Logan, Sister Fidelis


Sr. Fidelis Logan, 88, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes in Rochester, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Assisi Heights.

Born Margaret Veronica Logan on Feb. 2, 1920, in Stewartville, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis in 1941 from St. Bernard’s Parish in Stewartville and made vows in 1944. For 31 years, she taught in elementary schools in Rochester, Winona, Fairmont, and Owatonna, all in Minnesota; Sandusky, Ohio; and Chicago. She also served as principal at St. John Vianney School in Fairmont, and St. Francis and St. John’s schools in Rochester.

Sr. Fidelis served on the Council of the Order and also as school visitor. She was the director of the Title I programs in all the nonpublic schools in Rochester for 10 years, and was active in diocesan and state curriculum planning.

From 1977 to 1985, she was on faculty in the Religious Studies Department at the College of St. Teresa in Winona. Following her move to Assisi Heights in 1985, she served as coordinator of volunteers and in pastoral care at Assisi Heights and the Federal Medical Center. She retired in 1998.

Sr. Fidelis is survived by five siblings, Pauline Zweber of White Bear, Minn., Alicia DeLuca and Dolores Vidmar of San Francisco, Sr. Neal Logan of Rochester and Charlotte McConnell of St. Augustine, Fla.; and the members of her religious community, with whom she shared life for 67 years.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Fidelis Logan will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes at Assisi Heights in Rochester.

Friends may call at a Vigil service before the service Wednesday at Assisi Heights.

Memorials are suggested to the Sisters of St. Francis, Office of Benefactor Relations, Assisi Heights, 1001 14th St. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901.


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