Jerome Edward SCANLAN Jr.

Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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For centuries, this Gregorian Chant was used to escort the body out of the Funeral Mass:


In Paradisum
Deducant te Angeli:
In tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres,
Et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.
Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat,
Et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
Aeternam habeas requiem.

This is the translation:
May the angels lead you into Paradise,
May the Martyrs come to welcome you
And take...


As some of my family have already attested, dad was a die-hard Minnesota sports fan, one of the staunchest you're likely ever to encounter, and he instilled that faith and loyalty in the home team in all of us. He had a funny way of doing it, a strange kind of reverse psychology – you could almost swear sometimes that he was pulling for the other team. For example, I remember years ago, back in the glory days of The Purple, when we use to trounce everybody, we were...



We often joke about Dad's multitude of charities which he supported: Maryknoll Missionaries, Native American Reservation Schools, the Church, this or that health ailment society, and, of course, his beloved Cretin. We never once heard a lecture about one's obligation to one's fellow man, but he lived out that action before our eyes, and the lesson became indelible. We have all, his children, grandchildren, and greats, inherited lasting...

February 19th, 2013
Good Morning,
Thank you all for being here to honor this man, thank you Fr. John (Malone), Fr. O'Gara, Fr. Skrypek, for arranging and officiating. Jerome was a man of faith, and this would suit him. Yes, Father Malone, I hope to bring this message in under your time limit! Now that you've used half of my material, I will risk personal repudiation and repeat some of what you've said.

I am Rose's brother, Mike Ryan. We are...

Jerry has been gone almost a year now. He died on February 15, 2013. February 26th would've been his 84th Birthday. His Funeral was a brilliant reflection of the Man, the Husband, the Father, and Grandfather, the Friend, Uncle, and Brother-in-Law, of Jerry, and the story of his life.
No one planned a "showcase" as such, but it was so clear that much loving planning had gone into the Funeral service itself. Each of Jerry's and Rose's beloved Kids had a part to play, and ...

Almost all of the entries above are from the cards and letters from February, 2013.
There was such an unusual outpouring of admiration, grief, nostalgia, and wonder, that Rose and I thought the messages. sentiments should be included here.
So while the dates are odd, and chronologically off, almost all of the entries are from the cards, letters, and Spiritual Bouquets that Rose received and provided, sent by so many people, who loved Jerome, took note of him, and loved Rose and...

And a Sacred Heart Memorial in Memory of
Jerome Scanlan
has been requested by Jean and Roger Scanlan.
"May this thoughtful tribute bring Solace and Consolation of you, as it likewise helps to spread the kingdom of God on earth."

Perpetual Membership in the Franciscan Mission Association is hereby granted to
Jerome ("Jerry") Scanlan
at the request of Pat and Kelly McGough
"God bless you all!
Sent with Love and Prayers

From Peter and Lorraine Fischer,
"In Loving Memory of Jerome E. Scanlan, Jr.,
the Priests of the Sacred Heart at Sacred Heart Monastery in Hales Corners, Wisconsin will include a Memorial Remembrance in their daily Masses and Prayers as long as the Grace of God is needed."


Jerome's Obituaries

Age 83 Of Cottage Grove Beloved husband, father, grandpa & great-grandpa, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 15, 2013. Born Feb. 26, 1929 in Edgley, ND to Dr. Jerome E. and Loretta (Harrington) Scanlan. Preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law Holly...

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