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Benedictine sister loved creation, arts and crafts

Sister Marya Duscher, OSB, a member of Holy Angels Convent, died Jan. 25. She was 74.

Published: February 9, 2024   
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Sister Marya Duscher, OSB, a member of Holy Angels Convent for 45 years, died Jan. 25. She was 74.

Sister Marya Duscher, OSB, a member of Holy Angels Convent for 45 years, died Jan. 25. She was 74.

Born May 3, 1949, in Redwood Falls, Minn., to James and LuVerne Duscher, she was born Mary Katheryn. Sister Marya graduated from St. Mary High School in 1967 and worked in several different jobs before entering Holy Angels in 1979. She made her first vows in 1981 and her perpetual vows in 1986. 

Sister Marya enjoyed arts and crafts, and her love of God’s creation often inspired her to create art with materials she found in nature, such as a set of wooden plaques displayed at the convent during Advent.

During her religious life, Sister Marya served as the community infirmarian for two years, for a time as the sacristan and for many years as refectory supervisor, in which she served both the community and guests.

She is survived three sisters, Patty Sellner, Barb Holmes and Joleen Krueger; one brother, Ronald Duscher; and several nieces and nephews. 

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