Kathryn Ann (Johnson) Egan

Kathryn Ann (Johnson) Egan

June 1, 1934 – January 19, 2022

 FAMILY REQUIRES EVERYONE TO WEAR MASKS.  VISITATION: Tuesday, January 25th from 9:30am to 10:30am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St., followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am.  Family Entombment: Calvary Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.

To view a live broadcast of the MASS, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


Kathryn “Kathy” Ann Johnson was the oldest of four children, followed by Margy, Rosey, and Jimmy, born to Kirtel and Evelyn Johnson. She was born on June 1, 1934 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. After high school she attended College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. 

The Johnsons had a lake house on Ottertail Lake, MN, where Kathy met a handsome young man, Bill Egan. That began a love affair that lasted 69 years.

After Bill came back from Korea, they married in July of 1954 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls. Following Bill’s discharge from the Army that September, the newlyweds settled in Omaha. Bill and Kathy have four children: Mike, Karen, Mary and Barbara. 

Kathy was renowned for running a tight ship, clean house and an organized family life, and always had her homemade chocolate chip cookies in the apple cookie jar on the kitchen counter.

After the children left the nest, Kathy pursued her degree in Interior Design at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Following graduation, Kathy had a successful career with Sahler Office Interiors as a commercial designer. A few years after Bill’s 1988 retirement from Mutual of Omaha, Kathy joined him in retirement and they became snowbirds. They bought their home in the Ahwatukee neighborhood of Phoenix and enjoyed nearly 30 years of snowless winters. During that time, Kathy pursued her hobbies of quilting, lapidary, and bridge with new, dear friends. Kathy enjoyed summers with Mary and Karen’s families in Omaha and winters with Mike and Barbara’s families in Arizona. 

Kathy and Bill are longtime members of Christ the King Catholic Church in Omaha and Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Phoenix, AZ. Kathy was active in the Church Guild in Omaha, enjoyed singing with the choir, and was a cantor during Mass. She also directed the women’s funeral choir for a number of years.

Kathy is survived by husband Bill of 67 years; sisters, Margy McCarron and Rosey McGuire (John); sister-in-law, Nancy Wasberg; son, Mike Egan (Pat) of Prescott Valley, AZ; daughters: Karen Keller (Paul) and Mary Sackett (Jim) of Omaha, and Barbara Crawford (Dan) of Tempe, AZ; grandchildren: Jim Egan (Betsy), Matt Sackett (Ashley Knott), Amy Keller, Stephanie Smith (Matt), Abby Sackett, and Carter Crawford;  great-grandchildren: Sullivan and Fletcher Smith, and Hattie Egan; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Jimmy Johnson, and brother-in-law, Peter McCarron. 

Kathy was focused on her faith and family which brought her much joy. She was a sweet and caring person and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. 



  • John & Linda Rod Posted January 21, 2022 8:10 pm

    Condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  • Mr. & Mrs. David Hughs Posted January 22, 2022 10:44 am

    We are sorry for your loss. What a beautiful person she was. Would loved to have met her. David and I are James in-laws.

  • John Northrop Posted January 22, 2022 11:47 am

    So very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of meeting her twice. A wonderful woman.

  • SHARON FLINN Posted January 22, 2022 11:56 pm

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  • Tom malone Posted January 23, 2022 9:44 am

    God bless your family. I might have met your dad at Mutual

  • Ginny Ancona Posted January 24, 2022 11:57 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Monte & Martha Varah Posted January 24, 2022 5:36 pm

    AS neighbors of Bill and Kathy for 24 years we send our condolences to all of the family in Nebraska and Arizona. Kathy was a special person.

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