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Clergy obituaries

Fr. Philip Conlon dies
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Fr. Philip Conlon

FORSYTH, Mo. — Fr. Philip Conlon, a pastor emeritus of the Diocese of Madison, died on Monday, Aug. 22, at the age of 88.

Current arrangements are that Father Conlon will be cremated and a funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Ozarks Catholic Church, 951 Swan Valley Dr., Forsyth, Mo., on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. Interment is to follow in his hometown of Cuba City, Wis.

Father Conlon served in the Air Force/Air National Guard and was inducted into the Wisconsin Air National Guard Hall of Fame in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General.


Religious obituaries

Sr. Marie Juan Maney, OP, dies

SINSINAWA — Sr. Marie Juan Maney, OP, died December 2, 2016, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa December 5, 2016, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sr. Marie Juan made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1947, and her final profession August 5, 1950. She taught music for 37 years, served as liturgist and music director for six years, and directed numerous choirs and coordinated musical events for 24 years.

She served in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Marie Juan taught at Edgewood College, 1979-1984. She ministered as organist and choir director at St. Augustine Parish, Platteville, 1990-2010, and at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1990-2014. Sr. Marie Juan orchestrated the Elizabethan Dinner, the Summer Organ Concert Series, and the annual Messiah Concert at Sinsinawa Mound.

Sr. Marie Juan was born April 25, 1927, in Big Bend, Wis., the daughter of Raymond and Kathleen (Small) Maney. Her parents and a brother, James Maney, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Eileen Nettesheim and Margaret Loughney, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 69 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 CR Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now." Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sr. Marie Juan are available online at Click on the “on demand” tab.

Lay person obituaries

Godlieve Rott, mother of Fr. Bernard Rott, dies

WONEWOC -- Godlieve M. Rott, 88, died on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at her home in Wonewoc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Church, 310 Bluff St., La Valle, with her son, Fr. Bernard Rott, presiding. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Scripture service at 8 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 402 Center St., Wonewoc. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Ironton Township.

She was born July 15, 1928, in Reedsburg, the daughter of Albert and Eliza (Lisburg) Schyvinch. She married Robert J. Rott on June 23, 1951, at Sacred Heart Church in Reedsburg.

She was an active member of Holy Family Parish in La Valle and the Council of Catholic Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, and one grandchild.

She is survived by her children, Fr. Bernard Rott of Dickeyville-Kieler; Leonard (Linda) Rott, Baraboo; Barbara (Denny) Meyer, Reedsburg; Carl Rott, Wonewoc; Benedict (Kathy) Rott, Reedsburg; and Dennis Rott, Wonewoc; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Madelene Schyvinch, Reedsburg; sisters-in-law Alice Schyvinch, Baraboo, and Barbara LaVonne Schyvinch, Reedsburg.

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