God's good and faithful servant

December 6, 2013 

I want to express my deepest sorrow in the passing of Monsignor Jerome Hartlein. My wife, Sharen, and I, knew Hartlein for more than 40 years. He brought so many happy moments in our lives -- baptizing our children, educating them through Holy Childhood School, then marrying them. We will never be able to forget him. We laughed at a lot of his jokes. I can see Father Hartlein and St. Peter going fishing together.

I'm sure God said to Hartlein: "Father Jerry, good and faithful servant, job well done. Enter into my kingdom." May his soul rest in peace.

Tom O'Leary

Mascoutah

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