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Father Earl Simonson, ‘pope of Nordeast,’ dies at age 89

Father Earl Simonson, ‘pope of Nordeast,’ dies at age 89

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A priest who served 42 years in northeast Minneapolis died June 11. Father Earl Simonson was 89.

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Deacon Becker served in St. Michael

Deacon Becker served in St. Michael

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Donald Becker died May 24 at age 89. He was born in Rogers in 1930.

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Deacon Wierschem ministered in Medina

Deacon Wierschem ministered in Medina

| May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Joseph Wierschem died May 14 at St. Therese of New Hope. He was 95.

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Deacon Glover served Stillwater parishes

Deacon Glover served Stillwater parishes

| December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A permanent deacon who served 18 years at St. Michael and St. Mary in Stillwater died Dec. 19. Deacon Guy Glover was 85.

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Father La Fontaine remembered as gentle, faithful priest

Father La Fontaine remembered as gentle, faithful priest

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Paul La Fontaine, remembered as a gentle, faithful priest who enjoyed music, literature and old movies, died Dec. 10 in St. Paul. He was 72.

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Deacon George Nugent dies

Deacon George Nugent dies

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon George Nugent, 87, died June 3.

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Deacon Kraemer dies in Hawaii

Deacon Kraemer dies in Hawaii

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

He was ordained a permanent deacon Dec. 5, 2015. Since then, he has served at Holy Family in St. Louis Park and as a chaplain at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

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Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

| May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Hamel died in Fairfax, Virginia, April 21. He was 91.

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Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon Salvatore “Sam” Catapano died March 31. He was 84.

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Sister who inspired ‘The Trouble With Angels’ taught in Faribault

Sister who inspired ‘The Trouble With Angels’ taught in Faribault

| January 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 2 for Dominican Sister John Eudes Courtney, who spent 68 years in religious life. Sister Courtney died Dec. 22 at age 95 at the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ motherhouse in Sinsinawa.

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Father Lachner remembered for intelligence, meeting celebrity singer

Father Lachner remembered for intelligence, meeting celebrity singer

| December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Anton Lachner experienced great suffering the last eight years of his life, his family said, after having a series of strokes, the first of which he experienced after retiring at age 70 in 2009.

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Father Garvey remembered for love of Cabrini parish

Father Garvey remembered for love of Cabrini parish

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Tom Garvey retired from active priestly ministry in 1994. His last assignment was at St. Frances Cabrini in Minneapolis.

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