Sister Joan Gabel

January 1, 1937 - April 30, 2012   |   Passed On

Her sense of humor lightened many a moment. Like her Irish mother, she had a humorous streak which often brought a laugh or tickled the funny bone. Her strong sense of purpose, love of nature, and introspectiveness reflected her father

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Sister Mary Lou Durbala

March 10, 1929 - February 18, 2012   |   Passed On

We can see that Sister Mary Lou through her many years of teaching fanned the Humility flame in many diverse places.

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Sister Camille Clark

September 26, 1927 - December 25, 2011   |   Passed On

I am sure all of you can agree that she was indeed a fun nun! One of her favorite lines was "I tell everything I know and a little more besides."

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Sister Miriam Clare Miller

May 19, 1918 - December 10, 2011   |   Passed On

We welcome all of you who have come to pay your respects to Sister Miriam Clare Miller and her family. You are relatives, friends, and CHM sisters and associates. This is a night of praying,...

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Sister Joanne O'Brian

July 26, 1934 - November 5, 2011   |   Passed On

I believe the writer of the book of Proverbs gives us much food for thought as we ponder Joanne’s life. In Proverbs 31:16 we read about the “valiant woman” who when she sets her mind on a field then buys it….31:17 `She puts her back into her work and shows how strong her arms can be.` Joanne was a valiant woman

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Sister Lucia Kadolph

November 17, 1923 - September 14, 2011   |   Passed On

Yes, Sister certainly lived the Gospel message in simplicity, humility, and joy. May that be said of all of us someday.

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Sister Mary Heinen

October 26, 1913 - August 26, 2011   |   Passed On

All seem to agree that she was indeed a true Sister of Humility and a wonderful example of acceptance and humility.

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Sister Margaret Maureen Carroll

July 7, 1921 - July 28, 2011   |   Passed On

In the Gospel reading for the Mass of the Sacred Heart, Jesus says, `Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and you will find rest for yourselves.` Sister knew from a very young age what it meant to be burdened, but she also knew the rest provided by a mother who refused to give up on life.

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Sister Anastasia Rose Glenn

January 11, 1926 - June 12, 2011   |   Passed On

Msgr. Joseph McDonell once was quoted as saying that sister was an `advertisement for the Christian life,` as she prayed the rosary while walking each day; but it seems that phrase could apply to her entire ministry whether it be making children laugh as a leprechaun or a pumpkin, feeding hungry mouths with rolls and cookies, or inspiring others with her outward sign of faith by saying the rosary during her daily walk.

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Sister Marie Finnegan

August 24, 1924 - June 8, 2011   |   Passed On

As the oldest child in a large family, her parents looked forward to her help; but when she told them of her plans to become a sister, they considered it a blessing for their family. It was also a blessing for the Sisters of Humility, each student, parent, and person with whom she came in contact.

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Sister Mary Amata Yackshaw

April 14, 1922 - April 16, 2011   |   Passed On

Sister’s ministry at St. Joseph’s spanned thirty-seven plus years during which she served as anesthesia assistant, operating room nurse, three to eleven floor supervisor, and emergency room nurse. After retirement Sister Amata became involved in volunteer activities including helping with Easter baskets for the needy. In 1992 she was honored by Governor Branstad for service to the community.

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Sister Mary Kathleen Krebsbach

August 29, 1910 - April 16, 2011   |   Passed On

To paraphrase a couple of lines from her poem, `Dreams Then Reality,` now she is seeing her dreams of a bright future in eternity colored as joys of a beautiful long hoped for picture.

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Sister Mary Veronica McAndrews

March 14, 1912 - April 7, 2011   |   Passed On

Sister Veronica had those maternal qualities which made her a natural as a housemother for a college dormitory. She welcomed hundreds of girls to Marycrest and soothed parents as they bid goodbye to their young daughters.

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Sister Mary Hildegarde Peiffer

April 4, 1917 - March 27, 2011   |   Passed On

Sister Hildegarde never let physical infirmities stand in the way of what our founders had in mind when they wrote; `…the sisters share a mission of the church; to give witness to the message of the beatitudes according to the congregation’s spirit and tradition.` (Search and Service, p. 42, #93)

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Sister Mary Suzanne Wickenkamp

January 15, 1921 - February 1, 2011   |   Passed On

This woman’s unstinting service and valuable contribution will live on as an inspiration to those she instructed, a blessing to those whose lives she touched, an eternal monument to humble workers.`

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