Sunday, September 19, 2010

Paul & Anna Maria (Nink) Worm

Paul Worm, son of Thomas and Barbara (Miller) Worm, was born 7 Oct 1867 in Cranberry Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 26 July 1944 in Acme Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  He married Anna Maria Nink 13 Aug 1894 at Traverse City, Michigan.  She was born 29 July 1871 in Allegan County, Michigan to Jacob and Catherine (Sump) Nink and died 24 May 1916 in Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

Gravestone of Paul and Anna (Nink) Worm - St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Hannah, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Paul and Anna Maria (Nink) Worm had six children:

1 - Leo Theodore Wurn (1895-1959)
2 - Clara Barbara Worm (1897-1964)
3 - Mary Magdalene Worm was born 5 August 1899 and died 1 March 1993 at Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Mary Magdalene joined the Domincan Sisters at Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1917 and became known as Sister Mary Rudolphine.  She is buried in Resurrection Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
4 - Frederick B. "Fred" Wurn was born 17 Feb 1901 in Mayfield Township, Grand Graverse County, Michigan and died 22 March 1974.  As an adult he changed his last name to Wurn.  Fred married Anna Jubelt 13 May 1922 at Detroit, Michigan.  Anna was born about 1901 in Illinois to Ernest and Anna (Viehweg) Jubelt. 
5 - Johnnie Worm was born 1 August 1905 and died of diptheria 11 April 1913 in Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
6 - Edward Lawrence Wurm (1907-1985)

Golden Jubilee of Sr. Mary Rudolphine Worm - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 1 August 1967, page 10
"SISTER CELEBRATES GOLDEN JUBILEE - A surprise party in honor of Sister M. Rudolphine, O.P., who is celebrating her Golden Jubilee this year, was held Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ockert in Hannah.  The celebration began at 1:30 p.m. with a family dinner followed by the serving of a lovely cake which indicated the fifty years she has been a member of the sisterhood.

Celebrants attending from Traverse City were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clous and their daughters, Linda, Nancy, Barbara and Betty; and Mr. and Mrs. James Clous and children, Steven, Therese and Ann Marie.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ockert and their daughter Rosemary came from Hannah.  Congratulations were also received from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bellows, and Fred Clous and family, who were unable to attend.

Sister M. Rudolphine has also been guest of honor at other celebrations held recently in Merrill and Alpena.

Botn to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wurm on August 5, 1900, Sister M. Rudolphine, the former Mary Wurm, lived in Hannah until she joined the sisterhood at the age of 17 in 1917.  For the past 19 years she has been a fifth and sixth grade teacher at the Sacred Heart School in Merrill.  This year she received a new assignment and will leave Traverse City Thursday for Grand Rapids, where she will teach the fifth grade at St. Anthony's school this fall.  Her new address will be Sister M. Rudolphine, O.P., St. Anthony's Convent, Acacia Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan."

Obituary of Sister M. Rudolphine Wurm, O.P. - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, Tuesday, March 2, 1993, page 11A
"Grand Rapids - Sister Rudolphine Wurn, OP, for former Mary Magdalene Wurn of Hannah, 93, died Monday at Aquinata Hall in Grand Rapids.

She had been a Grand Rapids Dominican Sister for 76 years.  A teacher, she had served at St. Michael, Maple Grove; St. John Homes, Grand Rapids; St. Anthony, Marcelona; St. Joseph, East Jordan; Ss. Peter and Paul, Grand Rapids; St. Sebastian, Byron Center; Sacred Heart, Merrill; and St. Anthony, Grand Rapids.

Sister Rudolphine is survived by her sister-in-law, Pearl Wurm of Traverse City, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the Dominican Chapel/Marywood, 2025 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids.  Burial will be in Ressurection Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Dominican Chapel/Marywood from 1:15 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with a vigil and remembering service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Grand Rapids Dominicans Retirement Fund."

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