Sr. M. Kenneth Wildt OSF
Sr. M. Kenneth Wildt, OSF 1930 - 2016 Sister M. Kenneth Wildt, OSF, 86, of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:15 p.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois. Sister M. Kenneth, the former Laverne Wildt, was born in Washington, Missouri on March 22, 1930, the daughter of Herman and Catherine Zwicke Wildt. She entered the Congregation on February 1, 1947 and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1949. Sister Kenneth graduated from St. John's School of Nursing in 1953 and received a BSN from Marillac College in St. Louis, Missouri in 1971. She served the Community as an RN in HSHS hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin and spent eleven years on the Navajo reservations in Chinle and Page, Arizona. In 1993, Sister joined the Community in Highland, Illinois where she served as a Home Health Aide and volunteer at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital. In 2014, Sister returned to St. Francis Convent in Springfield, Illinois due to declining health. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Wildt; a sister, Mildred Skouby; and a cousin, Sister Marie Neier, O.S.F. She is survived by two brothers, Donald Wildt and Paul Wildt, both of Washington, Missouri; three sisters, Doris Skornia of Washington, Missouri and Helen Hanneken and Carol Straatmann both of Villa Ridge, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for 69 years. Visitation: A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. Francis Convent, 4849 Laverna Rd., Springfield with a Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent with Rev. Steven Janoski, celebrant. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. The Franciscan Sisters and the family of Sr. M. Kenneth Wildt, OSF are being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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