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Sr. Patricia Henschel, OP, dies Print
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Sr. Patricia Henschel, OP, died January 24, 2019. Her religious name was Sister Jarett. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, February 1, 2019, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Pat made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1951, and her perpetual profession August 5, 1954. She taught at the elementary, middle, and collegiate levels for 28 years and served in educational administration for 20 years and as assistant prioress of St. Dominic Villa for two years. She served in Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and California.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Pat served as assistant prioress of St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, 2006-2008.

Sister Pat was born January 5, 1931, in Milwaukee, the daughter of August and Margaret (Tobin) Henschel. Her parents; two sisters, Mary Delaney and Jeanette Rogers; and two brothers, Thomas Henschel and Gerald Henschel, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 67 years of Religious life.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 Cty Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at

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