History

In The Beginning

Holy Spirit’s Council 11460 was established in November 1994, only four years after Holy Spirit became a parish and just after our move into our new church, through the efforts of eleven parishoners who were already Knights. They were encouraged by Don Ahlstrom, a parish member and a past Grand Knight of Council 1013 here in Rochester; Doug Cederholm then the district deputy; and our pastor, Fr. Dale Tupper. They saw the need for organizing the men of our parish into a group that could work for the good of Holy Spirit and the surrounding community. The Knights were a natural fit for this need.

Our first First Degree ceremony was held November 1994 and the second held in January 1995.

These new Knights along with the existing ones became our charter members: Damian Ahlstrom, Don Ahlstrom, Francis Aning, Jim Bier, Jeff Block, Ray Bressel, Mark Brickl, Larry Burgart, Pete Bushman, Kevin Coughlin, Mitchell Dahl, Jim Decker, Greg Eaton, Lee Erdmann, Tom Fox, Bruce Fujan, DeWayne Gallenberg, Paul Graff, Don Hoerle Jr., Dave Hubka, Jonathan Jones, John Kalwasinski, Greg King, Marv Kulas, Greg Laughland, Jim Lehman, Bob Loechler, Mike Madden, Jim Mathews, David Meyer, Chuck Mosier, Glen Nelson, Steve Nowakowski, Bill Oertli, Duane Price, Kevin Rademacher, Dave Rossman, Greg Rowekamp, Brent Samb, Tom Sand, Brian Uhlenkamp, Eric Van Norman, Steve Wasz, and John Wilke.

By 1998 we had 100 members in the council. Our current membership is just around 180.

Grand Knights

  • 1994-1997 Jim Lehman
  • 1997-1999 Tom Sand
  • 1999-2001 Jeff Block
  • 2001-2003 Mike Madden
  • 2003-2005 Brad Brech
  • 2005-2007 Dave Hubka
  • 2007-2009 Greg Kapraun
  • 2009-2011 Paul Daley
  • 2011-2013 Steve Kunkel
  • 2013-2015 Gary Moore
  • 2015-2017 Dan Kennedy
  • 2017- Bou Gazley

Knights of the Year

  • 1995 Jim Lehman
  • 1996 Greg Eaton & Jim Decker
  • 1997 Mark Brickl
  • 1998 Tom Sand
  • 1999 Frank Vondrashek
  • 2000 Steve Wasz & John Lawson
  • 2001-2002 Greg Kapraun
  • 2002-2003 Paul Daley
  • 2003-2004 Jerome Lensing
  • 2004-2005 Dave Dykstal
  • 2005-2006 Steve Kunkel
  • 2006-2007 Gordy Stockinger & Ken Lentz
  • 2007-2008 Jim Decker
  • 2008-2009 Jerome Lensing
  • 2009-2010 Gary Moore
  • 2010-2011 John Lawson
  • 2011-2012 Dave Rossman
  • 2012-2013 None Selected
  • 2013-2014 Ryan Kemmerick
  • 2014-2015 TBA

Families of the Year

  • 1995 Dave and Janela Hubka
  • 1996 Larry and Julie Burgart
  • 1997 Jeff and Cheri Block
  • 1998 Brad and Linda Brech
  • 1999 Eric and Mary Van Norman
  • 2000 DeWayne and Pat Gallenberg
  • 2001-2002 Dave and Karen Kulzer
  • 2002-2003 Jim and Martha Buntrock
  • 2003-2004 Bob and Beth Taraba
  • 2004-2005 Greg and Cheri Rowekamp
  • 2005-2006 Steve and Mary Nowakowski
  • 2006-2007 Berry and Linda Hobbs
  • 2007-2008 Mike and Pat Riester
  • 2008-2009 Ken and Mary White
  • 2009-2010 Duane and Debbie Price
  • 2010-2011 Joe and Monica Weigel
  • 2011-2012 Niel and Joan Stiller
  • 2012-2013 None Selected
  • 2013-2014 Pat and Margaret Mulligan
  • 2014-2015 TBA

Minnesota Awards

  • Jim Decker – 2009 Minnesota Knight of the Year
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