In Memoriam: Sister Edith Forsman, OSB

imforsmaneSister Edith Forsman, 90, died of cancer on January 7, 1999, at the Monastery. She was born on March 2, 1908, to Henry Gerhard and Mary Esker Forsman of Keuterville, ID.

She made her perpetual vows at St. Gertrude’s on July 25, 1928.

Sr. Edith ministered as a primary school teacher throughout Idaho for 46 years in Genesee, Cottonwood, Greencreek, Nampa, Ferdinand and Grangeville. She loved to teach and she especially enjoyed the first graders who were enthusiastic and ready to learn.

Upon her retirement to the Monastery in 1985, Sr. Edith became the community baker making an average of 90 loaves of white and cracked wheat bread, plus sweet rolls, every week.

She is remembered for her compassion, her humor and her love for life, family, friends and the Community.

Sr. Edith is survived by her brothers, Frank Forsman of Portland, OR, and Herman Forsman, of Cottonwood, and many nieces and nephews.