The daughter of Bernard and Anna Hodapp, she was born April 18, 1922, in Westphalia, Iowa. She was received into the School Sisters of St. Francis June 13, 1940 and made first profession of vows June 21, 1942 and final (perpetual) vows June 21, 1948.
Sister Marie lived her religious ministry in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. In the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois she taught at Holy Trinity School in Mt. Olive (1958-1964).
Sister Marie is survived by her sisters Marge Kennedy (and brother-in-law Bernard Kennedy) and Rita Mueller; her niece, School Sister of St. Francis Lee Agnes Hodapp; other nieces and nephews; friends; and the School Sisters of St. Francis.
The funeral Mass was held May 10 at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport. Burial was in Sisters’ Cemetery in Campbellsport.