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Sister Marion (Mary Louise) Sauer OSB (1929 - 2014)

Obituary
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Sister Marion (Mary Louise) Sauer, OSB

St Joseph, Minn.

July 12, 1929 - February 6, 2014

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, for Sister Marion (Mary Louise) Sauer, who died, age 84, on February 6, 2014, at St. Benedict's Senior Community, St. Cloud, Minn. Burial will be in the monastery cemetery. Friends may call at Saint Scholastica Convent on Thursday, February 13, from 1-6 p.m., or for a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Saint Benedict's Monastery. Visitation continues on Friday at 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

S. Marion was born on July 12, 1929, to George and Margaret (Gauer) Sauer in Rice, Minn., the fifth of five children. She attended Rice Public School District #6 and Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. She entered Saint Benedict's Monastery September 12, 1951, was received into the novitiate June 18, 1952, made first monastic profession July 11, 1953, and perpetual monastic profession July 11, 1956.

A graduate of the St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing, S. Marion was licensed as a registered nurse. She earned a B.S. in nursing and an M.S. in nursing administration from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo. She also studied at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, the University of Minnesota (at St. Cloud State) and Weber State College in Ogden, Utah.

S. Marion served in health care at St. Cloud Hospital including: head nurse on a medical floor, Assistant Administrator and Director of Nursing Service, and Director of Admissions. She also served as Director of Nursing Service at Queen of Peace Hospital, New Prague, Minn., and St. Benedict's Hospital, Ogden, Utah.

Resident at Saint Scholastica Convent for many years, S. Marion served her Sisters here in a variety of ways which included responsibility for health care, as receptionist and in a special ministry of prayer and community living.

S. Marion is survived by her Benedictine community, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by brothers, Wilfred and Norbert, and sisters, Eileen Hovanes and Bernice Hiemenz.

Please direct memorial gifts to the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict Retirement Fund.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 12, 2014
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