Sister Alice Kunkel, PHJC, passed away August 8, 2015, at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to John and Elizabeth (Rolfers) Kunkel in Carlyle, Illinois on July 27, 1921. She entered the Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1947.
Sister Alice served 18 years as a teacher at St. Joseph, Fort Wayne; St. Bavo and St. Joseph Mishawaka, Indiana and at St. Boniface, Edwardsville and St. Mary, Carlyle, Illinois. For the next 36 years she ministered in the business office at Convent Ancilla Domini and then served the PHJC Community as a volunteer.
In reflection on her ministries, Sister Alice said, “After years of teaching, I came to the Motherhouse to work in the Business Office with Sister Symphoria and Sister Hermanda. I loved the work very much. Besides loving the work and being here, the beautiful chapel was nearby and I found time for visits to the Blessed Sacrament. It was a time to spend with my God whom I came to serve and love more fully.”
Sister Alice retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2012.
May she rest in peace!
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.