“May Christ Bring us all together to everlasting life.”
Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 72
Sister Anne (Dolores) Boeckers was born to Melchior (Michael) and Margaret (Eichoff) in New Munich, MN on September 21, 1929, the sixth in a family of seven, four girls and three boys. In 1944, Sister Anne entered the scholasticate at St. Benedict’s in St. Joseph, MN. As a novice in 1948, she chose to join the Sisters who were founding a new Priory in St. Paul, MN. She made her first Profession of Vows on July 11, 1949. She received a B.A. degree in Science and Elementary Education at St. Catherine’s College, St. Paul, MN. After several years of teaching, Sister Anne went on to acquire an M.S. in Elementary Administration at St. Cloud College. Sister Anne lived her calling to minister as a teacher at St. Bernard’s, St. Paul; Visitation, Minneapolis; St. Philip’s, Litchfield and at St. Anne’s, Minneapolis where she also later served as principal. She received many awards for her commitment to education.
After retiring from teaching, she was a pastoral minister at Epiphany, Coon Rapids and St. Mary’s, Stillwater. Sister was an avid reader and liked to do art work. She was an excellent cook and found pleasure in helping other people. In her retirement at the monastery, Sister Anne wrote thank-you notes to donors, assisted in food preparation, and embroidered dish towels. Sister Anne died on September 29, 2020 at the age of 91, having lived as a professed Benedictine for 71 years.
She is survived by her Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery, her sister Florentine Meier, many nieces, nephews and friends. We pray that after many years of devoted service, she may be received with the gracious hospitality with which she greeted others and be guided by the eternal light where all those we love are waiting for us.
Mass of Christian Burial October 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery. Due to COVID-19, we are not able to accommodate guests. The funeral will be live streamed on St. Paul’s Monastery Facebook page. Interment Monastery cemetery. Memorials preferred to Saint Paul’s Monastery.
Community of St. Paul’s Monastery
Sisters, Oblates and Benedictine Associates
Sister Catherine Nehotte, OSB, Prioress
St. Paul, Minnesota Federation of St. Benedict