Clipped From Sterling Daily Gazette
MONSIGNOR HEER DIES AT DUBUQUE DUBUQUK. IOWA The Ritht Rev. GeorRp lA.P.) — W. Heer. 80, pastor Emrritu.s of St. Mary's Catholic church here died at 1 a. m., Wednesday. Monsitrnor Heer's death came nf- ter Infirmities of nee kept him con- fined to his-'home for several years. Me was ordained to the priesthood 57 years af?o in Milwaukee. Mgr. Heer was born in Westphalia, Westphalia, Germany, in 1849, and came to America in 1855 with his parent,"; j who located at Fort Madison. His education was obtained in Fort Madison and Qtiincy, 111., and completed completed nt the theological .seminary In Milwaukee. Th n Rev. Heer came to Dubuquc j in 1005 as pastor of St. Mary's par- i.sh. In Jit, first ycnr hn "built a Jiieh sc-hool for boys and remodeled remodeled th? church into a modern edifice. His Po;>e was recognized by the in 1912 when he was elevated to the rank of Monxignor.