Note: Sister Pauline Quinn, 85, a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died of natural causes at Mother Joseph Manor August 28, 1998. The funeral for Sister Pauline was held August 31, 1998 at 10 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, SD. Father Howard Carroll was celebrant and homilist. Burial was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Sister Pauline was born Irene Florence to Margaret Jennings Quinn and William Quinn Sr. on December 25, 1912 in Bridgewater, SD. Sister Pauline attended St. Stephen's Grade School in Bridgewater and graduated from Bridgewater High School. She later went to earn her BA in Mathematics from Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and her MA from Catholic University in Washington, DC. She also attended post graduate classes at Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, to qualify for her Guidance Certificate. Sister Pauline entered Presentation Convent August 15, 1930. She made her profession of vows in the Presentation Congregation July 5, 1931. Sister Pauline served the Presentation Sisters Education Ministry in parish schools across Eastern South Dakota for nearly 50 years. Twenty-three of those years were at Notre Dame, Mitchell, SD and 17 years were at St. Mary's in Dell Rapids, SD. Sister Pauline's education ministry began in 1930 at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Aberdeen, SD. She continued teaching elementary in eastern South Dakota parish schools until she received her BA in 1940. She then began teaching at the high school level. In 1970 she changed her focus once again by becoming High School Principal at St. Mary's in Dell Rapids, where she had been teaching for five years. Her most recent position was High School Counselor for Aberdeen Roncalli High School, Aberdeen, which she retired from in 1983. She had been counselor there since 1977. After retiring, she spent her time in prayer and part time ministry at Presentation Convent and Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen. Sister Pauline had a great zest for life. She will be remembered for her love of family, music, and teaching. Sister Pauline is survived by her Community Family of Presentation Sisters, Sister Carol Quinn, her niece, and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and two brothers. Honorary casket bearers were Sister Carol Quinn, Sister Colette Weber, Sister Cyrilla Gaspar, Sister Martha Raleigh, Sister Agnes Marie Donelan, and Sister Elaine Garry. Sister Pauline's nephew and the Knights of Columbus of Aberdeen were Sister Pauline's casket bearers.
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