News for the Annunciation Family



News for the Annunciation Family
News for the Annunciation Family
Minneapolis, MN • Summer/Fall 2013
Help us Celebrate! • Alumni Dominican Award Honorees
90 years of Catholic Education • 30 Years of Septemberfest • 90 Years of Parish Life
ANNUNCIATION CHURCH • SEPTEMBER 20-22 • Mass • Brunch • Septemberfest
Dominican Honorees Named
Annunciation celebrates the weekend of September 20 – 22 as the School and Church recognize
their 90th anniversary, Septemberfest marks its
30th anniversary and four school alum are named
recipients of the Dominican Award.
The Sinsinawa Dominicans were the first teachers
for Annunciation School. The Dominican Award
honors those alum whose life exemplifies
the Gospel values of love, compassion and
2013 Dominican
Award Honorees.
Seated are Helen
Hanson Trepanier,
Class of 1956 and
John S. Adams,
Class of 1952.
Standing is Anita
Bracchi Witta,
Class of 1972. Read about the honorees on page 7.
Dominican Award
Mass and Brunch
Sunday, September 22
10:30 a.m.: Mass and Awards
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Brunch
Serving Septemberfest Special: “Himmelsbachs”!
$10/person; RSVPs required for Brunch.
To register, call the Alumni Office 612-824-9993,
ext. 289, or email: [email protected]
New Principal
Read about Jennifer Cassidy
on page 2.
4th Dominican Award in
Memory of Michael Cunniff
A Leader in Every Walk of Life
Friends and colleagues
described Michael
Cunniff, Class of 1962,
as a talented and likeable
manager, who combined
an Irish humor with dedication to customer service
during a 42-year career that
included high-level positions in Hennepin County government. He was
last the recorder/registrar of titles, and his innovative approach to problem solving was a boon for
the county and the real estate community. Mike
had a great dedication to Catholic education and
served on advisory boards to both Annunciation
School and Academy of Holy Angels. He was a
mentor to many and a beloved family man. He
died of natural causes on November 29, 2011 and
is survived by his wife Patty, Class of 1961, as well
as his mom Mary Jane, daughters Michele Faherty
‘87 and Maureen Nagle ’91, his brother Robert ’68
and many others whom he loved.
From the President
Dear Friends of Annunciation
Near and Far Away:
We said goodbye to three incredible educators who retired in June,
Marie Murphy (48 years), Sandy
Nesvig (principal and teacher
31 years), and Dianne Brain (22
years). They have been extremely
instrumental in preparing our students for success in high school.
We are so grateful for their long dedication to Catholic
education at Annunciation.
We welcome new school Principal Jennifer Cassidy.
Jennifer is a proven leader who brings with her a passion for providing a strong, faith-based education for
all young people. Jennifer has more than 20 years of
education experience at Catholic schools in our archdiocese, both as a teacher and an educational leader. She
holds several degrees from the University of St. Thomas
and recently served as president of its alumni association. Jennifer is excited to be a part of the Annunciation
community to continue to build outstanding Catholic
education for the families we serve.
Funding from the Silent & Live auction continues to
do great things for the students in bringing technology
tools to the learning environment.
The co-chairs
introduced several
innovations that
helped make it a
record breaking
fundraising event.
The exciting and
easy to navigate
website was very
effective and the
new online auction was a big success, too. The online auction was available for one week before the event, and we anticipate that
alumni and friends will want to be part of the online
auction action next spring.
Please join us for the Alumni Dominican Award Mass
and brunch at Septemberfest on September 22nd as
we celebrate 90 years of Catholic education, 30 years of
Septemberfest fun and 90 years of faithful ministry and
worship at Annunciation!
With joyful gratitude for all your support,
Mary Ann Pearson, School President
Fundraising Benefits Students
Thank You!
Donors and volunteers help sustain programs and activities
not covered by tuition.(July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013)
Creative Artstravaganza
Annual Fund, Christmas Gifts and Memorials
Endowment Gifts (including Creative Artstravaganza)
Silent / Live Auction (including designated Fund a Need)
Help-a-Student Appeal Rummage Sale (2013)
June Golf Tournament
Through your patronage of Annunciation’s business partners,
students experience opportunities such as Math Masters, Geo Bee,
Science Fair, Quiz Bowl, D.A.R.E. retreats, classroom resources and more.
Target Take Charge of Education
School Library Scholastic Book Fair
General Mills Box Tops, Kemps, Recycling
Annunciation Parent Organization Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Annunciation Parent Organization SCRIP (merchant gift cards)
Annunciation Parent Organization Trivia Night
Kowalski’s Markets
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Co-Chairs Kate Jaeger
McMahon ’82 and Peg Tuttle
Annual Fund Co-Chairs
Devin Rice and Katie Connolly
Havana Night Auction
Co-Chairs Courtney Steilen
and Maranda McCarthy
Rummage Sale 2013
Co-Chairs Elisabeth Pletcher Harincar, Diane Healy,Terri Gerdes-Bettin, and Patrice Krocheski-Meyer
Golf Classic
Mike Sable, Chair
Parent Leadership
Dan O’Rourke, School
Advisory Council Chair
Peg Tuttle and Linda Bates,
APO Co-Presidents
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Welcome, New Faculty & Staff
Jennifer Cassidy – Principal
Emily Guilliatt – Middle School Language Arts
Randy Haney – Church Business Administrator
Erin McBurney – Middle School Social Studies
& Religion
Returning for Second Year
Annunciation Youth Choir
More than three dozen children participate in the
Annunciation Youth Choir. Participation in the choir
provides children the opportunity to experience the joy
of music and inspire the assembly to worship God by
the sincerity, simplicity and beauty of the music they
offer. Practice and performance allows the children to
better appreciate the fundamentals of liturgy in a fun
and loving setting.
Helen Bureau – Pre-School Assistant
Anne Clubb – Librarian
Kathy Farstad – 4th Grade
Chrissy Fritzen – Kindergarten Aide
Mary Makowski – Middle School Math
Jill Moe – Kindergarten Aide
Teresa Rademacher – 5th Grade
Mary Russell – Middle School Language Arts
& Religion
Julie Steege – Middle School Math
Goodbye, and Thank You!
Bob Milske – Church Business Administrator, 12 Years
In addition to singing during select Masses, the children
visit Mount Olivet Nursing Home twice a year to sing for
the residents. Grace Richardson, one of the members of
the choir, commented, “You can really tell how much the
folks at Mount Olivet appreciate our being with them
by their reaction to our performance.” What a win-win:
the children learn new skills, become more immersed
in their faith and feel good about providing service to
others, while the residents at Mount Olivet enjoy a great
2013 Spelling Bee finalists, front row, left to right:
1st place winner Maggie Wells, Caroline Hartley.
Back row, left to right: Beatrice Koenig, Grace
Tuttle, Eva Krocheski-Meyer, Grace Richardson.
St. Thomas Academy and Convent of the Visitation joined forces in Spring 2013 to perform “Guys
and Dolls.” Zach Hays, Class of 2010, pictured in a
chokehold in center, played Nicely Nicely Johnson.
Other alums from the Class of 2010 who
performed were Molly Knapp, Molly Rusert and
Connor Plunkett. Graham Earley, Class of 2009,
also performed and Helen Palmer, Class of 2012,
served on the tech crew.
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Summer/Fall 2013
Fun at Camp Foley
Volunteers Honored
2013 Annunciation School Volunteers of the Year
Teresa Meschini and Dan O’Rourke, Class of 1986.
Each spring Annunciation 6th graders attend a week
of environmental camp at Camp Foley on Whitefish
Lake in northern Minnesota. Students learn the value
of scientific exploration of nature in new ways. Classes
included Microorganisms, Fish Survival, Team Games/
Rock Climbing, Orienteering with GPS, Muck Walk
and more. Pictured above, Camp Foley instructor
introduces Anna Seitz and fellow student to a new
“friend” in the Critter Class. Photo by Peter de Sibour
2013 Annunciation Church Ministers of the Year,
left to right: Rose Marie Gram, Judith Fleming,
Todd Radam, Jennifer Radam, Lorna Taketa and
Michelle Guertin.
Creative Artstravaganza: Celebrating Creative Spirit
October 2012: the Creative Artstravaganza was a celebration of the creative
spirit that is a foundational element of
the Annunciation School community.
In particular, alum and friends toasted
teacher Mary Strickland for her role
and contribution through the Creative
Arts program. Camp La De Da Players
performed a skit and alum who perform professionally also contributed
time and talent to the evening.
Pictured from left to right, front
row: Zach Spirov ’04, Billy McLaughlin ’76, Molly Walsh Woll ’81, Mary
Strickland, Andy Everett ’80, Sarah Gleason ’76, Matt Abdo ’02, Jacob Abdo ’01 and Mari Abdo XX04 (Lynhurst
Band). Back row: Jesse Neumann Peterson, Nancy Warren Nair ’86, Katie Larkin Johnson ’80, Beth Weides Zenisek ’78, Jim Hanneman ’76, Terry Walsh ’76 (Belfast Cowboys) and Alex Loosbrock ’91. Not pictured: Program
M.C. Dylan Lamb 02, currently a New York playwright. More than $40,000 was raised for the school endowment
fund to ensure opportunities for future students in the area of the arts and beyond. Photo by Anna Bjorkstrand
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Class News and
Congratulations, Class
of 1999
Congratulations, Alumni
Alison Frank earned an M.A. in
Administration from Notre Dame
in July 2013 and has begun her new
position as Principal of St. Peter
Catholic School, No. St. Paul.
Angie Brain, Class of ’92, husband
Aaron Bergad and big sister Iris
welcomed Hazel Rose, born June
20, 2013.
Robert Niemann, Class of ’64, is
a partner in the Keller and Hechman Law Firm, now located in San
Francisco, CA.
Kristine (Linnihan) Cook married
Joseph Cook on February 16, 2013
at the James J. Hill Library.
Paige (LaMere) Henry married
Dustin Henry on June 9, 2013.
Patrick and Britta Picard announced the birth of their first
child, Jack Louis Picard, born July
6, 2013. Patrick is serving as a Captain in the U.S. military, stationed
at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha,
Congratulations to Katherine
Oslund and Mary Margaret
Duffy, Class of 2009, for being
among the Top 10 Academic graduates from the Academy of Holy
John Urick married Erin Hayes on
Angels 2013 graduating class.
October 6, 2012.
Connor Plunkett, Class of ’10,
achieved a perfect score of 36 on his
ACT exam. On average, only onetenth of one percent of students
taking this college entrance exam
achieve a perfect score.
Congratulations, Friends
Joe Clubb, husband of librarian
Anne Clubb and father of 8th grade
student Maria, received the Archdiocesan “Leading with Faith” award
for his exemplary performance as
director of Mental Health Services
at HealthEast.
James Kirihara, son of Cecelia
Carr Kirihara, Class of ’66, married
Chao Ku on January 5, 2013
in Honolulu, HA.
Jonathan Loufek, son of Jay
(Karen) Loufek, Class of ’70,
married Amy Stench on March 13,
2013 in Northfield, MN.
Congratulations, Students
Donovan Peterson, Class of ’14,
was Annunciation’s 2013 Geography Bee Champion.
Shannon Twohy, Class of ’06,
attends Marquette University on
scholarship and has received
several acting awards.
Mary Anne Nixon, Class of 1991, lives in Seville, Spain and is an avid runner. Last year she
took first place in a special race and was asked
to be the poster model for the Seville Marathon, which took place in February 2013.
Her photo hung from the city streetlights.
Congrats to Mary Anne for her dedication as
a runner and for the honor of promoting the
Seville Marathon.
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Annunciation Pre-school got off to
a great start in Fall 2012 with 20
students. Eli Pollock, the Director
of Music for Annunciation Church,
visited with the children (above).
During the summer, a dedicated
space in the Spirit Center is being
refurbished in time to kick off the
program’s second year. Look for
photos of this fresh new space and
little fresh new faces in the next
Summer/Fall 2013
Rest in Peace
Please remember the deceased and their
families in your prayers.
Helene Abdo, parishioner, died July
12, 2013. Survived by children Robert (Bobbi) Abdo ’59, Larry (Caryl)
Abdo ’60, Richard (Lorna) Abdo ’62,
Janice (Daniel) Hanson ’63, Maureen
(Steve) Nimis ’64, Ken (Karen) Abdo
’70, Ann Marie (Dave) Roberts ’72
and grandchildren Jacob Abdo ’01,
Matthew Abdo ’02, Mari Abdo XX04
and Rose Abdo XX09.
Catherine Anderson, parishioner,
died July 10, 2013.
John Bacich, parishioner, died
November 25, 2012; husband of
Charlotte Peterson Boulay, Class
of 1942, died January 6, 2013.
Sam Bracchi died January 8, 2013.
Father of Anita (Fritz) Witta ’72 and
grandfather of Jason Witta ’02 and
Leah Witta ’04.
Alicia Busboom died January 11,
2013. Sister of Brian (Rachel) Grubbs
and aunt of Zoe Grubbs ’12, Ellen
Grubbs ’14, Tatum Grubbs ’16 and
Fletcher Grubbs ’20.
Edward Cassidy died July 27, 2013.
Father-in-law of Jennifer Cassidy,
new principal.
Mary Ann Conner, parishioner,
died March 25, 2013.
Felicisimo Dayap died April 2013.
Grandfather of Megan ’06 and
Matt ’10 Mejia.
Erica Emro died January 15, 2013.
Survived by daughter and parishioner Kathleen Emro.
George Erhard, parishioner, died
May 2, 2013. Husband of Shirley Erhard; father of Judy (Tom) Bechtold
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’63, Doug ’65, Cheryl ’67, Pat (Gene)
Hesse ’70, Jan (Dan) Minke ’72 and
Sarah (Dennis) Mruz ’77.
Terrance Farrand, Class of 1962,
died January 30, 2004. Survived by
siblings John Farrand ’56, Patrick
Farrand ’58, James Farrand ’72,
Danielle McCluskey ’60 and Susan
Brownlee ’64.
Gina Jacobson ’71, Casey King ’73,
David (Rosaleen) King ’74, Liz (Steve)
Houtz ’77 and Margaret King (Hugo)
Robert Kosanda died August 10,
2012. Father of Peggy (Mark)
Haumersen and grandfather of
Elle Haumersen ’04 and Charles ’07
Mark Flahavan, Class of 1948, died
October 31, 2012. Preceded in death
by siblings Fr. Robert Flahavan ’32,
Anne Abbott ’42, and Ruth Phillips
’52; survived by siblings Molly
Landrigan ’38 and Ed Flahavan ’45.
Margaret Kuduk died January
6, 2103. Mother of Kathy (Ralph)
Thomas and grandmother of Jason
Thomas ’94, Amanda Thomas ’97,
Brian Thomas ’00 and Sarah Thomas
Elizabeth Flynn died May 24, 2012
and is survived by her husband
Lloyd, Class of 1936.
Winnifred Leiferman died July 6,
2013. Mother of Wendi (Bruce) Sollenberger ’65, Kristin (Gerald) Gleich
’66, Bob Jr. ’69, Carin (Bill) Simpson
’70, Mollie (Mike) Gronseth ’77, and
grandmother of Simpson children
Nicholas ’95, Marta ’97, Sally ’01
and Abigail ’02.
Viola Frana, parishioner, died October 23, 2012. Sister of Georgina
Neil Gagen, Class of 1946, died on
September 9, 2012.
Irene Galvin, parishioner, died
October 7, 2012.
Mary (Libby) Gay, parishioner,
died February 9, 2013.
Phyllis Ghiardi, Class of 1935,
died August 2012.
Marion Hart, parishioner, died
October 14, 2012.
Wilbert (Mike) Heine, parishioner,
died February 28, 2013; husband of
Mary and father of James ’82 and
John Heine.
Marcella Ivers, parishioner, died
May 16, 2013; mother of Jackie
(Tom) Hartman, ’69.
Robert J. King, died in June 2013;
husband of Margaret Joanne “Donie”
King (nee Ashwell), Class of 1940.
Father of Bob (Susan) King ’67, Barry
(Cathy) King ’68, Laura King ’70,
Thomas Maple, Class of 1939, died
June 4, 2013; preceded in death by
brother William ’42.
Florence Maxson, parishioner, died
September 16, 2012.
Elizabeth McIntosh died August
18, 2012. Mother-in-law of Tom
(Mary) Linnihan ’68; grandmother of
Kristine (Linnihan) Cook ’99, Kelly
Linnihan ’02 and Shaun Linnihan
Dorothy Meichels, parishioner,
died April 25, 2013.
Virginia (Fink) Munro, Class of
1941, died March 5, 2013.
Theresa (Shaker) Murphy died
January 15, 2013; mother of teacher
Marie Murphy.
Joseph O’Brien, parishioner, died
November 28, 2012.
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William “Bill” Olsen, parishioner,
died February 11, 2013.
Donald Stenger ’70 and Sharon
Thielen ’66.
active parishioner at Christ the King
parish in Minneapolis.
Marie Olson, parishioner, died
October 1, 2012.
Kathleen Tobin, parishioner, died
July 2013; grandmother of Allison
Rufsvold Cadogan, ’98.
Helen Trepanier, Class of 1956, is
a lifelong member of Annunciation
Church and taught school here for
six years. Her third child Joe was
born with Downs Syndrome a year
after the Roe v. Wade ruling by the
U.S. Supreme Court. Her experience
as mother to Joe deepened her desire
to lead and serve in the Respect Life
Ministry. For more than 17 years she
has organized numerous fundraisers to support the work of life care
centers, as well as to provide support
to individual single mothers at difficult times in their lives. In addition,
Helen organizes and promotes prayer
through various vigils, services, Holy
Hours, and other opportunities to
unite and educate people on this
critical issue.
Russell Pearson, parishioner, died
November 2, 2012; husband of Dee.
Jessie Marie Peterson, parishioner, died April 27, 2013. Mother of
Stephen ’64, Richard ’67, Mary Mann
’69, David ’72 and John ’75.
Dermot Francis Rowland, Class of
1950, died August 14, 2012. Preceded
in death by siblings John Rowland
’39, Peter Rowland ’43 and Sue
Hirsch ’46; survived by siblings Sr.
Joyce Rowland ’36, Mary McKinley
’38, Steve Rowland ’44, Olive Hedrick
’47 and Sheila Delaney ’53.
Carol Ryan, parishioner, died September 22, 2013; wife of Dennis.
Mary Ryan, parishioner, died June
19, 2012. Mother of Julie Peterson
’79 and Jen Ryan ’83.
Mary Rose (Masterman) Sabourin,
died January 23, 2013; daughter of
parishioner Donna Masterman.
Jack Savage, Class of XX03, died
April 24, 2013.
Fr. Ambrose Siebenand died
September 17, 2012. He served
at Annunciation Church from
1942 – 1951.
Jeannine Siggerud, Class of 1950,
died May 11, 2012; wife of Chuck.
Richard (Dick) Smith, Class of
1942, died August 20, 2012. Husband of Leslie Smith ’56, brother
of Phil ’48 and stepfather of Sarah
(Dunne) Moses ’83 and Bridget
(Dunne) Jaeger ’86.
Joseph Stenger, died January 31,
2013; his wife Velma Stenger died
May 19, 2013. Survived by children
Selmer Undem died December 31,
2012; husband of Mary Beth.
Domenica Ventura, died August
4, 2012. Mother of Lisa (Gregory)
Olson ’66, Fred “Rico” Ventura ’68,
James Ventura ’69 and Teresa (Mark)
Larson ’71.
Timothy Wallin, Class of 1962,
died September 19, 2007. Brother
of Charles Wallin ’61, Mary Ellen
Sobiech ’62, Bradford Wallin ’64,
Christopher Wallin ’66, Sean Wallin
’71, James Wallin ’72 and Tony
Wallin XX77.
Larry Wilson, Class of 1944, died
April 2013. Survived by six children
and former wife Ann Nugent Wilson
John E. Wear, Class of 1934, died
June 18, 2012.
Dominican Award
Honorees (continued from page 1)
We are pleased to announce the 2013
honorees and provide a summary of
their work.
John S. Adams, Class of 1952,
holds a doctorate in urban geography and two economic degrees.
He has dedicated his life to higher
education, teaching at several universities, including 40 years as professor of the University of Minnesota’s
geography department and as director of the Humphrey School of
Public Affairs. John is President of
the University of Minnesota Retirees
Association, which aims to facilitate
ways for retired faculty to continue
to volunteer their time and talent to
the university system. He has been an
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Anita Witta, Class of 1972, serves in
two important Annunciation ministries. She works countless hours
on behalf of Annunciation Youth
Ministry: at small and large group
gatherings, pancake breakfasts, bike
trips, Mission Trips and so much
more general assistance to every
aspect of the program. “AYM is a
safe place for junior and senior high
kids to engage in social activities
and grow in their faith. They also are
given opportunities to look outside
themselves, get out of the ‘bubble’ of
their world, and serve the needs of
others,” she says. Anita also serves as
Vice President of the Mission Haiti
Board, which supports an Annunciation sister school in Leogane, Haiti.
“Over the past seven years we have
kids, teachers, senior women and the
Sisters of the Companion of Jesus
who are all growing, learning and
thriving better than before because
of the efforts of Mission Haiti,”
she praises.
Summer/Fall 2013
Honor Roll of Donors
We gratefully acknowledge the alumni,
parents of current students, parents of
alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff,
parishioners and friends of the school
who provided financial support for
important needs during the past
fiscal year.
Annunciation Founders
$10,000 and above
Bequest of Edward & Bernie
Bodensteiner Estate
Annunciation Pillars
$5,000 - $9,999
Annunciation Parent Organization
Bob & Colleen Healy
Fluff McErlane
Sandra & Kevin O’Brien
Marian Circle
$2,500 - $4,999
Jerry & Janice Carroll
Liz Crandall
Colleen McMahon
Mary Michaels
Matt & Tracy Moosbrugger
Mary Ann & Peter Pearson
John & Sara Peterman
Sandra & Stephen Seitz
Carin & Bill Simpson
Thomas & Karen Taylor
David G. Wiser
Dominican Circle
$1,000 - $2,499
Byron Bissonnette
Jerry & Jean Bucksa
Jim & Deb Burke
Dan & Beth Caffrey
Andy & Karin Cebulla
Carlton Cronin Jr.
Robert V. & Shirley V. Dahl
Antoinette Dombeck
Ann Duffy
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Mike & Lisa Erickson
Mark & Martha Ertl
Carol & Jim Eubanks
Michael & Loryn Follrath
Mandy Hasslen-Gartner & David Gartner
Marc & Christine Headrick
Fr. Jim Himmelsbach
Jennifer & Hal Holthusen
Brigitt Orfield & Scott Johnston
David & Kathy Jungquist
Most Reverend John F. Kinney
Dan & Sarah Klein
Chuck & Colleen Knapp
Nathan & Holly Krekula
Thomas & Janet Krocheski Fund
of the Catholic Community Foundation
Tim Laska
Michael & Kelly LaVine
Lawrence LeJeune
Mark & Maranda McCarthy
Maria Michlin
Dan & JoAnn O’Rourke
Mark & Deirdre Palmer
Tim & Alex Peters
Bill Prince
David & Charlene Rutt
Bill & Heather Zerull
Daniel & Maddi Zydowicz
Paul & Jane Jaeger
Jennifer May & Mike Kesti
Edward Lawrence
Heather Lee
Dane & Annique London
Rita Ann Lundgren
Bill & Mary Mease
James & Christine Mullady
Sandy & Paul Nesvig
Brian & Janelle Oberst
William & Allison O’Brien
Donna & Bruce Ohme
Arla Olive
James Overby
Jack & Connie Pelner
Tina Ham-Peterson & Ric Peterson
Todd & Jennifer Radam
J. Peter & Mary Ritten
Dan & Kari Rominski
Tom & Jill Rushin
Bryon & Jennifer Sharp
Lisa & Robert Spencer
John & Britney Stark
Tom & Sheila Steichen
Michael & Courtney Steilen
Steven & Jennifer Stensland
Robert & Christine Tennessen
Dan & Ashleigh Varley
Brian & Beth Woods
Brad & Sara Zimmerman
Annunciation Angels
$500 - $999
Annunciation Sponsors Club
$250 - $499
Annette Anderson
Steff & Megan Anderson
Ronald Bach
Scott & Linda Bates
Mark & Patti Boller
Dianne & John Brain
Nick & Lisa Brezonik
Anne & Joe Clubb
Bill & Anne Cook
Chris & Jennifer Davis
Roberta & Robert Dircks
Mick & Christine Frank
Terry Glarner
Joe & Diane Harrington
Kristin & Grant Hartley
Robert & Roberta Abdo
Jim & Lori Anderson
Lester & Wendy Dwyer Bagley
Leon & Kari Ball
John & Cindy Banovetz
Dave & Jennifer Campbell
Mollie Campbell
Amy & Jim Clancy
Kevin Clohesey
Hubert & Pam Fernandez
Dan & Jan Frederick
Paul & Dee Grausam
Tom & Cheryl Green
Nancy Haney
Rick & Yelena Hardcopf
John Hood
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Pablo & Nancy Hoyos
Heather Wray-Isquierdo &
Christian Isquierdo
Christina Jandro
Chris & Bridget Jo
Chris & Sarah Johanns
John & Margie Jurich
Kenneth & Jennifer Katz
Brian & Julie Kelley
Glenn & Patrice Krocheski-Meyer
Eric & Uli Loichle
Julie & Mike Loney
Joan Madden, M.D.
Jason & Sandra Martinek
Kate & Kevin McMahon
Brett Mortenson
David & Kristine Novak
Bill & Debra Olson
Daniel & Theresa Olson
Henry & Molly Ortega
John Ostrowski
Todd & Shannon Perron
Jim & Erika Peterson
Pugleasa Company, Inc.
Katie Connolly & Devin Rice
Don Rushin
Beth & Mike Sable
Patrick & Margo Scallen
Diane Scherber
John & Nancy Schuler
Chris & Sandy Smith
Leslie Smith
Thaddeus & Kerri Smith
Gerald Sonderup
Did You Know?
Thomas Heer and Charlie Carlson, Class of 2009 and members
of the Annunciation Boy Scout
Troop #103, both achieved the
rank of Eagle Scout in 2013.
Thomas designed and built the
new outdoor classroom located
in the school Spirit Garden to
fulfill a requirement of the rank.
Charlie cleaned and beautified
a stretch of lawn next to the
school, including the planting of
a half dozen decorative trees.
Robert Spinner
Ray & Kathy Weber
Richard & Debra Wicka
Annunciation Spirit Club
$100 - $249
Albert & Marie Adams
Judy Arms
Tony & Cheryll Averbeck
Tom & Lori Barnd
Anne Bartel
John & Jean Bayer
Phil & Nora Bayer
George & Sherry Biltz
Andy & Meg Bion
Gilbert & Gwendolyn Bisek
Kathleen Blunt
Timothy & Merry Bollig
James Booth
Anne Bowen-Olson
Patrick & Carol Brezonik
Pat & Don Brockel
Carolyn Brownlie
Jeff & Helen Bureau
Joseph Busch
Edward Callahan
Mario & Kelly Calvo
Fran & Mary Lou Campbell
Jack Campbell
Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson
Tim & Heather Carson
Charlene Cartamil
Renee Jacques & Michael
Mary & John Connelly
Patricia Connelly
Katherine Coolidge
Dennis & Janet Daley
Patrick & Margaret Deluhery
Rick & Tina Dempsey
James Smith & Cheryl Dickson-
Thomas & Betty Nell Dolan
Jerry & Gretchen Doyle
William Driscoll
Robert & Marilee Elliott
Tom & Nan Emmer
Daniel Erdmann
Victor Erdmann
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Shirley Erhard
James & Kathy Farstad
Vijay & Debra Ferrao
David Finn
Veronica Fitzgerald
Myra Frenz
James & Mary Friedman
Doris Fritzen
Dorman & Jane Fulton
Harvey Galberth
Dan & Patti Gerhan
Les & Dee Gill
David & Nancy Glenn
Tom & Susan Grande
Scott & Emily Guilliatt
Margaret Hagerty
Jedd & Amy Hanson
Scott & Jeanine Haws
Jay Heffern
Jacquelyn Henning
Mary Jo Herrmann
Mary Hollenhorst
Patricia & Thomas Holloran
William & Mary Hopkins
Michael & Pat Houston
Maria Hoyos
Jim & Nancy Hupp
Al & LaVonne Iverson
Bridget & Peter Jaeger
Venancio & Ruth Jo
Janyce Jones
Richard & Rita Juettner
Leah & Harry Kaiser
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2013 Annunciation
Many thanks to the 72 golfers who enjoyed a beautiful
day of golf at Boulder Pointe
Golf Course and raised more
than $6,000 dollars for the
Help-A-Student fund.
Congratulations to:
1st Place Men’s Low Gross:
Mick Frank, Scott Jenewein,
Bruce Frank ’02 and
Peter Frank ’04.
2nd Place Men’s Low Gross:
Steff Anderson, Joel Mikres,
Chris Smith and Bill Zerull.
1st Place Women’s Low
Gross: Lori Anderson,
Lisa Brezonik, Lisa Ferris,
and Loryn Follrath.
1st Place Low Net: Bill
Hopkins, Doc Hopkins, Mary
Hopkins and Josh Mattson.
Summer/Fall 2013
Non-Profit Org.
U. S. Postage
Twin Cities, MN
Permit #90322
Church of the Annunciation
509 West 54th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Dom & Brunch
Mass t. 22
Circa 1961. Father Dudley giving communion
to a parishioner with the help of altar boy Mike
Cunniff. The photo is one in a series of a 124 photo
essay, “Our Daily Bread,” which was commissioned by
Pillsbury Company and exhibited at the Minneapolis
Art Institute. Photo by Erich Hartmann of Magnum Photos
Septemberfest Calendar of Events
Friday, September 20
7 - 9 p.m.
Rib-fest, food, beer, music, bingo
& carnival rides.
Saturday, September 21
Noon-9 p.m.
Carnival rides, crafts, games,
entertainment, Steak Fry
Sizzler (5:30–7:30 p.m.) and
evening finale.
Sunday, September 22
10:30 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mass, Dominican Awards,
Brunch, Festival activities
continue, raffle drawing.
Whiffle Ball Tournament all weekend. Dominican Award Brunch requires an advance RSVP.
See box on page 1 for details. Rib-fest and Steak Fry Sizzler meal tickets must be purchased in advance.
Both are “sell-out” events. For more information, visit
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