Sister Clementine (Lioba) Kuhle, BVM died at Caritas Center, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
Visitation, the Sharing of Memories and Mass of Christian Burial were on Wednesday, Nov. 14. 2018. Burial was in the Mount Carmel cemetery.
Sister Clementine was born on April 26, 1919, in Fair Play, Wis., to Frank and Esther Richards Kuhle. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1937, from Nativity Parish, Dubuque, Iowa. She professed first vows on March 19, 1940, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1945.
Sister was an elementary teacher at St. Ferdinand and St. Gertrude in Chicago; St. Paul in San Francisco and St. Vincent in Petaluma, Calif.; and St. Bridget in Omaha, Neb. She served as religious education coordinator at St. Gertrude in Chicago and was a staff supervisor at the Motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa.
“At the time of her golden jubilee, the pastor of St. Gertrude Parish wrote, ‘[Sister Clementine] has been . . . a constant and consistent person of good cheer, an accomplished teacher and a real sister [in that] she seems like your sister. She is as comfortable to be with as an old shoe and someone who has no role to play other than being her natural pleasant self . . . [W]e are especially grateful that Sister Clem has been such a gift to our school. She always says, “I had very good superiors and I have a nice gift from God of getting along with people.”’ We’ve had a nice gift from God too.’” (Eulogy)
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Raymond, Richard and LaVern; and sister Dolores Ryan. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 81 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.Download Eulogy Download Wake Stories