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In Memoriam: Midwest Jesuits - Fall/Winter 2016
We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God.
Fr. Ralph H. Talkin, SJ
Fr. Ralph H. Talkin, SJ
August 13, 1926, to October 10, 2016
Ralph was known for his enthusiasm, determination, love of Jesus, and devotion to Ignatian spirituality. He encouraged young men and women to seek out Christ’s love — especially through the Spiritual Exercises.

Theology professor and chaplain at Loyola University Chicago; Latin and English teacher at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati; US Army chaplain at Fort Knox, Ky., and in Korea; pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church in Glenrock, Wyo.; theology professor at Saint Louis University’s program in Madrid; chaplain at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill.; chaplain to Little Sisters of the Poor in Denver, Colo.
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Fr. James E. Von Tobel, SJ
Fr. James E. Von Tobel, SJ
March 31, 1936, to September 23, 2016
Jim was a wonderful Jesuit: available and easily mission-able. His care and concern for others was omnipresent and shown with great wisdom, humility, and humor.

Pastor of Church of the Gesu in University Heights, Ohio, and St. John the Baptist Parish in Marquette, Mich.; associate pastor at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit; internal ministry for the Detroit Province; principal, director of religious formation, and teacher at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland; teacher at St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio; superior, director, minister, and socius to the novice master at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich., and Berkeley, Mich.
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r. John W. Wambach, SJ
Fr. John W. Wambach, SJ
September 21, 1933, to September 15, 2016
John was a wise and much-beloved Jesuit priest who helped thousands of his parishioners experience God’s love for them. He will be remembered as a gift to God’s people.

Pastoral ministry at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato, Minn., St. Francis Mission in South Dakota, Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee, St. Gabriel Parish in Prairie du Chien, Wis., and St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wis.; socius to the director of novices; teacher at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wis.
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Fr. Theodore W. Walters, SJ
Fr. Theodore W. Walters, SJ
July 28, 1926, to September 9, 2016
Ted lived his life as a Jesuit with great dedication and simplicity. During the last days of his life, he looked back with a great sense of fulfillment.

Dean of the University of Detroit Graduate School, the John Carroll University College of Arts and Sciences, and Studies at the Nyegezi Social Training Institute; deputy vice chancellor for academic affairs at Saint Augustine University of Tanzania; president of St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio; Eastern Africa Province national secretary for the Apostleship of Prayer; professor and teacher at Jesuit schools in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, South Korea, and Tanzania
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Fr. William T. Burke, SJ
Fr. William T. Burke, SJ
January 2, 1935, to September 2, 2016
In addition to his love of Jesus and fishing, Bill adored poetry and had his own work published. He always greeted people with a smile and, at times, a poem.

Teacher at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis; pastoral ministry in Illinois, California, Alaska, and Montana; director of the Development Center and Senior Jesuit Programs for the Chicago Province; chaplain at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Alaska, St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont., and St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont.; poet
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Fr. Gene D. Phillips, SJ
Fr. Gene D. Phillips, SJ
March 3, 1935, to August 29, 2016
Gene wrote many books about film, some of which are available in numerous languages. Members of the filmmaking community often called on his historical memory and professional expertise.

English and film professor at Loyola University Chicago; author; English teacher at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland
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Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ
Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ
July 14, 1934, to August 8, 2016
Tom will be remembered by the many patients and nursing staff to whom he ministered. The St. Louis Cardinals now have one of their biggest fans cheering them on from heaven.

Hospital chaplain in Pontiac, Mich., Green Bay, Wis., St. Louis, Omaha, and Washington, DC; teacher at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; teacher and counselor at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha
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Fr. Edward A. Flint, SJ
Fr. Edward A. Flint, SJ
July 23, 1936, to July 5, 2016
Ed was a Jesuit available for mission. He had a penchant for working with underdogs and those most in need of help. He was a terrific teacher, tough but extremely capable.

English and theology teacher, counselor, and assistant treasurer at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland; counselor at Westside Community Health Center in Cleveland; substance abuse counselor and village services manager at Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel, Alaska; business manager for Detroit Jesuit Province Office; pastoral ministry in Ohio, Alaska, and Michigan
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