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Obituaries
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Loren L. Prom

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A gathering of family and friends was 3-7 p.m. April 18 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Loren L. Prom, age 78, who died April 12, 2021, at the Little Falls Care Center after a short battle with dementia with his family by his side. There was a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Pogatchnik officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Due to COVID 19, social distancing and masks will be required.
 Loren was born April 13, 1942, the oldest of five children to Lawrence and Evelyn (Secord) Prom. He graduated in 1960 from Tech High School. Right after high school, he served his country in the United States National Guard. Loren married Doris Feneis June 20, 1964 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. He farmed his entire life in rural St. Cloud.
In Loren’s younger years, you would find him on the dance floor whether it was square dancing on Friday nights or at a wedding doing the polka or waltz. He also loved a good card game of Buck Euchre or 500 and fishing on Mille Lacs Lake and Lake Bemidji. In the fall between milking cows, you could find him in his deer stand waiting for the big buck. In his later years, you could find him giving tractor rides to his grandkids. Loren was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church where he was involved in the Men’s Group. He was also a member of the Ramey Creamery Board and the Benton County Ag Society for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Doris of St. Cloud; daughters and son, Cheryl (Jeff) Landwehr of Ham Lake, Shelly (Brad) Gohmann of Clearwater, Linda (Paul) Steven of St. Cloud, Nancy (Mark) Nieters of Sartell, and Ted (Jody) Prom of Foley; 13 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and one great granddaughter on the way; brothers, Sid (Pat) Prom of St. Cloud and Mark (Elaine) Prom of St. Cloud; sister-in-law, Barb Prom of St. Cloud; brother-in-law, Jim Becker of St. Joseph; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Evelyn Prom; brother, Tom Prom; sister, Teresa Becker; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wendelin and Virginia Feneis; sisters-in-law, Mary Feneis and Elaine Ryder; and brother-in-law, Dick Deppa.
 Loren’s family would like to send a special heartfelt thank you to the Little Falls Care Center and Moments Hospice for the excellent care they gave Loren. It was greatly appreciated.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Gerald “Jerry” A. Wassel

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Saturday, April 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Milaca for Gerald Wassel who passed away Nov. 21, 2020.  A Celebration of Life and gathering of friends will follow, starting at 1:30 p.m., at the Grub and Pub in Ramey.
Gerald “Jerry” A. Wassel, age 81, of Milaca, passed away Nov. 21, 2020, at Northland Hospital, Princeton.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions funeral services were postponed. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to 33196 Nature Road. Foley, MN 56329. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Gerald “Jerry” Andrew Wassel was born Aug. 16, 1939, in St. Cloud to Andrew and Leona (Fisher) Wassel. He graduated from Foley High School. He married Barbara (Hamers) Nov. 26, 1959, at St. Elizabeth’s in Brennyville. Jerry was employed in LP sales and service, owned Grub & Pub in Ramey for 10 years and drove school bus. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and in the Army National Guard. Jerry will be missed by many people and always remembered as a sociable guy and everyone’s friend. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Jerry was an avid sports fan and loved to watch football and baseball. He always enjoyed a good game of golf or playing pool.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; children Cheryl (Bryan) Leason, Morrill and Steven Wassel, Milaca; grandchildren, Derek (Fiancé Chelsea) Meehl, Tyler (Brittney) Meehl, Jordan Meehl and Marshall Meehl; sister Francis Matvick, Foley.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Kathlene Brown.
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Leon A. Weber

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Leon A. Weber, age 80, of Sartell, passed away April 1, 2021, in St. Cloud.
Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. April 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Community  in Waconia with the Rev. Stan Mader as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation was 4-7 p.m.  Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home and Wednesday  one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Leon Anthony Weber was born Feb., 25, 1941, in Waconia, the son of Edward Sr. and Catherine (Lano) Weber. He was baptized and later confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Community.  On Aug. 24, 1963, Leon was united in marriage to Madonna (Haines) Weber. Together they were blessed with three children.
Leon grew up in Laketown Township where he farmed with his father. In 1974, Leon purchased a new farm and moved to Foley. Leon was a hard worker and loved all things farming and the outdoors. He was fond of antique tractors and farming was always worked into a conversation.
Leon appreciated the classics. He adored classic TV, classic country, polka music and classic cars. Leon owned a 1931 Model A Coupe and was a member of the Mid State Ford Model A Club.
Leon’s faith and his family were his greatest treasures. He cherished his Bible, which he faithfully read and attended Bible study groups. In his neighborhood the kids always lovingly called him Grandpa or Uncle Leon. He had no enemies, was always friendly, always caring. He will be greatly missed.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents Edward Sr. and Catherine Weber; wife Madonna Weber; son Dale Weber; daughter Melissa Weber; brother Jerome Weber.
Leon is survived by his loving family: son and daughter-in-law Robert and LuAnn Weber of Foreston; grandchildren Christopher (Nicole) Weber, Jennifer (Chaunce) Shaw, Katherine (Jim) Wolak, Robert Weber Jr.; great-grandchildren Matthew, Tyler, Phoenix, Siqoya, Danica; brother and sisters Edward (Sally) Weber, Irene Schleicher, Lorraine Van Sloun; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Sharon Weber, Thomas and Mary Haines, Dorothy and David Gustafson; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket bearers were Bernie Weber, Tim Thaemert, Christopher Weber, Jennifer Shaw, Katherine Wolak, Robert Weber Jr.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. 952-442-2121 www.johnsonfh.com.
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James S. Kampa

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Jim Kampa, 81, of St. Cloud (Palmer Township), passed away peacefully at his home March 30, 2021, after a bravely-fought battle with cancer.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 7, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  The Rev. Joseph Bachowski will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday evening at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Foley American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home. A celebration of Jim’s life will be July 31, 2021, at the Kampa Family Farm.
Jim was born in St. Cloud, April 12, 1939, to Stanley and Frances (Miller) Kampa. He enlisted and served in the Army and was stationed in Germany before returning to Minnesota. He was joined in marriage to Lucy Galisto May 28, 1959, and together they welcomed four children. Along with being a lifelong farmer, he also worked as a construction supervisor for Blattner Construction for many years before retiring and was then able to enjoy his Century Farm full time. After Lucy’s death in 1999, he met and was then married to Virginia Posthumus Aug. 1, 2003, which blessed him with two stepsons.
He was a gentle, generous husband, father and grandparent who had a particular fondness for sweets, enjoyed exploring the country on horseback with his wife Ginny and their many trail-riding companions, and he always had a story to share. Above all else, Jim cherished time spent with those he loved. A true patriarch, he spent his time on the farm working side by side with his family, who were as devoted to him and he was to them, and he spent the winters in Arizona where he enjoyed many happy times  visiting with relatives and wonderful friends there. His memorable smile and warm heart will be dearly missed by many. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Jim is survived by his wife Ginny, his children and step-children, Nick (Cheryl) Kampa of St. Cloud, Julie (Dave) Dosh of Becker, Kevin (Kim) Kampa of St Cloud, Jim (Amanda) Kampa of Eden Prairie, Kyle (Ashley Bierman) Posthumus of Waconia and Jarod (Terra) Posthumus of Phoenix, Arizona, his grandchildren; Jackie, Andrew, Megan, Mitchell, Brandon, Ann, Grace, Joseph, Henry, William, Reagan, Maren and Quinn, seven great-grandchildren and sisters Lois (John) Blattner and Sue Lintgen.
He is preceded in death by wife Lucy Kampa, his parents, his sister Jean Schloegel, his infant brother, Jack and his brother-in-law, Vito Galisto.
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Lois M. Dierkes

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Lois Marie Dierkes, age 77, of Foley, passed away peacefully March 30, 2021 at The Gardens at Foley. Visitation was 4-7 p.m., April 5 at the Foley Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with a visitation 11:30-12:30 prior to Mass. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate.
Lois was born August 18, 1943 in St. Cloud, to John and Mary (Tschacher) Abfalter, deceased.  She lived in Blaine for 20-plus years, where she raised three children with Dennis Dierkes. Eventually she returned to Foley. She enjoyed the casino, word searches, game shows and crafting, and especially meals out with family. Lois was a dedicated worker in the restaurant industry for many years. Her biggest priority in life was her family.
Lois will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Deb (Chris) Brown, Chrissy Hillman, Mike (Lynn) Dierkes. Her grandchildren include Ryan and Rob Brown, Eric Green and Lauren and Danielle Hillman; great- grandson Mason Green, and Daniel, David, John and Mark Dierkes. Her close family of 11 siblings includes four sisters: Joan Corrigan, Shirley Chmielewski, Judy Peschl and Mary Jo Barthelemy, and seven brothers: Jack, Bob, Jim, Ken, Michael, Eugene, and Dave Abfalter, as well as many loved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.
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Elwood L. Orton

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Elwood Leroy Orton, age 87, of Foley, died March 17, 2021, in Foley. His jolly personality brought smiles and joy to family, friends and strangers alike. He was quick to befriend anyone he came across and loved celebrating life with those around him. Elwood was born April 25, 1933, in Baker, Montana to Callie and Anna (Narum) Orton. He married Dorothy (Wiley) May 22, 1958,  in Glendorado Township. He spent most of his life living in Benton County,  operating a hobby farm and driving truck. He enjoyed fishing, family, and friends.
He is survived by his children: Raymond (Sandy) Orton of Foley, Garron (Lisa) Orton of Foley, sons-in-law Casey Jones of Milaca and David (Shelly) Whitcomb of Becker; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, siblings Richard (Bev) Orton, Gary (Pat) Orton, Diane Jensen, sister-in-law Janet Orton; as well as many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents;  wife, Dorothy; daughters, Darlene (Orton) Jones and Barbara (Orton) Whitcomb; infant son; siblings Ronald Orton, Gladys (Burt) Hoff; infant brother; and brother-in-law Eddy Jensen.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26,  with visitation one hour prior at South Santiago Lutheran Church, 14675 37th St. S.E., Clear Lake 55319. The Rev. Daryl Thul will officiate.
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Mabel M. Schibonski

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Mabel Schibonski, age 98, passed away March 15, 2021, at Cokato Manor Nursing Home, Cokato.  Funeral services were 11 a.m., March 20 at the Foley Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Loder officiated.  Burial was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Sauk Rapids.  Visitation was 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mabel Mary Schibonski was born June 22, 1922, in Sauk Rapids, to Edward and Wilhomine (Wenzel) Rubink. She graduated high school and married Delroy Schibonski Oct. 4, 1941 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids.  She loved and raised her family in Ramey.  In 1974, Mabel and Delroy moved to Foley.  Mabel was an exceptionally good cook, loved to garden and followed the Minnesota Twins for many, many years. Mabel also taught Sunday School for years as well as being involved in church, always singing with her beautiful voice in the church choir.  She was a past member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.
She is survived by her children: Dennis (Roberta), St. Cloud; Katherine (Rodney) Miller, Howard Lake; Phyllis of Scottsdale, Arizona; Larry (Shirley), Brainerd; Douglas (Karen) of St. Francis and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Delroy and five siblings.
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Mary A. Gombos

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Alice Gombos, age 83, of Foley, passed away March 5, 2021, at Country Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her family.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 13, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate.  Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the church Saturday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mary Alice Gombos was born Nov. 20, 1937, in St. Cloud, to Jacob and Mary (Lutgen) Boos. She graduated from Foley High School in 1955 and married Gerald Gombos June 7, 1955, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Alice worked and managed the Foley Municipal Liquor Store, Foley American Legion and the Blue Oak Restaurant. She also cooked for the Foley Nursing Center until her retirement. She volunteered as a grandma for the Foley schools and drove for the Foley Area CARE. Alice enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her good sense of humor. She was a member of the Foley American Legion Auxiliary and St. John’s Catholic Church. The family would like to thank the staff at Country Manor and St. Croix Hospice for all their care and compassion.
She is survived by her children: Janet (Bill) Helmin, Foley; Linda (Eugene) Belair, Princeton; Mark (Debbie), Foley; Joyce (Steve) Coleman, Sauk Rapids; Jay (Jolie), Rice, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and brothers; Eugene Boos and Robert Boos.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gerald, seven brothers and sisters, granddaughter, Mary Margaret Helmin, grandson, Jesse Baggentoss and a great granddaughter, Allison Rose Helmin.      
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Nita M. Stellmach

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Nita Stellmach, age 51, of Milaca, and formerly of Foley, passed away March 4, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 13, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev, Matthew Langager will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 10-11:00 a.m. at the church Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Nita Mary Stellmach was born Oct. 15, 1969, in St. Cloud, to Jerome and Margaret (Gorecki) Stellmach. She graduated from Foley High School in 1989. She worked at the DAC for several years. Nita was a sassy, flirty, loving and kind person. She loved the outdoors, feeding and watching the birds, fishing and driving the boat. She loved dancing, riding her bike, country music and western movies. She liked to play sports and had many medals from the Special Olympics. Mostly, Nita loved to spend time with her family and was always a joy to be around. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, the St. Elizabeth Christian Mothers and the Hillman Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her sisters and brother: RoseAnne (John) Gotvald, Foley; Bernadine (Norman) Latterell, Foley; Geri Ann (Dennis) Scholl, Foley; Cynthia (John) Alden, Foley and Gerard (Darla) Stellmach of Foley and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and two great-great nephews.      
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Doug Heger

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Doug was born in St. Paul and grew up on a farm in LaSalle. He graduated from Madelia High School in 1967. On Sept. 12, 1967 Doug enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he spent his first three years of service in Minot, North Dakota, and then one year in southeast Asia. Doug was proud of his top-secret crypto clearance and worked as a site security supervisor, guarding nuclear weapons storage areas starting at the age of 19. Doug was honorably discharged March 18, 1971.
 Following his military service Doug met the love of his life Barb (Amazi) and they married July 7, 1973. Doug worked as the manager of a municipal liquor store, an insurance representative for Woodman Accident and Life Company earning his CLU and LUTCF certifications, and then started his own business – Heger Distributing Company – before his retirement in 2003 because of health problems related to Agent Orange exposure incurred during his military service. During his retirement,  Doug enjoyed creating pen and ink artwork of nature and animal scenery.
 Doug is survived by his wife of 47 years, seven months and three days (Barb), his children Rebecca (Mark) Linn of Sauk Rapids, Amanda (Brian) Malikowski of Foley, Jonathon (Jill) Heger of St. Cloud, Michael (Lindsay Goddard) Heger of New York City, his nine grandchildren – Aaron, Shelby, and Carter Linn; Mason, Austin, Drew, and Jace Malikowski; and Brock and Gemma Heger – and his brother Phil Heger of Foley. Doug was preceded in death by his parents John and Helen Heger.
A private family celebration of life will be  at a later date with burial at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.      
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Ronald E. Shelley

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Funeral services were 11 a.m. March 6, at  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Princeton, for Ronald E. Shelley, age 83, of Princeton, who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family March 1, 2021. The Rev. Shari Routh officiated. Visitation was 4-8 p.m.  March 5 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton, and one hour prior to the service at church Saturday. Burial will be in the West Branch Cemetery, Long Siding.
Ronald was born to Albert and Regina (Bertrum) Shelley Sept. 24, 1937, in Princeton. He spent his youth in the Princeton area. Ronald served his country honorably as a member of the National Guard from 1958-62. He was married to ShirleyAnn Montag May 6, 1961, at West Branch Lutheran Church, and together they raised their six children. Ronald had worked at Verti Flo in Princeton, but most of his life was spent farming with his family. Ronald was a dedicated member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Above all else in life, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him.
Ronald is survived by his children, Connie (Kenneth) Henchen, Julie Anderson, Jean (Brad) Wesloh, Kristi (Kevin) Santema, Dale (Tori) Shelley, and Darrel Shelley; grandchildren, Dale Henchen, Kari (Brett) Kroska, Susan (Alex) Kroska, Tim (Katie Zachman) Looney, Andrew (Ashley Minske) Wesloh, Allison, and Cade Wesloh, Sophie, Ricky (Kelly), and Cassie (Mercedes Unger) Patten, and Alex (Mackenzie Bialka) Shelley, Jack, Owen, Max, Matthew, Michael, and Olivia Shelley; step-grandchildren, Mitchell (Abby), Mackenzie (CJ Rahm) Santema, and Grace (Charlie) Lentner; great-grandchildren, Ella, Britteny, Alaina, Jacob, and Brooke Kroska, Kenady Henchen, Millard Patten, and Lennon Shelley; step-great grandchildren, Lillian and Beau Santema, Chase, Chett, and Colton Lentner, and Sawyer Rahm; siblings, Larry, Kathleen, Helen, and Joyce; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 57 years, ShirleyAnn in 2019; son-in-law, Larry Patten; siblings, James Shelley, Ardis Kettleholdt, Dennis Shelley, and Kenneth Shelley; brothers-in-law, Dave and Royce; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Shelley; and nephew, Terry Shelley.       
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Raymond J. Jaeckels

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Raymond Joseph Jaeckels, age 78, of Northfield, passed away Feb. 5, 2021, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Raymond was born Jan. 5, 1943, in Duelm, the son of Henry and Hilda (Wegman) Jaeckels. At the age of 15, he moved south to Bloomington and this was the beginning of a 60-year career in the water well drilling business. He was united in marriage to Grace Stauffeneker March 10, 1962. They made their home outside of Northfield where they raised their four children.
Raymond worked at Dependable Well for 20 years in Bloomington and Hartmann Well Drilling for 25 years in New Prague. In 2005, he and his youngest son, Todd, partnered together to create Jaeckels Well Drilling. After retiring in 2010, he continued to be the adviser by phone and made occasional trips to the job sites. Raymond had extreme pride watching his son become successful in the well drilling business. 
Raymond was a man who did not seek praise; however, he would do whatever it took to get the job done, no matter what. He could be callous and gritty but had a gentle and soft side. He had a work ethic second to none which he instilled in his children.
A dear friend, Jerry Bolton, shared the following: He is gone, the people on Jamaica Avenue mourn his passing. He was not always feeling the best, but he made his way to Jerry’s shop to visit his buddies often. Ray was a self-made man, always a workaholic. A guy with massive hands and a big heart. He was the “go-to guy” in our neighborhood and can still hear the guys often say, “Let’s call Ray and see what he thinks.” He did not have a lot of hobbies, but loved wheeling and dealing, buying and selling. He attended many auctions and in recent years, started learning about Craig’s List. With his big fingers, it must have been difficult keying, so Jerry would get a call from Ray asking for help to look at something on the internet. Jerry loved him so. May the Jaeckels’ family know the peace that passeth all understanding. He is safe in his arms.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace of Northfield; a daughter Michelle Jaeckels of Lonsdale; three sons Kelly Jaeckels and his significant other Janine of Northfield, Kalvin Jaeckels and his significant other Michelle of Duluth, Todd (Shawn) Jaeckels of New Prague; nine grandchildren Joe (Stacy) Dornfeld, Melissa Dornfeld, Tristan, Cody, Matthew (Katie), Samuel (Nellie), Taylor, Logan and Tiegan Jaeckels; five great grandchildren, Ellie and Wyatt Jaeckels and Jackson, Evelyn, and Ella Dornfeld;  his siblings Gladys Gillitzer, Leona Barber, Eunice Tadych, Lois (Dave) Neston, Sharon Fearon, Therese Hutchinson, and Gerald (Diane) Jaeckels, sister-in-law Darlene Jaeckels and a brother-in-law James Hera. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Leonard, Grace Hall, Bernice McKenzie, Elaine Hera and two siblings at infancy Michael and Mary.
A private graveside service will be at Annunciation Catholic Church Cemetery in Hazelwood. Public visitation was at Bierman Funeral Home, 1316 Division Street South, Northfield Feb. 13.         
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Richard R. Herbst

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Richard Roy Herbst was born March 20, 1936 in Glendorado Township, Benton County, to Roy and Loretta (Jaeckels) Herbst. The oldest of 10 children, he attended school through the eighth grade and then helped run the family dairy farm.
Richard’s sister, Lenore, introduced him to Maurine Johnson in 1956. By their second date, he knew he was going to marry her. They were married June 1, 1957, at St John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Simply stated, he adored her for the rest of his life. They settled in the Foreston area in 1962 where they lived and dairy farmed and together proudly raised 11 children.
He worked several jobs in his early years, working at the paper mill in Sartell, construction work, and owning and operating his own milk can routes. More than any other work he did, Richard loved being a farmer, milking his dairy cows, working the land, and raising cattle. He ran his dairy operation until 2002 when the family farm, Autumn Acres, was sold. He continued to crop farm (hay) until he was 80 years old and would often say he felt like he was 20 years old when he was driving his tractors. He found incredible joy in talking about, looking at, and buying tractors, especially the first tractor he ever owned, his 1936 “B” John Deere. Despite the groans from his children, he never passed an implement dealership that he didn’t drive through looking at farm equipment.
As an active and long-standing member of the St Louis Bertrand Catholic Parish in Foreston, Richard served in many roles, including pastoral council member, usher and perpetual adoration adorer. He especially enjoyed leading the rosary before Mass, organizing and serving the Lenten fish frys, and talking to everyone after Mass. Richard was also an active third- and fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Marty Councils 3603 and 11856. He served in many capacities, including grand knight, membership recruiter, fourth-degree honor guard, passing out buckets of Tootsie Rolls for Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and driving the KofC float and tossing candy in local parades.
Richard was engaged in many community organizations over the years, including the Benton Communications Company, formerly the Benton Cooperative Telephone Company, where he served as director for 40 years from 1979 to 2019. He was also active with the Mille Lacs County Soil and Water Conservation Service, the Mille Lacs County American Dairy Association and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. After he retired from farming, he and Maurine delivered Meals on Wheels for many years in the Milaca and Foreston community.
In winter months, you could find Richard doing one of his favorite pastimes: attending wrestling matches. Starting as a parent, then as a grandpa and great-grandpa and ultimately as a booster club member and town super fan, he loved supporting all wrestlers from the little beginners to the varsity and junior varsity wrestlers in the Milaca wrestling program.
After a life well lived, Richard passed away Feb. 12, 2021, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 23 days at home along the Rum River in Milaca, surrounded by his large, loving and loud family who collectively cared for him with assistance from CentraCare Hospice. Richard will be deeply missed by his devoted wife of 63 years, Maurine; his children, Barbara (Jeffrey) Jacobson of Milaca, Paul Herbst (Sheryl) of Foreston, Daniel (Lorie) Herbst of Princeton, Karen (Albin) Swenson of Milaca, Mark (Carrie) Herbst of Foreston, Mary Stanley of St Louis Park, Lowell (Michele) Herbst of Foreston, Dale (Nancy) Herbst of Foley, Norman Herbst of Foreston, Nancy (Alan) Frerich of Foreston and Colleen (Steven) Kasella of Morrill; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren (and counting); his siblings, Jimmy Herbst, Jeanette Rahm, Janice (Bill) Spiczka, LeRoy (Cathy) Herbst, David (Catherine “Kitty”) Herbst, Ronnie (Marie) Herbst and Duane (Bette) Herbst, his brother-in-law Valentine “Mac” Udermann, and also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth “Betty” and Albert Janson, sister Lenore Udermann, sister-in-law Jane Herbst, brother-in-law Denis Rahm, and granddaughters Rebecca Jacobson and Elli Kasella.
Richard devoted his life to his family, to his church, and to helping others. He will be remembered for his kind and loving nature, his friendship, and his willingness to do anything for others.
Public visitation was 2-8 p.m. Feb. 19 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston.  Private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Louis Catholic Church, followed by burial at the parish cemetery. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Four Pillars of Faith Area Catholic Community Facebook page. Arrangments  Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca.        
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Sandra J. Hinkemeyer

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Sandra Hinkemeyer, age 77, of Foley, passed away Feb. 18, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. The Rev. Joseph Bachowski will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation is 10-11 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Sandra Jean Hinkemeyer was born May 30, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Roy and Margaret (Clark) Snyder. She moved to Minnesota when she was 4 years old and attended Tech High School. She married Clyde Hinkemeyer Nov. 24, 1960, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Sandra loved gardening and canning, and will be remembered for her famous dill pickles. She loved hosting and cooking for others. She enjoyed crafting, antiquing, ceramics and quilting. She organized the 4-H craft workshop and was a 4-H key leader for 25 years. She was a member of the Christian Women and volunteered in the quilting group and funeral lunch group at St. Lawrence Parish. Sandra worked at Fingerhut and drove bus for the Foley School District. She worked hard on the farm and enjoyed plowing fields and spending time on the tractor. She cherished her friends and loved playing pranks with them. She adored her family and spending time with her many grandchildren, her “babies”.  She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde, Foley and children: Jackie (Bryan) Lipsey, Park Rapids; Paul (Patty), Sauk Rapids; Wendy (Robert) Woolard, Foley; Pam (Brad) Pederson, St. Cloud; Heidi Swartz, Foley; Bruce (Lisa), Palmer; Jennifer (Sam) Smekofske, Duelm and sister, Teresa (Dave) Thome, Seattle, brother-in-law, Bob Litzinger, St. Cloud, 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Christina Hinkemeyer and son, Bradley Hinkemeyer, sister, Veronica Litzinger and brother, Jeff Snyder.        
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Ervin P. David

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Ervin David, age 87, of Foley passed away Feb. 20, 2021, at Eden Brook Care Center, St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial will be noon, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  The Rev. Joseph Bachowski will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Foley Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church Wednesday. Burial with full military honors will take place in the parish cemetery.
Ervin Philip David was born April 28, 1933, in St. George Township, Benton County, to William and Mathilda (Brunn) David. As a young man, he farmed with his father before entering the United States Marines where he served honorably from 1953-55. He married Lois Kuhn Feb. 28, 1957, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and she preceded him in death on April 10, 1999. He later married Violet (Miller) Moeller Sept. 22, 2001, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Ervin farmed most of his life and also worked in building construction for Winkelman Building Enterprises where he was job site supervisor. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends every Saturday in Santiago, old-time music, singing, woodworking and the occasional auction. Ervin knew many people, had many friends and will be remembered for being a kind and friendly man. He was an active member of the Foley American Legion where he served on the funeral honor guard for many years; member of the Duelm Knights of Columbus and a life member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Violet, Foley and daughter, Betty David, Maplewood, stepson Donald Moeller (Delores), Foley, step grandchildren Jill (Rob) Moeller, Josh Moeller, Foley, and Chad Moeller, step great grandson Gavin Moeller, Foley, his sister Agnes Hoffmann, Pillager, nieces, nephews and their children.  He is also survived by in-laws: Pat David, Foley, Darlene Kuhn, Brainerd, David Kuhn, Foley, Leon Moeller, Foley, Jay Kuhn, Missouri, and Violet’s siblings: Celia Marquette, Maple Lake and Ruth (John) Pappenfus of Royalton.
Preceded in death by his infant daughter Jolene, 1973, wife Lois, 1999, son Barney, 2003, daughter Michelle, 2020, his parents, siblings Donald, Bill, Celia, Eleanor, Katherine, and Helen. He was also preceded by: Myrtle David, Joe Ruhoff, Rueban Brambrink, Gene Denfeld, David Hoffmann, Delores “Whoopee” Moeller, Arlene and Gervais Kosloski, Alfred “Buzzy” Kuhn, Gene Kuhn, Priscilla Kuhn, Delia Marquette, Chuck and Virginia Miller.                            F-8-1B  

Mary E. (Zander) DeRocher 

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Mary Elizabeth (Zander) DeRocher was the eldest of four children, born to John and Hazel Zander, Jr. April 29, 1937. At the age of 83, Mary passed away peacefully Feb. 3, 2021, with family by her side.
Mary was born and raised in Brainerd, where she much enjoyed lake life, sunshine, “Up North” and all the lakes area has to offer. Mary attended St. Francis Elementary, Franklin Junior High School and Washington High School. She earned her degree as a registered nurse from St. Catherine University and practiced her profession at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Brainerd), Good Shepherd Nursing Home (Sauk Rapids), and Foley Medical Center (Foley).
She was happily married to Darien DeRocher, another Brainerd native, for 61 years. Mary and Darien were married Nov. 28, 1959. They were blessed with four children, Jody (Pete) Garberg of Minneapolis, James of Ostego, Jeffrey (Cindy) of Foley, and Jill (Scott) Hollenkamp of Sartell, and a loving bunch of seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, with the ninth expected in spring. Mary is also survived by her brother, James (MaryAnn) Zander and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel; brother, Jack; and sister, Marg.
The DeRocher’s chose to live and raise their family in Foley. Foley is where they both spent most of their careers, as well.  In addition to her nursing career, many may be surprised to know that Mary was active in the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association (MSHCA). Alongside Darien, Mary served as assistant executive secretary for the MSHSCA, she was the first female member of the MSHSCA, and was granted the honor of the George Hahn Memorial Award after 25 years of service.
They returned to the Brainerd Lakes Area in 1994, where they enjoyed their retirement years together at the lake. She had many friends and enjoyed playing cards and socializing. She was a wiz at crossword puzzles. She never missed a newspaper article and between all of her friends and acquaintances she met throughout her career in MSHSCA, she was sure to know many of the individuals honored or mentioned in the paper, especially the sports section. She was also a member of the Foley Yacht Club.
She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, she always made a point to attend Saturday evening Mass, even when that meant leaving the sun and sand at the lake.
Mary’s family would like to send heartfelt thanks to her caregivers at Diamond Willow Assisted Living and St. Croix Hospice for their compassion and skilled care that they provided to Mary, as well as for making her final days comfortable and peaceful.
In memory of Mary, we ask that any memorial be sent to American Cancer Society.
Gone but not forgotten!
The celebration of Mary’s life will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.  Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior.  Interment will be at a later at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.
Nelson-Doran Funeral Home. www.nelson-doran.com 218-829-4755      
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Priscilla J. Kuhn

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Priscilla Kuhn, age 70, of Foley, passed away from cancer Feb. 2, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The Rev. Joseph Bachowski officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was 10-11 a.m. at the church Monday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Priscilla Jane Kuhn was born March 30, 1950, in Colusa, California. to Victor and Emma (Ahlman) Turek. She graduated from Princeton High School. She married David Kuhn Nov. 30, 1968, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  She worked as a home health care aide for Benton County and CentraCare for several years. She enjoyed cooking and baking and shopping for gifts.  After her retirement she enjoyed reading, spending time with her grandchildren and watching the “Price is Right” and “Wheel of Fortune.”  Priscilla and David especially enjoyed camping trips to Texas and four-wheeling while camping in Arizona as well as traveling to Mexico and Hawaii.
She is survived by her husband, David of Foley, son and daughter; Brian, Foley and Jamie (Jeff Martin), Foley and grandchildren: Carter, Connor, Bailey and Mackenzie. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tim.  The family would like to thank the staff at CentraCare Home Health and Hospice.       
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Jacqueline C Pattock

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Jacqueline C Pattock - Age 77, a beloved wife and mother, Jacqueline was born March 27, 1943, and died Jan. 23, 2021. Born and raised in Foley, she had a multi-decade career in medicine that began in St. Cloud as a surgical nurse and ended in southern California, where she retired as the director of anesthesia at Kaiser Riverside.
She is survived by her husband David J Pattock, her children Sheryl White, Shawn Pattock, and Carrie Pattock, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.  Her family and husband of 57 years were the loves of her life. She is preceded in death by parents Dr. Albert and May Latterell, and her sisters Patricia Potuzak, Joanie Kotsmith, and Sharon “Cherry” Brenny.       
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Orville W. McCormick

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Orville W. McCormick, age 85, passed away Jan. 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. A private family memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Foley Funeral Home. The Rev. Bev Brock will officiate. Burial will take place at Lone Pine Cemetery. Service with Dignity proved by the Foley Funeral Home.
Orville William McCormick born May 14, 1935, in Ronneby to Basil and Pearl McCormick. He married Edna (Olson) McCormick June 23, 1954. They were married for 65 years at Lakin Community Church in Hillman.
Orville was a very hard working man and formally worked for Gene Keehr, Wiltgen Trucking, owned McCormick Drywall, owned McCormick Oil Company and ended his career driving truck for Amcon Block of St. Cloud. He was always willing to give a helping hand for anyone that needed it.
He proudly served as a volunteer fireman for the Foley Fire Department for 25 years. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home with his wife and family, camping, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. Most of all, he loved getting together with his entire family. Through it all, he knew God was with him and he learned to trust in The Lord.
He is survived by his wife Edna (Olson) McCormick of St. Cloud and two children Cindy Kiffmeyer of St. Cloud and Pam (Donnie) Talmage of Amery, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Brandon, Lana (Jesse), Shana, Josh, Terry, and Bristy and 10 great -grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Pearl; son, Terry; sister, Issie; and niece, Susan.
Those wishing to offer memorials in Orville’s memory are asked to consider donating to the charity of American Cancer Society, Shiners Hospital for Children, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The surviving family would like to express gratefulness and appreciation to the staff of The Coborn Cancer Center, CentraCare Home Healthcare and Hospice, Dr. Kevin Stiles of Foley Medical Center, and Nurse Lilian at The St. Cloud Hospital.        
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Kristapher “Kris” D. Stewart

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A Celebration of Life was from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021,  at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Kristapher D. Stewart, age 21, who passed away at his home on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.  A time of sharing will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Kris was born on Nov. 10, 1999, in St. Cloud to Dean Stewart and Rebecca Kampa. He lived in the Sauk Rapids area for all of his life. Kris attended high school in Foley and later went to obtain his GED at McKinley Area Learning Center in Waite Park. He worked as a Shift Manager at McDonalds and was very proud of his job. For a few months, he also volunteered at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud doing activities with the elderly. Kris enjoyed deer hunting, EDM music, collecting EDM jerseys, video games, long boarding, taking trips to Duluth, and loved joking around and spending time with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and always made others laugh. Kris will be remembered by his smile, work ethic, big heart, and care for others.
Kris is survived by his parents, Dean Stewart of Foley, Rebecca (Brian Kleis) Kampa of Sauk Rapids; siblings, Kara Petschen of St. Cloud and Keith (Lesly) Petschen of Garrison, S.D.; paternal and maternal grandmothers, Marlys Stewart of Foley and Carol Kampa of St. Cloud; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parternal and maternal grandfathers, George Stewart and Merton Kampa; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Donald A. Kainz

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Mass of Christian Burial was 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Donald A. Kainz, age 80, of Rice and formerly of Harding who passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at his home. Rev. Thomas Knoblach and Rev. Eberhard Schefers con-celebrated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
 Donald was born Feb. 18, 1940, in Little Falls to Clarence and Josephine (Zak) Kainz. He graduated from Pierz Memorial High School and St. Cloud State University. Donald married Rita Bieganek on Aug. 18, 1962, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in their shared hometown of Harding. They eventually settled near Rice and raised their children in a home they built on Little Rock Lake. As members of Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake, they were active in choir, marriage preparation and numerous other parish roles. They spent over 40 years in leadership with Worldwide Marriage Encounter. In 1972, he co-founded Donlar Construction, that built many churches, schools and commercial spaces across Minnesota. He retired in 2016 and remained chairman of the board. Donald was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on several Diocesian committees and Catholic Charities Advisory Board. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, cutting wood, driving the pontoon, trips to the casino and extensive traveling. Donald was loving, loyal, full of wisdom, quiet but made an impact when he spoke. Don and Rita moved through life together as a couple. He deeply loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Rita of Rice; children, Joseph (Jenny) of Hong Kong, Jon (Marlene) of Lino Lakes, Beth (John) Wegner of NE Minneapolis and James (Kirsten) of Wilmington, N.C.; sister-in-law, Sue Kainz of Cottage Grove; grandchildren, Sabrina, Natalie, Jaq, Caleb, Rachel, Tyler, Ryan, Shannon, Nathan, Madeline (Davis) and Emma; and expecting their first great granddaughter soon. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; sister, JoAnne (Len) Carlson; and brother, Clarence “Buz” Kainz.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Obituary, Guest Book and livestreaming available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Jean A. Greener

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Jean Greener passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on Jan. 19, 2021, at her home in rural Foley, Minnesota, lovingly surrounded by her family.  Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home - Milaca
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Milaca Evangelical Free Church in Milaca.
Jean Ann Greener was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in St. Cloud to Dr. Charles and Catherine (Ritchie) Donaldson. Jean was raised in Foley where she attended the First Presbyterian Church and graduated from Foley High School in 1952. After attending Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, Jean returned home to marry her high school sweetheart, Wayne, in 1953.
In 1954, Wayne was drafted into the army. Following a two-year tour of duty in Texas, the couple returned to their dairy farm in rural Foley, where they spent the remainder of their 67 years of marriage raising their six children and welcoming their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jean was a dedicated housewife and talented seamstress, incredibly supportive of her children and their interests. She loved sharing life with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived out her Christian faith through gracious hospitality and unselfish service to others. She worked part-time at the Foley Nursing Center and home care compassionately caring for others’ needs. As a long-time member of Estes Brook Evangelical Church, she became a beloved preschool program teacher. During her retirement years, Jean continued to pursue her passion for community service through volunteering at the local Cross Center food shelf. She will be dearly missed by her family and dear friends who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne; children Tim (Becki) Greener of Louisville, Ky., Wendy (Bryan) Johnson of Foley, Jennifer Greener of St. Cloud, Lonnie (Mary) Greener of Foley and Julie (Robert) Vance of Farmington, IA; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren with 3 more on the way; sisters Betty Cheeley of Idaho, Janet Watkins of St. Cloud, and Susan Fagan of Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jody Oleen and granddaughter, Brittany, parents, and siblings, James Donaldson and Sandy Donaldson.
The family wishes to acknowledge CentraCare Hospice for their wonderful, compassionate care.        
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William Lubbesmeyer Jr.

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On Jan. 5, 2021, William Lubbesmeyer Jr., a loving husband of 67 years and father of five children, passed away at age 91.   William (Bill) was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Perham to William and Ethel (McGrann) Lubbesmeyer, one of two children. Upon graduation from Foley High School, Bill joined the Army National Guard. At age 22, his unit was activated and then deployed to fight in the Korean War. Bill spent nine months in Korea as a supply sergeant. Bill graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and earned his master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He began his teaching career in Milaca alongside his mother in a one-room schoolhouse.     On Aug. 31, 1953, Bill was united, in marriage, to Rose Tomporowski. The same year, Bill began his 31 years of teaching health and physical education at Rosemount Middle School. For 18 years, he was a head coach of the varsity baseball team and led eight of his teams to conference championship titles. After retirement, Bill and Rose traveled to Europe and spent the winter months in their Florida home. Bill played leisure games of golf but enjoyed spending most of his time relaxing in the lanai with a good book. Bill was a loving father and grandfather. He and his family enjoyed fishing trips in northern Minnesota and traveled the United States. He attended his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events as a coach or a proud fan. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lois. He is survived by his wife, Rose, his five children, Lynn (Don) Micheletti, Luann (Greg) Gibbs, Mark Lubbesmeyer, Aimee Martinson, and Annette Lubbesmeyer, along with his grandchildren Will, Grant, Alexa, Allison, Dyllan, Luke, and Krista.     A private Mass will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, and burial at Ft Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to White Funeral Home in Burnsville and forwarded to the family.        
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Joy A. Korpi

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Joy Korpi, age 77, of Foley, formerly of Finlayson, passed away Dec. 29, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley.
Joy Arlene Korpi was born Oct. 2, 1943, in Grass Lake Township near Braham.
Joy grew up on the family farm near Braham with her parents, Floyd and Hazel (Christenson) Swanson, two brothers and one sister.
She attended elementary school at the Seward School, a one room rural school near her home. She also attended Braham High School and later received her GED.
Joy married Gordon Sandeen Dec. 28, 1960, and they resided in Pine City.  They had two children, Daniel and Pamela. They later divorced.
She married Donald Korpi May 12, 1995.  They lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for several years where they operated an archery shop. They later moved back to Minnesota where they bought land and built their home near Finlayson.
In 2014, due to health reasons, Joy moved to The Gardens at Foley nursing home in Foley which became her home until her passing.  While living there she had a reputation as a storyteller and jokester and was loved and adored by the staff. Many became like family to her and she truly felt at home with all the love and support she was given while residing there.
Joy spent her life working in the health care field. Her jobs included pharmacy technician, certified nursing assistant and home health aid. She enjoyed caring for other people.
Joy had a love for animals and always shared her home with her dogs and cats. She enjoyed bird feeding and watching deer. She had a green thumb and enjoyed her house plants and gardening. In her younger years, her hobbies included camping and trout fishing “Up North”, deer hunting and duck hunting with her family. She also loved and cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Joy is survived by her son Dan (Debbie) Sandeen of Grand Rapids. Her daughter Pam (Steve) Theisen of Foreston, her grandsons Brad and Bryan Sandeen, her granddaughters Jamie (Trumond) Kollar and Brittany Theisen (Jay Carlson) and two great granddaughters, Josie and Evie Kollar. Brothers Ellsworth Swanson, Warren (Audrey) Swanson and sister Audrey Mattson, step children Tony Korpi, Dawn Kubat and Julie Schumacher and her children Isaiah and Aliyah, many nieces and nephews and also her beloved Chihuahua Dre.
She was proceeded in death by her parents and husbands Gordon Sandeen and Donald Korpi.
A visitation was held from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Dresser-Methven Funeral Home in Mora. A private service will be held later.
Arrangements by Dresser-Methven Funeral and Cremations Services of Mora at www.methvenfuneralhome.com.        
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Dennis R. Zablocki

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Dennis Zablocki, age 73, of Foley, passed away Dec. 31, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, at New Life Church, Foley. The Rev. Jim Von Wald will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 10-11 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Burial with full military honors by the Foley American Legion will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Dennis Robert Zablocki was born Aug. 2, 1947, in St. Cloud, to Bert and Maime (Joswiak) Zablocki. He attended Foley High School before entering the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action. After returning from Vietnam, Dennis worked as a certified nursing assistant at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center until his retirement. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and a good fireworks display. He enjoyed gardening and was an excellent cook. Dennis always had a wonderful flower garden and enjoyed bird watching. He will be remembered for being a prankster and buying jewelry for his girls. He was a member of the Foley American Legion.
He is survived by his children: Sherrie DiGiovanni, Foley; Shane Zablocki (Teri), Sauk Rapids; Kim (Ryan) Barrett, Sartell and grandchildren: Cody, Mariah, Dominick, Jayden, Emma, Paige, Dylan, Amaris and a sister, Rita Hatch of Brooklyn Center. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sheila and son, Nick and daughter, Desirae as well as brothers and sisters: Richard, LeRoy, Ken, Phyllis and Delphine.      
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Kevin E. Adelman

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be a private family event (due to COVID-19) at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Minden Township, for Kevin E. Adelman, 87, who died Dec. 30, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will be in the St. Patrick Parish Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
 Kevin was born July 13, 1933, in Minden Township to John and Luella (Neary) Adelman. He lived most of his life in rural Benton County. He graduated from Foley High School. Kevin proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He married Lora Lee Morain Sept. 1, 1958. Kevin’s Catholic Faith was very important to him, and he cared deeply for his family. He was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a member of Foley Knights of Columbus Council 3603. Kevin worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, retiring in 1987, and farmed on the family farm. In his retirement, one of his greatest joys was the private golf course he constructed on their property. He and his friends enjoyed many Wednesday morning golfing gatherings, complete with treats, good conversation, golfing and playing the Golf card game (so that he played “golf” year around).
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lee of Sauk Rapids; son, Tim (special friend Connie) of Becker; daughters, Toni (Randy) Hammond and Janelle (special friend Mark) of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Joe, Jeremy, James, Victoria, and Chris; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Lester (Fran) of Rice; and sisters-in-law, Jeanice and Donna both of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence, John, Sylvester; sisters, Evelyn, Luella; infant sister, Donna Mae; granddaughter, Jessica; and daughter-in-law, Cindy.
Due to COVID-19, we request no personal visits to the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Foley C.A.R.E.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.      
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Carole Ann Pollard

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Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Carole Ann Pollard who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Dec. 23, 2020, at the age of 80. The Rev. Mike Johnson will officiate and burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery in St. Stephen. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services Tuesday at the funeral home.
 Carole was born Aug. 13, 1940, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Isabel (Vouk) and Mathew Legatt. She graduated from Cathedral High School at the age of 16 and worked in St. Cloud. Carole married Walter Pollard in July 1959, and lived on the family farm in Benton County most of her life. She worked as a secretary and as a waitress. Carole later married Jack Dudgeon in 2003, and they resided outside St. Cloud at the time of her death. Carole loved traveling, country music, and was a huge Vikings and Twins fan. She was caring, and welcoming, and a loving mother and grandmother to her five children and 16 grandchildren. Carole was a woman of great faith who read her Bible daily.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Dudgeon of St. Cloud; children, Brian of Fountain, Colorado, Jeff of Clear Lake, Lori (Phil) Holmes of Owatonna, Todd (Becky) of Oak Park, and Shawn (Laura) of Foley; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Carole was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Walter; sisters, Delores Knettel and Joan Knettel; brothers, Robert and Fred; and grandson, BJ.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.     
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Herbert F. Bozych

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Herb Bozych, age 97, of Foley, passed away Dec. 23, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Vigil Helmin will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Herbert Frank Bozych was born May 24, 1923, in Benton County to Frank and Susan (Kipka) Bozych. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Herb delivered candy and drove a candy truck in his younger years and also worked for North West Block.  He dairy farmed until he sold his cows in 1986 and continued to raise hogs and beef cattle.  He enjoyed playing cards and always had a joke to tell. Herb was happiest when he could spend time with his family. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Gilman Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline of Foley and sons and triplet daughters: Dave, Sartell; Dennis, Foley; Mike (Janet), Becker; Margaret (Keith) Kantor, Foley; Mary (Brad) Vance, Buffalo and Marie (Victor) Salgren of Foreston as well as 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a sister, Angeline Wittrock of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Gusty Rothanberg, Irene Schyma, Clara Gahl, Lorraine Broda and daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Bozych.       
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Linda E. Proehl

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A celebration of life will be at a later date in late 2021 for Linda Elizabeth “Betty” Proehl, 71, of St. Cloud who passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest Dec. 20, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Linda was born in 1949 to George and Elizabeth Quade. She attended elementary school in the one-room school house, literally next door. She attended high school in downtown Foley, diagonal from her family’s church, St. John’s Catholic Church. Linda married Ronald Proehl in that same church in 1972.
As a graduate of St. Cloud State University, Linda taught high school mathematics then decided to try “big ticket” retail sales. She worked for Schmitt Music, Hallmark Cards, JC Penney and for the last 20 years, her own business: Betty’s Embroidery in Waite Park.
Linda enjoyed learning about people’s lives and goals. Family was extremely important to her. Linda appreciated travel when she had time, even if it was for work. Playing her baritone horn for fun and singing in choirs for Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Churches filled her with joy. Linda’s strong faith always lead her through tough situations. Linda loved a challenge and could accomplish nearly anything she set her mind to.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Robert (Mary Ann) Quade and Marion (Alfred) Kipka; and grandchildren, Seanna Michelle Clear and “Baby A” Clear.
Linda is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ronald; children, Valerie (Dale) Clear and Raymond (Elisabetta) Proehl; grandchildren, Samantha Clear, Tyler Clear and Melody Proehl and siblings Gene (Eileen) Quade and Alan (Darleen) Quade.     
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Myrtle Bergstrom

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Myrtle Bergstrom, age 86, of Foley, passed away Dec. 17, 2020, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. Private funeral services are planned and will be at the Foley Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Maywood Cemetery in rural Foley. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Myrtle was born Feb. 14, 1934, one of a set of twins, to Jalmer and Helen (Howard) Jenson in Glendorado Township, Benton County. Myrtle put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior as a very young girl at a Gospel tent meeting in Santiago. She attended Foley High School where she was on the student council and played trumpet in the band. She married Roland Bergstrom Sept. 26, 1953, at the Country Church in Glendorado. The couple farmed near Foley until 1965.  During that time, they sang together on the radio with a musical group called the Master’s Messengers. They felt a call into the ministry, so they sold the farm and enrolled in the New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  They took a pastorate at West Gate Bible Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and assisted at Camp Lawrence, a childrens Bible Camp in the summer.  Later, they joined the American Missionary Fellowship as home missionaries. They spent most of their ministry in the Brainerd and Fergus Falls area, conducting Bible Camps (Camp Jim and Camp Joy), Vacation Bible Schools, and church visitation. They retired in Foley, where they were instrumental in re-opening the Country Church near Glendorado.
Myrtle was known as gifted homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, crocheting, and knitting. Music was a big part of her life. She considered it a privilege to be a pastor’s wife. Myrtle and Roland were known for their accordion and guitar duets. Much of her time was given to ministry and sharing her Christian faith. It was her desire that everyone would come to know Jesus.
Myrtle’s memory will be cherished by her husband Roland, daughters Carol (Kelvin) Abram of Rosemount, Marge (Terry) Bernstrom of Bemidji, Lana (Bert) Holmquist of Underwood, and sons Bruce (Rebecca) Bergstrom of Pillager, Ken (Becky) Bergstrom of Naples, Florida, and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all 63 of them.
“When I enter that Beautiful City
And the saints all around me appear,
I hope that someone will tell me
‘It was you who invited me here!’ Corrie Ten Boom.      
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Richard A. Spiczka

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Dec. 23, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Richard “Rich” A. Spiczka who passed away Dec. 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and private family burial will be at a later date at Sacred Heart Mausoleum. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Dec. 22 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the service at church Wednesday.
 Rich was born May 4, 1949, in St. Cloud to Valerian and Helen Spiczka. He grew up on the family farm in Gilman. After high school, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Rich was united in marriage to Patricia “Pat” Kucala May 1, 1971, at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Gilman. He was employed by Electric Motor Services for 48 years and later became president. Rich was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He enjoyed taking road trips with his wife, going to Duluth with his family, giving to charities, watching airplanes, the stock market, and Minnesota sports. Rich was hard working, caring, loving and supportive. Most importantly, he was very proud of his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
 Rich is survived by his wife, Pat of Sauk Rapids; children, Sarah (Troy) Taffe of Lakeville, and Adam (Amanda) of Woodbury; sister, Connie (Dale) DeZeller of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Sam, Jake, Soren, and one baby grandchild on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Robert, Val, and Judy; father-in-law, Alphonse Kucala; and mother-in-law, Wanda Kucala.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.    
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Patricia Latterell Potuzak 

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Patricia Latterell Potuzak was born Jan. 28, 1932 to Mae and Albert Latterell in Olgivie. She died Nov. 12, 2020, in Issaquah, Washington.
Pat grew up in Foley, the oldest of four girls – Patricia,  Joanie, Cherry and Jackie.  She loved learning, was a talented cornet player in the school band and was valedictorian of her high school graduating class. Pat married her high school love, Chester Potuzak, June 23, 1951. They moved west, eventually settling in Washington state. Together, for almost 70 years, they built a rich and rewarding life. They raised seven children and were blessed with 12 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Pat was a caring and generous woman.  She operated a home childcare for 32 years, holding the longest, continuous daycare license in Washington state and teaching basic preschool skills and enriching young lives with many social, creative and life activities. Pat loved music, attending many concerts and performing arts events. After retiring, Pat indulged her creative talents by sewing, quilting, exploring various arts and crafts, and designing and creating one-of-a-kind fabric greeting or art cards. The past 10 years, Pat and Chet reconnected with their Foley roots, spending their summers on a family farm, tending their flower and vegetable gardens and staying in touch with family and friends. Pat touched many lives and hearts. She will be deeply missed.
Donations may be made in Pat’s memory to C.A.R.E., PO Box 65, Foley, MN 56329.
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Myrtle Bergstrom

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Myrtle Bergstrom, age 86, of Foley, passed away Dec. 17, 2020, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.  Private funeral services are planned and will be at the Foley Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Maywood Cemetery in rural Foley. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Michael J. Winkelman

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Michael Winkelman, age 64, of St. Cloud, passed away Dec. 17, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Dec. 21, at Jubilee Worship Center, St. Cloud. The Rev.  Mark Johnson will officiate.  Visitation will be  10-11 a.m. at the church Monday.  Burial will take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Michael John Winkelman was born Sept. 11, 1956 in St. Cloud to Delmer and Mary Ann (Lamkin) Winkelman.  He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1974.  As a young man he worked for Winkelman Construction.  Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was a member of Jubilee Worship Center.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Randy (Rhonda), Glendorado; Cindy (Joe) Panek, Foley; Brenda (Dave) Olson, Hutchinson; Pat, St. Cloud; Mark (Carmen), Pensacola, Florida; Ron (Stephanie) Cambridge; Lee, Paynesville; Karen (Jason) Longhenry, Sartell and a son, Michael Winkelman Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Joyce Runo and Sharee Seppelt.      
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Dorothy L. Torell 

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Dorothy L. Torell, age 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Sartell, Dec. 16, 2020. She was born at home in Sauk Rapids to Fred and Anna (Grabinski) Lezer Nov. 9, 1930. She attended Trinity Lutheran School through the eighth grade and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1948. On Jan. 25, 1952, she married William A. Torell at Trinity Lutheran Church. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home
Dorothy was one of five lively sisters. As teenagers, the youngest three traveled to Minneapolis and made a record at a recording booth.  Dorothy’s sister Anamae recalls with a chuckle, “We thought we could be the next Andrews Sisters.” Eleanor adds, “Among the three of us Dorothy always sang the low parts.” Dorothy’s children frequently asked to play the record. The sisters’ voices made beautiful harmony, and the children were convinced their mother was famous.  Dorothy’s sisters brought her great joy all of her life, and her love of music continued through the years.
Dorothy often shared memories of working at the Dairy Bar in Sauk Rapids and of her time at Lutheran Brotherhood while living at the Girl’s Club in Minneapolis where she made life-long friends. She also recounted experiences as a youthful bride staying at military locations in Maryland and Arkansas where Bill was stationed during his enlistment.
Dorothy and her husband settled in Foley, where Bill started his law practice and they raised four children: Mark, Elizabeth, Sarah and Robert. Once the children were school-aged, Dorothy worked alongside her husband at the office. They were members and active participants at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley.
Dorothy enjoyed taking art and upholstery classes at St. Cloud State University, serving as the mayor of Ronneby for a time, and even owning a bar. She had a passion for designing houses, and she kept the builders and contractors on their toes. Her hobbies included embroidery, crocheting and knitting, along with sketching, painting on canvas, and upholstery work. Dorothy had an insatiable love for travel. Whether traveling with her young family or later on with Bill as an empty nester, she thoroughly explored the United States and also much of Europe. She journaled daily about their adventures. In later years, Dorothy loved interacting with young people, whether they were her grandchildren or great-grandchildren. She will always be remembered jitterbugging with her children and grandchildren. Her love of music and dancing will be fond memories amongst her family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Torell, in 1989; parents, Fred Lezer in 1976 and Anna Lezer in 1963; sisters, Helen Lezer as an infant, Lorraine Miller in 2002, and Gladys Mendel in 2015; and great-granddaughter Ryleigh Farrell in 2010. Dorothy is survived by her sisters Anamae Lauermann and Eleanor Doig, and by Bill’s sister, Marilyn Thompson; children, Mark (Julie) Torell, Elizabeth Torell, Sarah Torell, and Robert Torell. She is survived also by grandchildren Jill Druckman, Mitchell Determan, Ross Determan, Kristyn Farrell, Laura Bemboom, and Tara Collins; and 12 great-grandchildren Keira, Grace, Luke, Kellan, Aidyn, Eve, Owen, Everett, Rosalie, Gabriel, Azrael, and Coraline.
Join in celebrating Dorothy’s life Dec. 26, 2020, at: Trinity Lutheran Church, 2163 Mayhew Lake Road N.E., Sauk Rapids. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon. Funeral service at noon. Interment will be at Green Lake Cemetery in Wyanett Township, east of Princeton.
Memorials in Dorothy’s honor are preferred to C.A.R.E. (Community Action Respecting Elders)PO Box 65, Foley, MN 56329; or to Trinity Lutheran Church.
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Richard O. Young

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Richard Young, age 78, of Foley, passed away Dec. 14, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m., Dec. 19 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Morrill. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Foley Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Richard Orris Young was born Sept. 15, 1942, in St. Cloud, to Orris and Bessie (Harris) Young. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1960. He married Faith Scheibel May 29, 1965, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  As a young man he worked for the Foley veterinarian, training and working with horses. Rich farmed near Ramey and also drove milk truck for the Ramey Creamery for several years. He owned Rich’s Liquor and Food in Buckman and was also fire warden for the Ramey and Buckman area. He owned and operated Rich Young Drywall for several years up until his retirement. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards and traveling with his wife, Faith. Rich always looked forward to having a cold beer and visiting with friends and family.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
He is survived by his children: Heidi (Joe) Henry, Pierz; Gina (David) Funk, Pierz and Cole (Gail) of Pierz. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kirt Henry, Ricky Henry, Emma (Matt) Fruechte, Troy (Leah) Funk, Tanna (Dustin) Lukasavitz, Lynn Funk, Kayla (Jarrod) Foss, Katie (Kyle) Young, Dylan (Madi) Young, Allie Young and great grandchildren: Greta, Addy, Kendra, Brielle, Levi and Olivia and brothers; Alan (Katsy) Young, Foley and Jim (Jean) Young of Pierz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter and wife, Faith and brother, Jack Young and his wife, Jan.      
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Anthony F. Landowski

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Anthony (Tony) Frank Landowski, 90, passed away Dec. 13, 2020, at home Carefree Living with loving family by his side.
Tony was born June 16, 1930, he was born in Benton County to Frank and Clara (Novak) Landowski. Tony married his wife Julie Nov. 13, 1982, and resided in Foley and then later moved to the St. Cloud area.
Tony worked for Bauerly Brothers for more than 35 years. After retirement, Tony worked for Greenview rest area doing maintenance (Highway 10 rest area).
Tony is survived by his wife Julie, children Keith  (Lori) Landowski of Foley, Tim               (Bonnie) Landowski  of St. Cloud and Kim Trigg (Curt) of Oak Park. Step children: Kathy (Pete) Lahr of Nevis, Charlotte (Len) Henry of St. Cloud, Kenny Boos of St. Cloud, Mary Boos of Milaca. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother Domnic (Mary) Landowski, sister Rosie Pfaff and sister Irene Grey.
Tony was proceeded in death by his parents Frank and Clara Landowski, daughter Brenda Olson, brother Steve Landowski, sister Pauline Detloff and Lillian Maciszek.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m, Wednesday, Dec. 23 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Burial to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Duelm.        
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Naomi ‘Tibby’ L. Larson

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Naomi ‘Tibby’ Larson, age 72, of Foley, passed away Dec. 4, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. There was a private visitation for family from 10-11 a.m. at the church Monday.
Naomi Lou Larson was born July 21, 1948, in St. Cloud to Merle and Margaret (Miller) Foss. She married Ronald Larson May 1, 1967, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. She farmed near Gilman with her husband all of her married life. Tibby also worked at the Blue Oak restaurant, the Rainbow Cafe and X-cel Optical.  She enjoyed shopping and visiting with friends and family, playing canasta and mowing lawn. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you would please consider a gift of kindness to someone you know.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald, Foley and children: Tina (Brian) Peschl, Foley; Jeremy ‘Buck’ (Barb) Larson, Foley; Tara (Doug) Roehl, Foley; Triscia Larson, Foley; Tiffany (Kevin) DeMarais, Foley as well as 10 grandchildren: Jesse, Keith, Brittney, Amber, Megan, Cassandra, John, James, Jeffrey, Jacob and three great grandchildren: Mya, Joshua and Cameron. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Herbie (Barb) Foss, Foley; Doug (Kris) Foss, Foley; Dale (Denise) Foss, Litchfield; Elaine Donovan, Georgia; Darlene Ratke, Foley; Midge (Bill) Keske, Sauk Rapids; Merx DeMarais, Foley and Debbie (Jack) Vizenor of Foley. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter, Tesse Larson and brother, Harvey Foss and sister, Merlin Mechtel.  
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Margaret J. Freese

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Margaret Freese, age 90, of Oak Park, passed away Dec. 1, 2020, at The Gardens of Foley Nursing Center.  Services will be at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Margaret Johanna Freese was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Minot, North Dakota to Adolph and Edna (Inches) Rau. She married Melvin Freese Nov. 6, 1948, at First Presbyterian Church, Foley. The couple lived and farmed most of their lives near Oak Park. Margaret enjoyed raising chickens and selling farm fresh eggs. She was actively involved with weight watchers for over 30 years. She loved having the grandkids around, and always had peanut butter bars and chocolate chip cookies available. She will be fondly remembered for telling the grandkids when they announced they were going do something out of line, “horse feathers you are”.      
She is survived by her sons: Keith (Dinah), Oak Park; Terry (Tomsie), Backus; Gordon (Kathy), St. Cloud as well as 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild  sisters, Delores Rau, Texas, Ruth Anderson, Florida, aunt, Mary Schulz, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Melvin and sons, Kenneth and Larry and a granddaughter, Michaela, Brothers, Paul. Edward and Rudolf.   
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Janet P. Albright

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Janet Albright, age 85, of Foley passed away Dec. 3, 2020, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Janet Pauline Albright was born Sept. 29, 1935, in Mayhew Lake to Henry and Agnes (Mastey) Guck. She married Henry Albright June 17, 1958, at Annunciation Catholic Church, Mayhew Lake. Janet lived and farmed with her husband in Gilmanton Township, Benton County, all of her married life. She also worked as a waitress for the Blue Oak in Foley and the Hitchin Post in Sauk Rapids.  She enjoyed farming, planting a flower garden, baking and being outdoors. She was especially fond of her pet goats, Georgie and Frankie.  She always like to visit with friends and family. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children: Pat Albright, Foley; Judy (Kenny) Wolf, Foley; Mary Kay Albright, Foley and Cindy Albright of Foley as well as seven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and two on the way. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Symanietz, brother-in-law, Thomas Bialke and a sister-in-law, Olive Guck  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Henry and a brother, Marvin Guck.    
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JoAnn J. Jedlicki

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JoAnn Jedlicki, age 72, of Rice, passed away Nov. 28, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Services for JoAnn will be at a later date.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
JoAnn Joyce Jedlicki was born Jan. 30, 1948, in St. Cloud to Donald and Sylvia (Otremba) Deppa.  She attended grade school in Gilman and graduated from Foley High School. She married Lloyd Jedlicki Oct. 18, 1968, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple was happily married for 52 years. JoAnn worked at Honeywell in Minneapolis and Stearns Manufacturing in Sauk Rapids. JoAnn most recently worked at the Foley Nursing Center. JoAnn was the love of our family. She loved shopping, playing cards, drinking red wine and eating and dancing at Mr. Jim’s in Foley. Her favorite time of year was Christmas, when all the family would come home. JoAnn will be loved and missed by all.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd, Rice; mother, Sylvia Deppa, Foley and daughter, Janell (Dustin VanAlst) Jedlicki as well as her siblings: Janet Riedeman, Donald ‘Donnie’ Deppa and Marlys Lechner. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Samantha VanAlst and Tyler Venne, Alicia VanAlst, Colter Van Buren and her great grandchildren: Savaha, Damien and Caliber. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Deppa and great grandchild, Alaina Van Buren.    
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Lisa A. Novak

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Lisa A. Novak, 59 of Sauk Rapids who passed away Nov. 28, 2020. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and entombment will be at the parish cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and also one hour prior to Mass Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Lisa was born Jan. 8, 1961, in St. Cloud to Herman and Marian (Witte) Fischer. She has lived in the Sauk Rapids area all of her life. Lisa worked in distribution at Hoya Vision for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Lisa loved to read, keep up on current affairs, go on camping trips with her family and grocery shopping. She was especially proud of her family and adored her grandchildren. Lisa was strong willed and determined. She worked hard in life and in raising her children.
Survivors include her husband Loran of Sauk Rapids, children, Briana (Harley Sawatzky) Novak of Isle, Krista of Sauk Rapids and Sam of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Rose and Magnolia Sawatzky; mother, Marian Fischer of St. Cloud; siblings, Brian Fischer of San Diego, California, Keith (Linda) Fischer, Kevin (Julie) Fischer, Beth (Tim) Koshenina and Dale Fischer all of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her father Herman and twin sister, Lorie Fischer.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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Steven Lease

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Steven Lease, age 61 of Foley, passed away Nov. 24, 2020, at his home in rural Foley. Memorial services will be at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Steven Norman Lease was born Dec. 29, 1958, in St. Cloud to Norman and Rosella (Danelek) Lease.  He graduated from Foley High School and attended St. Cloud Technical Collage, acquiring a certificate in civil engineering. He enjoyed painting and gardening, fishing, bowling and collecting agates. Steve always enjoyed a good conversation. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his mother, Rosella, Foley, and sisters; Nicolett Lease, Stephanie Hoffman and brother, William ‘Bill’ Lease, Foley as well as nieces;  Payslie (Jason) Gibbons and Elizabeth Lease-Manna. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman and sister, Anita Lease.       
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William E. Westphall

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A private Mass of Christian Burial for William Westphall, age 88, of Foley, will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Milaca.  Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Arrangements by  Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home, Milaca
William Everette Westphall was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Granite Ledge Township to Everette and Julia (Thering) Westphall.  He grew up on a farm in Granite Ledge and farmed his whole life. William graduated from Foley High School. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Smekofske Jan. 16, 1954, in Gilman. He worked at Benton County Highway Department.
He passed away at his residence Nov. 27, 2020.
William is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; children, Patrick (Jewel) Westphall of Anchorage, Alaska, Catherine (Larry) Zulawski of Buffalo, Cynthia (Robert) LaMont of Buffalo, Maria (Bruce) Eilers of Otsego, and Tressia (Chris) Cox of Georgetown, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Cecil Westphall, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Julia Westphall; brothers, John and Arthur Westphall; sister, Arta Larson; and grandson, William Westphall.      
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Bernard “Bernie’ Winkelman

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Bernard “Bernie’ Winkelman, age 78 of Foley, passed away Nov. 27, 2020, at the farm where he was born surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  The Rev. Joseph Bachowski will officiate. Visitation will be  5-8  p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Foley Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Wednesday.  Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family understands if you are unable to attend. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Bernard Joseph Winkelman was born June 21, 1942, in Santiago Township, Sherburne County to Frank and Clara (Balder) Winkelman. He married Judy Herbst July 22, 1967, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Bernie milked cows and farmed on the Winkelman century farm where he was born. Bernie drove a milk can route for Santiago Creamery for several years. He later delivered propane for Federated Propane for 18 years until he suffered a massive stroke in 2004. Bernie enjoyed playing amateur baseball for Santiago. In his later years, he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play various sports. He was a life long member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where he served on the parish council and was an usher. Bernie also was on the Fourth of July Bazaar committee and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy and his children: Gail (Brian) Bialke; Brad (Nicole), Pam (Joel) Foss and grandchildren: Dalton and Brock Bialke; Noah, Amelia and Logan Winkelman and Alex, Mitchell and Clara Foss and Josh Urbanski. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws; Teresa Winkelman and Eleanor Winkelman. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Myrtle David, Ralph Winkelman, Delbert Winkelman, Mary Ann Neumann and Gerald Winkelman.
The family would like to thank all the home care attendants over the past 16 years from Foley, Moments Hospice and the Adara Home Care staff, especially Jessica for all their care and compassion. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.      
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Gerald “Jerry” A. Wassel

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Gerald “Jerry” A. Wassel, age 81, of Milaca, passed away Nov. 21, 2020, at Northland Hospital, Princeton. Due to COVID-19 restrictions funeral services are postponed/pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to 33196 Nature Road, Foley, MN 56329. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Gerald “Jerry” Andrew Wassel was born Aug. 16, 1939, in St. Cloud to Andrew and Leona (Fisher) Wassel.  He graduated from Foley High School. He married Barbara (Hamers) Nov. 26, 1959, at St. Elizabeth’s in Brennyville. Jerry was employed in LP sales and service, owned Grub & Pub in Ramey for 10 Years and drove school bus. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and in the Army National Guard. Jerry will be missed by many people and always remembered as a sociable guy and everyone’s friend. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Jerry was an avid sports fan and loved to watch football and baseball. He always enjoyed a good game of golf or playing pool.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; children Cheryl (Bryan) Leason, Morrill and Steven Wassel, Milaca; grandchildren, Derek (fiancé Chelsea) Meehl, Tyler (Brittney) Meehl, Jordan Meehl and Marshall Meehl; sister Francis Matvick, Foley.
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Kathryn L. Onifer

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Kathryn L. Onifer, age 76, of Foley, passed away Nov. 19, 2020, after a battle with COVID-19.
Kathy was born April 23, 1944, to Howard and Edna Codden in Bemidji. In 1948, Kathy’s family moved to Braham as her dad’s job with Great Northern Railroad was transferred to the Braham area. 
In October 1964, Kathy was united in marriage to Bill Onifer. In 1965, Kathy and Bill moved to Mora to raise their two sons. Kathy worked at Fingerhut and several jobs in the Mora area. Kathy and Bill divorced in 1991; and she soon met John Stofflet (Tuba), and they made their home in Foley. Kathy worked at the Willmar Poultry Company until retiring in 2009. 
Kathy had a love and knowledge of growing flowers and vegetables that was second to none and many considered her a master gardener. Kathy and John enjoyed gardening together, feeding birds, having garage sales and driving around the countryside enjoying the landscape. Kathy and John also loved visiting friends and family with their Schnauzers, Gizmo and Harley.
Kathy is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sharon Leaf. She is survived by her partner of over 28 years, John Stofflet; her sons, Jeff Onifer, Mark Onifer and granddaughter Emma.  Sisters, Carol Leaf, Sandra Hasser, Tammy Calaman and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of Kathy’s life will take place in the spring to ensure the safety of everyone. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and can be sent to Foley Funeral Home, 221 Second Ave., P.O. Box 307, Foley, MN  56329.       
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Richard “Dick” Meyer 

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A resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, Richard died Oct. 1, 2020, of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was born Sept. 9, 1932, in St. Cloud. He was the oldest child and only son of Paul and Mildred Meyer. Richard spent his childhood years working on the family farm in Graham Township (Rice), and graduated in 1950 from Foley High School. After high school, he spent several years working for the New York Central Railroad in Michigan as a telegrapher and in ticket sales at multiple stations around the state. His love of trains was a lifelong interest. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1953-54 in Korea as an instrument operator in a field artillery battalion. In 1955, he began studies at the University of Minnesota and returned to working for the New York Central Railroad during the summers. Active in the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, Richard graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in geography. On June 17, 1957, he married Marilyn Reiten, his high school sweetheart.
In 1959, Richard accepted a position with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and he and Marilyn moved to Maryland. In 1965, he transferred to the U.S. Department of Defense Logistics Agency where he continued his career in procurement, contracts and project management until his retirement in 1992. Richard began a post- retirement career as the Christ Congregational Church Property Administrator from 1992 to 2003.
Richard and Marilyn raised three daughters – Kristen, Patricia and Lauren. Richard was active in his community, serving on school PTA boards, as MCCPTA Membership Chair, Montgomery County Election judge, Montgomery Recycles volunteer, on the Springvale Terrace Board of Directors, as a Toastmaster member, as a active member of the local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and on multiple boards and committees during his 59 years as a member of Christ Congregational Church, UCC. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities, working in his garden, traveling and riding trains. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn (2011) and is survived by his three daughters Kristen (Jim) Brown of Rockville, Maryland, Patricia (Bruce) Esposito of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Lauren (Tim) Johnson of Crofton, Maryland, and by six grandchildren Christopher, Gregory, Michelle, Andrew, Andrea, and Elizabeth.
An online memorial service to celebrate Richard’s life will be at 2 p.m.  Jan. 9, 2021.  A link to the service will be available on the church website: cccsilverspring.org.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Christ Congregational Church, Memorial Fund or Retreat Center Fund at 9525 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901, or the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS Fund, Inc – in memory of Richard J Meyer) 505 South Lenola Road, Ste 216, Moorestown, NJ 08057.     
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Richard A. Aschenbrenner

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Richard Anthony Aschenbrenner, age 87, of Rice, passed away Nov. 23, 2020. Richard “Dickie” was born July 29, 1933, in Rice to Alphonse and Helen (Diederich) Aschenbrenner.  He lived at “Route One, Rice”—on the same road, three different homesteads—his whole life and died at home surrounded by the love of his family.
Richard was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church and belonged to the Knights of Columbus Bishop Busch Council 9138. He dutifully ran the family farm when his parents retired, always maintaining a longing to be a woodworker/craftsman. He could fix anything and invented many gadgets of use around the farm and homestead. He enjoyed woodworking, giving a helping hand at church or neighboring farms, playing 500 with his siblings and friends, winning at checkers with the grandsons, challenging himself to raise a watermelon larger than the year before, watching westerns, and listening to polka music.  He delighted in being a father and grandfather.
Richard will be deeply missed by Mary, his best friend and loving wife of 59 years. He is also survived by his five daughters: Margaret Aschenbrenner, Theresa Aschenbrenner, Marilyn Seanger, Patricia (Mathew) Montgomery, and Linda (Duane) Kroll; and five grandsons: Kent Seanger; and Adam, Simon, Isaac, and Kaden Kroll; sisters Jacquelyn Barker and Muriel Katona and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings:  Norbert, Roland, Adrian, Alice, Veronica, and John.
The Rev. Thomas Becker presided at Richard’s Mass of Christian Burial Nov. 28, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior at Immaculate Conception Church in Rice, followed by burial in the parish cemetery.  Relatives and friends were invited to attend. With COVID-19, the family understands if you chose to stay home and pray instead of attending. Funeral arrangements by Williams Dingman Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.      
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Sylvester B. Helmin

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Sylvester B. Helmin, age 83, of St. Cloud, previously Brennyville, passed away Nov. 21, 2020, at The Sanctuary of St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24 at St. Elizabeth’s in Brennyville.  The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Centra Care Hospice or The Knights of Columbus. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Deborah A. Spiczka

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Deborah “Debbie” A. Spiczka, age 62, of Gilman, passed away Nov. 20, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Severin D. Youso, Jr.

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Severin Donald Youso, Jr., age 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully Sept. 21, 2020. Preceded in death by parents Severyn and Irene Youso, and brothers John and Gary. Survived by his wife Julie of Port Charlotte; daughter Kristina Youso (Robert) Connoy, St. Paul; by stepchildren Jacqueline Mills-Fernald, Reston, Virginia, Cynthia Hagar, Bakersfield, California; Michelle Brooks, Tampa, Florida; Anthony Mills, Front Royal, Virginia; and Kelly Calder, Richmond, Virginia; by siblings Bette Jayne (Louis) Haak, Luverne (Tony) Molberg, Ronald (Mary Ann), Joan (John) Wisniewski, and Cathy (Dave) Mumma, and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Sev, also known as Don, was born Sept. 30, 1937 in Foley. An extremely talented athlete in high school, he played baseball, basketball, and football and was inducted as one of the first honorees in the Foley High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. He attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and was captain of the football team, graduating in 1959 with a major in business administration and minor in philosophy. A talented offensive tackle, he was selected as an All-American football player for the Johnnies in 1958. Post-graduation, he was offered, but declined, a professional football contract with the Washington Redskins.
His enrollment in the ROTC program led to military training and service at Ft. Benning, Georgia. and Ft. Ord, California. After an Army assignment in Hamburg, Germany, he returned home to attend seminary at St. John’s. In 1966, Sev married Sondra Westra in Phoenix, Arizona. He reenlisted in the Army as an officer and was promoted to captain while serving in Vietnam, primarily in Saigon and Da Nang.
In Arizona in the late 1960s, Sev worked for the state government as a social worker focused on service to Native communities. He worked for the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs for three years in the Winnebago reservation in Nebraska. Invited to join a federal government training program, in 1974, he began a federal government career based in Washington, D.C., working for the Department of Interior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Administration, and for the U.S. Department as a personnel administrator.
He married Julie Mills in 1982. Sev and Julie lived in northern Virginia and after retirement in Port Charlotte. Sev enjoyed many years of volunteer and community service, including involvement in Meals on Wheels, the Audubon Society, elementary school tutoring and many other causes.
He was an active member of Unity Church of Venice, Florida, for many years, as prayer chaplain, board member, group discussion leader and choir member.
Sev and Julie enjoyed many travels and international trips, often focused in later years on birding. Sev was passionate about nature, hiking and the outdoors. In retirement years, he was a dedicated Tai Chi practitioner and instructor. His optimism and gentle spirit will be greatly missed.
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Leonard M. Jaeckels

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Leonard Mathias Jaeckels, 86, died Nov. 2, 2020, at the Milaca Elim Home.
Leonard was born May 23, 1934, in Appleton, to Henry and Hilda Jaeckels. He grew up on a farm north of Duelm with 11 brothers and sisters. After high school in Foley, he entered basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He entered with the thought of working with heavy equipment, but he tested out with an aptitude for electronics. Coming from the farm he thought, “What’s that?” He was stationed to one of the United State’s most northern military base, Thule Air Base, Greenland. At this base, he was a “on the plane” radar technician. This shaped his future to many years in television repair. On June 14, 1955, he married a Foley girl, Darlene, daughter of Ray and Gen Tadych. Together they raised seven children in the Foley, Gilman area. Later in his life, his work changed to janitorial cleaning and floor maintenance services. Leonard had a great sense of humor and known for his wit. He was also very inventive and mechanically inclined and could fix about anything. Leonard was a man of strong faith and conviction and shared his faith with many as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a loving father and husband and a very steady and good example to his family.
Leonard is survived by his children: Michael (LuAnn), Milaca, Susan (Mark) Stonestrom, Dalbo, David (Jeanie), Cushing, Kathy, St. Louis Park, Sandy (Vinard) Statz, Palmer, Steve, Pierz, Mary (Rick) Braun, Alexandria (step daughter). Twenty-four grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Leona, Eunice, Raymond (Grace). Gerald (Diane). Lois (Dave). Therese, Sharon.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Henry and Hilda (Wegman); sisters Bernice (McKenzie), Grace (Hall), Elaine (Herra); son John; and grandson Jake.
There are no memorial services planned at this time.     
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Ruth Sherk

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Ruth Sherk, age 92 of Foley passed away Nov. 12, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at New Life Church, Foley. The Rev. Jim Von Wald will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church Thursday. Burial will take place in the Ronneby Riverside Cemetery, Foley.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Ruth Sherk was born May 18, 1928, in Highland Park, Michigan to Cecil and Etheleen (Mollard) Rosenberger. She met Jerry Sherk at an amusement park while he was stationed at Wurtsmith Air Force Base and they were married on Feb. 17, 1951, in Highland Park. They bought a house in Detroit, Michigan, and had two children, Linda and Ruth, before moving to Foley in 1960. Once in Foley, they had two addition sons, William and Scott, and owned and operated, Foley Plumbing and Heating, from 1960-92 where she worked as a bookkeeper.  Ruth and Jerry lived in Foley and raised their family all of their married life. Ruth was an avid reader and member of the Homemakers Club for several years. She was very active in her area church affiliations.
She is survived by her children: Ruth (Gary) Gruba, Foley; William (Candace), Foley; Scott (Mardel), Foley and grandchildren: Adam, Kelly, Shantel, Aaron, Alexander and Kori as well as great grandchildren: Samantha, Izabelle, Ella, Trevor, Ryan and Keith.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jerry and daughter, Linda. She was also preceded in death by her brother, William ‘Bill’ Rosenberger; sister, Alice Mae Gates and grandson, Keith Sherk.       
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Phyllis M. Kaproth

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Phyllis Kaproth, age 83, of Foley passed away Nov. 10, 2020, at Country Manor Senior Community, Sartell. Private Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  The Rev. Joseph Bachowski officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Phyllis Marie Kaproth was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Clear Lake to Felix and Alice (Russel) Sakry. She married John C. Kaproth May 5, 1953, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The couple lived and farmed all of their married lives in St. George Township, Benton County. Phyllis worked and bowled at Len’s Lanes in Foley for many years. She also worked as a nurses assistant at the Foley Elementary School until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery, some of her work was donated to the St. Lawrence Church Fourth of July picnic. Phyllis loved fishing with her family and was an avid gardener and bird watcher. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the: Poor Clares, 421 Fourth St., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379. Memorial cards may be mailed to: Foley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 307, Foley, MN 56329.
She is survived by her children: Peggy (Steven Lee) Kaproth, Minneapolis; Joan McDonald, Delmar, Delaware; Chuck (Suzanne Schueller) Kaproth, Foley; Debbie (Dale) Barbour, Kinder, Louisiana; Doug Kaproth and Tiffany Kaproth of Minneapolis.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren as well as sisters and brother; Marge Hall, Pat Simmons and Duane Sakry. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John and great grandsons, Seth and Scott and son-in-law, Richard
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Dallas R. Beager

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Dallas Ragna Beager, 90, left her adventure on Earth Nov. 7, 2020, at her home in Grand Rapids.
We know she is embracing her new journey with the same spunk and humor of her life.
Born June 19, 1930, to Ruth (Rhodes) and Kaurin Karolius in Lake Villa, Illinois, she was so tiny her father could hold her in one hand, and carried a love of her Norwegian heritage from her father through her life.
She graduated a proud member of the Class of 1948 from Antioch (Illinois) High School, after which she worked as a telephone operator for AT&T until she married the love of her life Otto “Bud” Beager March 18, 1950, in Lake Villa, Illinois. They moved to Foley in 1967 when Bud’s work as an over-the-road truck driver brought them to Minnesota.
Dallas was not the kind of mom to wait for her husband to get home to handle the good, the bad and the ugly of raising three children with him gone for a few days. Instead, the 5-foot, 2-inch spark plug handled raising two healthy sons and a daughter through their youth, teenage years and out of the house, while at the same time dealing with anything else that came along. During that time, she was a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative earning awards and trips. And she thoroughly enjoyed her worked as an aid at Gilman Elementary School, and as a sample lady at local grocery stores. She and Bud trucked across the nation later in their lives in a sleeper-cab semi.
There is no doubt that most people who met Dallas Beager remembered her, if not for her unique name for her ability to laugh, have fun and enjoy life. The mystery surrounding the selection of her first name continues.
She was known by her husband, grandchildren and great grandchildren as the best back scratcher ever. Her sense of humor and ability to be ready for fun at a moment’s notice will be missed by many. Her kids knew her to be the most fun mom there could be; chores could often be put off for a game of frisbee, shooting clay pigeons or swimming with the dog.
 She and Bud enjoyed traveling and loved the outdoors, especially watching the nighttime stars and northern lights on their long driveway in Foley, but also after moving in 2000 to retirement home along the Rat Root River, where Otto died Jan. 17, 2004. While living there she was an energetic member of a local Red Hat Ladies society. Dallas moved back to Foley, where she lived until she moved to Grand Rapids in 2015.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto, her sister Enid, beloved aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She is survived by sons Laird Beager and Terri, Randy and wife Rosie; daughter Laurel; granddaughter Kaurina (Beager) Sweeter and husband Brandon, grandsons Eric Beager and wife Jessica, Tony Beager and wife Kirsten, Brandon Beager, and Jared Beager and wife Pilar; great grandchildren Bryce and Hayden Sweeter, Jack Addie and Will Beager, Jill and Gwen Beager; Iyal and Melina Beager, and nieces and nephews on both sides of her family, and many friends made along the journey.
The family will gather in International Falls to celebrate Dallas’s life June 19, 2021, which would have been her 91st birthday.        
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Leonard M. Jaeckels

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Leonard Mathias Jaeckels, 86, died Nov. 2, 2020, at the Milaca Elim Home.
Leonard was born May 23, 1934, in Appleton, to Henry and Hilda Jaeckels. He grew up on a farm north of Duelm with 11 brothers and sisters. After high school in Foley, he entered basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He entered with the thought of working with heavy equipment, but he tested out with an aptitude for electronics. Coming from the farm he thought, “What’s that?” He was stationed to one of the United State’s most northern military base, Thule Air Base, Greenland. At this base, he was a “on the plane” radar technician. This shaped his future to many years in television repair. On June 14, 1955, he married a Foley girl, Darlene, daughter of Ray and Gen Tadych. Together they raised seven children in the Foley, Gilman area. Later in his life, his work changed to janitorial cleaning and floor maintenance services. Leonard had a great sense of humor and known for his wit. He was also very inventive and mechanically inclined and could fix about anything. Leonard was a man of strong faith and conviction and shared his faith with many as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a loving father and husband and a very steady and good example to his family.
Leonard is survived by his children: Michael (LuAnn), Milaca, Susan (Mark) Stonestrom, Dalbo, David (Jeanie), Cushing, Kathy, St. Louis Park, Sandy (Vinard) Statz, Palmer, Steve, Pierz, Mary (Rick) Braun, Alexandria (step daughter). Twenty-four grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Leona, Eunice, Raymond (Grace). Gerald (Diane). Lois (Dave). Therese, Sharon.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Henry and Hilda (Wegman); sisters Bernice (McKenzie), Grace (Hall), Elaine (Herra); son John; and grandson Jake.
There are no memorial services planned at this time.     
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Roger T. Dombrovski 

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Roger Dombrovski, age 86, of Waite Park and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, passed away Nov. 7, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Private Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors.
Roger Thomas Dombrovski was born July 9, 1934, in St. Cloud to Emmanuel and Stella (Maslowski) Dombrovski.  He attended Cathedral High School.  He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps.  Roger married the love of his life, Mary Brandley Oct. 10, 1959, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Together they raised their four children as they moved from communities throughout Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska while Roger worked for Piggly Wiggly, Nash Finch, Hormel and owned a Schweigert Meat Distributorship. They eventually settled in Foley in 1975, where they owned and operated Dombrovski Meats, Inc. The whole family was involved in the day to day business, led by Roger who instilled in them a powerful work ethic. All of his children and a grandson still work there today. Roger was a very proud Marine and Korean War Veteran. He was a very active member of the Lions Clubs in Foley and Fort Myers Beach; and St. John’s Church in Foley for several years. He was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church, St. Cloud and Church of the Ascension, Fort Myers Beach.
Roger and Mary shared their love of Fort Myers Beach with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years.  They spent their winters there for over 30 years. Roger had profound love for Mary, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were his greatest joys in life.
Roger is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary; his children, Erin (Keith) Lommel of Luxemburg, Pat (Sheri) of Clear Lake, Julie (Kurt) Schimnich of Sauk Rapids, and Tom (Kim) of Garrison; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian McCann; and brother Hub.
He was preceded in death by their infant daughter, Colleen; parents, Emmanuel and Stella; brothers, Marvin and Danny; and sister, Evelyn Jones.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.      
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Roy W. Peterson

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Celebration of Life will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2162 Mayhew Lake Rd., Sauk Rapids for Roy W. Peterson, age 86, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Norwood Young America. Rev. David Hinz and Rev. John Beck will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Roy was born on Dec. 20, 1933, to William and Anna (Wipper) Peterson in Palmer Township. Following his graduation from Clear Lake High School, he joined the United States Army and served our country honorably as a member of the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage to Alice Kath on June 25, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Together they lived in the Foley area and Nisswa most of their lives. Roy was a farmer in his earlier years and then worked for Minnesota Department of Transportation on the Bridge Crew and as a Highway Maintenance Worker from 1970-1997. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids and the Billie Brown Post 627 American Legion Post in Nisswa. Roy enjoyed spear and ice fishing, golfing, cribbage, baseball, horseshoes, dancing, listening to Polka music, and telling stories. He had a huge heart and a great sense of humor. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at their home in Nisswa.
Roy is survived by his children, LuAnn (Rich) Cameron of Pillager, Keith (Roxanne) of Rice, Lori (Kevin) Kramer of Gilbert, Ariz., Jennifer (Troy) Hallstrom of Mesa, Ariz., Wendy “Sam” (Tim) Rohwer of Norwood Young American, Neil (Sue Johnson) of Jenkins, and Scott ( Scott “S.J.” Johnson) of Denver, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice in August; brother, Cecil and twin brother, Ray; and sisters, Emma Jean and Mildred.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice.
Obituary, Guest Book Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Marlene V. (Leason) Scott

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A private funeral Mass  is Tuesday, Nov. 17, at St. John’s Catholic Church.  The Rev. Micheal Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Marlene Violet (Leason) Scott, age 89, passed away Nov. 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband Charley, her parents, and her six brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sister in law, Delores of Maple Grove, her children Greg of Anoka, Jody Ho of Edina, Jarle (Deb) of LittleFalls, Kirby (Kim) of Pillager, Mike (Chris) of Circle Pines, Patrick (Margaret) of Andover, 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Marlene was born in Granite Ledge to Theodore and Stacia Leason during  winter 1931. She was the youngest of seven children and raised in a huge home on a busy working farm. Marlene attended Pine Grove School during her primary school years. She fondly talked about the one room school and how she skipped a grade before moving on and graduating from Foley High School. She grew up with a strong work ethic and learned from her brothers how to shoot a gun, trap and hunt. She worked hard and had great resilience. Spring cleaning included washing every wall in the house from top to bottom and she helped her mother with much of the preparation for winter such as canning, cleaning, helping to collect eggs, spinning wool etc.
In 1949, Marlene married the love of her life Charley Scott at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing. They had six children and lived a very active and fun-filled life in small town America – Hibbing, Brookings, South Dakota, Bertha, Chatfield, and Enderlin, North Dakota. They also took a once in a lifetime adventure out to Hoquium, Washington, where the entire family moved in with their bachelor Uncle Joe Scott for a short period of time. Marlene loved motherhood, managing her household and coordinating activities for her six children, but when Charley and Marlene finally moved back to their roots in Foley she decided to join the workforce outside the home like many other mothers her age. Marlene had a real knack for working with numbers and figures and was thrilled when she landed a job at the Benton County Courthouse, working in the county auditor’s office. She worked at the courthouse for 25 years. With her great sense of humor and steadfast ability managing “the books” I imagine she brought much laughter and organization to the office. (At least that is what she portrayed to her children.) Mom’s co-worker from the courthouse, Grace, has remained Mom’s closest friend. Marlene enjoyed creating wonderful family gatherings, especially at Christmas. She was a great cook and worked tirelessly making sure everything was just right before all the family descended on Christmas Eve. The grandchildren have so many wonderful memories of Santa coming with all the presents and eating the wonderful meal, Christmas cookies, fudge and popcorn balls. In the winter when kids came home from school, they would whiff the smell of bread baking and there would be fresh caramel rolls on the table for all to enjoy. The family is so grateful for the gift of all these wonderful memories and love from Mom.
A special thank you to the staff of Ridgeview Place, Moments Hospice and St. Cloud Hospital.
Private funeral services and interment due to the coronavirus pandemic.        
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Melvin “Irish” H. Leyk

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Public visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Melvin “Irish” H. Leyk, age 86, who passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2020, at Wildwood Assisted Living. Prayers were at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday evening. Burial took place in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley.
 Melvin “Irish” Harold Leyk was born Aug. 8, 1934, to John and Esther (Vogt) Leyk in Sauk Rapids. Irish served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1957-77, working as a supply sergeant for many years. He was very proud of his service and took the place of his eldest brother Elmer in being deployed to Vietnam. After being honorably discharged, Irish worked for Frigidaire for over 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 76, and was a lifelong member of the Army VFW Post 4847.
Irish enjoyed spending time with his friends and close relatives. He was very independent and liked to keep his lawn immaculate and his house very organized. Irish also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Above all else, Irish will be remembered by his kindness and generosity he showed to anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Irish is survived by his sisters, Shirley Iees of Sauk Rapids and Nancy Hanson of Escondido, California; sister-in-law, Carole Leyk of Roseville; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Irene (Leonard) Packert, LeRoy Leyk, and Elmer Leyk; brothers-in-law, George Iees and Ronald Hanson.
The family of Irish would like to thank Wildwood Assisted Living for their wonderful care.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online  at www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Merlyn K. (Merlin Foss) Mechtel

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Merlyn K. (Merlin Foss) Mechtel, age 73, passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital Oct. 31, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday. Burial took place at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 17, 1947, to Merle and Magaret (Miller) Foss. Merlin was married to her loving husband Pete of 53 years. Together they joined in marriage on Aug. 19, 1967, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. They lived in Clear Lake all their married life where they raised their eight children; Shawn, Penny (Keith), Lynn, Nathan (Rachel), Kim (Dustin), Ashley (Ben), Robyn (Todd), Stephanie (Kyle). Merlin was a caring mother and grandmother. She was a hard worker and shared her love for cooking at Cozy Corner, Palmer House, and Clearwater American Legion. Most recently she absolutely loved working at Clear Valley Farms.
She is survived by her husband, Pete of Clear Lake, children; 18 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and the third one on the way; siblings, Darlene Ratke, Foley; Mike ‘Herbie’ (Barb), Foley; Midge (Bill) Keske, Sauk Rapids; Elaine Donovan, Georgia; Merx DeMarais, Foley; Tibby (Ronnie) Larson, Foley; Dale (Denise), Litchfield; Doug (Kris) Foss, Foley; Debbie (Jack) Vizenor, Foley; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Foss of Waverly. She was preceded in death by parents Merle and Margaret Foss, and brother Harvey Foss.     
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Merlyn K. (Merlin Foss) Mechtel

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Merlyn K. (Merlin Foss) Mechtel, age 73, passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital Oct. 31, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday. Burial will take place at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Bonive “Bonnie” M. Kaeter

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Mass of Christian Burial will be private at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township for Bonive “Bonnie” M. Kaeter, age 84 of Sauk Rapids who passed away Oct. 30, 2020, at Country Manor Health Care and Retirement Center. Burial will be at the parish cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bonnie was born Dec. 27, 1935, to Chester V. and Ida C. (Dahlen) Pearson. She married Robert Kaeter Feb. 13, 1960, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She lived in Sauk Rapids for most of her life. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. She worked as a homemaker, raising four children. Bonnie was a type setter at the Benton County News and was the first secretary for the St. Cloud Vo-Tech. Donating her time to others was a way of life for her, as she volunteered much of her time as a Girl Scouts troop leader, Sunday school teacher and as a 4-H Leader. She was a member of the Sons of Norway and Christian Women. Bonnie loved photography, the arts, reading, raising puppies, cats and being around animals. She enjoyed fishing, celebrating birthdays and Halloween was her favorite holiday. Bonnie will be remembered as being very sociable and friendly. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her loving husband, Robert of Sauk Rapids, children, Bradley (Cynthia) of Shoreview, Becky (Kerry) Lindgren of Staples and Brent of Sauk Rapids; and grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Nathan and Molly. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Brian in 1980 and brother, Bruce Pearson.
“The past is history - tomorrow a mystery - today a gift - treat it as such”…author unknown
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.     
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Arlene M. Kosloski

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Arlene Kosloski, age 90 of Sartell, passed away Oct. 26, 2020, at Country Manor Senior Community, Sartell. Private Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer and the Rev. Robert Harren concelebrated. Visitation was 10-11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial was at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Arlene Marie Kosloski was born Oct. 4, 1930, in rural Foley to Eugene and Mildred (Neary) Kuhn. She graduated from Foley High School and married Gervase Kosloski July 22, 1950, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The couple farmed all of their married life in Maywood Township, Benton County. Her happy place was spending time at the cabin. Arlene enjoyed fishing and sewing. She spent many winters in Arizona and will be  fondly remembered  for driving around town in her candy apple red VW. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children: Susan (Bud) Froehling, Foley; Karen (Tim) Wagner, Brandon; Karla (Jay) Mumm, Sartell; Kathryn (Andy) Jalbert, Cary, North Carolina, and Randy (Kathy) of St. Cloud as well as 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and brothers, Jay Kuhn, Missouri., and David Kuhn of Foley. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gervase and sisters and brothers: Delores (Whoopi) Moeller , Lois David, Eugene Kuhn and Alfred Kuhn.     
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Michael J. Zulkosky

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Michael J. Zulkosky, age 67, of Foley, passed away peacefully Oct. 21, 2020, at Shiloh Assisted Living in Pequot Lakes. Private family services will be held at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Michael J. Zulkosky was born July 9, 1953, in St. Cloud to Harry and Regina (Brenny) Zulkosky. Michael lived in Foley his entire life and worked at Quebecor World for over 30 years. He was an avid NHRA fan since the first race held at Brainerd International Raceway.
He is survived by his spouse Bonnie (Johnson) Zulkosky; son, Sean Zulkosky (Kristina Mauer); step-son, Matthew O’Reilly, grandchildren, Gannon and Aubree, sister Christine (Wayne) Wakeman; brothers, Joesph Zulkosky, Patrick Zulkosky, Charles Zulkosky and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Baron (Zulkosky).      
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Alvin J. Legatt 

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Alvin Legatt, age 70, of Foley, passed away Oct. 22, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Foley Funeral Home, Parish prayers were at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Visitation continued from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Military honors will be provided by the Foley American Legion. Burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Alvin John Legatt was born Feb. 7, 1950 in St. Cloud. to Joseph and Agnes (Petrich) Legatt. He graduated from Sauk Rapids High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Marines. He married Mary Jo Pekarek June 14, 1975, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville. Alvin worked for Jack Frost and also for DCI for nearly 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed playing cards and socializing with his friends. Alvin also liked to fish and snowmobile. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, Foley and their children: Jessica (Ali) Zaidi, Illinois; Jeremy (Theresa), Foley; Melinda (Hatim) Kareem, Illinois.; Nathan (Lindy), St. Cloud and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Angie Fritz, Mayer; Frank, Sauk Rapids; Joe Jr. (Betty), Bloomington; Mary June (Roger) Pekarek; Foley; John (Patty), Sartell; Lucy (Kurt) Nelson, Rogers; Nancy Legatt, Florida; Emily Legatt, St. Cloud and David (Trudy) of Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Graig Legatt and twin brother, Albert.                          
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William “Bill” S. Lovitz

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for William “Bill” S. Lovitz, age 83, who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital Oct. 24, 2020. The Rev. David Hinz and teh Rev. John Beck will officiate and burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. at the church. Masks and social distancing is strongly encouraged. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bill was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Sauk Rapids to Carl and Lena (Athen) Lovitz. He married his wife Geri Keske Aug. 5, 1958, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dicksville. Together, they raised three children on their hobby farm in Sauk Rapids. Bill worked as a foreman for the paper mill in Sartell for 37 years.  He had strong faith and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids and Sauk Rapids and Rice Sportsmen’s Club. Bill liked to keep busy and was very outgoing and positive. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, playing cards, and dancing to his favorite old-time music. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Geri of Sauk Rapids; children, Cindy (Kevin) Molitor of Little Falls, Rick (Donna) Lovitz of Lake George, and Wendy (Tim) Gilbert of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Elaine Dollar of Sauk Rapids, and Ruth Reber of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren Barry (Amy) Molitor, Kristi (Nahum) Moreno Olivera, Kelly Molitor (Caroline Domenech), Katie (Brad) Schlomann, Erin Schlichting, Alex Schlichting, and Jake Gilbert; great grandchildren, Matthew and Lucas Molitor, and Allie and Emily Moreno Olivera. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Kevin Lovitz; great granddaughter, Abigail Molitor; and siblings, Ray Lovitz, and Irene Zwick.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.                      
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Ben Landowski

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Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Ben Landowski, age 86, who passed away  Oct. 11, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Minden Township. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Ben was born Dec. 4, 1933, in St. Cloud to Joseph and Tillie (Gapinski) Landowski. He married Helen Kardash Feb. 17, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Ben worked as an engineer for District 742 Schools for over 27 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where he was a member of the men’s group. Ben was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bird watching, and yard work. He was determined, hardworking, and had a strong faith. Ben was always willing to help people with a drop of a hat. Most importantly, his family was his pride and joy.
Ben is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen of St. Cloud; son and daughter, William (Kelly) of Sauk Rapids and Laurie (Brian) Nesius of Sauk Rapids; brother, Richard (Pat) of Coon Rapids; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jim) Hiemenz of Clear Lake, Anthony Nesius of Oak Harbor, Washington, Corey (Kaitlin) Landowski of Fargo, North Dakota, and Brandon Landowski of Plymouth; great granddaughter, Lydia Hiemenz; and a great grandson on the way. Ben was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Severin, Albert, Peter, and Leo; and sisters, Viola Vinton and Josephine Pearson.
Special thanks to the Fifth Floor Medical Unit One at the St. Cloud Hospital for their extended and compassionate care.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.      
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John E. C. Swanson

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John E. C. Swanson, 80, Medford, Wisconsin, a township of Hammel resident, died Oct. 21, 2020, at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice.
There will be a public visitation for John from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. There will also be a short military rites service performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team at 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19 concerns, masks will be required while in the funeral home.
John was born Oct. 13, 1940, at St. Cloud, the son of Elmer C. and Doris L. (Schultz) Swanson. He attended Foley elementary schools and was a graduate of Foley High School. His marriage to Ruth A. Graham took place Oct. 14, 1962, in Ralston, Nebraska, and she preceded him in death May 12, 2004.
After his education, he entered the U.S. Air Force and served from 1959-71. After the military, he returned to Medford and worked as a mechanic at Medford Motors. For a short while, he co-owned and operated Rief Motors in Medford. He then returned to Medford Motors and worked until his retirement in 2004. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, camping, stock car races, gardening and bowling. He was a member of the Esadore Lake Association.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Willis) Ziemer, Debbi (Greg) Hartwig both of Medford and Kristina Jaja of Marshfield, grandchildren, Sean and Ann Hartwig both of Medford and Cori Lanier of Marshfield, along with a brother, Gary (Jane) Swanson of Foley. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother, Donald Swanson and domestic partner, Judy Inman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.
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Albert ‘Butch’ Moore

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Albert ‘Butch’ Moore, age 76, of Foley, passed away Sept. 29, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. There was a visitation from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Foley Funeral Home. Prayer services were 5 p.m.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated  and military honors was provided by the Foley American Legion at the funeral home Friday.  Burial will take place in Havana, Illinois. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Albert Allen Moore Jr., was born March 5, 1944, in Peoria, Illinois to Albert and Virginia (Waldbessier) Moore Sr. He graduated from Havana High School and entered the U.S. Army.  He  married Patricia Clark Aug. 14, 1965, in Lewistown, Illinois. He grew up in Illinois and worked for Babcock and Willcocks as a millwright.  He worked on power plants all over the United States.  He eventually moved to Minnesota while working on the Becker power plant. He retired in 2004. Butch enjoyed visiting with friends and was well known by everyone at the Foley American Legion. He was always willing to help others, enjoyed hunting and fishing, the Chicago Cubs and NASCAR. Butch was happiest when he could go on a cruise with his wife, Pat. He will be missed by his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Foley and daughters; Tammy (Brian) Santama, St. Cloud, Debbie (Brian) Pearson, Foley, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Albert ‘Butchy’ Jr., III, granddaughter, Casey JoAnn Hitchcock and sisters: Carol, Gladys, Leona and Paula.              
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James R. Jurek

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James “Jim” Jurek, age 58 of Foley passed away Sept. 24, 2020, at his home of natural causes. Private family services will be at a later date.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
James Rodney Jurek was born June 2, 1962, in St. Cloud, Minn. to Richard and Doreen (Scheper) Jurek. He worked for many years in commercial construction.
He is survived by his brothers, Gary (Julie) Jurek, Foley; Ron (Chris) Jurek, Ariz.; Tim (Marcia) Jurek, Foley and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenny Jurek.
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Sharon L. Wiley

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Sharon Wiley, age 73 of Foley passed away Sept. 24, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Oct. 27, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Sharon Louise Wiley was born Aug. 30, 1947, in St. Cloud, Minn. to Peter and Syble (Vaillancourt) Gruba. She graduated from Foley High School in 1965. She married Lloyd Wiley on July 7, 1967, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. She worked at Caseys in Foley for 7 years and Tom Thumb for 5 years. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family and was always playing particle jokes on people. Sharon taught Sunday School and Religion classes at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Oak Park. She was an avid Elvis fan and in her later years she collected frogs and bells.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd, Foley, and son and daughters: Jason, Foley; Debbie (Ryan) Wiley Colson, Indiana; Kimberly (fiance, Dean Schafer) McDonald, Foley and Melissa  (fiance, Tom) Wiley of Becker as well as grandchildren: Jeremy Buckendahl, Kelly Bowman, Anthony McDonald, Alexandria McDonald, Evelyn Wiley, Brenda Wiley, Chelsea Sasse and several great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers and sister: Ray (Linda) Gruba, Milaca; Gary (Ruth) Gruba, Foley and Delores (Roger) Burnette of Clear Lake.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Carol Gruba.        
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Sandra M. Marudas

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Memorial services for Sandi Marudas, age 66, of Milaca, were held Sept. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca. Interment followed at Wendell Hill Cemetery.
Sandra Mae Marudas was born Feb. 17, 1954, in Milaca to Gordon and Marian (Pearson) Sundsvold.  She grew up and graduated from Milaca High School in 1972. She was Region 4 Dairy Princess in 1973. She graduated from Fairview Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis in 1975. She worked at Fairview Hospital in Milaca and Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. She also worked in Onamia and Foley as a school nurse.
She enjoyed cooking for friends and family. Sandi also enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino.
She passed away Sept. 22, 2020 at the M Health Fairview Hospital in Princeton.
Sandi is survived by her children, Maria Marudas of Milaca; Molly (Jason) Schwartz of Milaca, and Jason (Chantal) Marudas of Milaca; grandchildren, Chase, Callie, Daija, Violet, Eli, and Leo; great-grandchildren, Myla, Brayson, and Bella; siblings, Larry (Jean) Sundsvold of International Falls; nieces, Heather (Justin) Ebel of Ash River; and great niece, Ellie Ebel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and aunts, Violet (Lud) Johnson and Lorraine (Elmer) Anderson.        
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JoAnn M. Seifert

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JoAnn Marie Seifert, age 83 of Rogers, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Sept. 17, 2020. She was born Aug. 2, 1937.
JoAnn was a 1955 graduate of Foley High School. She received her nursing degree at St. Cloud Nursing School and worked as an OB nurse at Golden Hills Maternity Hospital in Golden Valley, school nurse at Rogers Elementary, and retired as a Charge Nurse at Guardian Angels in Elk River.
On Aug. 27, 1960, JoAnn Kotsmith and Edward Seifert were united in Holy Marriage at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. They moved to Rogers in 1965, where they raised their four children: Laurie, Joseph, John, and Robert. JoAnn cherished the community, where she enjoyed being the Rogers Avon Lady for the past 42 years, having daily coffee with her group of friends, traveling, and spending time with her family.
JoAnn was a faithful member of Mary Queen of Peace St. Martin Campus where she volunteered, sang in the church choir, was a member of Christian Mothers, and taught CCD.
Her lifelong priorities were God, family, and work. She was a foodie, and an exceptional cook and baker, who loved to share her food and famed cookies with family and friends. She had a kind heart, enjoyed socializing and was very proud of her family and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph, and Ella (Joseph) Kotsmith.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Seifert; children, Laurie (Manny Jr.) Kissner, Joseph (Gigi) Seifert, John (Joan) Seifert, Robert (Jill) Seifert; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Mary) Kotsmith, Susan Johnson; and many other family and friends.
A rosary and reviewal will begin at 10:30 a.m., before a Requiem Latin Mass at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at Mary Queen of Peace St. Martin Campus, 21304 Church Ave, Rogers. Burial to follow at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery in Rogers.       
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Gerald “Jerry” Kowitz

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Gerald “Jerry” Kowitz, age 88, passed away Aug. 25, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, after a gradual decline in health.
Jerry was born June 20, 1932, in Tallulah, Louisiana, to Clarence Kowitz and Gladys Hoagland. Jerry grew up in Minnesota and after a brief Army tour in Germany, he married Kathleen Murn in 1956. They had two children, Lesley and Chad. Jerry  crafted his skill working as a union commercial carpenter and custom home builder in North Dakota and Anoka before making a home on a small hobby farm outside Foley. Here, he raised beef cattle, crop farmed and continued to build homes while working at the NSP Power plant in Monticello.
Jerry moved to Arizona in 1975 and established his life while working for Bechtel Construction Co. at Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant in Buckeye, Arizona. He later married Dianna Wilson. They enjoyed traveling in their motorhome throughout the United States and back to Minnesota for the summer months. They loved their lake home in Richmond, spending time with family and friends. He leaves his creative talent of quality custom building of large homes on “Lookout Mountain” in Arizona.
Jerry liked cooking, fishing, classic cars, gardening, and jewelry design. His ability to share experiences and tell stories, including his famous sound effects was admired to all that would listen.
Jerry leaves behind his wife, Dianna; two children, Lesley Kowitz of St. Cloud and Chad Kowitz of Tempe, Arizona; Stepdaughter Karen (Dave) Peters. Grandchildren - Cory, Aaron, Kelcey, Josh, Katelyn, Santina, Michael and Macey; six great grandchildren; brother DeWayne (Sharon) Eberhardt; sister Judy (Lonnie) Cagle of St. Cloud;  many cherished nieces and nephews; He is also survived by longtime endeared friend, Bob Stika of Salem, Oregon. Mike Bulger, Phoenix, Arizona;  Beloved canine Snickers
Preceded in the death of his parents, brother James H. Kowitz; sisters Sandra Malinowski and Judy (Darwin) Vangeest.
Services are at 10 a.m.  Tuesday Sept. 22 at National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona, 85024. No flowers permitted.        
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Michelle K. David

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Michelle David, age 48 of Watertown, passed away Sept. 10, 2020, at the Highland Chateau Care Center, St. Paul, Minn.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  Rev. Joseph Bachowski will officiate and burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church on Wednesday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Michelle Katherine David was born May 10, 1972, in St. Cloud, to Ervin and Lois (Kuhn) David. She graduated from Foley High School in 1991. She had lived in Foley, St. Cloud, Nebraska and St. Paul. Most recently she lived in Watertown, Minn.  Michelle enjoyed people and loved visiting with friends and relatives. She made friends everywhere she went, remembering and caring about people’s stories. She was creative, enjoying craft work, painting, and word find puzzles.  She loved all animals, especially cats and dogs.  Michelle could play bingo for hours at church festivals and liked the slot machines whenever she could visit a casino! She looked forward to her trips to the State Fair and spending time with her family and friends. She found and shared joy in simple things. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
She is survived by her father, Ervin (Violet) David, Foley and sister, Betty David of Maplewood and many cousins.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois David, brother, Barney, and an infant sister, Joleen.        
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John J. Szczech

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John ‘Jackie’ Szczech, age 72 of Foley passed away Aug. 30, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Foley Funeral Home. Chaplin Daniel Mrakovich officiated. Visitation was 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
John Jacob Szczech was born July 21, 1948, in Foley to Herbert and Josephine (Katka) Szczech. After graduating from Foley High School, John entered into the U.S. Navy and served honorably in the Vietnam War. He was discharged in 1969. After his service, John attended St. Cloud Beauty College and worked as a beautician in the Minneapolis area for several years. He loved to travel and meet with his friends at the VA. John especially enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and ducks and was an avid painter. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Diane (Jeff) Kipka, Sauk Rapids; David, Crookston; Herbert Jr., Sauk Rapids; Allen (Bonnie), Foley; Randy, Foley and Carol Winkelman, St. Cloud and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Josephine Szczech.        
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Marjorie C. Kruegel Quiggle 

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Marjorie Cathleen Kruegel Quiggle passed peacefully away in her sleep on Tuesday, August  25, 2020 at her Heathers Manor apartment in Crystal, Minnesota. She was 99.5 years young.  She was born on January  15, 1921, in Preston, Filmore County, Minnesota to Louis Erish Kruegel and Hazel Harriet Riehl Kruegel. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Henry Quiggle (2004), and her two sisters, Phyllis Elvyra Kruegel Hanley (Edmund) and Marye Ann Augusta Kruegel De Young (George) plus her brother George John Kruegel (Pauline).
Marjorie grew up in rural Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota. She graduated from Northfield High School and St. Olaf College (Class of 1942) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science and Home Economics.
She married Walter Henry Quiggle in Northfield’s  St. John’s Lutheran Church on August 26, 1943, and they raised three dedicated children, Sharyn Kae Quiggle Forbes (Kingsley) of Wausau, Wisconsin, David Monroe Quiggle (Lesley) of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Dennis Jon Quiggle of Wyoming, Minnesota. All have survived her. She is also survived by sister-in-law Pauline Louise Haugen Kruegel of Nevada City, California and eight devoted grandchildren plus twelve great grandchildren and hosts of nieces, nephews and many friends.
Marjorie loved teaching public school students (40 years) while also helping her carpenter husband remodel 2 houses and construct 4 new homes in Central Minnesota. Two more new houses were built in Northern California. She also enjoyed traveling, reading biographies, recycling greeting cards and gardening, which earned her the title of “The Flower Lady” at The Rivers in Burnsville, where she lived independently for twelve years, beginning in 2004. In 2016, Marjorie relocated to Heathers Manor (assisted living) in Crystal to be closer to family.
She was a charter member of the Benton County Historical Society, member of the Aristonian Federated Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Education Society, and The Well Quilters (Rosemount United Methodist Church, Rosemount, Minnesota).
Marjorie’s Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October  3, 2020, at The Well Family Life Center, formerly known as Rosemount United Methodist Church at 14770 Canada Avenue West, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068. Church telephone: 651-423-2475. Due to Covid-19 concerns, masks and temperature checks are required and there will be no visitation or reception. Please know your in-person attendance is welcomed but not expected. A secure link to view a live internet stream of the ceremony will be available: contact Dennis@Quiggle.net for details.
A public Interment of her remains will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August  14, 2021, at Maple Lawn Cemetery, 1917 Northwest 4th Street, Faribault, Minnesota 55021 (Telephone:  507- 334-5461) with a public Celebration of Life Picnic to follow at North Alexander Park, 1814 2nd Avenue Northwest, Faribault, Minnesota 55021. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Olaf College Stewardship Office at 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, Minnesota 55057 - Telephone: 507- 786-2222.        
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Henry Holewa

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Our hearts are broken.  Henry Holewa, age 85, of Foley, died Aug. 30, 2020, of hepatocellular cancer of the liver. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2,  at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Parish prayers will be at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Hillman American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Henry was born Aug. 14, 1935, to John and Helen (Przybytek) Holewa at home in Benton County. He joined the Navy Jan. 6, 1953, at the age of 17 with the written consent of his father. He served on the USS Newport News Heavy Cruiser as a deck hand and then on the USS Missouri as a boiler maker and a diesel mechanic during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged July 26, 1956.
On May 6, 1957, he married Marlene (Schraut) and they had four children. Henry worked in the Erie Mining Company on the Iron Range as a mill wright until 1972. They then moved to the Foley area and farmed until 1994. He did side work for Ernie Olson IV and Helmin Landscaping. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1558 and Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992. He was a member of the Hillman American Legion Post 602.  He was a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of The Knights of Columbus No. 3603. He was also a member of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council as a trustee for many years.
Henry liked fishing, hunting, playing cards and throwing horseshoes. In his last years, his daily ritual was going to Pojo’s and buying lottery scratch tickets. Anyone who knew him also knew that he was a hugger. Many times he said everyone can use a hug. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Carol (Tim) Ranweiler of Foley, Karen (Doug) Schibonski of St. Francis, Glenn (Georgia) Holewa of Foley, and Kevin Holewa of Foley; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, John “Jack” Holewa and one sister, Bernice Plante.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlene on Dec. 22, 2017, six brothers and four sisters.
The family of Henry Holewa would like to extend a huge thank you to Tanya Meyer of Fairview Health Care for all the loving care she gave dad for over four years. Also all the staff from hospice for their care and guidance the past few months. The family also gratefully acknowledges all the acts of kindness, sympathy and prayers expressed during their bereavement. No individual acknowledgements will be sent.
“The quality of a man’s life is measured by how deeply he has touched the lives of others.” – Charles Walcott.        
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Alice J. Peterson

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Celebration of life was 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2163 Mayhew Lake Road, Sauk Rapids, for Alice J. Peterson, age 86, who passed away Aug. 18, 2020, at her home. The Rev. John Beck and the Rev. David Hinz officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. Trinity Lutheran prayers were 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Alice was born June 13, 1934, in Benton County to William and Johanna (Vierkant) Kath. She married Roy Peterson June 25, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Alice was raised in Sauk Rapids and lived most of her life in Foley and Nisswa. She was a homemaker and also drove school bus for the Foley and Brainerd public chools for 25 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Alice was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, dancing, singing and living by the lake. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She was a fantastic cook who made the best potato salad and sticky rolls and was known for her Christmas cookies. Alice had a great sense of humor and was very family orientated.
Alice is survived by her husband Roy, of Sauk Rapids; daughters and sons, LuAnn (Rich) Cameron of Pillager, Keith (Roxanne) of Rice, Lori (Kevin) Kramer of Gilbert, Arizona, Jenny (Troy) Hallstrom of Mesa, Arizona, Wendy “Sam” (Tim) Rohwer of Young America, Neil (Sue Johnson) of Jenkins, and Scott (Scott “S.J.” Johnson) of Denver, Colorado; sister, Jean Massmann of Luxemburg; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bill Kath.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com.       
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Terrance L. Haffner

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Terry Haffner, age 71, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Aug. 1, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Foley Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors took place Aug. 7 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. A celebration of life was 1 p.m. Friday at Rollie’s. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Terrance LeRoy Haffner was born Nov. 8, 1948, in St. Cloud to Clarence and Alice (Staneart) Haffner. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. Terry worked for Dezurik in Sartell for 33 years.  After his retirement, he worked for his son, Troy, building cabinets. Terry enjoyed trips to the casino, old TV shows and lifting weights. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his sons and grandchildren.
He is survived by his significant other, Anne Griebel, Sauk Rapids and mother of his sons, Mary Lou (Vizenor) Haffner and sons: Troy (Sandy), Sauk Rapids; Todd (Angie), Elk River; Tyrone (Carrie), Sauk Rapids; Travis (CeCe), Sauk Rapids as well as seven grandchildren and sisters: Bonnie Kamrowski, Shelly (Joe) Moulzolf and Cindy (Donnie) Helmin. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Florian Skaja, sister, Kitty Kampa, brothers-in-law; Ronnie Kampa and Tom Kamrowski and a nephew, Christopher Kamrowski.   
   
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Phillip J. Theising

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A celebration of life was  1-3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Grace Baptist Fellowship Church, 1197 Pinecone Road, Sartell for Phillip “Phil” J. Theising, age 68, of Rice who died July at his home with his wife, Susan, by his side. Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Phil was born June 14, 1952 in Little Falls to Joe and Pearl (Johnston) Theising. He grew up in Grey Eagle and lived in Hibbing before moving to Rice in 2009.  He married Susan Wenberg May 3, 1996 at First Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Phil enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, riding his Harley, gardening, traveling and spending winters in Texas.  He was a friendly, loving, caring and wonderful man. He was one of a kind.
Survivors include his wife, Susan, of Rice; children, Mark Fairchild (Tessa), of Ridgeland, Mississippi; Dena Theising-Foster (JJ Mullin), of Clifton, Virginia; Rebecca Estabrook (Todd), of Stuart, Florida; Jennifer Schubel, of Sauk Rapids; Nickel Theising (Rachel), of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; Fur babies Bitzi boo and Fritzi. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tamantha Hammond; brothers, Donald and Dothan “Doc”; infant grandson, Anthony Fairchild; granddaughter, Shayla Hammond; and dog, Tiger Lou Theising.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Terrance ‘Terry’ Haffner

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Services have not been set for Terrance ‘Terry’ Haffner, age 71 of Foley who died August 1, 2020.  A full obituary will be in next weeks Benton County News.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Roy L. Beehler

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Roy Beehler, age 70, of Foley, passed away peacefully at his home July 21, 2020. Visitation was 4-7 p.m., July 23, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home. A celebration of life was be at 1 p.m. July 25 at the Gilman Park Shelter. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Roy Louis Beehler was born Oct. 4, 1949, in St. Cloud to Christ and Vivian (Johnson) Beehler. He married Viola Och in 1968, together they had:  Kimmy, Roy Jr., ‘Butch’, Angie,  Russell (Shelly); Linda (Chris) Wolch, Stacey Cheney. He later married Antonia ‘Tone’ Leikvoll Feb. 27, 1990, in Foley.  Together the couple raised Lisa, RJ and Becky and later adopted their grandchild, Ezra. Roy worked for Donlin Company for over 43 years where he drove truck, was a supervisor and retired as a fork lift operator. Roy loved hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He made yearly trips out west hunting deer and antelope and elk. He enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren and also enjoyed butchering at Donny’s.
He is survived by his wife, Tone of Foley, mother, Vivian Beehler, children: Kimmy, Roy Jr., ‘Butch’, Angie,  Russell (Shelly); Linda (Chris), Stacey; Lisa,, RJ (Tracy), Becky, as well as 18 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and sisters and brothers: Mark (Pam Beehler), Larry (Rose Johnson) Beehler, Faith (Eugene) Bialke; Bernice (Bob) Chapman and Kathleen (Mike) Wolak.  He was preceded in death by his father, Christ.       
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Gene A. French

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Gene A. French passed away peacefully at his home July 14, 2020.
Gene was born to John and Irene (Palmer) French March 4, 1944, in Huron South Dakota. He was married to Jodie Walsh July 4, 1987. They made their home in rural Foley.  Gene enjoyed tinkering in his shop, taking care of his animals, and fishing and going to auctions.
Gene is survived by his wife Jodie, children, Anthony (Belinda) French of Ogilvie, and Mary Mitchell of Huron, South Dakota.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Archie (Pat) French of Texas, Liz (Dale) Hult of Huron, South Dakota, Rose (Kim) French-Rangel of Florida, Dale French of Aberdeen South Dakota, Larry French of Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Sheri (Jeff) Decker of Huron, South Dakota, and many nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; sisters LaVern Voigt and Leona Phillips, and brothers John and Gerald French.
To respect his wishes, no service will be held. Family will be planning a gathering to celebrate his life with details pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.       
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Wesley A. Glein

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Wesley A. Glein, age 86, of Foley, passed away July 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, July 24, at Glendorado Lutheran Church. The Rev. Shari Routh will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Wesley A. Glein was born Feb. 13, 1934, in rural Foley, to Alfred and Nina (Stuart) Glein. He grew up on the family farm with his siblings, Grace, Eldon, and Doney. After graduating from Foley High School, he married Grace Olson Dec. 30, 1955. They purchased 160 acres and established their farm. Later they purchased additional property to enlarge the farm where they raised four children. Wesley also worked construction for many years. He retired as a Union 49er in 1992 and continued to farm until his death.
Wesley is survived by his wife, Grace, of 64 years; children: Sharon (Doug) Meyer, Karen Glein, Glen (Jacquie Chmielewski) Glein, daughter-in-law Becky Glein; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and brother Eldon Glein. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Glein, his parents, Alfred and Nina Glein; brother, Doney Glein and sister, Grace Larson.      
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David E. Emslander

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David E. Emslander, age 75, of Oak Park, passed away July 16, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 22 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial with military honors will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, at the Foley Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m., followed by the Knight’s of Columbus prayers at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the church Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
David Elmer Emslander was born Feb. 2, 1945, in Waite Park to Leo and Maryanne (Haus) Emslander. He married Rosie Sieben July 5, 1969, in Eden Valley.  On July 5 the couple celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He served honorably in the Minnesota National Guard from 1963-69. Dave spent 44 years of his life doing what he loved most, farming. He loved field work, growing crops and working with his cattle. Dave served on the Ramey Creamery Board and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association Board for many years. In 1997, Dave and Rosie received the University of Minnesota, Farm Family of the Year Award. He loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Knight’s of Columbus, Bishop Marty Council.
He is survived by his wife, Rosie, Oak Park and children: Tanya (Joe) Danielson, Becker; Tammy (Randy) Marudas, Milaca; Cheryl (Shawn) Patton, Sauk Rapids; Dean (Melissa), Foley; Dale (Jessie), Baxter; Daniel (Heather), Ogilvie; Darrin (Cherrish), Milaca; David A. (Lisa), Oak Park and Becky (Randy) Weisz, Becker. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren as well as brothers, James and Leo Jr. (Laure), and sisters; Donna Mae Tomporowski, Joyce Loidolt, Roselyn (Pat) Thommes and Linda (Ron) Buersken and sister-in-laws: Mary Lou Emslander, Janice Emslander and Suzanne Emslander. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Maryanne, brothers, Robert, Donald, Charles and Dennis, sister Martha, and father-in-law, James Sieben, brothers-in-law; Martin Tomporowski, James Loidolt and sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Emslander and Jan Emslander.        
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Dennis J. David

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Dennis J. David, age 65, of Foley, passed away July 3, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A visitation was from 4-6 p.m. July 27 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Lions Park in Duelm starting at 7:30 p.m. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Dennis Joseph David was born Dec. 14, 1954, in St. Cloud to William and Patricia (Haley) David. He lived in the Foley area most of his life and worked as a cabinet designer for many years. Dennis enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, blues music, woodworking, spending time with family and friends and offering daily sarcastic inspirations. The family requests that visitors wear camouflage in memory of Dennis.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia David, Foley and children: Christina (Todd) Morris; Angela (Harv) Lenth; Melissa (Diangelo) David; Jeremy (Hannah) and fiance, Sally Wynn of Foley and her children: Ryan Vossen; Matthew Vossen and Cody Vossen.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Marie (Ron) Herbst; Marilynn Gleason; Deb (Dan) Ranweiler; Bill David; Amy (Marc) David and grandchildren: Avrie Morris, Zoey Lenth, Kye Lenth, Devyn David, Ezra David, Eli David and Ryann Vossen and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William David and brother, Bobby David.       
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Delroy A. Kampa

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Delroy A. Kampa, age 75, of Foley, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family July 2, 2020 at his home. A memorial Mass will take place at 10 a.m.,  Saturday, July 18, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Delroy A. Kampa was born Sept. 8, 1944 in St. Cloud to Ervin and Helen (Strand) Kampa. He attended Foley Public Schools. He married Lana (Vaillancourt) April 11, 1964. Delroy served in the Army National Guard and worked at St. Regis Paper Mill for over 30 years. Delroy enjoyed hunting, fishing, his grandchildren, auctions and his farm.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Lana; children, Carrie (William) Boyd, Jodi (Gordon) Chalberg, David Kampa, Michael Kampa; son-in-law Nathan Chalberg; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren: siblings, Gerald (Karen) Kampa, Janet (Jerry) Deters, Joann Kampa and Dale Kampa. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Roxanne Chalberg; brother, Ronnie Kampa; sisterJoyce Walcheski and godchild, Curtis Kampa.       
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Fidelis B. Dierkes

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Fidelis Dierkes, age 88 of Princeton, passed away July 10, 2020, at the Princeton Elim Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Princeton. Rev. Kevin Anderson will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday. Burial will take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Fidelis Barbara Dierkes was born Dec. 20, 1931, in St. George Township, Benton County to Joseph and Mary (Fouquette) Dierkes. She worked for General Motors in Minneapolis for over 40 years. Fidelis was a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Community; Crosier Apostolate and St. Anne’s Sodality. She volunteered her time as a Eucharistic Minister at the Princeton hospital, Elim Home and the Caley House. Fidelis will be fondly remembered for the compassionate and caring way she cared for others.  She volunteered her time wherever it was needed.  She will be missed by her many friends and family members.
She is survived by her sister, Joan Johnson, Princeton and her many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary and sisters and brothers: Vena Zierden, Magdelen Dierkes, Rita Mulqueen, Dan, Sylvester ‘Jack’, Maurice, Severyn, Raphael as well as 2 nieces and 2 nephews.       
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Michael J. Balder

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Michael Balder, age 71, of St. Joseph, passed away June 25, 2020, at the VA Medical Center, St. Cloud. A visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at the Foley Funeral Home. Prayer services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Military honors by the Foley American Legion. The Rev. Micheal Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. July 6. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Michael Joseph Balder was born April 19, 1949, in St. Cloud to Anton and Josephine (Wybeirla) Balder. He graduated from Foley High School in 1967 and entered the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He married Zita Robak Feb. 13, 1973, in Sauk Rapids. Mike worked for Burlington Northern and also worked as an over the road truck driver for several years. He enjoyed auctions, collecting antiques and was always ready to barter for a good deal.
He is survived by his wife, Zita Balder, St. Joseph, daughter; Vicki (Ken) Noakes, New Brighton and son, Michael (Gina) Balder, Rodgers and three grandsons; Ryan, Jordan and Chase.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Tony (Val) Balder, Minot, North Dakota.; Dan (Joan) Balder, Champlain; Joanne Boyd, Rochester and Annette Lightfritz, Minnetonka. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marge McCole and his faithful dog and loving companion, Rudy.        
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Gladys Sears

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A private memorial service for Gladys Sears was at Milaca Alliance Church. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with  Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca
Gladys Sears was born in Fostoria, Iowa, Feb. 9, 1928, to Holger “Bernard” and Anna Christensen. She was the first of eight children. After country school, she attended Princeton High School and graduated from Maplewood Academy in Hutchinson. She went on to St. Cloud Teachers College.
She married Sam Sears Sept. 1, 1950, at the First Baptist Church in St. Cloud. They built a farm near Enfield and raised their family. Gladys taught fourth grade at the Big Lake School from 1960-69. They moved their dairy farm to the Gilman area, and she taught first grade in the Foley school district. In 1986, they retired from farming and moved to Milaca. In the spring of 1989, Gladys retired from teaching.
Gladys passed away June 7, 2020, at the age of 92. Gladys and Sam were married for 65 years until his death in 2015 at the age of 94.        
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Robert E. Bauer

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Robert ‘Bob’ Bauer, age 66 of Hillman passed away June 12, 2020 at his home from natural causes.  A Private Service will be held at a later date.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Robert Edward Bauer was born on July 4, 1953 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Ed and Eleanor (Stachovich) Bauer.  He graduated from Foley High School in 1971 and lived all of his life in the Foley area.  He worked for Burski Excavating for 25 years.  He enjoyed ice fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his sister, Donna Marie Bauer, New Brighton and step brothers and sisters:  Jim Roske, Bob Roske, Shirley Olberding and Pat Byrne as well and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Louise Roske Bauer.
Condolences can be sent to:Donna Marie Bauer, 2510 Innsbruck Trail, New Brighton, MN 55112.        
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Carol Harms

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Carol Harms, 79, of Foley, passed away May 4, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Foley Funeral Home.
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Joyce A. Walcheski

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Joyce A. Walcheski, age 63, of Foley, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family June 4, 2020 at her home. Celebration of life will be at her home from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20. A prayer will take place at 11 a.m. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joyce A. Walcheski was born on Aug. 2, 1956, to Ervin and Helen (Strand) Kampa.  She was married to “Big” Jim Walcheski and together they raised four children. She was an amazing stay-at-home mother, and once her children grew old she worked at Fingerhut for 34 years. Joyce absolutely loved keeping her home spotless, gardening, garage saling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an amazing mother.
She is survived by her children, Shawn, Jerry, Jesse (Rachel), Nichole; grandsons, Clayton and Cole; siblings, Janet (Jerry), JoAnn, Gerald (Karen), Delroy (Lana) and Dale.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Ronnie Kampa (Kitty).        
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Shiretta “Sky” Kaye Yandell

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Shiretta “Sky” Kaye Yandell, age 55, of Foley, passed away peacefully June 5, 2020, at The Gardens of Foley. A private celebration of life will take place. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Sky was born May 21, 1965, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Albert and Rilda Golden. She attended Crowley High School in Texas. Sky worked various jobs throughout her young life. She worked at DeCordova Country Club, Pecan Plantation Country Club, Granbury Flower shop and Parsons Electric. Over the years, she made several long lasting friendships with some of her coworkers. Sky loved to spend time with nature watching the birds, flowers and searching for hidden painted rocks. She enjoyed digital scrapbooking memories of her loved ones. Her grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. She also shared her love of the kitchen with her children and passed along amazing recipes such as her chicken and dumplings, her amazing homemade meatloaf and the best lasagna a person could ever imagine. She left behind a hell of a lot of stuff that we have no idea what to do with, so if you’re looking for 90 pairs of shoes or more postcards than anyone knows what to do with please wait the appropriate amount of time and get in touch. Tomorrow would be fine. She leaves behind a sometimes dysfunctional family that she was very proud of, even if she didn’t make it clear all the time. Sky was world-renowned for her lack of patience, telling you like it is and never holding back her opinion. If you knew her, you knew you’d be told the truth, even if it was the last thing you wanted to hear. All who loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, grace (when necessary) and her undying love for them.
She is survived by her brother Dannie Golden and wife Amy of Justin, Texas; daughter, Christina Yandell and fiancé Josh Wedll of Zimmerman; son, Cooper Yandell of Granbury, Texas; grandchildren, Jewel Laney and Skylar Yandell; nephew and niece, Ryan and Reese Golden and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ancle Dewayne Golden.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations for research on Transverse Myelitis, which paralyzed Sky in fall 2018 be made to the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association (wearesrna.org/donate). Their information has been so helpful along this journey and one can hope with more research they can save someone from living with this condition.       
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Gerald D. Leason

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Gerald Leason, age 73, of Rice, passed away June 3, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. There was a visitation from 4-8 p.m. June 5 at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 5 p.m.  Graveside services took place at 11 a.m., June 6 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery, Brennyville.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Full military honors were provided by the Foley American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Gerald Daniel Leason was born Sept. 23, 1946, in St. Cloud to Daniel and Dorothy (Wilke) Leason. He graduated from Foley High School in 1964. He married Pat Foss July 13, 1968, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Crystal. Gerald served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star. The couple lived in Foley for 18 years before moving to Rice where they lived for the past 33 years.  Gerald worked as a truck driver for Gold’n Plump for 36 years until his retirement in 2012. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Rice and sons: Bryan (JoAnn), Rice; James (Dana), Rice and Eric (Elizabeth), Foley, sisters: Jean Ann Kapsner, Robbinsdale; Diane Bowen, St. Cloud; Pat (Tom) Kapsner, Hillman, mother-in-law, Betty Foss, Crystal and grandchildren: Jon, Daniel, Megan, Robert, Loken, Leah, Ryder, Haley; great grandchildren; Anna and Austin and sister-in-laws Kathi (Duane) Hanson, Monticello; Sue (Jim) O’Brien, Plymouth.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gerald Daniel Leason, granddaughter, Stephanie and father-in-law, James Foss.       
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Marcel H. Gadacz

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Marcel Gadacz, age 87, of Hillman passed away at The Gardens of Foley Nursing Center May 30, 2020. Graveside services were 2 p.m. June 1 at North Benton Cemetery, rural Foley. The Rev. Jeff Starnes officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Marcel Harry Gadacz was born March 21, 1933, in Hillman to William and Victoria (Stoltz) Gadacz.  He married Marjorie Winkelman Oct. 14, 1961, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He worked for Land O’Lakes in Minneapolis. The couple farmed in Lakin Township, Morrison County most of their married lives. Marcel enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing cards and doing word find puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, Hillman and daughters and son: Susanne Knott, St. Cloud; Mary (Dave) Utz, Foley; Iris Gadacz, South Carolina and Mark (Bonnie), Hillman and brother, Harry Gadacz of Hillman; sister-in-law, Vicki Gadacz and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Darrel and brothers: William, Aloise, Alex, Frank and a sister, Margaret Gonsior.        
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Arthur J. Christman

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Arthur J. Christman, age 84, of Foley, passed away June 5, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10,  at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, at church. Military honors will take place outside of the church after Mass. Private family burial will take place Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Arthur was born April 3, 1936, in St. Joseph, to Frank and Mary (Martini) Christman. Arthur graduated from Tech High School in 1954. After graduation he worked at Fingerhut where he would meet his future bride. He served in the Army Reserves from 1958-64. He married Luella (Lou) Doeden June 14, 1962, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for Case and Arnold’s Equipment until his retirement in 1999. Arthur was also a member of the Foley Legion Post 298. He enjoyed hunting, fishing with family, going to stock car races and the occasional casino trip. He loved listening to old time country music, most importantly Johnny Cash.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Lou, of 57 years; children Debra (Darold) Orton, Sauk Rapids; Duane (Jeanette), St. Michael;  Dana (Terry) Dusharm, Foley;  Denise Rothfork, Foley;  Darla (Gerard) Stellmach, Foley; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters; Peter, Roman, Fred, Herman, Matthew, Charles, Rose, Betty and Pauline.        
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Thomas Rothanburg

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Tom passed away May 14, 2020 at Princeton Hospital.
He was born Dec. 16, 1951, in St. Cloud to William and Elizabeth Rothanburg. He graduated from Foley High School in 1969 and immediately entered the army.  After being stationed in Germany, he volunteered to serve in Vietnam.
His wife Jan has lost her true soul mate.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ann, brothers Richard and William.
He is survived by his brother James, of Proctor; sisters Mary (Lloyd) Stewart, of Sherwood, Arkansas. Elizabeth (Joe) Portz, of Ohio, Irene Harvey, of College Place, Washington; sister-in-law Laura Rothanburg, of Phoenix, Arizona; stepson Joseph of Fargo North Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.
No funeral services will be held. Care has been entrusted to Crescent Tide Cremation 774 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114.
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Lester Fleck

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Lester Fleck, age 84, of Hillman, passed away May 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital of natural causes.  There was a visitation that was limited to 10 people at a time from 4-8 p.m. May 21 at the Foley Funeral Home. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. May 22 at Lone Pine Cemetery in Morrill.  The Rev. Luke Oakes officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Lester James Fleck was born March 25, 1936, in Hillman to Fred and Mary (Westphall) Fleck. In his younger years he worked for the railroad for several years.  He also worked for Hitchcock Industries in Bloomington, Minnesota for over 30 years.  After his retirement, Lester helped his brother, Leslie, on the farm, milking cows, doing field works and fixing machinery. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and trapping. He was always willing to help out others wherever it was needed. He is survived by his sisters and brother: Lucille Jackson, Minneapolis, Murel (Pat) Fleck, Braham and Mildred Carson of Waite Park as well as sister-in-law, Judy Fleck, Hillman and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters: Orval, Richard, Sam, Harold, Lavera Gadacz, Pearl Reynolds, Leslie and an infant brother. The family would like to thank everyone for their care and concern. No thank yous will be sent.         
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Mardell E. Starr

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Mardell Starr, age 87,  of Foley, passed away May 17, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Graveside services were 1 p.m. May 20 at Ronneby Riverside Cemetery, rural Foley. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mardell Elaine Starr was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Lakin Township, Morrison County,  to Earl and Florence (Brown) Keehr. She grew up in rural Morrison County and was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ramey. She graduated from Milaca High School in 1951 where she was a member of the National Honor Society.  She married Lloyd Starr on Nov. 11, 1951 in Coryell City, Texas. The couple farmed in Morrison County and also owned and operated, Starr’s Restaurant and Bar in Ronneby for 13 years. After their retirement, they wintered in Texas for nearly 20 years.  She was a long time member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley. Mardell enjoyed fishing, quilting, gardening, canning and baking and was an excellent homemaker. She will be remembered for her acts of kindness and was always willing to serve others.
She is survived by her sons and daughters: Mark (Deb), Sugarland, Texas; Robert (Marie) Brooklyn Park; Susan Starr, St. Michael; Jane Starr, Clear Lake and sisters: Betty Sauer, Foley; Ardyce Starr, Coon Rapids, sister-in-law, Shirley Starr, New Brighton, eight grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lloyd, on Aug. 4, 2008, daughter-in-law, Joy Starr and brothers and sisters: Donald, Lyle, Raymond, Lucille Wida and Minnie Clausen.         
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Grace E. Fox

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Grace Elizabeth Fox died May 16, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born May 30, 1938 to Edward and Clara Remus in Princeton,. Grace attended Princeton High School and after graduation she worked at Princeton State Bank. She married John Irvin Fox, from Princeton, Jan. 10, 1958.
As a child, Grace participated in 4-H and she was a gifted piano and organ player. She was the church organist for Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton and later at Glendorado Lutheran Church. Grace’s hobbies included embroidery, sewing, being outdoors, watching baseball and spending time with her children.
Grace and Irvin built a home in what now is the Sherburne Refuge. Later, they built a home in Benton County, 1.5 miles north of Santiago. There, Grace and Irvin farmed until his death. Grace loved living on her farm and enjoyed raising pigs and cattle. Grace was a warm caring person who loved everyone.
Grace was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Clara Remus; husband, John Irvin Fox; brothers, Wayne and Dennis Remus; sisters-in-law, Loraine Remus and Joyce Remus and grandchild, John Maximilian Fox.
She is survived by brother, Allan (Lavon) Remus; sister, Janice (Merle) Gamm; children, John (Carmel) Fox, Robert (Betty) Fox, Jane (Ralph) du’Monceaux, Jean (Joel) Pederson, David (Janele) Fox;  grandchildren, Morgan du’Monceaux, Zachary Fox, Alex Erickson, Adam Pederson, Lauren Fox, Ryan Pederson and Brady du’Monceaux.
Because of COVID-19, a celebration of Grace’s life will take place at a later date. Memorials may be sent to:
Jean Pederson
19922 214 th Ave. N.W.
Big Lake, MN 55309
All memorials will be donated to Glendorado Lutheran Church.         
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Robert F. Fleege

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Bob Fleege, age 84, of Foley, passed away May 12, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. A visitation limited to 10 people at a time was from 4-8 p.m. May 17 at the Foley Funeral Home.  Graveside services took place at 10 a.m. May 18 at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Robert Francis Fleege was born April 25, 1936, to Francis and Catherine (Holdgrafer) Fleege at his grandmothers maternity hospital in Cuba City, Wisconsin. The family lived in Wisconsin and Illinois where he attended military schools and eventually graduated from high school in Iowa, class of 1955. He moved with his family to Park Rapids where he served in the National Guard and eventually located to Foley in 1959. He married Susan Knudsen Sept. 25, 1971, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud. Bob started a beer distribution business with his father and eventually expanded, also delivering pop and water. He also worked as an over-the-road trucker for many years.  Bob raised beef cattle and show horses for many years on his farm near Foley. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, riding and showing horses and water skiing. He was an honorary life member of Foley Knights of Columbus, Bishop Marty Council No. 3603 and St. John’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, Foley and sons and daughter: Rick (Theresa), St. Cloud; Sara Lloyd, Boise, Idaho; Jason (Christina), Sauk Rapids; sister, Theresa Fleege, Foley and brother, Ed (Mary) of Oakdale and grandchildren: Trevor, Blake, Isabella, Parker, Coleman and Graham. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Catherine and a son-in-law, Cade Lloyd.        
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John (Jack) Young 

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John (Jack) Young passed away peacefully at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud, Minn. on May 4th, 2020. John was born on Sept. 26, 1940, in St. Cloud.  He married Janice Johnson on Nov. 17, 1962, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley, and they were nearing their 53rd wedding anniversary when Jan passed away in 2015.
John had many achievements throughout his life. He proudly served as an active member of the United States Air Force for 4 years followed by 30 years as a member of the Air National Guard. John was a hard worker and took pride in a job well done. Starting out his marriage, he worked 3 jobs to make ends meet. Quickly, he found and enjoyed a long career as a salesman for Ryerson Steel, Plymouth, where he earned the salesman of the year award multiple times. He retired in 2001 with 37 years of service. Missing the comradery of coworkers, John accepted a position as a cook at the Bridge Tavern, or as John would say “flipping burgers”. It was there that he made many new friends and loved it when his grandkids visited for a meal, treating them to extra pickles.
John was a loving father and grandfather who took time out of his busy life to coach and mentor his children’s sports teams and later those of his grandchildren. John was highly intelligent and enjoyed studying history and traveling.  On a recent trip to Washington DC, John knew every trivia answer on a 90-minute bus trip to Gettysburg. He loved to visit Arlington National Cemetery and watch the soldier’s precise movements at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After hearing “Taps” by a bugle, there was never a dry eye in sight.  For a time, John took up line dancing and he and Jan grew their circle of friends to include a group of avid line dancer’s.  John was generous with his time and enjoyed volunteering with several organizations including the Moose Lodge in Duluth, where he and Jan cooked many meals. After moving to Crosby, John was a volunteer at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Care Center. He played many games of cribbage with residents of the care center, where it was not uncommon to be skunked by John.
John is survived by his children Rick (Ada) Young, Tammy (Greg) Jeanette, Peggy Young, Terri (Brian) Knox, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Allan (Katsy) Young, Richard Young, and Jim (Jean)Young. John is proceeded in death by his wife Janice Young, parents Orris and Bessie Young, and sister-in-law Faye Young.
 John will be missed by many. He was a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be remembered for his quick wit, the smile on his face, and during recreation moments, a beer in his hand.
A private family memorial service will take place at The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery - Little Falls, for both John and Jan, with a celebration of life to follow July 10th at 6 p.m. at the Ramey Hall. Memorials are preferred to Quite Oaks Hospice House, who gave us such loving care.
        
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Geneva L. Smith

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Geneva Smith, age 97 of Foley, passed away May 6, 2020 at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center.  A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.  Burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley, Minnesota.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Geneva Lorraine Smith was born July 24, 1922 in Wisconsin to Herman and Tillie (Schmitt) Heldstab.  She grew up near Cumberland, WI and graduated from Cumberland High School.  She then attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Minneapolis and graduated with an RN Degree.  During WW II she worked as a flight attendant for North West Airlines.  She met her future husband, Francis ‘Smitty’ Smith on a flight as he was returning from the service.  The couple was married on July 20, 1946 in Cumberland and moved to Hopkins, MN where they raised their four children.  Geneva enjoyed her family and friends, playing cards, golfing and visiting.  She was known for her wonderful flower garden.  Geneva also liked painting, ceramics and playing the piano.  With her very warm heart and great sense of humor, she was a joy to be around and would always help others in need.
She is survived by her daughters; Linda Smith (Mary Bahe), Foley and Laurie (Ted) Mohrman, AZ, 1 grandchild and 3 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Francis, sons; Jay, Reid and 3 sisters.  Thank you to the staff of The gardens at Foley for their loving care. Also for the involvement of Centra-Care Hospice.       
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Bernice M. Mendel

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Memorial Services will be at a later date at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Bernice M. Mendel, age 99, who went to live with the Lord on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Community. Burial will be at a later date at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Popple Creek. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bernice was born June 11, 1920, in Sauk Rapids Township to Henry & Anna (David) Beehler. She married Arthur Mendel on July 2, 1942 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Bernice worked as an Inspector for Fingerhut for 20 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek where she was a member of the Ladies Aid, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and taught Sunday School and Release Time Class. Bernice volunteered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Survivors include her sons and daughter, Kenneth Mendel of Strasburg, VA, Arlys (Paul) Rearick of Omaha, NE, Alan (Diane Forstner) Mendel of Cushing and Frederick (Laurie Germundson) Mendel of Rice; sister, Luverne Schaefer of Sauk Rapids; special friend, Charley Stimler; five grandchildren, Bill Morris, David Mendel, Amy Christensen, Carl Mendel, Emily Mendel; and seven great grandchildren. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur on February 2, 2001; daughter-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Wintheiser; brothers, Donald and Martin Beehler; sister, Leora Victor; and grandson, Matthew Morris.
 Memorials are preferred to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel, Sauk Rapids or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Popple Creek.
Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.       
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Carol J. Harm

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Carol Harms, 79, of Foley, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  Carol died on her husband’s birthday; they are together once again, dancing in heaven! A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Carol Jean Harms was born Oct. 11, 1940, near Ivanhoe, Minn. to John and Amanda (Ehlers) Hauschild.  She attended Ivanhoe School. Shortly after graduating high school she worked at the Canby Hospital where she met Donald Harms to whom she later married. They were married April 18, 1959, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Taunton, Minn.  Carol farmed alongside her husband and helped to raise their 3 children. She worked at Gorecki Manufacturing in Milaca and Foley for many years. Carol enjoyed cooking, baking and dancing, but was content in recent years to watch tv and play on her iPad. She was a past member of Swan Lake Evangelical Free Church in Cottonwood Minn. and was excited to be baptized as a believer on Aug. 19, 2012 by Pastor Ray Glenn.
She is survived by her son, David (Barbara), St. Cloud, daughter, Darla (Ray) Olson, Foley and son-in-law, Mike Fischer, Wausau, Wis.; brother-in-law, Bob (Carol) Harms, Clarkfield and sister, Mildred Josephson, as well as 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and many Family and Friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Don in 2015, daughter, Diane Fischer in 2016, brother, Arnold, sister, Mary Lou Mattson and numerous Family and Friends.
The family would like to thank ALL the PCA’s that helped Carol over the years so she was able to remain in her home. Remaining in her home was very important to Carol. Also, thanks to all the many family and friends that have kept her in their thoughts and prayers over the years.     
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John N. Juetten

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John Juetten, age 93 of Hillman passed away May 2, 2020, at Riverside Assisted Living in Royalton with his family at his side.  A visitation, limited to 10 persons at a time, was from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home.  Grave Side Services were at  1:30 p.m., also on Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery in Brennyville.  Military Honors provided by the Hillman American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
John Nicholas Juetten was born Feb. 3, 1927, near Brennyville, Minn. to Mathew and Mary (Voltin) Juetten. He attended school district 96A and graduated from Milaca High School and entered in to the US Navy and served honorably from 1945 to 1946 as an Electricians Mate, 3C on the USS YP 646 Naval Ship. After his discharge, John worked for Minneapolis Moline. He married Ann Skajewski on Oct. 18, 1948, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  The couple lived in Crystal before moving to a farm near Gotvald’s. John worked for Stanley Studenski and Les Lund Construction companies and built many barns and buildings in the area. He built the First National Bank of Milaca and St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman. He also worked for Loeffel Engstrand as a supervisor and worked on projects such as; Benton Co. Human Service building; St. Cloud Hospital; Sartell paper mill; Seeco plant in Becker; St. Cloud State University and the St. Cloud Reformatory.  John also worked for Kasella Concrete.  He was a life member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church where he was a Mass Server; Knight’s of Columbus, Hillman-Onamia Council, 7539 and the Hillman American Legion, Post 602. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, horseshoe tournaments, playing cards and shaking dice.  After his retirement, John never missed a morning at Gotvald’s Corner for a cup of coffee and a game of cribbage.
He is survived by his children: Robert (Kathy), Gilman; Joan Mazacek, Foley; Gerald (Janice), Sauk Rapids; Barbara (Dick) Jedlicki, Milaca; Julieann (Alan) Schmidtbauer, Hillman and Judith (Ted) Boettcher of Foley as well as 25 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Suzanne; sister-in-law, Harriet and Betty and brother-in-law, Willie and Jack. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ann on Dec. 15, 2009; son, Tom and son-in-law, Fred Mazacek and brothers and sisters: Al, George, Liz, Loretta, Hildegard and in-laws: Irene, Tony, Ed, Andy and Lloyd. The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverside Assisted Living for all the care and compassion they showed John during his stay there.       
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Verla Mae Helmin

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Verla Helmin, age 85, of Sauk Rapids passed away April 30, 2020, at her home. Private Entombment will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 5 at Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. The Rev Virgil Helmin will officiate. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Verla Mae Helmin was born July 22, 1934, in Mayhew Lake to Edward and Clara (Lehman) Montag. She married Richard Helmin Sept. 28, 1954, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake.  She later graduated from Sauk Rapids High School.  The couple lived in Gilman for 10 years before moving to Sauk Rapids where they lived all their married life. Verla worked at Fingerhut for three years and later for Frigidaire Manufacturing for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a life member of Union 623. Verla was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where she was a greeter for many years and a member of the Christian Women’s Society.  Verla enjoyed watching nature programs on channel 2 TV; watching Lawrence Welk; country music and watching birds come to her feeders. She loved all small animals, tame or wild and no kitty ever left her yard without a free meal.
She is survived by her nieces; Suzanne Emslander and Peggy Koepp who always took very good care of her, as well as many other nieces and nephews, especially Wyatt Montag who visited her often. She is also survived by her special friends, Carla Kuklock and Darlene Schwintek and godchildren: Suzanne Emslander, James Montag and Richard Kobilka. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Richard of 65 years on Dec. 28, 2017, as well as eight brothers and three sisters: Arthur, Wilfred, Lourence, Norbert, Roman, Edwin, Walter, Clarence, Agnes, Mildred Kobilka, Lorraine Vollbrect and Godchild, Marilyn Riedman.  Memorial are preferred to the Poor Clare’s Monastery.      
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Susan M. Landowski

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Susan M. Landowski, 52 of Lewiston, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020.  Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, Lewiston, is assisting the family.
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Gary Vargason

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Gary Vargason, age 82, of Foley, passed away April 19, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. A private family visitation took place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at the Foley Funeral Home. Private burial followed at North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud.  The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Gary Vargason was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Litchfield to George and Lucille (Nesseth) Vargason.  He graduated from Litchfield High School and the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mortuary Science. After working for three years as a funeral director in Virginia, he began working as an insurance adjuster which he did until his retirement in 2010. He married Carol Markfort May 18, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time at the lake.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Foley.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Carol, Foley and children:  John, Kentucky; Jordan (Mary), Duluth; Eve (John) Chisholm, Sartell; Tara (Jon) Mendel, Sartell and Hallie (Randy) Dufner, Melrose as well as 13 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and his faithful dog, Sam.  He is also survived by his step-children: Keith (Lori) Landowski, Foley; Tim (Bonnie) Landowski, St. Cloud; Kim Trigg, Foley, eight step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, his special friends; Bob Frappier, Carol Miller, Jim and Lynnae Frappier and many other friends, an aunt, Barb Goemer, Calif. and seven brothers and sisters in-laws. He is preceded in death by his parents.        
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Carol McGee Stiles

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On April 10, 2020, Carol McGee Stiles died at the age of 84 in her home in Fish Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Barely four months had passed since the death of her husband, Dr. Clifford Stiles, in the same house. She is survived by her children, Colleen, Kevin, T.J. and Karen Stiles, who gathered with her on St. John in late February for Cliff’s memorial service. Few people have ever been more certain of who they were. Carol possessed a depth of character that made her a mooring for the many people who knew and loved her. Wise, passionate, practical, caring, she combined an immense strength of will with love, faith, and a willingness to dig in and work. She served as a pillar of everything to which she belonged, whether family, community or church. Born Dec. 10, 1935, in Loves Park, Illinois, Carol was the oldest of the four children of Harold and Marion McGee. Her childhood home was on the Rock River, and she grew up swimming and boating in its waters. She always remembered the shortages and rationing of the Great Depression and World War II; decades later she demonstrated how she had peeled the foil off the wax paper of gum wrappers in order to save it for the war effort. Her father, a gifted machine-tool engineer, was not allowed to enlist. Instead he designed machines to tool parts for torpedoes, among other things, running one of them in the basement at home to boost production. After graduating from Harlem High School in 1953, Carol followed her mother’s example and studied nursing at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She graduated in 1956. On a Lake Michigan beach, she met a young doctor named Clifford Stiles, a graduate of Northwestern Medical School. They married July 12, 1958, and moved to Minneapolis to join the practice of an old family friend, who turned out to be a terrible bigot. The couple moved to Foley, a small town 70 miles north of Minneapolis in rural Benton County. Cliff’s new partner died unexpectedly, but they remained and raised a family in a house a mile south of Foley on a lot carved out of a cornfield. Carol and Cliff dedicated themselves to a full partnership in everything. In addition to rearing four children, they took an active part in the community, particularly in the First Presbyterian Church of Foley. In 1968, a trip to Russia convinced them of the transformative power of travel. They organized a youth group, the Young United Presbyterians, and ran perennial fundraisers, including a rummage sale, a hot dog stand during the annual Foley Fun Days festival and a huge Christmas wreath sale to pay for youth-hostel excursions to Europe, which Carol and Cliff jointly led. The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. emerged as Carol’s particular passion. A clergyman once insisted to her that women did not belong in ecclesiastical office; she set out to prove him wrong. She served as an elder of the congregation’s session, a commissioner to the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, and as moderator of the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys. She traveled to Guatemala to work with church members and victims of oppression, wrote and graded ordination examinations, fought for the ordination of women and gay and lesbian clergy, and played a particularly active role in the ecumenical Collegeville Institute. She joined the Institute’s board of directors in 1994, and served as its chair. In all of this, she displayed her bedrock belief in women’s equality, her devotion to the Book of Order (the Presbyterian Church’s governing document), and her deep ecumenical spirit.
Carol was an active and independent member of the Republican Party. She liked to quote Rep. Walter Judd: “I am conservative so that I will have something left with which to be liberal.” That combination of prudence and humanitarian spirit marked her outlook. As in the church, she fought for the equal role of women in politics and government. Utterly down to earth, she liked to poke fun at pretension. She and Cliff hosted a dinner early in their marriage for a gubernatorial candidate from a wealthy family with a household name. They served spaghetti to the assembled notables and staffers, and Carol piled an absurdly huge portion on the candidate’s plate. He dutifully ate the entire serving, long after everyone else had finished. As he slurped down the last noodle, a sigh of relief swept the room. Cliff leaped up. “Would you like some more?” The candidate hastily declined. Carol shrieked, “You didn’t like it!” The assembly gasped, and then she and Cliff roared with laughter. For much of her life, she battled against racism. She not only taught egalitarian values, she and Cliff took their children out of Foley to meet and respect, face to face, people who did not look like them. In the 1970s, they bought a lot on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, built a small house, and began to spend half of each year there after Cliff retired. “We never forget that we are guests,” she said, of the “ancestral families,” the West Indian descendants of the enslaved. They became active in the interracial Bethany Moravian Church, and cherished the island’s community. In 1984, she went into treatment for alcoholism. She became a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and a faithful sponsor. Recovery transformed her relationships and outlook on life; it defined everything she did. It gave her strength to bear up Cliff during his difficult last years, beset by health problems. Carol was a human being. She had a temper. She cried when watching movies that were in the least bit sentimental. She was tough-minded, able to do difficult things. She read voraciously, from literary novels to romances. She gave careful consideration to all things; she loved to get out a map and highlight a route. She always knew precisely how she wanted everything done. Woe to those who hung toilet paper so that it rolled toward the wall, or used a double negative in her presence! Yet her good sense was profound, her planning precise. Her preferred way was, in fact, almost always the best. Most important, Carol continued to grow throughout her life, to become more accepting, generous, loving and indeed better as a person. A woman of immense love, a listener,and a thoughtful friend, Carol drew the affection and admiration of all who knew her. She was always honest; she possessed tact, but no deceit. In difficult times she liked to say, “All you can do is all you can do, and all you can do is enough.” She did so much, so well, and it will reverberate long after her passing.
Due to the pandemic, memorial services will be held at a later date at the First Presbyterian Church of Foley and Bethany Moravian Church on St. John. The family invites donations in her memory to the Carol and Clifford D. Stiles, M.D., Scholarship Fund, Foley Area Community Foundation, 101 Seventh Avenue S., Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN 56301. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.        
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Conan D. Balder

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Conan Balder, age 51, of Sauk Rapids passed away April 6, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Burial will take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Conan Doyle Balder was born June 1, 1968, in St. Cloud to Clifford and Mary Joyce (Klimek) Balder. He attended Foley Public Schools and grew up in Foley. He was a resident of Granite Care Home in Sauk Rapids for many years. Conan enjoyed knock-knock jokes, music and playing the bones.
He is survived by his aunts; Terese Weis, St. Cloud and Jeanette Kasner of Foley. He also leaves behind many cousins in the Balder, Winkelman, Weis and Kasner families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Mary Joyce.       
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Bernard Miller

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Bernard Miller, age 92, of Pierz, passed away peacefully April 9, 2020, at his home. A private burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate the graveside service. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Bernard Miller was born Feb. 23, 1928, in St. Cloud to Henry and Susan (Stellmach) Miller. On Aug. 25, 1953, Bernard was united in marriage to Delores Veronica (Schaefer) Miller at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. In the Morrill area is where Bernard raised nine children and started his farm. Later in his life he owned the Ramey Store until his retirement. Bernard loved to go fishing, trips to the casino and bird watching.  He enjoyed spending time with family especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bernard is survived by his children; Kathy (David) Gadacz of Morrill, Ronald Miller of Morrill, Mary Lou (Bob) Stuckmayer of Morrill, Robert (Brenda) Miller of Morrill, Carol (Marty) Brumbaugh of Waite Park, Richard (MyHue) Miller of St. Cloud, Roger (Kim) Miller of Morrill, Randy (Jennifer) Miller of Morrill, and Cheryl (Kevin) Miller of Morrill; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sister, Peg (Dennis) Bromenshenkel; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Delores in 2017; his parents and two grandsons: Matthew Stuckmayer and Jeremy Gadacz; brother, Richard Miller and sister, Luverne Zimmer.        
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Alice M. Skaja

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Alice Skaja, age 89, of Foley, passed away March 31, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A private burial will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery at a later date.  The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Alice Mae Skaja was born March 8, 1931, in St. Cloud to Delos and Alice (Beverage) Staneart. She married Clarence Haffner Oct. 23, 1947, in St. Cloud, and he preceded her in death. She later married Florian Skaja June 11, 1955, in St. Cloud. Alice worked as a bartender in the area for many years. She also worked at Pojo’s in Gilman, the turkey hatchery in Foley, and  she was a member of the Foley American Legion Auxiliary. Alice enjoyed cleaning her home and taking care of her children and grandchildren. She will always be remembered as, ‘Grandma Dynamite’ by her family and friends. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son and daughters: Terry (Ann Griebel) Haffner, Sauk Rapids; Bonnie Kamrowski, Foley; Shelley (Joe) Moulzolf, Foley and Cindy (Donnie) Helmin of Foley, as well as 18 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a sister, Mable Wilhelm of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Florian, 11 brothers and sisters, daughter, Kitty and her husband, Ronnie Kampa, son-in-law, Tom Kamrowski and grandson, Christopher Kamrowski.        
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Delores Moulzolf

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Delores Moulzolf, age 90, of Gilman, was born May 27, 1929, in Alberta Township, Benton County, to Vincent and Mary (Litzau) Stachowski. She married Emil Moulzolf Oct.13, 1947, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. She was a member of the Christian Mothers. Delores spent her whole life farming with her husband and family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, loved playing bingo, cards and gardening. She was known for her beautiful flowers.
She is survived by her sons and daughters; John (Linda), Gilman; Linda (Lee), St. Cloud; Cheryl (Dan) Helwig, Rogers; and Bill, Foley; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Arlene Foss (Jim Zimmer); brothers, Lloyd Stachowski and Leonard (Shirley) Stachowski; sister-in-law, Eunice Stachowski.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Emil; infant daughter, Mary; son, Duane Moulzolf; daughter, Charlotte Gerhke; grandson, Richard Schlottman; daughter-in-laws, Kathy Moulzolf and Kim Moulzolf; brother, Robert Stachowski and sister, Helen Swanson; sister-in-law, Marcene Stachowski.        
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Vernetta M. Gustafson

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Vernetta Gustafson, age 89, of Buffalo, passed away March 26, 2020, at the Glenn Memory Care in Buffalo. Private burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls Tuesday, March 31. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Vernetta Marie Gustafson was born Jan.13, 1931, in Little Falls to Joseph and Rose (Rutz) Kedrowski. She married Stanley Gustafson July 8, 1950, in St. Paul. The couple farmed in rural Foley, and Vernetta worked as a secretary for City of St. Cloud Park and Recreation for over 20 years. She lived for a number of years at Heritage of Foley before moving to the Glenn Memory Care in Buffalo. Vernetta enjoyed traveling, gardening, going to the lake and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Cindy Marie Gustafson-Tauer, St. Cloud; Stanley Gustafson, Buffalo; Dr. Kerri Gustafson (Ken Bonacci), Grosse Pointe, Michigan.; Sara (Nick) Schlegel, Pierz; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; siblings: Joan Dodge, Ariz.; Marlene Nelson, Rochester; Russell Kedrowski, Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Phyllis Forsberg, Doris Krueger, Robert Kedrowski and Roger Kedrowski.         
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Catherine D. Gorecki

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Catherine Gorecki, age 97 of Milaca, passed away March 14, 2020, at Heritage House of Milaca.  Private Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., March 18 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Catherine Dorothy Gorecki was born May 23, 1922, in Gilman, to John and Theresa (Jurek) Niedzielski.  She married Frank Gorecki Nov. 16, 1954, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. She lived and farmed all of her life in the Gilman area. She enjoyed gardening and quilting, feeding the birds, canning and going for long walks. Catherine was a devote Catholic, attending daily Mass and many church bazaars. She especially liked watching QVC where she would buy her jewelry. Catherine took great pride in maintaining her health for all her many years.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Diana Gorecki, Foley and grandsons; Dillon and Devin Gorecki of Foley; sister, Rose Mary, and sister-in-law, Lillian Niedzielski of Gilman.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Frank and son, Giles as well as several brothers ans sisters.        
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Joseph W. Matvick

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Joseph Matvick, age 71, of St. Cloud, passed away March 11, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday,  March 17 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial with full military honors will take place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joseph Walter Matvick, age 71, of St. Cloud, was born Nov. 20, 1948, in St. Cloud to Joseph and Eleanor (Dullinger) Matvick. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Foley High School (’67) before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country in Vietnam and was decorated for valor in combat.
Following the death of his father in 1976, Joe took over the family farm in Ramey
. With his booming voice, Joe made the move from farming to radio. After attending Brown Institute, he landed a job as the news director at KMRS in Morris and finally moved into radio sales at WQPM in Princeton. Joe was a big part of the community and loved engaging with people through the Knights of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, and abundant emceeing opportunities. He anticipated spring all winter, with the exception of Christmas Eve, and loved fishing, hunting, gardening, canning, playing softball, and watching anything sports or John Wayne related.
Joe retired after 35 years in radio, enjoying road trips and lots of time on the lake with his wife, Eileen.
After being diagnosed with dementia, Joe’s home eventually became the VA in St. Cloud where his grandchildren enjoyed bringing him his favorite Rice Krispie treats. To his family, Joe was always larger than life and will be loved and missed.
Joe is survived by his wife, Eileen; mother, Eleanor; sons Clay (Lindsay) and Clint (Elizabeth); and grandchildren Grace, Jack, Katie, and Lucy Matvick. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, and daughter, Ivy.       
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Ernest L. Popp

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for Ernest “Ernie” L. Popp, age 84, who passed away March 13, 2020, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House near St. Augusta surrounded by his family. The Rev. Kenneth Popp and the Rev. Thomas Becker will concelebrate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church in Rice. Parish prayers will be 4 p.m., followed by Rice American Legion Post No. 473 at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Ernest Lawrence Popp was born Sept. 25, 1935 in Little Falls to Leo and Rose (Gottwalt) Popp. He served in the Army National Guard for two years. Ernie met the love of his life, Dolores Marstein at the Falls Ballroom and they married July 6, 1959, at St. Edward’s Church in Elmdale. From this union they were blessed with nine children. The couple enjoyed dancing and would frequent the ballrooms in their early years together. He served in active duty at Ft. Lewis during the Berlin Crisis. When he returned from duty he worked at Polar Tank and Trailer. They lived in Rice and took over the family farm in 1961 as third generation owners. Ernie retired from farming in 2002 but he never really retired. He was always behind the wheel of something, and never sat still. He drove bus for Royalton School District for 14 years and also drove for CarCo and Klaphapke Fertilizer. He spent many long hours helping his sons on the farm doing field work. Ernie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice, serving on the parish council and the cemetery board. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Bishop Busch Council  No. 9138 and Rice American Legion Post  No. 473. Ernie enjoyed gardening, bird and squirrel watching, feeding the deer and driving tractor. He loved driving his Gator and making daily trips to the farm. Ernie will be remembered as a caring man and a great conversationalist. He was a man of strong faith, had a great sense of humor and a friend to all he met.
Survivors include his children, Julie (John) Fromelt of St. Cloud, Howard and his friend, Casey Hoheisel of Rice, Lucinda (Lee) Kloek of Sauk Rapids, Russell (Karla) of Rice, Terence (Julie) of Rice, Teresa (Robert) Pankratz of St. Cloud, Nancy (Michael) Hartung of Holdingford, Ramona (James) Roering of Bowlus and Carmen (Randall) Honken of Sartell; 30 grandchildren; and sisters and brother, Joann (Adolf) Zistl of Woodbury, Harold (Valeria) of Daytona Beach, Florida and Johnelle (Doug) Novak of Foley. Ernie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Dolores on Sept. 25, 2019; parents; brothers, Roman, Marvin, Wilfred, Arthur “Big Art”, Sr., Elmer, Robert and Leo, Jr.; and sisters, Leona Kasella, Sr. Lerose “Florence” Popp OSF, Marion Kasella, Rita Kloss, Correen Garner and Roselyn Huver.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Quiet Oaks Hospice and St. Croix Hospice for the exceptional care that they provided.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.       
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Josephine Schyma Deneen

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Josephine Schyma Deneen, 76, died March 6, 2020, at the Harmony House in Pierz.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morrill. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Burial with full military honors will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Josephine Frances Deneen was born May 3, 1943, in St. Cloud to Vincent R. and Frances (Roda) Schyma, and was raised in the Morrill area. She was a 1961 graduate of Foley High School and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1961 to 1963 at the Cherry Point Air Station near Havelock, North Carolina. She married Charles S. Deneen from Hagerstown, Maryland,  Sept. 7, 1963, in Cherry Point, North Carolina. The couple moved to Minnesota in 1965, living in Gilman, Minneapolis, Holdingford, and later the Ramey-Morrill area. The couple divorced in 1974. Josephine was employed by Franklin Manufacturing, now known as Electrolux Home Products, for 38 years. She also worked for a short time in the counselor’s office at Pierz Healy High School in the 1970s. Jo was a hobby farmer, photographer and published poet. She also was a member of the St. Cloud Chapter of Women in the Military and a lifelong member of the Onamia American Legion.
Survivors include her daughter and son, Gena (Robert) Hiemenz, Rice; and Charles Vance Deneen, Pierz; grandson, Zachary Hiemenz, Rice; and sister, Judy (Chuck) Girtz, Lake Tapps, Washington.      
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Carol M. Jovanovich

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Mass of Christian Burial will be noon Thursday, March 12 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Carol M. Jovanovich, age 86, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away March 7, 2020. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Carol was born May 21, 1933, in Watkins, to George and Margaret Adams. She married Joseph J. Jovanovich Nov. 3, 1962, in Rockville. Carol was a teacher before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of both St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Carol enjoyed gardening, crafting, bird watching and needle work. She especially loved the time spent with her family.
She is survived by her children, John (Jodi) Jovanovich of Greenfield, Jim Jovanovich of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jeff (Kelly) Jovanovich of Sauk Rapids, Jerry (Debra) Jovanovich of Crystal; six grandchildren; sister and brother, Betty Adams of Rockville, and Tom Adams of Popple Creek; and many nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2012; and son, Joseph Jovanovich, Jr. “Chip” in 2009.       
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Jane A. Gardner

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Jane Gardner, age 84, of Foley, passed away March 2, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Assisted Living. Funeral services were 11 a.m. March 9 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley.  The Rev.  Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. March 8 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued from 10-11:00 a.m. at the church Monday. Parish prayers were 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Jane Ann Gardner was born Feb. 18, 1936, in Red Wing to Leo and Florence (Hansen) Harris. She grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In her younger years she worked as a secretary for the Minneapolis Tribune. She wrote letters to and eventually met an active duty serviceman, Ben Gardner, who she married  Sept. 3, 1960, at St. Charles Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The couple moved to Foley in 1961. Jane was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church where she was a past choir member and a member of the Christian Mothers. She was very active in the Foley American Legion Auxiliary where she served as past president and secretary and also was a long time member of the ARC. Jane enjoyed visiting with friends and liked talking on the phone. She loved her family and many Foley friends along with her extended family at The Gardens at Foley. The family would like to thank her caregivers for their love and compassion shown to Jane.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane (Eric) Vaughn, Coon Rapids and Paul of St. Cloud as well as grandchildren, Ryan and Adam (Alyssa) and a great grandson, Oliver. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ben and a sister, Kathleen Harris.       
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Francis J. Knapek

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Francis ‘Frank’ Knapek, age 76, of Foley, passed away March 3, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital with his family by his side. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10:30 a.m. March 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. March 6 and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church in Gilman. Parish prayers were at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at the church. Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Francis John Knapek was born June 12, 1943, in St. Cloud to Alex and Johanna (Mastey) Knapek.  He married Donna Mae Loesch June 18, 1964, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pearl Lake. Frank farmed all of his life in Mayhew Lake Township, Benton County.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing. He was a past board member of the Little Rock Creamery and the Benton County Co-op. Frank enjoyed visiting and joking with people and family. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Mae, Foley and sons: Joseph (Wendy), Foley; Tim (Kathy), Foley and Brian (Andra), Kimball as well as nine grandchildren and his faithful dog, Buddy. He is also survived by his sisters and brother: Bernadine Nicol, Minneapolis; Phyllis (Bob) Batt, California; Lorraine (Dick) Kuklock, Minneapolis; Marcel (Rosemary), Sartell and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Knapek of Sartell. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Eugene Knapek and brother-in-law, Bill Nicol.       
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James Walcheski

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James Walcheski, age 80, of Foley, passed away March 4, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 10 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman.  The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
James Walcheski was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Benton County to Peter and Julia (Landowski) Walcheski. He lived and farmed in Alberta Township, Benton County all his life. He married Jane Tomala July 4, 1961, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz. Jim farmed and built pole sheds for many years. He enjoyed trips to the casino, visiting with friends at the North Benton Store and enjoyed going to a good fish fry. He enjoyed playing the concertina, listening to old time country music and going on pontoon rides. Jim especially enjoyed gardening and selling sweet corn, and Sunday dinners with family.
He is survived by his wife, Jane of Foley and his children: Kevin (Jessica), Foley; Kim (Paul) Seguin, Big Lake; Keith (Gretchen), Pierz; Shari (Joe) Petersen, Big Lake; Kelly (Brian) Becker, Pierz and Kay Walcheski, 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as brother and sister; Stanley, Tenn.; Rose Maciaszek, New Brighton and sisters-in law; Harriet Walcheski, Foley; Helen Walcheski, Neb., and Daisy Walcheski, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters: Frances, Helen, Gertrude, Sr. Mary, Dominic, Roman, Bernard, Joseph, Isidore and Agatha.      
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Mark J. Schumer

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Mark Schumer, age 49, of Gilman, passed away March 1, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.  Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. March 5 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was 4-8 p.m. March 4 at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 4 p.m. followed by The Gilman Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m.  Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at church Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mark James Schumer was born Jan. 10, 1971, in Little Falls to Joseph and Elaine (Sanoski) Schumer. He graduated from Upsala High School and the College of St. Scholastica. He married Annette Gapinski Aug. 20, 1994, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Mark worked as a police officer for the city of Eden Valley and was self employed as a collection agent for several years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed playing cards and was always playing practical jokes on his nieces and nephews. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Gilman Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Annette, Gilman and children: Michael, St. Cloud; Christopher, St. Cloud; David, Gilman and Alicia of Gilman, and father, Joseph Schumer of Upsala as well as brothers and sisters: Pat (Lynn), Shoreview; Marvin (Gayle), Big Lake; Tim (Anita), Oklahoma, Steve (Laurie) Manvel, North Dakota; Shelly Schumer, Upsala; Rob, Upsala; Al, St. Cloud and Sherry Schumer, Little Falls.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine.        
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Nancy P. Stang

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The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Nancy P. Stang will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3 at St. Wendelin’s Church in Luxemburg. Visitation  was 3-8 p.m. March 2 at Miller Carlin Funeral Home of St. Cloud, and continues at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday before Mass. Nancy passed away Feb. 26, 2020, at her home in South Haven surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 22, 1951, in St. Cloud to Lester and Alice (Walker) Kuffel. On July 31, 1971, she was united in marriage to Ron Stang at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Gilman. Nancy worked in data management for Centracare Health for over 25 years before her retirement in 2017.
Nancy cherished each moment with family and friends above all other things; she loved to travel with her family as well as going on numerous camping trips. She was proud to follow her grandchildren’s various sports and activities; and she was always in the mood for a family card game. Nancy was skunking her kids until the very end. Nancy was also a well-known and respected representative for Avon care products.
Nancy will always be remembered by her husband of nearly 50 years, Ron Stang; children, Josh (Amy) Stang of Clear Lake, Greg (Jolene) Stang of South Haven, and Katie (Sam) Sant of Robbinsdale; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Tina McIver; as well as many extended family and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Alice Kuffel; siblings, Joanne Kosloski, John Kuffel, Dorothy Helgeson, Bette Goenner, Conrad Kuffel, and Mary Holter.        
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Lucille E. Ziebol

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Lucille Esther Ziebol (nee Herbst), age 87, of Richfield and St. Paul, ran into the loving arms of Jesus Feb. 28. Lucille was the last of 10 children, mother of nine children, a wife for 38 years, and a nurse for 60 years. Class of 1950 Foley High School. After graduating from the St. Cloud School of Nursing she worked as a surgical nurse (for some of the first open heart surgeries), hospital nurse, and home care nurse. Lucille said her job was like “going out to play.” Her hobbies included sewing and quilting, gardening, remodeling and painting, and laughing. Lucille had a sharp wit and provided a loving presence to all around her. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond; nine siblings; two grandchildren. Survived by children: Tom, Jane, Lynn (Rob) Woods, Brenda (John) Burnham, Katheryn, Paul (Kim), Doug, Jeff, Jerry (Yelena); 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; loving extended family and friends. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 6, at O’Halloran & Murphy Funeral and Cremation, 575 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Nativity of Our Lord, 1900 Stanford Ave., St. Paul with visitation one hour prior at the church. Burial will be 10 a.m.  Monday, March 9, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. O’Halloran & Murphy 651-698-0796.        
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James D. Duscha

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James Duscha, age 88, of Foley, passed away Feb. 27, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 6,  at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 5 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
James Duane Duscha was born Aug. 2, 1930 in Mayhew Lake Township, Benton County to Herrman and Anna (Bartosiawski) Duscha. He was baptized, confirmed and attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek his entire life.  He lived in Mayhew Lake Township all his life, and farmed dairy, beef and hogs.  Jim enjoyed fishing, traveling in his RV and visiting with friends. 
He is survived by his nephew, Jim Duscha, Longview Washington.; nieces; Joann May, Tacoma, Washington. and Sandy Munger, Port Angeles, Washington. and special friends and caretaker, Kevin and Carolyn Seiferman, Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gordon and sister-in-law, Ruth Duscha.        
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Chester Dziuk

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Chester Dziuk, age 87, of St. Cloud, passed away Feb. 17, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. A private burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Sauk Rapids.
Chester Dziuk was born Nov. 17, 1932, in rural Sauk Rapids to Roy and Elva (Latterell) Dziuk. He married Louise Hansen Sept. 24, 1966, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Princeton. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. Chester worked at Smurfit Stone Container for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. Chester and Louise enjoyed traveling and raising dogs. Memorial are preferred to the humane society.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, St. Cloud and brothers; LeRoy, Elk River and Lenny of Fairhaven.      
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Darlene M. Stofflet

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Darlene Stofflet, age 70, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Feb. 20, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel. The Rev. Keith Weise will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel Friday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Darlene Marie Stofflet was born May 29, 1949, in St. Cloud to Wilford and Eleanor (Hoglon) Jansen. She graduated from Tech High School and was united in to marriage to Douglas Stofflet Oct. 25, 1971, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley. She was an active member and taught Sunday School at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Oak Park for 25 years. She also worked at Fingerhut for 30 years. Darlene was a resident the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for 19 years. She enjoyed picking agates, fishing and being with her family. Darlene was an amazing mother and grandmother and is dearly loved and will be missed by all.
She is survived by her daughters: Kim (David) Demo, Foley and Lori (Joel) Obia of Big Lake as well as three grandchildren: Amara, Isioma and Chiyerem, and brother, Wally (Candy) Jansen, Rice and brother-in-laws; John and Larry Stofflet of Foley. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Douglas and brother and sister: Eddie and Patty.        
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Eugene D. David

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Eugene David, age 74, of Foley, passed away Feb. 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center surrounded by his family. Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Henry’s Catering and Event Center, Foley. The Rev. Mark Johnson will officiate.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Foley Funeral Home and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Henry’s. Military honors will be provided by the Princeton VFW and the Foley American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Eugene Donald David was born March 12, 1945, in St. Cloud to Donald and Myrtle (Winkelman) David.  He served honorably in the U.S. Navy, which included two tours in Vietnam. He married Diane Peschl April 18, 1970, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm.  Eugene farmed in Benton County and worked for the United States Postal Service for many years.  He enjoyed coaching and playing softball, tractors and woodworking. Eugene was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Princeton VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Diane of Foley and children: Jodi (Bob) Corrigan, Foley; Jill (Brian) Jensen, Foley; Jeff (Tanya), Foley; Jessie (Cassandra), Foley; Jon (Thea), Foley; JoAnna (Roy) Dahler, Foley; Jenna (Jeff) Kaeter, Rice and brothers and sisters: Audrey (Ron) Juenemann, Clear Lake; Arlene Frank, Foley; Duane (Becky), St. Paul and Bruce (Karen) of Rice as well as 15 grandchildren: Kenzie, Reece, Tate, Tawny, Rainy, Clay, Chase, Parker, Ava, Mason, Natalie, Hank, Owen, Dylan and Logan.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Roseann David and brother-in-law, Joseph Frank.        
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Lynn G. Kardell

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There will be a memorial gathering at a later date for Lynn Kardell, age 88, of Foley, who passed away Feb. 15, 2020, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.  Lynn Gilbert Kardell was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Sauk Rapids to Axel and Marjorie (Kay) Kardell. He married Martha Nielsen and the couple lived in Foley for many years. Lynn worked for over 32 years at the Ford Plant in St. Paul. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and wood working. He was a life member of the Sauk Rapids VFW Post No. 6992. Memorials are preferred. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
He is survived by his sons and daughter: Harold (Mary), Great Falls, Montana; Greg (Jane), Sauk Rapids and Diana (Robert) Waddell of Foley as well as five grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a brother, Gary (Joan) of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Martha and five brothers and two sisters.        
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Jerome B. Gapinski

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Jerome Gapinski, age 76, of Foley, passed away Feb. 14, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Parish Prayers will be 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Jerome Benedict Gapinski was born Dec. 1, 1943, in St. Cloud. to Albert and Helen (Cielinski) Gapinski. He married Dianne Kasner Aug. 10, 1964, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage together. Jerome and Dianne raised their family and farmed pigs as a third generation farmer of the Gapinski farm. He worked at Viking Coke for many years, later turning his talents to carpentry work until present. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandkids activities.  He enjoyed playing cards and visiting friends over a cup of coffee at the Schmit Haus. Jerome took pride in his work and was a good steward of the land, was a man of high morals and had a strong love for God. He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and the Gilman Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne, Foley and children: Sheila Gapinski, Sauk Rapids; Leslie (Chuck) Kantor, Foley; Rachel (Kevin) Knapek, St. Cloud and Joe (Chris), Foley; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived his sisters and brothers: Adeline (Linus) Thole, Bloomington; Chester (Janice), Coon Rapids; Rose Ann Faber, Bonita Springs, Florida and LeRoy (Joel) of Foley.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Joe Faber.        
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Agnes Blaszak

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Agnes Blaszak, age 95, of Foley, passed away Feb. 13, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morrill.  The Rev. Matthew Langager and the Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will concelebrate. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Agnes Blaszak was born June 22, 1924, in Alberta Township, Benton County, to Thomas and Martha (Uritza) Jezierski. She married Sylvester Blaszak April 14, 1942 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Agnes and Sylvester farmed in Morrill until retiring in the early 1990s when they moved to Foley. Agnes enjoyed tending her flower gardens, mowing lawn on her riding mower, farming, playing cards and bingo, and dancing in her younger years. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Christian Mothers at St. Joseph’s and St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons Peter of Foley and John of Foley; her grandchildren Paul Blaszak, Janelle (Mike) Stoltenow, Meloney (Scott) Lentz, Theresa (Paul) Teicher and Sara (Bill) Czech; as well as great grandchildren Melissa Lentz; Tanner, Sawyer, and Ozzy Teicher; Corey, Levi and Austin Czech; and great-great granddaughter, Lilly Czech and a very special family friend, Jan.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Sylvester (1999), daughter-in-laws Bonnie (2012) and Janet (2014), and all of her siblings. The family would like to thank those who attended the funeral Mass.  No cards will be sent.        
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Harold D. Zoeller

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A memorial service for Harold D. Zoeller, age 87, of Foley, will be at 1 1 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Milaca with the Rev. Dan Carlson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Harold died at The Gardens of Foley Nursing Home Feb. 11, 2020. Arrangements by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca  http://www.pjfuneralhome.com
Harold Donald Zoeller was born June 1, 1932, to John and Mary (Eggers) in Fairmont. He graduated from Truman High School in 1949. In 1951, Harold married Joyce Heckman. This marriage was blessed with three sons, Stevan (Kathy), Kenneth (Carla) and David (Diane). Grandchildren include Johnathan, Benjamin, Zachary, Aaron, Matthew, Marcus, Andrew and Katharine. 
Following his marriage, he farmed near Minnesota Lake, Madelia and finally Truman. After many years of farming he finished his work life driving trucks throughout the country. Harold enjoyed his time in the field with farm equipment and on the road driving his truck. He was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Truman and at his death a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Milaca.
In 2003, Harold married Ramona Roberts and his family grew to include stepchildren, Harry (Debbie), Steve (Karen),  Mike (Pam), Mary Jo (Dan), Laurie (Allen) and Dale (Barb) and Katie Roberts. In retirement, Harold enjoyed spending time with Ramona in Texas and central Minnesota.
Harold is survived by his wife Ramona, children, stepchildren and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Zoeller, wife, Joyce, sisters, Marian and Frances, brother, Robert and step-daughter, Katie.        
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Bernice M. Molitor

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Bernice M. Molitor, 94, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Feb. 7, 2020 at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell, surrounded by her loving family. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be  4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and also one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday morning. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. at the church Tuesday evening. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bernice was born April 19, 1925, in Rockville to Arthur and Elizabeth (Braun) Bidinger. She married Walter Molitor May 11, 1944, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rockville. They moved to a dairy farm near Sauk Rapids in 1948 where together, they farmed until 1993. Bernice was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, St. Monica’s Society and Catholic Aid. She enjoyed playing cards, especially 500, being with her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who had a very strong faith.
Survivors include her children, Marlene of Sauk Rapids, Jerry (Linda) of Foley, Walter, Jr. (Shirley) of Foley, Roy (Sandy) of Sauk Rapids, Barney (Linda) of Sauk Rapids, Kathleen (Allan) Wollak of Sauk Rapids, Ron (Tammy) of Sauk Rapids, Rick (Julie) of Holdingford, Randy (Mary Ann) of Sauk Rapids, Betty (Otto) Lamecker of Rochester and Ken (Kris) of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Eunice (Andy) Molitor of Rockville and Betty Gross of Rockville; brother in law, Glen Achman of Burnsville; 45 grandchildren and 77 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter, in 2015; grandson, Kyle; an infant granddaughter; and sisters, Lorraine Molitor, Rita Welle, Doreen Moran and Rose Achman.
Memorials are preferred to the Poor Clare’s Monastery.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell of the wonderful and compassionate care that was given to Bernice.
Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com.     
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Joseph A. Graczyk

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Joseph Graczyk, age 97 of Foley, passed away Feb. 5, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center surrounded by his family.  Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  The Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m., Feb. 9, at the Foley Funeral Home and continued one hour prior to the service at the church Monday. Knight’s of Columbus Rosary was at 7 p.m., Sunday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joseph Ambrose Graczyk was born March 19, 1922, in Silver Lake to Martin and Mary Ann (Mallak) Graczyk. He graduated from St. Adalbert’s Catholic School in the eighth grade with a State Exam Diploma. The school Joe attended consisted of three classrooms, a chapel, three nuns and 93 students.  Joe was united in marriage to Delores Bower Nov. 10, 1942, by Father Tarman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morrill. The couple celebrated 72 years of marriage together.  He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a Third Degree Knight’s of Columbus member, Council 9261, since 1962. The couple farmed together for many years. Joe also worked as an iron worker for over 30 years.  He enjoyed antique cars, especially his first 1929 Model A Coupe. He liked antiques, tractors, creating wood puzzles for his grandchildren and going to auctions. Joe was a, “Jack of trades and a master of many,” according to his family and friends. Joe will be remembered for being a kind and loving man who always made time to teach others his talents.
He is survived by his children: Ronnie (Gloria), Morrill; Susie (Jim) Urbanska, Brainerd; Randy, Pupasky.; Mike (Karla), Howard Lake; Mary Jo (Terry) Reich, Rice; Tammy (Kevin) Krotzer, Milaca; 18 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Delores (2015), son, Tim (2013), infant daughter, Mary and brother, Ben and a sister, Helen Rudnitski.     
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Marjorie L. Lewandowski

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Marjorie Lewandowski, age 94, of Foley, passed away Feb. 5, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 10-11 a.m. at the church Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Marjorie Lucille Lewandowski was born June 4, 1925, in Ronneby to Stanley and Anna (Mayhack) Weaver. She married Chester Lewandowski Oct. 18, 1947, in Tacoma, Wash. After their marriage, the couple moved west of Gilman where they dairy farmed and raised their family. Marjorie worked several part time jobs along with helping her husband on the farm. She was an avid reader; Minnesota Vikings fan and enjoyed playing cards and bingo, gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Rosary Society and the Crosier Apostolate. The family asks that those attending the funeral wear her favorite color, purple.  Memorial are preferred in lieu of flowers.
She is survived by her childre: Julie Zeck, Great Bend, Kan.; Jim, Crosier Community, Phoenix, Ariz.; Judy Stump, Wichita, Kan.; Mary Margaret Lewandowski, Wichita, Kan.; Kathy (Bruce) Miller, Wichita, Kan.; Michael (Mary), Gilman; Patty (Olie) Self, Kansas City, Mo.; Amy (Jerry) Guyette, Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a brother, Allen Weaver, Ronneby. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Chester and a sister, Mary Lou Sinnot.     
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Nadine J. Otto

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Nadine J. Otto, age 81, passed away Feb. 3, 2020, at the Elim Home in Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Princeton. The Rev. Kevin Anderson officiated. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the church and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Burial was in St. Edward’s Cemetery, Princeton.
Nadine Jane Neumiller was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Glenham, South Dakota, to William and Katherine (Albrecht) Neumiller. She was married to Robert William Otto June 8, 1955, in Foley. She was proud to be a dedicated homemaker and often helped Bob on their farm. Nadine also worked at the Elim Home in Princeton and ran Dean’s Maternity and Uniform shop. Nadine walked proudly in her faith as a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Church and was a member of the St. Adeline Mission Group. She enjoyed bowling in various leagues with Bob, camping with her family, and barn dancing with friends. In her later years, she started painting and made beautiful artwork. Above all else, Nadine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Nadine is survived by her children, Ruth Ann (Ken) Mancuso, Tom (Karla) Otto, Sharon Otto, Joane (Craig) Christianson, Geriann (Shawn) Friday, and Paul Otto; grandchildren, Robbie (Amanda) Otto, Maxwell Otto, Tammy (Brett) Schmidt, Timothy (Alicia) Wiltsey, Tabitha (Mike) Mineheine, Caleb Mancuso, Shantelle Otto, Cameron Christianson, Travis (Claire) Henke, Tyler (Christina) Henke, Megan Auger, Haley Auger, Joseph Otto, and Birgitte Otto; many great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert “Bob” in 2016; son, Alan in 2019; grandson, Tayler Otto in 2006; and brother, Mel Neumiller in 2001.      
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Thomas C. Olson 

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Tom Olson, 88, passed away Feb.1, 2020, at his home in rural Foley. A memorial gathering and luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8 at Glendorado Town Hall, 792 190th Ave. N.E., Princeton, to celebrate Tom’s life.
Thomas Clarence Olson was born March 15, 1931, to Della (Nelson)  and Charlie Olson in Hansonville Township, Lincoln County. Tom grew up on a farm in Canby, with his three siblings on dirt floors and eating lard sandwiches. Tom left Canby to be with the love of his life, Caroline Joan Stauffenecker. They were united in marriage June 20, 1953, at Gustavus Adolphus Church in Ronneby.
Tom was a brilliant, extremely kind, and soft-spoken man. He was a talented mechanic, welder and electrician who was known for his ability to build or fix anything. Tom was employed by Ratzlaff Logging and Lumber for over 20 years. After retirement, Tom enjoyed reading, having morning coffee with his friends at the K-Bob Cafe, treasure hunting at yard sales with Caroline, spending time with family, and chatting at the kitchen table.
Tom is survived by children, Loren (Laura), Lyle (Ann), Raymond (Darla), Marilyn, and Nancy (Ken) Denfeld all of Foley, and Gary (Kelli) of Sartell; nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren with one more on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Doris, Clinton, and Esther; grandson Jeremy Shiek; and beloved wife Caroline.
The family would like to say a special thank you to neighbors Tim Kampa and Lynn Volkers, who  helped us keep a watchful eye over Dad.       
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Patricia Connelly Plantenberg

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A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Patricia “Patty or Patsy” Connelly Plantenberg. Patty died peacefully in her home with her husband at her side in St. Joseph Jan.  26, 2020 from a degenerative neurological disorder. She was 70 years old.
A visitation will take place after 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph.
Patty was born in Preston Dec. 6, 1949. She grew up in Foley and attended both Foley High School and Cathedral High School in St. Cloud.
While she had many educational and professional accomplishments, her true passion was her dedication to family and friends. She loved fiercely, handed out grace freely and never failed to light up a room with her smile. She could often be found sewing blankets for family and friends late into the night. She always wanted people to know they could wrap themselves in her love and kindness whenever they needed it most.
Patty is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Plantenberg; son and daughter-in-law Keith and Justa Zawacki; daughter and son-in-law Jessica and Mike Heenan, and daughters Joan Albano, Andi Peters, and Sarah Plantenberg; grandchildren, Richard and Lea Zawacki ,Mabel Heenan, Bernie and Toby Albano, and Roxene Peters;  sisters Peg Schwob, MaryKay Vansteenburg, and Marianne Connelly; and many more close family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Isabel Connelly; brothers, Tom and Keith Connelly; and sisters Jan Barnett and Mary Jane Connelly Greene.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Croix Hospice in Sartell.       
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Richard E. Schlicht

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Richard Schlicht, age 84, of Foley, passed away Jan. 26, 2020, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Jan. 31 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial with military honors by the Foley American Legion Post No. 298took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Thursday evening at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 6 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Richard Ernest Schlicht was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Foley to Ernest and Elizabeth (Karish) Schlicht. He grew up in Foley and graduated from Foley High School in 1953 and then joined the U.S. Army. He married Barbara Zulkosky June 22, 1957, at St. John’s Catholic Church. The couple lived in Fort Lewis, Washington, while Richard served in the army. They spent many years traveling the United States and Europe. After college, Richard worked at Fridley State Bank as a loan officer and insurance agent. Richard owned his own grocery store, coached his softball team and worked as a custodian for Columbia Heights Schools until he retired and moved back to the Foley area. He enjoyed watching the Twins, Vikings and all his grandchildren play sports. He enjoyed mowing lawn, his large flower garden and his cat, Bud. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Foley American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Barb of 62 years and children: Mark (Deborah), Becker; Cynthia (Brad Fischer), Brooten; Lisa (Joseph Messier), Ham Lake; Barbara Hemkin, Ramsey and Daniel (Jena), South Haven as well as 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren with one on the way, sisters; Arlene Torres and Rosie Siemers. He is preceded in death by parents and mother and father-in-law, Tom and Sue Zulkosky; brother, Norman ; sister-in-law, Suzanne Heine and brothers-in-law; Bob Siemers and Al Torres.       
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Rita L. Carter

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Rita Carter, age 94, of Foley, died peacefully Jan. 25, 2020, at Country Manor Healthcare Center in Sartell. Mass of Christian Burial for Rita was Jan. 30 at St. John’s Catholic Church, of Foley.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was Wednesday at the Foley Funeral Home and continued one hour prior to the funeral at the church Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Rita Lucille Cielinski Carter was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Alberta Township, Benton County, the daughter of Joseph and Veronica (Broda) Cielinski. She graduated from Foley High School and went on to Franklin School of Practical Nursing. She worked as an licensed practical nurse at the Foley Nursing Center for 23 years. On May 29, 1948, Rita was united in marriage with Leo H. Carter of Portageville, Montana. The couple made their home in Pueblo, Colorado. and lived there 20 years. After the passing of her husband, she raised her family in Foley. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and enjoyed doing craft work for the church bazaar. She was a wonderful caregiver and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Country Manor for all their care and compassion shown to Rita during her time there.
Rita is survived by her children: Greg (Debbie) of Pueblo, Colorado, Lynn (Tom) Stigsell of Sartell, and David ‘Henry’ of Foley; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a sister,  Mary Ann (Howard) Mills as well as other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Catherine Watson and Theresa Dimon and a brother, Tom Cielinski.        
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Edward V. Kampa

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Edward Kampa, age 90, of Hillman, passed away peacefully Jan. 23, 2020 at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Brennyville. The Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Monday at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Edward Val Kampa was born May 6, 1929, in Morrill Township, Morrison County to Valentine and Rose (Bauer) Kampa. He married Kathleen Vogtlin Sept. 15, 1958 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman. The couple celebrated 61 years of marriage together.   Ed drove milk truck and also worked as a trucker for TCF for several years. He was a member of the 49ers Union and worked construction until his retirement in 1992. After Ed retired, he and Kathy took a two month trip and drove to Alaska. Ed was an avid outdoorsman and especially like deer hunting and fishing.  He was an excellent carpenter and could fix most anything and will be remembered for his kind manor. He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy, Foley and sons: Butch (Julie), Pierz; Scott (Deanna), Foley, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as brother, Jim (Shirley), Foley and sister, Irene Moeller, Foley and daughter-in-law, Jeanne Kampa of Hillman; sister, Gloria (Ronny) Graczyk, Pierz.
He is preceded by his parents and son, Donny, brother, Irvin ‘Buck’, sister, Marie Cielinski and a great grandson, Damian Hebler.        
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Kenneth W. Malikowski

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A Mass Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Kenneth “Ken” W. Malikowski, 80, of St. Cloud, who passed away  Jan. 17, 2020, at his home in St. Cloud. The Rev Ralph Zimmerman officiated and burial was at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Parish prayers were at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Ken was born May 4, 1939, in St. Cloud to Walter and Frieda (Leyk) Malikowski and was raised in his early years in Gilman. He was united in marriage to Julitta Meemken  Sept. 16, 1961 at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Richmond. Ken started his painting career by painting churches, then worked in administration for the Painting and Engineering Department at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs for 30 years. Ken had a strong faith and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was on the parish council and the Sacred Heart Catholic School Board. He was very involved in his community volunteering and belonging to the Sauk Rapids Fire and Rescue, sportsman’s club in Sauk Rapids and bowling leagues. Ken had a joyful attitude and loved telling stories. His joy in life was making people happy. Ken enjoyed fishing, hunting, casinos, reading cookbooks and newspapers, playing 500, cribbage and traveling to all 50 states and many  countries. Most importantly, his family was very important to him, and he was proud of his Polish heritage. Ken was an amazing husband, dad, brother, grandpa and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Julitta of St. Cloud; children, Jodi (John) Scanlon of Avon, Jason (Anna) Malikowski of Sartell; sister, Darlene (Tom) Tauber of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Owen, Liam, and Enya Scanlon, Abigail and Samuel Malikowski; nieces and nephews, Jeff and Terry Malikowski, Karen Petron, Mary Decker, and Chantelle Mrosla; and his dog, Muffin. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; infant sons, Brian and Bradley; brother, Jerome; sister in-law, Josephine Malikowski; nephew, Robert Kenneth Malikowski; and dogs, Tiny Jo, Taffy, and Motley.
Memorials are preferred to Poor Clares Monastery in Sauk Rapids and Cathedral High School.
Obituary, video tribute, and guest book available at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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LaVerne ‘Jack’ Thorsten

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LaVerne ‘Jack’ Thorsten, age 78 of Foley passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 18, 2020, at The Gardens of Foley Nursing Center. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church in Foley. Rev.  Beverly Brock will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
LaVerne ‘Jack’ Thorsten was born July 28, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn. to John and Adeline (Stumvoll) Thorsten. He graduated from Foley High School in 1959 and entered the U.S. Navy where he served on the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, The USS Enterprise, from 1962 to 1964. He married Diane Barthelemy on Sept. 2, 1967, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Jack loved hunting, fishing and country music. He was an excellent gardener and his grandchildren loved hiding in the peas and the corn that he planted. He loved to see things grow.  The family wishes to thank staff at The Gardens at Foley and Moments Hospice for all their care and support shown to Jack and the family during this difficult time. 
Jack is survived by his wife, Diane, Foley and children: Pam (Mike) McIver; Brian (Karri); Troy (Heidi) and Voni (Shawn) Hovland, all of Foley as well as grandchildren: Jake Thorsten, Kayla McIver, Connor Thorsten, Tanner McIver, Joe Thorsten, Brooks Hovland, Ella Hovland, Will Thorsten, Madden Hovland and Landon Thorsten.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Marvin, Foley; Marilyn (Roger) Johnson, Ellendale, N.D.; Gary (Georgianne), Foley; Danny (Debbie), Foley; Richard (Joanie), Longville; Darlene (John) Kadlac, Howard Lake and Terry (Beth) of Foley.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Mary Jo Mohs and a brother-in-law, Ed Koscielniak.       
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William E.  Wunderlich

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William Wunderlich, age 80 of Foley, passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Foley Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church on Friday.  Parish prayers were 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
William Earl Wunderlich was born September 15, 1939, in Burtrum, Minn. to Earl and Vira (Coffeen) Wunderlich. He married Julie Backes on April 28, 1962, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud. William obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from St. Cloud State University. He taught business, business law and math at Foley High School for over 20 years. He also owned and operated, Wunderlich Insurance, until his retirement. He was a charter member of the Foley Lions Club, enjoyed hunting and fishing and trips to the casino. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
William is survived by his wife, Julie, Foley and children: Brian, Hillman; Dan (Carol), Midland, Mich.; David (Leah), Owatonna; Debra (Tim) Kucala, St. Cloud and Douglas (Sara), Foley, as well as 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Henry and Charles.       
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Margaret M.  Christman

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Margaret Christman, age 90 of Foley passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Margaret Mary Christman was born on April 21, 1929, in Collegeville, Minn. to Joseph and Anna (Klein) Ritzer. She married Fred Christman on Aug. 26, 1948, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Avon. The couple lived in Sartell until moving to rural Foley in 1955. They farmed all their married life in St. George Township, Benton County. Margaret loved painting, gardening and doing wood work. She was a very independent person and lead an independent lifestyle. She enjoyed trips to the casino and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons: Dan (Nancy), Foley; Bill (Kathy), Foley, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a sister, Bernadette Thene of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Fred, and brothers and sisters: Marcus, Adolph, Ewald, Delvin, Otto, Angela Ritzer and Ernestine Mager.        
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Darlene Lewandowski

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Darlene Lewandowski, age 92 of St. Cloud and formerly of Gilman, passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at The Sanctuary in St. Cloud, Minn. with her family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan.18, 2020, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and visitation was from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church on Saturday.  Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Darlene Lewandowski was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Fargo, N.D. to Clifford and Barbara (Thomas) Adams. She married Walter Lewandowski on Sept. 22, 1947, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple farmed together east of Gilman for over 40 years. Darlene enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, embroidery work and playing bingo. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons and daughters: Joseph (Bobbi), Columbia Heights; Barb (Tony) Ruprecht, St. Cloud; Tim, Sauk Rapids; Carol (Jeff) Miller, Cold Spring; Debbie Kaproth (Kurt), St. Cloud; Donnie (Cindy), Sartell; Dan (Jan), Fort Dodge, IA and Mike (Tammy), Sauk Rapids, 22 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Walter and son, William.     
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Margaret M.  Christman

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Margaret Christman, age 90 of Foley passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Margaret Mary Christman was born on April 21, 1929, in Collegeville, Minn. to Joseph and Anna (Klein) Ritzer. She married Fred Christman on Aug. 26, 1948, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Avon. The couple lived in Sartell until moving to rural Foley in 1955. They farmed all their married life in St. George Township, Benton County. Margaret loved painting, gardening and doing wood work. She was a very independent person and lead an independent lifestyle. She enjoyed trips to the casino and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons: Dan (Nancy), Foley; Bill (Kathy), Foley, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a sister, Bernadette Thene of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Fred, and brothers and sisters: Marcus, Adolph, Ewald, Delvin, Otto, Angela Ritzer and Ernestine Mager.        
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Pauline Meyers

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Pauline Meyers, age 94 of Foley, passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center.  Funeral Services were 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Pauline Meyers was born on Jan. 2, 1926, in Gilman, Minn. to Thomas and Martha (Richie) Jezierski. She married Victor Meyers on June 19, 1945, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The couple lived most of their life in Foley.  Pauline was a good mother and a loving grandmother. She never missed a chance to watch All-Star Wrestling. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
Pauline is survived by her sons and daughters: Dennis (Darlene), Sartell; Mary Lou Meyers (Jim Lehnen), St. Cloud; Curtis (Dianne), Foley and Janice (John) Schyma, Foley as well as a sister, Agnes Blaszak, Foley, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Victor, 2 infant sons and many brothers and sisters.        
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Dixie Karen Shore

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Dixie Karen Shore was born Aug. 14, 1939, in Sebeka to Richard and Evelyn (Downer) Frisbie. She married LeeRoy Shore Nov. 17, 1956 at his parents home outside of Menahga. The couple lived in Minneapolis before moving to Foley in 1960 where they lived and raised their family. Dixie wrote her own poetry as well as family genealogy. She enjoyed playing cards, board games, puzzles and computer games and will be fondly remembered for her feisty side and spunky personality. She especially enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Joetta (Russell) Holewa, Foley; Darrell, Billings, Mont.; Leland, Foley; Craig (Rebecca), Menahga; Russell (Kim), Milaca; Lorelei Shore, Graceville; Janita (Kevin), Foley, 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and a sister, Inez ‘JoAnn’ Johnson, Romance, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, LeeRoy, Jan. 11, 2012 and brothers and sisters: Lloyd, Lois Shearer, Larry Dean ‘Paul’, Zane, Ione ‘Onie’ Lind, Rex and Frank.     
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Suzanne Veronica Heine

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Suzanne “Sue” Veronica Heine, age 73, of Shell Rock, Iowa, died Jan. 8, 2020, at Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa.
Sue was born Feb. 25, 1946, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Thomas and Susan (Fernholz) Zulkosky. Sue was raised in Foley, where she was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley, attended Foley District 39 Elementary and Foley High School graduating in 1964. Sue continued her education at the University of Minnesota, University of Washington, University of Northern Iowa, and Hawkeye Tech. On May 21, 1966, Sue was united in marriage to Robert Heine in Little Falls. During her life Sue worked for Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis from 1964-66; Seattle First National Bank from 1966-69; First National Bank of Waverly, Iowa from 1971-76; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa from 1978-84; and Waverly Newspaper from 1989-96.

Sue was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, St. Mary Parish Life, and Know Your Neighbor Club. Sue enjoyed gardening but her passion was traveling, she has visited all the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Sue’s memory is honored by: her husband, Robert Heine of Shell Rock, Iowa; son, Kurt (Joleen) Heine of Dubuque, Iowa; daughter, Jennifer (Clint Goodman) Heine of Cedar Falls, Iowa; six grandchildren, Randell Heine, Kayli Heine, Cora Goodman, Jackson Goodman, Cadey Goodman, Jordan Goodman; three great-grandchildren, Alanis, Charlotte, and Lydia; sister, Barbara (Richard) Schlict of Foley; four brothers, Jerry (Anne) Zulkosky of Aitkin, Kenneth (Ruth) Zulkosky of Aitkin, Thomas (Cynthia) Zulkosky of Delano, and Timothy Zulkosky of St. Paul. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Suzanne Heine.

Sue has been cremated and a family conducted memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 2700 Horton Road, Waverly, Iowa. The Heine family will greet family and friends from noon till the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be left at http://www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.     
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Lesley A. Fleck

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Lesley Fleck, age 83, of Hillman passed away at his home Jan. 4, 2020.  Funeral services were 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ramey. The Rev. Luke Oaks officiated. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Foley Funeral Home and from 10-11 a.m. at church Friday. Burial took place at Lone Pine Cemetery, Morrill Township, Morrison County. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Lesley Arthur Fleck was born March 25, 1936, in Lakin Township, Morrison County to Fred and Mary (Westphall) Fleck. He married Judy Hastings  June 16, 1961 in Foley. He farmed all of his life in Lakin Township and in his younger years he liked deer hunting. Along with his farming, Lesley enjoyed working on machinery and could fix most anything. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Judy of Hillman, son and daughter, James Fleck, Hillman, Janie Fleck, Hillman, twin brother, Lester, Hillman, and brother, Murel (Pat), Braham, sisters: Lucille Jackson, Minneapolis and Mildred Carson, Waite Park as well as four grandchildren: Jason Fleck, Shawn Fleck, Jennifer Fleck and Ryan Fleck and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Wendell and brothers and sisters: Orval, Richard, Sam, Harold, Lavera Gadacz and Pearl Reynolds.      
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Sharon  L.  Huben

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Sharon “Sheri” L. Huben, age 71, Sauk Rapids, died Dec. 24, 2019, peacefully at her home.

A celebration of Sheri’s life took place Jan. 4, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud.

Sheri was born Nov. 27, 1948, in St. Cloud to Cecil and Merle (Varner) Stensrud.  She worked as a waitress and hostess for over 50 years for various restaurants in the St. Cloud area retiring in 2018.  Sheri was a hardworking, dedicated, loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Sheri enjoyed spending time with family and friends always making them feel welcome. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her son, Aaron (Mary) Huben of Canyon County, California.; her daughter, Dani (John) Hartkopf of Sauk Rapids; brother, Joseph (Elaine) Heinzel of Phoenix, Arizona.; sisters, Linda (Denny Montag) Stensrud of St. Cloud; Dawn (Michael) Child of The Woodlands, Texas; grandchildren, Mitch, Mike, Eric, Monica and Nicole; great grandson Royce; grandpups, Dexter, Zoey and Sullivan (Sully); and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, William Stensrud and sister, Pat Gustin.       
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Richard Simonsmeier

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Funeral services for Richard Simonsmeier were at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Glendorado Lutheran Church, Princeton. He passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2019, at Sterling Pointe in Princeton, at age 81. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. Pastor Shari Routh officiated. Burial was in the Glendorado Lutheran Cemetery, Princeton.

Richard was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Mapleton, to Harold, Sr. and Helen (Taft) Simonsmeier. He grew up in Mapleton until age 7 when his family moved to rural Big Lake. Richard attended school in Becker, graduating with the class of 1956. Following graduation, he honorably served in the United States Air Force. Richard was united in marriage with Marlene Louise Strunge Feb. 11, 1961, in Monticello. They made their home in Big Lake and in 1966, they moved to rural Princeton, where they farmed until 1995. In addition to farming, Richard owned and operated Rick’s Electric for 30 years, retiring in 2010.

Richard enjoyed tinkering around his house and farm, spear-fishing, hunting, flying his Cessna and racing modified stock cars. He was involved in Glendorado Lutheran Church activities including a mission trip to the Virgin Islands. Richard especially enjoyed being with his family, particularly the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Richard will be finding his way home to heaven to his loving wife, Marlene, and Border Collie, Sam. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Kim (Steve) Wipper of St. Cloud; two sons, Kurt (Brenda) Simonsmeier of Foley and Kirk (Patricia) Simonsmeier of Princeton; ten grandchildren, Kari Johannes, Kelly (Jason) Puhl, Sara (Seth) Dietman, Samantha (Luke) Anderson, Emily (Tyler) Pereira, Ezekiel Simonsmeier, Amelia Simonsmeier, Alyson Simonsmeier, Erin Simonsmeier, and Katelyn Simonsmeier; twelve great-grandchildren, Morgan, Colton, Payton, Emery, Sage, Parker, Reed, Jackson, Brady, Benjamin, Mackenzie, and Audrey; sister, Sandy; sister-in-laws, Ann Marie and Patricia; his nieces and nephews; and by other loving relatives and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; brothers, Harold, Jr. and Dean; and step-brother, Delano Taft. 

Our Country is in Mourning, A Soldier Died Today.  
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Nelson J. Lance

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A Celebration of Life will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Nelson John Lance who passed away Dec. 19, 2019, at his son’s home in St. Cloud, surrounded by his family. A time of sharing will be at 4 p.m. at the funeral home Saturday.

Nelson John Lance was born June 15, 1961, to Roman and Ardyce (Struck) Lance in Milaca. He grew up in Foley and received an associate’s degree in drafting at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College. He was united in marriage to Angela Wasserman Sept. 4, 1982, and they later divorced, but remained close friends. Nelson lived most of his life in the St. Cloud area. He worked a few years for Cold Spring Granite as a draftsman, then owned and operated L & S Painting for 30 years. Nelson was involved in the Tinville Lions Club at Rollie’s. He enjoyed motorcycling, bonfires, music festivals, and spending time with his family and friends. Nelson was a very outgoing, active, and selfless man who had a great smile. He was very proud of his children and his business. Most importantly, he was a great father. 
 
Nelson is survived by his children, Adam, Sean, Derek (Samantha), and Kadyn (Jasmine); mother, Ardyce Lance; siblings, Bruce (Danelle), Craig (Vicki), and Arlette (Douglas) Doty; grandchildren, Evalie Kasella-Lance and Gabriella Kruse; and the mother of his children, Angela. He was preceded in death by his father, Roman.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.          
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Lucille M. Smekofske

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Lucille Smekofske, age 100, of Foley, passed away with her family at her side  Dec. 18, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at the church Saturday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Lucille Mary Smekofske was born Nov. 6, 1919 in Foreston to Everett and Delina (Chevalier) Walbridge and raised by her aunt, Melvina (Tommy) Josephs.  She married Lawrence Smekofske Sept. 16, 1935, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Lucille lived and farmed with her husband in the Foley area and also worked at Fingerhut until her retirement. She was an energetic person that was always on the move and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Lucille is survived by her son and daughters: John (Kathy), Foley; Mary Lou (Bill) Westphall, Monticello; Ardie (Bob) Stowe, Buffalo; Donna (Bob) Rahm, Foley; Rosalie Fleck, Milaca; Marge Riedemann, Stacey; Teresa (Gene) Arkuszewski, Sauk Rapids; Chris (Glenn) Albright, Foley and two sisters.  She is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 43 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lawrence, five brothers and five sisters and an infant daughter, Ruth as well as grandchildren: Pam, Lynn and Tim and great grandchildren, Bill and Matt.          
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Douglas ‘Dutch’ Stewart

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Douglas ‘Dutch’ Stewart, age 57, of Foley, passed away Dec. 7, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. A visitation took place from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Foley Funeral Home.

Douglas “Dutch’ Raymond Stewart was born Jan. 20, 1962, to George and Marlys (Lezer) Stewart. He lived all of his life in the Foley area. He was a member of the Local 563 Laborers Union and worked for many years at the Monticello Nuclear Plant. In his spare time, Dutch farmed, cut wood and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. He was very independent, was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed deer hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived buy his son and daughter; Derek (Beth), Foley; Sarah (Bo), Royalton; mother, Marlys, Foley and brothers and sister: Dawn Gibbish, Prior Lake; Daniel, Foley; Dale, Foley; Dean, Foley and grandchildren: Braden, Ellie, Beau and Alayna. He was preceded in death by his father, George and brother, Donald and his grandparents.          
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Dr. Clifford D. Stiles

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Dr. Clifford Dillon Stiles passed away at the age of 88 Dec. 1, 2019. His spouse of 61 years, Carol McGee Stiles, was at his side at their home on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. At the time he was in hospice care for congestive heart failure and its complications. He is survived by Carol and their children, Colleen, Kevin, T.J., and Karen Stiles. Memorial services celebrating the life of Dr. Stiles will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church in Foley. There will be a time for visiting from noon until the time of the service at the church, with a luncheon to follow at Henry’s Event Center in Foley. Memorials are preferred to the Foley Area Community Foundation to fund a scholarship for a Foley High School graduate. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

A man of boundless energy, generosity and public spirit, Cliff touched thousands of lives. He often expressed his deep faith and unshakeable optimism with the saying, “Whenever God closes a door, he opens a window.”

He was born to Clara Hudson Stiles and David D. Stiles Sr. in Lake Bluff, Illinois, Aug. 20, 1931. He was the youngest of three brothers, including David Stiles Jr., deceased, and Lynn Stiles, of Muscatine, Iowa. He graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1949 and matriculated at Carleton College in Northfield.

At Carleton, Cliff demonstrated his capacity for organization. Before his senior year, he launched a campaign that brought presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower to the college in fall 1952 to give an address to America’s youth – the only time Carleton’s Laird Stadium has ever been filled to capacity.

After graduation, he attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. On a Lake Michigan beach he met a young nurse from Loves Park, Illinois, named Carol McGee, daughter of Harold and Marion McGee. He proposed by presenting her with a list of things they would have to do for their wedding. She accepted. They married July 12, 1958.

They moved to Minneapolis, where Cliff joined the practice of a physician he knew from summers at Pehrson Lodge on Lake Vermillion. He served as team doctor to the Millers as they swept the minor league world series, but he left the practice after only a few months. He and Carol moved to Foley, a town of 1,000 people in the center of Benton County, some 70 miles north of Minneapolis. There he joined the practice of Dr. Norman Fiddleman, who died within a year.

Despite many obstacles facing the young doctor, Cliff and Carol decided to remain and build their lives in Foley. Colleen was born in 1959, Kevin in 1961, T.J. in 1964, and Karen in 1968. Benton County was (and still is) a rural county; for a time Cliff kept a two-way radio in his car because some of his patients’ homes lacked telephones. He made house calls, delivered babies, and served as medical director for the sheriff’s department and the nursing home and as the elected county coroner. He built a medical center in the town and over time shared his practice with partners John Bauman, Jerry Hansmeier, and finally his son, Dr. Kevin Stiles.

With a booming voice and a vigorous presence, Cliff devoted himself to church and community. He established scholarships and raised money tirelessly for causes he believed in. Dedicated elders of the First Presbyterian Church of Foley, he and Carol started a youth group, the Young United Presbyterians. They organized a number of ongoing fundraisers – a hotdog stand at the town’s annual summer fair, Foley Fun Days, and a rummage sale, among others – then took the group on trips every two or three years, usually to Europe, where they stayed in youth hostels. Believers in the benefits of travel, Cliff and Carol worked tirelessly to introduce the young people of Benton County and their own children to the global community and America’s diversity.

No list of activities, charities, and career highlights can capture Cliff’s impact on the world. He never missed an opportunity to serve as a mentor, to offer advice and encouragement, to bring a stranger into his church and family, to connect to others. (Indeed, the size of his Christmas card list is legendary.) Property owners on St. John since the 1970s, Cliff and Carol built a small house in Fish Bay and began to spend half the year there after Cliff’s retirement in 1999. They immersed themselves in the St. John community, which he loved so much. They were active members of the Bethany Moravian Church, where Cliff sometimes delivered guest sermons, as he did in Foley. He also belonged to the St. John Singers. He was a born storyteller, with a rich sense of humor and endless charm.

Cliff, long an avid racquetball player, began to suffer an increasing number of health problems over the last decade. He remained optimistic and public-spirited to the end, raising money for the Presbyterian church even in the last month of his life. Over Labor Day weekend 2019, all of his and Carol’s descendants came together in Foley for an early Thanksgiving celebration. It was his wish to make a final trip to his beloved house on St. John, which Carol’s efforts made possible. His family is grateful he passed away as he must have wished, with his wife beside him and the sound of the ocean in his ears.
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Clarence John Adelman

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Clarence John Adelman, age 89, of Sauk Rapids, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.        

Clarence was born  Sept. 15, 1930 to John and Luella (Neary) Adelman. He lived and farmed most of his life in the Duelm area where he served on the St. George Township board for 22 years and was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Parish. He married Jeanice Roman  Sept. 3, 1962, at St. Peter’s Church in Browerville. They raised four children – Julie, Jill, Kurt and Jennifer – in the house they built together and resided in their entire married life.

Clarence proudly served his country as an air traffic tower controller in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California. He remained committed to his service as a lifelong member of the Marine Corps League Valhalla and their many service events, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion in Foley.

He spent his working days traveling the many gravel roads of central Minnesota visiting farmers as an artificial cattle inseminator for Minnesota Valley Breeders for over 40 years. He passed his love for farming to his family as he proudly took care of the Adelman family homestead founded 140 years ago.

He will be remembered for his storytelling ability, practical jokes, his love for his big red truck, anything John Deere, his Irish heritage, but most of all his love for his family and his loving wife Jeanice.

Special thanks go out to the medical staff at CentraCare for taking such good of care of Clarence throughout his illness, especially Matthew the greeter at the Coborn’s Cancer Center who always made a difficult day a little easier. His nurse’s aid Tanya of Adora Health Care who made his staying home possible, Sister Lois Wedl of the College of St. Benedict who provided so much comfort to Clarence and his family throughout his illness, and the loving neighbors who were there helping day and night whenever necessary.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Jeanice, children Julie (Brian) Deyak, St. Cloud; Jill (Nick) Adelman-Weis, Rice; Kurt (Juli) Adelman, Foley; Jennifer (Mike) McCarthy, Downers Grove, Illinois and his grandchildren Remington and Reggie Deyak, Hannah and Logan Weis, Courtney (Mike) Plante, Carter Adelman, and Kelly and Colleen McCarthy; brothers Jack (Donna), Kevin (Lee), and Lester (Fran) Adelman. He is preceded in death by parents John and Luella, siblings Sylvester Adelman, Luella “Babe” Jackels, Evelyn Opatz, and infant sister Donna Mae.

A celebration of life with a visitation was 4-8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. Knights of Columbus prayed at 7 p.m., followed by the Marine Corps League at 7:15 p.m. and parish prayers 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids. A Mass was celebrated Dec. 14 at St. Patrick’s Parish in Minden Township with visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial was at the parish cemetery.

The family will be making a donation to Father Tony’s Home for Poor Children of India in memory of Clarence.

Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.

Our Country is in Mourning, A Soldier Died Today.       
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Barbara Ann Aman

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Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Barbara “Barb” J. Urbanski, age 86, who passed away Dec. 3, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley in Foley. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated and entombment was at Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Barb was born Sept. 23, 1933, in Alberta Township, Benton County to Leo and Clara (Pokornowski) Urbanski. She lived most of her life in the Sauk Rapids area. Barb was an information coordinator for Munsingwear for 39 years, retiring in 2008. She also worked at Carefree Living for 17 years. Barb was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was involved in the Christian Mothers. She volunteered with the United Fund for 25 years, collecting money for charities. Barb enjoyed bowling, dancing, canning, cooking, gardening and shopping at Shopko. She loved to travel and visited all 50 states except Alaska and Texas. Barb was strong, helpful, loving, family orientated and a great lover of dogs.

Barb is survived by her nieces and nephews, Geralyn (Jim) Moshier of Foley, Kathryn (Ed) Kirchner of Sauk Rapids, Janel (Steve) Kobylinski of Sartell, Daniel Urbanski of Morrill, Michael (Leonice) Urbanski of Holdingford, Lori Urbanski of Eden Prairie, Dawn (Jim) Kaufman of Hopkins, Jay Urbanski of Hopkins, Barb (Dale) Roberts of Foley, Mark (Linda) Lentner of Pillager, Julaine Prevost of Denver, Colorado, and Peggy (LeeAnn) Lentner of Ontario, Canada; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Urbanski of Sauk Rapids and Joann Urbanski of Hopkins; dog, Bailey; and many great nieces, great nephews, other relatives, and friends. Barb was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lorraine Lentner; brother, Leonard Urbanski; twin brothers, Daniel and Donald Urbanski; and dogs, Peppi, Trixie and Princess.

Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.          
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Bernice Ione Kranz

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Bernice Ione Kranz was born near Popple Creek Jan. 15, 1928, to Fred and Lila (Anderson) Mayavski. She attended the first couple of years of grade school at Popple Creek, in the school house across the road from the church, before her family moved into Foley. Bernice graduated as salutatorian of the Foley High School Class of 1947. She married Bill Kranz June 3, 1947. Together they dairy farmed near Popple Creek and Foreston before buying the farm north of Jakeville. Bill and Bee (also known as Beezie and Aunt Bee) sold the farm and retired to Sauk Rapids in August 1977. Bee was a very talented seamstress, sewing beautiful clothes for herself and her two daughters. She was a very resourceful lady, teaching herself how to do furniture upholstering and she and Bill completed many home remodeling projects. Bee was quite active in her church, volunteered at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Meals On Wheels, and she spent a number of years as a lunch lady at Sauk Rapids schools. Bernice was able to live in her own home until a little over a year ago when health issues forced her to move to assisted living at the Memory Cottages at Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. Although moving from her home was not in her plan, she loved the staff at Cottages Vineyards and often talked about the good care and the good food she received. Bernice was a woman with a strong faith, a baptized and confirmed Lutheran, a very kind, loving and happy person, with a quick sense of humor.

She is survived by a daughter, Bev Sandy, five grandchildren, Rebecca (Ismael) Piniero, Michael (Anna Franzen) Sandy, Kyle (Kathy) Czeck, Greg (Shannon) Czeck, six great-grandchildren, Laleigh and Harper Piniero, Preston, Charli Ann, and Zach Franzen, Mason and Cullen Czeck, Andrew (Megan Farnsworth) and Matthew Czeck, Kyle and Chloe Zierbes, and one great-great grandson, John Czeck, her sister, Pearl Jacobsen, and brother Al Mayavski.

She was preceded by her husband, Bill (2007), infant son, Larry (1948), daughter, Nancy Czeck (2009) granddaughter, Rachel Sandy (2010), son-in-laws, Mel Czeck (2000) and Bill Sandy (2008), her sister Nora Meyer, brothers Les, Danny and Earl.
A memorial service will be Friday, Dec. 27, at Church of the Good Shepherd on the campus of the Good Shepherd Community, Sauk Rapids, with visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Bee’s family extends love and many thanks to the staff at Cottages for their loving care, and to Moments Hospice, who added so much to her life in her last days on this earth. Rest in peace, mom. We love you and will miss you.        
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Mary Ann (Stachowski) Quade

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Mary Ann Quade, age 86, of Osseo, died Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day) after a long battle with many health issues. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother will be deeply missed by many friends and especially her family. She was a treasure and had so many stories that she shared, even on her last day at Thanksgiving dinner. Memorial Mass celebrating her life was 10:30 a.m., Dec. 6, 2019, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated. Visitation was Friday at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Mary Ann was born at home in Gilman Feb. 1, 1933. Mary Ann attended a one-room schoolhouse in Gilman and graduated from Foley High School. After graduation, she worked at Munsingwear before becoming a homemaker and caring for her children and others throughout their lives. In her spare time, she enjoyed baking and cake decorating, specializing in wedding cakes for several years. She loved spending time with family and friends; cooking and enjoyed maintaining a large vegetable and flower garden. Mary Ann loved traveling and had a great passion to work on family genealogy which she traced back many generations. She and Robert Quade shared 58 years of marriage before he passed in 2014. They owned and operated Northern Tractor and Equipment Company for over 40 years.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Rose (Smelter) Stachowski; her loving husband Robert; sisters, Sally, Lorraine, Jean, brother, Delroy; and grandson, Robert Quade.

She is survived by her loving children Douglas (Mary Kay) Osseo; Gregory (Michelle) New Brighton; and Diane Lowe (Dan) Greenfield. Grandchildren Nicholas, Adam (Katie), Mackensie, and Dayne Lowe. Along with many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
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Armaline ‘Amy’ Rothfork

Armaline ‘Amy’ Rothfork, age 70, of Foley passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at her home. Private family memorial services will take place with burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Armaline Elizabeth Rothfork was born Aug. 13, 1949, in Zumbrota, the daughter of Gordon and Elizabeth (Stull) Rothfork. She graduated from St. Francis in Little Falls and went on to attend business college. Over the years, Amy worked for Lord Fletcher’s and DB Searle’s. She found comfort in the quiet moments of life, enjoying reading and researching family genealogy.
Amy is survived by seven siblings as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Steve.
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Barbara Ann Aman

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Barbara Aman, age 71, of Oak Park, passed away Nov. 16, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her family after a short battle with lung cancer.  Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Barbara Ann Aman was born Dec. 31, 1947, in St. Cloud to Chester and Sophie (Rozeski) Chapp. She graduated from Foley High School in 1965. She married Jim Aman April 27, 1968, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Barbara worked at Fingerhut and Gorecki Manufacturing as well as farmed with her husband and raised her family near Oak Park. She worked at Willmar Poultry for 25 years, retiring in 2011. Barbara was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church where she was a volunteer cleaner, collection counter, usher and a member of the Christian Women. She was a member of the Foley American Legion Auxiliary and was proud of the work she had done for the Poppy Drive. Barbara enjoyed cooking and baking, sewing and spending time outdoors. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Jim, Oak Park and daughters and son: Cyndi (Todd) Hartkopf, Becker; Cheryl (Marc) Kelash, Rice; Christine (Jerry) Brenny, Rice; Bryan (Gretchen), Oak Park; Carrie (Matt) Strombeck, Oak Park as well as 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, with one on the way and brothers and sister: Clarence, Oak Park, Carl (Donna), Oak Park and Bernadette (Jeff) Zulawski of Oak Park.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles and many aunts and uncles..          
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Barbara Aman

Barbara Aman, age 71, of Foley passed away Nov. 16, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara will be 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
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David F. Ferschweiler

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David Francis Ferschweiler, age 64, passed away at Blount Memorial Hospital Nov. 25, 2019, after his battle trying to recover from a stroke in August 2019 and other health issues. He is now at peace and pain free.

He grew up in the small town of Foley. Later moved to Powell, Tenn. He lived his life on the open road as a truck driver most of his life, and he received multiple awards for truck driving. He had a passion for computers and technology and got his college degree as a computer security specialist. He has delivered his last load, may he now forever rest in peace.

Preceded in death by his father Robert Ferschweiler and mother Joan Ferschweiler.  He is survived by his children, Brandon (Mallory) Ferschweiler, Jennifer Ferschweiler. Grandchildren Kaylee and Dalton Ferschweiler. His brother Michael (Maria) Ferschweiler and sister Denise Domm.

A celebration of life service will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 306 Norway Drive, Foley, Service will be at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow at noon.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, you may do so at: Brandon Ferschweiler 314 Seventh Street S., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.         
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Laune “June” Studenski

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Laune “June” Studenski, age 75, of Popple Creek, died Nov. 15, 2019, at St Cloud Hospital. A funeral service will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek with the Rev. Dr. Tim Rehwaldt officiating at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Visitation will be from 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday prior to funeral service at St John’s fellowship hall in Popple Creek. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Laune June Studenski was born May 27, 1944, in St Cloud, to John and Blanche (Hubbard) Skuza. She was united in marriage to Virgil Studenski July 13, 1963. June lived her entire life on the farm her grandfather, then father lived and Virgil took over farming when they married. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked at DeZurik in cost accounting and then inventory control. After DeZurik, she worked for Gorecki Manufacturing as material manager, then project manager for medical/surgical division (3M). Finally, she worked for KOMO Machine Inc. as master scheduler. June was a life member of St John’s Lutheran Church having been baptized, confirmed and married in the church.

She is survived by her sons Dennis (Tammy), Popple Creek; Brad (Sarah), Sauk Rapids; Brian (Elizabeth), Richfield; grandchildren Kalina (Tyler) Spiczka, Popple Creek, Caleb (Courtney) Foley, Shayna (Dylan) Magnuson, Sartell, and Creed, Popple Creek, Emelia Studenski, Aryssa, Mesa and Stella Zacher, Sauk Rapids; great-grandchildren Alaina, Olivia, Haley Studenski, Foley, Henley Spiczka, Popple Creek; sister-in-law, Nancy Skuza and one nephew Robbie (Heidi) Skuza, Princeton.

She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil, son Douglas, brother Gene Skuza and sister Arlone Skuza.      
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Margaret (Kelash) Szafranski

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Margaret (Kelash) Szafranski, age 94, of Foley, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home  Nov. 12, 2019, surrounded by those who loved her. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Nov.16 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Foley Funeral Home. Visitation continued one hour prior to services at the church Saturday. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Margaret was born in Alberta Township, Benton County, Minn. Dec. 24, 1924, to John and Aniela (Bower) Kelash. She was the third of eight children. At a young age, Margaret moved to the Minneapolis area where she held various jobs including  a nanny, dance instructor,  am assembler at Munsingwear and several years at the Twin Cities Ordinance plant where she assembled bullets. Margaret married Frank Szafranski  July 6, 1949, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  She spent the rest of her life on the family farm, were she nurtured her large loving family. Margaret was active in Sts. Peter and Paul’s parish as a member of the Christian Women’s organization and served as the president of the St. Anne’s Mission group, she was also the parish liaison for the Foley C.R.O.S.S. Center, where she volunteered weekly for many years. Margaret also worked for a period of time as a seamstress at Fingerhut, St. Cloud.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, quilting, sewing, gardening, embroidering, baking and watching almost any type of sporting events especially the Vikings and Twins.       
 
Margaret is survived by her children, Sharon (Butch) Kipka of Foley, Dan (Kate) of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Bob (Darlene) Foley, Gloria (Leonard) Schram Columbia Heights, Geralyn Franklin Lino Lakes, Kevin, Michelle (Terry) Templin, and Jody, of  Foley and Randy (Sondra), Cold Spring, 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her sons Larry and Patrick, son-in-law Jim Franklin, and siblings; Olga Kelash, Annette Skajewski, Frank Kelash, Donald Kelash and Geraldine Chmielewski.

We celebrate her gift of longevity and thank her for loving us and teaching us how to love.      
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Adrian H. Ackerman

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Adrian H. Ackerman, 84, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Nov. 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. The Rev. Thomas Becker officiated and a later, private burial will be at Annunciation Parish Cemetery in Mayhew Lake. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church Monday morning. Following services, in accordance with Adrian’s wishes, his body is being donated to the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Adrian Harold Ackerman was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Foley to Bartholomew and Katherine (Ditter) Ackerman. His formal education started in a one room schoolhouse located at the end of the gravel road from the farm, graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1953, followed by two years of agriculture school at the University of Minnesota. Adrian then served his country from 1955-61 enlisting with the United States Navy. He married Katherine Panek Sept. 5, 1960, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. He then took over his parents’ farm which they started in 1944. Adrian always believed in helping others as demonstrated by being a member of Knights of Columbus for over 50 years, teaching CCD classes for over 30 years, being a 4-H leader and member of Dairy Herd Improvement Association and American Dairy Association. He also served on the board of the Fruitville Telephone Company in Mayhew Lake. Then, after a very prosperous life, Adrian retired in 2000, moved into Sauk Rapids with his blessed bride Katie and passed the family farm onto the next generation – his sons Peter (Mona) and Kevin (Lisa). Adrian was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. He was a devoted family man of faith who was immensely proud of his 12 children and always encouraged them to do their best. He enjoyed playing cards, walking, sports and truly cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Adrian lived with Parkinson’s Disease for over 30 years, but he always remained positive.

Survivors include his loving wife Katherine of Sauk Rapids; children, Joe (Janet) of Sauk Rapids, Paul (Brenda) of Clear Lake, Peter (Mona) of Sauk Rapids, Margaret. of south St. Paul, Leon (Sue) of Arcadia, Wis., Ann (Steve) Ackerman-Segner of Big Lake, Kevin (Lisa) of Sauk Rapids, Chuck (Linda) of Rice, Mitch (Tasha) of Sauk Rapids, Jason (Mary) of Sartell, David (Shannon) of Pequot Lakes, and Nate (Erica) of Rice; brother, Ken (Mary) of Fridley; 37 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and sister in law, Phyllis of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers, Marion Bauer, Gilbert, Evelyn Olson, Eleanor McCoy and Duane.

Memorials are preferred to the Poor Clares Monastery.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Good Shepherd Community for the loving and exceptional care that was given to Adrian.
Obituary, video tribute, and guestbook available online at http:// www.williamsdingmann.com

Our Country is in Mourning, A Soldier Died Today.
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Gerald A. Jurek

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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Jurek, age 56, of St. Cloud passed away peacefully following a great fight against cancer Nov. 11, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry was 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Burial with full military honors was in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Gerald Allen Jurek was born April 23, 1963, in Minneapolis, the son of Gordon and Darlene (Jedlicki) Jurek.  He attended St. John’s Catholic School in Foley and graduated from Foley High School. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1981-1985, spending time in Germany and El Paso, Texas, before being honorably discharged. Jerry was married to Tammy Wheeler and they later divorced. He worked at Volkmuth Printing in St. Cloud for 29 years until they closed and he went to New Flyers of America. Jerry enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, playing cards and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Jerry is survived by his son, Michael of St. Cloud; mother, Darlene of Foley; siblings:  Sandy (Gary) Eastwood of Eden Prairie, Julie (John) Svihel of Foley, Randy (Jodi) of Foley, and Greg of Sauk Rapids; nephews:  Jeremy, Eric, and Derrick; nieces:  Kennedy and Kloe; as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded by his father, Gordon.

Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.    

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Donna M. Hanten

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Donna M. (Secord) Hanten, age 83, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness Nov. 5 with her husband of 63 years and family by her side. She is survived by her husband, George; children, Mike (Judy) Hanten, Jodie (Joe) Frenz and Steve (Lori) Hanten; grandchildren, Ally (Scott) Hanten Ebert, Jess (Baylor) Radtke, Kelsey (Lee) Hanten Vandal, Lee Hanten, Jenny (Tim) Wilson and John Hanten; great grandchildren; Reid, Reece Ebert, Anzl, Aven Radtke and Caysen Vandal; siblings, Alden Secord, Judy Leyk, and Gene Secord Jr. Preceded in death by her father, Gene Secord; mother, Betty Secord and sister, Phyllis (Secord) Winter. Donna is remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and as a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother. She will be missed by many treasured friends. Donna was a talented seamstress and enjoyed her flower garden, cooking, traveling with friends and family, and volunteering in her community. She was an avid blackjack player and lover of cats. A visitation will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 with Mass at 11 a.m. at Church of St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave. N.E. Blaine, MN 55434. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society.         
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Francis “Jiggs” Roehl

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Mass of Christian Burial for Francis “Jiggs” Roehl, age 95, of Oak Park,  took place Nov. 7 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Interment with military honors followed at the parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home, Milaca

Francis “Jiggs” Roehl was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Medina Township, Minn. to Henry and Hildegarde Roehl. When Francis was 3, the family moved to a farm near Oak Park. He attended McKinley School through eighth grade after which he helped on the farm. As a child, Francis so enjoyed the comic “Jiggs & Maggie” his siblings started calling him Jiggs, a name that stayed with him his entire life. In 1946, after his older brothers returned from the war, Jiggs enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Busan, South Korea. After returning home, Jiggs briefly worked at Minneapolis Moline in the cities. In 1955, he married Margaret Kosel, and together they bought a farm a mile from the Roehl homestead. There, they raised their six children, and successfully farmed for many years.

Jiggs was an avid hunter.  Family lore tells the story of the year Jiggs bagged two deer with one shot. Jiggs also enjoyed woodwork, cribbage, gardening, fishing, and time spent with his children and grandchildren. His family is grateful for the gift of faith and the love of Jesus he passed on to them. He passed away Nov. 4, 2019, at The Gardens of Foley.

Jiggs was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; brothers, George, Bill, Dick, and Ray; and sisters, Mildred and Irene.

He is survived by his children, Theresa (Tom) Carlson, Karen (Jim) Goodin, Eileen (Dave) Pikus, Daniel (Denise), Bernard, and Gerald;  14 grandchildren;  15 great-grandchildren;  sister, Mary Nikolas, and brother, Henry (Edna) Roehl.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Foley nursing home for the compassionate care they gave to their father in his final days.  

Our Country is in Mourning, a Soldier Died Today.      
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Valerie R. Scherbing

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Valerie R. Scherbing, age 78, of Foley, passed away Nov. 3, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley assisted living.  Mass of Christian Burial was 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery, Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Valerie Rose Scherbing was born July 23, 1941, in Foley to Ellen Victor. She graduated from Foley High School in 1959. She married Richard Scherbing Oct. 7, 1971, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Valerie lived and raised her family near Duelm. She worked for an insurance adjuster and later in data entry. After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and baking cookies with them. She was a lifetime member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  The family would like to thank the staff at The Gardens at Foley and St. Croix Hospice for all their care and compassion.

She is survived by her daughter and sons: Mary Plante (Joe Andria), St. Cloud; Jim (Stephanie), Sauk Rapids; Steve (Christine), Foley; Dave (Becky), Foley and brothers: Richard Mazacek, Minneapolis; Gary Mazacek, Little Falls; Mark (Cathy) Mazacek, Sauk Rapids and sister-in-laws, Joan Mazacek, Foley and Danielle Mazacek of Sauk Rapids.  She is also survived by her nine  grandchildren: Jake, Mike, and Chris Plante, Hunter Scherbing, Alex Wager, Tailor, Brianna, Emma, and Andrew Scherbing. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellen and husband, Richard, Nov 29, 1999, and brothers, Fred and Mike Mazacek.          
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Valerie Scherbing passed away Nov. 3, 2019. Service with Dignity will be provided by the Foley Funeral Home. 
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Francis “Jiggs” Roehl

Francis “Jiggs” Roehl, age 95, of Foreston, passed away Nov. 4, 2019. A complete notice will run in next week’s paper. Arrangements are proviced by  Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca , http://www.pjfuneralhome.com 
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Eugene ‘Gene’ Brenny

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Eugene ‘Gene’ Brenny, age 81 of Foley, passed away Nov. 2, 2019, at Country Manor Senior Community, Sartell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Eugene Leo Brenny was born Feb. 13, 1938, in Morrison County to Leo and Mae (Kujawa) Brenny. He graduated high school and joined the U.S. Army where he was a member of the Military Police, stationed in France. He married Georgiann Bukowski Sept. 6, 1965, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Gene lived in Minneapolis and worked construction as a home builder. He lived and farmed most of his life in Alberta Township, Benton County.  Gene was a past member of the Benton County Planning and Zoning Commission; District No. 51 School Board; St. John’s Area Schools School Board and St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, serving as a lector and trustee. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing cards and helped his sons in the construction business. He was a member of the Hillman American Legion. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Parkinson Research Foundation. 

He is survived by his wife, Georgiann, Foley and children: Chris (Monte Suckut), Becker; Michael (Beth), Foley; Barb (Jeremy ‘Buck’) Larson, Foley; Howard (Jill), Foley; Alphonse, Foley; 17 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one on the way. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Mark (Betty), Fridley; Leo (Judy), Mora; Severyn (Carol), Andover; Rita Novak, Foley; Ila Judd, Milaca; Gertrude Ronning, Elk River; Maggie (Charles) Novak, Foley and Laurell Brenny, Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Roger, Jim and Wilfred, sisters, Mary and Madonna and brother and sister-in-laws.          
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Arnold  R. Wojciechowski

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Arnold Wojciechowski died peacefully at his home Oct. 30, 2019, at the age of 90. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. The Rev. James Remmerswaal officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Arnold Richard Wojciechowski was born June 14, 1929, in Oak Park to Tony and Helen (Strzyweski) Wojciechowski. He married Sarah Curley Aug. 19, 1950, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Arnold was a farmer, self-employed painter and worked for Franklin Manufacturing for 42 years. Arnold and Sarah had a daughter and six sons when they moved to a farm in Foreston. They then had two more sons and two more daughters. Arnold was an amazing man who devoted his life to his wife and 11 children. He enjoyed bonfires, baseball, babies and hunting. He took great joy in his 31 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. He was a life member of St. Louis Catholic Church where he attended Adoration for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Sarah, Foley and children: Cheryl Tischbirek, Clear Lake; Tom (Joanne), Foreston; Rod, Thailand; Kevin (Chris), Wahkon; Craig (Eileen), Foley; Mark, Foley; Daniel, Hill City; Gary, Minneapolis; Susan, Minneapolis and Amy (Darl) of Foreston. He was preceded in death by his son, Tony, age 6 and son-in-law, George Tischbirek and granddaughter, Nicole Wojciechowski and three brothers and three sisters.          
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Joseph Moeller

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Joseph Moeller, age 83, of Foley, passed away Oct. 30, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center, Foley.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  The Rev. Joe Bachowski will officiate and burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church in Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Joseph Leo Moeller was born Feb. 1, 1936, in St. Cloud to Alphonse and Edna (Schmidt) Moeller. He worked at Sakry Trucking, Franklin Manufacturing, and the Benton County Highway Department. Joseph also farmed in Benton County for many years. He was a member of the National Guard. He was mechanically inclined and enjoyed building, welding and fixing things. When Joe had time he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his son, Don (Dolores) Moeller, Foley; brother, Leon, Foley and sister, Delores Latzka of Clearwater. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jill, Joshua and Chad Moeller and a great grandson, Gavin Moeller. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers; Maynard and Bert and a sister, Juanita.  

Our Country is in Mourning, A Soldier Died Today.     
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Glenn D. Melby

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dixville for Glenn D. Melby, age 63, who passed away Oct. 27, 2019, at his home. The Rev. David Franzmeier will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church in Dixville.
Glenn was born Jan. 25, 1956, in St. Cloud to George and Hazel (Busse) Melby. He grew up in the Rice area on the family farm and moved to Foley in 1992. Glenn was a ready mix truck driver for Knife River for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.

He will be missed by his children, Ryan (Stacy) Melby, of Foreston, Ashley (Chris) Hettver, of De Graff, and Travis (Emily Christen) Melby, of Foreston; siblings, Janis Kirsch of Fargo, N.D. and Darrell (Sharen) Melby, of Royalton; and grandchildren, Ellie, Keira, Mackenzie, and Zoey. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, George and Hazel Melby.
Obituary, video tribute, and guestbook available online http://www.williamsdingmann.com.          
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Eleanor M. Brambrink

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Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Eleanor M. Brambrink, age 95, who passed away Oct. 19, 2019, at the Landings of Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Thomas Becker will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Eleanor was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Glendorado Township, Benton County, to William and Matilda (Brunn) David. She married Rueben Brambrink Oct. 29, 1947, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. Eleanor was a homemaker and lived in Benton County her entire life. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church where she was involved in the Christian Women and St. Joseph Mission Group. Eleanor enjoyed bowling, gardening, canning, playing cards, and spending time with her family. She had a gift of remembering celebrations, birthdays and anniversaries of all of her relatives. She was a great baker and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Eleanor was patient, kind, caring, loving, and a woman of unwavering faith.

Survivors include her children, David (Debbie) Brambrink of Oklahoma City, Okla., Jeanann (Robert) Sluss of Lake Elmo, Beverly (Duane) Schmidtbauer of Sauk Rapids, Mary (David) Grundahl of Holdingford, Tereasa (Ben) Nies of Rockford, and Bonnie (John) Morey of Plymouth; brother and sister, Ervin David of Foley and Agnes Hoffmann of Pillager; 13 grandchildren and 17½ great grandchildren.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rueben on June 1, 2006; daughters-in-law, Kathy Brambrink and Paula Brambrink; sisters, Helen David, Kathryn Denfield and Cecilia Ruhoff; and brothers, Donald David and William David, Jr.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Moments Hospice and the Landings of Sauk Rapids for their loving care.

Memorials are preferred to the ALS Association or the American Heart Association.

Obituary, video tribute and guestbook available online http://www.williamsdingmann.com.          
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Roger Kranz

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Roger Kranz, age 80, of Hillman. passed away Oct. 14, 2019, at his home. Funeral services celebrating the life of Roger were 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Foley Funeral Home. The Rev. Greg Tomhave officiated.  Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home Monday. Burial took place in Lone Pine Cemetery, Morrill Township, Morrison County. There was a pot-luck at the Grub and Pub following the burial. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Roger Kranz was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Royalton to Orey and Luella (Keehr) Kranz. He married Kathleen Baldwin Jan. 30, 1965, in Wyoming, Minnesota.  Roger loved farming and owned and operated, Kranz Brothers Trucking and Excavating with his brother, Roy for 14 years. He was a good cook and especially enjoyed barbecues with the family. He created an area on his land called, “Welcome to Grandpa’s Farm” where he enjoyed entertaining. Roger liked hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Ramey where he was an elder, usher and past president of the congregation.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathy, Hillman and children: Scott (Cindy), Little Falls; Robin (Steven) Renee’, St. Cloud; Suzanne (Benno) Virnig, Hillman; Julie (Jerry) Struffert, Hillman; 19 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and brother Ronnie (Mary Anna), Royalton and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Shawn in 2001 and brothers; Roy and Bob as well as sisters; Judy Holewa, Bernell Schmolke and brother-in-law, Don Schmolke.         
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Philip J. Moeller

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Philip J. (Phil) Moeller, 83, of Foley, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family Oct. 13, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley, nursing center. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. The Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial with military honors was in the parish cemetery. A visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Saturday. Parish prayers were at 4 p.m. followed by the Knight’s of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Phil was born May 29, 1936, to Leo and Eulalia (Goenner) Moeller in St. Cloud. He married Kathy Emslander May 18, 1959, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park. Together they proudly raised nine beautiful children. He worked for Joe Sakry Gravel, Bert Baston Chevrolet, St. Cloud Reformatory and was a member of the Minnesota National Guard. He was the owner and operator of Moeller Trucking, Inc,  and hauled milk for the Gilman Co-op Creamery. After retiring from trucking, he worked for Willmar Poultry Company and Ray Thompson Excavating. He was a longtime part-time bus driver for the Foley School District. He loved being a farmer, finding great joy in working the land and raising cattle. Farming was his love and passion.

Phil loved going to auctions; over the years he acquired an interesting array of treasures and a wonderful collection of tractors, including his favorite, a 1926 Rumely Oil Pull. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, playing Ten and a Half, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was extremely proud of his American Red Cross blood donor pins, representing over 16 gallons of blood donated. He was a charter member of the Duelm Knights of Columbus, Father Pierz Fourth Degree Assembly and Honor Guard.

Phil had a terrific gift of adding gusto to any story he told. He was a man of strong faith and morals. He made daily Mass a requisite for living in his retirement. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. Dementia took his mind, but not his spirit.

Phil is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathy; children, Jim (Roseann), Rice; Lynn (Steve) Grow, Sartell; Karen (Ivan) Weber, Albertville; Peggy (Doug) Thompson, Melrose; Nancy (Rick) Gubash, Scotts Valley, Calif.; Dean (Lori); Dale (Tara), Becker; Daryl (Lisa), North Branch; and Nick, Clear Lake. He is also survived by his sister, Lois Allen of Deer River, 24 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren (with another on the way), numerous nieces and nephews, in-laws, family and friends.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, brother, David and grandson, Robert Philip O’Neil.

The family wishes to thank The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center Memory Care Unit and CentraCare Hospice for their compassionate care of our beloved husband and dad.         
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Terence Ernst

Terence Ernst, age 75, of St. Cloud, passed away peacefully Oct. 3, 2019, at his home. There will be no services and a private burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Terence Ernst was born May 3, 1944, in St. Paul to Clarence and Catherine (Biskop) Ernst. He married Jane Stoner Sept. 9, 1967, in Iowa.

Terry is survived by his mother, Catherine Ernst, St. Paul and son; Mark (Amy) Ernst of St. Cloud, and their children: Jackson, Logan, Justine, Noelle, Grace and Maria and daughter, Merith (Kevin) Starren of St. Cloud, and their children, Jacob and Kylie. He was preceded in death by his father Clarence and wife Jane on April 23, 2018.
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Delphine Bialke

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Our loving and beautiful mother, Delphine ‘Dell’ Bialke, age 98, of Gilman passed away peacefully with her family at her side Oct. 6, 2019, at Country Manor Senior Community, Sartell. Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating her life, will be 10:30 a.m., Oct. 18, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  Visitation is from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home. 

Delphine Bialke was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Gilmanton Township, Benton County to Joseph and Bertha (Tomporowski) Robak. She lived in California, Massachusetts and Minnesota cities Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Sartell before moving back to Gilman. She married Daniel Bialke April 28, 1945, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Dell was an active member of both, St. Francis Xavier and Sts. Peter and Paul Christian Mother’s and a past Auxiliary member of the Gilman VFW and a member of the Gilman Senior Citizens. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, she loved flowers, sunshine and gardening as well as baking, girls weekends with her daughters, and fishing. Her greatest joy was her family. She was devoted to her family, cherished them and set a great example for them. Her nurturing and loving way will always show through in the values she instilled in her entire family. She will be remembered for her warm and beautiful smile and her loving heart. 

She is survived by her children: Darlene (Donovan) McCain, St. Paul; Roger (Jan) Bialke, St. Francis; Russell (Debbie) Bialke, Sartell; Roberta (Jim) Omann, Rogers; Mary (Paul) Omann,  Sartell; Becky (Mike) Moeller, Foley; 17 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, with one on the way, and four great-great grandchildren as well as sisters-in-law: Susie Bialke, Foley; Gen Bialke, Minneapolis; Gayle Bialke of Blaine and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Daniel, sister Marcella Bialke, and other family members. Dell’s family would like to thank all of the caregivers at Country Manor and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care and compassion.         
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Margaret M. Stellmach

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Margaret Stellmach, age 92 of Foley, passed away Oct. 6, 2019, at the Foley Nursing Center.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Brennyville. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. at the church Tuesday. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Margaret Mary Stellmach was born April 5, 1927, in St. Cloud to Paul and Rose (Roda) Gorecki. She graduated from Foley High School in 1944 and went on to graduate from St. Cloud State University with a teaching degree in 1948. She married Jerome Stellmach on May 15, 1950, in Brennyville. Margaret taught school in Foley area country schools for 13 years and later was a substitute teacher for over seven years. After retiring from teaching she worked at the Foley Nursing Center. Margaret enjoyed canning and gardening and doing embroidery work, which she shared with much of her family. She also sold Park Lane Jewelry and Fuller Brush products for many years. She was an Auxiliary member and past president of the Hillman VFW Post No. 602, St. Elizabeth’s Christian Mother’s and past member of the Minnesota Teachers Association. She was an active member of the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church where she also taught religion for many years.

She is survived by her children: Rose Ann (John) Gotvald, Foley; Bernadine (Norman) Latterell, Foley; Geri Ann (Dennis) Scholl, Foley; Cynthia (John) Alden, Foley; Gerard (Darla), Foley and Nita Stellmach of Foley as well as 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerome,  brother Edmund Gorecki and sister,Florence Schmolke as well and infant brother Ernest and infant sisters Sophia and Genevieve.         
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Virgil D. Studenski

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Virgil ‘Virgie’ Studenski, age 82, Sauk Rapids, passed away peacefully at the Gardens at Foley Nursing Center with his family at his side Oct. 4, 2019. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Oct. 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Popple Creek. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated. Visitation was  4-8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued one hour prior to the service at the church Monday. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Virgil Dennis Studenski was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Benton County to Henry and Ida (Leyk) Studenski. He was a member of the U.S. National Guard and married Laune ‘June’ Skuza July 13, 1963, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The couple farmed all of their married life near Popple Creek. Virgie also worked as a glazer for glass companies in St. Cloud and Minneapolis. He will be fondly remembered for his quick whit and infectious laughter. You could always hear him before you saw him. His greatest joy was seeing his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Virgie enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a genuine love for people. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, June, Sauk Rapids and sons: Dennis (Tammy), Sauk Rapids; Brad (Sarah), Sauk Rapids; Brian (Elizabeth), Richfield and grandchildren: Kalina (Tyler) Spiczka, Caleb (Courtney) Studenski, Shayna (Dylan) Magnuson, Creed Studenski, Aryssa, Mesa, Stella Zacher, and Emelia Studenski as well as great grandchildren: Haley, Alaina and Olivia Studenski and Henley Spiczka. He is also survived by his brothers and sister: Ervin (Jo), Arden Hills; Lancy, Sauk Rapids; Betty Jane Hiltel, Sauk Rapids and sisters-in-law: Gretchen Studenski, Hastings and Donna Studenski of Florida.  He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Doug, 1990 and brothers and sister: Marvin, Arnie, Roger, Iris Behrendt and sister-in-law, Joyce Studenski.       

Our country is in mourning, a soldier died today.
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James O. Weitgenant

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James O. Weitgenant, 80, Nisswa, died Sept. 28, 2019, at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd, with his loving family at his side. Mass of Christian Burial for Jim took place at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Nisswa with Fr. Mike Patullo, Celebrant.  Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 2 at Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter and for one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday. Burial took place at the Graham Cemetery, Rice.

Jim was born June 11, 1939, at St. Cloud, son of Raymond and Gladys (Schumann) Weitgenant. He grew up on the family farm near Rice and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School. He served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 7, 1959, to July  1961, and returned home following his discharge. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Karin Kornovich July 24, 1962, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. He began working for Honeywell and attended Northwestern Electronics, receiving a two-year degree as an electronic technician. He continued working for Honeywell until retiring after 44 years and 11 months of service to the company working in production and engineering. The family made their home in Brooklyn Park until moving to Nisswa in 2004.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, including trips to the Boundary Waters. He and Karin were active members of the Merrifield Marathoners Snowmobile Club. Jim was a member of the Nisswa Lions Club and the Nisswa American Legion.

Jim will be dearly missed by his wife of 52 years, Karin; two sons: Troy (Patti) Weitgenant of Coon Rapids and Travis (Andrea) Weitgenant of Minneapolis; four grandchildren: Christopher, Ryan, Brianna and Jonathon; great grandson: Henry; siblings: Ruth Nelson of Princeton, George Weitgenant of Andover, and Clifford Weitgenant of Rice.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents: Raymond and Gladys Weitgenant; an infant sister; brother: Glen Weitgenant; and twin infant granddaughters: Olivia and Julia Weitgenant.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.  http://www.brenny.com.

Our country is in mourning, a soldier died today.        
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Jeffrey Michael Rutsche

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at God’s Greater Glory Parish, Glendorado Township for Jeff M. Ritsche, 52, Foley, who passed away Oct. 2, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud. Pastor Shari Routh will officiate and burial will be in Glendorado Lutheran Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church in Glendorado on Saturday morning.

Jeffrey Michael Ritsche was born Oct. 9, 1966, in St. Cloud to Richard and Carol (Super) Ritsche. Jeff loved being outdoors, dirt bike racing, boxing, four wheeling and snowmobiling. He was well liked and made friends easily. He became a great teacher of life’s lessons to his friends and family and he always was loyal to those he loved. He worked as an electrician for Augusta Electric for over 30 years and demanded perfection of himself and others. You could always count on Jeff. He always spoke his mind, even if the truth was hard to hear and he was a great role model to his family and children. Jeff was super handy and could fix anything. He was a member of God’s Greater Glory Parish in Glendorado Township. Jeff was a hardworking man, with a competitive nature, but at the end of the day, he was always in your corner. He will always be remembered for his honesty and integrity.
Survivors include his children, Cassie of Mendota Heights, Adam of Foley and Andrew Klucas of La Crosse, Wis.; father, Richard of Sauk Rapids; brother, Justin of Sauk Rapids and sister, Stephanie Messelt of St. Joseph. He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and volunteers of Quiet Oaks Hospice House for the excellent care that was given to Jeff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Obituary, video tribute, and guestbook available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.         
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Bishop John Francis Kinney

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Bishop John Francis Kinney, bishop emeritus of St. Cloud, died Sept. 27, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. He was 82.

The bishop’s body will be received at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the Cathedral of St. Mary in St. Cloud, followed by a private family visitation from 2-2:30 p.m. and public visitation from 2:30-8 p.m. A vigil service will take place at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 5 public visitation will continue from 8-10:45 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. with Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis presiding. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Bishop Kinney headed the Diocese of St. Cloud from 1995 until his retirement in 2013. An ardent supporter of Catholic social teaching, marriage, youth and collaborative ministry, he strove to lead in the spirit of the diocese’s mission statement: to be Christ’s ‘heart of mercy, voice of hope and hands of justice.’

“Bishop Kinney was a kind and gracious pastoral leader,” said Bishop Donald Kettler, who succeeded Bishop Kinney in St. Cloud in 2013. “He was a strong defender of the dignity of every human being, and his love for the Church was evident both in his public ministry and personal life. May our Father in heaven now receive him warmly into his arms.”

Bishop Kinney was born June 11, 1937, in Oelwein, Iowa, to John and Marie (McCarty) Kinney. His only brother, Bernard, was eight years older.

He graduated from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis and held a bachelor’s degree from St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul and a doctorate in canon law from Lateran University in Rome.

He was ordained to the priesthood Feb. 2, 1963, at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul by Archbishop Leo Binz. Bishop Kinney served in several positions in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including nine years as chancellor. On Nov. 16, 1976, Pope Paul VI named him an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese. Archbishop John Roach of St. Paul and Minneapolis ordained him a bishop Jan. 25, 1977. Bishop Kinney served as auxiliary bishop from 1977 to 1982.

On June 28, 1982, Pope John Paul II named him the bishop of Bismarck, N.D. He was installed Aug. 23, 1982. On May 9, 1995, Pope John Paul II named him the eighth bishop of St. Cloud. He was installed July 6, 1995.

While serving as bishop in Bismarck and St. Cloud, Bishop Kinney wrote six pastoral letters on liturgy, youth, AIDS, the sacrament of penance, marriage and social justice.

In 1993, the then-National Conference of Catholic Bishops appointed him to chair an ad hoc committee on sexual abuse. During his tenure as chair, the ad hoc committee published “Restoring Trust,” a document then used by dioceses to address sexual abuse in the church. Following revelations of clergy sexual abuse around the country, Bishop Kinney set up listening and information sessions that he personally attended in parishes around the diocese. He used the sessions to understand the pain and concern of people in the diocese and to open doors for dialogue and healing.

Committed to the global church, Bishop Kinney served on Catholic Relief Services’ board of directors from 1993-98. Bishop Kinney helped the Bismarck Diocese establish a mission in Kenya. With Father Bill Vos, St. Cloud diocesan director of Catholic Relief Services, he initiated the partnership between the St. Cloud Diocese and Homa Bay Diocese in Kenya in 1999. The diocesan relationship with Maracay, Venezuela, was established in 1963 and became a Global Solidarity Partnership under Bishop Kinney’s leadership.

Bishop Kinney visited Homa Bay and Maracay. He made trips to other areas of close relationship and connection to the Diocese of St. Cloud, including to the Diocese of Agats, Indonesia, where the Crosiers ministered, and to South Sudan during and after the years of war to visit Bishop Paride Taban and other Southern Sudanese bishops. Other travels took him to Angola, Cambodia, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam and Zanzibar.

Pope Francis accepted Bishop Kinney’s retirement upon Bishop Kettler’s installation.

During his retirement he lived at the Speltz House in Sauk Rapids and remained an avid reader.
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Jean Ann Helmin

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Jean Helmin, age 76 of St. Cloud and formerly of Foley, passed away Sept. 26, 2019 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Jean Ann Helmin was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Benton County to Joseph and Rose (Pekarek) Rudnitski. She graduated from Foley High School and married Sylvester Helmin Nov. 23, 1963, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple lived in Minneapolis before moving to a farm near Brennyville in 1967. Jean was an avid gardener, enjoyed raising chickens and sewing clothes for her family.  Jean was also known for her couponing, rebating and hard chocolate chip cookies.  Family members could count on her to make an angel food cake for their birthdays. She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. Memorial are preferred in lieu of flowers to: The Poor Clares or St. Benedict’s Monastery.

She is survived by her husband, Sylvester of St. Cloud and children: Joe (Tancy), Wisc.; Jim of Foley and Ann (Wayne) Britz of Sauk Rapids, as well as two grandchildren, Sydney and Ali Kremer, step grandchildren, Alex, Erin and Amie Britz. Brothers and sisters: June Moshier, St. Cloud; Rodney, Foley; Janice Shisler, Seattle, Wash.; Loree Rudnitski, Gilman; Ione (Bill) Winter, Hopkins; Gordon (Judy), Foley; Wayne (Tanja), Montana; Neil (Jill) Big Lake; Faith (Leon Johnson) Rudnitski, Barrett; Jo (Kevin Mastel) Rudnitski, New York Mills and Russ (Nancy) of Gilman.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Rose Rudnitski.       
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Cecilia E. Ruhoff

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Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Country Manor Chapel in Sartell for Cecilia E. Ruhoff, age 97, of Sartell who passed away Sept. 22, 2019 at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. The Rev. Mark Stang will officiate and burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery in Duelm. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the chapel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Cecilia was born April 28, 1922, to William and Matilda (Brunn) David in Glendorado Township. She married Joseph Ruhoff  Feb. 11, 1946, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. She was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church and was involved with the Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Crosier Apostolate. Cecilia was very social and enjoyed playing cards and bowling. She kept her hands busy with sewing, embroidery and gardening. Cecilia was good hearted, practical, thrifty and hard working. Amongst everything, she loved her family and was proud of her children and grandchildren.

Cecilia is survived by her children, Diane Winczewski of Sartell, Bill (Bonnie) Ruhoff of Sauk Rapids, Cathy Thornhill of Maple Grove, John “Jack” (Susan) of Champlin, Chuck (Rhonda) of St. Stephen; sisters, Eleanor Brambrink of Sauk Rapids, Agnes Hoffmann of Pillager; brother, Ervin David of Foley; eight grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph on July 1, 2005; brother, Donald, William, Jr; sisters, Helen David and Kathryn Denfeld; and sons-in-law, Bob Winczewski and Tim Thornhill.
Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer’s Association.  

Obituary, video tribute, and guestbook available online at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Timothy L. Hartman

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Timothy L. Hartman, age 50, of Kimball, died unexpectedly Sept. 7, 2019.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Grace Lutheran Church, South Haven, with the Rev. Marianne Zitzewitz officiating. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel of Annandale and one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. A remembrance service was at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in St. Joseph.

Timothy Lee Hartman was born March 30, 1969, in St. Cloud to Richard and Marlene (Valley) Hartman. Tim lived in Annandale, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1987. Tim was a sheet metal worker for St. Cloud Refrigeration and the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local No. 10. Tim lived in the Foley area for a number of years before moving to Kimball. In his spare time, Tim enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling. He was always up for a road trip and was the first to volunteer to help someone. He had a knack for carpentry as well. Above all, Tim cherished the time he was able to spend with his three daughters Caitlin, Victoria and Callie.

Tim is survived by his significant other, Kelly Dahl of Kimball; loving daughters, Caitlin, Victoria, and Callie Hartman all of Foley; mother, Marlene (Larry) Hoffman of Annandale; siblings, Nathan (significant other, Jamie) of Annandale and Jacqueline (Jesus) Ponce of Vellejo, Calif.; step-brothers, Daniel (Susan) Hoffman of Norman, Okla., Brian (Stephanie) Hoffman of Maple Lake, and Wade (Jessica) Hoffman of Annandale; several nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hartman; brother, Jason Hartman; uncles, Ardel Gorman and Allen Hartman; and grandparents, Lawrence and Cyrilla Valley, and George and Margaret Hartman.

Kenny Gorman, Wade Hoffman, Jeff Nyren, Josh Oberg, Joe Adams, Eric Boon and Scott Nyren served as pallbearers. Barb McLeod provided music for the service. Arrangements entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

Obituary, Guestbook & Video Tribute online at www.dingmannfuneral.com
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Ann M. Czech

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Ann Marie Czech, age 57, Gilman, died Sept. 6, 2019, at her home in Gilman surrounded by her loving family.

Christian Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church of Gilman with burial immediately following the mass.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church of Gilman. Parish prayers were 6:30 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to services Monday. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Ann Marie Czech was born May 27, 1962, in New Ulm to John and Marlys Thorson. She graduated from Becker High School. Ann worked at Foley Nursing Home, then moved onto TLC in Foley and lastly was employed at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was passionately serving others for 36 years. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She loved camping, going out for dinner with her family and being surrounded by her friends. Ann was fondly remembered for her love for diet Pepsi and ice cream and also for her bubbly personality.

She is survived by her husband, Mitch Czech, daughter and son, Kalley and Tyler of Gilman. She is also survived by her brother, Mark (Gail) Thorson of Sartell; her sister, Cindy (David) Kirchoff of Clear Lake. Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Claudette Czech of Gilman; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Mark (Shelley) Czech of Gilman; Michelle (Randy) Spiczka of Gilman; Mary (Virgil) Spiczka of Gilman; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marlys Thorson of Waite Park; brother-in-law, Dale Herman of Gilman and niece Jayna Spiczka.   
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Michelle Bollig

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Michelle Bollig, 54, passed away Sept. 2, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Mass of Christian burial was  at 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at St. James Catholic Church in Randall. The Rev. Joseph Herzing officiated. Burial was in Cushing Union Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 5 at The Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Randall and one hour prior to Mass at St. James Catholic Church Friday.

Michelle was born  Sept. 22, 1964, in Little Falls to Dave and DeEtta (Houle) Gilson. She is a 1983 graduate of Little Falls High School and continued her education at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. She married Mitch Bollig April 20, 1985, in Randall. Michelle was employed by Walters Kluwer for over 30 years.

Michelle enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, and cross-stitching.

She is survived by her loving husband Mitch; parents Dave Gilson of Fort Ripley, and DeEtta Gilson of Little Falls; children Joel Bollig of Gilman and Kelsey Bollig of Buffalo; sisters, Tammy (Paul) Woidyla of Bowlus, Jodi (Dale) Doucette of Cushing; brothers Mark (Kathy) Gilson of Osakis, Jamey (Pam) Gilson of Cushing; soon to be grandson Bentley; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel of Randall.      
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Clara Mary Brenny

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Clara Mary Brenny, age 100, of Sauk Rapids, died peacefully Sept. 3, 2019, with her family surrounding her.  Mass of Christian Burial for Clara was at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 6:15 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Burial was in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Clara was born April 20, 1919, in Pierz to Joseph and Frances (Hoffman) Tschida. She grew up with five other siblings. One of her first jobs was at The Style (dress) Shop in town. During WWII she worked at 3M (Minnesota Mining) in St. Paul and loved living in the city. She returned home after the death of a brother, Leo, during WWII. Clara met Jerome Brenny on a blind date and they were married May 29, 1950, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton. They raised their family of five children on the Brenny Century Farm in Benton County. After 31 years of farm life, they retired to a home near Gilman. Clara loved all 50 of her descendants along with volunteering, sewing, cooking, gardening and bird watching. A hundred years of life gives one a wealth of experience and is a testament to Clara’s ability to adapt to the many changes she’s seen.

Surviving are her children, Marcia (Tom) Stevens of Emily, Karen (Dan) Lieser of Sauk Rapids, Mark (Sandy) Brenny of Sauk Rapids, Paulette Peduzzi of Upper Jay, NY, Kevin (Carolyn) Brenny of Rogers, 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one sister Melitta Mae (Lyle) Ducklow of Maplewood, one sister-in-law Eileen (Clarence) Tschida of Elk River.

She is preceded in death by husband Jerry, parents Joe and Frances, brothers Leo and Clarence, sisters Lorraine Grahn, Loretta Lee, brothers-in-law Vince Grahn, Pete Lee, son-in-law Mark Peduzzi.

Memorials to Clara’s favorite charities are preferred in lieu of flowers: Crosier Apostolate (Onamia), Christian Mothers, Salesian Missions and Catholic Charities.
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Ellen Martha Kornovich

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Ellen Kornovich, age 93, of Foley, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Aug. 25, 2019.  Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m., Aug. 30 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. at the church Friday. The Rev. Derek Weichmann officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Ellen Martha Kornovich was born Feb 22, 1926, in Gilman to Louis and Martha (Lesnau) Robak. At the age of 18, she moved to Chicago with her sister and worked for the American Can Company. While living in Chicago, she married Joseph Cerqua and started raising her family.  The couple later divorced.  In 1956, she moved back to Minnesota and married Bill Kornovich in 1972. The couple lived in the Foley and Foreston area all their married life. Ellen enjoyed flowers and gardening and feeding the birds. She was an excellent cook and is fondly remembered for her potato salad and apple pies.She enjoyed many trips to the casino with Bill and also spent several winters in Arizona. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren. The family would like to thank St. Croix Hospice and the staff at the Foley Nursing Center for their care a compassion.

She is survived by her children: Allen Cerqua, Princeton; Darlene (Tim) Pratt, Fort Meyers, Fla.,; Carol (Jim) LaFore, Foreston; Billy (Kathy) Kornovich, Gold Canyon, Ariz.; Barbara McKenzie, Sacramento, Calif; Laura (Bob) Carrico, Meridian, Idaho,; John (Dawn) Kornovich, Mexico City, Fla.; Jack (Ginny) Kornovich, Zimmerman; Patty (Steve) Hinkemeyer, Princeton, one brother, Gary Robak, Foley and many grand and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; grandson, Larry Cerqua and brothers: Kenneth, Irie, Willard, Norbert, Dennis, Paul, Len Lesnau and sister, Doris Larry.        
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Beverly J. Popp

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Beverly J. Popp, age 75, of Eagan. Died Aug. 20, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Alphonse and Ida (nee Kantor) Moulzolf; brother, David. Survived by children, Loren (Lori), Leonard, Lee (Teresa); grandchildren, Eric (Katie), Matthew (Jamie), Brandon (Katie), Cory (Kristi), Andy (Brittany), Lee Jr., and Alex; great-grandchildren, Julia, Evelyn, Olivia, and two on the way. Blessed to have a fourth young man, Scott Touisgnat and his two sons, Samuel and Louis, in her life. Also survived by brother, Jerry (Terri) Moulzolf, former husband, Lawrence; and other nieces, nephews and friends. Bev was a stay at home mom, worked at Republic and Northwest Airlines, and also the Valley Lounge in Eagan. Polka music was her life. She held the position of president and secretary of P.O.L.K.A. of America, and starred in Grumpier Old Men. She loved to travel and owned seasonal homes at Carefree Country Club North and South.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at St. John Neumann Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Klecatsky & Sons Eagan Chapel, 1580 Century Pt., Eagan; and one hour prior to the Mass at church. Interment St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Brennyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Klecatsky & Sons Eagan Chapel www.klecatskys.com. 651-454-9488.          
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Merlin A. Stumvoll

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Merlin Stumvoll, age 83, of Foley, passed away Aug. 19, 2019, at Cherrywood Advanced Living in St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m., Aug. 23 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley.  Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Merlin Ann Stumvoll was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Foley, to Stanley and Mary (Meyer) Albright. She married Rodney Stumvoll Aug. 10, 1954, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The couple lived and farmed near Foley all of their married lives. Merlin loved her husband and was a great mother to her four children. She was a very talented seamstress and loved to crochet, knit and was an accomplished painter. She was an avid gardener and was known for her wonderful cooking and baking. Smells of cookies, bread and fresh rolls greeted her children as they got off the school bus at the end of the day. Merlin was a life long member of St. John’s Catholic Church where she belonged to the Christian Mother’s, was a member of the decorating committee and was a past parish council member. In her later years, her greatest joy was to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to St. John’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children: Debbie (Keith) Stumvoll, St. Joseph; Sandy (Dick) Anderson, Foley; Steve Stumvoll, Foley and Mike Stumvoll of St. Joseph, 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and sister and brother; Rosie Semrau, Tacoma, Wash.; Floyd, Renton, Wash. as well as sisters-in-law, Donna Jamieson, Alexandria; Ernestine LeMaster, Ill. and brother-in-law, Alvin Stumvoll, Sauk Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Rodney, sister, Delores Audette and daughter-in-law, Linda Stumvoll.         
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Douglas Determan

A celebration of life for Douglas Determan will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 31, 2019, at Holdridge Park in the main shelter, Foley.
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Gordon Jurek

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Gordon Jurek, age 81, of Foley, passed away peacefully Aug. 9, 2019 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial for Gordon will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Gordon Lazarus Jurek was born Dec. 5, 1937 in Alberta Township, the son of Henry Sr. and Clara (Tadych) Jurek. As a young man, he worked at Minneapolis Electric Steel Foundry and entered the United States Army Reserves. On July 3, 1962, he was united in marriage with Darlene Jedlicki at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  Shortly after their wedding, Gordon and Darlene bought Gordon’s family farm where they ran their own dairy farm and raised their family over the years.  Gordon liked RFD television, playing cards, Allis Chalmer tractors, and especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Darlene of Foley; children:  Gerald of St. Cloud, Sandy (Gary) Eastwood of Eden Prairie, Julie (John) Svihel of Foley, Randy ( Jodi) of Foley, and Greg of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren:  Eric and Jeremy Eastwood, Michael, Kennedy, Derrick and Kloe Jurek; siblings:  Doris Robak of Sartell, Janice (Donald) Lachinski of Mora, Henry Jr. (Christine) of Foley; and Hilary (Judy) of St. Cloud; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers:  Reuben, Dennis, and Adrian; brother-in-law, Ambrose Robak; and sisters-in-law, Rita Jurek and RoseAnn Jurek.        
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Walter E. Albrecht

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Walter Albrecht, age 87, of Foley passed away peacefully Aug. 6, 2019 surrounded by his family in Minneapolis.  Private family services will take place.

Walter Emil Albrecht Jr. was born July 18, 1932 in Deerbrook, Wisc. the son of Walter E. Albrecht and Lucille (Nuemeg) Albrecht. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.  Walt resided in San Diego, Calif. where he was a general contractor and engineer, later retiring to Corona, S.D. where he owned Hartford Beach Resort on Big Stone Lake. In Corona, he enjoyed his favorite hobbies such as fishing and hunting.  Walt later moved to Foley with his wife, Alice (Hamilton) Albrecht. Walt enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and bird watching. His best Sundays would be spent watching his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers.

Walt is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter, Deborah (Albrecht) Boykin; granddaughters, Ashley and Sabina Boykin; step-children:  Debbie Butorac, Jim Hagen, Kenny Fueling, and Michael Hagen; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.         
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Rex K. Mulder

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Rex Mulder, age 65 of Foley passed away Aug. 1, 2019, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the Foley Funeral Home.  The Rev. Tim Wittwer will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday evening and from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home Wednesday. Burial will take place in the Ronneby Riverside Cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Rex Kevin Mulder was born July 15, 1954, in Sioux City, Iowa to Wallace and June (Lundgren) Mulder. The family also lived in Colorado and Worthington, Minn., before settling in the Foley area in 1967. Rex has worked in many jobs over the years. He was a jack of all trades, doing many construction, carpentry and mechanic jobs.He could fix anything that was broken. He had worked at Pojo’s in Gilman and also for Fussy Auto Body in Rice where he was a mechanic and did auto body repair work. When he retired he became a caregiver for both of his parents. Besides caring for his parents, Rex enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was always helping out friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed working on cars and other equipment, playing cards and going to the casino.

He is survived by his sister; Sandie (Gary) Plafcan of Foley and nieces: Melissa (Jamie) Faber, Rice; Carissa (Ryan) Keating, Sartell; Kristi (Chad Kloss) Plafcan, Rice and great-nieces and nephews: Jordan Faber, Tyler Faber, Elliayna Karl, Sullivan Keating,  and Brynlee Kloss.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and June Mulder.       
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Betty Fleigle

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Betty Fleigle, age 77, of Oak Park passed away July 30, 2019 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. The Rev. Derek Wiechmann will officiate. Visitation will from 9:30 a.m.  until the time of the service at the church Tuesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Betty Fleigle was born July 13, 1942, in Milaca, to John and Lorraine (Tip) Peterson. She attended Milaca High School and married Richard Fleigle Oct. 31, 1959, at St. Louis Catholic Church. The couple lived in Minneapolis where the couple owned their own duplex, and Betty worked as a daycare provider for several years. In 1977, Richard and Betty moved north of Oak Park where they enjoyed life in the country. She worked for the Foley Nursing Center as a nurses aid for over 30 years. Betty enjoyed gardening and liked flowers and watching the birds. They couple traveled extensively and visited most western states and Canada. Some of her favorite memories were of camping and fishing with her family. Betty was a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Richard of Oak Park and sons; Dean (Shelly), Sauk Rapids; Darren of Sartell, grandson, Daniel and brothers and sister: Lonnie Smith, St. Paul; John Peterson Jr., Mora; Joanne (Jim) Hirsh, St. Cloud and a brother-in-law, Dennis (Bonnie) Fleigle of Big Lake. She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Duane and brother, Richard Peterson.        
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Hilary J.  Tadych

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Hilary Tadych, age 85, of Foley, passed away July 26, 2019, at his home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., July 31, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Hilary John  Tadych was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Benton County to William and Cecelia (Jedlicki) Tadych. He graduated from Foley High School in 1951. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Hilary married the love of his life, Marilyn Wendt May 30, 1960, at Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud. The couple made their home in Benton County, near Gilman.  Hilary worked for First State Bank of Gilman from 1951, until his retirement in 1996. He also worked for the First National Bank of Milaca from 2001-03. He was a Charter Grand Knight for the Gilman Knight’s of Columbus where he was an active member. He served for the following organizations: special land commissioner for Benton County and the state of Minnesota; financial officer for Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; Fransen Bank board of directors and Benton County Economic Development board of directors.  He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church where he was a past parish council member, Eucharistic minister and sang in the funeral choir.  Hilary and Marilyn enjoyed over 50 years at their lake cabin together. The family would like to make a special thank you to: CentraCare Hospice; All Good Home Care; Heritage of Foley and the Raymond Goulet family for all their care and compassion. 

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Foley and brother and sisters; Marcel (Doree) Tadych, Sartell; Geraldine (Robert) Studniski, Hillman; Julie (Marcel) Moulzolf, Sartell and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law; Dolores (Jim) Garbarini, Brainerd; Roberta Prose, St. Cloud and Butch (Diane) Wendt of St. Cloud as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  
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Gregory C. Olson

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Gregory Clifford Olson, age 69, passed on July 19 surrounded by his loved ones at his residence in Mora. Memorial service will take place Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca with Rev. Tim Bauer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday.

Greg was born Jan. 18, 1950, to Clifford and Dorothy Olson in Princeton. He attended Princeton High School. As a young adult, Greg held a couple of different jobs, such as Grove’s and Jesco’s. Greg also spent some time working and living in Texas. He went on to own his own brick-laying company, G.O. Block and Concrete. Greg spent a lot of time at his sister Diane’s (LeRoy) house, enjoying the company of her family. The Kitten Club was also a pasttime Greg and his sisters enjoyed.

He enjoyed hobby farming, fishing, hunting, dancing, and anything to do with animals or kids. He was known for his enthusiastic storytelling, great sense of humor, and contagious laugh. When Greg wasn’t working, it wasn’t uncommon to find him shooting the breeze with neighbors and friends, coffee pot on, and lit cigarette in hand.

Greg is survived by his children, Jason (Melinda) Akers of Cody, Wyo., Kaleb Olson of Foreston, Alesha Olson of Foreston, Alanna Olson of Mora, and Lydia Olson of Princeton; grandchildren: Janine, Taylor, Chevy, and Isabella; and siblings: Diane (LeRoy) Jacobson of Foley and Marsha of Missouri;  also by many  nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Holly, nephews, Aaron and Mathew, niece, Janine, and sister, Catherine.  
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Carol Jean Abfalter

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Carol Jean Abfalter, age 69, who passed away Wednesday at her home. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and entombment will be at Sacred Heart Mausoleum. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and one hour prior to the services Tuesday also at the church. Parish prayers and a time of sharing was at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Carol was born Oct. 9, 1949, in St. Cloud to Arnold and Yvette (Pogatschnik) Koepp. She was raised in the Sauk Rapids area and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School. Carol married Jim Abfalter  Sept. 18, 1971, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Carol was a homemaker and also worked as a paraprofessional with the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District for over 20 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, helped serve meals for the Journey in Faith group, sang in the choir, and participated in the book club. She also was involved in the Discovery Church Bible Study and volunteered at the Paramount Theater with Jim. Carol enjoyed camping at the state parks and spending time at the lake with family. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading, cooking, baking, playing cards, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. Carol had a strong faith and was a fun-loving, caring, gentle, trustworthy, sociable person who would always put others first. Most importantly, she was very proud of her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Jim of Foley; children, Lisa (Steve) Wahlin of Sauk Rapids, Eric (Naomi) Abfalter of St. Cloud and Troy (Jenean) Abfalter of Duluth; brothers and sister, Alan (Judy) Koepp of Sauk Rapids, Kathy Pappenfus of Sartell, Kevin (Doreen) Koepp of Rice and Denny (Marie) Koepp of Milaca; grandchildren, Madison, Megan, Kayla, Kennedy, Elli, Theodore, Neiva and Maven; many nieces, nephews; and other extended family members and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Gary; and nieces, Melissa and Allison.

Obituary, video tribute, and guestbook available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.  
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Travis W. Johnson

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Travis Johnson, age 45 of Royalton passed away July 26, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Foley Funeral Home.  Rev. Tim Wittwer will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home on Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Travis Wayne Johnson was born July 6, 1974, in Coon Rapids to Leonard and June (Bucholz) Johnson. He worked as a mechanic for many years and enjoyed racing anything with a motor. He was also an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He liked to cut wood, liked eagles and anything that involved the outdoors. Travis especially liked spending time with his family and friends and was always there to help other people.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Lombard-Johnson and children; Hannah Lombard, Joseph Lombard-Johnson and Sammy Johnson, all of Royalton.  He is also survived by his mother, June Johnson of Coon Rapids and brother, Todd (Kathy) Johnson of Zimmerman and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard. 
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Larry R. Spiczka

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Larry Spiczka, age 57, of Gilman, passed away July 23, 2019, at his home after a long battle with cancer.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 30 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. July 29 with Knight’s of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Foley Funeral Home and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, also at the funeral home in Foley.  Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Larry Ralph Spiczka was born Jan. 31, 1962, in Milaca to Ralph Sr., and Theresa (Jurek) Spiczka. He graduated from Foley High School in 1980. Larry worked as a truck driver for several years for: Amcon Concrete, Bauerly Brother’s and Viking Coke. He most recently worked for TriMark until his retirement. He was an active resident of Gilman where he started the Hillbillies, was a past city council member and member of the Gilman Park & Rec. He was a also a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church where he was a lector and past church council member. Larry also belonged to the Gilman Knight’s of Columbus. He was an avid softball player and enjoyed a game of golf and will be fondly remembered for his pickled bologna, popcorn and homemade pizza.

He is survived by his mother, Theresa, Gilman; sister, Debbie, Gilman and brother, Randy (Michelle), Gilman. He is also survived by his niece and nephew; Sarah (Ryan) Brunn, Foley and Rich (Hannah) Spiczka of Pequot Lakes. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Sr., brother, Ralph Jr., and a niece, Jayna Spiczka.  
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Gerald C. Winter

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Gerald Winter, age 75, of Foley, passed away July 21, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial  took place at 11 a.m., July 24, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Rev. Eberhard Schefers officiated. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Military honors by the Foley American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Gerald Cyril Winter was born May 24, 1944, in Spring Hill to Richard and Marcella (Ostendorf) Winter. He married Marjorie Montag Feb. 14, 1970, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. Jerry was a member of the Army National Guard from 1962-66. He farmed and raised hogs near Gilman for many years and worked as a lineman for NSP and also worked for Morton Building and retired from A&P Construction. Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing and trips to the casino with his brother-in-law, Gary. He also liked to mow his lawn and do work with his Bobcat, traveling and taking golf cart rides and spending time with his wife, Marge, which he loved very much. He was a member of the Foley American Legion, Gilman Knight’s of Columbus and SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marge of Foley; sons and daughters, Tim (Amy), Stacy (Justin) Chmielewski, Jenny (Wayne) Starry, Kelly (Eric) Baynes, Jessie (Bruce) Kaschmitter, Kristin (Josh) Luberda and Brent (Tara), all of Foley; 16 grandchildren; and brothers and sister, Richard (Kathy) of St. Cloud Judy Doubrava of Sauk Centre and Dennis (Nancy) of Sauk Centre; and brother-in-law, Bob Hoeschen of Freeport.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna Hoeschen; brother, Larry Winter; brother-in-law, Del Doubrava; nephew, Kenny Hoeschen; and nieces, Sandy Hoeschen and Shannon Winter.  
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Douglas D. Determa

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Douglas D. Determan, age 61, of Foley, passed away  July 12, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Determan. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Cheryl (Lamp); sons, Jesse (Tracy), Jason; grandchildren, Reanne, Rachael, Lilly, Raelynn, Kinsley and Hailey; mother, Laura Determan; siblings, Jerome Determan (Jennie), David Determan (Mary), Katherine Tramm (Dan), Candy Barnes; many relatives and good friends. Memorial service was at 11 a.m. July 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 301 Church Ave., Ogilvie.  Further arrangements are pending for a celebration of life in Foley at a later date. Http://www.cremationsocietyofmn.com.
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Marcella Ecklund

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Mass of Christian Burial for Marcella Ecklund age 95, of St. Cloud, formerly of Foreston, took place at 10:30 a.m. July 20 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Visitation was one hour prior to services.  Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery near Milaca.
Marcella Ecklund was born March 8, 1924, to John and Anna (Kaufman) Scherer in Oak Park. She attended country school and graduated from Foley High School. She was united in marriage to Bill Ecklund  Oct. 1944, at St. John’s in Foley.
She grew up on a farm near Oak Park, married, and moved to Granite Ledge Township. She lived in Washington for four years, working in a cannery. In 1953, they moved to a farm near Foreston. She sang in the St. Louis church choir for 40 plus years and was active in Christian Mothers.  She was in Benton County Homemakers and a Benton County 4-H leader.
Marcella loved to dance and played organ by ear. She spent winters in Texas and Florida. She loved to fish and liked going to her son’s lake home for fishing.
Marcella passed away July 15, 2019, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud.
Marcella is survived by her children, Kevin (Theresa) Ecklund of Foreston, Colleen (Mike) Coulon of Stillwater, and Karen (Don) Slegers of Milaca; grandchildren, Lisa (Al) Pfannenstein of St.  Joseph, Kimberly Slegers of Minneapolis, Heidi Slegers of St. Paul, Todd Kallem of Albuquerque, N.M., Crissy Kallem of Hudson, Wis., and Brent (Cas) Coulon of Oakdale; great-grandchildren, Michael Pfannenstein, Kendra  and Natasha Kallem, Jackson O’Neil, Marcella and Cora Coulon; great-great grandchildren, Jemma and Joanna; sister, Millie Butler of Sartell; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband, Bill, three brothers, three sisters, great-great grandson, Timothy, nieces, nephews, and friends.                  
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Mary Ann Grow

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Mary Ann Grow, age 82, of Foley, passed away July 11, 2019, at the Foley Nursing Center. A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 16 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at church Wednesday.  Parish prayers will be at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home Tuesday. Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Mary Ann Grow was born July 17, 1936, in Foley to Anthony and Frieda (Beiderman) Brunn. She graduated from Foley High School in 1954, and married Willard Grow Sept. 6, 1955, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a switchboard operator for several years. She also worked at the Benton County Court House from 1972-82 and was presently an election judge. Mary Ann was a life long resident of Foley where she raised her family and was very active in her community. She will be fondly remembered as a Mary Kay cosmetic saleswomen. She was also an American Legion Auxiliary member; volunteered for Foley Area CARE; a member of the Morning Glories, and the 500 card club. She enjoyed her flower garden and volunteered as a education assistant for the Foley School District. Mary Ann mostly enjoyed spending time with her family and adored her grandchildren. She was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Christian Mother’s at St. John’s Catholic Church where she was a life member.

Survivors include her sons and daughter; Michael, Foley; Mark, Phoenix, Ariz. and Lori (Brent) Helgeson of Clear Lake as well as nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren and brothers and sister: Don (Lucille) Brunn, Foley; Norman, New Brighton and Theresa Graham of Crystal. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Willard, son, Rick; step-son, Larry and daughters-in-law; Kathy and Cyndy and brothers and sister: Robert, Lawrence, Harold, Ray, Helen Wegman and George and Edward.        
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Sheila M. Zablocki

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Sheila Zablocki, age 63, of Sartell, formerly Foley, died July 10, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services celebrating the life of Sheila were 10:30 a.m   July 15 at New Life Church in Foley. Pastor Dale Baker officiated. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday evening at the Foley Funeral Home and continued one hour prior to services at the church. Burial was at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley.  Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Sheila Mae (Bonzelet) Zablocki was born March 3, 1956, in St. Cloud the daughter of Cyril and Elaine (Wojciechowski) Bonzelet.  She graduated from Foley High School in 1974 and went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting. On Sept. 4, 1977, Sheila was united in marriage with Dennis Zablocki in St. Cloud.  Sheila worked for Nash Finch as an accountant and later Alltran as a lead. She also worked for Fairview Gardens as a financial officer. She enjoyed spending time with her family; liked jewelry, dresses and angels. She had a strong faith in God. She was also involved in the Big Sisters program for several years.

Sheila is survived by her husband, Dennis of Sartell; children:  Sherrie DiGiovanni of Foley, Shane (Teri) Zablocki of Sauk Rapids, Kimberly (Ryan) Barrett of Sartell; grandchildren: Cody, Mariah, Dominick, Jayden, Emma, Paige, Dylan, and Amaris; siblings: Renee Bonzelet of Dassel, Peter (Patty) Bonzelet of Foley, Janel (Gary) Krick of Dassel, Kelly Bonzelet of St. Cloud and Delbert (Pearl) Rogers of Pease. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Nicholas, daughter, Desirae and brother, Paul.        
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Faith Stachovich

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A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life for Faith Stachovich, age 96, of Foley, took place at 11 a.m. July 13, 2019, at Sts. Peter & Paul church in Gilman, MN.  Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. at the church Saturday.  Burial took place in the Parish Cemetery. Faith passed away peacefully at her home July 10.

Faith was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Foley to the late Louis and Anna (Pappenfus) Bass. She married Richard Stachovich, Sept. 10, 1949, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Minneapolis. They lived in Minneapolis and then moved back to the Gilman area where her and her husband, Richard,  farmed and raised their family. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She was a perpetual member of the Christian Mother’s Rosary Society. In her retirement years, she enjoyed spending time gardening, relaxing on her deck taking in the scenery of the family farm, and spending time with her children and many grandchildren. She cherished her faith and was always the go-to person to say an extra rosary if needed. Faith was truly loved. She was the center of strength and comfort to her family and will be deeply missed. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to Centra Care Hospice.

She is survived by her sons and daughters, Richard (Kathy) of Oak Park, Larry (Kyle Rotter) of Minneapolis, Deb (Jim) Schmitz of Rice, Kathy (Mike) Spiczka of Foley, Joan (Guy) Drees of Chaska, Julie (Martin) Hanley of  Foley, Kerry of Minneapolis, son-in-law William Moulzolf, 22 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and brother-in-law, Marcel (Judy) Stachovich.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard on March 1, 1986, daughters, Lisa Stachovich and Kim Stachovich-Moulzolf, her brothers and sisters and her in-laws.      
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John H. Lachinski

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John Lachinski, age 77, of Brainerd and formerly Foley, passed away June 30, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.  Memorial Mass for John will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July  at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate.  Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Monday evening at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 6 p.m. followed by Knights of Columbus prayers. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church Tuesday. Interment with full military honors will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at noon Wednesday, July 10. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

John Henry Lachinski was born Oct. 22, 1941, in Lakin Township, Morrison County, the son of John and Carrie (Luberda) Lachinski. He spent most of his young life in Benton County working for farmers in the summer. He graduated from Milaca High School in 1959. In October of 1959, John joined the United States Navy to help protect and serve his country. He was honorably discharged in 1963 and went on to attend barber school from which he owned and operated his own barber shop for many years. John married Shirley Fleck and their union was blessed with two daughters, Kimberly Ann and Amy Marie. He was an active member and financial secretary for the Knights of Columbus  No. 3603 for 37 years; a member of the Hillman Legion Post No. 602 and the Foley Lions. John was a past member of St. Elizabeth’s in Brennyville and St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. In his later years, John enjoyed spending time with his companion, Lynnette. They traveled together and especially enjoyed motorcycle trips.

John is survived by his daughters: Kimberly Foreman (Scott Erickson), of Annandale, and Amy Lachinski (Sean Anderson), of Pequot Lakes; granddaughters: Jennie (Tev) Davis and Carrie (Mark) Gehling; great-grandchildren: Jazzlyn Davis and Teverence Davis; siblings: Donald (Janice), Carolyn (Manny) Altenhofen, Phyllis Kieffer, Frank (Diane), Nick (Pat), Larry, and Gary (Vicki); sister-in-law, Darlene; as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard; brother-in-law, Gene; and great-grandsons, William and Paul.            
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Evelyn R. Scheper

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Evelyn Scheper, age 91, of Foley, passed away June 29, 2019, at the Foley Nursing Center with her family at her side.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley.  Rev. Tim Wittwer will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-1 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Burial will take place in the Ronneby Riverside Cemetery, Foley. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Evelyn Rose Scheper was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Oak Park to Carl and Gesine (Rodewald) Carlson.  She lived most of her life in the Foley area and married Norbert Scheper June 30, 1947, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Oak Park. Evelyn attended Benton County rural school district  No. 34 and graduated from Foley High School in 1945. She attended Little Falls Teachers Training Department and St. Cloud State University where she obtained her teachers license.  Evelyn taught in rural schools in both Morrison and Benton County and also worked for as a librarian for Foley High School and Foley Elementary School, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed sewing and crafting and was active in her church group and book club. She was a member of Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Skip) DeMarais, St. Cloud, and son, Donald (Rosie) Scheper of Bemidji and son-in-law, Tom Vaudt of St. Cloud.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Rian and Justin DeMarais; Gretchen Vaudt; James Krawiecki and Josh Scheper and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Norbert and daughter, Suzanne Vaudt, infant daughter, Julie Scheper, sister and brother; Dorothy McNitt Wendell and Charles Carlson.        
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John Lachinski

John Lachinski, age 77 of Brainerd and formerly of Foley died, June 30, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd. Service times are pending and a full notice will be in next week’s Benton County News. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Judy A. Keller

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Judy Keller, age 67 of Foley, passed away June 23, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial Services were 10:30 a.m. June 28 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m . June 27 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Judy Ann Keller was born May 14, 1952, in St. Cloud to Roy and Arlene (Theisen) Wegman. She graduated from Foley High School in 1970. She was united in marriage to Jerome Keller Sept. 4, 1971, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. She worked at Xcel Optical in Sauk Rapids for several years and also at Electrolux until her retirement. Judy enjoyed many activities including: bowling and playing cards, traveling, flower gardening, baking and playing bingo. She also treasured the time fishing and camping with her family. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends

She is survived by her husband, Jerome of Foley and sons: Tim (Sonja), Foley; Jeremy (Melissa), Sauk Rapids; Jamey, Foley and Todd of St. Cloud, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren and brothers and sisters: Duane (Sue), Clear Lake; Ron (Juleen), Foley; Joan (Dave) Habiger, Crosby; Dan (Cloanne), Foley; Allan (Jill), Foley; Tammy (Bert) Mathiowetz, Becker and Sandy (Troy) Lehnen of Foley. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Linda Wegman.         
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Terry R. Yeager

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Terry Yeager, age 65 of Foley, passed away June 24, 2019, at his home. Private family service will take place at a later date.

Terry Ray Yeager was born Dec. 21, 1953, in Clark, S.D.to Clarence and Dolores (Boss) Yeager. He graduated from Foley High School in 1972. He enjoyed working in the construction business until a back injury ended his career. He married Donna Foss Nov. 30, 1973, and was blessed with three daughters who he cherished. Terry enjoyed spending  time with his nine grandchildren, enjoyed living at his country home, reading and discussing politics.

He is survived by his mother, Dolores Yeager of Foley and wife, Donna, Foley; daughters: Emily (Josh) Lentner, Foley, Elizabeth Christman (Stephanie Kolari), Foley, Erin (David) Klimesh, Foley; grandchildren: Anna, Nik, Moses, Iman, Elizabeth, Summer, Caleb, Justin and Alexis; sister, Carol (Dallas) Humphrey; brother, Jeff Yeager; as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Yeager and mother and father-in-law, Donna and Alton Foss.          
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Irene Zormeier

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Irene Zormeier, age 87, of Sauk Rapids, passed away peacefully with her family by her side June 21, 2019 at Cherrywood of south St. Cloud.  Mass of Christian Burial for Irene will be 12:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township. Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church. Parish prayers will be 5 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Irene Helen (Pollard) Zormeier was born May 12, 1932, in St. Cloud, the daughter of George and Theresia (Meyer) Pollard.  She attended Foley Public Schools and went on to work as a waitress before meeting her future husband at Stearns Manufacturing.  On May 7, 1966 Irene was united in marriage with Sylvester ‘Sy’ Zormeier at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township.  The couple was blessed with three sons, and Irene truly enjoyed the gift of motherhood. She savored the simple things in life; watching the birds, tending to her flowers, listening to polka and waltz music and being at home with her family.  Irene was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church most of her life and was a member of the Christian Mothers.

Irene is survived by her three sons:  Gary, Dave (Lynn) and James all of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren:  Cole Zormeier, Riley Novak, and Karlina (Luke) Riordan; great-grandchildren:  Keegan and Nolan Riordan; as well as other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers and three sisters.
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Caroline Olson

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Caroline Olson, age 86 of Foley, passed away  June 17, 2019 at her home.  Funeral services were  June 21 at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley.  Visitation was 4-8 p.m. June 20 at the Foley Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.  Rev. Dee Pederson  officiated Burial will be in the Ronneby Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Caroline Joan Olson was born May 13, 1933 in Maywood Township, Benton County to Walter and Gunhild (Swanson) Stauffenecker. She grew up with outdoor bathrooms and wood stoves in a family of six. She attended rural country grade schools and graduated from Foley High School in 1951. She married Thomas Olson June 20, 1953 at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Ronneby.  In her younger years, Caroline was active in 4-H and lived for a short time with her sister in Minneapolis.  She taught Sunday School at Gustavus Adolpus Lutheran Church for many years. Caroline raised six children, which she always said was the most rewarding thing in her life.  After the children were all in school, she refinished old furniture and quilted many blankets and quilts and cooked many meals.

She is survived by her husband, Tom of Foley and sons and daughters: Loren (Laura), Foley; Lyle (Ann), Foley; Raymond (Darla), Foley; Marilyn, Foley; Nancy (Ken) Denfeld, Foley and Gary (Kelli) of Sartell and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a sister, Doris (Norman) Nelson of Kent, Wash.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters: Walter, Wayne, Marlene Christopherson and Lois Moe and a grandson, Jeremy.
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Mary Katherine Puchalla

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Mary Katherine Puchalla joined loved ones  June 10, 2019, after a valiant cancer battle. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 20 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Gilman. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the parish cemetery.

Merry K, as she preferred, was born July 22, 1952, to Margaret (Steffen) and Donald Thielges in St. Cloud, on her father’s 27th birthday. Mary, like her father, had a great sense of humor. A 1970 graduate of Technical High School, Mary pursued cosmetology at St. Cloud Beauty College. She continued her education at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, earning a degree in occupational therapy. Caring for others at Ridgeview Assisted Living was Mary’s vocation for several years, until medical issues required Mary to care for her health. Mary married Robert Eizenhoefer in November 1973. Years later, she married Kenneth Puchalla, residing at their rural Gilman home. Creative arts were very much a part of Mary’s life. She was an excellent artist. Mary and Ken’s wrought iron/ornamental glass creations are gifts treasured by numerous recipients. Pets were always a part of Mary’s family and became a second family after her children grew up. Her beloved pets included birds, cats and dogs. Mary loved to celebrate birthdays, the Fourth of July and her patriotism. She enjoyed going to craft shows and garage sales.

Mary is survived by her husband, Kenneth Puchalla, of Foley; twin children, Tamara (Todd) Kula, Foley, and Chad (Arlene) Eizenhoefer, Sauk Rapids, son Wesley (Jovanna) Eizenhoefer, San Diego, Calif.; sister Patricia (James) Neuman, Parkers Prairie; brother James (Fu-Mei) Thielges, Centralia, Wash.; five grandchildren (Tearayne, Rhett, Emma-lea, Jace, and Alec); nephews and nieces in Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington and Japan. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret (1991) and Donald (2009).

Arrangements wer made with Brenny Family Funeral Chapel  www.brenny.com 800-824-5051          
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Lorraine (Ryberg) Solem

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Lorraine (Ryberg) Solem, age 92 of St. Cloud, formerly of Oak Park, passed away peacefully June 7 at St Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud.

Lorraine was born Sept. 18, 1926, to Henry and Agnes Ryberg in Oak Park. She attended Country Schoolhouse No. 33 South, graduated Foley High School and Minnesota School of Business. Lorraine held a number of secretarial positions in Minneapolis prior to marrying Lawrence Oct 19, 1946. Soon after, they purchased a dairy farm in Oak Park and raised eight children. She was an accomplished baker, loved to sing and play piano, and the home was always welcome to friends and family for fellowship, a hot meal and fresh baked goods. Her trademarks were rice pudding, doughnuts and an assortment of breads. She spent the last nine years living with her youngest child, Tanya, and enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, the daily crossword, watching “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy.”

 Lorraine is survived by her children: Jane (Jeffrey) Boyer of Brooklyn Park, Larry of Mora, Julie (Jon) Wilson of Mora, Christine Anderson of White Bear Lake, Alec (Kieu) of Foreston, Todd (Karen) of Van Alstyne, Texas, and Tanya of St. Cloud; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sibling: Morrie (Rose Marie) Ryberg of Foley.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence: son, William, and siblings: Hazel, Ardner, Marie, Dorothy and Joan.

A celebration of Lorraine’s life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Estes Brook Evangelical Free Church, 16937 80th St., Oak Park, Minnesota. Interment will follow at Estes Brook Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
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Elsie Kirchoff

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Elsie Kirchoff, age 89, of Sauk Rapids, and formerly of Foley, passed away June 1, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 8 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Friday, June 7 at the Foley Funeral Home and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Elsie Kirchoff was born July 23, 1929, in St. George Township, Benton County to Robert and Elizabeth (Halfman) Balder. She graduated from Foley High School in 1947, and went on to attend Minneapolis Business College, graduating in 1948. Elsie worked as and executive secretary for Zinsmaster Bakery in Minneapolis. She married Robert Kirchoff Sr., Nov. 13, 1945, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. The couple lived in Fairbanks, Alaska before moving to Foley in 1956, where they owned the businesses; Robert Kirchoff Construction and the Foley Variety Store. Elsie was a wonderful mother. Her children fondly remember Friday night trips to the Dairy Queen in Milaca and how her homemade wet-wipes cleaned sticky fingers after consuming the sweet treats. Elsie’s homemade hot fudge ice cream topping, caramel corn, stuffing, and fluffy salad were renowned. She had a great sense of humor, pulling April Fool’s Day pranks on her children. Elsie was a long-time volunteer at St. John’s Catholic Church and school.  Her friendly face greeted customers at Foley Variety for many years. After retirement, Elsie enjoyed volunteering at Dewey Place. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Elsie is survived by her children: Bob Jr., Foley; Doug, Williams, Ariz.; Jim, Foley; Mary Kirchoff, Minneapolis; Cathy (Mike) Rickert, Round Rock, Texas; Tom (Gaye), Clear Lake; John (Jennifer), Foley; Cynthia Kirchoff, Denton, Texas and Annette (Tim) Smith of Woodbury.  She is also survived by her seven grandchildren:  Todd Kirchoff, Shannon Brambrink, Jack and Megan Rickert, Chris and Katie Kirchoff and Owen Smith as well as three great grandchildren: Emilie Kirchoff, Dominic and Dylan Brambrink and several nieces and nephews.    

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, June 2, 2007, daughter-in-law, Jan Kirchoff and sister and brother, Dolores Mullen ans Norbert Balder.          
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Patricia Gruba

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Patricia Gruba, age 83, of Sauk Rapids, passed away May 31, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Community under the care of St. Croix Hospice.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Foley Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home and burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Gilman. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Patricia Frances Gruba was born March 14, 1936, in Gilman to Charles and Mary (Sodowski) Lepinski.  Some of Patricia’s fondest memories of her childhood were times spent helping her dad on the family farm and riding her horse. She married John Gruba Oct. 17, 1953, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  She was a traditional homemaker who gardened, canned, and took great pride in her family home. Together the couple raised three sons. In her younger years, Pat volunteered at the St. Cloud Hospital, caring for newborns in the nursery. The couple started Gruba Cabinets in Sauk Rapids and operated the business until 1975. They moved to Ely and purchased the Silver Rapids Lodge, which they owned and operated until 1992. While at the resort, they acquired many friends from around the continental United States and visited many of them throughout the years. After their retirement, they moved to the Duelm area. Pat always said her grandchildren were her greatest blessing and that they brought a smile to her face and a twinkle to her eye.

She is survived by her sons: Rod (Sheila) Gruba, Ely; David (Kathy) Gruba, Ely and Jeff Gruba of Becker. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Adam, Eric, Kimberly Egan, Andy and Ryan and seven great grandchildren: Brooke, Brant, Madelyn, Olivia, Willow, Eva, Emma and sisters and brother: Rose Dohrmann, Sauk Rapids; Annette Starr, Medford, Ore; Carl, Brooklyn Center and many other relatives and friends  She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, John and brothers and sisters: Dorothy, Marcella, Irene, Robert, Richard and Clara.          
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Fr. Adrian Piotrowski

Piotrowski
Fr. Adrian Piotrowski, OSC died in long-term care at Mille Lacs Health System June 1, 2019, in Onamia at the age of 85.  He was born to Frank and Mary (Kosloski) Piotrowski Dec. 7, 1933, in Foley. After attending Crosier Seminary in Onamia, he entered the Crosier novitiate in Hastings, Neb. Aug. 27, 1957, and professed his first religious vows Aug. 28, 1958.  He was ordained a Crosier priest May 23, 1964, in Ft. Wayne, Ind.  Fr. Adrian earned a bachelor’s degree in 1965, from Hastings College and a master’s degree in secondary education and history at Seton Hall University in 1971.

Fr. Adrian spent many of his years in ministry as a teacher and chaplain at Catholic schools, particularly Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., 1965-71, and Bergen High School in Oradell, N.J., 1972-92, where he was also chaplain to the Christian Brothers community. Fr. Adrian also served in parish ministry at St. Patrick Parish in Armonk, N.Y., Holy Family Parish in Bronx, N.Y., St. Stephan’s Parish in Anoka, and St. Odilia Parish in Shoreview.

Fr. Adrian is survived by his brother Gerald of Rochester, and his sisters Sr. Joyce, OSF, of St. Cloud, and Karen VonderHeide of Indiana, and by his Crosier confreres.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Crosier Priory church in Onamia  Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Committal will be in the Priory cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred to the Crosier Fathers and Brothers, Box 500, Onamia, MN, 56359.        F-23

Gloria A. Gall

Gall
Gloria A. Gall (nee Stellmach), age 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family May 29, 2019. Gloria was born Oct. 6, 1938, to Julius and Helen Stellmach on a farm in Foley.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Herbert; children Gail (Gordon) Johnson, Penny Peterson (Richard Miller and Shelby), Brenda (Dan) Klocker, Dennis Gall, many grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

A celebration of Gloria’s life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home 763-689-2244. Online condolences can be shared at www. Carlsonlillemoen.com.       
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