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Clergy obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial to be held for Fr. William Seipp
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Fr. William Seipp

LANCASTER — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clement Church, 135 S. Washington St., Lancaster, on Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. for Fr. William Joseph Seipp, 80, who died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will celebrate the Mass with Fr. John Meoska, OSB, as homilist. Visitation at St. Clement Church will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 3 to 7 p.m., and on Friday, March 9, from 10 a.m. until the start of Mass. Interment will immediately follow in St. Clement Cemetery, rural Lancaster. A funeral luncheon will take place in the St. Clement Church Hall after Mass.

Father Seipp was born on April 26, 1937, in Lancaster. He is predeceased by his parents, Leone Marie (Minnick) and Leonard LeRoy Seipp, and sister, Mary Ann Seipp, in infancy.


Religious obituaries

Sr. Marilyn Stoppleworth, dies

COMAYAGUA, Honduras —

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Comayagua, Honduras, with the bishop of Honduras presiding for Sr. Marilyn Stoppleworth, 94, who died on March 17.

A member of the School Sisters of St. Francis, she served as a missionary teaching children in Central America, Costa Rica, and Honduras for over 54 years.

She was born on March 29, 1923, in Cross Plains, the daughter of Teresa and Albert Stoppleworth. She entered the convent after attending St. Francis Xavier School in Cross Plains.

After professing her vows 75 years ago, she spent five years teaching in intermediate grades in Wisconsin and 16 years teaching at Pius High School in Milwaukee before beginning her missionary work in 1964.

She is survived by three sisters, Bobbie Hilgers, Jeanene Paddock, and Janice Brunner, and a brother, Albert Stoppleworth, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mardella Ripp and Rosilind Haak, and a brother, Rodney.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the School Sisters of St. Francis, 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Online condolences may be made at

Lay person obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Marlen Junck

STOUGHTON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Dr. Marlen Frederick Junck on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 323 N. Van Buren St. in Stoughton.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will preside at the Mass. Fr. Randy Budnar, pastor of St. Ann Parish, will be the homilist.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect St., Stoughton. Visitation will also be held prior to the Mass from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Ann Cemetery in Stoughton.

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