Rev. Douglas Charles Hall

Rev. Douglas Charles Hall

June 26, 1950 – November 25, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, H. Douglas Hall and Mary Hall Hildebrand; brother, Richard M. Hall.  Survived by sisters, Marilyn Hall and Catherine Raneri (Sebastian); nieces and nephews; stepbrothers and stepsisters: Chuck Hildebrand (Mary-francis), Richard Hildebrand (Ronda), and Virginia Morrison (Richard).

The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 30th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, Dec. 1st at 10am, St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery, with military honors by Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.



  • Rose Hanna Posted November 27, 2018 8:15 am

    May God be with you always.

  • Juliann kaftan Posted November 27, 2018 8:25 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It is a great loss for us all! I just received confession from him 10 days ago. He said he was doing well. I have so many fond memories of him. He was a great source of joy. I loved his sense of humor. There are so many homilies of his that come to mind, but I will always remember his simple homily: when you are in a difficult circumstance, just call out to the Holy Spirit with a simple Prayer: HELP! Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him.May this true image of Christ rest in peace.

  • Monika Maides Posted November 27, 2018 9:28 am

    Dear mourning family,
    I was blessed to work with Fr. Hall as the Pro Life Coordinator at CTK. What a wonderful, bright and holy priest.
    May he rest in peace.
    My condolences to all of you.
    Monika Maides

  • Nancy Cubrich Posted November 27, 2018 11:54 am

    What a gentle and kind Priest! We were blessed with his presence at Christ the King. I imagine the great joy and peace he is experiencing in the light of the countenance of His Savior.
    Our prayers and sympathy are with you.
    Mitch and Nancy Cubrich family

  • Reverend Richard Erikson Posted November 27, 2018 2:11 pm

    God bless Fr. Doug. It was my great joy to serve with him in the Air Force. May he rest in the peace of Our Lord.

  • Nelson Toledo Posted November 27, 2018 2:31 pm

    My deep condolence to all Doug’’s family and friends. Doug and I worked together in Elmendorf, Ak. What a wonderful time we had together, so much memories of tragedies but very fulfilling in our ministry. We will surely miss him but he is at rest and God’s loving care.
    Fr. Nelson Toledo

  • Jim Sheil Posted November 27, 2018 2:44 pm

    In 1973-74 when I was an Army Chaplain in Goeppingen, Germany, Doug was my Chaplain’s Assistant. He was very good at what he did, a great asset to the community both soldiers and families, and a big help to me.

  • Fr. Mike Joncas Posted November 27, 2018 2:58 pm

    It was a joy to get to know Doug as we studied together as undergraduates, to vacation with him in Europe while we were doing graduate studies, to make music together when recording some of my compositions, to pray together when we served as priests in various settings, and to discuss Great Ideas late into the night. I will miss him very much and commend him to the God he served so well. May the angels lead him into paradise….

  • Rev william martin Posted November 27, 2018 3:48 pm

    Father Douglas Hall was a fine person to work with in the early 1990’s when we were both stationed in Germany. I respected him greatly and looked forward to his visits and ministering at Ramstein Air Base. I remember him fondly.

  • Rev. Thom Porter, Ch Maj USAF Ret. Posted November 27, 2018 4:00 pm

    Condolenses for your loss, Chaplain, Doug Hall was a true servant of God. I am proud to have served with him in Operation Southern Watch.

  • Patricia Ballentine Posted November 27, 2018 4:24 pm

    My first cousin–I remember when Doug was born and his parents brought him to Indiana to meet his Hosier family. My deepest sympathy to our family survivors who feel his loss most acutely. He has left his mark on so many.

  • Janet Haney Posted November 27, 2018 11:27 pm

    My deepest Sympathy to the Reverend Douglas Hall Family. We have all lost a great Servant of God. He was a wonderful, holy, spiritual Priest and while at Christ the King Catholic Church gave deep thinking, thoughtful homilies . I attended the “Cloisters on the Platte Ignation Retreat Nov. 15-18 and was honored to see him. He gave confessions. His family also helped write “Amazing Grace”. May he rest in peace.. Janet Haney, Parishioner at CTK.

  • Lisa (Kozeny) Giboo Posted November 28, 2018 5:59 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your brother Cathy ( and for your whole family). I just saw him at Cloisterson the Platte a month ago. He was helping with confessions. We spoke about the “old days”. What it was like growing up in Westgate and Sister Marian. He will be missed, but now, he is in glory with Our God and all the saints. He served well.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow and mourning. Peace to you Cathy and family.
    Lisa (Kozeny) Giboo

  • Lynn wolfkill Posted November 29, 2018 1:06 pm

    I worked for Father Hall at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC. I was his Religious Education Coordinator. He always made me laugh and kept chocolate in his bottom desk drawer for his staff. . I want you to know what a wonderful man, priest and mentor he was. May God grant him peace and my condolences to all of you .

  • Fr. Owen Korte Posted November 29, 2018 6:37 pm

    I was with Doug at SJV, at St. Thomas in St. Paul back in the 70’s. He prepared to go to Theology at Catholic University and started there at TC in 1975. I followed him in 1976. He always delved deeper into the studies and sought to find the truth that would coincide with his lived experience. He got all he could from the excellent theologians at CUA. When he went on to studies in Louvaine I always enjoyed our phone conversations, distinctly remembering the quiet puff on a cigarette in between thoughts. I am so sorry to see him go. My last conversation with him as I fussed over some of the antics of Pope Francis….he responded, “you have to remember he is a South American Jesuit”…that said it all. Rest in Peace. I was planning on coming to the funeral but the weather prevents a drive from/to Hartington NE.

  • Teresa Kelly Posted November 29, 2018 6:53 pm

    I so enjoyed Father Hall’s homilies while he was at SSM! He would take us on a journey as parishioners and educate us about a lot of places he had visited. His voice was so beautiful; I often thought he should record Books on tape in his retirement. I am sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace !

  • Susan M Clark Posted November 29, 2018 6:58 pm

    Father your homilies, spiritual guidance and conversations will be sorely missed. Requiescat in pace.

  • Laura Baker Posted November 29, 2018 9:25 pm

    I knew Fr Doug from his time at SSM and enjoyed his homilies of such great stories and thoughtful insight to the world. He touched many lives including our Military Men and Women. May you rise to heaven on Eagles Wings!!

  • Thomas Scott Posted November 30, 2018 8:22 am

    Father Hall’s love and compaction will be greatly missed. May God number you among his Saints.

  • Fr. Dave Reeson Posted December 1, 2018 7:56 pm

    Fr. Doug and I graduated from College together, Five years later he was a newly ordained priest and I was a deacon at St. Mary’s in Norfolk, NE. He often told people that he was my mentor but I usually refereed to him as my tormentor. We had a great time together. As Chaplains in the USAF I got to know him much better. Fr. Doug served as an AF Chaplain at a wide variety of locations and held a Top Secret Security Clearance. It was not the awards or decorations he earned, his prestigious assignments including one at the Chaplain School, where he helped to form Chaplains or even his multiple deployments in war zones that impressed me. What impressed me most about Fr. Doug was his compassionate care for the airmen he served. He could relate and interact well with an Airman Basic or a 4 Star General. Doug excelled in the Military Service because he had a “Heart for Service”.

  • Elizabeth (Whitely) Fischer Posted December 11, 2018 6:33 am

    We were friends for 50 years. One memory stands out. It was 1972. I lived in NYC. Doug was stationed at Fort Dix. We were walking down upper Broadway and Doug gave money to a street person. The thought crossed my mind as I watched the interaction, “Doug is like Jesus.” After his funeral and learning more about the impact of a person I thought I kind of knew, I said to my husband, “I was a bit player in Doug’s life.” John said, “There were no bit players in Doug’s life.” (As usual, my husband nailed it.) All sympathy goes to family and friends who are missing him. We are missing him, too.

  • Heidi Wootres Posted December 24, 2018 9:33 am

    I was fortunate to have been stationed with Father in Alaska during his military career. He was a wonderful person to work with and we had many adventures off duty. My husband and I use to take Father fishing for salmon and halibut and he was always up for the challenge. He will be missed but heaven has gained someone precious.

  • FR Stephen Jeselnick Posted January 5, 2019 12:08 am

    Doug was a super priest: super smart and super priestly. We became brother chaplains and good friends. He towered theologically with gifted homilies and quiet compassion. I salute his dedicated ministry and applaud his angelic homecoming. May your soul bless us shining with God’s love.

  • Balazs Gulyas Posted February 9, 2020 3:07 am

    Dear Family – this is a belated condolence. We were fellow students at the Katholieke Universitet te Leuven during the early eighties and we became close friends. Very close friends and soulmates. We met for the last time in Bangkok six years ago, when I moved from Europe to Singapore. We had a fantastic day together, starting with a lunch in a local thai restaurant, continuing our discussions for hours and closing the day with a dinner in a French restaurant. By the time we finished the dinner we were not able to leave the place: during our dinner a military coup d’état happened (22 May 2014). I had wanted to visit him in the US, but always postponed my visit for petty reasons – until it was too late… I talk to him time to time – not only in my dreams but also in my meditations and prayers…
    Doug – we’ll meet again – sooner or later …

  • Amy Daniels Posted May 2, 2020 8:17 am

    Dear Family, another belated condolence. Father Doug and I served together as Chaplains at Nellis AFB, NV, in the late 90s. Fr Doug – brilliant AND pastoral. In 2003, I served at Andrews AFB, and he across the river at Bolling AFB, Fr Doug was a tremendous help to me personally as I shared my desire to separate from the USAF Chaplain Service in order to be received into the Catholic Church. It was a tremendous relief to be able to share this with a trusted colleague. More than that, Fr Doug gave me very good counsel to include which AF regulations I should invoke- counsel that helped my family in the huge transition from active duty to civilian life. A few years later, Fr Doug visited me at the Catholic parish where I worked after coming into the Church. Fr Doug was an agent of grace in my life and in the lives of my children who have grown up in the Catholic Church.
    “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

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