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Month: December 2019

Christmas and New Year Message from the Head of School

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Below is a message Head of School Jon McGee shared with our families this Christmas season. Dear Parents, To rephrase the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, “Finals are over: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.” Students, faculty, and staff have bid […]

In Memoriam ~ Lawrence Paul Tillemans, father of Lori Tillemans ’74

Lawrence Paul Tillemans Father of Lori Tillemans ’74 St. Joseph – On December 28, 2019 Lawrence Paul Tillemans passed away, after a very short illness and with his three sons and family members holding his hand and guiding him to meet his beloved wife, Josephine. Only a few days before, he was dressed as Santa […]

In Memoriam – Tyrone “TX” Jones ’72

Tyrone “TX” Jones ’72 Tyrone “TX” Jones ’72 of Chicago, Illinois entered eternal life on December 22, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. TX was proud to be a Prep and deeply loved the brothers he gained by being a member of the Saint John’s Prep School community. Always filled with joy and enthusiasm, […]

Saint John’s Prep School Students Earn 2020 AAA Award

Seniors Jeremiah Weber and Justine Meyer are the Saint John’s Prep recipients of the “Triple A (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Award” by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).  According to the MSHSL, the purpose of this program is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic […]

In Memoriam ~ Joseph Wolking ’52

Joseph Wolking ’52 Joseph Anthony (“Joe”) Wolking, 85, passed away on December 6, 2019 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN) following a brief illness. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11 AM at Christ the King Church at Annunciation Catholic Parish. Additionally, a Celebration of Life Mass […]

In Memoriam ~ Sergeant Kort Plantenberg ’09

Sergeant Kort Plantenberg ’09 Memorial services will be held Thursday for Kort Miller Plantenberg, 28, of Avon, who died Dec. 5 in a Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter crash. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Saint John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville, with visitation two hours […]

In Memoriam – Dorothy Pierzina, mother of Br. Robin Pierzina, Regent

Dorothy Pierzina, mother of Br. Robin Pierzina, Regent Dorothy Zilka Pierzina, 92-year old resident of Little Falls, MN died Monday, December 2nd at Little Falls Care Center.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at 11:30 AM at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Little Falls.  A visitation will be held on […]