Sister Gonzaga Hron, CSA
Sister Gonzaga (Louise LaVern) Hron died on March 20, 2019,
at St. Agnes Hospital.
Louise was born in West Bend, WI, on June 7, 1945, to Lloyd
R. and Florence C. Gonnering Hron. She
was the second of a family of five children.
She attended grade school at Holy Trinity School in Kewaskum, WI, where
she was taught by the Sisters of St Agnes.
Louise graduated from Kewaskum Community High School. She attended Marian College of Fond du Lac
for two years, working each summer as a secretary at Regal Ware in Kewaskum.
In 1965 she entered the Sisters of St Agnes and also continued
her studies at Marian College. She
professed vows as a Sister of St. Agnes on August 15,1968, with the religious
name Sister Gonzaga.
She graduated from Marian College in 1968 with a BA in
Biology and Math. A licensed secondary school
teacher, Sister Gonzaga taught for 10 years at St. Mary Springs High School,
Fond du Lac, WI; Beloit Catholic High School, Beloit, WI; and Immaculate Conception
High School, Elmhurst, IL.
After transitioning out of the field of education, Sister
Gonzaga’s passion was to serve others through cooking. Sister Gonzaga ministered for many years in
dietary services at large residences of the congregation such as Nazareth
Heights Infirmary and Boyle Apostolic Center.
She was generous in offering her skill and experiences, together with
other Sisters, to prepare festive meals for special occasions often baking and
creating fabulously decorated cakes. Sister
Gonzaga’s other love was care for Earth: preservation of natural resources,
restoration of prairies and beautifying areas that all could enjoy.
Sister Gonzaga was proceeded in death by her parents Lloyd
Hron and Florence Gonnering Hron, her brother Lloyd, Jr., and her
brother-in-law Ronald Ruplinger.
She is survived by her sisters Sheila (Richard) Whiting,
Monica (Leo) Lettow and Ann Ruplinger; her nieces, nephews and their families;
many friends and the Sisters of St Agnes with whom she lived, prayed and
Cremation has taken place.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, April 1, 2019, at
2:30pm in St. Francis Home Chapel, 33 Everett Street, Fond du Lac, WI. The presider will be Father Ken Smits,
Capuchin. Burial will follow at St.
Joseph Springs Cemetery.
Memorials can be directed to the CSA Mission Advancement
Office, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI.
The Sisters of St. Agnes are grateful for the physicians and
staff at St. Agnes Hospital who provided care for Sister Gonzaga.
Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the Congregation of Sisters
of St. Agnes.