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  • Betty L. Carlen

    Betty L. Carlen, age 88 of Annandale, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at Centennial Villa in Annandale.

    Walk through visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale. A private funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with Rev. Dave Hoadley officiating. Burial will follow at North Crow River Lutheran Cemetery in Knapp Township near Cokato.

    Betty Lou Carlen was born Dec. 21, 1932, in Minneapolis to Otto and Elsie (Bauer) Blank. She was raised in Sauk Centre, graduating from Sauk Centre High School with the Class of 1948. She continued her education at a trade school in the Minneapolis metro area to learn secretarial skills. On Nov. 24, 1956, she was united in marriage to Paul Edward Carlen in Sauk Centre. They were blessed with three children while living in St. Louis Park; they moved to Brooklyn Park at “Triple J Ranch,” where they raised their family. After Paul’s death in 1981, Betty moved to a town home in Maple Grove and later she built a home in Buffalo to be closer to family. When Betty’s health began to fail, she moved to Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo and finally to the Annandale Care Center.

  • Julius Massmann

    Julius Massmann, age 89, left this world for his new life on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at the farm home he so loved in rural Orange Township, Douglas County.

    Julius was one of ten children born to Felix and Elizabeth (Eickhoff) Massmann in New Munich.  His birthday fell on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, Dec. 12, 1931. He grew up on the family farm and attended school through the eighth grade. A hard worker who was never afraid of the demands of farming, Julius soon was running a team of draft horses doing custom harvesting as far away as North Dakota and then sent money home to help the rest of the family. Julius came to Osakis and started farming southwest of Osakis with his brother, Godfrey, in 1949. He married the love of his life and dancing partner, Clarice Wiechmann, on May 25, 1954, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. Together, they then purchased the farm from his father, which is where he still lived and helped farm to the present day.  He started with little, but over the years with determination and the help of his wife and nine children, he built the farm into a productive dairy business. Julius built many of the buildings on the farm and welded and fixed his own farm equipment. He could often be found tinkering with his Oliver tractors. He served on both the Osakis Creamery board and the Orange Township board for many years. He loved country life and working the farm and caring for the animals. He also was very proud of his Catholic faith and German heritage, taking seriously his call to serve God and others.

  • Kenneth G. “Kenny” Wallin

    Kenneth G. “Kenny” Wallin, age 65 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at his home in Sauk Centre after a short battle with cancer.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.

    Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.

  • Sandra J. Theisen

    Sandra Jean Theisen, age 79 of Sauk Centre, was called to be with Jesus and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St, Cloud, after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer and COVID-19 complications.

    A Mass of Christian Burial was held at noon Tuesday, Jan. 19 at St. Paul’s Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

    Visitation was held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.

    Sandra Jean Robertson was born Sept. 6, 1941, on a horse farm near North English, Iowa to Lloyd and Mayme (Swartzendruber) Robertson. She graduated from Washington Iowa High School in 1960. Sandy was united in marriage to Paul Kent Theisen on May 8, 1965, at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa. After many moves, they planted their roots in Sauk Centre.

  • Kathryn E. Sutherland


    Kathryn E. Sutherland, age 60 of Sauk Centre, passed away following long-term health issues, on Jan. 7, 2021, at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    A private family service will be held at a later date.

    Kathryn Elizabeth “Kathy” was preceded in death by her parents, William and Arlene (Egger) Leurer; sisters, Barb, MaryAnn and Nancy; and brother, Billy.

  • Jerome L. Mackedanz

    Age 87, of Elk River, passed away on Jan 12, 2021, at Guardian Angels By The Lake.  

    Jerome was born on May 4, 1933, in Paynesville, to Bernard and Anna (Flint) Mackedanz.  

    He is preceded in death by parents; wife, Marie; daughter, Sharon Zulkosky; grandson, Jacob Brutger; one sister; and three brothers. 

  • Linus M. Kalthoff

    Linus M. Kalthoff, age 85, of Albany, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Jan. 17, 2021, at his home in Albany.  

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 22, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with the Rev. Aaron Nett officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed by clicking on the link on his website obituary page. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church in Albany. 

    Linus Michael Kalthoff was born March 6, 1935, in St. Martin to Joseph and Anna (Jacobs) Kalthoff. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 to 1963 and worked as a relief driver for the St. Martin Co-op Creamery. On June 7, 1960, he married Jenny Scherer at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph. Linus was a dairy farmer all of his life. He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and held various parish positions  – St. Joseph’s Society, Holy Family School Board chairman, Parish Council, bazaar chairman and church usher. He was active in the Albany Southsiders 4-H Club, Albany American Legion, Stearns County Fair Board and Central MN Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.

  • Raeleen Rose Rosenberger (Petrie)

    Raeleen Rose Rosenberger (Petrie), age 52, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side Jan. 11, 2021. 

    She was born on June 20, 1968, at Glenwood Hospital in Golden Valley. Rae was raised in St.  Joseph. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1986 and attended college in Minneapolis,  for IT. She then worked for Sibley Country and Stearns Country as an IT specialist. Rae also worked at Becker Furniture World, Marco, Mother of Mercy Senior Living and State Farm in Georgia.

    Rae enjoyed the outdoors. Her biggest passion was to go fishing with her husband. She loved things like biking, walking, running, skiing and grilling and enjoyed sitting by the fire with friends and family. She loved to play poker in the man cave with loved ones. She was a huge Twins, Vikings and Minnesota Wild fan. She loved to play bingo with Sandy and Kim Rosenberger and also Missy and Maria. She will miss roasting marshmallows with Maddie. Rae would like to thank Ruth and Carl Senior Heeder for all they did together, taking trips, dinner, etc.

  • Rita M. Toenies


    A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.  20, at the Church of St. Paul in St. Cloud for Rita Marie Toenies, age 92, who passed away peacefully with family by her side on Jan. 12, 2021, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Leroy Scheierl will officiate and burial will be at Assumption Cemetery. 

    The service will be live streamed and you can follow the link on Williams Dingmann Funeral Home website or by using this link: https://evt.live/rita-m-toenies-2021

  • Helen Z. Muzzy

    Helen Zinniel Muzzy passed away peacefully Jan. 5, 2021, in the presence of her three surviving daughters. 

    Helen was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Melrose, Minnesota, to Frank and Lucy Zinniel. She graduated from Melrose High School in 1942 and immediately began working as a bookkeeper for the local oil company.  Helen met her husband, Fred Muzzy, in 1947 when he relocated from Illinois to accept a position at the Kraft cheese plant in Melrose.  Fred and Helen were married Sept. 20, 1948, and for the next 10 years remained in Melrose where their first six children, Stephen, David, Mary, Liz, Peter and Alice, were born.  Fred and Helen lived for three years in southeast Ohio where their son, Michael, was born and then settled in the Chicago suburbs where their daughter, Carol, was born. 

    Helen returned to bookkeeping work in 1966 and continued working in the field until the age of 75 when she retired from the Katten Muchin and Zavis law firm in Chicago. 

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