80 Years

Sister Ruth Marie HolzhauerSister Ruth Marie Holzhauer

Sister Ruth Marie Holzhauer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in education from Loyola University in Chicago. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught in Chicago at St. Philomena School (1942-1948), and Alvernia High School in Chicago (1948-1951). In the Archdiocese of New York, Sister taught at St. Monica School in New York City (1951-1955). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she taught summer classes at Alverno College in Milwaukee (1949-1966); served as principal (1955-1965 and 1969-1975) and teacher (1955-1965) at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Milwaukee; was principal and teacher at St. Peter School in St. Peter (1965-1968); taught at St. Alphonsus School in Greendale (1968-1969); and served as principal at St. Sylvester School in South Milwaukee (1975-1986). Sister taught at St. Matthew School in Campbellsport (1986), St. Anthony School in Menomonee Falls (1987), and St. Monica School, Whitefish Bay (1995-1997), where she also served as religion coordinator (1987-1995). Sister also served as a driver for the sisters at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1997-2003). She serves I the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee. 

 

Sister Lorranie QuellaSister Lorraine Quella

Sister Lorraine Quella was born in Racine, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee. In the Archdiocese of Omaha, sister taught at Sacred Heart School (Olean) in Dodge (1942-1944), and at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha (1944-1948). In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at Holy Angels School in Chicago (1946-2005). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee. 

 

 

 

 

Sister Mary Ruth SchweisthalSister Mary Ruth Schweisthal

Sister Mary Ruth Schweisthal was born in Aurora, Illinois. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from DePaul University In Chicago, a master’s degree in English from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in business education from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught in Chicago at St. Martin School (1944-1946), St. Benedict High School (1953-1956 and 1967-1968), Alvernia High School (1958-1967 and 1970-1973), and De LaSalle Institute (1969-1970).  She served as provincial secretary (1976-1977) and as provincial treasurer (1977-1983) for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Holy Name Province in Chicago. Sister also served as the financial manager at Alvernia High School (1983-1987) and office manager for Friends of the Children Project in Chicago (1990-1994). At St. Priscilla Convent in Chicago, she was building manager (1994-1995) and receptionist/driver (1995-2002). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, sister taught at St. Francis School in Randolph (1957-1958). In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught at Central Catholic High School in Aurora (1973-1976). In the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, sister taught at St. Gregory High School in St. Nazianz (1956-1957). In the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Sister taught at Regis High School in Eau Claire (1968=1969). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she taught in Milwaukee at Pius XI High School (1939-1944), and Holy Redeemer School (1946-1953). She also was accountant and director of finances at Mary Hill Retirement Center in Milwaukee (1987-1990). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.

 

SSister Corina Stifterister Corina Stifter

Sister Corina Stifter was born in Winsted, Minnesota. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister was a homemaker at Our Lady of Victory Convent in Chicago (1939-1941) and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent in Glenview (1943-1944), and taught at Holy Angels School, Chicago (1947-1955).  In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she served as homemaker at St. Michael Convent in Dane (1941-1943). In the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, sister taught at Holy Trinity School in Winsted (1974-1975). In Costa Rica, (Archdiocese of San José), sister taught at St. Francis Primary School in San José (1965-1967), served as superior and director of novices at St. Clare College in San José (1967-1969), and was coordinator of formation for the congregation’s pro-province in Latin America (1992-1995). In Peru, Sister served in the Archdiocese of Trujillo as a catechetical minister at San Antonio Parish in Montero (1969-1973), and as parish minister at Hogar-Naz in Canchaque (1975-1981); and in the Diocese of Piura, she served as pastoral minister at San Francisco Parish in Paita (1983-1992). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at Holy Ghost School in Milwaukee (1955-1964); served as supervisor of Wisconsin schools for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Immaculate Heart of Mary Province in Kenosha (1964-1965); and volunteered in Milwaukee at Marian Hall (1995-1996), Southside Interfaith (1996-1999), and Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services (1999-2012). Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

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