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Sister Rosalie (Victor Ann) Glanz, BVM

Sister Rosalie (Victor Ann) Glanz, BVM died Monday, Feb. 22, at Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 92.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 4, 2021. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

She was born on July 10, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Victor and Madeline Ann Koenen Glanz. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1950, from St. Monica Parish, Milwaukee. She professed first vows on March 19, 1953, and final vows on July 16, 1958.

Sister Rosalie was a secondary teacher in Mundelein, Ill.; Kansas City, Mo.; Wichita, Kan.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Burbank, Calif. She also worked as a liaison for a campaign control center in Milwaukee.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Victoria (Herbert) Steffes. She is survived by nephews David (Sandra) Steffes, Daniel (Cynthia) Steffes, and Michael Steffes; niece Susan (William) Braun; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 70 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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To celebrate Catholic Sisters Week in 2020, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary shared the stories of how they discerned their calling. Before a crowd of other BVMs and staff members, they spoke about their vocations and experiences.

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  1. I met Rosalie when we BVMs, with the Christian Brothers, opened O’Hara High School in Kansas City. What I cherished most about Rosalie was her deep down laughter that spoke volumes about her joy in and love of life. Thanks be that she was a joyful part of my life as friend throughout the rest of her beautiful life. Thank you God for the bright spot she was on earth. May her laughter ring in heaven.

  2. Sister Rosalie taught at O’Hara high school in the mid 60s and 70s. She was an excellent teacher and had a real affection for her students. In addition to her teaching she was the moderator for the pep club and oversaw the operation of the bookstore.

    Sister Roaslie was joyful and faithful member of the congregation of the Blessed Virgin of Mary. She was a true educator who touched minds and hearts

  3. Sister Rosalie was a smiling and generous soul, and a tough teacher. I had her for Spanish class, and I must say, I was not a great student. I still have my Spanish book though, and my fond memories of a time gone by. Rest Sister, you have earned your Peace.

  4. Hermana Rosalía was one of my favorite teachers of all time. I had her for 4 rigorous but rewarding years of Honors Spanish at Carmel High School for Girls in Mundelein, IL. Her professionalism, diligence and dedication taught me so much not only about Spanish but of life itself. I still recall her rote repetitions of Spanish grammar and famous sayings and how she would clap while conjugating verbs: “-o, -as, -a, -amos, -aís, -an!!!” “U and I are WEAK!!” “Put the ACcent on the RIGHT syLLABle!” And my favorite, “DUNKOPF!!!” She was instrumental in my becoming fluent in Spanish. Due to her excellent tutelage, I have enjoyed years of international travel and now have Spanish patients from all over the world who are so pleased and grateful to have a doctor who knows their native language. She will be forever missed. I only regret not being able to thank her in person for everything she has done for me and my Spanish language education and professional career.

  5. Hermana Rosalía was one of my favorite teachers of all time. I had her for 4 rigorous but rewarding years of Honors Spanish at Carmel High School for Girls in Mundelein, IL. Her spunk and zest for life, as evidenced by her perfectly coiffed hair and brilliant red lipstick, is only surpassed by her professionalism, diligence and dedication which taught me so much not only about Spanish but of life itself. I still recall her rote repetitions of Spanish grammar, famous sayings and how she would clap while conjugating verbs: “-o, -as, -a, -amos, -áis, -an!!!” “U and I are WEAK!!” “Put the ACcent on the RIGHT syLLABle!” And my favorite, “DUNKOPF!!!” She was instrumental in my becoming fluent in Spanish. Due to her excellent tutelage, I have enjoyed years of international travel and now have Spanish patients from all over the world who are so pleased and grateful to have a doctor who knows their native language. She will be forever missed. I only regret not being able to thank her in person for everything she has done for me and my Spanish language education and professional career. —Mary A. Simon, MD

  6. “Sister Mary Victor Ann” was a very young Sister at Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in Burbank, CA, when I was a student there. She was extraordinarily beautiful (yes, even in her habit!) and although I didn’t know her, I noticed that one could always tell where she was on the school yard. Sister was very petite so you could not see her easily among all of the teenagers. BUT if you noticed a group of BOYS, gathered together, you could bet that Sister was in the middle of the group! Those boys surely had much appreciation for God’s Creation–as well as her kind inner nature. Enjoy your Heavenly Home, Sister!!

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