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  • Marion E. Tembrock

    Marion E. Tembrock, 90, passed away peacefully Jan. 14, 2022, at home in Grey Eagle.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 21, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with the Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose following lunch. Visitation will be from 9-10:45 a.m., Jan. 21, at the church in Grey Eagle.

    Marion was born Oct. 19, 1931, to Louis and Mary (Oevermann) Rehkamp. Marion grew up on the family farm near Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1949. She worked in Melrose for two years for the city clerk’s office and Dr. A. H. Zachman’s office. She moved to Elk River in 1952 and worked for Rural Coop Power Association as a receptionist and then transferred to payroll where she worked until May 1960. 

    Marion married Henry L. Tembrock Sept. 26, 1959, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. They lived in Elk River until 2014 and then moved to their home on Big Birch Lake near Grey Eagle.

    Marion enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, cooking, baking and spending time with her family and friends. She was a blood donor and member of the Christian Mothers.

    Marion is survived by her husband; four children Linda Hunt of Brooklyn Park, Sue Tembrock of Maple Grove, Jan Tembrock of Brooklyn Park, and David (Janelle) Tembrock of Lino Lakes; four grandchildren Nicole (Joel) Giedlinski, Jennifer Hunt and Carson and Joelle Tembrock; and one great-grandchild Jack Giedlinski.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; son Richard; and brothers Leander, Robert and Walter Rehkamp.

    Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.

  • Mary Ann R. Terres

    Mary Ann R. Terres, 95, of Spring Hill, died peacefully Jan. 13, 2022, at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre.

    A Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 17 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

    Mary Ann Rose Meyer was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Lake Henry, to Simon and Gertrude (Laubach) Meyer. She was united in marriage to Jerome Terres June 30, 1947, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald. The couple owned Jerry’s Tavern in Greenwald from 1947-57. They then farmed near Spring Hill until selling the farm to their son, Rick. While farming, Jerry and Mary Ann worked as a team. Jerry did most of the fieldwork, while Mary Ann kept everyone fed. She cooked many meals and enjoyed making homemade bread and noodles. In her later years, Mary Ann enjoyed watching her grandsons play baseball with the Spring Hill Chargers. She had a soft spot for holding and cuddling babies and loved her pets, especially her dog, Lucy. The one thing that brought so much joy to Mary Ann was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren,  who truly brightened up her day.

    She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Christian Women and Catholic United Financial. 

    Survivors include her children, Gene Terres of Minneapolis, Bob (Jane) Terres of Spring Hill, Rick (Brenda) Terres of Spring Hill, and Sharon (Gary) Thelen of Freeport; 12 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

    Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome “Jerry” Terres, Feb. 20, 2013; parents; brothers and sister and spouses Clarence (Pauline) Meyer, Art (Leonora) Meyer and Verena (Art) Terres; and sisters and brothers-in-law Marie (Syl) Welle and Esther (Victor) Koska.

    Serving as casket bearers were Jason Terres, Mike Terres, Brad Terres, Brent Terres, Nathan Terres, Jamie Terres, Eric Terres and Greg Thelen. Cross bearer was Kayla Schmitz and scripture bearer was Megan Borgerding. Gift bearers were Kelly Lieser and Sara Christianson. Reader was Gary Thelen.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Poor Clares Monastery 421 Fourth St. S., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.

    Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

  • Ralph S. Muellner

    Ralph S. Muellner, 91, of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Jan. 15, 2022, at his home in Melrose.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and 10-10:45 a.m., Jan. 20, at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m., Jan. 19.

    Ralph Steve Muellner was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Melrose, to Raymond and Agnes (Tiemann) Muellner. Eventually, his parents moved to Sauk Centre. On Oct. 10, 1955, he married Regine Schieffer at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Ralph worked for numerous farmers, including a large farm in Breckenridge. He moved back to Sauk Centre where he had several jobs before going to work at Litchfield Produce, which later became Jennie-O-Foods in 1958. After working there for 30 years, he worked for Bueckers Sanitation for 25 years before retiring and continuing to help out when needed.

    Ralph always talked about traveling in his younger years when he retired. He made that dream a reality with multiple trips in his camper, visiting many states and living in it for three months in Arizona and Texas during the winter. Ralph was able to fix anything. He collected things that would one day be pieced together to make something useful. He spent many hours taking things apart and putzing around in his garage. He also enjoyed playing cards and dancing.

    He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Melrose Seniors, Young at Heart Club and the Winnebago Club.

    Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Regine Muellner, of Melrose; children Debra (Bob) Kaliszewski of South St. Paul, Dennis (Dianne) Muellner of Sauk Centre, Dale (Diane) Muellner of Sauk Centre, Dean (Mary) Muellner of Inver Grove Heights, and Darrell (Julie) Muellner of Sauk Centre; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister Mary Zinniel of St. Cloud; and brother Alquin (Sally) Muellner of St. Joseph.

    Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Agnes Muellner;  brother and sister-in-law Elmer and Bernadine Muellner; and brother-in-law Edward Zinniel.

    Serving as casket bearers will be Adam, Eric, Ray and Steven Muellner, Mike Botz and Don Hieserich. Cross bearer will be Nicole Ainali and scripture bearer will be Tiffany Muellner. Readers will be Cori Ainali and Tiffany Muellner. Gift bearers will be Louise Hieserich and Mary Zinniel.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre or a charity of choice.

    Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

  • James F. Molkenthin

    James F. Molkenthin, 80, of Burtrum, passed away of natural causes Dec. 18, 2021, in Melrose.

    Jim, the son of a preacher man, was born in Abilene, Texas, Oct. 28, 1941. The family moved around, following the Rev. Fred Molkentin’s church assignments. These include Aitkin and Minneapolis as well as Horton and Sioux Center, Iowa.

    Jim graduated from Minneapolis West High School, attended Northwestern Bible College and graduated from St. Cloud State University, earning a teaching degree. He owned and operated the Snapdragon Greenhouse in Burtrum. Jim initiated a local newspaper, The Burtrum News, for many years. He also enjoyed the connections he made through his ham radio hobby.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Adeline (Golden) Molkenthin, and his grandparents.

    He is survived by his brothers, Gerald C. (Georgia) Molkenthin and Steven P. (Carol) Molkenthin; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

    Jim would want everyone to know, in the words of Lennon and McCartney, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

  • Adeline F. Sabrowsky

    Funeral services were Jan. 18 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose for Adeline Freida Sabrowsky, 90, who passed away Jan. 9, 2022, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. The Rev. David Mommens officiated, and burial was at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. 

    Adeline was born Nov. 19, 1931, to Alouisius and Mata (Hamann) Bauer  in Albany. She married Arthur Otto Sabrowsky Feb. 5, 1951, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township. She was a waitress at restaurants in Melrose and Sauk Centre and at the AmericInn in Sauk Centre where she took care of the breakfast area. She was a member of the Melrose American Legion Auxiliary and the Melrose VFW Auxiliary. Adeline loved to play cards and enjoyed the casino. She cherished times spent traveling with Arthur in their motorhome. Her grandkids were very close to her heart, and she enjoyed spending time with them. 

    Adeline is survived by her children, Joyce (Bill) Rausch of Melrose, Jan Linn of Melrose, Jerry (Joyce) Sabrowsky of Sauk Centre and Judy (Dennis) Weber of Melrose; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2009, sister Helen Spicer, brother Arnold Bauer and great-grandson Michael Hayes.

    Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in St. Cloud.   

  • The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Rose Mary Jarnot, 87, of Holdingford, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Church of All Saints-St. Hedwig in Holdingford.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  

    Rose Mary died peacefully at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany Jan. 15, 2022, surrounded by her family. 

    Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, and after 10 a.m., Jan. 22, at the church. All Saints-St. Hedwig’s prayers will be at 4 p.m., Jan. 21, followed by the Christian Mother’s and the Rosary Sodality. 

    A full obituary will be published in next week’s The Star Post.  

    Arrangements are being made by Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.

  • Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose for Adeline Freida Sabrowsky, 90, who passed away on January 9th at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Pastor David Mommens will officiate and burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

  • Donna M. Kuhlmann

    Donna M. Kuhlmann, age 66 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be held at the parish cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Parish Prayers will be at 4 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

    Donna Mae Maciej was born on July 14, 1955, in Little Falls, to Lawrence and Lucille Maciej. She graduated from Swanville High School and later married George Kuhlmann on Sept. 28, 1974. Together they raised three children on a farm located outside of Grey Eagle and later divorced in 2006. She then met her significant other, Mark Wenker, in 2007 and together they enjoyed adventuring and enjoying each other’s company.

    Donna was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards, bike riding, watching musicals and being a positive influence on her community. Donna was a loving mother, grandma, partner and sister, and a true friend to everyone who knew her and will be dearly missed.

    Survivors include her children, Jill (Chris) Skaja of Rice, Josh (Amanda) Kuhlmann of Freeport and Jordan (Brittany) Kuhlmann of Grey Eagle; grandchildren, Amber, Ava and Reagan; siblings, DiAnn (James) Loven of Swanville and Larry (Donna) Maciej of Swanville; and significant other, Mark Wenker of Sauk Centre.  

    Donna was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, David Maciej and Greg Maciej.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

    Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

  • Dorothy T. Ahrens

    Dorothy T. Ahrens, age 97 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.

    A private family service will be held at a later date.

    Dorothy Theresa Ahrens was born April 17, 1924, to Fred and Rose (Bromenshenkel) Botz. Dorothy worked in Cleveland, Ohio, and was truly a Rosie the Riveter, working on Boeing airplanes. Dorothy married Ferdinand J. Ahrens on June 18, 1951, and farmed on the family farm the rest of their lives.

    Dorothy was a Christian Mother at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. She loved gardening, playing cards, reading, canning and fishing on their lake. Dorothy enjoyed talking about growing up in the Great Depression and watching the Minnesota Vikings.

    She is survived by her nine children, Kent, Mary, Tim, Tony, Don, Joe, Julie, Mark and Jeff; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Muriel; and nieces and nephews.

    Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand, on Jan. 29, 2002; parents; son, Tom; and many brothers and sisters.

    Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

  • Larry A. Gilbertson

    Larry Allen Gilbertson, 81, of Sauk Centre (formally Elk River), caught the  flight on Eagle’s Wings Jan. 7, 2022, destination: Heaven. He was born on March 5, 1940, in Grafton, North Dakota, to James and Alice (Kinsala) Gilbertson. His best years as a kid and teenager were growing up in Warwick, North Dakota. We could ride the trains for free, as our dad worked in the Great Northern Depot. Larry was always riding the train on some adventure. We moved to Sauk Centre in 1955. In March, 1958, he quit school and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and was discharged March 1961.Then on April 13, 1961, he enlisted in the regular Air Force and would continue to reenlist every four years for the next 23 years and was retired in February, 1984, from Torrejon AB Spain. Larry’s rank was Master Sergeant. He was Operations Systems Management Supervisor for 23 years, 10 months with Top Secret Clearance. His extension of service was at the request and for the convenience of the government. He received Ribbon with one silver oak leaf cluster, NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon. 

    Larry married Isabel (Liz) Hernando Curros on May 26, 1965, in Madrid, Spain. When he retired from the Air Force in 1984, he settled in Elk River. Liz and daughters stayed in Spain as she did not want to leave family over there. Although separated, he still supported his family to his last days. That speaks volumes to the respectful, honorable man that Larry was. He was always there to help and family came first to him. We sure are going to miss his warmth and his forever smiling face, and his sweet little bye bye on the phone and all his love. His greatest passion was flying and would do it every chance he got. While in Elk River, Larry went to work for the United States Post Office in St. Paul until he retired. He liked hanging out at The Sunshine Depot in Elk River and made many friends there. He moved to Sauk Centre 10 years ago to be closer to family.

    Larry is survived by his daughters, Angela and Myriam Gilbertson, in Madrid Spain; sisters, Judy (Finch), Jo Alene (Glinnon); brother, Neal (Steph); sister-in-law, Peggy Gilbertson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Liz; parents, James and Alice Gilbertson; in-laws, Pedro and Angela (Curros) Hernando; brother. Jimmy; brothers-in-law, Chuck Finch and Pat Glinnon; nephews, Tim Finch and Eric Glinnon.

    Larry died from COVID. 

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