In Memory of Those Who Have Passed

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

Fr. Andrew L. Buczyna 

Fr. Andrew L. Buczyna passed away on November 29. Andrew received his BA and Master degrees in social work along with his Mdiv and became an ordained priest in 1987. To view his obituary, click here.

Fr. Thomas Botheroyd

Reverend Thomas J. Botheroyd, age 74, retired Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard, died peacefully November 29, 2021 surrounded by Little Sisters of the Poor. To read his obituary, click here.

Fr. David T. Link

David Link began teaching at Notre Dame in 1970, and in 1975, he was appointed by Father Theodore Hesburgh as the eighth Dean and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. He served as Dean from 1975 until 1999. He also served as the founding president and chancellor of the University of Notre Dame-Perth, Australia, as the founding dean of the law school at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and as the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of St. Augustine in South Africa. Dave Link was also the co-founder of the Center for the Homeless in South Bend.

As Dean, Dave Link coined the phrase, “A Different Kind of Lawyer.”

After Barbara, his wife of 45 years, passed away in 2003, then Dean Emeritus Link followed the suggestion of President Emeritus Theodore Hesburgh and the call of the Holy Spirit when he entered the Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. He was ordained to priesthood in the Diocese of Gary, Indiana, on June 7, 2011, at the age of 71. As a priest, he dedicated himself to prison ministry, serving those incarcerated in the seven prisons of Northern Indiana.

Br. John Monek, SCJ

On September 27, Br. John Monek, SCJ, died following several months in home hospice care. He turned 92 on September 18, and just days before his birthday, he was anointed, surrounded by members of his religious community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Br. John served in the U.S. Air Force, assigned to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska before pursuing his vocation as a religious brother with the Priests of the Sacred Heart.
He commemorated his 60th anniversary of religious vows on September 8. Most of his years of active ministry were dedicated to St. Joseph’s in Baileys Harbor, Wis. Initially, it served as a novitiate for the province, and later as a retreat center. When the facility took on a new life in the diocese of Green Bay, Br. John retired and moved to the Milwaukee area. Since 2014 he had been a member of the Sacred Heart Community at SHML.
During his time at St. Joseph’s, one of the projects that Br. John took great pride in was the creation of a “Silo of Prayer.” “I got the idea when I was in the Southwest and saw an Indian kiva,” he said. “I sat inside and thought that it was so peaceful and easy to pray in so when I got back, I turned the old barn silo into a kind of kiva. I liked the idea that instead of a missile silo we had a silo dedicated to prayer.”
The Wake and Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, September 30, at Good Shepherd Chapel, Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake.
WAKE: 9:30 a.m.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:30 a.m.
Interment will follow.
Fr. Byron Haaland, SCJ, will be the main celebrant. Those who are not vaccinated are asked to wear a mask. An obituary is posted here.

Fr. John Yockey

Fr. John Yockey, 77, of Milwaukee died July 28, 2021.  He was a Sacred Heart faculty member from 1981-1983. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Jerome Catholic on Saturday, August, 14th. To view his obituary, click here.  

Fr. Thomas Dieter

Fr. Thomas Dieter of Seminole, FL., passed away April 28, 2021. Fr. Thomas Dieter was an Alumnus of SHSST. He was ordained a Deacon in the late fall of 1981. To view his obituary, click here: https://www.legacy.com/obi…/tampabaytimes/obituary.aspx…
Please keep his loved ones in your prayers.

Fr. Dale Maxfield

Fr. Dale Maxfield, 68, of New Baden and formerly of Waterloo, Fairmont City, Radom, Scheller, Centralia, and Sandoval, died Friday, April 16, 2021 at his residence. He was a Sacred Heart Alumnus. To view his obituary, click here.  

Fr. Bob Tucker, SCJ

Slightly after 1:00 pm on January 23, Fr. Bob Tucker, SCJ, died. He was 68. Originally from Detroit, MI, he was professed in 1975 and ordained in 1982.
In recent years, Fr. Bob had struggled with a respiratory disorder that led to a lung transplant last July. He was unable to fully recover from the transplant and moved into palliative care shortly before his death. Fr. Quang Nguyen, SCJ (vice provincial superior), Fr. Jim Schroeder, SCJ, (a member of his community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake) and Mary Balistreri (province director of healthcare) were with him when he died.
May the angels lead him into paradise. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Here is a link to a video tribute to Fr. Robert Tucker, SCJ created by the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians).

Rev. Thomas Brundage

Fr. Thomas Brundage, 58,  died on January 15, 2021. He is a former adjunct faculty member at Sacred Heart.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Fr. Thomas Brundage

Msgr. Michael Yarbrough

Msgr. Michael Yarbrough, 75, died on January 13, 2021 of COVID-19-related illness and other health concerns. He is a former member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart and earned his M.Div at Sacred Heart in 1979.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Fr. Steve Malkiewicz, OFM

Fr. Steve Malkiewicz, O.F.M., 78, died on January 07, 2021 after falling victim to the COVID-19 virus. He served in the SHSST Formation Department from 2011-2018.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Sr. Roseann Wagner

Sister Roseann Wagner, 86, died November 24, 2020. She served as spiritual director, music, instructor, and associate director of liturgical music from 1981-2004. Our condolences to her community, the School Sisters of St. Francis, and in particular her blood sister, Sr. Mary Jane Wagner SSSF.

Her obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Marty Pable, OFM Cap.

Fr. Marty Pable, 89, died on November 19, 2020. He served as a faculty member at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology for many years.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Bernard Green SDS

Fr. Bernard Green SDS died on November 9, 2020 in Hartshill (Great Britain). He was a member of the US Province of the Salvatorians and primarily taught pastoral counseling and pastoral courses at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology from 1983-1987.

Deacon Leon Zalewski

Deacon Leon, 89, died on October 28, 2020. He received his MA degree from Sacred Heart in 1999. Please keep Deacon Leon, his wife, Joan, and his family in your prayers.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. David W. Sedlock

Fr. David W. Sedlock, 64, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Fr. Sedlock earned a master of divinity degree at Sacred Heart in 1990.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Joanne E. Kriva

Joanne E. Kriva, 86, of Woodbury, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2020. She earned her master’s degree in Theology from Sacred Heart in 1999.

Her obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Jess Anthony Testa

Fr. Jess Anthony Testa, 82, died on September 30, 2020. He earned his M.Div. degree from Sacred Heart in 1988.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Angelo Sanchez CSsR

Fr. Angelo Sanchez CSsR, 74, died on September 13, 2020 in the Dominican Republic. He graduated with his M.Div. degree from Sacred Heart in 1992.

Rev. Kendal Faulk

Fr. Kendal Faulk, 62, died peacefully on August 20, 2020. He graduated from Sacred Heart in 2010.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Arley T. Downie

Fr. Arley T. Downie, 88, passed away on Sunday August 2, 2020 in Rock Island, Illinois. He was a 1988 graduate from Sacred Heart.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Debb Kosut

Debbie Kosut, 68, passed away on July 19, 2020 after a long journey with cancer. She worked in the Pastoral Formation Department, directed the volunteer program, ran the visitor center, and helped in many ways until she retired from Sacred Heart in 2018.
Please keep her husband, Garry and her entire family, related and adopted, in your prayers.

Her obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Robert E. Keane

Fr. Keane, 95, passed away on July 6, 2020 surrounded by family. Fr. Keane graduated from Sacred Heart in 1978.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Sister Ann McKean, CSA

Sister Ann McKean, CSA, formerly Sister Corona, died peacefully at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on April 11, 2020. She was a faculty member at Sacred Heart for five years.

Her obituary can be viewed here.

Sr. Elizabeth Marie Hoell SSND

Sr. Elizabeth Marie Hoell SSND, 87, passed away on March 26, 2020. She was a member of our formation department faculty for a number of years. Please remember her in your and the School Sisters of Notre Dame in your prayers.

Her obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Rick Eldred

Father Rick, 70, passed away at 2:49 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 after dealing with several health issues.

To view his obituary, click here.

Rev. John P. Carberry

Fr.  John Carberry died on January 21, 2020. He was a Sacred Heart alumnus from the class of 1980.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Tan Van Tran

Fr. Tan Van Tran, 62, passed away on December 10, 2019. He received his M.Div. degree from Sacred Heart in 1992.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Andrew Marthaler

Fr. Andrew Marthaler, 86, passed away on December 13, 2019. He graduated from Sacred Heart in 1988.

His obituary can be viewed here.

Rev. Paul Kelly, SCJ

Fr. Paul, a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, died on Friday, October 26, 2018 after a long illness. He was 68 years old. He professed vows inn 1970 and was ordained in 1977. He was a member of the Spiritual Formation program at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology.

His obituary can be viewed here.

You can also read more about Fr. Kelly here.