70 Years

Sister Patricia BatesSister Patricia Bates

Sister Patricia Bates was born in Aurora, Illinois. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a master’s degree in education from DePaul University in Chicago; her certification in clinical pastoral care from Mendota State Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin; and her certification as a general health chaplain from the U.S. Conference, in Washington D.C.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove (1950-1958), and in Chicago at SS Cyril & Methodius School (1962-1963), St. Matthias School (1963-1966), St. Nicholas School (1966-1967), and Corpus Christi School (1971-1973). Sister also served as personnel director (1973-1975) and formation director (1975-1979) for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Holy Name Province; and was pastoral associate at Columbus Hospital in Chicago (1979-1982). In the Archdiocese of New York, sister served as a pastoral associate at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston (1982-1984), where she also served as director of pastoral care (1984-1987). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at Holy Trinity School in Newburg (1958-1962); and served in Milwaukee as assistant director of novices at St. Joseph Convent (1967-1969); taught at the Child Enrichment Center at St. Joseph Convent (1969-1970); and served on the Provincial Leadership Team for the congregation’s United States Province (1987-1991). Also in Milwaukee, Sister was director of personal services at Maryhill Retirement Center (1991-1995); director of personal services at Sacred Heart Convent (1995-1997); social worker at Community Care, Inc. (1997-2006); and volunteered at St. Joseph Convent (2006-2015). Since 2015, Sister has served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Lucy ChangSister Lucy Chang

Sister Lucy Chang was born in Linyi, Shandong Province, China. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Joseph School in Wilmette (1955-1958). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she taught at St. Francis Xavier School in Cross Plains (1958-1963), and St. Michael School in Dane (1965-1967). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Anthony of Padua School in Milwaukee (1952-1955), and at St. Matthew School in Campbellsport (1963-1965); and served as an office aide at Alverno College (1970-1971). Also in Milwaukee, she was a key punch operator (1971-1972) and data services assistant (1973-1985) at Allis Chalmers Corporation; was a key punch operator at Manpower, Inc., (1972-1973); and served as a volunteer for the LaFarge Lifelong Learning Institute (1997-2000). In West Allis, Sister was a process clerk and staff coordinator at Deutz-Allis Credit Corporation (1985-1989) and mail clerk at Village at Manor Park (1989-1997). Sister volunteered at Clement Manor in Greenfield from 2004 to 2010, where she now serves in the ministry of prayer and presence. 

 

SSister Margaret Earleyister Margaret Earley

Sister Margaret Earley was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She received a bachelor of art degree in mathematics from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Institute of Regina Mundi in Rome; and a doctor of philosophy degree in religious studies from Marquette University in Milwaukee.  In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught in Milwaukee at St. Anthony of Padua School (1951-1952 and 1955-1956); at St. Therese Little Flower School (1952-1953); and at St. Joseph Convent High School (1953-1955). Sister was assistant director of postulants at St. Joseph Convent (1959-1966). At Alverno College, Sister served as instructor of theology (1966-1976), assistant professor of religious studies (1976-1981), associate professor of religious studies (1982-1984), and professor of religious studies (1984-2012). Since 2012, Sister has served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Clement Manor in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

 

Sister Rita EisterholdSister Rita Eisterhold

Sister Rita Eisterhold was born in Taopi, Minnesota.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in education from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Joseph School in Summit (1954-1959), and St. Benedict Grade School in Chicago (1959-1962).  In the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, she served in Walls at Sacred Heart Southern Missions (1989-1990), and taught at Sacred Heart School (1990-1992). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she taught at St. Clement School in Lancaster (1951-1952), St. John the Baptist School in Princeton (1964-1966), and Immaculate Conception School in Kieler (1970-1972).  In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Mary School in Menomonee Falls (1952-1954); St. Rita School in West Allis (1966-1970); and in Milwaukee at Holy Ghost School (1962-1963), St. Matthias School (1972-1977), Pius XI High School (1977-1978), Alverno College (1978-1982), Central City Catholic School (1985-1987), and St. Catherine School (1987-1988). Also in Milwaukee, Sister was coordinator of personal services at Maryhill Retirement Center (1982-1985); assistant coordinator (1992-1994) and coordinator (1995-1998) at Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services; activities director at St. Ann Rest Home (1995-1998); and assistant activities director at Mitchell Manor (1999-2000). Sister also served as activities director at Hales Corners Care Center in Hales Corners (2000-2002), and volunteered at St. Joseph Convent (2003-2009) and Ancilla Domini Convent (2009-2014) in Milwaukee.  Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee. 

 

 

SSister Marie Catherine Finkister Marie Catherine Fink

Sister Marie Catherine Fink was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, a master’s degree in education from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in spirituality from Mundelein College in Chicago. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Matthias School, Chicago (1952-1956). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, she taught at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha (1956-1959). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Joseph High School in Kenosha (1959-1966); was vice-principal at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee (1966-1981); and served as formation director (1978-1991) and coordinator of mission effectiveness (1991-1993) for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ United States Province in Milwaukee. In Greenfield, Wisconsin, Sister was chaplain and coordinator of mission effectiveness (1993-2010) at Clement Manor, and since 2010 has been volunteer instructor at Clement Manor and Our Lady of the Angels Convent. Sister resides in Greenfield.

 

 

Sister Marietta HanusSister Marietta Hanus

Sister Marietta Hanus was born in Bellwood, Nebraska. She received a bachelor of art degree in Latin from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of art degree in Latin from De Paul University in Chicago. In Honduras, Sister served in pastoral care at Casa Clemens (Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa) from 1977 to 1978, and in Olancho (Diocese of Juticalpa) from 1978 to 1980. In Guatemala, Sister served in pastoral care in Los Amates (Diocese of Izabel) from 1980 to 1981; and provided pastoral care and formation work for the congregation’s Latin American pro-province in Guatemala City (Archdiocese of Santiago) from 1981 to 1985, where she also served as formation director (1985-1991) and area counselor (1991-1996). She provided support services for the pro-province at Coban and Alta Verapaz (Diocese of Alta Verapaz) from 1996 to 1997. In the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, Sister taught at St. Mary School in Holly Springs (1952-1956). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, she taught at St. Patrick High School in Fremont (1956-1959), and at Ryan High School in Omaha (1961-1965). In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, she taught at Madonna High School in Aurora (1959-1961). In the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, Sister volunteered at Prince of Peace Parish in Alliance (2009-2013). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she taught at St. Lawrence School in St. Lawrence (1951-1952); was assistant director of novices at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1965-1966); and served as vice-president of the international congregation in Milwaukee (1966-1976 and 2004-2006). She was special appeals coordinator for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Office of Mission Advancement (1997-2004 and 2006-2009), and volunteered at Mary Hill Convent in Milwaukee (2013-2018). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin.  

 

 

Sister Bernadette KelterSister Bernadette Kelter

Sister Bernadette Kelter was born in Pine Bluff, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in education from National College of Education in Evanston, Illinois.  In the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, Sister taught at St. John Nepomucene School in Fort Atkinson (1950-1953 and 1960-1963). In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, she taught at St. Michael School in Wheaton (1956-1960). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she taught at SS Anthony & Philip School in Highland (1953-1956). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she taught at SS Peter and Paul School in Nenno (1963-1967); at St. Kilian School in Hartford (1967-1978); and at St. James School in Menomonee Falls (1978-1980). Sister also served in Milwaukee as a home health aide at Tau Home Health Care Agency (1980-1987); Home Health Service, Inc. (1987); Seton Home Health Services (1987-1995); Franciscan Home Health Care (1995-1996); Covenant Home Health (1996-2006); and at Wheaton Franciscan Home Health (2006-2007). She has served in the ministry of prayer and presence at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport, (2007-2011), and since 2011 at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

 

SistSister Regina Marie Maibuscher Regina Marie Maibusch

Sister Regina Marie Maibusch was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alverno College; a master’s degree in nursing from St. John University in New York City; her certification in pulmonary nursing from the University of Arizona in Tucson; and her certification in gerontology from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. In the Diocese of Washington D.C., she served as a nurse practitioner at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington, D.C. (1970-1972). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister served as a registered nurse at Waupun Memorial Hospital, Waupun (1951-1953), at St. Joseph Convent, Campbellsport (1953-1955), and at Luther Manor in Milwaukee (1995-2005); as a pulmonary nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee (1973-1975); and as a clinical nurse specialist at St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee (1975-1995). Sister was an instructor at Alverno College (1955-1959 and 1960-1968), and an assistant clinical professor at Marquette University (1973-1975). She also volunteered in Milwaukee at Holy Trinity Parish in Milwaukee (2007-2012), at Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services (2007-2012), and at St. Catherine Parish (2012-2017). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin. 

 

SSister Gerda Moehlerister Gerda Moehler

Sister Gerda Moehler was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She received her bachelor’s degree in music from Alverno College in Milwaukee, a master’s degree in music from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, and a doctor of psychology degree from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught music at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee (1951-1959). In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, she taught music at Madonna High School in Aurora (1959-1970), and served as on the Provincial Leadership Team for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Mount St. Francis Province in Rockford (1970-1977). In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, she served as a psychologist at Tolentine Personal Resource Center in Olympia Fields (1979-1987). In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served in Chicago as a psychotherapist at Catholic Family Counseling Service (1980-1986), where she also served as a clinical psychologist (1987-1989). Since 1989, Sister has been a clinical psychologist in private practice in Chicago.

 

SiSister Gertrude Niehoffster Gertrude Niehoff

Sister Gertrude Niehoff was born in Randolph, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee and received her certification as a registered dietician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Milwaukee. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she served as a dietary aide (1946-1947) and as a therapeutic dietician at St. Joseph Hospital in Beaver Dam (1965-1968); as a registered dietician at Sacred Heart Sanitarium in Milwaukee (1953-1965); and as a dietician director at St. Joseph Hospital in Hartford (1968-1970). Also in Milwaukee, Sister was a therapeutic dietitian at St. Michael Hospital (1970-1972); a dietician consultant at St. Mary Hill Hospital (1971-1975); a dietary worker at St. Joseph Convent (1973-1977); a school lunch worker at St. Florian School (1977-1978); and a home care worker for the elderly and handicapped at Catholic Social Services (1978-1980). She also was a private home care worker for the elderly in Oconomowoc (1980-2003). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

 

SSister Theresa Panterister Theresa Panther

Sister Theresa Panther was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska in Omaha.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Beatrice School in Schiller Park (1954-1963). In the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, she taught at St. Joseph School in Davenport (1963-1964). In the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, she served as principal of All Saints School in Des Moines (1981-1987). In the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, she served as principal at Holy Trinity School in Protivin (1976-1978). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she taught at St. Monica School in Whitefish Bay (1951-1954), and at St. Anthony of Padua School in Milwaukee (1989-1992). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, she served as principal/teacher at St. Joseph School in Pierce (1964-1967); as principal at St. John the Baptist School in Petersburg (1967-1969); taught at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha (1969-1970 and 1978-1980); served as principal at East/West Catholic Elementary School in Fordyce (1970-1972), and at West Catholic Elementary School in Fordyce (1972-1976); and was co-director of St. Vincent de Paul Senior Center in Omaha (1980-1981). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she served in Madison as a self-employed child care/home care worker (1992-1996) as a tutor of children with special needs (2002-2017), and since 2017 as a part-time caretaker and volunteer at Capitol Lakes Memory Care Unit.

 

Sister Rose Marie PetersSister Rose Marie Peters

Sister Rose Marie Peters was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College, Milwaukee and a master’s degree in education from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at Wright College in Chicago (1986-2005). In the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, she taught at St. Mary School in Luxemburg (1968-1972). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she taught at St. Michael School in Dane (1967-1968), In the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, she taught at St. Cecilia School in Hubbell (1953-1958). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, sister taught at St. John the Baptist School in Fordyce (1951-1953). In the Diocese of Superior, Wisconsin, she taught at Most Precious Blood School in Glidden (1958-1964). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she taught at St. Mary School in Menomonee Falls (1964-1967 and 1972-1986). She was a volunteer driver and seamstress at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport, Wisconsin (2011-2013) and at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (2013-2015). Sister now serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Maria Linden Senior Apartments in Milwaukee. 

 

SSister Gretta Schmitzister Gretta Schmitz

Sister Gretta Schmitz was born in Petersburg, Nebraska.  She received her certification as a licensed practical nurse from the Omaha School of Practical Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she served as a homemaker at St. Philomena Convent in Chicago (1950-1952). In the Diocese of Davenport, she served as a homemaker at SS Peter and Paul Convent in Clear Creek, Iowa (1952-1956). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, was a baker at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha (1970-1972), where she later served as a licensed practical nurse (1973-1975).  In the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, she served as a licensed practical nurse at Mountaineer Family Health in Beckley (1975-1976) and at Rhodell Health Center in Rhodell (1976-2012). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she served as a homemaker at St. Joseph Hospital in Beaver Dam (1956-1967), where she also served as director of food service (1967-1970). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

SSister Elaine Weberister Elaine Weber

Sister Elaine Weber was born in Calvary, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in education from DePaul University in Chicago.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, sister taught in Chicago at St. Benedict Grade School (1951-1960), and served as a principal and teacher at St. Matthias School (1965-1972). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she taught at St. Lawrence School in Milwaukee (1960-1965); served as administrator of St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1972-1989); and was assistant administrator at Mt. Carmel Monastery in Hubertus (1989-1993), where she also served as coordinator of human resources (1993-2006). Sister has served as a volunteer at St. Joseph Convent, Campbellsport (2006-2015) and at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee (2015 to present).

 

 

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