Sister Dorothy (Louise) Noll, OSB, 80
Feb. 28, 1933 – Sept. 17, 2013
Sister Dorothy (Louise) Noll, OSB, St. Joseph, died Sept. 17, 2013 in St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud. Her funeral was held Sept. 20 in the Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. Burial was in the monastery cemetery.
Noll was born Feb. 28, 1933, to Peter and Thecla (Gertken) Noll in St. Martin, Minn., where she attended District 22 elementary school. She graduated from Paynesville (Minn.) High School.
After entering St. Benedict’s Monastery on Sept. 12, 1958, she was received into the novitiate in June, 1959, as Sister Louise. She made her first monastic profession July 11, 1960, and perpetual monastic profession on July 11, 1963. S. Dorothy reverted to her baptismal name in 1969.
During her religious life, Noll served in a variety of ministries. At St. Benedict’s Monastery, she was housekeeper and assistant sacristan. She was nurse’s aide at St. Raphael’s Home, St. Cloud, and at Mother of Mercy Home, Albany. At Cathedral High Convent, St. Cloud, she took care of the elderly nuns and was housekeeper. In 1977, she returned to St. Benedict’s Monastery where she took charge of the monastery mailroom as postal clerk. In 2008, she became supervisor of the post office, working with a team of volunteers.
Noll is survived by her Benedictine community; two sisters: Bernelda Kuhl, Cold Spring, and her twin, Dolores Petermeier, Melrose; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Alcuin, Ralph, Donald and Florian.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Scholastica Wellness Center Project.