Sister Mary Adalbert Stal
Sister Mary Adalbert Stal celebrated her 100th birthday May 23, 2017, and died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Willow Brooke Point, Stevens Point. She was a Sister of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis for 83 years.
Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel, 1300 Maria Drive, Stevens Point. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Placid Stroik, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow in the convent cemetery.
The former Mary Stal was born May 23, 1917, in Meriden, Conn., the first of three children of the late Thomas and Sophie (Brudz) Stal. The family later moved to East Chicago, Ind.
She was received into the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph-TOSF on Aug. 6, 1934, and professed final vows on Aug. 6, 1941.
Sister Adalbert graduated from St. Joseph Academy, St. Norbert’s College, De Pere, and she achieved a master’s degree in Secondary Education at Marquette University. Locally, she taught eighth grade for 12 years at St. Peter’s School, where she also prepared many young altar boys for service in the Parish.
She taught business courses, was assistant principal, and from 1958 to 1965 was principal of Maria High School. From 1966 until her retirement at St. Joseph Motherhouse in 2004, Sister Adalbert held administrative positions within her religious community at provincial and central board levels in Stevens Point and in South Bend, Ind.
Survivors include nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of St. Joseph-TOSF. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Sophie Stal; brother, John (Lottie) Stal; sisters, Stephany (William) Bobin and Stasia Stal.
Memorials may be offered to the Sisters of St. Joseph-TOSF. Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Sisters. Online condolences may be sent to www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
The SSJ-TOSF community is grateful to the staffs of Maria Center, Willow Brooke Point and Ministry Hospice for the care given to Sister Adalbert.