Obituary: Benedictine Sister Sheila Rausch

Benedictine Sister Sheila (Shirley) Rausch, 93, died Aug. 4 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Monastery on Aug. 11, followed by inurnment of her cremated remains in the monastery cemetery. 

Obituary: Benedictine Sister Dorothea Lenz

Benedictine Sister Dorothea (Arleda) Lenz, 92, died July 28 at St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud.  A private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Benedict’s Monastery on Aug. 3 followed by inurnment of her cremated remains in the monastery cemetery.

Obituary: Benedictine Father Simeon Thole

Benedictine Father Simeon James Thole, 85, died July 19 in the retirement center of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 25 at St. John’s Abbey and University Church with interment in St. John’s Cemetery following the service.   

Obituary: Benedictine Sister Mary Jane Slaney

Sister Mary Jane (John Marie) Slaney, 96, died at St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud, June 18. A private service will take place at St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, on June 22. A memorial Eucharist will be celebrated at a later date.

Obituary: Benedictine Father Joel Kelly

Benedictine Father Joel Kelly, 80, died June 8 in the retirement center at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. (livestreamed at www.saintjohnsabbey.org/live).