Sister Mary (Stanislaus) Michna O.P.

August 15, 1919 - December 14, 2015
Racine, WI



Saturday, December 19, 2015
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM CST
Siena Center Chapel
5635 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402


Saturday, December 19, 2015
10:30 AM CST
Siena Center Chapel
5635 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund
5625 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402

Life Story / Obituary


Sister Mary Michna, O.P., 96, passed away at Lakeshore Manor, Racine on Monday, December 14, 2015

Mary Lorraine was born August 15, 1919 to Edward and Gertrude (nee: Thielen) Michna in Racine, WI. On August 30, 1934 she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1936 she was given the religious name Sister Stanislaus. She professed her first vows in 1938 and her final vows in 1944. In 1968 she returned to using her baptismal name Mary.

Sister Mary spent many years in service to others in teaching, religious education and retreat ministry. She began her ministry in 1938 at St. John, Little Chute. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were St. John, South Milwaukee; Holy Name, Kimberly; St. Veronica and St. Matthias, Milwaukee. At St. Catherine Convent in Racine she served as the Director of Aspirants. She also served in Michigan and California. From 1972-1978 she was the Director of the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education. After moving to Siena Center in 1984 she was the Director of Retreats and Activities for 8 years. After that she continued in retreat ministry and also did prison ministry at Ellsworth in Union Grove. In March 2014 she became a resident of Lakeshore Manor, Racine, WI.

Sister Mary is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her sister Irene Olson; sister-in-law Lois Michna, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and her brothers Edward, Jr., Dr. Charles, Dr. Jerome, Ralph and Leo; and sisters Florence Orthey, Dorothy Yarmark and Bernice Basil.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Saturday December 19, beginning at 8:45a.m. with a Remembering Service at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

The Racine Dominicans would like to extend their thanks to the staff that

cared for Sister Mary at Lakeshore Manor.