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S. Danile Vaneecke, OP

S. Danile Vaneecke, OP, entered eternal life April 14, 2017

S. Danile's life was celebrated Friday with a Remembering Service and Mass of Christian Burial on April 21.

Read her obituary by S. Suzanne Noffke.





Sister Danile (Mary Daniel) Vaneecke

What have you been most grateful for in your ministries?

“I will always be grateful to Sister Laurentine, who spoke to the newly-elected Mother Rita M. Martin, asking that I be permitted to pursue studies in nursing.” When S. Danile graduated from Kenosha Technical Institute (now Gateway) as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1964, “It was one of the greatest joys of my life.”

What were special times in your ministry?

  • Being able to move in with my father and use my nursing skills to comfort and assist him in the final years of his life.
  • Ministering as a companion and caring for needy women in Detroit.
  • Offering private duty, in-home nursing care for nearly 20 years (firmly believes in keeping patients at home as long as possible, in the comfort of familiar surroundings and with easy access to friends and family).
  • Working with patients at Villa St. Ann, Our Lady of the Oaks, and St. Joseph Hospital, but especially the years spent in private duty home care nursing.
  • Special to others was the gentle, expert care S. Danile gave her patients. Known for her compassion and kindness, she built relationships of love and trust not only with her patients but with their families, friends, and associates, as well.