Obituaries

In Memoriam ~ Elmer Kohorst, Former SJP Teacher and Coach

Elmer Kohorst, Former SJP Teacher and Baseball Coach Elmer J. Kohorst, age 87 passed away December 4, 2020 at his apartment at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care, Albany, MN where he resided with his wife, Aurelia (Derda) Kohorst….

In Memoriam ~ Francis J. “Hack” Nierengarten ’39

Francis J. “Hack” Nierengarten ’39 Sept. 2, 1919 – Dec. 3, 2020, age 101 Francis Joseph Nierengarten was born on Sept. 2, 1919 in St. Joseph, MN to John and Mary (Euteneuer) Nierengarten. He attended St. Joseph Grade School, St. John’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

In Memoriam~ Diane Nolan, wife of Jim Nolan ’69

Diane Nolan, wife of James “Jim” Nolan ’69 Diane Marie Nolan, 62, passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism during the early hours of Sept. 1, 2020. Before taking our Heavenly Father’s hand and faithfully answering His call, she spent…