Sister Audrey Williamsen, OP | Obituaries

June 20, 1926 – January 12, 2022

RACINE, WI—Nurse Audrey Williamsen, OP, 95, died Wednesday January 12, 2022 at the Siena Center, Racine.

Audrey Mary was born on June 20, 1926 to George T. and Mary (née Raymakers) Williamsen in Little Chute, WI. On September 3, 1944 she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1945 she received the religious name Sister Jane Dominic. She took her first vows in 1947 and her last vows in 1953. In 1968 she used her baptismal name Audrey again.

Sister Audrey spent many years of service as a teacher and librarian. She began her service in 1946 in St. John, South Milwaukee. Other places in Wisconsin where she ministered were Holy Cross, Kaukauna; St Edward, Dominican College and Siena Centre, Racine; SS. Peter and Paul, Green Bay; St Luke, Plain; and St. John, Little Chute. From 1975 to 1980, in addition to her work as a librarian, she was the coordinator of the activities of the Siena Centre. In 1986 she moved to St. Catharine, Kentucky and served as director of the library at St. Catharine College until 1997. She also served in Michigan. After moving back to the Siena Center, she worked as a librarian.

Sister Audrey is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her sister Pauline (Ronald) Weber; Nieces and nephews. She was deceased by her parents; her stepmother, Geraldine Williamsen; her brother James Williamsen; her sister Ione Brecklin and her stepbrother Clayton (Mary) Bries.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be a private memorial service at 2.30pm on Tuesday 18th January 2022 in the Siena Center Chapel followed by a private Christian funeral Mass at 4pm. Burial will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been proposed.

The Racine Dominicans would like to thank them

Supportive Living and Hospice Alliance staff caring for them

Sister Audrey at the Siena Center.


803 MAIN Racine, Wisconsin 53403

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