Sr. Lucille Hackenmueller


Sr. Lucille Hackenmueller (Verena), 87, died April 17, 2013, at the Convent of the Holy Spirit in Northfield, Ill. She is survived by two sisters, Sr. Mary Agnes Hackenmueller of Sauk Rapids, Minn., and Irmina (Fred) Holthaus of Buffalo, Minn. and a brother, Joseph (Joann) Hackenmueller of Plymouth, Minn., as well as dozens of nieces and nephews.

Sr. Lucille was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy (Elmer) Beaudry and brother, Bernard (Rose) Hackenmueller, as well as her mother, Katherine and father, Vincent Hackenmueller.

Originally from St. Michael, Minn., Sr. Lucille entered the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters congregation in 1943 and served in a variety of ministries at hospitals in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. Much of her life’s work was accomplished abroad, as she travelled to Ireland to serve at the Divine Word Seminary in Maynooth, Ireland, and to various sites in England.

Sr. Lucille returned to the U.S. in 1995 and continued her hospital ministry at Ravenswood and Illinois Masonic Hospitals in Chicago, where she assisted in social service and pastoral capacities. This year marks Sister Lucille’s 67th of religious profession.