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Sr. M. Generosa Rosenkranz

November 24, 1911 February 7, 2012
Sr. M. Generosa Rosenkranz
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EAST PEORIA- Sister M. Generosa Rosenkranz, 100, a member of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, died at 4:10 AM Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Motherhouse in East Peoria. She was born Nov. 24, 1911, in Holzwickede/Westfalen, W. Germany, to Heinrich and Elisabeth Voigt Rosenkranz. Surviving are two nephews, Friedhelm Luegger and Ulrich Rosenkranz living in Germany. Sister entered the convent on May 17, 1932, in Pyrmont, Germany. She received her B.S. in Medical Technology at Bradley University, Peoria, IL and Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. During her 79 years in religious life, she served in the Nursing Services at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center in Galesburg, IL; in the Laboratory Department at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL; in the Microbiology Dept. at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba, MI; in Pastoral Services at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Sister M. Generosa was awarded the U.P. Medical Technologist of the Year Award for her work at St. Francis Hospital in the Laboratory Dept., Escanaba, MI. Visitation will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Motherhouse. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Friday at the Motherhouse Chapel. Burial will be in the Mater Dolorosa Cemetery at the Motherhouse in East Peoria. Arrangements are by Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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