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  • Gary Roebuck

    With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gary Roebuck Sept. 5, 2020, at the age of 79. Gary was a North Dakota native who graduated from Velva High School and Minot State University and went on to earn two master’s degrees from St. Cloud State University and Northern Arizona University. He married his sweetheart, Jane, of 57 years.

    A sports enthusiast, Gary’s career led him to Fessenden, North Dakota, Holdingford and Benson, Arizona, holding many positions including teacher, coach, athletic director, career counselor and dean of students. In his tenure as a football coach, he led his teams to many victories, played in several playoffs and won a Minnesota State football championship. Gary was named the Minnesota Football Coach of the Year, served as the president of the Minnesota Coaches’ Association and was a hall of fame inductee.

  • Rita Evans

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Rita Evans, age 86 of Albany, will be private.  Burial will be in the St. Johns Abbey Cemetery.  A video of the mass will be uploaded to the Church of St. Benedict in Avon’s youtube page later in the week.   Rita died Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.   Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.

    Rita was born May 30, 1934 in LeCenter to William and Katherine (Kehoe) Flaherty.  She graduated from LeCenter High School and the St. Mary’s nursing program through the College of St. Catherine.   She married Robley B. Evans on December 29, 1956 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in LeCenter.  With faith and love they raised their four children.  Rita worked as a Registered Nurse at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Medical Center.   After her children entered school,  she was the school nurse for the Albany School District.  Her last position was as a nurse at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care. She retired from nursing in 1990 and Rita and Robley traveled to Arizona for the winters.  Rita was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany, the Seven Dolors Christian Mothers and she was a volunteer with the Albany Hospital Hospice program.

  • Peggy Jo Herges

    Peggy Jo Herges, age 67 of Scotland, South Dakota, passed away Sept. 21, 2020 at Oak Terrace Nursing Home, Freeman, South Dakota.

    Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 26 at St. George’s Catholic Church, Scotland, with the Rev. Randy Phillips and Deacon Ernie Kociemba officiating.  Burial was in St. George’s Cemetery, Scotland.

    Mom, I know this isn’t the way you would say it, but I am just going to go ahead and say it.  

    Peggy, daughter of Elmer and Nyla (Carstensen) Prinsen, was born Sept. 9, 1953, in Pipestone. She graduated from Pipestone in 1971 and went on to St. Cloud School of Nursing, receiving her registered nursing degree in 1974. She was a devoted nurse for 38 years, caring for patients wherever life took the family.

  • Donavon Delorme

    Donavon Delorme, 73, of Red Lake Falls, passed away Sept. 23, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls.

    Mass of Christian burial was Sept. 26 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Red Lake Falls, with the Rev. Bob Schreiner officiating. Burial followed at  St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. 

    Donavon Delorme was born March 6, 1947, in Crookston, the son of George and Alice (Schue) Delorme. He was baptized into the Catholic faith. He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Lafayette High School, graduating in 1965. Donavon furthered his education at Bemidji State University earning a tech degree, graduating in 1969. While Donavon was in college he worked part-time for the Soo Line Railroad. In 1969, he started teaching school. From 1969 until 2004, when he retired, Donavon taught at Melrose. He was also in used auto and trailer sales in Melrose and Red Lake Falls.

    Donavon enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, wood-working, traveling and hobby farming.  He was a member of Red Lake Falls Sportsman Club, Melrose Federation of Teachers and Melrose Chamber of Commerce.

  • Leo H. Janssen

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond for Leo H. Janssen, age 98, who died Sept. 21, 2020, at his home in Richmond. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Those attending the visitation and service must wear masks and maintain social distancing.

    A gathering of family and friends will be 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will continue from 9-10:30 a.m., Oct. 1, at the funeral home.

  • Irene Bromenshenkel Trisko

    Irene Bromenshenkel Trisko (1931-2020) For many years, her correspondence and stories closed with a signature phrase: “Das ist alles,” meaning, “That is all.” For Irene Bromenshenkel Trisko of Sauk Centre, the finality of this line was an invitation for future contact, sharing in her beloved stories of family, friends and faith. The line speaks to her heritage, to her German-speaking parents, Albert and Elizabeth (Meyer) Bromenshenkel, to her childhood in Ashley Township, Stearns County.

    She left this world at the age of 89 on Sept. 20, 2020 at her daughter’s home with family in Sauk Centre. A private graveside service will be held at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating.

  • Harold A. “Harry” Hanson

    Harold “Harry” Hanson, age 95 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully in the presence of his family on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at CentraCare-Sauk Centre Care Center.

     Harold Allyn Hanson was born Jan. 24, 1925, in St. Paul, to Elmer and Florence (Jackson) Hanson. Harry graduated from Wilson High School in St. Paul and then proudly served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his military service, he attended and graduated from Hamline University. Harry taught American history and coached one year in Kimball. He then moved to Sauk Centre, where he taught American History and social studies and coached basketball, baseball and golf. In Sauk Centre, he met and married his wife of 67 years, Alta (Carpenter) on May 31, 1952, at First Methodist Church in Sauk Centre. He retired from teaching in 1985, but continued writing columns for the Sauk Centre Herald, moving from sports coverage to human interest stories of residents around the area. He volunteered his time at the St. Cloud VA and donated blood for many years. Harry’s love of history led to family vacations and cross-country travel to visit historical sites. He enjoyed all sports, but golf was his passion.

  • Roger L. King

    Roger L. King, age 82 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 20, 2020, at CentraCare-Melrose Hospital.

    A funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with the Rev. David Mommens officiating. A private family inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and one hour prior to the service at the church.

  • Charles “Charlie” Gebeke

    On Sept. 19, 2020, Charles “Charlie” Gebeke went to heaven to be with his many family and friends who have passed before him. 

    Charlie was born in Fargo, North Dakota, Oct. 28, 1942, to Francis (Schuman) Gebeke and Edward Gebeke. He attended country school and Detroit Lakes High School. After graduation he worked as a carpenter before moving to Melrose to work at Gebeke Transport. Charlie joined the National Guard where he was a member for 20-plus years. He was a member of various organizations in Melrose. Charlie opened his own repair shop in 1984 and continued working there until retiring due to poor health. After retirement you would find Charlie watching car races, visiting his auto shop and going out to lunch with friends.

  • Linda Lou Nitz

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Linda Lou Nitz, 69 of St. Cloud. Linda Lou passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at home. Rev. Greg Sauer will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

    Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.

    Linda Lou was born in Graceville on Jan. 19, 1951, to the late Arnold and Mary (Dwyer) Anderson.  She was the eighth child of 13. Linda Lou graduated from Ortonville High School. She was united in marriage on May 26, 1967, to Donald Nitz. Linda worked several jobs before spending 25 years at Vision Ease as a supervisor, purchase product manager and workman’s comp coordinator. She retired in June of 1999, to spend more time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Linda loved spending her summers at the Sauk Centre Campground on Snobhill. Linda also enjoyed embroidering, reading, playing cards with her family and bingo with her friends at VFW Post #428. Linda loved anything to do with camping, drinking, smoking and gambling. But most of all, she loved to have fun with all that were around her and fishing with Ray always made her day.

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