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Clergy obituaries

Fr. Rupert Dorn dies
Fr. Rupert Dorn

MT. CALVARY -- Fr. Rupert Dorn, OFM, Cap., 90, a native of Waunakee, died September 25, 2014.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Seminary Chapel, 301 Church St., Mt. Calvary.

Visitation will be held at St. Isadore the Farmer Parish, 308 S. County Road W, Mt. Calvary, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 3 p.m. until the time of the vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the St. Lawrence Seminary Chapel on October 2 from 9 a.m. until the Mass. Burial will be at the Capuchin Friar Cemetery, Mt. Calvary.

Father Dorn was born in Waunakee in 1924; graduated from St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary; and joined the Capuchin order in 1944. He was ordained a priest on September 5, 1951.

His ministries have included serving as a teacher, parish pastor, local minister of a Capuchin community, and provincial minister. He served as pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Mt. Calvary for 11 years.

After his retirement, Father Dorn assisted with daily and weekend Masses for several parishes in the Diocese of Madison.

Father Dorn is survived by his siblings Betty Ripp, Waunakee; Raymond Dorn, Portage; and Henry Dorn, Waunakee; many nieces and nephews; and the friars of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, with whom he lived, prayed, and ministered. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnes.

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Religious obituaries

Sister Marina Crist, OP, dies

SINSINAWA -- Sr. Marina Crist, OP, died September 21, 2014, at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa September 24, 2014, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Marina made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1953, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1956. She taught for 23 years and served as a tutor for two years, business office worker for nine years, family caregiver for five years, pastoral minister for three years, and volunteer for six years. Sister Marina served in Minnesota, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Montana.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Marina taught at St. Mary, Portage, 1961-1964, and served in the business office at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1979-1983.

Sister Marina was born March 12, 1931, in Weyauwega, Wis., the daughter of William and Margaret (Esser) Crist. Her parents and a brother, William Crist Jr., preceded her in death. She is survived by a brother, John Crist; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 61 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."

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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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