Sister Ursula Siemer, 1893-1981
Born August 7, 1893, Bellevue, Kentucky
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, July 30, 1918
First Profession February 10, 1920
Died December 26, 1981
Sr. Ursula Simer was born to Fred and Mary Connolly Siemer and given the name Mary at her baptism. Mary was one of seven children, five girls and two boys. Clara entered St. Walburg Monastery on June 30, 1918 and received the habit and a new name on December 31, 1918. Sr. Ursula made first profession on February 10, 1920 and final profession on February 8, 1923. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee on June 27, 1945; Golden on June 13, 1970 and Diamond on June 7, 1980.
Sr. Ursula served the community as novice directress for years, training many of the sisters. At intervals she taught at various schools:
- Villa Madonna Academy High School 1920-21; 1940-45
- Blessed Sacrament (Grade 8) 1930-31
- Holy Cross High 1959-75
Sr. Ursula retired to the monastery in 1975. Her death occurred on December 26, 1981.