Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Helen Fick, SSND

A memorial Mass for Sister Helen Fick was celebrated Jan. 17 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Helen died Jan. 8 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 88 and a former teacher.

Sister Helen was born in Rich Fountain, Mo. She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1948 and professed first vows in 1951 and final vows in 1957. She earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1960 from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis and a master's degree in education in 1975 from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Obituary | Sr. Kathleen Barnes, OSU

A funeral Mass for Ursuline Sister Kathleen Barnes was celebrated Jan. 7 in Dallas.

Sister Kathleen, 95, died Dec. 1 in New Orleans. She served many years in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Obituary | Fr. David C. Sullivan

Father David C. Sullivan, a longtime hospital chaplain in the archdiocese, died Jan. 24

Funeral arrangements were pending for Father Sullivan, 84, at the Review's press time.

Born in Chicago, Father Sullivan attended Cathedral Latin School and St. Louis Preparatory Seminary in St. Louis before entering Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained in 1958 by Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Angelita Heinrich, RSM

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Angelita Heinrich, RSM, was celebrated Jan. 10 at Catherine's Residence in St. Louis.

Sister Mary Angelita died Jan. 6. She was 91 years old and had been a Sister of Mercy for 73 years.

Sister Mary Angelita was a teacher and principal at schools in Missouri and Texas. She also ministered in the development office and library at Mount St. Mary High School in Oklahoma, was superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, for six years and served as archivist for the Sisters of Mercy St. Louis Regional Community for 11 years.

Obituary | Msgr. Norbert Dietz

A funeral Mass was to be celebrated for Msgr. Norbert Dietz Jan. 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in University City. Msgr. Dietz, a longtime parish pastor, died Jan. 15. He was 94.

A native of St. Louis, he attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained in 1949 at Kenrick Seminary by Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter. Msgr. Dietz earned a master's in biophysics from St. Louis University in 1958.

Obituary | Fr. Wilfred L. (Bill) LaCroix, SJ

A memorial Mass for Jesuit Father Wilfred L. (Bill) LaCroix was held Jan. 2 in the Fusz Pavilion Chapel at Jesuit Hall in St. Louis. Father LaCroix died Dec. 22 at the Jesuit elder care community after a long illness. He was 83 years old, a Jesuit for 57 years and a priest for 47 years.

Father LaCroix was born Nov. 27, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated in 1955 from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a bachelor's in radio journalism and English. He then joined the U.S. Navy and served four years on ships patrolling the seas around Japan and the Philippines.

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