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M. Emiline Tuma (1909 - 2003)

Sister M. Emiline (Emma) Tuma
Born in Lonsdale, Rice Co., Minnesotamap
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Died at age 93 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Dec 2009
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Emma Tuma has Czech ancestry.
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Buried 27 Aug 2003:
Good Counsel Hill Cemetery
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: North of Walk.Row7 Grave Lower[1]

1928 Entered Order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mankato, Minnesota

From Aug 28, 2003 New Prague Times Newspaper:

Sister M. Emiline Tuma
Sister M. Emiline Tuma (Emma Tuma), School Sister of Notre Dame, died at the age of 93, on Saturday evening, Aug. 23, at Good Counsel Convent, in Mankato.
Born at Lonsdale, on Oct. 30, 1909, Sister M. Emiline was a daughter of Thomas and Rose (Skluzacek) Tuma. She entered the Order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, in Mankato, in 1928, and took First Vows, in 1933. She taught school in Minnesota, and in North and South Dakota, for almost 50 years, primarily in the primary grades. Following her years in the classrooms, she did some tutoring, before retiring at Good Counsel, in 1988. Over those years, she earned a B.A. degree in history, from the College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul.
Sister M. Emiline is survived by a brother, Jerry Tuma, of Faribault; her sisters-in-law, Ludmilla Tuma, Northfield, and Emma Tuma, Lonsdale; nieces and nephews; and her Sisters in Community, the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, August 27, at 10:30 a.m., at Good Counsel Chapel.
Visitation was at the chapel on Tuesday, and Vespers were at 7 p.m. Visitation was also on Wednesday, for one hour prior to the funeral services.


  • US Federal Census 1920 Minnesota, Rice County, Wheatland Township, pg 8B,
Tuma Thomas 50
Rosie 44
Joseph 20
John 18
Thomas 16
Emil 10
Emma 10
Jaroslav 5
Anton 53 (Brother Anthony).
  • US Federal Census 1910 Minnesota, Rice County, Wheatland Township, pg 1A,

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