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Sister Agnes Marie Krieg, SNJM (Mary Madalena)
Sister Agnes Krieg, a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died April 17. She was 101.
She was born in Edmonton, Canada, before moving with her family to Spokane. She joined the Sisters of the Holy Names after graduating from Holy Names Academy in 1931. For many years she was a music teacher in parish schools in Portland, Astoria, Seattle and Spokane. She was a classroom teacher from 1964-1978.
In 1979 she began a ministry as alumni director at Fort Wright College and then started an alumni association at St. Patrick School in Spokane.
She enjoyed gardening and taking care of family members. She summed up her long life by saying, “I didn’t expect to have a career. I just wanted to be with our Lord and he showed me how.”
She is survived by her nephew and niece, three grandnieces, two grandnephews, seven great-grandnieces and -grandnephews, and one great-great-grandniece.
Paul Louise Simons
Paul Simons, a member of St. Joseph Parish, died March 31. He was 94.
He was born in Burke, S.D., and moved to Washington state as a child.
He served in the Army. He was a draftsman for Robbins Company before retiring in 1995. At St. Joseph Church he served as an usher. He also enjoyed music and literature.
He was interred at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline.
Father Charles Albert Wollesen, S.J.
Jesuit Father Charles Wollesen died April 11. He was 92.
He was born in Pierre, S.D., but lived for several years in Casper, Wyoming. In his teens the family moved to Salem, Ore. In 1939 he graduated from high school and entered the Jesuit novitiate. He was ordained a priest in 1952 in Spokane.
He earned an M.A. in English and helped to start a Jesuit high school in Portland, Ore. A few years later he completed a doctorate in English from the University of Washington, and taught English at Seattle University for over 20 years. In 1984 he was invited to teach in Tokyo, Japan. Upon his return to the Northwest in 1993, he assisted at parishes and in Jesuit communities in Seattle and Portland. In 2003 he moved to an assisted living center in Spokane.
He is survived by his brother, Raymond; four nieces and five nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated April 26 at the Jesuit House Chapel.
May 1, 2014