Order of Prémontré

Rev. Henry E. Zelinske, O. Praem.
b. Sunday, Feb. 12, 1911 – d. Friday, Apr. 1, 1960

Our brother Henry Zelinski was born in Menasha, Wisconsin in 1911.  After graduation from St. Norbert High and a year at the college, he joined the Order in 1930.

As a frat in 1934, Hank was appointed to the first faculty at Southeast Catholic before making his solemn profession in 1935.  He was named athletic directory of Southeast in 1938.

In 1941, Hank was transferred to Central Catholic.  He became an assistant pastor at St. Willibrord in Green Bay in 1945, at St. Martin in Tonet in ’47, then at Brussels the same year, before becoming pastor of St. Hubert ’s in Rosiere with a mission at St. Michael in Misere (ME-zere) in 1951.

Hank underwent surgery in Rochester, Minnesota for cancer in 1957 and then was in and out of St. Vincent Hospital from 1959 until his death on Friday, April 1st, 1960.  He was 49.

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Memento, Domine, 
Fratrum et Sororum Nostrorum,
Qui Nos Praecesserunt
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Remember, Lord
our brothers and sisters
who have preceeded us
and now sing in Your Presence.
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Rappelez-vous, Seigneur,
nos confrères et consoeurs
qui nous ont précédés
et chantez maintenant dans Votre Ciel
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Gedenk, Heer, 
Onze Medebroeders u. Medezustern
Die Ons Zijn Voorgegaan
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Erinnern Sie Sich, Herr, 
Unsere Mitbrüder und Mitschwestern, 
die vor uns gegangen sind,
In Ihrer Anwesenheit zu singen
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Recuerde, Señor,
nuestros hermanos y hermanas,
que nos han precedido
y ahora cante en su cielo
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Recorde, Senhor,
nossos irmãos e irmãs
que nos precederam
e cante agora em Seu Céu.
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Rest in Peace
Pray for us in our need
as we pray for you.