GAPA Chicago In Memoriam
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!
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)
National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall
Rich Adorjan, John Schuld, John Huinker & Roger Haas
GAPA's Pat Duckhorn, 1st Vice President, Illinois State Fraternal Order of Police
Casper Lauer Inscription
Larry Vincent Inscription
Roy Sebastian, Sr.
Dick St. John
Virginia St, John
Frederick Lowe, Sr.
Michael J. Haas
The Metro Club's
Gerhard Stadler, Sr.
Heinz Wieland, Sr,
Vietnam Wall Memorial in D.C.
Kenneth Haas Inscription
John Kessel, We miss ya!
Gina (Haas) Bitz
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
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
Ya did good things for us!
Terri Volkl (bottom center), a great GAPA gal with hubby George (left) & Volkl family!
Carl, You were among GAPA's finest!
Carl & Leonna Sonne
Bob Gablin Sr.
Norbert Holzinger, Founding President
Mike Slepecevich "Mike Lukas"
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.