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Clergy obituaries

Fr. Donald Murray dies May 1, 2018

MADISON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Fr. Donald Joseph Murray on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 602 Everglade Dr., Madison.

Father Murray, a retired priest of the Diocese of Madison, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the age of 85 at home in Middleton, Wis.


Religious obituaries

Sr. Leopold Kaufmann, OP, dies


Sr. Leopold Kaufmann, OP, died May 29, 2018, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, June 1, 2018, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Leopold made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1942, and her final profession August 5, 1945. She taught elementary students for 40 years and served as finance officer for 13 years, secretary to the prioress of the congregation for six years, and sacristan for five years. Sister Leopold served in Illinois, New York, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Leopold taught at Edgewood Campus School, Madison, 1973-1978. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, as finance officer, 1982-1988; assistant finance officer/medical accountant, 1988-1994; and secretary to the prioress of the congregation, 1994-2000. Sister Leopold ministered as sacristan at the motherhouse, 2001-2006.

Sister Leopold was born December 30, 1922, in Oshkosh, Wis., the daughter of Leopold and Catherine (Freuen) Kaufmann. Her parents; three sisters, Isabella Fessler, Elizabeth Radford, and Sr. Catherine Mary Kaufmann; and two brothers, Anton Kaufmann and Jacob Kaufmann, preceded her in death. She is survived by a brother, Denis Kaufmann; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 75 years of religious life.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 Cty Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at

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Lay person obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Marlen Junck

STOUGHTON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Dr. Marlen Frederick Junck on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 323 N. Van Buren St. in Stoughton.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will preside at the Mass. Fr. Randy Budnar, pastor of St. Ann Parish, will be the homilist.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect St., Stoughton. Visitation will also be held prior to the Mass from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Ann Cemetery in Stoughton.

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