Priest who served in Davenport dies


Liguori, Mo. — Father Martin Stillmock, C.Ss.R., who served at St. Alphonsus Parish in Davenport from 1981 to 1987, died March 20 at St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community. He was 87 years old.

Father Stillmock

Father Stillmock was born on May 30, 1932, in Omaha, Nebraska. He professed temporary vows as a Redemptorist on Aug. 2, 1953, and perpetual vows on Sept. 2, 1956. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1958.

He enjoyed writing, and in his first assignment he served as a professor of English and religion at St. Joseph Preparatory College in Edgerton, Wisconsin. He served as pastor and local superior of several parishes in the Midwest, including St. Joseph Parish in Wichita, Kansas; St. Alphonsus Parish in Davenport; Holy Name Parish in Omaha; and St. Alphonsus Parish in Minneapolis. Although he officially retired in 2009, he remained in residence in Minneapolis until 2015, when he was assigned to the Liguori Mission House. Last year, that community combined with the former St. Clement Health Care Center community to form the new St. Clement Redemptorist Mission community in Liguori.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a private funeral service took place at the St. Clement Redemptorist chapel in Liguori. He was buried at the Redemptorist Cemetery in Liguori.


Donations in Father Stillmock’s memory to continue the work of the Redemptorists may be sent to: Redemptorists of the Denver Province, 1633 North Cleveland Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.

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