Sister Marcelline (Alfrieda) Arndorfer, OSF, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the age of 102.
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. Monday, January 11, 2021.
Alfrieda, daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Bergman) Arndorfer, was born April 17, 1918 in St. Benedict, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Benedict Church, St. Benedict. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from St. Benedict on January 1, 1937. She was received with the name Sister Mary Marcelline on August 12, 1937 and made her final profession of vows on August 10, 1942.
Sister received her Bachelors degree in education from Loras College, Dubuque. She was missioned as a teacher for 54 years in Iowa at Sacred Heart and Holy Ghost, Dubuque; Sacred Heart (Riverside) Sioux City, Bancroft, and Alton. She was also missioned at Portland, Oregon, and St. John Brebeuf in Niles, Illinois.
Sister is survived by her nieces, nephews, and Franciscan sisters.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Amelia (Roy) Pickens, Dora (Albert) Germann, Bernadine (Paul) Rieser, Wilhelmine “Billie” (Dennis) Carroll, and Sr. DeSales Arndorfer; her brothers, Emil (Dorothy) Arndorfer, Nick (Stella) Arndorfer, and Rev. Aloysius Arndorfer.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque.