Sister Dolores Enderle was a writer and a teacher

Sister Dolores Enderle
Sister Dolores Enderle

Sister Dolores Enderle, O.P., 93, died at Lakeshore at Siena on Saturday.

Dolores Ann was born August 8, 1925 to Joseph and Marie (nee: Strobl) Enderle in Detroit, MI. On September 6, 1944, she joined the Racine Dominicans and, at her reception in 1945, she was given the religious name Sister André. She professed her first vows in 1947 and her final vows in 1953. In 1968, she returned to using her baptismal name, Dolores.

Sister Dolores spent many years in service to others in teaching and administration. She began her ministry in 1946 at St. Rose, Racine. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were St. Joseph, St. Edward, and Dominican College, Racine; St. John, Little Chute; St. Aloysius, Sauk City; and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha. From 1983-1990, she served as President of St. Catharine College, St. Catharine, Kentucky. Sister Dolores also served in Detroit and Adrian, MI and Walls, Mississippi. From 1990-1994, she was the Vice President of the Racine Dominicans. In 2009, she published the book A Time to Grow. In December 2013, Sister Dolores became a resident at Siena Center, Racine.  She moved to Lakeshore at Siena in January of 2019.

Sister Dolores is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her twin sister Marie T. Van Loon; sister-in-law Gertrude Enderle; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and her brothers Joseph, John N. and Edward Enderle.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. with a Remembering Service at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.