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  • 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. 
  • Lorraine V. Gangl
    Lorraine V. Gangl, age 90 of Melrose, Minn., died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose. 
  • Juliana Regina Welle Verzuh
    Juliana Regina Welle Verzuh passed away peacefully on April 13th, 2019, in her home surrounded by family and loved ones. Julie was born February 20, 1933, on a farm in Spring Hill, MN, the fifth in a German-American family of eight children.
  • Michael Henry Froelich
    Michael Henry Froelich (Mike), age 92, of Albany, died peacefully Monday, April 15, 2019 in Sauk Centre.
  • Dr. Robert J.M. Gibson
    It is with great sadness, the family of Dr. Robert J.M. Gibson announces his passing  on March 27, 2019, after a sudden onset of health issues, including pancreatic cancer.
  • Eric J. Glinnon
    Eric J. Glinnon, age 41 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly April 13, 2019, surrounded by his family at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • A funeral service was held at noon on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel, Long Prairie, for Arleene Sarles, age 77 of Long Prairie, who passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • Eugene L. (Gene) Raeker
    Mass of Christian Burial for Eugene L. Raeker, 89, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 2019 at The Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th St. S., Cottage Grove. 
  • Harvey O. Koglin
    Services for Harvey O. Koglin, 98 of Albany, were Saturday, April 13 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany. Visitation was at the church Saturday. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Krain Township. 
  • The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Norbert G. Schleppenbach, age 89 of Albany, was at 11 a.m., Monday, April 15 at the Church of Seven Dolors in Albany followed by burial in the parish cemetery. 
  • John C. “Clarey” Raeker
    Raeker, John C. “Clarey” age 96 of Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 5, 2019, at CentraCare Health-Melrose.
  • Joseph A. Beuning
    Joseph (Joe) Alphonse Beuning was born April 18, 1948, in St. Cloud, Minn., to Alphonse and Esther (Korte) Beuning. Joe and his 10 siblings were raised on the family farm in Melrose, and attended elementary school in a single room schoolhouse. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1966 and was drafted into the Army. He spent two years serving his country with the 140th Military Police Company in Georgia and the 188th Military Police Company in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Medal of Valor.  
  • Erma Bautch, 91, of St. Cloud, passed away April 2, 2019. She was born in Melrose, the daughter of Anton and Angeline (Spaeth) Kortenbusch. 
  • Norbert G. Schleppenbach
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Norbert G. Schleppenbach, age 89 of Albany, will be 11 a.m., Monday, April 15 at the Church of Seven Dolors in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Dorothy Deakin Brown
    Born in 1923, Dorothy Deakin grew up in Jamaica, NY. The daughter of James and Ruth Deakin she lived through some amazing times. New York City during the Big Band era, World War II, and family vacations at Green Hill Beach, Rhode Island. She went to business school and worked at Lionel trains as a secretary and even a fashion model for some of their print media advertisements. 
  • Bernice “BC” Pendroy
    Bernice “BC” Pendroy, age 88 of Sauk Centre and formerly of Grey Eagle and St. Paul, died quietly with her family around her on Friday morning, April 5, 2019, at the Quiet Oaks Hospice Home in St.  Augusta, Minn.
  • Harvey O. Koglin
    Services will be Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albany, for Harvey O. Koglin, 98 of Albany. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. at the church Saturday. Burial will be in St John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Krain Township. Arrangements are with Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes in Albany.
  • Raeker, John C. “Clarey” age 96 of Melrose, passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 5th, 2019, at Melrose Centra Care. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove, 20 State Hwy 4 S., Meire Grove, with a visitation one hour prior at the church with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating.
  • James  L.  Hoffman
    James  Lawrence  Hoffman,  85, passed away April 4, 2019, at his home in rural Chatfield.
  • Alvinus J. Thull
    Alvinus J. “Al” Thull, age 80 of New Munich,Minn.,  passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich. 
  • Edmund Pohlmann
    Edmund “Eddie” Pohlmann, age 95 of Melrose, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at his home in Melrose. 
  • Mary Ann Primus
    Mary Ann Primus, age 91 of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at her home in Melrose.
  • Barbara Ann Krebsbach
    A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, for Barbara Ann Krebsbach, age 96 of St. Cloud, formerly of Sauk Centre, who passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park. Reverend James Maderak officiated. Burial took place at the parish cemetery.
  • Dr. Darryl A. Beehler
    Dr. Darryl A. Beehler, 72, Detroit Lakes, passed away March 29 at his residence in Detroit Lakes surrounded by his loving family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. 
  • Marcella A. Achmann
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at St. Benedicts Church in Avon for Marcella A. Achmann, 92 of Avon who passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Mother of Mercy in Albany. 
  • Carl W. Lemke

    Carl W. Lemke, 74, of Albany, died suddenly at his home Saturday, March 23, 2019. Funeral services celebrating the life of Carl were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 23845 County Road 40, Albany. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28at Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany, continued at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 29at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany.



  • Milford E. Sabrowsky
    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday April 5, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albany for Milford Sabrowsky who died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Rev. Steven Olson will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  • Rose H. Stoermann
    Rose H. Stoermann, age 97 of St. Rosa,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, March 25, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. 
  • Delphine E. Nietfeld
    Delphine E. “Del” Nietfeld, age 86 of Greenwald, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
  • Violet Anne Bachman
    Violet Anne Bachman, age 92, of New Prague, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Feb. 27, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital New Prague.
  • Kevin C. Fischer
    Kevin C. Fischer, age 56 of Sauk Centre, died March 19, 2019, surrounded by his family in Belgrade Nursing Home in Belgrade.
  • Linda C. Michels
    Linda C. Michels, age 71, of Coon Rapids, passed away on March 21, 2019.  Preceded in death by parents, Forrest and Myrtle Larson; brother, Ralph Larson; granddaughter, Ramona Michels.
  • Carl W. Lemke
    Carl W. Lemke, 74, of Albany, died suddenly at his home Saturday, March 23, 2019. Funeral services celebrating the life of Carl will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 23845 County Road 40, Albany. 
  • John Christopher Ebnet
    A Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary’s in Holdingford for John Christopher Ebnet of Holdingford who passed away Saturday, March 16 at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. 
  • Delphine E. “Del” Nietfeld, age 86 of Greenwald, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose. 
  • Sylvester M. Ruegemer
    Sylvester M. Ruegemer, age 93 of Sauk Centre, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
  • John A. 
Marthaler, Jr.
    John Marthaler, age 86 of Osakis, went to meet his Lord on Monday, March 11, 2019, from the Windmill Ponds in Alexandria.
  • Frank J. Niermann, age 85, originally of Sauk Centre, passed away on March 13, 2019, at St. Benedict’s Care Center in Monticello.
  • Kevin Jay Schwantz
    Kevin Jay Schwantz, 54 of Holdingford, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital after a difficult battle with cancer.
  • Florence M. Voss
    The Mass of Christian burial, celebrating the life of Florence M. Voss, age 86 of Holdingford will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary Church in Holdingford. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Irene A. Pohlmann
    Irene A. Pohlmann, age 89 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • John Christopher Ebnet
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary’s in Holdingford for John Christopher Ebnet of Holdingford who passed away Saturday, March 16 at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System.
  • Chelsy B. Peterson
    Chelsy Blake Peterson was born Aug. 22, 1994 in Albany; the daughter of Julie Peterson. Chelsy attended school in Sauk Centre and graduated with the class of 2013. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.
  • Vernon A. Botz
    Vernon A. “Vern” Botz, age 80 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Steven G. Reber
    Steven G. Reber, age 53 of Albany, died unexpectedly after complications from a stroke Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Rose C. Funk
    Rose C. Funk, age 87 of New Munich, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.
  • Frances M. Terhaar
    Frances M. Terhaar, age 87, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.
  • William J. Blonigan
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for William J. Blonigan, Sr., age 83, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Gregory Miller, O.S.B. will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Sean Cady
    Memorial services for Sean Cady will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, celebrant for the service will be Fr. Todd Schneider. A visitation will be Friday, March 8, from 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 5 p.m. and the Rosary at 7:45. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at St. Theresia’s in Donnelly at a later date.
  • James J. Theiler
    James J. Theiler, age 66 of Eagle Bend, Minn., and formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Jim was working as a semi-truck driver and suffered from a cardiac arrest while he was stopped in Miles City, Montana.
  • Alvin H. Thull
    Alvin H. “Al” Thull, age 80 of Sauk Centre, Minn., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
  • George B. Tiemann

    George B. Tiemann, age 95 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Inurnment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.

  • Janet Anderson
    Janet Anderson, age 58 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully at CentraCare  Hospital in St. Cloud, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, surrounded by her family.
  • James J. Theiler
    James J. Theiler, age 66 of Eagle Bend, Minn, and formerly of Melrose, MInn., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.  Jim was working as a semi-truck driver and suffered from a cardiac arrest while he was stopped in Miles City, Montana.
  • Randy Alan Pierson

    Beloved son of Duane and Gloria Pierson, Randy Pierson, 56, left us unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2019. Randy was born in June of 1962 in Chaska and resided in Avon. Randy was one of four children; a big brother to three little sisters

  • Constance “Connie” H. Jopp
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Avon for Constance “Connie” H. Jopp, 63 of Avon, who passed away at her home Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Connie’s godson, Rev. Aaron Nett, will officiate. 
  • Gary Primus
    Private family services were held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, followed by a public visitation from 4-7:30 p.m. at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud, for Gary L. Primus, age 63 of Sartell, who passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sartell at a later date.
  • Betty J. Lahmers
    Betty J. Lahmers, age 76 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Melrose, Minn.
  • Ervin J. Klaphake
    Ervin J. Klaphake, age 92 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • Rose A Kapsner

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Rose A. Kapsner, age 97 of Holdingford, will be 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary’s in Holdingford. Burial will be in in the parish cemetery.