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ADRIAN, MICHIGAN—July 5, 2018 —Sister Therese Reynolds, baptized Mary Jane Therese, also known as Sister Therese Marcel, died on July 5, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 82 years of age and in the 63rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.Sister Therese was born in Norway, Michigan, to Montague and Therese (Sciez) Reynolds. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Michigan, and a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Sister spent 22 years ministering in education in Joliet and Hometown, Illinois; Iron Mountain and Gladstone, Michigan. She was a Music Minister at St. Mary and St. Joseph, Iron Mountain, for six years, the Coordinator for Liturgy and Music at All Saints in Gladstone, for 18 years, and a Musician/Liturgist at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Neenah, Wisconsin, for 11 years. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, in 2018.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a brother, Marcel Reynolds, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, and a sister, Dorothy Waldbillig of Fairfax, Virginia.
There will be a Memorial Mass held for Sr. Therese at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division St., Neenah with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Memorials have been established for the following: St. Margaret Mary Parish Music Ministry, The Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221, or for Masses.