Donna L. Scanlan
February 17, 1934 – December 1, 2020
Donna Scanlan of Omaha passed away December 1, 2020 at UNMC from the Covid 19 virus. Donna loved Family, her Catholic faith, Music and being a Nurse.
Born in Lindsay, Nebraska and a graduate of Creighton University, Donna was preceded in death by parents, Lumir and Mary Teresa Ruzicka; brother, Lou Ruzicka Jr.; sisters, Florene Pierson and Mary Bierman.
She is survived by husband of sixty- four years, Bernie Scanlan; daughter, Trish Scanlan; son, Mike Scanlan (Arlis); grandchildren: Ben, Mitch, Kate Fuxa (Colby) and Claire Scanlan, nieces and nephews and Our Lady of Lourdes Church Choir and Parishioner family.
Donna was dedicated to what she loved shown in her 45-year nursing career with St Jo / Creighton Hospital, over 50 years serving Our Lady of Lourdes making music and being married for 64 years. Yes, she has left a huge void for all of us.
She was an eternal optimist and loved being around people. Her optimism was represented by some of her favorite songs, Smile, You Make Me Feel So Young and I’ll Be Seeing You. She also loved the hymns from each branch of the military. It wasn’t planned but we know she will be delighted that her final resting place will be at the new Veterans Cemetery, Omaha National as Bernie is a veteran of WWII.
We are all devastated with losing a wife, mom, grandma and friend but we have gained a guardian angel and know she will be making music in heaven. I put her special organ shoes and glasses with her in her casket. 🎶🎶
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Friday, December 11th from 5pm to 7pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (2110 S. 32nd Ave.) followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, December 12th at 10am, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment: Monday, December 14th at 1pm at Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
To view a live broadcast of the Vigil Service and Mass, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.