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Clergy obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Jack Fernan
Deacon Jack Fernan
Deacon Jack Fernan

MADISON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard Church, 2438 Atwood Ave., Madison, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. for Deacon John ("Jack") Kenneth Fernan, who died on October 27, 2019, at the age of 82 at the inpatient hospice unit at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison after a battle with cancer.

Bishop Donald J. Hying of Madison will celebrate the Mass, with Fr. Father Michael Radowicz, pastor of St. Bernard Parish, as homilist.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, and on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. until the start of the Mass at St. Bernard Church.

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Religious obituaries

Sr. Florence Miller, OP, dies

SINSINAWA, Wis. -- Sr. Florence Miller, OP, died January 13, 2020, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. Her religious name was Sister Roderic. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, January 18, followed by burial of the cremains in the Motherhouse Cemetery on January 20.

Sister Florence made her first Religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1945, and her perpetual profession August 5, 1948. She taught for 38 years and served as principal for one year, and finance director for 10 years. Sister Florence served the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa at the Motherhouse in various positions for 15 years. She served in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Missouri, Alabama, and Oklahoma.

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Lay person obituaries

Mercedes M. Moellenberndt mother of Msgr. Duane Moellenberndt dies

SUN PRAIRIE — Mercedes M. Moellenberndt, age 97, mother of Msgr. Duane Moellenberndt, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Alden Estates of Jefferson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, in Sun Prairie. Monsignor Moellenberndt presided. Burial was at Sacred Hearts Cemetery.

She was born on August 14, 1921, in Elizabeth, Ill., the daughter of Otto and Mary (Huilman) Berlage. She married Wallace Moellenberndt on May 29, 1947, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Elizabeth.

Mercedes was a member of St. Anne’s Council of Catholic Women. She was a woman of strong faith who could often be seen with a smile on her face. She also loved cats and crocheting. Mercedes earned her bachelor degree from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Mercedes is survived by her husband, Wallace of 71 years; their children, Msgr. Duane Moellenberndt, Sun Prairie; Jim (Martha) Moellenberndt, Grand Island, Neb.; Mary Lange, Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

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