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.
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