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Obituaries  |  Benton County News

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

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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 read more

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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