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Abbot Andrew Garber, OSB

Abbot Andrew Garber, OSB

Sunday, October 28th, 1928 - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Obituary

Abbot Andrew Garber, O.S.B.
1928 - 2019

Conception, Missouri - Abbot Andrew Garber, O.S.B., 91, of Conception, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St. Stephen’s Infirmary at Conception Abbey, Conception, Missouri.

Abbot Andrew was born on October 28, 1928 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to the late Ferdinand and Martha (Klinkhamer) Garber. He was a graduate of St. John’s Military Academy, Washington, DC.

He professed as a monk of St. Benedict Abbey, Benet Lake, Wisconsin, on September 8, 1952. He was ordained May 26, 1956, and eventually was elected the second Abbot of St. Benedict Abbey on March 11, 1964. He resigned as Abbot on May 21, 1974. Other assignments include hospital chaplaincies in Illinois and Indiana, and pastor of parishes in Illinois and Wisconsin. He moved to Conception Abbey in 2016, where he resided in the Abbey’s infirmary.

Abbot Andrew is survived by his monastic community; one brother, Raymond Garber, Surprise, Arizona; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm Friday, November 15 with Vespers of the Dead at 7:15 pm at The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Conception, Missouri. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am Saturday, November 16 at The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Abbot Andrew’s mortal remains will be returned to Benet Lake, where a second Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 19, with burial following at St. Benedict Abbey Cemetery, Benet Lake, Wisconsin. Arrangements Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm
    When
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:15pm
    Location
    Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
    Conception, MO 64433
    Vespers of the Dead will be held at 7:15pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 7:15pm
    When
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 7:15pm
    Location
    Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
    Conception, MO 64433
    Vespers of the Dead will be held at 7:15pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.
  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
    Conception, MO 64433
    A Mass of Christian Burial will also be held at St. Benedict Abbey in Benet Lake, Wisconsin at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 with burial following at St. Benedict Abbey.
    Officiant
    Abbot Benedict Neenan, O.S.B.
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Benedict Abbey
    Benet Lake, WI 53102

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