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The Rev. Stephen E. Naas

July 26, 1948 — May 29, 2024

Kalamazoo

The Rev. Stephen E. Naas

In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of The Rev. Stephen E. Naas, formerly of Battle Creek, who died Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo. Father Naas was born on July 26, 1948, in Illinois; the eldest child of the late Philip and Norma (Goodley) Naas and brother of the late Philip David Naas. He is survived by his sister Marcia Naas, two brothers Mark and Eric Naas, and many nieces and nephews. The family came to Battle Creek in 1951 and were members of St. Joseph Parish where the children attended parish school. Father Naas was a 1966 graduate of Lakeview High School and attended Saint Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana and St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. He was ordained into the priesthood for the Archdiocese of  Atlanta at the Cathedral of Christ the King on June 10, 1978. He returned to Michigan serving in the Diocese of Kalamazoo and retired after serving St. Mary Catholic Church in Marshall for 13 years. He enjoyed his garden, cooking, and woodworking, and was a prolific reader. Father Naas will be received at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday at 4:00 p.m. where visitation will be held until the time of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. with The Most Reverend Edward M. Lohse, Bishop of the Diocese of Kalamazoo officiating. Interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to Kairos Dwelling of Kalamazoo or St. Joseph Catholic Church of Battle Creek. Eternal rest, grant unto him O’Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen.  Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home and Cremation Services. www.henryfuneralhome.org

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, June 3, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Catholic Church

61 N 23rd St, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Rosary

Monday, June 3, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Catholic Church

61 N 23rd St, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Catholic Church

61 N 23rd St, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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