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Rev. William F. Stineman

Deceased: 2005-02-03


ICTE Spring: 1990

Rev. William F. Stineman died on February 3, 2005.

Reverend William Frederick Stineman “It is most assuring to know that the Lord smiles on my parents, Arthur John and Anne Marie Burget , for giving God’s life to me on January 7, 1925. Similarly, I am comforted to know He embraces lovingly my god-parents, Kathryn Cecile Burget and Father Frederick William Burget, for inspiring and nurturing His call to me to the priesthood on June 7, 1949. I was blessed many times over through the influence of the Sisters of Providence, the Conventual Franciscans, the Benedictines, and the Jesuits during the enlightening years of my formal education. Time spent in the Lord’s vineyard was grace-filled: 1949, St. Mary Church, North Vernon, as associate pastor; 1950, St. Patrick Church, Terre Haute, as associate pastor; 1952, Marian College, as instructor and assistant chaplain; 1960, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, as professor and assistant chaplain; 1972, St. Paul Church, Greencastle, as pastor; 1978, St. John Church, Indianapolis, as pastor. God’s people came to be better understood and more fully served by reason of the discoveries I gained from advanced studies: Master’s degree in 1955 and the Doctorate in 1960. More profound insights about life, coupled with a deeper love and greater appreciation of Holy Church increased enormously during the years following retirement in 1993. May the Lord be glorified by whatever good was accomplished and all-forgiving of any imperfection or negligence during my earthly life. May the Risen Christ greet His faithful servant and give him a place in the heavenly kingdom.” These are the words of Rev. William Frederick Stineman who passed away Thursday, February 3, 2005, in Indianapolis. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Robert G. Stineman of Wilmette, IL, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 10 am at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis where friends may call from 9 am until time of Mass. Friends may also attend a viewing at St. Benedict Church in Terre Haute, IN (located at 9th and Ohio Streets.) on Thursday from 6 pm until 8 pm where a Vigil Service will be conducted at 8 pm. Fr. Stineman will be interred in the Priests’ Circle at Calvary Cemetery in Terre Haute. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Society for the Propagation of the Faith of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis or to Food for the Poor.