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Category: Obituaries

In Memoriam ~ Fr. Rene Thomas McGraw, OSB ’53

Fr. Rene Thomas McGraw, OSB ’53   Monk of Saint John’s Abbey Collegeville, Minnesota BORN: 19 JUNE 1935 PROFESSED: 11 JULY 1956 ORDAINED: 2 JUNE 1962 DIED: 20 NOVEMBER 2022   Thomas William McGraw was the second oldest of five children born to Joseph and Lucile Frances (Ryan) McGraw in Litchfield, Minnesota, on June 19, 1935. Thomas received […]

In Memoriam ~ john Krebsbach ’48

John Krebsbach ’48 (Non-grad) Father of Mark Krebsbach ’76    Memorial services celebrating the life of John Krebsbach, age 93, of St. Joseph will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. John passed away on Friday, October, 14, 2022 at the Assumption Home in Cold […]

In Memoriam ~ Fr. Raymond Monsour ’55

Fr. Raymond Monsour ’55   Ordained February 2, 1963 Age 85, died October 4, 2022 Fr. Raymond George Monsour died on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.   Preceded in death by parents, Joseph & Sadie; and siblings, Tony, infant brother, Joe (Margo) and John (Shirley).   Survived by loving sisters, Mary Ann (Darrel) […]

In Memoriam ~ David G. A. Turch

David Turch, Non-Grad Sister of Catherine Turch Hall ’83   David G.A. Turch, 59, of Triangle, VA died on the morning of Thursday, October 6, 2022.   David is survived by his son Eric G. Turch and his fiancée Wanda of Triangle, VA; his daughter Rebecca Pittman and her husband Donald of Cantonment, FL; parents […]

In Memoriam ~ John Grobe

John Grobe Father of Fr. Lew Grobe, OSB, Regent   Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at the Saint John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville for John F. Grobe, age 72, of St. Joseph, who passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the St. Cloud […]

In Memoriam ~ John Kost ’58

John Gregory Kost ’58   John Gregory Kost, Esq, Captain USN ret, died on September 16th, 2022, at the age of 82.   Born in Moorhead, MN to John and Ruth Kost.  John attended school at St. John’s Preparatory School where he established many lifelong friendships. He then went on to the University of Notre […]

In Memoriam ~ Ralph Mahowald ’56

Ralph Mahowald ’56 Ralph E. Mahowald, Jr., 84, of Phoenix passed away on September 4, 2022. Born in Grand Forks, ND, on June 29, 1938, Ralph attended St. John’s Prep in Collegeville, MN, University of North Dakota, and University of Michigan College of Law, where he graduated in 1963. Ralph and his first wife Gail […]

In Memoriam ~ Fr. Bernadine Ness, OSB ’56

Father Bernadine Ness, OSB ’56   Father Bernardine Ness OSB, 84, died on August 26, 2022 Alvin John Ness was the older of two children born to Alvin and Marian (Diegel) Ness in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 16, 1938. He attended Groveland Elementary School and then enrolled in Saint John’s Preparatory School in 1952, graduating […]

In Memoriam ~ James Piché

James Piché  ’84 Brother of John, Joe ’82, Mary ’85, and Gloria ’89   James “Jimmy” Piché, age 57, surrounded by family, passed away on August 17, 2022 following a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was born in Minneapolis to Jack and Joanne Piché, smack dab in the middle of 2 brothers and 2 […]

In Memoriam ~ Eunice Froehlich

Eunice Froehlich, wife of Scott Froehlich ’66 Froehlich, Eunice Bonde “Euni” of Waconia, MN, age 74, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Euni was born March 13, 1948, in Renville, MN. She graduated from Renville Public School in 1966 and earned her associate degree in nursing at Abbott Hospital […]