Saturday, April 04, 2009

+ Father William Flegge R. I. P.

Father William Henry Flegge died early this morning, Saturday, April 4, 2009 at his residence. Family and friends were with him. He died peacefully in his sleep. As you may know, he has been suffering from cancer for some time.

The vigil for Father Flegge will be held at the Cathedral in Salt Lake City, on Monday evening, April 6 at 7:00 PM. The funeral Mass will be on Tuesday morning, April 7, at 11:00 AM in the Cathedral. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetary.

Father Flegge celebrated his 79th birthday last Monday. He was born in Magna, Utah on March 30, 1930 and ordained a priest of the diocese on April 30, 1960 in the Cathedral. He is survived by his sister and other relatives.

During his priestly ministry he taught at Judge Catholic High School for nine years, served as parochial vicar at several parishes. He provided sacramental ministry for Central Utah and served as pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Salt Lake City, Saint James in Ogden, Saint Francis of Assisi, Orem and Our Lady of Lourdes in Salt Lake City. Father Flegge retired in 2008.
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