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Sr. M. Honorata Kirstein

March 4, 1915 November 7, 2011
Sr. M. Honorata Kirstein
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Obituary for Sr. M. Honorata Kirstein

SISTER M. HONORATA KIRSTEIN Sister M. Honorata Kirstein, 96, a member of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis died at 6:05 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2011 at the Motherhouse in East Peoria, IL. She was born on March 4, 1915 in Herne, W. Germany to Josef Kirstein and Maria Sophia Winklemann Kirstein. Surviving is a niece, Mrs. E. Schiller, Rockford, IL. Sister entered the convent on Sept. 12, 1935 at Bad Pyrmont, Germany. She made profession of Final Vows on May 25, 1944. During her 76 yrs. in Religious Life, she served in the Laboratory Department at St. Joseph-Llloyd Hospital, Menominee, MI; at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford; at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. She worked as a Science Instructor at the School of Nursing at St. Anthony Medical Center and at St. Francis Medical Center. She served on the Religious Council and Governing Board of the Order for 6 yrs. She was appointed as Superior at St. Francis Convent in Peoria and at St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba, MI. In her later yrs., she served as Director of the Pastoral Care Dept. and Mission Coordinator in Escanaba, MI. She retired to the Motherhouse on May 4, 2004. Visitation will be at 7 P.M. on Friday at the Motherhouse. Funeral Mass will be at 10 A.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Motherhouse, E. Peoria, IL. Msgr. Rick J. Oberch will officiate. Burial will be in the Mater Dolorosa Cemetery at the Motherhouse. Arrangements are by Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria, IL.

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