Rev. Oswald G. Krusing

Summary of Case: Krusing's name appeared on a list released by the Milwaukee archdiocese in 2004 of 43 priests who were fully restricted from ministry (or would have been if they were alive) because of credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors against them. He died in 1995.

: 1927

Retired: 1969
Died: 1995


Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Milwaukee archbishop was Sebastian Gebhard Messmer (1903-1930)

1927 Sacred Heart Sun Prairie WI associate pastor This assignment is per Krusing's obituary and per the Milwaukee archdiocese.
1927 1928 St. Victor's Monroe WI 2/2 Parish had a school with 60 students.
1928 1930 Immaculate Conception Milwaukee WI 2/2 Parish had a school with 385-470 students.


Messmer was succeeded by Samuel Alphonsius Stritch (1930-1939)

1931 Holy Redeemer (German) Madison WI 2/2 Parish had a school with 272 students.
1931 1933 St. Joseph's Waukesha WI 3/3 Parish had a school with 495 students.
1933 1934 Our Lady of the Rosary Kenosha WI 2/3  
1933 1934 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Kenosha WI   This was a mission of Our Lady of the Rosary.
1934 1935 St. John's Clyman WI 1/1 Krusing is listed as "p.t.".
1935 1939 St. Joseph's Lyons WI 1/1 Parish had a school with 60-72 students.
1935 1939

St. Killian's

Lyons Township WI   This was a mission of St. Joseph's in Lyons.
1938 1939 St. Mary's Pell Lake WI   This was a mission of St. Joseph's in Lyons.


Stritch was replaced by Moses Elias Kiley (1940-1953)

1941 St. Stephen's New Coeln WI 1/1 Parish had a school with 106-47 students.


Providence bishop was Francis Patrick Keough (1934-1947)

1943 Cistercian Monastery Valley Falls RI   This was a Trappist Monastery.


Superior bishop was William Patrick O'Connor (1941-1946)

1944 St. Louis' Washburn WI 1/1 Parish had a school with 65 students.


Albert Gregory Meyer followed Kiley as Milwaukee archbishop (1953-1958)

1956 Holy Apostles'

New Berlin WI 1/1, 1/2 Parish had a school with 110-362 students.
1947 1976 Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal Milwaukee WI Pro-synodal Judge  
1956 1958 Sacred Heart of Jesus St. Francis WI 1/3 Parish had a school with 585-609 students.


William Edward Cousins succceeded Meyer (1958-1977)

1962 Holy Name Racine WI 1/3 Parish had a school with 482-490 students.
1962 1964 Notre Dame Infirmary Elm Grove WI Chaplain This was an infirmary for the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
1963 1976 Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal Milwaukee WI Defender of the Bond (for Roman Cases)  
1964 1966 St. Charles Borromeo Milwaukee WI 1/2 Parish had a school with 384-435 students.
1966 1969 St. Rita's West Allis WI 1/4 Parish had a school with 1,328-1,116 students.
1969 1970 Retired       An address is not given for Krusing in the 1970 Directory, as it is for the other retired priests of the archdiocese.
1970 1974 Retired West Allis WI   Krusing's address was 170 N. 76th St., Apt. 7.


Cousins was replaced by Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. (1977-2002)

1982 Retired Greenfield WI   Krusing's address was 6450 W. Norwich Ave., Apt. 6.
1982 1995 Retired Milwaukee WI  

Krusing's address was 3501 S. Lake Dr., which is that of the archdiocese.

Krusing died Oct. 29, 1995


Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1928-1996)

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This assignment record was last updated on March 20, 2012