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  • Irene A. Pohlmann
    Irene A. Pohlmann, age 89 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • John Christopher Ebnet
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary’s in Holdingford for John Christopher Ebnet of Holdingford who passed away Saturday, March 16 at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System.
  • Chelsy B. Peterson
    Chelsy Blake Peterson was born Aug. 22, 1994 in Albany; the daughter of Julie Peterson. Chelsy attended school in Sauk Centre and graduated with the class of 2013. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.
  • Vernon A. Botz
    Vernon A. “Vern” Botz, age 80 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Steven G. Reber
    Steven G. Reber, age 53 of Albany, died unexpectedly after complications from a stroke Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Rose C. Funk
    Rose C. Funk, age 87 of New Munich, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.
  • Frances M. Terhaar
    Frances M. Terhaar, age 87, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.
  • William J. Blonigan
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for William J. Blonigan, Sr., age 83, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Gregory Miller, O.S.B. will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Sean Cady
    Memorial services for Sean Cady will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, celebrant for the service will be Fr. Todd Schneider. A visitation will be Friday, March 8, from 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 5 p.m. and the Rosary at 7:45. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at St. Theresia’s in Donnelly at a later date.
  • James J. Theiler
    James J. Theiler, age 66 of Eagle Bend, Minn., and formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Jim was working as a semi-truck driver and suffered from a cardiac arrest while he was stopped in Miles City, Montana.
  • Alvin H. Thull
    Alvin H. “Al” Thull, age 80 of Sauk Centre, Minn., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
  • George B. Tiemann

    George B. Tiemann, age 95 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Inurnment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.

  • Janet Anderson
    Janet Anderson, age 58 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully at CentraCare  Hospital in St. Cloud, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, surrounded by her family.
  • James J. Theiler
    James J. Theiler, age 66 of Eagle Bend, Minn, and formerly of Melrose, MInn., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.  Jim was working as a semi-truck driver and suffered from a cardiac arrest while he was stopped in Miles City, Montana.
  • Randy Alan Pierson

    Beloved son of Duane and Gloria Pierson, Randy Pierson, 56, left us unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2019. Randy was born in June of 1962 in Chaska and resided in Avon. Randy was one of four children; a big brother to three little sisters

  • Constance “Connie” H. Jopp
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Avon for Constance “Connie” H. Jopp, 63 of Avon, who passed away at her home Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Connie’s godson, Rev. Aaron Nett, will officiate. 
  • Gary Primus
    Private family services were held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, followed by a public visitation from 4-7:30 p.m. at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud, for Gary L. Primus, age 63 of Sartell, who passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sartell at a later date.
  • Betty J. Lahmers
    Betty J. Lahmers, age 76 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Melrose, Minn.
  • Ervin J. Klaphake
    Ervin J. Klaphake, age 92 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • Rose A Kapsner

    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Rose A. Kapsner, age 97 of Holdingford, will be 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary’s in Holdingford. Burial will be in in the parish cemetery.



  • Lillian Rose (Schwegman) Larson
    Lillian Rose (Schwegman) Larson, “Lil”, died peacefully in her home in Brooklyn Park to join her beloved husband, Jack, in heaven at the age of 87 on Saturday evening, Feb. 9, 2019.
  • Isabelle A. Spanier
    Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Oratory in Farming for Isabelle A. Spanier, 96, who died peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, Feb. 16 at Mother of Mercy in Albany. Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
  • Kathleen H. Ramler
    Kathleen H. Ramler, age 90 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, February 11, 2019, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
  • Gary Edward Langer
    Gary Edward Langer, age 72 of Melrose, died unexpectedly surrounded by his family on Monday, February 11, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.
  • Sidney Junior Hills
    Sidney Junior Hills was born March 6, 1933, in Barry, the son of Sidney Eagle and Mabel (Merfeld) Hills. He was raised and attended school in west central Minnesota. 
  • Louis T. Wentland
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Louis T. Wentland, age 90 of Holdingford, was at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Church of All Saints, St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Holdingford. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Louis died at the St. Cloud V.A. Medical Center in St. Cloud on Thursday. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday, and again after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church in Holdingford. St. Hedwig’s parish prayers were at 4 p.m. Monday followed by the Holdingford American Legion and the VFW at 5 p.m. The Knights of Columbus and the Christian Mothers prayed the rosary at 7 p.m. Arrangements were made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. 
  • Elaine R. Gerads
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Elaine R. Gerads, age 89 of Sartell will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis, rural Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
  • Richard G. Schmainda
    Richard George Schmainda of St. Cloud and formerly of St. Anna passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 7. He was 83. In his final days he was surrounded by his wife Rosie, children and grandchildren, and the caring staff at the St. Cloud Hospital. 
  • Dolores M. “Lori” Tamm
    Dolores M. “Lori” Tamm, age 89 of Albany, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn.
  • Gilbert J. Klaphake
    Gilbert J. Klaphake, age 86 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • David Krousey
    David Krousey, age 60 of Hillman died unexpectedly January 28 in Florida. 
  • Cyril H. Carpenter
    Cyril H. Carpenter age 96 of Bloomington, passed away Feb. 4, 2019. 
  • James J. Czech
     Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of James J. Czech, age 90 of Holdingford, was held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at All Saints, St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Holdingford. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Jim died Jan. 30, 2019, at the V.A. Medical Center in St. Cloud, surrounded by his family.
  • Audrey Benson

    Audrey Louise Benson, age 88, died peacefully Jan. 31, 2019 surrounded by her family. She is now joined in eternal love with her husband, Gene Benson who died last May.



  • Donald L. “Don” Spehn
    Donald L. “Don” Spehn, age 79 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.
  • Phyllis Terry
    Phyllis (Schmiesing) Terry, age 92 of Manteca, Calif., died peacefully at her home with family at her side on Jan. 20, 2019.  A prayer service will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Saturday, Feb. 9 for the repose of her soul.
  • Helen R. “Bunny” Bruder
    Helen R. “Bunny” Bruder, age 62 of Long Prairie, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at her home in Long Prairie.
  • Roger B. Borgerding
    Roger B. Borgerding, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
  • Jerome H. Buerman
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond for Jerome “Jerry” Buerman, age 90, who died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
  • Timothy D. “Tim” Kircher
    Timothy D. “Tim” Kircher, age 58 of Grey Eagle, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at his home near Grey Eagle, Minn.
  • Roger B. Borgerding
    Roger B. Borgerding, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis, Minnesota after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
  • Donald J. Boom
    Donald James Boom, 79, of Albany died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at the Melrose Hospital.
  • Jerome “Jerry” Rausch

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Oratory of St. Catherine in Farming for Jerome “Jerry” Rausch, 83, who died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.



  • Irene R. (Wuertz) Leukam
    Irene R. (Wuertz) Leukam, 92, of Sauk Centre formerly of Lake Henry died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at the age of 92 at the Monticello Care Center in Monticello.
  • Bruce A. Halverson
    Bruce A. Halverson, age 78 of Sauk Centre, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Roger Bernard Borgerding, 78 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Galeon Nursing Home in Osakis. Look for the memorial service to be announced on the Sauk Centre Herald website. A full obituary will appear in the Jan. 31 edition of the Sauk Centre Herald. 
  • Richard Roering
    Richard Roering, age 85 of Osakis passed into his new life on Jan. 15, 2019, at Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria.
  • Glennis “Tinker” Blonige
    Glennis “Tinker” Blonigen, age 57 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Jan. 17, 2019 after a recent diagnosis of cancer.  
  • Donald A. Schlichting
    Donald A. “Don” Schlichting, age 84 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Alfred S. Molus, 98 | Albany | 5/8/1920-1/19/2019
    A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Immaculate Conception in St. Anna for Alfred S. Molus, 98, of Albany who passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Burial was at the parish cemetery with full military honors by the Holdingford American Legion Post #211. 
  • Alphonse J. “Al” Ellering
    Alphonse J. “Al” Ellering, age 87 of Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. 
  • Celestine “Cel” J. Seifermann
    Celestine “Cel” J. Seifermann, age 88 of Melrose, Minn.,  died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at CentraCare Pine Villa Nursing Care Center in Melrose. 
  • Betty Jane M. Vait
    Betty Jane M. Vait, 67, of Stanley, died peacefully of cancer Monday, Jan. 7 at her daughter’s home with her family by her side. She was born Dec. 13, 1951, in St. Cloud, to Donald and Veronica (Theis) Kaeter. She graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1970. Betty married Howard Vait on Sept. 12, 1970, in Sauk Rapids at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
  • Kathryn M. VanDenheuvel
    Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake for Kathryn “Kathy” M. VanDenheuvel who passed away Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Marcus Catholic Church and one hour prior to the services Monday, also at the church. Parish prayers were at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Clear Lake.
  • Adrian (Bub) Holm
    Adrian (Bub) Holm, age 94, passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife and son on Jan. 14, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital-Sauk Centre.
  • Roger “Fuzzy” B. Schmid
    Roger “Fuzzy” B. Schmid, age 86 of Avon, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. 
  • Colleen A. Butte
    Colleen A. Butte, age 61 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family from Metastatic Breast Cancer on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home near Melrose, Minn.
  • George Funk
    George Funk, age 92 of New Munich, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring, Minn. 
  • Betty Jane M. Vait, 67, of Stanley, died peacefully of cancer Monday, January 7th at her daughter’s home with her family by her side. 
  • Noah Ezekiel Snyder, stillborn son of Avery and Elizabeth (Hemsworth) Snyder was born on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
  • Judy Gettel
    Judy Gettel, age 63 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the University of Minnesota hospital in Minneapolis.
  • Arden R. Lehman
    Arden R. Lehman, age 79 of Ham Lake, suddenly passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
  • Sister Mary Hope Uphoff
    Sister Mary Hope Uphoff, 81-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at the St. Francis Convent in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Francis Convent on Monday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. 
  • Herbert H. Trisco
    Herbert H. “Herbie” Trisco, age 75 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home in Sauk Centre, Minn.
  • Carl V. Butler
    Carl V. Butler, age 77 of Grey Eagle, formerly of Verndale, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.
  • Dr. Bruce William Kuhlmann
    Dr. Bruce William Kuhlmann died peacefully, Sunday Dec. 23, in the caring arms of his children after a two-year battle with cancer.
  • Joanne Baggenstoss
    Memorial services for Joanne D. (Miller) Baggenstoss, 83 of Willmar, formerly from Paynesville, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Paynesville. Rev. Bob Kandles will preside.
  • Mary Jane C. Kane
    Mary Jane C. Kane, age 87 of Sauk Centre, was welcomed into her eternal life by her husband, Jim and son, Tom on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta.
  • Donald (Don) Weissman
    Donald (Don) Weissman, ageless, left this earth on Dec. 19, 2018, after a short hospital stay in McAllen, Texas, but he lives on in our memories and the life we were privileged to share with him for more than 20 years.
  • Caroline R. Bielejeski
    Caroline R Bielejeski, age 94 of Holdingford, passed away peacefully at home Jan. 1, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford.
  • Rita Silvers
    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Rita Silvers, age 95 of Albany, will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the Church of the Seven Dolors in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
  • Raymond “Ray” Eickhoff

    Raymond W. “Ray” Eickhoff, age 94 of Albany, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.



  • Katherine M. Schmiesing
    Katherine M. Schmiesing, age 88 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at her home in Sauk Centre.
  • Bernice A. Wiehoff
    Bernice A. “Bernie” Wiehoff, age 87 of Melrose passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at the CentraCare CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital.
  • Gary A. Akason
    Gary A. Akason, age 77, of Melrose, Minn., died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the Tree of Life in New Munich.
  • Edwin “Ed” Joseph Opatz
    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Edwin "Ed" Joseph Opatz, age 86 of Opole, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole.
  •  Harvey (Tuffy) Pettit
    Harvey (Tuffy) Pettit was born on Dec. 10, 1933 in Little Sauk Township, the son of Grace (Kircher) and James Pettit. Tuffy died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 surrounded by family at Getty Street Assisted Living three days before his 85th birthday.
  • Yvonne Honken
    Yvonne Honken, age 77, of Raymond, died peacefully at home Thursday morning, Dec. 13, while on in-home hospice care.
  • Rita K. Von Wahlde
    Rita K. Von Wahlde, age 76 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Victor J. Lauer
    A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Victor J. Lauer, age 94 of Albany was Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Church of Seven Dolors in Albany. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
  • Marie A. Eiynck
    Marie A. (Kerfeld) Eiynck, 94, a woman of strength, dignity, and laughter has passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, surrounded by family.
  • Bob and Joan Keppers
    Bob and Joan Keppers, ages 72 and 63, of Avon, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, near Avon.
  • Casey R. Myers, 30 and Simon Myers
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole for Casey R. Myers, age 30 Holdingford and infant son, Simon who passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Rev. Eugene Doyle will officiate. Private interment will be at a later date.
  • Yvette Berta Huisentruit Terhaar
    Yvette Berta Huisentruit Terhaar, age 93 years, 11 months, and 10 days, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family.
  • Bernadine A. Jacobson
    Bernadine A. Jacobson, age 88 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the Glenwood Retirement Village in Glenwood, Minn.
  • Theresa C. “Terri” Loecken
    Theresa C. “Terri” Loecken, age 91 of St. Martin, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Park View Center in Melrose, Minn.
  • Robert A. Van Heel
    Robert A. “Bob” Van Heel, age 82 of Freeport, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at his home in Freeport, Minn. 
  • David A. Uphus
    David A. Uphus, age 65 of Meire Grove, died peacefully, surrounded by his family in song on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the St. Benedict’s Senior Center in St. Cloud.
  • Vivian C. Doege