Obituary

Remembering Sister Anne Elise Tschida, CSJ

 St. Paul Province

November 7, 1933 – December 12, 2021

Anne Elise Tschida, CSJ

Kind, smart, witty and wonderfully organized, this selfless servant was born Mary Therese on November 7, 1933 to Bernard and Elizabeth Tschida, and died on the morning of December 12, 2021, at Carondelet Village in St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduating from St. Joseph Academy in St. Paul, she entered the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1951, and was given the name “Anne Elise.” Later, she received a bachelor’s degree in business and education from the College of St. Catherine in 1956, and a master’s of business administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1964, which led her to teach high school business education at her alma mater, St. Joseph Academy.

In 1971, Sister Anne Elise left teaching to work at the College of St. Catherine Financial Aid Office where students lovingly called her “Sister Mary Money.” With a head for business and a keen financial eye, Sister Anne Elise was invaluable to our community as bookkeeper at Bethany Convent, the St. Paul Province Administration Center, Carondelet Village and Treasurer for the province in 2008. She also served as Financial Administrator at Clare Housing in Minneapolis, Casa Guadalupana in St. Paul, and she served 10 years as Archdiocesan Coordinator of the Retirement Fund for Religious, in St. Paul.

Sister Anne Elise loved nature, travel, entertaining friends, singing and sharing her gifts as organist at both the St. Paul Provincial House and Carondelet Village Chapels.

Sister Anne Elise is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by many loving cousins, dear friends and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM, in Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, with burial following at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights. Memorials preferred to the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries Foundation.

Sister Anne Elise, rest in love and peace.

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