Obituaries

OBITUARY | Father John F. Blomberg

A funeral Mass was to have been celebrated for Father John F. Blomberg Nov. 3 at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church in Ferguson. Father Blomberg, a longtime administrator of several Catholic high schools, died Oct. 27. He was 84 years old.

Born in St. Louis, he attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained in 1959 at St. Louis Cathedral by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter. He earned a master's degree from St. Louis University in 1965.

Obituary | Father Theodore Pieper

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Father Theodore X. Pieper Oct. 21 at St. Joachim Church in Old Mines. Father Pieper served as pastor there for more than a quarter of a century, and earlier in the Bolivian missions.

Father Pieper died Oct. 18. He was 82 years old.

Born in St. Louis, he attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary. Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter ordained him to the priesthood in 1962 at the St. Louis Cathedral (now Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis).

OBITUARY | Sr. Marie Flowers, SCN

A funeral Mass for Sister Marie Flowers, SCN, was celebrated Oct. 21 at St. Vincent Church in Nazareth, Ky. Sister Marie, 50, died at Nazareth Home, Ky., Oct. 14. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth since 2014.

OBITUARY | Sr. Roseanne Thornton, SL

A funeral Mass for Loretto Sister Roseanne (formerly Sister Rose Maura) Thornton was celebrated Oct. 10 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky.

Sister Roseanne served for nearly four decades as a kitchen and nurse's assistant and as an educator. She died Oct. 7 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 78.

OBITUARY | Sr. Mary Jonette Rolando, RSM

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Mary Jonette Rolando Oct. 13 at Mercy Center in Frontenac.

Sister Mary Jonette, 84, died at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur Oct. 9 following heart failure. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in St. Louis in 1960.

OBITUARY | Sr. Teresita Kern, ASC

A funeral Mass for Sister Teresita Kern, ASC, was celebrated Oct. 17 in the Ruma Center Chapel in Ruma, Ill. Sister Teresita, 93, was a professed members of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for 76 years. She died Oct. 13 at the Ruma Center.

Born in Red Bud, Ill., Sister Teresita made her first profession in 1941 and her final vows in 1946. She was a member of the Dietary Managers Association and was certified in food service supervision and sanitation.

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