Sister Marilyn Wegener

Sister Marilyn Wegener, SDS, recalls many childhood lessons about sharing and hard work growing up on an Illinois dairy farm. Her teachers at St. Peter School in the Chicago Archdiocese were Salvatorian Sisters, as were three maternal aunts. Sister Marilyn says, “I guess I got prayed into the community through them.”  She graduated from Milwaukee’s Alverno College and was an elementary school teacher in Wisconsin for 38 years. She also taught in Tucson, Ariz. where she cared for her father. When she returned to Milwaukee, Sr. Marilyn coordinated care for retired Sisters at Salvatorian Heights and ministered to elderly adults in their homes. While a home health aide, she also tutored English as a Second Language (ESL) for the Milwaukee Achiever Program. Grateful for her years in active ministry, Sr. Marilyn now lives at Salvatorian Sisters Residence and ministers in the SDS Apostolate of Prayer. Sr. Marilyn celebrated 65 years with the SDS congregation in 2013.