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Clergy obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial is March 6 for Fr. George Fox
Fr. George Fox

EDGERTON — A Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. George William Fox will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 590 St. Joseph Circle, Edgerton, on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison will be the main celebrant with Fr. Michael Moon as homilist.

Visitation will be Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m. until the start of Mass at St. Joseph Church.

Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Janesville will follow.

Father Fox died on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the age of 85, at Evansville Manor, Evansville. He was born on November 25, 1929, in in Edgerton and is predeceased by his parents, William and Lillian (Spohn) Fox.

After attending grade school at Stevens, Town of Porter, Father Fox attended Edgerton High School and Loras Academy, Dubuque, Iowa. His collegiate studies included a bachelor’s degree from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa and a master’s eegree from Marquette University, Milwaukee.

He completed his collegiate studies in philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago, and theology at St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

He was ordained by Bishop William P. O’Connor on May 27, 1961, at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison.

Father Fox served the Diocese of Madison as associate pastor at Nativity of Mary Parish, Janesville; Sacred Heart Parish, Reedsburg; St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison; St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Portage; St. Cecilia Parish, Wisconsin Dells; and St. Dennis Parish, Madison.

He served as pastor of St. James Parish, Neshkoro; St. John the Baptist Parish, Montello, with the mission of Good Shepherd Parish, Westfield; St. Joseph Parish, East Bristol; St. Joseph Parish, Markesan, with the mission of St. Mary Parish, Kingston; St. Patrick Parish, Doylestown, with the mission of St. Joseph Parish, Rio; and St. Mary Help of Christian Parish, Briggsville, which he retired from in 2000.

During his years of service to the Diocese of Madison, Father Fox served as a board member of the Latin American Mission Program (LAMP); advisor to Centro Guadalupe; and board of directors of UMOS.

He also served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Midway and the USS Bennington during the Korean War.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Priests for Our Future: The Church Is Alive! Campaign at

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

Funeral services on January 26 for Audrey Mettel Fixmer
Audrey Mettel Fixmer

FORT ATKINSON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 1660 Endl Blvd., on Monday, Jan. 26, at 12 noon for Audrey Mettel Fixmer, a long-time writer for the Catholic Herald.

Fixmer, 86, died peacefully at her home in Fort Atkinson on January 22, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. and at St. Joseph Church on Monday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Born in Aurora, Ill., on January 25, 1928, she was the daughter of Gertrude (Pattermann) and Alois Mettel.

She married Robert Fixmer (now deceased) on August 23, 1947, in Aurora, Ill. They had 11 children, 19 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Madonna High School in Aurora and received both Bachelor and Master's degrees in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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