75 Years

Sister Michele Doyle
Sister Michele Doyle

Sister Michele Doyle was born in Forest Park, Illinois. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a master of arts degree in American history from Loyola University in Chicago; and a master’s degree in religious education from St. Thomas University in Houston. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as provincial for her congregation’s U.S. Province in Milwaukee (1983-1991). In the Diocese of Rockford (Illinois), she taught at St. Mary School in McHenry (1947-1949). In the Diocese of Jackson (Mississippi), Sister Michele taught at St. Francis High School in Yazoo City (1949-1969); at St. Joseph High School and Jackson State College in Jackson (1969-1976); served as director of adult religious education for the Diocese of Jackson (1976-1983); and director of education for St. Francis Assisi Parish in Madison (1991-1996). Since 2006, Sister Michele has served part-time in several parishes in the lay ministry program for the Jackson diocese. Sister currently resides in Ridgeland, Mississippi. 

 

Sister Laureen HabenSister Laureen Haben

Sister Lauren Haben was born in Evanston, Illinois. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of science degree in education from Loyola University in Chicago.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Laureen taught at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove (1964-1966), and at Immaculate Conception School in Chicago (1966-1973). In the Archdiocese of New York, Sister taught at St. John the Evangelist School in Beacon (1948-1957) and at St. Mary Assumption School in Staten Island (1957-1963). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister Laureen taught at St. Peter School in St. Peter, Wisconsin (1947-1948); at St. Wenceslaus School in Milwaukee (1963-1964); and at Alverno Elementary School in Milwaukee (1973-1986). Sister served as accounts assistant for her congregation’s Generalate office (1986-1987), where she also served as an office assistant (1987-1998). She also served as a self-employed writer in Milwaukee (1998-2005), and served as a tutor and office assistant for My Good Mourning Place in Milwaukee (2005-2017). Sister currently resides at Maria Linden Senior Living Apartments in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Mildred RieberSister Mildred Rieber

Sister Mildred Rieber was born in Elroy, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Matthias School in Chicago (1957-1958), and at St. Joseph School in Wilmette (1960-1961).  In the Diocese of La Crosse (Wisconsin), sister served as an occupational/music therapist at St. Mary Hospital in Sparta (1969-1973), as a rectory housekeeper for St. Mary Parish in Tomah (1973-1975), where she also served as a religion teacher (1975-1976), as a classroom teacher at St. Mary School (1975-1984), and as a religion coordinator (1984-1985). In the Diocese of Peoria (Illinois), Sister served as a teacher/organist at SS Peter & Paul School in Chatsworth (1952-1957). In the Diocese of Rockford (Illinois), Sister served as teacher/organist at St. Joseph School in Richmond (1958-1960). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as teacher/organist at St. Monica School in Whitefish Bay (1950-1951), and taught at St. Anthony of Padua School in Milwaukee (1951-1952), at St, John Nepomuk School in Racine (1961-1962), and St. Matthew School in Campbellsport (1962-1963). Sister Mildred also served as a switchboard operator at St. Joseph Hospital in Beaver Dam (1963-1965), as an occupational therapist at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (1965-1967), and as staff support at an inner city daycare center in Milwaukee (1968-1969). Sister was director of religious education at Holy Trinity Parish in Newburg (1985-1988), where she also served as a parish resource minister (1988-2004), and served in the ministry of prayer and presence at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (2004-2014). Since 2014 Sister has served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Phyllis RueferSister Phyllis Ruefer

Sister Phyllis Ruefer was born in Davenport, Iowa. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee. In the Diocese of Gary (Indiana), Sister taught at Assumption School in Indiana Harbor (1953-1958).  In the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin), Sister taught at St. Michael School in Dane (1948-1949). In the Archdiocese of New York, Sister taught at St. Monica School in New York (1958-1964).  In the Diocese of Rockford (Illinois), she taught at Madonna High School in Aurora (1964-1965), served as a part-time teacher and house supervisor at Mount St. Francis High School and Boylan High School in Rockford (1965-1967), and served on the Provincial leadership team for the congregation’s Mount St. Francis Province in Rockford (1968-1970). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Rita School in West Allis (1949-1953), served as coordinator of special services at Alverno College in Milwaukee (1967-1968 and 1979-1983), and served as bookstore manager at the college from 1983-1990. Sister also served as accounting assistant for the congregation’s Generalate in Milwaukee (1970-1973) where she also served as the accountant (1973-1979). Sister served her congregation’s U.S. Province’s health care office in Milwaukee on the insurance claims staff (1990-2000) and as bill processor (2000-2012). Sister currently resides in West Allis, Wisconsin.

 

Sister Celestine SchallSister Celestine Schall

Sister Celestine Schall was born in Monroeville, Indiana. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a certificate in Franciscan theology from St. Francis College in Joliet, Illiniois; and a master of science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  In the Diocese of Joliet (Illinois), Sister served as a teacher/organist at Holy Ghost School in Wood Dale (1948-1960), where she also served as principal/teacher/organist (1960-1966). In the Diocese of Rockford, Sister served as provincial for the congregation’s Mount St. Francis Province in Rockford (1968-1971).  In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as director of junior sisters for her congregation’s formation program in Milwaukee (1966-1968) and served as provincial for the congregation’s U.S. Province (1995-1999). Since 1971, Sister has served at Alverno College in Milwaukee as the director of the Off-Campus Experiential Learning program (1971-1973), director of academic advising (1973-1975), assistant dean (1975-1979), director of career development (1979-1995), corporate representative (1999-2001), community representative (2001-2011), and career counselor (2011 to present). Sister currently resides at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee. 

 

Sister Terese Miriam SheehanSister Miriam Terese Sheehan

Sister Miriam Terese Sheehan was born in Fairplay, Wisconsin.  She received a diploma in nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee; and a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Sanitarium in Milwaukee (1946-1950); as a surgical nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Beaver Dam (1950-1951), where she also served as an operating room supervisor (1955-1962); and served as an operating room supervisor at Waupun Memorial Hospital in Waupun (1951-1955). Sister was hospital coordinator at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1964-1966), an instructor at Sacred Heart School of Practical Nursing in Milwaukee (1966-1972), an in-service instructor at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (1972-1973), and nursing instructor at Deaconess Hospital in Milwaukee (1973-1978), where she also served as patient advocate (1978-1982). Sister also served as wellness facilitator at Marian Hall in Milwaukee (1984-1985), registered nurse at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (1985-1990), nursing manager at Marian Franciscan Nursing Home in Milwaukee (1990), and registered nurse at Maryhill Retirement Center in Milwaukee (1990-1992), where she also served as nursing supervisor (1992-1994). Sister was a self-employed wellness facilitator (1994-1999) and holistic health educator in Milwaukee (1999-2014).  Sister currently serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

 

Sister Frances SimanekSister Frances Simanek

Sister Frances Simanek was born in Racine, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at Blessed Agnes School in Chicago (1948-1952) and served as principal at St. Anne School in Barrington (1964-1966). In the Diocese of Joliet (Illinois), Sister taught at St. Alphonsus School in Lemont (1960-1964).  In the Diocese of Peoria (Illinois), Sister taught at St. Mary School in Westville (1952-1960). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Monica School in Whitefish Bay (1966-1967), St. Theresa School in Theresa (1967-1968), and served as principal at St.Therese/Little Flower School in Milwaukee (1968-1970). Sister also taught at St. Mary School in Menomonee Falls (1970-1988), and at St. Anthony School in Milwaukee (1988-2003). Since 2003 she has served in the ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee, and currently resides at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee. 

 

Sister Paula Jane TupaSister Paula Jane Tupa

Sister Paula Jane Tupa was born in Webster, Minnesota. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in English linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. William School in Chicago (1948-1962), St. Benedict Grade School in Chicago (1962-1963), and St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove (1964-1968), where she also served as principal (1968-1970). In the Archdiocese of New York, Sister taught at St. Monica School in New York (1963-1964). In the Diocese of Orange (California), Sister taught at Marymount College in Orange (1973-1974), Read House in Orange (1974-1975), and Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo (1975-1985). She also served as director of Itop Center for Learning in El Toro (1976-1986), and Laguna Niguel (1986-1989); served as administrator of Itop LaMonte Academie in Laguna Niguel (1989-1992), Aliso Viejo (1992-2001), and Laguna Hills (2001-2003); and served as administrator and instructor at Sierra Academy in Irvine (2003-2004). Sister was director of education at De Casas Academy in Lake Forest (2004-2007), where she also served as administrator (2007-2008), and served as administrator and director of education at Escalade Academy in Lake Forest (2008-2017).  Sister currently resides at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Marcia VoglSister Marcia Vogl

Sister Marcia Vogl was born in Athens, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College and a master of science degree in education from Marquette University.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at Our Lady of Victory School in Chicago (1946-1961). In the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin), Sister taught at St. Francis Xavier School in Cross Plains (1975-1977), and served as director of religious education at St. Barnabas Parish in Mazomanie (1977-1978). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at Holy Ghost School in Milwaukee (1961-1967), served as secretary of education for the congregation’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Province in Milwaukee (1967-1969), taught at Walkers Point Middle School in Milwaukee (1969-1972), and taught at Our Lady of Sorrows School in Milwaukee (1972-1975). Sister served as principal at St. Mary School in Sheboygan Falls (1978-1999), where she also served as a religious ministry caregiver (1999-2005). She served on the personal services team at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (2005-2013).  Since 2013, Sister has served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Alexis WeinbeckSister Alexis Weinbeck

Sister Alexis Weinbeck was born in Winsted, Minnesota.  She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of science degree in nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  In the Diocese of St Paul/Minneapolis, Sister served as the director of in-service education for St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul (1969-1973). In the Diocese of Freiburg, Germany, she served as a home nurse in Weinheim (1983-1984). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as head nurse at Sacred Heart Sanitarium in Milwaukee (1946-1953), as an instructor and associate professor at Alverno College/St. Mary Hospital in Milwaukee (1954-1960), and as an instructor at Alverno College/St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee (1960-1962). She was director of nursing at St. Joseph Hospital in Beaver Dam (1962-1963), where she also served as nursing supervisor (1964-1966); and served as nursing supervisor at Villa Clement Nursing Home in West Allis (1963-1964), where she also served as a registered nurse (1968-1969 and 1979-1981) and as a registered nurse supervisor (1984-1988). Sister served as a registered nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Milwaukee (1967-1968), nursing project instructor at St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee (1973-1976), and health education director for her congregation’s Health Agencies Council in Milwaukee (1976-1978). She also served as an instructor at Alverno College (1981-1983), registered nurse at St. Jude Nursing Home in Milwaukee (1988-1989), and St. Joseph Nursing Home in Milwaukee (1989-1992). Sister served her congregation’s U.S. Province in Milwaukee as an aging wellness consultant (1993-1994), nurse advocate (1994-2002), and volunteer (2002-2006), and as a volunteer at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport from 2006-2014. Since 2014, Sister has served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee. 

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