Sister Martina Kuhn, CSA
Martina Kuhn, CSA, formerly Sister Frederick, died peacefully May 20, 2019, at
St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac, WI.
was born in Ellis, KS, on January 2, 1924, to Fred Kuhn and Catherine Befort
Kuhn. One of six children, she had four
sisters and one brother.
entered St. Agnes Convent, Fond du Lac, from Antonino, KS, in August 1939. As Sister Frederick, she made her first profession
of vows in the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes on August 15, 1943.
32 years she ministered as a homemaker for the Sisters of St. Agnes at a number
of their mission houses in WI and NY.
Sister Martina worked for two years in the dietary kitchen at St. Clare
Hospital, Monroe, WI. She was food
supervisor for one year at St. John’s
Rest Home, Victoria, KS.
the remaining years of her active ministry, Sister Martina helped those in need
in a variety of ways. She served as a teacher aide, school office worker,
library aide and tutor. She enrolled at
St. Catherine College, St. Paul, MN, during the academic year 1982-83 and
received a certificate in pastoral ministry at the completion of the program.
She was engaged in pastoral work at St. Fidelis Parish, St. Anthony Hospital,
and Valley Hope Treatment Center—all in the Hays area.
retirement Sister Martina found opportunities to volunteer her service and
presence, including: St. Clare Terrace reception desk and Beacon House in Fond
du Lac; Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home and the Community Assistance Center, Hays,
Martina was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Catherine Kuhn, her
sisters Henrietta Wasinger, Bertha Dodd, Adeline Dreher, Loretta Pfannenstiel
and her brother Alfred Kuhn.
is survived by her nieces and nephews and the Sisters of St. Agnes, with whom
she lived, prayed and ministered.
has taken place. There will be a prayer service for Sister Martina at 11:00
a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Nazareth Court and Center, 375 Gillett
Street, Fond du Lac, WI.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis Home Chapel, 33 Everett
Street, Fond du Lac, WI on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Father Ken Smits, Capuchin, will preside. Burial
will follow at St. Joseph Springs Cemetery.
can be directed to the Sisters of St. Agnes Mission Advancement Office, 320
County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI 54937.