George Antoinette Vander Loop, CSJ 1938-201

Sister George Antoinette Vander Loop

July 21, 1938 – April 20, 2015

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister George Antoinette Vander Loop who passed away on April 20 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 76 years of age.

Sister George Antoinette was born on July 21, 1938 in De Pere, Wisconsin to parents George and Antoinette (Van Bogart) Vander Loop. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 15, 1956 and made her final profession on August 6, 1964.

She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis in 1961, followed by a master’s in reading from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1975.

For 41 years, S. George Antoinette dedicated her life to teaching the youth. She spent the first 17 years teaching in Chicago, Illinois. She began at St. Viator Grade School in 1961 and then Nativity of Our Lord Grade School in 1964.

In 1978, she moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado where she served at St. Stephen’s Grade School for the next 24 years. She was the religious education teacher until 1981, then, principal and teacher until 2002.

After leaving the classroom, Sister George Antoinette remained at St. Stephen’s but worked for the parish in pastoral care for seniors. She also volunteered at Hearts and Hands Ministry in Glenwood Springs for a short time in 2002.

In 2013, Sister George Antoinette retired to Nazareth Living Center. She served in prayer and witness until her passing.

A Mass of the Resurrection was held on April 23 at Nazareth Living Center. Sister is buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Donate online.

April 24, 2015

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