Sister Mary Judine Bruch, BVM died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 91.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1930, in Granite City, Ill., to Oliver and Mazie (Homyer) Bruch. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1947, from St. Joseph Parish, Granite City, Ill. She professed first vows on March 19, 1950, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955.
Sister Mary Judine was an elementary teacher in Des Moines, Iowa; Chicago; San Francisco; Omaha, Neb.; and Missoula, Mont.; and also served as principal in Omaha and Missoula. She ministered as a parish minister in Denver and a counselor in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Lois Jean Bruch, Virginia Lee Gale, Louise Rees, and Theresa Gundlach; and brothers John Robert and Walter Bruch. She is survived by a sister-in-law Thelma Bruch, Granite City, Ill., nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 73 years.
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