The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth mourn the loss of Sister Marguerite Grogman (formerly S. Rose Aloysius), 75, who died on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Ross Hall, Mother House, Leavenworth, Kan.
Marguerite Grogman was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 12, 1937, to Aloysius Henry and Rosalie Elizabeth Gorman Grogman. She joined two older siblings, Francis Edward and Kenneth George. Marguerite attended St. Francis Xavier grade school, and graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in 1954. She entered the religious community of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth on Aug. 19, 1956 and, as Sister Rose Aloysius, made her profession of vows on Aug. 22, 1958. She later returned to the use of her baptismal name.
Sister Marguerite earned a BS in Education from the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth. From 1958-2006, she taught in parochial elementary schools in the West and Midwest, and continued as a classroom volunteer until 2011, when she retired and returned to the Mother House in Kansas. She enjoyed playing in guitar Mass groups and painting with watercolors and oil.
Survivors include her brother Kenneth (Margaret Ann) Grogman, Kansas City, Mo.; sister-in-law Mary Florence (Frank) Grogman, Canoga Park, Calif.; nieces, nephews, friends, and her SCL Community.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, in Ross Chapel at the Mother House, where friends may call after 4 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Ross Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 18. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery on the Mother House grounds. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Retirement Fund, 4200 S 4th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048.