Sister Eva Marie Lorscheter


Sister Eva Marie Lorscheter

Born to Life
November 8, 1935
Cassville, Wisconsin

June 13, 1953

Born to Eternal Life
December 26, 2021
St. Luke's Medical Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Sister Eva Marie told Sister Angie that when she died, and we wanted to say something about her, we should “keep it short”.

On May 8, 1935. Anna and Francis Lorscheter, with big brother Matthew, welcomed Mary into their loving family.  Knowing Sister Eva Marie, as we do now, she wasn’t a quiet child!  She was always eager to learn, asking questions, seeking knowledge, and with the age of the computers “google” became her constant companion.  The School Sisters of St. Francis had a great influence on Eva from little on.  She attended all 8 grades at St. Charles School in Cassville, Wisconsin.  After 8th grade, she came to Milwaukee and entered St. Joseph Convent Aspirancy.   Eva graduated from Alverno College and went on to get her Master’s degree from Webster College.

Sister Eva Marie’s first mission was at St. Matthias in Chicago. She taught there for 9 years.  From there she taught in Montello, Nenno, and Pine Bluff.  She was then sent to Keiler as Principal, where she ministered for 5 years.

But her heart was with teaching children, so when Lancaster needed a teacher she gladly took that position.  And for 37 years she was dearly loved by both the children and their parents.  She was awarded both the Senator Kohl and the Crystal Apple Awards for being an outstanding teacher.

After retiring, Sister Eva Marie moved to Maria Linden with her good friend Sister Angie.  Being as outgoing as she was, she made more friends and helped out wherever she could, driving Sisters to doctors or grocery shopping.  She used her artistic talents in teaching card-making for 5 years.

In the last two years of her life, she suffered a lot.  Though in pain, she was always welcoming and generous with her time and her positive attitude.

She is now out of her pain, in heaven, and probably knows the name of every soul there, as they all enjoy the beautiful face of God.

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Sister Eva Marie

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Memories from Loved Ones, Friends & Colleagues

You were so funny and smart. The time that I spent with you was priceless. Rest In Peace, Eva.

Sister Eva Marie was my third grade teacher at St. Matthias, Chicago (1957-58). Let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace
~James Altenbach

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