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Prep Students Spend Summer in Japan

Three Johnnies are spending part of their summer in Japan. Emma Zaun ’24, Scout Swanstrom ’24 and Victoria Grandy ’23 are living at Kaisei Gakuin High School, Prep’s partner school in Hokkaido, Japan. The one-month study opportunity offers Johnnies the chance to learn about another culture and immerse themselves in the Kaisei Gakuin community as […]

In Memoriam ~ Roger Linnemann ’49

Roger Linnemann, MD ’49 Father of Thomas ’70, Kathryn, Roger Jr. Kurt, Nickolas ’84 Born in St. Joseph, MN January 12, 1931, he passed quietly at home on May 29, 2023. Roger is survived by his wife Heidi Hayford Bell and five children: Thomas Linnemann, Kathryn Bracke (Kip), Roger E., Jr. (Chip), Kurt, Nickolas, as […]

Sean Chen ’23 Earns Drake Physics Scholarship

Prep 2023 Graduate Earns Prestigious $200,000 Drake Physics Scholarship Saint John’s Prep is proud to congratulate Sean Chen ’23 for earning the Drake Physics Scholarship. This is a four-year, full tuition scholarship for physics or astronomy majors who attend Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Sean earned the scholarship after placing third in the nation […]

In Memoriam ~ Willard Frederick “Fred” Kiesner ’55

        Willard Frederick “Fred” Kiesner ’55   This is a tribute to Fred from the Loyola Marymount website. Fred was a faculty member there for many years.     Message from the President:   Dear LMU Community:   I am saddened to share that Fred Kiesner, Ph.D., emeritus professor of entrepreneurship, passed away […]

In Memoriam ~ Jim Sifferle ’49

James “Jim” Sifferle ’49 James L. “Jim” Sifferle, age 92, of Bloomington passed away on May 17, 2023. Preceded in death by loving wife Mary Pat, parents Edward F. and Mae Sifferle, sister Rita Maley, and brothers Edward J. and Michael Sifferle. Survived by beloved sister Judy Hillstead, daughter Patricia, sons William (Kari), Gregoryand David, grandchildren […]

Class of 2023 Top Ten Students

Saint John’s Preparatory School Announces Top Ten 2023 Graduates Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville will hold its 166th commencement ceremony Friday, May 26, 2023 at the Saint John’s Abbey Church. It will begin with a 3:00 p.m.  Baccalaureate Mass with Saint Cloud Diocese Bishop Patrick Neary and Saint John’s Abbey Abbot John Klassen ’67, […]

In Memoriam ~ Hayat Deeb, Former employee

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 PM Thursday, May 25, 2023 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Hayat Deeb, 79, of St. Cloud who passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023 at the Good Shepherd Home in Sauk Rapids. Fr. Tom Knoblach will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Wednesday […]

In Memoriam ~ Franklin Knoll ’58

Franklin J. Knoll, age 83 of Plymouth, passed away May 18, 2023. Survived by wife, Margot; children, Elizabeth Knoll (John Heigis), Caroline Fullerton (Robert) and Jonathan Knoll (Katherine); grandchildren, Emma Stomberg, Jemma Heigis, Liam Heigis, Evelyn Heigis, Mae Fullerton, John Fullerton, Ella Fullerton, Mary Knoll and Thomas Knoll; sister, Helen Fitzgerald (David); deeply loved nieces, nephews, […]

In Memoriam ~ J. Weston Smith

J. Weston Smith, M.D. Father of Brian Smith, Regent Father-in-law of Dixie Boschee, Faculty Smith, J Weston, M.D., 93, was born June 5, 1929, in Hutchinson, Kansas, in the home of his grandmother, Maggie Smith. He died on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta township. Wes graduated from […]

In Memoriam ~ Joyce Stock

Joyce Ann Stock Mother of Tom and Ann Marie Stock, Regents, Grandmother of Jacob ’13 and Joey Stock ’16 December 11, 1938 – May 7, 2023 Joyce Ann (Schwinghammer) Stock, was born December 11, 1938, at St. Cloud, MN, and went to heaven May 7, 2023, surrounded by family in her residence at Woodcrest in […]