GREAT BEND – Sister Eleanor Unrein, 91, died Aug. 25, 2019, in the Dominican Sisters’ convent infirmary in Great Bend. She was born April 30, 1928, in Schoenchen to Carl and Lidwina Zimmerman Unrein.

She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in 1942 and pronounced vows in 1945. Sister Eleanor ministered as a nurse and later as a hospital chaplain in Kansas and Colorado hospitals from 1951 to 2004.

She is survived by a brother, Tim Unrein; a sister, Sister Charlotte Unrein; and the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and a Vigil Service was held Tuesday, both at the Sisters’ Convent. Burial will be in the Sisters’ Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials in honor of Sister Eleanor may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219-2098. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at