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Brother JohnBrother John Hascall, OFM Cap., passed on May 22, 2022, at the age of 82. Br. John was born May 23, 1941, to Clinton Duane Hascall and Viola Mary Boucher. He entered the order on Aug. 31, 1959. He was perpetually professed on Sept. 1, 1963, and was ordained on Oct. 19, 1967.

Br. John’s ministry was deeply united with his membership of the Ojibwa nation. His ministry was almost exclusive to Sault St. Marie, Assinins and Baraga, Mich. From 1986 to 1989, he served as the president of the Tekakwitha Conference in Montana. Afterwards, he returned to the Ojibwa nation until retiring to Appleton, Wis.

Br. John is survived by sisters Wanda Donnay and Crystal Kelley (Dennis Lee); in-laws, Nancy Hascall, Lynn Hascall, Paul Hagmeier and Dotti Hascall; three adopted sons, Paul Halverson, Colin Van and Mike Denomie; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Duane Hascall, his mother, Viola Mary Boucher, and siblings Patrick Hascall, Hudson Hascall, Sharon Montgomery, Clintia McGuire, Marcia Hascall, Clayton Hascall and Clinton Hascall.

A visitation will be held from 12 p.m., Monday, May 30, 2022, until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial building. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mission Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the OFM Capuchins or St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church. Condolences may be left online at www.csmulder.com

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