Date of death: 4/24/2012
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1971
He was born May 29, 1945 in Osage, Iowa, son of Bernard J. and Olive S. (Halbach) Hemann.He received his BA from Loras College in 1967. In 1971, he received his M. Div. from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and was ordained May 21, 1971 in Stacyville for the Archdiocese of Dubuque. He earned a MA from Notre Dame University in 1982. Rev. Hemann was Associate Pastor of All Saints in Cedar Rapids, while on Faculty staff at Regis High School and was Associate Pastor at both St. Patrick in Cedar Falls and St. Mary in Dike, while on staff at Columbus High School. From 1979 to 1985, he was employed with Loras College in positions of Campus Ministry, Chaplain, Instructor of Religious Studies, Spiritual Director at St. Pius X Seminary and Residence Hall Director. He then served as Director of the Archdiocesan Family Life Ministry Office, Pastor at St. John the Baptist in Peosta and Pastor of Annunciation in Lattnerville. In 1987, he became Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Worship and Rector at St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College. From 1993 to 2009, he was Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center in Ames; Pastor Ss. Peter and Paul in Gilbert; and Pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Cedar Falls from 2009 to 2011. Rev. Hemann served on numerous archdiocesan boards and commissions. Nationally he served on the Executive Board of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils and the NCCB Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry. He was Past President of the National Association of Priest Pilots and a certified flight instructor.Survived by: four brothers, Rev. Melvin Hemann of Cedar Falls, James (Gladys) Hemann of Eden Prairie, MN, Rev. John W. Hemann of Clear Lake, and Mathew (Karmen) Hemann of Stacyville; three sisters, Kathleen (Clemens) Full of Iowa City, Sister Camilla Hemann OSF of Morton, MS, and Lucille Mueller of Wakefield, RI; an aunt, Bertilla Mullenbach of Rochester, MN; and several nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by: his parents; brother-in-law, Helmut Mueller; and a niece, Janis Hemann.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, with burial in Visitation Cemetery in Stacyville. Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center in Ames, where there will be a 2:30 p.m. vigil. Additional visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls where there will be a 7:00 p.m. vigil. Visitation also for one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Richardson Funeral Service (319-266-3525) in Cedar Falls is assisting the family.Memorials may be directed to St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center or St. Patrick Catholic Church.