Sister Carol Louise Hiller, formerly known as Elizabeth June Hiller, died on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 97 years of age and in the 77th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Carol Louise was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Ludwig and Caroline (Franz) Hiller. She graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit, received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, a Master of Arts degree in English from De Paul University in Chicago, Illinois, and a Master of Library Science degree from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Sister Carol Louise ministered for 17 years in elementary and secondary education, 21 years as school librarian, and six years as school secretary in Chicago, Oak Lawn and Joliet, Illinois; Cheektowaga, New York; Iron River, Michigan; West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Fairbanks, Alaska; and Hayward, California. This includes four years as librarian at Aquinas High School in Chicago, an Adrian Dominican institution. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2004.
Sister Carol Louise was preceded in death by her parents. Sister is survived by loving cousins and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.
Rite of Committal (burial) for Sister Carol Louise will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in the Congregation Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine’s Chapel. The Ritual of Remembering will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in the Rose Room at the Dominican Life Center. Both the Memorial Mass and the Ritual of Remembering will be live streamed.
Memorial 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.
From left: Carol Louise with her parents, Ludwig and Caroline Hiller. First Holy Communion. With her parents at Niagrara Falls, summer 1941.
Left: Sister Carol Louise with her mother, Caroline Hiller.
Right: Sister Carol Louise with Sister Catherine Ormond Olds.
Right: Sister Carol Louise with her artwork.
From left: Members of the Dominican Oaks Mission Group gather in Santa Cruz, California in 1993. From top, Sisters Judith Ann Seefeld, Catherine Riegel, Francis John Rzeppa, Diana MIller, Richard Marie Riegel, Mary Jo Martinek, Mary Jane Clark, Mary Frances White, Helen Walsh, Mary Louise Doyle and Carol Louise Hiller. Sister Jean Annette Rudolph and Sister Carol Louise attend a wedding in 2006.
Celebrating their Double Diamond Jubilee in 2012 (August Crowd) are, from left, Sisters Maureen Therese Masuga, Agnes Louise Stechschulte, Carol Louise Hiller, and Attracta Kelly, Prioress.
Our Adrian Dominican cemetery with its circular headstones is a beautiful place of rest for women who gave their lives in service to God—and a peaceful place for contemplation and remembrance.
We will post memorial reflections on our faithfully departed Sisters and Associates. If you would like to reflect on a Sister or Associate who has gone before us, please send your reflections – no more than 500 to 600 words – to
Sister Barb Kelley (email@example.com).
We invite you to meet some of the wonderful women who have recently crossed into eternity.