In remembrance – January 16, 2014

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Deacon Robert Giesen, 74, of Ontonagon, Mich., died Dec. 23, 2013. Deacon Giesen was born Jan. 27, 1939, and ordained a permanent deacon for the archdiocese in 1980. The funeral was Dec. 28, 2013, in Michigan.

Deacon John Crowley, 73, of Roseville, died Dec. 31, 2013. He was born May 1, 1940, and ordained a permanent deacon for the archdiocese in 2002. He and his wife, Lynn, served as a deacon couple at St. Rose of Lima in Roseville, St. Anthony of Padua in Minneapolis, St. Odilia in Shoreview, and St. Lawrence in Minneapolis. A funeral Mass was Jan. 7 at St. Odilia. Interment is in Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.

Deacon Bernard Pedersen, 67, of Woodbury, died Jan. 5. Deacon Pedersen was born March 1, 1946, and ordained a permanent deacon for the archdiocese in 1992. He served at St. Agnes and the Marian Center, both in St. Paul. A funeral Mass was Jan. 11 at St. Agnes. Interment is in Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.

Sister Mary Heinen, 80, of St. Paul, died Jan. 1. Sister Heinen was born May 14, 1933, and joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, in 1951. She helped advance the health care ministry of the Catholic Church and of the CSJ community through her work with Carondelet LifeCare Ministries (St. Mary’s Health Clinics) in St. Paul. A funeral Mass was Jan. 6 at Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel at St. Joseph’s Provincial House. Interment is in Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.

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