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Sister Phyllis 

Vater, Sr. Phyllis SSSF

October 18, 2015. Age 79. Sister of Michael Vater, Milwaukee, WI, aunt of Jeremy Vater, Baltimore, MD and niece of Shirley Winkowski, Greenfield, WI. Also survived by her School Sister of St. Francis community with whom she shared life for 60 years, and many cousins. Preceded in death by her parents George and Phyllis (Winkowski) Vater.

Visitation at St. Joseph Convent, 1501 So. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee on Friday Oct. 23, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., wake at 10:00 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. and rite of Committal at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Milwaukee at 1:30 p.m. Memorials to School Sisters of St. Francis Office of Mission Advancement appreciated.

Past Comments


Sr. Phyllis taught me science at Pius High School way back in the 1970s. She was not only a great teacher, she was a lovely person. When I struggled at Marquette in my freshman chemistry class, she tutored me through. Without her help, I wouldn’t be a nurse of 30 years. Rest in peace Sr. Phyllis!

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