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Sister Mary Charles Hlinak

September 16, 1923 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Sister Mary Hlinak Obituary

Sister Mary Charles Hlinak, age 100 a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, passed away on February 11, 2024, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc.

The former Anna Hlinak, also known as Sister Mary Charles Hlinak, was born on September 16, 1923 in Kewaunee, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Herold) Hlinak. She entered the convent in 1944 and professed her vows in 1946.

Sister Mary Charles ministered as a homemaker at St. Francis de Sales, Manistique; St. Francis Xavier, Petoskey, both in Michigan; St. Nicholas, Zanesville, Ohio; St. Joseph, Green Bay; St. Theresa, Appleton; Sacred Heart Seminary, Oneida; Catholic Memorial, Waukesha; San Damiano Convent, Slinger; Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, all in Wisconsin. While at St. Francis Convent, Manitowoc, Sister Mary Charles helped in the kitchen. Since 2014, she had been a resident of St. Rita Health Center, Manitowoc.

Survivors include the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, sisters-in-law: Caroline Hlinak and Joyce Hlinak, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Mary (Herold) Hlinak, brothers (sisters-in-law): Paul, John (Janet) Hlinak, Francis Hlinak, Jim (Jeanie) Hlinak, Charles (Joanne) Hlinak and Reiny Hlinak; sister (brother-in-law): Marion (Donald) Hostak.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Holy Family Convent Chapel, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass will be the Rev. Gerald Prusakowski, OFM, with burial to follow at the Holy Family Convent Cemetery.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm at the Holy Family Convent Chapel. Visitation will continue Thursday morning from 8:00 am until 10:00 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to support retired Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, in care of FSCC Retirement Fund, Holy Family Convent, 2409 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc, WI   54220

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
February 14, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holy Family Convent Chapel
2409 S. Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Prayer Service
Wednesday
February 14, 2024

7:00 PM
Holy Family Convent Chapel
2409 S. Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Visitation
Thursday
February 15, 2024

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Holy Family Convent Chapel
2409 S. Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 15, 2024

10:30 AM
Holy Family Convent Chapel
2409 S. Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220

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