In Memory


Let us constantly pray for our own salvation and that of all the dear Sisters, indeed, for all people, that we may live and die piously and attain the beautiful heaven.

St. Katharina to Sister Fausta, December 21, 1892
 

Many people ask where a Sister is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery so while they are visiting The Center at Donaldson, they can pay their respects. Click here for an alphabetical listing of Sisters and where they are buried. A map of the cemetery explains blocks/rows/plots.

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.

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.

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