Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2014

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Milestones

’52 John “Jack” Ruhland ’52, June ’13 ’53 Ken Gove ’53, brother of Ray ’60, Aug. ’13 ’53 John “Jack” Martin ’53, Sept. ’13 ’54 Joseph Moser ’54, Sept. ’13 ’55 Tom Krebsbach ’55, brother of John ’45 and deceased Ray ’50, Oct. ’13 ’57 Audrey Sande, spouse of Tom ’57, May ’11 ’57 Tom Sande ’57, Dec. ’11 ’58 Mary Meysembourg, Housing the Homeless spouse of deceased H. Peter ’58, Nov. 13 Adam Venne ’00 started at Range ’58 James B. Kennedy ’58, Transitional Housing (RTH) in Virginia, Minn., father of deceased as a summer worker. He’s been executive Patrick ’91, Oct. ’13 ’58 John Welshons ’58, father director for the past seven years, following seven of Tim ’86, July ’13 years as a case manager. Fourteen years on the ’59 Tony Mies ’59, job so far, and Venne still says, “What we do, brother of deceased Peter when you’re helping people, it’s hard to even ’51 and Verlin ’57, Oct. ’13 call it a job.” ’59 David A. Miller ’59, Range Transitional Housing helps homeless Oct. ’13 people in northern St. Louis County find ’59 Merrie Gerlach, spouse of Philip ’59, Aug. ’13 temporary and permanent homes. As executive ’59 Pat Dolan ’59, father of director, Venne does everything—budgeting, Tom ’85 and Dave ’91, grant writing, IT work and human resources. June ’13 The nonprofit works with individuals and ’60 Joseph Blaine, Jr. ’60, families, the chronically homeless and those Nov. ’13 who suddenly find themselves out of a home. ’60 Gerald Johnson ’60, Apr. ’13 Homelessness is perceived as a big-city ’60 Leonard Kinnick ’60, problem, but it isn’t unique to urban areas. brother of Dr. Bernard ’58 and “You don’t see it, but they’re there,” Norbert ’59, Venne says. Sept. ’13 One ex-client, a mechanic, had a good ’60 Judy Sullivan, spouse of job and a home. He lost both after suffering Joe ’60 and mother of Paul ’89, seizures. RTH helped the man—who had June ’13 ’61 Dennis Tauscher ’61, four kids—transition into housing until brother of Rev. Don, OSB ’61 and he settled his disability claim and bought Leon ’69, Oct. ’13 a home. “Our goal is to take homeless ’61 Harry Grzeskowiak ’61, people and get them into housing, brother of Jerry ’61, Aug. ’13 stabilize their lives and help them become ’61 James Honl ’61, June ’13 self-sufficient.” ’62 Duane Harings ’62, May ’12

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’63 Michael Nilan ’63, brother of deceased Ed ’61, Aug. ’13 ’63 Jim Bishop ’63, Aug. ’13 ’63 Carolyn Oakes, spouse of deceased Richard ’63, July ’13 ’64 Janet Ries, spouse of John ’64, June ’13 ’65 John “Jack” Hickey ’65, Nov. ’13 ’66 Marguerite Kettler, mother of, Bishop Donald Kettler ’66, Oct. ’13 ’66 Hugh Hanlon, father of Jim ’66, John ’70 and Bob ’77, Oct. ’13 ’68 Kathleen Howard, sister of Roger Young ’68, Nov. ’13 ’68 Ron Foss ’68, Aug. ’13 ’69 Chuck Williams ’69, Nov. ’13 ’69 Daniel Shimek ’69, brother David ’86, Sept. ’13 ’78 William Linnemeyer, brother of Bruce ’78, Aug. ’13 ’78 Bill Richards, father of Jess ’93; brother of Br. Paul Richards, OSB ’78; Rev. Peter Richards ’89 and Jerome ’84, Aug. ’13 ’79 Bill Welsh, brother of John ’79, Oct. ’13 ’79 James Bussen, father of Patrick ’79, June ’13 ’80 Ruby Dommer, mother of Rev. Ian Dommer, OSB, SOT ’80, Nov. ’13 ’80 Rick Borg ’80, June ’13 ’81 Joseph Pavicic, father of Joseph ’81, July ’13 ’83 Dr. Antonio Rillo, father of Arnel ’83 and Art ’86, June ’13 ’84 Thomas Felmlee ’84, Oct. ’13 ’84 Jim T. Becker ’84, Sept. ’13 ’84 Gregory Trebtoske ’84, son of Peter ’58, Aug. ’13 ’86 Dr. Fred Banfield, father of Fritz ’86 and Raymond ’88, May ’13 ’87 Christine Gavin, spouse of Peter ’87, Nov. ’13 ’87 Judy Reiff, mother of Bob ’87 and Andy ’94, June ’13 ’88 Lester Stern, father of David ’88, June ’13 ’90 Timothy Belisle ’90, son of Wayne ’62, Nov. ’13 ’90 Andy Hilger, father of Kevin ’90, Aug. ’13