Obituaries

In Memoriam ~ Stephen Bushard ’65

Stephen Marshall Bushard ’65 Stephen Marshall Bushard, 72, of Phoenix, Arizona was called home to his loving and gracious Father on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 after suffering a stroke. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Stephen was…

In Memoriam ~ Michael George Gmeinder ’70

Michael George Gmeinder ’70 Michael George Gmeinder, age 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 6th, at his home after a long battle with cancer.   Mike was born Jan. 14, 1952 to George and Eleanore Burns Gmeinder in St. Paul, MN…

In Memoriam ~ Fr. Simeon James Thole, OSB ’53

Fr. Simeon Thole, OSB ’53 James Thole was born on April 21, 1935, and grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota, the second oldest of four children to Otto and Margaret (Acheson) Thole. His father was a bookkeeper for the local power…

In Memoriam – Katherine Engholm

Katherine “Kathy” Engholm, mother of Jeff Engholm, and grandmother to Sawyer Engholm Katherine Joyce Engholm, 78, former resident of Little Falls, passed away July 18, 2020 at her home in Roseville, MN with her family at her side. Kathy was born…

In Memoriam ~ Joseph Judge ’54

Joseph L. Judge ’54 Joseph L. Judge, age 83 of Champlin, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, July 17, 2020 at home. In addition to his parents, Francis and Katherine (Moore) Judge, Joe was preceded in death by…

In Memoriam ~ Bernard “Bernie” Priebe ’45

The Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard “Bernie” Priebe will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 10, 2020 at St. Clara Catholic Church, Clara City, MN. The Reverend Steve Verhelst will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Clara…

In Memoriam ~ Howard “Bud” Prairie, Jr. ’44

Howard “Bud” Raymond Prairie, Jr. ’44, age 91 of Brooklyn Park, MN passed away peacefully on June 12, 2020 after a several week journey of physical setbacks that became too challenging to overcome. Bud was born 8/18/1928 in Marshall, MN….

In Memoriam – Fr. Joel Kelly, O.S.B.

Father Joel Kelly, OSB  Monk of Saint John’s Abbey Collegeville, Minnesota Born: September 1, 1939 Professed: July 11, 1960 Ordained: June 4, 1966 Died: June 8, 2020 Father Joel died on Tuesday 8 June in the Abbey retirement center. He…

In Memoriam ~ Richie Smith ’70

Richard “Richie” E. T. Smith ’70    Brother of Kevin Smith ’66  Born: March 19, 1952 Died: May 22, 2020 Richie Smith passed away peacefully at his lake home on Otter Tail Lake surrounded by family on May 22, 2020,…

In Memoriam ~ Harold “Hal” Roske ’47   

Harold “Hal” Roske ’47      Father of Michael ’73 Grandfather of Benedict ’07 and Joel ’11  Harold (Hal) Joseph Roske, age 90, passed away from natural causes at his home in Collegeville, surrounded by his family, on April 26,…