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Fr. Tom Schroeder dies
Fr. Thomas Schroeder

MADISON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Fr. Thomas Schroeder, pastor emeritus of the Diocese of Madison, at St. Martin of Tours Church, 5959 St. Martin Cir., Cross Plains (Martinsville), on Friday, Nov. 14,  at 11:30 a.m.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will be the celebrant with Very Reverend Fr. Tait Schroeder, Judicial Vicar and nephew of Father Schroeder, as homilist.  Interment will take place immediately following the Mass at the St. Martin of Tours Parish cemetery, with the Rite of Committal presided by Father Schroeder.

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Religious obituaries

Sr. Lucille Marie Frost dies
Sr. Lucille Marie Frost

SINSINAWA -- Sr. Lucille Marie Frost, OP, died Dec. 6, 2014, at the Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Her religious name was Sr. Mary Johann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sinsinawa Mound with Fr. Brian Wilk as main concelebrant, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Lucille Marie was born December 6, 1919, in Kenmer, N.D., the daughter of Phillip and Christina (Schmaing) Frost. She made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican on August 5, 1950, and her final profession August 5, 1953.

Her parents, three sisters, and two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Geri Stratman and Rita Bartels.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Lucille Marie taught at Edgewood Campus, Madison, 1969-1971 and 1976-1977. She served as principal at St. Dennis School, Madison, 1979-1985; assistant dean in the Graduate Studies program at Edgewood College, Madison, 1985-2002; Vicar for Religious for the Diocese of Madison, 1996-2003; support staff at Edgewood College, Madison, 2002-2004; and volunteer at St. Dennis Parish, Madison, 2004-2006.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 Cty Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701, or online at www.sinsinawa.org

Lay person obituaries

Funeral services on January 26 for Audrey Mettel Fixmer
Audrey Mettel Fixmer

FORT ATKINSON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 1660 Endl Blvd., on Monday, Jan. 26, at 12 noon for Audrey Mettel Fixmer, a long-time writer for the Catholic Herald.

Fixmer, 86, died peacefully at her home in Fort Atkinson on January 22, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. and at St. Joseph Church on Monday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Born in Aurora, Ill., on January 25, 1928, she was the daughter of Gertrude (Pattermann) and Alois Mettel.

She married Robert Fixmer (now deceased) on August 23, 1947, in Aurora, Ill. They had 11 children, 19 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Madonna High School in Aurora and received both Bachelor and Master's degrees in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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