Sister Mary Albert Wehri
Sister Mary Albert Wehri, 93, Sister of Mercy of the Holy Cross, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill, under the care of the staff at Bell Tower Residence, and Asera Care Hospice.
Born Dec. 24, 1917, in Hebron, N.D., to the late Albert and Eva (Seeberger) Wehri, she was given the name Armella.
She entered Holy Cross Convent in Merrill on Sept. 2, 1942, and celebrated her First Profession on June 19, 1945, and was in her 66th year as a Holy Cross Sister.
Sister was educated at Our Lady of the Holy Cross, Merrill; Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati; University of St. Louis; and Marquette University. Sister ministered in the field of education for a total of 36 years, spending time in Fenton, MO; Cincinnati, Ohio; Antigo, Rhinelander, and Merrill. Sister retired to Bell Tower Residence in 1991, where she welcomed new residents and enjoyed visiting with them. She did a great deal of crocheting, knitting and sewing. Sister also helped translate documents in the Holy Cross Sisters’ Archives from German to English.
Sister Mary Albert was the eldest daughter of a family of 8 children. She is survived by her family of Holy Cross Sisters and Associates; sisters, Sister Adele Wehri, Merrill, and Mrs. Alda (Jake) Goldade, Weston; brother, Leonard (Irene) Wehri, Richardton, N.D.; sisters-in-law, Irmgard (Mrs. Bruno) Wehri, Richardton, N.D., and Mildred (Mrs. Alvin) Wehri, Bismarck, N.D.; many nieces and nephews, great, and great great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, Bruno, and Alvin Wehri, and sister, Sister Miriam Wehri.
Funeral Mass will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Holy Cross Chapel in Bell Tower Residence, Merrill, with Rev. Tom Zelinski officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday until time of service in Holy Cross Chapel. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a short remembrance program.
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Sisters’ Retirement Fund, or Bell Tower Residence.