Sister Mary Virnig, 96

Sister Mary Marcelline Virnig died April 2, 2012, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis Convent, Monday, April 9, at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call at St. Francis Convent, Monday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Monday.

Sister Mary Marcelline was born Dec. 30, 1915, near Lastrup. She was the ninth of 11 children born to the late Paul and Elizabeth (Simones) Virnig. She was accepted as a Franciscan Sister of Little Falls, Aug. 12, 1935. She made first profession of vows  Aug. 12, 1937, and final vows Aug. 12, 1940. She was a Franciscan Sister for 76 years.

Survivors include nieces and nephews and her Franciscan Community.

Sister Mary Marcelline was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Elizabeth; and siblings: Rose Becker; infant Alexius, Henry, Sister Florentine, OSF, Paul, Oliver, Nestor, infant Mary, Tesesa Schwarzrock and Genevieve Salzbrunn.

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