Sr. Azaria Halfmann, OSF
February 14, 2013
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|Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Azaria Halfmann, OSF, 92, a founding member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the Divine Teacher, Davenport will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February, 19, 2013 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Ave. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral Liturgy. Sr. Azaria died Thursday, February 14, 2013, at The Alvero Health Care Facility in Clinton, Iowa.
The Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home has been entrusted with Sr. Azaria’s funeral arrangements.
Marie Halfmann was born April 24, 1920 in Fondulac, Wisconsin, a daughter of Joseph and Susan Halfmann.
She entered the Order of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; she professed final vows on June 13, 1942. She dedicated her life to prayer and serving her order.
Memorials can be made to the Franciscan Sisters of the Divine Teacher, c/o the convent 2605 Boies Ave, Davenport, Iowa, 52802.
Survivors include her siblings, Gregory Halfmann, Louie Halfmann, and Sr. Serena Halfmann, O.S.F.; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as the foundress of the Community, Sr. Bernadette Counihan, OSF; and current Mother Superior, Sr. Susan Rueve, OSF.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Ed, Cecilia, Agnes, Margaret and Gertrude.