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Rev Fr Vincent Austin Fochtman

Rev Fr Vincent Austin Fochtman

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Death 30 Apr 1978 (aged 83)
Burial Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 9089256 · View Source
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Son of Adoph Fochtman and Julia Kuntz. Obituary: Mass Wednesday for Fr. Vincent Fochtman. Funeral Mass for the Very Rev. Vincent Austin Fochtman, 83, of Petoskey, will be held Wednesday at noon at St. Francis Xavier Church. Fr. Vitus Duschinsky, OFM of St. Louis, Mo., the minister provincial, will be the principal celebrant. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Fr. Fochtman died unexpectedly at the St. Francis Monastery on April 30. He was the last survivor of the Adolph and Julia Fochtman family, who were early Petoskey settler. He was born Sept. 6, 1894 in Petoskey and attended St. Francis School. He completed his high school education at St. Joseph College, Teutopolis, Ill., and then attended seminaries at St. joseph; St. Francis Quincy, Ill., and Our Lady of Angels Seminary, Wespark (Cleveland) Ohio. He received an A.B degree at St. Joseph College and was ordained on June 29, 1920. From 1924 to 1928 he studied at the University of Munich in Germany where he received a Ph.D. From 1928 to 1942 he was at Quincy College, Quincy, Ill. as a professor of philosopy and psychology. From 1930 to 1936 he was president of Quincy College. From 1942 to 1951 he was a professor and dean at the Franciscan Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1951 he served in Rome, Italy as Definitor (Consultor) to the General Curia, OFM until 1957. At that time he returned to the U.S. and to Briarcliff College, Sioux City, Iowa where he taught. After further service in Quincy, Ill., and Muskegon, Fr. Fochtman retired in 1975 and returned to Petoskey where he made his home at St. Francis Monastery. Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Eugene Fochtman of Traverse City; Mrs. Louis Fochtman and Mrs. Wilbert Fochtman, both of Petoskey; numerous neices, nephews and cousins.


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  • Created by: Jim Shearer
  • Added: 12 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9089256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr Vincent Austin Fochtman (6 Sep 1894–30 Apr 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9089256, citing Saint Francis Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Jim Shearer (contributor 46589264) .