Sister M. Elvon Huser, O.S.F. died on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, IL.
Sister Elvon, the former Marie Cecilia Huser, was born in Hanson, WI, on March 20, 1919, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Wirtz) Huser. She entered the Congregation on October 1, 1936 and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1939.
Sister Elvon graduated from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, in 1942. In 1944, she graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She completed Post Graduate Studies in Surgery at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, in 1945. In her long life of ministries, Sister Elvon served as a surgical nurse, OR Supervisor, and Director of Pastoral Care. She continued in her pastoral care ministry until her retirement and then volunteered at HSHS hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers: Louis, Joseph, Jerome, Herman, Victor, Charles, and Edmund; and four sisters: Hospital Sisters' Sister M. Elaine Huser, O.S.F., Sister M. Nerine Huser, S.S.N.D., Sister M. Petranda Huser, S.S.N.D., and Gertrude Pleyte.
She is survived by two sisters: Hospital Sisters' Sister M. Elreda Huser, O.S.F., Springfield, and Betty Bymers of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 83 years.
Visitation will be held at St. Francis Convent from 4:30-7 p.m. with a Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Dennis Koopman, OFM, on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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