5-7:30 PM Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Sacred Heart Convent
10-10:30 AM Monday, August 19, 2013 at Riverview Place Chapel
7:30 PM Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Sacred Heart Convent
10:30 AM Monday, August 19, 2013 at Riverview Place Chapel
Holy Cross North Cemetery
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Sister Maureen Walker died August 14, 2013, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born March 5, 1930, in Valley City, ND. The fourth of the five children of Eleanor Sheehan and Earl Chapman Walker, she was baptized Therese Louine and moved with her family to Fargo as a young child. In 1948 she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. After attending college for a year, she worked in medical clinics in Fargo and in California.
In 1953 she entered the Presentation Sisters and made profession of vows in 1956. From 1955 to 1968 Sister Maureen taught elementary classes in St. Anthony’s and St. Mary’s (Fargo) St. Elizabeth’s (Sykeston), and St. Alphonsus (Langdon). For six years she was director of religious education in Langdon. Along the way she earned a baccalaureate degree from the College of St. Scholastic and a graduate degree from Creighton University. From 1974-77, Sister Maureen was Director of Adult Education for the Diocese of Fargo. For many years she served her religious congregation in formation work and in administration.
In 1981 she co-founded Presentation Prayer Center and was on its staff for five years. For 18 years she was the Sponsorship Coordinator for congregational ministries. Whatever her ministry or personal circumstances, Sister Maureen’s disposition was consistently cheerful. Liturgical services at Sacred Heart Convent were enhanced by her contributions, especially as cantor and bass player. In her “retirement” she was the archivist for the congregation and it was in the archives that she finished her work on this earth and went home to God.
Her parents and her brother, James, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sisters, Sister Jane Walker (Fargo) and Annabelle (John) Van Gilder of Elm Grove, WI, her brother Thomas (Mary) of Pleasanton, CA. and the members of her religious congregation.