Remain faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life. REV 2:10

In Memoriam: Sister Margaret Polheber, D.C.


Sister Margaret (Margaret Catherine) Polheber died on January 10, 2021 at Seton Residence in Evansville, Indiana. Sister Margaret was born on July 5, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois and was one of four children of Philip and Stella (Kubala) Polheber. Sister graduated from Jones Commercial High School in Chicago in 1947 and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, Missouri in 1951.

After initial formation, Sister Margaret was sent to use her many clerical skills in the Business Offices at hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee; Evansville, Indiana; Los Angeles, California; and Dallas, Texas. She then received a B.S. in Business Administration and Psychology from Regis College in Denver, Colorado and a MSA degree in Administration from Notre Dame University in Indiana. From 1968 to 1970 Sister Margaret served as the Director of Seton Health Care Network in Austin, Texas and then for the next three years as a Personnel Assistant at St. Mary Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was missioned to Chicago, Illinois where she was a Parish Visitor for two years at St. Patrick Parish and then an Elderly Outreach Worker at St. Vincent de Paul Senior Services until 1981. Sister Margaret then became the Provincial Treasurer of the East Central Province and was stationed at Mater Dei Provincialate in Evansville, Indiana until 1987.

She then served in a variety of ministries including Pastoral Care Associate at St. Vincent Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama and St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. During this period, she also had two terms as a Docent at Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, Maryland and an assignment as Parish Minister at St. Mary Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In June 2008, Sister Margaret came to Seton Residence in Evansville for the Ministry of Prayer until the time of her death.

Sister Margaret was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery and a memorial Mass will take place at a later date. Sister was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers George and Ed Polheber and her sister Trudy Suszko. She is survived by nieces and nephews, her Sisters in Community and many friends.