Fr. Robert E. Brodzeller, SJ
Fr. Robert E. Brodzeller, SJ
Father Brodzeller was a pastor in any setting in which he found himself. He ministered well to people in need in both hospitals and parishes. He also ministered well to the Jesuits with whom he lived.
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Fr. Robert E. Brodzeller, SJ

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Robert E. Brodzeller, SJ, who was called to eternal life on October 24, 2018. Father Brodzeller died at St. Camillus Jesuit Community, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was eighty-eight years old, a Jesuit for sixty-eight years, and a priest for fifty-five years.

Born in Lomira, Wisconsin on June 6, 1930, Fr. Brodzeller attended grade school in Lomira and Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. After two years at Marquette University, he entered the Society at St. Stanislaus Seminary, Florissant, Missouri on August 17, 1950. He completed the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus, Saint Louis University, and Saint Mary's College. He did regency at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, SD. He was ordained at Gesu Church in Milwaukee on June 11, 1963. A good linguist, Fr. Brodzeller made tertianship in Austria. He pronounced his final vows on September 13, 1980, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Mankato, Minn.

He taught French at Campion High School from 1965 to 1972. Apart from one year as a retreat director at Emmaus in Des Moines, Iowa, for the next thirty-five years he ministered as a hospital chaplain and a parish priest in either Omaha or Mankato. In 2006, declining health, especially impaired hearing, led to his assignment to the St. Camillus Jesuit Community, where he functioned as an unusually active member of the community until his death. 

Father Brodzeller was a pastor in any setting in which he found himself. He ministered well to people in need in both hospitals and parishes. He also ministered well to the Jesuits with whom he lived. And his ministry was often of a hands-on, practical nature—stocking the fridge, setting up in the chapel, supplying vine-ripened tomatoes from his St. Camillus garden. 

VISITATION

Monday, October 29, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
St. Camillus Jesuit Community
10201 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI

FUNERAL MASS

Monday, October 29, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
St. Camillus Jesuit Community

After the funeral Mass, following his wishes, Fr. Brodzeller's body will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin.


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October 26, 20183:11 PM
Bob was one of those "Friends for life". He always remembered us, the Prairie du Chien Day students Class of '48. We had a chance to visit with Bob and Bill Sullivan a few years ago and had many laughs and rememberances, May he rest in peace. – Larry deLorimier

October 26, 20185:31 PM
My dad, Ralph, Uncle Donald, Uncle Frances and the other first cousins are celebrating Father Bob's arrival. The Delfeld and Brodzeller's were a close family. Just saw Fr. Bob at Uncle Dan Zimmers funeral in June. He con-celebrated the Mass. He also con-celebrated our wedding in 1978. So glad we visited him at St. Camillus two summer ago. RIP Father Bob! Please give a hug to my dad. – Diane Delfeld Miller

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