Father Irenaeus Kimminau dies April 29, 2024


Lawrence native, Father Irenaeus Kimminau, OFM, age of 103, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 29, 2024, from Quincy Healthcare and Senior Living Center. He was born on April 9, 1921, in Mount Clare, Nebraska, the oldest of eight children of Ferdinand and Mary (Lienert) Kimminau.

Irenaeus felt the call to the priesthood and randomly chose the Franciscan Seminary in Westmont, Illinois. His focus was always on being a priest. His solemn profession as a Franciscan was on Aug. 20, 1946, and he was ordained a priest on June 24, 1949.

The Franciscan way of life wore off on him and he wore it...

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