Sister Leonius Skaar, OP

Sister Leonius Skaar, OP, died April 3, 2023. Professed in 1957, she taught in the following schools: St. Cajetan, Chicago; St. Patrick, Lemont, IL; Visitation, Chicago, where she also was catechetical director; St. Patrick, Madison, WI; and Queen of Peace, Madison, WI. Sr. Leonius served as director of pupil personnel for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Office of Education and was principal at St. Clare, Bloomington, IL, where she was also special education director; St. Matthew, Milwaukee; St. Matthew, St. Paul, MN; and St. Dennis, Madison, WI. She served at St. Patrick Parish, Apalachicola, FL, as director of the preschool, religious educator, and evangelizer and educator for Franklin County. Sr. Leonius volunteered at the Catholic Multicultural Center, Madison, WI, as an English as a second language teacher, with the childcare program, and coordinated special projects. Through the years, she brought her dedication, skill, kind ways, and clear goals for all learners to everyone she encountered. Sister Leonius became known by many as the “teacher of teachers.” May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.