In Memoriam
Ted will be remembered by thousands of parishioners, many of them poor, for his kindness and pastoral zeal. He had a booming voice, worked hard and enthusiastically, but was a gentle pastor and a faithful Jesuit priest and companion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Memoriam: Fr. Theodore J. Hottinger, SJ

April 23, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Theodore J. Hottinger, SJ, who died on April 22, 2019 at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.

Born in Mankato, Minnesota on March 3, 1932, Ted attended Ss. Peter and Paul Grade School and Loyola High School in Mankato before entering the Society at St. Stanislaus Seminary, Florissant, Missouri on August 17, 1950. He had the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus, Saint Louis University, and St. Mary's College. Ted was ordained on June 11, 1963, made Tertianship 1964-1965, and pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1966.

After teaching during regency at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Ted's subsequent years of active ministry were all pastoral in nature. From 1965 to 1981 he served as associate pastor and pastor at St. Benedict's Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Between 1981 and 1987 he ministered to Native Americans at Our Lady of Sorrows in Kyle, South Dakota and at St. Isaac Jogues in Rapid City, South Dakota. Finally, from 1988 to 2008 Ted was an associate pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in his home town of Mankato and continued until 2014 to do pastoral ministry in Mankato even after the Society no longer staffed Ss. Peter and Paul. Failing health led to his moving to St. Camillus, where he remained active in pastoral ministry almost to the day of his death.

Ted will be remembered by thousands of parishioners, many of them poor, for his kindness and pastoral zeal. He had a booming voice, worked hard and enthusiastically, but was a gentle pastor and a faithful Jesuit priest and companion. Fr. Ted was remembered in an article in the Mankato Free Press, entitled A Life Remembered: Hottinger Known as Gentle, Caring Priest

Visitation
Monday, April 29, 2019
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
St. Camillus Jesuit Community
10201 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, April 29, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
St. Camillus Jesuit Community







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Michael and Sandra Bach April 24, 2019
What a wonderful priest. He married us and was part of all 3 of our children life while he lived in Mankato. May God bless him and everyone who is mourning him!!!!!!!!

Sr. Stephanie Spandl, SSND April 26, 2019
I had the pleasure of being on staff with Fr. Ted at SS. Peter and Paul in Mankato. Fr. Ted was instrumental in pulling together an ecumenical group that started what became Theresa House, a homeless shelter for families in the former convent. As the first full-time director of Theresa House, I always knew I had Fr. Ted's support. He had a heart for those who are poor and marginalized. He was a gentle man.

Mary Gen Olin SSND April 28, 2019
For years Father Ted said Mass at Good Counsel in Mankato, MN. He was our dear, dear friend who knew us all and ministered generously to all of us sisters. He was such a warm and loving man. We loved him so much. May he rest in peace.

Colleen Luskey April 28, 2019
I admire father for all the generous thoughts and for his love and time to be a priest he touched every one he knew and I am proud that i got to know him.. He is a beautiful person and he is such a kind person to, He loved being a priest he loved everything he did in life.???? Rest In Peace. Father Hottinger.????????


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