Obituaries

Sr Dorothy Wiederholt; focused on congregation

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 25 in St. Joseph Chapel at the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood motherhouse in O'Fallon for Sister Dorothy Wiederholt, a member of the community for 70 years who served in a variety of roles.

Sister Dorothy, 90, died Nov. 21 at St. Mary's Institute in O'Fallon.

Sr. Mary Seraphine Balwinski; was retired teacher

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 24 at Nazareth Living Center in South County for Sister Mary Seraphine Balwinski, a retired teacher and member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 75 years.

Sister Mary Seraphine, 94, died Nov. 20 at Nazareth of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Baptized Mary Rita in Marquette, Mich., Sister Mary Seraphine entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1933 and was received into the novitiate in 1934. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., in 1944.

Sr. Ursula Siebert; was medical missionary

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 28 for Sister M. Ursula Siebert at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Wheaton, Ill.

Sister Ursula, a Wheaton Franciscan sister and former missionary, died Nov. 21 at Franciscan Woods in Brookfield, Wis. She was 80.

Sr. Clare Mary Jacobsmeyer; was Cenacle province treasurer

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 11 for Cenacle Sister Clare Mary Jacobsmeyer at the Cenacle in Chicago.

Sister Clare, a native of Shrewsbury, died Nov. 8 at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago of lung cancer. She was 90.

She attended St. Michael School in Shrewsbury and Ursuline Academy in Oakland, then earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and dietetics from Webster College in 1941. After a year's internship she worked 14 years at several hospitals, including six years at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis as an administrator dietitian.

Sr. Leogene Weber; longtime educator

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 17 for Sister M. Leogene Weber, a longtime educator, in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Motherhouse Chapel in Lemay.

Sister Leogene died Nov. 13 at Anna House-The Sarah Community in Bridgeton from congestive heart failure. She was 89.

A native of St. Charles, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1936 from St. Charles Borromeo Parish. She professed first vows in 1940 and final vows in 1946. She earned a bachelor's in American studies from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis in 1968.

Sr. A.M. Hanneken; missionary, educator

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 17 for Sister Agatha Marie Hanneken at St. Joseph Chapel of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood Convent in O'Fallon.

Sister Agatha Marie, a longtime educator, died Nov. 13 at St. Mary's Institute in O'Fallon. She was 94 and had been a Precious Blood Sister for 72 years.

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