Retired Bishop Joseph Imesch of Joliet died Tuesday at Our Lady of the Angels retirement home in Joliet. He was 84.
The diocese said in a Wednesday statement the cause of death was heart related.
Bishop Imesch's body was to be placed at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet for viewing Dec. 28 and 29. A funeral Mass was schedule to be celebrated Dec. 29, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.
The bishop retired in 2006 after serving the Joliet Diocese for more than 26 years.