West Midwest 2017 Jubilarians

This year we join in gratitude for the sisters in the West Midwest Community who are celebrating their significant jubilee years in 2017. With their photos, you will find the city where they entered, as well as their motto, which appears engraved on the ring each sister received upon professing their vows. Additionally, each sister has written a reflection about her years as a Sister of Mercy, which you can read by clicking on her name. We also invite you to write a congratulatory message and/or honor the sister with a gift in her name through links available on her individual page.

Thank you, sisters, for your many years of joy and service!

WEST MIDWEST 2016 JUBILARIANS                                                    WEST MIDWEST 2015 JUBILARIANS

 50 years  |  60 years  |  70 years  |  75 years  |  80 years

50 Years

Sister Diane Marie Clyne
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Jesus

Sister Rita Connell
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska

 

Sister Judith Frikker
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Jesus, I am Yours

Sister Margaret Mary Hinz
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Day by day

 

Sister Nancy Swanson
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Free to love, free to die

Sister Mary Dolores Wagner
Entered: Auburn, California
Motto: Por lo pasado grácias; al futuro, sí! For all that has been, thank you; to all that will be, yes!

 

Sister Marilyn Ward
Entered: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Motto: Jesus Christ yesterday, today & forever

Sister Susan Widdel
Entered: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Motto: Yes, Lord I am Yours

 

60 Years

Sister Barbara Blake
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: As I love you

Sister Maryellen Callahan
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Love serves

 

Sister Mary Lourdes Campbell
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Let me so love

Sister Carolyn Coffey
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Jesus

 

Sister Eileen Marie Cordes
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: To love as You love

Sister Alice Marie Feehan
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Show thyself A Mother

 

Sister Patricia Forret
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Love

Sister Mary Corita Heid
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Give me souls

 

Sister Barbara Heneghan
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: More

Sister Mary Stephanie Holub
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: To be with Him

 

Sister Sharon Kerrigan
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Lord, I am not worthy

Sister Charleen Koenig
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: All for thee my God

 

Sister Joan Lang
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: In You O Lord, we hope

Sister Julia Mary Madden
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Jesus and I

 

Sister Maureen McGarrigle
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: I come to do Your will.

Sister Marie Micheletto
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Love

 

Sister Carol Mucha
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Everlasting is God's Love

Sister Rita Marie Pickhinke
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: My God, my all

 

Sister Patricia (Mary
Gertrude) Ryan
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: The Word was Made Flesh

Sister Jean M. Umlor
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Jesus

 

70 Years

Sister Ludmilla Benda
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: My Jesus, I love you

Sister Marian Camel
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: Jesus, Thy will be done

 

Sister Marcian Deisenroth
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Thine Jesus Forever

Sister M. Robertus Fields
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: In the Name of Jesus

 

Sister Laurus Gannon
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Love is repaid by love alone

Sister Marilyn Gouailhardou
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: He who created me rested in my tabernacle. (Sirach 24:8 Douay transl.)

 

Sister Marion Johnson
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: God alone through Mary

Sister Irene Kay
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: The Lord is my Shepherd

 

Sister Patricia M. Murphy
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Be it done unto me according to Your Word

Sister Ruth Mutchler
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Know, love, serve

 

Sister Neomi Ortega
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa  
Motto: All to please Jesus

Sister Margaret Quinn
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: Jesus my love, Mary my hope.

 

Sister Mary Claudia Robinson
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: My Jesus Mercy

Sister Mildred Streif
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: My God and my all

 

Sister Margaret Weber
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Thy will be done

Sister Elizabeth Wekall
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Ecce ancilla domini

 

Sister Mary Cyrilla Wolfe
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: Love

 

75 Years

Sister Martina Begin
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: All for Thee, Jesus

Sister Genevieve Birchard
Entered: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Motto: Suffer and be silent

 

Sister Madeleva Comiskey
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: All for Thee, Sweet Jesus

Sister Mary Brian Costello
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: By Him, with Him, in Him

 

Sister Rosemary Kelley (Formerly Sister Mary Paulus
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

Sister Aquinice McCorry 
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: I come to do Thy will

 

Sister Kay McIntyre
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: To Jesus through Mary

Sister Dorothy Marie (Bede) Pelt
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: It is the Lord

 

80 Years

Sister Mary Miguel Gassmann
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: What would Christ do now?