4th Degree Spring Exemplification 2024

Minnesota District held the 87th Spring Exemplification of the 4th Degree at the Best Western in Rochester, MN.  There were 49 new Sir Knights added to our ranks.


The Honoree for the Exemplification was Dale Wellik.  Our Vice Supreme Master, Gerry Mattix-Wand was also in attendance.  The Biannual Meeting was held as well and 3 names went in to replace our current Master who’s term is expiring.  The names of Don Trudeau, David Whatmuff and Matt Heffron were submitted.  Committee reports were also given from the projects of the Minnesota District 4th Degree.  Two Priests, Fr. Andrew Michels from the New Ulm Diocese and Fr. Eugene Thiesen from the Archdiocese were added to the 4th Degree Hall of Fame and five others were added as well.  Brad Riebel, Gary Reiland, Bernard “Butch” Schulte, Thomas Goergen, and Jim Witzman were given that honor.

An Honor Guard of 52 Sir Knights for the Exemplification Mass with Degree Friar, Fr. Paul Haverstock, Associate State Chaplain, Fr. Brian Lynch, and Hall of Fame recipient, Fr. Eugene J. Theisen. A Special thank you to Vice Supreme Master Gerry Mattix-Wand, Former Vice Supreme Masters Craig Larson and Greg van der Hagen as well as PSD, FM Philip Harter and Former Masters, Brad Jacobs, Bob Mathewson, Tom Grinnell for participating.





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