2015 – Marlene Reid

Marlene Reid receives the 2015 Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award

On October 31, 2004, CPO lost a true friend and one of our founding Board members, Art Herkenhoff. Art was a hero in all the areas that truly matter: in Faith, family and pro-life involvement. Art had enormous courage in the face of opposition to proclaim the Truth of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, and he always exhibited true charity, humility and joy. Each year CPO receives many outstanding nominations for the Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award. The Board of Directors chose to present the 2015 Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award to a remarkable woman, Mrs. Marlene Reid.

Marlene is a woman of strong Catholic faith. She has demonstrated how she always puts others first and defends the most vulnerable. Marlene was a registered medical technologist with the American Association of Clinical Pathologists. She also taught Hematology at St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Marlene has been involved with many very worthy organizations. She serves on the Board of the Catholic Defense League, and was President of the Human Life Alliance for 12 years. She has worked with Women for Responsible Legislation, lobbying for pro-family, pro-life and pro-decency laws. Along with her daughter, Judy, who founded the Eastern-European Children’s Fund, she has helped place orphans in good, loving foster homes. She also provided crib sheets, clothing and many other desperately-needed items for the orphanages in the Ukraine and Russia.

Marlene takes great joy in her wonderful family: her husband, Dan, their 6 children (one who is deceased), their 32 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Marlene has faithfully served God and others throughout her entire life. Marlene Reid received the 11th Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award at the CPO annual Luncheon & Fundraiser held at the Southview Country Club in St. Paul on October 24, 2015.

The CPO Board of Directors seeks the names of individuals who would be worthy of nomination for the 2016 12th Annual Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award. The persons nominated should exhibit the same qualities, principles and values which characterized the life and person of Art Herkenhoff: Faith, family, pro-life involvement, courage, charity and joy.

Please submit your nomination by October 1, 2016. You may complete the Online Nomination Form at: www.catholicparents.org/official-candidate-nomination-form or contact us at 651-705-5409 and we’ll be happy to mail you the form.

 Colleen Perfect, President of CPO presenting Marlene Reid with the 2015 Arthur A. Herkenhoff award.


Colleen Perfect, President of CPO presenting Marlene Reid with the 2015 Arthur A. Herkenhoff award.

Marlene Reid, with members of the Art Herkenhoff family

Marlene Reid, with members of the Art Herkenhoff family

Marlene Reid, with family and friends.

Marlene Reid, with family and friends.

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