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In Memoriam ~ Paul Thomas East. Alumni Class ’73

Paul Thomas East, 61 years old, passed away this week unexpectedly in Alaska while on vacation with his grandson Aden Scott, his son-in-law Aaron Scott and best friend Steve Bechtold. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, his two loving daughters Elizabeth and Melissa, and his two grandsons Ethan and Aden. Paul was born […]

In Memoriam ~ David A. Lieberman, Father of Max Lieberman ’07

Lieberman, David A., 3/15/1954 – 6/6/2016, 62 of Koshkonong, Missouri, died on Monday, June 6, 2016, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. His untimely death was due to complications arising from acute pancreatitis. David was born in Lima, Ohio, on March 15, 1954, to Harold (Hal) and Mary Naomi Cogswell Button Lieberman. The family moved to […]

In Memoriam ~ James Unger ’46

James R. Unger ‘46 — 1927 to 2016:  Beloved Father, Grandfather Age 88, born June 15, 1927 Jim died June 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Jim was a proud graduate of St. John’s Prep, served in the Navy in WWII, and went on to work as a plumber for St. […]

In Memoriam ~ Michael Richard (“Sam”) Smieja

Smieja, Michael Richard (“Sam”) 3/24/1964 – 5/14/2016, 52, of Scottsdale passed away unexpectedly on May 14, 2016. Sam was born in Minneapolis, MN, on March 24, 1964, the middle of five children. He graduated from St. John’s Prep (Class of 1983) in Collegeville, MN, and then headed to Drake University, where he was a member of […]

In Memorium ~ Donald Guettler ’49

Donald Guettler died on April 12, 2016 in Anthem, AZ at the age of 83. “Don” was born to Philip and Marie Guettler on April 17, 1932 in Cologne, MN. Don attended St Bernard’s Catholic Elementary School in Cologne, MN, St John’s Prep School in Collegeville, MN and the University of St Thomas in St Paul, […]

In Memoriam ~ Terence (Terry) Austin Leonard Dosh ’48

“Your promise is very sure and your servant loves it” (Psalm 119:140). This was Terry’s prayer as he lived with Parkinson’s these last seven years. He died on April 7, 2016, believing: “Both in life and in death we belong to God” (Romans 14:8). Dosh, Terence (November 22, 1930 — April 7, 2016), was the sixth of […]

In Memoriam ~ Father Richard J. Herrmann ’41

Father Richard J. Herrmann ‘41, at the age of 95 and a priest for 71 years, died on Thursday, February 18, 2016, in Marshfield. Father Herrmann was born on June 12, 1920 in Bryantown, Maryland, to Richard and Antonia (née Herlt) Herrmann. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Saint John’s Preparatory High […]

In Memoriam ~ David J. Braun, ’56

David J. Braun, Class of 1956 David was born on September 20, 1938 and passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016.  David was a resident of Laguna Hills, California at the time of his passing. There will be a viewing at 12:30. The memorial Mass will begin at 1:30. Family and Friends will honor and remember David at his […]

Rhoda Marie Ostendorf, Mother of Joe Ostendorf ’99

Rhoda Marie Ostendorf, age 76 of Sauk Centre, passed away Feb. 22, 2016. She was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Little Sauk, the daughter of Everett and Lyda Thompson. In 1956 she and Fred Ostendorf were married and made their home in Sauk Centre. Preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jo Ostendorf; her parents; […]

In Memoriam ~Thomas Kelly McGough ’81

McGough, Thomas Kelly age 53, of Shorewood, MN, passed away December 23 after braving a 20 month journey with Stage 4 Glioblastoma brain tumor. Tom shared his spirit, wit, and the occasional Guinness with those lucky enough to count themselves a friend. Preceded in death by father, David, brother, Paul, and 4-legged friends, Rosie and […]