Sister Ione Forga, O.P., 99, passed away at Lakeshore Manor, Racine, WI, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
Sister Ione spent many years in service to others in education as a teacher and principal. She also did secretarial work. She began her ministry at St. Patrick School, Racine. She taught at St. Catherine High School and Dominican College in Racine. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were Holy Angels, St. Benedict the Moor and the Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, Milwaukee; St. Mary, Mineral Point; St. John High School, Little Chute; Holy Cross, Kaukauna; and Sacred Heart Seminary, Hales Corner. She also served in Michigan and New Mexico. She moved to Siena Center in 1982. In December 2006 she became a resident of Lakeshore Manor, Racine.
Sister Ione is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates, a niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Floyd; and sister, Lorraine Dineen.
Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Monday, February 13, 2012, 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 Ione at Lakeshore Manor.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888