Sister Mary Doris (Harriet) Goldammer, died March 31, 2013, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Francis Convent Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Sister Doris was born Nov. 27, 1916, in Random Lake, Wis. She was the sixth of seven children born to the late William and Barbara (Altenhofen) Goldammer. She was accepted as a Franciscan Sister Aug. 12, 1946. She made first profession of vows Aug. 12, 1948, and final vows Aug. 12, 1951. She was a Franciscan Sister for 66 years. Sister Doris was a quiet, gentle, loving person who did her secretarial work carefully and exactly. She was very sensitive by nature and compassionate in all of her relationships. As a Superior at the Children’s Home, Sister Doris is remembered as gentle, kind and even-keeled. Nothing seemed to upset her gentle composure. She was so loved for the way she treated all of us. The staff in Angela Community said that Sister Doris was unique, funny and one-of-a-kind. Card bingo was one of her favorite games. She could sing so beautifully when Sister Maurita Bernet came to sing and play guitar with the sisters. Like Saint Francis, Sister Doris was the “life of the party.” On various holidays like Halloween, Sister Doris was the first to offer to get dressed up; then she wanted a picture taken of her in costume.
Sister Doris had a deep love for Saints Francis and Clare and followed their examples in living the Gospel. She was grateful to her religious community for providing workshops, seminars and reading material that assisted her spiritual growth. Sister Doris was a secretary before she entered the convent and ministered as one after she entered. For a time she was secretary to Administration. She served in St. Cloud, Little Falls, Sauk Centre and Perham and Milwaukee, Wis.
Sister Doris was preceded in death by siblings Clarence, Roland, Marcella, Jerome, Bernice and Barbara Bermingham.
Survivors include nieces, nephews and her Franciscan Community.
Donations to Franciscan Sisters Ministries preferred.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home