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  • 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. 

  • Delroy “Butch” Thielman
    Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Butch Thielman who passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at his home in Avon. His brother, the Rev. Kenneth Thielman and the Rev. Edward Vebelun, OSB, concelebrated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
  • Mary B. Goebel
    Mary B. Goebel (Mrs. Virgil Goebel), age 95, of Freeport, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany with her family at her side.
  • Sy Knapp
    Sy Knapp, 87, of Maple Grove passed away Monday, Oct. 21 from complications of dementia.
  • Delroy “Butch” Thielman
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Butch Thielman who passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at his home in Avon.
  • Ruth G. (Terhaar) Stepan
    Ruth Genevieve (Terhaar) Stepan was born to Ben and Anna (Zenner) Terhaar, March 4, 1927, on a farm near Buckman.  She was fifth in a family of 11 children. Ruth knew farm life all of her growing up years as the family lived on farms near Buckman, Elrosa, Grove Lake and Sedan. Ruth attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1945.  
  • Wilfred N. Arens
    Wilfred N. Arens, age 89, of Padua, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, surrounded by his family.
  • Rev. William Meyer Schultz
    The Rev. William Meyer Schultz, 97, Clear Lake, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Cherrywood Assisted Living, St. Cloud.
  • Marcella R. Bloch
    Marcella R. Bloch, 80, of Albany, passed away surrounded by family Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Ernest F. Moening
    Ernest F. “Ernie” Moening, age 77 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019,  at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. 
  • Ralph J. Wessel
    Ralph J. Wessel, age 94 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away Oct.  18, 2019,  at CentraCare Park View Place in Melrose. 
  • Gerald S. Roering
    Gerald S. Roering, age 88, of Grey Eagle died on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn. with his family at his side.
  • Jeffrey  C.  Sova
    Jeffrey “Jeff” Carl Sova, age 69, Wayzata, Minn., formerly of St. Cloud, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at his home following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
  • Alvina H. Mader,
    Requiem Mass will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Traditional Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Alvina H. Mader, 85, of New Munich, who passed away Oct. 17, 2019, at Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich surrounded by her family and loving staff. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. 
  • David H. Bailey
    David H. Bailey, age 76, of Sauk Centre died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D. surrounded by family.
  • Rev. William Meyer Schultz
    The Rev. William Meyer Schultz, 97, Clear Lake, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Cherrywood Assisted Living, St. Cloud.
  • Herbert J. Reiling
    Herbert J. Reiling, 79, of Cologne passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at his home.
  • Rose M. Krebs, 92 | Jackson | 5/22/1927-10/9/2019
    A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose M. Krebs, 92, of Jackson, was Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson, Minn. with the Rev. Jonathan Fasnacht as Celebrant. Burial was in Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery in Jackson.
  • Eugene Charles Ohmann
    Eugene Charles Ohmann, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, Oct. 1, 2019. Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.
  • Regina G. Felling
    Regina Felling, 95 of Elrosa, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at CentraCare Health in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  • Clarence E. Rousslang
    Clarence E. Rousslang, 75 of Sauk Centre, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa.  Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Padua. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade.                                             
  • Thad Robinson
    Thad Robinson, age 60 of Osakis, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in rural Osakis.
  • Joyce Ebnet
    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Joyce Ebnet, age 58 of Holdingford, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. Burial will be in the St. Hedwig's parish cemetery. 
  • John E. Hellermann
    John E. Hellermann, age 67 of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Helen M. Bugge
    Helen M. Bugge, age 84 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Minneapolis, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Donald Charles Ripka
    Donald Charles Ripka, age 95, died Sept. 28, 2019, at Galeon Community Nursing Home in Osakis.
  • Bishop John Francis Kinney, 82  |  St. Cloud |  6/11/1937-9/27/2019
    Bishop John Francis Kinney, bishop emeritus of St. Cloud, died Sept. 27, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. He was 82.
  • Reverend Arthur H. Hoppe
    Reverend Arthur H. Hoppe, age 98, died Sept.  26, 2019, at his residence at CentraCare, Melrose. 
  • Frank Abers
    Frank Abers, age 85 of Villard, entered his new life Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2019 from the Knute Nelson Home in Alexandria.
  • Veronica “Froni” T. Toenies
    Veronica “Froni” T. Toenies, age 99 of Albany, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, surrounded by family at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 19 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Miller Carlin Funeral Home. 
  • Francis J. Olmscheid
    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for Francis J. Olmscheid, age 83 of St. Martin, who passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at his home (the same farm he was born on) surrounded by his family after a short battle with brain cancer. The burial will be private and take place at a later date.
  • James Lawrence Eiynck
    James Lawrence Eiynck, age 69, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in a tragic accident at work. 
  • James E. Peterson
    James Edward Peterson, 82, of Sauk Centre, died Sept. 5, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
  •  Bruce Niehoff
    Bruce Niehoff, age 68 of Osakis, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the U of M Hospital in Minneapolis after a brave fight against lymphoma.
  • Adam G. Bromenshenkel
    Adam Bromenshenkel, 42 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Sept. 3, 2019, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Aletha “Leats” Ann Blattner Tomlyanovich
    The Mass celebrating the life of Aletha (Leats) Ann Blattner Tomlyanovich, age 86 of Avon, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the Church of St. Benedict in Avon. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Edna A. Boeckermann
    Edna A. Boeckermann, age 88 of St. Francis, died Tuesday, Sept.10, 2019, surrounded by her family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
  • Daniel A. Schwieters
    Daniel A. “Dan” Schwieters, age 76 of Spring Hill, passed away unexpectedly at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota, after injuries sustained in an ATV accident on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
  • Taylor K. Folk
    Taylor Kennedy Folk, age 17, of Fremont, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
  • Ralph Braun
    Ralph Braun, 94, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully Aug. 27, 2019, at Sauk Centre CentraCare Nursing Care Center (formerly St. Michael’s Care Center) in Sauk Centre.
  • Alcuin P. “Al” Borgerding
    Alcuin P. “Al” Borgerding, age 89 of Freeport, died peacefully, surrounded by his family Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
  • Jerome M. Schmidt
    Jerome M. “Jerry” Schmidt, age 93 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug.  25, 2019,  at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. 
  • Harvey R. Thieschafer
    Harvey R. Thieschafer, age 84, of Melrose died on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at CentraCare (PineVilla) Melrose Health Care Center in Melrose, Minn.
  • Donald “Don” Bartkowicz
    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Donald “Don” Bartkowicz, age 89 of Bowlus, will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30 at the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Elmdale. 
  • Edward L. Pintok
    Edward L. Pintok, 94 of Opole, was peacefully taken to God, surrounded by his family, Aug. 17, 2019, at Serenity Village in Avon.
  • Leona C. Blenker
    Leona C. Blenker, age 103 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. 
  • Bertilla K. “Bert” Caspers
    Bertilla K. “Bert” Caspers, age 91, of Melrose, Minn., the beloved wife of John L. Caspers, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Aug.  21, 2019
  • Stephen John Wenker, 62, of Malibu, Calif., died from a heart attack on the morning of Wed., Aug. 7, 2019.
  • Edward L. Pintok
    Edward L. Pintok, 94 of Opole, was peacefully taken to God, surrounded by his family, Aug. 17, 2019, at Serenity Village in Avon.
  • David N. Lackmann
    David Neil Lackmann, Class of ‘56, passed away on Aug. 13, 2019, in Rush City at the age of 80. 
  • Paul H. Pischke
    Paul H. Pischke, age 90 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Elnora M. Sell
    Elnora M. Sell, age 95 of Brainerd, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at her home in Brainerd.
  • Jerry Henry
    Jerry Henry, age 57, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at his home near Sauk Lake.
  • Florence D. “Floss” Dinndorf
    Floss Dinndorf, age 90, died Aug. 17, 2019. Floss was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Melrose to the late Herman and Christine Kluempke.
  • Nathan L. Roering
    Nathan L. Roering, age 25 of Sauk Centre died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends following a hard-fought battle with cancer on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
  • David C. Kulzer
    Mr. Kulzer, 74, of Rochester, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at his residence. David was born on July 2, 1945, in Melrose, to Roman and Adelinde (Terhaar) Kulzer.  
  • Dorothy “Dottie” Fennell
    Dorothy Mary Bieringer was born July 21, 1934, the 13th child of Anthony and Mary Anna (Merton) Bieringer. 
  • Lillian A. Schoenberg
    Lillian A. Schoenberg, age 93 of Greenwald, Minn., passed away peacefully
  • Dale G. Garlock
    Dale G. Garlock, age 59 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at CentraCare Health Hospital Emergency Department in Melrose.
  • Jerilynn M. “Babe” Sweazey
    Jerilynn M. “Babe” Sweazey, age 55 of Bertha, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
  • Lawrence J. “Larry” Wiechmann
    Lawrence J. “Larry” Wiechmann age 90 of Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully
  • Kenny M. Klassen
    Kenny M. Klassen, 68, of Belgrade died on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at his sister’s home in Alexandria under the care of hospice. 
  • Virgil N. Gruenke
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Virgil N. Gruenke, age 94, of Albany will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. 
  • Lamont Blanchard
    Lamont Blanchard, age 80 of West Union, passed away on Sunday evening, Aug. 4, 2019, at the Galeon in Osakis.
  • Denis H. Marthaler
    Denis H. Marthaler, age 82 of Melrose, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn.
  • Sheldon L. Budde, age 80 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, Aug.  2, 2019,  at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
  • John “Jack” George Zimmerman
    John “Jack” George Zimmerman, age 87, of Albany, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • Lee A. Marthaler,
    Lee A. Marthaler, of Cottonwood, Ariz., passed away on July 23, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer.
  • Gerald T. Ehresman,
    Gerald T. Ehresman, of Solvang, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
  • Doreen Ann Martinella Ehresman, age 92, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2019, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Albert Lea. 
  • Judith N. Bailey
    Judith N. “Judy” Bailey, age 69 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at her home in Sauk Centre.
  • Charles “Chuck” Redetzke
    Charles “Chuck” Redetzke passed away into his new life on July 11, 2019, at his home in Sauk Centre.