Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister Elvon Huser

✝ Monday, January 6th 2020


Do not let your heart be troubled.  You have faith in God; have faith also in me. 
In my Father’s house, there are many dwelling places. 
If there were not, would I have told you
that I am going to prepare a place for you?”  (John 14: 1-3) 

Sister Elvon Huser was called to her eternal home on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. in Springfield, USA.

Sister M. Elvon, the former Marie Cecilia Huser, was born in Hanson, Wisconsin, on March 20, 1919, the daughter of Frank and Anna Wirtz Huser. She entered the Congregation on October 1, 1936 and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1939.

Sister Elvon was a 1942 graduate of St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing. In 1944, she graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  She completed Post Graduate Studies in Surgery at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL, in 1945. In her long life of ministries, Sister served as a surgical nurse, OR Supervisor, and Director of Pastoral Care. She continued in her pastoral care ministry until her retirement and then served as a volunteer at HSHS hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin.

One of the highlights Sister Elvon had experienced in her life was traveling to Japan and the opportunity to visit with Sister Elreda. During her visit, she taught English to the Japanese Sisters during a seven-month assignment. “I taught them two hours a day through conversation and pictures, and I learned so much about the Japanese people and culture,” she added.

On March 20, 2019, Sister Elvon celebrated her 100th Birthday, and Sister Elreda came from Japan to celebrate with her.  Sister Elreda then decided to stay in Springfield, and Sister Elvon had the joy and honor of having her youngest sister visit her and pray with her every day.

When she was anointed on Saturday, January 3, 2020, she responded to the prayers. Sister was privileged to have her blood sister, Sister Elreda Huser, present with her when she made her final journe. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters.She is survived by two sisters, many nieces and nephews, many great nieces and great nephews, as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 83 years.

We offer Sister Elreda and Sister Elvon’s family and friends our sincere condolences and the prayerful support of the Christian community.

May Sister Elvon be rewarded a hundred fold, enjoy heavenly bliss, and watch over her family and friends from above!