Dorothy Irene Antionette (Kean) Daeges

Dorothy Irene Antionette (Kean) Daeges

August 17, 1928 – May 1, 2023

SERVICE: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 10:30am, West Center Chapel.


Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, David M. and Anna A. (Martinosky) Kean; husband, Donald J. Daeges; daughters, Constance M. Reynolds, Rebecca S. Daeges; son, Peter W. Daeges; siblings: Vincent Kean, Marjorie Marrs, MaryAnn Riley, Rita Carrol, Genevieve Walsh.

She is survived by her daughters, Cassie M. Daeges, Sarah A. Suiter; son-in-law, Sean Patrick Suiter; sons, Donald J. Daeges, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Dona C. Daeges, Christopher M. Daeges and daughter-in-law, Kellie M. Daeges; grandchildren: Ian P. and Maximillian J. Suiter, Peter W. and Abigail E. Daeges; Jacob H. and Hallie M. Daeges; sister, Clara Newell; sister-in-law, Julie Sladovnik and Rita Daeges; brother-in-law, Alfred Daeges.

Dorothy grew up on a farm near Dawson, Nebraska. Her parents moved to Omaha for a short time to marry off their six daughters. This is where she met her husband, Donald. After living in Norfolk for a time, they settled in Omaha where they reared their seven children. She always nurtured her children and grandchildren, especially her daughter, Rebecca and son, Peter, who suffered from Cystic Fibrosis. She set an example of excellence, still reverberating to this day. She was truly the foundation of her family, holding the traditions, memories, and hearts of our family.

Dorothy enjoyed creating art on canvas, on the piano, in her flower gardens, and in the kitchen. Dorothy made sure to find time to keep her family healthy through a good diet and plenty of fresh air.
Besides being a “domestic engineer,” she found enjoyment later in her life as a Caretaker for many elderly folks throughout Omaha.

God always blesses you mom.

She will always be loved.



  • Rachel johnson Posted May 5, 2023 3:39 pm

    Rest in peace. Dear dorothy. I have many fond memories. You will be missed.

    • Sarah Suiter Posted November 20, 2023 8:20 pm

      She will be missed. Thank you for your kind words about my Mother.


  • cindy c goering Posted May 5, 2023 3:52 pm

    so sorry for the loss dorothy was a great lady

    • Sarah Suiter Posted November 20, 2023 8:22 pm

      Thank you for caring for my Mother as you did. You were a wonderful friend and Neighbor.


  • Mary Brau Badalucco Posted May 8, 2023 1:16 pm

    Living in Florida so cannot come – Aunt Dorothy was a lovely gracious person in my memories. – I remember her caring for her ill children as well as her other living children – – Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever.

    • Sarah Suiter Posted November 20, 2023 8:18 pm

      Thank you for your most kind words about my Mother Cousin Mary.


  • Sarah Suiter Posted November 20, 2023 8:15 pm

    My dear Mother, You were such a beautiful, kind lady and a wonderful Mother of seven. Your Ashes rest with you family in Omaha and with your Parents, David and Anne Kean in Dawson, Nebraska near your birth place. We miss you. Mom.

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