In Memoriam


Sister Marian Edward Guethlein, died on Friday, June 4, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 86 years of age, and in the 69th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister was born in Detroit to Edward and Mary (Lucey) Guethlein. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in reading from Holy Names College in Oakland, California.

She spent 36 years ministering in education in Rockwood, Michigan; Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Lodi, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Flagstaff and Casa Grande, Arizona; and Henderson, Nevada, including serving as principal for seven years in Oakland and three years in Lodi. Sister served as a receptionist at the Dominican Motherhouse for eight years. 

Sister Marian became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Barbara Massman and Kathleen (Kay) Posen; and her brother Edward. She is survived by a sister, Joan Kuhn (Laurence) of Cherry Valley, California; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed to all guests or visitors until further notice. 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. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the Congregation Cemetery. 

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 Marian

Worship Aid (PDF)

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Funeral for Sister Marian

Worship Aid (PDF)

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