Sister Obituaries

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Sister Mary O’Donnell (Mary Colum), OPSister Mary O’Donnell (Mary Colum), OPSister Mary O’Donnell (Mary Colum), OP, died June 6, 2018. Professed in 1956, she taught math and physics at St. Cecilia Cathedral High School, Omaha, NE; Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest, IL; and University of Michigan, Flint, MI. Sister Mary served as a grad assistant at University of Mississippi, University City, MS; lab instructor at University of Illinois at Chicago; and tutor at Malcom X College, Chicago. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online

Sister Leopold Kaufmann, OPSister Leopold Kaufmann, OPSister Leopold Kaufmann, OP, died May 29, 2018. Professed in 1942, she taught in the following schools: St. Sabina, Chicago; St. James, Rockford, IL; Immaculate Conception, Waukegan, IL; Our Lady of Mercy, Bronx, NY; St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest, IL; St. Augustine, South St. Paul, MN; St. James, Kenosha, WI; Edgewood Campus, Madison, WI; and Holy Rosary, Minneapolis. Sr. Leopold served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as finance officer, assistant finance officer/medical accountant, and secretary to the Prioress of the Congregation. She ministered as finance officer at Camp WeHaKee, Winter, WI, and sacristan at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online

Sister Carol Sutter (Aurelian), OPSister Carol Sutter (Aurelian), OPSister Carol Sutter (Aurelian), OP, died May 17, 2018. Professed in 1957, she taught at St. Basil, Chicago; St. Michael, Galena, IL; St. Michael, South Sioux City, NE; and St. Thomas More, Chicago. Sr. Carol ministered as director of religious education with seven parishes in the Imogene, IA, area and at St. Michael Parish, South Sioux City, NE; SS. Peter and Paul Parish and St. Francis Xavier Parish, both Tulsa, OK; St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Dubuque, IA; St. George Catholic Community, Apache Junction, AZ, where she was also ran the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program; St. Therese Parish, Albuquerque, NM, where she also ran the RCIA program; St. Ignatius Parish, Mount Horeb, WI; and Holy Redeemer Parish, Perry, WI. She served at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, WI, as codirector of educational planning and research at the Dominican Education Center and as support staff and ministered in family care, Mount Horeb, WI. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online

Sister Margaret Ellen Brennan (Brice), OPSister Margaret Ellen Brennan (Brice), OPSister Margaret Ellen Brennan (Brice), OP, died April 17, 2018. Professed in 1947, she served as culinary artist in the following convents: SS. Peter and Paul, Kingfisher, OK; Trinity High School, River Forest, IL; Bethlehem, Faribault, MN; Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, WI; St. Cecilia, Omaha, NE; St. Mary, Cheyenne, WY; Regina, Minneapolis; Visitation, Chicago; and Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy. Sr. Margaret Ellen ministered as a licensed practical nurse at St. Dominic Villa, Dubuque, IA, where she also served as nurse aide; Misericordia Home South, Chicago; Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa; Queen of Peace Ministry Center, Burbank, IL; and Trinity Convent, River Forest, IL. She served as prioress of the Queen of Peace Convent, Burbank, and volunteered at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.

Sister Christina Cegelske, OPSister Christina Cegelske, OPSister Christina Cegelske, OP, died March 7, 2018. Prior to entering the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, Madeline Jean served in the U.S. Navy, 1944-1946. She was a nurse at the U.S. National Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD, and at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Norman, OK. Madeline obtained the rank of Pharmacist Mate, Second Class. Professed with the Sinsinawa Dominicans in 1949, she taught in the following schools: St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, IL; St. Thomas Aquinas, Milwaukee; Edgewood Campus, Madison, WI; and Annunciation, Minneapolis. Sr. Christina ministered as a family caregiver in Fairmont, MN, and served as director and teacher at Annunciation Latch Key Program, Minneapolis. She volunteered at Bethlehem Convent, Faribault, MN; Annunciation School, Minneapolis; and in the Archives at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.

Sister Jeanne Crapo (Anna), OPSister Jeanne Crapo (Anna), OPSister Jeanne Crapo (Anna), OP, died Feb. 13, 2018. Professed in 1951, she taught in the following high schools: Cathedral, Omaha, NE; Newman, Wausau, WI; Dominican, Whitefish Bay, WI; and Central Catholic, Anaconda, MT. Sr. Jeanne served at Rosary College/Dominican University (DU), River Forest, IL, as director of admissions, academic dean, English faculty, director of the Rosary-in-London program, and director of Archives. At the time of her death, she had almost completed a book about the history of DU. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.

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