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Month: January 2018

In Memoriam – Richard Appelgren ’55

Richard A. Appelgren ’55 Richard A. Appelgren, age 80, of Minnetonka, passed away unexpectedly in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday January 9, 2018.He is preceded in death by his wife Rebecca (Olson) Appelgren, parents Lawrence and Goldie Appelgren. He is survived by daughters, Michelle (Kim) Stark, Kara (Karl) Knudson and Kirsten (Patricio Celleri) Appelgren: grandchildren, Ricardo, […]

Athletic and Activities Update January 29th

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach Bryan Backes & Henry Smith, Jr. The Johnnies celebrated ‘Senior Night’ on January 18 to honor Senior Captain A’ishah Smith’s 4-year basketball career with Saint John’s Prep. The school spirit was evident with an enthusiastic fan section and the team responded delivering its best game of the year-a thrilling back and […]

Saint John’s Prep is Ready to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week January 29-February 2, 2018 Next week is Catholic Schools Week! Among our special events is an all-school Mass on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Saint John’s Abbey Church. Parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome to join us for this special Mass with Fr. Robert Rolfes, Vicar General of […]

Athletics and Activities Update January 22nd

Girls’ Middle School Basketball Coach Mary Jo Leighton & Pat Bechtold The Middle School girls faced one of their toughest opponents for their first game of the season in Swanville.  Our girls played tough and didn’t give up the whole game.  They were led in scoring by 8th grader, Jaedyn Nydeen with 7 points, followed up […]

In Memoriam ~ Ralph Torborg ’51

Ralph H. Torborg, ’51 Ralph H.Torborg of Minnetonka, MN, 84, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2018. Ralph was born in Richmond, MN on June 14, 1933 to Joseph and Mary (Schlangen) Torborg. He attended St. John’s Prep, graduated from St. John’s University in 1955 and began a lifelong career in engineering. Ralph often said he […]

Athletics and Activities Update January 15th

Nordic Skiing Coach Bob Ellenbecker Prep Results from 2018 PB n’ J Invitational  On Friday, January 12th, Prep hosted its home invitational under difficult weather and snow conditions.  Because of a lack of snow on campus we were forced to move the race to Riverside Park in St. Cloud.  While skiable, the course at Riverside […]

Athletics and Activities Update January 8th

Nordic Skiing Coach Bob Ellenbecker Thanks to all racers who participated in the big race in Mora on December 21st.  It was a lot of fun and an exciting event to participate in!  The late start time meant that many of the races were after dark along the beautiful lit trails of the Mora Vasaloppet […]

In Memoriam ~ Gerald “Gary” Allen Youso ’63

  Gerald “Gary” Allen Youso ’63 Gerald “Gary” Allen Youso, of Kekoskee, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, January 6th, 2018, surrounded by family and friends after having faced cancer with unparalleled grace and endurance. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. John’s Abbey Church (31802 County Road 159 Collegeville, MN, 56321) at 11 […]

In Memoriam ~ Michael Brutger ’13

  Michael Brutger ’13 We are deeply saddened to say that Michael passed away peacefully at 3:00 am, Friday, January 5, 2018. After more medical complications and finding out he would need yet another surgery, Michael made the toughest decision in the world and decided to discontinue all treatment and entered hospice on Friday, December […]