Sister Edna Hunthausen, SCL

Sister Edna Hunthausen, 94, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) for 74 years, died on August 15, 2023. She entered religious life on February 14, 1949, and took the name Sister Ann Jean when she received her habit. She later returned to her baptismal name. Sister Edna was born on May 13, 1929, in […]

Fr. John “Jack” Darragh

Rev. John “Jack” J. Darragh passed away May 15, on his 81st birthday, in Butte, MT surrounded by his loving family.  Father Darragh was born in Butte to parents, George and Margaret “Babe” Darragh.  He attended Boys Central High School, Carroll College and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado.  Following completion of his priesthood vocational […]

Fr. John E. Murray

November 23, 1937 – May 3, 2023 Rev. John “Jack” E. Murray Jr., age 85, passed away May 3, 2023, in Butte, Montana.  A beloved diocesan Catholic Priest for 60 years to the Diocese of Helena.  A lifetime dedicated to the Lord serving the spiritual needs of all people. Father Murray was born in Butte, […]

Fr. Robert J. Hall

January 30, 1959 – October 28, 2022 Father Robert J. Hall, 63, died in Butte, Montana, October 28, 2022. Robert Joseph Hall was born January 30, 1959, in Butte, Montana, the son of Garland Hall and Helen Harrington.  He attended schools in Butte, Carroll College in Helena, and Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon. […]

Msgr. Joseph D. Harrington

August 24, 1930 – July 7, 2022 Monsignor Joseph D. Harrington, 91, died of natural causes at his residence in Helena, Montana on July 7, 2022. Joseph Dennis Harrington was born in Butte, Montana, August 24, 1930, to Joseph D. Harrington, Sr. and Veronica Bear Harrington. Later Florence Pohndorf Harrington became his stepmother. He attended […]

Fr. Vitus Borogo

January 21, 1972 – June 25, 2022 Fr. Vitus Borogo, who graciously served the Church in the Diocese of Helena from 2012 to 2016, was killed by suspected terrorists on June 25th in Kaduna Nigeria. Up to the time of his death, Fr. Vitus was the chaplain of the Catholic community of the Kaduna State […]

Fr. Frank T. McCormick

May 27, 1941 – June 17, 2022 Fr. Frank T. McCormick, 81, of Missoula, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence in Missoula. Father Frank Mccormick was born in Butte, to two Butte natives, James McCormick, and Margaret Coburn. He attended Saint Joseph grade school, the sisters of charity of the Blessed Virgin […]

Sr. Donna Lynn Casey

Sister Lynn Casey, 85, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) for 65 years, died on Jan. 31, 2022, in Ross Hall at the SCL Mother House in Leavenworth, Kan. Sister Lynn was a highly skilled educator and hospital administrator who made the mentoring and development of healthcare leaders an important part of her legacy. […]

Fr. Richard Anthony Kluk

February 12, 1953-December 8, 2021 Father Richard Anthony Kluk died the morning of December 8, 2021, after a long illness and hospitalization at the Logan Medical Center in Kalispell. He was 68 and served as a priest for 11 years. Richard Anthony Kluk was born February 12, 1953, in Lincoln, Illinois, the son of Dr. […]

Fr. John Miller

May 5, 1948 – September 22, 2021 John Patrick Miller was born in O’Neill, Nebraska, on May 5, 1948, the son of Marvin Miller and Mary Constance Golden Miller. Following graduation from St. Mary’s Catholic School in O’Neill, he studied at Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, in 1970. In 1969 he began summer employment with […]

Fr. Jacob U. Vadekkekudy

November 18, 1932 – September 19, 2021 Jacob U. Vadakkekudy was born in Kadavoor, Kerala, India, on November 18, 1932, and was baptized at St. George Parish there.  Following seminary training at St. Joseph Pontifical College in Alwaye, Kerala, India, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Kothamangalam in Kerala, India, on March […]