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Rev. George M. Kuryvial OMI


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Rev.  George M. Kuryvial OMI Obituary
George Kuryvial

Rev. George M. Kuryvial, OMI, 85, born February 23, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, died on August 7, 2018, at the Dammert Care Center of The Esquiline (Apartment Community) at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Illinois.

After his primary education, he began his journey to the priesthood and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate at Our Lady of the Ozarks College and minor seminary in Carthage, Missouri, in 1946. In 1952, he entered the Oblate Novitiate in Godfrey, IL, where, a year later, he pronounced his first vows as an Oblate. He completed his studies for the priesthood at Our Lady of the Snows Scholasticate in Pass Christian, MS, and was ordained a priest in 1958.

In his 60 years of priestly ministry, he served in the following places, 1960 until 1961 - Associate Pastor at St. Thomas Parish, International Falls, MN; 1961 until 1962 - teacher at Our Lady of the Ozarks minor seminary, Carthage, MO; 1962 until 1980 -- teacher at Lincoln State School, Lincoln, IL; 1980 until 1986 - Director, Pastoral Office for Persons with Disabilities, Diocese of Lansing, MI; 1986 until 1992 -- Consultant for Special Religious Education, Diocese of Joliet, IL; 1992 until 1993 - Sabbatical; 1993 until 1995 - Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish , Mountain Grove, MO; 1995 until 1996 - Staff at St. Mary's Parish, St. Paul, MN; 1996 until 2000 - Pastor at St. John the Baptist Parish, Egg Harbor, WI.

Upon his retirement from full-time ministry in 2000, he moved to St. Henry's Oblate Residence in Belleville and continued to be of assistance at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows and on weekends, in various parishes of the Belleville Diocese.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna (Staroba) Kuryvial; and his sisters, Sister Mary Margaret Kuryvial, OSF and June Gadas.

Mourning his passing are his sisters, Barbara Punzo of Berwyn, IL, and Rosemary Ring of Weston, FL; a brother-in-law, Lubomir Gadas of Berwyn; as well as six nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may pay their respects from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Chapel of The Esquiline Apartment Community at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine, Belleville, IL.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at The Esquiline Apartment Community Chapel at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, with burial at the St. Henry's Oblate Cemetery in Belleville.

GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, IL.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 10, 2018
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