Obituaries for March
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Mercy Beatrice Marie Baumgartner was celebrated March 9 at McAuley Convent. Sister Beatrice Marie, 92, died March 4.
A Cincinnati native, Sister Beatrice Marie attended Mother of Mercy High School and entered the Sisters of Mercy in February of 1945. From 1947-1982, she taught elementary school, mostly kindergarten, first and second grades. In the archdiocese, she served at Mother of Mercy Academy, Mother of Mercy High School, St. Mary, Piqua, St. Mary, Springfield, St. Stephen, St. Teresa of Avila, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Grace, St. Cecilia, St. Boniface, Piqua, Queen of Martyrs Dayton, St. Ignatius, and Mercy Montessori. She later worked as a nurse’s aide at McAuley Convent and in the Mercy Braille Library.
In 2001, Sister Beatrice Marie retired from active ministry and spent her time visiting the sick and providing various services for the poor.
Interment was at St. Joseph (New) Cemetery.
Brother Conrad Rebmann
A Mass of Christian Burial for Franciscan Brother Conrad Rebmann was celebrated March 15 at St. Clement Church in St. Bernard. Brother Conrad, 93, died March 12.
A native of New York City, Brother Conrad Franciscan Order in 1944 and professed solemn vows in 1951. In his early life as a friar Br. Conrad was a skilled tailor and vestment-maker at Duns Scotus Friary in Southfield, Mich., Holy Family Friary in Oldenburg, Ind., and St. Anthony Friary in Cincinnati. After his transfer to St. Joseph’s Brothers’ School in 1958, Brother Conrad became more involved in the recruiting and training of future Franciscans. Starting in 1962, he served on vocation and formation teams for the friars in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
Brother Conrad went on to serve as community services coordinator at Roger Bacon,High School, where he spent 12 years building a program that included “Bacon Buddies,” through which students broadened the horizons and brightened the lives of inner-city children. He retired to St. Clement Friary in 1998
Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery.