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Sister Marian Ruede

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Marian Ruede was celebrated Oct. 22 in the motherhouse chapel. Sister Marian, 88, died Oct. 18.

She was a Sister of Charity for 71 years. A native of Jackson, Mich., Sister Marian’s ministries included 27 years as an educator and 25 years as a pastoral minister. In the archdiocese, she taught at St. Saviour in Rossmoyne, and Holy Family in Price Hill. She went on to serve in pastoral ministry at St. Michael Parish in Sharonville.

Interment was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.

Sister Elizabeth Cashman

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Elizabeth (John Christopher) Cashman was celebrated Nov. 5 in the motherhouse chapel. Sister Elizabeth, 92, died Oct. 29. She was a Sister of Charity for 73 years.

A native of Springfield, Sister Elizabeth’s ministries included 16 years as an educator, seven as formation director for her religious community, 30 years in administration, and 16 at the former College of Mount St. Joseph (MSJ). She served as vicar for religious for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, director of Personnel Services, and as a consultant to Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk. In 1975, Sister Elizabeth was invited to serve as vice-president at MSJ. She went on to minister as the dean of students. In the 90s, she chaired the Mission Integration Committee at the college, and continued to volunteer in campus ministry after she retired.

Interment was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.

Sister Mary Lou Knapke

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Mary Lou Knapke was celebrated Nov. 13 in the motherhouse chapel. Sister Mary Lou, 77, died Nov. 6.

She was a Sister of Charity for 58 years. A native of Coldwater, Ohio, Sister Mary Lou’s ministries included 14 years as an educator and 20 in pastoral ministries in a variety of settings. In the archdiocese, she taught at St. Boniface in Northside, St. Albert in Kettering, and the former St. Elizabeth in Norwood. She ministered in adult education programs at both HUB services and East End Community Learning in Cincinnati. In parish ministry, she served at the former St. Matthew in Norwood, and St. Andrew in Milford.

After completing a license program in massage studies, Sister Mary Lou ministered in a variety of locations, including Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Bayley Senior Care Corporation, the Forest Park Fire Department, and disaster settings in New Orleans, and Ground Zero in New York, N.Y.

Interment was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.

Deacon Jonathan Borgerding

A Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Jonathan “Jack” Peters Borgerding was celebrated Nov. 8 at St. Patrick Church in Troy. Deacon Borgerding, 89, died Nov. 3.

Deacon Borgerding was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Joseph Bernardin at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains on July 28, 1979. Deacon Borgerding served at St. Patrick Parish in Troy upon ordination.

In 1983, he and his wife, Peggy, moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he continued his diaconal ministry for 19 years. They moved back to Cincinnati in August 2002.

Upon his return, he was assigned to St. Denis Parish in Versailles, and Holy Family Parish in Frenchtown. Deacon Borgerding faithfully served the church as a deacon for 39 years.

Deacon Borgerding is survived by his wife of 64 years, daughters, Janice Berger and Michelle Ullom, and sons, Dennis, Kenneth, Patrick and Richard.

Interment was in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles.

Deacon John Schmiesing

A Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon John Schmiesing was celebrated Nov. 15 at St. Augustine Church in Minster. Deacon Schmiesing, 88, died Nov. 10.

Deacon Schmiesing was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains on Sept. 28, 1991. Deacon Schmiesing served at St. Augustine Parish upon ordination. He remained at the parish during his entire 27 years of ordained ministry.

Deacon Schmiesing is survived by his daughters, Susan McDaniel, Mary Bornhorst, Dorothy Bruns, Therese Smith, Bonnie Trzaska, and Martha Bohman, and sons, Sam, Phil, Ken, Charles, John and Gary.

Interment was in St. Augustine Cemetery.

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