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Sr. Marie Grunloh OSF

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Grunloh, Sister Marie OSF (Sr. Euphemia) (1920 - 2011) died at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, Joliet, Illinois, on October 18, 2011. Born in Green Creek, Illinois, she was one of six children born to John and Elizabeth (Schumacher) Grunloh. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Andrew, Rev. Donatus, OFM and Rev. Melvin, OFM and her sister, Cecilia Sandschafer. Her sister, Agnes Brummer, resides in Dieterich, Illinois. Sister Marie was a treasured member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet) for 74 years. Before entering religious life, Sister Marie was a member of St. Mary Help of Christian Parish in Green Creek, Illinois. She attended Green Creek Grade School, Sigel High School and Teutopolis High School. She graduated from St. Francis Academy (Joliet Catholic Academy) in Joliet, Illinois, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin from the College of St. Francis (University of St. Francis), Joliet. She has a Master of Arts degree in Latin from DePaul University, Chicago, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. From 1942 - 1953 and from 1959 - 1981 Sister Marie ministered at St. Francis Academy where she taught Latin, served as Moderator of the Sodality, ministered in the Guidance Department and was moderator for the school newspaper, The Focus. In 1981 Sister Marie began her ministry at the Center for Correctional Concerns as Assistant Director and Instructor. In 2004 she taught in the GED program for Joliet Junior College. The wake for Sister Marie will be at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, 1201 Wyoming Avenue, Joliet, Illinois, (Wyoming and Rt. 30) on Friday, October 21, 2011, from 2:00 - 6:45 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 4:45 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Procession will leave from Our Lady of Angels on Saturday morning, October 22, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. The Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, 1433 Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435. FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For Information (815) 741-5500 www.fredcdames.com
Published in The Herald-News on Oct. 20, 2011
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