She was in the sixty-eighth year of her religious profession.
Born on March 28, 1927, in Blanchardville, WI, Sister Mary was the daughter of John and Nina (Bussman) Stadelman.
She entered St. Rose Convent in 1943.
Sister Mary entered the field of education after receiving her education degree from Viterbo College (University).
She taught middle and upper grade students in elementary schools in Iowa, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin for thirty-three years including seventeen years in Spokane, WA.
After completing the requirements for a Nationally Certified Chaplain, Sister Mary ministered at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, from 1981 to 1999.
She retired in Spokane and then moved in 2001 to St. Rose Convent where she served as sacristan for three years.
In 2012, she moved to Villa St. Joseph.
Sister Mary is survived by her Franciscan community, her brother, Leo from Freeport, Illinois, and several nieces and /nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers John and Werner, and her sisters Sophie and Edith.
Since Sister Mary requested a natural burial, the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, in the Villa chapel.
Burial followed immediately at Villa St. Joseph.
There will be a memorial service for Sister Mary on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Convent, with sharing following.
Memorials may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601-4782.
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