November 30, 1932 – February 7, 2022
Preceded in death by husband, Andreas; son, Norbert. Survived by son, Richard (Jane); grandchildren, Annika, Michaela; sister, Emma Masset; nieces.
VISITATION: Thursday, February 10th from 5pm to 7pm followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm, all at West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, February 11th at 11:15am at St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th Street. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Creighton Prep Norbert Gommermann Memorial Fund.
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Dora (Maercz) Gommermann was born in Mucsi, Hungary on November 30,1932. At age 12, she and her sister, Emma (18 months younger), attended the Notre Dame Sisters Boarding School in Hogyesz, Hungary for four years.
In 1948 after World War II, the Maercz family, of German ancestry, fled Communist Russia to Vienna, Austria.
In 1952, her parents, Josef and Maria Maercz, came to the United States and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where other Mucsi families had emigrated to.
Andreas (October 20, 1928) and Dora, both from Mucsi, Hungary, reconnected in 1953. Dora returned to Germany in 1954 and they decided to get married. On May 6, 1955, Dora and Andreas were married in Frauenstein, Germany. Their sons, Richard and Norbert, were born on July 1, 1956 and January 10, 1958 respectively.
In 1965 Dora, Andreas and their sons emigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1968 the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska where Andreas taught at Creighton University for 39 years and Dora at St. Cecilia Grade School for 37 years.
Dora loved to teach. Many students, parents of students, colleagues, and numerous other friends stayed very close to her until her last days.
Dora loved to travel. Her favorite place was Tibet. She also traveled to see family and friends in Germany, Austria and Hungary; and visited Italy, Russia, Peru, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal. One of her favorite places to spend months was Hawaii. Dora and Andreas loved the Big Island. In addition, the couple traveled through almost every state in the U.S.
May she Rest in Peace and be with her loving husband, Andreas and her son, Norbert.