Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Msgr. Don Grass

Msgr. Don C. Grass, of Chesterton, IN, passed away at VNA Hospice, Valparaiso, IN.Msgr. Grass is survived by siblings Arthur (Genevieve) Grass of Hammond; Marge Martich of CA; James Grass of Chesterton; and sister-in-law Elizabeth Grass of NC, as well as several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his twin brother and sister-in-law, Dean (Judy) Grass; his brother Robert Grass, and parents Henry and Sybilla Grass.Msgr. Grass was pastor at the following churches, St. Mary of the Lake in Miller, Queen of All Saints in Michigan City, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Valparaiso, Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary, Holy Name in Cedar Lake and St Mary in Crown Point.He was born in Sauk City, WI and moved to Whiting where he attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and then attended Our Lady of the Lake Seminary at Wawasee, IN. Msgr. Grass also attended St. Meinrad Seminary and graduated from North American College in Rome. In his retirement Msgr. Grass enjoyed fishing along with his longtime friends, Fr. Heeg and the late Fr. Amling.Memorials in Msgr. Grass name may be given to St. Mary Catholic Community School.To share a memory or send a condolence to the family, please visit the guestbook section on the obituary page at www.GeisenFuneralHome.com.Information provided by Geisen Funeral Home.