Sister Rose Beatrice Dreiling died Aug. 8, 2022, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia, Kansas. She was 92 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia for 77 years. She was born in Victoria, Kansas, on May 26, 1930, to Peter and Clara Bollig Dreiling, the seventh of ten children, and was baptized Cecelia Bernita. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia on Feb. 10, 1945. On Aug. 15, 1945, Cecelia received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Rose Beatrice. She pronounced first vows on Aug. 15, 1946 ,and final vows on May 26, 1950.
Sister Rose Beatrice received a BA degree in English in 1964 from Marymount College, Salina, Kansas. By the time she received her diploma she had already taught school for 14 years and served as principal for seven of those years. From 1972 to 1974 she taught in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and then in 1974 she taught in Chicago, Illinois, for 12 years, which was the highlight of her teaching career. Upon retiring from teaching in 1987, she spent her years taking care of family members and doing parish work. In May 2013, she retired to the Motherhouse.
Sister Rose Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. A Bible Vigil Service will be held 9:30 a.m. Aug. 11, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in the Nazareth Motherhouse Auditorium with Sister Missy Ljungdahl as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11, 2022, in the Motherhouse Auditorium with Father Barry Brinkman presiding. The burial will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery. Chaput-Buoy Mortuary, 325 W. 6th St., Concordia, Kansas, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials for Sister Rose Beatrice Dreiling 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, KS 66901.
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