Harriet Holles ’78 was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, on March 23, 1933, the daughter of Harry and Agnes Fandel Holles. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation on Sept. 8, 1953, from St. Walter Parish, Roselle, Illinois, professing her first vows on March 19, 1956, and final vows on July 16, 1961. As a nun, Sister Harriet taught math and religious studies teacher and was a campus minister, spiritual resource person, department chair at Clarke University and a math teacher at Loras College—both in Dubuque, Iowa—where she also ministered as a self-employed spiritual director. She was also a college math teacher in Chicago and Conception, Missouri, where she served in spiritual formation. Sister Harriet directed religious education in Springfield, Missouri, in her early ministry and taught elementary school in Seattle and Clinton, Iowa and ninth grade in Glendale, California. She passed away on June 17, 2017, and was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Alice Laura Holles and Geraldine Helen Holles. She is survived by nieces and nephews and the Sisters of Charity, with whom she shared her earthly life for 63 years.

22 Aug 2019