George Bernard Nintemann, O.P.
Bernard Francis Nintemann, one of five children of Herman J. and Angeline J. Nintemann of La Crescent, Minnesota, was born on April 11, 1931 . He
twin brother Archie were the youngest of the children.His
early education was in the public schools in District #32 of Winona County, Minnesota.He attended both Aquinas High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Croisier Preparatory Seminary, Onamia, Minnesota, for his secondary education.His
interest in priesthood and the Dominican Order led him to enroll in Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
, St. Mary's College
, Winona, Minnesota
, to prepare for entrance into the novitiate.
On August 30, 1952, he
was given the habit of the Order and the religious name of George
at St Pear Martyr Priory, Winona, Minnesota
, where he
first profession on September 7, 1953.He
was then sent to the Dominican House of Studies, River Forest, Illinois, for philosophical studies (1953-1956), after which he
was transferred to St. Rose of Lima Priory, Dubuque, Iowa, for his
theological studies (1956-1960).While at Dubuque he
final profession on September 7, 1956, and was ordained a priest by Archbishop Leo Binz at St. Rose
of Lima Priory on May 23, 1959.
...George chose to stay at St. Bridget's Parish with the people he had served and where he continued to manage for a time with the aid of hospice care and that of the people of the parish.He
systematically began to prepare for death, disposing of personal belongings and making his
good-bye's to friends.