Obituaries

Obituary | Sister Dolores Droste, OSU

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 15 at St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey, Ill., for Sister Dolores Droste, OSU, a retired educator.

Sister Dolores, 91, died Sept. 11 at SSM St. Clare Medical Center in Fenton. She served many years in the St. Louis Archdiocese.

Born in Godfrey, she entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1942, professing her vows in 1945. She received a bachelor's degree from Fontbonne University.

Obituary | Father John Snyder, SJ

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, Grand Avenue and Lindell Boulevard in Midtown St. Louis for Jesuit Father John F. Snyder, an educator who later was on the staff of White House Jesuit Retreat in south St. Louis County.

Father Snyder, 96, died Sept. 13 at the Fusz Pavilion infirmary of the St. Louis University Jesuit Community. He was a Jesuit for 73 years and a priest for 59 years. He was a member of the Wisconsin Province but served in what is now the USA Central and Southern Province.

Obituary | Sr. Dorothy Ettling, CCVI

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 15 in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio for Sister Dorothy Ettling, CCVI, a former social worker, general superior of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

Sister Dorothy, 74, died Sept. 12 after undergoing two massive strokes. She lived consecrated life for 53 years, serving for the past 20 years at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Obituary | Sr. Rose Ann Poetz, FSM

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 16 in the chapel at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton for Sister Rose Ann Poetz, FSM, a retired nurse and nursing supervisor.

Sister Rose Ann, a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 71 years, died Sept. 11 at the Sarah Community at age 93.

She attended grade school and high school at St. Anthony Parish in south St. Louis. She worked for several years in a government job before entering the Sisters of St. Mary in 1943 and professing vows in 1949. Two of her sisters also were members of the order.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Loran Aubuchon, CSJ

A memorial Mass was celebrated Sept. 13 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County for Sister Mary Loran Aubuchon, a retired teacher and geriatric care provider.

Sister Mary Loran, 81, died of respiratory failure Aug. 16 at St. Anthony's Medical Center in south St. Louis County.

Born in St. Louis, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1950 and made her final profession in 1958. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Fontbonne College in 1963 and a master's degree in education/secondary counseling and guidance from St. Louis University in 1970.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Wilma Goeckner, ASC

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 6 in the Ruma Center chapel in Ruma, Ill., for Sister Mary Wilma Goeckner, whose ministries included teaching, child care, domestic service, pastoral work and community outreach among the poor.

Sister Mary Wilma, 87, died Sept. 3 at the Ruma Center of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.

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