RIP: 02/05/2021 - Milwaukee
Br. Edward Havlovic was born in Brainard, Nebraska on 29 March 1931. After his college graduation in 1954, he was attracted to religious life. The community of Benedictine monks had inspired in him a quiet, prayerful, and peaceful lifestyle. But it took some more time for him to decide. During this discernment period, he was invited to visit the Salvatorian community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was accepted as a candidate in 1958. The next year he became a novice in Colfax, Iowa, where he made his first profession on 29 June 1960. His first appointment was in Nazianz, Wisconsin, working in the Registrar’s office and the seminary library. He also served as an educator, infirmarian, and Archivist of the province. It is perhaps in this ministry as archivist Br. Edward built his greatest legacy. The major work of arranging and cataloguing the archives was done by Br. Edward. In addition to his work in the archives, he served various activities of the community. In 2008 he moved to Alexian Village to live with the retired members of the province. Plagued with arthritis and spinal stenosis, after several hospitalizations in 2017, he moved to the assisted living section of the village, so that his health issues could be better monitored. However, an unexpected fall resulted in fractures of both hips and the leg. On 2 May 2021, Br. Edward died peacefully. He was 90 years old and had been Salvatorian for 61 years.