Sister Margaret Joanne Grueter, OP

Sister Margaret Joanne's Services

Visitation: 4:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019, Aquinas Center, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St. in Springfield. Visitation begins with a prayer service.

Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Father Peter Witchousky, OP, and Father Clinton Honkomp, OP, celebrants.

Morning Prayer, Remembering, and Final Commendation: 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2019, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial follows, Roselawn Memorial Park.

With sadness, we share the news that our Dominican Sister Margaret Joanne Grueter died Monday, April 1, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent after a lengthy illness. She is missed by her Dominican Sisters and the large Grueter family, including her aunt, Sister Margaret Grueter, OP, a Dominican Sister of Springfield, who survives her.

Arrangements are as follows; a complete obituary will be posted later today.

Visitors are welcome.

Visitation: 4:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Aquinas Center, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St. in Springfield. The visitation begins with a prayer service.

Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Father Peter Witchousky, OP, and Father Clinton Honkomp, OP celebrants.

Morning Prayer, Remembering, and Final Commendation: 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial follows at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704.

The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister Margaret Joanne are being served by Butler Funeral Homes, Springfield.

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10 thoughts on “Sister Margaret Joanne Grueter, OP”

  1. A lovely human from a great family. Her courage and strength will be remembered forever. Humanity has been lessened here on Earth.

  2. Richard Brumleve

    Sister M.J. was my boss at SHG for several years. She was very kind to me. I most remember her for her so very dry sense of humor. May she rest in peace.

  3. Fr. Steven Janoski

    Sr. Margaret Joanne was my “boss” when I taught at SHG in the mid 2000’s. She was innovative and on top of the latest methodologies for teaching. I learned so much from her. Ministering with her on a few Kairos retreats, i was privileged to experience her deep spirituality. But most of all, I found Sr. Margaret Joanne a great cheerleader and supporter of her faculty and staff, myself included. SHG was truly blessed by her leadership. I thank God for her YES to God’s call.

  4. Sr. Joan Sorge

    Sr. Margaret was an inspiration for her St. Agnes students the last two years. She taught them about mindfulness – so needed today. Each Class began with a time for prayer and mindfulness…a gift to carry with them through life.

  5. Catherine Sims

    My sympathies. In novitiate, she was always smiling and supportive. I have found memories of Sr. Margaret Joanne.

  6. Bonnie and Sue Ellen

    Our sincere sympathy to Sister Margaret Joanne’s family and friends. She was such a special and kind person. May she rest in peace in God’s eternal kingdom.

  7. Therese Bergschneider Schultz

    Margaret and went to high school together! She always had this sense of Peace about her. Heaven Rejoices in her Birth-into-PARADISE-DAY.

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