Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Appolonia Flasch

What an absolutely cool name!  Of course when she became a nun she changed it.  I suppose I would have changed it too (nun or no nun!)!

"Sr. M. Leandra Flasch, S.S.N.D. [hand-written 1967]

ELM GROVE - Funeral services were hald July 10 for Sister Mary Leandra Flasch, S.S.N.D., who died Friday, July 7, at the age of 68.

The former Appolonia Flasch was born in 1899 in St. Kilian, Wis.  She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1927 and took first vows in 1931.

She taught as an elementary grade school teacher at St. Aloysius, Arcadia; Holy Rosary, Darlington; Sacred Heart, Laurium, Mich.; St. Patrick, Chesterton, Ind.; St. Joseph, Hewitt, Wis.; St. Alphonsus, Chicago; Holy Name, Sheboygan; and Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie.

Sister is survived by a sister in the Notre Dame community, Sister Mary Judith, S.S.N.D., of St. Mary school, Menasha; another sister, Mrs. Richard Preo, Milwaukee; and four brothers, Leo and Al, of St. Kilian; Paul, of West Bend; and Andrew, of Milwaukee.

Burial was at the convent cemetery in Elm Grove.

[Also hand-written on the side that Leo died on July 10, 1967 which would have been the day she was buried.  Checked for Leo's grave on and he's listed as dying on July 11th so which is correct?  The person that entered the info on FindAGrave or the person that wrote on the obit?  Don't know if I'll check since I don't know if this person is in my tree yet!]

NOTE: S.S.N.D stands for School Sisters of Notre Dame