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Sister Michelle Germanson OP

July 14, 1944 October 21, 2020
Sister Michelle Germanson OP
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Obituary for Sister Michelle Germanson OP

Sister Michelle Germanson, OP, died Oct. 21, 2020, at MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL. She taught from 1966 to 1977 at St. Mark, Peoria, IL, and St. Cajetan, Chicago, before becoming principal at SS. Peter and Paul, Wheat Ridge, CO, 1977-1986, and serving as dean of students at Rosary College (now Dominican University), River Forest, IL, 1986-1992. Sister Michelle’s most awesome contribution to education was as president and president emerita of Trinity High School, River Forest, IL, 1992-2019. Her tremendous energy and joy brought the love of sweet Jesus into every aspect of her life and ministries. She was born July 14, 1944, in Dixon, IL, to Herbert and Florence (Blackburn) Germanson. Her parents and two brothers, Daniel Germanson and James Germanson, preceded her in death. She is survived by a nephew, cousins, and her Dominican Sisters, with whom she shared 55 years of religious life. Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or at or to Trinity High School (

The wake and funeral for Sister Michelle Germanson, O.P. will be available for you to watch live online.

Prayer Service of Remembering - Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6:30 PM CST
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Funeral Liturgy - Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:30 AM CST
On Friday, November. 6, you can view Sister Michelle's funeral service liturgy at 10:30 a.m. CST

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Trinity High School/Sister Michelle Germanson O.P.

7574 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Sinsinawa Dominicans

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585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701

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