Obituaries

Obituary | Brother Thomas Tessmer, SM

A funeral Mass for Marianist Brother Thomas Tessmer was celebrated March 20 in San Antonio. Brother Tom died March 13 at Marianist Residence Community in San Antonio. He was 81 and a Marianist for 62 years.

Obituary | Sr. Justine Church, MMS

A funeral Mass for Medical Mission Sister Justine Church was celebrated March 29 in the chapel at her community's North American headquarters in Philadelphia. A St. Louis native, Sister Justine died March 21 at age 83.

She attended St. Louis University after graduating from Nerinx Hall in Webster Groves. She entered the Medical Mission Sisters in 1953, made first profession of vows in 1956 and final vows in 1961.

Obituary | Cdl. William H. Keeler

WASHINGTON — Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore's 14th archbishop, an international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations and the driving force behind the restoration of America's first cathedral, died March 23 at his residence at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville. He was 86.

The funeral Mass for Cardinal Keeler was celebrated March 28 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore.

Obituary | Fr. Bernardine L. Hahn, OFM

A funeral Mass for Franciscan Father Bernardine L. Hahn was celebrated Feb. 13 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in south St. Louis.

Father Hahn died Feb. 8 at age 101.

Obituary | Fr. David Paul, SM

A funeral Mass for Marianist Father David Paul was celebrated March 11 at Our Lady of the Pillar Church in Creve Coeur.

Father Paul, 78, died Feb. 22 at a Marianist health care facility in Cupertino, Calif. Father Paul was an educator, school administrator and fundraiser.

Obituary | Fr. John L. Hallemann

A funeral Mass for Father John L. Hallemann was to be celebrated March 10 at Queen of All Saints Church in Oakville.

Father Hallemann, 87, died Feb. 28 at Mother of Good Counsel Home in north St. Louis. He was a retired parish pastor and the former rural life director of the archdiocese.

Born in New Haven, Father Hallemann attended St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary in Shrewsbury. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1955 by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter.

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