Sister Adele Weyer, 97, of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, died at 4 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the monastery’s Hildegard Health Center.
Sister Adele was born August 20, 1918 in Ferdinand, Indiana, the third of seven children of John and Ida (Altmeyer) Weyer. She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand in 1936 and made her profession of monastic vows in 1938. She celebrated the 75th anniversary of her monastic profession in 2013.
She is survived by a brother, Robert Weyer, and wife Linda, of Linton; sister-in-law, Janice Weyer of Charlestown; nieces and nephews; and members of her religious community. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Ernest, Norman, Odilo, Daniel, and Edgar.
Sister Adele taught at schools in Mount Vernon, Huntingburg, Washington, Elberfeld, Rockport, Columbus, Vincennes, Haubstadt, Ferdinand, St. Theresa and Holy Spirit in Evansville, Benet Learning Center in Fort Wayne, and St. Ann’s Indian Mission in Belcourt, North Dakota. She taught religious education at St. Raphael Parish in Dubois. She worked in the monastery infirmary and archives and did other supportive services. She also helped care for her aged mother. She most recently served in the ministry of prayer.
Visitation will be at the monastery on Sunday, November 15, from 3 to 7:15 p.m. EST, and on Monday, November 16, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. A wake service will be on Sundayat 7:15 p.m. The funeral Mass will be on Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the monastery church followed by burial in the monastery cemetery.
Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand.