Rev Fr Robert Leon “Bob” Palen

Rev Fr Robert Leon Bob PalenRev Fr Robert Leon Bob Palen

Birth:  Oct. 14, 1916
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death:  Nov. 20, 2002
Hinsdale
DuPage County
Illinois, USA 

Father Bob was a Catholic Priest, the son of Leopold Palen & Besse Leone (Koch) Palen. 
After graduating from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, he took his theology training in Innsbruck, Austria and Sion, Switzerland.Because of World War II, he completed his studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C.He was ordained June 7, 1941, at St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa by Archbishop Francis J. Beckman.

Father Bob served as an Associate Pastor at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Dubuque, Iowa from 1941 to 1948.

Father Robert “Bob” Leon Palen organized the building of the church and rectory at the Maquoketa Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1970’s. 

Diagnosed with Leukemia in 1979. Retired from the priesthood in July 1982. 
Father Bob resided at 1117 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 60302.

He continued to give mass to his faithful followers, up until he became too ill to perform his duties. Father Bob resided in Oak Park and, subsequently, Oakbrook Terrace, up until he passed away on November 20, 2002.

Surviving are a brother, William “Billy” Edward Palen, of Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. 

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 Parents:
  Leo Frank Palen (1890 – 1971)
  Besse Leone Koch Palen (1895 – 1962)

Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery 
Maquoketa
Jackson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 30
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Letter to cousin, Harry William Linderman, my Grandfather, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, 7-27-1982

St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Dubuque, Iowa.

Maquoketa Sacred Heart Catholic Church, c. 1950’s

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dubuque, Iowa

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa

My Maternal Fourth Great Grandfather~~Johann “Jean” Palen~~Luxembourg

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Johann “Jean” Palen
Birth: 1750
Roodt-les-Ell
Diekirch, Luxembourg
Death: 1825
Roodt-les-Ell
Diekirch, Luxembourg

Born in 1750 in RUED 1, ROODT 1, ELL, GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG.Died in 1825 in RUED 1, ROODT 1, ELL, GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG.Married in 1777 to Marie Muller (Mueller) in RUED 1, ROODT 1, ELL, GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG.Footnote: COMPILED BY VERNON WALSER PALEN, PEDIGREE CHARTS OF PALEN FAMILY–RECEIVED FROM VIRGINIA PALEN-LONG OF DIXON, ILLINOIS. (JAN. 1, 1965).

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Spouse:
Marie Muller Palen (1759 – 1825)

Children:
Josef Palen (1778 – 1864)

Burial:
Saint Servatius Catholic Church Cemetery
Harlange
Diekirch, Luxembourg 

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Record added: Jul 10, 2013
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