Sister Sharon Lasee was born the third of eleven children to Beatrice and Gerald Lasee of West De Pere. She attended St. Boniface Grade School where, in first and second grades, she fell in love with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross. Sisters Theophane, Paulette and Monica along with her parents helped foster her vocation. She completed her studies at West De Pere High School before entering community in 1962.
After her First Profession of Vows Sister Sharon taught in the following parish schools in the Green Bay Diocese: St. John the Baptist, Howard; St. Kilian, New Franken; Holy Angels, Darboy; Holy Family, Marinette; St. Mary, Peshtigo; St. Isidore, Osman; and Notre Dame, De Pere. She also taught in the religious education programs for these parishes as well as Holy Cross in Bay Settlement.
She holds a bachelor's degree in education from St. Norbert College in De Pere and a master's degree in pastoral ministry from Loyola University in Chicago.
Sister's teaching experience extends beyond the traditional classroom. She's enjoyed working with children in the Super Summer Program in Oneida during the 1980s. She spent three summers working with Lou and Karina O'Malley at Crossroads Homeless Shelter in Green Bay. Additionally, she has served her Community as Assistant in Vocation Ministry from 1998 to 2005.
Currently, Sister Sharon is working with children with autism at Red Smith School in Green Bay. She describes it as challenging and rewarding work she has been involved in since 2005.
Sister Sharon looks forward to her retreat each year as well as other religious opportunities offered by the Diocese and the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in De Pere. She treasures time with her Sisters in Community sharing in prayer, work and fun.
Send an online greeting to Sister Sharon! Stay in touch with the Sisters through our FREE newsletter (five/year) and FREE weekly reflection on the Sunday readings! As always, we gladly receive your prayer requests.
Sister Sharon takes a break with student Seth. Sister Sharon has been volunteering at a local school for 10 years -- and she loves it! (Renae Bauer photo)