Sister M. Ellene's Story

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Sister M. Ellene Gross, SSND, 92, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Good Counsel, Mankato. Her Funeral Mass is Wednesday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. in Good Counsel Chapel. A prayer service of remembrance will be held at 9:00 on Wednesday, followed by visitation until the funeral.
Sister Ellene (Mary Eva Gross) was born near Napoleon, North Dakota, in 1925 to Joseph and Christina (Schwartzenberger) Gross. She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1942 and professed first vows in 1945. She served as home service sister, a nursing assistant and a home health aide. In the Mankato area, she worked in the boarder department at Good Counsel Academy (1962-65) and in food service for both Good Counsel Academy and the Good Counsel motherhouse (1968-77).
She is survived by one brother and three sisters, nieces and nephews, and her sisters in community, the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.
For a full obituary, please visit www.mankatomortuary.com
Published on March 5, 2018
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