Obituaries

Obituary | Sister Jane Edward Schilling, CSJ

The funeral Mass for Sister Jane Edward Schilling, CSJ, was celebrated Sept. 20 at the Nazareth Living Center Chapel. She died Sept. 13 at Nazareth. She was 86 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 68 years.

Born Nancy Mary Schilling on Oct. 8, 1930 in Minocqua, Wis., she attended St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay for her last two years of high school. There, she met the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and entered the community in 1948, taking the names of her siblings as her religious name.

Obituary | Sister Barbara Karleskint, RSM

A funeral Mass for Sister Barbara Karleskint, RSM, was celebrated Sept. 9, in the chapel at Catherine's Residence, where she had resided since 2006. Sister Barbara died on Sept. 8 at her residence. She was 98 and a had been a Sister of Mercy for 80 years.

Born in Miami, Okla., Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy on June 20, 1937 and pronounced first vows on March 12, 1940. She was known as Sister Mary Clarence at that time.

Obituary | Father W. Charles Heiser, SJ

The funeral Mass for Father W. Charles Heiser, SJ, will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Francis Xavier "College" Church on Lindell Blvd. in St. Louis. The visitation will be immediately beforehand at 6 p.m. in the same location.

A longtime librarian at St. Louis University, Father Heiser died Sept. 15 in St. Louis. He was 95 years old, a Jesuit for 77 years and a priest for 64 years.

Obituary | Father David A. Walter

A funeral Mass for Father David A. Walter was to be celebrated Sept. 8 in the St. Vincent de Paul Chapel at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury. Father Walter, 80 died Sept. 1.

In recent years, the retired parish priest and Newman Center chaplain has been known as a chaplain for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. In an article in the Review, he cited the strong faith of those he met in baseball. He celebrated Sunday Mass in the clubhouse, attended by front-office staff and stadium staff, from ticket-takers to the maintenance crew.

Obituary | Sister Irene Marie Schmitz, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Irene Marie Schmitz was celebrated Aug. 14 in the Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County. The School Sister of Notre Dame and former teacher died Aug. 10 at Veronica House in Bridgeton. She was 87.

Born in Linn, Mo., Sister Irene Marie entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1949. She professed first vows in 1952 and final vows in 1958.

She earned a bachelor's degree in theology in 1960 from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis.

Obituary | Sister Barbara Armstrong

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Barbara Armstrong June 30 at the Redemptoristine Nuns monastery chapel in Liguori. Sister Barbara died June 17. She was 90 and a member of the Redemptoristines for 65 years.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, she was a convert to the Catholic faith and entered the cloistered community in Toronto in 1947. She made profession in 1950 and was later sent as the first superior of the Redemptoristines when they came to Liguori in 1960.

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