SINSINAWA — Sister Jeanne Dion, OP, died May 17, 2013, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa May 21, 2013, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Jeanne made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Dec. 16, 1972, and her final profession May 22, 1976. She ministered as a secretary for 11 years, bookkeeper for seven years, pastoral associate for nine years, and parish administrator for eight years. Sister Jeanne served in Wisconsin, Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Jeanne served as secretary at the Education Consultants Office, Sinsinawa, 1972-1978.
Sister Jeanne was born Oct. 23, 1936, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Adeline (Spangle) Dion. Her parents and a brother, Donald Dion preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 40 years.
Memorials may be made to the McGreal Center, Dominican University, 7900 West Division St., River Forest, IL 60305.
Live broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Mary Nona will be available online at www.Sinsinawa.org/live. Repeat broadcasts will be available by clicking on the “on demand” tab.
Behr’s Funeral Home, Dubuque, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.