Obituaries

Obituary | Fr. Joseph Ryan

A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Ryan was celebrated Jan. 16 at Immaculate Conception Church in Dardenne Prairie. Father Ryan was a retired parish priest who served 27 years in the archdiocese's Latin American Apostolate in Bolivia and Chile. He also served in Venezuela.

Father Ryan, 93, died Jan. 11. Born in St. Louis, he was ordained in 1951 by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter. His first assignment was as assistant pastor of St. Joachim Parish in Old Mines. He was named assistant pastor of St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Pagedale in 1952.

Obituary | Father Thomas J. Casey, SJ

A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Thomas J. Casey was celebrated Jan. 17 at St. Francis Xavier College Church in Midtown St. Louis.

Father Casey, age 90, a Jesuit for 72 years and a priest for 60 years, died Jan. 11. Born in Evanston, Ill., he entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant in 1945. He was ordained in 1957 at St. Mary's College in St. Marys, Kan., and pronounced final vows in 1962 at Regis University in Denver.

Obituary | Sister Mary Ann Eultgen

A memorial Mass for Sister of Christian Charity Mary Ann Eultgen will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Cronan Church. Sister Mary Ann died Dec. 27 at Sacred Heart Convent in Wilmette, Ill. She was 84 years old.

Born on Feb. 12, 1933, in St. Louis, she entered the Sisters of Christian Charity convent on Aug. 28, 1947. She was received into the novitiate on Aug. 21, 1949, and was given the name Sister Carol. She made first vows on Aug. 21, 1951, and perpetual profession on Aug. 20, 1957.

‘Priest for a day’ eulogized for his ‘robust’ faith

In 2015, while fighting a rare brain tumor, then-11-year-old Brett Haubrich was given a wish from the Make-A-Wish foundation, and he wanted to be a “priest for a day.” Brett served the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis as part of that wish. Brett died Jan. 10.

In celebrating the sacrament of the anointing of the sick two days before Brett Haubrich died on Jan. 10, Msgr. Patrick Hambrough noted the forceful manner in which Brett responded to the prayer at the anointing of his palms: "May the Lord of love and mercy free you from sin, save you and raise you up."

Obituary | Sister Carol Kaiman, SL

The funeral Mass for Loretto Sister Carol (formerly Sister Mary Gerard SSM) Kaiman was celebrated Jan. 2 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. Sister Carol was a registered nurse who served in Missouri, South Carolina, Wisconsin and South America. She died Dec. 23 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary.

She was 83 and in the 40th year of her life as a vowed religious, with 24 years as a Sister of St. Mary and 16 years as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross.

Obituary | Father Joseph E. Begue

The funeral Mass for Father Joseph E. Begue, CM, was to be Jan. 11 at the Vincentian Community house in Perryville. Father Begue died Jan. 9. He was 94 and had been a Vincentian since 1948.

Born in Chicago, Father Joe attended parochial schools on Chicago's northside. After high school graduation, he served in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in California, Texas, Illinois and overseas. He was discharged on Feb.18, 1946, with the rank of master sergeant.

Syndicate content