Obituaries

Obituary | Fr. Jack Stochl, SJ

A memorial Mass for Jesuit Father John J. Stochl was celebrated Nov. 19 at Jesuit Hall Community Chapel in Midtown St. Louis.

Father Stochl, 92, died Nov. 6. A Jesuit for 75 years and a priest for 62 years, he served many years in the small Central American country of Belize.

Obituary | Sr. Ruth Saddler, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Ruth Saddler was celebrated Nov. 4 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Ruth, 92, died Oct. 25 at Veronica House in Bridgeton. She was a former teacher, principal, missionary and driver.

Obituary | Sr. Salesia Muckensturm, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Salesia Muckensturm was celebrated Nov. 2 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Salesia, 98, died Oct. 23 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was a former teacher, principal, staff person and volunteer.

Obituary | Fr. John (Jack) Kilburg, MSF

A funeral Mass for Father John (Jack) Kilburg was celebrated Nov. 10 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Seguin, Texas. A Missionary of the Holy Family who studied at Kenrick Seminary in Shrewsbury, Father Kilburg served at parishes in the United States and Mexico.

Father Kilburg, 87, died Nov. 6. Born in Wauzeka, Wisc., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951-53. He received the Korean Service Medal (with three stars), United Nations Medal and the National Defense Medal.

Obituary | Sr. Jeanne Clare Scheer, OP

A memorial Mass for Sparkill Dominican Sister Jeanne Clare Scheer was to be celebrated Oct. 28 at St. Richard Church in Creve Coeur. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 18 at the Dominican Convent in Sparkill, N.Y.

A retired educator, Sister Jeanne Clare died Oct. 11 at the Dominican Sisters' Siena Hall in Sparkill, N.Y. She was 95.

Born in St. Louis and baptized Catherine Mary Scheer, she entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1940 and received the name Sister Jeanne Clare. She professed first vows in 1942 and final vows in 1947.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Joleen Huelsmann, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Joleen Huelsmann was celebrated Oct. 25 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Mary Joleen, a former teacher, principal and provincial councilor, died Oct. 13 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 104.

Born Kathryn Hueslmann in St. Louis, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1933. She professed first vows in 1936 and final vows in 1942. She earned a bachelor's degree in geography in 1951 and a master's degree in elementary education in 1957 from St. Louis University.

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