NEHL Sister Valorie Nehl F.S.E., a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist died on September 30 2011 in Lowell Michigan. She was born on October 3 1919 in Durand Wisconsin to George and Catherine Nehl. She entered the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration LaCrosse Wisconsin and made her first profession of religious vows of poverty chastity and obedience in 1940 and her final profession in 1946. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Edgewood College in Madison Wisconsin and a Masters degree from DePaul University in Chicago. In post graduate studies she attended Viterbo University University of Dayton Catholic University of America and Oregon State University. In 1973 she became a founding member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. Her greatest love was teaching and being with children and from 1939 to 1968 she taught in and was administrator in several elementary schools in Idaho Wisconsin and Iowa. From 1968-1970 she was the Coordinator of Elementary Education in the Southern Province of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. In 1970 she again became principal of a school in Wisconsin and then one in Astoria Oregon from which she came to Lowell where she assumed the directorship of the Preschool at the Franciscan Life Process Center. In addition to her love of teaching she enjoyed water coloring gardening and had a special love of pansies. She is survived by her Community the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist; a sister Sister Bernadette Nehl F.S.P.A., of LaCrosse Wisconsin and nine nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by thirteen Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist one Franciscan Brother of the Eucharist; her parents; her twin sister Irene; and her brothers Cletus and Francis. The vigil will take place at the Annunciation Chapel of the Franciscan Life Process Center at 11650 Downes Street Lowell on October 3 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM and from 7:00 to 8:30 PM with the rosary prayed at 7:30 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m. on October 4 at the Franciscan Life Process Center followed by burial in the Franciscan Cemetery. Sister Patricia Glass F.S.E., Funeral Director Meriden Connecticut and Roth-Gerst Funeral Home are in charge of funeral arrangements.