Roelke, Very Reverend Father Joseph P., M.S.F. ~fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday, June 28, 2006.Please pray for Fr. Roelke, his family, and friends as they cope with this untimely loss.
Dearest son of the late Ervin and Rose Roelke; dear brother of Robert (Monica) Roelke and Mary (Thomas) Moran; dear uncle of Gina (Phil) Jones and Tony (Katie) Roelke; our dear great-uncle, nephew and cousin.Services: Fr. Roelke in state at St. Wenceslaus Church, 3014 Oregon Ave., Sunday 12 Noon to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Missionaries of the Holy Family, 3014 Or egon Ave., 63118 are appreciated. www.msf-ame rica.org.
Monday, July 03, 2006
A good friend and fellow seminarian of my pastor's passed away unexpectedly last week. I met Fr. Roelke at my pastor's 50th birthday party in February ... he seemed like a nice fellow and a wonderful inspiration in perseverance through one's physical suffering.