Obituaries

Obituary | Sister Judith Tokarczyk, OSF

The funeral Mass for Sister Judith Tokarczyk, OSF, was celebrated Feb. 20 in the Lally Room on the Carberry Campus of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services in Shrewsbury. Sister Judith died Feb. 14 at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in Shrewsbury. She was 88 and had been a Franciscan Sister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for 69 years.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1929, she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 1945 and professed perpetual vows in 1951. She received a bachelor's degree from Webster College and a master's degree from St. Louis University.

Obituary | Sister Marilyn Burkemper, OSU

The funeral Mass for Sister Marilyn Jean Burkemper, OSU, was celebrated Feb. 3 at St. Ferdinand Church in Florissant. She died peacefully Jan. 27 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was 75 and served many years as a teacher and counselor in parish schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, including the past 13 at St. Ferdinand School in Florissant.

Obituary | Father Thomas J. Schaab

The funeral Mass for Father Thomas J. Schaab was celebrated Feb. 17 at St. Joseph Church in Clayton. Father Schaab died Feb. 12. He was 72 years old, taught at archdiocesan high schools in the 1970s and '80s and had been senior associate pastor at St. Joseph for the past 13 years.

Born on June 13, 1946, in St. Louis, he graduated from Bishop DuBourg High School, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 1974, by Cardinal John Carberry.

OBITUARY | Sister Ruth Margaret Raupp, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Ruth Margaret Raupp was celebrated Feb. 1 at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet motherhouse in south St. Louis.

Sister Ruth Margaret died Jan. 29 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was 96 and a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 70 years.

Born in Decatur, Ill., she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1946 and made her final profession in 1952. She earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Fontbonne College in 1943 and a master's degree in philosophy and secondary education from St. Louis University in 1955.

Obituary | Sister Mary Carol Mautemps, D.C.

The funeral Mass for Sister Mary Carol Mautemps, D.C., was celebrated Jan. 26 at the Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind. Sister Mary Carol died Jan. 23 at Seton Residence. She was 92 years of age and enjoyed 74 years of vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

Obituary | Sister Mary Vianney Johnson, RSM

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Vianney Johnson was celebrated Feb. 6 at Mercy Center Chapel in St. Louis. Sister Vianney, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, died Feb. 2 at the age of 84.

Born Joann Cecilia Johnson in St. Louis, she graduated from Mercy High School in St. Louis and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Webster College in St. Louis and a master's degree in education administration from St. Louis University. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1951 in St. Louis, and made perpetual vows in 1957.

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