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  • Donna J. Brown

    Donna J. Brown, age 89 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Osseo, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre.

    A gathering of friends and family will be held at a later date at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.  Inurnment will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. 

    Donna Jane Ammend was born March 3, 1931 in Minneapolis, to Howard and Myrtle (Carpenter) Ammend. She was united in marriage to Clyde Brown on Oct. 22, 1949, in Robbinsdale.

  • Donna M. Hinnenkamp

    Donna M. Hinnenkamp, age 72, of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully Jan. 8, 2021, at CentraCare Care Center in Melrose after a 10-year courageous battle with cancer.

    A private Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

    Donna Marie Lahr was born Sept. 20, 1948, in Sartell, to Andrew and Clara (Lorenz) Lahr. She graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School and obtained her bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University. Donna was united in marriage to Wilfred Hinnenkamp (second marriage for each of them) Dec. 12, 1979, in Douglas County and shortly after moved to Melrose. In 1986, Donna and her family moved to Meire Grove, where she lived for the remainder of her life.

  • Carol (Boeckers) Schneider

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Church in New Munich for Carol (Boeckers) Schneider who transitioned into heaven, with family by her side, Dec. 27, 2020. 

    Carol (Boeckers) Schneider was born March 13, 1950, in New Munich, Minnesota. She had two children who she loved deeply, Gregor Schneider and Michelle Schneider. Carol worked relentlessly at the CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud for 53 years and at Walmart for a brief time. 

    Carol will long be remembered as a woman of strong character with a ready smile. She possessed deep kindness, generosity, gratitude, integrity, resilience, commitment, inspiration,  determination and an unconditional love for all. 

  • Jeffrey H. Middendorf

    Jeffrey H. “Jeff” Middendorf, age 63, of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Jan. 6, 2021,  at his home in Grey Eagle, after a short battle with cancer. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church in Melrose.  

  • Keith D. Kingsley

    Keith Deane Kingsley, age 32, of Melrose, died unexpectedly Jan. 8, 2021.

    Keith is survived by his mother, Brenda Yancey (Joe); his father, James Kingsley (Linda); siblings, Rebecca Harrison (B.J.), Angela Swanson (Ben), Michelle Erickson (Trace), Angi Sweet (Ryan), Meghan Kaphing (Brian), Luke Wagner (Sara); grandparents, Don and Merna Kingsley; fiancé and soulmate, Ashley Desmarais; children, Kaleigh (11), Carter (10), Maleenah (9), Colton (8), Gauge (7) and Camden (3); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    Keith was preceded in death by grandparents, Ernest and Florence Gardner.

  • Janet Mae Campbell

    Private memorial services for Janet Mae Campbell, 75 of Burlington, will be held at a later date. 

    Janet Mae Campbell was born on May 12, 1945, in Redwood Falls, to Herbert Frederick and Beatrice Edna (Sandmann) Zeise. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Redwood Falls, graduating in 1963. On May 28, 1968, she married LeRoy Campbell in Delphos, Kansas. She worked as a manager and bookkeeper as LeRoy  worked different construction jobs in Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota. In 1980 they moved to Sauk Centre, where Janet was the director of the Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce. They soon bought the Red Barn Resort and Campground. In 1992 they “retired” to Texas. After five weeks of retirement they began to work for the Wilder Corp., managing several different campgrounds in the Valley of Texas. After several years they retired again to Holly Lake Ranch in northern Texas. LeRoy passed away on Feb. 3, 2012

  • Henry “Hank” B. Sunde

    Private graveside services with full military honors will be held for Henry “Hank” B. Sunder, 79, of St. Joseph, who passed away Jan. 1, 2021, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. 

    Hank was born Dec. 23, 1941, in Freeport, to Henry and Theresia (Wolbeck) Sunder. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1959. Hank then served in the United States Army from January 1964 until January 1966 and was stationed in Vietnam in 1965. He married Rita Finken June 25, 1966, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Hank worked at Tenvoorde Ford for 46 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, parish ushers, the Knights of Columbus Council 5548, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254, and Eagles Aerie 622.

  • Carol B. Karasch
    Carol B. Karasch (Christen), 74, of Avon passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital Dec. 29, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Avon. The Rev. Julius Beckermann will officiate and interment will be at Seven Dolors Parish Cemetery in Albany. Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home Jan. 9.
  • James B. “Jim” Schrader

    James B. “Jim” Schrader, age 82, of Albany, passed away Dec. 22, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. 

    A memorial graveside service will be at a later date in Bearhead Cemetery.

    James Benjamin Schrader was born July 2, 1938, in Long Prairie, to John and Mary (Cromwell) Schrader. He was united in marriage to Julia Nokes in August 1967 at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Bertha. Jim worked as a meat cutter at a sheep packing plant in Washington state and worked as a milkman truck driver in Long Prairie. He later worked at Landy Packing Meat Company in St. Cloud and at Fingerhut.

    Jim was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albany where he served as an usher and as a trustee.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, riding horses and driving a team of horses, going to rodeos, camping and trail riding.

  • Gerald “Gerry” Osendorf

    Gerald “Gerry” Osendorf, 77, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at his home Dec. 15, 2020. 

    A funeral Mass will be led by Rev. Dan Walz at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport at a future date.  

    Gerald John Osendorf was born at home in Melrose, Dec. 18, 1942, in the middle of a snowstorm. His parents were Frank and Frances (Rohlik) Osendorf. Gerry was the second of five children. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1961. Gerry earned his master’s degree from St. Cloud State University where he was awarded his teaching credentials in physical education and English. He taught in Fridley for one year and at Melrose High School for 33 years. He was a lifelong learner whose passion was history. 

    Gerry was united in marriage to Shirley Ruzicka June 6, 1970, at Sacred Heart Church in Minto, North Dakota. Gerry and Shirley celebrated 50 years of marriage this past summer. They resided in Melrose, where they raised their three daughters.  

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