Father Robert Jude
Deacon Francis Asenbrenner
Father Charles Froehle
Faith in God, not altruistic ideals, shaped the life of Wayzata business leader and philanthropist David Koch, Father Michael Van Sloun said at his funeral Mass Jan. 9. The retired Graco Inc. chief executive officer and board chairman died Jan. 1 at age 84.
“He reached out to Catholic educators in our archdiocese to share with others what we were doing in Catholic education,” recalled Gary Wilmer, who is director of personnel and planning for the archdiocese’s Office of Catholic Schools.
Franciscan Father Edward Sabo, 72, associate pastor of St. Gerard Majella in Brooklyn Park, died Aug. 22, less than two weeks before he had planned to retire.
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Ruth Roland, who once served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, died on Oct. 12. She was 91. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in Sinsinawa, Wis. on Oct. 18.