Bernard V. St. Peter
Published in Pioneer
Press from October 30 to November 1, 2011
Beloved Father, Grandpa
& Great-grandpa Age 85, of South St. Paul. Passed away peacefully
on October 28, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Preceded in death by his wife Audrey. Bernie will be deeply missed by
his children, Pat (Tom Darden), Tom (Patrice), Gerri Weber (Frank), Leigh
Ann Comb (Dave), Mark (Lisa); his grandchildren, Natalie, Sara and Ali
Weber; Joe, Jim (Josie), and Tom St. Peter; Jon and Sam St. Peter; and
Claire Darden; and his great-grandchild Averi St. Peter.
Bernie graduated from Cretin High School in 1943. After serving in the
U.S. Navy during World War II, Bernie graduated from St. Thomas College
with a Social Studies degree and joined the Toni Company, which later
Bernie served on the So. St. Paul School Board, and was a member of the
boards of District Energy St. Paul and the Building Owners and Managers
Association. He retired after 35 years with Gillette and then began a
new chapter of his life in 1984 as a volunteer serving as the first President
of the newly-established South St. Paul Educational Foundation, which,
as a result of the commitment of Bernie and many others, has given over
$3,100,000 in academic scholarships to over 2,100 graduating seniors from
So. St. Paul High School since the Foundation's inception.
Bernie will be remembered for the role he played in building the Foundation
and for the difference he has made in the lives of many students who were
able to go on to get a post-high school education.
The family would like to thank the caring staff of Allina Hospice, as
well as many family members and family friend Cookie Funk Unger who provided
care to Bernie in the last months of Bernie's life.
Bernie was blessed with a sharp mind, quick wit, and positive attitude
filled with dignity which he demonstrated up through the last day of his
Bernie will be dearly missed by all.
Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC
CHURCH, 19th Avenue North @ Bromley St., SSP. Visitation Tuesday 4:00-8:00
p.m. at ENGLISH-MEEKER & KANDT FUNERAL HOME, 140 8th Avenue North,
SSP and Visitation Wednesday 10-11 a.m. at Church. Interment Resurrection
A special thanks to Dr. James Wiberg and Dr. Craig Howe & staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bernie's memory may be made
to the So. St. Paul Educational Foundation or donor's choice. 651-455-5352