Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Sister Jane Marie Osterholt, 68, originally of Celina, died at 4:54 p.m. Sept. 14, 2012, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.
She was born Sept. 3, 1944, in Celina, to Walter and Luella Hartings Osterholt. On Sept. 17, 1962, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence.
Surviving are six sisters, Ruth Ann Moss, Alachua, Fla., Audrey Woods, Sugar Land, Texas, Nancy A. Hessler, Payne, Karen Palmer, Fort Wayne, Theresa Dirig, Fort Wayne, and Agnes Osterholt-Polston, Fort Wayne.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a master's degree in religious studies from Marygrove College, Detroit, and a doctorate in ministry from St. Mary-of-the-Lake University, Mundelein, Ill.
She spent 50 years as a Sister of Providence, ministering first as a primary teacher for eight years and then entering an extended career in religious education.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday, with burial following at Sisters of Providence Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Providence, Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.