Sister Anne Marie of the Eucharist, OCD, (Rose Therese Shadeg)

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sister Anne Marie of the Eucharist, OCD, (Rose Therese Shadeg), 88, a member of the Carmelite Community, died Aug. 12, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Sister Anne Marie was born July 6, 1931, in Farming, Minnesota, daughter of the late Henry and Rose Shadeg.

She is survived by two sisters, Mildred Shadeg and Esther Turbak.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Rose Shadeg, and six brothers and five sisters: Oscar Shadeg, Dorothy (Joseph) Stommes, Sr. M. DeBritto, OSB, Henry (Teresa) Shadeg, Alfred (Leona) Shadeg, Fr. Thomas Shadeg, Fr. Werner Shadeg, SVD, Sr. Mary Rose, PCC, Fr. Norbert Shadeg, SVD, Sr. M. Clare, OSB and Sr. Mary Carmel, OCD.

Our dear Sister Anne Marie was among the early vocations that blessed our newly founded Carmelite Monastery on “East B Street” ensuring its growth and stability, entering on Oct. 3, 1953. Small in size (being only 4 feet, 11 inches tall at age 22 and shrinking with the years), she nonetheless possessed a heart big and wide enough to encompass with her love and prayers not only our community, her family and friends, but also everyone whom she came in contact with, through answering the phone or the many letters received daily.

Her sincere concern and gentle, compassionate way of dealing with others made them feel their needs and intentions were truly important to her and us.

Sister Anne Marie made her First Profession of Vows on May 29, 1955, and her Solemn Vows three years later.

Somewhat quiet and reserved by nature, Sister had a good sense of humor and often, with a twinkle in her eye, entered fully into all aspects of our Carmelite life with much energy and goodwill. In fact, we often teased her about how quickly she did whatever she had to do – certainly not a last-minute person!

Very capable and conscientious, Sister Anne Marie served the Community in various ways including Subprioress, Council Sister and Novice Mistress. We will certainly miss her simple, prayerful presence among us, even though we know and believe that she will not forget us now that she is with the Lord — Whom she loved with all her heart and soul and Who has now called her to Himself.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 in the Monastery Chapel.

A public prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Monastery Chapel by Father Daniel Moll and Concelebrants at 10 am. Monday, Aug. 19.

Burial will be in the Carmelite Monastery Cemetery.

Memorials or Masses may be offered to the Carmelite Monastery in lieu of flowers.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Sister Anne Marie online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The Carmelite Community has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.

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