Deacon John Lane
Obituary by Timothy Puet, Catholic Times of Columbus Ohio

Funeral Mass for Deacon John F. Lane, 74, a deacon of the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota, who died Wednesday, Dec. 24, was held Saturday, Jan. 3 at Columbus Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church.

He was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Chicago to the late Vincent and Florence Lane.

He served in the Air Force for 20 years, and studied at the Notre Dame Pontifical Institute, Creighton University, and Central Michigan University. Following retirement from the military, he was admitted to the diaconate program of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.

He was ordained a deacon of the diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, by Bishop Jerome Hastrich on June 27, 1987. He served as associate director for the diocesan religious education office until 1990 and was appointed pastoral associate of Good Shepherd Church in Pinehaven, New Mexico, in 1989.

In 1990, he moved to North Dakota to be closer to his ailing father-in-law, serving the Diocese of Fargo at Holy Cross Church in West Fargo and at other diocesan organizations until 2009. He then came to Columbus and lived with a sister, Cathy Fields, until moving to an assisted living facility because of health problems.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy (Hanley). He is survived by sisters, Cathy Fields, Vicki, and Maureen (Pat Powers) Eliseo, and a brother, Bill.


Sister Emiliana Herman
Obituary by Miranda Caulkins, St. Louis Missouri

Wichita, KS — Sister Emiliana Herman died Feb. 4, 2015. She was 96, and spent 69 years as a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ.

She was born July 3, l918, to John and Mary (Wille) Herman, and was baptized Margaret Mary in St. Martin’s Church, Piqua, Kansas.

Sister Emiliana was the oldest child in a farming family and began helping her father in the fields after her 8th grade graduation. For the next several years, she worked at two hospitals in various capacities and was a housekeeper for her Reverend Uncle Anthony. Then, at age 25, Emiliana joined the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, following in the footsteps of three biological sisters, an aunt, and a cousin who were already members. She pronounced her first vows in 1945, followed by her permanent vows in 1950.

Sister Emiliana utilized and enhanced her talents and skills over her many years of service in Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. She was certified as a Food Service Supervisor (Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO). She retired from St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid, OK, and became a resident in Caritas Center in 2011.

In all her tasks, Sr. Emiliana was confident God had called her to these daily commitments. She said that it was important to her to accept every person for who that one was and not what she thought the person should be.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her brothers Bill and Anthony, her sisters Mary,ASC, Joan,ASC, Helen,ASC, Nicolette,ASC, Martha, and Madeleine.

She is survived by her brothers John and Aloysius, nieces and nephews, and her ASC community members.

Sister Emiliana’s body will be welcomed at 2:00p.m. at the Wichita Center on Sunday, February 8, followed by a wake service at 7:00p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 9, at 10:30a.m. in the Chapel of the New Covenant. Father Tom Welk, CPPS will preside. Burial in the Adorers’ community cemetery will follow.

Memorial contributions in Sr. Emiliana’s name may be sent to the ASC Regional Offices, 4233 Sulphur Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109 or made online at