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Seven priests of the diocese celebrating anniversaries of priestly ordination


by - 6/15/2012
Seven priests of the Diocese of Sioux Falls will celebrate their anniversary of ordination to the priesthood this year.

60th Anniversaries

Father Charles Duman was ordained to the priesthood May 3, 1952 by Bishop William O. Brady at St. Agnes Church, Vermillion.
Charles Duman was born May 5, 1923 in Hartington, NE and attended grade school at St. James and Wynot, NE.
The greatest influence for his priestly vocation was his family, which consisted of four sisters and one brother and especially fidelity to Sunday Mass and daily prayer.
The second influence was two Ursuline Sisters, both bearing the name Charles from Maple Mountain, KY, who encouraged and “baited the hook.”
Duman attended St. Bernard Seminary, Sioux Falls, which later moved to Brighton, MI and he spent four years at St. Meinrad Seminary, St Meinrad, IN.
Father Duman was assigned as associate pastor for six years in Sioux Falls, then for the next 44 years was assigned to Aurora and White, Hartford and Huntimer, Marion and Idylwilde, Scotland, Vodnany and Tripp, then Garretson, Estelline and Castlewood.
He also spent ten years in Yankton as associate pastor for Sacred Heart Parish. He also served Sacred Heart Monastery, the state hospital and the federal prison camp while assigned to Yankton.
Father Duman’s final active assignment was to Wakonda and Mayfield until June 1996 when he requested retirement.
Father Duman chose to live in Salem for 12 years under three different pastors who permitted him to serve unofficially as an associate.
He started the Legion of Mary in Salem, worked REC weekends and did bimonthly visits to the penitentiary in the M-2 program. At the age of 88, he was invited to the Avera Brady Nursing Home, Mitchell where he lives in the Bishop Hoch villa.
Father Duman ministers to the Catholic population there.

Msgr. Carlton Herman was ordained to the priesthood June 7, 1952 by Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Amleto Cicognani in St. Turibius Chapel at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH.
Carlton Hermann was born in rural Rockford, IA on Feb. 5, 1927 to Carl and Lydia (Vala) Hermann.
He was the second of four children.
Hermann attended grade school at St. Mary, Roseville, IA.
Being an altar server was a great joy and privilege. He took pride in his service.
Serving at the altar started him thinking about the priesthood.
During eighth grade, the pastor at St. Mary spoke to him and another boy about attending seminary. Since the pastor thought he could do it, he thought perhaps he should try it.
On Sept. 9, 1940, Hermann entered the high school seminary at the Pontifical College Josephinum at Worthing (Columbus), OH.
He spent 12 years at the seminary: four in high school, four years in college and four years in seminary with ordination to the priesthood at the conclusion of the 12 years.
Since the Dubuque diocese had sufficient priests at the time, Archbishop Henry P. Rohlmann released him and Bishop William O. Brady accepted Hermann into the Sioux Falls Diocese.
Father Hermann’s first assignment was at St. Joseph Cathedral. In 1953 he was assigned to St. Anthony Parish, Hoven, also serving Holy Infant Hospital and St. Mary, Lebanon.
He was named pastor of St. John the Baptist, Lesterville in 1959 and also served St. Agnes, Sigel.
In 1964, Father Hermann began serving St. Thomas Aquinas, DeSmet, with Ss. Peter and Paul, Iroquois and Sacred Heart, Carthage.
In 1971, Father Herman was assigned to Christ the King, Webster and in 1976 became pastor of St. Lawrence, Milbank.
In 1978, he was assigned to St. Wenceslaus, Tabor where he remained for 19 years. St. John the Baptist, Lesterville was added to his care in 1993.
In September, 1996, the Holy Father Pope John Paul II, on the recommendation of Bishop Robert Carlson, named Father Hermann a Prelate of Honor with the title of Monsignor. He was officially given the honor Sept. 29, 1996.
In July of 1997, Msgr. Hermann retired to a residence in Yankton where, thanks to relatively good health, he has continued to substitute in Yankton parishes, churches in the surrounding area of the diocese and into Nebraska.
He has celebrated Mass at the federal prison camp, the state hospital, nursing homes, several assisted living facilities, the Knights of Columbus Hall and at the House of Mary Shrine.

Father Lawrence J. Marbac
h was ordained to the priesthood May 31, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church, Yankton, by Bishop William O. Brady.
Lawrence Marbach was born in Dimock on May 28, 1926.
He pursued his seminary studies at St. Bernard Seminary, Sioux Falls, St. John Seminary, Collegeville, MN and the St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN.
Father Marbach served as associate pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Vermillion and St. Thomas More Parish, Brookings.
He also served as pastor at Onida, Waubay and Eden before being appointed pastor of St. Paul Parish, Armour in 1969.
From Armour, Father Marbach was assigned pastor at Miller, Webster, Waubay, Bristol, Lily and Willow Lake.
He retired in 1996 in Yankton but has continued to serve in a number of capacities until just recently.

50th Anniversaries


Father Anthony Imberi was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Lambert A. Hoch at St. Mary Church, Aberdeen on May 26, 1962.
Father Imberi was assigned as an assistant to Hoven, Brookings and Watertown.
In 1969, he was assigned as pastor to Leola, Bryant, Willow Lake and at the same time as Catholic Chaplain to the South Dakota Army National Guard.
In 1971, he was assigned to go on active duty as Catholic Chaplain in the Army from 1971 to 1997 serving stateside and overseas.
In 1998, Father Imberi returned to the diocese and named as pastor in Brandon, Garretson, Canton, Worthing Garrestson and Huntimer until 2005.
He now lives in the rural Garrestson area, helping out as needed.
His vocation started in 1936 with his birth and baptism in Hillsview, nurtured by the family, daily Mass, praying the rosary and the outstanding ministry of parish priests.
Father Imberi remains thankful for the generous support of the people of the diocese.

Father John Riedman was ordained to the priesthood June 2, 1962 in Fargo, ND by Bishop Leo F. Dworschak.
John Riedman was born Aug. 6, 1936 in Valley City, ND.
He studied for the priesthood at St. John Seminary, Collegeville, MN, graduating in 1962.
Father Riedman was incardinated into the Diocese of Sioux Falls from the Diocese of Fargo on November 28, 1988.
Father Riedman taught at O’Gorman High School between 1983-1990.
He then taught at St. Mary High School, Dell Rapids, 1990-1998.
Father Riedman assisted at St. Therese and St. Lambert Parishes between 1983-1990.
He was assigned as pastor of St. Rose of Lima, Garretson in 1990, an assignment that extended until 1998. At the same time, Father Riedman served as chaplain to St. Mary School, Dell Rapids.
In 1998, he was assigned as rector for St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls.
That assignment continued until 2000 when Father Riedman was assigned as pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Montrose and St. Ann Parish, Humboldt, where he remained until his retirement in 1996.
Father Riedman retired to Kerrville, TX, where he resides today.
In retirement, he serves as campus minister at Our Lady of the Hills Regional High School, Kerrville, TX and is a member of the board of directors of the free clinic in Kerrville.

25th Anniversaries

Father Joseph Vogel was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1987.
Joe Vogel was born in Aberdeen on Oct. 10, 1951 to Eugene and AnnaBelle Vogel.
He has two older brothers and five younger sisters. He grew up on the family farm between Doland and Turton.
Vogel attended grade school in Turton and junior high and senior high school in Doland, graduating in 1969.
He then attended SDSU and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor’s in Sociology.
He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force in May 1973.
Vogel served nine years in the Air Force as a security police officer.
Vogel’s intention was to be married and, at one time, he was engaged but God had other intentions. His call to the priesthood came while he was serving at March AF Base, California.
After a few years of sporadic church attendance, he became involved in the base chapel. He says that the biggest thing he noticed about those working and volunteering at this base chapel is how much fun they had doing church work and being holy. He became involved in refugee ministry, liturgical ministry, religious education and parish council. The beginning of his call to the priesthood came from a religious sister at the base chapel who taught him meditative prayer (be quiet and listen).After some time praying in this manner, the call the priesthood came to him in prayer, which didn’t make sense to him because of his background as a less-than-perfect Catholic boy.
Vogel recalls some great advice from a Catholic chaplain at the base. He said that one will never really know if his call his authentic until getting out of the Air Force, going to the seminary and giving it a try.
Vogel left the Air Force and went to the seminary in 1982.
He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary at St. Mary College in Winona, MN for one year of philosophy, and then attended four years of seminary at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD.
Father Vogel’s first assignment was at Christ the King Parish, Sioux Falls. Next he served as vocations director for two years and then served four months at Resurrection Parish, Huron. Following that, he spent seven and a half years at the Newman Center at Northern State University. While he was at the Newman Center, he also taught at Roncalli High School and was pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Westport. He next spent six years at St. Michael Parish in Sioux Falls and in 2004 was asked to be the founding pastor at St. Katharine Drexel Parish where he currently serves.
“My 25 years in the priesthood have been quite the journey. I am amazed at how capable God is and how many outstanding people I have been able to meet along the way,” Father Vogel said. “Without the prayers and help of so many family and friends life wouldn’t be the same. I thank God for my call to the priesthood and I look forward to many more years of serving God’s people.”

Father Paul Josten
was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1987.
Paul Josten was born Dec. 20, 1959.
Father Josten’s priestly vocation came after being ordained a deacon on May 17, 1986.
He attended O’Gorman High School, Sioux Falls, graduating in 1978.
He went on to study for the priesthood at St. John University, Collegeville, MN; Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN, and Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD.
“The process leading to ordination to the priesthood was a process that I believe came from growing up in a practicing Catholic family and going to Catholic schools. Surely these factors had a place in my vocation,” Father Josten said. “I also believe that my involvement with TEC and SEARCH in my high school and college years had a part in my vocation.”
Father Josten felt the call to priesthood at a very young age. “As I look back, I see things, events, happenings in my life that pointed to priesthood, though at the time, I wasn’t aware,” he said.
His response to God’s call was a response to a desire to do something radically different for God and for the Church. “Becoming a priest seemed to me to be radical and different. Over these last 25 years, that desire has stayed with me,” he said. “Jesus was radical…Jesus was different. Catholics, Christians, are called to the same. Becoming a priest was a way for me to be even more so.”
Father Josten’s first assignment as priest was as associate pastor at Holy Family Parish, Mitchell. After two years, he was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish, Yankton, where he served for about two years. He was then assigned as pastor of St. Dominic, Canton and St. Edward, Worthing.
Then he was assigned to Platte and Geddes where he served for about eight years.
He has also been assigned to parishes in Bowdle, Roscoe and Hosmer, Parkston and Tripp.
He has also served at St. Benedict Parish, Yankton and is now pastor at Church of the Epiphany, Epiphany, St. William Parish, Ramona and St. Agatha Parish, Howard.
“I am thankful for the gift of priesthood. I am thankful for these past 25 years, and for the years that led up to my ordination,” said Father Josten. “I am thankful for the many people who have supported me, welcomed me, prayed for me, and shared with me their lives, their sorrows, their joys. I am thankful and humbled.”