Sister Bona Joan Hebig, OSF

Hebig Bona Joan

Sister Bona Joan (Johanna) Hebig, OSF, died Friday, December 17 at the age of 96.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Clare House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Bona Joan, daughter of the late George and Josepha (Loosbrock) Hebig, was born August 21, 1925 in St. Kilian, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Kilian Church. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from St. Kilian on August 25, 1943. She was received with the name Sister Mary Johanna on August 12, 1944 and made her final profession of vows on August 12, 1949.

Sister received her master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of South Dakota. She ministered as an educator in Iowa at Garnavillo; St. Mary, Waterloo; Remsen; Petersburg; Stacyville; Guttenburg; St. Joseph, Bode; Dyersville; Holy Ghost and St. Mary’s/St. Patrick’s in Dubuque; and in Portland, OR and Melrose Park, IL. Sister also ministered at Wakonda Retreat Center in the Des Moines, IA Diocese and at Mount St. Francis Center, Dubuque.

Sister is survived by her sister-in-law, Sonya Hebig, nieces, nephews, and her Franciscan sisters.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Marcella (Joseph) Probst, Julitta (John) Durband, and Rita (William) Probst; her brothers, Reynold (Malinda) Hebig, Adrian (Dolores) Hebig, and Alfred Hebig.

Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA.