September 28, 1917 — September 19, 2013

Sister Catherine Clare Strasburger, formerly Sister Mary Jude Strasburger, age 95, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at St. Francis Home.

Sister "Cathy Clare" was born September 28, 1917 to Joseph and Anna (Vereb) Strasburger in Lakewood, Ohio.

She is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Sister "Cathy Clare" was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, Agnes Vasel, Sister Mary Agnes Strasburger, PCC, Sister Mary Coletta Strasburger, OSF/T,  Mary Shimko, and Helen Mazur; and three brothers Joseph Strasburger, Jr., Andrew Strasburger, and a second brother Andrew Strasburger.

Sister Catherine Clare Strasburger, of Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish in Lakewood, Ohio, served as a housekeeper in Miller City, Bucyrus, Reed, Peru, New Cleveland, Payne, and Toledo. She cared for elderly men and women residents at St. Francis Home in Tiffin, Ohio; was in charge of the dining room at St. Anthony Pilgrim House in Carey; and served at St. Anthony Villa as housemother, priests’ housekeeper, and assistant infirmarian. She also worked at Toledo Hospital as a nurse aide, unit clerk, and receptionist.  In her later years Sister Catherine Clare turned her energy and generous heart to volunteer service at Toledo Hospital, at the Helping Hands Program, at Mercy Hospital and at St. Vincent Medical Center, at Tiffin Mercy Hospital, and as a Minister of Service at St. Francis Home. At the time of her death she was a resident and Minister of Prayer and Service at St. Francis Home, Tiffin, Ohio.  Sister "Cathy Clare" delighted in traveling, making pilgrimages to various Marian shrines and spending time with her family and friends.

Visitation will be 11 am to 1 pm Friday, September 20, 2013, at St. Francis Home Chapel.  Visitation will then be 2 to 8 pm Friday, at St. Francis Convent Chapel, with a Wake Service at pm.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Saturday, September 21, 2013, at St. Francis Convent Chapel, with Rev. Frank Murd celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Francis Convent Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to St. Francis Convent or St. Francis Home in care of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
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