Rose Cecelia Ommachen, Age 83
November 1, 1939 – April 12, 2023
Rose Ommachen died peacefully at home in Omaha, Nebraska, on April 12, 2023. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Simon. She is survived by daughters, Jolie Koesters and Elizabeth Vempala and their families, and an abundance of family and friends for whom she would do anything.
Rose and Simon were very dear to so many. She and Simon often shared pearls of wisdom with many young Malayalee families who immigrated to the U.S. from India (just as they had with their young daughters, Jolie and Elizabeth, in the 1970s), sharing their experiences and providing guidance for any challenges they faced while starting their lives in the States.
They were devoted members of the Pro Sanctity Movement, and the two worked together for many years within the same Family of Apostolic Maximalism for the cause of holiness in the world.
Rose’s empathy and ability to advocate for the vulnerable made her well-suited for her long and gratifying career in nursing; but in addition to wife, the role she was proudest of was being a kind and good grandmother to her granddaughter Madeline Rose and husband Luke, grandsons Luke, Paul, Joshua, Noah and Liam, and great-grandmother to baby Asher, whom she awaited with eager anticipation throughout the final year of her life.
Rose was a woman of great faith and a fierce prayer warrior. She loved attending Mass, visiting with friends, and talking on the phone until her health made those things more difficult in the last couple of years. Rose was always so happy when people remembered her on November 1st, her birthday. She took honor and delight in being born on All Saints’ Day.
God placed Rose on our journey on Earth, and we are so grateful. Words cannot say enough.
VISITATION Monday, April 17, 2023, at 12noon, immediately followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 1:00pm all at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St, Omaha, NE 68154.
INTERMENT at Resurrection Cemetery, followed by a late LUNCHEON at St. Robert’s.
Memorials may be made to the Pro Sanctity Movement.