Brother Kevin Ryan, FSC

Brother Kevin Ryan, 78, died on August 20th at CBU in Memphis, TN. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 61 years, he was born Kevin John Ryan in St. Paul, MN, son of James and Gertrude (nee Bresnahan) Ryan. He attended Cretin H.S. in St. Paul and later earned a BA and a MEd from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN. He entered the novitiate of the Brothers in 1956 in Winona and professed his first vows in Glencoe, MO, the following year and his final vows in 1963 in Plano, IL. During his years as an educator he taught in schools in Chicago, Omaha and Memphis. Brother Kevin started teaching science at Christian Brothers University in 1978 and has remained since then. Survivors include his sister Maureen Wolter of St. Paul and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 26th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and a private interment service will be in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis on Monday, August 28th. 

Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527

 


Assignments

St. Mel H.S., Chicago, IL        1960-1965
Studies, St. Louis, MO           1965-1966
Rummel H.S., Omaha, NE      1966-1971
CBHS, Memphis, TN               1971-1978
CBC/CBU, Memphis, TN         1978-2017

Brother David Barth, FSC

Brother David Barth, FSC, 74, died on May 11, 2017 at his residence at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. A De La Salle Christian Brothers for 56 years, he was born in Minneapolis, the son of Joseph and Jane (née Lawrence) Barth. In 1961 he graduated from DeLaSalle H.S. and then earned a BA degree from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. He entered the novitiate of the Brothers in Glencoe, MO, in 1961, professed his first vows the next year and his final vows in 1969. During his years as an educator, he taught in St. Louis Park, MN, in Stevens Point and Manitowoc, WI, and has taught at DeLaSalle since 1988. Brother David also served as DeLaSalle’s Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities, but he is best remembered and highly respected as a Theology teacher whose lectures were captivating and expectations uncompromising for all of his students. In 2011 he celebrated his 50th jubilee as a Christian Brother. Survivors include his brother Patrick of Marietta, GA, stepfather Dale Johnson of Edina, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be May 22 from 4:30-7:30pm at DeLaSalle High School with a vigil at 7:00pm, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated May 23 at 1:00pm at DeLaSalle. A private interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN.

Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments

Benilde H.S. St. Louis Park, MN – 1965-1970
Pacelli H.S. Stevens Point, WI – 1970-1975
Roncalli H.S. Manitowoc, WI – 1975-1988
DeLaSalle H.S. Minneapolis – 1988- 2017

Brother Robert Staub, FSC

Brother Robert Staub, 94, died on January 10, 2017 at Lambert Hall at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 78 years, he was born in Chicago, IL, son of Joseph and Helen (Kordick) Staub. He graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO, in 1939 and then entered the novitiate of the Brothers there. He professed his first vows in 1940 and his final vows in 1947 in Glencoe. Brother Robert earned a B.S. degree from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota Minneapolis. During his years as an educator he taught in Glencoe, Kansas City, St. Joseph and St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; and Minneapolis, MN. In 1956 he started teaching at Christian Brothers University in Memphis and stayed until he retired in 1997. Since then, he has lived with the Brothers community at CBU. Survivors include his brothers Robert of Florida and Raymond of Chicago, and his sisters Dorothy Nelson and Lois Osman of Florida, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 13, at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Memphis. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. 

 

 

 

Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments

De La Salle Academy, Kansas City, MO                    1940-1941
Christian Brothers H.S., St. Joseph, MO                   1941-1943
De La Salle H.S., Minneapolis, MN                           1943-1944
Christian Brothers College H.S., St. Louis, MO        1944-1945
De La Salle H.S., Minneapolis, MN                           1945-1946
St. Mel H.S., Chicago, IL                                            1946-1947
Christian Brothers College, Memphis, MO               1947-1950
De La Salle H.S., Minneapolis, MN                           1950-1953
Juniorate, Glencoe, MO                                             1953-1954
De La Salle H.S., Minneapolis, MN                           1954-1955
Juniorate, Glencoe, MO                                             1955-1956
CBU, Memphis, TN                                                    1956-1997
Retired, Lambert Hall, Memphis, TN                       1997-2017

Brother Michael Schain, FSC

Brother Michael Schain, 73, died on September 29, 2016 at Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis, MN. A De La Salle Christian Brothers for 52 years, he was born Michael James Schain in Winona, MN, son of James T. and Pauline (Deckert) Schain. He graduated from Winona H.S. and entered the novitiate of the Brothers in 1964. He professed his first vows the next year and his perpetual vows in 1972. Brother Michael earned a BA degree from Saint Mary’s University in Winona and an MPS degree from Loyola University Chicago. During his years as a Christian Brother he taught in Manitowoc and Stevens Point, WI, and in St. Paul, MN. He also served in Ethiopia from 1976 to 1983, and from 1992 to 1999 he was sub-director and director of the Brothers’ Postulancy and Scholastic programs in Rongai, Kenya, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From 2002 to 2005 he was a program coordinator at Saint Mary’s University Twin Cities Campus, and since then he worked in the Media Center at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul. Recently he lived at Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis. Survivors include his sisters Susan Weiner of Minnetonka and Jamie Lindahl of Hastings and their families and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. His sister Kathy Schain Sands died in 2004. Visitation will be at Holy Spirit Church in St. Paul from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, October 10 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 7:00 pm. Interment will be on Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00am at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.

 

Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments

Roncalli H.S., Manitowoc, WI                                     1967-1976
St. Joseph School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                 1976-1983
Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, MN                              1983-1984
Gebre Mikael Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia             1984-1986
Pacelli Catholic H.S., Stevens Point, WI                     1986-1987
Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN   1987-1988
Provincialate, St. Paul, MN                                         1988-1991
De La Salle Postulancy, Rongai, Kenya                      1992-1998
Scholasticate, Nairobi, Kenya                                     1998-1999
Gebre Mikael Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia             1999-2002
Saint Mary’s University, Twin Cities, MN                    2002-2005
Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, MN                              2005-2015
Catholic Eldercare, Minneapolis, MN                        2015-2016

Brother Christopher Baker, FSC

Brother Christopher Baker, 62, died on March 16, 2016 at Methodist Manor in Tulsa, OK. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 37 years, he was born in Memphis, TN, son of Ray and Marguerite (née Scarborough) Baker. He graduated from Memphis Catholic H.S. and entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers in 1979. He professed his first vows in 1980 and his perpetual vows in 1987. Brother Christopher earned a B.S. from Christian Brothers University in Memphis and an M.Ed. from the University of Memphis. During his years as an educator he taught in high schools in Omaha, NE; St. Louis and Kansas City, MO; Paducah, KY; and Greenville, MS. He taught at Bishop Kelley in Tulsa from 1985 to 1995 and returned in 2004 where he has taught since. Survivors include his sisters Julie Baker-Bell and Laura Haddock, brothers Tim and Stephen, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be at Bishop Kelley High School Monday, March 21, 10:00am to 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of St. Mary, 1347 E. 49th Pl., Tulsa, Tuesday, March 22, 10:00am. Interment will be at Christian Brothers Calvary Cemetery in Glencoe, MO.

Memorials may be made to Bishop Kelley H.S. or to Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

 

Assignments

Roncalli, H.S., Omaha, NE                  1977-1979
Novitiate, Windsor, Ontario               1979-1980
O’Hare H.S., Kansas City, MO             1980-1983
St. Mary H.S., Paducah, KY                1983-1984
Roncalli, H.S. Omaha, NE                   1984-1985
Bishop Kelley H.S., Tulsa, OK            1985-1995
St. Joseph H.S., Greenville, MS         1995-1996
CBCHS, St. Louis, MO                         1996-2004
Bishop Kelley H.S., Tulsa, OK            2004-2015
Methodist Manor, Tulsa, OK              2016-2016

 

Brother Damian Steger, FSC

Brother Damian Steger, FSC, 79, died January 6, 2016 at St. Anne’s Home in Winona, MN. A De La Salle Christian Brothers for 61 years, he was born Thomas Martin Steger in St. Louis, MO, son of John and Mary Elizabeth (née Drumm) Steger. He graduated from Cretin H.S. in St. Paul, MN, and earned a B.A. and an M.A. from Saint Mary’s University in Winona. He entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers in 1954 in Glencoe, MO, and pronounced his first vows in 1955 and his perpetual vows in 1961. Brother Damian started working at St. Mary’s Press in Winona in 1958. He lived in several Christian Brothers communities in Winona over the years, and he continued at St. Mary’s Press, where he held various positions, including twenty-seven years as President. From 1992 to 2011 he served as a board member of Christian Brothers Investment Services and was the board chair from 1997 to 2003. Brother Damian was a member of the Board of Trustees at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL from 1993 to 2004 and served on the Finance Committee. From 1995 to 2012 he was a member of the Christian Brothers Midwest District Finance Committee. Survivors include his brothers John of White Bear Lake, MN; James of Albuquerque, NM; Joseph of Roseville, IL; nieces and nephews, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be from 4pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, January 12, St. Thomas More Chapel at Saint Mary’s University, Winona Campus, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 6 pm. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Winona.

 

Memorials to Brother Alphonsus Pluth Scholarship, c/o Megan Sadowski, Saint Mary’s University, 700 Terrace Heights #21, Winona, MN 55987 or to Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments

St. Mary’s Press, Winona, MN                               1958-1974
St. Mary’s Press, President, Winona, MN             1974-2001
CEO, St. Mary’s Press, Winona, MN                      2001-2004
Chairman of Corporation, St. Mary’s Press          2004-2009
Christian Brothers Community, Winona, MN       2009-2013
Callista Court, Winona, MN                                   2013-2015
St. Anne Home, Winona, MN                                 2015-2016

Brother Nicholas Schumer, FSC

Brother Nicholas Schumer, FSC, 82, died December 27, 2015 at Presence Resurrection Life Center, Chicago. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 64 years, he was born in Evanston son of Michael N. and Mary E. (Heppner) Schumer. He graduated from St. George H.S., entered the novitiate of the Brothers in Glencoe, MO, in 1951, and professed his final vows in 1958 in Winona, MN. He earned a BA degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a BA and an MA from Loyola University Chicago. During his years as a Christian Brother he served as bursar at La Salle Institute in Glencoe and taught at St. Joseph H.S. in Westchester and at St. Patrick H.S. in Chicago. Brother Nicholas served at Christian Brothers Conference in Romeoville, IL, and in Landover, MD and was Director of the St. La Salle Auxiliary from 1993 to 2011. He was Director of the Christian Brothers community at C.B. Center in Romeoville from 1995 to 2001. Recently he lived at Presence Resurrection Life Center in Chicago. Survivors include his brothers George Schumer and Edward Schumer, niece Rita Schumer of Oakton, VA, nephew Raymond Schumer of Green Bay, WI, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be at Holy Trinity Church, 25 E. Richmond, Westmont, at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 30, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm. Interment will be Thursday, December 31, at 11:00 am at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments

La Salle Institute, Glencoe, MO                     1955-1960
St. Joseph H.S., Westchester, IL                     1960-1965
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago, IL                            1965-1991
Sabbatical, Rome/Georgetown                      1991-1992
C.B. Conference, IL and MD                            1992-1993
C.B. Center, Romeoville, IL                            1993-2001
Westmont Community, Westmont, IL           2001-2013
Resurrection Life Center, Chicago, IL            2013-2015

Brother Joel Dolan, FSC

Brother Joel Dolan, FSC, 89, died on Saturday, December 12, at Mercy Circle in Chicago. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 70 years, he was born James Jeremiah Dolan in Chicago, son of John and Helena (née Darcy) Dolan. He graduated from St. Mel H.S. and then entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers in Glencoe, MO. He professed his first vows in 1945 and his perpetual vows in 1951. Brother Joel earned a B.S.S. and an M.A. from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, a B.S.L.S. from St. Catherine College in St. Paul, MN, and an M.A.L.S. from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. During his years as an educator he served in schools in Chicago and Westchester, IL; Jefferson City and Kansas City, MO; and St. Louis Park, MN. For many years he was a librarian and archivist at Lewis University in Romeoville until he retired in 2007. Recently he was living at Mercy Circle in Chicago. Survivors include his brother John Dolan, and nephew Deacon Dominic Clemente among others, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 15 at Sancta Alberta Chapel on the campus of Lewis University in Romeoville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00 pm. Interment will be on Wednesday, December 16, at 9:00 am at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.

 Memorials may be sent to the Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

 

Assignments:

De La Salle H.S., Kansas City, MO                1948-1950
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago, IL                           1950-1952
St. Mel H.S., Chicago, IL                                1952-1953
Cretin H.S., St. Paul, MN                               1953-1954
St. Peter H.S., Jefferson City, MO                 1954-1957
Benilde H.S., St. Louis Park, MN                  1957-1963
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago, IL                           1963-1970
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL                  1970-1971
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago, IL                           1971-197
St. Joseph H.S. Westchester, IL                     1972-1974
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL                  1974-1976
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago, IL                           1976-1985
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL                  1985-1998
St. Joseph H.S., Westchester, IL                    1998-1999
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL                   1999-2007
La Salle Community, Romeoville, IL             2007-2015
Mercy Circle, Chicago, IL                               2015-2015

Brother Paul French, FSC

Brother Paul French, FSC, 83, died on December 10, 2015 at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 64 years, he was born Douglas Andrew French, the son of Lorenzo and Agnes (née Kouba) French. He graduated from St. Aloysius Academy in Grafton, ND, and entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers in Glencoe, MO, in 1951. He professed his first vows in 1952 and his perpetual vows in 1957. Brother Paul earned a B.A. and an M.Ed. from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, and a Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. During his years as an educator he taught at St. George H.S. in Evanston and St. Mel H.S. and De La Salle Institute in Chicago, and at Bethlehem University in Palestine. He served as a Professor of English at Lewis University from 1963 until 1967 and then served as President from 1967 to 1971. He continued as a Professor of English and also taught History until 2002 when he retired. Recently he had been living at Resurrection Retirement Community in Chicago. Survivors include his brothers, Philip and Brother Michael French, FSC, and his sisters Constance Vatthauer, Audrey Paesani, Elizabeth Zehringer and Deborah (Tony) Ricketts, nephews and nieces, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be at 4:00 pm on Monday, December 21, at Saint Charles Borromeo Chapel on the campus of Lewis University in Romeoville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00 pm. Interment will be on Tuesday, December 22, at 9:00 am at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.

 

Memorials may be sent to the Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments:

St. George H.S., Evanston, IL                         1955-1957
St. Mel H.S., Chicago, IL                                 1957-1963
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL                   1963-1971
Sangre de Cristo, Santa Fe, NM                     1971-1972
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL                   1972-1980
Bethlehem University, Palestine                   1980-1982
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL                   1982-2003
Benilde Community, Chicago, IL                   2002-2010
Resurrection Retirement Community           2010-2015
Chicago, IL

Brother James McDonald, FSC

Brother James McDonald, 89, died on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Bronzeville Park Center in Chicago, IL. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 71 years, he was born James Cletus McDonald in Oak Park, son of James and Kathryn (née Dorgan) McDonald. He attended St. Mel H.S. in Chicago and later graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO. He earned a BA degree in 1948 from Saint Mary’s College in Winona, MN. During his years as an educator he taught at St. George H.S. in Evanston and at St. Joseph H.S. in Westchester, in schools in St. Louis and St. Joseph, MO, and in Memphis, TN. From 1957 to 1971 he taught at De La Salle College in Manila, Philippines. From 1974 to 1989 he was a guidance counselor at De La Salle Institute in Chicago. He retired in 1989 and lived at the Christian Brothers residence on S. Indiana Avenue. Survivors include his sister, Colette Regan of Poplar Grove, IL, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be at 4:00 pm on Monday, October 12, at St. Jerome Croatian Church, 2823 S. Princeton, Chicago, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00 pm. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 am. 

Memorials may be sent to the Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.


Assignments:

St. George H.S., Evanston, IL                                      1948-1949
DeLaSalle H.S., Minneapolis, MN                              1949-1950
C.B.C. H.S., St. Louis, MO                                            1950-1952
C.B.H.S., St. Joseph, MO                                              1952-1954
C.B.C.H.S., St. Louis, MO                                             1954-1957
De La Salle College, Manila, Philippines                   1957-1971
St. Joseph H.S., Westchester, IL                                 1971-1974
De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL                                1974-1989
De La Salle Community, Chicago, IL                          1989-2004
Benilde Community, Chicago, IL                                 2004-2014
Bronzeville Park Nursing Center, Chicago, IL          2014-2015

Brother Leo Srubas, FSC

Brother Leo Srubas, 83, died on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago, IL. A De La Salle Christian Brothers for 66 years, he was born Paul Ernest Srubas in Chicago, son of Peter and Agnes (née Derringe) Srubas. He attended St. Mel H.S. in Chicago and later graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO. He earned BA and MEd degrees from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN, and a PhD from Universidad Interamericana del Norte in Saltillo, Mexico. During his years as an educator he taught in Colombia and Mexico and in Kansas City, MO, and Wheaton, IL. From 1967 to 1975 he served at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, as an instructor and registrar. He was assistant director of student Brothers in Memphis and in Romeoville. Brother Leo was the business manager at St. Patrick H.S. in Chicago from 1981 to 1997. He retired in 1997 and lived at Roncalli H.S. in Manitowoc, WI. Recently, he lived at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Alice Srubas, niece Lorraine King, many other nieces and nephews, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be at Sancta Alberta Chapel at Lewis University in Romeoville at 4:00 pm on Monday, August 10 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00 pm. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville on Tuesday, August 11, at 9:30 am.

 

Memorials may be sent to the Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments:

De La Salle, Kansas City, MO                         1953-1957    Teacher
St. Francis H.S., Wheaton, IL                          1957-1962    Teacher
San Jose, Colombia                                         1962-1963    Teacher
La Salle, Colombia                                           1963-1964    Teacher
Saltillo, Mexico                                                1964-1965    Study
Scholasticate, Memphis, TN                           1965-1966    Sub Director
Scholasticate, Lockport, IL                             1966-1967    Sub Director
Lewis College, Lockport, IL                            1967-1975  Teacher/Registrar
Provincialate, Lockport, IL                             1975-1981    Data Center
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago. IL                           1981-1997    Business Manager
Roncalli, H.S., Manitowoc, WI                       1997-2012    Retired/Volunteer
Resurrection Community, Chicago, IL          2012-2014    Retired
Resurrection Life Center, Chicago, IL           2014-2015  Retired

 

Brother Cyril Litecky (2)Brother Cyril Litecky, FSC

Brother Cyril Litecky, 88, died on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Bethlehem in the Holy Land. A De La Salle Brother for 55 years, he was born Bernard Litecky in Minneapolis, MN, son of Paul and Mary (Kovacs) Litecky. He attended St. Cyril Elementary School and Edison H.S. A WWII veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he entered the novitiate of the Brothers in Glencoe, MO, in 1950 and professed his final vows in 1955. Brother Cyril earned a BA from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN, and an MA from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. During his years as an educator he taught in Illinois and Wisconsin. From 1955 to 1965 he was a teacher and principal at Pacelli H.S. in Stevens Point, WI, and he was the founding principal and teacher at Roncalli H.S. in Manitowoc, WI, from 1965 to 1973. Later he was Assistant Provincial and Provincial of the Winona Province of Christian Brothers. He served twice as Principal of DeLaSalle H.S. in Minneapolis from 1975 to 1977 and from 1989 to 1991. From 1984 to 1989 he was Academic Vice President at Bethlehem University in the Holy Land. He returned to Bethlehem University in 1995 where he served as Financial Vice President from 1991 to 1995 and then as Assistant to the Vice Chancellor until recent years. Survivors include his brother, Frank Litecky, of Minneapolis and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.


Memorials may be sent to the Lasallian Education Initiative or to the Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments:

1952-1955       De La Salle H.S., Chicago, IL
1955-1965       Pacelli H.S., Stevens Point, WI
1965-1973       Roncalli H.S., Manitowoc, WI
1973-1975       Auxiliary Provincial, Winona Province
1975-1977       DeLaSalle H.S., Minneapolis MN
1977-1983       Provincial, Winona Province
1983-1984       Sabbatical, University of Notre Dame, IN
1984-1989       Bethlehem University, Holy Land
1989-1991       DeLaSalle H.S., Minneapolis, MN
1991-2015       Bethlehem University, Holy Land


Brother Marvin Becker
Brother Marvin Becker, FSC

Brother Marvin Becker, 82, died on March 18, 2015 at St Luke Hospital in St. Louis. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 65 years, he was born Marvin John Becker in Jefferson City, MO, son of Vincent and Esther (Prenger) Becker. He graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO, and entered the novitiate in 1950 and professed his final vows in 1957. He earned a BA from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, an MA from University of Missouri – St. Louis, and an MA from Loyola University Chicago. Over the years he served in ministry in Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago and Glencoe. He served as director and sub-director in various locations, and since 1988 he was the Director of Property Development at La Salle Institute in Wildwood, MO, until his retirement in 2007 when he continued as a staff member. Survivors include his brother John Becker of Jefferson City, MO, sisters Catherine Ann Herman of Freeburg, MO, and Sr. Marie Esther Becker, SSND, of Jefferson City, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Visitation will be at La Salle Institute Retreat Center on Sunday, March 22, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manchester, MO, on Monday, March 23 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in Wildwood.


Memorials may be made to La Salle Retreat Center, 2101 Rue de La Salle, Wildwood, MO 63038 or to De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527. Schrader Funeral Home (636) 227-5511 is handling the arrangements.


Brother Matthew Szatkowski, FSC 

Brother Matthew Szatkowski, 74, died on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Villa Scalabrini in Sun Valley, CA. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 57 years, he was born in Chicago, IL, son of Matthew and Cecelia (Hacek) Szatkowski. He graduated from De La Salle Institute in Chicago and entered the novitiate of the Brothers in Glencoe, MO. He professed his first vows in 1959 and his final vows in 1966. He earned a B.A. and a M.Ed. from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN, an M.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.F.A. from Memphis State University. During his years as an educator he taught at high schools in Minneapolis, MN; St. Joseph, MO; Aurora, IL; Harper Woods, MI; and in Chicago, Addison, and Westchester, IL. From 1987 to 2009 he was on the faculty of Christian Brothers University in Memphis. After his retirement he lived in Los Angeles and most recently at Villa Scalabrini. Survivors include his brother James Szatkowski of Clarkston, WA; niece Cynthia Szatkowski of Camarillo, CA; and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. He donated his body to science. 

 

Memorials preferred to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL, 60527.

Assignments:

DeLaSalle, H.S., Minneapolis, MN 1962-1963
Christian Brothers H.S., St. Joseph, MO 1963-1964
Roncalli H.S., Aurora, IL 1964-1966
Christian Brothers H.S., St. Joseph, MO 1966-1967
Bishop Gallagher H.S., Harper Woods, MI 1968-1976
De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL 1976-1978
Driscoll Catholic H.S., Addison, IL 1978-1982
St. Joseph H.S., Westchester, IL 1982-1983
Driscoll Catholic H.S., Addison, IL 1983-1987
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 1987-2009
Lambert Hall, Memphis, TN 2009-2010
Cathedral Community, Los Angeles, CA 2010-2012
Villa Scalabrini, Sun Valley, CA 2012-2015


Brother Dominic Kennedy
Brother Dominic Kennedy, FSC 

Brother Dominic (Dominic James) Kennedy, 77, died on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, MN. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 60 years, he was born James Joseph Kennedy in Chicago, IL, son of James and Marian (née Birner) Kennedy. He attended St. George H.S. in Evanston, IL, and graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO. He entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers in 1955 and professed his final vows in 1962 in Plano, IL. He earned a BA from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN, and an MA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. During his years as an educator he taught in schools in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis and Fridley, MN, and in Stevens Point, WI. He was principal at Holy Family H.S. in Denver, CO, from 1982 to1984 and at De La Salle H.S. in Minneapolis, MN, from 1991 to 1993. From 1984 to 1988 he was Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Winona, and served in the same position from 1989 to 1991 in the Diocese of New Ulm. He served on the staff of Dunrovin Retreat Center in Marine-on-St. Croix, MN, from 1993 to 2002 and then retired in St. Paul. In recent years he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Minneapolis. Survivors include his brothers Thomas of Elm Grove, WI, and Robert of League City, TX, and his sister Patricia Witkowski of Sachse, TX, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

 

Visitation will be at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, at Holy Spirit Church in St. Paul, MN, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN, at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the Lasallian Education Initiative, 7650 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL, 60527.

Assignments:
Benilde H.S., St. Louis Park, MN 1959-1960
Pacelli H.S., Stevens Point, WI 1960-1964
DeLaSalle H.S., Minneapolis, MN 1964-1966
Grace H.S., Fridley, MN 1966-1969
Sangre de Cristo, Santa Fe, NM 1969-1969
Pacelli H.S., Stevens Point, WI 1970-1978
Dunrovin Marine-On-St. Croix, MN 1978-1982
Holy Family H.S., Denver, CO 1982-1984
Diocese of Winona, Winona, MN 1984-1988
Dunrovin Marine-on-St. Croix, MN 1989-1989
Diocese of New Ulm, New Ulm, MN 1989-1991
DeLaSalle H.S., Minneapolis, MN 1991-1993
Dunrovin Marine-on-St. Croix, MN 1993-2002
Miguel House, St. Paul, MN 2002-2009
Central Towers, St. Paul, MN 2009-2014

Brother Norman WrayBrother Norman Wray, FSC 

Brother Norman (Hermeus Norman) Wray, 91, died on December 23, 2014 in Karachi, Pakistan, at the home of his caregivers, Derek and Berna Dean. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 73 years, he was born in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Frances (née Coffeen) Wray. He graduated from St. Patrick H.S. in Chicago and earned a BSS degree in 1946 from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN. He professed his first vows in 1943 and his final vows in 1948. During his years as an educator he taught at De La Salle H.S. in Kansas City, MO, St. Mel and St. Patrick high schools in Chicago, and at the Brothers’ scholasticate in Glencoe, MO. From 1962 to 1967 he served in schools in Sri Lanka, India and Guatemala. In 1967 he established St. Patrick Technical High School in Karachi, Pakistan and later became principal. Following his retirement in 1982 in Pakistan, he served at the Marie Adelaide Farm with leprosy patients and some years later established a program for drug addicts. In 2011 he moved to assisted living for care with Alzheimer’s disease. A Mass of Christian Burial and interment were conducted in Karachi. 

Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL, 60527.


Assignments:

De La Salle H.S., Kansas City, MO 1946-1948
St. Mel H.S., Chicago, IL 1948-1951

Scholasticate, Glencoe, MO 1951-1955
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago, IL 1955-1956
Scholasticate, Glencoe, MO 1956-1960
St. Patrick H.S., Chicago, IL 1960-1962
Scholasticate, Sri Lanka 1962-1964
Boy’s Town, Madurai, India 1964-1965
Collegio de La Salle, Huehuetanango, Guatemala 1965-1966
La Salle, Chiquimula, Guatemala 1966-1967
St. Patrick Technical H.S., Pakistan 1967-1982
Marie Adelaide Farm, Pakistan 1982-1992
St. Patrick Technical H.S., Pakistan 1992-1993
Marie Adelaide Farm, Pakistan 1993-2011
Residential Care, Karachi, Pakistan 2011-2014 

BrotherBasilRothweiler

Brother Basil Rothweiler, FSC 

Brother Basil Rothweiler, 97, died on November 8, 2014 at Holy Family Residence in St. Paul, MN. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 80 years, he was born Gilbert Theodore in Racine, Wisconsin, the son of Charles and Louise Mary (Pier) Rothweiler. He entered the novitiate of the Brothers in Glencoe, MO, in 1934 and professed his first vows the following year. In 1938 he earned a BSS degree from Saint Mary’s College (now University) in Winona, MN, and professed his final vows there in 1942. He later earned an MA from St. Louis University and pursued graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. During his years as an educator, he taught and served as Principal in Amarillo, TX, and in Chicago. He was the Principal at Cretin H.S. in St. Paul from 1970 to 1977 and at De La Salle H.S. in Minneapolis from 1977 to 1984. Brother Basil was President of Saint Mary’s College from 1956 to 1963 and was the Provincial of the Christian Brothers from 1963 to 1969. In 1984 he had a sabbatical year and then served as Director of Novices and as a Development officer for the Brothers. In 1995, he served part time in Development for the Midwest District of the Brothers until his retirement. Survivors include his brother Charles Rothweiler of Chandler, AZ, and his sister Bernice Treis of Hartland, WI, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Visitation will be from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 18, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Paul followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 7 pm. A committal service will take place on Wednesday, November 19, at 10 am at the chapel of Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN.

Memorials preferred to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL, 60527.

Assignments:
Price College, Amarillo, TX 1938-1943
Saint Mary’s College, Winona, MN 1943-1946
CBCHS, St. Louis, MO 1946-1947
Price College, Amarillo, TX 1947-1950
De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL 1950-1956
Saint Mary’s College, Winona, MN 1956-1963
Provincialate, St. Paul, MN 1963-1969
Cretin High School, St. Paul, MN 1970-1977
DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis, MN 1977-1984
Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN 1984-1985
Miguel House, St. Paul, MN 1985-1986
Saint Mary’s College, Winona, MN 1986-1988
Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, MN 1988-2008
Holy Family Residence, St. Paul, MN 2008-2014 


Brother Frank Walsh
Brother Frank Walsh

Brother Frank Walsh, 90, died on August 5, 2014in Winona, Minn. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 72 years, he was born James Raphael Walsh in St. Louis, Mo., son of Francis A. Walsh and Helen C. Dolan. He graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, Mo., and entered the novitiate of the Brothers in 1941. He professed his first vows in 1942 and his final vows in 1948. Brother Frank earned a B.S.S. degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, Minn., an M.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, and a Ph.D. from St. Louis University. During his years as an educator he taught at high schools in Chicago; St. Paul; Amarillo, Texas; and St. Joseph and Jefferson City, Mo. He also taught at Saint Mary’s University and at St. Louis University. From 1983 to 1990 he was auxiliary provincial for the Christian Brothers of the former St. Paul/Minneapolis District. He retired in 1993 and recently lived at Callista Court in Winona.

 
 

Survivors include his brother, Rt. Rev. Raphael Walsh, OSB, of Elkhorn, Neb., and the Christian Brothers of Brother Frank’s community. Visitation will be Saturday, August 9, from 9–10:30 a.m. in Saint Thomas More Chapel at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the same location, followed by interment at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Winona. Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line, Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

 

Brother Tom Power 2Brother Thomas Power

Brother Thomas (Leo Thomas) Power, 90, died on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Presence Resurrection Life Center in Chicago. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 71 years, he was born in Duluth, MN, son of Thomas and Emma Marie (Woock) Power. He graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO, and entered the novitiate of the Brothers in 1942. He pronounced his first vows the following year and his final vows in 1951. He earned BA and MA degrees from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN. During his years as an educator, he taught in Amarillo, TX; Memphis, TN; Jefferson City and Kansas City, MO; Muskegon and Harper Woods, MI; and Chicago, Wheaton, Lombard and Addison, IL. From 1992 to 2009 he was a volunteer in the library at Montini Catholic H.S. in Lombard. Survivors include his sister Catherine (Domenic) Incitti of Colorado Springs; nieces Mrs. Monique Hartman and Mrs. Ginny Taylor of Colorado; and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

 

Visitation will be at Sancta Alberta Chapel on the campus of Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, at 4 pm on Monday, June 2, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00 pm. Interment will be on Tuesday, June 3 at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN. Memorials may be made to the Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527.

 

Brother Joseph Seiler photoBROTHER JOSEPH SEILER

Brother Joseph (Leo Wilfred) Seiler, 92, died on January 29, 2014 at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 74 years, he was born in Chicago, son of Peter and Clara (Kiefer) Seiler. He graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO, and entered the novitiate of the Brothers in 1939. The following year he professed his first vows, and in 1946 he made his final vows in Winona, MN. He earned a BA from St. Mary’s College in Winona and an MA from St. Louis University. During his years as an educator he taught at St. Mel in Chicago, St. George in Evanston, St. Francis in Wheaton, Driscoll Catholic in Addison, and Montini Catholic in Lombard. He also taught at Boystown in Nebraska, Christian Brothers H.S. in St. Joseph, MO, and La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO. He retired in 2001 and recently lived in Westmont. Survivors include nieces Patricia Coffey of San Leandro, CA, and Maureen McCarthy of Hometown, IL; nephews Thomas McCarthy of Mokena, Peter Seiler of Omaha,  and Steven Coffey of San Jose; and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. He was predeceased by three brothers who were also Christian Brothers: Brothers Louis de La Salle, Joel Adrian, and Jarlath Peter.

Visitation will be 2:00 pm at Holy Trinity Church, 111 South Cass Ave. in Westmont, IL, on Tuesday, February 4, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 3:00 pm. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Wildwood, MO. Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments:
Boystown, Boystown, NE 1943-1944
St. Mel HS, Chicago, IL 1944-1946
Juniorate, Glencoe, MO 1946-1953
St. George HS, Evanston, IL 1953-1954
CBHS, St. Joseph, MO 1954-1956
Juniorate, Glencoe, MO 1956-1956
CBHS, St. Joseph, MO 1956-1964
St. Francis, Wheaton, IL  1964-1971
Driscoll Catholic HS, Addison, IL 1971-1973
Montini Catholic HS, Lombard, IL  1973-1999
Driscoll Community, Addison, IL 1999-2009
Westmont South, Westmont, IL 2009-2013
Resurrection Life Center, Chicago, IL 2013-2014

 

BroGus Kossuth copyBROTHER AUGUSTINE KOSSUTH

Brother Augustine “Gus” Kossuth, 89, died on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Manor Care  Health Services in Hinsdale, IL. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 59 years, he was born in  Chicago, son of Joseph and Anna (Sarna) Kossuth. He attended St. Simon Elementary School,  and later served as a corporal with U.S. Marine Corps in World War II from 1944 to 1946. In  1955 he entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers in Glencoe, MO, pronounced his first vows the next year and his final vows in 1960. He earned a B.A. and a M.Ed. from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN. During his years as an educator he taught in Glencoe and St. Louis,  MO; Stevens Point, WI; Peoria, IL; and Winona and St. Louis Park, MN. He was principal at Christian Brothers College H.S. in St. Louis from 1974 to 1979 and at Bishop Kelley H.S. in Tulsa, OK, from 1979 to 1984.
Brother Augustine was the Bursar at Lewis University from 1986 to 1987 and also served as Grounds Supervisor from 1988 to 1996 when he retired. Survivors include his sister Rita Thomas of Ft. Worth, TX, sister-in-law Emilie Kossuth of Forsyth, MO, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Visitation will be at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 17, at  Sancta Alberta Chapel on the campus of Lewis University in Romeoville, followed by a Mass of  Christian Burial at 5:00 pm. Interment will be Saturday, January 18, at 9:30 am at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville. Memorials may be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers  Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Assignments:

Pacelli HS, Stevens Point, WI 1958-1962
Benilde HS, St. Louis Park, MN 1962-1963
Bergan HS, Peoria, IL 1963-1973
CBC HS, St. Louis, MO 1973-1979
La Salle HS, Cincinnatti, OH 1979-1979
Bishop Kelley HS, Tulsa, OK 1979-1984
CB Services, Romeoville, IL 1984-1985
CBHS, Memphis, TN 1985-1986
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 1986-1987
Notre Dame University, IN 1987-1988
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 1988-1996
CB Community, Romeoville, IL 1996-2013

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