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OBITUARY | Sister Lucie Nordmann, RSCJ

Sr. Nordmann
Sister Lucie Nordmann, RSCJ, died March 12 in Atherton, California. She was 79 years old and a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart for 60 years. Lucie was born on July 29, 1943, in St. Louis to Bernard William Nordmann and Lucie Delor Fitzwilliam Nordmann. She was one of eight children and the only daughter.

Lucie graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart (City House) in St. Louis in 1961 and entered the Society of the Sacred Heart at Kenwood soon after in August. She pronounced her first vows in 1964 and made her final profession on Jan. 25, 1970, in Rome. Sister Nordmann earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Maryville College in 1968 and a master’s degree in educational administration from Washington University in St. Louis in 1975.

Sister Nordmann’s first teaching assignment in 1965 was at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, where she taught and served on the boarding school staff. In 1966, she went to Villa Duchesne in St. Louis, where she taught for the next two years. She became director of the boarding school at Villa Duchesne in 1968 for one year. In 1970, Sister Nordmann moved to Duchesne Academy in Houston, Texas, serving as assistant principal and director of students for two years. In 1972, she returned to Villa Duchesne, where she taught religion and served as department chair until 1975. From 1975-82, she served as headmistress at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. While there, she was chairperson of the Evaluating Committee for Schools of the Lafayette, Louisiana, Diocese (1977-81). She returned to St. Louis in 1982 and taught religion at Villa Duchesne for one year before moving to the Doane Stuart School in Albany. Sister Nordmann taught there for one year before becoming headmistress, a position she held for the next 10 years.

She returned to St. Louis and lived at the Mason Road Community for nearly 20 years. During this time, she was director of mission at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. She was also the head of school at Villa Duchesne from 2009-13. Sister Nordmann served on the boards of trustees of the Academy of the Sacred Heart (the Rosary) in New Orleans (2009-15) and Maryville University (2009-13).

From 2013-17, Sister Nordmann returned to Grand Coteau as the director of advancement at the school. She then moved to Redwood City, California, and became the director of pastoral care at Oakwood, where the sisters recognized her loving kindness. In 2022, Sister Nordmann retired from her work in pastoral care and became a member of the Oakwood Community.

On March 12 she suffered a collapse and was taken by ambulance to Stanford Hospital where she died suddenly. Sister Nordmann is survived by her brothers, William Nordmann (Frances), David Nordmann, Larry Nordmann (Susan), John Nordmann (Lisa), Chris Nordmann, many nieces and nephews and great- nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held for Sister Nordmann at a later date.

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