Sister Loretta Volk PHJC
Dec. 31, 1922 — Dec. 4, 2010
DONALDSON — Sister Loretta Volk, 88, died of natural causes in the Catherine Kasper Life Center at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
Sister Loretta was born in Wendelin, Ill., Dec. 31, 1922. She was the daughter of Anton C. and Catherine Kuenstlor Volk.
Sept. 8, 1944, she entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Convent and professed her vows June 25, 1947. Prior to entering the convent, she stayed home to help her mother with the six children in her family.
Sister Loretta received her B.S. in Education and her master's in Education and then went on to teach in Chicago, Ill., Edwardsville, Ill., Beckemeyer, Ill., Mishawaka, Ind., and East Chicago, Ind.
She later became principal in Hecker, Ill. When she retired from teaching and administration, Sister Loretta became a wonderful Sister Hostess at St. Mary Medical Center in Gary, and St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago.
Sister Loretta is survived by her sisters, Sister Antoinette Volk of Donaldson and Ethel Zwilling, Claremont, Ill.; a brother, Don Volk of Ingram, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Anton) Volk of Washington, Ill. and Lelia (Louis) Volk of Claremont, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call at the Catherine Kasper Home Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by the Reverend Fathers Robert Zwilling, James Bueyster and Ed Konerman, S.J. Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. EST.
The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, is entrusted with arrangements.
Notes of condolence maybe sent to the family online via: www.johnson-danielson.com.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Development Fund, 9601 Union Road, P.O. Box #1, Donaldson, IN, 46563.