Rev. Carl Anthony Roos

INDIANAPOLIS — Reverend Carl Anthony Roos, 80, of Indianapolis, passed away April 3, 2022. He was born March 31, 1942 in Celestine, Indiana to Veronica (Schnell) Roos and Harry Peter Roos.

He is survived by his wife, Reverend Michelle Roos; one son, Carl Peter Roos; his siblings, Lillian (Maurice) Beckman, Dr. Marie Roos, Anne Roos, Victor C. (Betty) Roos, and Richard (Jenny) Roos; many beloved nieces and nephews; and close relationships with extended family.

Carl was proceeded in death by siblings, Father Paul Roos and Leona Roos.

Carl was a life-long learner. He attended St. Meinard Seminary for high school and college, and attended theology school at Canisianum, in Innsbruck, Austria. He continued his education at Indiana University, earning post-graduate degrees in adult education and counseling.

As chaplain and officer in the Army National Guard, he completed 13 years of service and held the rank of Major.

Carl loved playing team sports and was a fierce competitor on the football field, basketball court and baseball diamond. In his youth he worked hard, played a lot of ball, fished for bluegill, hiked country roads and sang songs. He had a special love of nature.

He retired from active ministry in the Diocese of Indianapolis in 2006. His retirement brought great pleasure in playing golf with his brothers at courses across southern Indiana.

He was known for his exceptional wit and sense of humor, and for his gentleness and kindness to others. He had a devout faith in God and lived to serve him throughout his entire life, first as a Catholic priest for 19 years for the Diocese of Evansville, and then as a parish priest for 16 years in the Diocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Nebraska.

A celebration of life and fellowship meal was April 12, at Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill.