Fr. Gerald Funcheon

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in MN, NE, IN, FL, HI, CA, SO, TX. Banned from IN for “planning” to molest. Suit filed in 9/03 claiming abuse in the 1970s in MN. A second person alleged abuse in late 1970s, given $30K for counseling. Allegations while chaplain in Air Force in HI 1982-84 and Palma High in Salinas CA 1984-85. Another suit in IN 2007. Three claims in 2/09 settlement with Crosiers in MN. Terminated from order in 1987, incardinated in Lafayette IN diocese same year. Removed 1993. Multiple new suits 2012-13. Admitted to abuse of as many as 50. Six claims settled in 5/13 Christian Brothers settlement. Named on revised St. Paul list 2/17/14. Also assigned to St. Cloud diocese.Two suits filed 11/14 by five men claiming abuse, including sodomy, by Funcheon in 1970s and ’80s, four of them in MN, one in CA. Removed from priesthood, living at Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer MO as of 11/14. Two suits filed in 7/15. On Lafayette IN list 9/28/18. Added to Fort Wayne-South Bend list 11/18.


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