Sister M. Hugh Holtmann, O.S.F
Sister M. Hugh Holtmann, O.S.F. (103) of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Monday, October 3, 2016, at 12:25 AM at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois.
Sister Hugh, the former Eleanore Maria Holtmann, was born in Muelheim, Germany, on September 3, 1913, the daughter of Ernest and Gertrude Zender Holtmann. At the age of 7, Sister Hugh immigrated to America with her family to live in Chicago, Illinois. She entered the Congregation on February 2, 1944, and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1946.
Sister Hugh graduated from St. John’s School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois in 1949 and practiced nursing in various HSHS hospitals. She obtained a BA from SIU Edwardsville, IL, in 1973, and later an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sister served in Hospital Administration from 1968 to 1983. Sister Hugh then ministered as an Admitting Representative for 18 years at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL. In 2001, she retired from hospital ministry and resided in Litchfield, Illinois. In 2008, Sister moved her residence to St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Helmut Holtmann, and her sister, Anneliese Lowder.
She is survived by several great nieces and great nephews as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 72 years.
Visitation will be held at St. Francis Convent on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Wake Service at 6:00 PM. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Andre Schludecker, OFM, on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.