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In Memoriam

The community of Regis Jesuit remembers and prays for those among us who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. Prayers for the deceased are offered at school.
We make every effort to account accurately for the passing of any alumnus/a, student, faculty or staff member as well as that of any of their parents, spouses or siblings. If we are aware of other relationships the deceased had to members of our community, we do our best to list them as well. We sincerely regret any oversights or errors that may occur.

Memorial donations can be designated to support the education of future generations of young men and women at Regis Jesuit. If you make a memorial gift, the family will be notified of your donation and you will receive an acknowledgment. Please note that memorial gifts are not limited to those listed. Please click here to make a Memorial Gift.

First Friday Mass in  November is offered as a special Remembrance Mass honoring those in our community and their loved ones who have passed away in the preceding year. All are invited to attend.

The names on this page date back to June 2019 and are listed in descending order by the date they were posted.

Please contact us if you would like to submit an obituary for this page.

In Memoriam

List of 5 news stories.

  • David Bulow

    We are saddened to inform you that David Bulow, former Regis Jesuit girls soccer coach, passed away on May 6, 2021. More information can be found here. We will share news as we learn more information, including the obituary.
     
    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of David's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
  • Walter S. Weckbaugh '62

    We are saddened to inform you that Walter S. Weckbaugh '62 passed away on May 2, 2021.

    "Walter Stephen Weckbaugh, a devoted husband and father, passed away on May 2, 2021. He was born on April 9, 1943 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, the third child of Anne and J. Kernan Weckbaugh. He attended St. Louis School in Englewood and Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in 1962 and remained a life-long Raider. He earned a BSBA degree in Business Administration from Creighton University in 1966 and attended law school at the University of Denver. He also completed advanced coursework in finance and banking operations at Ohio State University and the American Banking Association National School of Real Estate Finance. 
    Wally proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was on active duty for two years during the Vietnam War, where he worked as a weapons mechanic crew chief for military aircraft, rising to the rank of Staff Sargent. He continued his service to his country in the Colorado Air Guard for an additional six years before being honorably discharged in 1973. He went to work for First Colorado Bankshares at its University Hills bank in 1969 and started his professional career as a consumer lending officer. He later transitioned to the commercial lending department, where he managed the bank’s commercial, construction, and real estate lending portfolios. He advanced quickly, and was promoted to Assistant Vice President and, eventually, to Vice President, where he managed the bank’s real estate and construction loan departments and portfolios." Click here to view the full obituary

    A Rosary will take place on Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m., and a Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, May 14 at 10:00 am. Both services will be held at Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation at 1091 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80246.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, the St. Francis Friary of Denver, or to the charity of your choice. 
  • Gerald "Jerry" Hansen

    We are saddened to inform you that Gerald "Jerry" Hansen, grandfather of Kendra '14, Nathan '18 and Lauren '22 Schraeder, passed away on May 1, 2021. Click here to view the full obituary.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Spink County Historical Society (225 E 8th Ave, Redfield, SD 57469) or ALS Association.
  • Toni Baltizar

    We are saddened to inform you that Toni Baltizar, mother of Courtney '13 and Natalie '15, passed away on April 12.

    "Toni Kay Baltizar, more commonly known as “Tbizzle,” gained her angel wings on April 12, 2021, in Aurora, Colorado at age 49, a month shy of her 50th birthday. She died peacefully with family holding her hand at her bedside. Toni did not lose her battle to leukemia. Her third bone marrow transplant worked, however, she died from complications resulting from Human Herpes Virus 6 impacting her brain. Toni never gave up hope, but in the end, she fought for peace and won. Toni was born to James and Tamra Rheinheimer on May 24, 1971. She was an amazing mother to two daughters, Courtney, Natalie and her soon-to-be son-in-law, Kyle Quinn. Toni loved to spend time with her family doing anything and everything. She enjoyed skiing, hiking, camping, four-wheeling, wake surfing, and walking her dog, Koa. Most of all, she loved to make those around her laugh. Her radiant smile could bring sunshine on a rainy day. Toni could make a stranger feel like family with her warm hugs and bubbly personality. Her compassion, determination and spirit will live on in those who know and love her. Although she may be physically gone, Toni’s life does not end here as a light as bright as hers will shine forever." Click here to view the full obituary

    In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Toni was heavily involved in this organization and was proud to raise money to find a cure for cancer. 
  • LeRoy Joseph Schroder II '62

    We are saddened to inform you that LeRoy Joseph Schroder II '62 passed away on April 14, 2021.

    "Born on January 22, 1944, to LeRoy and Laverne “Babe” (Storms) Schroder in Des Plaines, Illinois, he spent his childhood in Glenwood Springs, Colorado before moving to Denver in 1958. He grew up in poverty, but never complained, and was a steadfast guardian of his brother Chuck and his mom, as his father was often working construction jobs out of town. He loved the mountains and some of his favorite memories were of fishing and hiking in Glenwood Canyon with his friends and family. A proud graduate of Regis Jesuit High School, he attended Colorado State College (now the University of Northern Colorado), where he played football and abandoned his ideas about the priesthood when he met his wife of 55 years, Kathy, whom he proceeded to marry in 1966. They briefly lived in Tempe, Arizona while he attended graduate school, but soon returned to Colorado to be near family as they started their own. LeRoy worked for the United States Geological Survey for 35 years, earning numerous awards and was recognized as one of the country’s leading hydrologists, and an expert in acid rain’s impacts on the environment. Ahead of his time, he worked for and mentored a number of women, who to this day, appreciate his contributions to the field and to their professional development. While he made a name for himself professionally, his family was always his number one priority, and he turned down numerous promotional opportunities to stay in Colorado. Whether he was coaching soccer teams, building “scientifically enhanced” pinewood derby cars, taking his kids skiing, or caring for his aging parents and in-laws, he was always a devoted husband and loving father. LeRoy was committed to his faith and was an active member of the Arvada Jaycees, as well as the Men’s Club at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was awarded the Mildenberger Pro-Life Award by the Knights of Columbus in 2009, 2012 and 2014. When he became “Papa” in 2001, his commitment to his family deepened further as he took early retirement in 2003 so he would have more time to spend with his precious grandchildren, who were the light of his life. He taught his only granddaughter to shoot a BB gun and attended numerous sporting and school events for his four grandsons." Click here to view the full obituary

    A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 pm followed by a Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 30 at 10:30 am at the same location. 

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alternatives Pregnancy Center or Catholic Charities.
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Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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