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Pro-life leader Dr. John Willke dies at 89

Staff Report

Doctor John Willke, who with his wife Barbara founded Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati in the 1970s died Friday, Feb. 20. He was 89. Continue reading

Sister Laurencia Listerman

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of St. Francis Laurencia Listerman was celebrated Nov. 25, 2014, in the motherhouse chapel of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Ind. Sister Laurencia, 101, died Nov. 20.
A native of St. Bernard, Sister Laurencia entered the community on Sept. 7, 1931, and made her final vows on July 2, 1937. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Athenaeum of Ohio, a master’s degree in education from Xavier University, and completed postgraduate work at Marquette University, Indiana University, Indiana State University, Wabash College and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary.
Sister Laurencia’s educational ministry spanned 50 years beginning in 1934 and included schools in Indiana, Ohio and Missouri, where she taught at both elementary and secondary levels and often served as the parish organist and choir director. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, she taught at St. Peter School in New Richmond and Our Lady of Angels Academy. She retired to the Oldenburg motherhouse in 1984 to minister to the retired sisters.
Interment was in the motherhouse cemetery.

Brother Hugh Henderson

A Mass of Christian Burial for Missionary of the Precious Blood Brother Hugh Henderson was celebrated Jan. 12 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Brother Hugh, 66, died Jan. 5.  Continue reading

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Pevec of Cleveland dies at age 89

Retired Auxiliary Bishop A. Edward Pevec of Cleveland, pictured in this 2012 photo, died Dec. 14 at the age of 89. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Cleveland)

By Catholic News Service 

CLEVELAND — Retired Bishop A. Edward Pevec of Cleveland, the son of Slovenian immigrants who was a priest for 64 years and a bishop for 20 of those years, died Dec. 14 in Cleveland. He was 89.

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Roger W. Gries of Cleveland was to celebrate evening vespers at the Center for Pastoral Leadership Dec. 19. Continue reading

Father Joseph Bruemmer dead at 91
Father Joseph A. Bruemmer

Father Joseph A. Bruemmer (CT File Photo)

Staff Report

Father Joseph A. Bruemmer died Tuesday morning, Sept. 30, at St. Paul’s Archbishop Leibold Home for the Aged. He was 91. Continue reading

Sister Mary Patricia Wagner

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Mary Patricia Wagner was celebrated July 25 in the motherhouse chapel. Sister Mary Pat, 91, died July 20. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 71 years.  Continue reading

Sister Evelyn Monnin

A Mass of Christian Burial for Precious Blood Sister Evelyn Monnin, was celebrated at the Salem Heights Chapel on Aug 9. Sister Evelyn died at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton on Aug. 6. She had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 72 years. Continue reading

Sister Marie Renee Hoehn

A Mass of Christian Burial for Precious Blood Sister Marie Renee Hoehn was celebrated Aug. 16 at Salem Heights Chapel in Dayton. Sister Marie Renee died at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton on August 12. She had been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 69 years. Continue reading

Father Paul Vieson

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marianist Father Paul Vieson was celebrated Aug. 13, 2014 at Queen of Apostles Chapel in Dayton. Father Vieson, 74, died Aug. 6. He had been a Marianist for 54 years.

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Retired auxiliary bishop of Toledo dies

By Cherie Spino & Angela Kessler
Catholic News Service 

TOLEDO — Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. Donnelly of Toledo, Ohio died July 21 at his home in Toledo at age 83.

Afternoon visitation was scheduled for July 28, to be followed by an evening vigil at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo. Morning visitation and a rosary July 29 was to take place before a noon funeral Mass at the cathedral. Committal was to be at Resurrection Cemetery in Toledo. Continue reading