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Sister Ronald (Imelda Amelia) Meis

Published on -2/6/2013, 10:14 AM

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Sister Ronald (Imelda Amelia) Meis, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Nazareth Center.

She was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Severin to Edmund and Amelia Miller Meis.

She entered St. Agnes Convent, Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1950 and made first profession of vows in the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, with the religious name Sister Ronald, on Aug. 15, 1955.

She dedicated her life as a homemaker among the Sisters of St. Agnes and in institutions where they served throughout her religious life. She earned her cook supervision certificate in 1987 at Madison, Wis., and also attended Marian College for Scripture study that year. During 1981, Sister Ronald received a certificate in Performance Planning Review from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and was certified as a dietary aide by M.P.T.I. in Fond du Lac.

In 1988, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for nutritional care of the elderly and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for group publishing seminars.

Sister Ronald's ministry as a cook and homemaker included assignments to St. Patrick, Hudson, Wis., 1955; St. Joseph Orphanage, Assinins, Mich., 1955-1956; Brother Dutton, Beloit, Wis., 1956-1957; St. Mary, Ellis, 1957-1958; Beloit Catholic High School, Beloit, Wis., 1959-1960 and 1963-1964; St. Mary, Oshkosh, Wis., 1960-1962; Most Precious Blood, New London, Wis., 1966-1968; Nazareth Heights Infirmary, Fond du Lac, 1968-1969; and St. Mary Springs High School, Fond du Lac, 1964-1966, 1969-1977. Other ministries included housekeeping at St. Mary Springs, 1958-1959; dietary supervision and later purchasing at Nazareth Heights Infirmary, 1977-1998; and parental care in Hays, 1998-2005.

Survivors include two brothers, Paul and Harold Meis; a sister-in-law, Pauline Meis; and the Sisters of St. Agnes with whom she lived, prayed and ministered.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund and Amelia Meis; and three brothers, Robert, Earnest and Herbert Meis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Home Chapel, 33 Everett St., Fond du Lac; burial in St. Joseph Springs Cemetery, Fond du Lac.

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