LIFE NOTICES

We announce those in our parishes that entered into a New Life. 

Keep them, their families, and friends in your prayers.

 

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")

 

2021 Notices

THORLOUGH MEIER

Thorlough “Thor” Meier, age 94, passed away November 18, 2021 at The View Assisted Living in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. He is the father of St. Catherine parishioner Amy Siesennop. Visitation will take place at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, W359N8512 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow, beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Mike Strachota presiding. Thor still had many friends in the Bloomer area. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer, WI. Visitation starts at 1 p.m. with a Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. 
Burial will take place in Cumberland, WI in the Spring.

Please click the link below for a full obituary:

https://www.olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com/memorials/thorlough-meier/4790140/index.php

 

JOHN 'JACK' SCULLY

John “Jack” Scully, was born on May 5th, 1938 and entered eternal life Thursday, October 28th, 2021. Jack was originally from Lyndon Station, Oconomowoc, and now resides in Fort Lauderdale FL.In lieu of flowers, Mass memorials or charity of your choice. There will be a Funeral Mass at St Catherine’s of Alexandria Catholic Church on Friday, November 26th at 11:00 a.m. Due to Covid there will be no events before or after the Mass. We will however honor his wishes and have a Celebration of Life in the Summer of 2022.

Please click the link below for a full obituary:

https://www.pagenkopf.com/obituaries/John-Jack-Scully?obId=23015673#/obituaryInfohttps://www.pagenkopf.com/obituaries/John-Jack-Scully?obId=23015673#/obituaryInfo

 

MICHAEL A. COUNSELL

Michael A. Counsell of Oconomowoc, WI entered into Eternal Life on November 7, 2021, at age 74. Beloved husband and best friend of Mary Ellen (Walker) for 47 years. His two loves in life were his faith and his family. He will be deeply missed and his memory cherished by all those who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held Tuesday November 23, 2021 at St. Catherine of Alexandria W358 N8512 Brown St. Oconomowoc from 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 pm (noon). Interment at LaBelle Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike's name can be made to St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Please click the link below for a full obituary:

https://www.schmidtandbartelt.com/obituaries/detail.aspx?id=15363

 

DENNIS GRISWOLD

Dennis Philip Griswold passed away November 5 at the age of 81.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia.  He is survived by his chidlren Jeff, Lisa, Christopher, Michelle, their spouses,  4 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  His funeral is Friday, November 19 at St. Catherine's. Visitation is from 9-11 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am.  Please keep Dennis and his family in  prayer.

Please click the link below for a full obituary:

https://www.pagenkopf.com/obituaries/Dennis-Philip-Griswold?obId=23037738#/obituaryInfo

 

DOROTHY UNERTL

Dorothy Virginia Unertl (nee Dunnigan) passed away November 10 due to complications from CoVid 19 at the age of 86.  She is survived by her children John, Denise, Daniel, Patrick, their spouses, her brother Robert, her grandchildren and great-grandchild as well as many other family and friends.  Her funeral will be held Wednesday, November 17 at St. Joan of Arc.  Visitation is at 4 with the Mass of Christian Burial at 5 pm.  Please keep Dorothy and her family in thought and prayer.

Please click the link below for a complete obituary:

http://www.yonkefuneralhome.com/obituaries

 

CARL PATRINOS  

On Friday, November 12, Carl Patrinos passed away at 102 years of age, having celebrated his last Veterans Day on earth. Carl was so proud to have served his country in WWII, how fitting he departed his earthly home the day after Veterans Day. While we are sad to hear this news, we rejoice that he is now at home with the God who created him and whom Carl served so well in this life. Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 30 at 11am here at St. Joan of Arc.

Below is an article published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2016 documenting Carl's time in the military and life after his service:

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/living-sunday/2016/11/03/world-war-ii-vet-sets-example-sacrifice/92755416/

 

FR. JAMES LOEHR   

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Fr. Jim Loehr. Fr. Loehr passed unexpectedly this past weekend. Fr. Loehr became pastor at St. Joan of Arc in June, 1992. Under his leadership, St. Joan of Arc continued to grow as a parish. Construction of a much needed new church building on Nashotah road began in May of 1997. This was followed by the construction of the Education Center in August, 2001. Fr. Loehr left St. Joan of Arc in 2004 to become the pastor at St. John Newmann in Waukesha, WI. We as a parish are eternally grateful for Fr. Loehr's leadership. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Road in Nashotah, with a visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery in Dotyville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Fr. Loehr’s name may be made to St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church or St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

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JAMES O. HUBER

James (Jim) Osborn Huber, born February 19, 1938 in Madison, Wisconsin, son of Mortimer George and Mary Ellen Huber, died peacefully on October 27th at the age of 83 on his farm, with his loving wife and children and his loyal dog, Amigo, by his side. There will be a liturgy of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3rd at Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, W359 N8512 Brown Street, Oconomowoc. In honor of Jim, blue jeans, cowboy boots and hats, Wisconsin Badger and Milwaukee Polo Club attire are welcome! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org, or to a charity of your choice.

Please click the link below for a complete obituary:

https://www.evertlukofuneralhome.com/obituaries/James-O-Huber?obId=22886614#/obituaryInfo

 

KEENAN MCNAMARA    

Our world lost the brightest of lights on October 16, 2021 when Keenan Clark McNamara, 29, passed away. Keenan was a special soul on this Earth, and he illuminated the lives of everyone he met. Visitation will be from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Rd, Nashotah, WI 53058 on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Funeral Mass and reception to follow at noon.

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CHARLOTTE FREDERICK    

Charlotte Verna Frederick (nee Paulson), passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband Albert, and her family in the early morning hours of October 27, 2021. Charlotte is the mother of St. Catherine Pastoral Associate Bill Frederick. A visitation will take place at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, W359 N8512 Brown Street, Oconomowoc WI 53066 on Saturday October 30th 2021, from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 Noon with Fr. Mike Strachota presiding. Burial will take place in St. Catherine’s Cemetery at a later date.

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DIANE MCNULTY   

Diane Phyllis McNulty went to live with our Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the age of 81. Diane married the love of her life, Pat McNulty on September 12, 1959 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.  Their love story has inspired us in ways they will never know. Services will be on Friday, October 1, 2021 at St. Joan of Arc’s Cathloic Church, 120 Nashotah Rd, Nashotah, WI 53058.  Visitation is from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  Service at 12:00pm.

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RON GRACE

Ronald "Ron" J. Grace of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly from Okauchee, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 21, 1943, the son of the late Ray and Margaret (née Doerfer) Grace. Visitation will be held Friday September 17, 2021 at St. Catherine of Alexandria W395N8512 Brown St. Oconomowoc from 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Interment will follow at St. Joan of Arc Cemetery.

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Fr JOHN YOCKEY   

Fr Yockey served as pastor of St Jerome in Oconomowoc for many years. He was 77 and called home to God on July 28, 2021. He was a native of West Allis and grew up in St Aloysius. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake Street in Oconomowoc at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 14th. Please pray Fr John and all priests who have faithfully served God's people.

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MARCE AICHER      

Margaret "Marce" Aicher was born to Eternal Life on July 21 at age 87. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 30th at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, preceded by visitation at 12:00 noon. Until a few years ago, Marce served as our longtime Bulletin editor. Please keep her family in your prayers.

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LEONCIO ESCOBIA and BRENDA ROWE

The faith  community of St. Joan of Arc announces the deaths of Leo Escobia and his wife, Brenda Rowe.  They are survived by their daughter Nicole Escobia who recently graduated from Oconomowoc High School on June 11, 2021.  Both Leo and Brenda have other adult children living in the Philippines.  Their joint funeral will take place on Saturday June 19.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 am. The family were long time residents of Okauchee and members of the parish for over 10 years.  Please keep Nicole and her siblings in thought and prayer at this most diificult time.

 

ROBERT FELDER

The cluster parishes announce the death of Robert Felder.  He died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, April 7, at the age of 63.  He is survived by his wife, Deborah and his children Kathleen Gomez(Matt Tess), Antonio (Erin) Gomez, Angelique (Colleen) Gomez, Rachel Gomez, and Sean Gomez. He is further survived by three grandchildren, his mother, Clara Petrovich and 7 brother, sisters and many other relatives and friends. Bob was a devout Catholic and member of St. Joan of Arc.  His Mass of Christian Burial is this Saturday, April 17 at 12PM.  Visitation begins at 10 AM.  Please keep Bob's family in prayer at this difficult time. 

Please see link below for a full obituary.

https://www.schmidtandbartelt.com/obituaries/detail.aspx?id=14736

 

EMILY MATUSIN

The cluster parishes announce the death of Emily Matusin, who died on January 25 at the age of 97.  Emily and her family have been members of  St. Joan of Arc going back to when the church building was located in Okauchee.  She very active in numerous church organizations and activities throughout the years.  She is survived by her sons Dennis, Gary and daughter Marilyn Schmidt, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was on Saturday, January 30 at St. Joan of Arc. Please click the link below for a full obituary.

https://www.pagenkopf.com/obituaries/Emily-Anne-Matusin?obId=19811116#/obituaryInfo

 

RAYMOND LASZKIEWICZ

We also announce the death of Raymond Laszkiewicz,  on January 30th at the age of 93.  He is survived by his wife of 70 years Valeria, 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  His brother Paul is a member of St. Joan of Arc.  Ray’s Mass of Christian Burial was February 3, 2021 at St. Catherine of Alexandria.  His nephew Fr. Aaron Laskiewicz Associate Pastor at St. Dominic's in Brookfield, WI was the presider.  Please click on the link below for a full obituary. 

https://www.hafemeisterfh.com/obituaries/Raymond-Ray-L-Laszkiewicz?obId=19848399