It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Father Wolfgang Krismanits and his wife, LaDonn, lost their lives in a three vehicle accident on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Father Wolf, as he was known, was rector of St. James Anglican Church in Sonora, CA in the Diocese of San Joaquin.
Father Wolf and LaDonn leave behind two daughters, ages 15 and 24. Plans are currently being developed to help support their daughters.
Bob Townly, Senior Warden of St. James Anglican Church, said, “The whole parish is in a state of shock over the news and we are just trying now to come to the realization of what it means for us and of course Father Wolf’s family. I just covet your prayers for the parish and the family. I’ve always had a high respect for them and they will be missed by not only the parishioners, but the whole community as well.”
A memorial service for Father Krismanits and LaDonn will be held this coming Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 PM, at the Chapel in the Pines, 18580 Cherokee Drive, Twain Harte, CA 95383. It is open to the public. Additionally, the 10:30 mass at St. James Anglican Church this Sunday, December 2nd will be in honor of the beloved husband and wife. Bishop Eric Menees will lead the service.
Please join us in praying for the Krismanits family, St. James Anglican Church Anglican Church in Sonora, CA and their community:
Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; especially in the lives of Father Wolf and LaDonn and their family. We ask that You would graciously provide peace and provision for their family and the people of St. James. Pour out Your Spirit on all who grieve from this tragic loss. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.