She was the sister of David Jenkins, director of liturgical music at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
For 37 years the Green Bay, Wis., native primarily taught American literature, including the novel since Word War II. He served under three university presidents, and also coached tennis.
He was a 1967 graduate of the College of St. Thomas and the father of Dr. Michael Winter, Department of Philosophy.
He was the brother of Faith Bonitz, interlibrary loan coordinator in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, and father of Jonathan Mulinix, who attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Dr. Paul Schons, a member of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and professor of German, died Sunday, Oct. 21, after being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma earlier this year. Schons was the most senior faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences. He began teaching in 1967, five years after graduating from the College of St. Thomas.
Monsignor James Habiger, a champion of social justice issues in the Catholic Church and a longtime pastoral associate in the St. Thomas Campus Ministry Office, died Tuesday. His funeral will be Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Thomas.
She was the wife of Pierson (Sandy) Grieve, a member of the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2010, and the grandmother of University of St. Thomas junior Heather Grieve.
He was the husband of Joan Chandler, a St. Thomas employee from 1978 to 1998.
Mourners gathered Friday in a crowded Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas to celebrate the life of Monsignor James Lavin. Homilist Father James Stromberg recalled Lavin’s life as “a series of good deeds.”
She was the stepmother of Dr. Thomas Hodgson, head coach of women’s and men’s swimming and diving, and adjunct professor in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
Lavin died of natural causes at the end of an early-morning Mass celebrated in his room by Father Joseph Johnson, pastor of Holy Family parish in St. Louis Park. Johnson had anointed Lavin and given him Communion shortly before he died.
He was the nephew of Father John Malone, vice president for mission.