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Month: February 2023

In Memoriam ~ Robert Koplau ’59

Robert Koplau ’59   Robert Donald Koplau was born April 8, 1941, to Lucille Marguerite (Westover) Koplau Glenwood, Minnesota and Alfred Julius Koplau Sabin, Minnesota in Los Angeles, California. He was found dead in his home on February 25, 2023, in Springfield, Oregon.   He was baptized May 12, 1941, at St. Joseph Catholic Church […]

In Memoriam ~ Deacon Michael Medley, Past Regent

Father of Fr. Samuel Medley, SOLT, ’93, Sara Riviere ’92, and Father-in-law of Chris Riviere ’92 Deacon Mike Medley, age 75, of South Haven, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 9, 2023, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2023, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake […]

In Memoriam ~ Norman Virnig, M.D. ’57

Norman L. Virnig, M.D. Father of Matthew ’91, Timothy ’93, and +Thomas ’95 Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Norman L. Virnig, M.D., age 83 of Peachtree City, Georgia and formerly of St. Cloud who passed away on Thursday, February […]

In Memoriam ~ RoseMary Goossens

RoseMary (Berres) Goossens May 7, 1926 – February 15, 2023 RoseMary Goossens, age 96, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2023   RoseMary was a second generation of a multigenerational legacy of affiliation with St. John’s Abbey, St. John’s Preparatory School, St. John’s University, and The College of St. Benedict, beginning with her father, Charles N. […]

New PartnerShip Creates New Scholarships

New Partnership with Flaherty Family Foundation Creates New Scholarships for Prep Students Saint John’s Prep is proud to join forces with the Flaherty Family Foundation to provide scholarship funds to high-potential students with economic need. This spring, Prep will offer up to seven new Flaherty Family Foundation scholarships for incoming high school students. The scholarship […]

In Memoriam ~ Dennis “Greg” O’Leary, MD ’57

Survived by wife, Lourdes; children, Lisa Jacobs (Jeff), Anthony, Mike (Anne), David, Marc (Colleen) O’Leary; grandchildren, Tyssa, Camille, Gabriel, Nicholas and Elizabeth; brothers, T.P. (Barbara) and Larry (M.J.) O’Leary; sister, Kathy Obal (Don). VISITATION begins Thursday, January 26th, 9:30am, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (11802 Pacific Street) with ROSARY at 10am, followed by MASS […]

In Memoriam ~ Roger Wagner ’60

The world lost a beloved Montanan on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 when Roger Wagner of Nashua passed from congestive heart failure. He was a family man who loved celebrations and was dedicated to making his community a better place. Although born in St. Joseph, MN in 1942 to Thomas A. Wagner and Margarette Jackins Wagner, […]

In Memoriam ~ Patricia Ann Thurk, wife of Donn Thurk ’56, Mother of Timon ’82, Thomas ’85 and Stephanie

Patricia Ann ThurkWife of Donn Thurk ’56Mother of Timon ’82, Thomas ’85, and Stephanie Patricia Ann Thurk (Klein) (“Patty” or “Pat”) age 83 of St. Bonifacius passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at her home. Patty was born on February 4th, 1939 to Alphonse (Bud) and Mary Klein in Wadena, Minnesota. Patty attended Wadena Catholic grade school […]

In Memoriam ~ David Durenberger ’51

US Senator David Durenberger ’51 Brother of Mark Durenberger ’58 and Thomas Durenberger ’61 Father of Chares Durenberger ’81, David, Michael and Daniel   David Ferdinand Durenberger died peacefully Tuesday at his home in Saint Paul, Minnesota surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Saint Cloud, Minnesota to George Gephard Durenberger and Isabelle […]