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  • Emeron “EM” Zackoski

    Memorial Celebration for Emeron ‘EM’ Zackoski will be held Saturday, July 22 at the Lions Park in St. Rosa from 12-3 p.m. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Leonard “Lenny” Hamann

    A Memorial Service for Leonard “Lenny” Hamann, age 71 of Albany, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday,  June 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 23845 Co. Rd. 40, Farming Township. Visitation will be at the church one hour before services. Lenny died on June 14, 2017 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • David L. Carruthers (Braun Relation)

    David L. Carruthers, 69, of Flower Mound, Texas, passed away with his wife, Jean, by his side on Friday, March 10, 2017, after receiving many goodbyes, hugs and kisses from his loved ones.  David was born Sept. 19, 1947 in Thermopolis, Wyo., to Charles Henry Carruthers and Iola M. Harding. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Jacqueline Kay Smith

    Jacqueline Kay Smith, Age 56 of Eagan, formerly of Sauk Centre, died peacefully at home on June 10, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Richard and Arlene Veeder and sister Kimberly Vearrier. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Innocent S. “Buddy” Roelike

    Innocent S. “Buddy” Roelike, age 93 of Elrosa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home in Lake George Township, Stearns County. (click name to read more...)

     
  • Sylvester Gruber

    Sylvester Gruber, age 87, of North Branch, died at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 9, 2017. Preceded in death by his son Rory. (Click on name to read more...)

     
  • Arlene C. Meyer

    Arlene C. Meyer, age 84 of Melrose, formerly of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, June 12, 2017 in Melrose, Minn. (click name to read more...)

     
  • Clarence J.  Von Wahlde

    Clarence J. Von Wahlde, age 94 of New Munich, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 31, 2017, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud, Minn. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Hildegard “Hilde” Bieniek

    The mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Hildegard “Hilde” Bieniek, age 80 of Holdingford will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 8 at the Church of All Saints, St. Hedwig in Holdingford, burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Hilde died at her home on Sunday. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Elenor M. Budde

    Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Elenor Budde who passed away on Tuesday, May 30 at Koronis Manor in Paynesville. (Click name to read more...)



  • Jane F. Zirbes

    Jane F. Zirbes, age 86 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. (Click name to read more...)



  • Junior Lowell Hinrichs

    Junior Lowell Hinrichs, 91, a resident of Elbow Lake, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the Barrett Care Center in Barrett. (Click on name to read more...)

     
  • Orville Vangstad

    Orville Vangstad, age 96 of Osakis, passed into his new life early Friday morning, June 2, 2017, at Douglas County Hospital.  He has been a resident at Galeon Senior Living in Osakis for the past several years. (Click name to read more...)



  • Dr. Karl Kaufman

    Dr. Karl Louis Kaufman, age 82 of Cloquet, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, surrounded by his family. He was born in Sedan on Dec. 23, 1934, to Fred and Emma (Christen) Kaufman. Karl graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1953 and went on to graduate from Macalester College in 1957 with a BA degree in pre-med. (Click name to read more...)



  • Tim Austin

    Memorial services for Tim Austin, age 64 of Sauk Centre, will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Joan Bruggenthies

    Joan Bruggenthies, age 82 of Blaine, passed away on May 24, 2017. Joan was born in Sauk Centre where she graduated in 1954. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Eileen R. Jennissen

    Eileen Rosella Jennissen, 79 of Staples, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017, at Parkview Care Center in Buffalo. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Korf officiating. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Geraldine E. Kirckof

    Geraldine passed away on May 23rd at her daughter Lori’s and son-in-law Mark’s home in Prior Lake.  Geraldine lived with them for the past 5 years after residing & raising her own family for many years in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • MaryAnn M. Vener

    MaryAnn M. Vener, age 60, of Grey Eagle, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre after a 20-month battle with cancer.

     
  • Janet A. “Nettie” Goihl

    Janet A. “Nettie” Goihl, age 84 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • RuthAnn Rose Gieske

    RuthAnn Rose (Goerdt) Gieske, age 77, died Monday, May 22, 2017, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. (Click name to read more...)



  • A Funeral Service for Karen (Schlicht) Hoppe, formerly of Melrose, will be held June 8, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, Freeport. Visitation will be one hour before at the church. 

    Karen passed away Nov. 13, 2016, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.   

  • Anthony A. “Tony” Petermeier

    Anthony A. “Tony” Petermeier, age 82, of Bloomington, Minn., passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Gilbert W. Roerick

    Gilbert W. Roerick, age 90 of St. Francis, died peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017, at his home in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minn. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • John A. “Jack” Vornbrock

    John A. “Jack” Vornbrock, age 76 of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Koronis Manor Care Center in Paynesville, Minn. (Click name to read more...)



  • Appolonia Wentland

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Appolonia Wentland, age 96 of Holdingford, was held at 10:30 a.m. on May 15 at Church of All Saints, St. Hedwig in Holdingford.  Burial was in the parish cemetery. Appolonia died Wednesday, May 10 at the Country Manor Care Center in Sartell. There was a visitation from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, May 14 and after 9:30 a.m., Monday at the church in Holdingford. (Click name to read more...)



  • Frances R. Ludwig

    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Parish Center in Collegeville for Frances R. “Frannie Mac” Ludwig, age 101, who died Tuesday, May 16 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Inurnment was in the parish cemetery. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • RuthAnn Rose Gieske

    Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2017, at Sacred Heart Parish in Freeport for RuthAnn Rose (Goerdt) Gieske, age 77, who died Monday, May 22, 2017, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. A private burial will be at a later date at St. Mary’s cemetery in Melrose. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Gilbert G. Poepping

    Gilbert Gerhard Poepping was born on Oct. 17, 1935, in Spring Hill Township, Stearns County, to Gerhard and Zitta (Thull) Poepping. As a teenager, Gilbert helped on his parents’ farm and with other local farmers.  (Click name to read more...)

     
  • April M. Oltmann

    April M. Oltmann, age 31 of Sauk Centre, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Marcella C. Thull

    Marcella C. “Marcie” Thull, age 79 of New Munich, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, after complications from heart surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Click name to read more...)

  • Arlene Margaret Haroldson

    Arlene Margaret Haroldson was born on May 27, 1929. She entered Heaven’s gates on May 15, 2017, called home to be with the Lord and reuniting with her beloved husband/teammate William E. Haroldson (Ol’ Bill). (Click name to read more...)



  • Edmund H. Wehseler

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Edmund “Eddie” Wehseler, age 88 of Albany, will be 11 a.m., Friday, May 19 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Eddie died unexpectedly Sunday at his home. There will be a visitation from 4-8 p.m., Thursday and again after 10 a.m., Friday at the Seven Dolors Church gathering space. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Kenneth J. Essler

    Kenneth J. Essler, age 86, went to be with our Lord, very peacefully, on March 28, 2017, at his home in Sherman Oaks Manor in Ludington, Mich., with his friends and family by his side. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Hildegard M. Rademacher
    Hildegard M. “Hilda” Rademacher, age 95, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. (Click name to read more...)
  • Michelle M. (Utecht) Neal
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Lower Church in St. Cloud for Michelle M. (Utecht) Neal, age 45 of St. Cloud who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 7, at her home. Reverend Scott Pogatschnik will officiate. Burial will take place at Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. (Click name to read more...)
  • Yolanda Helen (Lentz) Mareck
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Yolanda Helen Mareck, 93, of St. Cloud and formerly of Sauk Centre, was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Yolanda passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Reverend   Thomas Knoblach officiated. Burial was in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. (Click name to read more...)
  • Betty J. Carlson
    Betty J. Carlson, age 92 of Sauk Centre, left us to be with God on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Beatrice A. Wensman
    Beatrice A. “Beaty” Wensman, age 72 of Melrose, died Friday, May 5, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. (Click name to read more...)
  • Kenneth (Ken)J. Essler, a resident of Ludington, Mich., passed away on March 28, 2017, in Ludington. (Click name to read more...)
  • Alfrieda C. Roelike
    Alfrieda C. “Frieda” Roelike, age 92 of Elrosa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her home in Lake George. (Click name to read more...)
  • Olga Marie Myrom
    Olga Marie Myrom, age 96 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Lanny Lee Moyer
    Lanny Lee Moyer, age 70 of Sauk Centre, passed away April 25, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He passed away just as he had lived his life, peacefully and surrounded by those that loved him. (Click name to read more...)
  • Wilma H. Scheid
    Services celebrating the life of Wilma H. Scheid, age 83 of Albany, were at 11 a.m., Monday, May 1 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany. Burial was in the church cemetery.  Wilma died unexpectedly last Wednesday at her home in Albany. There was a visitation from 4-8 p.m., Sunday April 30 and again after 10 a.m., Monday at the church in Albany.  Arrangements were made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. (Click name to read more...)
  • M. Florence  Detloff
    M. Florence Detloff, 93, passed away at The Waterford Manor in Brooklyn Park on Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Click name to read more...)
  • John W. Larson
    John “Jack” W. Larson, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home, in Brooklyn Park, on early Wednesday morning, April 12, 2017. Jack was born on Feb. 14, 1929 in Paynesville, to Emil and Martha (Golla) Larson. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1946. (Click to read more...)
  • Norbert F. Lindemann
    Norbert F. “Norb” Lindemann, age 89 of Sauk Centre, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Frederick “Fred” Olson
    Frederick (“Fred”) Martin Olson, long-time resident of Winona, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Sugar Loaf Senior Living in Winona, where he had lived for the past three years following a stroke. (Click namto read more...)
  • Judy Viola (Kulzer) Johnson
    Judy Viola (Kulzer) Johnson was born to John and Rose (Tillman) Kulzer in Greenwald on April 30, 1940. (Click on name to read more...)



  • Irene M. Linn
    Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Irene M. Linn, age 65, of Avon who passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 19, 2017 in Avon.  Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB and Rev. Jeremy Theis concelebrated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church in Avon.  Parish Prayers was prayed at 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home in St. Cloud. (Click name to read more...)
  • Richard “Rich” Kemper
      Richard “Rich” William Kemper, of Bloomington and formerly of the Melrose area, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Bloomington. (Click name to read more...)
  • Melvin G. Ehlert
        Melvin G. Ehlert, age 93 of Sartell and a longtime resident of Sauk Centre died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, Minn. surrounded by his family. (Click name to read more...)
  • Lorraine  VanHavermaet
        Lorraine VanHavermaet, 93, of Rochester, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Cottagewood Memory Care in Rochester where she had resided in recent years. (Click name to read more...)
  • John L. Eich
    John L. Eich, age 89 of Melrose, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. (Click name to read more...)



  • Donald B. Wieling, 72,  Melrose, passed away April 10, 2017.

        A celebration of his life was held April 17. Internment at a later date. (Click here to read more...)



  • Mary Ann Brus
    Mary Ann Brus, age 92 of Tyler, formerly of Melrose, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. (Click name to read more...)



  • Gerald J. “Jerry” Wiener
    Gerald J. “Jerry” Wiener, age 83 of Elrosa, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. (Click name to read more...)



  • Mildred J. Nienaber
    Mildred J. “Millie” Nienaber, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Judy L. Fairchild
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Judy L. Fairchild, age 66, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday in Siesta Key, Fla. (Click name to read more...)

  • Melvin G. Ehlert
    Melvin G. Ehlert, age 93 of Sartell and a longtime resident of Sauk Centre, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta surrounded by his family. (Click name to read more...)
  • Frances M. Linn
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Frances M. Linn, age 99 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Albany, will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 21, at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. (Click name to read more...)
  • LouAnn M. Schultz
    LouAnn M. Schultz, age 76 of Albany, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. (Click name to read more...)
  • Joan B. (Herzog) Bushey, 59

    Enum Claw, Wash. (Click name to read more...)
  • Eugene J. “Gene” Yarke
    Eugene J. “Gene” Yarke, age 81 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Andrew Jay Bartels
    Bartels, Andrew J., age 25 of Maple Grove, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Andrew was the son of Jason Bartels and Kim Heinen Bartels.   He graduated from Maple Grove High School in 2009. (Click on name to read more...)

  • James Vernon Dickinson
    Funeral services for James Dickinson of Starbuck, will be Friday, April 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck, with Reverend Paul Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. (Click name to read more...)



  • John Koopmeiners died March 17, 2017, Reno, Nev., following a vehicle accident. (Click name to read more...)
  • Jean M. Mitchell
    Jean M. Mitchell, age 55 of Sauk Centre, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Patricia Radford
    Patricia Radford, age 58 of Alexandria, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away the morning of March 30, 2017, after a long struggle with COPD at the  CentraCare Nursing home in Sauk Centre. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. (Click name to read more...)
  • Irene M. Rieland
    Irene M. Rieland, age 90 of Sauk Centre, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis with family members at her side.
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  •     Eugene Yarke, age 81, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove. Visitation will be 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
  • Mae Haskamp
    Mae Haskamp, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her family. (Click name to read more...)
  • Clifford F. Mitchell
    Clifford F. “Cliff” Mitchell, age 89 of Albany, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany from complications of a stroke. (Click on name to read more...)
  • Lillian Nemmers
    Lillian Nemmers, age 105 of Glenwood, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at her home in Glenwood. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove Lake, with Rev. Philip Beyersdorf officiating.  (Click on name to read more...)
  • Clara C. Frieler
    Clara C. Frieler, age 93 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. (Click name to read more...)

  • Viola E. Zierden
    Viola E. Zierden, age 86 of Grey Eagle, formerly of New Munich, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at her son, Duane’s home on Little Birch Lake. (Click name to read more...)

  • Julia M.  Westendorf
    Julia M. Westendorf, age 91, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.
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  • Michael A.  Brunette-Metzger
    Metzger, age 27 of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital. (Click name to read more...)

  • Andreas “Andy” Tobler
    Andreas Tobler, age 91 of Maple Grove, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away on March 20, 2017. Memorial service for Andreas “Andy” Tobler will be April 1 at 11 a.m. at the Sauk Centre Methodist Church. (Click name to read more...)

  • Lorraine Catherine Binderim
    Lorraine Catherine Binderim of Wichita, KS, 94, cost control analyst died Saturday, March 25, 2017. Visitation was from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017; Rosary was prayed at 7 p.m., both at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary in Wichita. A Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at All Saints Catholic Church. (Read name to read more...)
  • Anthony L. "Tony" Kerfeld

    Anthony L. “Tony” Kerfeld, age 80 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home in Albany, Minnesota after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis. (Click name to read more...)

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