Rooted in Faith


With 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")

September 4, 2019

St. Joan of Arc announces the death of Richard. K. Mueller.  Dick passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday September 1st at Angels Grace Hospice. Dick and his wife Margaret were maried for over 61 years.  He is further survived by David (Beth), Maureen (Joe), Denis (William) and Kim (Jeff), 8 grandschildren and 2 great granchildren along with other relatives and many friends.  Funeral arrangements are as follows: Visitation at Harder Funeral home in Brookfield from 3-7:00 PM on Friday, September 6th, Visitation on Saturday September 7th at  St. Joan of Arc at 10:00 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM.  Please keep Margaret and the family in prayer at this difficult time.  Please click the link below for a full obituary..

 August 26, 2019

St Joan of Arc Parish announces the death of member Tom Tiefenthaler.  Tom, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 25, 2019. 

Survived by his loving wife Susan (nee Farmer) Tiefenthaler, his son Thomas (Julia Pelchy) Tiefenthaler, his daughter Cindy (Thomas) Wolf and grandchildren Stephen (Jessica) Tiefenthaler, David (Lisa) Tiefenthaler, Allison (Guy Peyrot) Tiefenthaler, Meghan Wolf, Carlee Wolf, Christopher Lefevre and Casandra Lefevre. He is further survived by great grandchildren Nicholas, Lily and Joseph Tiefenthaler, Quinn and Alexandra Peyrot, Benjamin and Jackson Tiefenthaler and Colin, Brady and Tyler Wolf, and also by his sister Janet (Bernard Carroll) and many dear friends.      Preceded in death by his parents Eugene & Camilla Tiefenthaler, his brothers Gene and Jim, his sister Clair, his first wife Doris and his daughter Mary.


Tom was known for his love of singing and his favorite jokes. He served in the Navy at the end of WWII. As a youth he played catcher on a minor league baseball team, later coaching his son’s team. He worked as a salesman for industrial handling materials and was especially fond of cold calls. After retirement his part time retirement included delivering pizzas and flowers, security and maintenance. He loved growing vegetables, especially scouring the seed catalogs, preparing the soil and planting. The rest was up to nature or others! He was an active volunteer for Shorehaven’s Mobile Meals and St. Vincent de Paul at St. Joan of Arc.


A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah. Visitation at church from 10:30 AM until the time of Mass. Final rest will be in St. Joan of Arc Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be given to St. Vincent de Paul at St. Joan of Arc.

August 16, 2019

The cluster parishes announce the deaths of the following parishioners:

Arline Jensen, a member of St. Catherine’s, who died on Aug. 9th.  She is the wife of Don.  Arline was active at church  having served on Parish Council, as an Eucharistic Minister and in blood pressure screening as well as in  many  community events. Her Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, August 17 at 11:00 AM.  Visitation is from 9- until 10:45 AM. 

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Quirin Braam, a member of St. Catherine who died July 25th.  He is the husband of Jane.  Quirin was very active in Human Concerns, FOCCUS, and St. Vincent DePaul Society. He also had a 40 year career in the area of business. His Mass of Christian Burial is August 29 at 11 AM at St. Catherine.  Visitation is from 9-11:00 AM.

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Arlene Radtke , a member of St. Joan of Arc, who died August 5th after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She lived primarily in Florida.  Her Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00 PM at St. Joan of Arc. Visitation is at 5:30 PM.  More information will follow once the obituary is available.


July 31, 2019 

With sadness, the cluster parishes announce the death of Doreen M. Shafer on Friday, July 26, 2019.  Doreen was a faith filled member of the St. Joan Arc faith community since 1995.  In recent years she had endured poor health and died peacefully with her family present after suffering a stroke.  Doreen loved life and enjoyed being with parishioners and friends.  She was instrumental in starting Glena's Gals group, which continues to meet on a regular basis.  Please keep Doreen's children Kathy (Dan) McCormack, Ken (Melissa) Quant and granddaughter Anne McCormack and her many friends in prayer at this difficult time..   Doreen's funeral is this Friday, August 2 at St. Joan of Arc.  Visitation is from 4-6 followed by the  Mass of Christian Burial.

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JULY 23, 2019

With profound sadness, our cluster parishes announce the tragic death of Betty Leif and her 8 year old granddaughter Sarah Lay. They died on Sunday, July 21 in an accidental drowning. Betty and her husband Jerry were very active members of St. Joan of Arc serving as hospitality ministers, St. Vincent DePaul members and a variety of other ministries throughout the many years of being parishioners. Jerry Leif died just 3 months ago on April 22, 2019. Their love story began in 1st grade and they were graced to celebrate 50 years of marriage together. Sarah, the youngest of their grandchildren received her First Communion at Jerry’s funeral. Please keep the entire Leif family in prayer, especially Megan Lay,(Betty and Jerry’s daughter) and her husband Brandon the parents of Sarah and Zach and Genna, Sarah’s brother and sister. The full obituaries will be posted on the website as soon as they become available. Their funeral arrangements are as follows: Saturday July 27, Visitation from 10-12:00 with the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Noon. May their heavenly reunion be joyous! Amen