Sister Leandra Chraca, 97, a Sister of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis (SSJ TOSF) for 81 years, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel, 1300 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, with the Rev. Todd Mlsna officiating. Burial will be in the convent cemetery.
Visitation at the convent will begin with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be offered to the Sisters of St. Joseph-TOSF.
Pisarski Funeral Homes assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
The former Lottie Chraca was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of the late Stanley and Angeline (Slatkowski) Chraca. Later the family moved to Sobieski, Wis.
She was received into the novitiate of the SSJ TOSF community at Stevens Point Aug. 7, 1933, and professed final vows Aug. 9, 1938.
Sister Leandra devoted 72 years to planning and preparation of meals and baking in convents and hospitals in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Locally she served at River Pines Sanatorium, Maria/Pacelli High School and St. Joseph Motherhouse, all in Stevens Point. She retired in 2006 and then tended flowers and plants at the Motherhouse.
Survivors include two sisters, Anna Granadon, Chicago, and Maria Revolinski, Suamico; many nieces and nephews; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rose Petterson.