Bom-Wrapper

Sister Elisabeth Lintsen

Sister Elisabeth Lintsen

Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Sister Elisabeth Lintsen, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Sister Elisabeth Lintsen

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Sister Elisabeth's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Sister Elisabeth's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Sister Elisabeth Lintsen

On April 20, 2020, Sister Elisabeth Lintsen, MSOLA, age 87, passed away after a life well lived. She was the daughter of Willem and Johanna Linsten. She was born in Amsterdam, Holland on April 12, 1933 and was proud of her Dutch heritage. On June 22, 1954 she entered the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa. She professed her final vows on August 15, 1962 while in Tanzania. Despite many physical challenges she managed to leave an indelible mark on all she met. Through her life time of work the bright light for Christ glowed. She was a mentor, friend and counselor to many people throughout her life. Once you had met her you would always remember her.

Sister and her family survived Nazi occupation during WW 2. Her father (Willem) and brother (Jan) were members of the Dutch Resistance during the war and demonstrated courage and bravery to the cause of liberation. The Lintsen family assisted in smuggling Jewish children out of Holland during the occupation. She had a life-long respect for US soldiers who liberated her family during the Dutch Honger Winter. Her personal courage was on display while working as a nurse while in Algeria. She bravely delivered a newborn baby while under hostile fire.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Jan (Lilly), sister, Truus (Louis Stam), Sister Hannie (Jan Koppers), sister, Rita (Tom Jaspers) and brother Martin.

Sister Elisabeth was educated in Holland and England prior to arriving in the United States earning B.A. degrees from both countries. She graduated from Mercyhurst with a B.A. in English and from Gannon with an M.A. in English.

As a highly competent linguist she spoke five languages. They included French, English, German, Kiswahili and Dutch. She enjoyed theatre, especially Shakespeare, classical music and literature. She was proud to say that she taught many foreigners to speak English with a Dutch accent. She loved Mercyhurst Athletics, World Cup Soccer and became an avid Pittsburgh Pirates baseball fan.

She worked at Mercyhurst University for many years. She held faculty and administrative positions with the school. She retired as Director of Campus Ministry for the school. She was instrumental in creating a welcoming and caring atmosphere and served as a surrogate parent for many Mercyhurst students especially International Students.

Sister was especially grateful to the Doctors and Staff of the former Regional Cancer Center for the many years of wonderful care and Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers friends can make a contribution to the Dr. Vivetta G. Petronio Scholarship Fund c/o Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania

A memorial mass and remembrance of her life will be announced at a future date. Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery. The Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sister Elisabeth Lintsen, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Sister Elisabeth

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Sister Elisabeth Lintsen.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Sister Elisabeth here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Sister Elisabeth Lintsen by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 05:29pm
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Sister Elisabeth Lintsen — Plant a Tree Now
MD

M. van Dalen

Posted at 04:22am
Our condolences to the family, fellow-sisters and all her friends in the USA. She was a courageous member of the MSOLA-family worldwide. Her mission in the USA was a succesfull one, especially as a pastoral worker at the University. She miraculously survived cancer many times. We haven't seen her for many years anymore in NL, but we will keep remembering her and we will pray for her. That she may rest in Eternal Peace with our Saviour and be reunited with her close friend Vivette. Thanks to the Diaco's for their good care in her last years. Dear Bertie, Amen. Love from all the Dutch MSOLA-srs and staff in Eindhoven, Boxtel and Nuland, NL.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: