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Brother Basil Rothweiler, RIP

Brother Basil Rothweiler, FSCBrother Basil Rothweiler, FSC, former president of Saint Mary’s University (then College) of Minnesota, died at the age of 97 on November 8 in St. Paul, MN. Brother Basil served as Saint Mary’s 7th president from 1956-1963 and celebrated his 80th Jubilee in July 2014. He also served in many other leadership positions throughout his lifetime, including Visitor of the District of St. Paul – Minneapolis, from 1963-1969.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
4:00 p.m., Visitation
7:00 p.m., Funeral Mass
Holy Spirit Church
515 Albert St. S
St. Paul, MN 55116

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
10:00 a.m., Committal Service
Chapel Mausoleum, Resurrection Cemetery
2101 Lexington Ave. S
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Born: March 26, 1917, Racine, WI
Entered Novitiate: September 26, 1934, Glencoe, MO
Received Religious Habit: November 20, 1934
Pronounced First Vows: 1935, Glencoe, MO
Pronounced Perpetual Vows: 1942, St. Mary’s College, Winona, MN
80th Jubilee: September 21, 2014, Holy Family Residence, St. Paul, MN
Died: November 8, 2014, St. Paul, MN

Price College, Amarillo, TX, 1938-1943, teacher
Saint Mary’s College, Winona, MN, 1943-1946, dean of students, teacher
Christian Brothers College High School, St. Louis, MO, 1946-1947, student at St. Louis University
Price College, Amarillo, TX, 1947-1950, principal
De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL, 1950-1956, principal
Saint Mary’s College, Winona, MN, 1956-1963, president
Provincialate, St. Paul, MN, 1963-1969, Visitor
Provincialate, St. Paul, MN, 1963-1969, finance director
Cretin High School, St. Paul, MN, 1970-1977, principal
DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis, MN, 1977-1984, principal
Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, 1984-1985, sabbatical
Miguel House, St. Paul, MN, 1985-1986, director of novices
Saint Mary’s College, Winona, MN, 1986-1988, development and volunteers
Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, MN, 1988-2008, part-time development
Holy Family Residence, St. Paul, MN, 2008-2014, retired