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  • Ralph C. Lauer

    Mass of Christian Burial for Ralph C. Lauer, age 98 of Albany will be 11 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Ralph passed away on Wednesday, June 20. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the Church. 



  • Louis L. Imdieke

    Louis L. Imdieke, age 59 of St. Cloud, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn.



  • Edward B. Mueller

    Edward B. “Ed” Mueller, age 90 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.



  • Norbert John “Norm” Schmidt

    Norbert John “Norm” Schmidt of Rosemount,  passed away peacefully on June 12, 2018, after 90 fulfilling and rewarding years of life. 



  • Donald Joseph Fennell

    Donald Joseph Fennell passed away on Sunday Dec. 17, 2017, in Helena, Mont. surrounded by family after courageously battling cancer for over a year.



  • James A. "Jim" Kraker

    James A. “Jim” Kraker, age 63 of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his home in Grey Eagle.



  • Ervin Platz

    Services celebrating the life of Ervin Platz, age 92 of St. Cloud, formerly of Holdingford, will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 14, at the Church of All Saints, St. Hedwig’s in Holdingford. 



  • Kenneth N. Feldewerd

    We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Kenny the 54 years he was with us. Among them: never be too busy to lend a helping hand, greet everyone with a hug and a smile, and always be the loudest fan in the stands.



  • Henrietta “Hank” F. Kessler

    Born June 23, 1927, and died June 10, 2018, at Galeon Nursing Home in Osakis. 



  • Faye L. “Lorraine” Schroeder

    Faye L. “Lorraine” Schroeder, age 96 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.



  • Lisa Renee Anderl

    Lisa Renee Anderl, age 52, of Chaska, died peacefully on June 9, 2018, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.



  • Marvin M. “Tiny” Quistorff

    Marvin M. “Tiny” Quistorff, age 66, of Sauk Centre, died surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre. 



  • Harriet I. Salzman

    Harriet I. Salzman, age 101 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.



  • Eugene “ Gene” P. Casey

    Eugene “Gene” P. Casey, age 84 of Avon, passed away on May 25, 2018, at his home. Gene was considered a humanitarian by those who knew him best. His life was an example of good character, kindness and serving others.

     
  • Korean War Veteran, Dennis A. Stalberger, age 88, of Columbia Heights, went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2018. Preceded in death by parents Chrys and Alma Stalberger; wife, Gerry; brother, Ron; sister, Darlene ; daughter, Lori Luitjens. Survived by son John Stalberger; daughter Lynn Lyons; four grandchildren: 



  • Matthew Hilary Meyer

    Matthew Hilary Meyer, 46, died Dec. 26, 2017, in Uganda. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 9 at 11 a.m. in Freeport, Minn. Fr. Vincent Lieser will officiate.



  • Mary J. “Mary Jo” Blommel

    Mary J. “Mary Jo” Blommel, age 72 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.



  • Joyce Olson

    Services celebrating the life of Joyce Olson, age 67 of Holdingford, will be 11 a.m., Wednesday,  June 6, at the Community Country Church in Holdingford.  A private burial with her family will be in the Highland Cemetery in Holdingford later on Wednesday. 



  • Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany for LaVerne E. Cigelske, age 82, who passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany and one hour prior to the services on Saturday. 



  • Evelyn Anna (Goerdt) Stepan

    Evelyn Anna (Goerdt) Stepan, age 93, of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.



  • Donald Kuhn

    On May 24, 2018, following a sudden illness, Don passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Don is remembered by his family and friends for embracing life, despite pain and tragedy, and for readily sharing his smile and opinions.



  • LaVerne E. Cigelske

    Funeral Services will be 11 AM Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Albany for LaVerne E. Cigelske, age 82, who passed away Monday. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Friday Our Savior Lutheran Church in Albany and one hour prior to the services on Saturday. 

  • Delores “Dee” Annethe Mrzena Holstad

    God’s gates opened for Dee on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 



  • Irene H. Obermiller

    Irene H. Obermiller, age 75 of Freeport, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, surrounded by her family and friends.



  • A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The prayer service will start at 1 p.m. and an open house 1:30-3 p.m. at the Great Room at Fairway Pines Assisted Living, 606 Main Street N., Sauk Centre.



  • Raymond D. Johnson, Jr.

    Raymond D. Johnson, Jr., age 77 of Sauk Centre, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.



  • Doris Ann  Kluempke Wirtz

    Friends and family of Doris Ann Kluempke Wirtz were saddened to learn of her untimely death in Las Vegas Monday, May 21, 2018. 



  • James R.  Imdieke

    James R. “Jim” Imdieke, age 75 of Melrose, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.



  • Alvina B. Woeste

    Alvina B. Woeste, age 93, of Melrose, died peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.



  • Dolores E. Waldorf

    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Dolores E. Waldorf, age 88 of Albany, was 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.

     
     
  • Henry M. Ebben

    Henry M. Ebben, age 83, of Sauk Centre, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, with his niece at his side at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.



  • Dolores E. Waldorf
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Dolores E. Waldorf, age 88 of Albany, will be 11:30 AM Tuesday, May 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.  
  • LaDonna Ebnet
    Services celebrating the life of LaDonna Ebnet, age 87 of Holdingford will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 22 at the Country Community Church in Holdingford.   Burial will be in the St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.  LaDonna died Wednesday after a long illness. 
  • Shirley Marie Carlson, 80, of St. Cloud, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. A memorial Mass was held on Tuesday, May 15 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community Chapel in St. Cloud. Shirley’s burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 



  • Norbert H. Schaefer

    Norbert H. Schaefer, age 86 of New Munich, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn.



  • Gerald A. Pfannenstein

    Gerald A. Pfannenstein (Jerry), age 75 of Melrose, died Saturday, May 5, 2018, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. 



  • Ronald J. Radermacher

    Ronald Joseph Radermacher died peacefully, at his home on May 14, 2018, in Lino Lakes at the age of 71 years. 



  • Frances E. “Esther” Reuter

    Frances E. “Esther” Reuter, age 98 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at her home at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre. 



  • James D. Renneker

    James D. “Jim” Renneker, age 55 of Melrose, died unexpectedly from complications of leukemia on Monday, May 1, 2018, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.



  • Frank J. Gruber

    Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Lake Henry for Frank J. Gruber, age 97 of Lake Henry who passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville surrounded by his family. Reverend Glenn Krystosek officiated. Burial took place at the parish cemetery.



  • Thomas Paul King

    Thomas Paul King of St. Joseph passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018, at his home, where he was surrounded by the things he loved and nature. His wife, Paula, dog Trae, close family and friends were present. 



  • Gloriann M. Senart

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Gloriann M. Senart, age 81, of Avon who passed away Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  



  • Linda M. Blackburn

    Linda M. Blackburn, age 71 of Melrose, died Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.

     
  • Paul L. Sand

    Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynsville 12:00 Noon Monday, April 30, for Paul L. Sand, age 101, of Alexandria, formerly of Paynesville, who died on Monday at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. 



  • Edward Bryce, age 88 of Sauk Centre, formerly Glenwood, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at CentraCare Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. 



  • Lorraine M. Schaefer

    Lorraine M. Schaefer, age 92 of New Munich, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. 



  • Janet Trattles

    Janet Trattles, 69, a resident of Glenwood, formerly of Annandale passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Bethany Homes in Alexandria.



  • Helen Mary Ebnet Root

    Helen Mary Ebnet Root, age 88, of Brainerd, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 11, 2018 in New Hope. According to Helen’s wishes, a private family gathering will be held at a time and place to be determined.



  • Alcuin J. Renneker

    Alcuin J. Renneker, age 79 of Melrose, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.



  • Audrey Toenies

    Audrey Toenies, age 82 of Grey Eagle, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.



  • Mark Jason Mrnak
    Captain Mark Jason Mrnak, U.S. Air Force, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the age of 40, at Seten Medical Center in Austin, Texas.
  • Ronald W. Ufkin

    Ronald “Ron” Wayne Ufkin, 71, passed away surrounded by his sisters and close friends, Renee and Dayre, on April 12, 2018, in Little Falls.

     
  • Bruce (Fuzzy) Alan Anderson

    Bruce, 51 of Sauk Centre, originally from Osseo, passed away suddenly at St. Cloud Hospital on April 12, 2018.

     
  • Erwin W. Rosenberg (Bud), 89 of Baxter, was born March 2, 1929 and passed away April 10, 2018 at Bethany Good Samaritan Center in Brainerd. Funeral service will be April 20, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church in Baxter with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and funeral at 11 a.m.  Lunch to follow.



  • Robert F. Kane
    Robert Francis Kane, age 68 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
  • Sylvester A. “Sy” Nietfeld

    Sylvester A. “Sy” Nietfeld, age 92 of Meire Grove, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.



  • Juliann C. Rademacher

    Juliann C. “Julie” Rademacher, age 70 of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

     
  • Henry “Hank” J. Wrobel

    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Henry “Hank” J. Wrobel, age 84, of Holdingford, will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Church of All Saints - St. Mary, Holdingford. Interment will be in the Church of All Saints - St. Hedwig parish cemetery immediately following the service. Hank died Sunday at his home in Holdingford. There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home.

  • The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Judy Voss, age 71 of Edina, formerly of St. Francis, was held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 6 at the St. Francis Catholic Church in rural Freeport.  Burial was in the parish cemetery.



  • Bernard H. Meyer

    Bernard H. Meyer, age 85 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minn. 



  • Virgil “Virg” Hinnenkamp, age 73, of Alexandria, formerly of Melrose, died on Sunday, April 1, 2018. 



  • Jackalyn A. “Pookie” Wilwerding

    Jackalyn A. “Pookie” Wilwerding, age 27 of Freeport, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, April 2, 2018, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.



  • Duane E. Walz

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Duane E. Walz, age 74, who passed away Sunday at his home.



  • Clarence A. Bertram

    Clarence A. Bertram, age 94 of Spring Hill, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the St. Benedict’s Center in St. Cloud.



  • Brenda A. Baum

    Brenda A. Baum, age 46 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at her home in Sauk Centre after a long battle with cancer.



  • Bernice C. Karasch

    Bernice C. Karasch, age 88 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Sauk Centre.



  • Marlys A. Milburn, age 76 of Lac du Flambeau, Wis., passed away peacefully March 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family



  • Fern Friedrichs

    Fern Friedrichs, age 85 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Wednesday, April 4, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home.

     
  • John Thomas Welle

    John Thomas Welle, 67. 

    September 6, 1950 – April 3, 2018

    Albany

  • Sister Janet Kunkel

    Sister Janet Kunkel, 86, died on March 21, 2018, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, Minn.



  • Bernard H. Meyer

    Bernard H. Meyer, age 85 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre. 



  • Joyce C. Lyng

    Joyce Claire Lyng (Besser), age 85 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.



  • Bernice C. Karasch, age 88 of Sauk Centre, died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.



  • Virgil “Virg” Hinnenkamp, age 73, of Alexandria, formerly of Melrose, died on Sunday, April 1, 2018. 



  • Lori L. Rahn

    Lori L. Rahn, age 54 of Burtrum, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 31, 2018 at her home in Burtrum.



  • Verena M. Uphus

    Verena M. Uphus, age 91 of Belgrade, died on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, at CentraCare Health–Sauk Centre Nursing Home.