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  • Dorothy L. “Butch” Hoeschen
    Dorothy L. “Butch” Hoeschen, age 92 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the CentraCare Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
  • Lorraine Borgerding
    Lorraine Borgerding, age 93 of Sauk Centre, passed peacefully into her new life on Monday evening, Jan. 6, 2020, from the Galeon in Osakis.
  • Gilbert H. Hagemeier
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at St. Catherine’s Oratory in Farming for Gilbert H. Hagemeier age 90, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Inurnment will be in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
  • Judy Getzkow
    Judith Yvonne Getzkow, age 71, died Jan. 2, 2020, at Meeker Manor in Litchfield. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred W. Getzkow and Yvonne (Coulter) Getzkow.
  • Michael George Court
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Michael George Court, age 80, of Avon, will be 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20 at the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again after 10 a.m., Monday at the church. St. Benedict’s parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus will pray at 7 p.m., Sunday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany.
  • Leander M. Blonigen, age 79 of St. Martin, Minn., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. 
  • Walter Alfred Dickhaus
    A Funeral Service for Walter Alfred Dickhaus of Mountain Home, Ark., was held Jan.13, 2020, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Randall Dunn officiating.
  • Lucille A. Bertram
    Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 11, 2020, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for Lucille A. Bertram, age 92, of St. Martin, who passed away Jan.  8 at the Assumption Community Home in Cold Spring. Burial was in St. Martin Parish Cemetery.
  • Dale Leroy “Buzel” Schreifels
    Dale L. “Buzel” Schreifels, age 64 of Elk River, passed away Jan. 3, 2020, at his home.
  • The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Rose Fuchs, age 95 of Albany, will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at Church of Seven Dolors in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rose died Jan. 1, 2020, at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care. There will be a visitation from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church in Albany. Seven Dolors parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. followed by Christian Mothers at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Albany.
  • Beverly J. Scherping
    Beverly J. “Bev” Scherping, age 77 of Freeport, Minn., passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer on Monday, Dec.  30, 2019,  at CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn. 
  • Joan C. Dobmeier
    Joan C. Dobmeier, age 72, of Saint Rosa, Minn., died peacefully Dec. 25, 2019, at CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minn.
  • Sister Mary Paula Pohlmann
    Sister Mary Paula Pohlmann, 91, died on Dec. 26, 3029, at Alverna Apartments in Little Falls, Minn.
  • William H. “Bill” Middendorf
    William H. “Bill” Middendorf, age 90 of Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020,  at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose. 
  • Valentine L. Riley
    Mass of Christian Burial was  Jan. 3, 2020, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley for Valentine “Val” L. Riley, 87, of Watkins who passed away Dec. 29, 2019,  at his home. Rev. Aaron Nett officiated and burial was at the parish cemetery. 
  • Roman J. Hellermann
    Roman J. Hellermann, age 84 of Melrose, Minn., passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by his family on Friday, Dec.  27, 2019,  at the CentraCare Melrose Hospital in Melrose. 
  • Julie E. Wiecks

    Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Julie E. Wiecks, age 50, of Wilmot, S.D., who died on Dec. 6, 2019, at her home. 

    A private family memorial service, and inurnment, will be held at a later date. 

  • Howard M. Thielman
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Howard M. Thielman, age 93, of St. Joseph who passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. The Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate and the Rev. William Skudlarek will concelebrate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes, Avon.
  • Bernadette “Bernie” Kuefler
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at St. Benedict’s Nursing Home Chapel in St. Cloud for Bernadette “Bernie” Kuefler, age 95, of St. Cloud who passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Friday at the chapel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
  • James “Jim” Matthew Chandler
    James “Jim” Matthew Chandler, age 80, of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at his home.
  • Joseph F. Wielenberg
    Joseph F. “Joe” Wielenberg, Jr., age 70 of Burtrum, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at his home in Burtrum.
  • Marilyn Douvier
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Marilyn Douvier, age 86 of St. Joseph, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Marilyn died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. There will be a visitation Thursday, Dec. 26, from 4-8 p.m. and again after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church in Opole. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Christian Women will pray at 4 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.
  • Marcella “Sally” O’Gara

    Marcella “Sally” O’Gara of Mankato, passed away Dec. 15, 2019 at the age of 92.

    Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato with visitation one hour prior to the service. A private burial will held at Calvary Cemetery in Mankato at a later date. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family.

  • William D. Bethke
    William Donald Bethke, age 79 of Avon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15 at Quiet Oaks in St. Cloud. William was born on Nov. 20, 1940, in Augusta, Wis., the son of Victor and Irene (Deacon) Bethke. He was raised in the Augusta area and graduated from Augusta High School; he went on to attend the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, and graduated there as well. On Jan. 21, 1961, he was united in marriage to Carol Kordosky in River Falls, Wis.
  • Rev. Andrew F. Marthaler
    Rev. Andrew F. Marthaler, age 86 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta.
  • Janet G. Beilke
    Janet G. Beilke, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Edna J. Worms
    Edna J. Worms, age 88 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at the CentraCare-Melrose Care Center in Melrose, Minn. 
  • Doris Ann Braun (Meyer), age 75, of Brooklyn Park, died on Dec. 13, 2019.  (Birth town, Meire Grove, MN). Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Alma. Survived by husband Ordean “Dean”; their children, Gail, Pat (Sara), Tim (Tracy), Jon (Kelly); grandchildren, Lauren, Claire, Ryan, Travis, Anna, Luke, Josie, Matthew and Michael,
  • Dennis C. Johnson
    Dennis Carlyle Johnson, age 83 of Sauk Centre, passed away Nov. 30, 2019. He was born March 2, 1936, in Donnelly, to Peter and Freda (Gulbranson) Johnson. Dennis spent his early years farming at home in Morris, where he loved his horse, Amigo. He was the first student to attend the University of Minnesota – Morris. Dennis loved country music and would play his guitar entertaining the seniors. He was a postal worker until age 55, when he began enjoying his retirement, spending 15 years in Arizona.
  • Dolores P. Macey
    Dolores Pauline Macey of West Union, died Dec. 8, 2019, at the age of 86 at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
  • Darleen Fay Black
    Darleen Fay Black, 83, went to her eternal home in heaven Dec. 5, 2019. She was born Aug. 30, 1936, in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Norman and Dorothy Nelson, the oldest of three children. Darleen graduated from Central High School in 1954 and attended the University of North Dakota where she was active in the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and met future husband, Don Black.
  • Daniel Wielenberg
    The Mass of Christian Burial in remembrance of Daniel Wielenberg, age 52 of St. Anthony, will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Church of St. Anthony in St. Anthony. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Daniel passed away Dec. 4 from injuries received in a farm accident. There will be a visitation from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Church of St. Anthony, as well as one hour prior to the Mass Thursday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.
  • Elmer G. Utsch
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Elmer G. Utsch, age 96, of Albany was Dec. 10 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. There was a visitation the day before at the church. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.
  • Melvin L. Eickhoff
    Melvin L. Eickhoff, age 88 of Freeport, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 1, 2019, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minn. 
  • Donald A. Boucher
    Donald A. “Don” Boucher, age 79 of Grey Eagle, Minn.,  is done working. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, Nov.  29, 2019, at the V.A. Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minn. 
  • Jeffrey C. Hockert
    Jeffrey C. “Jeff” Hockert, 55 of Shoreview, passed away from natural causes on Dec. 1, 2019, at his home in Shoreview.
  • Walter P. Sand
    Walter “Wally” Sand, age 92 of New Munich, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, Dec.  1, 2019, at Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich, Minn., where Wally was the first resident.
  • Dennis J. Meagher
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Dennis J. Meagher, 88 of St. Wendel, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel. Dennis passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. 
  • Wayne L. Helmbolt
    Wayne L. Helmbolt passed away Nov. 30, 2019, at the VA Hospice Center due to complications from dementia.
  • Melvin L. Eickhoff
    Melvin L. Eickhoff, age 88 of Freeport, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 1, 2019, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Jeffrey C. Hockert
    Jeffrey C. “Jeff” Hockert, 55 of Shoreview, passed away from natural causes on Dec. 1, 2019, at his home in Shoreview.
  • Raymond H. Von Wahlde
    Raymond H. “Ray” Von Wahlde, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at his home in Sauk Centre.
  • Bud Wanderscheid
    Bud Wanderscheid, 80, of Clarissa, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2019, at his residence.  
  • Melvin L. Eickhoff
    Melvin L. Eickhoff, age 88 of Freeport, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 1, 2019, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Mary F. Grund
    Mary F. Grund, age 73, Sauk Rapids, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • Bonnie Mauritz
    Services celebrating the life of Bonnie Mauritz, age 73 of Albany, were Nov. 29, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in Albany. Burial followed in the Seven Dolors Parish Cemetery. Bonnie died Nov. 23 at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany.
  • Howard Pierskalla
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Howard Pierskalla, age 83 of St. Joseph, was Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Howard died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany. Arrangements were made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.
  • Caroline T. Engelmeyer
    Caroline T. Engelmeyer, age 79, formerly of St. Cloud, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Care Center, Albany, Minn.
  • Howard Pierskalla

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Howard Pierskalla, age 83 of St. Joseph, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Howard died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany. There will be a visitation time from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the church in St. Joseph. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.



  • Phyllis “Peggy” Lenarz
    Peggy Lenarz, 89, longtime resident of Hibbing, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. She was born Jan. 25, 1930, to Paul and Clara Sunderman in Sauk Centre. Peggy’s life was her work; she was employed at Sunrise Bakery for 42 years. She also enjoyed bowling, golfing and babysitting as pastimes. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing. 
  • James (Jim) Fynboh
    James (Jim) Fynboh, 82, of Sauk Centre and Mission, Texas – loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend – passed away on Nov. 18, 2019.
  • Bonnie Mauritz
    Services celebrating the life of Bonnie Mauritz, age 73 of Albany, will be 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in Albany. Burial will be in the Seven Dolors Parish Cemetery. Bonnie died Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany. There will be a time for friends to gather after noon Friday at the funeral home in Albany.
  • Colleen B. Thielman
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Church of St. Benedict’s in Avon for Colleen B. Thielman who died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Serenity Place on Seventh in St. Joseph. The Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Avon and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church in Avon. St. Benedict Christian Women will pray at 7 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Avon.
  • Edward G. Klaphake
    Edward G. “Ed” Klaphake, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Nov. 17, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minn.
  • David P. Backes
    David Peter Backes, age 71 of Greenwald,  passed away on Nov.  14, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud. 
  • Roger H. Raeker
    Roger H. Raeker, age 81 of Melrose, died Sunday, Nov.  17, 2019,  at the CentraCare - Melrose  Care Center in Melrose. 
  • Carol Ann Finken-Loecken
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Carol Ann Finken-Loecken, age 81 of Albany, will be 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Carol died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care. There will be a visitation from 4-8 p.m. 
  • Peter A. Robischon

    Peter (Pete) A. Robischon, age 76, of Paynesville, passed away on Nov. 15, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing. 



  • Edward G. Klaphake
    Edward G. “Ed” Klaphake, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Nov. 17, 2019, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Barbara (Silver) Robinson was born Oct. 12, 1931, to Clyde and Inez (Brown) Silver in Sauk Centre. She graduated from Wadena High School in 1949, and went to Hamline University School of Nursing. She graduated from Hamline in May of 1952 and married Richard Robinson on Aug. 9, 1952.
  • Edward G. “Ed” Klaphake, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Nov. 17, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

  • Ronald T. Achmann
    Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 16 at St. Benedict’s Church in Avon for Ronald T. Achmann, 73 of Avon who passed away Nov. 9, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. The Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB, officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Avon.
  • Darlene D. Bense

    Darlene Bense, age 86 and 11 days short of her 87th birthday, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at her home in Grey Eagle, Minn. 

    A private family graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle will be held at a later date.

  • Lynell Elsie “Lynn” Borgerding
    Lynell Elsie “Lynn” Borgerding, age 65 of Freeport, Minn., passed away suddenly of a stroke on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019,  at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. 
  • Edward G. “Ed” Klaphake, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Nov. 17, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minn. 
  • Monica M. “Moni” Barten
    Monica M. “Moni” Barten, age 94 of Spring Hill, Minn., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov.  12, 2019,  at the Park View Place in Melrose, Minn. 
  • Ermalinda G. “Erma” Poepping
    Ermalinda G. “Erma” Poepping, age 89 of New Munich,  Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Nov. 12, 2019, at the CentraCare – Melrose Care Center in Melrose, Minn.
  • Carl W. “Red” Emblom Jr.
    Carl W. “Red” Emblom Jr., age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at his home in Sauk Centre.
  • Keith H. Pryor
    Keith H. Pryor, age 70 of Sauk Centre and formerly of Scandia, died peacefully Nov. 11, 2019, at his home with his wife and daughter at his side.
  • Jordan Henry
    Jordan Henry of Sauk Centre passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud at the age of 82 years.
  • Ronald T. Achmann
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at St. Benedict’s Church in Avon for Ronald T. Achmann, 73 of Avon who passed away Nov., 9. 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. The Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at St. Benedict’s Church in Avon and one hour prior to Mass Saturday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Avon.
  • Karleen I. Tomsche
    Karleen I. Tomsche, 83 of Albany, died peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Dorothy Ann Quirk
    Dorothy Ann Quirk (née Mahowald) 92, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.
  • Elmer A. Ostendorf
    Elmer A. Ostendorf, age 77, of Freeport, died peacefully surrounded by family, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at his home near St. Anthony/Freeport.
  • Eleanor Lemke
    A funeral service was Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Albany for Eleanor Lemke, 83, who died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Inurnment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
  • Scott Norman Radtke
    Scott Norman Radtke died Nov. 1 at his home near Albany, a century farm which has been home to generations of the Radtke family since 1914. As a farmer and outdoorsman, Scott took pride in the land, investing decades into conservation, watershed management and developing wildlife habitat. 
  • Mary Ann Athmann
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Mary Ann Athmann who died Nov. 9 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Rev. Timothy Gapinski will officiate and burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.  Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services Nov. 13 at the church in St. Cloud.  
  • Eleanor Lemke
    A funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Albany for Eleanor Lemke, 83, who died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Inurnment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
  • Scott Norman Radtke
    Scott Norman Radtke died Nov. 1 at his home near Albany, a century farm which has been home to generations of the Radtke family since 1914. As a farmer and outdoorsman, Scott took pride in the land, investing decades into conservation, watershed management and developing wildlife habitat.
  • Michael J. Ludwig
    Michael J. “Mike” Ludwig, age 89 of Melrose, passed away Saturday, Nov.  2, 2019,  at the CentraCare – Melrose Care Center in Melrose, Minn.
  • Hildegard M. Schmiesing
    Hildegard M. Schmiesing, age 97 of Meire Grove, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019,  at the CentraCare – Melrose Care Center in Melrose, Minn. 
  • Lori A. Scherping
    Lori A. Scherping, age 37 of Freeport, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family after a three year battle with breast cancer on Tuesday, Oct.  29, 2019, at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, Minn. 
  • Gerald “Jerry” Boniface Notch
    Gerald “Jerry” B. Notch, age 81, of Hutchinson, Minn., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at his home in Hutchinson Township. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at 12 p.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment at a later date in Camp Ripley Cemetery in Little Falls.
  • George R. Middendorf
    George R. Middendorf, age 93 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Oct. 28, 2019,  with his family at his side.
  • Ernestine Mager

    Ernestine Mager, age 94 of Albany, passed away Oct. 30, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 4, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Anthony. The Rev. Julius Beckermann, O.S.B., will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.



  • Lori A. Scherping
    Lori A. Scherping, age 37 of Freeport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family after a three-year battle with breast cancer, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta.
  • Ervin M. Kraemer
    Ervin M. Kraemer, age 77 of Albany, passed away peacefully, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
  • Shirley Y. Swenson
    Shirley Y. Swenson, age 91 of Sauk Centre, died after a 10-year journey with Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
  • LeRoy N. Hemmesch

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for LeRoy N. Hemmesch, age 77, who died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the Melrose Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

    Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the St. Martin Parish Center in St. Martin. Visitation will continue from 9-10:45 a.m. Thursday morning at the St. Martin Parish Center.