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In memoriam: Sister Joan Margaret Hamann, OSF
November 1, 2022 10:31 AM


Sister Joan Margaret Hamann, O.S.F. died on Monday, October 31, 2022, at 1:40 p.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, IL.

Sister Joan Margaret was born in Milwaukee, WI, on July 31, 1932, the daughter of James and Isabelle (Cawley) Hamann. She entered the Congregation on February 1, 1948, and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1950.

Sister Joan Margaret graduated from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing and St. Xavier College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Sister earned certificates in Premature Infant Nursing and Clinical Pastoral Education.

Sister Joan Margaret served as a nurse at HSHS Hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She was the Supervisor in the Admitting Department and Secretary for the SHARE Program at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL. Other ministries include Organist, Switchboard, Provincial Accounting at St. Francis Convent, and a volunteer nurse for Dr. James LaFata in Springfield, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Hamann.

She is survived by one brother, John (Stephanie) Hamann, River Falls, WI, and two sisters, Jane Lancour, Irvine, CA, and Jean Hamann, Milwaukee, WI, nieces, and nephews, as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for 72 years.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis Convent from 4-7 p.m. with a Wake Service at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Tom Nairn, O.F.M. on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 10 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. The burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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