THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Sister Judine Ebsch
Issue Date: September 11, 2013
Sister Judine Ebsch, CSA, Viola Mary Ebsch, died at St. Francis Home on Sept. 3, just before midnight on Founders ' Day, an annual celebration honoring the three founders of the Sisters of St. Agnes.
She was born in Manitowoc, Wi., on Jan. 8, 1918, to Frank Ebsch and Armella Heinzen Ebsch and the family later moved to Menominee. She then entered St. Agnes Convent in Aug. 1934 and made her first profession of vows as Sister Judine in the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes on Aug. 15, 1937.
Her ministries included: Holy Family Orphan 's Home in Marquette, Mich., Henry Boyle Catholic Home, Nazareth Heights Infirmary, and the Central Wisconsin Cancer Center in Fond du Lac, Pastoral Care in Monroe, Wi. and served at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac. Sister has been a housekeeper, nurses aide and sacristan at various places during her life and she also wrote beautiful poetry.
She is survived by a sister, Elaine Seidl and a brother, Larry Ebsch along with the Sisters of St. Agnes with whom she lived, prayed and ministered.
Preceding her in death were her father, her mother, and two brothers, Vernon and Francis Ebsch.
Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Court and Center, Friday, Sept. 6, with a prayer service at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at St. Francis Home Chapel at 2:30 p.m., with Fr. Ken Smits, Capuchin, presiding. Burial followed at St. Joseph Springs Cemetery. Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Agnes. Memorials may be directed to the Sisters of St. Agnes Development Office, 320 County Rd. K, Fond du Lac, WI 54937.