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Month: November 2020

In Memoriam – Robert Testa

Robert (Bob) Testa Father of Nicole Testa Boston ’88, Jason Testa ’90 and Brandon Testa ’92 Robert (Bob) Testa passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 at home, as he hoped he would. The outgoing and personable business owner was a fixture in the St. Cloud community who cherished his family and friends above all […]

Thanksgiving 2020: Reflect in Gratitude

Thanksgiving 2020 The following message was shared by Head of School Jon McGee to Saint John’s Prep families for Thanksgiving 2020.   “Gratitude at its deepest level embraces all of life with thanksgiving: the good and the bad, the joyful and the painful, the holy and the not so holy… I am gradually learning that […]

In Memoriam ~ Ethel Backes

Ethel L. Backes, Mother of Bryan Backes, Grandmother of Emma Backes ’15 and Christopher Backes ’17 St. Cloud – A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Ethel L. Backes, age 94, of St. Cloud. Ethel passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 22, 2020 in her home. Her nephew Reverend Peter Kirchner will […]

In Memoriam ~ Mark R. Schulzetenberg ’69

Mark R. Schulzetenberg, age 69 of St. Paul, formerly of Melrose, Minnesota, died Thursday, November 12, 2020 at The Phoenix Residence in St. Paul, Minnesota where he lived the past 6.5 years. A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 17 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose with Deacon Ernie Kociemba officiating. A Mass […]

Saint John’s Prep Students Support 27 Families this Thanksgiving

Saint John’s Prep students, faculty and staff are sharing the spirit of Thanksgiving by donating food and money to the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf. SJP Campus Ministry Directory Br. Lucian Lopez, OSB delivered 20 boxes and bags of food and $1,805 in cash and checks to the food shelf. This year the Saint John’s […]

In Memoriam ~ David G. Klein ’42

Private Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of David G. Klein, age 95, of St. Cloud will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. David passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2020 of natural causes at the Olivia Healthcare and Rehab Center. Burial with military honors will be in St. […]

In Memoriam – Patrick Dwyer

Patrick Arno Dwyer, SJP Teacher Father of Kieran ’02, Emerson ’05 , Liam ’11 An outdoor service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Parish Center in Collegeville, MN. There will be a visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Patrick Arno Dwyer, born […]

In Memoriam – Charles Morin ’46

Charles Morin ’46 Age 92, of White Bear Lake Passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Preceded in death by his wife, Gloria P. Morin and son, Charles E. Morin Jr. Survived by children, Dorothy Haverty, Thomas (Susan) Morin, Margaret Morin, Joan (Richard) Veal, Ann Marie (Michael) Gustavson; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many […]

In Memoriam – Roger Bechtold ’78

Roger Brian Bechtold ’78 July 29, 1960 – October 28, 2020 Roger Brian Bechtold died on October 28, 2020, in the St. Cloud Hospital. Roger belonged to Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville and will be buried at St. James in Jacobs Prairie. A memorial service for Roger and his brother Gregory will […]

In Memoriam ~ Fr. Albert William Sonnberger ’47

Father Albert William Sonnberger of Chippewa Falls died Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Our House Memory Care in Chippewa Falls. Albert Sonnberger was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Eau Claire, the son of Albert H. and Irene (Melville) Sonnberger. He completed his grade school education at Sacred Heart Grade School in Eau Claire and his […]