Sister Denise (Jacinta) Streng died on October 9, 2022 at the age 96.
The Rite of Final Committal was held at the Clare House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2022. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Mount St. Francis Center.
Mary Denise, daughter of the late Anton and Adele (Sauser) Streng, was born July 9, 1926, in Cascade, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary Church in Cascade. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from St. Mary’s on August 25, 1947. She was received with the name Sister Mary Jacinta on August 12, 1948 and made her final profession of vows on August 10, 1953.
Sister received her BA in Elementary Education from Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa, and her Cosmetology Certificate from Capri Cosmetology, Dubuque. She ministered as an educator in Iowa at Sacred Heart and St. Mary, Dubuque, Pocahontas, Ionia, Remsen, and Odebolt. In Illinois she was missioned at Midlothian. She also served at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa, and Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque.
Sister is survived by her brother, Lloyd Streng; sisters, Mary Neiers and Sister Clara Streng OSF; nieces and nephews, and her Franciscan sisters.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Joan (John) Hamilton, Grace (Harold) Schaaf, and Doris Streng; her brothers, John (Geri) Streng and Robert Streng; a sister-in-law, Gloria Streng; and a brother-in-law Fred Neiers.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, 3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001.