Sr. Jean Richard Stukenholtz, 89, dies at Mount St. Joseph

Ursuline Sister of Mount St. Joseph Jean Richard Stukenholtz, 89, died Sept. 8 at Mount Saint Joseph. She was in her 70th year of religious life.

Sister Stukenholtz was a native of Nebraska City, Neb., and was an educator for 49 years.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she ministered at St. Columba Convent in 1944 and 1945, and taught at St. Paul School from 1951-53. She also taught at Holy Cross School in Holy Cross, Ky., and at St. Francis School in St. Francis, Ky., in the 1950s. Sister Stukenholtz also taught in the Diocese of Owensboro, and in New Mexico and Nebraska.

Survivors include four sisters, Rosemary Anna Nelson, Renton, Wash.; Leora Kuwitzky, Seattle, Wash.; Joan Meyer, Avoca, Neb.; and Kathleen Stukenholtz, Nebraska City; and two brothers, Lou Stukenholtz, Peru, Neb.; and Carl Stukenholtz, Perry, Iowa. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 12 at Mount Saint Joseph. Gifts in memory of Sister Stukenholtz may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, Ky., 42356.

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