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Sister Mary Therese (Joselyn) Pfeifer, BVM

Sister Mary Therese (Joselyn) Pfeifer, BVM died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 93.

Sharing of Memories, Virtual Visitation, and Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Sister Mary Therese was an elementary teacher in Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., where she also served as principal.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joseph and Elizabeth Vonfeldt Pfeifer. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1945, from Annunciation Parish, Kansas City, Mo. She professed first vows on March 19, 1948, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Clare Treu, Genevieve Dye, Fermina Blue, Helen Segall, Alice Lee, and Louise Mayer; and brothers: Edward, Michael, and Joseph.  She is survived by nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 75 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 7 Comments
  1. My Principal at St. Therese Little Flower elementary school in Kansas City, MO. One of the many BVM nuns that made a difference in my life. RIP sister.

    1. She was my principal as well at St. Therese Little Flower. A wonderful woman! Very fond memories! Rest in Peace, dear lady!

  2. What a beautiful soul…Rest In Peace Sister Therese. My first teaching position was under the leadership of Sister Therese at Christ The King School in 1975. She taught me by an example of kindness and compassion. I give thanks I was blessed with a leader who always put children and families first. Rest now, Sister…in God’s true peace.

  3. Awe. Sister Mary Therese was my principal at Christ the King (class of 83). You are often in my thoughts and in my prayers.

  4. One of the best memories of Aunt Mary was how good she was to her sister Claire. She came to visit a couple times a year and always stayed in her room and slept on her couch. They had such nice visits which cheered Claire immensely.

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