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Father Hilary Donald Thimmesh OSB
Monk of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota (USA) Born: 2 March 1928 Professed: 11 July 1948 Ordained: 5 June 1954 Died: 11 August 2019 Donald Merlin Thimmesh was the oldest of seven children born to Theodore Pierre and Frances Esther (Schmidtke) Thimmesh in Osakis, Minnesota, on 2 March 1928. Donald attended a rural elementary school near Osakis from 1933–41