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In Memory of Marie Kuhn, Associate

Tuesday, 16 September 2008 20:00

September 17, 2008

On September 17, Quincy Associate Marie Kuhn passed away in St. Vincent’s Home where she had been a resident for a number of years. She was 96 years old.

Marie was the organist at St. John the Baptist parish for 45 years, retiring in 2000. She also was a graduate of St. John Grade School in her youth, and was a life-long member of the parish. In her adulthood she was a member of St. John’s Leisure Club and St.Vincent’s Home Auxiliary.

Marie is survived by her daughters Marjorie Steinkamp, Janet Allison, Barbara St. Marie; her sister-in-law, Sister Florence Kuhn, PHJC; two brothers; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Marie made her First Commitment to the Associate Community in 1993, and was recognized in 2008 on her 15th anniversary. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Quincy, IL on October 1, 2008.

May she rest in peace.

In Memory of Frances Dettmer, Associate

Saturday, 06 September 2008 20:00

September 7, 2008

On September 7, East Three Associate Frances Dettmer passed away. She was a resident of Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, IN. Frances was born in 1918.

Frances is survived by her daughter Sister Mary Ann Dettmer, PHJC; two other daughters, Theresa Yanke and Pauline Snyder; and two sons Robert Dettmer and Jerry Dettmer . She also is survived by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers and several nieces and nephews.

Frances became an Associate in 2002 while a resident of Maria Center, Donaldson. In 2007 she was recognized on her fifth anniversary as a member of the Associate Community.

A Mass of Christian burial was held for Frances at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LaPorte, IN on September 12, 2007.

May she rest in peace.

In Memory of Mary Belisle, Associate

Sunday, 31 August 2008 20:00

September 1, 2008

On September 1, 2008, East One Associate Mary Belisle passed away following a lengthy illness. She was born in 1922. Mary is survived by her husband, Rene (Joe) of 59 years. She also is survived by her daughter Judith Tritten and son James Belisle, two grandchildren, and her sister, Sister Mary Conrad Kirchhoff, PHJC. She also has one brother and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was one of the original Associates in the Associate Community. Her First Commitment was in 1983, the year of the Associates’ foundation. She was recognized for her 25th anniversary as an Associate at the Spiritual Family of Catherine weekend in July, 2008 at Donaldson, IN.

Mary is remembered for her gifts in music and art. She taught piano and organ lessons and was the organist and school secretary at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish, Taylor, Michigan, and also organist for the VA hospital in Allen Park, Michigan. In addition to her music ministries, she also taught cake decorating, and made many lovely wedding and birthday cakes for her family and friends. She had been a leader in Camp Fire Girls and Cub Scouts.

A Funeral Mass for Mary was held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Wyoming, Michigan on September 5, 2008.

May she rest in peace.

In Memory of Sister Laura Banet, PHJC

Tuesday, 12 August 2008 20:00
Sister Laura

August 18, 1926 - August 13, 2008

Sister Laura Banet, PHJC passed away on August 13, 2008 at home in Marian Convent, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born Marjorie Banet to Henry and Marie (Henry) Banet on August 18, 1926 in Fort Wayne. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 26, 1948.

Sister Laura ministered in education from 1947 to 1985 at various schools in Indiana, Minnesota and Illinois. In 1988 she became a chaplain at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne and served in different capacities at the hospital as well as a tutor for the Literacy Alliance and the Senior Guild at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Sister Laura loved butterflies and spent several years tagging and studying monarch butterflies.

May she rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

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