Sister Edith Halbach, OSF

Halbach Edith

Sister Edith (Marvin) Halbach, OSF, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the age of 90.

A private Celebration of Life and Rite of Final Commendation will be held at the Clare House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2020.

Edith, daughter of the late Ernest and Veronica (Hemann) Halbach, was born October 27, 1930 in Stacyville, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at Visitation Church, Stacyville. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from Visitation on August 25, 1949. She was received with the name Sister Marvin on August 12, 1950 and made her final profession of vows on August 12, 1955.

Sister received her Bachelors of Science degree in nursing from St. Ambrose College, Davenport, IA. She was missioned as a nurse in Iowa at Xavier Hospital, Dubuque; Sacred Heart, LeMars; St. Francis Home, Dubuque; and Clarke College, Dubuque. She was also missioned at Emporia, KS; Eau Claire, WI; Tulsa, OK; and later at St. Joseph’s, Mason City, IA as a parish health minister.

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

Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Jerome (Monica) Halbach, Leo Halbach, William (Shirley) Halbach; sisters, Kathryn (Francis) Brumm and Alverna Halbach.

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