Monday, October 11, 2021
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Bunny's angelic birthday into Heaven was on Monday, October 4, 2021, peacefully with her family, and Sadie, her cat, by her side, at the age of 87.

Friday, October 08, 2021
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Jim grew up on the family farm in Kandota Township, Todd County. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School and earned a bachelor of science from Moorhead State University in business administration with a math minor before he discovered his true calling as an industrial engineer. He had work…

Thursday, October 07, 2021
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Roger A. Hoffman, age 82, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

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Edna M. Polipnick, age 87 of Sauk Centre, passed away from complications of dementia on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 surrounded by her family at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Wednesday, October 06, 2021
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Patricia A. "Patty" Klassen, age 64 of Melrose, died peacefully on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich, Minnesota.

Tuesday, October 05, 2021
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Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie for Myrtle Starry Nelson, age 96 who passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 in Little Falls, with Rev. Omar Guanchez officiating. The family receives visitors 6:30 - 8:30 PM on…

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Laura Lynn Lee of Long Prairie passed away September 27, 2021 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital.

Monday, October 04, 2021
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Michael J. "Mike" Olmscheid, age 74 of Greenwald, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

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We wished for a baby, but God gave us an angel instead. Our precious Zoey was called to Heaven on September 23, 2021. Thank you for your continued prayers and support during this difficult time.

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Joseph "Joe" B. Blenker Jr. , age 89 of Melrose, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 29, 2021, surrounded by his family at the Melrose Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.

Friday, October 01, 2021
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Mary Mae E. Olson, age 94 of Sauk Centre, passed away with family by her side on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the Woodcrest Assisted Living in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Monday, September 27, 2021
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Dorothy C. Schmidt, age 88 of Freeport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota.

Monday, September 20, 2021

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Gregory J. Waldorf, age 63, of Avon, was held on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11:30 am. Burial was in the parish cemetery. There was a visitation one hour prior to the service at Sacred Heart Church in Freeport. Gregory was born March …

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Marilyn Mergen and her family would like to thank everyone who took time from their weekend to attend her 90th birthday celebration. We are also appreciative of those who could not attend in person and sent a card to Marilyn acknowledging her birthday. Thanks for making this birthday celebra…

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Monica A. Ahrens, age 86, of Melrose, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with …

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Lyle R. Karasch, age 57 of Sauk Centre passed away suddenly on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 20 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Rick Aubol offici…

James C. “Jim” Losey, age 70 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A private graveside service with military honors will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at a later date. Jam…

Dallas J. Hamilton, age 66 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 10, 2021 at his home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 17 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. A Celebration of Life will be held at a late…

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Thomas ‘Tom’ Ley, age 53 of Fridley, formerly of Melrose passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 after battling an aggressive form of cancer in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Cen…

Sunday, September 12, 2021

John H. “Jack” Petermeier, age 89 of Albany, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 9 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Julius…

Tina C. Kulzer, age 50 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 13 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiatin…

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Shirley J. Jaszczak, 87 of Paynesville, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the Paynesville Care Center in Paynesville.  Her funeral service will be at 11:00 am Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville.  Burial will be in the Paynesville Cemetery.  A vi…

Geralyn M. “Geri” Dierkhising, age 62 of Avon, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at her home in Avon, Minnesota after a long, courageous battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 9 at St. Mary’s Ca…

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Thank you to everybody that was with Rudy on his journey. Special thanks to his hospice team and the Melrose CentraCare. To our family and friends for everything they did and all the cards and memorials. Thanks to Rudy’s family for their participation in the service and the celebration of li…

Scott K. Nathe, age 50 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 21 at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre with prayers by Fr. Greg Paffel. Military honors were by the Little Sauk Legi…

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Donald B. “Donny” Gieske, age 58 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 23 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. A Celebration of Donny’s Life wi…

Lenore M. “Norie” Pallansch, age 73 of Grey Eagle, passed away after a long struggle with health issues on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota with her family by her side. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2…

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Alcuin William Caspers, age 89 of Melrose, died peacefully on August 14th, 2021. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Inurnment will be held in St. John the Bap…

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Duane A. Shay, age 81 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at his home in Albany, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 18 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B…

Virginia M. Klaphake, age 92 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvi…

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Daniel Poepping, age 67, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Thursday, July 29, 2021 at his residence. Daniel Cyril was born March 3, 1954 in Melrose, MN, to Theodore and Louise (Schulte) Poepping. He attended school in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School. After graduation he attended Dunwo…

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Memorial Service Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Diamond Point in Sauk Centre. Social to follow.

Robert A. “Bob” Schmiesing, age 93 of Sauk Centre died peacefully on August 1, 2021 at the CentreCare Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 6 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officia…

Dustin Michael Olmschenk passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021 at the age of 39, shortly after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive liver cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his memory by living their lives fully and courageously, just as he did. Dustin w…

Loren J. “Bubba” Ritter, age 54 of Merrifield, formerly of St. Rosa, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at his home in Merrifield, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 11 at St. Rose of Li…

Thursday, August 05, 2021

The Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew Radermacher of Wadena was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. Surrounded by his family, Andrew, age 62, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at his home in rural Wa…

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Zida Lorraine Tiemann, age 92 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2021 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev.…

Mildred M. “Millie” Gans, age 91 of West Union, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her home at Mother of Mercy Assisted Living in Albany, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021 at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union. Inter…

Rudolph (Ralph) Beste of Sauk Centre passed away on Friday, July 23 at the Melrose Nursing Home. Rudolph was born to Ralph and Monica (Miller) Beste on Oct. 9, 1936 in Kandota Township. He attended country school through the 6th grade and attended Sauk Centre Public Schools from 7th through …

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Gerald “Gerry” Zenzen was born on February 28, 1939, to Clara (Dehmer) and Richard Zenzen. He would be the 3rd of 6 children. He grew up on a farm in Elrosa. He often told stories of the farm: working with teams of horses, sleeping in the hay loft, and doing chores. He completed school throu…

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Gregory D. “Greg” Lehner, age 73 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at his home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre with a p…

Roger Michael Baas was born on October 12, 1957 to Eino and Luella (Dittmann) in Parkers Prairie. He passed away on July 7, 2021. Roger graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1975. After graduation he worked at B&J’s Auto for his brother, Bob, for many years. In 1981 he then moved…

Celebration(s) of the life of Gerald “Butch” Gruber will be held on August 8th at the Padua (MN) Pub and on September 19th at the Kraus Hartig VFW in Spring Lake Park, MN; 1:00 to 5:00 PM; Special remembrances at 2:00 PM Gruber passed away on September 21, 2020, and is survived by siblings: …

Monday, July 19, 2021

Paul Alexander Jordan, age 90 of Montrose, MN, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 with his family by his side. He was born on September 6, 1930 to Alexander and Katherine (Freund) Jordan in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paul grew up in Hamel, Minnesota and graduated from Wayzata High School in …

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The family of Sharon Meyer would like to thank all family, friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness, generosity and words of comfort. Thanks to Patton Schad Funeral Home, CentraCare and Coborns Cancer Center, doctors and nurses, Helen and volunteers who served the delicious meal. …

Kathleen was born on January 27, 1943 in Melrose, Minn. to Roman and Adelinde (Terhaar) Kulzer. Kathleen moved with her parent to Sauk Centre where she shared great memories growing up on a farm with her parents and 8 other brothers and sisters. She married Richard Angus of Garfield at St. P…

Thursday, July 15, 2021
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A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN for Marlyn J. Libbesmeier, age 93 of Waite Park, MN. He died last March 23, 2020 during the Covid 19 Pandemic at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. The Rever…

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Marilyn S. Uphus, age 88 of Melrose, passed away peacefully Friday, July 9, 2021, surrounded by her family at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove…

Lawrence A. “Larry” Gaebel, age 61 of Freeport, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A private graveside service will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in New Munich with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. A public visitati…

Richard J. “Rick” Rieland, age 60 of Melrose, passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife and two daughters on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A Celebration of Rick’s Life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15 at the Patton-Schad Fun…

In Memoriam

Monday, March 26, 2018

Card of Thanks

Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Marilyn Mergen and her family would like to thank everyone who took time from their weekend …

Sunday, September 05, 2021
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Thank you to everybody that was with Rudy on his journey. Special thanks to his hospice team…

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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The family of Sharon Meyer would like to thank all family, friends and neighbors for the man…

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