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Sr. Mary Aileen Huettl

April 6, 1927 December 24, 2018
Sr. Mary Aileen Huettl
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Obituary for Sr. Mary Aileen Huettl

Sister Mary Aileen Huettl, 91, a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died December 24, 2018, at the Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, SD.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Mary Aileen Huettl will be held at 10:00am Saturday, December 29, 2018, in Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Convent, Aberdeen. Reverend Joseph Sheehan will be celebrant and homilist. The Liturgical Wake service will be Friday, December 28, at 6:00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Visitation will begin at 4:00pm. Internment at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Aileen was born April 6, 1927 to Mary Lucile (Doyle) and George R. Huettl at Britton, SD. She attended a rural elementary school and graduated from Central High School in Aberdeen in 1945. In January 1948, she entered Presentation Convent while attending St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Aberdeen, graduating in 1950. Sister made her first profession of vows August 10, 1950. Sister Mary Aileen received a Bachelor degree in Nursing from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1966, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University, Washington, DC in 1968. Sister ministered as a geriatrics nurse, medical-surgical nurse and head medical-surgical nurse at Holy Rosary Hospital, Miles City, MT, St. Joseph Hospital, Mitchell, SD and McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD from 1951 to 1959. She served as a social worker with Catholic Social Services, Sioux Falls from 1968-1975, during which time she helped many families adopt children, and as a Parish Visitor at St. Joseph Cathedral (1978-1979). She ministered in pastoral care at McKennan Hospital (1979-1986), Madison, SD (1990-1997) and Brady Memorial Home, Mitchell, SD (1997-2007). Sister retired into prayer ministry at the Presentation Convent in 2007. Sister Mary Aileen expressed the heart of her ministry was sharing God’s presence and love with a listening heart to people in all walks of life.

Grateful for having shared Sister Mary Aileen’s life are her Presentation Community of Sisters, sister-in-law Kathy Courtney, nephew Ted (Lucie) Huettl and nieces Patrice, Julie, Sheila and Ann Huettl. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Homer (Rita) Huettl and George Huettl.

The Aberdeen Knights of Columbus will serve as active pall bearers. Memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Diocese for the Mother Teresa Fund.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

28

Dec

4:00 PM 12/28/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/28/2018 7:00:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Presentation Convent

1500 North 2nd St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Presentation Convent
1500 North 2nd St Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Scriptural Wake Service

Friday

28

Dec

6:00 PM 12/28/2018 6:00:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Presentation Convent

1500 North 2nd St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Presentation Convent
1500 North 2nd St Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Mass of Resurection

Saturday

29

Dec

10:00 AM 12/29/2018 10:00:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Presentation Convent

1500 North 2nd St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Presentation Convent
1500 North 2nd St Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States
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