Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Hubertis Krumbeck

✝ Sunday, March 19th 2023

Lord, now you let your servant go in peace, for my eyes have seen the salvation.
(From the Evening Prayer of the Church)

On the feast of St. Joseph, the patron saint of the dying, God called to Himself our dear Sister M. Hubertis Krumbeck, Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis.


Born: January 17, 1935

Entrance: August 9, 1957

Profession: May 3, 1960

Died: March 19, 2023.

Hedwig Krumbeck was born in Borghorst, now Steinfurt and grew up at her parents’ farm with her siblings. At the age of 22, she became a Franciscan Sister of Mauritz and was given the name Sister M. Hubertis at her investiture, in memory of her father Hubert. After graduating as a nurse, she trained as a pharmacy technician and worked in the hospital pharmacy of St. Franziskus Hospital in Münster until 1984. She then served as superior of the convents in Kroge (1992 - 2001), Liesborn (2001 - 2006) and in Löningen (2006 - 2018). We know her as a prudent and always helpful sister, for whom no work was too much to help people. This continued until the end, even when she had to move to St. Francis House in Nordwalde in 2018 because of her age. With sparkling eyes, she went through the world to bring the healing presence Chris to the people as we express it in our Mission Statement. 

Although Sister M. Hubertis had long suffered from her cognitive limitations and many physical ailments, her death came suddenly in the evening hours of the feast of St. Joseph. We believe that he led her by his hand into the hands of God. 

With gratitude, we take leave of Sister M. Hubertis. We remain united with her in prayer and in the celebration of the Eucharist. 

We will celebrate the Mass of Resurrection for Sister M. Hubertis on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 10.00 a.m. in St. Francis House in Nordwalde, and then we will accompany her to her final resting place in the parish cemetery. Afterwards, we can share our memories over coffee at St. Francis House.