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In Memoriam - Sister Josine Mondloch, OSF

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Josine MondlochSister Josine Mondloch, OSF, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, died on Oct. 19 at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. She was 87 years old.

Sister Josine, the former Dolores Mary Ann Mondloch, was born in Sheboygan, Wis., on Aug. 12, 1932, the daughter of Joseph and Magdalen Schirmeister Mondloch. She entered the congregation on Feb. 2, 1949 and professed her religious vows on Oct. 4, 1951.

Sister Josine was a 1954 graduate of St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing. She completed post-graduate studies in surgery at St. John’s Hospital in 1957 and earned a bachelor’s in nursing from Marillac College in St. Louis in 1971. She served as a surgical nurse at HSHS hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. Her career highlights included serving as Surgery supervisor at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, from 1957–1969; director of Surgery at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield from 1971–1982; Health Office coordinator for St. Francis Convent, Springfield, from 1992–1995; serving as assistant to the vice president for Wisconsin Hospitals at Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, from 1995–2001, and as assistant to the motherhouse coordinator at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, from 2002–2006. In 2006, she began serving as a volunteer at Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach in Springfield and continued this ministry until her health no longer permitted her to do so.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by three sisters, Loyola (Bryce) Huebner and Anna Mae Cinealis of Sheboygan, Wis., and Mary Jo (Charles) Freites of Chelsea, Mich.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 70 years.

A visitation and wake service were held on Oct. 22 at St. Francis Convent. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial was on Oct. 23 at St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Frances Convent with Father Dennis Koopman, OFM, as celebrant. Burial followed in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Butler Funeral Home–Springfield was in charge of arrangements.

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