S. Angeline Keating OSB
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S. Angeline Keating OSB, age 87, died on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. A wake service will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2017 and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 25, both in Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel in Yankton, South Dakota. Friends and relatives are invited to gather in the Monastery Chapter Room at 6:30 PM on Thursday evening before the wake service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Virginia Elizabeth was born on May 30, 1930, the child of John and Mary Patricia (Hart) Keating of Yankton, South Dakota. She went to Sacred Heart School, Yankton Public School and graduated from Mount Marty High School in 1948. She received her college degree from Mount Marty College in 1957 and a Master degree from the University of Lincoln in 1967. Virginia entered Sacred Heart Monastery December 4, 1947. She was invested as a novice on June 23, 1948 and received the name Angeline. She professed first vows on June 24, 1949 and made final profession on June 28, 1952.

S. Angeline had many different ministries throughout her life. She taught grade and high school in South Dakota and Nebraska. She also taught history at Mount Marty College. While at Mount Marty College, she held several different administrative positions from 1968-1979. During this time, she was also the personnel director for Sacred Heart Monastery. After receiving her clinical pastoral education at the Metropolitan Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and upon completion of a residency at Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minnesota, she was an addiction counselor for 22 years in a variety of locations in Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, New York, Michigan, and South Dakota. She lived with at least eight different congregations and orders during this time and found this a very enriching experience. After leaving her ministry in addiction counseling in 2003, she served as the monastery Communications Coordinator for Vocations and Librarian.

S. Angeline had an adventuresome spirit that was fueled by her inquisitive mind. She was never without questions or her ability to laugh at the uniqueness of life. She was a woman who held a positive outlook and a deep faith wherever the spirit lead her in her many transitions.

S. Angeline is survived by her Benedictine community; her sisters: Ann Lemon of Yankton, Kathleen Strubert of St. Louis, MO, and Mary Margaret Kelly of Denton, TX; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her half-brother, Austin Keating; half-sister, Jane Alsman; and brother, Fr. David Lawrence Keating.

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Sr. Angeline was my teacher while I was in high school at Cedar. But during my work at Mount Marty, I fully discovered her delightful personality, ready smile and laugh, and beautiful spirit. It was a honor to get to know her better. Rest in Peace, dear Sister.

Chris Tudor

My sympathy to the family on the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the words and expressions of caring, from relatives and friends as you look forward to the time God promised at Isaiah 25:8; that he 'will swallow up death forever' and death will be no more.I hope this gives the family a measure of hope and comfort.


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