Sister Jean Arkenberg
Formerly Sister Marian Jean
Sister Jean was born on November 22, 1923 and died on March 8, 2009.
Sister Jean, formerly Sister Marian Jean, was born Nov. 22, 1923. She died March 8, 2009. She was 85 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 68 years.
Sister Jean graduated from the Providence Juniorate at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, and entered the Congregation on Jan. 5, 1941. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1943 and 1949, respectively.
Sister Jean spent more than 50 years ministering as a teacher at the elementary and junior high level. She returned to the Woods in 1998 and ministered in volunteer services, specifically as a seamstress. Many sisters wore clothing she either made or altered.
Many of the volunteers who worked alongside Sister Jean said was a special person who impacted their lives.
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