Father Tolaas had been part of the St. Thomas community for more than 20 years; he was born with cystic fibrosis and died Sunday from complications following a lung and kidney transplant.
Dr. Pauline Lambert, first woman senior administrator at St. Thomas, dies at 67 Dr. Pauline Lambert, who in 1976 became the first woman to hold a senior administrative post at the then-College of St. Thomas, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Sholom Home in St. Paul. She had been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor [...]
Please remember in your prayers Ray Vito, father of Lisa Keiser and grandfather of student Mark Keiser. Lisa works in Enrollment Services. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth.
Please keep in your prayers Father Greg Tolaas, former director of Campus Ministry at St. Thomas. Tolaas, who has cystic fibrosis, underwent a lung transplant operation Friday, June 20. You may monitor his progress and leave written messages on his CaringBridge Web site. Please do not call the hospital for news regarding Tolaas’ progress. His [...]
Please keep in your prayers John Watson, father of Michelle Watson, student services manager for Food Service. John recently was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Please keep in your prayers Elaine Adkins, who has terminal cancer. Jason is a graduate student in the Catholic studies program. Jason and his wife, Annamarie (Cumpston) Adkins, both received their undergraduate degrees from the University of St. Thomas.
Please remember in your prayers Susan Flynn, sister of Steve Koller, former director of Career Services. Susan died June 4. Visitation will be held 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, with Mass following, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. For more information, phone (651) 454-9488.
Please remember in your prayers Dr. Paul Farnham, retired member of the Geology Department Please remember in your prayers Dr. Paul Farnham, a longtime member of the University of St. Thomas geology faculty, who died Friday, June 6. Dr. Farnham, 71, was an associate professor who taught at St. Thomas for 30 years. He retired [...]
This information was sent by e-mail to faculty, staff and students. It’s reprinted here for those who did not see the previous information and for our external audience. – Bulletin Today editors Father Robert Wellisch, a University of St. Thomas faculty member for 32 years and a chaplain and pastor to the Hmong community for [...]
Please remember in your prayers John Peterson, father-in-law of Pam Peterson and grandfather of Mitchell Peterson. Pam works in the Business Office and Mitchell is a St. Thomas student. John died May 19. A wake will be held Thursday, May 22, at Hill Funeral Home, 130 N. Grant St., Ellsworth, Wis. Funeral services and burial [...]
Please remember in your prayers Ruth Elsie Johnson, grandmother of Blake Johnson, a St. Thomas freshman. Ruth, 91, died May 18. Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with funeral services following, Friday, May 23, at West Funeral Home, 1051 S. Robert St., West St. Paul.
Please remember in your prayers James Wolff, father of Pat Sirek, University Relations. James, 83, died May 17 in Virginia, Minn. A private family service will be held with burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army at 507 S. 12th Ave. W., Virginia, MN [...]
Please remember in your prayers Sharon McLain, mother of St. Thomas students Eric and Kevin McLain. Sharon died May 9 from cancer. Services were held yesterday at Kenwood Lutheran Church, Duluth. Arrangements were made through Bell Brothers Funeral and Cremation Services. You may read more about Sharon in the Duluth Tribune. If you want to [...]
Please remember in your prayers Marian Beckel, maternal grandmother of Father Steven McMichael, O.F.M. Conv., a member of the St. Thomas Theology Department faculty. Mrs. Beckel was 99 years old and a resident of the Excelsior Nursing Home. Her funeral was held Sunday, May 11, at Our Queen of Angels Roman Catholic Church in Austin, [...]
Please remember in your prayers Christine Puto-Murray, sister of Dean Chris Puto and sister-in-law of Dr. Susan Heckler. Christine died suddenly Easter morning in her home in Marathon, Fla. Services will be held Friday, April 25, at San Pablo Catholic Church in Marathon. Chris Puto is dean of the College of Business and Susan Heckler [...]
Please remember in your prayers Erna Isaak, mother of Marilyn Scapanski, retired staff member of the Development Office, and mother-in-law of Gene Scapanski, dean of the School of Continuing Studies. Erna died April 14. Interment will be in Oregon. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at St. Mary’s Home, [...]
Please remember in your prayers Douglas Green, father of Mary Wonda, Food Service. A visitation was held yesterday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 16), at the Church of St. Agnes, 548 Lafond Ave.
Please remember in your prayers Father Ted Guminga, a former associate professor in UST’s Sociology Department from 1967 to 1985. Guminga, 69, died April 3 of a heart attack. He had been pastor of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in northeast Minneapolis since 1973. The Chicago native attended Nazareth Hall preparatory seminary from 1947 to 1953. [...]
Please remember in your prayers Sherwin Stauffer Plummer, father of Cindy Sundberg. Sundberg is the telecom systems administration manager for Information Resources and Technologies at St. Thomas. Sherwin died April 5 at home. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, April 10, at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. Visitation will be held a [...]
Please remember in your prayers Angeline Rodriguez, grandmother of Gloria Hurtado and Elizabeth Rivera, who both work in the Service Center. Angeline, 82, died April 1. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Paul.
Please remember in your prayers Donna DeWitt McGarry, adjunct faculty member of the Executive MBA Program. Donna entered hospice care about 10 days ago and died April 2 surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Washburn-McGreavy Mortuary Edina Chapel, (952) 920-3996. A Funeral Mass will [...]