August 24, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 28, at St. Clare’s Monastery in Sauk Rapids for Sr. Mary Peter Marthaler, O.S.C., 98, who passed away Aug. 21, 2023, at St. Clare’s Monastery. The Rev. Matthew Crane will officiate, and entombment will be in the St. Clare’s Monastery Crypt. Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Sunday and after 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Clare’s Monastery in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Sr. Mary Peter Marthaler, O.S.C., was born March 2, 1925, in West Union, to Albert and Antoninette (Deters) Marthaler. She made her first vows May 4, 1949, and her final vows May 13, 1952. She served her community as abbess for 18 years.
Survivors include her St. Clare’s Monastery Community of Sauk Rapids; sisters Joan (Charles) Pfannenstein of St. Louis Park and Imelda McCann of Sartell; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Sr. Andre Marthaler, O.S.B., Anella Hougnon and Sr. Germana Marthaler, O.S.B.; brothers Albert, Lawrence, Paul, Anthony and Rev. Andrew “Sonny” Marthaler; and in-laws Edna, Irene, Lorraine and Bernice Marthaler, John “Jack” Hougnon and Jack McCann.