Passing of Sister Jeanne Crapo, OP, ’46


Feb. 14, 2018

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Sister Jeanne Crapo, OP, ’46. Sr. Jeanne died on February 13, 2018, in the 67th year of her profession, at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, WI. She died peacefully last night at the Villa after a long battle with multiple health challenges.

A native of Denver, Colorado, Sr. Jeanne studied chemistry at Rosary College. She earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Michigan. After 10 years of teaching in parochial and public schools in Wisconsin, Montana and Nebraska, Sr. Jeanne returned to Rosary College in 1961 as the college’s first director of admission. She fulfilled a number of roles at the institution, including admission director, academic dean, English teacher and director of the Rosary-in-London and Oxford study abroad programs. Retired in 2009, Sr. Jeanne’s last project, up until the time of death, was writing the history of Dominican University’s first 100 years. The book is scheduled for publication next year. She was a devoted friend and loving colleague to her fellow Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, many of whom were with her when she passed. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Leonie (Desjardins) Crapo; a sister, Mary Dyrenforth; and a brother, Charles Crapo; Sr. Jeanne is survived by nieces, nephews and her beloved Dominican Sisters.

The wake will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, and the funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19. Both services will be at the Mound. If you plan to attend any of the services, please contact Sister Georgia Acker at 608-748-4411, Ext 119 or by Friday evening so that the sisters are prepared to receive you with their characteristic Dominican hospitality. The wake and funeral will be available to watch live online. The services will be archived and available for viewing at a later date.

In addition, a Mass will be held at Dominican University on Friday, February 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Rosary Chapel. Please click here to register.

If you are unable to attend those services, know that Sr. Jeanne will also be named, alongside many other members of the Dominican family who have died in recent months, at the Remembrance Mass on Sunday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m. in Rosary Chapel. To make a gift in memory of Sr. Jeanne, please visit our website.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumnae/i Relations at (708) 524-6286 or

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