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In Memoriam: Midwest Jesuits - Fall/Winter 2018

We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God.


Fr. Thomas S. McShane, SJ

July 22, 1929 – October 16, 2018

“Throughout his years of teaching at Creighton University, Fr. Tom spent many semesters as a guest investigator in physics. The machine shop at Creighton is named in his honor.”

Ministry at the St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota; physics professor at Creighton University in Omaha; guest investigator in physics at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory near Berkeley, Calif.

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Fr. Robert J. Welsh, SJ

June 6, 1936 – August 30, 2018

“Fr. Bob said, ’No boy should come to school without passing a church.’ He may have been a superb fundraiser but he was so much more a priest, confessor, and spiritual counselor.”

Latin teacher at University of Detroit Jesuit High School; theology teacher, director of student spiritual counseling, director of development, assistant director for mission and identity, and president of Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland; pastor of Gesu Parish in Toledo, Ohio.

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Fr. Earl A. Weis, SJ

May 5, 1923 – August 15, 2018

“Fr. Earl was a consummate gentleman who truly valued friendship. He had a great love of and fidelity to the Eucharist. Fr. Earl was a respected professor and was willing to teach courses others chose not to teach.”

English teacher at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, professor of dogmatic theology at West Baden College, staff editor of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, professor of theology at Loyola University Chicago.

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Fr. Thomas C. Widner, SJ

April 27, 1942 – August 13, 2018

“Fr. Tom continually cultivated his union with God and was greatly admired for his life of prayer. This union with God made Fr. Tom a wonderful spiritual director, a great pastor, and an attentive superior.”

Assistant editor at America magazine, editor-in-chief of The New World, secretary for communications for the USA Jesuit Conference, vice president for mission and identity at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis.

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Fr. Charles F. Burns, SJ

October 20, 1936 – August 2, 2018

“Fr. Chuck was a gifted, dedicated, and very successful pastoral minister. He worked well both with young people and adults. He had passionate dreams for the Church and for those whom he served pastorally.”

Theology teacher and counselor at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, pastoral minister at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and St. Luke’s Church in Saint Paul, Minn. 

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Fr. Walter J. Stohrer, SJ

February 13, 1930 – July 14, 2018

“Fr. Wally was committed to the ministry of higher education and very effective both in the classroom and in his pastoral ministry to students, faculty, and staff. He was quiet, extremely reliable, and a steady companion in his Jesuit community.”

Teacher at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, philosophy professor at Creighton University in Omaha, philosophy professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, chaplain of the Marquette University College of Nursing. 

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Fr. George W. Traub, SJ 

January 30, 1936 – October 27, 2018

“Father Traub was a faithful and caring friend, a compassionate listener. Father Traub cared passionately for his ministries, especially his work in mission and identity at Xavier University."

Latin, Greek, and English teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill.; English and theology teacher, coordinator, director, and executive director of Ignatian Programs at Xavier University; provincial assistant for formation and continuing education programs for the former Chicago province.

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