Carmel In The News

  Sr. Rozanne's Story by Sr. Mary Jo Loebig, O.C.D. 


Funeral Homily by Rev. Edmond J. Dunn - pictures: a The early years, | b Years to grow in love and prayer, | c The latter years.


Sister Mary Rozanne Heller

1912 - 2006

    Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Mary Rozanne Heller, O.C.D. 93, of the Carmelite Monastery, Eldridge, Iowa, will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2006, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove, Iowa. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery , Davenport . Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Ann's Church, where a Wake Service will be offered at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 17937 250th St. Eldridge, Iowa 52748. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport , is assisting the Sisters with arrangements.
    Sister Rozanne passed away Wednesday March 15, 2006, at The Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton , Iowa . Daughter of William and Amelia (Berens) Heller, Sister was born November 13, 1912, in Dunlap , Iowa , the youngest of seven children. She received the name of Rose Margaret at Baptism.
    Sister Rozanne entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, then located in Ottumwa , Iowa , and currently in Davenport , in 1930, and made Profession of First Vows in 1933 and Final Vows in 1936. Sister Rozanne received her B.A. degree from Marycrest College in Davenport , and her M.A. degree from the University of Minnesota . During her time in active ministry, Sister Rozanne taught at the St. Vincents Home in Davenport and also in Santa Paula , Calif. She was a member of the House of Prayer in Davenport from 1970 to 1971.
    In 1971, Sister Rozanne transferred to the Carmelite Monastery in Bettendorf and made her Solemn Profession of Vows in 1973.
    Sister Mary Rozanne Heller is survived by one sister, Genevieve Szawicki, of Omaha , Neb. , and many nieces and nephews.
    Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Sister Heller's obituary at

Published in the Quad-City Times on 3/18/2006.



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