Lechner, Servite Brother-Deacon Joel, O.S.M. Born in Detroit, MI November 5, 1957, son of Dr. Monroe and Helen Lechner, passed away on June 16, 2013 at deGreeff Hospice after his battle with cancer. Survived by parents, twin brother Jon, brothers Gary and Paul, sisters Carole and Jane, ten nephews and nieces. Brother entered the Servite order in 1983. He worked at Seven Holy Founders, Affton, 1985-1988. Professed solemn vows in 1989. Served in parishes and schools in Chicago and Orange, CA. Ordained a deacon April 30, 2005. Principal of Seven Holy Founders School 2008-2012. Services: Visitation at Seven Holy Founders Church (6741 S. Rock Hill Rd, Affton, MO) on Sunday, June 23, 1-5 pm, Mass at 5 pm. Burial Detroit, MI. Donations for OSM South African Mission made through Parish, or to Servite Missions, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612, appreciated. A SERVICE OF KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from June 18 to June 23, 2013