Sister Ann Ellen Quirk, BVM, 87, of 1130 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Caritas Center. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Sharing of Memories will be at 1:15 p.m., followed immediately by the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.
Sister Ann Ellen was a music teacher in Clinton, Iowa; Chicago; Rock Island, Ill.; and Wilmington, Ill., where she also served as pastoral associate and parish minister.
She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Feb. 8, 1931, to William James and Margaret Mary Roe Quirk. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1949, from St. Augustine Parish, Milwaukee. She professed first vows on March 19, 1952, and final vows on July 16, 1957.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Catherine (Robert) Kiesl, and brothers William (Grace) and Robert.
She is survived by a sister Margaret Quirk, Muskego, Wis.; sister-in-law Marlene Quirk, West Bend, Wis.; nieces; nephews and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 69 years.
Behr’s Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001 is in charge of arrangements.
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