Sister Martha Glaser, OSB, 92, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City, Iowa following a brief illness.
Sister Martha was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Spalding, Nebraska, the daughter of John and Louise (Pfeifer) Glaser. She entered the Order of St. Benedict following her graduation from high school.
Sister Martha was one of the three sisters who came to establish a new Benedictine home here in Madison. Over the years, she served as the food service director at St. Vincent’s Hospital and St. Monica Home, both in Sioux City, Iowa; St. Benedict’s Hospital in Sterling, Colorado; and St. Benedict Center in Madison, Wisconsin. After retiring from food service, Sister Martha served as retirement coordinator for the Sisters of St. Benedict in Sioux City and continued her charismatic prayer group ministry.
She is remembered fondly by the all of us at Holy Wisdom Monastery, the Sisters of St. Benedict, her family, the staff and guests at Holy Spirit Retirement Home and her many friends.