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Clergy obituaries

Fr. Michael Richel dies

Fr. Michael Richel

WISCONSIN DELLS -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Michael Richel, pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, will be celebrated at St. Cecilia Parish (summer chapel), 604 Oak St., on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 12 noon.

Bishop  Robert C. Morlino will be the celebrant with Msgr. Daniel Ganshert, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Dodgeville, as homilist. A luncheon will be served immediately following the Mass at the parish.

Visitation will be held at St. Cecilia Parish (summer chapel) on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. until 11:45 p.m.

Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, 2705 Regent St., Madison, on Friday, Aug. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Presiding at the Rite of Committal will be Fr. David Flanagan, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish, Cuba City.

Father Richel died on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the age of 66.

He was born on February 4, 1948, in Monroe. His parents, Vivian (Engbretson) and Edward Richel, preceded him in death.

After attending Gratiot Grade School in Gratiot, he attended Gratiot High School and then Reavis High School in Burbank, Ill. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and education and a Master’s degree in secondary education from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.


Religious obituaries

Sister Joan Wirz, CSA, dies

Fond du Lac -- Sr. Joan Wirz, CSA, died on August 24, 2014.

Born in Monroe, Wis., on October 6, 1923, she was the first child of Otto and Ida Wirz, who named her Josephine Anna. A brother, George Otto, was born six years later. The Wirz family lived humbly in peace and security on the second floor of the cheese factories that employed her father, a Swiss immigrant.


Lay person obituaries

Mary Anita Moon dies

LANCASTER -- Mary Anita Moon, mother of Fr. Mick Moon, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Belleville, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., in the St. Clement Catholic Church, 135 S. Washington St., Lancaster. The celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Michael Moon.

Visitation will be held at Schwartz Funeral Home, 142 W. Oak St., Lancaster, on Wednesday, March 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with a parish lead Rosary at 4 p.m., and on Thursday, March 13  from 9:30 a.m. until the start of Holy Mass at St. Clement Church. Interment will be in St. Clement Parish Cemetery immediately after Mass, followed by a luncheon in the St. Clement Parish Hall.

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