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Month: May 2023

In Memoriam ~ Willard Frederick “Fred” Kiesner ’55

        Willard Frederick “Fred” Kiesner ’55   This is a tribute to Fred from the Loyola Marymount website. Fred was a faculty member there for many years.     Message from the President:   Dear LMU Community:   I am saddened to share that Fred Kiesner, Ph.D., emeritus professor of entrepreneurship, passed away […]

In Memoriam ~ Jim Sifferle ’49

James “Jim” Sifferle ’49 James L. “Jim” Sifferle, age 92, of Bloomington passed away on May 17, 2023. Preceded in death by loving wife Mary Pat, parents Edward F. and Mae Sifferle, sister Rita Maley, and brothers Edward J. and Michael Sifferle. Survived by beloved sister Judy Hillstead, daughter Patricia, sons William (Kari), Gregoryand David, grandchildren […]

Class of 2023 Top Ten Students

Saint John’s Preparatory School Announces Top Ten 2023 Graduates Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville will hold its 166th commencement ceremony Friday, May 26, 2023 at the Saint John’s Abbey Church. It will begin with a 3:00 p.m.  Baccalaureate Mass with Saint Cloud Diocese Bishop Patrick Neary and Saint John’s Abbey Abbot John Klassen ’67, […]

In Memoriam ~ Hayat Deeb, Former employee

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 PM Thursday, May 25, 2023 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Hayat Deeb, 79, of St. Cloud who passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023 at the Good Shepherd Home in Sauk Rapids. Fr. Tom Knoblach will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Wednesday […]

In Memoriam ~ Franklin Knoll ’58

Franklin J. Knoll, age 83 of Plymouth, passed away May 18, 2023. Survived by wife, Margot; children, Elizabeth Knoll (John Heigis), Caroline Fullerton (Robert) and Jonathan Knoll (Katherine); grandchildren, Emma Stomberg, Jemma Heigis, Liam Heigis, Evelyn Heigis, Mae Fullerton, John Fullerton, Ella Fullerton, Mary Knoll and Thomas Knoll; sister, Helen Fitzgerald (David); deeply loved nieces, nephews, […]

In Memoriam ~ J. Weston Smith

J. Weston Smith, M.D. Father of Brian Smith, Regent Father-in-law of Dixie Boschee, Faculty Smith, J Weston, M.D., 93, was born June 5, 1929, in Hutchinson, Kansas, in the home of his grandmother, Maggie Smith. He died on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta township. Wes graduated from […]

In Memoriam ~ Joyce Stock

Joyce Ann Stock Mother of Tom and Ann Marie Stock, Regents, Grandmother of Jacob ’13 and Joey Stock ’16 December 11, 1938 – May 7, 2023 Joyce Ann (Schwinghammer) Stock, was born December 11, 1938, at St. Cloud, MN, and went to heaven May 7, 2023, surrounded by family in her residence at Woodcrest in […]

Prep Students Selected for all-state Music Honors

Every year the Minnesota Music Educators Association invites the top high school musicians from across the state to audition for selection in the All-State Ensembles. Out of the hundreds of students who apply every year, Prep is honored to have two students selected for participation this year! Lincoln ’24 was selected to participate on bass […]

In Memoriam – Bea Manka

Bea Manka Mother of Joram ’97 and Louis ’00 Bea Manka, 71, passed from this earth April 27, 2023 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House after being diagnosed with cancer last fall. She was surrounded by family and flowers. Born August 18, 1951 to Clarence and Isabelle (Wozniak) Trettel, Beatrice Cynthia grew up a tomboy on […]