In Memoriam


(1935-2018)

Sister Therese Reynolds, baptized Mary Jane Therese, also known as Sister Therese Marcel, died on July 5, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 82 years of age and in the 63rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Therese was born in Norway, Michigan, to Montague and Therese (Sciez) Reynolds. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in music education from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.  

Sister spent 22 years ministering in education in Joliet and Hometown, Illinois and in Iron Mountain and Gladstone, Michigan. She was a Music Minister at St. Mary and St. Joseph, Iron Mountain, for six years; the Coordinator for Liturgy and Music at All Saints in Gladstone for 18 years; and a Musician/Liturgist at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Neenah, Wisconsin, for 11 years. 

Sister Therese became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents and survived by a brother, Marcel Reynolds, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, and a sister, Dorothy Waldbillig of Fairfax, Virginia.

Welcome of Sister Therese will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby. The Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation Cemetery.

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

 

 

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Center: Sister Therese Reynolds plays the piano for her mother. Right: During her high school years, Sister Therese enjoys one of her favorite pastimes: ice skating.

From left: Sisters Marilyn Francoeur and Therese Reynolds as Junior Professed Sisters; From left, Sisters Therese Reynolds, Peg Fornicola, and Sabina Jabour

From left: Sister Therese celebrates her 80th birthday with parishioners from St. Margaret Mary Parish, Neenah, Wisconsin. Sister Therese in the classroom in Iron Mountain, Michigan

Left: Spending time together at the Iron Mountain, Michigan, convent are Sisters Joyce Rybarczyk (seated), and from left, Lenore Boivin, Theodora McKennan, Ethel Detz, Therese Reynolds, Peg Fornicola, and Jo Ann Jauquet.

Members of the Divine Province Crowd celebrating their Golden Jubilee in 2004 are, back row, from left, Sisters Marianne O’Neill, Ellen Murphy, Marlene Ptaszynski, Marilyn Francoeur, Clarice Moyle, Esther Kennedy, Margaret Andrezik, Rose Ann Schlitt, Jeanne Stickling, Gail Himrod, and Norlee McDonnell, and front row, from left, Sisters Evelyn Piche, Teresita Ruiz, Mary Ann Letzgus, Ellen Schmitz, Therese Reynolds, Rose Irene Calvert, Joan Baustian, Kathleen Watt, Virginia Kleckner, and Janet Capone (Prioress).

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(1932-2018)

Sister Mary Mackert, formerly known as Sister John Laurence Mackert, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 85 years of age, and in the 67th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Mary was born in Springfield, Ohio, to John and Clara (Wagner) Mackert. She graduated from Dominican High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in elementary education from Barry College (University) in Miami, Florida. She also received a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.

Sister spent 22 years ministering in elementary education in Detroit, Wyandotte, and Farmington, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, and Jacksonville, Florida; Oceanside, California; and Santurce, Puerto Rico. She was a parish minister for four years at St. Lucy Parish in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and for 29 years ministered in home care for the elderly in southern Michigan. 

Sister Mary became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by a brother, Peter Mackert, of The Villages, Florida.

Welcome of Sister Mary will be on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby. The Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery.

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

 

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Center: Sister Mary celebrates her First Communion with her cousin, Florence Van Bergen Wukovich and her aunt, Sister Mary Roch Wagner, OSU. Right: Graduation photo, Dominican High School, Detroit 

 

From left: From left, Sisters Mary Mackert, Jean Horger, and Theresa Mayrand; Sister Mary, left, enjoys some free time with Sister Joan Petz.

Members of the 2000 Golden Jubilee Crowd, who made reception in August 1950, are: back row, from left: Sisters Carol Johannes, Mary Mackert, Paul James Villemure, Kathleen Sutherland, Mary Anthony Marelli, Jean Rosaria Fisch, Anne Elizabeth Monahan, Barbara Hubbard, Theodora McKennan, and Michael Claire Wilson; and front row, from left, Sisters Rina Cappellazzo, Joan Marconi, Diane Erbacher, Joan Petz, Anthonita Porta, Charlotte Francis Moser, Virginia Cushing, Michael Thomas Watson, Mary Louise Gass, Barbara Ann Mason, and Mary Jo Sieg. Not pictured are Sisters Joan Kathleen Lorencz, Joseph Eugene Fogarty, and Florence Marie Viaches.

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(1933-2018)

Sister Carol Denise Koenig, formerly known as Mary Catherine Koenig, died on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 85 years of age and in the 67th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Carol Denise was born in Ottoville, Ohio, to Carl and Elizabeth (Landwehr) Koenig. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian. She also had training as a hospital chaplain and in pastoral ministry.

Sister spent 23½ years ministering in elementary and secondary education in Detroit, Southgate, and Ypsilanti, Michigan; Mundelein and Hometown, Illinois; Henderson, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Cleveland, Ohio. She taught religious education and was pastoral minister for nine years in Ypsilanti, and for 17 years was development and alumnae director for the Dominican Learning Center (St. Joseph Academy) in Adrian. 

In 2005, Sister Carol Denise came to reside at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by a brother, Dennis Koenig (Elaine) of Glendale, Arizona.

Welcome of Sister Carol Denise will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby. The Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery. 

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

 



 

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From left: Parents Carl and Bette Koenig with brother Dennis and Mary Catherine (Sister Carol Denise) at her First Communion; High school graduation, June 5, 1950; Sister Carol Denise with her Godfather, her Uncle John Landwehr, at her graduation party


From left: Malcolm Johnson, Holy Cross Seminary candidate, with Sister Carol Denise, his classmate; Sister Carol Denise, bottom row right, has fun with her classmates at St. Joseph Academy.

From left: Sister Rita Crotty and Sister Carol Denise at the wedding of a former Crowd member; Sister Carol Denise, Diane Delano, Sister Kieran Therese Quirke, Sister Rita Crotty, and their guide Evan enjoy the Alps, 1977.

Members of the 2000 Golden Jubilee crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Loretta May, Nora Thomas O’Brien, Sean Morley, Kieran Therese Quirke, Lila Watt, Marion Michalak, Geraldine Maloney, Noreen Burke, and Jeannine Therese McGorray; middle row, from left, Sisters Lucy Ann Quinn, Loretta Jean Hanson, Maria Goretti Browne, Janet Michael Hudspeth, Miriam Mullins, Mary Johanne (Mardi) Keevers, and Ann Rozalia Szabo; and front row, from left, Sisters Marlene Kuhnlein, Joseph Eilese Hukle, Virginia Beattie, Ellen Kennedy, Rita Crotty, Shirley Smith, Carol Denise Koenig, and Genevieve Jeziolkowski.

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(1927-2018)

Sister Georgina Luznicky, formerly known as Dorothy Luznicky, died at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, on June 30, 2018. She was 90 years of age and in the 71st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Georgina was born in Chicago to George and Lillian (Hattan) Luznicky. She graduated from Lourdes High School in Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and master’s degrees in history and education, both from DePaul University in Chicago. 

Sister ministered for 45 years in education in Flint and Saint Clair, Michigan, and Harvey, Chicago, and Joliet, Illinois. This includes one year at Aquinas High School in Chicago, an Adrian Dominican institution. 

Sister Georgina was Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Joliet Diocese for 13 years, and Schools Consultant for the Chicago Archdiocese for 12 years. In addition, she ministered for 10½ years at several Adrian Dominican offices: the St. Dominic Province in Hometown, Illinois; the Midwest and Upper Midwest Chapter offices, both in Burbank, Illinois; and the Office of Information, in Adrian. 

Sister Georgina became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Father George Luznicky; a sister, Mary Luznicky; and a cousin, Sister Francita Hattan, OP, also an Adrian Dominican Sister. She is survived by loving cousins, Barbara Schuerman of Glendale Heights and Teri Moxley of Woodstock, both in Illinois.

Welcome of Sister Georgina will be on Monday, July 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby. The Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Tuesday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral Mass will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery. 

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

 

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From left: Sister Georgina, 1929; First Communion; High school graduation, 1945

Sister Georgina with her history students at Aquinas High School, Chicago

Left: From left, Mary Luznicky, sister; Lillian Luznicky, mother; Ed (Father George) Luznicky, and Sister Georgina during a home visit

From left: Sister Georgina, far right, with her colleagues at the Schools Office of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois; Sister Georgina with Father Bill Sheridan

From left: Celebrating Sister Georgina’s 70th birthday; Sisters new to the Adrian area formed their own Mission Group. Members are: back row, from left, Sisters Sandra Exley, Leonor Esnard, and Christa Marsik; middle row, from left, Sisters Shirley Ruder, Ruth Rabideau, Joy Finfera, Edith Kathleen Zemke, and Reta Drexler; and front row, from left, Sisters Molly Giller, Marie Bentz, Lorraine Pepin, Anne Gallagher, and Georgina Luznicky.

Members of the 2006 Diamond Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Jean Fitzgerald, Laura Pesick, Ann Romayne Fallon, Joan Donovan, Edith Kathleen Zemke, Jean Librizzi, Georgina Luznicky, Beverly McEachin, Helen C. McDaniel, and Mildred Ann Huber; third row, from left, Sisters Anne Richard Baker, Mary L. Russell, Anne Bernadette Stein, Joyce Rybarczyk, Patricia Cecile Slattery, Denise Walsh, Elizabeth Francis Tekaucic, Sheila N. Flynn, Jeri Renner, and Winifred C.M. Lynch; second row, from left, Sisters Ann Patrice Remkus, Therese Groulx, and Jean Irene McAllister; and front row, from left, Sisters Barbara Wetterer, Marie Therese Guigar, Virginia Therese Conway, Jean Anthony Sporer, and Michele Gebhardt. 

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