In Memoriam
We give thanks
We give thanks for our brothers who have gone home to God; we remember with gratitude all that He has done through their lives of service to God and God's people.

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Br. Anthony R. Kreutzjans, SJ
Anthony ministered to people in many different ways as a Jesuit. He was always open to new things and going where the need was greatest.

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Br. Bernard L. Polinak, SJ
Bernie was always zealous and steadfast in his care for the power plants where he worked, but he remained completely devoted to Christ.

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Br. David L. Henderson, SJ
Dave spent most of his time as a Jesuit teaching and counseling students and managing facilities.

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Br. Donald H. Bengert, SJ
Don used his nursing skills throughout his Jesuit life to care for others — both within and outside the Society.

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Br. John F. Buchman, SJ
Known by many as 'Bucky,' John was a wonderful Jesuit full of goodness and kindness. He was a hard worker and someone who fostered community. In the tradition of the great Jesuit brothers, Bucky cared...

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Br. John J. Sebian, SJ
Whether he was working on boilers, landscaping, fishing, or visiting friends for dinner, John allowed his love and faith in Jesus to permeate his being, thoughts, and actions.

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Br. Robert G. Cardosi, SJ
Throughout his Jesuit life, Bob cared for others by cooking, managing kitchens, and being a chaplain.

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Br. William E. Biernatzki, SJ
Bill was a quiet person of a scholarly temperament, a good Jesuit who worked hard all his life, and a trained anthropologist.

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Fr. Benjamin R. Morin, SJ
Ben ascribed his vocation to the two priests he met as a POW.

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Fr. Bernard J. Streicher, SJ
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Bernard J. Streicher, SJ, who died on August, 17, 2017, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.

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Fr. Bill Harmless, SJ
Bill epitomized the Society’s intellectual apostolate. He was a dynamic teacher and demanded much of himself and his students.

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Fr. Charles A. Hofmann, SJ
He took an interest in the activities of his fellow Jesuits and was eager to hear what was new in their ministries. He was a pleasure to live with in community.

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Fr. Daniel J. Gannon, SJ
Dan loved people, and people loved Dan. He was a gentle man who was a source of strength to many.

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Fr. David J. Stagaman, SJ
Dave spent most of his life working in higher education.

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Fr. Dennis R. Karamitis, SJ
Dennis had a keen interest in ministering to people of diverse cultures.

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Fr. Edward A. Flint, SJ
Ed was a Jesuit available for mission, whether in the province office or Alaska. He had a penchant for working with the underdog and those most in need of help. He was a terrific teacher, tough but ex...

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Fr. Edward M. Nemeth, SJ
Ed spent most of his Jesuit life in pastoral ministries He also spent many years in parish ministry.

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Fr. Edwin (Ned) Cassem, SJ
A gifted man, Ned always strove for the magis, whether in his academic accomplishments or ministry to others.

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Fr. Emmett P. Holmes, SJ
Emmett was greatly loved at Walsh Jesuit. On his 80th birthday, the school gave him a golf cart to help him get around the 100-acre campus.

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Fr. Eugene C. Kollasch, SJ
During his years in Korea, Gene was regularly given positions of significant responsibility as he watched the Society in Korea grow from a young mission, to an independent region, to a full province.

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Fr. Francis Paul Prucha, SJ
Paul had the virtues of an eminent scholar, including intelligence, insight, and a great capacity for sustained, disciplined work.

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Fr. Francis T. Gignac, SJ
Francis completed 25 Marine Corps marathons, ran the Boston Marathon four times, and finished the Cherry Blossom 10-mile race in DC for 30 years.

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Fr. Gene D. Phillips, SJ
Gene was a prolific writer and editor of books about films and filmmakers. He wrote more than 20 books, some of which are available in numerous languages.

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Fr. Gerald A. Drinane, SJ
Gerald was an efficient English teacher, gentle administrator, prolific writer, meticulous editor, able office manager/organizer, melodious singer, and accomplished photographer.

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Fr. Gerald T. Regan, SJ
Those who knew G.T. well easily recognized the value he placed on a structured life, as shown in his discipline as a researcher, interest in family and military history, and life in a religious order....

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Fr. Gerard (Gerry) L. Stockhausen, SJ
Gerry was an exceptionally talented and respected Jesuit priest, scholar, leader, teacher, and friend.

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Fr. Harold J. Sommer, SJ
Hal spent his time as a Jesuit teaching, consulting, and doing pastoral ministry.

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Fr. Harold R. Meirose, SJ
Harry gave extra time and care to students with personal or family struggles and maintained correspondence with prisoners, including several on death row.

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Fr. Henry T. Chamberlain, SJ
Hank cared for everyone he encountered. He was a consummate gentleman. His jovial nature helped to impress on people that they mattered to him.

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Fr. Herbert J. Raterman, SJ
Father Raterman wrote a book based on his sex education course.

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Fr. J. Cletus Healy, SJ
Father Healy was involved in editing and/or promoting various Catholic publications (Twin Circle, Vatican Voices, etc.) and managing a Milwaukee-area Catholic book and gift shop.

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Fr. J. Leo Klein, SJ
Leo established an important kind of renewed parish life in Cincinnati as well as a way of Jesuit presence at Xavier that has continued to this day.

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Fr. J. Peter Carey, SJ
Peter was widely known as a wise and very honest man. Jesuits and laity alike came to appreciate his frank but lovable way of expressing himself.

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Fr. James E. Mauel, SJ
After ordination, Fr. Mauel taught Latin and Greek for eight years at Marquette University and at Jesuit College in St. Bonifacius, Minn.

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Fr. James E. Von Tobel, SJ
Jim's care and concern for others was omnipresent and done with great wisdom, humility, and humor.

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Fr. James J. Gladstone, SJ
Jim will be remembered for the tremendous care he showed his fellow Jesuits, especially as a minister, superior, and member of the province staff.

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Fr. James L. Michalski, SJ
Many will remember Jim as a giant among Jesuits because of his exemplifying Jesuit simplicity and availability, being humble in all he did, and having a great love for Christ, his Jesuit communities, ...

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Fr. Jeffrey L. Klaiber, SJ
Father Klaiber was highly loved and regarded as an academic, a teacher, a counselor, and a much-appreciated Jesuit.

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Fr. John A. Knapek, SJ
John was a master woodworker, making everything from toys to cabinets and furniture. He was also a great friend to the Amish community in Northeast Ohio.

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Fr. John D. "Jack" Cuddigan, SJ
Jack was a gifted, hard-working, faithful Jesuit priest. During his long years of active ministry, he moved easily between teaching, administration, and pastoral ministry.

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Fr. John E. Bernbrock, SJ
Just to prove that Jesuits do all things, John took time over the years to develop a set of skills which made him a recognized expert in restoring old grandfather clocks.

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Fr. John E. Naus, SJ
Father Naus loved people. He was a warm, charming person who laughed at himself as he made others laugh with him.

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Fr. John F. Pennington, SJ
John was a teacher, chaplain, and writer. His long service as night chaplain to patients and medical staff at Loyola University Medical Center was highly valued.

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Fr. John H. Rainaldo, SJ
A man of great energy and strong convictions, Fr. Rainaldo touched the lives of many people.

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Fr. John J. Kenealy
Father Jack was a true and great missionary in the classical sense of the word.

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Fr. John P. Murphy, SJ
John was a gifted researcher, professor, and scholar. He authored and edited many books.

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Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ
Whether at a university or parish, John's preaching helped people connect Scripture to current events and their own spiritual lives.

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Fr. John W. Wambach, SJ
Jack was a wise and much beloved Jesuit priest who helped thousands of his parishioners experience God’s love for them.

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Fr. Joseph T. Brennan, SJ
Joe was very well respected for his friendships and collaboration with his lay coworkers. He was a valued colleague, pastor, and friend to many women and men.

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Fr. Lawrence A. Jonas, SJ
Larry was, at heart, a simple, straightforward man who wanted to serve God's people as a Jesuit priest. He succeeded in doing so with all kinds of people in all kinds of places.

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Fr. Leon S. Rausch, SJ
Leon was at his best serving the poor, whether African Americans in north Omaha or Native Americans on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

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Fr. Lúcás Yui-Sing Chan, SJ
A gifted academic, Lúcás was diligent, disciplined, and prodigious in his work. Veteran scholars in his field regarded him among the world's top ten moralists of his generation.

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Fr. M. Delmar Skillingstad, SJ
Father Skillingstad successfully occupied leadership positions in dramatically different cultural settings, such as Seoul, Rome, Nairobi, and Spokane.

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Fr. Mark J. Link, SJ
Mark wrote for both the young and the old. He authored books for young people such as Path Through Scripture, Path Through Catholicism, and The New Catholic Vision.

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Fr. Michael A. Evans, SJ
Father Evans was the regional director of Eastern Africa Jesuit Refugee Services in Nairobi, Kenya and the national director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

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Fr. Michael R. Brophy, SJ
Father Brophy is remembered fondly by many Jesuits who experienced his watchful care and assistance as the Chicago provincial assistant for formation.

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Fr. Patrick J. Malone, SJ
Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Fr. Malone spent six weeks ministering to the needs of recovery workers at Ground Zero.

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Fr. Ralph H. Talkin, SJ
Ralph was known for his great enthusiasm and determination. Students and faculty knew of his great love of Jesus and his devotion to Ignatian spirituality.

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Fr. Richard F. McCaslin, SJ
Father McCaslin learned the Korean language and culture and held a succession of important positions as the new mission grew into an independent region.

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Fr. Richard F. Sherburne, SJ
Father Sherburne's interactions with foreign students instilled an interest in Asian culture and Eastern religions.

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Fr. Robert C. Dressman, SJ
Father Dressman served as a teacher in Tokyo, director of public relations at Xavier University, and as president of the Gregorian University Foundation in New York.

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Fr. Robert E. Finn, SJ
Bob spent much of his time as a Jesuit in pastoral ministries.

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Fr. Robert H. Fitzgerald, SJ
Bob had the soul and sensibilities of a poet. He loved to tell stories and to hear the stories of others, especially stories connected to families.

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Fr. Robert H. Schmidt, SJ
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Robert H. Schmidt, SJ, who died on September 26th in Patna, India. He was 79 years old.

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Fr. Robert I. Grib, SJ
Many acknowledged that Bob probably spoke Hindi better than those native to the country!

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Fr. Robert L. Burns, SJ
Father Burns was a quiet man who, year after year, did good ministry in his own quiet way. He touched the lives of many people.

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Fr. Robert L. Dolan, SJ
Bob was known among the Peruvian Jesuits as one who was available for any assignment he was asked to do. This open disposition led him to work with those in the greatest need.

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Fr. Robert W. Dundon, SJ
Bob was very much a missionary Jesuit, devoting most of his life to teaching and pastoral service in Africa.

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Fr. Robert W. Leiweke, SJ
Bob's legacy is not in what he wrote, built, or "accomplished" but in how well he listened and how well he shared God’s love and encouragement with others.

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Fr. Roland J. Teske, SJ
Roland was a multi-talented, extremely disciplined Jesuit who focused his ministry on becoming a productive teacher and scholar in the best Jesuit tradition.

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Fr. Theodore W. Walters, SJ
Ted lived his life as a Jesuit with great dedication and simplicity. During the last days of his life, he looked back with a great sense of fulfillment.

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Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ
Tom will be remembered with gratitude by the many patients and nursing staff to whom he ministered. He was a much beloved, quiet, and gentle Jesuit priest.

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Fr. Vincent A. Hagarman, SJ
Fr. W. Richard Ott, SJ
Following a noble Jesuit tradition, Fr. Ott worked as a seismologist.

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Fr. William F. Prospero, SJ
Taken by illness before his time, Fr. Prospero walked the way of the cross alongside his Savior with patience and faithful hope in the resurrection.

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Fr. William J. Sullivan, SJ
From his youth in Prairie du Chien through his years at Seattle University, Bill showed himself to be a natural leader with a keen intellect.

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Fr. William L. Mugan, SJ
Father Mugan loved being a Jesuit and a priest. He loved telling Jesuit stories.

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Fr. William M. Bichl, SJ
Bill touched the lives of many students, faculty, staff, and parishioners at Gesu over his 45 years in University Heights. He will be sorely missed by them.

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Fr. William T. Burke, SJ
In addition to Jesus and fishing, Bill loved poetry and had his own work published. He shared his loves with all he met, always greeting people with a smile and, at times, a poem.

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William J. Foster, SJ


Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, located north of Detroit in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., offers retreatants a respite from the city on its 37–acre campus with almost 50,000 trees.