A memorial Mass for Sister Mary Jerome Roberts was celebrated May 16 at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Church in Florissant. Sister Mary Jerome, a longtime teacher and nurse, died April 29. She was 91.
Born in Millwood, Sister Mary Jerome entered the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1942 and professed final vows in 1949. The ninth of 14 children, she was one of three girls in her family to choose religious life. She earned a bachelor of science and a master of arts degree in geography from St. Louis University and a nursing degree from Meramec Community College.
A funeral Mass for Father Herbert C. Hauck was celebrated May 18 at Our Lady of Joy Church in Carefree, Ariz. A memorial Mass for Father Hauck will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at St. Gerard Majella Church, 1969 Dougherty Ferry Road in Kirkwood.
Father Hauck, 76, died May 13. He had been living and working as associate pastor at Our Lady of Joy Parish in the Diocese of Phoenix for the past 10 years.
A funeral mass for Deacon Donald Wussler was celebrated May 13 at St. Peter Church in St. Charles. Deacon Wussler, who worked with seniors, the poor and the criminal justice ministry, died May 7. He was 71.
Born in St. Charles, he married Barbara Wussler (nee Dierker), in 1966. They had three children -- Marilyn, Susan and Christopher. Deacon Wussler served his country for three years in the Marines and his community for 35 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He also was a volunteer fireman and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
A funeral Mass for Sister George Antoinette Vander Loop was celebrated April 23 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. A longtime principal and teacher, Sister George Antoinette, 76, died April 20 at Nazareth Living Center. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 58 years.
A memorial Mass for Sister Joan Range, ASC, was celebrated May 16 at the Ruma Center in Ruma, Ill. The former canon lawyer and co-founder of a women's studies program at St. Louis University died May 7 at the Ruma Center. She was 83 and a professed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for 64 years.