Friday, October 1, 2010

Sister Helene Marie Doll, O.P.

Sister Helene Marie Doll, O.P., 90, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints, Racine on Friday, October 1, 2010.

Helen Antoinette Doll was born February 7, 1920, to Alphonse and Helena (nee: Gillitzer) Doll in Wauzeka, WI. On September 5, 1937, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1938 she was given the religious name Sister Helene Marie. She professed her first vows in 1940 and her final vows in 1946.

Sister Helene Marie spent many years in service to others in teaching and pastoral ministry. She began teaching in 1939 at Holy Angels, Milwaukee, WI. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were St. Andrew, Knowles; St. Victor, Monroe; St. Louis, Caledonia; St. Aloysius, Sauk City; St. Mary, Janesville; St. Francis Xavier, Merrill; and St. Luke, Plain. She also served in Michigan, New Mexico, and Illinois. She moved to Siena Center in 2002. In November 2009 she became a resident of Lakeshore Manor.

Sister Helene Marie is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her sister-in-law Jeanie Doll; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Phillip Doll; and her sister, Theresa (Joseph) Coleman.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Wednesday October 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a Remembering Service at 2:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

The Racine Dominicans would like to extend their thanks to the staff that cared for Sister Helene Marie at Lakeshore Manor.

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