Obituaries (358)

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Father Francis P. White, the oldest member of the Viatorian community, passed away peacefully on June 7, at the Viatorian Province Center in Arlington Heights. He was born Sept. 19, 1917 in Springfield, the son of Joseph and Mary Loretta (Nollen) White. He was 97 years old and had served as a Roman Catholic priest for more than 70 years.

Sister Elizabeth Ann Bedinghaus, OP, died April 19 at age 103. The daughter of Clement and Elizabeth Stork Bedinghaus, she became a Dominican Sister of Springfield 75 years ago.

Sister Elizabeth Ann taught for 47 years in various parish schools, many in the Springfield diocese: Our Lady of Grace, Chicago; St. Paul, Odell; Sacred Heart, Pana; Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bethalto; St. Malachy, Rantoul; and Our Lady of Lourdes, Decatur. She also taught in catechetical centers in Hillsboro and Carlinville.

ST. LOUIS — Sister Henriette Hoene, SSND, died April 7 at Anna House — the Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Mo. She was 97 years old and a former congregational leader, pastoral associate and teacher. She would have celebrated her 75th jubilee as a School Sister of Notre Dame this May.

Sister Henriette was born in Green Creek. She entered the congregation in 1936 from St. Mary Help of Christians Parish in Green Creek. She professed first vows in 1940 and final vows in 1946. She earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1942, a master's in education in 1951, as well as a master's in theology in 1963.

MILWAUKEE — Sister Francis Sarabeth Prindle, OSF, who lived her religious vocation in education and social services, died March 19 at Sacred Heart Convent in Milwaukee. She was 87 years old.

The daughter of Lulu and Preston Prindle, she was born July 29, 1927 in Quincy. She was received into the School Sisters of St. Francis June 13, 1950; made her first profession of vows June 21, 1952; and final (perpetual) vows June 21, 1958.

Sister Helen Frances "Fran" Winkler, OSF, 87, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, died April 23 at St. Francis Convent in Springfield.

Sister Fran, formerly known as Sister Don Bosco, was born in Trenton on Nov. 3, 1927, the daughter of Raymond and Anna Cope Winkler. She entered the congregation on March 31, 1943, and professed her religious vows on Oct. 4, 1945.

Sister M. Agnes McDougall, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on April 6 at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. She was 82.

Sister Agnes was born in Indianapolis on Feb. 26, 1933, the daughter of John and Agnes Cooper McDougall. She entered the congregation on Sept. 12, 1951 and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1954.

Sister M. Dominica Brennan, OP, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died March 18 at age 77.

The daughter of Thomas and Florence Buttell Brennan, she grew up in Springfield where she was a member of Cathedral Parish and a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy.

Sister Ann Catherine Radosevic, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died March 18. She was 97 years old.

She was born to Anton and Mary Vlahovich Radosevic in Lincoln and joined the Springfield Dominican Sisters in 1936.

ALTON — Sister Margaret Mary Butski, FSGM, passed away on March 6 at OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was 57 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 10 at the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George Convent Chapel with Father Thomas Donovan as celebrant. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be made to the St. Francis of the Martyr St. George Convent, P.O. Box 9020, Alton, IL 62002-9020.

Sister M. Cabrini Harasimowicz, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, died on Jan. 27, at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. She was 90 years old.

Sunday, 28 December 2014 14:43

Obituary - Father Philibert Hoebing, OFM

QUINCY — Father Philibert Hoebing, OFM, of Sunset Home and Holy Cross Friary, died Dec. 5 in Sunset Home. He was 91.

Sunday, 28 December 2014 14:39

Obituary - Father Victor Kingery, OFM

Father Victor Kingery, OFM, died Dec. 5 at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. He was 90 years old.

Friday, 26 December 2014 14:45

Obituary - Father Robert F. Cooney, CSV

WHEELING — Father Robert F. Cooney, CSV, died at Addolorata Villa here on Dec. 12. He was 87 years old.

Saturday, 13 December 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister Loretta Jo Geigel, OSF

Milwaukee — Sister Loretta Jo Geigel, a School Sister of St. Francis who lived her religious vocation in education, died Nov. 19 at Sacred Heart Convent in Milwaukee. She was 104 years old.

Saturday, 13 December 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister Wilma Marie Broemmel, OP

Sister Wilma Marie (M. Pius) Broemmel, OP, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died Nov. 30. She was 98 years old and was born in Quincy to Bernard and Antoinette Holtkamp Broemmel.

Saturday, 06 December 2014 18:00

Obituary - Father Thomas Shaughnessy, OFM

QUINCY — Father Thomas Shaughnessy, OFM, of St. Francis Solanus Friary in Quincy, died Nov. 29 in Blessing Hospital at age 81. He was born Aug. 3, 1933 in St. Louis, the son of Thomas and Margaret Moore Shaughnessy.

Saturday, 29 November 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister M. Paschal Cheng, OSF

Sister M. Paschal Cheng of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Nov. 14 at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. She was 95.

The former Theresa Cheng (Chinese name: Cheng Fu Hsin), she was born in Ho Pei Tsao in the People's Republic of China on Aug. 7, 1919, the daughter of John and Martha Ho Cheng. She entered the congregation on Oct. 8, 1945 and professed her religious vows on Oct. 4, 1948.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister Berna Nieuwenhuis, OSF

MILWAUKEE — Sister Berna Nieuwenhuis, a School Sister of St. Francis, who lived her religious vocation in education, died Nov. 3 at Sacred Heart Convent in Milwaukee, Wis. She was 83 years old.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister Miriam Therese Harder, OSF

Sister Miriam Therese Harder, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Oct. 24 at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. She was 93.

Saturday, 01 November 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Therese Leonard, OSU

ST. LOUIS — Sister Therese Leonard, OSU, also known as Sister Martin de Porres Leonard, died Sept. 27 at St. Clare Health Care Center in Fenton. She served many years in the Springfield diocese.

Saturday, 18 October 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister M. Bernardine Kapusta, OP

Sister M. Bernardine Kapusta, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died Oct. 5 at age 90. She was born in Benld on Aug. 1, 1924 to Peter and Magdalen Koniak Kapusta. She joined the Springfield Dominicans in 1942.

Saturday, 18 October 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Kathryn Hoener, SSND

ST. LOUIS — Sister Kathryn Hoener, SSND, died Sept. 26 at Anna House at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Mo. She was 64 and a former teacher, principal and preschool director.

Saturday, 18 October 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Adella Goeckner, ASC

RUMA — Sister Adella Goeckner of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, passed away Sept. 25 at Ruma Center. She was 95 years old and had been an Adorer for 78 years.

Saturday, 04 October 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Dolores Droste, OSU

Sister Dolores Droste, OSU, formerly known as Bertha Lucille, died peacefully Sept. 11 at St. Clare's Hospital in Fenton, Mo. She served many years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Saturday, 06 September 2014 19:00

Obituary - Father Gary A. Bernhardt, OFM

Father Gary A. Bernhardt, OFM, 56, of St. Anthony Parish in St. Louis, formerly of Quincy, passed away on Aug. 26. He was born on June 16, 1958 in Quincy, a son of Carl and Margie (Venvertloh) Bernhardt.

Saturday, 09 August 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Madeleine Laurent, ASC

RUMA — Sister Madeleine Laurent, ASC, died July 30 at the Ruma Center. She was 97 and had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 80 years.

Saturday, 26 July 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Aloise Meurer, SSND

Sister Aloise Meurer, 98, died June 27. She was born in Evansville to Louis and Rose Meurer. In 1941 she professed final vows in the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Saturday, 26 July 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Lenore Baranczyk, OSF

Sister Lenore Baranczyk, 94, died July 14. She was born in Hofa Park, Wis., to John and Mary Bluma Baranczyk. She professed her religious vows in 1941.

Saturday, 28 June 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister M. Claudia Loader, OP

Sister M. Claudia Loader, 82, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died June 21. She was born in Detroit, Mich., to George and Flora Boers Loader. In 1950, she joined the Springfield Dominicans.

Saturday, 28 June 2014 19:00

Funeral held for father of Father Tran

CHICAGO ­­­­­— Tan V. Tran, father of Father Thinh Van Tran, OFM, parochial vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Teutopolis, died June 16.

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