Chihuly). When my dad unexpectedly died Dianne’s warm words were comforting and meaningful. I will miss Dianne so much and wish her family condolences on such a profound loss. I was lucky to have known Dianne.

  • Mary Ann Slattery Posted March 8, 2023 7:57 pm

    Dianne was such a kind, loving and compassionate woman. Everyone loved her vivacious spirit. ,and her warm and endearing personality.. Dianne was a friend to many. I send my prayers and sincere sympathy to her family at this difficult time. Your Mother and Grandmother was so special.💗🙏🏻

  • Judy Anderson Posted March 16, 2023 4:47 pm

    Cousin Judy here. Thank you Dianne for over 70 years of friendship, conversations every week and fun on this our earthly life. I’ll be watching our figure skaters and qvc and offering our opinions lol even if no one ever asked us . I miss you terribly .Behave up there and I’ll be looking for you someday,

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