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Deacon George Brooks

Class of 1991

Deacon George Brooks, 83, of Tinley Park, died Nov. 15. He was ordained in 1991 and served at Infant Jesus of Prague in Flossmoor and as a chaplain at Cook County Jail.

Deacon Brooks is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children Karen Hyma, Donna Lanigan and Patrick Brooks; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one child, Georgie Brooks.

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Sr. Rosa Rauth


Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Rosa Rauth, 96, died April 21 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

Born in Oak Park, Sister Rosa made her first religious profession in 1950 and her perpetual profession in 1953.

She taught music and math for 40 years in schools. Sister Rosa taught some form of music, especially piano and vocal, her entire adult life. She also served as a registrar, in transportation and as a director of music   ministry.

She served in South Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.