Leona Karlheim, longtime member of Queen of Peace Parish and a devoted member of their Latin Mass community, passed away this week. A traditional Latin requiem Mass will be offered this Saturday (Jun 15) at 11 am at Queen of Peace. You are kindly requested to keep Leona and her family in your prayers.
ATTON — KARLHEIM – Leona M., 87, Patton, passed away June 11, 2013, at Altoona Hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1925, in Patton, daughter of Amandus J. and Mary (Dunagan) Karlheim. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Regina Strittmatter and Marguerite Kuntzman; and brothers, William in infancy, Ralph and Leo. Survived by daughter, Mary Wilson, Patton; grandchildren, James, Stephanie and Erin; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Justin and Christopher; brother, James Karlheim; sister, Bertha Karlheim; and numerous nieces and nephews. From her teen years into her adult years, she was the organist, pianist and choir director at St. George’s church, Patton. The priest, Father Basil, amplified her organ playing, which was a worship gift from God, and was heard as far as Carrolltown and St. Boniface. She worked in the offices of the coal mines and also continued helping with the family’s Clover Hill Dairy. In the 1950s, she went to National Chiropractic College in Chicago, Ill. Upon graduation, she chose to remain in Illinois until she returned to Patton in her later years and joyfully volunteered at her parish, Queen of Peace, Patton. At Leona’s request, there will be no visitation. There will be a Solemn High Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton, by Benedictine Fathers. Committal, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Patton. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the family
Friday, June 14, 2013
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