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  • 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.



  • Charles Schmidt

    Funeral services were held for Charles “Chuck” Schmidt age 66, of Wadena, on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, with Pastor Curtis Emerson officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Jane Emerson.



  • Judy Voss, 71, Edina, MN. December  21, 1946 – April 1, 2018.

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

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

    Frances A. Quade, age 99 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.  



  • Betty Mae (Paul) Sporleder

    Our dear mother, Betty Mae (Paul) Sporleder, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, March 23, 2018. 

     
  • Richard “Dick” Unger

    Richard “Dick” Unger, age 78, of Sauk Centre, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, surrounded by his family.



  • Ashley R. Bratsch

    Ashley R. Bratsch, age 27, of Clara City, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.



  • Donald Oliver Manthei

    Donald “Doc” Oliver Manthei passed away peacefully at his winter home in Mesa, Ariz., on Jan. 14, 2018, at the age of 91. He was the oldest of three boys born to Elmer and Frieda Manthei at their home in Hennepin County, on Sept. 16, 1926.



  • Hilde Backes
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Hilde Backes, age 96 of Avon, will be 11:00AM, Saturday, March 24 at the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  
  • Marlene A. Lieser, age 79 of Spring Hill, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

     
  • Donald L. “Donnie” Klug

    Donald L. “Donnie” Klug, age 76 of Freeport, Minnesota died unexpectedly on Friday, March 16, 2018 during his morning walk near his home.

     
  • Robert C. Brenny
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Robert C. Brenny, age 77 of St. Cloud, formerly of Albany will be at 11:00AM on Tuesday, March 20 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.
  • Joseph L. “Joe” Loecken

    Joseph L. “Joe” Loecken, age 92 of St. Martin, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.

     
  • Arles (Alice Frances) Silbernick, OSB
    The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, for Sister Arles (Alice Frances) Silbernick, who died, age 96, on March 12, 2018, at Saint Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud, Minn. 
  • Anthony Schmiesing

    Anthony (A.J., Big Tony, Tony, Captain Tony) Schmiesing, a resident of Sauk Centre, passed away March 12, 2018.

     
  • Andrew L. Becker

    Andrew L. Becker, age 89 of Lakeville, passed peacefully from this world to be with our Lord on March 9, 2018.



  • Brian L. Hendrickson, age 69 of Fergus Falls, died peacefully Tuesday, March 2, 2018 at the Pioneer Care Center in Fergus Falls.  



  • Anna Mae (Kleinschmidt) Pfeninger, age 92, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Glenwood Village Care Center in Glenwood. 



  • Jeralene J. Sorenson-Pallow

    Jeralene J. “Jeri” Sorenson-Pallow, age 82 of Sauk Centre, died Friday, March 2, 2018, at Saint Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud with her family at her side.

     
  • Roman Svoboda

    Roman Svoboda, age 67, of Monticello, Minn., died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.



  • Marilyn B. Borgerding

    Marilyn B. Borgerding, age 60, of Freeport, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at her home in Freeport, Minn. 



  • Sharon Jean Trisco

    Sharon Jean Trisco, the daughter of James and Madeline (Hines) Lewis, was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Barnesville. Sharon graduated from Sauk Centre 



  • David Allen Simpkins

    David Allen Simpkins- Dave, 70, left behind a lot of family, friends, and unfinished projects when he died suddenly on Feb. 23, 2018. 



  • Joan C. Peters

    Joan C. Peters, age 86, of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at her home in Sauk Centre. 



  • Robert Knoblach

    Robert Knoblach, age 90 of Sauk Centre, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Cherrywood Advanced Living in Richmond.



  • Joseph J. Utecht

    Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at St. Mary’s Cathedral (Lower Church) for Joseph J. Utecht, age 85, of St. Cloud, who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids.



  • LaVerne Messer

    LaVerne Messer, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Saint Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud surrounded by her family.



  • Theodore B. “Ted” Kramer

    Theodore B. “Ted” Kramer, age 93 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn.



  • Bruce W. Williams

    Bruce W. Williams, age 68 of Freeport, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb, 14, 2018, at the Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minn.



  • Richard R. Goebel

    Richard R. “Rich” Goebel, age 78, of Freeport, died after an 8-month battle with cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the Mother of Mercy Assisted Living in Albany, Minn.



  • Eugene J. Braegelmann

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Sts. Peter & Paul in Richmond, Minn., for Eugene “Gene” J. Braegelmann, age 84, who died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.



  • Diane L. Wolbeck

    Diane L. Wolbeck, age 67 of Sauk Centre died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.



  • Marcelline  (Scherer) Rueter

    Marcelline (Scherer) Rueter, age 91 died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.



  • Roy E. Hylaman

    Roy E. Hylaman, age 87 of Sauk Centre died Feb. 12, 2018, at Saint Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud.



  • Donald V. Miller

    Donald Vincent Miller, age 87 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at his home in Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre with his family at his side.

     
  • Marilyn B. Borgerding
    Marilyn B. Borgerding, age 60, of Freeport, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at her home in Freeport, Minn.
  • Kathleen “Kathy” Sauer

    Services celebrating the life of Kathleen “Kathy” Sauer, age 76 of Avon, will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in Albany. Kathy died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at her home.



  • Veronica M. Ecker

    Veronica M. Ecker, age 97 of New Munich, died peacefully, with family by her side on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.



  • Ervin H. Duevel

    Ervin H. Duevel, age 83 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Pine Haven Care Center in Melrose, Minn.



  • JoAnn Teresa Voller

    JoAnn Teresa Voller passed away peacefully at her home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota on Feb. 12, 2018.



  • Esther Mary Lou Fischer

    Esther Mary Lou Fischer, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday,  Jan. 27, 2018. The funeral service was on Friday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon. 



  • Kathleen "Kathy" Sauer
    Services celebrating the life of Kathleen "Kathy" Sauer, age 76 of Avon, will be Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in Albany. Kathy died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at her home. There will be an hour-long visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
  • Karen B. Winkels

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Oratory in Farming, Minn., for Karen B. Winkels, age 71, who died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.  



  • Donna Jean Ohmann

    Mrs. Richard (Donna Jean), Ohmann, 82, of Albany, Minn. passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Dec. 18, 2017.       

     
  • Bernice A. Scherping

    Bernice A. Scherping, age 95 of Freeport, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at CentraCare Health-Melrose  Hospital in Melrose, Minn. 

     
  • Glee L. Weiner

    Glee L. Weiner, age 87 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.