Sister Suzanne Flanders, CSA, formerly known as Sister Luke
Suzanne Flanders, CSA, formerly known as Sister Luke, died peacefully in St.
Francis Home on October 11, 2014.
Suzanne was born in Fond du Lac, WI,
on October 28, 1944, to William Flanders and Dorothy DelMarcell. Her family included three girls and seven boys. She made her profession of vows as Sister
Luke in the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes on August 15, 1965. Sister received a B.S. in Education from Marian
College of Fond du Lac, WI, an M.A. in Reading from Clarke College in Dubuque,
IA, and an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
Suzanne was an elementary teacher for 16 years and a principal for five years,
serving in Catholic schools in IL, IN and NY. After a sabbatical she worked in the Chicago Archdiocesan
Office of Catholic Schools as the coordinator of funded programs. Later she was self-employed as a facilitator
consultant for religious congregations. Sister Suzanne also was the co-director
of CSA associates from 2002-2004. During
2006-2007 she was co-director of the CSA Office of Vocation Discernment.
Suzanne was preceded in death by her father William Flanders and three brothers
James, Joseph, and Anthony.
She is survived
by her mother Dorothy Flanders; her sisters Joann (Al) Pepper and Mary (Don)
Rotrelk; her brothers John (Pam) Flanders, Charles (Colleen) Flanders, Robert
(Cathy) Flanders and Rick (Wendy) Flanders; nieces and nephews; friends; and the
Sisters of St. Agnes, with whom she lived, prayed and ministered.
for Sister Suzanne will be October 14, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., at Nazareth Court and
Center, 375 Gillett Street, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. A prayer service will be held at 11:00 a.m.
in the Nazareth Community Room.
A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00p.m., October 14, 2014, at St.
Francis Home Chapel, 33 Everett Street, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The presider will
be Father Ken Smits, Capuchin. Burial will
follow at St. Joseph Springs Cemetery.
be directed to the Sisters of St. Agnes Development Office, 320 County Road K,
Fond du Lac, WI 54937.
of St. Agnes are grateful to the nurses and staff of Nazareth Court and
Center/St. Francis Home for their care of Sister Suzanne and, in her last weeks,
to the staff of Hospice Hope.
Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Sisters of the Congregation of St.