The following lives were celebrated at OLIH with Fr. Stephen Orr as presider since last All Souls Day, November 2, 2017:
Mary Duncan passed away on May 24, 2018. Her funeral service was held on Friday, July 13. Mary was 91 years old.
Ivadell May Hayes Thomas passed away on June 28, 2018. Her funeral service was held on Thursday, July 5. Ivadell was 94 years old.
Thomas 'Tom' Geitzenauer passed away on June 16, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, June 20. Tom was 72 years old.
Kathleen 'Kathy' Schweers passed away on June 14, 2018. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 19. Kathy was 69 years old.
Isaac Berthelsen passed away on May 29, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, June 4. Isaac was one day old.
Denny Bernholtz passed away on May 13, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 24. Denny was 47.
Gordon Buttery passed away on May 14, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, May 21. Gordon was 73.
Janice Frederick passed away on May 5, 2018. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, May 10. Janice was 83.
William Joseph 'Joe' McCarthy passed away on April 26, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 2. Joe was 76.
J. Edward Johnston passed away on April 14, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, April 19. Ed was 88.
Florence Gostomczik Gieseke passed away on March 26, 2018. Her Funeral Service was held on Saturday, March 31. Florence was 90.
Dave Rees passed away on March 19, 2018. His Memorial Service was held on Monday, March 27. Dave was 46.
Mary Trusty passed away on March 18, 2018. Her Memorial Service was held on Monday, March 26. Mary was 86.
Matthew Bachman passed away on March 7, 2018. His Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 24. Matthew was 31.
Robert Collins passed away on March 6, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 12. Bob was 81.
Dolores Bonish passed away on February 12, 2018. Her funeral service was held on Thursday, February 15. Dolores was 77.
Mary Lenihan Fontana passed away on January 20, 2018. Her funeral service was held on Friday, February 2. Mary was 84.
Mary Hart Hutton passed away on January 15, 2018. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, January 19. Mary was 88.
John 'Jack' Dyer passed away on January 7, 2018. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 11. Jack was 81.
Cathy Berger passed away on December 21, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, December 29. Cathy was 68.
Ed Kinlein passed away on December 13, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 16. Ed was 80.
Alice LaFollette passed away on December 1, 2017. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 7. Alice was 98.
Gordon Buttery, husband of Marge and father to Richard, Greg, and Mark passed away May 14, 2018. Visitation will be be at 9:30 am, and his Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30am at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church. Fr. Stephen Orr will preside. Gordon was 73.
Honoring Our Own
When a loved one passes away, we are often asked, “how can I honor their memory?” At OLIH, many people choose to have Masses said for the deceased. Unfortunately, due to the large number of funerals at this parish, our schedule is already into 2018 and is rapidly filling up. (The diocese only allows one intention per Mass and we only have one priest so we are doubly limited.) We are looking at ways to make this equitable for everyone, so we may limit the number of Masses said here (transferring some to St. Luke’s or the missions) or limit how far out dates are reserved. In the meantime, we want to make you aware of other ways you can honor your loved one or a special event in your life. One way is to sign up to maintain the rose at Our Lady’s statue in the Gathering Space. For $10 your intention will be noted for two weekends. Another is to make a tax deductible gift through our Memorial Program. Established funds include:
- OLIH Foundation
- Our Lady’s Little Learners’ Tuition Assistance
- Art & Environment Fund
- Emergency Relief
- St. Vincent de Paul
- Music Ministry
- Faith Formation Program
- Adult Faith Formation
- Youth Ministry
- Historical Display
- Area of Greatest Need
Annually we publish a “Remembrance Page” where we capture the names of those honored and those honoring them. If you are interested in either of these options, please contact the office, 964-3038.
Dave Rees, husband of Sheila and father of Rachael & Ashley, passed away March 19, 2018. A Memorial Service is scheduled at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm preceded by visitation from 4:00-7:00 pm. Fr. Stephen Orr will preside. Dave was 46.