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Sr. M. Ildefonsa Richter, O.S.F.

November 15, 1918 November 20, 2011
Sr. M. Ildefonsa Richter, O.S.F.
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EAST PEORIA- Sister M. Ildefonsa Richter, 93, a member of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis died at 6:35 PM, Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Motherhouse in East Peoria, IL. She was born on November 15, 1918 in Westfalen, Germany to Max and Elizabeth Fischer Richter. Surviving is a niece, Gabriele Hausherr in Germany. She entered the convent on August 13, 1938 in Bad Pyrmont, Germany. During her 73 years of Religious Life she served in the Business Office at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center and at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Keokuk, IA. She served in the Accounting Office at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Galesburg. Sister was Treasurer at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. For many years she was Superior at Saint Francis Medical Center Convent. She transferred to the Motherhouse in East Peoria on January 22, 2007 and continued to work part-time in the Accounting Office at Saint Francis Medical Center. She retired to the infirmary at the Motherhouse on June 30, 2009. Sister M. Ildefonsa had a special Apostolate of Prayer, Sacrifice and Support to the Seminarian and Priests. Visitation will be at 7 PM on Tuesday at the Motherhouse in East Peoria. Funeral Mass will be at 10 AM on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Motherhouse. 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. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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