Kathleen Sortino

Kathleen Sortino

Jan 22, 1948 – Dec 14, 2020

Kathleen Ellen (Theiler) Sortino, the youngest daughter of John and Louise (Elasser) Theiler, was born in Omaha, Nebraska on January 22, 1948.

Kathy was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Omaha on July 25, 1955 and confirmed her faith at Peace Lutheran Church on Palm Sunday, 1962.

Kathy was raised in Omaha, and resided at 4415 Grover Street, her home until she married.

She attended Jefferson Elementary, Norris Jr. High and Central High schools. She continues her education, graduating from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1970, receiving a teaching degree.

She married and had two sons, Randy Eastman and Michael Sortino.

She lived in Northwest Omaha and became a charter member of St. Michael Lutheran Church where she was active in the choir.

She departed this life on December 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her loving parents; sister, Barbara Johnson. She is survived by her loving sons, Randy Eastman and Michael (Shannon) Sortino; granddaughter, Madelyn;sister Merrilyn (Steve) Walling; nieces; nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Family receives friends, THURS, 4:00-8:00PM, St. Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo St. Private Family Service, FRI, 1:00PM.

Memorials are suggested to St. Michael Lutheran Church.


  • Fran Kocmich Posted December 16, 2020 1:08 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother, Randy and Michael. I have wonderful memories of our days together on 122nd Circle! Kathy was a kind, loving, sweet, generous friend. I admired her strength in times of adversity. May she rest in peace.

  • Kaye Murray Krogstrand Posted December 16, 2020 4:26 pm

    It is with sadness and loss that I write this about my childhood friend. Kathy and I met when we were both three years old and the only little girls in the neighborhood. We were inseparable. As time went on we were separated by choice of high school, but then drawn back together in college and are choice of sororities. Since that time we shared several fun times together. During Kathy’s illness we spent an afternoon rehashing many of those childhood memories. I hoped this was a pleasant time for her as we laughed and sighed at many of these remembrances. Kathy will forever be in my thoughts as a wonderful friend and I’m so blessed she was part of my life.

  • Mary Buglewicz Duffy Posted December 16, 2020 8:48 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Kathy. We were first year teachers at Corrigan School., many years ago. She was a wonderful teacher, very caring for her students. May God grant her family comfort.

  • Robbie and Mike Hoskovec Posted December 17, 2020 12:18 pm

    We are so saddened by what Kathy went through. We know she is now in God’s hands. Kathy was a good friend to us for more than 50 years. Our friendship started in college and continued through good times and bad. She always had kind words and a smile for everyone. She will be missed! May she rest in peace.
    Our thoughts are with her family.

  • Mary Ellen Pollard Posted December 18, 2020 9:09 am

    Randy & Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a kind & caring person. I first knew her in Parkwest where we were backyard neighbors. Later she & I ended up being co-workers at Dr Marsh’s office. I will always remember the fun times we had together there.

  • Shirley Kaestner Posted December 18, 2020 2:04 pm

    Thank you sharing the service of your loving mother Kathy. So proud to be one among her many friends ❤

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