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In Memory of Sister Claretta Blattner, PHJC

Sunday, 08 October 2006 20:00
Sister Claretta

January 9, 1918 - October 9, 2006

Sister Claretta Blattner, PHJC passed away on October 9, 2006 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Rose Blattner to Joseph and Theophila Blattner on January 9, 1918 in Topeka, Kansas. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1938.

For 43 years, Sister Claretta taught grades one through eight in schools in Indiana and Illinois. In 1981 her focus changed to the elderly where she continued to minister until she retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1994.

May she rest in peace!

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

Sister Peter

January 16, 1923 - July 26, 2006

Sister Peter Altgilbers, PHJC passed away on July 26, 2006 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Indiana. She was born Florence Altgilbers to John and Catherine Altgilbers on January 16, 1923 in Germantown, Illinois. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1943.

Sister Peter taught students for 33 years at various schools in Indiana and Illinois. In 1976 her ministry changed to healthcare where she served as an administrator and in Mission Effectiveness in Belleville, Illinois and Donaldson, Indiana. She retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2005.

May she rest in peace!

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

Sister Rose Marie

March 4, 1916 - June 7, 2006

Sister Rose Marie Kalil, PHJC passed away on June 7, 2006 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to Sam and Lillian Kalil on March 4, 1916 in Mishawaka, Indiana. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1936.

For 36 years Sister Rose Marie took care of children at three Poor Handmaid orphanages in Illinois and Indiana. Her other ministries included nurses aide, director of a retirement home and a receptionist.She retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1995. Sister Rose Marie was celebrating her 70-year jubilee this year.

May she 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 Ruth Schroeder, PHJC

Tuesday, 06 June 2006 20:00
Sister Ruth

September 20, 1913 - June 7, 2006

Sister Ruth Schroeder, PHJC passed away on June 7, 2006 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Anna Schroeder to John Francis and Emily Ann Schroeder on September 20, 1913. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and took her first vows on June 25, 1931. Sister Ruth was celebrating her 75th jubilee this year.

Sister Ruth loved children and taught for over forty years. Along with teaching, she was also the organist at several ministries. She retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1993.

May she rest in peace!

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

In Memory of Anne Ryan, Associate

Thursday, 11 May 2006 20:00
 Anne

May 12, 2006

Anne Ryan passed away on May 12, 2006 in Plymouth. She was a resident of Catherine Kasper Home. Anne became an Associate in 1991. This year marks her 15th year as a PHJC Associate. Anne is survived by one sister from Illinois and several nieces and nephews. Originally from Knox, Indiana, Anne lived many years in Maria Center before moving to the Catherine Kasper Home. She was 90 years old.

May she rest in peace.

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

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