Sister Lucilla Oberbroeckling, OSF

Oberbroeckling Mary Lucilla

Sr. Lucilla Oberbroeckling, OSF, died Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the age of 95.

The 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. Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Germaine, daughter of the late William and Catherine (Pottebaum) Oberbroeckling, was born January 20, 1925 in Epworth, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Church, Farley, Iowa. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from Epworth on August 25, 1943. She was received with the name Sister Mary Lucilla on August 12, 1944 and made her final profession of vows on August 12, 1951.

Sister attended Epworth Public School for both her elementary and high school education. Sister Lucilla’s ministry took her to Immaculate Conception Academy, Dubuque, IA; St. Joseph’s in Rickardsville, IA; Xavier Hospital, Dubuque, IA; Holy Family Hall, Dubuque, IA; Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, IA. In 1990 Lucilla moved to Mount St. Francis. In 2010 she moved to Holy Family Hall and in 2011 moved to Clare House.

Sister is survived by her sisters, Rosemary Noonan and Virginia Pfab; her sister-in-laws Carol Oberbroeckling and Janet Oberbroeckling; her nieces, nephews, and her Franciscan sisters.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Marcella and Verna Oberbroeckling; her brothers, William Jr. Oberbroeckling and Edward Oberbroeckling; and in-laws, Harlan Noonan, Rita Oberbroeckling, and Leo Pfab.

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