Sister Anne Martin Reinert died June 8, 2022, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia, KS. She was 90 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 71 years. She was born in Seguin, KS, on August 13, 1931, to Theodore and Anna Geerdes Reinert, the second of nine children, and was baptized Irene Katherine. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, KS on September 8, 1950. On March 19, 1951, Irene Katherine received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Anne Martin. She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1952 and final vows on March 19, 1955.
In 1955 Sister Anne Martin Reinert graduated from Marymount College, Salina, with a degree in nursing. She served in institutions staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Manhattan, Concordia, and Junction City, KS, and El Paso, TX. After retiring from nursing, Sister Anne Martin moved to the Motherhouse in 2002 and continued to stay active by providing nursing care to residents at the Motherhouse until fully retiring in 2016.
Sister Anne Martin Reinert was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. She is survived by three sisters, Caroline Jacobs, Janet Berger and Ruth Reinert; and two brothers, Wilfrid and Dennis. A Bible Vigil Service will be held on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Nazareth Motherhouse Chapel with Sister Judy Stephens as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel, Father Barry Brinkman presiding. The burial will be in the Nazareth Motherhouse Cemetery. Chaput-Buoy Mortuary, 325 W. 6th St., Concordia, KS is in charge of arrangements. Memorials for Sister Anne Martin may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O Box 279, Concordia, KS 66901.