In Memoriam
Gerry was an exceptionally talented and respected Jesuit priest, scholar, leader, teacher, and friend. Among his interests and hobbies were his love of the outdoors and his love of singing and playing guitar.
In Memoriam: Fr. Gerard L. Stockhausen, SJ

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Gerard (Gerry) L. Stockhausen, SJ, who died on January 12, 2016, in Omaha. He was 66 years old, a Jesuit for 48 years, and a priest for 36 years.

Gerry was born in Milwaukee on August 27, 1949. After attending St. Sebastian Parish School and Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, he entered the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus at Jesuit College in St. Bonifacius, Minn., on September 1, 1967. Gerry had the usual Jesuit course of studies at Jesuit College and Saint Louis University. He spent his regency in South Dakota, teaching mathematics at St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Gerry studied theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif., and was ordained a priest on June 15, 1979. He earned a master’s degree in mathematics at Saint Louis University in 1973 and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan in 1985. Gerry did tertianship in Gloucester, Mass., and Omaha from 1985-1986. He professed final vows on October 7, 1989. 

After his doctoral studies, with the exception of a year spent teaching economics at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, Gerry ministered in Omaha for 15 years, teaching economics at Creighton University and also serving on the staff of Campion House from 1985-1996. From 2000-2010, Gerry was an administrator at the University of Detroit Mercy, first as academic vice president and provost and then as president for six years. From 2010 until his final illness, Gerry was on the staff of the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C., serving as executive secretary to the president and director of planning.

Gerry was an exceptionally talented and respected Jesuit priest, scholar, leader, teacher, and friend. Among his interests and hobbies were his love of the outdoors and his love of singing and playing guitar. He maintained a wide circle of loyal and caring friends from his various places of ministry through the years. Gerry remained pastorally active wherever he served and kept in close contact with his Jesuit brothers across many provinces. He had a deep faith and love of the Church, the Society of Jesus, and the people of God.





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