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Easter Greetings 2022

A Season of Renewal Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hopeDietrich Bonhoeffer It is high time for us to arise from sleep. Let us open our eyes […]

In Memoriam ~ Robert John Schaefer ’48

Robert John Schaefer ’48 We said good-bye to our husband and dad March 25, 2022. Robert John Schaefer (Bob) passed peacefully at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bob was born March 18, 1930 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Dr. Vincent and Jacqueline (van der Hagen) Schaefer. He was the oldest of four children and spent […]

In Memoriam ~ Peter R. Stolz ’63

Peter R. Stolz ’63 Father of Pete T. Stolz ’88 Stolz, Peter R. age 75 of San Francisco, died August 9, 2021. Preceded in death by father, Don, mother, Joan, and sister, Joannie. Survived by wife, Pam and brothers Dony (Sue) Stolz, Tom (Pat) Stolz, Tim (Mary) Stolz, and Jon Stolz. Survived by sons Pete […]

In Memoriam ~ Annette Louise Rausch Brown, past staff 1997-98

Annette Louise Rausch Brown, Past Staff 1997-98 Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Calvary Community Church in St. Cloud, MN., for Annette Louise Brown, 62, who passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022, in St. Cloud. Pastor Dan Mrakovich will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, […]

New Curriculum Focuses on Academic Distinction and Excellence

Community Update: Important Curricular News February 23, 2022 Dear Prep Community, In spring 2021, the Board of Regents approved a new strategic plan for the school focused on academic distinction and excellence. The plan calls us to develop our curriculum, faculty, and learning experiences in support of outstanding educational outcomes and our identity as a […]

In Memoriam ~ Irene Sowada

Irene Sowada    Mother of John ’79, Mark ’81, Jane ’83 and Mary ’84 Grandmother of Andrew ‘07, Elizabeth ‘08, and Emily ‘10 Irene Mary Sowada (Fautsch), 94, died peacefully at her home on February 7, 2022. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022 at St. Paul’s Catholic […]

6th Graders Create New Monetary System Based on Service

Students Reward Each Other for Serving School & Community The creativity of our 6th graders is on full display this winter. They independently created a company and monetary system of ‘bucks.’ By being kind to one another, helping around the classroom and school, supporting their teachers, having good attitudes or sharp swagger, students earned ‘bucks’ […]

In Memoriam ~ Dr. Richard Jolkovsky, father of Emily ’14 and Ben ’18

Dr. Richard Jolkovsky    Father of Emily ’14 and Ben ’18 On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the world lost an amazing human. Dr. Richard Jolkovsky, known as Rick or RJ to his friends, died from injuries sustained from a plane crash at the age of 61. Solace can be taken knowing he died doing something […]

In Memoriam ~ William “Bill” Schneider ’58

William Schneider ’58    William “Bill” Schneider, 82, of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully at Season’s Hospice House in Rochester, MN on Sunday, January 30, 2022 surrounded by the love of his family. William Paul Schneider was born May 13, 1939 in St. Paul, MN the eldest of four children to Peter “Paul” and Tessie […]

In Memoriam ~ Elmer Schwankl, SJP Faculty 1965-1972

Elmer Schwankl      SJP faculty 1965 – 1972 Elmer D. Schwankl, age 82 of Lakeville, passed away February 5, 2022. Elmer was loved and respected by all who knew him. In his 40 years of teaching, coaching (many different sports), and driver’s education his students will remember his kindness, patience, and fairness. Many times […]