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Prep Alums Turn Poetry into Action 

Emiliana Cofell ’12 & Rebecca Hare ’11 Find Inspiration in Benedictine Values in Collaboration of Social Justice Publications Emiliana Cofell ’12 met Rebecca Hare ’11 in the halls of Saint John’s Prep in 2009 where they both discovered their love of poetry. Solo contributors to the school’s literary magazine, The Triangle, they didn’t become literary […]

In Memoriam ~ Michael M. Donahue ’50

Michael M. Donahue ’50   Michael Martin Donahue, age 91, of Plymouth passed away on February 3, 2024, of natural causes. Michael was born in St. Cloud to Garrett and Erma Donahue. He attended St. John’s Preparatory School and Saint John’s University, graduating with an Economics degree.   Michael married his childhood sweetheart Mary Donahue […]

In Memoriam ~ Susan H. Palucci

Susan H. Palucci Mother of Staff Member Jill Pauly Grandmother of Olivia Pauly ’24 and Sofia Pauly ’27   Susan Marie Hespen Palucci of St. Louis, Missouri passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and sisters at 5 o’clock somewhere (St . Louis) on Saturday, December 30, 2023.   Sue’s life was lived as a […]

In Memoriam ~ Kelly Bitzan Zittlow ’02

Kelly Bitzan Zittlow ’02  October 23, 1983 – December 18, 2023   Kelly Marie Bitzan Zittlow, cherished daughter, sister, cousin, aunt and friend, passed away at the age of 40.   Kelly’s compassionate spirit, tender heart, sense of humor and delight in nature will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She was an […]

In Memoriam – Richard Mahowald ’64

Richard Mahowald ’64 May 9, 1946-December 8, 2023 Richard Butler Mahowald passed away from congenital heart failure on December 8, 2023. Richard was born on May 9, 1946, to Dr. Ralph & Dorothy (Butler) Mahowald in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended St. Mary’s grade school. Richard graduated from Saint John’s Prep in Collegeville, Minnesota in […]

In Memoriam – William “Bill” Schneider ’51

William “Bill” J. Schneider July 28, 1933 – November 15, 2023   William “Bill” J. Schneider, age 90, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at St. Victoria Catholic Church (8228 Victoria Dr) […]

In Memoriam – Henry Smith, Jr.

Henry Smith, Jr.Father of Aishah Smith ’18 and Henry D. Smith, III, ’18Former SJP Basketball Coach A celebration of life for Henry Smith, Jr., age 45, of St. Cloud will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. There will be a visitation on Tuesday […]

In Memoriam – Thomas Kielty Uldrich

Thomas Kielty UldrichBrother of Jack Uldrich ’82 Thomas Kielty Uldrich of Minneapolis has lost one of its originals. Thomas was born, bred, and drew his last breath in the town that did its best to love him back. After attending Clara Barton, St. Thomas the Apostle, Southwest High School, and Brown Institute, he became a […]

IN MEMORIAM – Jo Rita Senta

Jo Rita SentaWife of †Louis Senta, former Saint John’s Prep Faculty Member Funeral services celebrating the life of Jo Rita Senta will be at 10:30 am Friday, November 3, 2023, at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, St. Cloud, for Jo Rita Senta, 90 of St. Cloud. Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery St. Cloud. Visitation is […]

In Memoriam – Emmett Mulcare ’49

Emmett Mulcare ’49 Emmett Louis ‘49 age 93, of Crystal, MN, passed away on September 21, 2023, surrounded by family. Emmett attended Saint John’s University and Saint John’s Preparatory School, served in the army, and was a member of Local 653. He worked hard at many jobs over the course of his life, a jack of […]