Deacon Thomas J. Willbrand

Order: 
Archdiocesan deacons
Jubilee year: 
25th ordination
Birthplace: 
St. Charles
Ordination: 
1991
Education: 

St. Peter High School, 1951

Service in the archdiocese: 

Assisted the pastor, St. Peter Parish, St. Charles, 1991-2008

Worked with Baue, Stygar and Paul funeral homes, 1991-present

Volunteer at St. Joseph Health Center, Charlevoix Health Center and St. Charles City Department of Corrections, 1991-present

Part-time deacon, St. Peter Parish, 2009-present

About me: 

Deacon Willbrand and his wife, Sonia, have 10 children, 32 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He baptized 27 of their grandchildren. He received the Cardinal Rigali Service Award in 2008 and the Criminal Justice Ministry's "Pellegrine Award" in 2014. He served in the U.S. Army, 1953-55, and worked for McDonnell Douglas for 38 years in production control and procurement. He loves to play golf and is a Cardinals baseball fan.