SINSINAWA -- Sr. Jeannine Spuehler, OP, died April 30, 2014, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa May 6, 2014, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Jeannine made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1951, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1954. She ministered as a teacher for 34 years, pastoral assistant for four years, and secretary for 12 years. Sister Jeannine served in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Illinois, Wisconsin, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Jeannine taught at St. Joseph, Baraboo, 1963-1965.
Sister Jeannine was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of Charles and Helen (McEntee) Bouse. After the death of her father, Jeannine was adopted by her father’s sister and husband, Bernadette (Bouse) and Fred Spuehler. All of her parents; a sister, Jeanne Spuehler; and two brothers, James Cherry and Charles Cherry, preceded her in death. She is survived by a half sister, Mary Ellen Heinzel; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 62 years.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at www.sinsinawa.org by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."
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