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Month: April 2020

In Memoriam ~ Harold “Hal” Roske ’47   

Harold “Hal” Roske ’47      Father of Michael ’73 Grandfather of Benedict ’07 and Joel ’11  Harold (Hal) Joseph Roske, age 90, passed away from natural causes at his home in Collegeville, surrounded by his family, on April 26, 2020. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. […]

In Memoriam ~ Joseph Francis Wethington, Ph.D., M.D.

Joseph Francis Wethington, Ph.D., M.D.  Father of Margaret Arnold, Regent Grandfather of Claire ’12, Patrick ’13, Ellen ’15 and Matthew ’17 Wethington, Joseph Francis, Ph.D., M.D. passed away April 20, 2020, due to complications of the novel coronavirus at the age of 93. He was born on August 11, 1926, in Huntington, West Virginia, where […]

In Memoriam ~ Maxine Ann Wurtz ’83

Maxine Ann Wurtz ’83    Maxine Ann Wurtz, age 55, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at her home in Hutchinson. A Memorial Service will be held in Hutchinson at a later date. Maxine was born on July 3, 1964 in Miami, FL to Samuel and Kim Laurence. She attended St. John’s Preparatory […]

In Memoriam ~ Gregory Martin Bechtold ’75

Gregory Martin Bechtold ’75    Gregory Martin Bechtold ’75, age 62, died on Easter Sunday night, April 12, 2020, on the Bechtold family farm in Rockville, Minnesota. He belonged to Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville. He will be interred in the MN State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN, and a memorial […]

In Memoriam ~ Donald Ebner ’54

Donald Ebner ’54 Donald H. Ebner, age 84, lifelong resident of Elk River and owner/operator of Elk River Box Factory, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on March 30, 2020 from Pancreatic Cancer. Preceded in death by parents Reinhard and Irene Ebner, sister Lorraine Kolles. He is survived by his loving wife […]

The Easter Gift of Hope

Dear Saint John’s Prep Community, Hope is central to the message of the Triduum and the Easter season that follows. Hope in something greater beyond this life, beyond ourselves. It is not a hope based on wishful thinking or fantasy, but rather one drawn from deep love and rooted firmly in faith: Easter provides us […]