Monday, June 14, 2021

Farmer, Gardener, Musician, and Master Story-Teller, Ernie Tharaldson’s love of life did not come to an end with his death. Ernie passed away on June 12, 2021, at the age of 85. In the end, he would have liked to have it said that he died of “ripe old age.” Ernie was surrounded by his family…

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Val Olson, 64-year-old resident of Randall, MN, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls, MN. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Motley, MN with Pastor Paul Koehler officiating. Visitat…

Marie Phyllis Carman passed away June 6, 2021. She was born August 6, 1949 to Donald Sax and Phyllis Henrichs. Preceded in death by her parents Donald Sax and Phyllis Bell, husband Harry “Skip” Carman. Marie was born in Red Lake City and grew up in Minneapolis. They relocated later in life t…

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Dorothy Caroline Veillette was born on February 23, 1938 to Henry and Ruth Garrison at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls. She graduated from Little Falls High School in 1956. While in high school, Dorothy helped work the family business, the Little Falls Ice House. Dorothy married Frank…

Anwaatinibikwe, Bonita “Bonnie” White, 65-year-old resident of Hinckley, MN, passed away on June 2, 2021. Visitation was 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation. A Funeral Ceremony began at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the Dis…

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Jason J. Preimesberger, 47-year-old resident of St. Cloud, formerly of Genola, MN, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at his home in St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pierz, MN, with Father Kenneth Popp officia…

Sam Gotvald, age 77, of Hillman passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 25, 1944 in Saint Cloud. Sam graduated from Milaca. Sam grew up in Hillman at Gotvald’s Store with his parents and eight brothers and sisters. He enjoyed working there as a m…

Monday, June 07, 2021
  • Updated

Floyd “Red” J. Newcomb, 93, of Randall, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Celebration of Life will be June 19, 1 p.m. at the VFW in Randall. Red was born on March 3, 1928 to Herman and Luella (Pierce) Newcomb in Randall. He was the third out of nine children. At a young age, he went to …

  • Updated

Dr. John F. Beaty, long-time resident and former chiropractor in Little Falls, passed away on December 30, 2020. A memorial service is now scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Minnesota Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery next to Camp Ripley, MN followed by a 12:30 p.m. luncheon at …

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Florence B. Smude, 96, of Columbia Heights, formerly of Pine Center, was taken into the arms of her LORD on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Crest View Senior Community. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd. A visitation wil…

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Lester R. Thies, 91-year-old resident of Little Falls, died Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 9 at 11 a.m. with Father Ben Kociemba officiating. The burial will be held …

  • Updated

Jeanne Adele Meyer of Little Falls passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at her residence after an extended battle with cancer. She is survived by her spouse Scott Meyer, son Jason O’Day, daughter Jennifer (Jacob) Krch, daughter Scottijo (Josh) Kauck, parents Kenneth and Edith German, siblings …

Raymond Nicoski, 89-year-old resident of Little Falls, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the hou…

Catherine A. Rausch, age 86 of Cushing, Minnesota, passed away May 30, 2021 while in the loving care of St. Otto’s Care Center, Little Falls, Minnesota. Catherine was born on November 22, 1934 in Traverse County, Minnesota to the late Joseph and Kate (Luft) Borgheiinck. She married Herman Jo…

Donald J. Richied, 87-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Mark …

Margaret E. Nelson, 67-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, with Pastor Gary Hendrickson officiating. A visitat…

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Robert “Bob” John Angevine, 58-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away May 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a short battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN. A vis…

Diane Marie Nelson, 75-year-old resident of Royalton, MN, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021, at her residence. A Funeral Service will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Living Hope Church in Little Falls, MN with Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, J…

After a short illness, surrounded by his loving family, Clayton Plante, 91, passed from this life at home on May 17, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, June 11, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN. Visitation will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. a…

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for Gerald “Jerry” J. Goebel, age 68, who passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 from complications from ALS at home surrounded by his family. Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate and bur…

Joann de Reyna, of Quechee, VT, passed away on February 22, 2021 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, NH. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls at 11 a.m. Friends may gather at the church …

  • Updated

Annella Miller, age 90, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died May 27, 2021, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Wedne…

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Deborah "Deb" Ludwig at the Immaculate Conception Church in Rice, MN on Friday, June 25th at 11 a.m., followed by a burial at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. There will be a light lunch catered at the church following the burial ceremony.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Arlen “AJ” Johnson of Eagle Bend passed away suddenly at the family cabin with his wife by his side on May 23, 2021. A Celebration of Arlen’s Life will take place at 11 a.m. on June 5, 2021, at Faith Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend, MN. Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. before the funeral servic…

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Melvin J. Guck, age 77 of Pierz, passed away on May 21, 2021. Melvin was born on January 3, 1944 in Mayhew Lake Township and grew up in Pierz, MN on a farm. At age 19, he married his first wife, Shirley and together they had a daughter, Tammy Lynn who passed away after a car accident. Melvin…

Memorial Services will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for LaRhae “Rhae Rhae” Galarneault, age 67, who passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at her home. Jerry Knafla will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, …

Ken Lundgren, of Shakopee, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on May 25, 2021 at the age of 87. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 12 noon with visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (833 S…

Gage Anthony Kruse, 26-year-old resident of Onamia, MN, passed away on May 24, 2021. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation. Funeral Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the District 1 …

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Delores M. Kuschel Emerson, 92-year-old resident of Pierz, MN, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2021, at the Meadow Ponds Assisted Living in Pierz, MN. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dixville, MN with Pastor Lindsay Jones offic…

Rachel Flogstad-Heise, 69-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Kari Pancoast offici…

Harry G. Swanson, 85-year-old resident at the VA Home in St. Cloud, formerly of Little Falls, MN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the VA Home. A Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. Burial was in the Min…

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • Updated

Lee Ann Maslowski, 79-year-old resident of Little Falls, formerly of Sobieski, died Monday, May 24, 2021 at St. Otto’s Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Sobieski with Father Jimmy Jospeh officiating. The bu…

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for Stephen “Steve” (Fudd) S. Fiedler, age 68, of Rice who died Tuesday, May 25th at Quiet Oaks Hospice House near St. Augusta. Rev. Kenneth Popp will officiate and burial will be…

Lea M. Burggraff, age 90 of Mounds View. Preceded in death by husband, James. Survived by children, Christine Emerson, Kevin Burggraff, Mary Beth Pallo, Pam Weisz, Nancy (Neil) Sand, Paul (Lindy) Burggraff, and Jayme (Paul) D’Heilly; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; many other relat…

Jenner Willis Nelson, age 95, St. Cloud, MN, died Sunday, May 16, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital. As per Jenner’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Visitation will be Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN. A Time of Sharing will begin at 4:30 p.…

Lea Marie Burggraff Lea Marie Burggraff, age 90, of Mounds View, passed away May 24, 2021. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, (763)571-1300. www.millerfuneralfridley.com

Monday, May 24, 2021

Hugh “Andy” Stanton Anderson passed peacefully in his sleep on December 4, 2019. Services will take place on June 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Gering, NE. Inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Hugh was born on November 25, 1941 to Lloyd and Marianne (Lackie…

Roger Rens passed on May 20, 2021. A celebration of life for Roger will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Rens family home in Randall, MN. Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you do something special for or wi…

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Patricia M. Schroeder, 92-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer and COPD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls. Visitation w…

Connie Kay (Martin) Dziubinski of Little Falls, MN passed away May 14, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Connie was born in Little Falls on August 29, 1939 to Mearle and Evangeline “Vangie” Martin. Connie spent most of her life living in the Little Falls area. Her home on th…

Richard D. Mix, 87-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the Little Falls Care Center. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Randall, MN at 11 a.m., with Pastor Joe Crosswhite officiating. A visitat…

Nancy Jean Opitz of Platte Lake, MN passed away at Mille Lacs Health Systems of Onamia on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mound, MN. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services. Intermen…

  • Updated

Martha R. Nornberg, 96-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at First United Church in Little Falls, at 3 p.m., with Pastor Tony Romaine officia…

Richard Joseph Staples, at the age of 25, passed at his home in Hinckley, MN. Richard was born on January 26, 1996 to Marvin Lee Staples, Sr. and Sharon (Fineday) Smith. Richard will join his mother, Sharon and stepfather, Francis (Aggie) Smith; grandparents, Naomi (Leona) Fineday and Joseph…

Mary A. Bellefeuille, 71-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 at the St. Benedict’s Home in St. Cloud, MN. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021 at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN with Father Mark Botzet officiatin…

Thomas Houdek, 78-year-old resident of Zimmerman, MN, formerly of Little Falls, MN passed away passed peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, May 13, 2021. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little…

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Ethel M. Kuhl, age 95, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died May 11, 2021, at the Little Falls Care Center in Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at the Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service a…

Jennie Marion Olson, age 94, of Hillman, MN passed away on April 28, 2021 at Mille Lacs Long Term Care Center in Onamia, MN where she’d lived with memory loss since May, 2016. She was born on March 18, 1927 at home in Faulkton, SD to parents Amy (Lancaster) Wall and Cornelius Wall. She was t…

On May 17, 2021, Jesus and his angels came to take Jerry to our Heavenly Father after a brave battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Little Falls, the second of eight children born to Edwin and Norma (Stoner) Pantzke. He attended District 1229, a one room school located a short distance from …

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Richard Clayton Berguson, 95, passed away May 12, 2021 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living Lester Park in Duluth, Minnesota. Dementia took his memory, but not his presence in the moment. His motto in playing tennis was to play “with a little style and grace.” In his last years, he reflected th…

In Memoriam

Monday, January 04, 2021
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Card of Thanks

Tuesday, April 06, 2021
  • 0

The Family of the late Richard Roy Herbst wish to express their deep appreciation to those w…

Monday, November 30, 2020
  • 0

The Family of Willie and Diane Schirmers would like to express our sincere gratitude for all…

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • 0

Our hearts are full of gratitude for the many acts of kindness and sympathy given to our fam…