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Sister Lucille Buhl

Sister Lucille Buhl, 93, entered eternal life on December 2, 2023. She was born at home on a farm in the Town of New Holstein, Wis., on August 28, 1930, and baptized as Marie Magdalen Buhl. She was the sixth of seven children born to the late Frank A. and Margaret (Salm) Buhl. She attended Holy Rosary Parish School. After completing her freshman year at New Holstein High School, she entered Holy Family Convent on Silver Lake in Manitowoc, Wis., to become a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity. She entered the novitiate in 1948 and made her First Profession of Vows in 1949.

Sister Lucille Buhl

She completed her undergraduate degree in 1967 at Holy Family College and was a member of the first class to study at the new college. Her vocation included teaching and being a principal at various parish schools in the Green Bay Diocese.

In 1979 she moved to the Kansas City area and taught at St. Patrick’s School, Kansas City, Kan. She joined the Sisters for Christian Community (SFCC) in 1981. She was principal at St. Stephen’s Academy in NE Kansas City from 1982-1986. In 1987 she became the first Pastoral Associate at St. Sabina Parish in Belton. Among her many duties were visiting the sick, bringing communion to people at home, in nursing homes and in hospitals, working with The Legion of Mary and senior citizens, and other ministerial duties.

In the mid 1990’s she started working at the Cullen Funeral Home, helping with visitations and other duties.

She is survived by her sister, Delores Peik, of Wauwatosa, Wis., and her sister-in-law Irene Buhl, of Manchester, N.H. Also surviving her are 23 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased in death by her parents, and her sisters and brothers-in-law Isabel “Izzy” (Ray) Winkel, Marcella “Sally” (Eddie) Meyer, Viola “Vi” (Bill) VanRooy, Catherine “Katie” (Jerry) Janty and Adrian Peik, and her brother Frank O. Buhl.

Visitation will be at St. Sabina Parish from 3-5 p.m. on December 17, 2023, with a rosary at 3 p.m. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on December 18, 2023, preceded by visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Mass will be live streamed via St. Sabina’s Facebook page A private family burial will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery in New Holstein, Wis., at a later date. She will be buried next to her parents.

Sister Lucille’s extended family is grateful for the loving care provided by so many individuals during her many years in Belton. She felt truly blessed, as did her entire extended family.

Memorials to the charity of your choice.

May she rest in peace.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home

Raymore, Missouri 816-322-5278


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