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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Oratory in Farming, MN for Allen H. Dingman, age 76, who died peacefully on Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. Inurnment will be in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery. A gathering of r…

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Charlene E. “Char” Petermeier, age 88 of Albany, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Serenity Village in Avon, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 17 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Julius Becke…

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The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Roger S. Blenker, age 69 of Avon, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church in St. Anna. Father Gregory Mastey will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Roger passed away sudde…

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LeRoy W. Hoeschen, age 90 of Freeport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 11 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. …

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Frank Anton Schmidt was born on November 18, 1925 in Freeport, the son of August and Maria (Schaeffer) Schmidt. He grew up in Freeport, Sauk Centre and Padua and attended country grade school near Sauk Centre. On January 29, 1948, Frank was united in marriage to Rosemary Spier in Padua. This…