Obituary: Benedictine Father Simeon Thole

Benedictine Father Simeon James Thole, 85, died July 19 in the retirement center of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 25 at St. John’s Abbey and University Church with interment in St. John’s Cemetery following the service.   

Obituary: Benedictine Sister Mary Jane Slaney

Sister Mary Jane (John Marie) Slaney, 96, died at St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud, June 18. A private service will take place at St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, on June 22. A memorial Eucharist will be celebrated at a later date.

Obituary: Benedictine Father Joel Kelly

Benedictine Father Joel Kelly, 80, died June 8 in the retirement center at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. (livestreamed at

Obituary: Father Nicholas Landsberger

Father Nicholas Joseph Landsberger, 84, died May 26 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 1, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud, and will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. A private funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 2, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Obituary: Father Arthur Vogel

Father Arthur Anton Vogel, 96, died May 12, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. A private funeral service was held May 19, with Bishop Donald Kettler presiding. Burial was in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.