Remembering our Deceased 

Faith In Action 2021-2022  

Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori

The Knights of Columbus’ fraternal motto is even more explicit: “Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori,” “Time Flies, Remember Death.” According to John P. Martin, the Grand Knight of Council 14557, New Bedford, Massachusetts, “the Knights of Columbus are called to constantly reflect on the fact that we have only a short


Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith — and it always has been. For the Knights of Columbus, charity means supporting a virtually boundless variety of projects including helping each brother and the community.

Here are Knights and Families of Council 3880 distributing Food and Goods to our community from the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.


The unity of our Order is founded in the sacred unity of our Church, which arises from the unity of God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our unity expresses our belief in one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, and one God and Father of us all.

In October we display Pro-Life Crosses in honor of lives taken through Abortion.


Our bond of Fraternity is not merely a lofty principle. It is the way of life of a steadfast Knight of Columbus strengthened by the Holy Spirit. It is the responsibility of every Knights of Columbus council to be an exemplary model of Catholic fraternity.

Our Knights standing as members of our Fraternity at our Appreciation Dinner.


Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

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To our Deceased Bother

This page reflects the deaths of our Brother Knights. We need to keep them, their families and friends in our prayers.

  • Charter Member Frank Ranczak

  • Don Batastini

  • Jim Pauley

  • Tom Naughton

  • Don Oltz

  • A.J. Kirchberg

  • Jerry Wilkerson

  • Bill Miller

  • Charter Member Ed Shields

  • Ed Flood - PGK Council 10678

  • Conrad Floeter

  • Leo Ziemba

  • Bill Leland

  • Joe Carnes

  • Sam Diana

  • FDD, PFN, PGK Bill Davis

  • Gordon MacKavanaugh

  • Frank Scanlan

  • Robert C. Pfieffer

  • Joe Kostur, Jr.

  • James Beck

  • Herman Prehm

  • Ray Visk

  • Ben Daniel

  • Phil Kirchberg

  • Jack Venezia

  • Fred DeLance

  • Alan Stewart

  • Andy Fitzpatrick

  • Joe Parker

  • Ed Kolodzik

  • Howard Polnow

  • Mark Allen Jr.

  • SK, Richard Campobello

  • John Fuhler

  • Charter Member,
    PGK, SK, Norb Jacobs

  • Charter Member,
    PGK, SK, Jerry Mayer

  • SK, John Olsczak

  • SK, Mike Britton

  • Tom Michelin

  • Bill Lemke

  • Bill Dwyer

  • Bob Follmer

  • Rich Partyka

  • Dennis Kostrzewski

  • Stanley Kosin

  • Jim Punda

  • John L. Orso

  • Ralph Biasiello

  • Jim Ennis

  • Clarence Kleinfelter

  • SK, Irv Kemp

  • SK, PGK Vince Mottola

  • Norm Giambi

  • Robert Reckamp

  • Harry Kranz

  • Wally Grygiel

  • Ron Modrich

  • Dr. Dave Fredericks, DVM

  • FDD, PGK, Bob Thomas

  • Mark Spreitzer

  • Steve Crnkovich

  • Richard M. Biesatek

  • PGK, Jerry Frazier

  • PGK, SK, Steve Haugh

  • SK, Steve Bright

  • SK, PGK, Phil Weyna

  • FVSM, PSD, PGK Joe Kaltwasser

  • Joshua M. Antongiovanni

  • Jim Kratochvil, Jr.

  • Glenn LaBello

  • James Surdick

  • Ken Artner

  • PGK, Bob Modrich


To my dearest family, some things I would like to say
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here there are no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I am with you morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you, when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and he said, “I welcome you.

It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.

I need you here badly, you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much we have to do, to help our mortal man.”

God gave me a list of things He wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you…in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years,
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb,
But together we can do it, by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy, and I’d like it for you too,
That as you give onto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain,
Than you can say to God at night… “My day was not in vain.”

And now I am contended…that my life was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way I made someone smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.

When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.

And when it’s time for you to go…from that body to be free.
Remember you’re not going…you’re coming here to me. 


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