In Loving Memory of Sister Jolyce Greteman

06/23/2023 4:52 pm


Sister Jolyce Greteman, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, 85, died on June 20, 2023, at Villa St. Joseph in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She was in the sixty-fourth year of her religious profession. Mary Jane Greteman was born on March 27, 1938 to Joseph and Pauline (Bayer) Greteman in Willey, Iowa. Her father worked in the general merchandise store started by his father. Mary Jane and her sister Joan grew up in this small town and attended St. Mary’s School. Sister Jolyce remembers the two of them riding in the back of their dad’s truck on his trips to nearby Carroll, Iowa to pick up merchandise for the store. Her family moved to Carroll in 1950 where they had built a home with a small residential grocery store attached. She completed grade school at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School and attended high school at St. Angela Academy, which became Kuemper High School during her junior year. To read Sister Jolyce’s full obituary, visit

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