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Sr Mary Wilwerding

Sr Mary Wilwerding

Birth
Earling, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
Death 4 Jan 2007 (aged 97)
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Burial Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 17304074 · View Source
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Sister Mary (Philomene) Wilwerding, OSF, 97, of Holy Family Hall, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at the Holy Family Hall Infirmary.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount St. Francis Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the chapel, where there will be a wake service at 7 p.m. The Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

Sister Mary ministered as a teacher in the Iowa cities of Remsen, Waterloo (St. Mary) and Cascade (St. Mary) and in Melrose Park, Ill. She also worked at the following Iowa hospitals: Dubuque (Xavier and Mercy) and LeMars (Sacred Heart).

She was born on April 23, 1909, in Earling, Iowa, daughter of John and Dorothy (Loehr) Wilwerding.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Dec. 31, 1925, and made her final profession of religious vows on June 19, 1931.

Surviving are nieces and nephews; and her Franciscan sisters, with whom she shared 80 years of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Isabel; and four brothers, Aloysius, Isidore, Anthony and Clarence.



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  • Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17304074
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Mary Wilwerding (23 Apr 1909–4 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17304074, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Mr. Badger Hawkeye (contributor 46542485) .