August 14, 1911 - December 6, 2007
Sister Mary Gerard Holtgrave, PHJC passed away on December 6, 2007 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Amanda Holtgrave to Gerhard and Catherine Holtgrave on August 14, 1911 in St. Rose, Illinois. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1935.
Sister Mary Gerard was an educator for most of her life. She ministered in schools in Illinois and Indiana as a teacher and as a principal. Even after her retirement to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1990, she continued to tutor people. She felt that teaching was her special calling.
May she rest in peace!
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.