Obituaries

Obituary | Father Joseph F. Bona, SJ

A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Joseph F. Bona was celebrated July 29 at the St. Charles College Chapel in Grand Coteau, La. Father Bona died July 17 in Grand Coteau. He was 91 years old and a priest for 45 years. September 1 would have been his 50th jubilee in the Society of Jesus.

Obituary | Deacon Steven H. Wohlert

A funeral Mass for Deacon Steven H. Wohlert was celebrated July 24 at St. Louis Abbey Church in Creve Coeur. Deacon Wohlert, 77, died July 19.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., Deacon Wohlert married Eileen Wohlert (nee Rogan) in 1982. Prior to retirement, Deacon Wohlert worked for 40 years for Union Carbide, Energizer and Ralston Purina. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1999 by Cardinal Justin F. Rigali and was assigned to St. Anselm Parish, where he served for his entire ministry.

Obituary | Sr. Marie Bertrand Wright, OP

A funeral Mass for Sister Marie Bertrand Wright was celebrated July 11 at the Dominican motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wis. Sister Marie Bertrand died July 5 at St. Dominic Villa in Sinsinawa. She was 94 and had been a Sinsinawa Dominican for 69 years.

Born in St. Louis, Sister Marie Bertrand made first religious profession in 1947 and final profession in 1950. She taught high school science for 41 years, served as principal for six years and was a pastoral minister for 20 years. Sister Marie Bertrand served in South Dakota, Alabama, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Alaska.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Blish, RSCJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Blish was celebrated June 28 in the Infant of Prague Chapel at Teresian House in Albany, N.Y. Sister Mary died June 21 at Teresian House. She was 89 and had been a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart for 64 years.

Obituary | Sr. Elizabeth Parham, DC

A funeral Mass for Sister Elizabeth Parham was celebrated June 16 at the Seton Chapel in Evansville, Ind. Sister Elizabeth died June 13 at Seton Residence in Evansville. She was 87 and had been a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 64 years.

Obituary | Sr. Frances Therese Hansman, CPPS

A funeral Mass for Sister Frances Therese Hansman was celebrated July 8 at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon. Sister Frances Therese died July 1 at Mount Carmel Senior Living in O'Fallon. She was 84 and was a Sister of the Most Precious Blood for 61 years.

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