Sister Mary Audri passes away

Tlachac_Mary-Audi_Sister100pxSister Mary Audri Tlachac died peacefully on December 27, 2012, at Woodside Lutheran Home. She was born March 7, 1926, in Rosiere, WI to Matthew and Mary (Seiler) Tlachac.

She attended Brussels Grade School, West High School in Green Bay, and graduated from McDonell Catholic High School, Chippewa Falls. She received a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from St. Norbert College, a master's in English from Northern Michigan University, and a Certificate for Teaching the Emotionally Disturbed from UW-Oshkosh.

Sister Mary Audri entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in 1950, was professed in 1953 and made final profession in 1959. She celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2011.  Sister Mary Audri spent many years of dedicated service as a teacher (1952-1985) in elementary schools of the Green Bay Diocese and at the high school, Our Lady of Charity, Green Bay. Her elementary teaching was in Howard, Darboy, Madison, Green Bay, New Franken, and De Pere. She served as a Frontier Apostle for one year in British Columbia, Canada. Sister Mary Audri retired to Community ministry at the Motherhouse in 1985.

She is survived by her brother Norbert (Mary) Tlachac, nieces and nephews, and the members of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross, and Associate members of the Community. Sister Mary Audri was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Norman and sisters-in-law Genevieve and Rosemary Tlachac.

Visitation and Vigil Service were held on Dec. 30 at St. Francis Convent. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 31 at the convent.

The Sisters of St. Francis and family of Sister Mary Audri wish to express their gratitude to the staff at St. Francis Convent, Woodside Lutheran Home, St. Vincent Hospital, and Unity Hospice for their loving care and support.

If you would like to offer a memorial gift in Sister Mary Audri's honor, please see our online form or our mail-in form. Your gift will suport the care and ministries of our Sisters. Thank you and God bless!