Rev. Victor Kaltenbach age 78, of Greenville, IL died on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:10 p.m. in the Rosewood Care Center in Alton, IL. He was born February 11, 1934 in Liberty, IL a son of Alois and Marguerite (Schmidt) Kaltenbach.
Fr. Vic was a 1952 graduate of Liberty High School and Valedictorian of his class. He attended Western Illinois University for three years, went on to be a member of the diocese's first class at the Latin School, followed by attending seminary at Mundelein. He was ordained a Catholic priest by Bishop William A. O'Conner May 26, 1962. Father Vic celebrated his 50th Jubilee as a priest in 2012.
Fr. Vic had served as an assistant at Quincy's St. John the Baptist Church, St. Mary in Alton, St. Aloysius in Springfield, and St. Patrick in Decatur. He served as parochial administrator at St. Mary, Marshall, IL for one year. He had served as pastor at St. Michael's in Greenfield, St. Catherine, Hagaman, and St. Patrick in Springfield, IL. He served as parochial administrator at St. Lawrence in Greenville, prior to being pastor there from 1995-2009, since then he has served as parochial administrator at St. Lawrence.
In 1994, he became chaplain at the Greenville Federal Correction Institute, saying mass every Sunday afternoon, until very recently.
Fr. Vic was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and he was a fan of St. Louis Cardinal baseball. He was a wonderful brother and a friend to many; he will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Wilfred (Audrey) Kaltenbach of Naples, FL; Vernon Kalternbach of Quincy; Marcella Fessler of Quincy and Sabina (Glenn) Fessler of Fowler, IL. Many nieces, nephews and his friend and caregiver, Carol Giesen of Godfrey, IL also survive.
Fr. Vic was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Davidson; two sisters-in-law, Pat Kaltenbach and Connie Kaltenbach and two brothers-in-law, Dale Fessler and Roger Davidson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Brigid Catholic Church presided by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Rev. Jeff Stone, Rev. David Peters and Rev. Bill Hembrow. Private interment will be in St. Brigid Cemetery, Liberty. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at St. Brigid Church, Liberty.
Memorials are suggested to St. Brigid Church or to St. Brigid Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are with the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, Quincy. www.dukerandhaugh.com
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