Sister Janet Osterhoff, OSF

Osterhoff Janet

Sister Janet (Helena) Osterhoff, OSF, died Monday, August 5, 2019, at Clare House, Dubuque.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Francis Chapel.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will held form 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, with Funeral Vigil at 7:00 p.m. in Francis Chapel, Mount St. Francis, 3390 Windsor Ave.

Sister Janet was born on January 16, 1941 in Dubuque to Joseph and Louise (Jaeggi) Osterhoff.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis September 3, 1958, and made final profession of vows August 12, 1967.  Sister received her bachelor’s degree in education at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa.  She ministered as a teacher in Iowa at Dyersville and Dubuque at Holy Trinity, Holy Ghost, and St. Mary; and in Illinois at Hazel Crest.

Sister is survived by her sister, Betty Weiland, and her brother, Robert (Laura) Osterhoff; nieces and nephews, and her Franciscan sisters with whom she shared over 59 years of her life.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law, Thomas Weiland.

The Sisters of St. Francis express their thanks to Hospice of Dubuque for their care and concern.

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