Gadlage, Sister Odilia, O.S.U., 93, died on April 11, 2017, at Sacred Heart Home. A member of Holy Trinity Parish, Louisville, she entered the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1949. Sister Gadlage graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1941, and earned a bachelor's degree in education from Ursuline College (both of Louisville), and a master's degree in special education from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee. Sister Odilia spent her entire 43 years in Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Louisville. She began at St. Vincent DePaul School in 1951 and then taught at Holy Trinity School and St. Joseph School before joining the Ursuline Special Education Learning Center (a department of Ursuline College) in 1966. She then taught from 1980 to 1984 at the Ursuline-Pitt School, served as a teacher's aide at Holy Spirit School from 1985 to 1992 and assisted at the Ursuline Child Development Center on the Ursuline Campus until she retired in 1994. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates. Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Monday, April 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.
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