Sunday, 19 July 2009 01:00

Obituary - Sister Jean Marie Schwarz, OSF

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The former Dolores Stella Schwarz was born in Belleville on Sept. 23, 1923, the daughter of Walter and Margaret Zahn Schwarz. She entered the congregation on Feb. 2, 1942, and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1945.

Sister Jean Marie served the community as a dietician in hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She served at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wis., from 1959-1972 and again from 1980-1986. She also served as a receptionist/switchboard operator at Hospital Sisters Health System from 1991-2003.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Brenner.

She is survived by one brother, Darwin Schwarz of Belleville; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and her Franciscan sisters with whom she shared her life for over 67 years.

The eucharistic liturgy and Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Vincent Callahan, OFM, on July 9 in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at the motherhouse. Burial was in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Staab Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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