Father John Ostdiek marks 100th birthday

(From "The Telegraph" Alton, Ill.)

Fr. John Ostdiek, a retired Franciscan priest, celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug. 26, 2022, with the residents and staff at Evergreen Place in Alton.

Ostdiek is a former professor of biological sciences at Quincy University. He has also conducted environmental research on the Mississippi Rover and served as an auxiliary chaplain at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D. C.

Laura Orban, the director of Evergreen Place, led the singing of "Happy Birthday" in his honor, followed by appetizers, birthday cake, wine and beverages.

Ostdiek entered the Franc...


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