Sister Marilyn Schierbrock
Sr. Marilyn Schierbrock (Sr. Regina Marie) grew up in Neola, Iowa, and entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1957. Her first vows were pronounced in 1960.
Sr. Marilyn received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Marycrest College and a master's in religious education from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Sr. Marilyn’s ministry of teaching in Iowa found her at St. Anthony in Des Moines (1961-64), St. Mary in Marshalltown and Sacred Heart in West Des Moines (1966-70). She was director of religious education in Iowa in the following parishes: Sacred Heart in West Des Moines (1970-73), Our Lady of Lourdes in Bettendorf and in the Vicariate of Iowa City. In Mt. Pleasant Sr. Marilyn was pastoral minister at St. Alphonsus Parish. For many years Sr. Marilyn was a neighborhood advocacy coordinator for John Lewis Community Service in Davenport, Iowa. She now lives in Johnston, Iowa, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center where she is active in a ministry of prayer and witness.
Sr. Marilyn, far left, was instrumental in the upkeep of the Central Community Circle Garden Place in Davenport, Iowa. She helped the neighborhood residents to learn gardening and share the produce.