The Free Press, Mankato, MN

December 1, 2013

Sister Mary Martin Tobias, SSND


— Sister Mary Martin Tobias, SSND



    Sister Mary Martin Tobias, SSND, 89, died Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Good Counsel, Mankato. Her Funeral Mass is Wednesday, December 4, 10:30 a.m. in Good Counsel Chapel.  Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Good Counsel, with 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service, and one hour before services Wednesday.  Mankato Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

    Sister Mary Martin (Patricia Tobias) was born in 1924 in Red Wing to Emil and Mary (Clemens) Tobias.  She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1942 and professed first vows in 1945.  She spent 29 years as a teacher and administrator in Catholic Schools, including St. John, Mankato (1953-54). In 1974, she became Director of Retirement for the Mankato Province School Sisters of Notre Dame, and then administrator of SSND Healthcare.  From 1984-88 she worked in Pastoral Care at Queen of Peace Hospital, New Prague.

    She is survived by cousins and by her sisters in community, the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

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