John W. Hemann, 86, has passed away on Saturday 9 October 2021. Hemann died at Mercy One hospital, Mason City, Iowa.
The cause of his death has not been released to the public.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Olive Hemann; brother- Fr. Everett Hemann; 2 brothers-in-law: Dr. Clemens Full, and Helmut (Tom) Mueller and a niece, Janis Hemann.
John was welcomed into the world on November 22, 1934. He was born to Bernard and Olive (Halbach) Hemann in Stacyville, IA.
He attended the school at Visitation in Stacyville for 12 years; then attended and graduated from Loras College, Dubuque, IA.
After his graduation, he began his studies at Mt. St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque and was ordained a priest at St. Raphael’s Cathedral on Jan. 30, 1960.
John joined the Iowa Army National Guard as a chaplain in April 1966 and served with them for 28 years.
In the year 1963, he obtained his private pilot license. He was also a founding member of the National Priest Pilots Association in 1964 and remained a member until his death.
John offered mass and visited with patients at Mercy One Hospital, Mason City, Iowa, from 2003 to 2018.
Msgr. John is survived by 3 brothers: Fr. Melvin Hemann – Palm Coast, FL; James and Gladys Hemann-Eden Prairie, MN; Mathew and Karmen Hemann; -Stacyville, IA and by 3 sisters: Kathleen Full-Iowa City, IA; Sister Camilla Hemann- Dubuque, IA; and Lucille Mueller-Wakefield, R.I. He leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart, Osage, IA on October 15, 2021, with Archbishop Michael Jackels presiding. Visitation is will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Visitation Cemetery in Stacyville, IA. Livestream of the funeral service will be available at https://www.facebook.com/raymond.burkle123/