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Robert Thurner

Ordained in 1951, Father Robert Thurner was named by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on December 5, 2013 as having a substantiated claim of sexual abuse of a minor.

Father Thurner worked as a pastor in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis from 1951-1991.

According to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Father Robert Thurner worked in the following parishes:

  • Associate priest, Most Holy Trinity, St. Louis Park, 1951-1963
  • Administrator, Most Holy Trinity, St. Louis Park, 1959
  • Associate priest, St. Luke, St. Paul, 1963-1967
  • Pastor, St. Michael, Prior Lake, 1967-1970
  • Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Hopkins, 1970-1983
  • Associate priest, St. Joseph, West St. Paul, 1983-1986
  • Temporary administrator, St. Edward, Bloomington, 1986
  • Pastor, St. Therese, St. Paul, 1986-1991

Father Thurner was permanently removed from ministry in 2002. The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis believe he is currently residing in Maplewood, MN.

Summons and Complaint
Reverend Robert Michael Thurner Timeline
Memo from Archbishop Roach to Fr. Carlson and Msgr. Hayden re Fr. Thurner's sexual relationship with a boy 11-11-1982
Letter from Fr. Thurner to Archbishop Roach re Fr. Thurner's resignation from St. John the Evangelist
Letter from Archbishop Roach to Fr. Thurner re Fr. Thurner's resignation from St. John the Evangelist - 11-12-1982
Memo from Fr. Korf to Archbishop Roach re Fr. Thurner's resignation 4-13-1983
Fr. Thurner's resignation form - St. John the Evangelist - 4-13-1983
Letter from Archbishop Roach accepting Fr. Thurner's resignation from St. John the Evangelist 5-25-1983
Letter re Fr. Thurner being named Associate Pastor of St. Joseph's 5-27-1983
Letter from Fr. O'Connell referring Thurner to Schoener - 5-5-1988
Memo from Fr. O'Connell re Thurner Lawsuit 6-7-1990
Thurner Answers to Interrogatories 9-24-1990
Letter from Sepler to Anderson re Joe Doe v. Archdioocese - 7-8-1991
News Release - Thurner 10-28-13
Archdiocesan Officals
Fr. Robert Thurner photo

Robert Thurner Priest File

Thurner, Robert Michael Assignment History