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Clergy obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. O. Charles Schluter

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 304 East St. in Baraboo, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. for Msgr. Orra Charles Schluter who died on February 16, 2020 at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee at the age of 75.

Bishop Donald J. Hying of Madison will celebrate the Holy Mass, with Msgr. Daniel T. Ganshert as homilist. Visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m., and on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. until the start of the Holy Mass. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Baraboo. A funeral luncheon will take place in the parish school gymnasium after the Funeral Mass.



Religious obituaries

Sr. Marion Hangsterfer, OP, dies

SINSINAWA -- Sister Marion Hangsterfer, OP, died June 18, 2020, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. Her religious name was Sister Francisca. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, June 26, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.


Lay person obituaries

Mercedes M. Moellenberndt mother of Msgr. Duane Moellenberndt dies

SUN PRAIRIE — Mercedes M. Moellenberndt, age 97, mother of Msgr. Duane Moellenberndt, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Alden Estates of Jefferson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, in Sun Prairie. Monsignor Moellenberndt presided. Burial was at Sacred Hearts Cemetery.

She was born on August 14, 1921, in Elizabeth, Ill., the daughter of Otto and Mary (Huilman) Berlage. She married Wallace Moellenberndt on May 29, 1947, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Elizabeth.

Mercedes was a member of St. Anne’s Council of Catholic Women. She was a woman of strong faith who could often be seen with a smile on her face. She also loved cats and crocheting. Mercedes earned her bachelor degree from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Mercedes is survived by her husband, Wallace of 71 years; their children, Msgr. Duane Moellenberndt, Sun Prairie; Jim (Martha) Moellenberndt, Grand Island, Neb.; Mary Lange, Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

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