Rev Fr Raymond G. Leng

Rev Fr Raymond G. Leng

Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 19 Dec 1971 (aged 59)
Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA
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Father Leng is the son of Frank Ervin Leng and Rose (Beckerjeck) Leng.


KENOSHA, Wis. — Rev. Fr. Raymond G. Leng, 59, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, died Sunday morning at St. Catherine's Hospital following a long illness.

Born December 20, 1911 in Portage, Wis., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leng. Fr. Leng attended St. Francis Minor Seminary, Milwaukee, for five years, and then North American College in Rome for six years. He did postgraduate work in education at Marquette University, Milwaukee.

He was ordained to the priesthood on July 26, 1936 at St. Ignatius Church in Rome, with the Cardinal Vicar of Rome officiating. His first appointment was to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Racine from 1937 to 1939. He then became pastor of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in West Allis and a professor at St. Francis Minor Seminary.

In 1946, Fr. Leng was assigned the pastorate at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Kenosha and remained there until September 1955, when he became pastor at St. Mary's.

Fr. Leng was chairman of the Priest Committee on the formation of St. Joseph High School, and until he underwent major surgery last spring, was a member of the Archdiocesan Board of Education.

He was a former board member of the United Fund, member of the Advisory Board at St. Catherine's Hospital for 20 years, and District Spiritual Director for the Holy Name Society for 16 years.

He was also a former chaplain of the Catholic Women's Club and Chaplain of the Kenosha Serra Club since its inception. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 973, and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Messmer Assembly.

Fr. Leng was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mrs. Mary Rodewald.

(Kenosha News, December 20, 1971, Page 1)

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