Born to Life
May 4, 1920
June 13, 1951
Born to Eternal Life
January 10, 2021
Our Lady of the Angels Convent
Sister Lucille Wies was born on May 4, 1920, to Nicholas and Bernadine Wies at Petersburg, Nebraska. She had one brother, named Lawrence, who was four and a half years her senior.
Little Lucille had good memories of grade school. On her first day of school, she recalled entering first grade where Sister Boniface allowed her to sit with her cousin. Even though she was shy and quiet, Lucille enjoyed school and never wanted to be absent even during stormy weather when her dad took them to school in the wagon.
Prior to entering St. Joseph Convent in 1950, she spent her time helping her parents on the farm and in the winters, she worked in private homes in Omaha doing housework.
After becoming a sister and accepting the name Nicodina, she spent 41 years teaching the primary grades in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. Her last mission as a teacher was at St. John the Baptist School in Petersburg, where she remained for 27 years.
Sister Lucille moved to St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport in 1994 where she enjoyed life among the sisters for 20 years. She appreciated all that Sister Dorothy McKeague and Sister Phyllis Wirtz did to make the convent a home for her.
Early in 2014, she moved to St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee where she continued spending her time quietly in prayer and reflection. Late 2017 found her packing again for her last move, to Our Lady of the Angels in Greenfield, Wisconsin.
We are grateful for the quiet presence of Sister Lucille, her dedication to her pupils, her unassuming manner, and quiet devotion to prayer. We pray Sister Lucille is enjoying God’s divine light and love. We thank her for her 41 years of devoted service in education and her 70 years as a School Sister of St. Francis.
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