Sr. Schierbrock was an educator


JOHNSTON, Iowa — Sister Marilyn (Regina Marie) Schierbrock, CHM, 82, died Feb. 28 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston.

She was born April 27, 1939, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Leo Joseph and Regina Veronica (Lafferty) Schierbrock. She entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM) in 1957 and professed vows in 1960.

Sister Schierbrock received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Marycrest College-Davenport and a master’s in religious education from Loyola University-Chicago.

She served in education for more than 30 years in Iowa, first as an elementary school teacher in Des Moines, Marshalltown and West Des Moines. She then spent three years as the religious education coordinator in West Des Moines before serving as both a teacher and the director of religious education at Lourdes Memorial School-Bettendorf from 1973-1982.  For the next decade, she served as the director of religious education for the vicariate and Regina Education Center-Iowa City.  From 1993 to 2001, she served at St. Alphonsus Parish-Mount Pleasant as a pastoral associate and then pastoral minister.


In 1996, Sister was elected to the CHM Cabinet of Advisors and served for four years in the leadership of the CHM community.

She came to Davenport in 2001 as the Neighborhood Advocacy Coordinator for the John Lewis Café and John Lewis Community Services. After retiring, she was an active member of a prayer and witness ministry at Bishop Drumm Care Center.

Private services were planned at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel and Magnificat Chapel at Humility of Mary Center-Davenport.

Memorials may be made to the Congregation of the Humility of Mary.

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