Sister Otillia's Story
Sister Ottilia Schaub, OP, of Grand Rapid, born in Lake Leelanau, died on June 7, 2018. She was 92 years old and a Dominican Sister for 68 years.
Sr. Ottilia served as a teacher at St. Mary, Carson City, St. Alphonsus, Grand Rapids, St. Mary, Kingsley, and Catholic Central High School, Grand Rapids, and then served as coordinator of counseling and advising at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids.
For nearly three decades Sr. Ottilia assisted people in need, especially the aged of Grand Rapids, through her service with the Voluntary Action Center, United Way and Senior Neighbors. She was honored with the Service Provider of the Year Award from the Western Michigan Society of Gerontology for her work with United Way First Call for Help. She later served on the Prayer and Listening Line and in support services at Marywood.
Sister Ottilia desired to assist people to a more fully human life by meeting their human needs. This she did with focus and commitment, walking humbly in service of all persons.
Sr. Ottilia is survived by her sister, Theresa Schaub, of Traverse City; her brother, Louis (Judith) Schaub, of Grand Rapids; sister-in-law, Jean Schaub, of Lake Leelanau; nieces and nephews; and many friends and members of her Dominican Community.
Sister Ottilia's funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, at Dominican Chapel/Marywood in Grand Rapids.
Memorials in Sister Ottilia Schaub's name may be made to the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Health Care Fund.
Arrangements are by O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst, 3980 Cascade Road SE and E, Paris, at I-96; www.gerstfuneralhomes.com.
Published on June 10, 2018