Sister Mary Gabriel Wolf


Sister Mary Gabriel Wolf, 102, died Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, Iowa.

Visitation at the Humility of Mary Center, Magnificat Chapel in Davenport, IA, will be on Wednesday, December 22, 4–7 p.m. with Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass is set for 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 23, at the Humility of Mary Center. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Davenport.

Anna Wolf, (Sister Mary Gabriel) was born on February 4, 1908, in Vibank, Canada to Martin Wolf and Karolina Gartel Wolf.  The family later homesteaded near Fort Benton, Montana. On June 10, 1926, she entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Great Falls, Montana, and professed vows in 1928. She studied at various Montana schools receiving a BA in Elementary Education from Great Falls College.  For 45 years Sister Gabriel taught at Catholic elementary schools in Great Falls, Lewistown, Sidney and Red Lodge, Montana.  She was a nurse’s aide and ward clerk at Los Banos Hospital in California.  Sister Gabriel volunteered for almost 20 years in the foster grandparent program at Roosevelt, Emerson and Morningside Schools in Great Falls.

Sister Gabriel was preceded in death by her parents and ten siblings.  She is survived by her sister, Rose Rowe, Fort Benton, MT, nieces and nephews and sisters and associates of her religious community.


Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Humility of Mary.  Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Sister’s obituary at

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