Sister Alphonse Peplinski
Sister Alphonse Peplinski, 102, a Sister of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis (SSJ) for 85 years, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at the St. Joseph Motherhouse in Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at the St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel, 1300 Maria Drive, with the Rev. Todd Mlsna officiating. Burial will be in the convent cemetery.
Visitation will be at the chapel, beginning with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the Mass.
Memorials may be offered to the Sisters of St. Joseph-TOSF.
Pisarski Funeral Home in Stevens Point assisted with
arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
The former Aloisia Peplinski was born March 8, 1914, in
Milwaukee, the first of seven children of the late Stanley W. and Genevieve
Sister Alphonse was received into the novitiate of the Order
Aug. 4, 1931, and pronounced perpetual vows Aug. 4, 1936.
She graduated from the Catholic University in Washington,
D.C. For 39 years, she taught math and science courses in SSJ-TOSF high schools
in Illinois and Nebraska. Upon retiring from the teaching profession in 1974,
she ministered to senior citizens in Milwaukee with the County Nutrition
Program, as an activity aide at Mary Jude Nursing Home, and as a teacher at
Bartlett Center in Bartlett, Ill.
In 1990, she moved to the Motherhouse in Stevens Point,
offering supportive services until she retired in 2001 after 62 years in active
Survivors include two sisters, Sister Josephine Marie and
Sister Barbara Jean, Stevens Point; one brother, Henry G. Peplinski, Milwaukee;
nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Brother
Aloysius, OFM, and Brother Herman Joseph, OFM; one sister, Sister Bernadette,
SSJ-TOSF; and one sister-in-law, Sue Peplinski.