In Memory

In Memory

October 14, 1928 - July 2, 2012

Sister Bertram Boeving, PHJC

Sister Bertram Boeving, PHJC, passed away on July 2, 2012 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to William and Bertha Boeving in St. Louis, Missouri on October 14, 1928. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1949 along with her sister, Sister Wilma Boeving, PHJC.

Sister Bertram began ministering in healthcare in 1952. She was as a pediatric and OB nurse and administrator in several hospitals in Indiana and Illinois. Twenty years later she changed ministry and served in pastoral care at a number of facilities. Sister Bertram also served as Local Leader at Convent Ancilla Domini and served the PHJC community.

In a reflection written for her 50-year jubilee, Sister Bertram states, “Whether success or failure, in fulfilling expectations or not, depends on your purpose in life. To me, there is no failure when I do it for the love of God.”

May Sister Bertram rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

In Memory of Sister Cecile Wisman, PHJC

Thursday, 29 March 2012 14:01

January 15, 1917 - March 29, 2012

Sister Cecil Wisman, PHJC

Sister Cecile Wisman, PHJC, passed away on March 29, 2012 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to John and Catherine Wisman in Quincy, Illinois on January 15, 1917. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1946.

Sister Cecile began ministering as a teacher in 1945. For the next 32 years she taught in Illinois, Minnesota, and Indiana and was the organist at several of the schools. For the next 24 years she served at Ancilla College in Donaldson as the Business Office Manager or as a volunteer. She retired in 2001.

May Sister Cecile rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

In Memory of Sister Leandra Welling, PHJC

Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:23

November 26, 1925 - March 21, 2012

Sr Leandra Welling

Sister Leandra Welling, PHJC, formerly known as Sister Ralph, passed away on March 21, 2012 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to Henry and Christine Welling in Trenton, Illinois on November 26, 1925. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1946.

Sister Leandra ministered for 41 years as a childcare provider or administrator. She was a cottage mother at St. Vincent Villa, Fort Wayne and at Angel Guardian Orphanage, Chicago. In 1974 when Angel Guardian closed, she went to St. John’s Day Care, Belleville, Illinois as the director. Sister Leandra then changed ministry and became the Director of the Maria Center independent senior apartments in Donaldson from 1989-1999. After 1999 she continued to help as a volunteer for another six years. Since 2005, she served the PHJC community.

May Sister Leandra rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

In Memory of Fr. Edward H. Konerman, S.J.

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 15:19

April 10, 1925 - February 24, 2012

Fr. Edward Konerman, S.J.

Fr. Edward H. Konerman, S.J. died on Friday, February 24, 2012, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan.

Fr. Konerman was born on April 10, 1929 in Covington, Kentucky. He entered the Society of Jesus on September 19, 1945 at Milford, Ohio. He was ordained on June 18, 1958 at West Baden, Indiana, and professed final vows on February 2, 1964.

Fr. Konerman taught Theology to seminarians at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary (Mundelein, IL) from 1963-1985 and was the Praeses (chairman) of the ecclesiastical faculty from 1979-1985. He was the Freshman Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Loyola University Chicago from 1986-1995. From 1976-1996 he was also the secretary for the Catholic Theological Society of America . Fr. Konerman was a chaplain for the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ from 1996-2012 and moved to Colombiere Center in January 2012.

May he rest in peace.

In Memory of Sister Carmeline Parisi, PHJC

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 11:02

July 4, 1912 - August 29, 2011

Sister Carmeline Parisi, PHJC

Sister Carmeline Parisi, PHJC passed away on August 29, 2011 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Rose Parisi to Dominic and Teresa (Riente) Parisi on July 4, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1931.

Sister Carmeline ministered for 40 years as a child care provider at St. Vincent Villa in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Angel Guardian Orphanage, Chicago; and St. John Orphanage in Belleville, Illinois. She also ministered at Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson; Loretto Hospital, New Ulm, Minnesota; Thailand; and St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, Indiana. She retired in 1990.

She was celebrating her 80-year jubilee as a Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ this year.

May Sister Carmeline rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

August 12, 1930 - May 1, 2011

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Sister Clarence Caspermeyer, PHJC passed away on May 1, 2011 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to John and Johanna Caspermeyer on August 12, 1930 in Quincy, Illinois. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1951. She was celebrating her 60-year jubilee this year.