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Clergy obituaries

Fr. Ronald Rank dies
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Fr. Ronald Rank

WATERLOO — A Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Ronald Rank, who died May 24, 2017, will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church of Holy Family Parish, 205 Milwaukee Ave., Waterloo, on Wednesday, May 31, at 11 a.m.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, will be the main celebrant with Fr. Thomas Marr as homilist.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at St. Joseph Church. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Father Rank was born in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph John and Clara (Quaiver) Rank. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 1958, by Archbishop Amleto G. Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, at St. Turibius Chapel, Pontifical College Josephinum, Worthington, Ohio.

Father Rank served the Diocese of Madison as parochial vicar of St. Patrick Parish, Madison; St. Bernard Parish, Middleton; and St. Ann Parish, Stoughton.

He was pastor of St. Clement Parish, Lancaster, and St. Joseph Parish, Waterloo, from which he retired in 2002.

During his years of service to the Diocese of Madison, Father Rank served as assistant to the chancellor. He also served as instructor at Queen of Apostles Seminary and Edgewood High School, Madison; faculty and dean of studies at Holy Name Seminary, Madison; and as an advisor to charismatic prayer groups throughout the diocese.

Memorials may be made to the libraries or emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in Marshall or Waterloo.

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Religious obituaries

Sr. Anne Marie Mongoven, OP

SINSINAWA -- Sr. Anne Marie Mongoven, OP, died July 29, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Her religious name was Sr. Thomas a’ Becket. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, August 4, 2017, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Anne Marie made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1947, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1950.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Anne Marie taught at St. Patrick, Madison, 1950-1953, and Edgewood High School, Madison, 1966-1968. She served as associate director of the Diocese of Madison Office of Religious Education, 1968-1973, and taught at Edgewood College, Madison, 1973-1974. She acted as consultant to Bishop Cletus F. O’Donnell in the analysis of drafts of the writing of a bishops’ document entitled “Basic Teaching of Catholic Religious Education” (1973). This led to her appointment to the National Catechetical Directory committee. Sister Anne Marie continued to write while living in Madison, 2005-2010, and at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 2010 until the time of her death.

Sister Anne Marie was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Chicago, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (O’Connor) Mongoven. Her parents; a sister, Sally Jo McNulty; and three brothers, Terence Mongoven, John Mongoven, and Thomas Mongoven, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 70 years of religious life.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now."

Lay person obituaries

Rita Jane Macewicz dies

BELOIT — Rita Jane (Middlecamp) Macewicz died at home January 17, 2017, surrounded by her children.

She was a former president of the Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (CCW) and a former province director of the National CCW, among many other areas of involvement in the Church and community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 747 Hackett St., Beloit. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, with a Scripture service at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Jude Church.

The eighth child of David W. Middlecamp and Barbara E. (Hein) Middlecamp, she was born on December, 9, 1929, in Wisconsin Rapids.

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