SINSINAWA -- Sister Anton Secker, OP, died May 12, 2011, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa May 19, 2011, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Anton made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican March 8, 1936, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1939. She taught for 34 years, was principal for six years, ministered as support staff for outdoor education at the Motherhouse for seven years, and served as pastoral minister for five years. Sister Anton served in Illinois, Iowa, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Anton ministered as a member of the outdoor education team of the Dominican Education Center at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1976-1983.
Sister Anton was born Nov. 3, 1915, in Freeport, the daughter of Anton and Lucille (FitzPatrick) Secker. Her parents and two sisters, Elizabeth Cormack and Patricia Secker, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Petta and Ottie Cullinane; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 75 years.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at www.sinsinawa.org by clicking on "Donate to Us," then "Honors and Memorials."
Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sr. Anton are available online at www.ustream.tv/user/Sinsinawa