Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Julius Massmann, age 89, left this world for his new life on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the farm home he so loved in rural Orange Township, Douglas Co., MN. Julius was one of ten children born to Felix and Elizabeth (Eickhoff) Massmann in New Munich, MN. His birthday fell on the Feast of …

Sandra Jean Theisen, age 79 of Sauk Centre, was called to be with Jesus and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St, Cloud, Minnesota after a courageous 8-year battle with cancer and COVID-19 complications. A Mass of Chri…

Linus M. Kalthoff, age 85 of Albany, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at his home in Albany, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 22 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Aaron Nett officiating.…

Monday, January 18, 2021

Kathryn E. Sutherland, age 60, of Sauk Centre, passed away following long term health issues, on January 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,…

Friday, January 15, 2021

Mary E. Eisenschenk, age 76 of Albany, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at her home in Albany, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 18 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Entombment will…

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Alan Norbert Mensen was born on February 12, 1952, to Raphael and Alice Mensen. The fourth of 16 children, he grew up on the family’s dairy farms in Sauk Center and Long Prairie, also working the neighboring farms. He was a farmer at heart. On June 15, 1974, he married Delrae Borchert, and t…

Maurice J. “Max” Wenker, age 94 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Grand Village Nursing Home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 18 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melro…

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Ricky Turner, 62-year-old resident of Randall, MN, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie, MN with Father Ben Kociemba offici…

Sunday, January 03, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Gerald J. “Buckwheat” Speldrich, 75, of Belgrade died Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. A private funeral service will be held. A visitation will be held on Monday from 5-7:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade. The family will not be in attenda…

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Karen Rose Schwalbe (Ehrlichman), age 79 of New Brighton, formerly of Holdingford, passed away peacefully Dec 27, 2020. She was born to Elmer and Virginia (Genz) Ehrlichman. Karen was an active member of American Legion Post 513 and a past 10th District Auxiliary President. She enjoyed cooki…

Gary Kingsriter was born to George and Betsy on February 11, 1946 in St. Cloud, MN. He died December 14, 2020. Gary’s life started on the family’s century farm in Paynesville, MN. He, his brother and sister attended District 43 Country School in Zion township. He loved to tell people that he…

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Graveside funeral service will be 11 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Long Prairie for Walter Lackmann, Jr., age 89 of Long Prairie, who died Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Valley View Assisted Living in Long Prairie of health issues unrelated to COVID-19. The Re…

Kenneth A. “Ken” Edgar, age 81 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Rick Aubol officiating. Intermen…

Eugene “Gene” Albert Illies, age 81, of Elrosa, passed away December 19, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital due to COVID-19. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre on December 24 at 12:00 pm. Father Joseph Korf will officiate. Social di…

Martha Anna Fiedler, of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, passed away at Cherrywood Advanced Living in Big Lake, Minnesota on December 19, 2020. She was 102 years young. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on December 28 at St. Paul’s Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Kenneth Popp officia…

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Ronald A. “Ron” Thieschafer, age 78 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at his home in Melrose, Minnesota after a long battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 23 at St. Mary's Catholic Chu…

Monday, December 21, 2020

Estelle Schwinghammer, formerly of Albany, Minnesota, died peacefully early Thursday, December 17, 2020. Estelle was 89 years of age. As the oldest daughter of John and Anna Thelen, Estelle was born on a farm in Saint Martin, Minnesota, in 1931, and responsible at an early age to care for br…

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Michael J. Frank peacefully left this earth on Saturday, December 12, 2020, to join his wife, Louise and our Lord Jesus in heaven for Christmas this year. There will be a 3 p.m. public graveside service on Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre. A Memorial Mass will …

Friday, December 18, 2020

Kenneth Drevlow, 75, of Clarissa, passed away on December 15, 2020 in Fargo, North Dakota. Friends may call on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 5-7 p.m., at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Clarissa. Kenneth Bruce was born September 11, 1945, in Long Prairie, to Louis and Bernice (Martenson) Drev…

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie for Betty Rachey, 93 of Long Prairie, who passed away on December 15, 2020 at Valley View Manor Assisted Living in Long Prairie. Visitation will be one hour pr…

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020 at Church of Our Lady in Manannah for Meinrad “Meinie” M. Wiechmann, age 89, who passed away Monday at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. Rev. Jeffrey Horejsi will officiate and burial will be at St. Benedict’s Cemetery in Avon …

Sandra “Sandy” Spartz (Gerber), age 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 10, 2020. Sandy was born in Minneapolis on December 7, 1950 to Gerald and Muriel Gerber and graduated from Fridley Senior High in 1968. She married the love of her life Dave in 1971, and to the surprise of …

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Joseph H. Blommel, 93, of Albany passed away at Mother of Mercy Fairway Ridge Apartments on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Military Honors will be provided by the Albany American Leg…

James M. “Jim” LeClaire, age 74 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, December 21 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev.…

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Peggy A. Ruegemer, age 60 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 18 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Th…

Gordon B. “Gordy” Hannaman, age 91 of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19 at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with Rev. David Mommens officiating. …

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Cecile A. Zehrer, age 98 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A private Mass of Christian will be held at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Rick Aubol officiating. Intermen…

Alberta E. Otte, age 94 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 15 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church …

Richard A. Trisko, age 83 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 14 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg P…

Friday, December 11, 2020

Alicia R. Kohnen-Gertken, age 87, of Cold Spring, formerly of Paynesville, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Assumption Community in Cold Spring, MN. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Reveren…

Eric Mergen, 48, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2020 with family by his side. A visitation was held on Monday, December 14th from 10–11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Interment followed in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Farming.…

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Joseph “Joe” Kaschmitter, 99, of Browerville, passed away on December 1, 2020 at Centra Care, Long Prairie, MN. Mass of Christian Burial was held on December 7, at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Long Prairie. Burial was held in the Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville. Josep…

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle for David Lee Van Heel, 73, of Grey Eagle who passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family at Sanford Health Hospital in Fargo, ND on December 6, 2020. Rev. Robert Rolfe…

David M. Cokely, age 71, of Sauk Centre died peacefully Sunday, December 6, 2020 at CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre followed by inurnment at Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre. David was b…

Richmond, November 29, 1933 – December 3, 2020 A kind, gentle and humble man who brought joy with his endearing smile, wittiness and contagious laughter went home to be with the Lord on December 3, 2020. Ralph “Mac” Buerman died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. A priva…

Beatrice T. “Bea” Zehrer, “affectionately known as Poochie to her kids and grandkids” age 92, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednes…

Beatrice B. Funk, of New Munich, went to meet her beloved Lord on Friday, November 27, 2020. She passed away peacefully with her children by her side at CentraCare Health, Melrose, Minnesota. Beatrice was 101. Beatrice Bernice Rademacher was born November 8, 1919 in New Munich, Minnesota to …

March 13, 1946 – November 26, 2020 The Mass of Christian Burial for Harlan Ralph llgen,age 74 of Albany(formerly of Paynesville), will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the Church of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. There will be a visitation held for one hour pri…

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Wayne Herman Engel, age 69, of Sauk Centre, passed away November 22, 2020 at CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre after a couraeous battle with cancer. Wayne was born November 14, 1951, to Carl and Anna (Ahrens) Engel in Saint Paul. He graduated from South Saint Paul High School in 1969. He…

Randall L. “Randy” Pieper age 67 of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 30, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 4 at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Joe Korf officiating.…

Thursday, December 03, 2020

John “Jack” F. Hasser, 73, of Long Prairie, passed away on November 30, 2020. A visitation for Jack will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. Military Honors will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery, Long Prairie. Jack was …

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Virginia M. Salzl, age 89 of St. Rosa, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Mother of Mercy in Albany, Minnesota. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 2 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Virginia Mar…

Paul H. Soine, 73, of Paynesville died Friday, November 27, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.  A private family memorial service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Paynesville Lutheran Church.  The service will be live-streamed for the public at www.paynesvillelut…

Margaret R. Overman, age 83 of Freeport, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date after restrictions have been lifted. Margaret Rose Bolster was born June 11, 1937 in St. Cloud…

Joseph M. Olmscheid, 93, of Melrose, formerly of Belgrade, died Monday, November 23, 2020 at the Melrose Hospital. A private mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funera…

Juliana M. Kettler, age 97 of Melrose, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Ma…

LaVerne C. Winter, age 83 of Greenwald, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2020, at her home in Greenwald, surrounded by her family after a short battle with cancer. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Sunday …

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