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In Memoriam – Floribert “Flip” Spanier ’51

Floribert “Flip” Leo Spanier ’51

January 30, 1933 – April 14, 2021

Flip Spanier — age 88 of Roseville. Died April 14, 2021.

Survived by children, Ruth (John) Stumpf, Douglas Spanier, Cynthia (Jeffrey) Wilson and Maria (Sean) Stinnett; grandchildren, Joshua Stumpf, Rachel (Bret) Taber, Rose Wilson, Ava Stinnett and Shae Stinnett; great-grandchildren, Henry, Nicholas, Lillian, Madelyn and Charlotte.

Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Agnes Spanier; wife of 64 years (who he met at the local roller rink), Patricia Welle; grandson, Maximus Aurelius Stinnett; and sister, Susan Olmscheid.

Flip was raised in Saint Martin, MN in a very close and happy family. He left home at an early age to attend St. John’s Prep School in Collegeville where he also graduated from St. John’s University. Flip began his financial career in banking at the Greenwald Bank and eventually became President of Catholic United Financial for 25 years (Catholic Aid Association).

He was a kind and gentle man who took time to learn about each individual person he met. Flip was a deeply spiritual person who will be greatly missed.

Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Thursday, April 29 (visitation begins at 10AM) at ST ODILIA CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3495 N. Victoria, Shoreview. Live streaming available on St. Odilia’s YouTube page:

Interment 2:30PM Thursday, April 29 at St. John’s Abbey Cemetery, Collegeville.

Memorials preferred.



Thursday, April 29, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Saint Odilia Catholic Church

3495 N. Victoria

Shoreview, MN 55126

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, April 29, 2021

11:00 AM

Saint Odilia Catholic Church

3495 N. Victoria

Shoreview, MN 55126

Graveside Service

Thursday, April 29, 2021

2:30 PM

Saint John’s Abbey Cemetery

Collegeville, MN