Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2012, and at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Stritch Chapel on the campus of Christian Brothers University in Memphis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Stritch Chapel. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012, at St. Gabriel Cemetery in Mound Bayou.
A De La Salle Christian Brother for 66 years, he was born Robert Eugene in Platte City, Mo., the son of Ray and Betty (Seuell) Kamphefner. He graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, Mo., and then entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers. He pronounced his final vows in 1955 in Winona, MN. Brother Pius earned a B.S.S. degree in 1950 and an M.A. in 1960 both from St. Mary’s College (now University) in Winona. During his career as an educator he taught in Evanston, Chicago, Quincy and Wheaton, Ill., Wichita, Kan., and in Kansas City and Cedar Hill, Mo., and was a house parent at Mercy Home in Chicago.
He taught at St. Joseph High School in Greenville and at St. Gabriel School in Mound Bayou. In 1993 he became the resident lay ecclesial minister at St. Gabriel Church.
Survivors include his brother Don (Helen) Kamphefner of Gladstone, Mo., nieces and nephews, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
Memorials may be made to De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.
Arrangements are under the direction of Canale Funeral Directors; www.canalefuneraldirectors.com