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 of St. Viator in 1932. He professed his first vows on Oct. 26, 1933 and his perpetual vows on Jan. 30, 1939.

Fr. Glynn received his bachelor’s degree from St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, which he attended from 1933 – 1937. Following his theological studies at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, Fr. Glynn was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 1941 at St. Viator Church in Chicago.

Fr. Glynn served as an assistant pastor at numerous parishes, including St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport, IA, St. Patrick Church in Kankakee, IL, St. Viator Church in Chicago, St. Joseph Church in Springfield, IL, St. Christopher Church in Las Vegas and as an administrator at St. Martin’s Church in Martinton, IL.

He also served as a chaplain, including terms at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mitchell, SD as well as at St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, which was his final assignment and where he ultimately passed away.

A Pontifical Requiem Mass was offered in the hospital chapel at St. Luke’s on Jan. 12, 1965 by the Rev. Lambert Hoch, Bishop of Sioux Falls, SD. The body then was sent to the Viatorian Provincial House in Chicago.

A solemn requiem Mass was celebrated Jan. 15, 1965 by the Rev. John W. Stafford, CSV, provincial of the Viatorians at St. Viator Church in Chicago.  Fr. Stafford also gave the homily. In attendance was the Rev. Martin D. McNamara, Bishop of Joliet.

Burial took place in the Viatorian Community plot at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.


Taken from a Viatorian press release – not dated