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Sr. Julianne Josten, OP, dies Print
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Sr. Julianne Josten, OP, died December 10, 2018, at St. Dominic Villa. Her religious name was Sister Mary Leonard. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, December 14, 2018, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Julianne made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1946, and her perpetual profession v August 5, 1949. She taught for 30 years and served as principal for five years. Sister Julianne served as activities director for three years, as convent administrator for three years, and assistant in the General Finance Office for 15 years. She served in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, California, Minnesota, and Washington.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Julianne served as assistant in the General Finance Office of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, Sinsinawa, 1988-2003.

Sister Julianne was born November 21, 1926, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Nicholas and Marie (Marx) Josten. Her parents; four sisters, Catherine Josten, Sr. Helen Josten, OP, Rose Norman, and Madonna Willard; and five brothers, William Josten, Joseph Josten, Nick Josten, Bernard Josten, and Frank Josten, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 72 years of Religious life.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 Cty Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at

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