Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Fr. Joseph Grace

Father Joseph W. Grace, 96, passed
away Monday morning, July 2, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born in Frankfort, on Nov.
28, 1921 the son of Gerald and Fern (Meroney) Grace, graduated from Frankfort
High School in 1939, served in The US Army during WWII from August 1942 until
November 1945, graduated from St. Joseph College in Rensselaer in 1948, and
attended St. Meinrad Major Seminary from September 1948 to May 1953. His
Priesthood Ordination was at St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette of May 26, 1953.

Father Grace was the Pastor at St.
Paul’s Catholic Church in Marion for 25 years until his retirement in July
1998, and previously was the Pastor at Immaculate Conception Church in
Portland, and was a part time Chaplin at the Marion VA from 1974 until 2016.

He was a Perpetual Member of the
Frankfort American Legion, Perpetual Member Fourth Degree of the Knights of
Columbus in the Bishop Bennett Assembly in Marion, and a Faithful Friar and
Chaplin of the Muncie Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are three cousins, Teresa
Kronkite, Mary Ayers, and Richard Price; a sister-in-law, Frances Greaney; and
a nephew, Mike Grace.