Br. LEO (LEE) WOLLENWEBER

Br. LEO (LEE) WOLLENWEBER, O.F.M., Cap., 95, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Br. Leo was born in Detroit, Mich. on Sept. 6, 1917 and was a 1935 graduate of St. Martin High School. He was invested in the Capuchin Order on May 17, 1940 and perpetually professed on May 18, 1944. Br. Leo worked many years as the Assistant Novice Master for the Brothers' Novitiate. He also ministered as the Porter and Secretary to Fr. Solanus Casey at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, and was later on staff at Capuchin Retreat in Washington, Mich. Since 1974 he served as the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey. Surviving are his sister, Mary Lou Lietzau of Houston, Texas; many loving nieces, nephews, and by his Capuchin Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Selina (Stauch) Wollenweber; and two brothers, Dean and Richard Wollenweber. Funeral service is Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012; Instate 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of the Resurrection 1:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Monastery. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit. Rosary Monday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Capuchin province of St. Joseph, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, Mich. 48207. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheden.org.

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 7, 2012