Juanita May (Weidner) Kerrigan

Juanita May (Weidner) Kerrigan

May 22, 1928 – May 11, 2020


Nita Kerrigan passed peacefully with family at her side on Monday, May 11, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix “Finn” Kerrigan; unnamed baby daughter; son, William “Billy” Kerrigan; and grandson, Tyler Gustman.  She is survived by her children: Pat (Kathy Russell), Mary (Chuck) Gustman, Kevin (Jackie), Kathleen “Casey” (Eric) Williams, Joe (Lisa), Anne, R. L. (Ryanne) and Tim (Marcia).  She had 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She loved volleyball and helped found some of the first volleyball programs in Omaha through St. Pius/St. Leo and St. James/Seton parishes.

In addition to her dedication to her family, volunteering included the lunchroom programs at St. Pius X and St. James Grade schools, cleaned the churches, Essential Pregnancy Services, Catholic Charities, Habitat for Humanity, Siena Francis House, Meals on Wheels, and the Christian Women’s Association.

She was customer of the year at Blair Catalog and has the certificate to prove it.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Wednesday, May 13th from 4pm to 6pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by Family ROSARY at 6pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, May 14th, 10am, St. James Catholic Church.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials can be sent to: Essential Pregnancy Services, St. James Building Fund and Hospice House.

To view a live broadcast of the Rosary and Mass; go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage or click on links below.

Rosary Service Link: https://boxcast.tv/view/juanita-may-kerrigan-rosary-533255

Funeral Service Link: https://boxcast.tv/view/juanita-may-kerrigan-funeral-service-386129



  • Inta Watson Posted May 12, 2020 5:00 pm

    My deepest condolences to you family.

  • Will and Jackie Varicak and family Posted May 12, 2020 7:48 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Nita. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace!

  • Cheryl Kerrigan Posted May 13, 2020 6:07 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. What a wonderful woman. She won’t be forgotten.

  • Raya Neujahr Posted May 13, 2020 10:36 am

    She was a wonderful woman and never failed to make a room full of people laugh. She loved telling me stories about her life and her family! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • betty hoogerwerf Posted May 13, 2020 12:03 pm

    our deepest sympathy to nita’s family she was a beautiful angel who lighten up this world and will be a delight in the next world sharring her happy personality. will miss her.cousin betty hoogerwerf

  • Alice Ybarra Posted May 13, 2020 3:23 pm

    I’m so sorey for your loss. Anita was a wonderful lady.

  • Alice Ybarra Posted May 13, 2020 3:28 pm

    Im so sorry for your loss. Anita was a wonderful lady. She always had stories and jokes to tell us girls at work. Loved seeing her pictures on the computer. We will miss her dearly. Prayers for your family.

  • Leslie Jorgensen Posted May 13, 2020 6:47 pm

    Dear Mary and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a neat lady. Keep your memories close.

    Lovingly and with sympathy,

    Leslie Jorgensen
    Tim Potter

  • Art Neppl Posted May 14, 2020 6:18 am

    Pat and Family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will be with you in spirit, joy, sorrow, prayer, love and devotion today as you pay honor and love to your mother. May God Bless your entire Family along with Finn and Nita as they reunite.
    Art & June

  • Gayle Resh Posted May 14, 2020 7:37 am

    I will miss her dearly

  • Tom & Jeanette Tiwald Posted May 14, 2020 8:52 am

    Our condolences to all you. She was a wonderful woman!

  • Linda Thierolf Loveridge Posted May 14, 2020 9:47 am

    We are sending hugs to all of you. Our mom always talked of your mom with such love and laughter. I bet she is still taking credit for matching your parents up in life .What a grand time they must be having in heaven right now all together.

  • Rita Herink Posted May 14, 2020 9:55 am

    I always enjoyed visiting with, and playing volleyball with Nita, she was a great sport & a wonderful & fun person, I’m sure they (theKerrigans ‘) are all having a ball in heaven!! The Eisenmenger picnics were the best!

  • Teresa Weaver Posted May 14, 2020 7:18 pm

    Nita was one of the nicest people I have ever met. She was at the nursing home where my Grandma (Alma Schroder) is at and my Grandma just loved her so much. They had so much fun doing things together. They went outside and sat for hours visiting away. They helped each other as much as they could. My sympathy is with you and all of your families.

  • Mark Costello Posted May 19, 2020 5:13 pm

    Condolences and regret that I could not be present at Saint James church. God Bless your family at this challenging time in life. Please let me know if your family needs any support. Amen

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