Obituaries (358)

Saturday, 14 June 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister M. Agnes Schmidt, CDP

ALTON — Sister M. Agnes Schmidt, a Sister of Divine Providence, 87, died May 26 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

GREENFIELD, Wis. — Sister Joan Frances Mueller (Alphonsetta), SSSF, who lived her religious vocation as an educator, died on May 18, at Our Lady of the Angels Convent. She was 93 years old.

Saturday, 14 June 2014 19:00

Funeral held for mother of Father Jakel

Lorraine G. Jakel, the mother of Father Pat G. Jakel, died May 28 in Highland. She was 89 years old.

Saturday, 31 May 2014 19:00

Obituary - Father David A. Wayne, SJ

AURORA, Colo. — A funeral Mass was celebrated May 10 at Rupert Mayer Chapel in Aurora, Colo., for Jesuit Father David A. Wayne, who died May 8 in Aurora at age 76.

Born in Decatur, he graduated from St. Teresa High School in 1955 and entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant in 1955. After novitiate, Father Wayne studied philosophy and education at St. Louis University and taught English at St. Louis University High School from 1962 to 1964, while completing a master’s in education. He then taught English at St. John’s College in Belize for one year before beginning theology studies at St. Mary’s College in Kansas. After two years at St. Mary’s, Father Wayne completed a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology at SLU and was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in 1968.

After ordination, Father Wayne returned to St. Louis University High where he taught religion for several years. He served as a building superintendent both at St. Louis University High and at Jesuit Hall at St. Louis University. For a year, he served as assistant academic principal at Regis Jesuit High in Aurora and for three years was the director of the Extension School, a high school certificate program at St. John’s College in Belize. During his time in Belize, he also served as minister of the community.

From 1981-1995, Father Wayne was the minister of the Jesuit Hall Community at St. Louis University. In 1995, he was assigned to Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora where he served as the facilities manager for 14 years. During this time, he kept the plant running, supervised students attending the school on work-study, served as a confessor and celebrated Masses. In 2009, Father Wayne stepped down as facilities manager, but continued to help with building maintenance and operation at both the high school and the Jesuit community. He also continued to engage in pastoral ministry with students and families.

Survivors include a brother, William Wayne of Durham, Mo.; and three sisters, Susan Welch of Mt. Pleasant S.C.; Nan Schmidbauer of Sun City, Ariz.; and Elizabeth Torcasso of Christopher.

Saturday, 17 May 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Geraldine Thiel, CDP

ALTON — Sister Geraldine Thiel, CDP passed away peacefully on April 27, having suffered with Alzheimer’s disease for many years. 

Saturday, 17 May 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister M. Clare MacNeil, FSGM

ALTON — Sister M. Clare MacNeil, FSGM, 57, died May 9 at Saint Anthony’s Health Center.

Sister Joan Barbara Fenton (also known as Sister M. Philip), age 70, a Springfield Dominican Sister for 50 years, died April 24.

Saturday, 19 April 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Hermogene Ruesken, OSF

Sister Hermogene Ruesken, OSF, 99, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died April 5 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.

Saturday, 05 April 2014 19:00

Obituary - Sister Mary Ellen Rombach, OSF

Sister Mary Ellen Rombach, 89, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died March 27 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.

Sunday, 23 March 2014 11:17

Obituary - Sister Rita Ann Frey, ASC

RUMA — Sister Rita Ann Frey, an Adorer of the Blood of Christ (ASC), died Feb. 26, at Red Bud Regional Hospital. She was 78 years old and had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 59 years.

Sister M. Charitas Prince, OSF, 103, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died March 6 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.

Saturday, 08 March 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister Barbara Cox, OP

Sister Barbara Cox, 69, a Dominican Sister of Springfield for 49 years, died Feb. 19. She was born to Tom and Marie Struckmeyer Cox in Aurora.

Saturday, 22 February 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister Agnella Stratmann, ASC

RUMA — Sister Agnella Stratmann, ASC, baptized Agatha, died Feb. 8 at the Ruma Center.

Saturday, 22 February 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister M. Roselle Orso, OP

Sister M. Roselle Orso, OP (83) a Dominican Sister of Springfield for 61 years, died Feb. 7, 2014. She was born to Joseph and Winifred Boente Orso in Carlinville.

Saturday, 08 February 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister Mary Ann Vogt, OSF

Sister Mary Ann Vogt, age 91, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Jan. 20 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.

Saturday, 25 January 2014 18:00

Obituary - Sister M. Immaculate Moscarelli, OP

Sister M. Immaculate Moscarelli, 97, a Dominican Sister of Springfield for 70 years, died Jan. 13.

Saturday, 25 January 2014 18:00

Obituary - Delores B. Corbett

Dolores B. Corbett, mother of Deacon Daniel Corbett of the Springfield diocese, died Jan. 12 at age 99.

Sunday, 12 January 2014 00:00

Obituary - Sister Peggy Conway, OP

Obit-Sister-Peggy-Conway-coSister Peggy Conway, OP, 50, a Dominican Sister of Springfield for 25 years, died Dec. 23, 2013.

Saturday, 14 December 2013 18:00

Obituary - Sister Mary Judith Morris, OSF

obit-Sister-Mary-Judith-Morris-coWEST PEORIA — Sister Mary Judith (Jean Marie) Morris, 78, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, died on Nov. 26 at Mother of Peace Home.

Saturday, 14 December 2013 18:00

Obituary - Sister Mary Magdalen Fearon, OSU

obit-Sister-Mary-Magdalen-Fearon-coALTON — Sister Mary Magdalen Fearon, OSU, died Nov. 14 at the Ursulines’ Queen of Peace Health Care Center. She was 95 years old.

Saturday, 30 November 2013 18:00

Obituary - Sister M. Jolene Pachay, OSF

obit--sister-Jolene-PachaySister M. Jolene Pachay, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Nov. 21 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield. She was 99 years old.

Saturday, 30 November 2013 18:00

Obituary - Sister Gertrude Becker, OSU

obit-sister-gertrude-becker-coALTON — Sister Gertrude Becker, OSU, also known as Helen Gansforth Becker, died Nov. 13 at the Ursulines’ Queen of Peace health care center in Alton. She was 102, and her decades of service included many years in Springfield.

Saturday, 16 November 2013 18:00

Obituary - Sister Mary Edith Donze, ASC

obit-sr-mary-edith-donzeRUMA — Sister Mary Edith Donze, ASC, died Oct. 29 at the ASC Ruma Center. She was 102 years old and had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 85 years.

Saturday, 02 November 2013 19:00

Obituary - Sister Barbara Mary Lanham, OSF

Obit-Sr-Barbara-Mary-LanhamSister Barbara Mary Lanham, OSF, age 78, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Oct. 19 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.

Saturday, 19 October 2013 19:00

Obituary - Sister Michael Marie Driscoll, OSU

obit-driscoll-coALTON — Sister Michael Marie Driscoll, OSU, baptized Elizabeth Ann Driscoll, died Sept. 29 at Saint Anthony's Hospital. She was 83 years old.

Saturday, 05 October 2013 19:00

Obituary - Sister Lucy Spinner, OSU

obit-sr-lucy-spinner-coST. LOUIS — Sister Lucy Spinner, OSU, also known as Anna Gertrude Spinner, died Sept. 15 at the Ursulines' Queen of Peace health care center in Alton. She was 104.

Saturday, 07 September 2013 19:00

Obituary - Sister Dolores Bieser, OSF

obit-Sister-Dolores-Bieser-3Sister Dolores Bieser, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died Aug. 27 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.

Saturday, 07 September 2013 19:00

Obituary - Sister Eric Albrecht, ASC

obit-Sister-Eric-Albrecht-coLANCASTER, Pa - Sister Eric Albrecht, ASC, died on Aug. 21 at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. She made first vows on July 1, 1962 and final profession on July 1, 1967. She was 76 years old and had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 51 years.

Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:00

Obituary - Sister Marian Zarones, OP

obit-Sr-Marian-Zarones-OPSister Marian Zarones, 81, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, died July 17.

Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:00

Obituary - Sister Dorothy Ann Ax, ASC

obit-sister-dorothy-ann-ax-coRUMA — Sister Dorothy Ann Ax, an Adorer of the Blood of Christ, died July 28 at the ASC Ruma Center. She was 87 years old and had been an Adorer for 71 years.

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