Memoriam

Sister Agnes (Magdala) Ballweg, O.P

Sister Agnes Ballweg, O.P., 91, passed away at Ascension All Saints Hospital, Racine on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Agnes Adeline was born June 15, 1925 to Jacob and Magdalena (nee: Roelke) Ballweg in Roxbury, WI. On August 30, 1939 she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1942 she was given the religious name Sister Magdala. She was professed in 1944.

Sister Agnes spent many years in service to others in education as a teacher, principal and school secretary in schools in Wisconsin, Michigan and Alaska. In the LaCrosse Diocese she served volunteered at the food pantry and St. James the Greater Parish in Eau Claire. In 2014 she became a resident at Siena Center, Racine.

Sister Agnes is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her niece Sister Joyce Ballweg and other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Robert and Ervin; and sisters Alice Brunson, Florence Lewis, Loraine Reeves, Mabel Hepola and Esther Dean.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday November 30. Internment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

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