Sr. Karla Kloft

Sister Karla Kloft grew up in Asbury, Iowa. She graduated from Wahlert High School in 1974 and Loras College with a biology degree in 1978.

Sister Karla entered the Sisters of St. Francis in August of 1978 and professed final vows on August 1, 1987. She ministered as a pastoral minister at St. Mary’s in Waterloo for six years. In October of 1987 she began her doctorate studies in chiropractic health care and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in February 1991. Sister Karla practiced this healing ministry for 25 years at Knutson Chiropractic in Cedar Falls, Iowa; Windsor Wellness Center and Kloft Chiropractic in Dubuque.

In 2016 she retired from her chiropractic practice and presently is working at Mount St. Francis Center as director of transportation services; various maintenance tasks; planting and tending a 1.3 acre garden and her honeybees.

“It is with a grateful heart that I celebrate 40 years in this Franciscan community with all the gifts and graces that it has held and holds,” said Sister Karla.