Father Richard Roedel, who retired from active ministry in 2009, died July 16. He was 80 years old.
Father Roedel was born April 9, 1932 and ordained a priest February 22, 1959.
Parishes he served included St. Thomas in St. Thomas, St. Scholastica in Heidelberg, St. Joseph in Lexington, St. John the Baptist in Savage, Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Paul, St. Anne in Le Sueur and Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine.
He taught at Nazareth Hall minor seminary for 11 years.
A graduate of DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, Father Roedel attended seminary at St. Thomas College, Nazareth Hall and St. Paul Seminary.
The Mass of Christian Burial was July 20 at Our Lady of the Prairie, with interment was at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine.