October 14, 1928 - July 2, 2012
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.