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Sister Mary Fidelia Mindeman

MANITOWOC, Wis. - Sister Mary Fidelia Mindeman, age 97, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc.

The former Margaret Mary Mindeman was born on Dec. 25, 1920, in Waukesha, Wis., daughter of the late John and Mary (Matteson) Mindeman. She entered the Convent in 1935 and professed her vows in 1939.

Sister Mary Fidelia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Holy Family College, Manitowoc, and a Master's Degree from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind. Sister Mary served as a Junior High teacher at St. John, Antigo; St. Mary, Delaware, Ohio; as a high school teacher at Holy Family Academy, Manitowoc, at St. Willibrord, Chicago, Ill., as a high school teacher and principal at St. Ambrose/Ironwood Catholic High School, Ironwood, Mich .; Assistant Principal/Vice Principal at Roncalli High School, Manitowoc, math teacher and helper in the finance office at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc; and assisted with various tasks at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc. Since Dec., 2012, she had been a resident of St. Rita Health Center.

Survivors include the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary (Matteson) Mindeman.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Prusakowski, OFM, with burial at Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Convent Chapel. Visitation will continue Thursday morning from 8 until 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to support retired Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, in care of FSCC Retirement Fund, Holy Family Convent, 2409 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc, WI 54220.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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