GAPA Chicago In Memoriam

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Mike Haas at gravesite of Casper Lauer at St. Boniface German Catholic Cemetery.

St. Gertude, a German Catholic nun, saint and mystic is invoked for her intercession on the behalf of  souls in purgatory and for living sinners. Our Lord told St. Gertrude that the following prayer would release 1000 souls from purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners as well.  This number of 1000 souls is only considered spiritually symbolic in that this prayer may include as many souls as 1000 or more depending on the sincerity and passion of those requesting our Lord's mercy !

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most precious blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home, and within my family. Amen. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus "

Our dearly departed GAPA members, family members and friends may still need our prayers. If we forget them, who will remember us!

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Chuck Pinkerton (Philly GAPA) & Roger Haas (GAPA Chicago) join hands!

The living can help their dearly departed loved ones in the afterlife through prayer.

The souls of the departed can receive solace through the Eucharist, prayer and almsgiving. The belief that prayer can reach into the afterlife--in which our affection for one another continues beyond the limits of death--has been a fundamental conviction of Christianity throughout the ages, and it remains a source of comfort today. Our prayers for the deceased can assist in their purification and are never too late, nor are they ever in vain!"
(Pope Benedict XVI, from Spe Salvi, November, 2007)

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National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall
Rich Adorjan, John Schuld, John Huinker & Roger Haas

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GAPA's Pat Duckhorn, 1st Vice President, Illinois State Fraternal Order of Police

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Casper Lauer Inscription

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Larry Vincent Inscription
Casper Lauer
Larry Vincent
Tom Taylor
Joan Spicer, Erna Braun, Elizabeth Sebastian, Roy Sebastian, Sr., Donald Swinkle, Karl Laschet, Blanch Bohling, Nora Bradley,Jack Groth, Bernard Kuhlmann, Helen Heerdt,
Gertrude Kirchens, Anne Hundrieser, Gloria Gleason, Herb Litz, John Bagans, Dietmar Sadowski, Terry Menzyk, Marge Frank, Craig Kohler, Sophie Drewniak, Paul Blaney, Dick St. John, Virginia St, John, Else Diedler, Frederick Lowe, Sr., Clara Schaefer, Anna Haas, Michael Haas, Michael J. Haas, Ludwig Duenstl, Lydia Duenstl, Mary Hadle, Donna Luecker, Gus Kurtzner, Peter Hasiuk, Muriel Drell


The Metro Club's - Beppo Koestenberger, Ernest Tuchowski, Janice Martin, Eleanor Altergott, Daniel Thun, Ed Thun, Andrew Hoffman, John Neumann, John Kessel,
Walter Kelly, Helen Griesch, Maurice Thoele, Mary Schmit, Bruce Hicks, Genevieve Sleichert, Ann Volkl, Frank Kracher, Robert Watts, Adeline Kelly, Patricia Anderson,
Florence Danielson, Rose Enk, Chester Brandt, Marcia Baldree, Linda Zaragoza, Barbara Adorjan, Carolyn Zickenheiner, Herb Schreiber, Ed Hundrieser, Albert Puhr, Gerald Koch, Virginia Dudek, Bill Haack, Colleen Schober, Gerhard Stadler, Sr., Heinz Wieland, Sr., Ana Stefanec, Mike Kirsch, Fred Hattenberger, Dick Curry, Jerry Swinkle, Henry Bachmann, Rose Hrynewcz, Phyliss Ashford, Hedi Abt, Lillian Cordt, Craig Phillips, Ferdinand Moritz, Siegfried Schweitzer, Miervaldis Leititis,
Barbara Klug


Rudy Daimer


Vietnam Wall Memorial in D.C. - Kenneth Haas Inscription


John Kessel, We miss ya!


John Enk
David Paul, Rosemary DeChristopher, Angelo DeChristopher, Richard Howe, Gertrude Johnson, Josephine Griebahn, Ernie Rothmund,Edward Haas, Joan Gustafson, Frank Kajari, Frankie Kajari, William Adams, Nancy Pemberton, Roberta Williams, Siegfriend Manke, Judy Goga, Natalie Laduzinsky, Clarence Asbach, Isabella Stadler, Gina (Haas) Bitz, John Marlovitz,


The Rothmunds, Pat, "Grandma Lucky" & Ron Franz Kokott Sr, Heinz Kokott, Guenther Siegel, Syril June Schloss, Rolf Northfell, Gladys Boose, Ernst Kresen, James Gartner, Harry Formanski, Bernadine Theis, Ann Schoenemann, Harry Obermeier, Harry Waechter, Joseph Krieger, Beppo Koestenberger, John Coughlin, Norm Hick, Arthur Haack, Manford Cousee, Reinhold Schoemann, Angelo DeChristopher, Phillip "Dutch" Neaveill, Alphonse Mazur, Suze Holzinger, Pat Rothmund, Rick Wagner,
Bob Trausch, Glen Trausch, Gina (Trausch) Kawell , Rudy Deimer, David Bahr, Army Sgt Wesley Wells-KIA Iraq, Donald Theis, Rich Stubbe, Catherine Jacobs, Kevin Fleischhacker, Georg Hunger, Herta Hunger Kenneth Haas KIA-Vietnam, Melburn Haas, Ernie Rothmund, John Petry Sr, Joe Krieger, Frank Graszer, Simon Krischak,
Olza Bernhardt, Gary Jensen, Cindy Espeland-Mathey, Ed Ruettiger, Sr, John P. Becker, Richard S. Schaefer, Erwin Manenti, Veronica McCann, Don Maas,
Joseph Schober


Founding President Norbert Hozinger with wife Mary Ellen


Horst Zickenheiner
Jerry Koch & his vintage WWII Jeep was always a highlight at past GAPA picnics!


Chuck Carlson, Richard Schaefer, Dennis Schaefer, Ronald Schulz, Edward Gieres, Donna Kelly, Norma Kurtzne,r Kurt Stubbe, Fred Griesch, John Grizzoffi,
Horst Zickenheiner, Bob Hofbauer, Don Stephens, Danny Green, Anni Koestenberger, Clara Taylor, Patricia Glunz, William Johnson, Walter Repsch,
Lorraine Koehler,Terry Griebahn, Frances Griebahn, Ron Rothmund, Stephanie Hrynewcyz, Father Richard Pistole, Terri Volkl, Carl Zoch, Marliese Englert,
Hermann Gless (Unterheimbach,Germany Wilton Brumley Lorraine Edeling, Clyde Riesche, Bernice Haas, Marge Lehne,r George Lehner, Bob Clocko,
Danielle Marie Pisterzi, Mike Kapfhammer, Richard Kapfhammer, Bill Kapfhammer, Anna Slabadinak, Lawrence Hippert, Tom Zimmermann,
Oscar Remington, Peter Mahler, Ludwig Stefanec, Marko Oswald, Donald Quill, Barbara Jean Stubbe, Jim Pabsiak, Roy Handler, Susan Handler,
Jake Schmitz, Joseph Bishop


Lillian & Roy Handler
Tom Schmidt


Ya did good things for us!


Terri Volkl (bottom center), a great GAPA gal with hubby George (left) & Volkl family!


Terry Griebahn

Carl & Leonna Sonne, Carl Turek, Barbara Asbach, Marie Kwasnicki, Lucy Westerby, Burt Johnson, Walter Kruppok, Esther Davis, Bob Gablin Sr.,
Monroe Vollick, Henry Shurman, Margaret Marie, Harold Schulz, Ewald Thun, Dave Bahr, Rick Wagner, Arthur Carney, Bob Powell,Bob Frenzel,
Esther Schuld, Tom Schmidt, Tom Slowinski, Hans Scharl, Margaret Bickel, Mel Itter, Mike Slepecevich "Mike Lukas", Ed Adorjan, Frank Zuelke

2017
George Luecker, Bob Issel,

2018

Paul Bauer (Commander CPD), Gerald L. O'Donnell, Matthew Shenatzki, Darin Angel, George Volkl (Founding member and Past Director),

If your dearly departed GAPA member, family member or friend is not listed here, and you wish to add him/her to our intentions list, contact me.
GAPA Web Meister.