Funcheon Updates & Information

Press Release:

March 21, 2013

In shocking video testimony, accused predator priest admits to molesting dozens.

Unabated by his church superiors Father Gerald Funcheon was moved around the country

Children in 14 different schools, camps and military installations in 8 states and Germany and Spain were blatantly put at risk.

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View PDF of Funcheon statement View PDF of Rossi Letter as PDF

Sworn Testimony:

Map of Assignments:

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Assignment History:

Fall 1958 Seminary – Brighton, MA

#1: 1959-1960 Crosier Novitiate – Hastings, NE

He spent six summers at CYO camp in Ft. Wayne, IN and worked at Hastings High School and St. Cecelia High School.

5/22/1965 Diocese of Ft. Wayne

5/1965 Camp Wawasee in Indiana

#2: 8/26/1965 Immaculate Conception Monastery in Hastings, NE

#3: 1966 Priest Director of CYO Camp at Our Lady of the Lake Seminary in Syracuse, IN

1967 Boy Scout Chaplain for the Warsaw, IN troop

1968 Wawasee Prep, Syracuse, IN

#4: 1970 St. Odilia’s in St. Paul, MN; also works at YMCA while at St. Odilia’s

#5: 1975-1976 St. Thomas Aquinas School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; also assistant to the pastor at Our Lady of Martyrs, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

#6: 1976 Enlists as Military Chaplain in the U.S.A.F. and is assigned to Lackland AFB in Texas. Hospital Chaplain at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX and coached 12-15 y/o basketball

#7: 1977 Chaplain at Ramstein AFB in Germany

#8: 1979 Crosier Community in Onamia, MN; Prefect of sophomores/freshman, P.E. teacher, driver’s education, religion, and swimming instructor

#9: 1980-1982 Chaplain for Cathedral High School and John XXIII Middle School in St. Cloud, MN; Unit Chaplain at Minn-St. Paul IAP, Air National Guard

#10: 7/14/1982 Appointed to Damien Memorial School by Bp. Ferrario

1982 -1984 Damien Memorial School in Honolulu, HI as full time teacher and

Chaplain with the Irish Christian Brothers and Air National Guard

#11: 1984-1985 Palma High School in Salinas, CA

#12: 7/1/1985 Crosier Community at Saint Stephen’s in Anoka, MN

8/10/1985 Granted faculties in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul

#13: 4/21/1986 Assignment terminated at Saint Stephen’s; Funcheon moves to St. Ann Church in Lafayette, IN

5/23/1987 Terminated from the Crosier Order

7/31/1987 Incardinated into the Diocese of Lafayette, IN

1990s Receives treatment at St. Michael’s and Dittmer House in MO

Sept. 2004 Moves to Florida; no faculties granted in the Diocese of St. Petersburg

Sept. 2012 Living in Dittmer, MO at St. John Vianney Renewal Center funded by the Diocese of Lafayette, IN

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