Father Fran Hoefgen’s brother, Rev. Raymond J. Hoefgen, was credibly accused of sexual misconduct involving minors in 2002. His mother, Elva Hoefgen, joined Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota in 1980.
Fran Hoefgen was a monk at Saint John’s Abbey until he was laicized in 2012.
Associated Press State & Local Wire:
A Roman Catholic priest from the Upper Peninsula is on a leave of absence from active ministry following a substantiated allegation of sexual misconduct with minors “dating back many years ago,” said a spokeswoman from the Diocese of Marquette. The Rev. Raymond J. Hoefgen, pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Stephenson and St. Bruno Parish in Nadeau, will receive an independent assessment at a treatment facility to help determine the future of his ministry, diocesan spokeswoman Loreen Zeno Koskey said in a statement. – May 8, 2002
Father Fran Hoefgen’s brother, Rev. Raymond J. Hoefgen (ordained 1963, Diocese of Marquette, Michigan) was permanently removed from ministry in May 2002 [ Detroit Free Press ] after the diocese received substantiated allegations he molested two minors approximately 25 years previously. [ Eureka as PDF ]
Raymond died on January 17, 2012.
Father Fran Hoefgen’s mother, Elva Hoefgen, spent the last 16 years of her life as Sister Elva Hoefgen, a monastic at Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota.
Sister Elva died on August 13, 1997.
From the Associated Press in 1980: