Sister Valeria's Story
Sister Valeria Theis, SSND, 87, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Good Counsel, Mankato. Her Funeral Mass is Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. in Good Counsel Chapel. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Good Counsel, with 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service, and one hour before services Friday. Mankato Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
Sister Valeria was born in 1929 to William and Isabella (Lenzmeier) Theis near Marystown, just outside of Shakopee, Minn. She attended Good Counsel Academy and entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Originally known as Sister Isabelle Marie, she professed First Vows in 1953, and began teaching intermediate and upper grades in Catholic Schools in Minnesota and Iowa. She also worked in parish pastoral ministry.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, and her sisters in community, the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 sisters and 2 brothers. For a full obituary, please visit www.mankatomortuary.com
Published on  March 22, 2017