Sister Patricia Younger, CSA


Sr. Patricia 'Pat" Younger CSA, died May 7, 2014, at St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Sr. Patricia 'Pat" Younger CSA, died May 7, 2014, at St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Sr. Pat was born to Jacob P. and Catherine (Mader) Younger June 2, 1930, at their farm home near Catharine, Kansas.

She attended Catharine Grade School and then left the farm for Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where she joined the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes. Sr. Pat made her profession of vows on August 15, 1949.

She received a bachelor's of education from Marian College in Fond du Lac and a master's degree in administration with a minor in guidance and counseling from Mary Manse College in Toledo, Ohio.

She was an elementary teacher for eighteen years in Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota and Texas. She was a principal for twenty-seven years in Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, and Kansas. She was assistant principal at Hayden High School, Topeka from 1984-87; assistant superintendent for Diocese of Wichita schools in 1987-88; principal-president at Thomas More Prep-Marian High, Hays from 1988-92; and a teacher & librarian at Holy Savior School, Wichita from 1992-2001.

After retiring from teaching, sister spent 10 years in New York at the Leo House, a hotel ministered by the Sisters of St. Agnes, welcoming people to a home away from home. Sister's last mission was in Bisbee, Arizona, teaching religion to the Mexican children.

Sister Pat brought her gifts of music and laughter to every place in which she lived and ministered.

Survivors include two brothers, John C. Younger and wife, Ethel and Tom Younger and wife, Det, both of Victoria, KS; one sister, Nadine Pedersen, Winter Springs FL; two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Younger, Victoria, KS; LaVerna Younger, Hays, KS; 15 nephews; 23 nieces and many great-nieces and great-nephews; and by the Sisters of St. Agnes with whom she lived, prayed, and ministered.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Richard Younger, Albert Younger, Jack Younger and Bernie Younger; and four sisters, Lucille Miller, Rita Desch, Lietta Niernberger and Catherine Bitterman.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Pat was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the St. Francis Home Chapel, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Father Ken Smits, Capuchin, was the presider.

Her final Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas. Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas.

A vigil service is at 7:00 P.M. Friday, at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Saturday, at Cline's Mortuary Victoria, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to the Sisters of St. Agnes Development Office, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54937.

The Sisters of St. Agnes and the Younger family are grateful to the nurses and staff of Nazareth Court and Center/St. Francis Home and the staff of Hospice Hope for their care of Sr. Pat.

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