Sister Gertrudis Pfeiffer
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Gertrudis Pfeiffer was celebrated April 13 in the congregation’s motherhouse chapel. Sister Gertrudis, 90 died April 19. She was a Sister of Charity for 72 years.
A native of Germany, Sister Gertrudis came to the United States a small child. She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1940. In her ministry as a nurse she served in Michigan, Ohio, New Mexico and Colorado. Locally, Sister Gertrudis directed the practical nursing program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, along with serving as a nursing instructor there. In addition, she ministered in the nursing program at the College of Mount St. Joseph. She later transitioned to parish ministry, serving the sick and elderly at faith communities in Florida.
Interment was in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.