THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Sister Muriel Demers
Issue Date: June 19, 2013
Sister Muriel Demers, 95, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, died Wednesday morning, June 12 at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc.
The former Idabelle Demers was born on Sept. 23, 1917 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Arthur and Mabel (Ebsch) Demers.
She entered the Convent in 1933 and professed her vows in 1936. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Holy Family College, Manitowoc. She served as a teacher at St. Joseph, Oneida, Immaculate Conception, De Pere, Corpus Christi, Sturgeon Bay, St. John the Baptist, Seymour, St. Anthony, Oconto Falls, Sacred Heart, Oshkosh, St. Ambrose, Ironwood, Holy Cross, Cross Village, St. Francis Xavier, Petoskey, of Michigan; St. Mary, Delaware, Ohio, Guardian Angels, West Point, Neb., St. Theresa, Kekaha, Hawaii. After retiring from active ministry in 1989, she served in the Craft Room at the Motherhouse. She was a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.
Survivors include the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; two sisters, Sister Humbeline Demers of Manitowoc and Louise Demers of Menominee; two brothers, Harlan Demers Claude (Vivian) Demers, both of Menominee and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family greeted relatives and friends at Holy Family Convent Chapel, Manitowoc from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc. Rev. Hilary Bezezinski, OSF officiated and burial was at Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc. Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc assisted the family with funeral arrangements.