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Clergy obituaries

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.


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

Lay person obituaries

Roberta Silva, mother of Fr. John Silva dies

FORT BRANCH, Ind. -- Roberta Elizabeth (Obert) Silva, 70, mother of Fr. John Silva, parochial administrator of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Monona, died on Sunday, Dec. 6, in Fort Branch, Ind

She dedicated her life to God, church, family, school, and her community. She was a member of St. Bernard Parish and an active member of the St. Anne’s Altar Society and the St. Bernard's Choir..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, with Fr. John Silva as main concelebrant at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Snake Run.

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