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  • Marilyn B. Borgerding
    Marilyn B. Borgerding, age 60, of Freeport, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at her home in Freeport, Minn.
  • Kathleen “Kathy” Sauer

    Services celebrating the life of Kathleen “Kathy” Sauer, age 76 of Avon, will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in Albany. Kathy died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at her home.



  • Veronica M. Ecker

    Veronica M. Ecker, age 97 of New Munich, died peacefully, with family by her side on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.



  • Ervin H. Duevel

    Ervin H. Duevel, age 83 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Pine Haven Care Center in Melrose, Minn.



  • JoAnn Teresa Voller

    JoAnn Teresa Voller passed away peacefully at her home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota on Feb. 12, 2018.



  • Esther Mary Lou Fischer

    Esther Mary Lou Fischer, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday,  Jan. 27, 2018. The funeral service was on Friday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon. 



  • Kathleen "Kathy" Sauer
    Services celebrating the life of Kathleen "Kathy" Sauer, age 76 of Avon, will be Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in Albany. Kathy died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at her home. There will be an hour-long visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
  • Karen B. Winkels

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Oratory in Farming, Minn., for Karen B. Winkels, age 71, who died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.  



  • Donna Jean Ohmann

    Mrs. Richard (Donna Jean), Ohmann, 82, of Albany, Minn. passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Dec. 18, 2017.       

     
  • Bernice A. Scherping

    Bernice A. Scherping, age 95 of Freeport, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at CentraCare Health-Melrose  Hospital in Melrose, Minn. 

     
  • Glee L. Weiner

    Glee L. Weiner, age 87 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.



  • Agnes C. Imdieke

    Agnes C. Imdieke, age 90 of Albany, died peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2018, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.



  • Agnes C. Imdieke

    Agnes C. Imdieke, age 90 of Albany, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn.

  • Lavern “Bud” Jonas

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Lavern “Bud” Jonas, age 81 of Albany, was at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Bud died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Mother of Mercy Senior Living assisted living apartments. 



  • Gerald “Gerry” A. Kremers

    Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Gerald “Gerry” A. Kremers, age 58, of Avon who passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.  Rev. Bradley Jenniges, OSB, officiated and burial will be at a later date.  



  • Eleanor Thell

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Eleanor Thell, age 90 of Albany, formerly of St. Francis, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 3 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis; burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Eleanor died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital. 



  • Patricia R. “Pat” Carstens

    Patricia R. “Pat” Carstens, age 78 of Melrose, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at the CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital.



  • Gerald J. “Jerry” Primus

    Gerald J. “Jerry” Primus, age 64 of Melrose, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn., from injuries sustained in a car accident.



  • James Metzger

    James Metzger, age 74, of Fosston, Minn., and formerly of Melrose and Freeport passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18 at his home.



  • Valerian “Chub” A. Schwinghammer
    Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany for Valerian “Chub” Anthony Schwinghammer, age 88 of Avon who died on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Rev. Julius Beckermann officiated and entombment was in Seven Dolors Parish Mausoleum. 
  • Lavern "Bud" Jonas
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Lavern "Bud" Jonas, age 81 of Albany, will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Bud died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Mother of Mercy Senior Living assisted living apartments. 
  • Alvin H. Meyer

    Alvin Herman Meyer, age 84 of Mokena, Ill., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Mokena. Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Vandenberg Funeral Home.



  • Stella L. Beuning

    Stella L. Beuning, 90, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in The Villages, Fla. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon, immediately followed by internment at the Seven Dolors Cemetery in Albany.



  • Irene Langner

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Irene Langner, age 95 of Holdingford, will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19  at the Church of All Saints, St. Hedwig’s in Holdingford. Fr. Gregory Mastey will officiate, burial will be in the parish cemetery. 



  • Theresa Roerick

    The Mass of Christian burial, celebrating the life of Theresa Roerick, age 89 of Albany, was 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. 



  • Viola P. Wiechmann

    Viola P. Wiechmann, age 89 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. 



  • Angeline H. (Kulzer) Meyer

    Angeline H. (Kulzer) Meyer, age 84 of Meire Grove, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn.

     
  • Lisa A. Fiedler

    Lisa A. Fiedler, age 42, of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at her home in Sauk Centre. 

     
  • Donna M. Hinnenkamp

    Memorial Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Donna M. Hinnenkamp, 86, originally of St. Rosa will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater.  Donna passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital.



  • Alcuin “Tex” Blonigen

    Alcuin “Tex” Blonigen, 79 of Eagan, formerly of Paynesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at his sister’s home in Eagan. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin.  Burial was in the church cemetery. 



  • Angeline H. (Kulzer) Meyer, 84, of Meire Grove, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. 



  • The Mass of Christian burial, celebrating the life of Theresa Roerick, age 89 of Albany, will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. 



  • John H. “Jack” Rose

    John H. “Jack” Rose, age 106 of Freeport, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minn.  



  • John G. Stoermann

    John G. “Johnnie” Stoermann, age 85 of St. Rosa, died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.



  • Richard Schiller

    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Richard Schiller, age 91 of Albany, was at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. 



  • Eleanor Theresa Froelich

    Eleanor Theresa Froelich (Brake), age 86, of Albany, formerly of Ward Springs, died peacefully at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 in Albany.



  • Gayle Mae Brewer

    On Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, Gayle Mae Brewer went home to be with the Lord at Galeon Home in Osakis after a short illness.



  • Dorothy J. Dyrseth

    Dorothy J. Dyrseth, age 73 of Melrose, formerly of Greenwald and Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the Saint Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud.

     
  • Lisa A. Fiedler, age 42, of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan.  14, 2018, at her home in Sauk Centre. 



  • Thomas Rodger Proell

    Thomas Rodger Proell, age 60 of Sauk Centre, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at his home. There will be a private family memorial at a later date.



  • Marlene R. Richards

    Marlene R. Richards, age 73 of Sauk Centre, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, Jan.12, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.



  • Laverne Henrietta Gamradt Blaha

    Laverne Henrietta Gamradt Blaha was called to her heavenly home to rest and be with Lord.  She died peacefully on Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 at Kaiser Hospital in San Leandro of pneumonia, with her family at her bedside.  She was 101. 



  • Zachariah A. “Zack” Berlien-Wensman, age 32 of New Munich, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

     
  • Arthur J. Hinnenkamp

    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Arthur J. Hinnenkamp, 89, originally of Melrose was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater. Art passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Mother of Mercy Assisted Living in Albany.  Reverend Dennis Backer officiated. Burial will be at a later date.



  • Leo A. Meyer

    Leo A. Meyer, age 92 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his home in Melrose, Minn. 



  • Leander B. Notch

    Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Leander B. Notch, 82, of Avon who passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

     
  • Adeline K. Christen

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Adeline K. Christen, age 91 of Albany, was at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. 

     
  • Shirley Veronica Goering, 81 of Crookston, passed away on Jan. 5, 2018 at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN. The funeral Mass for Shirley will be held Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 1 p.m. Check www.stenshoelhouske.com for full service details.



  • Marvin D. Wolfe, age 86 of Sauk Centre, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.

     
  • John G. Stoermann

    John G. Stoermann, age 85 of St. Rosa, died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

     

  • Harvey Hadrich

    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Harvey Hadrich, age 74 of Holdingford, was at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford, burial was in the parish cemetery. 



  • The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Adeline K. Christen, age 91 of Albany, will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Adeline died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  There will be a visitation after 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church.  

     
  • Leo A. Meyer

    Leo A. Meyer, age 92 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his home in Melrose. 

     
  • Marie S. Mackedanz, age 91 of Elk River, passed away on Dec. 21, 2017, at Guardian Angels Care Center.  Marie was born July 4, 1926 in Elrosa to Edward and Katherine Braun.  She is preceded in death by parents; first husband, Henry Jenc; daughter, Sharon Zulkosky; grandson, Jacob Brutger; four sisters; one brother.



  • Irene Agnes Engel (Gillies)

    Irene Agnes Engle (Gillies) died peacefully at home on Dec. 13, 2017, in Monroe, Iowa at the age of 90. She had six children, 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.



  • Sylvia M. Schulzetenberg

    Sylvia M. Schulzetenberg, age 87 of New Munich, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at the Park View Assisted Living in Melrose. 



  • Francis William McDonald

    Francis William McDonald, of Sauk Centre, died peacefully in his sleep, in the presence of his children, on Dec. 20, 2017, after a 10-month battle with cancer. He was 85.  

     
  • John “Buddy” J. Urbashich Jr.

    The Mass of Christian burial, celebrating the life of John “Buddy” J. Urbashich Jr., age 84 of Albany, was at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 18 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Anthony. 



  • Richard “Dick” Lawrence Jacobson

    Richard “Dick” Lawrence Jacobson passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2017, at 77 in Everett, Wash., where he lived since relocating from Duluth in 2009.

     
  • Born Feb. 6, 1924, died peacefully Dec. 1, 2017.  Preceded in death by Victor, her husband of 57 years; parents Michael and Olivia Thielen, brothers Elmer and Norbert, sister Doreen and son-in-law Larry Magnuson. Survived by children Cheryl (David), Steve (Natalie), sisters Etta Pflipsen and Jeannette “Jeannie” Hoppe, many nieces and nephews, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Marian was a spirited and feisty lady who celebrated family more than anything and loved her little “castle,” her modest home in Inver Grove Heights. She started driving at age 78 and was quite independent and managed very well by herself after Vic’s death in 2002, right up until a brief stay in assisted living in Bayport. Memorials to the Turner Syndrome Society of the U.S.  Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minn.  Details are pending, celebration to be determined in 2018.

     
  • Ervin “Erv” Thielen

    Ervin “Erv” Thielen, age 80 of New Munich, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn.



  • Alcuin “Al” Sand

    Alcuin “Al” Sand, age 88 of Melrose and formerly of New Munich, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.

     
  • Denise Bodeker

    Denise Bodeker, 58, a resident of Melrose, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Cyril J. Kuklok

    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Cyril J. Kuklok, age 95 of Opole was at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 11 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. (Click name to read more...)



  • Anita Buenconsejo, 94, died Nov. 19, 2017, in Rush City. She is survived by daughter Linda Faber. 

    A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Dec. 16, at St. John’s Church, Meire Grove.

    All are welcome to attend and celebrate Anita’s life