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.
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.
May 16, 2018
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish announces the death of Winfred A. "Winn" Kysely a lifetime resident of Okauchee, WI on Saturday May 12, 2018. Winn is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Colette and their 12 children Catherine (John), Jane (Thomas), Christopher (Linda), Gerard, Joseph (Lynn), Mary (Rich), Lisa Michael), Mark (Terri), Maria (GJ), Fr. Andrew, Lucas (Judy), and Sister Maria Vianney (Karen), O.P., and his 21 grandchildren. Please keep them all in your prayers. Winn served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was very active both in church, professional and community organizations. His funeral is Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish Mapleton, WI. Visitation begins at 9:30 AM with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM. For a complete obituary please click the link below.
St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish announces the death of James T. Anderson on Monday, May 14, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara and two sons Jason (Amy) and David (LIndsay) and six grandchildren, other family members and many friends. Please keep them in your prayers. Jimmy loved life and lived it to the fullest especially as he hunted and fished! His funeral is Saturday, May 19, 2018. Visitation is begins at 9:30 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:30 AM. at the Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home in Oconomowoc, WI. Fr. Michael Strachota will preside at the service. For a full obituary please click the link below.
St. Joan of Arc Parish announces the death of our parishioner William Siok. Bill died suddenly on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Fort Meyers, Florida where he had resided in recent years. Bill lived life to the fullest enjoying family, friends,sports and traveling with his beloved wife of nearly 54 years, Patricia. In addition to Patricia, Bill is survived by his children John(Paula), Karen (Craig), Barb(Jason), Kevin (Jill) and Jenn (Phil), other family members and close friends. Please keep them in your prayers. His funeral is June 1, 2018 at St. Joan of Arc Church in Nashotah, WI. Visitation begins at 10:30 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon. For a complete obituary please click the link below.
We remember Frances Steeger a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish who died on April 27, 2018 at the age of 91. Her funeral is this Friday, May 11, 2018. Visitation is at 10:00 am and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Frances has been a member of St. Joan of Arc for over 15 years and blessed us with her gift of sewing especially in the area of liturgical vestments. Please keep her family in prayer. No formal obituary available at this time.
St. Joan of Parish announces the death of our parishioner Patricia McHugh. She entered eternal life on Saturday, April 28, 2018 age the age of 92 years and 10 months. Pat is survived by 7 children and their spouses along with 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Please remember her large loving family in your prayers. Pat was very active at St. Agnes Parish, Naples Florida and St. Joan of Arc where she served in Bereavement Ministry and attended daily Mass. Her funeral is Friday, May 4 with Visitation staring at 2 PM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 PM. Please click the link below for the full obituary.