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Sister Jane (Janette) Haslwanter, BVM

Sister Jane (Janette) Haslwanter, BVM died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg, Iowa. She was 87.

Virtual Visitation and Rite of Committal was Friday, Oct. 9. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Sharing of Memories and a Memorial Mass were held Friday, Oct. 16.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1933, in Chicago to John and Stephanie (Lingg) Haslwanter. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1951, from St. Benedict Parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1954, and final vows on July 16, 1959.

Sister Jane was an elementary teacher at St. Patrick and St. Anthony in Dubuque, Iowa; St. Patrick in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and St. Athanasius in Jesup, Iowa.  She also taught in Chicago and Wilmot, Wis.

She served in Chicago as an instructor at Mundelein College and as the director of the Mundelein Center Religious Education. She ministered as director of religious education in Schaumberg, Mokena, Orland Park, and Roselle, Ill. She served as administrator of a living center for adults with special needs in Schaumberg, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Marie Prost and Janette Haslwanter. She is survived by cousins and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 69 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. How deeply saddened I am to learn about the passing of Sr. Jane. We became wonderful friends when she spent time at St. Walter in Roselle IL. She was the person who inspired me to become at Catechist at our Parish and actually I just finished my 20th year with 1st Graders. During one of our conversations, we realized that when I was in 1st grade myself at St. Ferdinand School in Chicago, Sr. Jane was actually the teacher in the other 1st grade classroom!! So many memories of wonderful times spent together. She will be greatly missed…..

  2. Jane was just one amazing women. She was a gifted teacher of many . Weather she was teaching students or teaching catechists. She had such fun ways that you did not know that you were being taught . I remember how she would invite all of us over to share Christmas tidings and her wonderful Christmas Village.
    When my daughter with Down syndrome was born she was the first person to congratulate me! She also told me not worry because my daughter will achieve greatness . She is 14 and is achieving greatness .
    Jane you will be missed, until we meet again! Love , Mary Jo

  3. Sister Jane was a teacher in every sense of the word . Her words were some of the most valuable words I have ever heard . I remember her amazing ability to work with everyone . She gave me the support when I needed it and she gave me the business when I needed it! If I could say one thing about her life it would be strong ! She let nothing ever get in her way , she served the Lord every day . I love and miss you Jane . Till we meet again.

  4. Sister Jane has been a family friend for almost 4 decades, she and my Mom became friends after working together at St. Marcelline in Schamburg. She was a kind, gentle women who always had a smile on her face. She would always be interested in hearing about the latest escapades of my siblings and I and took a genuine interest in our lives. She could make a mean hot crab dip, something my father always looked forward to during our get togethers. She was a wonderful friend to my mother and for that I am so grateful. Rest in peace Sister Jane.

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