At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist. (From "The Order of Christian Funerals")
With LIFE NOTICES, we announce those in our parishes that entered into a New Life. Keep them, their families, and friends in your prayers.
August 7, 2018
We announce the death of St. Catherine of Alexandria parishioner, George Skosey at the age of 67 on August 2, 2018. George is survived by his wife of 36 years Linda, their son Michael (Ashley) and daughter Sarah (Daniel) Schick and grandchildren Grant, Nolan Skosey. George was active in community and social organizations but most of all he loved being with his family. Please keep them in your prayers. George's funeral is Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Mapleton, WI. Visitation is at 10:00 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon. Please click the link below for the full obituary.
July 24, 2018
With sadness, St. Joan of Arc Parish announces the death of our parishioner, Darrell Doran on July 16, 2018. Darrell died peacefully surround by his loving family after a long battle with health issues. Please keep his wife of 41 years Jo, their sons Travis (Ariyl), Ryan and Casey, their grandsons Emmett and Elliot, his brothers and his entire family in your prayers. Darrell and Jo are very active members of our parish serving as Eucharistic ministers, members of Family Promise, drivers for those who did not have rides to church so they could attend Mass, and countless other ways of serving the people of God. His Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, August 8th with visitation at St. Joan of Arc starting at 2:30 followed by the Mass at 4:00 PM. Will will miss Darrell's incredible smile and joyful filled heart. For the complete obituary, click the link below:
Funeral arrangements for our beloved Darrell are still pending. To view his obituary please click the link below.
July 17, 2018
With sadness, St. Joan of Arc announces the death of our parishioner, Darrell Doran yesterday, July 16th. He was surrounded by his wife Jo, their children and other family members as he made his way home to God whom he loved and served so well in this life. Funeral arrangements are pending. Please keep Jo and the entire family in prayer.
June 27, 2018
St. Catherine of Alexandria announce the death of Kristy Schumann on June 25 at the age of 50. Kristy died unexpectedly after suffering a stroke. Shewas a central part of her family and loved getting to know people of all ages but had a special of being present to the elderly. Kristy is survived by her parents Ken and Gerry Schumann and her siblings Kim (Holt), Ken, Kerry, Kathy (Fernandez), and Kelly, their spouses and children, and a large extended family. Her funeral is Friday, June 29 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Mapleton with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon. Please click the link below for a a complete obituary.
June 15, 2018
St. Joan of Arc Parish announces the death of Carl Niemiec on June 13, 2018 at the age of 82. Please keep his wife of 55 years, Mary Jo and their children Carl Jr., Cathy, Sherry, John, Chris, their spouses, the 12 grandchildren and many close friends in your thoughts and prayers. Carl was a professor of Psychology at Marquette University for 9 years before entering private practice for 38 years. His gentle soul and clinical expertise touched and changed many lives, minds and souls. He was very active in the parishes he belonged to through out the years always serving others in a variety of ministries. Carl's funeral is at St. Joan of Arc on Tuesday, June 19th. visitation begins at 3:30 PM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 6:00 PM. There is a private burial on Wednesday, June 20th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Hospital Child Abuse Prevention Fund or the Wisconsin Parkinson's Association.
Please check the local papers for a full obituary this weekend June 16 and 17th.
June 13, 2018
St. Joan of Arc Parish announces the death of Debra W. Ciohon on June 7, 2018 at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Debi loved life and lived to the fullest. Her larger than life personality drew many people, young and old to her. She is sadly missed by her husband of 38 years Mike, their sons Mitchell and Collin, her sisters and many other family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Her funeral is Saturday, June 16 at St. Joan of Arc with visitation starting at 10:00 AM and the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 PM.
Please click the link below for the full obituary.https://www.schmidtandbartelt.com/obituaries/detail.aspx?id=11776
June 12, 2018
St. Catherine of Alexandria announces the death of our long time member ,Jerome G. Nettesheim, who died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the age of 87. Jerry was a dairy farmer for 36 years and formed the Jerry Nettesheim Orchestra. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Rose Marie and his six children Chuck, Mary Jo, David, Robert, John, and Tom and their spouses. He is the beloved grandfather of 16 and great grandfather of 21. Please keep them and the entire family and friends in your prayers Jerry's funeral is on Friday, June 2018 with visitation at 9:30 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM. Please click the link below for the full obituary.
May 24, 2018
St. Catherine of Alexandria announces the death of Edward G. Brennan of Oconomowoc, who died May 17, 2018 at the age of 86. Ed was a longtime member of the parish and was active in many activities and ministries over the years. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He survived by his wife Joan and daughters Jennifer (Larry), Elizabeth (Peter), and Colleen ( Susumu) and 6 grandchildren. Please keep Ed's family and friends in your prayers. His funeral is Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Catherine of Alexandria. Visitation is at 9:30 AM and Mass of Christian Burial is at 11:00 AM. Please click the link below for the full obituary.