Loretta A. Ryan

Loretta A. Ryan

July 26, 1935 – March 27, 2023

Preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Margaret Orent; husband, Fran Ryan; grandson Robert Nowicki.

Survived by brothers, Dick (Gretchen) Orent and Tom (Diane) Orent; sons: David Ryan, Dan (Rayleen) Ryan, Frank (Lyndale) Ryan, and Richard (Emma) Ryan; daughters: Ann Buckley, Cathy (Steve) Partusch, Laurie (Dave) Nowicki, and Margaret Ryan; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Loretta was a loving mother, girl scout leader, costume designer seamstress for several of Omaha’s playhouses, manager for Younkers, and animal lover.

VISITATION: Friday, March 31st, 6:15pm, followed by 7pm VIGIL SERVICE, at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, 10:30am, Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed by the family.

To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Marian O’Brien Paul Posted March 30, 2023 7:11 pm

    May angels conduct you into the holy realms of heaven.

  • Nicole Ryan Posted April 1, 2023 5:58 am

    My precious Aunt Loretta oh how I’ll miss our talks and your loving kindness. Whose eyes light up when we would visit. I’m happy you’re back with uncle Fran but God knows we will miss you .. RIH Nicole Ryan My condolences everyone praying for peace and love.

  • Marian Bogard Posted April 18, 2023 9:59 am

    Loretta Was an amazing woman. I am so sorry I missed her services as I was oust of town. My memories of her go back to our high school days May she rest in peace and my condolences to all of her wonderful family.

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