January 7, 1914 - December 2, 2007
Sister Julia Knapke, PHJC passed away on December 2, 2007 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Julitta Knapke to William and Rose Knapke on January 7, 1914 in Cranberry Prairie, Ohio. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1939.
Sister Julia ministered in education for 41 years as a teacher and principal at various schools in Illinois and Indiana. She loved the years she spent in the schools where she felt a genuine happiness when teaching children. In 1984 her ministry changed to pastoral care and then to the Marriage Tribunal in the Dioceses of Belleville, Illinois and Fort Wayne Indiana. Sister Julia retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in1993.
May she rest in peace!
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.