Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis
Give, and gifts will be given to you; a good measure,
packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” (Luke 6:38)
Sister Josine lived her life in service to others and was very generous with her time and energy. Recognizing Sister Josine’ s selfless giving, God in return decided to give her a gift, a gift of not suffering too much and not lingering too long! God sent Sister Death to Sister Josine on October 19, 2019 at 7:21 a.m. in the presence of Sister Janelle Athorp. Sister Carol Sue Daniel kept night vigil with Sister Josine.
Sister Josine, the former Dolores Mary Ann Mondloch, was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on August 12, 1932, the daughter of Joseph and Magdalen Schirmeister Mondloch. She entered the Congregation on February 2, 1949 and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1951.
Sister was a 1954 graduate of St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing. She completed post graduate studies in Surgery at St. John’s Hospital in 1957. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Marillac College in 1971. Sister served as a surgical nurse at HSHS hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. This included St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She also served as Health Office Coordinator for St. Francis Convent, as well as Assistant to the Vice President for Wisconsin Hospital for HSHS. She was the Assistant to the Motherhouse Coordinator at St. Francis Convent from 2002 – 2006. In 2006, Sister began serving as a volunteer at Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, Springfield, IL, and continued this ministry until her health no longer permitted her to do so.
Sister Josine lived her life in a very selfless way. While working as a surgical nurse, Sister Josine was a very active member of the organization, “Association of Operating Room Nurses.” Whenever there was a need to fill-in, Sister Josine happily did it. Some examples of Sister Josine’ s fill-in services are: sacristan, reader and leader for morning and evening prayer, reader for Mass, taking adoration hours, setting tables, taking care of the “das Zimmer” for many years and many more. Whenever Sister Josine had some free time from working or volunteering, she used her gifts and talent in doing counted cross stitching, crocheting and knitting. Sister Josine was a person of great integrity and will be missed by many!
May Sister Josine enjoy the eternal rest and intercede for us all.