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Sister Maria Goretti Althaus

April 10, 1930 August 28, 2013
Sister Maria Goretti Althaus
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Obituary for Sister Maria Goretti Althaus

EAST PEORIA – Sister Maria Goretti Althaus, 83, a member of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis died at 7:50 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the Motherhouse. She was born on April 10, 1930, in Buer-Hassel, Germany, to Bernard and Maria (Wersthaus) Althaus. Surviving are one sister, Margaret Hartwig, and one brother, Alfons Althaus, both living in Germany. Sister entered the convent on November 30, 1950, at Bad Pyrmont, Germany. During her 62 years in religious life, she worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, MI. Sister served as a devoted nurse’s aide at the Motherhouse Infirmary for 52 years, caring for our elderly and infirmed Sisters. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the Motherhouse, East Peoria. Msgr. Rick J. Oberch will officiate. Visitation will be at 7 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2013, also at the Motherhouse. Burial will be in the Mater Dolorosa Cemetery at the Motherhouse. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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