Obituary for Sister Rosalyn Juenemann — Jan. 8, 1932 – Jan. 27, 2022

January 27, 2022 by

Sister Rosalyn Juenemann died Jan. 27, 2022, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia, Kansas. She was 90 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 71 years. She was born in Leoville, Kansas, on Jan. 8, 1932, to Frederick and Rosa Juenemann, the fifth of ten children, and was baptized Rosalyn Susanna. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, Kansas, on Sept. 8, 1950. On March 18, 1951, Rosalyn received the habit and was given the name Sister Mary Frieda, later returning to her baptismal name. She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1952, and final vows on March 19, 1955.

Sister Rosalyn received a BME in music education in 1966 from Marymount College, Salina, Kansas, followed by a MA in counseling from Emporia State College, Kansas, in 1973. Sister Rosalyn taught primary grades and music in Ellis County, Salina, Plainville and Oakley in Kansas. Later she served as a pastoral associate in Colorado, and in Washington and Clay Counties in Kansas for 11 years. She was elected to the Leadership Council of the Congregation in 1991 for a four-year term. After this service, Rosalyn served as pastoral associate in Colby, Chapman, Junction City and Plainville, Kansas. She retired to the Motherhouse in 2012.

Sister Rosalyn was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. She is survived by two sisters, Rita Schwarz and Sister Carolyn Juenemann; and three brothers, Norbert, Gerald and Melvin. A Bible Vigil Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2022, in the Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel with Sister Marcia Allen as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31, 2022, in the Motherhouse Chapel, Father Barry Brinkman presiding. To attend the vigil or the funeral all must be fully vaccinated, boosted and wear a mask. The vigil and funeral will be live streamed on the Sisters of St. Joseph Facebook page. The burial will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery. Chaput-Buoy Mortuary, 325 W. Sixth St., Concordia, Kansas, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials for Sister Rosalyn Juenemann may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O Box 279, Concordia, Kansas, 66901.

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2 Responses to “Obituary for Sister Rosalyn Juenemann — Jan. 8, 1932 – Jan. 27, 2022”

  1. Jan Pinsince on January 30th, 2022 3:25 pm

    We are so sad to hear of the passing of Sister Rosalyn. We knew her when she was at St. Xavier in Junction City and stayed in touch after she moved. We so appreciated Sister Carolyn keeping us informed of her health through the years. We are sending love and prayers to her family and everyone one at the Motherhouse who loved and cherished her. Our thoughts will continue to be with all of you.
    Bob and Jan Pinsince
    Manhattan, Kansas

  2. Ervin Juenemann on January 28th, 2022 6:08 am

    May the angels fly with you Sister Roslyn. Enjoy your journey. In my prayers always.

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