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Clergy obituaries

Services held for Fr. John Auby

Fr. John Auby
Fr. John Auby

JANESVILLE -- Fr. John Richard Auby died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the age of 58, at Agrace Hospice Care in Janesville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. William Church, 456 N. Arch St., Janesville, on Tuesday, July 28, at 11 a.m. Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison will be the celebrant with Msgr. Douglas Dushack as homilist.

The Rite of Committal was at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Madison.

Father Auby was born May 7, 1957, in Madison, and is predeceased by his parents, John and Audrey (Richards) Auby. He is survived by his sister, Mary Kathryn.


Religious obituaries

Sr. Milla Derby, OP, dies

SINSINAWA -- Sr. Milla Derby, OP, died September 26, 2015, at Oahu Care Facility, Honolulu, Hawaii. Her religious name was Sister Chia Ta Liana. A funeral Mass will be held at the Sinsinawa Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Wis., at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, followed by burial of the cremains in the motherhouse cemetery. Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. for a remembering service prior to the funeral.

Sister Milla made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican February 4, 1953, and her final profession August 5, 1956. She taught music for 12 years and art for 23 years before ministering as artist-in-residence in her native Hawaii. Sister Milla served in Minnesota, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Wisconsin and Hawaii. In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Milla taught at Edgewood High, Madison, 1961-1963.

Sister Milla was born February 16, 1926, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Hans and Eunice (Young) Derby. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Donna Strasburg, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 62 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honors and Memorials."

Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Milla are available online at Click on the "on demand" tab.

Lay person obituaries

Services to be held for Darlene Schroeder

ROXBURY -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Norbert Church, 8944 County Hwy. Y in Roxbury, on Friday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. for Darlene Schroeder, mother of Very Rev. Fr. Tait Schroeder, judicial vicar of the Diocese of Madison Tribunal and pastor of St. Peter Parish in Ashton and St. Martin Parish in Martinsville.

Mrs. Schroeder, age 69, died on September 14, 2015.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home, 1710 Center St., Black Earth.

Father Schroeder will be the celebrant of the Mass. Bishop Robert C. Morlino will attend in choir and give the Final Commendation. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Norbert Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for Masses or for the family to use at a later date in memory of Mrs. Schroeder.

For more information, see the online obituary from the Wisconsin State Journal at

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