Sister Alice Maiers, RSM, 89, died May 13, 2020, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, after a brief illness. A private service was held May 16, 2020. The burial service was held at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids by the Rev. Anthony Adawu. Services for family and the extended community will be celebrated at a later date. Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation Services are serving the needs.
Sister Alice was born Dec. 21, 1930 in Holy Cross, the daughter of John and Rose (Ungs) Maiers. She attended Holy Cross School, and graduated in 1948. She entered the Cedar Rapids Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy in 1964.
Sister Alice graduated from Briar Cliff College in 1952; received a B.S. degree majoring in Medical Technology and minoring in Natural Science. Sister Alice began her professional career as a Medical Technologist in Denver, Colo. From 1967 to 1973, she worked in the following hospitals: Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids; Anamosa Community Hospital, Anamosa; Kalispell General Hospital, Kalispell, Montana; Mercy Hospital, Oelwein. She later worked in Parish Ministry/Pastoral Care from 1973 to 1989 in the following locations: St. John’s, Waterloo; St. Matthew’s, Cedar Rapids; Marion Plaza, Denver, Colo. and Mercy Hospital, Davenport. She served as Administrator at St. Mary’s Villa, Waterloo, from 1989-1991; from 1991-2001 she was the Chaplain/Pastoral Care Manager at Mercy Hospital, Oelwein and from 2002-2003 participated in the Works of Mercy Ministry at the House of Mercy, Waterloo.
Upon her retirement in 2006, Sister Alice was a volunteer with Hospice of Mercy.
Sister Alice was known for her passion for justice issues and her deep love of her family and Community as a vowed member of the Sisters of Mercy for 55 years.
In addition to the Sisters of Mercy, Sister Alice is survived by two sister-in-laws, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Rose; siblings Charles Maiers, James Maiers and Rosemary Lane.
Memorials may be sent to the Sisters of Mercy at 1125 Prairie Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402.