Sister M. Bonaventa Kazmierski, 97, a Sister of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis (TSOF) for more than 81 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the St. Joseph Motherhouse, 1300 Maria Drive, Stevens Point.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel, with the Rev. Todd Mlsna officiating. Burial will be in the convent cemetery.
Visitation will be at the chapel, beginning with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Friday, until the Mass.
Memorials may be offered to the Sisters of St. Joseph-TOSF.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home, Stevens Point, assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
The former Joan Kazmierski was born Sept. 1, 1916, in East Chicago, Ind., a daughter of the late Stanley and Antoinette (Fabiszak) Kazmierski.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph community on Aug. 7, 1933, and professed perpetual vows on Aug. 9, 1938.
Sister Kazmierski was an educator in Catholic schools in Wisconsin and Indiana for 56 years. Locally, she was principal and teacher at St. Adalbert School in Rosholt (1954-1960). She served the community as novice director for two years. In 1994, she retired at St. Joseph Motherhouse, offering supportive service.
Survivors include nieces, nephews and the Sisters of St. Joseph.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Henry; and seven sisters, Genevieve, Stella, Irene, Eleanore, Lillian, S. M. Maura, SSJ-TOSF, and S. M. Lorene, SSJ-TOSF.