Sister Therese (Jeremy) Mackin, BVM, 93, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Mount Carmel Bluffs in Dubuque, Iowa.
Private funeral services were Monday, June 21, 2021. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She was born on May 4, 1928, in St. Anthony, Iowa, to John and Josephine (Welch) Mackin. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1950, from Sacred Heart Parish, St. Anthony, Iowa. She professed first vows on March 19, 1953, and final vows on July 16, 1958.
Sister Therese ministered at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, as an associate professor of speech/drama, dean of students, director of planned giving, coordinator and director of development, vice president of institutional advancement, assistant to the president, and executive vice president. She served as an elementary teacher at St. Anthony in Dubuque, as well as in Council Bluffs, both in Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; and Boulder, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers John, Thomas, James, Joseph, Gerald, and William Mackin; and a sister Mary Mackin. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 70 years.
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