Sister Georgene Stuppy Rochester

By Michael Hohberger
Rochester MN Post Bulletin
May 27, 2009

ROCHESTER The Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Georgene Stuppy (Sister Dimitri) will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes at Assisi Heights in Rochester.

Sr. Georgene, 70, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, died Saturday (May 23, 2009) at Assisi Heights.

Georgene Helen Stuppy was born July 30, 1938, in Milwaukee, to Cyril and Martha (Koch) Stuppy. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in 1958 from Our Lady of Grace Parish in Edina, Minn., and made profession of vows in 1961.

Her 47 years of ministry as a Franciscan Sister included 28 years in education. She received a degree in elementary education from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, and served as a junior high teacher at St. Juliana School in Chicago; St. Joseph School in Ironton, Ohio; St. Mary School in Caledonia; and St. Augustine and Queen of Angels schools in Austin. A gifted educator, she helped her students expand their awareness of justice and peace needs on a global scale.

For the past 20 years, Sr. Georgene served in various roles at Assisi Heights, including seven years as Life Resource Center librarian then administrative assistant for 13 years. For the last five years she was administrative secretary to the Director of Assisi Heights.

She is survived by her Franciscan community, with whom she shared life for 50 years; and a brother, Michael (Alison) Stuppy of Scottsdale, Ariz. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jan.

Friends may call at 6:30 p.m. today at Assisi Heights for a Vigil Service, and before the service Thursday at Assisi Heights.

Memorials are suggested to the Sisters of St. Francis, Office of Benefactor Relations at Assisi Heights, 1001 14th St. N.E., Suite 100, Rochester, MN 55901.


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