May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Marilyn Uline, OP

Sr. Marilyn Uline, OP, formerly known as Sister Mary Loretto, died on Monday, July 31, 2023, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 86 years of age and in the 67th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Marilyn was born in Lakewood, Ohio, to Charles and Harriet (Holmes) Uline. She graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in St Charles, Illinois, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, a Master of Arts degree in English from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Pastoral Study degree in Pastoral Theology from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

Sr. Marilyn Uline, OP
Sr. Marilyn Uline, OP

Sister ministered over 15 years in elementary and secondary education in Detroit and Jackson, Michigan; Cleveland and Conneaut, Ohio; and Chicago. She served nine years in campus ministry at Siena Heights College (now University) in Adrian and at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and ten years as a pastoral associate and in adult education in Evansville, Indiana, and St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, she ministered five years for First Investors Corporation in Chicago, five years for Eighth Day Center in Chicago, and seven years in clerical ministry in Utica and Troy, Michigan, and in Chicago. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2015.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Mary Janet; and her sister Rosemary Uline. Sister Marilyn is survived by sisters Lois Nugent (Dale) of Antioch, Illinois, Margaret Boyce (Thomas) of Lemont, Illinois, Mrs. Joanne Schutz (James) of Westlake Village, California, and Carol Uline of Jacksonville, Alabama; and a brother, Rev. Cyprian Uline, OFM, of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

A Funeral Mass was offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2023. Prayers of Committal will be held in the Congregation Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI, 49221.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

Sister ministered in Michigan 18 years:

  • St. Philomena, Detroit (1957-60): Elementary Teacher
  • Holy Name, Detroit (1964-65): Elementary Teacher
  • Dominican High School, Detroit (1965-68): High School Teacher
  • St. Agatha High School (1968-70): High School Teacher
  • Queen Miraculous Medal, Jackson (1970-71): Elementary Teacher
  • Utica Home Improvement, Utica (1971-72): Clerical Work
  • Fairway Paving Co, Troy (1972-75): Secretary
  • Siena Heights College (University), Adrian (1991-95): Director Campus Ministry

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