Sister of the Living Word Jean C. Krieter, 88, died Nov. 28, 2021.
Born in Evanston, Sister Jean attended St. Gregory and entered the Sisters of Christian Charity after high school. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago and later went on to complete two master’s degrees.
Sister Jean taught elementary school in Iowa and Illinois, becoming a teacher in the Chicago archdiocesan deaf school program and an instructor of deaf education at Loyola and DePaul universities. She was dean of students and a teacher at Josephinum High School.
In the 1960s she was instrumental in the renewal of her province according to the Second Vatican Council direction. She later was a founding member of the Sisters of the Living Word and served as coordinator of community development. In her later years of ministry, she was head teacher for the Infant Welfare Society’s teen baby nursery in Evanston and ministered at the House of the Good Shepherd in Chicago.
Sister Jean is survived by her sister, Marion Radzik.
Sister Winifred Mary Sullivan, 94, died Dec. 3, 2021, in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Born in Indiana, Sister Winifred entered the Sisters of Providence in 1945 and professed final vows in 1953. In her 76 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered for 45 years as a teacher in schools in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland and Missouri, serving as principal for seven of those years. Retiring in 1993, she continued there as a tutor and volunteer. In 2008, she moved to the motherhouse.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Andrew (1948-1950) and Immaculate Conception (1953-1958).
She is survived by a sister, Rita Paitson.
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Regina Callahan, 93, died Dec. 5, 2021, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Born in Chicago, she made her first religious profession in 1955 and her perpetual profession in 1958. She was a teacher, principal and support staff member in Wisconsin, New York, Illinois and Iowa.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Regina taught at St. Sabina (1965-1969); was principal at St. Louis de Montfort, Oak Lawn (1970-1977) and St. Barnabas (1982-1988); and served as administrative assistant at St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School, Lemont (1988-1996). She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as Southwest Province secretary while living in Oak Lawn (1970-1977).
She is survived by two sisters, Helen Buck and Dorothy Muscia.
Sister Ann Stephen (Judy Marie) Stouffer, 82, died Dec. 9, 2021, in Clinton, Indiana.
Born in Indiana, she entered the Sisters of Providence in 1960 and professed final vows in 1967. Of her 62 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 44 years in Indiana, Illinois, and California. In 2008, she returned to the Motherhouse to serve as administrator of Providence Hall. In 2019, she committed herself totally to the ministry of prayer.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Angela (1964-1966).
She is survived two brothers, Stephen and John Stouffer.
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Marie Malachy Griffin, 82, died Dec. 10, 2021, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Born in Oak Park, she made her first religious profession in 1961 and her perpetual profession in 1966. She taught for 15 years and was principal for six years before she served as campus minister for 26 years, ministering in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Texas.
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Nancy Rae (Paolo) Reisdorf, 83, died Dec. 10, 2021, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Born in Wisconsin, she made her first religious profession in 1960 and her perpetual profession in 1965.
She was a teacher, professor, teacher trainer, department chair, and educational innovator, as well as a librarian, principal and administrator, writer, facilitator, speaker and tutor in Illinois and Wisconsin.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Mary, Evanston (1960-1967).
She is survived by three brothers: Paul, Danieland Tom Reisdorf.
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Marilyn (Valerio) Skluzacek, 81, died Dec. 10, 2021, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Born in Minnesota, she made her first religious profession in 1960 and her perpetual profession in 1965. She was a teacher, principal, director of religious education, pastoral associate, family care partner and volunteer in Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Marilyn taught at St. Basil (1962-1965) and St. Richard (1981-1988) and was principal of Our Lady of Lourdes (1988-1990).
She is survived by four sisters: Janette Sticha, Loretta Hauer, Bernadine Bissonette, and Valeria McHale; and a brother, Jack Skluzacek.
Sister of Christian Charity Joan Clare (Clarette) Daleiden Cooney, 90, died Dec. 17, 2021, at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.
Born in Chicago, she became a postulant in 1947, professed first vows in 1950 and professed final vows in 1956. She taught at St. Raphael, St. Teresa and St. Alphonsus, Prospect Heights, as well as in Michigan, Minnesota and Louisiana. She was the reading consultant for the Archdiocese of Chicago (1967-1969), and then served as curriculum coordinator at Holy Trinity School starting in 1971.
At the end of 1972 she asked for a dispensation from her vows, and she married Jack Cooney the following year. During this time, she taught at Queen of All Saints School.
Her husband died in 1991, and in 1997, Sister Joan Clare re-entered the Sisters of Christian Charity, professing first vows in 1998 and final vows in 2001. She lived at Josephinum, where she was director of the SCC Literacy Program. From 1998 until 2016, she taught numerous women to read and write. In 2016 Sister Joan Clare retired to Sacred Heart Convent.