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Sr. Jan Brynda, OP, dies Print
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Saturday, Feb. 01, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

SINSINAWA, Wis. -- Sr. Jan Brynda, OP, died January 23, 2020, at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Ill. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Jan. 31, 2020, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Jan made her first Religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1955, and her perpetual profession August 5, 1958. She taught for 17 years and was principal for seven years and educational supervisor, instructor, and consultant for 25 years. Sister Jan ministered as a pastoral associate for 12 years and director of adult faith formation for three years. She served in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Jan taught at Blessed Sacrament, Madison, 1963-1965; and St. Rose, Cuba City, 1968-1969, where she was also principal.

Sister Jan was born September 27, 1935, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Irene (Pianowski) Brynda. Her parents and a brother, John Brynda, preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Sr. Eileen Brynda, OP; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 64 years of religious life.

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

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