Obituaries

Obituary | Msgr. David A. Ratermann

Msgr. David A. Ratermann

Msgr. David A Ratermann, the last remaining patriarch of the archdiocese's Latin America Apostolate, is being remembered by others for five decades of service to the people of Bolivia and as a man of great prayer and faithfulness to Christ.

Msgr. Ratermann died Nov. 10 at Regina Cleri residence, where he had been living since his return from Bolivia in 2008. He was 89. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will celebrate the funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17, at Sacred Heart Church, 17 Ann Ave. in Valley Park.

Obituary | Father Albert F. Danter

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at St. Andrew Church, 309 Hoffmeister Ave. in Lemay, for Father Albert F. Danter, a former parish pastor. Father Danter inspired many people by returning to school late in life and earning a doctorate degree and by doing parish ministry through his 80s.

A native of Red Bud, Ill., Father Danter, 96, died Nov. 9.

Father Danter was ordained in 1943 by Archbishop John J. Glennon.

Obituary | Sr. Margaret O'Driscoll, OP

A funeral Mass was to be celebrated Nov. 7 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of the Dominican Convent in Sparkill, N.Y., for Sister Margaret O'Driscoll, a retired educator who served in St. Louis for many years.
Sister Margaret died Nov. 3 at Siena Hall in Sparkill.

Obituary | Sr. M. Eloise Jarvis, SL

Sr. Jarvis, SL

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 27 for Loretto Sister M. Eloise Jarvis, a pianist and flutist who began the Master of Music Program at Webster University in Webster Groves, initiated a jazz studies program and founded an orchestra there. The Mass was at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky.
Sister Eloise, 91, died Oct. 21 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx.

Obituary | Sr. Jean Madeline Peake, OSU

Sr. Peake, OSU

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 27 at Mount Saint Joseph in Maple Mount, Ky., for Ursuline Sister Jean Madeline Peake, a retired educator
Sister Jean Madeline, 99, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Oct. 23 at Mount St. Joseph, in her 80th year of religious life. Sister Jean Madeline entered the novitiate in 1934 and made perpetual profession in 1939. She is a 1965 graduate of Brescia College in Owensboro, Ky.

Obituary | Sr. Merida Ramirez, DC

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 21 at Marian Chapel at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton for Sister Merida Ramirez, DC, a pharmacist who once was chief pharmacist at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis.

Sister Merida, 77, died Oct. 16 at the Sarah Community.

Born in Lajas, Puerto Rico, Sister Merida was baptized Erika Ramirez. A 1956 graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, she earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras in 1962. Sister Merida entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis in 1963.

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