Mary Kuhn

Mary Kuhn Obituary


Age - 98


September 10, 2023


Shakopee, MN

Sister Mary Alene Kuhn, SSND, 98, died September 7, 2023, at Benedictine Living Community - Windermere, Shakopee, MN. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 15 at Windermere Chapel, 1705 Windermere Way, Shakopee, with Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM; Sharing of Memories at 10:45 AM; and Funeral Mass at 11:15 AM. Burial in the Good Counsel Cemetery, Mankato, will follow at 2:15 PM. Livestreaming at www. ssndcp. org/live/blc will begin at 10:45 AM. Sister Mary Alene was born in Hague, North Dakota. She attended North Dakota country schools through eighth grade and received her high school education at Good Counsel Academy in Mankato. Following her graduation in 1943, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and was received into the novitiate in 1945. She professed first vows in 1946 and began a long ministry in Catholic Schools both as a teacher and administrator in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota schools. From 1993 until her move to Shakopee in 2022, she provided service in a variety of areas on Good Counsel Hill including receptionist, care of sisters, and coordinator of the Sister-Friend organization. Crocheting prayer shawls for a Mankato parish was a special project. Sister Alene is survived by nieces and nephews, and her sisters in community, the School Sisters of Notre Dame and SSND Associates. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Frances (Stroh) Kuhn, her three SSND sisters, Mary George, Dora and Daniella; Magdalina Nolz, Benita Mitzel, Sister Mary Ann Welder, OSB, and Lucille Richter Scheibley and her brothers Pius, Gabe and Al. A longer obituary and a recording of her funeral will be available at www. ssndcp. org/obituaries McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee is handling arrangements.

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