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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


the Inland Register

(From the Jan. 12, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

Brother Adam C. Weisgerber SJ

Brother Adam Weisgerber SJBrother Adam C. Weisgerber of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus passed away Dec. 21, 2005 in the Jesuit Infirmary in Spokane. He was 80 years old.

The reception of the body and vigil both took place Dec. 26. The funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 27; all three services were held in the chapel of Jesuit House on the Gonzaga University campus in Spokane. Burial was at the Jesuit cemetery at Mt. St. Michael, Spokane.

He was born in Lewiston Idaho, and attended St. Stanislaus grade school there. He graduated from Lewiston High in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

After the war he attended Lewis Clark State College, then worked in various jobs before entering the Jesuit novitiate at Sheridan, Ore., in 1972.

He served at Jesuit High School, Portland, from 1974-80, and at Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, until 1982. He then moved to Gonzaga Prep, Spokane, until 1986, when he began his ministry in the student life office of Gonzaga University. He remained in that role until 2002, when he joined the Oregon Province Senior Jesuit Community, spending his days in prayers and service.

He is survived by his brother John L. Weisgerber, and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Donations in memory of Brother Adam may be sent to the Jesuit Senior Fund, Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, P.O. Box 86010, Portland, OR 97286.

Sister Gertrude Marie (Isabel) Schultheis SNJM

Sister Gertrude Marie Schultheis, of the Sisters of the Holy Names, died Dec. 18 in Oregon. She was 93.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 28 at the Provincial House chapel at Marylhurst, Ore.

She was born in Colton, Wash., where she attended Catholic school. She graduated from Marylhurst College, Oregon, with a degree in chemistry.

Sister Gertrude Marie entered the Holy Names community, and in 1942 made final vows. She taught in Uniontown, Wash., and other Northwest schools before obtaining a masterís degree in chemistry from Gonzaga

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