Sister Marcelline (Alfrieda) Arndorfer, OSF

Sister Marcelline (Alfrieda) Arndorfer, OSF

Sister Marcelline (Alfrieda) Arndorfer, OSF, passed away at 7:25 p.m., on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Clare House, Dubuque, Iowa. A private Celebration of Life and Rite of Final Commendation will be held at Clare House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m., on Monday January 11, 2021. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Sister was born on April 17, 1918, in St. Benedict, IA, to Charles and Anna (Bergman) Arndorfer. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis January 1, 1937, and made final profession of vows August 10, 1942. Sister received her Bachelors degree in education from Loras College, Dubuque. She was missioned as a teacher for 54 years in Iowa at Sacred Heart and Holy Ghost, Dubuque; Sacred Heart (Riverside) Sioux City, Bancroft, and Alton. She was also missioned at Portland, OR and St. John Brebeuf, Niles, IL.

She is survived by her nieces, nephews, and Franciscan sisters.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Amelia (Roy) Pickens, Dora (Albert) Germann, Bernadine (Paul) Rieser, Wilhelmine “Billie” (Dennis) Carroll, and Sr. DeSales Arndorfer; her brothers, Emil (Dorothy) Arndorfer, Nick (Stella) Arndorfer, and Rev. Aloysius Arndorfer.

Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA.

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One condolence for Sister Marcelline (Alfrieda) Arndorfer, OSF
  1. Clair G. Hammerand says:

    I just happened to see this. A friend of mine passed around the same time (Paul Behr). I was so surprised she lived as long as she did. She made a huge impression on my life , 1949 age 5 Sacred Heart in Dubuque, Ia. I thought of her many times during my life. What a great woman, may she rest in peace!

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