Sister Mary Susan Holbach

Sr. Susan was a Felician Sister for 58 years. She served in Catholic schools for most of her career, caring for children from infancy through high school.
November 6, 1946 – January 26, 2023

Sister Mary Susan Holbach (formerly Sister Mary Doreen), born November 6, 1946 in Wausau, Wisconsin, died January 26, 2023 at Mother of Good Counsel Convent in Chicago, IL. Sr. Susan was a Felician Sister for 58 years, serving in several capacities, including as a teacher and principal in Catholic elementary schools, as well as a Principal of a Catholic high school, and an infant care lead teacher. Sister Susan graduated from St. Michael’s Catholic grade school in Wausau in 1960 and then went on to attend Good Counsel High School in Chicago. She also attended and graduated from Loyola College. She became a postulant on June 21, 1964. Susan was the eldest daughter of the late Leonard and Elizabeth Holbach and the beloved sister of Ronald, Patricia (Robert) Torney, and Karen (Thomas) Olson. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held in Chicago, IL, with interment at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles, IL.

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Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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