Provincial Officially Bestows Title of Honorary Oblate on Wilma Baumgartner

Niles, IL

By Jamie Green and Mike Viola

(L-R) Jamie Green, Betty and Bob Bergeron, Fr. Louis Studer, OMI, Wilma Baumgartner (seated)

On Saturday, February 25, Wilma Baumgartner received the title of Honorary Oblate by Fr. Louis Studer, OMI, Provincial of the Missionary Oblates, United States Province. Father Studer presented Wilma with the Oblate Cross and certificate at her residence in Niles, Illinois.  In attendance were her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bob Bergeron. Also attending was Jamie Green, Charitable Gift Advisor, who has worked with Wilma over the years to help her fulfill her co-missionary work with the Oblates. Congratulations Wilma!

Fr. Studer making the presentation to Ms. Baumgartner, with Betty and Bob Bergeron on her left.
Fr. Studer and our newest Honorary Oblate, Wilma Baumgartner