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  • Marvin Roy Blouin

    Marvin Roy Blouin, 79, of Sauk Centre, died at the Sauk Centre Hospital on Dec. 3, 2017.  



  • Agnes G. Job

    Agnes G. Job, age 83 of Freeport, passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 surrounded by her family at her home in Freeport.



  • Treonne Panitzke

    Treonne Panitzke age 82 of Redwood Falls, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls surrounded by her family. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at church.  Interment was in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.  



  • Virginia A. Mandile

    Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 28, 2017 at the Church of St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center for Virginia A. Mandile, age 89 of Brooklyn Center, originally from St. Anna who passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21 2017. 



  • Patricia “Patsy” Hoppe

    Patricia “Patsy” Hoppe, 82, of Columbus, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Dec. 1, 2017. 



  • Violet R. Meagher

    The Family of Violet Meagher would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone in the community for the thoughts, prayers, cards, memorials, food and kind words.  We are grateful for the love and support you have given our family during this very sad time.  Violet is missed dearly and will remain in our hearts, forever.  Thank you and God bless.



  • Carol Billigmeier

    Carol Billigmeier age 65, of Melrose and formerly of Bird Island returned to Jesus on late Friday evening Dec. 1, 2017, at RC Hospital Hospice Center in Olivia surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, Dec. 6,  at 1:15 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island with Rev. George Schmit as celebrant. 



  • Edward Katzner

    Services celebrating the life of Edward “Eddie” Katzner, age 67 of Albany, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albany. 



  • David F. “Whitey” Kemper

    David F. “Whitey” Kemper, age 68 of Sauk Centre/Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.



  • Edward R.  Middendorf

    Edward R. “Eddie” Middendorf, age 79 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.

     
  • Paul M. Jennissen

    Paul M. “Pitchfork” Jennissen, age 74 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at his home in Kandota Township, Todd County.



  • Gail T. Griswold

    Gail T. Griswold, 93, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017, at Mulder Health Care Facility in West Salem, Wis.  She was born June 13, 1924, in Sparta, Wis., to Robert F. and Margaret (Moffat) Twining. Gail graduated from West Salem High School in 1942 and from St. Francis School of Nursing, La Crosse, in 1945. 



  • Joel G. Kleinschmidt

    Joel G. Kleinschmidt, age 49 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Saint Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud.

     
  • David F. “Whitey” Kemper

    David F. “Whitey” Kemper, age 68 of Sauk Centre/Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

     
  • Bonnie Mae (Simpkins) Koursh was born Sept. 10, 1951, in Minneapolis. She graduated from Wayzata High School. Bonnie has lived in Alexandria since 2013 until her passing on Nov. 24, 2017. 



  • Brennen J. Hoppe

    Brennen J. Hoppe, age 18 of New Munich, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 in Grey Eagle Township, Todd County, Minn.

     
  • Elsie M. Mergen
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Elsie M. Mergen, age 100, of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 29 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Elsie died at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care on Friday, November 24.  There will be a visitation from 4-7:00 PM Tuesday and again after 10:00 AM, Wednesday at the Seven Dolors parish gathering space.  Seven Dolors parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM Tuesday.   The Albany American Legion Auxiliary will pray the rosary in the church at 10:30 AM, Wednesday morning.  Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. (Click name to read more...)
  • Jerome E. Suchy

    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Jerome E. Suchy, 84, of Avon will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon.  Jerome passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB and Rev.  Aaron Nett will con-celebrate.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.

  • Rosalie E. “Rose” Berscheid

    Rosalie E. “Rose” Berscheid, age 93 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, Nov.  17, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

     
  • Elva E. Norton

    Elva E. Norton, age 97 of Ashby, formerly of Hutchinson, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Ashby Living Center in Ashby.

     
  • Clarence H. Schmiesing

    Clarence H. Schmiesing, age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre. 

     
  • Rudolph “Rudy” Pastian

    Rudolph “Rudy” Pastian, age 99 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the VA Health Care System in St. Cloud.

     
  • Joel G. Kleinschmidt, age 49 of Sauk Centre, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the Saint Cloud Hospital, Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

     
  • Valeria H. “Val” Luetmer, age 89 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at her home in Fairway Pines, Sauk Centre.

     
  • Elmer J. Sinderman

    Elmer J. Sinderman, age 84 of Melrose, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.

     
  • Meinulf L. “Meiny” Himsl

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Meiny Himsl who died Sunday at his home in Avon Township. 

     
  • Raphael “Ralph” Hondl

    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Raphael Aloysius Hondl age 87, of Albany was at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. 



  • Peter N. Waldorf,

    Peter N. Waldorf, age 49, of Corcoran, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 while driving the combine on the family farm in Spring Hill.

     
  • Sharon M. Nathe

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Sharon M. Nathe, age 70 of Avon, was at  11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17 at the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon.  Fr. Greg Miller, OSB, officiated; burial was private. Friends and family gathered in the St. Benedict’s gathering space after 10 a.m. Friday.  



  • John H. Koopmeiners

    A Celebration of Life for John Henry Koopmeiners, 69, of Reno, Nevada – formerly of the St. Francis area – will be on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 from 1 – 4 p.m. The open house will be at Frank and Joyce Koopmeiners, 2750 Aardvark Road, Burtrum, MN. John passed away on March 17, 2017. 



  • Viola “Vi” Dombrovski

    Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Vi Dombrovski who died Thursday, Nov. 9 at Little Falls Care Center. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Raymond A. “Ray” Zenzen

    Raymond A. “Ray” Zenzen, age 92 of Melrose, died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Bernard Allen Westhausen

    Bernard Westhausen, age 79, of Appleton, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation was from 1-2 p.m. followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13 at Immanuel Lutheran Church – Shible Township. Pastor Donald Klatt officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • MaryAnn Maus

    MaryAnn Maus, age 86 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Joyce L. Yarke

    Joyce L. Yarke, age 66 of St. Augusta, and formerly of Meire Grove, died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at home in St. Augusta, Minn. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Armella M. Bueckers

    The Mass of Christian Burial, honoring the life of Armella M. Bueckers, age 95 of Albany, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. (Click to read more....)

     
  • Thomas “Tom” D. Thielman

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 for Thomas “Tom” D. Thielman, age 65 of Avon, who passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Wallace Jacobson

    Service to honor the life of Wallace A. Jacobson, age 94 of Avon, was at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 6, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford.  Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Violet L. Pintok

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Violet Louise (Stodolka) Pintok, age 90 of Opole, will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Mildred Irene “Susie” Wolf

    Mildred Irene “Susie” Wolf, age 91 of Sauk Centre, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Jon Lindberg

    Funeral Mass was held for Jon Lindberg, age 53 of Henning, on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at noon at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Henning, with Fr. LeRoy Schik officiating. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Ralph J. Wiehoff

    Ralph J. Wiehoff  (Curly) owner of Curly’s Bar, age 88, of Melrose died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at CentreCare Hospital-Melrose Hospital.

    A Memorial Mass was  held  Friday, Oct. 27 at St. John the Baptist Church, Meire Grove. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Marilyn A. Schaefer

    Marilyn A. Schaefer, age 83 of New Munich, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Jeanette Esther Lemke

    Jeanette Esther Lemke, age 79, of Avon, died Oct. 16, 2017 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, after battling colon cancer. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Gerald A. Wensmann

    Gerald A. “Gerry” Wensmann, age 74 of Spring Hill, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Theodore C. Engle

    Theodore C. Engle, age 94, passed away at home on Sept. 30, 2017. He was born July 27, 1923 in Sauk Centre. (click name to read more...)

     
  • Keith Leroy Brown

    Keith Leroy Brown, age 76 of Rice, died peacefully on Oct. 28, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services. Committal will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at a later date.  (Click name to read more...)

  • Eleanor M. “Ellie” Mitchell
    Eleanor M. “Ellie” Mitchell, age 90 of Albany, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
  • Marie K. Schirmers

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Marie K. Schirmers, age 90, who passed away Friday at Cherrywood Advanced Living Care in St. Cloud. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Elizabeth Ann (Mehr) Sudyk

    Elizabeth Ann (Mehr) Sudyk age 69 of St. Michael, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Longtime Northwest Airlines Flight Attendant. (Click name to read more...)



  • John J. Loehr

    Loehr, John J., age 79, of Minneapolis, previously of Melrose, passed away on Oct. 19, 2017. Veteran, USAF. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Walda M. Anderson

    Walda M. Anderson, 81 of Belgrade, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London.  Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Crow River Lutheran Church near Belgrade. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Rose Nugent  “Mux” Walker

    Rose Nugent “Mux” Walker, age 86 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the BridgeWell Assisted Living in Osakis. (Click name to read more...)



  • Gertrude M. “Trudy” Craig

    Gertrude M. “Trudy” Craig, age 93 of Medford, Wis., died Oct. 6, 2017, at Our Home Assisted Living, Medford, where she resided for the past four years. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Catherine E. Koopmeiners

    Catherine E. “Cathy” Koopmeiners, age 74 of Melrose, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. (Click on name to read more...)



  • Anthony A. “Tony” Klaphake

    Anthony A. “Tony” Klaphake, age 87 of Melrose, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. (click name to read more...)



  • Marvin P. Stroeing

    Marvin P. Stroeing, age 79 of Freeport, formerly of New Munich, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Theresa M. “Tre” Gasperlin

    Theresa M. “Tre” Gasperlin, age 88 of Albany, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 surrounded by her family at the St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • John H. “Hank” Westerhaus

    John H. “Hank” Westerhaus, age 82 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minn. (click name to read more...)

     
  • Linus H. Burg

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Lake Henry for Linus H. Burg, age 81, of Lake Henry who passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery with military honors. (Click name to read more...)



  • Thomas E.  “Tom” Sills

    Thomas E. “Tom” Sills, age 72 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at his home near Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Anthony A. “Tony” Klaphake

    Anthony A. “Tony” Klaphake, age 87 of Melrose, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Marianne Hendrickson

    Hendrickson, age 78 of Little Sauk, unexpectedly passed into her new life on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Eleanor Berggren, age 92 of Glenwood, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 under the compassionate care of Knute Nelson Hospice at Grand Arbor Knute Nelson in Alexandria. (click name to read more...) 



  • Darlene L.Rafteseth Darlene L. Rafteseth,

    Darlene L. Rafteseth, age 88 of Sauk Centre, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Earl A. Sadlowsky

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Earl Sadlowsky who died Wednesday at Mother of Mercy Care Center in Albany.  Fr. Gregory Miller, OSB. will officiate. (Click name to read more...) 

     
  • Harriet D. Lomheim

    Harriet D. Lomheim, 92, of Sauk Centre died on Oct. 1, 2017 at Arlington Place in St. Joseph, peacefully, with family at her side. (Click name to read more...)

     
  • Howard J. Beste
    Howard J. Beste, age 98 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (click name to read more...)
  • Regina E. “Reg” Sunderman
    Regina E. “Reg” Sunderman, age 87 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Theresa Stangler

     The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Theresa Stangler, age 89 of Albany, was held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22 at the Church of Seven Dolors in Albany.  Burial was in the parish cemetery. Theresa died peacefully at her home on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. There was a visitation at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the church in Albany.  Arrangements were made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. (Click name to read more...)



  • Evelyn Mary Krystosek
    Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Evelyn Mary Krystosek, age 94 of Holdingford will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Father Glenn Krystosek will officiate and Father Eugene Doyle will concelebrate, with burial in the parish cemetery. Evelyn died Saturday, S