Katherine A. “Katie” Saniuk

Katherine A. “Katie” Saniuk

December 1, 1957 – February 10, 2022

Katie Saniuk was born on December 1, 1957, in Omaha, Nebraska.  She was the third of six children born to Joseph and Georgiana Saniuk.

Katie’s education began at Saint Joan of Arc Grade School and where she was a standout on the track and field team.  She attended Marian High School and graduated from Westside High School.  Katie completed her undergraduate degree in General Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  She also earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Public Administration with a focus in Environmental Chemistry.

Katie worked for the City of Omaha from 1984 to 2012 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  After retiring from the plant, Katie worked for Gallup Analytics as a phone interviewer.  She loved to talk and this second “career” honored that.

Katie loved nature and was a certified arborist as well as a home gardener. She appreciated a clean car, a soak in the hot tub, pink champagne cupcakes and the work of Thomas Mangelsen.  Katee was a treasured aunt to Maddie, Caroline, Elise, Joe and Bailey.

She volunteered at the Holy Family Shrine and enjoyed chatting with travelers who visited.

Katie died in her sleep on February 10, 2022.

Preceded in death by parents, Joseph F. and Georgiana Saniuk.  Survived by brother, Joseph F. Saniuk (Denise); sisters: Joan Saniuk (Sharilyn Steketee), Margaret Lubash (Randy), Helen Keillor (Kevin), Judy Pfeifer (Randy); nephew, Joseph F. Saniuk III; nieces: Madeline Larson (Nick), Caroline Keillor, Elisabeth Saniuk, Bailey Lubash.

VISITATION: Tuesday, February 15th from 4pm to 6:30pm followed by WAKE SERVICE at 6:30pm, all at West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, February 16th at 11:15am at St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th Street.  Interment: St. John Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Holy Family Shrine or Cathedral Arts Project.

To view live broadcasts of the Wake Service and Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.





  • Buffie A Denning Posted February 11, 2022 5:57 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Katie is loved and missed.

  • Lisa Cornet Posted February 12, 2022 4:15 pm

    My condolences to the entire Saniuk family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • John L. Hoich Posted February 13, 2022 1:35 am

    I’m so very sorry for a lifetime friend to be gone so young a great Westside Warrior who we all love rest in peace our dear friend my dear friend

  • Barbara Ford Posted February 13, 2022 9:04 am

    All of you were such a big part of our lives for a long time. Precious memories that we savor. Katy was blessed to be a part of a loving family and we know you are hurting.. Love, Ken and Barb

  • Dan Dube Posted February 14, 2022 10:24 am

    Dorothy and I, and the Catholic Business Group of Omaha, are sending prayers your way.

  • Matt Sakowski Posted February 14, 2022 4:53 pm

    We, at the Holy Family Shrine, are so sad Katie is gone. She volunteered for many years at the Shrine and had a unique, fun way of visiting with our guests. She will be missed – she was a dear friend. Rest in peace, Katie.

  • Cindy Ford Posted February 15, 2022 10:11 am

    Thinking of all of you. I was such a lucky girl to be given instant sisters next door when I was born, then two partners in crime a month later. Katie , as the rest of you, is a precious part of my childhood memories. Sending love and prayers. I’m with you in spirit. Love, Cindy

  • Don & Nancy Hewett Posted February 15, 2022 1:03 pm

    Our deepest sympathies. Katie was our neighbor and always had a smile on her face. She was always nice to us!! RIP Katie.

  • Jenny Higgins Posted February 15, 2022 1:49 pm

    My sympathies to the Saniuk family. Katie had an incredible talent for knowing and understanding people. Katie had a tremendous impact at Gallup and will be deeply missed.

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