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")
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Joseph Wyssling passed from this world on the early morning hours of November 19, at the age of 94. He had been a resident at Hartland Terrace since September of 2017. He will be deeply missed by his four children John Wyssling (Janice Strand) of Ironwood, Michigan; Julie Stockinger (Frank A.) of Waukesha; Jim Wyssling of Wales and Janice Bartel (Al Nelson) of Ixonia. He is survived by 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, relatives and treasured community friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Rose, his parents Anna and John, his sister Anita Anderson and son in law Jim Bartel.
In consideration for the health and safety of everyone a Visitation and celebration of life for John will take place at a future date.
With joyful hope in the resurrection, the faith community of St. Catherine of Alexandria announces the death of Susan Katherine Krajna on November 12, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Dan, daughters Karen and Suzanne, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and other family members. Please keep her loved ones in prayer. Her Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, November 19, 2020 at St. Catherine of Alexandria. May she be welcomed into the Communion of Saints.
Please click the link below for her obituary.