Reverend Donald A. Hmircik
With hope in the resurrection, we
commend to the Lord, Reverend Donald Anthony Hmircik who died on September 18,
2018, at the age of 88.
He was born
November 4, 1929, in
Fritche Hmircik. Father Hmircik began his priestly formation at Saint Francis
Minor Seminary in 1944, and completed his studies at Saint Francis de Sales
Major Seminary during the period of 1950-1956. Father Hmircik was ordained to
the priesthood on May 26, 1956 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist,
Reverend Albert G. Meyer.
Father Hmircik was
appointed on June 26, 1956 to serve as assistant at Holy Name Parish,
on July 7, 1965. He began serving as chaplain at the Anna M. Reiss Home,
30, 1968. Father was appointed on November 1, 1970 to serve as chaplain for the
nursing homes and St. Nicholas Hospital, which eventually came to be known as
the St. Joseph Apostolate for the Aging. On February 1, 1980, Father began sick
leave, and retired from active ministry on September 30, 1985.
He is survived by nieces
and nephews, Jerilyn Wasielewski, Kathleen (Glenn) Dellmann, Nancy (John
Glorioso) Francois, Patricia (John) O’Hara, Barry (Janet Didier) Hmircik,
Kristine Hmircik, Brian (Heidi Eernisse) Hmircik; special friend, Tina Montezon
and family; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his
parents; brother, Robert (Janice) Hmircik; his favorite aunt, Barbara (Rueben)
Peterson; and other relatives.
Mass of Christian Burial for Father Hmircik will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday,
September 21, 2018 at
Holy Family Parish,
Visitation will also take place at
on Friday, September 21, beginning at 8:30 AM and continuing until time for the
funeral liturgy. Burial will follow in
Father Hmircik’s name can be made to the Memorial Priest Pension Plan of the
Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
tribute wall may be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.