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Sister Martin (Irene) Ksycki

Sister Martin (Irene) Ksycki OLVM, 93, of DuBois, passed away December 11, 2017 at Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters Motherhouse in Huntington, Ind.

Sister Martin was born November 12, 1924 in DuBois, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Polczynski) Ksycki.

Sister Martin graduated from St. Charles Grade School in 1937 in DuBois, and Ashley High School in 1941. She attended Springfield Jr. College, Springfield, from 1941 to 1943, she attended Victory Noll Junior College from 1948 to 1951, received her B.A. In 1959 from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Mich., and did graduate work in Theology at St. Mary University of San Antonio, Texas.

Most of Sister’s missionary work was done in several Southwestern States, including seventeen years in towns and cities of Texas.

As a Missionary, sister taught in a variety of situations including churches, church and school halls, people’s front porches, a juvenile detention home, a prison, on Indian Reservations, etc.  Sister Martin did missionary work for more than forty years.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, LaVerne and Christopher Kilgore, Lawrence and Conchitta Grabowski, Ronald Grabowski, Patricia Corzine, Charles and Brenda Ksycki, Daniel and Sandra Ksycki, Karen Woodard, Claire Ann Ksycki, Donna and Jack Chappell, Phyllis and Gregory Smith, John and Marietta Bochantin, Gregory Bochantin, Anita Bochantin, Kathy and Norbert Ryterski; along with great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Rev. Stanley Ksycki, Walter Ksycki, John Ksycki and Charles Ksycki (in infancy); sisters Sister Stanislaus (Clara) Ksycki SSND, Martha Grabowski, Sister Joecile (Theresa) Ksycki SSND, Mary Ksycki, Victoria Bochantin and Valeria Ksycki (in infancy); and nephew James Bochantin and niece Trenna Grabowski.

A visitation was held at the Victory Noll Motherhouse December 13, 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial was held December 14, 2017 at Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters Motherhouse in Huntington, Ind.

Burial was in Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters cemetery.

Family members attending the funeral were Lawrence and Ron Grabowski, Charles and Brenda Ksycki, Pat Corzine, Anita Ksycki and Collene Ryterski. Family friends, Dave and Mary Kozusezk, also attended the funeral.

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