THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Sister Jacqueline Capelle, OSF
Sister Jacqueline Fay Capelle, OSF, 73, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5 at Odd Fellow Home.
Born July 7, 1943 in Green Bay, to the late Clarence and Vera (Kruse) Capelle, (stepmother), she entered the convent in 1960, professed her vows in 1963 and celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2011. She earned a bachelor degree in Elementary Education from St. Norbert College in De Pere, masters degrees in Elementary Administration from Northern Michigan University, in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. and in Theology from St. Mary of the Woods, Ind.
She served as a teacher at Holy Trinity, Casco, St. Matthew, Green Bay and was a teacher and principal at St. John the Baptist, Howard, Holy Martyrs, Green Bay and St. Anthony, Columbus, Tx. She served as a Pastoral Minister at St. Mary, Kaukauna and St. Mary, Peshtigo, a Literacy/ Citizenship Educator at Fort Howard and Howe Resource Center, Green Bay and a senior aide at N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation, Green Bay.
She loved her family, was proud of her nieces and nephews and cared deeply for immigrants and the poor. In later years, she volunteered at the Micah Center until her health declined, but even in her illness, she had a cheerful spirit and an interest in those around her.
Survivors include the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross and Associates; a sister, Nancy (Cletus) Puyleart; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Friends may call at St. Francis Convent, 3110 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. for the reception of the body and visitation, followed by a Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Holy Cross Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road from 9 a.m. until time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., with Rev. Dean Dombroski as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Francis Convent Cemetery. Blaney Funeral Home of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.