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Obituaries
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Francis ‘Frank’ J. Helmin

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Francis Helmin, age 77 of Foley, passed away Jan. 13, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville.  The Rev. Matthew Langager and the Rev. Virgil Helmin will con-celebrate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery with military honors presented by the Foley American Legion.  Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the church on Tuesday, Jan. 18.  Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Francis ‘Frank’ Joseph Helmin was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Foley to Adam and Selma (Imbiorski) Helmin.  After graduating from Foley High School, he served in the United States Army from 1965-1967. He married Elaine Juetten Oct. 24, 1969, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Frank worked construction for 12 years, then at the Veterans Administration Medical Center as a mason until he retired in 2007. He was a member of the Foley American Legion, Post 298 and St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church where he actively volunteered and helped where needed.  Frank enjoyed gardening, mowing lawn, fishing and casino trips with good friends, Yvonne and Emil Broda. His true happiness was being with family and watching his grandchildren grow up. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Poor Clares Monastery in Sauk Rapids.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine and his children: Frank, Grey Eagle; Holly (Rod) Hacket, Foley and grandchildren: Jenny, Foley, John, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Jordan, Wis.; Brady, Grey Eagle; Adam, Grey Eagle and siblings: Josephine Kvittem, Rochester; Imelda Lieser, Paynesville and Anne Sluss, Mounds View. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Jennifer and siblings: Bernadette, Odilia, Colette, Al, Chester, Pete, Syl and 2 infant sisters, Marie and Connie. The family wishes to thank everyone for their care and compassion, no thank you cards will be sent.  There will be no luncheon.
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James A. Nathe

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Jim Nathe, age 75 of Foley, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Jan. 8, 2022, in Spring Hill, Florida after a short illness.  Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 15 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place in the Parish Cemetery. Visitation was Jan. 14 at the Foley Funeral Home and at the church on Saturday Jan. 15.  Parish prayers were at 6 p.m. followed by the Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
James Albert Nathe was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Paynesville, Minnesota to Albert and Margaret (Mies) Nathe. He graduated from Paynesville High School, class of 1964. After serving in the Army Reserves he went on to complete his degree in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University and later achieved a masters degree. While attending SCSU, he met and later married Janet ‘Jan’ Holden who was also pursuing a degree in elementary education. The couple married June 6, 1970, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beardsley and both began teaching in Foley schools. Jim enjoyed 35 years educating Foley students. He had a passion for science and nature which Jim used to inspire learning in the classroom. He volunteered with Boy Scouts, the St. John’s church bazaar, Foley senior graduation parties, Knights of Columbus and the CROSS center. Jim loved gardening, hunting, fishing, cabin time and enjoyed a good ol’ garage sale. Jim was a great conversationalist, loved to tell stories and making others laugh. He had many lifelong friends. Family and faith was of utmost importance to him and he always made them a priority. Jim was a life-long member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jan, Foley and children: Tony (Anastasia) and their children; Clairissa, Maria, Avery and Brenden of Sauk Rapids; Amy and her children; James, John, Veronica and Joseph of Elk Grove, IL , and Nicole (Paul) Hydukovich and their children; Charlie, Andy and Will of St. Michael and a sister, Lorraine Putzke of Plymouth as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and  brothers; Everett, Kenneth and Dale.
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Adam B. Kastner

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Adam Kastner, age 29 of Foley, passed away January 5, 2022 at his home. Services will be at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Adam Brian Kastner was born Feb. 14, 1992, in Mesa, Ariz. to Glen and Susan (Midas) Kastner. He graduated from St. Michael-Albertville High School, class of 2010. He worked in construction as a framer for several years. When he was younger, he enjoyed BMX racing and mixed martial arts.  
He is survived by his parents, Glen and Susan Kastner, Motley, son, Aiden Kastner and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
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Larry A. Graham

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Larry Graham passed away Dec. 24, 2021, at the age of 84 years. He lived in Blaine for many years.
Larry was born March 11, 1937. He and his parents moved from Little Falls to Oak Park, where he grew up and attended grade school and on to Foley High School. He helped his parents on their dairy farm.
Larry found his passion for driving semi-trucks and traveled from state to state. He enjoyed driving and logged in many hours on the road.
Larry leaves behind a wife, Bonnie, and two adult children, James (wife) and Jodi, and a granddaughter, Taylor. Also surviving is his sister, Virginia Kothman, and husband Robert and their four children and families along with many cousins.
He will surely be missed for his kindness and generosity. Preceding him in death are his parents and infant sister. No services are being planned.
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Donna F. Holmes

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Donna Holmes, age 64, of Foley, passed away Jan. 3, 2022, at her home. A Gathering of family and friends will be 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Sartell Community Center, Sartell.  Burial will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery, Rapid City, South Dakota at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Donna Faye Holmes was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Ralph and Hazel (Edens) Ferris. She moved to Minnesota where she attended and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in creative writing. She worked most recently as a self employed realtor and owned and operated Holmes Property Management, specializing in residential property.  She loved writing and doing embroidery work. Donna was most proud of 31 years of continued sobriety.
She is survived by her husband, Nic, Foley; daughters: Crystal Markfort, St. Cloud; Jessica Koehn, St. Cloud, as well as step children: Shawn (Melissa) Holmes, St. Paul; Kelijo (Curt) Fernholz, Rice; Candice Holmes, New Orleans; sister, Lisa Royse, Wichita, Kansas, 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents and step-daughter, Samantha Lynn McDougal. In lieu of flowers, seeds are preferred to be planted in a memorial garden. Donna loved all flowers and strawberries, sunflowers, pumpkins, weeping willows, apple trees and silver maples.
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Gerald J. Neis

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Gerald “Gerry” John Neis, age 64 of Foley, passed away Dec. 25, 2021, at the University of Minneosta Hospital-Minneapolis. Gerald was born Jan. 23, 1957, in St. Cloud, to Wendelin and Evelyn (Kuklok) Neis. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1975, followed by earning a credit and finance degree at St. Cloud Technical College. He married Tresa Ingle and later divorced. He worked in the banking field before returning to Foley. There, Gerry raised his family on a hobby farm. He continued operating his hobby farm there for many years. Gerry’s children and grandchildren meant the world to him. His extended family cherished his generosity and kindness.
He is survived by his children Anthony (Sara Corrigan) and Anna, Foley; grandchildren Holley and Alan, Foley; mother: Evelyn Neis, St Cloud; siblings Ellen (Tom) Cleveland, Waite Park, Robert (Jane) Neis, Duelm, Janet (Joe) Ackerman, Sauk Rapids, Thomas (Kelly) Neis, Rapid City South Dakota, Rose (Tom) Siekkinen, St. Cloud and sister-in-law Cynthia Neis, Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his father, Wendelin, brother, Donald, and infant sister, Linda. The funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 12,  at Jack & Jims in Duelm. The Rev. Robert Harren will officiate. Burial will take place at the St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Arrangements made by Williams Dingmann Funeral Home.
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Edward H. Bukowski

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Ed Bukowski, age 78 of Foley, passed away Dec. 31, 2021, as he was about to take his daily walk down Foley’s walking path, when God changed that plan to the path to heaven. Private graveside services were 11 a.m. Jan. 4 at North Benton Cemetery, rural Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and military honors were provided by the Hillman American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Edward Herman Bukowski was born April 7, 1943, in St. Cloud, to Joseph and Sophie (Ginger) Bukowski. Edward spent his younger years working on the farm. After graduating from Foley High School, he entered into the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany from 1961-65. After the passing of his father, Edward returned home to run the family farm and was a wonderful caregiver to his mother and younger sister, Janice until his mother passed away in 2016. After selling the farm to his nephew, Alphonse, he moved in to Foley. Edward continued to make regular trips in the summer to manicure the lawn or just to sit under the porch with Alphonse to discuss life. Many thought he felt closer to his mother when he was at the farm. Edward lived a simple life, but his heart was full of love for his family, never missing a family event. He was proud of each and every one of them. He always had a “thank you” even if it was just for a phone call to check up on him. He is loved and survived by his brothers and sisters; Georgiann (late husband, Eugene) Brenny; Ron; Roy (Judy); Jan (George) Helmin as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and his beloved friends at the assisted living in Foley where he volunteered calling bingo four days a week. Please keep Edward and his family in your thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Edwards wishes were to have a private graveside burial with family in attendance.  The family would like to thank the wonderful lady who helped Ed at the scene, the Foley emergency  response team and all the medical staff at the St. Cloud Hospital.  May you be blessed.
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Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick

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Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick, age 83, of Foley, passed away Nov. 18, 2021, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. A Catholic funeral Mass will be Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Michael’s Church in Buckman. Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. with visitation beginning at 8:30 a.m. prior to Mass in the church hall. Burial will be at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Alberta Township, Benton County.
Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick was born Feb. 20, 1938, in St. Cloud to the late Andrew and Leona (Fischer) Wassel. Fran graduated from Foley High School in 1955. She married William (Bill) Matvick Dec. 29, 1958, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville and they were married 54 years. She lived in the Ramey area most of her life. Fran’s first job was as a stenographer at the Little Falls Courthouse. At one time she worked at Stearns Manufacturing in Sauk Rapids, sewing life jackets, and she enjoyed her carpool with several ladies from her neighborhood. She was mostly known from her years as a receptionist at Dr. Bye’s Optical in Foley. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for several years, delivering meals to those in need during her lunch hour.
Her passion was sewing, she was well known for her sewing expertise. She sewed clothes for her family when they were younger. Her daughters and granddaughters Barbie wardrobes were stylish and extensive. Many people would enlist her services for special events and treasured keepsakes. Barn bags were a popular item once the grandchildren and greatgrandchildren came along. In her later years, she enjoyed making postcards with fabric and was thrilled when people would mail them to brighten someone’s day.
Fran enjoyed playing cards and board games. She was an avid Vikings fan; all knew not to call her during a game as she was known to hang up on you. Fran was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville and was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Christian Women’s. She enjoyed sewing, was ruthless when playing Scrabble and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children: Bev (Jim) Wiebe; Brenda (Tom) Wimmer; Toni (Joe) Kippley; Jim; Mary (Brad) Stroot; Andrea (Ryan) Sobania; Wayne (Julie); 17 grandchildren, Jen (Mike) Nelson, Joseph (Kristy) Wimmer, Maria (Derek) Berthelsen, Melissa (Nathan Tyo) Wimmer, Johnathan Wimmer, Raymond (Kelsi) Kippley, Catherine Kippley, Jacob Kippley, Samantha McColley (Derek Valentnio), Jessy Matvick, Garrett Stroot, Zachary Stroot, Jacob Sobania, Cole Sobania, Dillen Matvick, Brennan Matvick, and McKenzie Matvick and seven great-grandchildren, Dakota, Raylynn, Alayna, Mikelyn, Lucille, Josephine and Wynona.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Matvick, her parents, son Gerrard William Matvick, daughter-in-law Tammy Matvick, siblings Kathleen (David) Brown and Gerald Wassel.
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Michael L. Schendzielos

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Mass of Christian Burial will be in April for Michael “Mike” Schendzielos, age 83, who passed away Dec. 26, 2021, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Clear Lake.
Michael Lee Schendzielos was born Dec. 15, 1938, in Duelm to Martin and Esther (Holter) Schendzielos. He married Carol Ann Beckers June 29, 1957, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud and they were later divorced. He then married Liz Burkhead Oct. 22, 2005 in Clear Lake. Mike was a master mechanic and farmer for many years prior to owning and operating M.L. Schendzielos & Son Excavating from 1976- to 2001. He was a member of St. Marcus Catholic Church, Lions Club and the Sherburne County Fair Board. Mike enjoyed collecting old cars and John Deere tractors, snowmobiling, traveling, farming and flying his own plane. He was hard-working, generous and had a good sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife, Liz, of Clear Lake; son and daughter, Todd (Yvonne) of Clear Lake and Melanie Roisland (Gary Erickson) of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Michael (Julie), Christopher (Amanda), Parker (Kelly), Katlyn, Ashley, and Allison; and great-grandchildren, Elle, Trace, Tarver, Claire, Boston, Lager, Lettie, Connor, Kali and Walker; and sisters, Sandra Larson of Clearwater and Mary Jane (Richard) Roering of Brooklyn Center. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jim, Pat, and Greg.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Darleen Cassidy

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Darleen Cassidy, age 75, of Foley, passed away Dec. 25, 2021, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud with her husband and daughter by her side. She had bravely fought COVID-19 pneumonia for several weeks. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Foley Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be this spring in Cleveland, Ohio. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Darleen Cassidy was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Yakima, Washington, to James Chester and Jessie Marie Frichette. She graduated from White Pass High School in Randle, Washington. Darleen lived for many years in Cleveland, Ohio, married and raised her children while working at Case Western Reserve University, and later divorced. She married the love of her life, Jim Cassidy, Feb. 17, 1990, in Memphis, Tennessee. Together they lived in various places and traveled the world before settling in Granite Ledge Township. Darleen was a self-taught website designer and desktop publisher. She loved reading, travel, shooting and hunting, with five African safaris to her credit. She also loved her Portuguese Water Dogs. She touched the lives of so many people in whom her memory will live forever. The family would like to thank the medical staff, nurses and therapists at St. Cloud Hospital for the care and compassion shown to Darleen.
Darleen is survived by her husband, Jim, her daughter Gwen (Marty Holt), her sisters Jane and Ellen, adopted grandchildren Aaron and Justis, and best friend, David Conger, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sharon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Darleen’s name be made to either the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America Rescue, Inc. or to the Dallas Safari Club Foundation for wildlife conservation.
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Richard L. Shimanek

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Richard Lee Shimanek, 84, of Leoti, Kansas, passed away tragically Dec. 16, 2021, from injuries he incurred while trying to save his house and farm from a prairie fire. Richard was born and raised on a wheat farm near Hennessey, Oklahoma, where he lived with his eight siblings and learned the value of hard work. He played football for Hennessey High School where he was an all-conference guard and carried on his school spirit by teaching the school fight song to his kids and grandkids.  He was drafted into the United States Army and served as a radio operator and was chosen to be on the rifle team.  Richard worked multiple jobs in the oil and gas business and custom harvested for 19 years. He married his beautiful bride Mary Peggy Brenny Nov. 26, 1964, at St. Joseph’s in Hennessey, Oklahoma. Richard and Mary Peggy settled in Kansas where they dedicated Richard’s last 44 years raising a family and farming.
Richard had an infectious smile and laugh. He talked to everyone he encountered (sometimes in Czech). He loved his family and friends fiercely and would travel many hours to be near them. He was a great storyteller, a hard worker and was always fixing something. His generous heart was always reaching out to those in need, even if it was a stranger on a street corner. He loved elk hunting and trout fishing in Colorado and spent many summers camping and boating with his family.  Richard was a Wichita County Commissioner, baseball coach, 4-H tractor instructor, and avid gun collector.
Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Peggy; four children, Melinda Shimanek Shively (Tim), Aurora, Colorado, Melissa Shimanek Ginther (Doug), Hays, Kansas, Brian Shimanek (Kristin), Montgomery, Texas, and Chris Shimanek (Erin), Boca Raton, Florida; 13 grandchildren, Madi, Drew, Grant, Hailey, Kenton, Grace, MaKayla, MaKenna, Allie, Gabe, Noah, Emmett and Sammie; and four siblings Bernie Shimanek, Jim Shimanek, Rose Ann Shimanek Schovanec and Danny Shimanek. Richard was preceded in death by his parents Bunk and Fannie Shimanek, his brothers Ernie and Steve Shimanek, and sisters Alice Shimanek Jones and Betty Shimanek Hudson.
The family held a viewing at Price and Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas, a vigil and rosary Dec. 27 at St. Anthony’s in Leoti, Kansas, followed by his funeral Dec. 28  at St. Anthony’s. There was a luncheon at St. Anthony’s hall immediately following the burial.
In lieu of a memorial, the family has asked that donations be made to a GoFundMe account to help his wife recover from the devastation of the prairie fire. Vigil and Funeral Services will be live-streamed at: https://m.facebook.com/Western-Kansas-Catholic-108601367460773/.
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Gerald ‘Jay’ Kuhn

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Gerald ‘Jay’ Kuhn age 81 of Springfield, Missouri passed away Dec. 16, 2021, in Springfield.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 12 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm.  Rev.  Joseph Backowski will officiate and burial with full Military Honors by the Foley American Legion will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home. 
Gerald Edward Kuhn was born March 3, 1940 in Foley to Eugene and Mildred (Neary) Kuhn.  He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1957.  He entered into the US Army in 1958 and served honorably.  He married Marilyn Linn on June 3, 1960 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud and later divorced.  Gerald farmed near Foley and later worked as a carpenter all of his life.  He worked construction and lived in various places until his retirement when he moved to Missouri.  He enjoyed square dancing and socializing.
He is survived by his children: Allan (Kathy), Annandale; Robyn (Tom) Korin, Princeton; Eugene (Amy), Monticello; Shawn (Nettie), Monticello, ex-wife, Mary Kuhn, Pine River, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and a brother, David Kuhn of Foley.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters: Al, Eugene, Dolores Moeller, Arlene Kosloski and Lois David.
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Elaine E. Corrigan

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Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm for Elaine E. Corrigan who passed away Dec. 15, 2021, at The Gardens at Foley. The Rev. Joseph Backowski will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Elaine was born March 14, 1934, in Holdingford to Frank and Stella (Stein) Warzecha. Elaine graduated from St. Cloud State University with a teaching degree. She was united in marriage to James “Jim” Corrigan June 23, 1956 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Elaine farmed with her husband in Benton County and raised nine children. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, garage sales, listening to music, especially, Daniel O’Donnell, riding bike, playing bingo and cards, and cross-country skiing in her younger years. Elaine was loving, accepting of others, and was an excellent cook. She was known for her bread pudding, boiled Irish dinners, and her rice hot dish. Most importantly, Elaine loved being with her family.
 Elaine is survived by her children Carmel Kuechle of St. Cloud, Myron (Julie) Corrigan of Foley, Paula (Gary) Zajac of Hastings, Jimmy (Laurie) Corrigan of Foley, Bob (Jodi) Corrigan of Foley, Joe (Linda) Corrigan of Foley, Doug (Kathy) Corrigan of Duelm, Jill (Steve) Semrau of Foley, and Jesse (Jenny) Corrigan of Foley; sister, Lois (Al) Warzecha of Coon Rapids; sister-in-law, Marcella Warzecha of Holdingford; and 29 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim in 2012; sister, Frances Shea; brothers, Roy, Vince, Joe, Frank, and Claude Warzecha; and granddaughter, Madison Corrigan.
 Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Duane R. Dudek

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Duane Dudek, age 87, of Foley. passed away peacefully Dec. 15, 2021. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 23, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. at the church Thursday. Burial with military honors provided by the Foley American Legion will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Duane Richard Dudek was born Feb. 23, 1934, in Foley to Joseph and Katherine (Haley) Dudek. He attended Foley schools and entered into the U.S. Army in 1957. He married Barbara Haley Aug. 13, 1959, at St. John’s Catholic Church. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Duane worked for Miller Construction as an estimator and later co-owned, D & D Renovators. He was a long time member of the Foley American Legion where he served in several capacities. He enjoyed socializing and was a great conversationalist as well as a great listener. He was considered a good friend to many people. Duane enjoyed being outdoors, caring for his property and clearing and cutting wood. He was a life long and active member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his children: Sheryl (Bruce) Strand, Foley; Tim, Katy, Texas; Tami (Steve) Alvord, Richmond; Rick (Brenda), Becker, sister-in-law, Patricia David, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Barbara and a brother, Aloise and his wife, Delores Dudek.
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Dennis Dahler

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Dennis Dahler, 70 of Zimmerman, died Nov. 29, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Mankato. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21,  at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, Princeton. The Rev. Kevin Anderson will officiate. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, Princeton with a prayer service at 6 p.m. and one hour prior to the Mass Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in St. Pius Cemetery, Zimmerman.
 Dennis Dahler was born to Del-Roy and Margaret (Jurek) Dahler Jan. 19, 1951, in Alberta Township, Benton County. He was raised and educated in Foley. Dennis started Best Irrigation in Coon Rapids, which he owned and operated for 35 years until his retirement in August 2021.
Dennis was married to Roxanne Bialka June 28, 1997. They enjoyed traveling and an occasional trip to the casino. They also hosted Sunday Fun Day at their home for family and friends which would include dinner followed by cards. They also hosted many pool and holiday parties to bring family and friends together. These were the times Dennis enjoyed the most because it brought his family together to make long-lasting memories.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Roxanne; children, Risa Dahler, Luke (Katie Jo) Dahler, Tony (Olea) Dellwo, Jolene (Bill) Braun, and Valerie Bigham; two grandchildren, Paige and Emma Jo Dahler; brothers and sisters, Duiane (JoAnne), Diane (Rod) Lien, Marlene (John) Burnett, Janice (Jerry) Juetten, Darrel (Denise), Delroy (Carolyn), Cindy (Paul) Gorecki, Dale (Marjorie), Donna (Mike) Frank, Dean (Jodi), and Tammy (Robin) Burton; mother-in-law, Eileen Bialka; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick

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Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick, 83 of Foley, passed away Nov. 18, 2021, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. A Catholic funeral Mass will take place Jan. 15 at St. Michael’s Church in Buckman. Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. with visitation beginning at 8:30 a.m. prior to Mass in the church hall. Burial will be at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Alberta Township, Benton County.
Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick was born Feb. 20, 1938, in St. Cloud to the late Andrew and Leona (Fischer) Wassel. Fran graduated from Foley High School in 1955. She married William (Bill) Matvick Dec. 29, 1958 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville and they were married 54 years. She lived in the Ramey area most of her life. Fran’s first job was as a stenographer at the Little Falls courthouse. At one time, she worked at Stearns Manufacturing in Sauk Rapids sewing life jackets; she enjoyed her carpool with several ladies from her neighborhood. She was mostly known from her years as a receptionist at Dr. Bye’s Optical in Foley. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for several years, delivering meals to those in need during her lunch hour.
Her passion was sewing, she was well known for her sewing expertise. She sewed clothes for her family when they were younger. Her daughters and granddaughters Barbie wardrobes were stylish and extensive. Many people would enlist her services for special events and treasured keepsakes. Barn bags were a popular item once the grandchildren and greatgrandchildren came along. In her later years, she enjoyed making postcards with fabric and thrilled when people would mail them to brighten someone’s day.
Fran enjoyed playing cards and board games; she was ruthless when it came to Scrabble. She was an avid Vikings fan; all knew not to call her during a game as she was known to hang up on you. Fran was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville and was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Christian Women’s Club. She enjoyed sewing and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Bev (Jim) Wiebe, Brenda (Tom) Wimmer, Toni (Joe) Kippley, Jim, Mary (Brad) Stroot, Andrea (Ryan) Sobania and Wayne (Julie); 17 grandchildren Jen (Mike) Nelson, Joseph (Kristy) Wimmer, Maria (Derek) Berthelsen, Melissa (Nathan Tyo) Wimmer, Johnathan Wimmer, Raymond (Kelsi) Kippley, Catherine Kippley, Jacob Kippley, Samantha McColley (Derek Valentnio), Jessy Matvick, Garrett Stroot, Zachary Stroot, Jacob Sobania, Cole Sobania, Dillen Matvick, Brennan Matvick, and McKenzie Matvick; and seven  great-grandchildren: Dakota, Raylynn, Alayna, Mikelyn, Lucille, Josephine and Wynona.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Matvick, her parents, son Gerrard William Matvick, daughter-in-law Tammy Matvick, siblings Kathleen (David) Brown and Gerald Wassel.
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Janie A. Fleck

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Janie Fleck, 57 of Hillman, passed away Dec. 14, 2021 at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center.  Funeral services were 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ramey. Visitation was 9-10 a.m. at the church. Burial took place at the Lone Pine Cemetery, Hillman. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Janie Arleen Fleck was born March 16, 1964, in Milaca, to Lesley and Judy (Hastings) Fleck. She attended school and graduated from Milaca High School.She enjoyed watching church on TV, all-star wrestling and liked country music, especially Dolly Parton. Janie always enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with her family. She took pride in her craft work and loved to go bowling. The family would like to thank the everyone at The Gardens at Foley for all their special care and compassion shown to Janie.
She is survived by her mother Judy (Ken Beckius, Sr.) Fleck of Buffalo; brother Jim Fleck of Hillman; nephews Jason (Kaitlyn) Fleck, Ryan (Breanna) Fleck, Shaun Fleck; and niece Jennifer Fleck as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Lesley; brother, Wendell; and uncle, Lester. The family would like to thank everyone for their expressions of kindness. No thank you cards will be sent.
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Aloise D. Dudek

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Not to our surprise, our dad, Al, followed mom to heaven Dec. 2, 2021. (Three weeks after she left us.) They were stay-at-home-together kind of folks, which brought them happiness and contentment. God granted them 65 years together. We always enjoyed being a part of their love story.
Al was born in Foley Jan. 16, 1933, to Joseph and Katherine (Kujawa) Dudek. One year later came his brother Duane, creating best playmates with the farm as their playground.
Al graduated from Foley High School. Soon after, he found himself off to the Korean War. After fulfilling his duty, Al returned home and purchased his ’53 Chevy with money he made in Korea selling his cigarette rations to other soldiers. (Always waiting to sell them at the end of the month when most who smoked were out of them – more money.) He then married Delores Fussy May 14, 1956 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Morrill. They made their home in St. Cloud where Al worked at Franklin and soon after became a mailman for the St. Cloud post office where he developed many friendships with the people on his route. They belonged to St. Augustine’s Parish for over 60 years. Together, they raised three children.
Al was funnier than funny, always telling a joke or sharing a funny story. His never-ending teasing always kept us laughing. He enjoyed people and good conversation. Al was known to be a very friendly and peaceful man. He enjoyed horseshoe-in-hand with beer nearby.  He liked fishing, yet most of all, loved eating the fresh-fried fish. Al enjoyed Delores’ 15 siblings and spouses, which made for some really great times.
Most days, you could find Al at the kitchen table chatting with Delores while she prepared homecooked meals with some country music playing in the background. After an early retirement, Al remained busy hanging with Delores, walking and helping anyone in need, including teaching his grandchildren how to drive and parallel park (between the Rubbermaid garbage cans, tears in eyes after hearing news of their successful tests). He was also known as the “Baby Whisperer,” always able to calm and comfort his grandchildren and great grandchildren, a title and connection he was very proud of.
Al is survived by children Lynda (Don) Eisenschenk, Lori (Tim) Torborg, Brian (Tammy) Dudek and brother Duane Dudek. Grandchildren Scott (Alisha) Eisenschenk, Sarra (Shaino) Johnson, Kelsey (Nate) Sauer, Michael Dudek, LeeJoe Torborg and Maria (Derek) Berdan. Great grandchildren Jada, Jude and Max Johnson; Jack, Stella and Georgi Sauer; and Duke, Jolee and Bowen Berdan.
Proceeded by his wife Delores, his parents Katherine and Joseph Dudek, mother and father-in-law Gertrude and Frank Fussy, sister-in-law Barb Dudek and also many brothers and sisters-in-law. Fulfilling their wish, there will be a private family mass for Al and Delores held at a later date. They will be laid together to rest forever at Camp Ripley in Little Falls.
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Franklin W. Ketzeback

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The Lord has taken another of his angels home.
Franklin William Ketzeback, 83, of Oak Park, passed away from COVID-19 Nov. 27, 2021, at St. Could Hospital. Frank was born Oct. 11, 1938, in Elk River to William and Ida (Glocke) Ketzeback.  At the age of 6, they moved to a farm in Oak Park. He entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany and Morocco. He married Mona (Schendel) in Milaca Jan. 31, 1965, and they were blessed with 56 years together. He worked for Ratzlaff Logging of Princeton as a sawyer and built pole barns. He then worked many years for John’s Construction of Foley until a disabling car accident. He never gave up and used the years volunteering throughout the community. He spent many years volunteering for CROSS food shelf in Foley. He did small wood projects and loved giving them away.  He was a gentle man who was kind to all. He especially loved watching the grandchildren grow up.
He is survived by his wife Mona and sons William (Lisa) of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, James (Tracy) of St. Cloud and daughter Jennifer (Todd) Gordner of Andover;  grandchildren, Benjamin (Sabra) Przeslak, Keegan Przeslak, Christopher Gordner, Alexa Gordner and Margaret Ketzeback; brother, Everett (Verbie) Ketzeback of Sequim, Washington and Clara Winters of Chanhassen; and  many nieces, nephews, dear friends and family. Because of COVID-19, services will be at a later date.
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Norman D. Johnson and Barbara L. Johnson

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Norman D. Johnson and Barbara L. Johnson (Olson), of Foley, will be having  a celebration of their lives with visitation at 10 a.m. and a service at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran church in Foley. There will be a luncheon to follow at Mr. Jim’s in Foley. Burial will take place  at Ronneby Hillside Cemetary in Ronneby.
Norman passed away a age  83 Nov. 10, 2021, of natural causes at his new place of residence in Atwater. Barbara passed away Nov. 23, 2020, in Foley at age 76 of natural causes.
With Barb’s passing during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, we as a family will be celebrating their lives together.
Barb was born in Gilroy, California, and graduated from Princeton High School. Norman was born in Milaca and graduated from Foley High School. Norman married Barbara Aug. 10, 1962, where they both worked on their family-owned dairy and swine farm that eventually became their youngest son’s place of business. They both helped maintain and give tons of assistance in operating.
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Rodney J. Lien

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Rodney James Lien, 73 of Milaca, died Dec. 3, 2021, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud with his wife and daughter by his side.
Rod was born April 11, 1948, in Moorhead to James and Shirley Wilkinson Lien. He grew up in Downer where he attended and graduated from Barnesville High School. Following his graduation, he attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis.
While in Minneapolis, he met and then married Kathleen Yeager Lien Kosch in April, 1970. Together, they had a daughter, Andrea. The couple later divorced.
Rod met and then married Diane Dahler Lien in October 1993. Rod worked for Sears Roebuck Warehouse for over 20 years until it closed. He then worked for Collisys Electrical Systems until he retired in 2007. Rod loved reading, going to his lake cabin and his four-legged “son” Teddy.
Rod is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Andrea (Gary) Busch, Bonduel, Wis.; sister, Marsha Canada, Moorhead; brothers-in-law Duiane (JoAnne) Dahler, Darrel (Denise) Dahler, Delroy (Carolyn) Dahler, Dale (Marjorie) Dahler, Dean (Jodi) Dahler; sisters-in-law Roxanne Dahler, Marlene (John) Burnett, Janice (Jerry) Juetten, Cindy (Paul) Gorecki, Donna (Mike) Frank, Tammy (Robin) Burton; sister-in-law Joann Lien and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rod is preceded in death by his parents, James and Shirley Lien; brothers Donald “Chink” Lien and Brian Lien; sister-in-law Jane Lien; brothers-in-law Robert Canada and Dennis Dahler; niece Nicole Canada; nephew George Gillespie Lien; father-in-law Del-Roy Dahler; and mother-in-law Margaret Dahler.
Public visitation will be 3-7 p.m.  Thursday, Dec. 9, at Foley Funeral Home, Foley.
Private family service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Foley Funeral Home with public burial immediately following at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Brennyville. Service with dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
The family requests no flowers.
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Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick

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Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick, age 83, of Foley, passed away Nov. 18, 2021 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. A Catholic funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m., with visitation at 8:30 a.m. prior to Mass in the church hall Jan. 15, 2022, at St. Michael’s Church in Buckman. Burial will be at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Alberta Township,  Benton County.
Frances (Fran) Joan Matvick was born Feb. 20, 1938, in St. Cloud to the late Andrew and Leona (Fischer) Wassel. Fran graduated from Foley High School in 1955. She married William (Bill) Matvick Dec. 29, 1958 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville and they were married 54 years. She lived in the Ramey area most of her life. Fran’s first job was as a stenographer at the Little Falls courthouse. At one time she worked at Stearns Manufacturing in Sauk Rapids, sewing life jackets. She enjoyed her carpool with several ladies from her neighborhood. She was mostly known from her years as a receptionist at Dr. Bye’s Optical in Foley. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for several years, delivering meals to those in need during her lunch hour.
Her passion was sewing,  and she was well known for her sewing expertise. She sewed clothes for her family when they were younger. Her daughters and granddaughters Barbie wardrobes were stylish and extensive. Many people would enlist her services for special events and treasured keepsakes. Barn bags were a popular item once the grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along. In her later years she enjoyed making postcards with fabric and was thrilled when people would mail them to brighten someone’s day.
Fran enjoyed playing cards and board games. She was ruthless when it came to Scrabble. She was an avid Vikings fan; all knew not to call her during a game as she was known to hang up on you. Fran was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville and was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Christian Women’s. She enjoyed sewing and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children: Bev (Jim) Wiebe; Brenda (Tom) Wimmer; Toni (Joe) Kippley; Mary (Brad) Stroot; Andrea (Ryan) Sobania; 17 grandchildren, Jen (Mike) Nelson, Joseph (Kristy) Wimmer, Maria (Derek) Berthelsen, Melissa (Nathan Tyo) Wimmer, Johnathan Wimmer, Raymond (Kelsi) Kippley, Catherine Kippley, Jacob Kippley, Samantha McColley (Derek Valentino), Jessy Matvick, Garrett Stroot, Zachary Stroot, Jacob Sobania, Cole Sobania, Dillen Matvick, Brennan Matvick,  McKenzie Matvick and seven great-grandchildren, Dakota, Raylynn, Alayna, Mikelyn, Lucille, Josephine and Wynona.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Matvick, her parents, son Gerrard William Matvick, daughter-in-law Tammy Matvick, siblings Kathleen (David) Brown, & Gerald Wassel.
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Harold L. Fuhrer

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Harold L. Fuhrer, 73, of Foley, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on the 23 day of November, 2021.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 6855 Golden Spike Road, Sauk Rapids, MN, Saturday December 11th,  11:00 - 3:00 pm.
Harold was born on April 23rd, 1948, and is survived by his three children, Christina (Brian) Cook, Pamela (Les) Scott and Carl Fuhrer. His grandchildren Faith (Greg) Hunt, Molly (Robert) Snyder, Ashley Studanski, Samantha (Edward) Stevens, and Austin Scott. His great grandchildren Layla, Xavier, Hope and Blaize Hunt, Destiny and Zander Stevens. Harold was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Mae Fuhrer, brother Leo Fuhrer, and loving wife and soulmate, Dianne Fuhrer.
Harold was a long-time employee of the paper mill in Sartell, MN.  In his retirement he enjoyed playing cribbage, fishing, reading, and wood working. Harold was a private person yet deeply loved by his family and friends.  His loss is deeply felt.
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Richard F. Mohr 

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Private services will be held for Richard Mohr who died Nov. 15, 2021. His last days were spent at home in the caring hands of those around him.
Richard was born April 23, 1938, in St. Cloud to Frank and Kathryn (Kuebelbeck) Mohr. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1957 and married Marilyn Van Hale in 1974. He leaves behind a legacy of prayer, kindness, joy, patience and humor – a true gentleman.
He was kind and thoughtful and made sure he had a “Dickie Mohr” joke handy. He celebrated other’s accomplishments, especially in-laws, nieces, nephews and all their families as well as neighbors. He took great pride and was joyful to be part of their lives and always looked forward to an evening cocktail with Marilyn.
Richard worked for St. Cloud Window for 35 years, and then delivered candy for Goody Snack in retirement. His favorite place was Big Birch Lake where he spent 31 summers with friends and family. His beer refrigerator was never empty and his pocket held dog treats. Fort Myers Beach, Florida, took second place. His favorite pastime dealt with all things Ford, particularly when it came to clean cars and his red Mustang convertible.  
He is survived by his wife Marilyn and sister Peggy Powers, of Annapolis, Maryland.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Joyce Poganski, brothers in law, Roger Poganski and Thomas Powers, and sister in law Carol Van Hale Marshall.
Thank you to CentraCare, especially the medical teams and clinic personnel who cared for him over the years. His last weeks were spent with CentraCare hospital employees, home health and hospice.
Memorial gifts are preferred to The Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota or a charity of your choice.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.

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Delores F.  (Fussy) Dudek 

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From her home, Delores went to heaven Nov. 11, 2021.Delores was the youngest of 16 children. She was born on the farm in Morrill to Frank and Gertrude (Schyma) Fussy May 30, 1937.
From an early age and for the duration of her life, Delores’ greatest gift was her passionate ability to care for others. With grace and warmness, Delores was always a gentle caregiver for family, friends and neighbors. From new babies and grandchildren to teenagers or struggling adults, her physical loving touch brought comfort and healing.
She also gave of her time and talent unselfishly with her endless homemade meals and baked goods (never from a box) as well as handmade beautiful clothing, drapes and countless babysitting hours. She enjoyed volunteering at the church funerals and church garage sales.
Delores married Aloise Daniel Dudek May 14, 1956, at St. Joseph Church in Morrill. They lived in St. Cloud, where she was a mother and homemaker to three children. Al and Delores were married for 65 years. They enjoyed each other’s company and sharing time together at their home with visitors and family at their table.
Delores is survived by her husband Al; children Lynda (Don) Eisenschenk of Minnetonka, Lori (Tim) Torborg of St. Cloud, and Brian (Tammy) Dudek of Foley; grandchildren Scott (Alisha) Eisenschenk, Sarra (Shaino) Johnson, Kelsey (Nate) Sauer, Michael Dudek, LeeJoe Torborg, and Maria (Derek) Berdan. Great-grandchildren Jada, Jude and Max Johnson; Jack, Stella and Georgi Sauer; Duke, Jolee and baby (due any day) Berdan. Also survived by her siblings Richard (Beverly) Fussy, Mary Spiczka, Lucille Fussy, Eilene Fussy and Duane Dudek.
Proceeding Delores in death are her parents; her siblings Clara (Al) LaBelle, Irene Fussy, Gertie (Johnny) Leason, Joe (Doreen) Fussy, Robert (Marie) Fussy, Art (Bernice) Fussy, Roman (Rosemary) Fussy, Clarence (Phyllis) Fussy, Alfred Fussy, Frankie (Marlyn) Fussy, Lawrence (Irene) Fussy, Bill Fussy, Jerome Fussy, Barb Dudek, Florian Spiczka and mother and father-in-law Kate and Joe Dudek.
In honor of Mom’s wishes, a simple family service will be held later on. Delores will remain living in the hearts she touched with her kind and simple legacy.

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Mary M. Danelek

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Mary Danelek, age 89, of Oak Park, passed away peacefully at her home Nov. 14, 2021, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at church Friday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mary Margaret Danelek was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Oak Park, to Sylvester Sr., and Catherine (Blank) Dahler. Mary graduated from Foley High School, class of 1950 and attended St. Cloud Business College for two years. She married Paul Danelek May 5, 1954, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. She worked for Milaca Mills, milked cows and farmed with her husband all of their married life near Oak Park. Mary enjoyed baking, her flower gardens, sewing, quilting and embroidery.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
She is survived by her children Dave (Billy) of  Milaca, Debbie Hinnenkamp of Milaca, Linda (Pat) O’Donnell of  Big Lake, Shirley (Charlie) Stachowski, of Foley, Marilyn (Steve) Burroughs of Princeton, Marvin of Oak Park; six granddaughters Jolie Hinnenkamp, Alicia Stachowski, Trisha Roeder, Natasha Mills, Amy Anderson and Mattea Labaw; six great-grandchildren Isaiah Hinnenkamp, Benji Anderson, Cece Anderson, Zachary Mills, Eli Mills and Layla Roeder as well as sister Helen Howe and brother Sylvester. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Paul and brothers Fred, Joe and Albert and sisters Maggie Anderson and Joanna Dahler.
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Marcel A. Stachovich

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Marcel A. Stachovich age 87, of Rice passed away peacefully at his home Nov. 8, 2021. Burial took place at Howard Lake Cemetery Nov. 22.
Marcel was born Sept. 4, 1934 to Stanley and Mary (Smuda) Stachovich in Foley. He was the last living member of his siblings.
Marcel worked the family farm where he grew up for many years. After leaving the home place, he worked for Prairie Farms in Rice until his retirement. He loved being on the tractor and he loved his potatoes. Whether they were mashed, hash browns, potato pancakes or his homemade french fries, he loved his spuds.
He is survived by his wife Judy of 28 years and his children, Bernadine of Sauk Rapids, Cynthia (Brad) Como of Forrest Lake, Michael of Gilman, Mark (Julane) of Big Lake, Nancy (Jeff) Riedemann of Cambridge, Karen (Mike) Rekowski of St. Cloud, Jamie of Moorhead, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 11 siblings, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and hospice care givers that helped with Marcel’s care and for all those who had prayed for him. God bless you all.
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Lewis J. Erickson

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Lewis J. Erickson, 80, of Eureka, Illinois, passed away at 7:41 a.m. Nov. 8, 2021, at his residence with his family at his side. He was born March 6, 1941, in Oak Park, the son of Edward and Agnes Berge Erickson. He married Joyce L. Young Feb. 10, 1973, in Fairbury, Illinois.
 He is survived by his wife Joyce; children John (Valerie) Erickson of Clarksville, Tennessee, Jennifer (Scott) Williams of Washington, Illinois, Jeffery L. Erickson of Roy, Utah, Justin (Devan) Erickson of Sandwich, Illinois, Jody (Chris) Willing of Herrin, Illinois; siblings Janet Sanders, Donald (Phyllis) Erickson, Barbara (Mark) Knudsen, Michael (Carol) Erickson, Judy Johnson, Kerry Erickson, Bruce (Vicki) Erickson; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings: Aldred, infant David, Vivian Knudtson, Gerald, Dennis and Nancy Freese.
Lewis was a professional welder, working on the John F. Kennedy warship. He welded livestock confinements and worked on grain elevators. He loved animals and kids. He enjoyed watching westerns, gardening and fishing. He loved his family.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. The Rev. Doug Hicks officiated. Burial was at the Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.argoruestmanharris.com.
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Richard G. DuHamel

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Richard George DuHamel died Nov. 11, 2021 in Sauk Rapids. He was born to Catherine Kachmarek DuHamel and Joseph DuHamel Oct. 9, 1941.
The memorial will be  Friday, Nov. 19, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley: 10 a.m. visitation, 11 a.m. Mass, 12:30 p.m. dinner and celebration of life at Mr. Jim’s, Foley.
Dick served in the Peace Corps in Nigeria and Liberia. He was an award-winning World Book Encyclopedia representative for 24 years in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. He also sold books to schools and libraries for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth Roehl DuHamel; daughters Ann DuHamel (James Wojtaszek) and Mary Lemke (Matt); grandchildren Thor, Kathrine, Freya, and Anders Lemke; sisters Helen Elwell and Diane Hilde. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers James and Kenneth; infant brothers Robert and John; and infant granddaughter Elsa Grace Lemke.
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Dorothy “Dots” A. Urbanski

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 12,  at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Dorothy “Dots” Urbanski, age 84, who passed away Nov. 9, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Morrill. Visitation was one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Dorothy was born Sept. 5, 1937, in St. Cloud to John  and Agnes (Tadych) Deppa. She married Donald Urbanski June 12, 1956, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. Dorothy worked as a deli clerk at Coborn’s, and also farmed with her husband and worked at the post office. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Christian Mothers. Dorothy enjoyed making Barbie doll clothes, molasses cookies, polka music, bingo, canning, bus trips, crafts, embroidery, needlepoint and card parties with the neighbors. She was a hard worker, loved the farm, and was very proud of her family.
Survivors include her daughters and sons, Geralyn (James) Moshier of Foley, Kathryn (Edwin) Kirchner of Sauk Rapids, Michael (Leonice) of Holdingford, Janel (Stephen) Kobylinski of Sartell and Daniel of Foley; brother, John (Harriett) Deppa of Blaine; grandchildren, Nathan, Bryan, Tyler, Ranelle, Cassie, Lexie, Shawn, Stephanie, Nesha, Stephanie, Brittany and Tanner; and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and sister, Evelyn Larson.
The family would like to thank the staff at the St. Cloud Hospital and CentraCare Clinics for the wonderful care provided to Dorothy and her family.
Obituary, guest book, and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Bobby L. Mathews

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Bobby Mathews, age 79, of Royalton, passed away Nov. 7, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial was 11:30 a.m., Nov. 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Hillman American Legion. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 5 p.m. Visitation continued from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Bobby Lee Mathews was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Poulan, Georgia to Eugene and Mary Elizabeth (Pippins) Mathews.  He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne. He married Judy Brown Sept. 8, 1967, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. The couple lived all of their married life in Minnesota. Bobby worked as a boiler operator for many years. He enjoyed gardening and hunting, playing cribbage and playing pranks on people. He was a past member of the Savage VFW, Post 6212, current member of the Hillman American Legion and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife  Judy, Royalton; and daughters  Jeanne Kampa (Ron Piechowski), Hillman; Stacey (Dale) Girtz, Royalton; Wendy (Randy) Seabolt, Sylvester, Georgia; six grandchildren Lindsey Kampa, Chasidy Kampa, Kelsie Kampa, Teren Kampa, Jordon Brenny, Derek Brenny; two great-grandchildre, Connor Hebler and Landyn Iverson; and brothers Charles and David of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, great-grandson Damian Hebler, sisters Christine Archer and Agnes Bolton, brother Leon and son-in-law Donnie Kampa.
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Kenneth W. Beehler

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Kenny Beehler, age 58, of Sauk Rapids, passed away at his home from cancer Nov. 7, 2021, surrounded by his family. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Nov. 13, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated and burial took place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Foley. Visitation was 4-8 p.m.  Nov. 12 and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Kenneth William Beehler was born Aug. 5, 1963, in St. Cloud to Donald and Sharon (Tarnowski) Beehler. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1981, and attended Willmar Technical College where he studied agriculture business. He married Donita Templin April 16, 1988 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. He worked at Centra Sota for 35 years as an agronomist operations manager. Kenny also was very involved with Benton County 4-H for 37 years as a leader, was on the Benton County Fair Board for 25 years, and served two terms on the Foley School Board. He enjoyed helping others, working out on the family farm, attending his sons sporting events and working score clock at Foley wrestling matches. The most important thing to Kenny was his wife, children and grandchildren, and he will be greatly missed. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Donita, Sauk Rapids, and sons, Michael (Kassie), St. Cloud and Kevin (Alyssa), Becker, grandchildren Vincent, Mason, Ivan, Harper and Hudson; parents Donald and Sharon Beehler of Gilman; and siblings Tammy (Steve Goertz), Long Prairie, Dawn (Mark Johnson), Willmar, Randy, Foley, adopted sisters: Kim, Oakdale, and Ginger, Fort Meyers, as well as father and mother-in-law, David and Joan Templin, Gilman and sister-in-law, Denise Roberts (Brian Rudolph), Sauk Rapids, 12 nieces and nephews and aunts, uncles, cousins and many life-long friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles.
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Arnell Christenson

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Arnell Christenson, age 97, of Foley, passed away peacefully Nov. 3, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley. The Rev. Timothy Wittwer will officiate and burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley.  Visitation is 9:30-11 a.m. at the church Nov. 10.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Arnell Mary Jane Oriet Christenson was born March 2, 1924, in Terrace, to Olaus and Agnes (Hauge) Ringerud. She attended rural grade school for eight years and graduated from Glenwood High School and continued her education for one year at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She achieved her nursing degree from Eitel School of Nursing in Minneapolis. She was proud to be an Army nurse cadet. She married Les Christenson Oct. 6, 1945 at Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church in Terrace. The couple moved to Foley in 1963. Arnell worked as a registered nurse for 43 years. She was instrumental in opening the Foley Nursing Center in 1971 and acted as the assistant director of nursing for the Foley Nursing Center for many years. Arnell was a long-time member of Gustavus Adolpus Lutheran Church. She enjoyed golfing up until the age of 85, she was an avid bridge player with special friends until the coronavirus pandemic hit, loved music, was proud of her Norwegian heritage and traveled extensively. She was an inspiration to those who met her and was full of wisdom and grace. Her warmth and smile will be missed by anyone who knew her. Christenson’s wishes were that memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to be used for a nursing scholarship at the Foley High School.
She is survived by her daughters Linda (Joe) Chmielewski, Brainerd; Anita (Mark) Bauerly, Sauk Rapids; and Christine (Mike) Scott, Circle Pines as well as 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and a sister, Orlean Ray, Sacramento, California; and brothers-in-law Herman Talle and Rolf Mohwinkel.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Les; infant sister, Marie; brothers-in-law, Bud Christenson and Ted Ray; and sisters-in-law; Dodie Talle,  Lavine ‘Babe’ Mohwinkel and Thelma Christenson.
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Tammy Jo Matvick

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Tammy Matvick, age 55, of Foley, passed away Nov. 3, 2021 at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, surrounded by her family.  Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Foley Funeral Home. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Tammy Jo Matvick was born Nov. 11, 1965, in St. Francis, to Stanley and Helen (Gugganberger) McColley. She graduated from St. Francis High School, class of 1984. She married Jim Matvick Dec. 5, 1992 at St. Francis Methodist Church.  She worked for Crystal Cabinets, Jedlicki Trucking, Anderson Trucking, Koch Trucking and King Solutions for the past 16 years.  She was currently employed by Nahan Printing. Tammy enjoyed crocheting, interior design and loved shopping for most anything. She will be missed by her family and her many relatives.
She is survived by her husband, Jim, of Foley, and children Samantha (Derek Valetino) McColley, Crosby; Jessica Matvick, Foley; and grandchildren, Raylynn and Alayna and her two grand kittens as well as brothers and sisters Tom (Paula), Elk River; Jim (Joe Mercie). Minneapolis; Mike (Sandy), Princeton; Patty (Randy) Stark, Princeton; Dave (Linda), Isanti; Sandy French, Long Prairie; Jody (Lee) Okerstrom, Princeton and many nieces and nephews and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Helen, and brother, Jerry. and her father-in-law, William Matvick.
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Roxanne M. Eisenschenk

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A celebration of life will be at a later date for Roxanne M. Eisenschenk, 68, of Foley, who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital Oct. 12, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Burial will be at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery in Lake Henry.
Roxanne was born Jan. 12, 1953, in St. Paul to Melvin and Frieda (Belisle) Willett. She married Steven Eisenschenk March 10, 1973. Roxanne worked in accounting in the banking industry for many years. She enjoyed ice fishing, campfires, gardening, animals and hanging out at Nokay Lake.
Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Steve of Foley; daughter and sons Jody (Chad) Carson of Houlton, Wisconsin, Ben (Sara) Eisenschenk of Kindred, North Dakota, and Joe (Jeanette) of Linwood; 12 grandchildren, Natalie, Riley, Haley, Jaden, Cailan, Amelia, Laela, Bergan, Gray, Presley, Parker and Jaydon; siblings, Roy (Julie) Willett of Maplewood, Mike (Jeanette) Willett of North St. Paul, Maureen (Curt) Pickar of Brainerd, Marla (Bob Kenney) Cummings of Oakdale, Paula Johnson of Centerville, Renee Vujovich of Brainerd and many cousins, relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Clifford A. Mastey

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Clifford Mastey, age 88, of Foley, died Oct. 31, 2021, at Quiet Oaks Hospice surrounded by his family.  Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 4 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 5 p.m. followed by the Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m. at the church Thursday. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Clifford Alex Mastey was born June 17, 1933, in Foley, to Walter and Elizabeth (Witucki) Mastey. He attended grade school, first through eighth grades, in Mayhew Lake Township and Gilman Catholic School before graduating from Sauk Rapids High School, class of 1952. He married Dolores Welk July 31, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, and she preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1997. He later married Phyllis Frank Aug. 28, 2004.  Clifford farmed all of his life in Mayhew Lake and Gilmanton Townships.  He also worked for Gopher Wrecking in St. Cloud; drove truck for A. C. Petters and McGary Construction; worked as a welder for Weyers Pontoon and also worked for Franklin Manufacturing for 18 years. But most of all, Clifford loved to farm. He retired in 1995. He was a member and long time usher of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Immaculate Conception Council 9261.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Frank Mastey and his children, Susan (Val Jr.) Bursch, Rice; George (Taunya), Foley; Jean (Mark) Ebnet, Sauk Rapids; Joan (Tim) Lewandowski, Foley; brother, Richard (Norita Ritten), Foley; sister-in-laws, Carol Mastey, Sartell; Inez Welk, Arizona; brother-in-law, Frank Pallansch, St. Cloud; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way as well as step-children, Sherry, Rick, Lorie, Diane, Jodi and eight step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Joseph; brother, Marvin; sisters, Marcella Albers and Marilyn Pallansch; brothers-in-law, Gary Welk and Cyril Albers; and a sister-in-law, Helen Mastey.
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Karl A. Berlin

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Karl Arthur Berlin, age 85, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Oct. 18, 2021. Karl was born Dec. 29, 1935.
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Gary A. Thorsten

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Gary A. Thorsten, age 72, of Sartell, passed away Oct. 28, 2021, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud surrounded by his family. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at First Presbyterian Church in Foley, and visitation will be  9:30–11 a.m. at the church. During these challenging times, the family requests that you please wear a mask to the service.  Following the service, lunch will be provided and then the burial will take place at 2 p.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Service with dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Gary A. Thorsten was born June 30, 1949 in St. Cloud to John and Adeline (Stumvoll) Thorsten. Gary was drafted to the Army during the Vietnam Conflict and he enlisted April 15, 1969 and was honorably discharged Nov. 3, 1970. Gary married Georgianne Kasner Dec. 19, 1970 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  They raised their daughters Jennifer and Gina in the Morrill area. Gary worked a lifetime for Bauerly Brothers, currently Knife River. He also loved his hobby farm raising beef cattle, and golden lab retrievers were always found to be running around on the farm. Gary was passionate about many hobbies and they included hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, camping, fabrication, fixing machinery with the neighbors and wood working. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.  The grandchildren will miss all the fun times, especially his water fights.
Gary is survived by his wife Georgianne of 50-plus years; daughters, Jennifer (Bruce) Paulson and Gina (Jamie) Ranweiler; grandchildren, Samantha (Chris) Paulson, Morgan Paulson, Bryce Paulson, Kyle Paulson, Steven Ranweiler and Sarah Ranweiler; siblings, Marvin Johnson, Marilyn (Roger) Johnson, Danny (Debbie), Richard (Joanie), Darlene (John) Kadlac, Terry (Beth) and sister-in-law Diane Thorsten.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Laverne ‘Jack’ Thorsten.
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Melvin B. McCormick

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Melvin Basil McCormick, age 91, died Oct. 9, 2021.  He was born in Portland, Oregon to Basil and Pearl McCormick. The family moved back to Minnesota, had four additional children and then settled in Foley. Melvin graduated from Foley High School in 1948 and shortly afterward joined the United States Navy with three of his friends. He worked as an airplane mechanic on dirigibles and airplanes.
He  married MaryLee Allen of Milaca. They moved to California where he was employed by Douglass Aircraft. They returned to Minnesota and he worked as a government inspector at several manufacturers of items for the armed forces.  The couple had three children, Thomas (Yelena), Susan (Jerry) Gumphrey, and Lisa (David) McNeil. They were longtime members of Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka. Melvin was a mason and a member of the Coon Rapids American Legion.
Melvin was preceeded in death by his first wife, Mary Lee; daughter, Susan; parents, Basil and Pearl; sister, Isabelle Jenson; brother, Orville; and three brothers-in-law, Philip Kardell, Wally Piechowski and Jim Jenson.
He is survived by his current wife, Connie; son, Thomas (Yelena); daughter, Lisa (David) McNeil; son-in-law, Jerry Gumphrey; grandchildren,  Natalia McCormick, Nicholas Gumphrey (Kaitlyn Ann), Travis Gumphrey, Matthew McNeil (Kelsey), Jacob McNeil and Melissa McNeil;  and three great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Ruth Piechowski and Joyce Kardell, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The service will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 Fourth Ave., Anoka.  Visitation is noon to 1 p.m. and the service at 1 p.m.  
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Hazel E. Vandenberg

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Hazel E. Vandenberg, age 84, of Foley, passed away Oct. 20, 2021, at The Gardens at Foley. A memorial gathering will be 4-7 pm. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Foley Funeral Home.  Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Hazel E. Vandenberg was born Jan. 2, 1937 in Milaca to Milton and Lillian (Kemis) Schendel. She married Joel Vandenberg in 1963 in Milaca. She lived in Minneapolis and Massachusetts before moving back to the Foley area. She was a homemaker and mother and was employed for 18 years with Northwest Bank in Minneapolis. She loved baking, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts, drawing, fishing, and helping others.
Hazel is survived by her children, Jeff Vandenberg, Debra (Mitch) Mather; grandchildren, Aiden Vandenberg, Christopher Mather, Shawn Mather; sisters, Marie (Bob) Larsen, Mona (Frank) Ketzeback and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Craig Vandenberg; grandsons, Mark Vandenberg, Matthew Vandenberg; siblings, Gwen Vaillancourt, Dorothy Schendel, Clifford Schendel, Gordon Schendel, Howard Schendel, Robert Schendel, Richard Schendel and Roger Schendel.
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Randy S. Murschel

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Randy S. Murschel, age 60, of Foley, passed into the arms of Jesus at 1:55 p.m Oct. 16, 2021.
Beloved husband and best friend of 38 years to wife Susan (Schwarz) Murschel. Loving father of Randy “RJ” (Stephanie) and Joshua Murschel. Dear brother of Steve (Karan) Murschel, Linda (John) Swenson, Darlene Murschel, Debi (Dave) Holten and Sherry (Barry) Jones. Cherished uncle, cousin and great friend to many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and June Murschel, in-laws Eugene and Kaye Schwarz, and brother Donald (“JR”) Murschel.
Randy’s smile and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed but never forgotten. His legacy will continue to shine bright in his kids.
A celebration of Randy’s life will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at HC Event Center, 10544 210th St., Milaca, Minnesota, 56353.
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Jean Marie Dominguez

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Jean Marie Dominguez, of Millbrae and a San Mateo County resident for 64 years, entered rest in Millbrae Sept. 29, 2021. Loving mother of Jackie Gutierrez, Joanne Borg (her husband Mario), the late Jeffrey Dominguez, Jeri Fregoso (her husband Greg) and Jan Kunz. Jean is the eldest of 16 siblings. Also survived by her 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
A native of Foley, age 86 years.
Jean was very successful in her San Francisco Peninsula real estate career, she knew everyone and everyone knew her.
Family services will be private.  A gathering of family and friends will be at Mr. Jim’s in Foley 12:30 p.m Friday,  Oct. 22.
Her family appreciates donations to the American Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org.
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Norma Jean (Valentine) Williams

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Norma Jean (Valentine) Williams passed away Oct. 13, 2021, at Good Shepard Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids with family at her side after a 40+ year battle with multiple sclerosis. A memorial gathering will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Foley Funeral Home. Burial will take place at later date in the Ronneby Riverside Cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Norma was born in Willmar to Raymond and Erma (Elliott) Valentine. She graduated from Willmar High School in 1965 and moved to St. Cloud to attend St. Cloud Beauty College. While attending College she met Kenneth Williams Jr., they were united in marriage June 25, 1966, in Willmar. Norma lived a very active life. She had worked as a hairdresser until she had children; however, her passion for cutting hair continued, and it was not uncommon for her to cut hair for friends and family. She and Ken were active in the CB/ham radio community, bowling leagues and assisting with community fish fries in the 1970s, and owned a restaurant in Oak Park in the early 80s.  Norma started working at Franklin Manufacturing in 1973, working through all the name changes until she retired from Electrolux after 35 years due to an increase in MS symptoms.Norma was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1978 and had been told she would have limited ability to do the things she enjoyed, this did not stop her from going camping with family and friends, hunting or fishing. As those of us who knew Norma well can hear her say “Tell me I can’t do something and I will show you I can”. This is the mindset that has carried her through 40 plus years of this disease with grace.
Norma leaves behind her four children: Kenneth, David, Julie (Darren) Abfalter, and Paula (Travis) Hanson, siblings Shirley Clark, Virgil (Dianna Prior) Valentine, Gerald Valentine, 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was greeted in her next journey by her husband, parents, mother and father in law Fred and Leona Haacke, sisters in law Nancy (Williams) Freese and Diane Valentine, brothers in law, Walter Clark and Harvey Freese, and nephew Anthony Listerude.
A special thank you to the staff on Moonlight Bay and Sunny Lake for the care they provided and CentraCare Hospice for the special care provided during Norma’s final months. Your kindness during her last days will not be forgotten.
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Marjorie H. Moulzolf

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Marjorie Moulzolf, age 87, of Foley, passed away Oct. 12, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Foley Funeral Home and 9-10 a.m. at the church Saturday. Parish prayers were 6 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Marjorie Helen Moulzolf was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Alberta Township, Benton County, to Julius and Helen (Bielejeski) Stellmach. She graduated from Milaca High School, class of 1951, and married Eugene Moulzolf Aug. 6, 1951, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Marjorie co-owned and operated Moulzolf Trucking and Pine Road Percherons and farmed with her husband all of her married life. She was proud farmer and enjoyed hunting, canning, gardening, cooking and baking. Nobody ever left her home hungry. Marjorie enjoyed trips to the casino and was a very competitive card player. She enjoyed playing cards with her family and grandchildren and was often accused of cheating because she would always over bid.  Marjorie was a strong-willed woman. She never sugar coated anything even if it offended you. Her family will miss the countless dinners at the farm and all her warm hospitality. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughters: Gwendolyn (John) Pekarek, Foley; Jacalyn Kornovich, Oak Park; Carolyn (Delroy) Dahler, Foley; Marilyn Moulzolf (Jon Heinen), Foley, sister, Donna (Ron) Rosa sister-in-law, Ellie Moberg and brother in law, Herb Gall, 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Eugene, sons: Gaylyn, Leelyn and Raulyn and a great grandson, Cole Majerus, son-in-law, Joe Kornovich and brothers and sisters: Irene Nehring, Alice Jedlicki, Norbert, Donald, Jerome, Alex, Ernie, Julius Jr., John, LaVerne Gorecki, Kenneth, Glorianne Gall, Dennis and Virgil.
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Roger M. Mallak

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Roger Michael Mallak, 76, of Gillette, Wyoming, died Sept. 26, 2021.
Roger was born May 1, 1945, in St. Cloud, the son of Michael and Frances (Blazeski) Mallak. He was raised and educated in St. Cloud. After graduating high school, Roger joined the U.S. Navy, where he served on a submarine. It was during his time on the submarine that he learned the printing trade. After his honorable discharge he returned to Minnesota and worked for Penny Printing in Minneapolis. In the mid-seventies, Roger moved to Wyoming with his family. They briefly resided in Sheridan, Wyoming, before making their home in Gillette, Wyoming. In Gillette, Roger owned and operated Zip Printing while working at Jacob’s Ranch and then Black Thunder, where Roger was currently employed and looking forward to retirement next year. Roger enjoyed watching monster trucks and rodeos, spending time in the mountains and was a huge movie buff.
Roger will be remembered most as hardworking with strong work ethic and for his big heart inside his gruff personality.
He will be missed by his wife Vickie Mallak; children Troy (Lori) Mallak, Melissa Beasly, Toni (Bill) Bradley, all of Gillette. Tana Kimber, of Casper, and Todd Mallak, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jason Rokowski of Casper, Wyoming, Jessica (Chris) Larkins, of Denver, Colorado; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings Bernard (Mary Anne) Mallak of Little Falls, Irene (Tom) Hudek of Maple Lake, Rose (Ron) Ranweiler of Johns Island, South Carolina, Sylvester (Betty) Mallak, Rita (Gene) Barrett and Jan (Ron) Baert, all of St. Cloud; and numerous nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; son, Phillip; son-in-law, David Jackson; grandson, David Knigge; great-grandson, Chrome; brother-in-law, Roger Niedzielski; nephew, Steven; and great-nephew, Daniel.
A memorial service will take place at a later date. Please check walkerfuneralgillette.com for updates and to share your condolences and memories.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, Wyoming, 82716.
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Floyd Udermann

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Floyd Udermann, 88, passed away Oct. 7, 2021, at the University of Minnesota Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial took place at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm  with a luncheon that followed. The Rev. Bob Harren officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Foley Funeral Home, Foley.
Floyd was born in St. Cloud in 1933, to Val and Clothilda (Maurer) Udermann. He grew up on the family farm in Sauk Rapids and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School. In 1956, he married Elizabeth “Babe” Corrigan at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The couple moved to Minneapolis where Floyd was a professional AWA Wrestler for 15 years. Following his wrestling career, he became a truck driver until he retired in 1990.
Floyd was an amazing man and a Jack of all trades. He built his family’s home himself, he was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, gardening, carpentry and much more. He and Babe also enjoyed traveling, especially summer vacations with family at resorts in morthern Minnesota. His faith was extremely important to him and he was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in New Brighton with his wife Babe for 62 years.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 65 years, Babe Udermann, and his five children, Patrick (Kim), Mike (Char), Margaret (Randy) Turner, Lucy (Mark Walbridge), John (Mary); brother, Mac Udermann; grandchildren Josh, Mary, Nikki, Tom, Sam, Emma and Jack; and 12 great-grandchildren. Floyd was a wonderful husband, father  and grandfather and loved and cherished his family very much.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Charles Udermann, Francis Udermann, Joan Rhode and Kathy Wolter.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the University of Minnesota Hospital for the wonderful care Floyd received.
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Gage M. Beumer

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Gage Michael Beumer, age 9, of Hillman, died Oct. 3, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial was 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman. The Rev. Jerry Schick officiated, and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 5-9 p.m. Oct. 8 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman and from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service Oct. 9 at the church.  Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is cherishing the memory and celebrating the life of Gage.
Gage was born Feb. 3, 2012, to Allen and Heather (Wiltgen) Beumer in St. Cloud. He was a fourth grader in Milaca. Gage enjoyed being outside, whether he was playing ball, fishing on the family’s pond, kayaking in the family pond or adding on to the already impressive fort he and his cousins had been building together. Gage loved farming and was a big supporter of Case International tractors. He valued time spent snowmobiling, ice fishing and Sunday bonfires with his family. Gage was his father’s shadow; he always wanted to be doing what his dad did. He was a proud member of the Hillman Swampstompers Snowmobile Club and played ball for the Brennyville Honeybadgers. Gage was a bright light in so many lives and he will be forever missed by all who knew him.
Gage is survived by his parents; siblings, Avery (14), Reed (12), Veda (7); grandparents, Calvin and Tammy Beumer of Hillman; Dave and Carol Wiltgen of Foley; aunts and uncles, Stacy (Jed) Poster of Ham Lake, Leann (Chad) Pietrzak of Hillman, Kari (Nathan) Latterell of Foley, Ryan (Shannon) Wiltgen of Andover, Amanda Wiltgen of Foley, Tylor Wiltgen of Foley, Alex Wiltgen of Ft. Briggs, North Carolina; cousins, Jack, Molly, Blake, Luke, Zach, Brooke, Tucker, Andy, Sophia, Gabe, Harper; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal great-grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to MMLB - First Response.
The arrangements are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz.
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Mary Jane Kelash

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Mary Jane Kelash, age 87, of Gilman, passed away peacefully Oct. 2, 2021, at her home surrounded by her children. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 6 p.m. Visitation continued from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church  Friday. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mary Jane Kelash was born May 9, 1934, in St. Cloud to Frank and Clara (Wruck) Kmitch. She graduated from Foley High School, class of 1952, and moved to North Minneapolis where she worked for Honeywell until returning to Gilman. She married the love of her life,  Frank Kelash, on June 1, 1953, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. After her marriage, she operated the Granite Ledge Store and also farmed with her husband.  Mary Jane worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years with the last 18 years as post master for her beloved town of Gilman. Mary Jane enjoyed traveling and taking road trips to Alaska, wilderness fishing trips, camping and biking. She loved traveling in her RV and never turned down a trip. She will be remembered for her pickle sorting machine, starting the first Gilman reunion in 1985 which has presently become Gilman Days. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
She is survived by her seven sons and twin daughters: Greg, of Foley; Dennis, Ramey; Kevin (Coralin), of Oak Park; Jeff, of Foley; Henry, Coral Springs, Florida.; Ann Kelash, Ogilvie; Amy Kelash, Gilman; Tim, Sauk Rapids and Galen (Shelly), Hinkley as well as 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Frank, brothers; Hank and Ray Kmitch and a great grandson, Kyle.
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