SINSINAWA, Wis. -- Sr. John Fisher Soeldner, OP, died April 21, 2012, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa April 24, 2012, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister John Fisher made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican March 8, 1938, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1941. She ministered in education for 44 years, 38 as a teacher, three as assistant principal, and three as library assistant while also serving in family care. Sister John Fisher coordinated the canceled stamp program at the Motherhouse for 22 years. She served in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Wyoming and Oklahoma.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sister John Fisher taught at St. Rose, Cuba City, 1955-1960, and served as assistant principal at St. Jerome, Columbus, 1971-1974. She was the coordinator of the canceled stamp program at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1982-2004.
Sister John Fisher was born May 19, 1918, in Downs, Ill., the daughter of Louis and Kathryn (Quaid) Soeldner. Her parents; three sisters, Anna Lapping, Emma Soeldner, and Nellie Coppenbarger; and a brother, Louis Soeldner, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 74 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 Sister John Fisher are available online at www.Sinsinawa.org/live. Click on the “on demand” tab.