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Sister Alberta Weiser dies at 83

11/04/2016 | Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS. Mass of Resurrection was held Oct. 24 at St. Francis of Assisi Church for Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Alberta Wieser, 83, who died at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center on Oct. 19. Burial followed in the Mount St. Francis Cemetery.


Sister Alberta (Alice Rose) Wieser was born Nov. 15, 1932, in rural Humphrey, Neb., to Vincent and Wilamina (Kopetzky) Wieser.  She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Denver, receiving the Franciscan habit on Aug. 12, 1949 and professing her final vows in 1956.  Sister Alberta attended St. Joseph College on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, N.M., receiving a bachelor’s degree in history.  Later she attained her master’s degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.


Sister Alberta taught all grade levels, and at times was also principal, in schools in Nebraksa, (Columbus and Humphrey), Kansas, (Emporia), New Mexico (Zuni Mission, Jemez Pueblo, Cuba and Lumberton), and Colorado (Our Lady of Lourdes in Denver and St. Mary Magdalene).  She was involved in parish ministry in Gallup, New Mexico. 

In Colorado Springs, she taught English as a Second Language classes to Korean and Vietnamese people and ministered at St. Andrew Kim Parish. At Mount St. Francis Nursing Center, she worked at the switchboard and later ministered in pastoral care to the residents. She initiated  morning prayer over the loud speaker and participated in the Sisters’ Companion program.

Memorials can be sent to:  Sister Nadine Heimann, Provincial, Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, at 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs,  80919.

She is survived by sister, Elaine Swanson and brothers, Ken (Judy) Wieser and Jerome (Helen) Wieser; sister-in-law, Dolores Wieser and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Leander, Charles, Albert, Francis and Glenn, and sisters Mary Ann Micek and Irene Fuchs.

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