She loved “to do for others”

 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Salvatorian Sister Alice Gindt will take place in Milwaukee on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Sr. Alice died July 28 at the age of 83. Her visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus, 3800 N. 92nd Street, followed by Mass at 1:15 p.m.

Alice was the middle child of Joseph and Agnes Gindt’s 15 children raised on a farm in Edson, Wis. As a student at Sacred Heart School in Edson, she was influenced by a teacher, Sister Bathilde Feder, SDS, and the example of her older sisters Beatrice and Marcella who also joined the SDS Congregation. Alice entered the convent in 1951 after eighth grade. She received the name Sr. Herman Joseph two years later when she became a novice. She took back her baptismal name after Vatican II.

Sr. Alice served as a teacher and later as a licensed practical nurse. Her nursing ministry included 15 years at Divine Savior Hospital and Nursing Home in Portage, Wis. In the mid-1990s, Sr. Alice began volunteering as an aide with Milwaukee’s Interfaith Older Adult Programs. She said, “I love to do for others,” and was inspired by Interfaith’s mission to help elders remain in their own homes by providing companionship and connections to vital community services. Read more about her life here.

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