About Us

ChurchOriginally The Holy Angels Church and Cemetery Foundation Inc. (HACCFI) was set up as a non-profit corporation, organized under 501 (C) (3) of the code of the great state of Iowa. Its filing was completed on May 23rd, 1995. Our annual meeting is held in January of each year and all are welcome to attend.  As of 2016 the "Inc." was removed due to the Bishop's request.

Creation board members were:

  • Alfred Klocke (deceased)
  • Tom Simons
  • Leo Staiert (Deceased)
  • Rev. Paul Kelly
  • Jim White
  • Lynn Hoffman (Deceased)
  • Danny Sturm
  • Bernice Williams

The sole purpose of this corporation is to assist in maintaining and preserving the church building, its history, and care for the parish cemetery and grounds.  With this statement, the mission of the HACCF is as clear today as it was nearly 20 years ago. The only thing that has dramatically changed since its creation date is that the critical needs have substantially increased.

Over the years, the HACCF has assisted in numerous projects for the good of the parish, preservation of the church building, cemetery and its grounds. A few of the projects undertook and completed were:

  • Present church North parking lotNewly-built entrance arch to the cemetary located north of Holy Angels Church in Roselle. The pyramid shaped arch mimics the arch visible on the north side of the church in the background.
  • Cemetery Veteran’s flag rows
  • Cemetery entrance monument
  • Roselle/Holy Angels sign at Roselle corner
  • Numerous church statues refinished
  • New front church steps from road
  • Entryway steps carpeting
  • New roof (1990’s shingled and current steel roof 2011)
  • Clock mechanism restored and faces repainted
  • New entry doors
  • Fr. Geling’s monument restoration
  • New lawnmowers
  • Unknown markers installed, straightening of headstones, and new crosses made and installed
  • Website creation and maintenance
  • Numerous other projects…

It is through the generosity of its donors by their monetary contributions made, the volunteers who fully understand the purpose in which services are provided and by the grace of God, that we faithfully continue on its mission.