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Read the obituaries of deceased Viatorians —  including associates, brothers and priests — from the United States Province by clicking a letter below.  They are arranged alphabetically by last name.

If you do not see the Viatorian you are looking for, please contact the archivist at asherwood@viatorians.com

 

Rev. James F. Fanale

Rev. James F. Fanale

Fr. James F. Fanale, CSV, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 13, in St. Anne, Illinois. He was 77. Fr. Fanale was born Nov. 19, 1942 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Michael and Gertrude (Davis) Fanale. He is survived by his brothers Michael (Dorothy) Fanale of...

Rev. George Auger

Rev. George Auger

Rev. George J. Auger, C.S.V., passed away June 2 at Northwest Community Hospital.  He was 87. Fr. Auger was born Sept. 17, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents, Seraphine and Eugenie (Paris) Auger preceded him in death, along with sisters Rita McKune and Simone...

Rev. Simon P. Lefebvre

Rev. Simon P. Lefebvre

Rev. Simon P. Lefebvre, passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2020 at the Viatorian Province Center in Arlington Heights. He was 92. Fr. Lefebvre was born Aug. 21, 1927 in Marthe, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Arthur and Alice (Seguin) Lefebvre, who preceded him in...

Rev. Robert Bolser

Rev. Robert Bolser

Rev. Robert T. Bolser, CSV, passed away April 28 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. He was 74. Fr. Bolser was born April 1, 1945, in Urbana, Illinois, the son of Catherine (Quinlan) and George Bolser. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Stephen...

Michaletz

Michaletz

Fr. James E. Michaletz, CSV, died April 10, 2019 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.  He was 87 and had been a Viatorian for 67 years. Fr. Michaletz was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Chicago, the son of Ernest and Philomena (Schafer) Michaletz, who preceded...

Barth

Barth

Br. Dale A. Barth, CSV, died Feb. 21, 2019 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL. He was 75. Br. Barth was born on June 21, 1943 in Peoria, the son of Walter and Cecilia (Benn) Barth. His parents preceded him in death, along with his brother Jack...

Crilly

Crilly

Fr. James F. Crilly, CSV, who was among three missionaries to establish a Viatorian school and parish in Bogota, Colombia, back in the early 1960s, has died. He passed away Nov. 2 at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling. Fr. Crilly was 89. Fr. Crilly was born July 10, 1929,...

Rev. John E. Linnan

Rev. John E. Linnan

Rev. John (Jack) E. Linnan, CSV, died Jan. 15, 2018 at the Viatorian Province Center in Arlington Heights, after a long illness. He was 83. Fr. Linnan was born April 3, 1934 in Springfield, IL, the son of John and Mary Ellen (Radigan) Linnan. His parents preceded him...

Mayer

Mayer

Rev. William C. Mayer, CSV, died Sat., Dec. 9, 2017 at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Ruth and by his two sisters, Patricia Haarer and Kathleen McEvilly. He is survived by his dear friend, Sr. Clare Fitzgerald,...

Kass

Kass

Rev. Thomas G. Kass, C.S.V., Ph.D., died March 13, 2017 at the age of 70. He was born on Aug. 29, 1946 in Chicago, the only child of Anthony and Eleanor (Baszhowske) Kass, who preceded him in death. He graduated from St. Patrick High School, Chicago in 1964 and...

Anderson

Anderson

Rev. Edward C. Anderson, CSV, died Aug. 14, 2016 at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Catherine (O'Shea) Anderson. Fr. Anderson graduated from Peekskill High School in New...

Ryan

Ryan

Br. Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V., died June 22 at the Moorings of Arlington Heights Rehabilitation Center in Arlington Heights, IL. Br. Ryan was born on April 6, 1927 in Waukon, IA, the son of John and Mary (O’Brien) Ryan. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother,...

Yarno

Yarno

Fr. Kenneth E. Yarno, CSV, died June 8, 2016 in Arlington Heights, IL. He was 84. He was born March 4, 1932 in Watseka, IL, the son of Edward and Dorothy (Garing) Yarno. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Melvin of Kankakee, IL and Russell of Fort...

Erickson

Erickson

Rev. Robert E.Erickson, CSV, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at Alden Estates of Evanston Rehabilitation Center in Evanston, IL, where he had been recuperating from a recent surgery. He was 75. Fr. Erickson was born July 17, 1940, in Springfield, IL, the son of Robert E....

White

White

The Rev. Francis White, CSV, the oldest member of the Viatorian Community, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Viatorian Province Center in Arlington Heights. Born Sept. 19, 1917 in Springfield, IL, he served as a priest for 71 years and in religious...

Weitzel

Weitzel

Fr. Eugene J. Weitzel, CSV, died April 30, 2015 at Synders-Vaughn Haven Hospital in Rushville, IL.  He was 88. Fr. Gene was born March 5, 1927 in Chicago, the son of Frank and Frances Julia Weitzel.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Frank C....

Berger

Berger

Associate John D. Berger died Jan. 17, 2015 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas with his children at his side.  He was 87. John was born Nov. 20, 1927 in Detroit and was raised in Bay City, MI.  After graduating from high school in in Jan. 1946, he served in the...

Cooney

Cooney

Rev. Robert F. Cooney, CSV, who established the first library at Saint Viator High School and went on to direct one at Bishop Gorman High School, before ministering as a hospital chaplain and pastor, died Dec. 12, 2014.  He was 87. Fr. Cooney was born Jun. 20, 1927 in...

Huntimer

Huntimer

Rev. Donald W. Huntimer, CSV, died Sept. 16, 2014 in the hospice unit at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL.  He was 85. Fr. Huntimer was born Jan. 29, 1929 in Madison, South Dakota, the son of Walter and Mary (Molumby) Huntimer. He was preceded in...

Chamness

Chamness

Associate Henrietta Chamness died Aug. 21, 2014. She was 86. Henrietta was born on Nov. 24, 1927 in Bourbonnais, IL.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis (Foo) Chamness and her brother Euchrist (Mush) Marcotte, also Viatorian Associates. She is survived...

Miller

Miller

Associate Daniel Miller died Jul. 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.  He was 79. Dan was born on Feb. 16, 1935 in Minot, ND and was one of eight children.  He is survived by his wife Mary Jane and his seven children: Andrew, Valerie, Danielle, Michael, Patrick, John and...

Roy

Roy

Rev. Thomas Roy, CSV, the first president of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, died July 16, 1879 at the Clerics of St. Viator Novitiate in Joliette, in the Province of Quebec, Canada. He was 38. Fr. Roy was born May 24, 1841 in Saint-Thomas, near Joliette. In 1855,...

Flaherty

Flaherty

Rev. Patrick X. Flaherty, CSV, a military chaplain and 1st lieutenant, died Jul. 19, 1943 at Camp Polk, LA as the result of a swimming accident. He was 33. Fr. Flaherty was born Feb. 10, 1910 in South Boston. As a boy, he attended the parochial school of his parish,...

Segal

Segal

Viatorian Associate Marie Segal, of the Viatorian Las Vegas/Henderson region, died peacefully on Oct. 25, 2012. She was 83. Marie was a Chicago native who began her career as business manager at Consolidated Wire and Cable. She eventually met her husband, Allen Segal,...

Itzab

Itzab

Viatorian Associate Leonor Itzab, from the Foundation of Belize, died May 15, 2012 at home in Santa Rita Layout, following a long battle with kidney disease. She was 62. Leonor made her first commitment as a Viatorian associate on Mar. 19, 2010, along with her husband...

Pisors

Pisors

Rev. Thomas J. Pisors, CSV, died April 25, 2009 at Holy Family Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Des Plaines, IL. He was 76. Fr. Pisors was born Jan. 7, 1933 in Chicago. He entered the Clerics of St. Viator novitiate in Sept. 1951, and professed his first vows on...

Marsile

Marsile

Rev. Moses J. (Moises-Joseph) Marsile, CSV, died March 10, 1933 in the infirmary of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, the institution he had helped to start. He was 86. Fr. Marsile was born Nov. 17, 1846 in Longueuil, in the Province of Quebec, Canada. He entered the...

Russell

Russell

Rev. Bernard M. Russell, CSV, died Feb. 27, 1969 in Erie, PA, where he had been serving as professor of mathematics at Gannon College since 1946. He was 61 and in the 37th year of his religious life and the 30th year of his priesthood. Fr. Russell was born June 15,...

Zeller

Zeller

Rev. Bernard S. Zeller, CSV, died Mar. 24, 1958 at St. Nicholas Church in Chicago after suffering from a heart condition. He was 49. Fr. Zeller was born Sept. 23, 1908 in Chicago and studied at St. Ignatius High School in Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Science in...

Shipman

Shipman

Rev. John M. Shipman, CSV, a member of the faculty of the St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA, died Nov. 16, 1969 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, IL. He was 60. Fr. Shipman was born Feb. 5, 1909 in London, Ontario in Canada. He entered the Clerics of St. Viator...

Saint-Amant

Saint-Amant

Rev. Charles J. Saint-Amant, CSV, died suddenly on Feb. 24, 1922 in Bourbonnais. After a day of teaching, he was stricken and never regained consciousness. His sudden passing was a further reminder of life’s uncertainty. He was 45. Fr. Saint-Amant was born Dec. 6,...

Lennartz

Lennartz

Rev. Martin M. Lennartz, CSV, died Feb. 17, 1945 after suffering a heart attack at an elevated station in Chicago, after just attending a funeral at St. Matthew Church in Chicago. He was 73. Fr. Lennartz was born May 11, 1871 in Geneva, IL. After completion of his...

Malone

Malone

Rev. Michael J. Malone, CSV, died Feb. 13, 1951 at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago, where he had been treated several times during the preceding year. He was 40. Fr. Malone was born Sept. 14, 1910 in the village of Camlough in County Armagh, Ireland, but his...

Maguire

Maguire

Rev. John W.R. Maguire, CSV, noted priest, labor leader and educator, died Feb 11, 1940 in Miami, FL of a heart attack. He was 56. Fr. Maguire was born Aug. 11, 1883 in the town of Boyle in County Roscommon, Ireland, and educated at Oxford University in England. After...

Swikoski

Swikoski

Rev. Stanley A. Swikoski, CSV, died Feb. 3, 1974 in Chicago, after suffering a stroke. He was 85. Fr. Swikoski was born Jul. 2, 1889 in Chicago. His family attended St. Stanislaus Church, where his baptismal record indicates the family name was spelled ‘Szajkowski,’...

Leary

Leary

Rev. Patrick L. Leary, CSV, died Feb. 9, 1926, after suffering from poor health for a number of years. His last weeks were spent at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago, before he was given leave to rest at the home of relatives in Pennsylvania, where he died. His...

Corcoran

Corcoran

Rev. Andrew T. Corcoran, CSV, died Jan. 27, 1904 in Phoenix, AZ from heart and lung complications brought on by pneumonia. He was 48. At the time, Fr. Corcoran had been ordered by his doctors to rest in the dry, warm climate of Arizona for the winter. He was there...

Thompson

Thompson

Rev. Harold E. Thompson, CSV, died Jan. 23, 1966 at Evanston Hospital in Illinois, after suffering a brain hemorrhage while attending a dinner meeting at Seebury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston. He was 50. Fr. Thompson was born May 9, 1915 in Wolverine, MI....

Cregan

Cregan

Rev. James J. Cregan, CSV, died Jan. 22, 1916 at St. Edward Church in Chicago, where he served as pastor until one week before his death. He was 66. Fr. Cregan was born Mar. 14, 1850 in Limerick, Ireland, but in 1863 he arrived in Canada and entered the teaching...

Stratman

Stratman

Rev. Carl J. Stratman, CSV, a scholar and educator, died Jan. 10, 1972 of a heart attack. At the time, he was in Pasadena, CA, on leave to continue his research studies at the Huntingon Library. He was 54. Fr. Stratman was born Dec. 19, 1917 in Detroit. His family...

Glynn

Glynn

Rev. Donald C. Glynn, CSV, died Jan. 11, 1965 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, SD after a long illness. He was 52. Born Nov. 2, 1912, in Prairie du Chien, Wisc., Fr. Glynn attended elementary and secondary schools there before entering the novitiate of the Clerics...

La Montagne

La Montagne

Br. Edward G. LaMontagne, CSV, died Jan. 5, 1938 at the Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Chicago, just three days after professing his perpetual vows as a Viatorian. He was 22. Br. LaMontagne was born Sept. 2, 1915 in Bourbonnais, considered at the time to be the cradle of...

Goulette

Goulette

Rev. Louis J. Goulette, CSV, died Jan 2, 1919 at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago of complications from an attack of influenza. He was 39. Fr. Goulette was born Jan. 8, 1879 in Hancock, MI. After attending his parish school, he was admitted to the Viatorian...

Francis

Francis

Viatorian Associate Glenda Francis died Apr. 4, 2014 in Belize City.  She was 69. A native of Belize, Glenda was born Nov. 6, 1944.  She attended St. Francis Xavier grade school in Corozal and later returned to teach there. Before her retirement, Glenda had a long...

Williams

Williams

Rev. Francis T. Williams, CSV, died of cancer on Dec. 30, 1970 at the local hospital in Boca Raton, FL. He was 63. Fr. Williams was born Oct. 15, 1907 in Chicago and attended schools there, including two years at Quigley Preparatory Seminary. He also attended seminary...

Surprenant

Surprenant

Rev. Joseph E. Surprenant, CSV, died Dec. 26, 1965 at Loretto Hospital in Chicago following a short illness. He was 64. Fr. Surprenant was born Jan. 22, 1901 in Manteno, IL and attended local schools there.  He graduated in 1925 from St. Viator College in Bourbonnais,...

Senecal

Senecal

Br. Arthur Senecal, CSV, died Dec. 26, 1904 from complications related to pneumonia. He was 51. Br. Senecal was born Jun. 9, 1853 near Saint-Timothee, in Quebec, Canada.  He attended the local parish elementary school and a Viatorian commercial college. He entered the...

Farrell

Farrell

Rev. John J. Farrell, CSV, died Dec. 13, 1932 at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago after a lingering illness. He was 49. Fr. Farrell was born Aug. 24, 1883 in Chicago. His father died when John was quite young and he spent his youth working to help support his...

Chouinard

Chouinard

Rev. Francis X. Chouinard, CSV, died Dec. 4, 1905 in Beaverville, IL following a brief illness. He was 74. Fr. Chouinard was born Jan. 30, 1850 in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada as the son of a good Christian farming family. His classical studies were completed at...

Tobin

Tobin

Br. Terence Tobin, CSV, died Dec. 1, 1923 in the infirmary at St. Viator College in Bourbonnais after a two-year illness. He was 72. Br. Tobin was born Dec. 30, 1850 in the village of Fethard in County Tipperary in Ireland. He immigrated to Australia after finishing...

Rivard

Rivard

Rev. Eugene L. Rivard, CSV, died Nov. 29, 1929 at Oak Park Hospital in Illinois, after complications related to his paralysis. He was 68. Fr. Rivard was born Nov. 8, 1861 in Bourbonnais and was the first novice of the American Province of the Clerics of St. Viator. He...

Plante

Plante

Rev. Joseph R. Plante, CSV, suddenly took ill on Nov. 12, 1927 and underwent surgery the same night.  He died the following week, on Nov. 18 after complications developed.  Fr. Plante, a beloved dean and teacher at St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, was 41. Fr. Plante...

Marcotte

Marcotte

Viatorian Associate Euchrist J. “Mush” Marcotte died Jan. 16, 2014 at his home in Bourbonnais after an extended illness.  Mush was born on June 18, 1926. He was 87. Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Bourbonnais was his home parish while growing up and...

Riedel

Riedel

Rev. Charles C. Riedel, CSV, died unexpectedly Nov. 14, 1958, after he had just completed the preaching of a retreat in Sioux City, IA. Though shocked and saddened by his sudden passing, his Viatorian confreres found it fitting. Fr. Riedel died doing what he loved:...

Fournier

Fournier

Rev. Cyrille S. Fournier, CSV, founder of the Midwest province of the Clerics of St. Viator, died Nov. 13, 1910 at St. Viator College in Bourbonnais.  He had been the spiritual director of the students for two years during recent years.   He was 67. Fr. Fournier was...

Dailey

Dailey

Rev. Maurice A. Dailey, CSV, died Nov. 7, 1970 at St. Alexis Hospital, now called Alexian Brothers Medical Center, in Elk Grove Village, IL.  He had been in ill health for a year prior to his passing. Fr. Dailey was born March 22, 1911 on a farm near Urbana, Ohio. ...

O’Mahoney

O’Mahoney

Rev. John P. O’Mahoney, CSV, a former provincial of the Clerics of St. Viator, died Nov. 6, 1949 at Columbus Hospital in Chicago following a heart ailment.  He was 72. Fr. O’Mahoney was born Feb. 24, 1877 in the village of Annascaul in County Kerry, Ireland.  His...

Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick

Rev. Thomas E. Fitzpatrick, CSV, reached a rare milestone among his Viatorian confreres: He celebrated 70 years in religious life and 62 years in the priesthood. Fr. Fitzpatrick, who served at many Viatorian parishes and was the founding pastor of St. Viator Catholic...

Sees

Sees

Rev. James T. Sees, CSV, died Nov. 4, 1966 at Little Company of Mary Health Facility in San Pierre, IN.  At the time, Fr. Sees was in the 47th year of religious life and 37th year of priesthood. He was 65. Fr. Sees was born Apr. 24, 1901 in Columbus, IN.  He was...

Spiekerman

Spiekerman

Rev. Robert L. Spiekerman, CSV, a renowned band director in Springfield, died Nov. 3, 1965 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL, following a stroke.  He was 43. Fr. Spiekerman was born June 12, 1922 in Chicago and received his education at St. Viator Grade...

Surprenant

Surprenant

Rev. Walter J. Surprenant, CSV, a former provincial of the Clerics of St. Viator and longtime pastor of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Bourbonnais, died peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 28, 1957.  He was 75. Fr. Surprenant was born Dec. 30, 1881 in Lake...

Belair

Belair

Rev. Joseph E. Belair, CSV, died Oct. 27, 1942 in his native Canada, where he had returned in retirement just one year earlier. He was 83. Fr. Belair was born Dec. 1, 1858 in St. Eustache, in the Province of Quebec, Canada, where his parents farmed the land.  At the...

Moos

Moos

Rev. Joseph T. Moos, CSV, died Oct. 23, 1979 at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, in Maywood, IL --- the very hospital where he had served as chaplain for 10 years --- after a long illness. He was 67. Prior to serving at Hines, Fr. Moos was a missionary in Japan...

Meara

Meara

Rev. Joseph E. Meara, CSV, brother of the Rev. James F. Meara, CSV, died Oct. 22, 1962 in Santa Cruz, CA, following a six week illness.  He was 53. Fr. Meara was born Aug. 30, 1909 in Decatur, IL.  He attended St. Patrick Grade School and Decatur High School in his...

Hazen

Hazen

Rev. Francis X. Hazen, CSV, who spent 36 years of his priestly life as pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Beaverville, IL, died Oct. 16, 1960 after a long illness.  He was 78. Fr. Hazen was born Jun. 15, 1882 in Oconto, WI into a family of 10 children. After his early...

Hoffman

Hoffman

Rev. Eugene F. Hoffman, CSV, died Oct. 12, 1972 at Tower Hill Hospital in St. Louis. The longtime high school administrator was in the 42nd year of religious profession and 37th year of his priesthood. He was 63. Fr. Hoffman was born Dec. 8, 1908 in Benson, IL near...

Prince

Prince

Br. Leo J. Prince, CSV, died Oct. 11, 1956, on the feast of the Maternity of Our Blessed Mother, after two years of suffering.  He was 62. Br. Prince was born Jun. 18, 1894 in Kankakee.  He attended St. Rose Grammar School in Kankakee and St. Viator Academy in...

Corbett

Corbett

Rev. John J. Corbett, CSV, died Oct. 7, 1945 at Columbus Hospital in Chicago after a three year illness. He was 67. Fr. Corbett was born Mar. 19, 1878 in Kidderminster, England in the Diocese of Birmingham. At the age of 15, he won a Queen Victoria Scholarship prize...

Williams

Williams

Rev. John E. Williams, CSV, died Sept. 12, 1973 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, IN following an extended illness. He was 73. Fr. Williams was born June 10, 1900 in Cascade, IA.  His early childhood was spent in Cascade before his family moved to Kennebec, SD. ...

Carlon

Carlon

Br. Charles A. Carlon died Sept. 2, 1973 at Wincrest Nursing Home in Chicago after a long illness. He was 77 and in the 51st year of his religious life. Br. Carlon was born Oct. 8, 1895 in Schuyler, NE, one of nine children. He attended only grade school until he was...

Brady

Brady

Rev. Francis J. Brady, CSV, former assistant treasurer of St. Viator College, died Oct. 6, 1923 at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago, after an extended illness. He was 39. Fr. Brady was born Jan. 28, 1884 in Ransom, IL.  In 1906, at the age of 22, he entered the...

Rice

Rice

Rev. Terence J. Rice, CSV, died Oct. 5, 1958 at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL.  He was 78 and the last surviving member of his family. Fr. Rice was born Oct. 28, 1879 on a farm in Lockport, IL.  At the age of 15, he entered the Clerics of St. Viator Novitiate...

Mainville

Mainville

Br. Damian A. Mainville, CSV, died Oct. 4, 1928 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee following a short illness. He was 89 and the patriarch of the U.S. Viatorians. Br. Mainville was born Sept. 27, 1839 in St. Clet, Quebec, Canada.  His early childhood was spent laboring...

Guay

Guay

Br. Hilary Guay, CSV, died Oct. 1, 1869 in Bourbonnais, IL from typhoid fever.  He was 24. Br. Guay was born Sept. 27, 1845 in Montreal, Canada.  At the young age of 15, he entered the Viatorian novitiate on April 30, 1861 in Joliette, Quebec, Canada.  He made his...

Sharp

Sharp

Br. William A. Sharp, CSV, died Aug. 24, 1939 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet, IL, less than one year after professing his final vows as a Viatorian. He was 21. Br. Sharp was a native of Chicago. He was born Dec. 9, 1917 and baptized Dec. 23, 1917 at St. Jerome...

Phillips

Phillips

Fr. Leo T. Phillips, CSV, died August 30, 1958 at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL after a painful ailment of at least five months.  He was 62. Before his fatal illness, however, Fr. Phillips had been sick for many years. He had been sick throughout his entire...

Stafford

Stafford

Rev. John W. Stafford, CSV, a past provincial of the Clerics of St. Viator and visionary behind some of its major building campaigns and international missions, died Sept. 8, 1970 at Colegio San Viator, in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 62. Prior to his arrival in Bogotá,...

Brown

Brown

Fr. Peter Brown, CSV, died Aug. 25, 1943 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN after a short illness.  He was 64. Known as Fr. Brown or Father Pete to his confreres and friends, he was born Dec. 12, 1879 in Marion, Ohio.  Early in his childhood, the family moved to...

Mulvaney

Mulvaney

Fr. George P. Mulvaney, CSV, was stricken with a fatal heart attack Aug. 30, 1929 at St. Edward’s Rectory in Chicago. Minutes before he passed, Fr. John P. O’Mahoney, CSV, provincial of the Viatorian Community, absolved and anointed him. His untimely death came at the...

Bernard

Bernard

The passing of Br. John B. Bernard, CSV, (Jean-Baptiste) on Aug. 26, 1890, is considered to be one of the saddest days in the history of St. Viator College. One of three founders of the college, Br. Bernard was called home to the Lord after an extended illness. He was...

LaPlante

LaPlante

Fr. Joseph D. LaPlante, CSV, died Aug. 25, 1946 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, from complications related to an incurable heart condition. He was 71. Fr. LaPlante was born Dec. 22, 1874 in Lake Linden, MI.  At the young age of 12, and possessing an advanced...

Wilken

Wilken

Br. Raymond F. Wilken, CSV, died Aug. 17, 1958 of a heart attack at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago, after suffering from a heart ailment for the previous ten years. He was 52. Br. Wilken was born on July 6, 1906 in Bradley, IL.  He grew up in Kankakee and was...

Harbauer

Harbauer

Rev. Francis J. Harbauer, CSV, died Aug. 17, 1952 at Belmont Hospital in Chicago from complications after gallbladder surgery. At the time, he was pastor of St. Viator Church in Chicago and a member of the Provincial Council, consequently, his untimely death came as a...

Bergeron

Bergeron

Rev. Alfred A. Bergeron, CSV, died Aug. 7, 1960 after suffering a heart attack in the rectory of St. Viator Church in Chicago, where he had been assistant pastor.  He was 45. Fr. Bergeron was born Nov. 30, 1914 in Exeter, NH. As a child he contracted rheumatic fever,...

Vien

Vien

Rev. Joseph G. Vien, CSV, died peacefully on August 4, 1941, after several months of hospitalization. All his life he suffered from various physical ailments, and frequently from several at a time.  His life long suffering came to an end, at the age of 67. Fr. Vien...

McCormick

McCormick

Rev. Thomas J. McCormick, CSV, died on July 30, 1962 at Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines, IL, from complications after a fall.  At the time, he was reported to be the oldest priest in the United States. He was 102. Fr. McCormick was born July 30, 1860 in...

Tobin

Tobin

Rev. John J. Tobin, CSV, who devoted his life to teaching high school students, died July 26, 1966, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Springfield, IL, following surgery.  He was 68. At the time of his death, Fr. Tobin served as assistant principal at Bishop Griffin High...

Carson

Carson

Br. George J. Carson, CSV, died on July 25, 1941 in Kankakee, IL from complications resulting from influenza. He was 41. Br. Carson was born in Kankakee on April 18, 1900.  Most of his boyhood was spent in Saunemin, IL where he attended the local church and schools,...

McCarthy

McCarthy

Rev. Eugene J. McCarthy, CSV, died July 13, 1967 at Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hospital in Hinsdale, IL, from complications of tuberculosis. He was 70. Fr. McCarthy was born and raised on Chicago’s West side by Irish-English immigrant parents.  While attending St. Philip...

Landroche

Landroche

Rev. Arthur J. Landroche, CSV, former pastor of St. Joseph Church in Springfield, IL and a teacher at St. Viator High School and College in Bourbonnais, IL, died July 13, 1963 at Our Lady of Arlington Novitiate in Arlington Heights, IL.  He had been in ill health for...

Bergin

Bergin

Rev. William J. Bergin, CSV, former president of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, died July 15, 1959, in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL after a long illness. He was 89. Fr. Bergin was born July 13, 1870 in Shinrone, Kings County, Ireland.  While still a...

Boisvert

Boisvert

Br. Joseph Simeon Boisvert, CSV, pioneer and early builder of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, IL, died tragically July 4, 1931 after being struck from behind by an automobile while taking an evening walk. He was 70. Br. Boisvert was one of the Canadian pioneers who...

Cracknell

Cracknell

Rev. William J. Cracknell, CSV, a priest for 35 years, died July 12, 1968 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, IL after a long illness.  He was 76. A native Chicagoan, Fr. Cracknell entered the Clerics of St. Viator novitiate in Chicago at the age...

Hutton

Hutton

Rev. Paul G. Hutton, CSV, died on July 3, 1959 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in San Pierre, IN.  He was 53. Fr. Hutton was born August 9, 1905 in Cambria, Wyoming.  At the age of 4 he lost his mother, but soon was adopted by cousins in Kankakee, IL, where he...

Gedwill

Gedwill

Br. Casimir J. Gedwill, CSV, a teacher for 20 years in the Commercial Department of St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, IL, died July 5, 1938, as he was receiving the anointing of the sick at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, IL.  He was 52. Br. Gedwill was born on...

Foster

Foster

Rev. John Foster, CSV, died of a heart attack on July 2, 1962 in Monterrey, Mexico. His sudden death shocked his Viatorian Community, although it was not entirely unexpected, since he had fought health problems for years. Fr. Foster was 69 years old. Fr. Foster was...

Tardif

Tardif

Rev. Auguste J. Tardif, CSV, who spent many years of his priestly life in the Chicago and Joliet areas, died in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, on June 24, 1952 following a heart attack. He had traveled to Canada to attend the ordination and first Mass of a grand nephew....

McEachen

McEachen

Br. Edward J. McEachen, CSV, who retired in 1939 after 57 years of religious life, died June 21, 1947 in Columbus Hospital in Chicago, from injuries resulting from a fall. He was 94, and at the time, he was the oldest member of the Clerics of St. Viator in the...

Ryan

Ryan

Rev. John J. Ryan, CSV, died June 18, 1967 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.  Fr. Ryan was in the 40th year of religious life and in the 24th year of his priesthood. At the time of his passing, he was 61. Fr. Ryan was born in 1906 in Bloomington, IL and...

Ryan

Ryan

Rev. Joseph J. Ryan, CSV, died suddenly on June 19, 1944 while undergoing treatment at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago. His untimely death came exactly one month after his birthday. He was 37. Fr. Ryan was born May 19, 1907, the fourth of seven children, in Coal City,...