Sister Josephine Seier, SSSF
School Sister of St. Francis Josephine Seier who lived her religious vocation as a homemaker and caretaker died on May 1, 2020 at Our Lady of the Angels, in Greenfield, Wisconsin. Sister was 94 years old. Sister Josephine was born on November 25, 1925 in Raeville, Nebraska. She was received into the School Sisters of St. Francis on June 13, 1941; made her first profession of vows in 1943; and made final (perpetual) vows in 1949. Sister Josephine is survived by a sister, Betty Schmitz of Albion, Nebraska; nieces, nephews and cousins; and the School Sisters of St. Francis community with whom she shared her life for 77 years. Sister Josephine ministered in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wisconsin for more than seven decades. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served in Chicago as a homemaker at St. Nicholas Convent (1944-1946 and 1958-1959), St. Martin Convent (1946-1952), and SS Cyril & Methodius Convent (1959-1963). In the Diocese of Des Moines. Sister served as a homemaker at St. Joseph Convent in Earling, Iowa (1942-1943 and 1967-1969). In the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, Sister served at Catholic Social Services in Lincoln (1969-1971). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as a homemaker at St. Joseph Convent in Waupun (1952-1958), and in Milwaukee she served in personal services at Maryhill Retirement Center (1995) and at Sacred Heart (1995-1996), served as a receptionist at LaFarge Lifelong Learning Institute (1996-2001), and cared for the elderly at Interfaith Older Adult Programs (2001-2004). She also ministered at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport (2004-2012). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sister served as a homemaker at Our Lady of Grace Convent in Omaha (1973-1976), as driving coordinator at Sacred Heart Convent in Norfolk (1976-78) and at Mercy Fontenelle Retirement Center in Omaha (1978-1980). She also cared for the elderly at Interparish in Schuyler, Nebraska (1980-81), at St. Mary/St. Augustine Parish in Schuyler (1981-1989), and at New Cassel Retirement Center in Omaha (1989-1990). In the Diocese of Orange, California, Sister served in parish ministry at St. Timothy Parish in Laguna Niguel (1991). In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister cared for the elderly at Maria Linden Retirement Center (1994-1995). In the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sister served as a homemaker at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe (1972-1973). In the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sister served as a homemaker at St. Agatha Convent in Howard, South Dakota (1943-1944). In the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, she served as homemaker at St. Wenceslaus Convent in New Prague, Minnesota (1971-1972). In the Diocese of Tucson, Sister cared for the elderly (1990-1994). In her retirement, Sister served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin from 2012 until the time of her death. A Funeral Liturgy was held on May 6, 2020 at St. Joseph Chapel, Milwaukee. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Submitted by Michael O'Loughlin, Marketing and Communications Director, Milwaukee, Wisconsin