In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Simeon Werner

05/23/2023 8:58 am

in loving memory of Sister Mary Simeon Werner includes her portrait photo

Community members, family and friends remember Sister Mary Simeon as having a quick wit and a comeback for almost everything.  She never tired of telling stories of her teaching adventures and times with the novices—especially their “educational travel experiences.” She had an eye for beauty, artistically arranging common weeds into beautiful bouquets. As an avid reader, her interests ranged from science to sports. Although small in stature, her enthusiasm for giving was truly larger than life. 

Sr. Mary Simeon is survived by her Franciscan Community and her sister Margaret Stobie, Beaverton, Ore., her sister-in-law, Patty Werner, Spokane, Wash. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Milbert, Simon and Alvin.

A prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in Mary of the Angels Chapel.  There will be a live-streamed sharing at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. in Mary of the Angels Chapel.  Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse. Dickinson Family Funeral Homes is assisting with arrangements. 

Memorials may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601-4728, or offered online.  

Read her full obituary here. 

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