Sr. Collette Marie Bauer, OP

June 17, 1928 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 93)


Dominican Sister of Peace Collette Marie Bauer, OP (93), a native of Spalding, Nebraska, died on January 5, 2022, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.  Sr. Collette is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Dominican for 69 years, Sr. Collette earned a Bachelor of Arts in English/Education from Siena College (Memphis, TN); a Masters in Higher Education and a Masters in Art from Morehead State University (Morehead, KY).  She ministered as a teacher at St. Rose School (Springfield, KY); Blessed Sacrament (Grand Island, NE); St. Patrick (McCook, NE) and St. Philip Neri (Omaha, NE).  Sister was also a librarian at Blessed Sacrament (Grand Island, NE); St. Joseph Elementary (Omaha, NE); and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Louisville, KY). She later went on to teach art and religion at St. Catharine Academy/College (St. Catharine, KY).  She spent one year as secretary at Holy Ghost Parish (Omaha, NE).  In 1987, Sr. Collette provided office work as well as teacher/librarian for Catholic Charities for Refugees in Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN.  In 1991, she tutored at SS Simon and Jude (Louisville, KY).  

In 1998, Sr. Collette moved to Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY), where she began a ministry of prayer and presence.

Sr. Collette has chosen to donate her body to science.

A Remembrance service and Memorial Mass at Sansbury Care Center Chapel, St. Catharine, Kentucky will be held on January 11 and 12.   Burial will be in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery at a later date.  The services for Sr. Collette will be for the Dominican Sisters of Peace and family members only.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Collette’s memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219-2098. To make a secure online donation or to view a full obituary, please visit

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Burial At A Later Date

St. Catharine Motherhouse Cemetery
2625 Bardstown Rd.
St. Catharine, KY 40061

Funeral Services Will Be Private


Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement
2320 Airport Dr., Columbus OH 43219-2098

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