Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Henry E. Zelinske, O. Praem.

Birth: February 12, 1911

Death: April 1, 1960

House: St. Norbert Abbey

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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