Reverend JOHN C. KEHRES, S.J. ~~ FORMER PASTOR OF GESU CHURCH, DETROIT
Father Kehres, age 91, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Colombiere Center, in Clarkston, Michigan. He was born April 21, 1916, in Defiance, Ohio, to Leo P. and Lenora O. (Hengstler) Kehres. He was a resident of Clarkston, Michigan since 2003.
Education: Father Kehres graduated from St. John Elementary School in Defiance, Ohio, in 1930 and from St. Johnâ€(TM)s High School in Toledo in 1934. He studied Philosophy at West Baden College, West Baden Springs, IN, and earned a Bachelorâ€(TM)s Degree from Loyola University in Chicago in 1942. He also studied Theology at West Baden College â€" 1947-1951.
Employer: Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He entered the Order on September 1, 1937, in Milford, Ohio, and was ordained a Priest on June 13, 1950 by Bishop Paul C. Schulte.
During his career, Father Kehres taught at University of Detroit High School from 1952-53, and at St. Xavier School in Cincinnati from 1953-54.
He served as Minister at U of D High School from 1954-1958 and 1961-1964, and as Assistant Director of Novices at Colombiere College (Clarkston) from 1958-1961.
He also served as Minister at Colombiere College from 1964-1968, as Assistant Pastor at Gesu Church (Detroit) from 1968-1976, as Pastor at Gesu Church from 1976-1980, as Pastor at SS. Peter and Paul Church (Detroit) from 1980-1984, as Minister at University of Detroit from 1984-1997, and he returned to Gesu Church as Assistant Pastor from 1997-2003.
Surviving Sister: Elizabeth Moran (Martin)
Surviving Brothers: Charles J. Kehres, Rev. Paul S. Kehres, S.J., Frederick J. Kehres, and William J. Kehres
Preceded in death by his sisters, the late Theresa Jimison and Mary Rita Webber
Arrangements by: A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, MI (248-362-2500)
In State at: Colombiere Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, Michigan, Wednesday, May 23, 2007, from 4-7 PM, with an Evening Prayer Service at 7 PM
Funeral Mass: Thursday, May 24, 2007 â€" 10:45 AM at Colombiere Center (Clarkston, MI)
Interment: Colombiere Center Cemetery, in Clarkston
Memorial Tributes may be made to:
Colombiere Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
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