Rev. Edward Haungs, CSV, 44, died suddenly at 8 AM Saturday, March 14, 1953 of a heart attack in St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.
Father Haungs was an industrial arts instructor at St. Gregory High School in Chicago for the last four years and lived at the Clerics of St. Viator provincial residence on Sheridan Road in Evanston.
Haungs was born in Peoria on January 14, 1909. He was ordained on March 9, 1940 after completing philosophy and theology instruction at Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in 1936 and a M.A. in 1939, and from Stout Institute, Menomonee, Wisconsin in 1942 with a B.S. in industrial arts.
He was formerly an instructor in Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY and assistant pastor of St. Patrick Church, Kankakee, Illinois.
The body was at the Raymond Theis Funeral Home in Chicago for viewing until 3 PM on Monday, March 16, 1953 – then it was moved to St. Gregory Church. Students in his classes and friends in the priesthood paid tribute to Father Haungs at his funeral held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday March 17, 1953 at St. Gregory’s. A Solemn Requiem Mass was offered by the Very Rev. John F. Brown, Viatorian provincial, assisted by the Revs. William Maloney, CSV, and Bernard Russell, CSV, who preached. Burial was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.
Surviving are his father, George Haungs and one sister, Sister Miriam, OSF, both from Peoria.