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The Catholic Advance from Wichita, Kansas • Page 13

The Catholic Advance from Wichita, Kansas • Page 13

Wichita, Kansas
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Friday, October 3 1,1 997 Page 13 The Carole Adwnco Society begun by shoemakerpriest now worldwide activities such as an annual roast beef dinner. On Oct. 27, local members planned to join Kolping societies around the world in an annual worldwide day of prayer for the intention ofone of its member chapters, which this year is Peru. Tlie date also marks the sixth anniversary of the beatification of Father Adolph Kolping. He died in 1865 at age 52.

While the Kolping Society continues its spiritual and charitable activities, Archbishop Francis E. George proposed another effort for the group in a recent address. tual and social events, along with charitable projects. Of the 13 Kolping societies in the United States, the Chicago society is the oldest chapter in continuous existence and the third largest, said Mahrcnholz. Only the groups in Cincinnati, with 800 members, and New York City, with 400, are larger.

Among the Chicago organizations benefiting from the local chapter's charitable projects are a technical high school, St. Joseph Seminary, the Catholic Church Extension Society and two institutions for the mentally handicapped. The society raises funds through CHICAGO (CNS) It all started with a shoemaker who became a priest and may one day be a saint. The organization he founded now has 400,000 members in 60 countries around the world. More than 300 people honored Blessed Adolph Kolping at special events in early October marking the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Kolping Society of Chicago.

But the society began decades before that in Germany when Father Kolping, a former shoemaker, set up residences for young journeymen who had to travel around the country learning their craft. When the society was founded said Laura Mahrcnholz, the current president of the society. The organization now reaches out to the community through the Kolping Center on Chicago's northwest side. Now serving her third term as president, Mahrcnholz is proof that the originally all-male Kolping Society has welcomed women members for years and turned its attention to family-oriented activities. Mahrcnholz was born in Germany, but says most of the local society's 230 members arc second- or third-generation Germans.

Instead of helping to settle newcomers to the city, the Kolping Society now focuses most of its efforts on spiri in Chicago in 1872, it again set up "Kolping houses" to provide homes for young immigrants and help them find jobs. The society also worked with displaced people and refugees after World War I and II. Although most of its members are of German descent, the society did not confine its efforts to newcomers from the homeland. Operating several houses at one time in Chicago, the society opened its doors to hundreds of young Hungarians and Cubans who fled revolutions in their native lands. Over the years, the houses accommodated more than 25,000 young men.

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Survivors include husband Ben; daughters Cindy Spriggs and Janet George; sister Lydia Davis. GOERTZ Cynthia, 40, St. John, Zenda, Oct. 25. Survivors include husband Phillip; sons Kenneth and Jacob; parents David and Alberta Bohrer, sisters Patricia Skillen, Virginia Sproul and Michelle Patterson.

SHIBLEY Lorena 87, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, Oct. 25. Survivors include son Kay; daughter Martha Morss; brother Raymond Taylor. WHITE Helen 76, St. Patrick, Wichita, Oct.

26. Survivors include sons Tom, Joe and John; daughters Carol Cummings, Sue Geary Lathrop, Linda Myers, Julie White-DavisandMarcia Chambers; brothers Robert, Clarence and Leonard Schamber and Andy Rome; sisters Rose Rome, Margaret Naglaeri, Laura Bauck and Albertonia Campbell. RIVERS Lawrence 89, St. Joseph, Wichita, Oct. 26.

Survivors include wife Margaret; sons Ronald and Larry. JIRAK Joseph 67, Holy Family, Pilsen, Oct. 27. Survivors include sons Jeff and Jerry; brother Robert; sisters Barbara Reznicek and Mary Jane Lesher. SAMSON Irene, 82, St.

Paul, Lyons, Oct. 27. Survivors include son Harold; daughters Shirley Wille and Sherry Dobbins; brother Louis Smith; sister Mary Alice Tuxhom. HUFF David Edward, 63, Mary Queen of Angels, Fort Scott, Oct 8. Survivors include wife Betty; son David; daughter Lillian Huff; brother Garry.

GELDHOF John, 92, formerly of south-east Kansas, Oct 17. Survivors include son John; daughter Joanne Hearn. MOOMAW Rose 73, Holy Name, Coffey ville, Oct. 19. Survivors include sons James and Donald; daughters Nancy Hummel and Kay Swadley; sisters Marie Lodes and Elizabeth Nolen.

THURMAN Joy 77, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, Oct. 20. Survivors include wife Lucille; son Doug; daughter Diane Hughes; brother Pat SOLBACH Martha 64, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, Oct. 21.

Survivors include sons Robert, Bruce, Joseph and Ronald; daughters Regina Smith, Catherine Schauner, Laurie Fooshee and Iva Jones. MARHENKE Ivard 90, Sacred Heart, Eureka, Oct. 22. Survivors include wife Mary; daughter Julia Johnson. HEMMEN Victor 93, St.

Thomas Aquinas, Oct. 23. Survivors include wife Hilda; sons Wayne, Robert, Kenneth and Delbert; sisters Sister Gemma Hemmen and Loretta Zeller. HOEFLING Mildred 93, St. Patrick, Parsons, Oct.

23. Survivors include daughter Julia Illian. STABLES June 65, St. Anne, Wichita, Oct. 24.

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