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In memoriam: Sister Lenore Baranczyk, OSF
July 15, 2014 11:41 AM

Our Sister Lenore Baranczyk died on­­­­­ Monday, July 14, 2014, at 3:45 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital (Springfield, IL).

Sister Lenore, the former Anna Baranczyk, was born in Hofa Park, WI, on August 25, 1919, the daughter of John and Mary (Bluma) Baranczyk. She entered our Congregation on February 2, 1939, and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1941.

Sister Lenore was a graduate of our St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from LeClerc College (Belleville, IL) and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO). She served our Community as a nurse and administrator in our hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin (St. Francis Hospital, Washington, MO from 1956-1961 and St. Nicholas Hospital and Anna Reiss Home for the Aged, Sheboygan, WI from 1963-1969). She also served in our mission in Chicago, IL and Page, AZ. She returned to St. Francis Convent in 2004.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ten brothers: Frank, Edward, Louis, James, Chester, Michael, Adolph, Ted, Harry, and Roman Baranczyk, and two sisters:  Victoria Tyczkowski and Clara Wozniak.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Marunowski, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins, as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 75 years.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, here at St. Francis Convent with a Wake Service at 6 p.m. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Andre Schludecker, OFM, on Friday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. here in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel. Burial will be in our Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

To read Sister Lenore's feature story from 2006, please click here.


Yokoso (welcome) to our guests from Japan
July 7, 2014 1:07 PM

This annual event began in 2007 and is organized by the Hospital Sisters of the Japan Province to engage their medical professionals in an understanding of the Franciscan spirit, an awareness of American health care services, and various aspects of American culture. This year, the visit will be led by Sister DeDeo Usuzaka, OSF.

History
In 1948, two Sisters from the American Province, who had fled China, arrived in Japan to begin a new mission. In 1977, the Sisters in Japan established the Japan Province. Presently, the Japan Province sponsors St. Francis Hospital (Nagasaki – since 1948) – a 220 bed facility with services of emergency medicine, long term care, hospice, and palliative care - and St. Mary’s Hospital (Himeji – since 1949) a 360 bed facility with services of emergency medicine, acute medicine, perinatal care, and palliative care. The Province also sponsors Francisco Villa (Tokyo – since 1975), a life-care facility for the elderly, and Maria Villa (Himeji – since 1992), a temporary care facility for the elderly. As of January, there are 61 Hospital Sisters in the Japan Province.
 



Guests from St. Mary’s Hospital (Himeji) and St. Francis Hospital (Nagasaki):
Front row: Nakatsuka Hirokazu, Urologist/Himeji; Izumi Rika, Operating Room Nurse/Himeji; Iwasaki Hideto, Facility Manager/Himeji; Sister
DeDeo Usuzaka, OSF, Francisco Villa/Tokyo; Takemori Kaori, Certified Orthopedist/Himeji; Ishikawa Ikuyo, Nurse/Himeji; Iwata Ryoko, Office
Manager/Himeji; Watanabe Miki, Pharmacist/Himeji; Onishi Masami, Nurse/Himeji.
Back row: Matsutani Ayumi, Gynecology/Dermatology Resident/Himeji; Yoshioka Ryo, Surgical Resident/Himeji; Matsuda Naoki, Surgical
Resident/Himeji; Mano Yosuke, Orthopedic Resident; Moriyama Tomoyuki, Physical Therapist/Nagasaki; Takao Tomoya, Pediatric Surgeon/Himeji; Taniguchi Nobuhisa, Medical Office/Himeji; and Yamaguchki Ko-ichi, Nephrology.


Our 2014 Jubilarians
June 30, 2014 11:22 AM


Our Sister-Jubilarians celebrated on June 28 with their family and friends. Seated: Sisters Maretta (60 years), Elvon (75 years), Janet (75 years), and Patricia Ann (50 years). Standing: Sisters Agnes (60 years), Mary (60 years), Elreda (70 years), and Christa Ann (50 years). Sister Miriam Joseph (75 years) is not pictured.

 


Our Jeweled Crown Jubilarians
June 30, 2014 11:19 AM


Celebrating 75 years: Sisters Elvon and Janet (Sister Miriam Joseph is not pictured)


Our Grace Jubilarian
June 30, 2014 11:18 AM


Celebrating 70 years: Sister Elreda (Japan Province)


Our Diamond Jubilarians
June 30, 2014 11:16 AM


Celebrating 60 years: Sisters Maretta, Agnes, and Mary


Our Golden Jubilarians
June 30, 2014 11:15 AM

Celebrating 50 years: Sisters Christa Ann and Patricia Ann


Jeweled Crown Jubilee
June 16, 2014 9:31 AM

Congratulations to Sister Elvon Huser as she celebrates 75 years in our Community.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on this link to read her feature story from 2006.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.


Jeweled Crown Jubilee
June 16, 2014 9:27 AM

Congratulations to Sister Janet Ebben as she celebrates 75 years in our Community.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on this link to read her feature story from 2008.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.


Jeweled Crown Jubilee
June 16, 2014 9:24 AM

Congratulations to Sister Miriam Joseph Bardot as she celebrates 75 years in our Community.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on this link to read her feature story from 2011.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.


Grace Jubilee
June 16, 2014 9:20 AM

Congratulations to Sister Elreda Huser, a member of the Japan Province, as she celebrates 70 years.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on this link to read her feature story from 2005.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.


Diamond Jubilee
June 16, 2014 9:15 AM

Congratulations to Sister Agnes McDougall as she celebrates 60 years in our Community.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on this link to read her feature story from 2006.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.


Diamond Jubilee
June 16, 2014 9:11 AM

Congratulations to Sister Maretta Kurk as she celebrates 60 years in our Community.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on this link to read her feature story from 2011.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.


Diamond Jubilee
June 16, 2014 9:02 AM

Congratulations to Sister Mary Kelly as she celebrates 60 years in our Community.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on his link to read her feature story from 2007.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.


Golden Jubilee
June 16, 2014 8:55 AM

Congratulations to Sister Christa Ann Struewing as she celebrates 50 years in our Community.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on this link to read her feature story from 2003.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.


Golden Jubilee
June 16, 2014 8:46 AM

Congratulations to Sister Patricia Ann Mulkey as she celebrates 50 years in our Community.

To send her an email greeting, please click here.

Please click on this link to read her feature story from 2010.

To read a summary of her life in Community, please click here.



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