Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington
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the Inland Register
(From the June 21, 2012 edition of the Inland Register)
Sister Fidelis Weber of the Sinsinawa Dominicans died May 22 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa May 25; burial was in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.
She was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Kindsbach, Pfalz, Germany. Sister Fidelis entered the Dominican Sisters in Speyer, Germany, in 1934 and immigrated to the United States in 1937 with 21 other young women. She made her first Religious profession as a Poor School Sister of St. Dominic of Speyer, Germany, at Kettle Falls, Wash., Feb. 2, 1939, and her final profession June 8, 1944.
The congregation members at Kettle Falls became the Dominican Sisters of Spokane in 1986. Sister Fidelis became a Sinsinawa Dominican when the Sinsinawa and Spokane Dominicans merged in 1995.
She taught for 33 years, nine of which she also served as principal; ministered as hospital staff for 14 years; and was a cook for eight years.
In the Diocese of Spokane, Sister Fidelis taught at Immaculate Conception, Oroville, 1947-1948; St. Mary Mission, Omak, 1950-1960; St. Thomas More, Spokane, 1962-1965 and 1974-1975; and Assumption, Spokane, 1965-1974 and 1975-1980, where she also served as principal.
Sister Fidelis served in pastoral and personal care roles at St. Joseph Hospital, Chewelah, 1980-1982, and Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, 1993-2005, and as cook at Canon Hill Home for Boys, Spokane, 1985-1993.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701, or online at www.sinsinawa.org by clicking on “Donate to Us,” then “Honors and Memorials.”