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Sr. Margaret Mary Miller

Educator, provincial

Sister Margaret Mary Miller, a Religious of the Sacred Heart, 89, died May 17 in California.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1951 and made her final profession in 1960.

She served as provincial for the Chicago Province (1970-1976) and as director of the Sacred Heart Schools in Chicago (1977-1986).

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Sr. Joan Hentges

Educator, pastoral minister

Benedictine Sister Joan Marie (Theodore) Hentges, 85, died May 14 at St. Scholastica Monastery.

She was born in South Dakota and raised in Colorado. She entered the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago in 1948, after her junior year of high school, and professed vows in 1953.

Sister Joan taught in Chicago at St. Symphorosa, Queen of All Saints and St. John Nepomucene. She also ministered in Arizona and Colorado.

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Fr. Carl Dehne

Professor, liturgist

Jesuit Father Carl Dehne, 80, died May 13 in St. Louis. He was a Jesuit for 58 years and a priest for 46 years.

Father Dehne spent much of his life teaching theology, first at Rockhurst University and then at Loyola University Chicago (1978-1997). Father Dehne loved the liturgy and received permission to celebrate the liturgy according to the Byzantine rite. He had a talent for ensuring that those present had a genuine experience of worship.

In 1997, Father Dehne shifted to eldercare and pastoral ministry in St. Louis.

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Sr. Carmelina Meyers


BVM Sister Carmelina Meyers, 91, died May 11 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Born in Evanston, she entered the BVM congregation in 1942, from St. Margaret Mary Parish and professed final vows in 1949.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Carmelina taught at St. Dorothy; St. Ferdinand; and Madonna High School, where she also served as campus/youth minister; St. Eulalia, Maywood; and St. Gilbert, Grayslake. She also taught in New York.

She is survived by a sister, Patricia Krase.

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Sr. Helen Walsh


Adrian Dominican Sister Helen (Rose Michaeleen) Walsh, 96, died May 10 in Adrian, Michigan. Born in Chicago, she was in the 72nd year of her religious life.

Sister Helen taught, ministered to inmates and served in adult education in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and California.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Columbanus (1946-1951) and St. Kilian (1958-1961).

Sister Helen is survived by a brother, Joseph Walsh, and a sister, Mary Jo Walsh.

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Sr. Marie Kevin Claybaugh


Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Marie Kevin Claybaugh, 102, died May 6 in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

Born in Toulon, Illinois, Sister Marie Kevin made her first religious profession in 1941 and her final profession in 1944. She served in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Nebraska.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Marie Kevin taught at St. Sabina (1948-1957), Visitation (1958-1968), Epiphany (1968-1969) and St. Basil (1969-1981), where she also served as secretary. Sister Marie Kevin also served in transportation at Queen of Peace Ministry Center, Burbank (1981-1991).

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Sr. Gilmary Lemberg

Educator, artist

School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Gilmary (Dorothy) Lemberg, 90, died April 28 at Resurrection Life Center.

Born in Blue Island, Sister Gilmary attended St. Barnabas School and Academy of Our Lady before entering the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1946. She took first vows in 1949.

She taught art in schools in Wisconsin and art lessons on the Milwaukee archdiocesan TV channel. She then taught in DeKalb, Illinois, doing her television program on weekends.

Her art career included metal sculptures, church banners and the design for the renovations of several churches. She helped renovate the buildings for the Maria House shelter and SisterHouse residence for women in recovery, both in Chicago. She also served as vocation director for the Chicago province.

Later, she served in Paraguay, creating statues and a mural behind the main altar at a parish there.

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Deacon John Zurawski

Class of 1986

Deacon John Zurawksi, 75, died May 22. He was ordained in 1986 and served at St. John Vianney Parish.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Zurawski; his children Mary Tarchala, John Anthony Zurawski and John Luke Zurawski; and his grandson Dan Tarchala.

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Deacon Roman Revering

Class of 1984

Deacon Roman Revering, 81, died May 3.

He ministered at St. Luke School in River Forest, where he dressed up as St. Nick and gave out chocolate coins to children, and St. James School in Maywood for many years.

He is survived by his sister, Adelheid "Penny" Heinz.