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Vocations from Mount Carmel

(This page prepared by Marilu Underberg Thurman)

The Mount Carmel Parish has been blessed with a fair number of men and women who have answered God’s call to the dedicated life in the priesthood and religious life.  The names are listed below.  Father Joseph Finnegan was not a member of Mount Carmel when ordained, but was baptized at Mount Carmel.  The Finnegan family had moved to Carroll sometime before he was ordained.  All of the vocations to the priesthood have been to the Diocese of Sioux City.  Two men have become Brothers of the Holy Cross.
Twenty-nine ladies are listed below from Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish who have entered the religious life.  Three of these were baptized at Mount Carmel, but entered from other parishes.  Twenty-eight have entered the Franciscans of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Sister Rose Zita Rosonke has entered Our Lady of Victory Missionaries, Huntington, Indiana.

 

The Priests

Father Joseph Finnegan
Father John Berger
Father Bernard Loeffelholz
Father Joseph Underberg
Monsignor Julius Berger
Father Leo Lenz, Carroll, Iowa
Father Walter Bruch, Varina, Iowa
Father Ralph Reinhart, Ashton, Iowa
Father Alfred Loeffelholz, Barnum, Iowa
Father James Bruch, Sioux City, Iowa

The Brothers

Brother Paul Rosonke, C.S.C. Rivergrove, Illinois
Brother Vincent Lenz, C.S.C. Indianapolis, Indiana

The Sisters

Christina Otto ………………… Sister M. Hildegard ………….. Entered   1887
Mary Vonnahme ……………… Sister M. Leonida ……………………… 1887
Mary Mueller …………………. Sister M. Armella ……………………… 1888
Anna Olbertz ………………….. Sister M. Julia ……………...………….  1888
Agatha Rehmann ……………… Sister M. Winifred ……..………………  1891
Elizabeth Naberhaus ………….. Sister M. Leonora ………………………  1899
Anna Naberhaus ………………  Sister M. Rufina ……………………….   1899
Anna Wernimont ………………. Sister M. Veridiana …………………….  1901
Clara Mueller …………………. Sister M. Nerina ……………………….   1914
Susanna Mueller ..…………….  Sister M. Iva ……………………..……    1914
Anna H. Underberg ..………….  Sister M. Raphaella ………………..…..   1918
Louise Wernimont ..………... Sister M. Lumina …………………..    1919
Clara Wernimont ..…………  Sister M. Eunice ……………………    1923
Theresa Wuebker ..………… Sister M. Majella ……………………   1923
Elizabeth Nees ..…………… Sister M. Eloise ……………………..   1928
Mildred Ludwig ..………….  Sister M. Nora ………………………   1929
Agnes Stork ..……………… Sister M. Muriel ……………………..  1931
Rose Schapman ..…………..  Sister Rose Schapman (Concepta) …   1931
Julitta Gross ………………..  Sister M. Mynette ………………….   1931
Rosaline Stork ……………… Sister M. Myrene ………………….    1932
Martina Stork ………………  Sister Mary Myron ………………….  1932
Delores Bruch ………………  Sister M. Delores (Carmelyn)  ……..  1932
M. Catherine Wernimont ……  Sister M. Coramarie ……………….  1955
Phyllis Bruch ………………..  Sister Phyllis (Rose Carmel) ………..  1957
Suzanne Gross ………………  Sister Suzanne (Wayne Marie) …….    1963
Rose Zita Rosonke …………..  Sister Rose Zita OLVM …………..    1957
                                                 Sister Marcella Thobe*
                                                 Sister Ligura Thobe*
                                                 Sister Marina Thobe*
                                                 Sister Marita Wempe


*These three sisters belong to the Franciscan Sisters of Dubuque, Iowa.

Mary Olbertz (Sister M. Eustella), was born, baptized, and confirmed at Mt. Carmel, but entered from Carroll, Iowa in 1898.
Mary Knobbe (Sister M. Phillippine), was born and baptized at Mt. Carmel, but entered from Breda, Iowa in 1901.
Mary Underberg (Sister M. Syra), was born at Mt. Carmel, but entered from Halbur, Iowa in 1915.                             
Compiled by Sister Delores.
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Several of these people have passed away as of 2001,  but I am not listing any of the deaths because I do not have all of them.
Marilu Underberg Thurman

 

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