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  • Doraine E. Pauly

    Doraine E. Pauly, age 91 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18 at  St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery.

    Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. Friday morning at the church.

    Doraine Eleanor was born on Aug. 11, 1929, to Leo and Eleanor (Koll) Lardy, on a farm near Elrosa. She was the third child born to Leo and Eleanor. Two siblings, Herbert and Colletta, died shortly after birth the previous two years. Doraine was baptized at Padua.

    Doraine attended Sauk Centre Public School for kindergarten, then attended several country schools for her elementary years before returning to Sauk Centre from which she graduated with the Class of 1947.  While in high school, Doraine was employed by the Main Street Theatre.  Following graduation and prior to her marriage, she worked at Home Gas Company. She had many fond memories of both employers as well as co-workers.

  • Vern Beste

    Vern Beste, age 70 of Sauk Centre, went home to the Lord on June 8 at St. Cloud Hospital. His heart of gold could no longer overcome all of his medical problems. Our family was with him and the only comfort we have is after 40 years of pain there will be no more pain, just peace.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the parish cemetery.

    Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church in Sauk Centre.

    Vern was born Dec. 9, 1950, to Raymond and Marcella (Calkins) Beste in Sauk Centre. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School and Willmar Junior College. On June 16, 1973 he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Lass at Our Lady of the Angels church in Sauk Centre.

    Vern, Barb and God created three of the greatest blessings of their lives; Jessica, Angela and Raymond Beste. He was the “love of my life,” the best father our children could have had, and excelled at the role of “Papa Vern” for Curtis, Haley and Brandon Tollin and Ibrahim and Sophia Tounkara.

    He was a perfectionist in his painting business, Vern Beste Painting, where the motto was “Where pride makes the difference.” His son, Ray, and brother, Kenny, worked and learned with him.

  • Patrick S. Stone

    Patrick S. Stone, age 87 of Sauk Centre, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19 at the United Methodist Church in Sauk Centre with Pastor Jacob Holck officiating. Interment will be at Church of Our Lady Cemetery in Manannah. Military honors will be by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard after the service in Sauk Centre.  

    Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

    Patrick Sherman Stone was born March 17, 1934, in International Falls, to Floyd and Amanda (Grande) Stone. He graduated from Oklee High School and began working at G&K Cleaners in Minneapolis. He married Marie E. Madden on July 13, 1957, and soon after, he served in the United States Army. After the military, Patrick went back to work at G&K Cleaners. After some time, he purchased two of the dry-cleaning locations (S&D Cleaners). Marie passed away Oct. 24, 2003, and on March 17, 2012, Patrick married Gloria Stone at United Methodist Church in Sauk Centre.

    He was a member of the American Legion Post 67. His favorite pastimes were going to the casino and playing cards.

  • Barbara Jane Myrom passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Burial Service will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre. Presiding will be Pastor  Rebecca Thomas of the First Lutheran Church, Sauk Centre.


  • Beata C. Hallermann

    Beata C Hallermann (nee Poepping), 92, formally of Melrose, passed away peacefully June 4, 2021. 

    Beata (known as both Betty and Dickie) was born Aug. 12, 1928, in St. Martin, Stearns County, to Henry and Ida (nee Luken) Poepping. She married Henry J. Hallermann Sept. 28, 1948, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. They were married just shy of 51 years when Henry passed. Beata and Henry were long-time residents of Melrose and members of St. Mary’s where Beata gave her time as a volunteer. Beata and Henry had three sons, Jim, Dennis and Gary, who survived one day after birth. 

    Beata worked for Kraft in Melrose as a lab technician and after 24 years retired. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

    In her free time, Beata and Henry loved polka dancing and square dancing. They received a Bachelor of Square Dancing from the Square Dance Federation of Minnesota, and they danced for many happy years. A big part of Beata’s social life was spent gathering with family, whether for card games with siblings and spouses or to celebrate a family occasion. It made her happiest to be surrounded with family. 

  • Barbara Jane Myrom passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Burial Service will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre. Presiding will be Pastor  Rebecca Thomas of First Lutheran Church, Sauk Centre.


  • Irene Rose Trisko, 89, Sauk Centre, died Sept. 20, 2020 at her daughter’s home with family. A  funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 19 at St. Paul’s Church in Sauk Centre

  • Margaret Karen Strobeck, 75, Sauk Centre, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at the CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud.

     A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Long Bridge Lutheran Church in rural Sauk Centre with Rev. Steve Hilde officiating. Inurnment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

     Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the church before the service.

     In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Long Bridge Lutheran Cemetery Association.

     Funeral arrangements are with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

  • Melvin (Mel) J. Hoeschen

    Melvin (Mel) J. Hoeschen, 93, Detroit Lakes, Minn., went to his eternal home on May 4, 2021, at Pelican Landing in Detroit Lakes. 

    Melvin was born April 3, 1928, in Freeport to Albert and Rose (Barhorst) Hoeschen.  In his growing up years, he worked on area farms until he began working for Swift and Company in Sauk Centre.  Mel served with the U. S. Army from May 1946 to Oct. 1947.  Following his Honorable Discharge, he returned to Sauk Centre and worked for Swift and Company.

    Mel was united in marriage to Mary Ann Breitbach, the daughter of Math and Mathilda (Koll) Breitbach on Nov. 7, 1950, in Elrosa. In 1966, he accepted a transfer with Swift and Company to Detroit Lakes, where he lived the rest of his life. Swift and Company was later sold to Conagra and Mel continued to work for Conagra until his retirement in 1991. He was proud of his work with Conagra and had many awards for his achievements during his 42- year career.

  • Lois M. (Fink) Goldsworthy

    Lois Marie (Fink) Goldsworthy, 77, of Goleta, California, and Melrose, passed away at home May 28, 2021.

    Lois grew up in Melrose and attended St. Cloud School of Nursing. In 1966, she married the love of her life, Jack M. Goldsworthy, at Big Birch Lake. They moved to Santa Barbara, California, where they began their life together.  

    Lois had a fulfilling lifelong career as a devoted registered nurse, serving the geriatric community of Santa Barbara.

    Family time was very important to Lois. She loved (and sometimes encouraged) the antics of her children and grandchildren at very frequent family dinners and barbecues. Just days before her passing, she partook in a water balloon fight with her family. Lois was very proud that her children found partners in life and have families of their own. She has four children, and six grandchildren. Lois also has many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends who are all very important to her.  She can finally play bingo in heaven with her sisters, Butsy and Nettie.  

    She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Matthew and Agnes (Schreifels) Fink, step-mother Genevieve Fink, eldest sister Janet A. “Nettie” Goihl and sister Marlene “Butsy” Duerr. 

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