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Sister Linda Kaliker

Formerly Sister Marie Theodore

Sister Linda was born on November 4, 1940 and died on August 24, 2023.


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Sister Linda, formerly Sister Marie Theodore, was a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Linda entered the Congregation on January 6, 1958. She professed final vows on August 15, 1965.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University.

Sister Linda has ministered as a teacher, tutor, social service worker and consultant. She also ministered as the manager of the Providence Center Gift Shop, now known as Linden Leaf Gifts.

Sister Linda Kaliker (formerly Sister Marie Theodore)

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In Indiana: Teacher, St. Ann School, Indianapolis (1962-64); Teacher, St. Joseph School, Jasper (1967-74); Teacher, Holy Spirit School, Indianapolis (1974-81); Residential Superintendent, Riverview Care Center, Fort Wayne (1987-89); Consultant, Sears Telecatalog, Fort Wayne (1989-93); Adult Literacy Consultant, Idea Center, Huntington (1993-94); Manager, Providence Center Gift Shop, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1995-98); Gift Shop Staff, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1998-205); Assistant Manager of Gift Shop, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2005-07); Volunteer in health care, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2007-08); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2008-2023).

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Genevieve, Chicago (1964-67); Tutor, Maternity BVM, Chicago (1981-82); Social Service Worker, Center for Human Services, Forest Park (1982-84); Coordinator of Parenting Events, Archdiocese Office for Family Ministries, Chicago (1984-87).


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