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Sister Vivian C. (Lauren) Wilson, BVM

Sister Vivian C. (Lauren) Wilson, BVM, 94, of Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1160 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

A Memorial Gathering will be Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in the Mary Frances Clarke Chapel at Mount Carmel Bluffs. (Mask are required.) The Sharing of Memories is at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sister Vivian donated her body to science. Burial will be at a later date. The services may be viewed through live videostream beginning at 9:15 a.m. at

Sister Vivian was an elementary teacher in Fort Dodge, Iowa; Rapid City and Lead, S.D.; and Chicago, where she also served as an admissions counselor and assistant director of the Business Administration Institute at Mundelein College.  She ministered as director of religious education in Chicago Heights, Ill.

She was born on April 20, 1928, in Lusk, Wyo., to Marvin and Laura (Sheridan) Wilson. She entered the BVM congregation Feb. 2, 1948, from St. Anthony Parish, Casper, Wyo. She professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1950, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Marvin(Mary) Wilson, Howard Wilson, and William Wilson; and sisters: Mryl Wilson, Lois (Gene)Adams, Rosemary (Chuck) Anderson, and Nancy (Ken) Miller.  She is survived by nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 74 years.

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

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This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. The Michauds have many fond memories of Sister Vivian! I left community from Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1968 after living four years with Vivian. In the years that followed she was a big part of family celebrations and gatherings. Our daughter remembers Vivian’s years at Mundelein – the swimming pool, the raccoon in the elevator, etc., and our son always called her George. She was loyal to me in many ways and always kept me up to date on the BVM’s.

    Rest In Peace, George!

  2. My family was saddened to hear of Vivian’s passing. She was much loved and came to visit us many times over the past 50 years. My husband, her nephew Howard, passed away last December. While he could still travel, we went to see Vivian in 2017. I am grateful we had that opportunity. It was an honor to meet so many of her sisters at Mt.Carmel and send my condolences to all of you, her family and her many friends. She was a joy and we will treasure her memory. May she rest in peace.

  3. My family was saddened to hear of Vivian’s passing. We have fond memories of her many visits to us , especially when we lived in Rome. My husband, her nephew, Howard was attached to the Embassy to the Vatican. Sadly, he too has passed last Dec. We were glad that while he could still travel, that we went to Vivan’s Jubilee in 2017. It was an honor to meet so many of her sisters and I send my condolences to all of you, as well as to her family and friends. Vivian was a joy, we will miss her, her tales, her wit, and store of family lore. Rest in Peace. Vivian

  4. I so, love Sister Vivian. She was my inspiration.
    She never gave up; she was like an energizer bunny. She just kept going. If she had any kind of problems, she worked on it until she had it figured out. I told her one time that we were a lot alike and she agreed with me.
    I will miss my talks with her. She was such an incredible and intelligent woman.

    I will continue to pray for her family and the sisters,

    Lisa Wiegand

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