09/04/2014 16:12

Fr. Wilbert MORMAN (USe) 24.10.00; 19-39-41-45-46

Fr. Wilbert's father and mother were from the Lower Rhine region, Germany, who immigrated to Miller City, Ohio, USA.

His parish priest, a former SVD from Germany, remained t close to the Society and led many of the Morman boys to our f seminary. His brother Edmund also became an SVD, another ) brother and Wilbert also studied in Techny.

Wilbert was first assigned to Negrie- Yangoru, New Guinea s in 1948 and later worked in the catechists' school and minor seminary on Kairiru island. From 1960 on he worked in the mission stations ofYangoru, Pukinar, Wilaru, Kaindi, Hawain, Boram and towards the end of his active years, in Wirui. He retired in Techny in 1994. A bout with pneumonia led to Glenbrook Hospital and to his death due to cardiac arrest last Oct. 24.