Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI

Sister Bridget Stumpf enters eternal life

Sister Bridget Stumpf died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at St. Francis Convent. Sister Bridget (Marion Rosella) Stumpf was born September 29, 1926, in Darboy. Her parents were the late Joseph & Isabel Wallace Stumpf. 

Sister Bridget graduated from Holy Angels School, Darboy, in 1940 and St. John High School, Little Chute, in 1944.  She entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in 1947, professed vows, and celebrated her 70th anniversary in 2018.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from St. Norbert College, De Pere, and advanced studies at the College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minn.; and a master's in education from the University of Detroit. She spent many dedicated years as a teacher and principal in the schools in the Diocese of Green Bay.  Many more years were devoted to ministry within the Community as Community treasurer, secretary and librarian.  Since 2013 her ministry has been community service at the Motherhouse.

Sister Bridget is survived by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross and Associates; her brothers Patrick (Phyllis), Combined Locks; Paul (Ruth), Kaukauna; Thomas, Kaukauna; Joseph (Joan) Darboy, John (Lynn) Morrison, Colo.; her sisters Doris (Roger) George, Kaukauna; Ellen Lamers, Darboy; and Kathleen, Darboy.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Isabel; brothers Eugene and Harvey; sister Alice Parker; sisters-in-law Shirley, Theresa, Casilda, and Ann; and brother-in-law Herman Lamers.

Friends may call at St. Francis Convent, 3110 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, on Sunday, June 9, at 4 pm for the Reception of the Body and Visitation. The Vigil Service will be at 6:30pm.  Visitation for Sister Bridget will continue on Monday, June 10, at Holy Cross Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, from 9 am until the Funeral Mass at 10 am with Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem, officiating and Father Michael Brennan, O. Praem, and Father Walter Stumpf concelebrating.  Burial will be in the convent cemetery.

The family of Sister Bridget and the Sisters of St. Francis thank the nursing staff at St. Francis Convent for their loving care and support.

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

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