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Clarke Community Prayer List

Prayer List

All prayer requests are prayed for at all of our campus Masses and prayer times.

12/10/18

B’Ann Dittmar, faculty
Prayers are requested for B’Ann and Dan’s son, Chase, who had surgery in Iowa City last Friday, December 14. Thanks for prayers that Chase will have a successful surgery and for strength during his recovery.

12/7/18

Martha Walker Allen, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Martha Walker Allen ’67, as she passed away on November 26. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Odelia M. Boffeli
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Odelia M. Boffeli, mother of Russ Boffeli ’94, as she passed away on November 28. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Jean L. Haenert
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Jean L. Haenert, mother of Linda Schaefer ’97, as she passed away on November 29. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Kenneth E. Calonder
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Kenneth E. Calonder, father of Ron Calonder ’92, as he passed away on December 1. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Iris Jensen
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Iris Jensen, mother-in-law of Sharon Jensen of the Clarke faculty, as she passed away on December 2. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Tonya Fishnick Duffy
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Tonya Fishnick Duffy, sister of Jamie Fishnick Ryan ’10, as she passed away unexpectedly on December 4. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

12/3/18

James Callahan
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of James Callahan, husband of Clarke alum Judy Baty Callahan ’84, as he passed away on November 24. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Gary Ernst
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Gary Ernst, father of Clarke alum Brian Ernst ’03, as he passed away on November 18. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Mary Schlader, alum
We request prayers for the peace and healing of Mary Schlader ’47 as she recovers from a recent surgery.

Jane Schlueter Ross, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Jane Schlueter Ross ’50 as she passed away on November 25. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

John Christensen
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of John Christensen, husband of Clarke alum Lois Riedel Christensen ’79, as he passed away on October 18. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

John J. Hickey
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of John Jack Hickey, father of Clarke alum Jean Hickey Shanahan ’85, as he passed away on October 4. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

11/28/18

Elizabeth McKinstry Sherburne, student
Prayers are requested for Elder David Skelley – U. S. Air Force Veteran, uncle of Elizabeth McKinstry Sherburne – Clarke student, who passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018. May eternal rest shine upon him. Prayers are also requested for Ellie and her family.

11/27/18

Brooke Allen, student
Prayers are requested for Robert “Bob” Gregg, family friend of Brooke Allen – Clarke student, who passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018. May eternal rest shine upon him. Prayers are also requested for the Gregg and Allen families.

11/25/18

Kali Milder, student
Prayers are requested for Kevin Lange, grandfather of Kali Milder – Clarke student, who passed away due last week to pancreatic cancer. May eternal light shine upon him. Prayers are also requested for Kali and her family at this time.

Dawn Dominguez
We request prayers for the speedy recovery of Dawn Dominguez, wife of Roberto Dominguez of the Clarke staff and mother of Elena Dominguez, a current Clarke student, as she returns home following 50 days in the hospital.

11/19/18

Julie Cirks, alum
Prayers are requested for Julie Cirks ’06 and her husband, Grant Cirks ’06, and their family. Julie was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will have a mastectomy November 21. Julie worked in Clarke Admissions for about 12 years following graduation from Clarke.

11/16/18

Ron Wilgenbusch, trustee
Prayers are requested for Ron Wilgenbusch, a Clarke trustee, who was recently diagnosed with fourth stage metastatic cancer. He is in good spirits and would appreciate prayers for his recovery. Prayers are also requested for his wife, Judy, and their children at this time.

11/9/18

Kali Milder, student
Prayers are requested for Kevin Lange, grandfather of Kali Milder – Clarke student, who will soon be passing away due to pancreatic cancer. Prayers are also requested for Kali and her family at this time.

11/8/18

Dan Schlitter, staff
We request prayers for Lorraine Gearheart, mother of Dan Schlitter – Clarke Maintenance staff, who passed away last night, November 8, 2018. May eternal light shine upon her. Lorraine was a house keeper at Clarke for about 15 years several years ago. We also request prayers for Dan and his family at this time.

Autumn Lamb, student
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Tommy Rolison, friend of Autumn Lamb – Clarke student, as he passed away on November 6, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him. We also ask for prayers for Tommy’s family and friends at this time.

11/7/18

Carlie Didier, student
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Cody Didier, brother of Carlie Didier – Clarke student, as he passed away on November 4, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.We also ask for prayers for Carlie and her family at this time.

10/25/18

Thomas Kelley
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Thomas Kelley, father of alum Patricia Kelley ’73, as he passed away on May 3. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Ann Tack, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Ann Tack ’69 as she passed away on July 7. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Rita Johann Berg, alum
We request prayers for the peace and healing of Rita Johann Berg ’50 as she and her family work in love to battle her dementia.

Rita Pabich Ferguson, alum
Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Rita Pabich Ferguson ’69 as she passed away on October 14 from her three year battle with ovarian cancer.

10/25/18

Sr. Ramona Barwick, BVM, staff
We request prayers for Sr. Ramona Barwick, BVM – Clarke Mailroom, who is recovering in the hospital from an injury she experienced on Sunday.

10/23/18

Allison and Tom Schwab, alumni and staff
We request prayers for Patricia Lemmer of Huntsville, TX – originally from Ohio, IL – who passed away Monday morning. May eternal Rest shine upon her. Patricia was the grandmother of Allison (Lemmer)Schwab – Clarke class of 1999, and grandmother-in-law of Tom Schwab – Clarke Electrician. Prayers are also requested for Allison and Tom and their family at this time.

10/10/18

Brad and Audrey Mensen, alum

We request prayers for Brad Mensen, class of 2015, who is battling an aggressive form of cancer. Prayers are also requested for Brad’s wife, Audrey (Hintges) Mensen – class of 2013,2015.

Jeanne Powers Quann, alum

We request prayers for Jean Powers Quann, class of 1966, who is facing a recurrence of lymphoma and for her doctors at Mayo and in Dubuque. Prayers are also requested for Jeanne’s husband, Brendan – a Clarke trustee emeritus, and her daughter, Maureen – class of 1997 and current trustee.

Jayme Ironside, staff

We request prayers for Julie Ironside, sister-in-law of Jayme Ironside – Clarke Development Officer, who passed away on October 8, 2018. May eternal rest shine upon her. Prayers are also requested for Julie’s children, Will, Brooke, and Libby.

Clarke Students and Alumni affected by Hurricane Michael

We request prayers for the Clarke students, their friends and families and and Clarke Alumni affected by Hurricane Michael.

10/9/18

Becky Bruxvoort, staff
We request prayer for James Henry, father of Becky Bruxvoort – Clarke Registrar Services Coordinator, who passed away on October 8. We pray eternal light shines upon him. Prayers are also requested for Becky and her family at this time.

9/28/18

Betty Ann Healy, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Betty Ann Healy ’65 as she passed away on August 27. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Richard Goblirsch
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Richard Goblirsch, husband of Mary Moran Goblirsch ’64, as he passed away on June 22. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

9/26/18

Tricia DeLire, staff
Prayers are requested for the father-in-law of Tricia DeLire – Clarke Café 1843 Manager, Stephen P. DeLire, who passed away on the morning of September 22, 2018. May eternal light shine upon him. Prayers are also requested for Tricia, her husband and their family at this time.

9/21/18

James Osters
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of James Osters, husband of Rebecca Osters ’93, as he passed away on September 9. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Dawn Dominguez
We request prayers for the healing of Dawn Dominguez, mother of Elena Dominguez, Clarke student, and wife of Roberto Dominguez, Assistant Chief Technology Officer at Clarke. She suffered three small strokes yesterday after a week of pneumonia and bronchitis. Dawn is currently experiencing some paralysis on her left side. The family expects full recovery with rehabilitation.

9/14/18

Kathryn ‘Judy’ Conway, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Kathryn ‘Judy’ Conway ’59. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Makayla Firminger, student
We request prayers for Makayla’s father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Please also prayer for MAkayla and her family.

9/11/18

Clarke Students and Alumni affected by Hurricane Florence
We request prayers for the Clarke students, their friends and families and and Clarke Alumni affected by Hurricane Florence.

9/7/18

Terry Boyle
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Terry Boyle, brother of Carol Boyle Schrader ’77, as he passed away on September 1, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Stacey Blake Tiele, alum
We request prayers for the healing of Stacey Blake Tiele ’85. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

9/4/18

Sr. Helen Thompson, BVM, former Clarke Dean
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Helen Thompson, BVM (Clarke Academic Dean 1966-1977), as she passed away at Marian Hall on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her. Funeral services will be Monday, September 10, 2018, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Visitation from 1-2:00 p.m. Sharing of Memories at 2:00 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial

8/31/18

Carol Niederriter Handel, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Carol Niederriter Handel ‘65 as she passed away on August 20, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Joan Loes, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Joan Loes ’45 as she passed away on August 27, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

8/27/18

Donald Ruden
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Donald Ruden, father of Jamie Ruden Smith ’03, as he passed away on August 3, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Sister Barbara Cerny, BVM
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Barbara Cerny as she passed away on August 19, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Mary Jo Gannon, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Jo Gannon ’55 as she passed away on August 16, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Mary L. Cross, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary L. Cross as she passed away on August 22, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

8/26/18

Shirley Freund
We request prayers for a speedy recovery for Shirley Freund, mother of Carley Strid ’11, who suffered a stroke last Saturday, August 18, 2018. We also pray for her husband, Carley’s dad, to have strength as he acts as her caregiver. 

 

8/10/18

Stephen J. Murphy
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Stephen J. Murphy, husband of Meredith Cutter Murphy ’60, as he passed away on August 2, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

 

Catherine Eileen Sullivan, alum

We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Catherine Eileen Sullivan ‘47, sister of Peggy Sullivan ‘50, as she passed away on August 5, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

 

Edward Fitzgerald

We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Edward Fitzgerald, husband of Dorothea Rinella Fitzgerald ‘68, as he passed away on August 1, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

 

Marie J. Royals

We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Marie J. Royals, mother of Suzanne Royals ‘78, as she passed away on July 10, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

 

8/3/18

Juanita Baschiere Wilcoxon, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Juanita B. Wilcoxon, ’59 as she passed away on March 30, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Deanne Schmid, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Deanne Schmid, ‘59 as she passed away on July 21, 2018. We pray that her husband Allyn and her family can find comfort during this difficult time and that eternal light shines upon her.

Teresa Stejskal, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Teresa Stejskal, ‘06 as she passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Margaret Ross Sweikert, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Margaret Ross Sweikert, ’44 as she passed away on June 28, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

7/23/18

Maggie Christenson, student
Prayers are requested for Margaret Christianson, grandmother of Maggie Christianson – Clarke student, who passed away on Wednesday July 18, 2018. May eternal light shine upon her. Prayers are also requested for Maggie and her family at this time.

7/12/18

Kate Zanger, Administration
Prayers are requested for Kate Zanger, Vice President for Student Life, and her husband, Matt. Matt’s 62 year old brother, John, was killed in a car accident Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Silver Spring, Maryland. John’s wife Chris, died on January 5, 2018. John is the first of Matt’s 11 siblings to die. May eternal light shine upon him.

7/12/18

Beth Maiers, student

We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Maiers, mother of Beth Maiers, as she passed away on July 6, 2018. We pray that her family can find comfort during this difficult time and that eternal light shines upon her.

Ruth Weber

We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Ruth Weber, mother of Carol Powers ’01, as she passed away on July 2, 2018. We pray that her family can find comfort during this difficult time and that eternal light shines upon her.

Paul Gavin, former employee

We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Paul Gavin as he passed away on April 10, 2018. We pray that her family can find comfort during this difficult time and that eternal light shines upon him.

Logan Mund, student

We request prayers for Logan Mund’s mother and father who were in a serious accident a few days ago. We also request prayers for Logan and her family during this difficult time.

Deb Theill, employee

We request prayers for Deb Theill for her upcoming surgery on Friday. We also pray for a speedy recovery.

7/3/18

Carol Powers, alum and Dennis Powers, Board of Trustees member
We extend our sincere sympathies to Carol and Dennis Powers upon the death of Carol’s mother, Ruth M. Weber. The wake service for Mrs. Weber will be July 5 from 2:00-7:00p.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 5213 St. Catherine Rd., Dubuque. The mass of Christian burial will also be at St. Catherines’ on Friday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. Please keep the Powers/Weber family in your prayers. Blessed be the memory of Ruth M. Weber.

05/8/18

Teri Zuccaro, staff
We request prayers for Teri Zuccaro, Business and Computer Science Department Faculty, on the passing of her father David A. Kraft. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Friday, May 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in New Hampton, IA. We pray that eternal light shines upon David, and that the family can find comfort during this time of sadness.

04/30/18

Patricia Brown Folger, alum
We request prayers for Patricia Folger ’72 as she awaits a transplant operation. We pray that she has a quick and full recovery. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie L. Brimeyer, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Bonnie L. Brimeyer ’99 as she passed away on April 11, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Mellita V. Pommerich, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mellita Pommerich ’59 as she passed away on April 10, 2018. We pray that her family can find comfort during this difficult time and that eternal light shines upon her.

Joyce Kilgore-Carlin, alum

We request prayers for the family of Joyce Killgore-Carlin ’00 as her son, Robert Sheehan passed away on April 14, 2018. He will be missed by all those who loved him and we pray that his family can find comfort during this difficult time. We also pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Lisa Dee, alum
We request prayers for the family of Lisa Dee ’91 as her mother, Bonnie Dee passed away on April 20, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

04/10/18

Christine (Portzen) Kuzdas, alum
We request prayers for the family of Christine (Portzen) Kuzdas ’03 as her mother, Melinda Portzen, passed away on April 3, 2018 after a short, but well-fought battle with cancer. We pray that eternal light shines upon Melinda and her family can find comfort during this difficult time.

Patricia (Kloser) Kirschbaum, alum
We request prayers for the family of Patricia (Kloser) Kirschbaum ’87 as her mother, Mathilda Kloser passed away on April 2, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Thomas Paisley, alum
We request prayers for the family of Thomas Paisley ’87 as his stepfather, Charles Burkart, passed away on March 30, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Lori (Stoewer) Anderson, alum
We request prayers for the family of Lori (Stoewer) Anderson ’91 as her husband, Neil Anderson, passed away on March 27, 2018 at the age of 46. He will be missed by all those who love him and we pray that his family can find comfort during this difficult time. We also pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Kelly (Collins) Potterbaum, alum
We request prayers for the family of Kelly (Collins) Pottebaum ’87 as her mother, Cecilia Collins, passed away on March 25, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Janet (Lehnen) Waller, alum
Brigit Barnes, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Madonna Kieffer as she passed away on March 24, 2018. Madonna was the sister of Janet (Lehnen) Waller ’60 and the aunt of Brigit Barnes ’82. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

04/4/18

Glen Lantz, former employee
Prayers are requested for Janet Lantz and family, as her husband, Glen Lantz, died on March 9, 2018. Funeral services were March 20 in Waterloo, IA. We pray that eternal rest will shine upon him. Glen was formerly the Director of Institutional Research at Clarke.

03/23/18

Cathleen ‘Cathy’ (Fraher) Bergmann, alum
We request prayers for the family of Cathy (Fraher) Bergmann ’82 as her mother, Mary Margaret Hamlin Fraher Kelly, passed away on February 26, 2018. Mary was known for her baking and home management skills. She will be greatly missed by all those who love her and we pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Sister Patricia Marie Potok, BVM, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Patricia Potok, BVM ’66 as she passed away on March 18, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Debra Kipper, alum
We request prayers for the family of Debra Kipper ’02 as her sister, Connie Kause, passed away on March 14, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Judith Oelke, alum
We request prayers for the family of Judith Oelke ‘89M, as her husband, Gaylord Oelke, passed away on March 11, 2018. We pray that eternal light shine upon him.

03/15/18

Shane Mikulice, alum
We request prayers for Shane Mikulice ’05 as he recently underwent emergency heart surgery. We pray that he has a quick and full recovery. Please keep Shane in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from this major surgery.

03/14/18

Jean (Fife) Lescak, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Jean (Fife) Lescak ’53 as she passed away on March 15, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Melinda (Morong) Hinzman, alum
Kathleen (Jones) Sievers, alum
We request prayers for the family of Melinda (Morong) Hinzman ’01 as her mother, Mary Morong, passed away on March 8, 2018. Mary was the sister of Kathleen (Jones) Sievers ’69. We pray that eternal light shines upon Mary and that her family can find comfort during this difficult time.

Mary (Rovai) Cate, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary (Rovai) Cate ’66 as she passed away on March 6, 2018.  We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Christine Gross, alum
Barbara Block, alum
We request prayers for the Block family as Mary Block passed away on March 6, 2018. Mary was the mother of Christine Gross ’00 and the mother-in-law of Barbara Block ’91. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Charlotte (Smith) McCoy, alum
Cindy McCoy, alum
We request prayers for the family of Patrick McCoy who passed away on March 6, 2018 at the age of 50. Patrick is survived by many family members include his mother, Charlotte (Smith) McCoy ’64, and his sister, Cindy McCoy ’92. He will be missed by all those who love him and we pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Mary (Ludescher) Althaus, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mary (Ludescher) Althaus ’72 as her brother, James Ludescher, passed away on March 5, 2018. While a lifelong bachelor, he had deep love for family and friends. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Mary Catherina Walsh, BVM, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mary Catherina Walsh, BVM ’52 as her sister, Mary Schlueter, passed away on March 5, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon Mary Schlueter.

03/09/18

Grace Tshimoa, student
We request prayers for the family of Grace Tshimoa as her uncle, Osiris, passed away on March 13, 2018 in Uganda from an unsuccessful surgery. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

03/09/18

Mari (Wasmundt) Hammel, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mari (Wasmundt) Hammel ’93 as her father, Don Wasmundt, passed away on March 3, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Lisa Bernhard, alum
We request prayers for the family of Lisa Bernhard ’04 as her father, Owen Kann, passed away on February 28, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Marjorie Mapes, alum
We request prayers for the family of Marjorie Mapes ’85 as her sister, Kristine Mohrbacher, passed away on February 28, 2018. Kristine loved animals and worked with animals throughout her life. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

03/07/18

Patricia (Guay) Schnell, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Patricia (Guay) Schnell ’53 as she passed away on February 24, 2018. She pursued learning throughout her life through books and scientific writings. Her deep and enduring love of music and the natural world was infectious to those who had the privilege of spending time with her. She will be missed by many and we pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Eileen (Stapleton) Gallagher, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Eileen (Stapleton) Gallagher ’69 as she passed away on February 22, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Carol (Petersen) Reider, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Carol (Petersen) Reider ’55 as she passed away on February 19, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Regina Stuhldreher, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Regina Stuhldreher as she passed away on February 19, 2018 after a prolonged struggle with Parkinson’s. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family, friends, and faith. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Lucille (Mullen) Sondern, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Lucille (Mullen) Sondern ’49 as she passed away on February 12, 2018. Lucille was, oh, so many things in her 90 years on this earth. Lou, as she liked to be called, was a loving wife, a proud mother of six great children, and later, seven grandchildren. She managed one big household, was a teacher, a writer, a researcher, and a world traveler, a friend and a woman of faith. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

03/05/18

Susan (Tiedje) Otting, alum
Karen (Otting) Noel, alum

We pray for the family of Susan (Tiedje) Otting ’62 as they spend the final days with their mother, Rosalie Tiedgje. We pray for strength for the Tiedje family as they care for Rosalie and cope with this difficult time in their lives. We pray that Rosalie can find comfort in her last days here on earth and that the family can rejoice in the memories and the life they shared with Rosalie as her life on earth was gift to us all. Rosalie is the grandmother of Karen (Otting) Noel ’89.

03/02/18

Joanne Burrows, President

We request prayers for Joanne’s new grandnephew and niece, Luca and Lily, who were born today, 2 months early. Luca is 1.9 pounds, Lily is 2.9 pounds. They are doing well tonight but have a long way to go.

02/22/18

Lynn Lester, Faculty, BVM

We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Thomas Lester, brother to Lynn Lester, BVM – Clarke Faculty, who passed away Wednesday morning February 21, 2018 in California. May eternal rest shine upon him. Prayers are also requested for Lynn Lester and her family.

Geraldine (Roethig) Walsh, alum
Jane (Walsh) Northrup, alum

We request prayers for the repose of the soul of James E. Walsh as he passed away on February 18, 2018. He leaves behind many loved ones including his wife, Geraldine (Roethig) Walsh ’50 and daughter, Jane (Walsh) Northrup ’74. He will be missed by all those who love him. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Sister Isabel Miller, BVM, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Isabel Miller, BVM ’58 as she passed away on February 17, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

02/21/18

Sr. Catherine Dunn, BVM, President Emerita
We request prayers for Sr. Catherine Dunn, BVM and Clarke President Emerita, who is having a cardiac procedure at UW Madison tomorrow, February 22, 2018.

02/19/18

Autumn Lamb, student
We request prayers for Autumn Lamb – Clarke student, as her cousin Brady Edwards was killed in an automobile accident over the weekend. We pray that eternal light shines upon him. Please also keep Autumn and her family in prayer.

02/17/18

Jerry Hanson, staff
We request prayers for Jerry Hanson – Clarke Sports Information Director, as his father Kenneth Hanson, 91, passed away on the morning of Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Northfield, MN. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

02/16/18

Connie Kemler, alum
Karen Shaffer, alum
We request prayers for the family of Connie Kemler ’85 and Karen Shaffer ’94 as their sister, Patricia Kemler, passed away on February 14, 2018. We pray that eternal light sines upon her.

Brad Florence, alum
We request prayers for the family of Brad Florence ’92 as his mother, Louise Florence, passed away on February 12, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Kitty (Wormley) Schmidt, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Kitty (Wormley) Schmidt ’55 as she passed away on February 11, 2018. She loved to sing, a legacy that lasted throughout her life and brought her great joy. Music made her smile and enriched her life and the lives of those around her. We pray that she is singing and making other smile as eternal light shines upon her.

Mary (Scheibel) O’Connell, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary (Scheibel) O’Connell ’61 as she passed away on February 10, 2018. Mary never met a stranger; every person she met, whether a server or a senator, immediately became a close friend. A proud cancer survivor, Mary, cherished her life and family. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that her family can find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Terri (Classen) Catrambone, alum
We request prayers for the family of Terry (Classen) Catrambone ’52 as her husband, Arthur Catrambone, passed away on February 4, 2018. He greatly enjoying vacationing and spending time with his family. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Stephen Dreller, alum
We request prayers for the family of Stephen Dreller ’83 as his mother, Mary Lucille Dreller, passed away on January 23, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

02/07/18

Rita Mary Zander, BVM, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Rita Mary Zander, BVM ‘69M as she passed away on February 7, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Rita Kittoe, alum
We request prayers for the family of Rita Kittoe ‘10M as her mother, Grace Kaiser, passed away on February 5, 2018. Grace enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Barbara Bausch, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Barbara Bausch ’00 as she passed away on January 31, 2018 following a 5-year courageous battle with cancer. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that her family can find comfort during this difficult time.

Mary (Kutsch) Thill, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mary (Kutsch) Thill ’91 as her mother, Janice Kutsch, passed away on January 31, 2018. Janice was a genuinely great person. She was sincere and thoughtful. She taught her children to love unconditionally and we pray that eternal light shines upon her.

William Mackin, friend
We request prayers for the family of William Mackin as he passed away on January 22, 2018. William was the brother of Sister Therese Mackin, BVM ’50. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Julie Murguia, alum
We request prayers for the family of Julie Murguia ’71 as her mother, Cheryl Murguia, passed away on January 16, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

1/25/18

Patsy Roussel McElmeel, alum

Prayers are requested for Patsy Roussel McElmeel ’85, who died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. May eternal light shine upon her. Patsy lived in Arizona as a nurse practitioner at the Arizona Health Institute and her parents still live in Dubuque.

Mark Haring, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mark Haring ’95 as his mother, Marian Haring, passed away on January 22, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Desiree Miklusicak, alum
We request prayers for the family of Desiree Miklusicak ’95 as her father, Donald Wiederholt, passed away on January 18, 2018. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him and we pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Rosalie (McCarthy) Flaspohler, alum
We request prayers for the family of Rosalie (McCarthy) Flaspohler ’78 as her sister, Mary Lea Braem, passed away on January 16, 2018. She loved being surrounded by her family and will be deeply missed. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Judith (Vaske) Welling, alum
Inez (Vaske) Schultz, alum
We request prayers for the family of Judith (Vaske) Welling ’67 as her father, Raymond Vaske, passed away on January 15, 2018. Raymond was also the brother of Inez (Vaske) Schultz ’45. We pray that eternal light shines upon Raymond and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Karen (Runde) Nank, alum
We request prayers for the family of Karen (Runde) Nank ‘16M as her stepfather, Francis Tekippe, passed away on January 15, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Paul Wasmund, alum
We request prayers for the family of Paul Wasmund ’02 as his mother, Shirley Wasmund, passed away on January 13, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

1/16/18

Glenn “Buddy Howell, staff

Prayers are requested for Glenn Howell, father of Glenn “Buddy” Howell – Clarke Security Officer, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and has started chemotherapy this week. We pray for a speedy recovery and for the family during this difficult time.

Terry McGovern, former faculty

Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of James “Bud” McGovern, father of Terry McGovern, former Clarke business faculty member.  James died suddenly following a fall on the ice on Friday, January 12, 2018.  May eternal light shine upon him. The McGovern family appreciate our prayers at this time.

1/15/18

Jose Ruiz, student
We request prayers for Maria Ruiz, 42 year old mother of Jose Ruiz, Clarke first-year student and men’s soccer team member, who was fatally shot on January 13, 2018. We pray that eternal light shines upon her. Please also keep Jose, his younger sister, who was also shot and survived, and their younger brother in your prayers.

1/13/18

Geri Frommelt, alum
We request prayers for the Frommelt family of Geri Frommelt, Clarke Alum, as her daughter, Anne Therese Frommelt McNamara, passed away earlier this week from pneumonia. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

1/11/18

Thomas Degree, alum
We request prayers for the family of Thomas Degree ’86M as his sister, Elizabeth Degree-Mueller, passed away on January 5, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Virginia (Mitchell) Dunn, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Virginia (Mitchell) Dunn ’42 as she passed away on January 3, 2018. We pray that enteral light shines upon her.

Mark VanOsdol, alum
Andy VanOsdol, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mark VanOsdol ’86 and Andy VanOsdol ’95. Tragedy recently struck their family when their home was destroyed in a devastating fire. They lost their pets, a St. Bernard, Mo and their cats, JT and Atomic.

Mary Beth Tauke-LaMarche, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mary Beth Tauke-LaMarche ’78. Tragedy recently struck her family when a fire destroyed their home. They lost their cats, but they were able to escape.

Judy (Behlmer) Tieskoetter, alum
We request prayers for the family of Judy (Behlmer) Tieskoetter ’74 as her sister, Sharon Behlmer, passed away on January 1, 2018. Sharon was known for her incredible kindness and generosity. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Tina Kuhle, alum
We request prayers for the family of Tina Kuhle ‘94 as her family recently experienced the loss of two family members. Tina’s father, Vern Kuhle, passed away on December 29, 2017. A day after her father’s passing, her sister, Diane O’Shea, passed away on December 30 , 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon Vern and Diane and that the Kuhle family can find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Luann Ambrosy, alum
We request prayers for the family of Luann Ambrosy ’95 as her mother, Bernadine Ambrosy, passed away on December 22, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Constance ‘Connie’ (Christopher) Cosgrove, alum
We request prayers for the family of Connie (Christopher) Cosgrove ’78 as her sister, Mary E. Murphy, passed away on December 21, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Cordiadell Tucker, parent
We request prayers for the family of Cordiadell Tucker as she passed away on December 21, 2017 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She leaves behind her children which includes Jean Tucker ‘88, Marc Tucker ’89, Tammy (Tucker) Gehling ‘91, and Barbara Tucker ’94. We pray eternal light shines upon Cordiedell and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

01/05/18

Juanita Erschen, parent
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Juanita Erschen who passed away on December 20, 2017. Juanita is survived by her children which includes Oliva Erschen ’68 and Janice Erschen ’93. We pray that eternal light shines upon Juanita.

Sarah (Sullivan) Willging, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sarah (Sullivan) Willging ’67 as she passed away on December 21, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Nancy (De Castaker) Holland, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Nancy (De Castaker) Holland ’70 as she passed away on December 28, 2017 after a courageous battle with breast cancer that spanned 27 years. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

12/18/17

Iyla (Ball) Ant, alum
We request prayers for the family of Iyla (Ball) Ant ’60, ‘70M as her husband, Gunnar Ant, passed away on December 3, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Kaila Dalen, alum
We request prayers for the family of Kaila Dalen ’13 as her father, Mark Dalen, passed away on November 30, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Mary (Zehentner) Lorenz, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mary (Zehentner) Lorenz ’68 as her mother, Mary Rita Zehentner, passed away on November 27, 2017. We pray that eternal light sines upon her.

Sister Anne Marie Dolan, BVM, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Anne Marie Dolan, BVM ’56 as she passed away on November 26, 207 at the age of 97. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Joan Walsh, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Joan (Daly) Walsh ’62 as she passed away on December 15, 2017.   We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

12/11/17

Brooke Pasker, staff
We request prayers for Kayla Decker, who passed away on Sunday, December 10th, 2017. We pray that eternal rest will shine upon her. Kayla is the cousin of Brooke Pasker– Clarke Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, Brianna Pfeiler – current Clarke student, and Chelsie Pfeiler – Clarke Alumni (’17). Please keep Kayla’s family in prayer.

12/6/17

Triston King, staff
We request prayers for Byron King, Sr, grandfather of Triston King – Clarke Assistant Director of Engagement and Intercultural Programs, who passed away on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. We pray that eternal rest will shine upon him. Please keep Triston and his family in prayer.

12/5/17

Sunil Malapati, faculty
We request prayers for Malapati Ganganna, father of Sunil Malapati – Clarke Chemistry professor, who recently passed away in India. We pray that eternal rest will shine upon him. Please keep Sunil and his family in your prayers.

11/29/17

Sister Mary Charlene Olear, BVM, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Charlene Olear ’75 as she passed away on November 6, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Ann (Skelley) Beckman, alum
We request prayers for the family of Ann (Skelley) Beckman ’63 as her husband, Jerry Beckman, passed away on November 8, 2017.  Jerry was the bother-in-law of Jane (Skelley) Carroll ’78. We pray that eternal light shins upon him.

Eileen (Wilkinson) Daly, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Eileen (Wilkinson) Daly ’71 as she passed away on November 11, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Sister Kathleen Dolphin, PBVM, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Kathleen Dolphin, PBVM ’65 as she passed away on November 16, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Laura Nauman, alum
We request prayers for the family of Laura Nauman ’97 as her father, Robert Stephany, passed away on November 20, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

11/17/17

Mary Alice Davis-Schwarz, alum
We request prayers for a successful recovery for Mary Alice Davis-Schwarz (class of 61), she has had a bad shoulder injury that required a full shoulder replacement and she is currently in rehab.

11/16/17

Sr. Helen Kerrigan, BVM, retired faculty
We request prayers for Sister Helen Kerrigan, BVM, who died at Marian Hall, Thursday, November 16, 2010 at 1:40 p.m. Sr. Helen taught for over 50 years at the Clarke Art Department and she is the sister of our deceased Alice Kerrigan, BVM, and Phyllis Kerrigan, BVM, and cousin of our deceased Leonilda Kerrigan, BVM. We pray that eternal rest shall shine upon her. Services for Sister Helen will be Tuesday, November 21 Marian Hall Chapel.

11/11/17

Jane O’Boyle, alum
We request prayers for Jane O’Boyle (’85) and her father who were in a car accident on Thursday, November 9th. They were taken to the hospital. We pray for their recovery.

11/10/17

Liz Walsh, student
We request prayers for Darick Wooldridge, father-in-law of Liz Walsh – Clarke University student, who passed away on Wednesday, November 8th, unexpectedly. We pray that eternal rest shall shine upon him. Please also pray for Liz and her family during this difficult time.

11/9/17

Sarah McAlpin, BVM and former faculty
We request prayers for Jim McAlpin – a priest in Ft. Dodge, and brother to Sarah McAlpin, BVM and former Clarke English teacher, last night in Fort Dodge from complications of a recent heart attack.  We pray that eternal rest will shine upon him. Please keep Jim, Sara, and their extended family in your prayers.  Arrangements are pending.

Lynne Niznik, former faculty
We request prayers for Dave Salvaterra, husband of Lynn Niznick – former Clarke Faculty, who was hit by a car on Friday. He has severe head trauma and and is hospitalized in Mayfield, WI. Please keep Lynn, Dave and their family in your prayers.

11/7/17

Samantha Lampers, student
We request prayers for John, grandfather of Samantha Lampers (Clarke University student), who passed away on Saturday November 4, 2017 from lung cancer. We pray that eternal rest will shine upon him. Please also pray for Samantha and her family during this difficult time.

11/6/17

Mary (Madden) Rooney, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mary (Madden) Rooney ’61 as her husband, John Rooney, passed away on October 16, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Constance Locher-Bussard, alum
We request prayers for the family of Connie Locher-Bussard ’54 as her husband, Larry Bussard, passed away on October 21, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Mary (Freiburger) Szlaius and Kathryn (Freiburger) Engelhardt, alums
We request prayers for the family of Mary (Freiburger) Szlaius ’63 and Kathryn (Freiburger) Engelhardt ’65 as their brother, David Freiburger, passed away on October 25, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Lorna (Pline) Olson, alum
We request prayers for the family of Lorna (Pline) Olson ’85 as her brother, James Pline, passed away on October 26, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon them.

Kevin Beatty, alum
We request prayers for the family of Kevin Beatty ’89 as his mother, Helen Beatty, passed away on October 31, 2017. Helen is also the mother-in-law of Lisa (Riley) Beatty ’84. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Sister Kathleen O’Malley, C.V.I, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Kathleen O’Malley, C.V.I. ’72 as she passed away on November 1, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Andrea (Neumeister) Cabrera and Julie (Neumeister) Jansen, alum
We request prayers for the family of Andrea (Neumeister) Cabrera ’86 and Julie (Neumeister) Jansen ‘88 as their father, John Neumeister, passed away on November 1, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

11/3/17

Friends of Clarke University
Frank and Robin O’Connor, Mary Schmid and Janet Rhomberg were in a car accident on November 2. Prayers are requested for their recovery.

Samantha Lampers, student

We request prayers for John, grandfather of Samantha Lampers (Clarke University student), who is actively dying and been given a week to live. We pray that his remaining time is peaceful and that eternal rest will shine upon him. Please also pray for Samantha and her family during this difficult time.

11/2/17

Susan Cain, staff
Prayers are requested for Susan Cain, Content Strategist in the Marketing and Communication office, on the death of her father, Terry Parsons, on October 31. We pray that eternal light shines upon Terry and that Susan and her family can find comfort during this difficult time.

Carolyn Gantz, Board of Trustees
Please pray for Carolyn Gantz, member of the Clarke Board of Trustees, who is experiencing health challenges at this time.

10/27/17

Deborah Pauly, alum
We request prayers for the family of Deborah Pauly ’72 as her mother, Rosemary Ginter, passed away on September 27, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Erin Tomkins, alum
We request prayers for the family of Erin Tomkins ’07, as her nephew, Jack Noonan, passed away on October 8, 2017 at the young age of 18. We pray that eternal light shines upon Jack and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Paul Moeller, alum
We request prayers for the family of Paul Moeller ’92 as his father, Dr. Jay Moeller, passed away on October 10, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Matthew Connolly, alum
We request prayers for the family of Matthew Connolly ’02 as he recently lost his infant son. Jonathan Jerome Connolly was born into the arms of angels on October 10, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon baby Jonathan and that his family can peace during this difficult time.

Linda Heitkamp, alum
We request prayers for the family of Linda Heitkamp ’98 as her brother, Randy Stillmunkes, passed away on October 14, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Connie (Schaefer) Walsh and Ruth Schaefer, alums
We request prayers for the family of Connie (Schaefer) Walsh ’75 and Ruth Schaefer ’80 as their mother, Eileen Schaefer, passed away on October 15, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Irene Cummings, parent
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Irene Cummings who passed away on October 21, 2017. She leaves behind many loved ones including her children Terese (Cummings) Slattery ’75, Cecile (Cummings) Gregory ’76, Thomas Cummings ’85, and Mary Cummings ’86. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

10/19/17

Deborah Pauly, alum
We request prayers for the family of Deborah Pauly ’72 as her mother, Rosemary Ginter, passed away on September 27, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Paul Moeller, alum
We request prayers for the family of Paul Moeller ’92 as his father, Dr. Jay Moeller, passed away on October 10, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Matthew Connolly, alum
We request prayers for the family of Matthew Connolly ’02 as he recently lost his infant son. Jonathan Jerome Connolly was born into the arms of angels on October 10, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon baby Jonathan and that his family can peace during this difficult time.

Connie (Schaefer) Walsh and Ruth Schaefer, alums
We request prayers for the family of Connie (Schaefer) Walsh ’75 and Ruth Schaefer ’80 as their mother, Eileen Schaefer, passed away on October 15, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

10/16/17

Carol (Sabers) Lambert, alum
We request prayers for the family of Carol (Sabers) Lambert ’99 as her father, John Lambert, passed away on October 2, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Christine (Wells) Gibson, alum
We request prayers for the family of Christine (Wells) Gibson ’76 as her father, Joseph Wells, passed away on October 7, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Elizabeth Gilloon, alum
We request prayers for the family of Elizabeth Gilloon ’76 as her sister, Pauline Gilloon, passed away on October 7, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Rose Marie (Peschang) Chun, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Rose Marie (Peschang) Chun ’49 as she passed away on October 9, 2017. Those left to cherish her memory include Dr. Noel Chun ’84 and her other five children. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

10/11/17

Colleen Mahoney, faculty
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Carol Weiler, sister-in-law of Colleen Mahoney, Assistant Professor of Social Work. Carol died October 6 in Cleveland, OH. Her husband, Dave, and her brother, Joe, Colleen and the family appreciate prayers from the Clarke community for comfort during their time of loss.

10/02/17

Bonnie Maiers, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Bonnie Maiers ’69 as she passed away on June 19, 2017 from metastasized breast cancer. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Carl Ness, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Carl Ness ’00 as he passed away on September 18, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him and that his family can find comfort during this difficult time.

Jannette (Renier) McQuillan, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Jannette (Renier) McQuillan ’46 as she passed away on September 24, 2017. Janette was the sister of Mary (Renier) Orvis ’43 and Pauline (Renier) Jewell ’50. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Nancy (Noland) Brennan, alum
We request prayers for the repose soul of Nancy (Noland) Brennan ’62 as she passed away on September 25, 2017. She will be missed by her family members which includes her sister Catherine (Noland) Fox ’62. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

9/29/17

Catherine McPartlin, alum
We request prayers for the health of Catherine McPartlin, class of 1973, and her family who are going through many health issues.

9/22/17

Jeanne Quann, alum
We request prayers for Jeanne Quann, who has completed her treatment protocol at Mayo and is returning to Dubuque today.  She will continue follow up treatment here as well as undergo PT to help her get her strength back.  Her immune system remains challenged so visits are not recommended but prayers are deeply appreciated.

Carl Ness, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Carl Ness, class of 2000, who passed away on Monday.  Carl worked in IT at Clarke following his graduation before taking a position at University of Iowa. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

9/21/17

Hannah Day, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of James Day, father of Hannah Day, who passed away on September 19, 2017 after a tragic accident. We pray that eternal light shines upon him. Prayers are also requested for Hannah, Clarke alumni class of ’12 and ’14, and her family. Hannah is comforted knowing the Clarke University community is praying for her and her family.

9/20/17

Robert Selle, parent
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Robert Selle who passed away on September 12, 2017. Robert was the father of Christine Valentine ’01, JoAnn Weitz ’02 and Cindy Selle ’05. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Vernon Larson, Jr., friend
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Vernon Larson, Jr. as he passed away on September 14, 2017. Vernon is the brother of Norman Larson ’92, the brother-in-law of Andy Piper ’95, and the brother-in-law of Vicki Larson who is in charge of Acquisitions and Technical Services at Clarke University. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Sherry (Boal) Peters, alum
We request prayers for the family of Sherry (Boal) Peters ’83 as her son, Andrew Peters, passed away on September 16, 2017 from heart complications. We pray that eternal light shines upon him and that the family can find comfort during this difficult time.

9/13/17

Alumni, friends, and family
Our prayers go out to the alumni, friends, and family who are affected by Hurricane Irma, especially those most directly in its path. We pray that everyone is safe and that God looks with mercy on those who have been harmed or displaced by this disaster.

Jeanice (Fox) Janes, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Jeanice (Fox) Janes ’57 as she passed away on January 16, 2017. Jeanice was the sister of Bertha Fox, BVM ’54 and Ellen (Fox) Dunn ’60. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Kathleen Daly, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Kathleen Daly ’40 as she passed away on August 26, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Carol Ann Dohrer, friend
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Carol Dohrer as she passed away on September 2, 2017. Carol was the mother of Kristy (Dohrer) Meyer ’09 and the sister of Janet Wiedemann ’91. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that her family can find peace during this difficult time.

Gary Bishop, alum
We request prayers for the family of Gary Bishop ’91 as his mother, Aimee Bishop, passed away on September 8, 2017. Her life was centered around her family, so we pray that the family can find comfort during this difficult time.

9/1/17

Jeanne Quann, alum
We request prayers for Jeanne Quann, Clarke alum, wife of Trustee Emeriti Brendan Quann and mother of alum and trustee Maureen Quann. Jeanne is at Mayo for an extended and very difficult course of treatment for lymphoma.

8/30/17

Our prayers go out to the alumni, friends, and family who are affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially those most directly in its path. We pray that everyone is safe and that God looks with mercy on those who have been harmed or displaced by this disaster.

Steve Bellomy, faculty
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Tim Ave-Lallemant, father in law of Steve Bellomy – Clarke Assistant Professor of English, who passed away suddenly on August 28, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him. We also request prayers for Steve, his wife Kala Ave-Lallemant, and their daughter Maddie.

8/29/17

Tanya Copeland-Roethler, alum
We request prayers for Patrick Copeland, uncle of Tanya Copeland-Roethler class of ’08. Patrick has lymphoma and is in hospice care.

8/28/17

Mary Ann (McGovern) Roth, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Ann (McGovern) Roth ’57 as she passed away on August 15, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Marie (Oeding) Kustermann, alum
We request prayers for the family of Marie (Oeding) Kustermann ’64 as her husband, Paul Kustermann passed away on August 15, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Karen Volz, alum
We request prayers for the family of Karen Volz ’80 as her father, Kenneth Volz, passed away on August 22, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

8/24/17

Beth McGrath, staff
We request prayers for Don Jackson, grandfather of Beth McGrath (Clarke Controller), who passed away on August 23, 2017. We pray eternal rest shines upon him.

8/23/17

Mary Sullivan, alum
We request prayers for the continued treatment of breast cancer and healing for Mary Sullivan, alum class of 1987.

Mary Ellen Caldwell, BVM
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Ellen Caldwell, BVM, who passed away on Tuesday August 22nd, 2017. Mary Ellen Caldwell taught scripture and theology at Clarke University from the 1962 until 1988. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

8/21/17

Mary Clemento McGovern, BVM
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Clemento McGovern, BVM, who passed away on Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at the Caritas Center in Dubuque, IA. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

8/16/17

Mary Teresa Cotter, BVM, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Teresa Cotter, BVM ’48 as she passed away on August 7, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Abraham ‘Abe’ Ohnesorge, alum
We request prayers for the family of Abe Ohnesorge ’09 as his daughter, Kaitlyn Ohnesorge, passed away on August 13, 2017 at the young age of 8 from a bicycle accident. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Chapel Adjacent to funeral home). Visitation will be 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd. She will be greatly missed. We pray the family can find comfort during this time and that eternal light shines upon her.

8/15/17

Pauline ‘Polly’ O’Connor, alum
We request prayers for the family of Pauline ‘Polly’ O’Connor ’88 as her sister, Erin O’Connor, passed away on July 25, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Randy and Joan (Decker) Schmerbach, alums
We request prayers for the family of Randy ’04 and Joan (Decker) Schmerbach ’14 as their daughter, Molly Schmerbach, passed away on July 29, 2017 at the age of 23. Molly had a zest for learning and being challenged in every aspect of her life. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that her family can find comfort during this difficult time.

Linda (Menadue) Johnson, alum
We request prayers for the family of Linda (Menadue) Johnson ’77 as her sister, Kathleen Menadue, passed away on July 31, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Kathleen Timp, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Kathleen Timp ’99 as she passed away on August 4, 2017. Some of Kathleen’s most cherished time was spent with her family watching her children participate in athletic events. We pray eternal light shines upon her and that her family can find comfort during this difficult time.

Sister Helen Garvey, BVM, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Helen Garvey, BVM ’58 as she passed away on August 6, 2017. From 1976-92, Sister Helen served on the BVM congregation’s leadership team. Also during that time, she was elected president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). Sister Helen also served as a Clarke Trustee from 1978-1992. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

8/4/17

Geraldine (Feeney) Wareham, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Geraldine (Feeney) Wareham ’49 as she passed away on July 20, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Mary Margaret (Feeney) Boland, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Margaret (Feeney) Boland ’50 as she passed away on July 23, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Mary Jane (Spencer) Miller, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Jane (Spencer) Miller ’46 as she passed away on July 24, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Gail Cording, alum
We request prayers for the family of Gail Cording ’90 as her mother, Laura Grebner, passed away on July 29, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that her family can find peace during this difficult time.

Mary Rogers, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Rogers ’88 as she passed away on August 2, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

8/1/17

Natalie Kalmes, student
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Natalie Kalmes’ grandmother, Helen Kalmes, 77, who died on July 29, 2017. Natalie and her family appreciate our prayers at this time. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

7/19/17

Molly Plumley, alum ’16
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Molly Plumley’s father, Chris Plumley, 61, who died suddenly on July 13, 2017. Molly, her brother, Jon, and her mother, Gigi, appreciate our prayers at this difficult time.

7/14/17

Denise (Wubben) Stejskal, alum
We request prayers for the family of Denise (Wubben) Stejskal ’02 as her father, Donald Wubben, passed away on July 7, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Kathleen ‘Pepper’ (Perkins) Ryan, alum
We request prayers for repose of the soul of Pepper Ryan ’51 as she passed away in July 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

7/12/17

Jerry & Ann, alum, Beckman, friends of Clarke
Please pray for Jerry Beckman and his wife Ann (Skelley) Beckman.  Jerry has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and appreciates all prayers.

7/10/17

Lou Anglin, BVM, Former Trustee, alum
Sister Lou Anglin, a member of the BVM leadership team, former Clarke Trustee and Clarke Alumna, is undergoing surgery in Iowa City today. Please keep Lou in your thoughts and prayers.

7/5/17

Anne (Brown) Donnersberger, alum
We pray for the repose of the soul of Anne (Brown) Donnersberger ’62 as she passed away on July 3, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

6/26/17

Joanne (Eckstein) DelDotto, alum
We request prayers for the family of Joanne (Eckstein) DelDotto ’73 as her mother, Kathryn Eckstein, passed away on June 19, 2017. She will be missed by many. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Marilyn (Mitchell) Schroeder, alum
We pray for the repose of the soul of Marilyn (Mitchell) Schroeder ’60 as she passed away on June 7, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Jean (Boyle) McDermott, alum
We request prayers for the family of Jean (Boyle) McDermott ’69 as her husband, Thomas McDermott, passed away on June 5, 2017. He will be deeply missed by those who love him, and we pray that his family can find peace during this difficult time.

Abdul Sinno, professor emeritus
We request prayers for the family of Abdul and Melissa Sinno as their granddaughter, Allison Cress, passed away. We pray for the repose of her soul and that eternal light shines upon her.

6/19/17

Harriet Holles, BVM, professor emerita
Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Harriet Holles, former math and religious studies professor at Clarke, who died at Marian Hall, Saturday June 17, 2017 at 12:00 am. We pray that eternal light shines upon her. Harriet’s services will be held on Wednesday, June 21 in the Marian Hall Chapel at Mt. Carmel. The wake will be from 9:00-11:00 am, a prayer service will follow at 11:00 am, and the funeral will be held at 1:30pm.

6/16/17

Chrissie (Klinglesmith) Devinney, alum
We request prayers for Chrissie (Klinglesmith) Devinney ’88. Chrissie is having surgery for breast cancer on Monday. We pray that her surgery is successful and her recovery goes well.

6/14/17

Harriet Holles, BVM, professor emerita
We request prayers for Harriet Holles, former math and religious studies professor at Clarke, who suffered a serious stroke last week. Her condition changed last night and now a ministry of presence has begun for her. May we all pray for Harriet and accompany her in spirit on her final journey into the fullness of God’s life.

6/9/17

Susan Sweeney-Steer, alum
We request prayers for the family of Susan Sweeney-Steer ’85 as her mother, Anna Sweeney, passed away on June 7, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Brooke Pasker, staff
We request prayers for the family of Brooke Pasker, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, as her grandfather, Leon Pasker, passed away on June 7, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Jacob Gantenbein, alum
We request prayers for the family of Jacob Gantenbein ’09 as his father, Chris Gantenbein, passed away on May 30, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Susan (Butler) Ritts, alum
We request prayers for the family of Ed and Susan (Butler) Ritts ’85 as Ed’s mother, Corinne Ritts passed away. She will be deeply missed by those who love her and we pray that eternal light shines upon her.

6/8/17

Harriet Holles, BVM, professor emerita
We request prayers for Harriet Holles, who suffered a serious stroke. Harriet taught Math and also religious studies during her career at Clarke.

6/7/17

Steve Kirschbaum, staff
We request prayers for the family of Steve Kirschbaum, Executive Director of Facilities and Security, as his father, Steven Kirschbaum, passed away on June 6, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

5/26/17

Mary Kay (Burd) Wood, alum
We request prayers for the family of Mary Kay (Burd) Wood ’69 as her husband, Donald Wood, passed away on May 19, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

05/19/17

Diana Schmitt, alum
We request prayers for the family of Diana Schmitt ’81 as her mother, Anna Marie Schmitt, passed away on April 28, 2017. Marie, as friends and family knew her, lovingly cared for her husband, family and friends. She will be sadly missed. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Lori (Welu) Trausch, alum
We request prayers for the family of Lori Trausch ’78, as her mother, Jacqueline Welu, passed away. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Doug Hammerand, alum
We request prayers for the family of Doug Hammerand ’86, as his father, Martin Hammerand passed away on May 10, 2017 after a sudden illness. He will be deeply missed by those who loved him and we pray that eternal light shines upon him.

05/12/17

Carrie Kremer, staff
Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Rosemary Kremer, mother-in-law of Carrier Kremer, Senior Accountant in the business office. Funeral services are at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at St. Donatus Catholic Church in St. Donatus, Iowa. Friends may call from 3:00-6:00 p.m. today at Leonard Funeral Home, Dubuque. Prayers are appreciated for Carrie and Loren, and their family at this time.

05/08/17

John Stavnes, Member, Board of Trustees
Prayers are requested for Clara Kruse, mother of trustee John Stavnes, who is having surgery for cancer this Thursday. We pray that her surgery is successful and her recovery goes well.

04/28/17

Carolyn Haupert, alum
Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of John Haupert, who passed away this morning. John was the husband of Carolyn Haupert ’66. Carolyn is a past chair of Clarke University Board of Trustees. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque. Prayers are appreciated for Carolyn and her family at this very sad time.

04/28/17

Shelby Kelchen, alum
We request prayers for the family of Shelby Kelchen ’16 as her father, Lyle Kelchen, passed away on April 5, 2017 after a battle with brain cancer.  Lyle was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He will surely be missed by many. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Sister Therese Fox, BVM, alum
We pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Therese Fox, BVM ’52 as she passed away on April 11, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Joann (Fondell) Pregler, alum
We request prayers for the family of Joann (Fondell) Pregler ’07 as her father, James Fondell, passed away on April 12, 2017.  We pray that eternal lights shines upon him.

Jane (Ohlheiser) Carter, alum
We request prayers for the family of Jane (Ohlheiser) Carter ’66 as her husband, Donald Carter, passed away on April 14, 2017.  We pray that eternal light shines upon him and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Ellen (Sterk) Siegert, alum
We request prayers for the family of Ellen (Sterk) Siegert ’83 as her father, Carl Sterk, passed away.  He will be deeply missed by those who love him and we pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Carolyn Schmid, alum
We request prayers for the family of Carolyn Schmid ’91 as her husband, Richard Schmid, passed away on April 25, 2017.  He will be deeply missed by those who love him, and we pray that his family can find peace during this difficult time.

Joanne (Gavin) Rogan, alum
We request prayers for the family of Joanne (Gavin) Rogan ’62 as she passed away on April 23, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Adrienne (Cullen) Lagen, alum
We request prayers for the family of Adrienne (Cullen) Lagen ’43 who passed away.  We pray for the repose of her soul and that eternal light shines upon her.

Kim Schmit, alum
We request prayers for the family of Kim Schmit ’92, as her father Harold Williams passed away on April 21, 2017.  We pray that eternal light shines upon him, and the family can find peace during this difficult time.

04/26/17

John Haupert, friend
Prayers are requested for John Haupert, who is seriously ill. John is the husband of Carolyn Haupert, Trustee Emeritae. Thank you for prayers for John, Carolyn and family.

04/24/17

Eleanor (Coohey) Charipar, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Eleanor (Coohey) Charipar ’61 as she passed away on April 21, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

04/10/17

Pat Hayes, staff
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Rick Berry, who passed away on April 9, 2017. Rick left behind a daughter, Lacey, and his good friend Pat. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

04/07/17

Kathy Koecke, alum
We request prayers for the family of Kathy Koecke ’94 as her father, Calvin Koecke, passed away on March 20, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Karen Doland, alum
We request prayers for the family of Karen Doland ’84 as her mother, Marilyn Doland, passed away on March 23, 2017. Marilyn loved to garden, plant flowers and sew. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

Jeffrey Osterberger, alum
We request prayer for the family of Jeff Osterberger ’98 as his father, Richard Osterberger, passed away on March 23, 2017. He will be deeply missed by those who love him and we pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Martha (Hasken) Grossman, alum
We request prayers for the family of Martha (Hasken) Grossman ’94 as her father, Earl Hasken, passed away on March 25, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him.

Jennifer (Brashaw) Vize, alum
We request prayers for the family of Jennifer (Brashaw) Vize ’08 as her father, Paul Brashaw, passed away on April 1, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon him and that the family can find peace during this difficult time.

Patricia Mullin, alum
We request prayers for the repose of the soul of Patricia Mullin ’48 as she passed away on April 4, 2017. We pray that eternal light shines upon her.

4/3/17

Cassie Nelson, student
Prayers are requested for Cassie Nelson and her family on the tragic death of her sister, Samantha Link, 21 years old, on Friday, March 31st. The wake is Tuesday, April 4th, from 3pm-7pm and the Funeral Service is on Wednesday, April 5th, at 10am at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque.