Browsing The Northern Cross


May 2014
Father Radaich,
43 years a priest

Father Thomas M. Radaich, age 70, died Monday, April 21, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Father Tom was born April 4, 1944, in Duluth to Paul and Loretta (Hazelcamp) Radaich. He attended college at St. John’s University in Collegeville and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.; studied philosophy at Mount St. Paul College in Waukesha, Wis. and theology at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Paul Anderson at St. Cecilia Church in Nashwauk on June 5, 1970.

In his many years of faithful service Father Tom served at St. Joseph, Chisholm; the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Duluth; St. Alice, Pequot Lakes; St. Christopher, Nisswa; Our Lady of Lourdes, Pine River; St. Leo, Hibbing; Our Lady of Snows, Bigfork; St. Augustine, Cohasset; St. Joseph, Grand Rapids and St. Michael, Duluth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Joseph. Father Tom is survived by his niece Beth Mercado, his nephew Paul Radaich and many cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was April 25 at St. Michael’s Church, Duluth. Burial is at Itasca Cemetery in Grand Rapids. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and may be directed to CHUM (Churches United In Ministry) or United Catholic Appeal.

Father Bouchard,
former consultor

Father Thomas Bouchard, age 86, died in hospice at Windsor Assisted Living Facility in Cape Coral, Fla. He was born in Duluth on May 28, 1927, to Thomas and Muriel Bouchard. Father Bouchard attended Cathedral High School in Duluth then went on to college at Nazareth Hall in St. Paul and studied philosophy and theology at St. Paul Seminary.

Father Bouchard was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1953, by Bishop Thomas A. Welch at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Duluth.

In his many years of faithful service Father Bouchard served at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cloquet; Immaculate Conception, Hibbing; St. Joseph, Grand Rapids; missions in Holyoke and Bruno; St. Michael, Kerrick; St. Edward, Longville; St. Paul, Remer; St. Paul, Warba; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Coleraine; Sacred Heart, Hackensack; and St. Agnes, Walker. He also served as a senator/consultor for the Diocese of Duluth. He retired in 1993.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Richard Bouchard and brother-in-law Richard Bradley. Survivors include his sister Char (Bill) Henderson, his sister Joan Bradley and sister-in-law Leah Bouchard and many nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Lawrence Church, Duluth, on April 2.

Sister Mary Henry
dies at age 99

Sister Mary Henry Landsteiner (Henrietta), age 99, died on Feb. 25. Born on Oct. 13, 1914, in Fairfax, Minn., she was the daughter of Henry J. and Anna Mary (Buchl) Landsteiner. Sister Mary Henry was in her 79th year of Benedictine monastic life.

Henrietta Landsteiner entered St. Scholastica Monastery Aug. 28, 1932. She professed her triennial vows July 11, 1934, and her perpetual vows July 11, 1937. She received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the College of St. Scholastica.

Sister Mary Henry served with great dedication as an elementary school teacher and principal for 53 years; she began her teaching at St. Francis School in Brainerd in 1934. She taught grades two, three and four, leaving in 1940. She taught at Cathedral Elementary School in Duluth from 1940 to 1945 in grades two and three. Then she served at Our Lady of Sorrows in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1945 to 1955. Next she taught at St. Joseph School in Grand Rapids from 1955 to 1961. From 1961 to 1974, Sister taught at St. Leo School in Hibbing. There she taught first grade and served as principal from 1968 to 1974. She taught at St. Bridget’s School in Minneapolis from 1974 to 1984. From 1985 to 1987, Sister was a substitute teacher and worked with children who needed remedial teaching.

In July 1987 Sister returned to St. Scholastica Monastery, where she served as co-director on Benet Hall until 1994. She continued her ministry on Benet Hall as a staff member from 1994 to 2004 and then retired. Sister Mary Henry’s joyous nature and beautiful smile continued to brighten the day for those on Benet Hall, especially during activity sessions.

Sister Mary Henry was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Joe, and her sisters Florence Jenson, Katherine Haag, Delores Betzold, Lucille Worm and Sister Annabelle, OSB. She is survived by the Sisters of St. Scholastica, numerous friends, and family members.

A wake service was held for Sister Mary Henry March 3 in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at St. Scholastica Monastery followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. The celebrant was Father Anthony M. Criscitelli, TOR, pastor of St. Bridget’s Parish, Minneapolis. Memorials to St. Scholastica Monastery are preferred.