Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sister Kateri Byrne, O.P

Sister Kateri Byrne, O.P., 88, passed away at All Saints Medical Center, Racine, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Mary Angela was born on October 23, 1925, to Joseph V. and Christine (nee: Moser) Byrne in Conrad, Montana. On January 29, 1944, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in August 1944 she was given the religious name Sister Kateri. She professed her first vows in 1946 and her final vows in 1952.

Sister Kateri spent many years in service to others in teaching and nursing. She began her ministry in 1944 at Sacred Heart, Racine. Other places in Wisconsin where she taught were St. Patrick and Holy Name, Racine; and St. Mary, Kenosha. In 1955 she began her nursing career at St. Joseph Hospital, Osmond, Nebraska. Other places she served as a nurse were Our Lady of the Oaks, Pewaukee, and St. Catherine Convent/Siena Center, Racine. From 1967-1984 she served as the Director of Nursing at Siena Center and after that was a Community Health Consultant. She became a resident at Lakeshore Manor in May, 2011.

Sister Kateri is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her sister-in-law Lila Byrne; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Michael, Patrick, Robert and William.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Monday, June 23, beginning at 9 a.m. with a Remembering Service at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.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 who cared for Sister Kateri at Lakeshore Manor.

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