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Sister Dolores Bieser

December 11, 1923 - August 27, 2013

Sister Dolores Bieser, O.S.F. of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 3:20 AM at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, IL.

Sister Dolores, the former Dolores Bieser, was born in Belleville, IL, on December 11, 1923, the daughter of Xavier and Agnes Holzinger Bieser. She entered the Congregation on February 2, 1949, and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1951.

Sister Dolores was a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing, East St. Louis, IL. She later earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing Education from
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. She worked as a nurse for Alverna Home Nursing Center in Chicago, IL, from 1951 until 1953 and again in 1975. She was a Clinical Instructor in Maternity at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL, from 1957 until 1961. She worked as an OB Supervisor at St. Francis Hospital in Washington, MO, from 1961 until 1969 and as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL, from 1969 until 1975. From 1975 until 1994, she served in various capacities at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one sister, Joann (Sal) Fiore of Belleville, IL, one nephew, Mark (Barbara) Fiore of Columbia, IL; three nieces: Linda Fiore and friend Cindy Hickman of Moro, IL; Diane (Mike) Taylor of Chanhassen, MN; and Karen Hollingsworth of Belleville, IL; several great nieces and great nephews, as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 64 years.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis Convent on Friday, August 30, 2013, from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Wake Service at 6:30 PM.

The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Andre Schludecker on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 10:30 AM in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent.

Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Southern View Chapel

Address:

4500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62703

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Service Information

Time: 10:30 am

Southern View Chapel

Address:

4500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62703

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