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Sr. Jeanette Landuyt, OP, dies Print
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Sr. Jeanette Landuyt, OP, died July 3, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Her religious name was Sister Guinevere. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, July 10, 2019, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Jeanette made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1950, and her perpetual profession August 5, 1953. She taught for 12 years and served as principal for 17 years and in diocesan Offices of Education for 16 years. Her other ministries included being a director of personnel and a family caregiver, supervising student teachers, performing research and studying, and volunteering with older adult learners, and in the Archives at the motherhouse. She served in Minnesota, Illinois, Alabama, Washington, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Jeanette served as assistant superintendent for the diocesan Office of Education, Madison, 1979-1983, and volunteered in the Archives at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 2007-2019.

Sister Jeanette was born May 3, 1930, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Adolph and Dorothy (Peters) Landuyt. Her parents; three sisters, Jacqueline Muller, Colletta Volkert, and Irene Ernert; and a brother, Paul Landuyt, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 68 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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