The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters invite your prayers for


Sister Kenneth Huelsing

of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

1930 – 2020

SR Kenneth

“O God, You in me, I in You, We are one.”


This is a prayer-chant that S. Kenneth Huelsing practiced saying many times a day, once her health required that she move from Our Lady of the Angels Motherhouse to DuPage Care Center in Wheaton, and later to St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville, Illinois. In the first move she found herself deeply missing the Community prayer and spiritual rituals of Our Lady of the Angels Convent and Sisters. Later when she moved to St. Patrick’s Residence she felt more spiritual companionship but the inner chant still breathed within her until she was breathed by her God into the fullness of the chant.

“O God, You in me, I in You, We are one.”

She was named at birth and baptism Elizabeth Joan by her parents Agnes and Bernard. She had two sisters and two brothers. Her only living sibling is S. Agnes of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Palatine, Illinois. Her sibling, S. Leander, also a Wheaton Franciscan, died in 2012.

S. Kenneth entered the congregation in 1955 and professed her perpetual vows in 1963. During the years of her ministry she offered her service, stories, humor, heartfelt friendship, and deep and prayerful presence among folks in St. Louis, Missouri, Appleton, Wisconsin, Rochester, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wheaton, Illinois, Rome, Italy, Oak Park, Illinois and at Our Lady of the Angels in Wheaton, Illinois. Her ministry centered around hospital dietary services and loving community direction leadership.

Those of us who remember her will always feel companioned by her stories, recitations, humorous ditties and heartfelt wisdom. Let us pray with her:

“O God, You in me, I in You, We are one.”



Sunday, February 16, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel

Wheaton, Illinois

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, February 17, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel

Wheaton, Illinois


Assumption Cemetery

Winfield, Illinois

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