Sister Alice Louise Wechter, 85, formerly known as Sister Sylvester Wechter, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Francis Home.
Sister Alice Louise was born March 29, 1927, in New Washington, to Sylvester and Marie (Kreim) Wechter.
Survivors include a brother, Sylvester Wechter of New Washington, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Franklin Wechter; and a sister, Mrs. Doris (Bruno) Caporini.
Through the years, Sister Alice Louise's areas of ministry have been varied: teaching in primary grades at Carey, Fort Jennings and New Cleveland, doing various types of domestic work at the motherhouse in Tiffin and being a minister of service. Sister Alice Louise served the community as a minister of prayer from 1999 until the time of her death. She enjoyed playing a variety of games such as UPWORDS, checkers and Skip-Bo. She also enjoyed painting. She said, "I find it relaxing and a way to be creative."
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. today, March 15, 2013, at St. Francis Home Chapel, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, and 6-8 p.m. today and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, both at St. Francis Convent Chapel, 200 St. Francis Ave. A Christian wake service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the convent chapel.
Her funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at St. Francis Convent Chapel. Burial will follow at St. Francis Convent Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Convent or St. Francis Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
To send condolences or for directions, visit www.traunerofuneralhome.com.