In Memoriam


(1923-2021)

Sister Margaret Ann Swallow, formerly known as Sister Louis Arthur, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 97 years of age and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Margaret Ann was born in Alpena, Michigan, to Arthur and Mary Delilah (Mulavey) Swallow. She graduated from Immaculata High School in Detroit, received a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, and earned a master’s degree in American history from the University of Detroit (University of Detroit Mercy). She was also certified as a nursing assistant by the Detroit College of Practical Nursing.

Sister spent 27 years ministering in education in Clawson, Farmington, Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms, Saint Clair Shores, and Flint, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Assumption, Ohio; and Bronxville, New York. She was also a Parish Committee Coordinator at Our Lady Gate of Heaven in Detroit for three years; a nursing assistant for Quality Care for one year; and a health care giver for 15 years in private homes in the Detroit metropolitan area. 

Sister Margaret Ann became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by loving cousins and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

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.

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

 

Vigil for Sister Margaret Ann

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Funeral for Sister Margaret Ann

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(1926-2021)

Sister Mary Irene Wischmeyer, formerly known as Sister Edward Irene, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 94 years of age and in the 77th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Mary Irene was born in Shepherd, Michigan, to Edward and Irene (Siefker) Wischmeyer. She graduated from Resurrection High School in Lansing, Michigan, and received a bachelor’s degree in Latin and a Master of Education degree, both from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian.

Sister spent 38½ years ministering in education in Detroit, Ruth, Flint, and Farmington, Michigan, and in Joliet and St. Charles, Illinois. She was principal at Holy Name School in Detroit from 1962 to 1967. 

Sister Mary Irene became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 1986. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Maurice Wischmeyer, Melvin Wischmeyer, Norman Wischmeyer and Reverend Amos Wischmeyer. She is survived by loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

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.

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

 

Vigil for Sister Mary Irene

Worship Aid (PDF)


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Funeral for Sister Mary Irene

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(1934-2021)

Sister Charlotte Francis Moser, baptized Mary Irene Moser, died on Friday, January 22, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 86 years of age and in the 70th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister was born in Chicago to Francis and Charlotte (Mazur) Moser. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in elementary education, both from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian. 

Sister ministered for 47½ years in elementary education, religious education, and pastoral ministry in Elgin, Flossmoor, and Calumet City, Illinois; Dearborn, Caro, Detroit, and Munising, Michigan; Oakland, Lemon Grove, Victorville, and Twentynine Palms, California; and Arroyo Seco and Los Lunas, New Mexico. 

Sister Charlotte became a resident at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Moser. She is survived by a sister, Sandra (William) Kent of Chicago; three brothers: Frank (Dorothy) Moser, Jr. of Bloomington, Indiana; Jerome (Karen) Moser of Mount Morris, Michigan; and Walter Moser of Statesville, North Carolina; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

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.

 

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

 

Vigil for Sister Charlotte

Worship Aid (PDF)


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Funeral for Sister Charlotte

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(1932-2021)

Detroit, Michigan, and later the adjacent city of Grosse Pointe Farms were home to the large and devout Sutherland family, including the daughter who would later become Sister Kathleen.

Kathleen Marie, known to her family and friends as Kay, was born on June 25, 1932, to Ariel and Helen (Holmes) Sutherland. Ariel was born in Detroit, but his mother had died when he was very young and he was placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a Canadian family who needed an extra hand for their farm.

Ariel soon decided farm life was not for him, and he moved to Detroit at the age of eighteen. He and Helen, a Canadian native who was a schoolteacher in Ontario, married in Canada and settled on Detroit’s east side in St. Martin Parish.

The couple’s first child, a girl they named Mary Lois, died at just eight days old. Kathleen came next, and assumed the role of oldest sibling to nine more children: Marilyn Veronica, Thomas James, Mary Ann, Margaret Therese, John Joseph, Francis Patrick, Marion Cecilia, Judith Agnes, and Daniel Paul. John died of a brain tumor at the age of eight.

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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.

 

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

 

Memorial Word Service for Sister Kathleen

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Ritual of Remembering for Sister Kathleen


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