M. Angelista Miosga
Sister M. Angelista Miosga, O.S.F. (101) of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 3:10 a.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois.
Sister M. Angelista, the former Gertrud Miosga, was born in Alt-Schodina, Silesia, Germany, on November 2, 1911, the daughter of Mathias and Maria Niewiedzol Miosga. She entered the congregation on February 24, 1931, and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1933.
Sister Angelista served the community as a cook and kitchen supervisor in hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She also served at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nagasaki, Japan, from 1949 through 2003.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul, Anton, and Johannes Miosga; and five sisters: Katharine, Agnes, Maria, Anastasia, and Elizabeth Miosga.
She is survived by two nieces: Gisela Woehner and Christa Haeusler, both of Germany, and her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 81 years.
Visitation will be held at the St. Francis Convent on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Wake Service at 6:30 PM. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John Sullivan, OFM, on Friday, February 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.