The former Helen Marie Muschiol, she was born in Rossberg, Silesia, on March 24, 1915, the daughter of Karl and Victoria Lindner Muschiol. She entered the congregation on Aug. 27, 1932, and professed her religious vows on Oct. 4, 1935.
Sister Anna Rita was a graduate of St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing. She served the community as a nurse at hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She returned to the motherhouse in 1990.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Heinrich Muschiol, and one sister, Martha Muschiol.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and her Franciscan sisters with whom she shared her life for over 77 years.
The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Vincent Callahan, OFM, on Oct. 27 in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial was in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.
Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.