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Obituaries
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James R. Neumann

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Mass of Christian burial was 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township for James “Jim” R. Neumann, age 41, who passed away Nov. 27, 2022 unexpectedly. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Dec. 2 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to the services Dec. 3 at the church. Parish prayers were Dec. 2 at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
 Jim was born Oct. 12, 1981, in St. Cloud to Floyd and Sue (Middendorf) Neumann. He married Tera Franzwa Oct. 25, 2008, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Jim worked as a driver for UPS for 23 years and worked at Sell’s Auto for 10 years. He also owned and operated the family farm. Jim was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where he was very involved and served as president of the parish council for years. He enjoyed rebuilding antique tractors, tractor auctions, vacations, pool parties in the stock tank, teaching and mentoring his children, and spending time with family. Jim was determined, the life of the party, larger than life, and a great handyman.
 Survivors include his wife, Tera of St. Cloud; daughters, Kailyn, Susanna and Ella all at home; father, Floyd (Brenda) of St. Cloud; brothers and sister, Jerry (Cassie) of Rice, Jason (Nicole Schmiedt) of St. Paul, and Jodie of Foley; grandmother, Luella Schutte of Becker; god-daughter and niece, Anne Neumann of Rice; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kathy and Terry Franzwa of Becker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeremy (Katie) Franzwa of Eden Prairie, Breanna Franzwa of Sartell, Jordan (Morgan) Franzwa of St. Cloud, and Mitchell Franzwa of Salt Lake City, Utah; nephew and niece, Devan and Mackenzie Franzwa of St. Cloud; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Sue, in 2013; maternal grandparents, Ben and Alice Middendorf; paternal grandfather, Robert Neumann; paternal step-grandfather, David Schutte; and dog, Molly.               
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Darrel A Jants

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Darrel A Jants, age 81, of Foley, passed away peacefully at his home Nov. 21, 2022, after five years of dialysis. A celebration of life will take place in his honor in spring 2023. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Darrel Jants was born Feb. 18, 1941, to Reuben Odell Jants and Lucille West Jants. He married Pat (Zanke) Bednar in 1960. After a divorce, Darrel married Rita (Huneke) Chapp Aug. 22, 1969, in Clearwater. Darrel lived in South Dakota for several years before moving to the Foley area. Darrel worked for Lake States Tree Service for many years prior to driving fuel trucks for Anderson-Gilyard, of Becker, for over 20 years. Darrel loved to hunt and fish. He passed these hobbies on to his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Todd Jants; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brothers Donald Jants (Carolyn), Dennis Jants (Linda); half- brother Terry Lundquist; half-sisters Peggy Lundquist Gust, Darlene Lundquist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rita Jants, stepson Joel Bednar, grandson Darrel Jants, stepchildren Daniel Chapp, Pam Johnson, Jerry Chapp, and daughter-in-law Debbie Jants.
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Rosemary C. Mendel

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Funeral services were Nov. 23 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek for Rosemary C. Mendel, age 93, who passed away Nov. 20, 2022, at her daughter’s home. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was Nov. 22 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services at the church. Church prayers were at the funeral home.
Rosemary was born April 26, 1929, in Sauk Rapids to John and Alice (Keehr) Peschl. She married Donald Mendel Oct. 4, 1952, in Popple Creek. Rosemary lived in Sauk Rapids her entire life and worked as a bookkeeper for Dairyland and Don Hylander, CPA. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was very active on the church council and was a former treasurer. She was also a member of Sauk Rapids VFW Post No. 6992 Auxiliary. Rosemary enjoyed baking, cooking, embroidery, trips to the casino, traveling and watching TV, especially “Bonanza” and the Minnesota Twins. She was caring, generous and had a strong faith.
Survivors include her son and daughters, Lloyd (Penny) Mendel of Foley, Bev Mendel of Sauk Rapids, and Cheryl Scapanski of Sauk Rapids; sister, Arlene “Bonnie” (Fritz) Willenbring of Richmond; grandchildren, Daniel (Kathy) Mendel, Heidi (Joel) Anderson, Cassie (Jamie) Endvick, and Adam Scapanski; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald, April 14, 2009; sons-in-law, Mike Chaika and John Scapanski; and brothers and sisters, Warren Peschl Sr., Merlin Turner, Dorothy Larson, and Virginia Brand.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Donald R. Leabch

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Donald R. Leabch, age 78, of Foley, passed away Nov. 17, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian burial will take place Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at church. The Rev. Mike Kellogg will officiate. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Donald Leabch was born July 1, 1944, in St. Cloud to Roy and Gertrude (Hennek) Leabch. He married Donna Roske Jan. 17, 1976, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. Donald loved to play cards and work puzzles. He also is a member of the Dulem Lions. He loved his family but he especially had a place in his heart for all his grandchildren. He enjoyed collecting Santa Clauses and was proud of his John Deere 4020.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, of 46 years; children, Dawn (Ron) Wieling, Denise (Guy) Knutson, and Daniel (Nicole) Leabch; grandchildren Peter Knutson, Nicholas Wieling, Andrew Knutson, Kirsten Wieling, Ella Leabch, and Ethan Leabch; siblings, Janice Kraemer, Jane Thell, David Leabch and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
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Susan Coccharilla

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Susan Coccharilla was born in St. Cloud May 17, 1943, to Jerome and Bertha Kujawa. She died peacefully in her home Nov. 3, 2022. Susan attended grade school in Gilman and high school in Foley. Susan married Roy Graczyk in 1958, and they had three children: Sandra, Roy Jr., and Sally.
Divorced and married Sam Coccharilla in 1973.She lived in Arizona with Sam for 11 years they had one child, Georgio. Susan moved back to Minnesota and had resided here for the past 35 years with her partner, Brad Nelson. Susan loved listening to all kinds of  music and dancing and she loved her cats. She loved her family – her kids, brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. She was loved by many and will be truly missed.
She is survived by children Sandra (David) Anderson of Fridley, Roy Jr. Graczyk of Gilman, Sally (Andy) Balogi of Champlin,  and Georgio Coccharilla of Arizona. Grandchildren Spencer, Owen, Libby, Jake, Andrew and Samatha. Siblings Daniel Kujawa (Janice) of Spring Lake Park, Nancy Lewandowski (Henry) of Spring Lake Park, Jean Quernemoen (Chuck) of Brooklyn Center, Kathleen Erickson of Blaine, Jerry Kujawa, (Berry) of Cedar.
Celebration of life will be 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Grace Fellowship Church. with a brunch to follow until noon. Address  8601 101st Ave. North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 .
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Richard H. Kuklock

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Richard H. Kuklock, 81, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Nov. 9, 2022, from complications from a stroke. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be at a later date at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Sobieski. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church the morning of Nov. 18. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Richard was born April 20, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan to Albert and Agnes (Retka) Kuklock. He moved, with his parents, at age 2 to Sobieski. He graduated from Little Falls High School in 1959.  Rich worked at Electrolux for 40 years, retiring in 2005.  Rich and Marion (Manlick) were married July 3, 1967, at St. Mary’s Church in Little Falls. They lived most of their married life in Sauk Rapids. Rich was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, the Heartland Polka Swingers, International Assoc of Machinists, Lodge No. 623 and a charter member of the Greater MN Two-Cylinder Club.
He loved anything to do with John Deere tractors and machinery. He restored a 1946 John Deere B and a 1955 John Deere 50. He also enjoyed dancing and listening to old-time music, playing cards, reading tractor magazines and fishing. He loved to tinker in his shop and could fix almost anything. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons, family and friends. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
Survivors include Marion, his wife of 55 years; son, Jeff (friend Roxanne); daughter, Julie (Charlie) Gaulke; grandchildren, Chuck, Jake and Jimmy; brother, Ben (Donna); godchildren, Ann Kuklock and Sue Smith; and also in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law and father-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, Poor Clare Monastery of Sauk Rapids or Quiet Oaks Hospice House.
Rich’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the love and support during this difficult time and for the care provided by the staff at Quiet Oaks and St. Croix Hospice.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Janet M. Pappenfus

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Janet Pappenfus, age 76, of Waite Park, passed away Nov. 8, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral service Nov. 12 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was at the Foley Funeral Home and at the church. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Janet Marie Pappenfus was born July 1, 1946, in Milaca to John and Mary (Tadych) Jurek. She graduated from Milaca High School. She married Peter Pappenfus Jan. 25, 1965, and the couple lived in Minneapolis before moving to Gilman where they lived for several years. Janet was a hard worker and worked several jobs including working as a waitress, selling Avon products and was caretaker of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for several years. She was most proud of her work as a nanny and custodian. She was an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed trips to the casino.  Janet lived in Waite Park with her significant other, Robert Boos, for several years.
Janet is survived by her children: Todd of Gordonville, Texas; Tim (Kay) of Royalton; Lisa Pappenfus of Sauk Rapids; Laura Pappenfus of Waite Park; Amy (Brad) Kenning of St. Cloud; Ted Pappenfus of Fergus Falls; and five grandchildren: Will, Mason, Lance, Levi, Victoria and ‘Tori’; and three great-grandchildren: Jannay, Taylor and Raymond, as well as brothers and sisters: Jacob Jurek of Foreston; Johnny Jurek of Foreston; Theresa Spiczka of Gilman and Mary Anne “Micky” Wahlberg of Coon Rapids.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Peter; significant other, Robert Boos; grandson, Brandon Pappenfus; and brothers and sisters Delores Kelash, Justin Jurek, Roy Jurek, Margaret Dahler, Kathryn Lentner, Martha Engesether, infant sister, Bernice, and an infant brother, Benjamin.
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Brian R. Wunderlich

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Brian Wunderlich, age 59, of Hillman, passed away Nov. 5, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital from complications of cancer. Memorial services were Nov. 11 at the Foley Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Foley. Visitation was at the funeral home. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Brian Raymond Wunderlich was born May 17, 1963, in Little Falls to William and Julia (Backes) Wunderlich. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1981, and continued his education at St. Cloud State University majoring in computer science. Brian worked as a computer technician for Banker Systems for many years. He lived near Hillman where he loved everything outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his children: Lyndsey (Nick), Fort Ripley; Jared, Sauk Centre; Amber (Isaiah), Fargo; as well as his mother, Julie, of Foley, and brothers and sister: Dan (Carol), Mora; Dave (Leah), Owatonna; Deb (Tim) Kucala, St. Cloud and Doug (Sara), Sartell and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William, in 2020.
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Jeanette E. Nelson

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Jeanette E. Nelson was born in Rockford, Illinois, Feb. 15, 1926, to David and Eileen (Kempf) Seagren. In 1933, Jeanette moved to Oak Park with her parents and grandparents. Jeanette attended grade school in Oak Park and graduated from Foley High School.  She attended St. Cloud Teacher’s College for one year. Jeanette went to Minneapolis to work. She worked in defense plants during the war and later worked at Butler Brothers, which is now Butler Square.
On Sept. 4, 1953, she was united in marriage to Wesley Nelson. They lived in Illinois for five years. In 1960, they moved back to Foley. She worked at Federal Cartridge for nine years then quit to help Wesley with Foley Electrical Service. Three children were born to Jeanette and Wesley: Diane, Kenneth and Roger.
In 1996, Jeanette moved to Dewey Place Apartments in Foley where she volunteered in the kitchen and serving meals.  She moved to The Sanctuary at St. Cloud in 2018. She did a lot of embroidery and gave many sets of dish towels to family and friends. She was a member of the Estes Brook Free Church where she was a Deaconess, Sunday school teacher and assisted in the nursery.
She is survived by Diane (David) McClure of St. Cloud, and Kenneth (Sharon Dahlquist) of Ham Lake; six grandchildren, Nicole (Jeff) Klein, Lisa (John) Roske, Nina (Jake Wegman) Kutz, Sara (Cody) Cox, Scott (Jennifer) McClure, Katie Nelson; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Roger, and grandson, David.
Funeral services were Oct. 31 at Estes Brook Evangelical Free Church. Burial followed at the church cemetery.  Memorials are preferred to the Estes Brook Free Church.
Arrangements by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home - Milaca.
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Linda E. Proehl

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A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church for Linda Elizabeth “Betty” Proehl, age 71, of St. Cloud, who passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest Dec. 20, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Tom Olson will officiate. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home of 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 Church 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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Donna Kampa

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Donna Kampa, age 85, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Oct. 22, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Oct. 27, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The Rev. Joseph Backowski officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 9-11 a.m. at the church on the same day. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Donna Lucille Kampa was born May 16, 1937, in St. Cloud to Edward and Lucille (Jahn) Chmielewski. She graduated from Foley High School, class of 1955. She married the love of her life, Leland Kampa, Sept. 1, 1956, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Donna lived most all of her life in the Duelm area until the couple moved to Sauk Rapids in 2013. She worked in food service as a cook at St. John's Area School for over 20 years. She was an excellent cook and baker. Donna made every occasion special by baking cakes for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other special family gatherings. She was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the St. Lawrence Christian Mothers. She enjoyed needle point, crocheting, sewing and traveling with Leland. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, who knew her joy of life, faith, and loving and caring for others. 
She is survived by her husband, Leland, of Sauk Rapids and sons Mark Kampa of Duelm, Mike (Paula) of Rice, Monty (Liz) of St. Cloud, and grandchildren Josh (Nicole) Kampa, Cassandra (Nick) Larkin, Katie (Dustin) Lahr, Kaelynn (Tyler) Kamps, Kayla (Nevyl) Winkelman, Kristen Kampa and Jeffery (Becky) Gondeck, Justin (Sonya) Gondeck and Josh (Bethann) Gondeck, 18 great-grandchildren, and sister, Jeanne Anderson of Waconia, brother Donnie 'Ski' (Donna) Chmielewski of Tampa, Florida, and a sister-in-law, Kay Chmielewski.  She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Mary Kampa-Gondeck; brother, Dick Chmielewski; and brother-in-law, Melvin Anderson.
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Ronald J. Zeppelin

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Ronald James Zeppelin, age 83, of Foley, died Oct. 15, 2022, at The Gardens at Foley, in Foley.
A celebration of Ronald’s life was Oct. 19 at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Ronald was born Oct. 11, 1939, in St. Cloud to Walter R. and Ethel E. (Olmstead) Zeppelin. He married Yvonne Beckers Feb. 12, 1966. They later divorced. On June 10, 1999, Ronald was united in marriage to Theresa Wahl in St. Cloud.
Ronald was proud to have served in the United States Army from 1963-65. After his discharge Ronald worked in the St. Cloud area as a carpenter and in construction. In 1994, he went back to school for auto body at St. Cloud Vocational Technical College. After graduating, Ronald continued to work in the auto body program. After Ronald’s marriage to Theresa he assisted her with her many business ventures and all of her animals. He also took pride in taking care of the home place. Ronald was a member of Pantowners and Rock City Rods.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa Zeppelin, of Foley; children, James (Hillary) Zeppelin of Sauk Rapids; Malissa (Dennis) Lenz of Royalton; Jason (Brandy) Wahl of Foley; Jessica (Mike) Pierce of Foley; Quentin (Mary Kaye) Wahl of Savage; sister, Janet Marquart of Kimball; 10 grandchildren, Abby, Ava, Andrew, Mickaila, Marizza, Austin, Vince, Bryant, Warren and Rosalie; and one great-grandchild on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ed “Butch” Zeppelin, sisters Jean Zeppelin and Carol Puchalla, and Dozer.

Marie C. Cronquist

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Marie C. Cronquist, 85-year-old resident of the Hillman/Pierz area, died Oct. 16, 2022,  at the Harmony House in Pierz. A funeral service and visitation was Oct. 22 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillman. The burial was at in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Hillman.
Marie Clara Cronquist was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Foley, to the late Theodore and Martha (Otto) Stauffenecker. Marie and her family moved to the Hillman area when Marie was a young girl.  She attended school in Hillman and later on in Onamia through 11th grade. She was united in marriage to Vernon Cronquist June 25, 1955 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillman.  The couple made their home in the Hillman area. Marie worked at the Onamia Garment Factory and Grand Casino Mille Lacs. She enjoyed watching the deer, bird watching and feeding the birds, fishing, doing puzzles, playing cards, and spending time with her family. Marie was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Darrel (Sheryl Thesing) Cronquist of Brainerd; son-in-law Randy Pulak of Harding; daughter Sandra (David) Novak of Gilman; grandchildren Chad, Craig, Cory Cronquist, Pennie Loidolt, Donna, Joe, Paul and Jake Pulak and Stacy Novak; 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Barb and Betty Stauffenecker, Alvina Kisor and Beverley (Dave) Schubert and brothers-in-law, Milan (Marge) Cronquist and Eddie Schubert.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, LeeAnn Pulak; parents, Theodore and Martha Stauffenecker; husband, Vernon Cronquist; sister, Anna Medlin; brothers, Howard, Theodore and Richard “Stuffy” Stauffenecker.
Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is cherishing the memory and celebrating the life of Marie.

Doug Weber

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Doug Weber, age 68, of Foley, passed away Oct. 16, 2022, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. A celebration of life was Oct. 20 at Jack and Jim’s Event Center in Duelm. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Douglas James Weber was born June 23, 1954, in St. Cloud to James and Jane (Kussman) Weber. He graduated from Foley High School and lived in the Foley area all of his life. He worked as a carpenter and an ironworker in the Twin Cities metro area until his retirement. Doug loved woodworking, playing cards and going to the pub to visit all his friends. He always had a joke to tell even though they weren’t always that funny. He was a great friend to many and always tried to see the positive side of things even though life handed him some true difficulties. He will be missed by all his family and friends.
He is survived by his long time partner, Rita Neyssen of Foley; children Amelia of Monticello, James (Rachelle) of Foley, Terryll (Gary) of Richmond, Jodi of Zimmerman and Travis (Jami) of Foley; grandchildren Kayla, Randi, Olivia, Evelyn, Gabby, Dani, Maddie, Brooke and Blake; great-grandchildren Rylie, Lillian, and Grayson; and sister Nancy (Ron) Ampe of Coon Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jane Weber. The family wishes to thank Quiet Oaks for all their care and compassion.

Thomas J. Latterell

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Tom Latterell, age 92, of Foley passed away Oct. 14, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Visitation will be 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Thomas Julius Latterell was born June 26, 1930, in St. George Township, Benton County, to William and Elizabeth (Dzuik) Latterell.  He was born the seventh of 11 children. He spent the first 18 years of his life on the farm and loved to tell stories of his days on the farm with his parents and siblings and many close relatives. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1948. He enlisted into the United States Army Air Force in 1948 and was active until 1949. He was part of the enlisted reserve until 1955, when he was honorably discharged. He married Cordella (Cordy) Timmers Nov. 10, 1953, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Tom worked for W. Hodgeman and Sons out of Fairmont as a motor grader operator for 12 years and then advanced to bituminous laydown foreman for the next 40 years. After retiring from road work, he drove school bus for Foley Public Schools for five years. Tom was a lifelong member of St. John’s Catholic Church and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. Tom enjoyed deer hunting each fall and had many successful hunts. He spent many winters spearing on Mille Lacs Lake. He liked to attend auctions, especially those that featured John Deere equipment. He enjoyed his time with family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and had a special place in his heart for his great-grandson, Jack Balzer, who was just a baby when he and his family lived with, “Papa Great’ for a year as his helper.
He is survived by his children: Doug, Minneapolis; Kim (Sandy), Foley; Colleen (Mick) Lazer, Sauk Rapids; Becky (Tom) Howard, Foley; and Pam (Melissa) of Woodbury; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cordy, and brothers: Leonard, David, Cecil, Norbert, Jim, Bill and and sisters: Irene Graham, Lucille Ruhoff, Eunice Cross and Mary Jo LaVigne. Tom wishes to be remembered for his ability to use his words to lift the spirits of those around him and to always offer hope.  The family would like to offer their sincerest thanks to the Centra Care Hospice team, especially Nicole, Lori and Dana who provided loving care to him. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the CARE in Foley or a charity of your choice in Tom’s name.
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Dale A. Moulzolf

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Dale Andrew Moulzolf, age 81, passed away June 17, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dale was born at home Aug. 25, 1940, to Andrew and Helen (Kantor) Moulzolf in Alberta Township, Benton County. Dale grew up in the Benton County area and attended a one-room school for his elementary school years. He also attended Sheridan Junior High School and in 1959, he graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School, both in Minneapolis.
Dale worked 24 1/2 years for Gambles Hardware at the corporate print shop in the shipping and receiving department. After a layoff from Gambles, he worked several jobs finishing his career at Baker’s Square in Maple Grove. Dale retired from work in 1997 when he and his wife, Donna, moved to Las Vegas.
He was preceded in death by Andrew Moulzolf (father), Helen Kantor Moulzolf (mother), Robert Stachowski (brother-in-law), Frank Fussy, Jr. (brother-in-law), Maxine (Virgil) Moulzolf (sister-in-law), and Marlyn Fussy (sister).
Dale is survived by Donna Ziegler Moulzolf (wife of 40 years), Jessica Lynn Moulzolf Schmit (daughter), Clifford Thomas Schmit (son-in-law), Andrew Thomas Schmit (grandson), Alyssa Rose Schmit (granddaughter), Janet Roehl Campbell (Jessica’s mother), Eunice Stachowski (sister), Virgil Moulzolf (brother), Richard Moulzolf (brother), Marilyn (Richard) Moulzolf (sister-in-law), Raymond Ziegler (brother-in-law), Judith (Slesar) Ziegler (sister-in-law), loving Moulzolf nieces (11) and nephews (six), Ziegler niece (one) and nephews (five), and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at the St. Louis Catholic Church, 187 First St. S., Foreston. A luncheon will follow in the church’s dining hall.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmsouthwest.com for the Moulzolf family.
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Raymond W. Gruba

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Raymond W. Gruba, age 78, passed away peacefully Oct. 11, 2022, at Mille Lacs Health Nursing Home in Onamia.  Raymond is survived by his wife Linda (Hoheisel) and his sons Joe, Douglas (Lisa) and Brian (Christina); his grandsons Travis, Bradley, Zachary and Jacob; siblings Dee Brunette (Roger) and Gary (Ruth); numerous nieces and nephews; and great friends. Preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters, Carol and Sharon.
He was known for his sense of humor and woodworking, and his love for dogs, eagles and classic cars.                           
At this time, no funeral service is planned. The family will arrange a service and scattering of ashes in accordance with Raymond and his wife’s wishes at a later date.  A special thank you to the caring staff at Mille Lacs Health Nursing Home in Onamia.
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Bruce Edwin Zabloski

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Bruce Edwin Zabloski, age 61, of St. Cloud, passed away October 4, 2022, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. A private family burial will take place at a later date.  Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Bruce was welcomed into this world July 28, 1961, the fourth of seven children born to Norman and Helen (Dahlke) Zabloski. He graduated from Foley High School where he excelled in wrestling. At the age of 18, Bruce joined the United States Army where he proudly served his country from 1979 to 1982.  Life after the Army found Bruce working multiple jobs, most notably with DeZurik in Sartell and the VA Medical Center where he received a commendation for the excellent work he had done there. Bruce had a passion for education, earning multiple certificates for service industries through online institutes. He enjoyed writing and loved weekends at the farm helping his parents with anything and everything that needed to be done. We, as your family, will never forget and will be forever grateful for the energetic, fun-loving little boy with the beautiful blue eyes that shared our childhood.
Bruce is survived by his father, Norman of Foley and siblings David (Roseanne), Diane (Brian) Gorder, Bradley, Michael (Carol), Richard (Valerie), and 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen, and brother, John, and grandparents John and Rose Zabloski and Alfred and Selma Dahlke.
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Ardith Celeste-Selma Andersen

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Ardith Andersen, age 91, of St. Cloud, passed away peacefully Oct. 4, 2022, at Assumption Community in Cold Spring. Funeral service was 11 a.m., Oct. 8, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Ronneby. The Rev. Barbara Peterson officiated and burial took place at Ronneby Riverside Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was 9-11 a.m. at the church. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Ardith Celeste-Selma Andersen was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Montevideo to Albert and Selma (Christence) Reese.  She married Neil Wahl April 11, 1950,  in Benson. Because of Neil’s construction job, the family relocated many times before settling in Oak Park in 1960. Ardith helped Neil with their cattle hauling business, Wahl Trucking, and worked other various jobs. Neil preceded her in death in 1965. She later married Harland Andersen Sept. 19, 1966, in Sisseton, South Dakota, and they had two daughters together: Karen Andersen and Kristi Andersen-Palmer. Harland preceded her in death April 8, 2008. She worked for Armour Meats and owned and operated the Oak Park Hotel and worked for Dombrowski Meats until her retirement. Ardith enjoyed gardening, playing cards and dice and especially liked playing games with her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for her baking – nobody ever left the house without a fresh cookie. She was a long time member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her children, Dennis Wahl of St. Cloud, Sharon (Tom) Fitzpatrick of Foley; Douglas (Staci) Wahl of Batesville, Arkansas, Karen Andersen of St. Cloud, and Kristi Andersen-Palmer of St. Cloud; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Albert Reese.She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers, Stanley and Joe, and a sister, Alice Guilfoile. The family would like to thank the Assumption Community, Moments Hospice, Care Free Living and Lutheran Social Services (especially Melvin) for all their care and compassion.
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Pamala J. Doucette

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Pamala Jane Doucette, 47, died, Sept. 4, 2022, at her home in Akitin.
There was a private gathering for Pam Sept. 20 for her immediate family at Cremation Society of Minnesota in Brooklyn Park. A celebration of life will be Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m. at Henry’s Catering in Foley. (At the corner of Highway 23 and Highway 25 in Foley.)
Pam was born June 10, 1975, in St. Cloud, to Larry Helmin and Marlys Pekarek. She grew up around central Minnesota and graduated from Foley High School in 1993.
She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid knitter and loved to make blankets and other crafts. She was a talented artist, painting nature scenes, along with other signs. She was a master in the kitchen and loved to cook. Pam also had a heart of gold and was willing to help anywhere she was able.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marlys Pekarek, and grandparents;Ben and Hazel Kothman and Clarence and Lucille Helmin.
Pam is survived by her children Brianna (Cody Phelps) of Randall, Nick (Emily Lindberg) of Wadena,  and Cody (Jillian Murray)  of Mankato, and siblings Kevin (Cinda) of Randall, Lisa (Larry Gapinski) of Foley, Dori (Keith Miller) of St. Cloud and her father, Butch Helmin of Elk River.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials or cards.
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Dennis K. Lewandowski

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Dennis passed away at the age of 82 Jan. 12, 2021. He was born on a farm in Gilman Dec. 21, 1938. He was the youngest of 13 children born to Enoch Lewandowski and Anna Lewandowski (Wojciechowski).
Dennis spent his childhood on the family farm and graduated from Foley High School in 1957. The farm had no electricity until the late 50s and no indoor plumbing. After his graduation, he worked in Minneapolis as a machinist while attending electronics classes at NorthWest TV & Electronics Institute, receiving his federal communications license.
Upon completion, he entered the U.S. Army, Army Security Agency in the specialty of intercept equipment repair. He was then transferred to Berlin, West Germany, during the Cold War until the end of 1962. While stationed there, he witnessed the Berlin Wall being built. In 1965, after his discharge from the Army, he worked for Sylvania Electronics Defense Laboratories, in Mt. View, California. His job was to design, build and support electronics systems for the Army, Air Force and Navy.
His work projects took him to many locations around the world: Berlin, Germany; Peshawar, Pakistan; Adana, Turkey; Rota, Spain; Bahrain; Aden, Yemen; Tripoli, Libya; Takhli, Thailand; Hong Kong, United Kingdom; Taipei, Taiwan; Bad Aibling, Germany; Holy Loch, Scotland. While in these countries, he traveled to many neighboring countries such as India, Afghanistan, Macau, China, Syria, Israel, Palestine and nearly every country in Western Europe.
He was extremely fond of his two daughters and their families. Laura Lewandowski, son-in-law Aaron Ritchey, granddaughters Asha and Ella Ritchey, in Littleton, Colorado, and Julie Nelson (Lewandowski), son-in-law Dan Nelson and grandchildren Phillip and Leanna Nelson, in Eden Prairie.
In 1978, in Silicon Valley, he was part owner of the second computer store in the world, The Digital Deli. His customers loved him. Upon retiring in 1997, he wrote a book about his hometown entitled “The History of Foley.” Traveling throughout the U.S. in his motorhome, he worked as a professional Santa Claus for 11 years, giving joy to tens of thousands children.
After settling in Littleton, Colorado in 2006, he met many new friends from church, morning coffee group and at the Bear Creek Nursing Home in Morrison, Colorado. He died of myasthenia gravis with complications from COVID-19. He will be buried at Fort Snelling.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Dorothy (Sr. Noel), Rosella (Sr. Veronica), Louis, Irene Greiner, Jerome, Thomas, Norbert, Alphonse, Catherine Konen, Herman, Roy, and Lee.
He is survived by his daughters Laura and Julie, sister Florence (Terry) Gotvald, numerous nephews and nieces, and many, many, many friends.
His daughters are inviting you to honor and celebrate Dennis’ life.
Internment will be Oct. 14 at 9:45-10 a.m. (arrive by 9:15 a.m.). Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area #2, 7601 34th Ave. S. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55450.
Remembrance reception will be Oct. 15 from 1-5 p.m. at the American Legion, 131 Fouth Ave. N., Foley, Minnesota, 56329.
We are looking forward to seeing you there and bring your special stories of our dad.
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Ken Feuling

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Ken Feuling, age 65, of Foley, passed away Sept. 12, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were Sept. 15, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek.  The Rev. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated and burial took place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Foley. Visitation was before the services at the church on Thursday. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Kenneth Robert Feuling was born July 25, 1957, in Rochester to Robert and Alice (Hamilton) Feuling. He graduated from Clarissa High School, class of 1975.  He married Vicki Meyer on June 7, 1986, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Popple Creek. Ken was self-employed most of his life, owning and operating his pallet business. He enjoyed Mopar Collector Cars, demolition derbies, and visiting with good friends at Brenny’s Station in Foley.  The family would like to thank all of their friends and neighbors for the help and kindness shown to Ken’s family during his illness. Special thanks to Centra Care Hospice, especially Nicole for her care and compassion.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki of Foley; mother, Alice Hagen of Princeton; and children, Matt (Kayla) and their expected daughter, of Becker; Molly (Mike) Kempker of Fennville, Michigan; thjree grandchildren, Gavin, Caleb and Braxton Kempker; as well as brothers and sisters Michael Hagen, of Princeton; Deborah (John) Butorac of Princeton; Julie Feuling of Alexandria; Rick (Shannon) Feuling of Rice; Sarah Feuling-Hollenkamp of St. Cloud; Lisa (Matt) Hagstrom, Burtrum; Chris (Roger) Luebben of Browerville; sisters-in-law Liz Hagen, Sandy Vogt and step-mothers Linda Feuling of Rice and Shirley Carrick of Clarrisa.  He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and brothers, Ricky Feuling, Jim Hagen and Brad Vogt.
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Verde R. (Bergeron) Delp

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Verde R. (Bergeron) Delp, age 100, died peacefully at her home in Foley Sept. 11, 2022, surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass was Sept. 16 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial was at Lake Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield. Visitation was before Mass at the church Sept. 16. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Verde was born Sept. 15, 1921, in White Castle, Louisiana to Supple J. and Enola F. (Landry) Bergeron. She grew up in White Castle and completed her Catholic education. As a young adult, she moved to New Orleans and worked as a clerk for the Morton Salt Company. During WWII, her brother, Dempsey, was stationed in Newfoundland in the Air Force with her future husband, Verne. Dempsey introduced the two after the war had ended.
Verne and Verde were united in marriage Dec. 27, 1954, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in White Castle.  After their wedding, they traveled to Zumbrota (where Verne was teaching) to start their married life.  They moved to St. Cloud in 1958, when Verne accepted a position teaching at Tech High and continued to raise their three boys. Mom was a marvelous homemaker and took extra pride in taking care of her family and home; she always considered it her vocation in life. After her boys finished school, she went to college and got an associate’s degree in nutrition. She worked for a health food store for about a decade and then retired. She was an excellent cook and wanted to make sure those in her life knew the value of eating good, healthy food, taking supplements, and living cleanly in both mind and body. 
Verde is survived by her two sons, Michael and Geoffrey, both of Foley, numerous nieces and nephews, and some great friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Verne, in 1981; her son, Timothy, in 1999; parents; her brother, Dempsey (Lucille); sister, Joycelyn (Adolph) Bartolo; and infant sister, Janice.
A special thank you to the great staff at CentraCare’s Home Hospice in St. Cloud; especially nurses Nicole and Mary Ann; caregivers Lisa and Christy, and Jim the on-call nurse for their hotline, in the wee hours of the morning.  You are all wonderful and we thank you for helping us keep mom at home at the end, which was her wish.
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Allen F. Dziuk

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Allen Foster Dziuk, age 90, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by family Aug. 31, 2022. Allen is survived by his wife, Kathy Dziuk; his children, Lisa Amorteguy, Nancy Novak, Pat Dziuk, and Katie Khaler; his grandchildren, Tawnya Azar, Amanda Hasan, Alan Ravy, Robert Khaler, Natasha Khaler, and Adelle Novak; and his great-grandchildren, Tahira Hasan, Rumaisa Hasan, Ellora Ravy, Musa Elian, Idrees Elian, and Freya Azar.
Allen was born in Foley Oct. 20, 1931, to Ethel and Clair Dziuk. He graduated from Foley High School in 1951, where he was a respected athlete. Forty-five years after graduation, he was still the MVP of Foley High School. This enthusiasm for sports would last a lifetime – go, Vikings. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the Korean War during which he was awarded three medals: the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He worked as a general contractor for the remainder of his career, ending with a military project on Oahu, Hawaii. Allen was a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous, attending weekly meetings, hosting the AA hotline on weekends, and very nearly earning his 50-Year Sobriety coin. Allen was an avid reader, regularly attending book clubs in retirement and telling his grandchildren tall tales of his early life in Minnesota. His love of fishing he passed down to his grandchildren who, to this day, aren’t squeamish about baiting hooks. He also frequently wrote to the L.A. Times, and his comments were often published in the “letters to the editor” section. He will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, and the wider community.
At this time, no funeral service is planned. The family will arrange a service and scattering of ashes in accordance with Allen and his wife’s wishes at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Native American Advancement Foundation or Best Friends Animal Society.
Enjoy a visit to our remembrance website at www.AlDziuk.com.
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Harold E. Neyssen

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Harold Neyssen, age 92, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Aug. 31, 2022,  at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids. A celebration of life gathering was at 1 p.m., Sept. 3, at Mr. Jim’s in Foley. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Harold Elmer Neyssen was born June 10, 1930, in Sauk Rapids, to John and Florence (Reynolds) Neyssen. He farmed all of his life in Benton County and milked cows for over 70 years.
In his younger years he worked as a lineman for rural telephone companies.  He enjoyed family birthday gatherings, a cold beer and talking smart. Harold’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and giving them rides on his tractor. 
He is survived by his wife, Joan of Foley and children: Tom, Foley; Rita (Doug Weber) Neyssen, Foley and Greg (Mary Kiley) of Rice as well as grandchildren: Travis (Jami) Neyssen, Jodi Rauschendorfer, Molly Neyssen and Megan (Kyle) Hansen and great grandchildren: Brooke, Blake, Gabby, Dani, Maddie, Stella, Lola and Leo. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters.  
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Elaine A. Hartman

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Elaine Hartman, age 86, of Foley, went to her heavenly Father Aug. 30, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.  Funeral service was 11 a.m. Sept. 2 at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley. The Rev. Timothy Wittwer officiated. Visitation was 10-11 a.m. at the church Friday. Private burial took place at Hilltop Mausoleum, Sauk Rapids. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Elaine Audrianna Hartman was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, to Andre and Lillian (Barfuss) DeSmet.  Elaine held many jobs during her life including working for the FBI, telephone operator, and working as a secretary at Trane Company. Elaine would say her most beloved job was being a homemaker and a mom.  Elaine married the love of her life, Carl Hartman, Oct. 1, 1960, in Chicago and they were married 52 years. Together they had three beautiful children. They traveled many places together after retirement. Elaine’s favorite was their cruise to Alaska.  Sadly, Carl preceded her in death Nov. 9, 2012.  Elaine was a member of Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and traveling with family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. One of her most cherished roles was being grandma to her nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The physical presence of this kind and caring lady will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her gentle spirit will live on in their hearts always and forever.  The family of Elaine would like to thank the wonderful staff at The Gardens at Foley for their loving care they showed Elaine. They would also like to thank the hospice team from Centra Care, especially Heidi and Nicole for all their guidance and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in her memory.
She is survived by her children: Carl (Michelle), Cedarburg, Wisconsin; Dianne (Randy) Amundson, Sartell; Kenny (Lynette), Foley; as well as nine grandchildren: Alan (Anastasia) Hartman, Andrew (Heidi) Hartman, Allison (Aurora) Hartman, Candy Amundson, Ashley Amundson, Brooke (Kaelan) Nelson, Marie, Abby and Mason Hartman; 14 great-grandchildren: Gwendolen, Mackenzie, Landon, Harlow, Abigail, Zachary, Lily, Airlia, Winnie, Amedee, Evine, Range, Ayden and Oliver.  She is also survived by her brother in law, Fred Tolzien, niece, Patti Moore, nephew, Gerry Tolzien, cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and mother and father in law and a sister, Doris Tolzien.  
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Mabel Pappenfus

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Mabel peacefully slept away Aug. 22, 2022 at the age of almost 96.
Mabel was born Sept. 21, 1926, on the prairie near Porter to Clarence (Tip) and Sadie Rasmussen.
She taught in several one-room schools around Minnesota. Mabel earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University in 1956.
While attending a wedding reception, someone introduced her to Ben Pappenfus, saying that they would make a good couple.  Ben and Mabel married June 13, 1957, in Foreston.
She served as the Benton County Superintendent of Schools between 1962-68.  Following that, Mabel taught fourth grade in St. Cloud Public Schools until she retired from teaching in 1985. She served on the Foley School Board between 1985 and 1993.
She loved playing board games and card games.  Mabel was an excellent baker and won many blue ribbons at the Benton County Fair for her pies, cookies and other treats.
After leaving the country life and moving to St. Paul, Mabel made many friends and became involved in lots of activities. The DFL party has lost a star member.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tip and Sadie, sister Frances Jerzak, brother Everett Rasmussen and husband Ben. Mabel is survived by her daughter Bettyann, sister MaryLou Talbert, nieces and nephews, Aaron Talbert, Dawn Talbert, Kirsten Jensen, Eliot Jerzak and Dennis Jerzak. Mabel “adopted” the Masteys as part of her extended family.
The funeral was Aug. 27, with viewing at 10 a.m. and a service at 11 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul.  Burial will be Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Foreston cemetery.
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Norman B. Brunn

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Norman B. Brunn, age 94, passed away peacefully at his residence in Circle Pines Aug. 23, 2022. Mass of Christian burial took place Aug. 29 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to noon at the church before Mass. The  Rev. Joseph Backowski officiated. The Father Pierz Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus stood honor guard from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial with full military honors took place in the parish cemetery. Service with dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Norman Benedict Brunn was born Sept. 16, 1927, to Anthony and Freida (Biederman) Brunn. He grew up on a farm in central Minnesota near Foley. Norm was the youngest son of 12 where the values of God, family, and hard work were instilled. By age 16, Norm had a successful milk truck business before deploying to serve our country in WWII. When he came back from deployment, he married the love of his life Phyllis Rita (Jurek) Brunn. They went on to have five beautiful children. Norm was an incredible family man. He passed his work ethic onto his beloved children and grandchildren. In 1965 Norm started Brunn Construction, where he taught his sons and grandsons the craft of carpentry. He often shared his interests of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, cards, lawn care, cabin life, boating and daily walks with those around him. During the golden years, Norm and Phyllis traveled the country in their RV and occasionally took the grandkids. His favorite spot was the Red Coconut in Fort Meyers Beach, Florida. Norm was an active member of the Father Pierz Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus; Duelm Council, where he was the oldest member and served as treasurer. On a fall Sunday, you could find him around the booya kettle surrounded by family, friends, good music and a nice cold Budweiser (in a glass). Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
He is survived by his sons Chip (LuAnn), Gary (Mary), Wayne (Mary), Bill (Carol); 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and sister Theresa Graham. He was preceded in death by wife Phyllis (2012), daughter Denise (2017), his parents, and 10 siblings.
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Maurice “Morrie” A. Ryberg

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Maurice “Morrie” Andrew Ryberg, age 85, of Foley, passed away Aug. 18, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral Service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25,  at Estes Brook Evangelical Free Church, Oak Park. The Rev. Jeff Starnes will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Maurice Andrew Ryberg was born Nov. 22, 1936, to Henry and Agnes Ryberg. He married Rosemarie Peterson Jan. 11, 1958, in Princeton. He loved his wife and they spent 64 years together. Morrie was a supervisor for Hoffman Engineering for 33 years and a dedicated farmer to his dairy and beef herds. He loved his tractors and was very proud of his A John Deere that was previously owned by his father. He also had a passion for motorcycles and owned a Suzuki Cavalcade. He enjoyed snowmobile races and car races at the Princeton and Ogilvie race tracks. He had a love for cars and kept his Cadillac spotless. He enjoyed a good road trip and fantasy football. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed watching their school sporting events. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
He is survived by children, Mark (Meg) Ryberg, Kimberly (Roger) Ripplinger; grandchildren, Danielle (Brian) Baker, Cassidy (Kris Demarais)  Rothfork, Taylor (Shana) Rothfork; great grandchildren, Leighton and Jensen Baker, Crew and Keaton Demarais and Rorie Rothfork; and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his wife Rosemarie; son, Scott Ryberg; parents; siblings, Ardner Ryberg, Hazel Duetsch, Joan Blien, Dorothy Olson, Lorraine Solem, and Marie Neslund.
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Joyce Bemboom

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On Aug. 11, 2022, Joyce Bemboom, loving wife and mother, peacefully passed away at the age of 69. A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Stones Throw Golf Course in Milaca.  Arrangements by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home - Milaca.
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Joyce Bemboom

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Joyce Bemboom, age 69, of Milaca, passed away Aug. 11, 2022.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangments by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home - Milaca.
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Robert F. Henry

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Robert “Bob” Frank Henry passed away Aug. 8, 2022, peacefully at home, at the age of 70.
Robert Frank Henry was born Feb. 19, 1952, to Maurice and Helen (Fleck) Henry in St. Cloud. His love for farming started at a young age. He spent his youth working on his family farm and continued to do so throughout his high school years. From there he went on to be a machine operator for Hoffman Engineering, which is where he would stay until he retired. He loved farming and purchased a farm in Foreston in his younger adult years, where he would stay until 2016. He enjoyed exploring different farm hobbies, from crops to livestock and flowers. He also loved tinkering with computers, going to auctions and buying junk, but his favorite thing to do was simply spend time at home.
We will cherish our memories of his love for telling jokes, having dinners with his family, and watching him enjoy time with his grandchildren.
He spent the last 22 years of his life with his partner in crime, Pam Clark. Together they have six children: Jeri Beck, Joey Clark, Amanda Maras, Nicole Henry, Sara Henry and Ben Henry.  He is also survived by many grandchildren, whom he loved beyond measure. Bob wished for nothing more than for everyone to remember him with laughs, jokes and a good choice of beer.
Cards and memorials can be sent to: 608 Seventh Ave. SW, Rice, Minnesota, 56367.
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Louis T. Kutz

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Louis Kutz, age 95, of Foley, passed away Aug. 7, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial gathering was Aug. 11 at the Foley Funeral Home. There was a prayer service followed by military honors by the Foley American Legion. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Louis Theodore Kutz was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Palmer Township in Sherburne County to Frank and Helen (Jurek) Kutz. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served from 1945-46 and again from 1950-52. After the service, Louis worked and farmed for most of his life in the Foley area. He married Idella Bonzelet June 26, 1956, and celebrated 66 years of marriage together. Louis worked for Rothfork Farm supply and Dennis Lezer for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Idella of Foley and children Keith (Renee) of Colorado, Kevin (Kris) of Foley, Wanda (Duane) Foss of Foley, Deb (Willie) Geradsv of St. Cloud, Gwen (Van) Dunderiv of St. Cloud, Kurt (Deb) of St. Cloud; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and brother and sisters Jim (Nancy), Duelm; Elsie Spiczka, Duelm and Ruth (Tom) Posterick of Gilman. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Dawn, and grand daughter, Katie Kutz, sister, Ethel Smelter and brothers, Frank Jr. and Richard.
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Harley C. Johnson

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Harley C. Johnson, age 97, of New London, passed away Aug. 5 at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Interment will be at Riverside Lutheran Cemetery near Foley. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.  www.petersonbrothers.com
Harley Clayne Johnson was born July 18, 1925, in Willmar, the son of John and Elsa (Puttbrese) Johnson. He grew up in Badger and graduated from Badger High School in 1944. From Jan. 1, 1945, to Nov. 23, 1946, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Harley attended business school in Minneapolis. On Aug. 8, 1953, Harley was united in marriage to Verna M. Danielson. He worked for over 22 years at the Willmar Area Vo-Tech as the cosmetology instructor.  He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the New London American Legion Post 537. His hobbies included quilting, tending to his flower gardens, reading, traveling (especially on bus tours) and playing bingo.
He is survived by his wife, Verna of New London; two daughters, Robin Johnson of Atwater and Jill (and Lonnie) Abbott of St. Joseph; three grandchildren, Derrick (and Jodi) Johnson of Atwater, Ross (and Michelle) Johnson of Atwater, Jeff (and Nicole) Johnson of Lake Lillian; 11 great-grandchildren, Tyler Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Brent Johnson, Riley Johnson, Gabe Johnson, Gabby Lawver, Steven Lawver, Travys Lawver, Brayden Johnson, Payton Johnson and Jaelynn Johnson; and one great-great -grandson, Oliver Johnson; besides several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norman and twin brother, Harlan; two sisters, Daisy Stauffenecker and Joyce Johnson (in infancy); and one great-granddaughter, Kara Johnson.
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Jerry M. Brown

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Lt. Jerry Michael Brown, age 72, was born in Crestview, Florida, and raised in an Air Force family. Though they moved often, Jerry stayed in the South long enough to develop his iconic accent. At 10, he moved to Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. His time there sparked a love of the north country that clashed with his southern roots – just one of the many charming contradictions that defined Jerry’s life.
After graduating high school in Texas, Jerry enlisted in the Air Force. He was assigned to the canine unit and paired with a German Shepherd named Satan. In the first week of training, Satan lived up to his name and sent Jerry to the infirmary. But Jerry stuck with it and the two developed a lifelong bond. Fifty years later, any mention of Satan still brought tears to his eyes. Jerry and Satan patrolled the jungles of Vietnam side by side.
In 1972, he was transferred to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, where he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1974. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.
He met his first wife, Valerie, in Minot and the two moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where Jerry began a 25-year law enforcement career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. They moved all over the country. Along the way, they had five unruly kids who gave Jerry seven grandkids.
His colleagues remember him as an outsized figure. The John Wayne of the federal prison system. A strong, calm man who exuded confidence, took his role as a mentor seriously, and his role as a practical joker even more seriously.
After he retired from “the Bureau,” Jerry tried to become a man of leisure - and failed. He joined the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office, beginning a second career that lasted 17 years before retiring (again).
In 2014, he met his wife Lora (Dagel) Lepisto-Brown and began a whole new life full of joy, love, and adventure, adding three more children and one grandchild to the family. He attacked lawn mowing with the same ferocity he once used to squelch prison riots. He developed a deep passion for “junking.” And he lived for long summer nights at “The Ranch.”
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Lt. Jerry Michael Brown, age 72, was born in Crestview, Florida, and raised in an Air Force family. Though they moved often, Jerry stayed in the South long enough to develop his iconic accent. At 10, he moved to Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. His time there sparked a love of the north country that clashed with his southern roots – just one of the many charming contradictions that defined Jerry’s life.
After graduating high school in Texas, Jerry enlisted in the Air Force. He was assigned to the canine unit and paired with a German Shepherd named Satan. In the first week of training, Satan lived up to his name and sent Jerry to the infirmary. But Jerry stuck with it and the two developed a lifelong bond. Fifty years later, any mention of Satan still brought tears to his eyes. Jerry and Satan patrolled the jungles of Vietnam side by side.
In 1972, he was transferred to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, where he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1974. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.
He met his first wife, Valerie, in Minot and the two moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where Jerry began a 25-year law enforcement career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. They moved all over the country. Along the way, they had five unruly kids who gave Jerry seven grandkids.
His colleagues remember him as an outsized figure. The John Wayne of the federal prison system. A strong, calm man who exuded confidence, took his role as a mentor seriously, and his role as a practical joker even more seriously.
After he retired from “the Bureau,” Jerry tried to become a man of leisure - and failed. He joined the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office, beginning a second career that lasted 17 years before retiring (again).
In 2014, he met his wife Lora (Dagel) Lepisto-Brown and began a whole new life full of joy, love, and adventure, adding three more children and one grandchild to the family. He attacked lawn mowing with the same ferocity he once used to squelch prison riots. He developed a deep passion for “junking.” And he lived for long summer nights at “The Ranch.”
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Jay Kedrowski

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Funeral services were July 28 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Jay Kedrowski, age 58, of Sauk Rapids, who died July 23, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Gerald Dalseth officiated and burial was in Benton Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was one hour prior to the services Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Jay was born March 23, 1964, in St. Cloud to Melvin, Sr. and LaVon (Eberhardt) Kedrowski. He lived in the St. Cloud area all his life and worked at Quebecor Printing and Volkmuth Printing. Jay enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He was a private, quiet man with a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his brothers, Michael (Jacqueline) of Duluth and Joel (Ruthann) of Sauk Rapids, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bonnie Christopherson; and brothers, Rick and Melvin, Jr.
Please wear camo apparel to the services in honor of Jay.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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David L. Weihrauch

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Funeral service was Aug. 1, at The Waters Church in Sartell for David “Dave” Weihrauch, age 77, of Sauk Rapids, who died July 27, 2022, at his home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Doug Vagle officiated. A private burial will be at a later date. Visitation was July 31 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services Aug. 1 at The Waters Church in Sartell.
David was born in St. Cloud to Harry and Sarah (Hawkins) Weihrauch. He graduated from Tech High School, where his passion was wrestling. He married, had two sons, Bradley and Blake, built and ran a Dairy Queen in Florida until he divorced and moved back to Minnesota. Dave then managed Lumbermen’s Supply in Grand Rapids where he met his wife of 42 years, LaVonne. LaVonne and Dave, in partnership with her brother Harlan and sister-in-law Elaine, opened Hilltop Sports in Hill City which they ran together until Dave’s job brought his family to St. Cloud, now including daughters Beth and Tanya. Dave was employed by Manion’s Wholesale Building Supplies for 30 years. His most notable role was establishing, growing, and managing the St. Cloud Branch. Dave retired from Manion’s in 2017. Dave was an avid hunter, fisherman and sportsman. He was active in the Minnesota Hoo-Hoo Lumber Association of Minnesota, Deer Hunters, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Northwood Quads, Haypoint Snowmobile Club, USA Snowmobile Association, Moose Lodge, Sauk Rapids Sportsmen, and St. Joe Rod and Gun Club. Some of his favorite hobbies were trap shooting and cribbage. Dave’s passion was his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved life and people!
He is survived by his wife LaVonne (Kingsley); children, Bradley (Dana) Weihrauch, Blake Weihrauch, Elizabeth “Beth” (Brian) Blank, and Tanya (Brandon) Greene; grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Dalton, Barrett, Hannah, Brody, Wyatt, Benson, Brynn, Cole, and Brilee; additional special people included mother-in-law, Ella Kingsley; goddaughters, Lisa Hrpcek and Christina Stanley; brother and sister in-laws, Penny Weihrauch, Harlan and Elaine Kingsley, Lois Walling Mathis, Glenn and Shawn Kingsley, Ginny Dorn; and many nieces and nephews and lifetime friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Sarah Weihrauch; father-in-law, Ernest Kingsley; brothers, Donald “Bozo” Weihrauch and Glen “Snooks” Weihrauch; sisters, Patricia (Donald) Cruser, Margie (Ray) Kosel; daughter-in-law, Amanda Weihrauch; niece and nephews, Mary Weihrauch, Randy Cruser, Tony Kosel, Jeff Weihrauch, and Neil Weihrauch; goddaughter, Lindsay Voltz.
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Patricia A. Thomas

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Pat Thomas, age 90, of Foley, passed July 25, 2022, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, at First Presbyterian Church in Foley. The Rev Allen C. Jergenson will officiate and burial will take place in the Ronneby Riverside Cemetery in Foley. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church Aug. 3. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the funeral home. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Patricia Ann Thomas was born April 15, 1932, in Cushing, Nebraska to Jess and Erma (Bucy) Jacobsen. The family moved to Minnesota in her younger years. Pat graduated from Foley High School, class of 1949. She married Benedict Thomas June 2, 1953, in Foley where they lived their entire married life. The couple celebrated 60 years of marriage together before Ben’s passing in 2013. Pat worked for Morgan Flaherty and Bill Torell law offices in Foley. After that, she worked at the State Bank of Foley for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting, doing word finds and flower gardening. Pat loved attending sewing club where they chit chatted and worked on projects and quilting club that crafted many beautiful quilts. Pat mostly enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Melanie (Tom) Rau of Foley and grandchildren Cassandra (Jeremy) Glende of Medford, Jeremiah (Terri) of Elko-New Market, as well as great grandchildren Colton, Aleia, Makayla Glende and Gavin, Mason, Logan and Kylie Rau; sister Sandi (Ed) Lappin of Littleton, Colorado; and sister-in-law Clothilda ‘Clo’ Brenny of Foley. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry in 1996; husband, Ben, in 2013 and sisters Cheryl Dee Jacobsen,  Peggy Crist and Margaret ‘Kay’ Hackett.
Pat’s family would like to thank the staff at The Gardens at Foley, Shu-Tran Transportation and Princeton/Centra Care/Fresenius Dialysis Unit for all their compassion and care for Pat during the last 18 months of her life.
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Dale A. Moulzolf

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Dale Andrew Moulzolf, age 81, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away June 17, 2022. He was born Aug. 25, 1940, in Benton County.
A memorial will be planned at a later date in the fall.
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Jerome J. Huneke

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Jerome “Jerry” J. Huneke, age 82, of Foley, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family July 20, 2022, at his home. Memorial service took place at 11 a.m. July 25 at Joy Christian Center in St. Cloud. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Jerome Huneke was born Oct. 3, 1939, to Joseph and Paulline Huneke. Jerome married  Josephine Oct. 8, 1988. He loved walking his dog, Tessa, daily and his morning drives. He also loved going out to eat at Jack and Jim’s. He worked as a plumber in Ely and hauled milk.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine; dog, Tessa; children, Kevin Brambrink, Danny Brambrink, Donny Brambrink, Debbie (Tom) Hauan, Kenny (Cheryl) Brambrink, Keith (Jill) Brambrink, Kelly (Dawn) Brambrink; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Sandy Lewandowski, and Adrienne Dubbin; and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Rita Jants, Monica Stewart, brother Dennis Huneke and son Doug Brambrink.
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Mary K. Lentner

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Mass of Christian burial was July 15 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Mary Lentner, 53, of Foley, who died July 9, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was July 14 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services July 15 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. Parish prayers were July 14 at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Mary was born Feb. 26, 1969, in St. Cloud to Ray and Marlys (Popp) Schlichting. She married Tom Lentner April 16, 1994, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. She is a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake where she was active as a Sunday school teacher. She also volunteered at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. Mary had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time reading, listening to music and dancing. Most of all, Mary loved kids and really liked spending time with them, especially her family members.
She is survived by her husband, Tom of Foley; father, Ray of Rice; brothers and sisters, Jim (Patty) of Royalton, Judy Weis of Clear Lake, Jane (Dan) Haats of New London, Dan (Corina) of Rice, John (Sara) of Loveland, Colorado, and Anne Schlichting (Nate Nordvik) of Maple Grove; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Marlys; brother, David; and brother-in-law, Neal Weis.
The family thanks everyone for expression of sympathy and attendance to the service. No acknowledgments will be sent.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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William J. Samsa

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William J. Samsa, age 90, of St. Cloud, passed away July 16, 2022, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community. A memorial gathering will take place from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, July 21, at the Foley Funeral Home. Parish prayers will take place at 6 p.m. by the Rev. Michael Wolfbauer.  Burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery at 11 a.m., Friday, July 22.
William Joseph Samsa was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Chisholm to William and Clara Samsa. William graduated from Chisholm High School in 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and served his country during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953. He earned his undergraduate degree in teaching from St. Cloud State University in 1957. Immediately after graduating, he started teaching at Foley Public Schools for 39 years and retired in 1996.  He earned his Master of Education degree in the 1970s. On June 28, 1958, he married Rita Hames in St. Paul.
He is survived by his wife, Rita; children, Philip Samsa, Donna (Dave) Miliotis, Greg (Sandi) Samsa, Jean (JW) Weborg, Kathy (Jeff) Pruitt; seven grandchildren; sister, Clarice Koffski; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
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Caroline L. Westphall

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Caroline Westphall, age 77, of St. Cloud, passed away July 6, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, at New Life Church of Foley.  The Rev. Jim Von Wald will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Foley Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30  a.m. at the church July 13. Burial will be in the Lone Pine Cemetery, Morrill. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Caroline Louise Westphall was born July 27, 1944, in Milaca to Perry and Rose Mary (Krystyniak) Andrews. She graduated from Milaca High School and married Walter Westphall Oct. 28, 1967, in Milaca. Caroline worked for the Highway Cafe in Milaca, the Blue Oak in Foley, Gorecki Manufacturing in Milaca and DBC Foods until her retirement.  She enjoyed gardening, scrap-booking, being outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren and friends. She liked to do diamond dot crafts, embroidery work, crossword puzzles and Happy Colors on her tablet. Her favorite things were butterflies, flowers, birds and the color blue. She will be missed by her many friends and family members.
She is survived by her children: Eleanor (Dennis) Ruscher of Bloomington, Donald (Nicki) of Shakopee, Nancy Westphall of St. Cloud; special family members Jeff Fleck and Dan (Bev) Stachovich; seven grandchildren: Donald Jr. (Michelle), Walter, Bryan, Brittany (Allen), Daniel, Tyler and McKayla; five great -grandchildren: Julia, Jayden, Lizzy, Jace and Jaxon; brothers and sisters: Steve, Ray, Alice Kraker, Mary Andrews, Dorothy Hoffman, Orval (Sandy) Fleck Jr., Harold (Mary) Fleck, and Helen Johnson; sister-in-law, Mona Fleck; close friend, Judy Fleck and Betty Reynolds; and her special cat, Garfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Walter and brother John Andrews, Sam Fleck and special friend Pete O’konek, niece Laura Johnson, brother-in-law Burt Johnson and her kitty, Patches.
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Mark A. Woolard

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Mark Woolard, age 60, of Santiago, passed away July 8, 2022, at his home. A visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the Foley Funeral Home with a service for family members starting at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. A celebration of Mark’s life will follow at Bailey Ray’s in Santiago. Burial will take place at the St. Francis Cemetery, Foley. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mark Allen Woolard was born Feb. 17, 1962, in St. Cloud to David and Rosie (Henry) Woolard. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1980. While in high school, he excelled in football and wrestling and eventually coached junior high wrestling. He was fondly referred to as, “Coach” by many of his past student wrestlers. Mark worked construction for over 30 years for MP Johnson Construction, retiring in March of this year. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and especially enjoyed teaching his grandchildren how to bait a hook. He was an excellent father, brother and grandfather. He was a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his father, David Woolard of Princeton, Dawn Woolard of Clear Lake and children Teri (Bryce Wergeland) Woolard, Wayzata; Jake (Alyssa) Woolard, Becker; Samantha (David) Holtan, Becker; and grandchildren Jace Woolard, Beau Woolard, Ryder Holtan and Weston Holtan as well as sisters, Tammy (Dean) Remer of Milaca and Peggy (Tom) Gilyard of Clear Lake; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie Woolard and grandparents, Roy and Una Woolard, Maurice and Helen Henry.
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Ericka M. Lentner

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Ericka May Lentner, age 56, of Foley, went home to heaven June 23, 2022.
Ericka was born May 5, 1966, to Larry and Alexandra Weatherly.  She graduated from Marshall High School in 1984. A job she was most proud of was being a project manager at Gohman Construction. Ericka then met Michael Lentner, the love of her life, and they were married July 18, 1998, and began their journey of country life. Together, Mike and Ericka started Lentner Ranch Trucking in 1998. Ericka also worked as a nutritional consultant/integrative medicine and then chose to get licensed for home care and foster care through Minnesota Department of Human Services where her passion to help others in need was fulfilled.
Ericka loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed doing projects with her grandkids. Ericka was very passionate about natural medicine, and making natural products for her family like soap, salves, canned goods, and many more things. Ericka had a zest for life and her door was always open for anyone in need of an ear for listening, place to stay, or just a cup of coffee or glass of wine. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, camping, boating, and taking care of her chickens and goats. Ericka was a loving, caring, honest person. If she was passionate about something, she was all in and gave 110 percent. People knew exactly how Ericka felt but she was full of grace and love just the same even if she didn’t agree with you. Ericka will be dearly missed.
Greeting Ericka in heaven is her son Anthony, father Larry Weatherly, mother Alexandra Lee Kennedy, aunt Karen Weatherly and aunt Jeannine Sutherland.
Ericka is survived by her husband Michael ‘Chopper’, daughter Alexandra Keller, son Scott Lentner, her special little girl Simenesh Bergmen, her beautiful grandchildren Anthony, Raydon, Lynette, and Lisa and sisters Eugenia ‘Genie’ Weatherly, Susan (Charlie) Heylman, Karen Weatherly, and brother Isaac Weatherly.
The family is planning a celebration of life gathering at a later time to share the beautiful memories of Ericka’s life and all the great moments that she has woven into our lives.
There will be a private family burial at a later date.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at the Mayo clinic in Rochester for their tremendous care and compassion and the many family and friends that supported them during this time.
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Marlene Anderson

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Marlene Anderson, age 88, of Foley, passed away July 2, 2022, at Select Senior Living in Coon Rapids. Funeral services were July 9 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Ronneby. The Rev. Barb Peterson officiated and visitation was 10-11 a.m. at the church July 16. Burial was at Bethany Lutheran Menahga. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Marlene Anderson was born Nov. 8, 1933, in Park Rapids to Henry and Ethel (Stanley) DeMaris. She graduated from Park Rapids High School and grew up on a farm in the Osage area. She married Orlin Anderson Aug. 15, 1954, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Menahga. The couple lived in Menahga, Osseo and Foley. Together, Orlin and Marlene owned and operated the Ronneby Bar for several years. She was also the mayor of Ronneby for two years. Marlene enjoyed polka dancing; was an accomplished bowler, winning many trophies; and played softball well in to her 50s. She loved to travel with her lady friends.
She is survived by her son and daughters, Donald (Laurie) of Albertville; Judy (Dale) Peterson of Menahga; Cindy (Thomas) Cook of Maple Lake; Vicki (Kevin) Brenny of Cedar; son-in-law Jerry Stone of Clearwater, Florida; daughter-in-law Denise Anderson of Pottsborro, Texas; two sisters, Joyce Bruhn and Janice Hensel; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Orlin June 13, 2016; daughter Jacqueline Stone, April 10, 2018; son, Daniel, Sept. 18, 2020, as well as nine brothers and four sisters.
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Sylvia B. Deppa

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Sylvia Deppa, age 95, of Foley, passed away June 27, 2022, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial was June 30 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was at church on Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Sylvia Bernice Deppa was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Mahnomen, to Frank and Sarah (Bellefeuille) Otremba. She married Donald Deppa Sept. 4, 1944, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She worked at Fingerhut and after she retired she was a demonstrator at Coborn’s. Sylvia was a hard worker, very independent and will be fondly remembered for her tailoring work. She loved to dance, play bingo, cards and going to the casino. Sylvia was the organizer of the 500 Club for the Foley Senior Citizens.  She was a member of Sts. Peter  Paul Catholic Church and currently a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Mothers.
She is survived by her children: Janet (Mike) Riedeman, Hanes City, Florida; Donald (Vicki), Woodbury; Marlys (Bruce) Lechner, St. Michael, son-in-law, Lloyd Jedlicki, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Donald, daughter, JoAnn Jedlicki, special friend, John Pohl and sisters: Alvina, Evelyn, Adella, Olive, Hilaria and brother, Eliguis and a great-great granddaughter, Alaina. Sylvia’s family would like to thank the staff at The Gardens at Foley for all their care and compassion. Memorials are preferred to: Foley Area Care.
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Donald R. Corrigan

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Donald Corrigan, age 86, of Foley, passed away June 25, 2022, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Mass of Christian Burial was June 29 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm.  The Rev. Virgil Helmin and Deacon Bob Precourt officiated.  Visitation was at the church Wednesday. Burial with full military honors took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Donald Raymond Corrigan was born Nov. 18, 1935, in St. Cloud, to Raymond and Clara (Jurek) Corrigan. He lived all of his life in the Foley area and graduated from Foley High School. Donald served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1959-60. He married Joan Abfalter-Schmit in 1995 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. He worked as a heavy equipment operator all his adult life. He was a member of the Father Pierz Assembly of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus; the Duelm Council, 12519 Knights of Columbus, where he was a past Grand Knight; the Foley American Legion and member and usher of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Donald saw much with his travels. His favorite places were the mountains of Colorado and Montana hunting elk and deer. He also traveled to Alaska and Ireland. His beautiful creations of rock and gemstones have been shared with many. He valued farm, cattle, country living, growing large pumpkins and most of all his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, Foley and brothers and sisters: Annella (Joe) Zellner; Corinne (George) Olzenak; Charles (Linda); Leonard (Judy); Franny (Bruce) Harper; Patsy (Rich) Borentun, step daughters, Michelle (David) Keske and Jody (Joe) Henry and step grandsons: Chris, Blake and Korey Keske and Chase Henry as well as many beloved nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded by his by his parents, Ray and Clara and brother- in-laws, Sam Johnson and Larry Harper.
Donald would best be honored if instead of flowers, memorials be made to: the Foley American Legion ar the Duelm Knights of Columbus.  His was a life well lived.  Be strong and steadfast with the Lord.
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