Deacon John Dulen, 92, died Jan. 20. He was a member of the first class of permanent deacons ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1972. He ministered at St. John Brebeuf in Niles.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; children Michael Dulen, Maureen Dulen, Mary Beth Benson, Eileen Jennings, Kathleen Dulen, Jacqueline Dulen, Patrick Dulen and Annmarie Dulen; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Janet (Ann Raymond) Hughes, 88, died Jan. 17.
Raised in Villa Park, Illinois, Sister Janet worked in Chicago as a stenographer for five years after high school before discerning a vocation to religious life. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1955.
For nearly 20 years, Sister Janet served students and their families as a teacher at schools in Ohio and Illinois. After the Second Vatican Council, she chose to serve God in another way and began work as a secretary in Chicago for the next 30 years. In parishes where she worshipped, she served on liturgy and worship commissions, in the choir and as an extraordinary minister of Communion. For many years Janet was also part of a small faith community, where she was involved in preparing meals for the homeless.
Providence Sister Louise (Margaret Ann) Schroeder, 93, died Jan. 19 in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Born in Indiana, she entered the Sisters of Providence in 1943 and professed final vows in 1950.
Of her 76 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a primary teacher for 46 years in schools in Indiana, Illinois and California. Retiring from teaching, she came to the motherhouse in 1991 and served in a variety of capacities.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she ministered at St. Andrew (1945-1948), Maternity BVM (1962-1965) and Immaculate Conception (1988-1991).