ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Father Raymund J. Field, CSV, died July 12 at St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly, Palatine. He was 87.
Born in Chicago on Sept. 9, 1920, he was the son of John and Josephine (Dorsch) Field. His parents and one sister, Bonita Schilling, preceded him in death. His sister, Rita Field of Oak Brook, survives him.
Father Field professed first vows on Sept. 21, 1941 in Lemont and final vows on April 23, 1945 in New York City. He was ordained a priest in Chicago on May 16, 1948.
He graduated from St. Mel High School in Chicago in 1938. He attended St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa (1941-1943) and Fordham University, New York City (1943-1945). He continued graduate studies at DePaul University, Chicago, and Bradley University, Peoria.
Father Field served at the St. Joseph School for the Deaf, New York City (1943-1945); St. Patrick High School, Kankakee (1949-1950); Stepinac High School, White Plaines, N.Y. (1950-1952); St. Philip High School, Chicago (1952-1954); Cathedral Boys' High School, Springfield (1954-1959); Spalding Institute, Peoria (1959-1960); and Griffin High School, Springfield (1960-1968).
In 1968, he was named pastor of St. Mary Church, Beaverville. From 1973 to 1980, he served as associate pastor at Maternity BVM in Bourbonnais and in 1980 he was named pastor at St. Patrick Church, Kankakee. He was assigned as parochial vicar at Ascension Church, Saratoga, Calif., from 1984-1990, and then as parochial vicar at St. Cyprian Church, Sunnyvale, Calif., from 1990 until 1997. He returned to Ascension Church in Saratoga as senior priest status in 1997 until he retired to the province center in 2004.
The Mass of Christian Burial was July 16 at the Clerics of St. Viator Province Center chapel, Arlington Heights. Burial was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.