LITTLE FALLS -- Sister Mary Grace (Helen) Bieniek, 94, Little Falls, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls.
She was born April 6, 1907, near Holdingford to Joseph and Agnes (Novak) Bieniek. She was accepted as a Franciscan Sister of Little Falls on Aug. 12, 1933. She was a Franciscan Sister for 69 years. She ministered as a practical nurse, administrator, housekeeper, seamstress, portress and receptionist. She served in Little Falls and St. Cloud. In 1977 she semi-retired to St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.
Survivors include four sisters, Mary Mathe, St. Paul, Sister Giovanni, OSB, St. Cloud, Sister Joel, OSF, Little Falls, and Pauline Mans, Riceville, Iowa; and a brother, Stephen, Holdingford.
Seven brothers, John, Walter, Peter, Joseph, Sylvester, Alois and Theophile; and a sister, Sister Vianney, OSB, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Convent.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until services Saturday at St. Francis Convent.
Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Home in Little Falls.
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