Sister Florentine Motichek, OSB, 92, a Benedictine Sister of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, died at the monastery Sept. 1, 2013.
The vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the monastery chapel, and the Mass of Resurrection will be there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Sister Florentine was born on July 19, 1921, the daughter of Joseph and Veronica Druzgola Motichek of Madisonville, La. After graduating from St. Scholastica Academy in Covington, La, in 1938, she contributed to the efforts of World War II through her work in California, riveting wings to airplanes. She entered the Benedictine community in Covington in 1947 and made monastic profession in 1949. She attended Loyola University in New Orleans, and taught second graders for 22 years in her community’s schools. Sister Florentine then became community baker and manager of the monastery kitchen. When she transferred to Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, in 1988, she continued to provide fresh homemade bread and rolls for her sisters and for community bake sales until her retirement to Dooley Center, the monastery’s health care facility. Sister Florentine was predeceased by her parents, her brothers John, Joe, and George, and her sister Veronica. She is survived by a sister-in-law Ella Mae Motichek, by nieces and nephews and by her monastic family.
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home (www.beckerdyer.com) is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Mount St. Scholastica or made online at the Mount’s web site (www.mountosb.org).