Death Notices

Fr. Boleslaus Krol »
Died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017
Father Krol served as pastor at St. Louis the King Parish, Detroit; St. Bartholomew Parish, Detroit; and St. Hyacinth Parish, Detroit. He also served as associate pastor at St. Florian Parish Hamtramck and St. Colette Parish, Livonia, and as chaplain at Henry Ford Hospital.
Deacon Alex Jones »
Died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Our brother, Deacon Alex Jones, Jr., passed on from this life on January 14, 2017 at the age of 75.

Deacon Jones was born on September 19, 1941 and ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 1, 2005. He served at

Rev Stanislaw Drzal SChr »
Died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

Our brother and fellow pirest, Father Stanislaw Drzal, SChr, passed on from this life on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the age of 76.

Father Drzal was ordained a priest of the Society of Christ on May 24, 1969 in Poland. He has been in residen

Reverend James Profota »
Died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Fr. James Profota passed from this life on December 11, 2016 at the age of 71.

Msgr. Thomas Villerot »
Died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
Our brother and fellow priest, Monsignor Thomas Villerot, passed on from this life on December 5, 2016 at the age of 99.

Monsignor Villerot was born July 1, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on May 29, 1943.
Fr. James E. Von Tobel »
Died Friday, Sep. 23, 2016

While the Funeral Mass is occurring at Gesu Church in University Heights, Ohio, a wake service will take place at Colombiere Center in Clarkston. A burial service will immediately follow the Memorial Mass at Colombiere Center.

Fr. Robert Wurm »
Died Monday, Jul. 25, 2016
Our brother and fellow priest, Father Robert Wurm, passed on from this life on July 25, 2016 at the age of 82.

Father Wurm was born on April 28, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 4, 1960.
Msgr. George Browne »
Died Friday, Jul. 15, 2016

Visitation will take place at Our Lady on the River Parish, 610 South Water Street, Marine City on Wednesday, July 20, from 12 – 7 pm. There will be a Rosary at 12 pm and a wake service at 7 pm.

Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 21 from 10 am until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 12 pm. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Marine City.

Msgr. Russell Kohler »
Died Friday, Mar. 25, 2016

Visitation will take place at Rupp Funeral Home, 2345 South Custer Road, Monroe on Wednesday, March 30 from 2- 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Ste. Anne de Detroit Parish, 1000 Sainte Anne, Detroit on Thursday, March 31 from 2 p.m. until the celebration of Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Visitation will conclude on Friday, April 1 at Most Holy Trinity Parish, 1050 Porter Street, Detroit from 2 p.m. until the celebration of the funeral Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Fr. James H. Flanagan »
Died Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016
Our brother and fellow priest, Father James H. Flanagan, founder of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), passed on from this life on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the age of 91.