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Clergy obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Michael Richel on August 28
Fr. Michael Richel

WISCONSIN DELLS -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Michael Richel, pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, will be celebrated at St. Cecilia Parish (summer chapel), 604 Oak St., on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 12 noon.

Bishop  Robert C. Morlino will be the celebrant with Msgr. Daniel Ganshert, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Dodgeville, as homilist. A luncheon will be served immediately following the Mass at the parish.

Visitation will be held at St. Cecilia Parish (summer chapel) on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. until 11:45 p.m.

Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, 2705 Regent St., Madison, on Friday, Aug. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Presiding at the Rite of Committal will be Fr. David Flanagan, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish, Cuba City.

Father Richel died on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the age of 66.

He was born on February 4, 1948, in Monroe. His parents, Vivian (Engbretson) and Edward Richel, preceded him in death.

After attending Gratiot Grade School in Gratiot, he attended Gratiot High School and then Reavis High School in Burbank, Ill. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and education and a Master’s degree in secondary education from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.


Religious obituaries

Sister Helen Dailey, OP, dies

SINSINAWA -- Sister Helen Dailey, OP, died July 4, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Her religious name was Sr. Joeline. The funeral Mass will be held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa July 9, 2014, followed by burial of the cremains in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sr. Helen made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1949, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1952. She taught elementary and middle school for 33 years and college for 14 years. Sr. Helen ministered as director of religious education for 12 years, seven of those while also serving as pastoral associate. She served in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Nebraska, and Florida.


Lay person obituaries

Mary Anita Moon dies

LANCASTER -- Mary Anita Moon, mother of Fr. Mick Moon, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Belleville, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., in the St. Clement Catholic Church, 135 S. Washington St., Lancaster. The celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Michael Moon.

Visitation will be held at Schwartz Funeral Home, 142 W. Oak St., Lancaster, on Wednesday, March 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with a parish lead Rosary at 4 p.m., and on Thursday, March 13  from 9:30 a.m. until the start of Holy Mass at St. Clement Church. Interment will be in St. Clement Parish Cemetery immediately after Mass, followed by a luncheon in the St. Clement Parish Hall.

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