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R. Fr. Servatius Heesakkers, O. Praem.

Birth: April 30, 1858

Death: May 7, 1925

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Servatius Heesakkers was born in Dinther, Holland in 1858 and vested at Berne Abbey in 1882 and professed there. 

Servatius was chosen by the abbot of Berne to accompany Bernard Pennings to their United States mission in 1893.  That year he was stationed at Delwich with Pennings, and in 1897, he was transferred to Dykesville.  In 1898, he was back in Delwich, and in 1899, back in Dykesville.

In 1899, he was appointed to the new priory in DePere, where he remained for 26 consecutive years.  He died Thursday, May 7, 1925 at the age of 67.

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