Fr. Leo Olschausken

Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 07/21/1987
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

From Lithuania. Arrived in Chicago in 1958. Assigned to St. Michael’s Lithuanian Church in Chicago, then chaplain  1961-1974 in the Diocese of Grand Rapids MI at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. First named publicly as accused on the Diocese of Gaylord’s list 11/10/18 (name erroneously spelled “Olschaysken.”) Noted to have been removed from the diocese and returned to his Order in 1974. Per a parish history for St. Mary of the Assumption in Coal City IL, diocese of Joliet, Olschausken was assigned there 1974 until his death 7/21/87. Further, “Father Leo endeared himself to the Altar Severs. These boys were his special charge. They became very close to him and he to them.”


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