Sister Bernadette Peplinski
Sister Bernadette Peplinski, 92, a Sister of St. Joseph of
the Third Order of St. Francis (SSJ-TOSF) for 77 years, died Wednesday, July 6,
2016, at St. Joseph Motherhouse in Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 8, at St.
Joseph Motherhouse Chapel, 1300 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, with the Rev. Todd
Mlsna officiating. Burial was in the Convent Cemetery.
Visitation was at the chapel Friday, July 8.
Memorials may be offered to the Sisters of St. Joseph, TOSF.
Pisarski Funeral Homes in Stevens Point and Plover assisted
with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
The former Rosemary Peplinski was born April 8, 1924, in
Milwaukee, the sixth of seven children of the late Stanley and Genevieve
Sister Bernadette was received into the novitiate of the
Order Aug. 8, 1946, and pronounced perpetual vows on Aug. 13, 1946.
For 17 years Sister Bernadette taught primary or intermediate
grades in several Catholic schools in Wisconsin, locally at St. Mary of Mount
Carmel in Fancher in the town of Stockton in Portage County.
She then assisted in the finance office at the Motherhouse
and at Divine Infant Hospital in Wakefield, Mich.; St. Joseph Home and Hospital
in River Falls; River Pines Sanatorium in Stevens Point; and St. Vincent Home
in Freeport, Ill. After nine years as laundry manager at the Motherhouse and 47
years in active ministry, she retired to offer supportive services.
Survivors include three sisters, also residing at the
Motherhouse: Sister Alphonse, Sister Josephine Marie and Sister Barbara Jean;
one brother, Henry G. Peplinski, Milwaukee; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of
St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Brother
Aloysius, O.F.M.; and Brother Herman Joseph, O.F.M.; and one sister-in-law, Sue