chapelQuigley Class of '61 Renunion

Father Kenneth R. Kleiber, Mundelein ordination class of 1968, died
September 28, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fr. Kleiber, since 2002, served as chaplain at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Phoenix.  A memorial Mass was offered on
October 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in
Glendale, Arizona, one of the parishes at which Fr. Kleiber served. 
A memorial Mass was offered on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:00
a.m. at St. Alexander Church, Palos Heights, Illinois. Interment:        
St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
Father Kleiber is survived by a brother, Lawrence (Cathleen) A.
Kleiber.  Notes of condolence may be sent to Mr. Lawrence Kleiber,
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463-1636.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Kenneth R. Kleiber.

Biography update of 7/7/2012


          Officially I was “on loan to the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona.”  This began on July 1, 1977 at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in central Phoenix until October 16, 1977 when I was sent to St. Maria Goretti Parish in North Scottsdale, Arizona. I was there until January 16, 1984 when I was sent to Queen of Peace Parish in downtown Mesa, Arizona. This was a bi-lingual Mexican parish.  I was there until August 1, 1985 when I was sent to St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in South Phoenix. This was another Spanish parish. I was relieved of my assignment at St. Catherine Parish on July 1, 1992. I then free lanced by saying Mass at various parishes, among them was a small but delightful parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Guadalupe, Arizona. This was a predominantly Mexican & Native American parish.


          On February 4, 1993 to December 6, 1999 I began my tour of duty with the Archdiocese for the Military Services and the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where I was a Contract Chaplain. Then on 6 December, 1999 I was finally brought on staff.  This lasted for 3 years until I was promoted to Chief, Chaplain Services.  That began on 1 December, 2002 until the present time.  I will be retiring from this position on February 1, 2013. However, while working at the VA I was also celebrating the morning 6:15 AM Mass from Monday to Friday & Sunday at 6:30 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Glendale, Arizona. After my retirement from the VA I will continue serve there. This parish is also a bi-lingual Mexican parish. As if that wasn’t enough I go over to St. Patrick’s Parish in North Scottsdale to celebrate the 5:30 PM Mass on Wednesday and Thursday. This is a solid upper middle class parish. After my retirement from the VA I will also continue to serve these people.