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 Kurtzner Kurt Stubbe Fred Griesch John Grizzoffi Horst Zickenheiner Bob Hofbauer Don Stephens Danny Green Anni Koestenberger Clara Taylor Pat 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 Lehner 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, You were among GAPA's finest!

Carl & Leonna Sonne
Carl Turek
Barbara Asbach
Marie Kwasnicki
Leona Sonne
Carl Sonne
Lucy Westerby
Burt Johnson
Walter Kruppok
Esther Davis
Bob Gablin Sr.
Monroe Vollick
Henry Shurman
Dennis Schaefer
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
Norbert Holzinger, Founding President
Mike Slepecevich "Mike Lukas"
Ed Adorjan
Frank Zuelke

Bob Issel

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.
Mike Haas, GAPA Web Meister.