Items Tagged ‘Sister Vera’

December 21, 2009

There’s no stopping this sister!

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

She’s walked an average of 12 miles a day, everyday since the 1980’s. Even at 98 years old, she shows no signs of slowing down. Sister Vera Klinkhammer started working at the Mayo clinic after the Great Depression. Today, while a lot has changed, one thing hasn’t, and that is her commitment to helping others. […]

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November 30, 2009

Mayo Clinic Is Thankful For Sister Vera

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

The echo of Sister Vera’s footsteps has become very familiar at Mayo Clinic’s St. Mary’s Hospital after 68 years on the job.   “I worked in neurosurgery as a supervisor and I worked in orthopedics,” said SR Vera Klinkhammer. “I worked in nursing homes. I took care of the elderly; I loved them.”…   At […]

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