Sister Eloise M. Pulskamp
Born: February 28, 1921
Died: May 18, 2021
VALLEY CITY, North Dakota – Sister Eloise Marie (Agnes Frances) Pulskamp of Valley City, ND died at Maryvale Convent May 18, 2021 at 100 years of age.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10a.m. Both the visitation and funeral will be held at Maryvale Convent Chapel, 11550 River Road, Valley City, North Dakota. All are welcome. If not vaccinated against COVID-19, please wear a mask indoors.
Sister Eloise Marie was born February 28, 1921 at home near Cummings, ND to Jacob and Bertha (Mueller) Pulskamp. She attended school at Notre Dame Academy, Willow City, ND, graduating May 1938. On March 25, 1941 she professed her vows as a Sister of Mary of the Presentation. While in France for Religious Congregation Formation, World War II broke out and she was a prisoner of war at Vittel, France from 1942 to 1944. In 1948 she received her Bachelors of Elementary Education from Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Sister Eloise Marie taught elementary children throughout her 56 years of ministry beginning at St. Aloysius School, Oakwood, ND in 1948. She continued to teach at St. Joseph School, Wild Rice, ND 1948-49; Notre Dame Academy, Willow City, ND 1950-55; St. Charles Borromeo School, Oakes, ND 1955-57; St. Catherine School, Valley City, ND 1957-66; St. Cecilia School, Harvey, ND 1966-69; St. Patrick School, Washington, IL 1969-82 and St. Louis School, Princeton, IL 1982-2004.
Sister Eloise Marie was preceded in death by her parents; brother Aloysius (Annie); sisters Cecilia (Francis) Schreiner, Rose Mary (Walter) Cramer, Rita (Ambrose) Braun, and Sister Mary Leo, SMP; brother-in-law Urban Panther; and sister-in-law Shirley Pulskamp.
She is survived by her religious community – the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation; brothers Joseph and Leo (Roberta); sisters Bertha Panther and Sister Mary Jane, SMP; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
The Lerud Mathias Funeral Home in Valley City is assisting with arrangements.
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Published by Bureau County Republican on May 26, 2021.