Fr. Joseph G. Kromenaker: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Joseph G. Kromenaker

Ordained: 1947

  • 1948: Blessed Sacrament, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1949: Springfield Junior College, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1950-1952: Our Savior Church, Jacksonville, IL (SFD)
  • 1953-1954: Immaculate Conception, Alton, IL (SFD)
  • 1955-1956: St. Frances Cabrini, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1957-1958: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1959-1966: St. Anne Church, Edgewood, IL (SFD)
  • 1967: Visitation B.V.M. Church, Alexander, IL (SFD
  • 1968-1969: Sacred Heart Church, Villa Grove, IL (SFD)
  • 1970: St. Aloysius’, Litchfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1971-1990: Absent On Leave (SFD)
  • 1991: St. Adrian, Chicago, IL (SFD)
  • 1992: St. Kieran Church, Chicago Heights, IL (CHI)
  • 1993-2003: St. Ferdinand Church, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 2004-2005: On Duty Outside the Diocese – 5900 Barry Ave., Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 2006-2010: Retired – 100 Stardust Dr., Sherman, IL (SFD)
  • 2010: Died

Fr. Kromenaker was a priest of the Diocese of Springfield who worked in the Archdiocese of Chicago from 1991 to 2005. In 2018, Fr. Joseph G. Kromenaker was included on the Diocese of Springfield’s list of clergy with substantiated cases of sexual abuse of a minor. From 2004 until his death in 2010, Fr. Kromenaker’s status as a priest and whether he had access to children are unknown.