Reverend Henry Norbert Kalscheuer entered eternal life on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the age of 79, peacefully at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on March 26, 1933 in Ashton, Wisconsin and is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Magdalen [Hellenbrand] Kalscheuer.
After attending St. Peter Grade School in Ashton, Father Kalscheuer attended St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee where he completed his collegiate studies in Philosophy and Theology. He was ordained by Bishop William P. O'Connor on May 30, 1959 at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison.
Father Kalscheuer served the Diocese of Madison as Associate Pastor at St. Bernard Parish, Madison; St. Aloysius Parish, Sauk City, and St. Victor Parish, Monroe. He then served as Pastor at St. Joseph Parish, Argyle; Immaculate Conception Parish, Blanchardville; St. Joseph Parish, Waterloo, and St. Joseph Parish, Dodgeville from where he retired in 2003. In 2006, Fr. Kalscheuer was called out of retirement to serve as Administrator to St. Patrick Parish, Hollandale linked with Immaculate Conception, Blanchardville and Holy Redeemer, Perry, which he happily acquiesced to for two years. During his years of service to the Diocese of Madison, Father Kalscheuer faithfully served as area Vocation Director for Sauk County; Moderator of the Catholic Junior League, and Dean of the Iowa County Deanery. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Father was known for his electronics tinkering and guitar playing. He took joy in arranging dances, waterskiing days and Great America trips at the various parishes he served. He also will be greatly remembered for providing refuge for those in need.
Survivors include his sister Mary Ann (Harold) Schwartz of Waunakee, sisters-in-law Louise Kalscheuer of Ashton and Tressa Meier of Cross Plains and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Viola(Gilbert) Meffert and two brothers Stanley "Skip" Kalscheuer and Wilfred "Fritz" Kalscheuer.
The family would like to thank the staff at St Mary's Hospital (5th floor) as well as Agrace Hospice Care for the care provided to Father Kalscheuer.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Catholic Church, 7121 County Trunk K, Ashton, on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will be the principal celebrant with Reverend Monsignor James Gunn as homilist. Visitation will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 209 South Street, Waunakee, Friday, March 22nd from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, March 23rd from 9:30 a.m. until Holy Mass at St. Peter Church. A luncheon in the St. Peter School cafeteria will follow Mass. Immediately after Mass will be interment at St. Peter Cemetery, with Reverend Brian Dulli presiding.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.