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Deacon Raymond Van Wassenhove, 89, dies; funeral Mass is March 13 in Kewanee

Deacon Raymond Van Wassenhove

KEWANEE — A funeral Mass was to be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at Saint John Paul II Parish here for Deacon Raymond J. Van Wassenhove, who served as a permanent deacon at the parish from 1990 to 2005 when it was known as St. Mary. Deacon Van Wassenhove, who was ordained […]

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Father Richard Bresnahan, 87, dies; funeral Mass is Monday in Moline

Father Richard Bresnahan

(UPDATE — For the full text of the homily at the funeral Mass for Father Bresnahan, click here.) MOLINE — A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 8, at Christ the King Church here for Father Richard Bresnahan, 87, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria known […]

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Fr. Bruce Lopez, 57, dies in Monticello; funeral Mass celebrated in East Moline

Father Bruce D. Lopez

UPDATED — June 23, 2019 A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on  June 13 at St. Anne Church in East Moline for Father Bruce D. Lopez, pastor of St. Philomena Parish in Monticello and St. Michael Parish in Bement. Father Lopez died at his home on Thursday, June 6, 2019. He was 57. Bishop […]

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Albina Aspell, former Post editor and national Catholic press figure, dies at 92

Albina Aspell is pictured with Mother Teresa when the two met in Jerusalem in 1982. Aspell, a former editor and publisher of The Catholic Post and a past president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, died April 11 in Peoria. She was 92. (Photo provided by the Aspell family)

Albina Aspell, former editor and publisher of The Catholic Post and a past president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, died in Peoria on April 11, 2019, two days after observing her 92nd birthday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, at St. Vincent […]

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Canon John J. Flattery, former Air Force chaplain, pastor, historian dies at 88

Canon John J. Flattery

DANVILLE — A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Holy Family Church here for Canon John Joseph Flattery, a Danville native who served as a chaplain with the U.S. Air Force for nearly three decades and later was pastor of Holy Family Parish as well as St. Matthew […]

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Msgr. Thomas Badovsky, 83, dies in his native Slovakia; served here 42 years

Msgr. Thomas Badovsky

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Jan. 7 at St. Nicholas Church in Lendak, Slovakia, for Msgr. Thomas Badovsky, 83, a senior priest who had recently returned to his homeland after serving and residing in the Diocese of Peoria for more than four decades. Msgr. Badovsky died on Jan. 4, 2019, in Lendak. He […]

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Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM, dies at 92; taught at Alleman H.S. for three decades

Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM, a longtime teacher at Alleman High School in Rock Island, died Dec. 8, 2018, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa. She was 92. Visitation is planned for Friday, Dec. 14, at the Humility of Mary Center in Davenport, beginning with a rosary at 4 p.m. […]

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Father Thomas Brajkovich, 87, dies; funeral Mass in Wyoming on July 11

Father Thomas Brajkovich

WYOMING — A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Dominic Church here on July 11 for Father Thomas R. Brajkovich, 87, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria. Father Brajkovich, who served as pastor of parishes in Delavan, Hopedale, East Moline, Geneseo, Wyoming, and Toulon, died on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Hopedale Medical […]

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Fr. Don Miller, OFM, Peoria native, former Franciscan vocation director, dies at 72

Father Donald Miller, OFM

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Father Donald Miller, OFM, a Peoria native and former vocation director for the Order of Friars Minor of the St. John the Baptist Province, died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at St. Margaret Hall here. He was 72. Father Don’s body was to be received at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at […]

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Visitation, funeral Mass in Streator on Thursday for Fr. William Arthur Ryan, 87

Father William Arthur Ryan

STREATOR — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at St. Michael the Archangel Church here for Father William Arthur Ryan, 87, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria and former pastor of 11 of its parishes. Father Ryan, a native of Streator, died on Sept. […]

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