In Memoriam: Sister Engelberta Uhlenkott, OSB

imengleberta_uhlenkottSister Engelberta (Anna Marie) Uhlenkott, 99, died of causes related to age on July 27, 1998. She was born in Cottonwood, March 12, 1899, to Joseph and Amalia Frei Uhlenkott.

She joined the Benedictine Sisters in Cottonwood on February 8, 1917, and made her Monastic Profession in 1918.

Sr. Engelberta ministered in the domestic arts for many years at St. Gertrude’s and in convents in Greencreek, St. Maries and Nezperce, and at St. Martin’s College in Lacey, WA. She also ministered as a nurse at St. Valentine’s Hospital in Wendell, ID, and St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

Sr. Engelberta is remembered especially for her deep faith, good humor, patient manner, keen mind and interest in other people. She loved to pray, play cards, and visit with her family. She enjoyed a good joke and story, and had a repertoire of both.

Sr. Engelberta is survived by her brothers, Al and Ray Uhlenkott of Cottonwood, ID, her sister, Sr. M. Augustine Uhlenkott of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Her brothers John, Joseph, and Bernard preceded her in death.

A vigil service was held in the chapel at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30, with Rev. Andrew Schumacher presiding. Reflection were given by Sister Mary Kay Henry, Prioress at the monastery.