Sister Marie Therese Kalb, OSF

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Sister Marie Therese (Mary Margaret) Kalb, OSF, died Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the age of 88.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Francis House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2022. Masks will be required. Guests unable to attend may participate via livestream at:

Mary Margaret, daughter of the late Bert and Mary (Kolfenbach) Kalb, was born November 8, 1933, in Dubuque. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary, Dubuque. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from St. Mary on August 25, 1951. She was received with the name Sister Marie Therese on August 12, 1952, and made her final profession of vows on August 10, 1957.

Sister received her master’s degrees in violin from DePaul University, Chicago, and in theology from University of San Francisco.  She ministered in Iowa at Monticello, Worthington, and in Dubuque at Immaculate Conception Academy, Wahlert High School, Mount St. Francis, Shalom Retreat Center, and Holy Ghost. She was also missioned in Kenosha, Wis.  For eight years she served on the Congregational Leadership Team.

Sister is survived by her brother Thomas Kalb, nieces, nephews, and her Franciscan sisters.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Rev. Bertram Kalb, Rev. Robert Kalb, Dr. Anthony (Mildred) Kalb, Rev. Howard Kalb, S.J., Richard “Dick” (Bernardine) Kalb, and John “Jack” (Betty) Kalb; and sister-in-law Dolores Kalb.

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