Sister Veronica (Herman) Schafers, OSF, died Monday, May 30, 2022 at the age of 100.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Clare House Chapel, Mount St. Francis Center at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2022. Masks will be required. Guests unable to attend may participate via livestream at: www.youtube.com/dubuquefranciscans
Veronica, daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Spelman) Schafers, was born October 4, 1921 in Denver, CO. She was baptized at St. Francis Church, Denver and confirmed at Our Lady of Sorrows, Chandler, OK. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from St. Peter and Paul Church, Cushing, OK on August 25, 1945. She was received with the name Sister Mary Herman on August 12, 1946 and made her final profession of vows on August 12, 1951.
Sister received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, IA. She ministered in Iowa at St. Mary, Dubuque, Sacred Heart, Sioux City, Garner, Ashton, Riverside, Rickardsville, Luxemburg, Earlville, Bancroft, Cherokee, and Stacyville.
Sister is survived by her Franciscan sisters.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Sister Theresa Schafers, OSF and Sister Teresita Schafers, OSF; and her brother Reverend Herman Schafers.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA.