Sister Mary Elsa's Story

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Sister Mary Elsa Bren, SSND, 96, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Good Counsel, Mankato. Her Funeral Mass is Wednesday, October 25, 10:30 a.m. in Good Counsel Chapel. Visitation is Tuesday, October 24, 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour before the funeral.
Sister Mary Elsa was born in New Hradec, North Dakota in 1921 to Frank and Mary (Stranek) Bren. She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1936 and professed first vows in 1940. She served as a home service sister until 1959, when she began teaching primary grades. Her ministry also included service as a parish visitor and home health aide.
She is survived by one sister, Elsie Franchuk, nieces and nephews, and her sisters in community, the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and three sisters.
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Published on October 23, 2017
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