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May 1, 2007

On May 1, 2007, West Associate Shirley Tarnowski passed away. Shirley was 74 years old and lived in Hammond. Shirley had been seriously ill for some time and was under the care of Hospice.

Shirley is survived by a sister and a sister-in-law; six nephews and three nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Shirley had been a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church for 50 years where she also served eight years as secretary for the church.

Shirley’s first commitment as a PHJC Associate was on April 13, 1992. She is being recognized posthumously this summer for fifteen years as an Associate.

May she rest in peace!

In Memory of Barbara Rogers, Associate

Saturday, 21 April 2007 20:00

April 22, 2007

On April 22, 2007, East One Associate Barbara Rogers passed away. She was 73 years old. She had been struggling with illness and was in the care of Hospice in her home. She was surrounded by her loving family at home at the time of her death.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard. They have two sons, Greg and Joe, and two daughters, Beth and Janet. Barbara is also survived by eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Barbara was a member of Queen of Angels parish. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held in the church on April 26.

Barbara made her first commitment as an Associate of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ on May 19, 2001 in the hospital chapel of St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was recognized in 2006 for her fifth anniversary as an Associate.

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 Mary Quackenbush, Associate

Wednesday, 31 January 2007 19:00
 Mary

February 1, 2007

East One Associate, Mary Quackenbush, passed away on February 1, 2007. She was 90 years old. Mary had been an Associate for sixteen years. In March of 2003, she was featured with several other Associates and Sisters in Ministry Moments at the Mission Group Meetings.

Mary is survived by four sons, one daughter, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two brothers. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Yoder, Indiana. Her Mass of Christian Burial was on February

May she rest in peace.

In Memory of Sister Frances Herumin, PHJC

Tuesday, 09 January 2007 19:00
Sister Frances

February 18, 1914 - January 10, 2007

Sister Frances Herumin, PHJC passed away on January 10, 2007 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Indiana. She was born to Roch and Josephine Herumin on February 18, 1914 in Ashland, Wisconsin.

She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community on June 25, 1934. For 50 years Sr. Frances taught school in Indiana and Illinois. She then volunteered at a day care and at St. Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago before retiring 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 Sister Maricita Petrites, PHJC

Wednesday, 08 November 2006 19:00
Sister Maricita

April 30, 1912 - November 9, 2006

Sister Maricita Petrites, PHJC passed away on November 9, 2006 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Catherine Ann Petrites to Stanley and Anna Petrites on April 30, 1912 in Wilburton, Oklahoma. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1931.

Sister Maricita’s ministry was education for 52 years. She was either a teacher or the principal at many different schools in Indiana, Minnesota and Illinois. After retiring from teaching she cared for the elderly for 8 years before retiring to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1991.

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 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.

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