Sr. Theresa Milne, IHM, 95, died on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the IHM Senior Living Community, in Monroe.

Sister Theresa was one 10 children born to James and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Milne. Born in Detroit, on Nov.11, 1923, she was baptized as Theresa at St. Charles Church. After attending St. Charles Elementary School and graduating from St. Charles High School, she entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe. She received the religious name, Sister Marius. Sister Theresa celebrated her 75th Jubilee in 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, on Friday, Dec. 21.
Sr. Theresa Milne, IHM

Sister Theresa earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and a master’s degree from the University of Detroit. Her ministry in formal education spanned 25 years and brought her to St. Mary Elementary and St. Mary Academy, Monroe; St. Frederick, Pontiac; St. Matthew, Gesu, St. Agnes and Our Lady of Good Counsel, Detroit; and 10 years at Mother of Our Savior, Redford, Mich.

In 1968, Sister Theresa began working in campus ministry at the Newman Center of Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Bowling Green, Ohio. Her ministry expanded to St. Thomas More University Parish at BGSU. She joined the university faculty and served for 10 years as an instructor and as Ohio- and clinical supervisor of student teachers. She immensely enjoyed these years of ministry. After teaching, she continued to reside in Bowling Green and served as a mediator at the university and for the Toledo Diocesan Court of Equity. Sister Theresa endeavored to create structures that would promote justice, peace and unity. She retired to the Motherhouse in 2005, ministering among her sisters and pursuing personal interests.  

Sister Theresa was preceded in death by sisters, Adelaide Fox, Eileen Hackett, Philomena LaCrore, Betty Luttenberger and Dorothy Randall; and brothers, Charles Milne, James Milne, Lawrence Carson and Brother Ignatius (Douglas) Milne, OFM. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and her sisters in community. 

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. A Remembering and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. The burial of cremains will follow at a future date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909.