The Free Press, Mankato, MN

March 8, 2013

Sister Mary (M. Eustachia)Schilling


—  Sister Mary (M. Eustachia)Schilling, SSND, 101, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Good Counsel, Mankato. Her Funeral Mass is Monday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. in Good Counsel Chapel.  Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Sunday, at Good Counsel, with 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service, and one hour before services Monday.  Mankato Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

 Sister Mary was born in 1912 in Hospers, Iowa, to Joseph and Margaret (Pohlen) Schilling.  As a young child she moved with her family to a farm near Wanda, MN.  She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1932 and professed first vows in 1935. Until 1980, she taught middle, junior and senior high grades in several Catholic Schools, including SS. Peter & Paul, Mankato (1935-36 and 1952-59); All Saints, Madison Lake (1945-46); and Good Counsel Academy (1979-80).  She also served as co-director of a program in Chicago that enabled students to earn their G.E.D., worked as a seamstress and was a classroom aide.

  She is survived by her sister, Colette Schunk, and was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and five sisters.  For a full obituary, please visit

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