Deacon Francis “Leonard” Steinbeigle, 87, died Nov. 25. He was ordained in 1979 and ministered at St. Damian, Oak Forest, where he was instrumental in the development of many programs.
His wife, Jennie, predeceased him. He is survived by his children Margaret Graham, Juliann Steinbeigle and Leonard Steinbeigle; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Resurrection Sister Mary Julianne Maciuszek, 95, died Nov. 20 at Resurrection Life Center.
Born in Chicago, she was baptized at St. Ann Parish and later attended elementary school at St. Casimir Parish. She entered the Sisters of the Resurrection in 1944 and professed vows in 1946.
Sister Mary Julianne spent 17 years ministering in education as a teacher in Illinois, Nebraska and Indiana. In the Chicago area, she taught at St. Casimir; St. Mary of the Angels; St. Bede, Ingleside; and Queen of the Rosary, Elk Grove Village, before serving two years as principal of St. Thecla.
In 1971, she began 21 years ministering in health care at Resurrection Medical Center as a patient visitor, supervisor of the admissions office and in medical records.
After her service in health care ministry, Sister Mary Julianne was superior of the Queen of the Resurrection House of Prayer, the retirement home for her community. Her last ministry before retiring in 2012 was serving as portress at the Provincial Home.
School Sister of Notre Dame Dolores “Lori” Keen, 91, died Nov. 23 in New Lenox.
Born in Chicago, she was a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 69 years.
Sister Lori served as teacher, administrator, pastoral associate and adult education program director in Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois; as a personal advocate at Resurrection Life Center; and was a friend to many at Marian Village. She is survived by her siblings Katherine Frank, Eleanore Dzike, Angeline Skowron, Jacob Keen and Raymond Keen.
Adrian Dominican Sister Theresa (Josette Marie) Sinnamon, 92, died Nov. 26 in Adrian, Michigan.
Born in Detroit, she was in her 73rd year of religious life.
Sister Theresa spent 27 years ministering in education and as an administrative worker in Michigan, Illinois, Florida and Ohio. She became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2015.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Nicholas of Tolentine (1949-1956).
She is survived by two brothers, James and Edward Sinnamon.
Sister of St. Joseph Eileen Sullivan, 102, died Nov. 27.
Born in County Galway, Ireland, she was in religious life for 81 years.
Sister Eileen earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1950 at DePaul University and a master’s degree in education in 1970 at Loyola University Chicago. She taught at St. Barbara, Brookfield; taught and served as principal at St. Leonard, Berwyn; taught at St. Margaret Mary; and taught at St. Francis Xavier in LaGrange.
Later in life, Sister Eileen moved into pastoral care at Columbus Hospital and volunteered at Bethlehem Woods Retirement Center in La Grange Park.
Resurrectionist Father Francis S. Rog, 91, former associate pastor at St. Hyacinth Basilica, died Nov. 29.
Father Rog was born in Chicago and attended St. Hedwig School and Weber High School. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from St. Louis University in St. Louis, and a doctorate from Northwestern University.
He professed his perpetual vows in the Congregation of the Resurrection in 1949 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1955.
He served the church and the Congregation of the Resurrection in various capacities: teacher and principal at Weber High School; teacher and assistant principal at Gordon Tech High School; pastor and associate pastor of St. Hedwig, St. Stanislaus Kostka and St. Hyacinth.
From 1976 through 1985, Father Rog was provincial superior for his community. During those years he served the Archdiocese of Chicago as a member of the Presbyteral Council, advocate on the Marriage Tribunal of the archdiocese, member of the archbishop’s Board of Consultors and chairman of the Committee for Polish Ministry and the Committee for Male Religious. He also served on the board of Notre Dame High School for Girls.