Obituary: Benedictine Sister Rosemary Huebsch

Benedictine Sister Rosemary Huebsch, 91, died June 5 at St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud.

A Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. Burial will be in the monastery cemetery. Friends may call at St. Scholastica Convent on Tuesday, June 11, for a prayer service at 1 p.m. Visitation continues until 4:30 p.m. A vigil prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Monastery. Visitation continues Wednesday at 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

Sister Rosemary (Vincent) Huebsch was born Feb. 15, 1928, to Michael and Florence (Weis) Huebsch in Perham, the seventh of nine children. She attended St. Benedict’s High School in St. Joseph. On August 29, 1944, she entered St. Benedict’s Monastery, was received into the novitiate June 19, 1946, as Sister Vincent, made first monastic profession on July 11, 1947, and perpetual monastic profession on July 11, 1950. She reverted to her baptismal name in 1969.

She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in philosophy from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph and a diploma from the Diocesan Teachers’ College in St. Paul. At the University of Minnesota, she earned a master’s degree in elementary education. As a teacher, Sister Rosemary served in elementary education in several parishes in Minnesota: Elrosa, Pierz, St. Joseph Lab School, St. Augustine’s School in St. Cloud, Staples, Sauk Centre, Wadena and St. Mary’s in Little Falls. She was director of student teachers for the College of St. Benedict, as well as assistant principal at St. Joseph Lab School and principal and teacher in Wadena.

Sister Rosemary also worked in the development and communications department and as a receptionist at St. Benedict’s Monastery. In 2015, she retired to St. Scholastica Convent where she undertook a ministry of prayer and community living.

She is survived by the sisters in her Benedictine community; her brother, Donald; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers, Father Vincent Huebsch, Joseph, Michael, Wilfred, James, and sisters, Deloris and LaVerne Pound.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Benson Funeral Home. Please direct memorial gifts to the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict Retirement Fund.

Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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I am fortunate to have been a Fifth Grade Teacher, my first year teaching, under Sr. Rosemary. What a fine Principal and person she was. I learned of her death when I decided to research a bit and find her. I was going to go and see her and tell her how much it meant to me to teach at St. Ann’s Catholic School in Wadena, MN. I spent 33 years in Education. After leaving St. Ann’s my wife and I returned to Ball State University where I completed my doctoral degree. I was an Elementary Teacher for five years, Elementary Principal seven years, and a University Professor for the remainder of the 33 years. By far St. Ann’s was my favorite position, and if I could do it all over, I think I would stay right there. Sometime soon, I hope to get back up to Minnesota and visit the cemetery and out flowers on the grave of Sr. Rosemary.

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