70 Years

 
Sister Mary Rose AulerSister Mary Rose Auler

Sister Mary Rose Auler was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee.

In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister served as a teacher-organist at St. Martin School in Martinsville (1955-1958).

In the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, Sister served as a teacher-organist at St. Mary School in Pesotum (1958-1960).

In the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sister served as a teacher-organist at St. Mary Seven Dolors School in Stockbridge (1963-1973).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as a teacher-organist at Holy Cross School in Belgium (1960-1963), teacher-principal at St. Paul School in Genesee Deport (1973-1980), and taught in Milwaukee at St. Albert School (1980-1989), and Milwaukee Montessori School (1989-1990), She also served in Milwaukee as a caregiver at Lisbon Day Care (1990-1992), and as a substitute teacher at various schools (1992-2016). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Eleanor BlakeSister Eleanor Blake

Sister Eleanor Blake was born in McHenry, Illinois.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served as a homemaker at St. Martin Convent in Chicago (1952-1960).

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister served as a homemaker at St. Therese Convent in Kankakee (1960-1966), St. Matthew Convent in Glendale Heights (1966-1986), and St. Isadore Parish in Bloomingdale (1986-2020).

Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

 

 
Sister Patricia DerfusSister Patricia Derfus

Sister Patricia Derfus was born in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, and a master of arts degree in theology from the University of Detroit Mercy.

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Aurora (1954-1959).

In the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sister served as a CCD Consultant (1969-1970).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Anthony School in Menomonee Falls (1959-1964), and in Milwaukee at Holy Redeemer School (1964-1967), St. Albert School (1967-1968 and 1977-1983), and St. Eugene School (1970-1972). She also taught at St. Rita School in West Allis (1972-1977), St. Sylvester School in South Milwaukee (1983-1989), and was a tutor and substitute teacher at Prince of Peace School in Milwaukee (2000-2004). Sister also served her community’s U.S. Province in Milwaukee as an administrative secretary at St. Joseph Convent (1992-1993) and in personal services at Maryhill Retirement Center (1993-1995) and Sacred Heart (1995-1999). She later served as a volunteer at Sacred Heart (2004-2008) and at Maryhill Convent (2008-2016). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart.

 
Sister Gloria FewsSister Gloria Fews

Sister Gloria Fews was born in Aurora, Illinois. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at Holy Angels School in Chicago (1953-1970).

In the Archdiocese of Denver, Sister taught in Denver at Annunciation School (1970-1971) and St. Anthony of Padua School (1972-1973); and served as Administrative Coordinator at Southwest Montessori Preschool in Denver (1973-1989) where she also served as preschool teacher (1989-1991) and preschool director (1991-1996). 

In the Diocese of Nashville, sister taught at Project Reflect in Nashville (1996-1997) where she also served as administrative assistant (1997-2001). 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee (2016-2018) and since 2019 at Our Lady of the Angels in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

 
Sister Terese GreinerSister Terese Greiner

Sister Terese Greiner was born in Keota, Iowa. She received a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in mathematics from St. Louis University in Missouri.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Philomena School in Chicago (1954-1958).

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sister taught at Ryan High School in Omaha (1958-1961).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister taught at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee (1961-1966 and 1969-2001) and St. Joseph High School in Kenosha (1966-1969). She was a tutor at Milwaukee Leadership Training Center (2001-2003) and Wings Academy (2003-2005), both in Milwaukee. 

In her retirement, Sister served in Milwaukee as a volunteer at St. Joseph Convent (2005-2014) and, since 2015, has ministered through prayer and presence at Sacred Heart. 

 
Sister Nancy HansenSister Nancy Hansen

Sister Nancy Hansen was born in Chicago. She received a bachelor of arts degree in biology and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served in Chicago as a teacher at St. Benedict High School (1958-1962) and as a bookkeeper for a manufacturing company (1969-1970).

In the Archdiocese of Managua, Nicaragua, Sister served as a registered nurse at the Clinic Nuestra Senora in Managua (1981-1984).

In the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, Sister served as a registered nurse at the El Paso County Department of Health in El Paso (1985-1986) and as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner for the Department of Health in Fort Hancock (1986-1998) and in Presidio (1999-2000). Sister served as criminal justice coordinator for the Diocese of El Paso (2006-2010) and assisted at her congregation’s U.S. Province Casa Alexia border ministry in El Paso (2005-2013).

In the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, Sister served as a registered nurse in Home Health Care for Bayada Nurses in Tampa (2000-2001), as a registered nurse outreach worker at San Jose Migrant School in Plant City (2001-2003), and as an education specialist at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa (2003-2005). 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in St. Martin-Franklin (1955-1958), St. Joseph High School in Kenosha (1962-1967), and at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee (1967-1973). Sister also served in Milwaukee as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital (1975-1976) and Guadalupe Clinic (1976-1981); and was a health advocate at Maria Linden Senior Apartments (2013-2018), where she now resides.

 
Sister Darlene HochSister Darlene Hoch

Sister Darlene Hoch was born in Knoxville, Iowa. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Philomena School in Chicago (1955-1958).

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sister taught at Ryan High School in Omaha (1958-1963, 1974-1978, and 1980-1983); St. John the Baptist High School in Petersburg (1964-1967), and Holy Name High School in Omaha (1983-1987).

In the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, Sister taught at Holy Trinity High School in Winsted (1963-1964).

In the Archdiocese of Des Moines, Iowa, Sister taught religious education at St. Mary Parish in Rosemont (1967-1968). 

In the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, Sister taught at a public junior high school in Knoxville (1968-1974) and at Marquette High School in St. Paul (1978-1980). She also served in Knoxville as a medical office receptionist (2001-2011) and volunteer at St. Anthony Parish (2012-2013).

In the Diocese of Tucson, Arizona, Sister served in Tucson as a private caregiver (1987-2001), a teacher at Chaparral Career College (2000-2001), and a private counselor/business manager  (2001-2007).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as a volunteer switchboard operator at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (2013-2018). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Maria Linden Senior Apartments in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Catherine KelterSister Catherine Kelter

Sister Catherine Kelter was born in Waunakee, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in education from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

In the Archdiocese of New York, Sister taught at St. John the Evangelist School in Beacon (1958-1964). 

In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister served as a pastoral minister for the Nativity of St. Mary Parish in Janesville (1984-2009). 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Joseph School in Waupun (1955-1958), St. Monica School in Whitefish Bay (1964-1967), and Pius XI High School in Milwaukee (1967-1970). She also served in Milwaukee on the administrative staff of her congregation’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Province (1970-1983), and on the planning/research staff for her congregation’s U.S. Province (1983-1984). In retirement, Sister served in the ministry of prayer and presence at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (2009-2011) and since 2011, at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield. 

 
Sister Angeline KielerSister Angeline Kieler

Sister Angeline Kieler was born in Kieler, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University in Chicago.

In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister taught at St. Clement School in Lancaster (1954-1956 and 1989-2009), where she also served as a substitute teacher and tutor (2004-2008) and a latchkey program director (2008-2012). 

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught at Holy Cross School in Stockton (1956-1957), Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Aurora (1977-1978), and served as principal at St. John the Baptist School in Johnsburg (1984-1988). 

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Petronille School in Glen Ellyn (1957-1962 and 1971-1972), SS Peter & Paul School in Naperville (1963-1968 and 1978-1983), Sacred Heart School in Lombard (1969-1971 and 1972-1977), and St. Joseph School in Downers Grove (1983-1984). She also served as principal-teacher at St. Therese School in Kankakee (1968-1969).

In the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, Sister taught at Holy Cross School in Mount Olive (1962-1963).

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights (1988-1989).

Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Maria Linden Senior Apartments in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Mary Beth MinkelSister Mary Beth Minkel

Mary Beth Minkel was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in religious studies from Mundelein College in Chicago.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Joseph School in Wilmette (1953-1964) and in Chicago, she taught at Holy Angels School (1964-1967) and Santa Maria Addolorata School (1967-1982), where she also served as principal (1982-1992). Sister also taught in Chicago at St. Helen School (1992-1996), St. Genevieve School (1996-1997), St. Sylvester School (1997-2000), and St. Matthias School (2000-2003). Sister also served as a part-time junior high school teacher at Queen of Angels School (2003-2005), where she also served as a substitute teacher (2005-2008), and at St. Edward School (2008-2017).

In retirement, Sister has served in Milwaukee in the ministry of prayer and presence at St. Joseph Convent (2017-2019) and Maria Linden Senior Apartments. 

 
Sister Julia RiceSister Julia A. Rice

Sister Julia Rice was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a master of arts degree in English and a master of arts degree in religious education and pastoral ministry from Loyola University in Chicago; and a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Illinois University at DeKalb.    

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sister taught at St. John the Baptist School in Petersburg (1954-1957) and St. Ludger High School in Creighton (1957-1958).

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught at Madonna High School in Aurora (1958-1962, 1964-1965, and 1966-1969), Mount St. Francis High School in Rockford (1962-1964), Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford (1964), and at Central High School in Aurora (1969-1972).

In the Diocese of Cleveland, Sister served as a campus minister at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (1972-1975).

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister served as a part-time administrator at Lewis University in Glen Ellyn (1975-1980).

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister ministered in Chicago as a teacher at St. Benedict High School (1965-1966); an associate attorney at Swidler Patt and Swidler (1980-1981); an attorney at Travelers & Immigrants Aid (1981-1985); a sole practitioner of law (1986-1991 and 2003-2005); and an attorney for students at the University of Illinois in Chicago (1991-2003).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister assisted in her congregation’s International Office of Mission Advancement (2006-2011) and since 2011 has served as a volunteer driver in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Barbara RowenSister Barbara Rowan

Sister Barbara Rowan was born in Racine, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of science degree in education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Mary School in McHenry (1955-62), where she also served as a tutor (1957-1958, 1960-1962) and seamstress (1959). She also was catechist at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hanover (1962). 

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Clara School in Chicago (1956).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister was a catechist at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Milwaukee (1959-1960). 

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Michael School in Wheaton (1962-1967), St. Raphael School in Naperville (1975-1976), St. James the Apostle School in Glen Ellyn (1976-1979), was principal at St. Alexis School in Bensenville (1967-1975). She was associate pastor at St. Bernard Parish in Lockport (1979-1992) and at St. Luke Parish in Carol Stream (1992-2011). She was a volunteer at Montini High School in Lombard (2011-2020). Sister resides in Lombard.

 
Sister Mary YannySister Mary Yanny

Sister Mary Yanny was born in Burlington, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in English from Marquette University in Milwaukee. 

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sister taught at St. Francis High School in Randolph (1958-1960) and St. Ludger High School in Creighton (1960-1961).

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at Alvernia High School in Chicago (1961-1964).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary School in St. Martin-Franklin (1953-1958) and Pius XI High School in Milwaukee (1964-1966). She was principal at St. Alphonsus School in Greendale (1966-1969), St. Joseph High School in Kenosha (1983-1991) and principal-teacher at St. Joseph Interparish Junior High School in Kenosha (1991-1992). Sister served as director of education ministry (1969-1976) and on the provincial leadership team (1976-1983) for her congregation’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Province in Milwaukee (1969-1976). She was an instructor and assistant professor at Alverno College (1993-2003), where she also served as a volunteer assessor (2003-2016) and served as a volunteer tutor at Milwaukee Achiever Adult Literacy Services (2003-2019). Sister ministers through her prayer and presence at Maria Linden Senior Apartments in Milwaukee.

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