Fr. Kenneth John Gansmann

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Died: 05/21/1974
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in dioceses of Springfield, Chicago and Joliet IL, then St Paul MN 1948-59. Returned to Chicago after removal from ministry in 1960 by St. Paul. Transferred to Nashville TN; pastored parish there 1960-74. Died 5/21/74. A man reported abuse as a boy to Archdiocese in 2007. No specific date given for abuse but correspondence implies his history was known in 2007. Name included on 2/17/14 revised list of those with substantiated claims but not on original list. At least one complaint in Nashville in about 2009 alleged abuse in the late 1960s. Included on the Nashville diocese’s list 11/4/21.

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