In Memory

Sister M. Noel Michalek, IHM

September 9, 1913 – October 9, 1994

Sister M. Noel Michalek, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, October 9, 1994 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on September 9, 1913 in Ferdinand, Idaho, and given the name Christine Cecilia. She was the daughter of the late Henry G. and Mary Bauer Michalek. Christine was a member of the class of 1931 at the IHM Academy located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 18, 1931, made first profession of her vows on April 24, 1934 and final profession of her vows on August 1, 1937.

Sister Noel served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Mary John School in Cresson, PA; All Saints Elementary School in Masontown, PA; Most Holy Rosary in Syracuse, NY; St. Paul Elementary School in Cranston, RI; St. Edward Elementary School in Twin Falls, ID; St. Henry Elementary School inGresham, OR; and at elementary schools located in New York, NY, and Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Sister also served as an instructor at the Educational Enrichment Institute at the IHM Center in Scranton, PA, from 1989 to 1992.

From 1992 until the time of her death, Sister Noel served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is survived by an aunt, Theresa Edna Boerner of Pilot Point, TX, and cousins.

Interment is at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

Archival Remembrance:

Sr. Noel lived out the spirit of her Western heritage with gentleness and great-heartedness in ministry with children and families, serving as a junior high and intermediate teacher. She continued to be a source of light and love for children as a tutor in the Educational Enrichment Institute at the IHM Center. With the same gentleness and graciousness with which she lived, Sr. Noel passed on to eternal life on October 9, at the Marian Convent.


Class of 1931 – graduation photo of Christine Michalek, IHM Academy, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Photo credit: Bill Kapaun

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