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  • Mass of Christian Burial was at 12 noon on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at All Saints (St. Mary’s) Catholic Church in Holdingford for Evelyn Ebnet, age 99, of Holdingford who died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Little Falls Care Center.  The Rev. Joseph Herzing officiated.  Burial was in the parish cemetery.  Friends called after 10 a.m. Friday at the church in Holdingford.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Avon.  
  • Agnes Campbell

    A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, 610 Marinette Ave., Marinette, Wis., from 10-11 a.m. A celebration of Agnes’ life will be at 11 a.m.

    Hansen-Onion-Martell 715-735-3737.

  • Evelyn L. Gartner (née Sunderman)

    Evelyn L. Gartner (née Sunderman), age 89, of Sauk Centre, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Sharon’s Senior Services Home in Alexandria.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jim Maderak officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

  • Ruth A. Heinen

    Ruth A. Heinen, age 76 of Sauk Centre, passed away after a heart-related illness on  Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

    A gathering of family and friends will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre with a lunch to follow at the American Legion. 

  • Lorraine A. Kresa

    Lorraine A. Kresa, age 80 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Sauk Centre.

    Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment was in the parish cemetery.



  • Ray A. “Sonny” Tomsche

    Ray A. “Sonny” Tomsche, age 87 of Albany, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

    A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Julius Beckermann, OSB, officiating and Rev. Edward Vebelun, OSB, concelebrating. Interment was  in the parish cemetery. 

  • Dale L. Hadrich
    Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Church of All Saints – St. Mary, Holdingford for Dale L. Hadrich who passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Rev. Gregory Mastey officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.  Family and friends called after 9 a.m., Thursday at the church in Holdingord.  Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Avon.
  • Michael Mergen
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Michael Mergen, age 91 of Albany, was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial was in the parish cemetery.  Mike died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany.  There was a visitation from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and again after 10 a.m. Friday at the Seven Dolors Gathering Space in Albany.  Seven Dolors parish prayers were at 4 p.m. Thursday evening at the church.  Arrangements were made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.
  • Norbert J. Schneider
    Norbert J. Schneider, age 90 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • Brenda passed away on Sept. 29 at her sister, Lori’s and brother-in-law Mark’s home in Prior Lake. Brenda lived with them for the past 6 and 1/2  years after living with her mom for many years in Sauk Centre.
  • Sue A. Hiltner
    Sue A. “Susie” Hiltner, age 54 of Melrose, died unexpectedly from complications of diabetes on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. On this day, God took her home to be pain free.
  • Herb Grundman
    On the Feast Day of Guardian Angels, Herb Grundman met his own Guardian Angel when he entered his new life on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, from his home in rural Osakis at the age of 84 years.
  • Alyce Olson
    Alyce Olson was born on Feb. 22, 1919, in Plato. Her parents were Joel and Helga (Langlie) Overvig, of Norwegian heritage. Four sisters were in her family when she was born, and two brothers were born later. Early in her life, the family moved to a farm northeast of Glencoe, where the family attended a small country church about a mile from the farm. When Alyce was 7, the family moved to Todd County.  
  • Clarice “Carrie” Catherine Barhorst Wiegers Poepping
    Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Carrie Poepping, age 74 of New Munich will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. Father Daniel Walz will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Carrie passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Friends may call one hour before Mass at Immaculate Conception Church.
  • Robert G.  Kleven
    Robert “Bob” Kleven, age 61 of Alexandria and formerly of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, with his family at his side on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at Our Lady of Peace Home in Saint Paul, following a hard-fought fight with multiple myeloma.
  • In loving memory of John Kevin Parker, age 67 of Brooklyn Center, who passed away Sept. 26, 2018 at Northport Group Home in Brooklyn Center.
  • Jeanette O. Ramler
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Jeanette O. Ramler, age 91 of Sartell, formerly of Albany will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Jeanette died Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital. 
  • Margaret T. Hagemeier
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at St. Catherine’s Oratory in Farming, for Margaret T. Hagemeier, age 88, who died Saturday at Mother of Mercy in Albany.  Burial will be in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
  • Luella “Lou” M. Murphy
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Luella “Lou” Murphy, age 87, who died Sunday at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell. 
  • Rose Marie “Rosie” A. Gruber
    Rose Marie “Rosie” A. Gruber, 87, of Belgrade died peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, Sept.25, 2018, at Pine Villa Nursing Home in Melrose. 
  • James A. “Jim” Nathe
    James A. “Jim” Nathe, age 78 of Greenwald, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at his home in Greenwald.
  • Michael Mergen
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Michael Mergen, age 91 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Friday, October 5 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
  • Dale L. Hadrich
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Church of All Saints – St. Mary, Holdingford for Dale L. Hadrich who passed away Monday, October 1, 2018.  Rev. Gregory Mastey will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Family and friends may call after 9:00 AM Thursday at the church in Holdingord.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Avon.
  • Ray A. “Sonny” Tomsche
    Ray A. “Sonny” Tomsche, age 87 of Albany, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
  • Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at St. Catherine’s Oratory in Farming, for Michael G. Schleper age 59, who died Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • A funeral service will be 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (23845 County Road 40, Albany, MN) for Alice I. Hamann, age 95, who died Sunday at St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
  • Gary A. Dirkes
    Services celebrating the life of Gary A. Dirkes, age 72 of St. Martin were at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. 
  • Glen J. Middendorf
    Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie for Glen Middendorf who died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in an ATV accident on his farm.
  • Robert N. “Bob” Boyer

    Robert N. “Bob” Boyer, age 74 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at the Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis

  • Lawrence J. Fleischhacker
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville, for Lawrence J. Fleischhacker, age 88 of Paynesville, who passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at his home in Paynesville. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. 
  • Leona R. Frieler
    Leona R. Frieler, age 98 of Melrose, formerly of Greenwald, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • Roger J. Engelmeyer

    Roger J. Engelmeyer, age 82 of St. Rosa, died peacefully surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, Sept. 15, at his home near St. Rosa, Minn.

  • Leona M. Silbernick
    Leona M. Silbernick, 90 year old resident of Little Falls, died Monday, Sept. 10, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at  St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa  at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. A visitation was held from 8:30 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church. The burial was held in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery.
  • James “Jamie” A. Juelke
    James “Jamie” Juelke, age 67, of Sauk Centre died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. A private burial will be held by his family at a later date.
  • Carole J. Fogarty, age 85 of Belle Plaine, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Sept. 16, 2018 at Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine. 
  • Deacon Lawrence N. Kaas
    Deacon Lawrence N. Kaas, age 84, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at his home in Sauk Centre.
  • Dorothy E. Orth
    Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Dorothy E. Orth, age 83 of Waite Park and formerly of St. Cloud, who passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at the Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Reverend LeRoy Scheierl officiated. Entombment was at the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.
  • Herbert J. “Herbie” Schmidt
    Herbert J. “Herbie” Schmidt, age 85, of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Louise Jesh Terrill died peacefully on Sept. 7, 2018, at Madonna Towers Skilled Care in Rochester.
  • Arnold F. “Arnie” Hoeschen
    Arnold F. “Arnie” Hoeschen, age 90, of Freeport, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • Eugene “Gene” Wolf
    Eugene “Gene” Wolf, age 82 of West Union and formerly of Bloomington, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis with family at his side.
  • Linda Miller
    Friday morning Linda went to walk with the Lord and be in her Heavenly Home for Eternity.
  • Virginia V. Borgerding
    Virginia V. “Ginny” Borgerding, age 81 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
  • Benedict J. Rueter
    Benedict Joseph Rueter, 91, passed away on Aug. 12, 2018. 
  • Graveside Services for Donald and Nancy Moerke of of Sauk Centre and formerly of Winthrop, will be Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. at the Winthrop Cemetery.
  • Burke A. Engelmeyer
    Burke Arthur Engelmeyer passed away on Aug. 27, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn., at Children’s Hospital.
  • Susan J. Hartung
    Susan J. “Sue” Hartung, age 64 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.
  • John S. Gillies
    A funeral service celebrating the life of John S. Gillies, 65, of Sauk Centre was held at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre with Pastor Micah Rouser leading the service.
  • Paul Berscheit, of Prior Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 23, 2018 at the age of 75. A visitation was held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 4-6 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant Street SE) in Prior Lake.
  • Luke F. Pedersen
    A memorial service celebrating the life of Luke F. Pedersen, 45, of Minneapolis will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Mike Carlson officiating.
  • Lucille Spanier Sinderman
    Lucille Spanier Sinderman, age 88 of Melrose, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich.
  • Susan J. “Sue” Hartung, age 64 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.
  • Victor S. Detloff
    Victor S. Detloff, 98, passed away at The Waterford Manor in Brooklyn Park on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.
  • Marcella Stegura
    Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Marcella Stegura, age 95 of Avon, who passed away at home on Wednesday, Aug. 15, surrounded by her family.
  • Joyce Volkmann, age 80 of Glenwood, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, surrounded by her family at home under the care of hospice. 
  • The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Roger S. Blenker, age 69 of Avon, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church in St. Anna. 
  • Marcella Stegura
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Marcella Stegura, age 95 of Avon, who passed away at home on Wednesday surrounded by her family.
  • Charlene E. Petermeier
    Charlene E. "Char" Petermeier, age 88 of Albany, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at Serenity Village in Avon.
  • LeRoy W. Hoeschen, age 90 of Freeport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn. 
  • Christy Ann Bearson
    Christy Ann Bearson, 34 of Long Prairie, passed away on Aug. 1, 2018, at HCMC Burn Unit in Minneapolis due to injuries she sustained from a house explosion on June 30, 2018. 
  • Betty Jean (Walz) Schneider
    Betty Jean (Walz) Schneider, age 86, of Sauk Centre, died peacefully at her home on Aug. 6, 2018, from Alzheimer’s. 
  • Agnes M. Grundman
    On Sunday, July 29, the feast day of St. Martha, Agnes Grundman entered into eternal life after 87 faith-filled years. She, like Martha, was a devoted servant of her Lord.
  • Bernice F. Koglin
    Bernice F. Koglin, 90, of Albany and Eagan, passed away peacefully, with family surrounding her in love and comfort, on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.
  • Richard Ohmann

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    Richard Ohmann, age 92, of Albany, passed away on June 2, 2018.

  • Ellsworth Barnes Jr.
    Services celebrating the life of Ellsworth Barnes Jr., age 80 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August  7 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Chapel in Albany.  Pastor  Steven Olson will officiate, burial will be in the  Our Saviors Cemetery. 
  • John H. Halvorson
    John H. Halvorson, age 70 of Perham, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, while camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham. 
  • Agatha D. Frank
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Agatha D. Frank will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in St. Martin. 
  • Lynette McCoy
    Lynette Marie Thielman McCoy passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2018, at her home in Greensboro, N.C. at the age of 57.  A Celebration of Life that began with a brief service was held on Monday, July 30 at 5 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge #602, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive in Greensboro.
  • Germain “Jerry” Peter Dols
    Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond for Jerry Dols, age 86, who died Sunday at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. 
  • Alma E. Herges
     Alma E. Herges, age 94, of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.
  • Dr. Ronald Craig Myrom
    Dr. Ronald Craig Myrom, 76, of West Union, Iowa peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. He was at home, with those who loved him.
  • Ralph Joseph Brake
    Ralph Joseph Brake passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Viewcrest Health Center.  Ralph was born on Feb. 14, 1940, in Wilmont, to Henry and Lidwina Brake.
  • Shirley Ann Rose  Von Wahlde
    Shirley Ann Rose Von Wahlde, age 77 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at her home in Sauk Centre.
  • Lorraine M. Schwieters
    Lorraine M. Schwieters, age 100, of New Munich, died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • A celebration of the life of Doris Ann Kluempke Wirtz will be held in Melrose from 2:30 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Meadowlark Country Club (golf course, 837 Country Club Drive). A brief commemoration of her life will be held at 3 p.m.



  • Donald L. “Donnie” Mayers
    Donald L. “Donnie” Mayers, age 90, of Melrose, died peacefully, Friday, July 20, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. 
  • Elmer J. “Bud” Winters, age 86 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre
  • Giles Edwin Kor
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Giles Edwin Korf, 75, of Pelican Rapids and formerly of Elrosa, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2018, at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Elrosa with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. prior to the Mass. Rev. Joseph Korf and Rev. David Grundman will concelebrate.
  • Michael J. Middendorf
    Michael J. “Mike” Middendorf, age 68, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at his home in Sauk Centre. Mike was devoted to his family and loved by his wife, children and grandchildren.
  • Floyd Rooney
    Floyd Rooney, age 88 of Little Sauk, passed away late Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, when he could meet his wife, Marge, in a new life instead of having to mourn her passing at the memorial service scheduled for her that afternoon.
  • Stephanie Beth Andreasen
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Stephanie Beth Andreasen of Avon.  
  • Olive B. Meller
    Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Olive B. Meller, 96, of Albany, and formerly of Holdingford will be 11 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at All Saints - St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. prior to the Mass.
  • Erma Linda Schriver
    Erma L. (Hinnenkamp) Schriver, a longtime resident of Santa Clara, Calif., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 21, 2018. She was 93.
  •  Marjorie ‘Marge’  Rooney
    Marjorie ‘Marge’  Rooney, age 86 of Little Sauk, passed away early Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the Bethany Home in Alexandria.
  •  Robert "Bob" Schmidt
    Robert (Bob) Schmidt of Ham Lake died at age 55 in a motorcycle accident on June 16, 2018. A memorial service was held at Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Home in Blaine on June 26, 2018.
  • Charles J. Imdieke, age 71 of Sauk Centre, passed away surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.