Sr. Mary Joanne Lutkenhoff 1929-2017

Posted on: June 2, 2017 4:00 pm

Sister Mary Joanne Lutkenhoff 1929-2017

Sister Mary Joanne was born Joan Lutkenhoff on August 15, 1929, in Covington, Kentucky. Her parents, Edward and Anora Byron Lutkenhoff, raised five children, two boys and three girls. Joan was the oldest. Her family resided in Bellevue, Kentucky, where she attended Sacred Heart School, Our Lady of Providence Academy, and St. Anthony Commercial School. After graduation, she became inspired by the Sisters of Notre Dame, joined them, and made her profession of vows on August 16, 1959.

She served as a childcare worker for twenty-four years, most of them at the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home. Her next ministry was food service and assisting in local schools. In 2008 she retired to Lourdes Hall Care Center. She continued her love for preparing meals by helping the kitchen staff weekly. Her quiet nature exhibited the simplicity of her commitment to God and her community.

Sister Joanne is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, James and Reverend Bernard Lutkenhoff, and her sister Dorothy Lutkenhoff. She leaves behind her sister Virginia Stiers and her sister-in-law Mary Lou Lutkenhoff.  Sister Joanne is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews.

Michael Widdis
Date: on June 14, 2017

So very sorry to hear of the passing of such a sweet and precious child of God. Now at rest in the arms of God.

Lydia Dykes
Date: on June 14, 2017

Sorry o hear this. Prayers

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