We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Rev. Charles Kribs

A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2016 for 90 year old Rev. Charles Kribs of Belleville, IL who passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Charles was born October 2, 1925 in Gold Hill Township in Gallatin County, IL.

Charles attended St. Henry’s and graduated 1943. He then attended Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis for 6 year and was ordained May 15, 1951 at the Cathedral in Belleville. He celebrated his 65th anniversary of his ordination last month.

He was assistant pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church in Centralia, Illinois, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Herrin, Illinois, and Holy Angels in East St. Louis, Illinois. His first pastorate was at St. Leo Catholic Church in Modoc, Illinois in 1958; then, in succession, he was pastor at Immaculate Conception on Kaskaskia Island, Illinois, Chaplain at Menard Maximum Security Prison in Chester, Illinois, Chaplain at St. Mary Hospital in East St. Louis, Illinois, Pastor at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Metropolis, Illinois, Pastor at St. Paul Catholic Church in Vienna, Illinois, Pastor at St. Mary Help of Christians in Chester, Illinois, Pastor at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Smithton, Illinois. He retired in 1996 as pastor of his hometown parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois.

Survivors include two sisters, Pam Hollrah of St. Charles, MO and Joan Moran of Scottsdales, AZ. One niece, Sandy Otten of Chester, IL and one nephew Rodney Kribs of Chester, IL. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, three brothers and one brother in law.

The Very Reverend Eugene Wojcik, Vicar Forane for the West Vicariate, will receive the body of Father Kribs at 3:00 pm, Monday, June 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. Visitation will be Monday, June 20 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Tuesday, June 21 from 9:00 am – 10:45 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois with the Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Bishop of Belleville as the principal celebrant and Reverend Dennis Voss as homilist.

The burial will immediately following the Liturgy at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois.

Memorial may be made to the Clergyman’s Aid Society and the Hincke-Sense Residence, Belleville, Illinois.

To sign the online register book, you may visit www.wpfh.net