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Fr. James Dandelet

d. October 14, 2012

Fr. James Edward Dandelet, age 88, of Easton, entered into eternal life early Sunday morning, October 14, 2012 at the Grand Meadow Healthcare Center. He is united once again with his parents, James and Louise (Tousignant) Dandelet; sisters and brothers-in-law, Irenaea & Kenneth (Wedding), Mary Joan & A.J. (Vogel), Marian & Bernard (Kroc); sister, Betty. Born in Mason City, Iowa on June 30, 1924 and raised in Austin, he attended Austin Junior College, Pasadena Junior College in ASTP Army Program, Loyola/Marymount, L.A., St. Mary's Winona, and the St. Paul Seminary. He was ordained into the Priesthood on June 6, 1954. Father Dandelet's first appointment was Parochial Vicar for St. Felix in Wabasha for two years. In the years to follow, 1956 through 1967, he became the Parochial Vicar for St. Stanislaus in Winona, Instructor for Cotter High School in Winona, Parochial Vicar for Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Easton, Parochial Vicar for St. Joseph in Owatonna, Parochial Administrator for Holy Cross in Dakota and Assistant Editor for the Courier in the Diocese of Winona. In June 1967 he became Pastor of Sacred Heart in Hayfield and Our Lady of Loretto in Brownsdale and carried on to Pastor for St. Joseph in Rushford and St. Mary in Houston. His last assignments were as Pastor for St. Martin in Woodstock and St. Mary in Lake Wilson to Pastor for St. Patrick in LeRoy and St. Finbarr in Grand Meadow. He entered the Army in 1942 and found his passion in aviation and enrolled for pilot training. Survivors include many nieces and nephews and dear friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1001 E. Oakland Avenue, Austin, with the Bishop of the Diocese of Winona, John Quinn and the priests of the Diocese officiating. There will be a 6:30 pm wake service on Wednesday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service on Thursday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

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