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  • Herbert J. Reiling
    Herbert J. Reiling, 79, of Cologne passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at his home.
  • Rose M. Krebs, 92 | Jackson | 5/22/1927-10/9/2019
    A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose M. Krebs, 92, of Jackson, was Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson, Minn. with the Rev. Jonathan Fasnacht as Celebrant. Burial was in Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery in Jackson.
  • Eugene Charles Ohmann
    Eugene Charles Ohmann, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, Oct. 1, 2019. Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.
  • Regina G. Felling
    Regina Felling, 95 of Elrosa, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at CentraCare Health in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  • Clarence E. Rousslang
    Clarence E. Rousslang, 75 of Sauk Centre, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa.  Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Padua. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade.                                             
  • Thad Robinson
    Thad Robinson, age 60 of Osakis, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in rural Osakis.
  • Joyce Ebnet
    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Joyce Ebnet, age 58 of Holdingford, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. Burial will be in the St. Hedwig's parish cemetery. 
  • John E. Hellermann
    John E. Hellermann, age 67 of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Helen M. Bugge
    Helen M. Bugge, age 84 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Minneapolis, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre.
  • Donald Charles Ripka
    Donald Charles Ripka, age 95, died Sept. 28, 2019, at Galeon Community Nursing Home in Osakis.
  • Bishop John Francis Kinney, 82  |  St. Cloud |  6/11/1937-9/27/2019
    Bishop John Francis Kinney, bishop emeritus of St. Cloud, died Sept. 27, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. He was 82.
  • Reverend Arthur H. Hoppe
    Reverend Arthur H. Hoppe, age 98, died Sept.  26, 2019, at his residence at CentraCare, Melrose. 
  • Frank Abers
    Frank Abers, age 85 of Villard, entered his new life Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2019 from the Knute Nelson Home in Alexandria.
  • Veronica “Froni” T. Toenies
    Veronica “Froni” T. Toenies, age 99 of Albany, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, surrounded by family at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 19 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Miller Carlin Funeral Home. 
  • Francis J. Olmscheid
    A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for Francis J. Olmscheid, age 83 of St. Martin, who passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at his home (the same farm he was born on) surrounded by his family after a short battle with brain cancer. The burial will be private and take place at a later date.
  • James Lawrence Eiynck
    James Lawrence Eiynck, age 69, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in a tragic accident at work. 
  • James E. Peterson
    James Edward Peterson, 82, of Sauk Centre, died Sept. 5, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
  •  Bruce Niehoff
    Bruce Niehoff, age 68 of Osakis, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the U of M Hospital in Minneapolis after a brave fight against lymphoma.
  • Adam G. Bromenshenkel
    Adam Bromenshenkel, 42 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Sept. 3, 2019, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Aletha “Leats” Ann Blattner Tomlyanovich
    The Mass celebrating the life of Aletha (Leats) Ann Blattner Tomlyanovich, age 86 of Avon, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the Church of St. Benedict in Avon. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Edna A. Boeckermann
    Edna A. Boeckermann, age 88 of St. Francis, died Tuesday, Sept.10, 2019, surrounded by her family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
  • Daniel A. Schwieters
    Daniel A. “Dan” Schwieters, age 76 of Spring Hill, passed away unexpectedly at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota, after injuries sustained in an ATV accident on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
  • Taylor K. Folk
    Taylor Kennedy Folk, age 17, of Fremont, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
  • Ralph Braun
    Ralph Braun, 94, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully Aug. 27, 2019, at Sauk Centre CentraCare Nursing Care Center (formerly St. Michael’s Care Center) in Sauk Centre.
  • Alcuin P. “Al” Borgerding
    Alcuin P. “Al” Borgerding, age 89 of Freeport, died peacefully, surrounded by his family Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
  • Jerome M. Schmidt
    Jerome M. “Jerry” Schmidt, age 93 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug.  25, 2019,  at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. 
  • Harvey R. Thieschafer
    Harvey R. Thieschafer, age 84, of Melrose died on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at CentraCare (PineVilla) Melrose Health Care Center in Melrose, Minn.
  • Donald “Don” Bartkowicz
    The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Donald “Don” Bartkowicz, age 89 of Bowlus, will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30 at the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Elmdale. 
  • Edward L. Pintok
    Edward L. Pintok, 94 of Opole, was peacefully taken to God, surrounded by his family, Aug. 17, 2019, at Serenity Village in Avon.
  • Leona C. Blenker
    Leona C. Blenker, age 103 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. 
  • Bertilla K. “Bert” Caspers
    Bertilla K. “Bert” Caspers, age 91, of Melrose, Minn., the beloved wife of John L. Caspers, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Aug.  21, 2019
  • Stephen John Wenker, 62, of Malibu, Calif., died from a heart attack on the morning of Wed., Aug. 7, 2019.
  • Edward L. Pintok
    Edward L. Pintok, 94 of Opole, was peacefully taken to God, surrounded by his family, Aug. 17, 2019, at Serenity Village in Avon.
  • David N. Lackmann
    David Neil Lackmann, Class of ‘56, passed away on Aug. 13, 2019, in Rush City at the age of 80. 
  • Paul H. Pischke
    Paul H. Pischke, age 90 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
  • Elnora M. Sell
    Elnora M. Sell, age 95 of Brainerd, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at her home in Brainerd.
  • Jerry Henry
    Jerry Henry, age 57, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at his home near Sauk Lake.
  • Florence D. “Floss” Dinndorf
    Floss Dinndorf, age 90, died Aug. 17, 2019. Floss was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Melrose to the late Herman and Christine Kluempke.
  • Nathan L. Roering
    Nathan L. Roering, age 25 of Sauk Centre died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends following a hard-fought battle with cancer on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
  • David C. Kulzer
    Mr. Kulzer, 74, of Rochester, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at his residence. David was born on July 2, 1945, in Melrose, to Roman and Adelinde (Terhaar) Kulzer.  
  • Dorothy “Dottie” Fennell
    Dorothy Mary Bieringer was born July 21, 1934, the 13th child of Anthony and Mary Anna (Merton) Bieringer. 
  • Lillian A. Schoenberg
    Lillian A. Schoenberg, age 93 of Greenwald, Minn., passed away peacefully
  • Dale G. Garlock
    Dale G. Garlock, age 59 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at CentraCare Health Hospital Emergency Department in Melrose.
  • Jerilynn M. “Babe” Sweazey
    Jerilynn M. “Babe” Sweazey, age 55 of Bertha, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
  • Lawrence J. “Larry” Wiechmann
    Lawrence J. “Larry” Wiechmann age 90 of Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully
  • Kenny M. Klassen
    Kenny M. Klassen, 68, of Belgrade died on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at his sister’s home in Alexandria under the care of hospice. 
  • Virgil N. Gruenke
    Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Virgil N. Gruenke, age 94, of Albany will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. 
  • Lamont Blanchard
    Lamont Blanchard, age 80 of West Union, passed away on Sunday evening, Aug. 4, 2019, at the Galeon in Osakis.
  • Denis H. Marthaler
    Denis H. Marthaler, age 82 of Melrose, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn.
  • Sheldon L. Budde, age 80 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, Aug.  2, 2019,  at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
  • John “Jack” George Zimmerman
    John “Jack” George Zimmerman, age 87, of Albany, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • Lee A. Marthaler,
    Lee A. Marthaler, of Cottonwood, Ariz., passed away on July 23, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer.
  • Gerald T. Ehresman,
    Gerald T. Ehresman, of Solvang, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
  • Doreen Ann Martinella Ehresman, age 92, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2019, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Albert Lea. 
  • Judith N. Bailey
    Judith N. “Judy” Bailey, age 69 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at her home in Sauk Centre.
  • Charles “Chuck” Redetzke
    Charles “Chuck” Redetzke passed away into his new life on July 11, 2019, at his home in Sauk Centre.
  • Rev. Sylvester Matthias Kleinschmidt
    Rev. Sylvester Matthias Kleinschmidt, age 97 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Fairway Pines Senior Living in Sauk Centre.
  • Walter M. Bertram
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for Walter M. Bertram, age 98, of St. Martin. Walter passed away July 19, at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring.
  • Clarence “Guy” V. Andersen
    Clarence "Guy" V. Andersen, 78 of Albany, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at his home in rural Albany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.
  • Marian (Hall) Conlin
    Marian (Hall) Conlin, 100, longtime resident of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully at the Sauk Centre CentraCare Health Care Center on Friday, July 12, 2019.
  • Lloyd W. Butkowski
    Lloyd W. Butkowski, age 60, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home in rural Millwood Township, St. Rosa, Minn.
  • Ned Evens
    Ned Evens, a resident of Tomball, Texas, formerly of Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully on Nov. 26, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.
  • Francis M. Marstein
    The Requiem Mass for Francis M. Marstein, age 90 of Bowlus, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in St. Cloud (430 8th Ave S, St Cloud, MN). Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
  • Arthur J. Diedrich
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Arthur J. Diedrich, age 90, of Avon who died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Rev. Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate and entombment will be in the parish cemetery. 
  • Helen C. Popp
    Helen C. Popp, age 99, of Hutchinson, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at her home in Hutchinson. Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Memorials preferred.
  • Edwin G. Schulzetenberg
    Ed Schulzetenberg passed away on June 27, 2019, in the CentraCare Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. His funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. Father Daniel Walz will be the celebrant. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Inurnment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
  • Bernice (Bernie) Wiehoff, age 87 of Melrose, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at the CentraCare Health–Melrose Hospital.
  • Sylvester M. Bueckers
    Sylvester M. “Sy” Bueckers, age 76 of St. Joseph, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and Hildie on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. 
  • Rita A. Trisko
     Rita A. Trisko, age 79 of Sauk Centre, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at her home in Sauk Centre, Minn.
  • Helen Popp, age 99, of Hutchinson, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at her home in Hutchinson.
  • Anthony J. “Tony” Hallermann
    Anthony J. “Tony” Hallermann, age 38 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2019.
  • Dorothy R. Holthaus
    Dorothy R. Holthaus, age 86 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 25, 2019,  at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.
  • Vernon M. Frieler
    Vernon M. “Vern” Frieler, age 90 of Melrose, formerly of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.
  • Ed J. Schneider
    Ed Schneider passed away on June 23, 2019, at the age of 89. Funeral Services were at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, July 1. 
  • Margaret K. Messerich
    Margaret K. Messerich, age 78 of Melrose, Minn.,  passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.  
  • Dorothy R. Holthaus
    Dorothy R. Holthaus, age 86 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
  • LeAnne D. Sanders
    LeAnne Sanders 62 passed away on June 19, 2019, at the St. Cloud hospital. LeAnne was born in Sauk Centre on Sept. 12, 1956.
  • Randy G. Brunko
    Randy G. Brunko, age 62 of Little Sauk, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, June 24, 2019 at his home.
  • Elizabeth “Liz” Schmitz
    Elizabeth “Liz” Schmitz, age 79 of Maple Grove, formerly of Sauk Centre passed away unexpectedly on June 19.
  • Ed J. Schneider
    Ed Schneider passed away on June 23, 2019, at the age of 89. Funeral Services will be at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre on Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m. with a visitation at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre on Sunday, June 30 from 4-7 p.m. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home
  • Lloyd L. Schreiner
    Lloyd L. Schreiner, 81 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Watkins, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Essentia Hospital in Fargo, N.D. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Lady Of Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.
  • Lawrence Bernard Winter
    Lawrence Bernard Winter passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, surrounded by love and with family present. Larry spent the last few weeks of his life being cared for by the staff at CentraCare Health Nursing Home and CentraCare Health Hospice.
  • A memorial service for David Krousey will be held Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at Faith Community Church in Burtrum.  Refreshments will follow at the Burtrum Community Center.  Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.



  • Troy Donald Niebergall
    Troy Donald Niebergall, 50, died June 17, 2019, at the U of M Hospital from cancer.
  • Memorial services will be held for David McCain, age 67 of Tracy, Calif. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. A gathering of friends and family will begin one hour before the service. Lunch will be served in the church basement following the service.



  • Cheryl Veeder

    Cheryl Veeder, age 72, of Sauk Centre passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Knute Nelson, Maples Unit, Alexandria. Cheryl Raye Hennington was born on March 25, 1947, to Russell and Solveig (Michaelson) Hennington in River Falls, Wis.

  • Donald William Thoennes
    Donald William Thoennes was born Jan. 10, 1953 in Alexandria, the son of Peter and Rose (Daas) Thoennes. Donnie grew up in Millerville, where he attended St. Mary’s Elementary School. He graduated from Brandon High School in1971. 
  • Gerald E. “Jerry” Schurman
    Gerald E. “Jerry” Schurman, age 69 of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
  • Cyril Ebnet
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Cyril Ebnet, age 89 of Holdingford, was Saturday, June 15, at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
  • LeRoy Young
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of LeRoy Young, age 87 of Holdingford, was Monday June 17 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. LeRoy died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • Monica Ann VanHeel
    Monica Ann VanHeel, 89-year-old resident of Swanville, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at Highland Senior Living in Little Falls.
  • Rose M. VanBeck
    Rose M. “Rosie” VanBeck, age 91, of Melrose, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Pine Haven, CentraCare Health-Melrose.
  • Scott P. Keppers
    Scott P. Keppers, age 53, of rural Holdingford, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He fought his medical condition the way he lived his life, with strength, grace, and a strong faith and complete trust in God’s plan.
  • Cyril Ebnet
    The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Cyril Ebnet, age 89 of Holdingford, will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at the Church of All Saints, St. Mary in Holdingford.