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  • Clarence “Guy” V. Andersen
    Clarence "Guy" V. Andersen, 78 of Albany, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at his home in rural Albany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.
  • Marian (Hall) Conlin
    Marian (Hall) Conlin, 100, longtime resident of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully at the Sauk Centre CentraCare Health Care Center on Friday, July 12, 2019.
  • Lloyd W. Butkowski
    Lloyd W. Butkowski, age 60, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home in rural Millwood Township, St. Rosa, Minn.
  • Ned Evens
    Ned Evens, a resident of Tomball, Texas, formerly of Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully on Nov. 26, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.
  • Francis M. Marstein
    The Requiem Mass for Francis M. Marstein, age 90 of Bowlus, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in St. Cloud (430 8th Ave S, St Cloud, MN). Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
  • Arthur J. Diedrich
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Arthur J. Diedrich, age 90, of Avon who died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate and entombment will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Helen C. Popp
    Helen C. Popp, age 99, of Hutchinson, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at her home in Hutchinson. Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Memorials preferred.
  • Edwin G. Schulzetenberg
    Ed Schulzetenberg passed away on June 27, 2019, in the CentraCare Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. His funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. Father Daniel Walz will be the celebrant. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Inurnment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
  • Bernice (Bernie) Wiehoff, age 87 of Melrose, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at the CentraCare Health–Melrose Hospital.
  • Sylvester M. Bueckers
    Sylvester M. “Sy” Bueckers, age 76 of St. Joseph, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and Hildie on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. 
  • Rita A. Trisko
     Rita A. Trisko, age 79 of Sauk Centre, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at her home in Sauk Centre, Minn.
  • Helen Popp, age 99, of Hutchinson, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at her home in Hutchinson.
  • Anthony J. “Tony” Hallermann
    Anthony J. “Tony” Hallermann, age 38 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2019.
  • Dorothy R. Holthaus
    Dorothy R. Holthaus, age 86 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 25, 2019,  at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.
  • Vernon M. Frieler
    Vernon M. “Vern” Frieler, age 90 of Melrose, formerly of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.
  • Ed J. Schneider
    Ed Schneider passed away on June 23, 2019, at the age of 89. Funeral Services were at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, July 1. 
  • Margaret K. Messerich
    Margaret K. Messerich, age 78 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.  
  • Dorothy R. Holthaus
    Dorothy R. Holthaus, age 86 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
  • LeAnne D. Sanders
    LeAnne Sanders 62 passed away on June 19, 2019, at the St. Cloud hospital. LeAnne was born in Sauk Centre on Sept. 12, 1956.
  • Randy G. Brunko
    Randy G. Brunko, age 62 of Little Sauk, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, June 24, 2019 at his home.
  • Elizabeth “Liz” Schmitz
    Elizabeth “Liz” Schmitz, age 79 of Maple Grove, formerly of Sauk Centre passed away unexpectedly on June 19.
  • Ed J. Schneider
    Ed Schneider passed away on June 23, 2019, at the age of 89. Funeral Services will be at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre on Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m. with a visitation at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre on Sunday, June 30 from 4-7 p.m. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home
  • Lloyd L. Schreiner
    Lloyd L. Schreiner, 81 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Watkins, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Essentia Hospital in Fargo, N.D. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Lady Of Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.
  • Lawrence Bernard Winter
    Lawrence Bernard Winter passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, surrounded by love and with family present. Larry spent the last few weeks of his life being cared for by the staff at CentraCare Health Nursing Home and CentraCare Health Hospice.
  • A memorial service for David Krousey will be held Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at Faith Community Church in Burtrum.  Refreshments will follow at the Burtrum Community Center.  Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.



  • Troy Donald Niebergall
    Troy Donald Niebergall, 50, died June 17, 2019, at the U of M Hospital from cancer.
  • Memorial services will be held for David McCain, age 67 of Tracy, Calif. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. A gathering of friends and family will begin one hour before the service. Lunch will be served in the church basement following the service.



  • Cheryl Veeder

    Cheryl Veeder, age 72, of Sauk Centre passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Knute Nelson, Maples Unit, Alexandria. Cheryl Raye Hennington was born on March 25, 1947, to Russell and Solveig (Michaelson) Hennington in River Falls, Wis.

  • Donald William Thoennes
    Donald William Thoennes was born Jan. 10, 1953 in Alexandria, the son of Peter and Rose (Daas) Thoennes. Donnie grew up in Millerville, where he attended St. Mary’s Elementary School. He graduated from Brandon High School in1971. 
  • Gerald E. “Jerry” Schurman
    Gerald E. “Jerry” Schurman, age 69 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
  • Cyril Ebnet
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Cyril Ebnet, age 89 of Holdingford, was Saturday, June 15, at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
  • LeRoy Young
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of LeRoy Young, age 87 of Holdingford, was Monday June 17 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. LeRoy died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • Monica Ann VanHeel
    Monica Ann VanHeel, 89-year-old resident of Swanville, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at Highland Senior Living in Little Falls.
  • Rose M. VanBeck
    Rose M. “Rosie” VanBeck, age 91, of Melrose, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Pine Haven, CentraCare Health-Melrose.
  • Scott P. Keppers
    Scott P. Keppers, age 53, of rural Holdingford, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He fought his medical condition the way he lived his life, with strength, grace, and a strong faith and complete trust in God’s plan.
  • Cyril Ebnet
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Cyril Ebnet, age 89 of Holdingford, will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. 
  • Joyce Winges
    Joyce Winges, age 88, of Sauk Centre, formerly of Rush City, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre. 
  • David W. McClain
    David Wayne McClain, age 67, of Tracy, Calif., formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away on Dec. 2, 2018 at Sutter Hospital, San Fransisco.
  • Theresa E. Goebel
    Theresa E. Goebel, age 101, of St. Anthony, died peacefully surrounded by family Saturday, June 8, 2019 at her home near St. Anthony.
  • Kiana Dawn Martin
    Kiana Dawn Martin was born on June 3, 2017, on her farm at Brooten, the daughter of Kelvin and Rosanna Martin. She was a cheerful little girl who loved her family. Her family loved her dearly and we spent many happy hours enjoying her.
  • Jerome “Soupie” Vos,
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Jerome “Soupie” Vos, age 85, will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 7 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. 
  • Henry Orin Holstad
    Henry Orin Holstad of Glenwood, died peacefully on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Glacial Ridge Hospital. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be in the Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery with military honors. Reception following at Glenwood Fire Hall.
  • Valeria D. Blenker
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 7 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany for Valeria D. Blenker who died Friday, May 31, 2019 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Rev. Edward Vebelun, OSB will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Kleve, Agnes T. (Gruber)
    Kleve, Agnes T. (Gruber), age 88, formerly of Savage and Bloomington, passed away peacefully Friday, May 31, 2019 in her Farmington home.
  • William L. Pohlmann
    William L. Pohlmann, 53 year old resident of Upsala, Minn., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, at his home.
  • Ruth H. Braegelmann
    uth H. “Ruthie” Braegelmann, age 88 of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.
  • Werner S. Gruber
    Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Minn., for Werner S. Gruber, age 83, of Spring Hill. Werner passed away suddenly on May 27, 2019, at his home.
  • Blake J. Hemker
    Blake J. Hemker, age 22 of Freeport, passed away peacefully due to complications from cystic fibrosis Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at his home in Freeport.
  • Madalyn “Maddie” Wehseler
    Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, May 29 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for Madalyn “Maddie” Wehseler, age 93, who died Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Mother of Mercy Home in Albany surrounded by her loving family and friends. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
  • Sandra L. “Sandy” Kastanek
    Sandra L. “Sandy” Kastanek, age 77, of Freeport, passed away after a long illness Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud.
  • Rita M. Nietfeld
    Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, May 25, 2019,  at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Lake Henry, Minn.,  for Rita M. Nietfeld age 81 of Lake Henry who passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Paynesville Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Reverend Glenn Krystosek officiated. Entombment took place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery Mausoleum in Paynesville.
  • Wilfred N. Bertram
    Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, Minn.,  for Wilfred N. “Willie” Bertram, age 77, of St. Martin. Willie passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, surrounded by his family, at the St. Cloud Hospital due to complications of a stroke. 
  • Marie H. Weinmann
    Marie H. Weinmann, age 83 of Elrosa, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s at New Perspective Senior Living in Minnetonka.
  • John Paul Roering
    John Paul Roering, age 67 of Foley, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed Tuesday, May 14, 2019, surrounded by his family at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Suzanne Elsie (Blank) Hager
    Suzanne Elsie (Blank) Hager, age 68, passed away Wednesday May 15, 2019, at her home in Eagan.
  • Jerome Feela
    Memorial services was held for Jerome Feela, age 83 of Deer Creek, on Monday, May 20, 2019, with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all of Jerome’s grandchildren. The urn bearer was Doug Feela. Jerome was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Wadena.
  • Dr. Harvey Eric Monroe Carlson
    Dr. Harvey Eric Monroe Carlson, age 94 of Sauk Centre, left us to play his clarinet for the angels Monday, May 13, 2019.
  • Joseph S. “Joe” Kleinschmidt, Jr.
    Joseph S. “Joe” Kleinschmidt, Jr., age 87 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully,
  • Philip Heymans
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24 at St. Mary’s Church in Sleepy Eye with Monsignor John Richter officiating.
  • Mary A. “Mae” Wiechmann
    Mary A. “Mae” Wiechmann age 93, of Melrose, passed away peacefully
  • Genevieve J. Lieser
    Genevieve J. “Gennie” Lieser, age 90 of Spring Hill, passed away peacefully
  • Memorial services will be held for Jerome Feela, age 83 of Deer Creek, on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena.
  • Ruth Anne Wendlandt
    Ruth Anne Wendlandt, age 78, of Gaylord, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. 
  • Felix F. Essler
    Felix Essler, 90, of Bismarck, formerly of Kenmare, N.D., died Monday, May 6, 2019, in a  Bismarck Care Center.
  • Dale Dickison
    Dale Dickison, of Sauk Centre died peacefully May 6, 2019, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre on his 83rd birthday.
  • Rudolph J. Vait
    Rudolph J. “Rudy” Vait, age 95 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
  • Shirley Gillan
    Shirley Gillan, age 93 of Sauk Centre passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Getty Street Assisted Living home in Sauk Centre.
  • Megan L. Martin
    Megan L. Martin, 4, of Sauk Centre, died Monday, May 6, 2019, at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.
  • August Frank Preusser
    August F. Preusser, age 91 of Avon, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. 
  • Stacy Jo Meyer
    Stacy Jo Meyer of Freeport, Minn., passed away on May 4, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Stacy was born on Nov. 10, 1967, to Ervin and Darlene (Bergmann) Schiffler. 
  • Genevieve J. “Gennie” Lieser, 90, of Spring Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Belgrade Nursing Home in Belgrade, Minn. 
  • Courtney L. Bussmann
    Courtney L. Bussmann, 30, of Crosby, died Monday, May 6, 2019 in Nisswa. A Celebration of Courtney’s Life will take place at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.
  • Marvin H. Zilka
    Marvin H. Zilka, age 76 of Sauk Centre, died following a courageous battle with brain cancer on May 2, 2019, at CentraCare Health Nursing Care Center in Sauk Centre.
  • Richard A. “Dick” Oevermann
    Richard A. “Dick” Oevermann, age 85 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • David G. Messer
    David G. Messer, age 90 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully May 3, 2019, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.
  • August Frank Preusser
    August F. Preusser, age 91 of Avon, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. A Christian service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Pastor Allan Benson will officiate. 
  • Robert “Bob” P. Thielman
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Robert “Bob” P. Thielman, 80 who passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the St. Cloud Veterans Administration Medical Center.
  • Paul S. Petermeier
    Paul S. Petermeier, age 60 of Big Lake, Minn., formerly of Greenwald, Minn.,  and Melrose, Minn.,  passed away unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Saturday, May 4, 2019,  at his home in Big Lake. 
  • Joseph H. Boeckers
    Joseph H. “Joe” Boeckers, age 66 of Upsala, Minn., died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 1, 2019,  at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minn. 
  • Severin E. Sand
    Memorial services celebrating the life of Severin E. Sand, 80, of St. Cloud will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.
  • Valentine J. Arcenea
    Valentine J. “Val” Arceneau, age 81 of Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 1, 2019,  at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn. 
  • Gail P. Holm
    Gail P. Holm, age 74 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud.
  • Tom “Tutone” Meyer
    Tom “Tutone” Meyer, age 55 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly at St. Cloud Hospital on April 18, 2019, surrounded by his family.
  • Beverly A. Heideman
    Beverly A. Heideman, age 88 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich.
  • Clara Florence Knapp-Hilliard
    Mass and Celebration of Life for Clara Florence Knapp-Hilliard, 98, of Michigan, was held at the Church of the Seven Dolors May 24, 2019.
  • Joseph H. Duevel, Jr.
    Joseph H. “Joe” Duevel, Jr., age 83 of Elrosa, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. 
  • Harold G. Klaphake
    Harold G. Klaphake, age 80 of New Munich, Minn., passed away suddenly and peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the University of Minnesota Fairview in Minneapolis, Minn. 
  • Richard R. Richter
    Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 29 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany for Richard R. Richter, 71 of Avon who passed away Tuesday, April 23 at his home.
  • Marty O’Hara
    Funeral services celebrating the life of Marty O’Hara, age 63 of Holdingford, will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, April 29 at the Miller Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in Holdingford. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s parish cemetery.
  • Lucille R. “Sue” Neal
    Lucille R. “Sue” Neal, age 99 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, March 11, 2019, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
  • Dorothy Farland
    Dorothy Farland, 89, of Kimberling City, Mo., formerly of Sioux Falls, S.D., died March 19, 2019, in Kimberling City. Family-directed memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Tablerock Healthcare (276 Fountain Lane, Kimberling City, Mo.).  George Boom Funeral Home and On-Site Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
  • Roy G. Walz
    Roy G. Walz, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital due to complications from a surgery.
  • Alice Tobler
    Alice Tobler, age 85, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away on April 20, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Andreas; parents, Henry and Hazel Halgren; siblings, William Halgren and Beverly (Stan) Siedow.