Funeral Announcements


Jolene Nikl, wife of Larry Nikl and mother of Douglas, Kristina and Rebecca, passed away December 22, 2017.

Her Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 19 at Ankeny Funeral Home. Her Funeral Service will be Sunday, January 20 at 4:00 pm at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church. Jolene was 61 years old.


In Memoriam

The following lives were celebrated at OLIH since last All Souls Day, November 2, 2018:

Gale Chatterton passed away on January 12, 2019.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 17. Gale was 74 years old.

Emily Ribbey McColly passed away on January 8, 2019.  Her funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 15. Emily was 78 years old.

Dorothy Hannam Donaghy passed away on December 26, 2018.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 29. Dorothy was 84 years old.

Judith ‘Judy’ Lindner passed away on December 4, 2018.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, December 10. Judy was 76 years old.

Christopher Skelton passed away on November 28, 2018.  His funeral service was held on Friday, December 7. Christopher was 40 years old.

Diane Thimmesch Bickford passed away on November 30, 2018.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 6. Diane was 69 years old.

Robert ‘Bob’ Scanlon passed away on November 13, 2018.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 19. Bob was 90 years old.

Bill Hollinrake passed away on November 10, 2018.  His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, November 16. Bill was 58 years old.

Honoring Our Own

When a loved one passes away, we are often asked, “how can I honor their memory?” At OLIH, many people choose to have Masses said for the deceased. Unfortunately, due to the large number of funerals at this parish, our schedule is already into 2018 and is rapidly filling up. (The diocese only allows one intention per Mass and we only have one priest so we are doubly limited.) We are looking at ways to make this equitable for everyone, so we may limit the number of Masses said here (transferring some to St. Luke’s or the missions) or limit how far out dates are reserved. In the meantime, we want to make you aware of other ways you can honor your loved one or a special event in your life. One way is to sign up to maintain the rose at Our Lady’s statue in the Gathering Space. For $10 your intention will be noted for two weekends. Another is to make a tax deductible gift through our Memorial Program. Established funds include:

  • OLIH Foundation

  • Our Lady’s Little Learners’ Tuition Assistance

  • Art & Environment Fund

  • Emergency Relief

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Music Ministry

  • Faith Formation Program

  • Adult Faith Formation

  • Youth Ministry

  • Historical Display

  • Area of Greatest Need

Annually we publish a “Remembrance Page” where we capture the names of those honored and those honoring them. If you are interested in either of these options, please contact the office, 964-3038.

Past Funerals at OLIH