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Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ
Tom will be remembered with gratitude by the many patients and nursing staff to whom he ministered. He was a much beloved, quiet, and gentle Jesuit priest.
Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ, who died on Monday, August 8, 2016, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 82 years old, a Jesuit for 63 years, and a priest for 51 years.

Born in Milwaukee on July 14, 1934, Tom attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Marquette University High School before entering the Society at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo., on August 17, 1952. He had the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus, Saint Louis University, and St. Mary's College. Tom was ordained a priest on June 8, 1965, made tertianship from 1966 to 1967, and pronounced final vows on April 22, 1971.

Tom did his regency at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. After tertianship, he was a teacher and counselor at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha from 1967 to 1972. Beginning in 1973, he ministered for almost 25 years as a hospital chaplain in various locations: Pontiac, Mich.; Green Bay, Wis.; St. Louis; Omaha; and Washington, D.C. Tom spent a total of 11 years as a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, and from 1997 to 2013, he served as chaplain of the Creighton University School of Nursing. In 2013, declining health brought him to St. Camillus, where he remained until his death.

Tom will be remembered with gratitude by the many patients and nursing staff to whom he ministered. He was a much beloved, quiet, and gentle Jesuit priest. The St. Louis Cardinals now have one of their biggest fans cheering them on from heaven.

VISITATION 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 
5:30 p.m. 
San Camillo Chapel 
10200 W. Bluemound Rd. 
Wauwatosa, WI

FUNERAL 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 
7 p.m. 
San Camillo Chapel 
10200 W. Bluemound Rd. 
Wauwatosa, WI

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