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Sr. Margaret J. Riedner, OSB

Female 1902 - 2008  (106 years)


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  • Name Margaret J. Riedner 
    Prefix Sr. 
    Suffix OSB 
    Born 17 Jun 1902  Bird Island, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Oct 2008  Saint Benedictís Monastery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1386  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2009 

    Father Henry A. Riedner,   b. 15 Apr 1866, East Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1947, Centuria, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Ottilia Belda,   b. 13 Jan 1864, Klein-Pramsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1947, Centuria, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1892  St. Joseph's Catholic Church, East Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:
      Glenore (Margaret) Riedner, OSB, Died Saturday, October 25, 2008

      Sister Glenore Riedner, OSB

      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, for Sister Glenore Riedner who died on October 25 at Saint Scholastica Convent. Burial will be in the monastery cemetery. Friends may call at Saint Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud, on Monday, October 27, from 1-6 p.m., or for a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Saint Benedict's Monastery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at 4 p.m.

      Sr. Glenore (Margaret) was born to Henry and Otillia (Belda) Riedner on June 17, 1902, in Bird Island, Minn. When she was eight years old, her family moved to Centura, Wis. In 1919 she graduated from Saint Benedict's High School and on September 5, 1921, she entered Saint Benedict's Monastery. She was received into the novitiate in 1922, made her first monastic profession on July 11, 1923, and perpetual profession on July 11, 1926. She earned degrees in home economics from the College of Saint Benedict (B.A.) and the University of Minnesota (M.S.).

      Sr. Glenore began her teaching career in home economics at St. Benedict's Academy. While teaching at the College of Saint Benedict, the department was accredited by the University of Minnesota and the American Dietetic Association. She was also influential in the formation of the Central Minnesota Dietetic Association. During the summers of 1934-1937, she managed the cafeteria at the St. Paul Diocesan Teachers' College. As chief dietitian at St. Cloud Hospital from 1949 through 1961, she organized and implemented the new cafeteria, centralized the patient food service, and taught nursing students. In addition, she was appointed superior of the Benedictine Sisters living at St. Cloud Hospital and St. Cloud School of Nursing in 1955.

      In 1961 S. Glenore was assigned to assist in the formation of Benedictine Sisters in Taiwan; she helped them with their ministry at the orphanage, taught at the university and was the regional superior. After her return to Saint Benedict's Monastery in September 1970, she supervised the sewing room for two years before moving to St. Gertrude's Convent, St. Cloud, to be the superior for retired sisters living there. She retired to Saint Scholastica Convent in 1978. This past summer S. Glenore celebrated her 85th year of monastic profession.

      Sr. Glenore is survived by her Benedictine community, nephews and nieces. Six brothers (Clarence George, Elmer, Clarence John, Joseph, Lawrence and Rev. Raymond) and one sister (Helen Staak) are deceased.