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Obituaries - Sister M. Barbara Loxterkamp, FSGM & Brother Joseph Sandlin, OFM

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Sister M. Barbara Loxterkamp, FSGM

Sister M. Barbara Loxterkamp, FSGM

ALTON - Sister M. Barbara Loxterkamp, FSGM, 87, baptized Agnes Loxterkamp, died Oct. 31 at St. Francis Convent Infirmary.

She was born on March 16, 1920 in Kettenkamp, Germany. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George on March 7, 1953 and professed her first vows on Sept. 17, 1955. She professed her final vows on Sept. 16, 1959 and celebrated her golden jubilee in 2004. Her missions included St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton (1955-1985) in nursing: Marian Heights Apartments in Alton (1985-1989) in nursing; Pope John Paul I Apartments in Springfield (1989-2000) working with the elderly and nursing as needed; and from 2000 until the present as an Adoration Sister in Alton.

She is survived by one sister, Irma Redder of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters-in-law: Margaret Loxterkamp of Cincinnati, Ohio, Maria Loxterkamp of Kettenkamp, Germany, and Maria Loxterkamp of Bersenbruck, Germany; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 2 at St. Francis Convent Chapel at St. Anthony's Health Center, with Father Joseph Havrilka as the celebrant. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton.

Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis in Alton.

Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton was in charge of arrangements.

Brother Joseph Sandlin, OFM

Brother Joseph Sandlin, OFM

SHERMAN - Brother Joseph Sandlin, OFM, died Nov. 3 at the Villa Health Care East in Sherman, age 70.

He was born on May 15, 1937, in Fort Knox, Ky., son of the late Troy and Ava B. Hubbard Sandlin. Brother Joseph was a member of the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart for 55 years. He spent most of his life in fraternal ministry, especially in the care of elder community members. He was known as a brother willing to do any task to help build up community life.

Surviving are two sisters, Margaret Celeste of Monroe, La., and Mary Pezant of Lorrento, La.; and three brothers, Robert J. Sandlin of Los Angeles, Calif., Shawn Michael Sandlin of West Monroe, La., and David Patrick Sandlin of Lafayette, La.

The Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 6 at the Villa West Chapel in Sherman. Burial was in St. Paschal Cemetery, West Monroe, La.

Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.

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