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Sister Colman Krise

December 12, 2022
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Sister Colman Krise, RSM, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas died Monday December 12, 2022 at the Meadows Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas, PA. Sister Colman was born in Chest Springs, PA and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ida Mae (Hollen) Krise. She graduated from Patton High School and received her degree in Elementary Education from College Misericordia. She also studied Theology at St. Francis College in Loretto, PA. Sister Colman entered the Sisters of Mercy in Dallas, PA on September 8, 1945 and professed her vows on March 12, 1948. She served in the ministry of Education in the Dioceses of Altoona-Johnstown, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, and Scranton. Sister Colman also taught in Guyana, South America for five years and often recalled those years with great delight. While there, she lived among the native Amerindian people and often had challenging travel experiences by jeep and by boat. Upon returning to Pennsylvania, she became the Coordinator of Religious Education for five parishes in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. In 1999, Sister Colman received the Prince Gallitzin Cross Award from the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese for her earlier work serving as Religious Education Coordinator for five parishes in the Diocese. Subsequent ministries included Sisters Coordinator at both McAuley Hall in Cresson and Mercy Center, Dallas where she was also the Assistant Administrator. In recent years, Sister was an active member in the Ministry of Prayer and Presence at Mercy Center, Dallas. Sister Colman was an avid reader, loved nature, and also enjoyed puzzles and card playing. She always looked forward to her summer vacations in the Pocono, and travels to other parts of the country. Her warm and loving family were her special treasure and she cherished family gatherings, especially the annual Krise Reunion and holiday gatherings. She will be remembered for her deep sense of caring, her joyful spirit and her warm hospitality. Sister Colman is survived by her sisters; Mary Jane Lauer-Adams, Jean Wirfel, Joan Rossman, and brothers, Donald, Leonard (Shirley), Gerald, Patrick (Jean), Thomas (Grace) and the Sisters of Mercy. Sister was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Verda Britton, and her brothers; Louis, George, Robert, and James. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday December 17 at Mercy Center Chapel at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 – 10:30 in the Chapel. Friends will be received from 10:30 until 11:30 Monday December 19, 2022 at St. Augustine Church, Dysart, followed by burial services at St. Augustine Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at St. Augustine Church Hall.   

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 17, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Mercy Center Chapel
Dallas
Dallas, PA 18612

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
December 17, 2022

10:30 AM
Mercy Center Chapel
Dallas
Dallas, PA 18612

Visitation
Monday
December 19, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Augustine Catholic Church
803 St. Augustine Road
Dysart, PA 16636

Interment
Monday
December 19, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Augustine Cemetery

Dysart, PA 16636

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