Funeral Services Set for Priest Who Was Barred

Detroit Free Press
February 11, 2007

The Rev. Peter Van der Linden, a local Catholic priest barred from ministry amid sexual abuse allegations, died Wednesday, the Archdiocese of Detroit said Friday.

Van der Linden was ordained in 1955 and served churches throughout southeast Michigan, including Detroit, Westland, Roseville and Port Huron, the archdiocese said.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home in Port Huron. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 415 N. Sixth St., St. Clair.Compiled by Zlati Meyer, David Crumm and Marisol Bello.


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