Sister Alice Mae Malliet goes home to the Lord

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Sister Alice Mae Malliet, formerly known as Sister Mark, age 84, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross, died February 2, 2015, at a local nursing home.

Alice Mae Malliet was born on May 27, 1930, in Bear Creek, Wis., one of 12 children of George and Esther (Suprise) Malliet. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and New London High School. She entered the convent in 1948, professed her vows in 1952, and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2009.

Sister Alice Mae earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from St. Norbert College, De Pere. She served as a teacher at St. Matthew, Green Bay; St. Joseph, Madison; St. Boniface, De Pere; St. Isidore, Osman; St. Joseph, Marinette; St. Mary, Peshtigo; and St. Jude, Green Bay. Sister served as a ward clerk at several hospitals, was a secretary and receptionist at St. Joseph Retreat House in Bailey's Harbor and at St. Norbert Abbey, and served for a time as Motherhouse Coordinator. In1998 she retired to the Motherhouse.

She will be remembered for her love of Community, crocheting, playing cards, reading and enjoyment of good movies, with "Sound of Music" as her favorite. She kept in contact with family and friends by email and letters. She loved singing and could whistle any tune. One of her favorite sayings when life was challenging was: "Grin and bear it; earn some merit."

Survivors include the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross and Associate members; three brothers: George (Florence), New London; Eugene, Kimberly; Durrell (Sue), Wrightstown; sister-in-law Winifred Welter, Clintonville; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents: George and Esther; five brothers: Julius, Marlin, Donald, Gordon, Roger; two sisters: Grace Cattanach, LaRayne Zeeman; brother-in-law Carl Zeeman; two sisters-in-law: Bernice and Sandy Malliet.

The Sisters of St. Francis and the family of Sister Alice Mae wish to express their gratitude to the Sisters and staff at St. Francis Convent, the staff at Woodside Lutheran Home, Dr. John Rank and Ashley Wolfgram for their loving care and support.