Sister Lucille Ardelean

October 13, 1918

May 12, 2013

DONALDSON, Ind. – Sister Lucille Ardelean, PHJC, 94, died at 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson, Ind. She was born Lucille Rose Ardelean in East Chicago, Ind. on Oct. 13, 1918 to George and Mary (Estrovan) Ardelean.

On Dec. 20, 1936 she entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ congregation in Donaldson, Ind. and professed first vows on June 25, 1939.

Sister Lucille had a Master’s in Secondary Education and taught elementary and secondary education in Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy of Farmington Hills, Mich.; brothers, Theodore Ardelean of Sarasota, Fla. and George Ardelean of Huntsville, Ala.; and sister-in-law, Anita Ardelean of Hammond, Ind.

Sister Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Victor, and sisters: Mary, Sr. Marlene, PHJC, and Sr. Marilyn, PHJC.

Visitation will be held in the Catherine Kasper Chapel, 9601 Union Road, in Donaldson on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. EDT, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. EDT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Catherine Kasper Chapel, at 11:15 a.m. EDT on Thursday.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Ancilla Domini.

Service arrangements are by Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth. For condolences and to share memories with the family, please visit:

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