75 Years

Sister Lorraine AspenleiterSister Lorraine Aspenleiter

Sister Lorraine Aspenleiter was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor’s degree in education and English from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Benedict High School in Chicago (1950-1963) In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister taught at St. Mary School in Menomonee Falls (1946-1950), at Alverno College in Milwaukee (1963-1974), and served as a spiritual director at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1974-1975), where she also served as retreat/spiritual director (1976-1982). In the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sister served as a retreat/spiritual director at St. Joseph Retreat Center in Bailey’s Harbor (1982-2005), and at Casco Parish House in Casco (2005 to 2015), where she has served since 2015 as a spiritual director. Sister currently resides in Casco, Wisconsin. 

 

Sister Dorothy DroesslerSister Dorothy Droessler

Sister Dorothy Droessler was born in Kieler, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In the Diocese of Austin, Texas, Sister served as a registered nurse at Austin-Travis County Health Department in Austin (1969-1971). In the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, Sister served as assistant professor at Valley State College in Indianola (1967-1969); as a specialist of gerontology in Rhodell (1987-1988); and as a school nurse at CADET School in Holly Springs (1988-1993). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister served as a registered home health nurse in Sauk City (1993-1995), at Home Health United in Prairie Du Sac (1995-2004), and at Homeward Bound in Baraboo (2004-2006); and served in supportive home care at Homeward Bound in Lancaster (2008-2015). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Sanitarium in Milwaukee (1945-1953) and St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1955-1963); taught at Alverno College in Milwaukee (1954-1955); served as head nurse at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (1963-1965), where she also served as nursing supervisor (1971-1976); and as nursing supervisor at Villa Clement Nursing Home in West Allis (1965-1967), at Marian Heights Nursing Home in Milwaukee (1976-1977), and at Marian Catholic Home in Milwaukee (1977-1981). Sister was director of nurses at Avalon Manor in Waukesha (1981-1987).  Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, in Greenfield, Wisconsin. 

 

Sister Carolita GreinerSister Carolita Greiner

Sister Carolita Greiner was born in Harper, Iowa.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, a master’s degree in education from St. Louis University, and a master’s degree in religious education from Fordham University in New York. In the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, Sister taught at St. Joseph School in Earling (1950-1952). In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, sister taught at Madonna High School in Aurora (1952-1954). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Rita School in West Allis (1946-1950), at Alverno College in Milwaukee (1954-1966), and was principal of St. Catherine School in Milwaukee (1975-1981). She was councilor for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Immaculate Heart of Mary Province in Milwaukee (1966-1969); director of religious education at St. John Nepomuk School in Racine (1970-1973); director of the Religious Education Center in West Bend (1973-1974); and religious education consultant for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (1974-1975). Sister also served in Milwaukee as executive director of the LaFarge Lifelong Learning Center (1981-1989); personal services director at Mary Hill Retirement Center (1990-1991); secretary for the Franciscan Pilgrim Program (1991-1998); administrative assistant at Sacred Heart Convent in Milwaukee (1998-2004), and volunteer at St. Joseph Convent (2004-2015). Sister resides at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee, where she has volunteered since 2015.

 

Sister Leeann HerdaSister Leanne Herda

Sister Leanne Herda was born in West Allis, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee. In the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, sister served as health educator for the Whitley County Health Department in Williamsburg (1980-2004), where she also served as a volunteer (2004-2007). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister served at Sacred Heart Sanitarium and Rehabilitation Hospital in Milwaukee as a dietician (1945-1949) and registered nurse (1949-1950 and 1967-1968); served at St. Joseph Hospital in Beaver Dam as a registered nurse (1951-1957) and accountant (1957-1967); and at Mount Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee as a registered nurse (1968-1973). She also served as a pastoral minister for the congregation’s Health Agency Central provincial unit in Milwaukee (1973-1974); as pastoral care coordinator at St. Anthony Hospital in Milwaukee (1974-1980); and as a volunteer in health and pastoral ministry at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (2007-2015). Sister resides at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee, where she has volunteered since 2015. 

 

Sister Annelda HoltkampSister Annelda Holtkamp

Sister Annelda Holtkamp was born in St. Paul, Iowa. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served as homemaker at St. Bernardine Convent in Forest Park (1950-1951) and at St. Peter Convent in Skokie (1954-1957). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, sister served as a homemaker at St. Mary Convent in Osmond, Nebraska (1952-1954). In the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sister was homemaker at St. Mary Convent in Chilton (1992-2005). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she served as homemaker at Immaculate Conception Convent in Kieler (1947-1949). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister was homemaker at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1945-1947 and 1951-1952), St. Anthony of Padua Convent in Milwaukee (1949-1950), Immaculate Conception Convent in Saukville (1958-1959) and at St. Joseph High School Convent in Kenosha (1959-1992.) Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

 

Sister Margaret Anne PuhekSister Margaret Anne Puhek

Sister Margaret Anne Puhek was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor’s degree from Alverno College in Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in education from the National College of Education in Evanston, Illinois. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Glenview (1945-1954) and at Holy Angels School in Chicago (1960-1963). In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, she taught at St. Joseph School in Aurora, Illinois (1954-1960). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at Holy Cross School in Belgium (1963-1967), St. Anthony of Padua School in Milwaukee (1967-1979), and St. Rita School in West Allis (1979-1999), where she also served as tutor (1999-2006). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

 

Sister Bernadette SalmSister Bernadette Salm

Sister Bernadette Salm was born in Chilton, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in music education from Oregon State University in Corvallis. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught music at SS Cyril & Methodius School in Chicago (1965-1966), and served as a musician at St. Matthias School in Chicago (1945-1946), St. Anne School in Barrington (1948-1950), St. Bernardine School in Forest Park (1950-1955), and St. Martin School in Chicago (1955-1956 and 1961-1965). In Summit, Sister served at St. Joseph School as musician (1956-1957) and receptionist/secretary (1988-1989). She also served as receptionist/secretary for the Maryknoll Missionaries in Chicago (1989-1998), and as secretary for Chicago Mission Promotion (1998-1999). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, sister served as musician at St. Patrick School in Fremont (1946-1948). In the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, sister served as musician at SS Peter & Paul School in Chatsworth (1957-1959). In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister was musician at St. John the Baptist School in McHenry (1986-1987). In the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, sister served as musician at St. Mary School in Chilton (1968-1969). In the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, Sister was musician at Christ the King School in Jackson (1966-1967) and St. Francis School in Yazoo City (1967-1968). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister served as musician at St. Clement School in Lancaster (1977-1979). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister was musician at St. Nicholas School in Dacada (1959-1961), Holy Redeemer School in Milwaukee (1969-1971), St. John Nepomuk School in Racine (1971-1977), and St. Leonard Parish In Muskego (1979-1986) and was a private music teacher and volunteer at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (1999-2014). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Maria Linden Senior Retirement Apartments in Milwaukee.

 

SSister Margaret Sibbelister Margaret Sibbel

Sister Margaret Sibbel was born in Butte, Nebraska.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, sister served as teacher organist at St. Labre Mission School, Ashland (1961-1963). In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, sister served as teacher and organist at St. Alphonsus School in Lemont (1952-1953). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, sister taught at St. Joseph School in Pierce (1947-1952); and served as principal and teacher/organist at St. Mary School in St. Helena (1963-1968), at East Catholic Elementary School in St. Helena (1968-1976), and at East & West Elementary Schools in St. Helena (1976-1979). Sister also served as Provincial Executive for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Our Lady of the Angels Provincial House in Omaha (1979-1980); and was principal and teacher at St. John Baptist School in Petersburg (1988-1991) and St. Ludger School in Creighton (1984-1995), where she also served as part-time teacher and pastoral minister (1995-2009). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served at St. Hubert School in Hubertus as teacher/organist (1953-1954) and as principal and teacher/organist (1954-1960); and as teacher/organist at St. Michael School in Kewaskum (1960-1961). She served as Regional Team Member for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ United States Region from 1980-1983. Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Hermandine TreptowSister Hermandine Treptow

Sister Hermandine Treptow was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. In the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, Sister served as homemaker at St. Mary Convent in Pesotum Township (1949-1950). In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister was homemaker at St. Petronille Convent in Glen Ellyn (1965-1967). In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, she was homemaker at Our Lady of Good Council Convent in Aurora (1945-1949). In the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, Sister served as homemaker at Holy Trinity Convent in Mount Olive (1950-1965). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she served as homemaker at St. Mark Convent in Kenosha (1944-1945), and worked at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee on the dietary staff (1967-1998) and as baker/kitchen staff (1998-2016). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Dorothy WeissSister Dorothy Weiss

Sister Dorothy Weiss was born in St. Lawrence, Wisconsin. In the Diocese of Austin, Sister managed the lunch program at Dolores Parish in Austin, Texas (1970-1971). In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister was homemaker at St. Philomena Convent in Chicago (1944-1949), and at St. Catherine Labouré Convent in Glenview (1978-1979), where she also served as a beautician (1977-1978). In the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Sister was homemaker at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Convent in Keysville (1965-1966.) In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she was parish visitor at St. Aloysius Parish in Sauk City (1995-1996.) In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister was homemaker at St. John the Baptist Convent in Johnsburg (1949-1952), Holy Ghost Convent in Milwaukee (1952-1958), SS Peter and Paul Convent in Nenno (1958-1961), St. Lawrence Convent in St. Lawrence (1961-1963), St. Joseph Convent in Waupun (1963-1965), and St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (1966-1970), where she also served as hair care specialist and support staff (1979-1995). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Cecilia ZachmanSister Cecilia Zachman

Sister Cecilia Zachman was born in Rogers, Minnesota. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served as homemaker at St. Beatrice Convent in Schiller Park (1952-1954) and St. Priscilla Convent in Chicago (1991-1992).  In the Diocese of Dubuque, Iowa, she was homemaker at St. John Nepomucene Convent in Fort Atkinson (1950-1952). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister served as homemaker at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1945-1946), St. Wenceslaus Convent in Milwaukee (1946-1950), St. Mark Convent in Kenosha (1954-1965), St. Monica Convent in Whitefish Bay (1965-1966), and Pius XI High School Convent in Milwaukee (1966-1970). Sister also served as homemaker and food manager at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1970-1991); coordinator and administrative coordinator at Marian Hall in Milwaukee (1992-2000); pastoral minister at Mount Carmel Nursing Home in Milwaukee (2000-2006); and Mitchell Manor in Milwaukee (2006-2012). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

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