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  • 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

    Albany, MN  

    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.



  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Katherine E. Lemke
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10AM on Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Church in Avon for Katherine E. Lemke, age 67, of St. Wendel who died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
  • Eileen E. Young
    Services celebrating the life of Eileen E. Young, age 80 of Holdingford, will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, July 18, at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford, burial will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Allen J. Pagel
    Allen J. Pagel, age 72 of Sauk Centre, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Clyde J. Uphus
    Clyde J. Uphus, age 80 of Woodbury, formerly of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at New Perspective Senior Living in Woodbury.
  • Nancy J. Moerke
    Nancy J. Moerke, age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre.
  • Helen Kathryn Botzet
    Helen Kathryn Botzet was born Oct. 16, 1937, to Louis and Kathryn (Schimek) Warmka in Albert Lea, as the second of 12 children.  
  • Gerald "Jerry" Taft
    Gerald (Jerry) Glenn Taft, age 86 of Burtrum, went to be with our Lord and Saviour on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Long Prairie CentraCare Hospital with his favorite nurse, Heather, by his side. 
  • Leilani B. “Lonny” Rolfes
    Leilani B. “Lonny” Rolfes, age 80 of Freeport, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn. 
  • Cheryl Miller
    Memorial Mass for Cheryl Miller, age 46 of Sauk Centre, was held at 11a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at St. Paul’s Church in Sauk Centre, with Fr. Greg Paffel officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation and the Resurrection Choir, accompanied by June Rutten. Cheryl’s son, Aiden was the urn bearer. Cheryl was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Sauk Centre.
  • Irene F. Sunderman

    Irene F. Sunderman, age 77 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly from complications of a stroke on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

    A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Fr. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

  • Lawrence A. Farland, 86, of Kimberling City, Mo., formerly of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kimberling City. Services will be held at a later date.  George Boom Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
  • Thomas Lynn Warren
    Thomas Lynn Warren, age 74, of Alexandria, Minnesota, died June 30, 2018. Visitation will be on Friday, July 6 from 4-7pm at Anderson Funeral Home with prayer service at 4pm. Funeral mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday, July 7 at 10am in Alexandria, Minnesota
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Hansen
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Elizabeth "Betty" Hansen, age 66 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Monday, July 2 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Alexander N.  “Alex” Vogel
    Alexander N. “Alex” Vogel, age 16 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • LaVonne I. Dickinson
    LaVonne I. Dickinson, age 83 of Starbuck, formerly of New Hope, passed away June 16, 2018. 
  • Memorial Mass for Cheryl Miller, age 46 of Sauk Centre, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at St. Paul’s Church in Sauk Centre. A gathering of family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, June 28, from 4-8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church with parish prayers at 6 p.m.
  • Vernon Charles Uhlenkamp
    Vernon Charles Uhlenkamp, age 74, passed away June 22, 2018, at his home in Sauk Centre. He died peacefully, doing what he loved; caring for his trees.
  • Mary Helen Barrows
    Mary Helen Barrows age 82 of Clarksville Tenn., passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018, at her residence. She was born March 22, 1936, in Brookings, S.D., the daughter of the late Harry Wilhelm and Alvina Rust Wilhelm. Mary lived in Sauk Centre for many years before coming to Clarksville. 
  • Marvin Shequen, 89, Glenwood, formerly of Melrose, died June 20, 2018. Marvin, a Melrose Co-op Creamery buttermaker, and wife Rosemary had many friends in Melrose/Big Birch Lake areas. Services 2 p.m., June 28, at Hoplin-Whitcock Funeral Home, 122 NE Ave., Glenwood. Visitation one hour before service.



  • Sharon R. Kays

    Sharon R. Kays, age 65 of North Branch, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., surrounded by family.  

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.

  • Eugene J. Schiemann

    Eugene “Gene” Schiemann passed away at his winter home in Sun City, Ariz.,on May 1, 2018, at the age of 93.

    Gene was born in Melrose, on Feb. 4, 1925. A graduate of Melrose High School, Gene joined the U.S. Army stationed in the Pacific Rim from 1944-1946.

    Following his discharge, he graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, and soon after began his life-long career at General Mills. 

  • Joseph Ohmann
    Services for Joseph Ohmann, age 84 of Albany, were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 7, at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial, with full military honors, was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at 2 p.m. Joe died on Thursday, May 31, 2018. There was a visitation from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again after 9:30 a.m. June 7 at the church.
  • Steven Krystosek
    Mass of Christian burial for Steven J. Krystosek, age 53 of Holdingford will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 27 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole.  Fr. Glenn Krystosek and Fr. Eugene Doyle will officiate, burial will be in the parish cemetery.  
  • Ralph C. Lauer

    Mass of Christian Burial for Ralph C. Lauer, age 98 of Albany will be 11 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Ralph passed away on Wednesday, June 20. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the Church. 



  • Louis L. Imdieke

    Louis L. Imdieke, age 59 of St. Cloud, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn.



  • Edward B. Mueller

    Edward B. “Ed” Mueller, age 90 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.



  • Norbert John “Norm” Schmidt

    Norbert John “Norm” Schmidt of Rosemount,  passed away peacefully on June 12, 2018, after 90 fulfilling and rewarding years of life. 



  • Donald Joseph Fennell

    Donald Joseph Fennell passed away on Sunday Dec. 17, 2017, in Helena, Mont. surrounded by family after courageously battling cancer for over a year.



  • James A. "Jim" Kraker

    James A. “Jim” Kraker, age 63 of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his home in Grey Eagle.



  • Ervin Platz

    Services celebrating the life of Ervin Platz, age 92 of St. Cloud, formerly of Holdingford, will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 14, at the Church of All Saints, St. Hedwig’s in Holdingford. 



  • Kenneth N. Feldewerd

    We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Kenny the 54 years he was with us. Among them: never be too busy to lend a helping hand, greet everyone with a hug and a smile, and always be the loudest fan in the stands.



  • Henrietta “Hank” F. Kessler

    Born June 23, 1927, and died June 10, 2018, at Galeon Nursing Home in Osakis. 



  • Faye L. “Lorraine” Schroeder

    Faye L. “Lorraine” Schroeder, age 96 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.



  • Lisa Renee Anderl

    Lisa Renee Anderl, age 52, of Chaska, died peacefully on June 9, 2018, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.



  • Marvin M. “Tiny” Quistorff

    Marvin M. “Tiny” Quistorff, age 66, of Sauk Centre, died surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre. 



  • Harriet I. Salzman

    Harriet I. Salzman, age 101 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.



  • Eugene “ Gene” P. Casey

    Eugene “Gene” P. Casey, age 84 of Avon, passed away on May 25, 2018, at his home. Gene was considered a humanitarian by those who knew him best. His life was an example of good character, kindness and serving others.

     
  • Korean War Veteran, Dennis A. Stalberger, age 88, of Columbia Heights, went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2018. Preceded in death by parents Chrys and Alma Stalberger; wife, Gerry; brother, Ron; sister, Darlene ; daughter, Lori Luitjens. Survived by son John Stalberger; daughter Lynn Lyons; four grandchildren: 



  • Matthew Hilary Meyer

    Matthew Hilary Meyer, 46, died Dec. 26, 2017, in Uganda. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 9 at 11 a.m. in Freeport, Minn. Fr. Vincent Lieser will officiate.



  • Mary J. “Mary Jo” Blommel

    Mary J. “Mary Jo” Blommel, age 72 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.



  • Joyce Olson

    Services celebrating the life of Joyce Olson, age 67 of Holdingford, will be 11 a.m., Wednesday,  June 6, at the Community Country Church in Holdingford.  A private burial with her family will be in the Highland Cemetery in Holdingford later on Wednesday. 



  • Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany for LaVerne E. Cigelske, age 82, who passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany and one hour prior to the services on Saturday. 



  • Evelyn Anna (Goerdt) Stepan

    Evelyn Anna (Goerdt) Stepan, age 93, of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.



  • Donald Kuhn

    On May 24, 2018, following a sudden illness, Don passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Don is remembered by his family and friends for embracing life, despite pain and tragedy, and for readily sharing his smile and opinions.



  • LaVerne E. Cigelske

    Funeral Services will be 11 AM Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Albany for LaVerne E. Cigelske, age 82, who passed away Monday. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Friday Our Savior Lutheran Church in Albany and one hour prior to the services on Saturday. 

  • Delores “Dee” Annethe Mrzena Holstad

    God’s gates opened for Dee on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 



  • Irene H. Obermiller

    Irene H. Obermiller, age 75 of Freeport, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, surrounded by her family and friends.



  • A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The prayer service will start at 1 p.m. and an open house 1:30-3 p.m. at the Great Room at Fairway Pines Assisted Living, 606 Main Street N., Sauk Centre.



  • Raymond D. Johnson, Jr.

    Raymond D. Johnson, Jr., age 77 of Sauk Centre, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.



  • Doris Ann  Kluempke Wirtz

    Friends and family of Doris Ann Kluempke Wirtz were saddened to learn of her untimely death in Las Vegas Monday, May 21, 2018. 



  • James R.  Imdieke

    James R. “Jim” Imdieke, age 75 of Melrose, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.



  • Alvina B. Woeste

    Alvina B. Woeste, age 93, of Melrose, died peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.



  • Dolores E. Waldorf

    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Dolores E. Waldorf, age 88 of Albany, was 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.

     
     
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