2022June 27 St. Thomas News

Fr. Roger Hessian will be having masses at St. Thomas over the summer. The Dates are as follows:
All SATURDAY MASSES AT 5:00 pm on July 23rd and August 13th .

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m.

Many attended the Mass of Christian Burial for Joe Driscoll at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur last week. Joe was a well-known, and a loved character, who graduated with the Le Sueur’s “Class of 1969”. Joe will be remembered as a jokester, his good looks and for his love of sports and family.

Bob Meyer passed away June 20, 2022 at the age of 81. His Visitation will be June 29th at Koldens, Mass of Christian Burial on the 30th at St. Anne’s. Bob is a Veteran, burial will be at Fort Snelling. He was born to Ardo and Bernice along with Mary Kay, Terry, Greg and Rosie. Bob attended Country School, Dist #35, rode the bus with us through St. Thomas to Le Sueur, after the school consolidations, he graduated from Le Sueur, and married high school sweetheart, Mary Lou Stesnak here in St. Thomas, in 1962. Bob Meyer is remembered for his long career with Green Giant, Pillsbury and General Mills as a mechanical design engineer...a couple of his memorable patent for the self-opening cans and the Toaster Strudel. This writer remembers most is Bob and his band playing, “Blueberry Hill” and “Blue Suede Shoes” in the Little Gym at the Elementary School in Le Sueur in 1958-59. Bob is a Viet Nam Veteran and when he came home from the service “I remember his Mom saying, “Bob really missed home. He’s going through everything, the cupboards, closets, buffet….”. Bob will be ‘Laid to Rest’ with full military honors at Ft. Snelling Cemetery in Minneapolis, immediately following lunch at St. Anne’s School in Le Sueur. Bob has two brothers, Terry and Greg who are Veterans in their own right and two sisters, Mary Kay and Rosie, all have our sympathies. They are also first cousins to John Meyer who is also from here and on The Viet Nam Wall in Washington D. C. We have many heroes who grew to adulthood here in St. Thomas.

The Tuck family enjoyed kayaking on the St. Thomas Lake, recently. Sure sounds like great local fun. While most of the family was kayaking, Caroline was preparing for participating in the state high school trap shooting contest in Alexandria.

After Tracy Callahan and Ryan Halloran tied-the-knot at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, guests enjoyed an outdoor reception at the Fox Hollow Saddle Club, near Le Sueur on Saturday, the 25th of June with perfect weather, great lunch and games. The Rambling River Country Band entertained with dance music. Any St. Thomas folks out there remember, how Ryan got his name? Ryan’s siblings were each given a piece of paper to write their favorite name for the baby. His Dad, Jimmy Halloran secretly told his children all to write “Ryan” on the paper. Can’t imagine it being any other name... now.

Cousins Austin Rutt and Haley Goettl celebrated their graduation parties together on Saturday at the Goettl home. Hunter Rutt enjoyed the Sauerkraut Days Tractor Ride from Pioneer Power earlier on Saturday. Tractors rolled through St. Thomas about 9:30. T. C. and Kathy, Ron and Rose Weyl, and the Marc Tye family, including Marc, Karissa, Bennett who “is-6-years-old and has 6 teeth gone”, Bauer is 4 years- old, has “no teeth gone” and an 11-month old blonde cutie were watching tractors roll through St. Thomas. 55 tractors rolled into Henderson at 1:30.No break downs.

Michael May accepted a job as a Physical Education instructor last week at Prairie Winds Middle School in Mankato. Mike and his dad, John drove tractors in the Tractor Ride on Saturday,

Megan Rutt Rose graduated with honors last week from the Radiologic Technology program at Rassmussen College and passed her boards! She is officially an RT(R)! WOW! Megan accepted a job at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis and will start in a few short weeks. Here’s to chasing your dreams.

Deb and Jassmine Telon, “Grandma Dee” Burns and “Papa Dale” Ruhland enjoyed the sights in Washington D. C. last week.

Katie Landwer, daughter of Kevin and Cari Landwer, and one of our reds, passed her driver’s permit test in Mankato. Katie’s two generations on the Burns Branches of our St. Thomas Tree. Three grands down -four to go.

Have a good week, folks.