06 November 2013
By Jan Uebelherr
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Sister Diane Drufenbrock, a member of the School Sisters of St.
Francis who ran on the Socialist Party's presidential ticket in 1980,
died on Monday. She was 84.
The daughter of a plumber, Drufenbrock grew up in Evansville, Indiana, during the Great Depression.
'It was wrong, she knew, for some to work and for others not to
work,' according to a 1980 candidate profile. 'It was wrong for a few to
control most of the money and make decisions that affected the majority
of people. It was wrong for many to go without, while a few hoarded and
Drufenbrock's presidential nominee was David McReynolds, a New Yorker who headed the War Resisters League.
Drufenbrock moved to Milwaukee in 1948 and joined the School Sisters
of St. Francis, becoming a math teacher. She taught at Alverno College
from 1961 to 1974. At Alverno, she met Frank Zeidler, Milwaukee's last
Socialist mayor and the Socialist Party candidate in 1976...."
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