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  • Audrey Arlene (Ellig) West

    Loving, devoted wife and mother was called home to be with Jesus on Sunday, July 5 2020, at the Pine Villa Nursing Home, Melrose, after a short battle with lymphoma.

    Audrey was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Bertha, to Willmar and Irma (Krause) Ellig. She grew up on their farm in Bertha. On Dec. 27, 1958, she married Glen West at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bertha.

  • Jerome W. Heinze

    Jerome W. Heinze, age 87 of Elrosa, died peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.  There will be no visitation prior to the Mass on Monday.

    Jerome William Heinze was born Nov. 22, 1932 in Lake George Township, Stearns County, to Paul and Theresia (Vorderbruggen) Heinze.  He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1957. On July 21, 1956, he married Clara Rothstein at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond.  Jerome farmed northwest of Elrosa and retired in 1998.

  • Bernette C. Stimson (nee Ostendorf)
    Bernette C. “Bernie” Stimson (nee Ostendorf), age 85 of Stillwater, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 26, 2020. Bernette was born on Dec. 15, 1934, to Henry and Bertha (Gresser) Ostendorf in Freeport. She attended high school in Sauk Centre, and worked at 3M for over 25 years. Her greatest joy in her life was her family, which included seven children, 25 grandchildren, and many more great- and great-great-grandchildren. One only had to walk into her home to see how much she cherished her family, with photographs exhibited with pride, on every wall, shelf and every inch of her refrigerator. 
  • Roman M. Gilsrud, age 49, of Albany, passed away May 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. 

    A celebration of life and barbecue will be Saturday, July 18, at Adam and Rachel Blenker’s farm, 26246 County Road 174, Albany, MN 56307. Please follow the signs. 

  • Kenneth M. “Ken” Kulzer, age 80, of Greenwald, passed away surrounded by family April 30, 2020, in Alexandria. 

    A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 17, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with the  Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the Mass.

  • Harvey Rohe

    Harvey Rohe, age 85, of St. Rosa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family July 4, 2020, at his home near St. Rosa. 

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with the Rev. Eberhard Schefers officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

  • Robert “Bob” A. Stoermann

    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Robert “Bob” A. Stoermann, age 86, of Holdingford, was  July 6, 2020, at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

    Robert passed away peacefully in his sleep at home July 1.

  • Theresa B. (Ludwig) Evens

    Theresa B. (Ludwig) Evens passed away, surrounded by her children, April 30, 2020, at the age of 92.

    She was born to Henry and Stella (Keppers) Ludwig April 19, 1928, and was one of seven children. At the age of 2, Theresa lost her mother, and years later her father married Marie Keppers. That union brought three more siblings to the Ludwig family.

  • Rudolph “Rudy” A. Gapko
    A Memorial service was held July 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Rudolph “Rudy” A. Gapko, 91, of St. Joseph.  Rudy passed away June 29, 2020, at Mother of Mercy Care Center in Albany.  The Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB, officiated. Burial, with military honors, was in the parish cemetery.
  • Paul J. Sieben


    Paul J. Sieben, age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on June 26, 2020 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be at the parish cemetery with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.

    There will be no visitation prior to the Mass.

    J. Sieben, age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on June 26, 2020 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be at the parish cemetery with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.

    There will be no visitation prior to the Mass.

    Paul J. Sieben, age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on June 26, 2020 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be at the parish cemetery with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.

    There will be no visitation prior to the Mass.

    Paul J. Sieben, age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on June 26, 2020 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be at the parish cemetery with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.

    There will be no visitation prior to the Mass.

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