Nieland Family History     

Pauline Ann Wittry
Sister Pauline Wittry, FSPA (formerly Sister Mary Danielle, FSPA)

Sister Pauline Wittry is the daughter of Jacob and Anna Catherine (Nieland) Wittry and granddaughter of John Henry Nieland and Anna (Köster) Nieland. She was born in raised in Breda, Iowa and entered St. Rose Convent in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in 1943 after graduating from St. Bernard High School. She made her first vows in 1946 and final vows in 1953. Sister Pauline graduated from the Montana State University with a degree in Home Economics, then later earned a Master's degree in Counseling at Loyola University . She has worked as a dietitian at St. Francis Hospital in LaCrosse, a chaplain at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, and as an educator at LaCrosse. She has traveled extensively, including trips to South Korea, India, Italy, and Germany.

Photo: Sister Pauline Wittry, about 1996

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