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Sister Christopher Krell, OP, dies Print
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Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

SINSINAWASister Christopher Krell, OP, died March 27, 2014, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa March 31, 2014, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Christopher made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Jan. 26, 1937, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1940. She served as a culinary artist for 60 years in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Christopher served as culinary artist at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1937-1938 and 1940-1949.

Sister Christopher was born May 31, 1912, in Poniatowski, Wis., the daughter of John and Barbara (Fichtinger) Krell. Her parents; three sisters, Frances Krell, Anna Woppert, and Helen Lesjak; and two brothers, Anthony Krell and John Krell, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 77 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."

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