The Obit For Lloyd Misho

Lloyd P. Misho

Published in Belleville News-Democrat from 8/2 to 8/3/2009

Father Lloyd P. Misho, 80, of Belleville, Ill, born Feb. 10, 1929, in Blytheville, Ark., died on Friday, July 31, 2009, at Lebanon Care Center, Lebanon, Ill.

After graduating from Chaminade High School in Clayton, Mo., Father Misho played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

He entered the Society of Mary and professed vows as a Marianist in 1949. He taught and coached at the former Cathedral High School. Later, he studied for the Diocesan Priesthood and was ordained a priest by Bishop Albert R. Zuroweste on May 27, 1958.

Father Misho served parishes in DuQuoin, Mt. Carmel, O'Fallon, East St. Louis, Centreville, Herrin, and he was also a teacher at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, Ill. In June 1966, he became pastor of St. Felicitas in Beaver Prairie, Ill., and St. Teresa of Avila in Marydale, Ill.

He later served as pastor at St. Mary in Valmeyer, Ill., St. Mary Magdalene in Todds' Mill, Ill., St. Lawrence in Sandoval, Ill., Holy Rosary in Fairmont City, Ill., and Sacred Heart in Dupo, Ill. His last assignment was as senior associate pastor at St. Augustine of Canterbury, Belleville, Ill.

Retiring due to ill health in 1988, Father Misho first lived at the Hinke Priest Retirement Home in Belleville and later was in residence at the Lebanon Care Center in Lebanon, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl, nee Melbrite, Misho and a brother, John Misho.

Surviving is one brother, Omar Misho of Traverse City, Mich.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Rite of the Reception of the Body will be held at 9 a.m.. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at St. Augustine of Canterbury, Belleville, Ill. A visitation will be held immediately following up until service time.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at St. Augustine of Canterbury, Belleville, Ill., with the Most Rev. Bishop Edward K. Braxton presiding, the Most Rev. Stanley Schlarman will be the principal celebrant and homilist and the priests of the Belleville Diocese will concelebrate. Interment will be in Greenmount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.

KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.