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Obituaries
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Alan H. Young

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Alan Young, age 82, of Foley, passed away July 13, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 20 at the Foley Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery at a later date. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Alan Harris Young was born July 18, 1938, in St. Cloud, to Orris and Bessie (Harris) Young. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1956 and married Catherine Gapinski June 30, 1958, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. In his early years he worked for: Hitchcock, Honeywell, the Ford Plant and Break Shoe. He lived and farmed near Gotvald’s Corner and also worked as the parts manager at Gotvald’s Store for many years. He also drove school bus and worked as a custodian for the Foley School District, worked for the Foley Produce and Jerry’s Market and was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was active in many organizations including the Ramey Creamery board, the Benton Co-op Telephone board and was on the Lakin Township board for many years. Alan was always willing to help anyone who needed it and will be remembered for his kind, patient and caring manner.  He was always there with a smile and his quick wit.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Catherine ‘Katsy’, Foley; daughters and son: Wendy (Tony) Hoeck, Milaca; Morris (Mary), Pierz; Kerry Young, Foley, nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, brother, Jim (Jean), Pierz, Virginia Guzy, loved like a sister and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers; Jack and his wife, Jan, Rich and his wife, Faith, grandson, Shawn Pohlkamp and great grandson, Ethan Young.
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Bruce A. Brunn

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Bruce Brunn, age 55 of Hillman, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family July 13, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. July 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place at Lone Pine Cemetery, Morrill Township, Morrison County. Visitation was  4-8 p.m. Friday at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 5 p.m. Visitation continued from 9-10 a.m. at the church Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Bruce Anthony Brunn was born April 16, 1966, in St. Cloud to Donald and Lucille (Nelson) Brunn. He graduated from Foley High School in 1984 and lived in the Foley area until he later moved to the Gotvald’s area.  He married Donette ‘Sissy’ Monson Oct. 16, 2010, in Hillman. Bruce worked as a mechanic and parts man for Brenny Oil Company, St. Cloud Truck Sales and Boyer Truck. He also hauled milk for Fred Lentner Trucking.  Bruce adored all of his grandchildren. He enjoyed his labrador retrievers and his new basset hound. He liked four-wheeling and could fix anything and was always working on a project.  He was member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donette ‘Sissy’, Hillman, parents, Donald and Lucille Brunn, Foley, and children: Josh (Cassie) Schueller, Princeton; Cody (Tiffany), Foley; Ashlee (Travis) Brunn, Rice; Bryce Brunn, St. Augusta; Tasha (Bill) Gillham, Paynesville, 10 grandchildren and brother and sisters: Duane (Theresa), Colorado; Nancy (Rod) Peterson, Osceola, Wisconsin; Sandy (Terry) Sjoberg, Tower; Linda (Gary) Gorecki, Oak Park and mother and father-in-law, Donnie and RoseMary Monson, Hillman and many nieces and nephews and in-laws.
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Nicholas R. Wegman

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Nicholas Wegman, age 28, of Foley, passed away unexpectedly at his home July 12, 2021. A celebration of life will be Sunday, July 25, from noon to 5 p.m. at Jack and Jim’s in Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Nicholas Richard Wegman was born Nov. 16, 1992, in St. Cloud to Allan and Jill (Dwenger) Wegman. He grew up in the Foley area and graduated from Foley High School, class of 2011. Nicolas enjoyed hunting and fishing, hanging out with friends, Fantasy Football, the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Vikings. He was proud of driving his beautifully restored 1973 Chevy Nova.  He was currently employed by Central Applicators.
He is survived by his parents, Allan and Jill of Foley and sister, Tara (fiance, Scott Willengbring) Wegman. He is also survived by his niece and nephew, Payton Wegman and Jace Wegman and  aunts and uncles: Duane (Sue) Wegman, Ronny (Juliene) Wegman, Jerry Keller, Joanie (Dave) Habieger, Dan (Cloanne) Wegman, Tammy (Bert) Mathowitz, Sandy (Troy) Lehnen, Joe (Diane) Dwenger, Den (Ann) Dwenger, Cindy (Jerry) Regnier, Sue Dwenger, Tim (Maureen) Dwenger, Lori (Loren) Larson, Kathy (Doug) Corrigan and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Roy and Arlene Wegman and Jim and Annette Dwenger and aunts, Linda Wegman and Judy Keller.
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Phyllis Stauffenecker

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Phyllis Stauffenecker, age 88, of Foley, passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital July 12, 2021. Funeral services were 11 a.m. July 16 at Maywood Covenant Church, Foley. The Rev.  John Lassen officiated and burial took place in the St. Francis River Cemetery, rural Foley. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. July 15 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued from 10-11 a.m. at the church Friday. Prayer services were 5 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Phyllis Elaine Stauffenecker was born April 12, 1933, in Canby, to Robert and Eva (Hovorka) Nickle. She moved to the Foley area and grew up on the family farm. She graduated from Foley High School, class of 1951, and married Walter Stauffenecker Oct. 25, 1951, at First Presbyterian Church in Foley and they were married for 51 years. She worked for Willmar Poultry in Foley for many years. Phyllis was an active member of the Maywood Covenant Church since 1960. She will be fondly remembered for her wonderful cooking, canning and baking, sewing and crafts. Phyllis had a great sense of humor and will be missed by her many family members and friends.
She is survived by her children: Geraldine (Richard) Kruger, Foley; Roger (Mary Ann), Sauk Rapids; Deb (Richard) Wiley, Foley; Linda (Gary) Ziebarth, Clear Lake; Elaine (Mike) Klinker, Becker and sister, Barbara (Roger) Moshier, Sauk Rapids, 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Walter, sons; Bryan and Daniel and brothers; James, John and Robert.
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Wayne H. Sendy

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Wayne Sendy, age 63 of Rice, passed away Nov. 25, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 31 at the Foley Funeral Home. The Rev.  Kirk Knudsen will officiate. There will be a visitation starting at 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home Saturday. Military honors will be preformed by the Foley American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Wayne Herbert Sendy was born Aug. 11, 1957, in St. Cloud to Herbert and Bernetta (Vogt) Sendy.  Wayne graduated from Foley High School, class of 1976. He entered the U.S. Army in 1976, and served honorably until 1985. He married Pauline Erickson Feb. 7, 2009, in Sauk Rapids. He worked for Frigidaire/Electrolux in refrigerator repair until his retirement in 2018. Wayne enjoyed fishing and traveling to South Dakota, the north shore, collecting stamps and watching old westerns. His favorite past time was spoiling his pet cat, Ruby. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Waite Park and the Royalton American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline of Rice and step-sons; Eric and Nathan Connolly and brothers and sisters: Kenneth Sendy, Mark (Mary) Sendy, James Sendy, Barb (Mike) Krmpotich, Gail Albright, Cathy Vrede, Connie (Travis) Scott and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Bernetta, brother, David Sendy and son, Benjamin Sendy.
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Mary J. Grow

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Mary Jane Grow, age 83, of Foley, passed away June 20, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were 11:30 a.m. June 25 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be 9-11:30 a.m. at the church Friday.  Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mary Jane Grow was born Dec. 6, 1937 in St. Cloud, to William Sr. and Gladys (Bauerly) Kotsmith.  She graduated from Foley High School in 1955 and attended the College of St. Benedict. She married Jerome Grow Sept. 14, 1957 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Mary Jane was devoted to daily prayer and had a special love of the rosary. She volunteered at St. John’s Area School, was a past member of the school board and taught religion classes for over 20 years. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, doing craft work, and making and donating rosaries. In her later years she enjoyed golfing. Mary Jane will be remembered for her cooking and baking and her love of family. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.  Memorials are preferred to: Poor Clares Monastery or the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls.
She is survived by her children: Pam (John) Wolter, St. Charles; Joseph (Karen), Foley; Steve (Lynn), Sartell; Deb (Paul) Ruszat, St. Cloud; Richard (Christina) Cloquet; Cathy (Pete) Skwira, Gilman, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren as well as brothers and sisters: Bill Kotsmith, Oak Park; Kay Lee (Jim Anderson) Auers, Cross Lake; Sally Borgert, Sauk Rapids; Terry (Sharon), Foley and Ginger (Buzz) Weisser of Blaine. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jerome and sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Paul Garceau, sister-in-law, Joanie Kotsmith and brother-in-laws, Jim Auers and Bob Borgert.
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Jessica J. Ratka

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Jessica Ratka, age 45, of Foley, passed away June 13, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial was 1 p.m., June 18 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. The Rev.  Joseph Backowski and The Rev. Bob Harren con-celebrated.  Visitation was 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Luncheon was at  Lions Park in Duelm after the burial. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home
Jessica Joann Ratka was born April 8, 1976 in Milaca, to Gary and Denise (Hatch) Corrigan. She graduated from Foley High School, class of 1995.  She married Mike Ratka July 21, 2007, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. She worked for Asplundh Tree Service and was a regional safety supervisor.  She was the treasurer for Benton County  Farmers Union, a member of the Foley FFA Alumni,  and a board member of  Minnesota Pesticide Information and Education. Jessica enjoyed horseback riding, going out west and water-skiing. She also loved to play black jack with her mother.
She is survived by her husband, Mike; children Liam (Ashley) Ratka, Stephen Ratka, Kaylee Ratka and Olivia Ratka; parents Gary and Denise Corrigan; siblings, Jeremy (Nicole) Corrigan, Jacqueline (Nathan) Treloar and Jonathan (Sarah) Corrigan, grandmother Dora Hatch; father and mother in law, Jim and Doris Ratka; brother and sister in laws, Deb Boltjes, Joe (Marie), Kevin (Kathy), Mark (Tanya), Ann (Eric) Matvick, Jenny (Steve) Erickson, John (Carrie), Pete (Carrie), Robert (Samantha), Katie (Chad) Funt and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard Hatch, Jerome and Letha Corrigan.
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Joseph M. Boyle

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Joe Boyle, age 43, of Foley, passed away June 2, 2021, in Audubon, from accidental work-related injuries. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager and the Rev. Thomas Olson will con-celebrate. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. June 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and will continue 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Milaca Knights of Columbus, Council 11856 rosary will be at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the church. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joseph Marlyn Boyle was born Feb. 4, 1978, in Princeton to Tony and Patricia (Sturdevant) Boyle. He graduated from Milaca High School, class of 1996, and attended Ridgewater Community College where he studied agricultural mechanics. He married Jeannie Smelter April 26, 2003, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. He worked as a truck driver for WW Transfer, Jeff Edmonds Trucking, the Gilman Co-op Creamery and currently worked for Northern Metal Recycling.  Joe also worked construction Fehn Construction, Astech Construction and also worked for Knife River. Joe will be fondly remembered as a gentle giant and his willingness to talk to anyone about anything.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and farming. The most important thing to Joe was his wife and his children and he will be greatly missed. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Milaca Knights of Columbus, Council 11856. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to: First National Bank of Milaca; Joseph Boyle Trust Fund.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannie of 18 years and sons, Travis, Darren and Benjamin, parents, Tony and Pat, Foreston, siblings: Mark (Ellie), Foreston; Sarah Boyle (Cody Dusbabek), Foreston and Mike, Foreston, as well as mother and father-in -law, Jerry and Pat Smelter, Gilman, and sisters-in-law; Joyce (Alex) Belanger, Foley and Julie Smelter (Jason Lee), Fergus Falls, five nieces and five nephews: AJ ((Molli), Nicole, Danielle, Kayla, Alicia, Jon, Landon, Steven, Megan and Craig as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins, godchildren and godmother, Linda Boyle and many many life-long friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Lucas, grandparents,  godfather, John Boyle and several aunts and uncles.
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Theodore Brian Simonsonn

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Theodore “Ted” was born Nov. 21, 1926, to Axel and Anna (Reppen) Simonson at the family farm in Seavey Township north west of McGrath. He enjoyed many adventures, too numerous to talk about here, with his family of 11 siblings. He was drafted by the U.S. Army before graduating high school. During boot camp, WWII ended. Ted returned to McGrath High School and graduated valedictorian of his class in 1946. He was drafted by the Army again to prepare to serve during the Korean Conflict and he was stationed in the Alaskan Territory. After leaving the Army, Ted made his way back to Minnesota and returned home to work in the family logging business. He was active with the community baseball team. He met the love of his life, Bunny Henkel, on New Year’s Eve in 1958. Ted was active in the Farmer’s Union and he represented them at a convention in Washington DC. Ted and Bunny were married Aug. 1, 1959. They bought large parcels of land in the Jewett Township area east of Malmo. Ted drove school bus for a short time and was self-employed the majority of his life. He logged, sawed lumber, raised beef cattle, had a gravel pit, hauled a lot of gravel in his lifetime, he also helped build roads in the local area. Ted and Bunny raised six children in Jewett Township. They had a wonderful life together. Ted served on the Aitkin Soil and Water Conservation District in the 1970s and ‘80s, serving as a precipitation observer for them for over 50 years into his 90s. Ted served on the school board for the McGregor-McGrath School District for many years. He worked very hard to provide for his family, but he managed to make time for them too. He loved to travel with his family when he was able to take a break from working. Family was the most important thing to Ted and Bunny.
Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Bunny, his parents, his brothers, Allan, Lloyd, David, Lee and Alvin and sisters Helen, Bonnie and Lydia.
Ted is survived by his loving children, Viana (Chris) Pederson of Foley, Brian (Laurie) Simonson of Malmo, Amy (Brian) Trelstad of McGrath, Julie (Gene) Orbeck of McGrath, Ross (Lara) Simonson of River Falls, Wisconsin, and Cory (Kaye) Simonson of McGrath; 16 grandchildren, Shawn (Sheryl), Gina (Keaton), Adam, Wade, Eddy, Zack, Joey, Ellie, Nick, Evan, Jordan, Johannah, Jaydon, Abby, Andrew, and Brody; 10 great-grandchildren, Brett, Sara, Tyson, Liam, Alex, Arden, Makayah, Madalee, Ethen, and Tobias; his brother, Harlan and his wife Harriet, his sister MaryAnn, his brother Paul and his wife Karen, and his sister-in-law Carol, his sister-in-law Ruthie and her husband, Roland, his sisters-in-law, Joanne, and Lois. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. June 7 at Holden Lutheran Church with the Rev. Sue Lyback officiating. Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Military honors are being provided by the Isle Honor Guard.
Please consider donating to the Red Cross Blood Drives as a memorial to Ted, he donated over 11 gallons of blood in his lifetime.
Arrangements by Dresser Methven Funeral and Cremation Services, Mora.
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Esther Helen Mastey

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Esther Helen Mastey, age 89, of Bloomington, formerly of Foley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully May 21, 2021 at her granddaughter’s home in Bloomington. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Rev. Gregory Mastey will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m at the church Tuesday.  Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Esther Helen Mastey was born June 16, 1931, the daughter of George and Frances (Witucki) Smiglewski in Benton County. Esther was baptized and confirmed at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. She attended country school near Foley. Esther married Aloysious and they were lifetime members of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Esther’s work career included working as a house wife on her family’s farm in Gilman and a cook in Country Manor in Sartell.
She is survived by her daughter, Patti; granddaughter, Jessica; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Esther was preceded in death by her parents, George and Frances; brothers, Clarence, Leonard, Richard, and Alfred; sisters, Valeria and Florence; and husband, Aloysious.
The family would appreciate assistance with funeral costs in lieu of flowers.
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Bette Jayne Haak (Youso)

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1936-2021
Bette Jayne (BJ) Youso was born in Foley and attended Foley High School and the College of St. Benedict. Upon graduation, she began her music and English teaching career at Ogilvie where she met Louis Haak of Stillwater and they were married in 1960, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley.
They lived in St. Paul, Maplewood, North St. Paul and Woodbury.  She continued her teaching at Cleveland Jr. High School and was a substitute teacher before earning her master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls in guidance counseling. She worked at Hill-Murray High School and various high schools in St. Paul as a counselor before retiring in 1996.
She is survived by three children, Christopher (Alesia), Nicolee (Steve) Nelson, and Suzanne (Todd) Miner, 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Siblings Lu Molberg, Ron Youso, Joan Wisniewski, and Catherine Mumma. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Louis Haak, brothers Gary and Severin Youso and parents Severyn and Irene Youso.
She was very involved in her church and community with selfless volunteering in an extraordinary number of roles: foster parent and grandparent, a longtime advocate for the upper Midwest Kidney Foundation, home visitor for Catholic Charities, Chairman of foreign student exchange at University of Minnesota, coach of girls youth sports, prayer shawl ministry and religious organizations at St. Peters and Transfiguration Catholic Churches, Benedictine Oblate at St. Paul’s and St. Benedict’s Monastery. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, fish, camp, garden and play cards, and also loved to visit cousins and spend time with family and grandchildren. A loving wife and extraordinary mother and grandmother who created a welcoming home for everyone.  She was a world traveler, great cook, and always thought of others with acts of kindness, food and drink.
She was the first woman elected to serve on the North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale school board in 1975, serving for 15 years and as chair for eight years. She was honored as one of the most outstanding school board members in the state of Minnesota, the only person from the district to attain this honor. She continued to serve the district on the Community Education advisory committee for many years.
Visitation was 4-8 p.m. May 26 at Sandberg Funeral home in North St. Paul and from 9-10 a.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Oakdale May 27 preceding Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 10 a.m. and eulogy at 10:15.  Funeral Mass at 10:30. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s cemetery in North St. Paul and luncheon and the North St. Paul Legion at noon.
Memorials preferred to the Haak Educational Scholarship Fund at Transfiguration Catholic School.
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Dolores “Mutzie” Cecilia Bursch

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Dolores “Mutzie” Cecilia Bursch was a wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She died May 19, 2021, at the age of 85 while residing at The Gardens at Foley nursing home in Foley. The family would like to thank all the staff at The Gardens who took great care of Dolores and a special thank you to administrator Tom, social worker Peter and case manager Katrina.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10 a.m. May 24 at   the St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated. Visitation was 9-10 a.m. at the church and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Service with dignity provided Foley Funeral Home.
Dolores Cecilia Bursch was born July 19, 1935, in Graham Township to Leo and Clara (Huver) Zuleger. She married Anthony Bursch Aug. 31, 1955, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  Dolores was a waitress at the Rainbow Café and a house cleaner. She was a gifted and talented artist who enjoyed embroidering and crocheting.  Dolores was a homemaker and liked spending time with her family, playing cards and going to the casino with her husband. She was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley where she was an usher.
Dolores is survived by her daughter, Linda (Gerald) Bettendorf, Foley; grandchildren, Anthony Bettendorf, St. Peter, and Nicole (Joel) Hopps, Hermantown; sister Ceal (Doug) Reiter of St. Cloud and brother Leo Jr. (Bev) Zuleger of Sartell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Clara;  husband, Anthony; brothers, Jerome Zuleger, Gerald Zuleger, Bobby Zuleger; and sister, Loretta (Zuleger) Bursch.
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Lillian M. Niedzielski

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Lillian M. Niedzielski, age 88, of Gilman, passed away May, 20, 2021, at home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager and the Rev. Tom Olson officiated. Visitation took place 9-10 a.m. at the church. Burial took place at the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Lillian M. Niedzielski was born April 14, 1933, in Alberta Township to Aloysius and Clara Krawiecki. Lillian was united in marriage Aug. 22, 1970, to John Niedzielski. She worked for the Gilman State Bank for many years. Lillian was dedicated to praying the holy rosary and you could find her in the back of church on numerous Sundays leading the rosary. She was very faithful and was a lifetime member of the Gilman Christian Women. She was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook especially for her poppy seed cake and working funeral lunches. Lillian loved to travel and will be missed as a loving aunt.
She is survived by her siblings, Richard Krawiecki, Roger Krawiecki and Nancy Krawiecki and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Doreen Anderson and Bernice Chmielewski.
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Letha L. Corrigan

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Letha L. Corrigan, age 90, of Foley, passed away May 18, 2021, at The Gardens at Foley. Liturgical service took place at 2:30 p.m. May 22 at the Foley Funeral Home. Visitation was from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foley Funeral Home. Burial took place at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm. Service with dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Letha Lorraine (Muller) Corrigan was born April 6, 1931, in Roswell, Miner County, South Dakota, to Paul and Laura (Hoffmann) Muller.
Letha grew up in the rural Roswell, South Dakota,  with her 10 siblings. She attended Burbank school in Epiphany, South Dakota. When her mother died, Letha was 12 and she quit school to take care of her younger siblings and run a household that had no electricity or plumbing. It always bothered her that she was unable to finish her education. Letha was determined to graduate, and she earned her GED in her 50s.
She met her husband Jerome Corrigan on a blind date, which was arranged by her sister Marian. They saw the movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Apparently, the date was a success because they got married a few years later Jan. 4, 1951, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Howard, South Dakota. Early in their marriage they lived in Avon, Albany and New Brighton, eventually settling on their farm near Foley in 1957, where she worked as a homemaker and raised their children. Letha had a strong faith and was a very active member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. She was the church organist at St. Lawrence and later at the Foley Nursing Center. She was a member of St. Anne’s Mission group and was a member of The Christian Mothers and served as president for The Christian Mothers from 1970-74. She also taught religion classes for many years and started/organized St. Lawrence’s parish library. Letha was a good cook and she made amazing fried chicken and baked bread that none of us can quite duplicate. Letha enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing piano and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her sons and daughters, Bill (Deb), Big Lake; Susan Corrigan, Milaca; Gary (Denise), Hillman; Anita (Donny) Montag, Foley; Betty (Dale) Bina, Emerado, North Dakota; 18 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren; and sister Marian, Mitchell, South Dakota.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome; daughter, Nancy and grandson, Jason; brothers and sisters, Loretta, Maurice, Lucille, Howard, Walt, Lewis, Ben, Gerry, Gertie.
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John J. Scott

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Funeral services will be private for John J. Scott, age 81, who passed away May 15, 2021 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Sartell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
John James Scott was born April 25, 1940, in a farmhouse in Minden Township to James William Scott and Adelia (Klaverkamp) Scott. He graduated from Foley High School in 1958. John was in the U.S. Army in active duty for two years, serving in the 16th Engineer Battalion Headquarters Company and also in the Army Reserves for six years. He married Carole Shong Jan. 18, 1964, in Boyd, Wisconsin. John was employed at DeZurik Corporation in Sartell for two years in the machine shop. He then was employed by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, holding various positions. John retired from the office in Staples after 34 years of service in 2000. He belonged to the Transportation Union during his railroad career and served on the board of brustees for several years. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He also enjoyed spending time with his much loved 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Carole; children, Nancy Puntney, Pete (Tanya) Scott, Cheryl (Alan) Eblen and Cindy (Eric) Sondag; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brothers, Ronald, Jerry and Bill; sisters, Theresa, Carol, Mary and Lucy. John was preceded in death by his parents; sons, James and Mark; brother, Patrick; sister, Ramona; and an infant brother.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Frances D.  Dobos

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Frances Dobos, age 75, of Foley, passed away May 9, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Mass of Christian Burial was  10:30 a.m. May 14 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. May 13 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Friday morning.  Parish prayers were 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Frances Dolores Dobos was born Jan. 9, 1946 in Milaca, to Edwin and Loretta (Juetten) Broschofsky. She lived most of her life in Morrison County and married Donald Dobos Sept. 21, 1964 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Brennyville. She raised her family and farmed raising pigs with her husband near Morrill. She worked for Fanny Farmer in Minneapolis, the Pierz Villa and later at the Willmar Poultry Company in Foley. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing cards especially with her special group of ladies and connecting with family and friends on Facebook. Frances spent many hours making quilts for St. Elizabeth’s Church. She will be fondly remembered for being a great mother, grandmother, and an excellent cook. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.
She is survived by her children: Kevin (Cheryl), Pierz; Shawn, Foley; Kim Dobos, Otsego; grandchildren: Dawson Dobos, Rebecca, Kristy and Joshua Broda:  step-granddaughter Ashley (Rahm) Brown; and step great-grandchildren: Tyler and David Brown as well as brothers and sister: Herb Broschofsky, Pierz; Dorothy Montag, Foreston; Jerome Broschofsky, Texas and Conrad Broschofsky of Milaca, and special cousin Kenny (Mary) Broshofske of Ogilvie. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Donald, step-grandson, Mathew Rahm, brother and sister and their spouses; Eugene (Lillian) Broschofsky, Lucille (Ray) Keehr, sister-in-law, Marcy Broschofsky and brother-in-law, Arnold Montag Sr, and nephews Chad Broschofsky and Jeffrey Montag.
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Eva J. Carriere

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Eva Johanna Carriere, 93, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Foley and Cambridge passed away May 7, 2021, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.
She was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Thief River Falls to Louis and Anna (Norberg) Anderson. Eva grew up in Middle River, where she attended grade school and graduated high school.
Eva married Robert Carriere June 15, 1947, in Middle River. One son and four daughters were born to them. In 1955, the family moved to Foley and raised their children. They were members of Maywood Covenant Church in Foley.  After retirement, Robert and Eva moved to Cambridge where they attended North Isanti Baptist Church before becoming members at Karmel Covenant Church. Eva and Robert lived at GracePointe Crossing, formerly River Hills for a number of years. They enjoyed traveling the United States and made a trip to Sweden, visited their daughter Jan’s family in Australia, and went to Hawaii to attend their grandson’s wedding.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert in September 2015, son Lowell Carriere, daughter Barb Holmquist, granddaughter Gina Holmquist, sisters Alice Blomquist, Rachel Johnson, Gladys Hoglund, Judy Bradley, brothers Howard and Norman Anderson.
Survivors include her children Jan (Steve) Skadsberg of Woodbury, Beth (Terry) Young of Lincolnville, Maine, Nancy (Willy) Watsabaugh of Jackson, Wyoming, 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, sisters Lois (Duane) Munson of Roseville, Carol (Chuck) DeVries of Minneapolis, and many other relatives and friends.
Service information can be found at www.carlsonlillemoen.com.  Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.
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Mary E. Otremba

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Mary Otremba, age 60, of Foley, passed away May 1, 2021, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. May 6 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Buckman. Visitation was from 9:30-1 a.m. Thursday at the church. The Rev. Kenneth Popp officiated and the burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth Otremba was born Sept. 29, 1960, in Little Falls, to Leo “Sandy” and Louise (Galama) Otremba. She was raised in Little Falls and graduated from Little Falls Community High School, class of 1979. Mary worked at St. Cloud State University an office manager, and also at St. Benedict’s Senior Community as a dietary aide. She loved spending time outdoors enjoying nature, wildlife and her cats. Mary also enjoyed many  types of music and loved to dance. She always looked forward to spending time with her family and friends. Mary took great pleasure in the simple things in life. She had a strong faith and was a devote Catholic. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Buckman.
She is survived by her brothers and sisters: Karen (Dale) Kutzorik, Clear Lake; Jean Otremba, Elmdale; Robert Otremba, Brainerd; James (Carol) Otremba, St. Cloud; Susan (Marcel) Pekarek, Foley; Richard Otremba, Hudson, Wisconsin; Allen (Rosie) Otremba, Hendersonville, Tennessee; Kenneth (Jean) Otremba, Hastings; Gary (Anne’) Otremba, Princeton and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronald Otremba.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Poor Clare Monastery of Sauk Rapids.
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Margaret J. Freese 

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A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church Ronneby. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
Margaret Freese, age 90, of Oak Park, passed away Dec. 1, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center.
Margaret Johanna Freese was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Minot, North Dakota, to Adolph and Edna (Inches) Rau. She married Melvin Freese Nov. 6, 1948, at First Presbyterian Church, Foley. The couple lived and farmed most of their lives near Oak Park. Margaret enjoyed raising chickens and selling farm fresh eggs. She was actively involved with weight watchers for over 30 years. She loved having the grandkids around, and always had peanut butter bars and chocolate chip cookies available. She will be fondly remembered for telling the grandkids when they announced they were going do something out of line, “horse feathers you are”.      
She is survived by her sons Keith (Dinah), Oak Park; Terry (Tomsie), Backus; Gordon (Kathy), St. Cloud as well as 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild;  sisters Delores Rau, Texas, Ruth Anderson, Florida and aunt Mary Schulz, North Dakota.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Melvin, sons Kenneth and Larry, granddaughter Michaela, brothers Paul, Edward and Rudolf.
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Donald C. Schuler

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Donald Charles Schuler was born April 14, 1946, in Granite Falls, the son of Murvin and Leone (Sandberg) Schuler. Don’s working career started early with a paper route, then progressed to being hired to help two of his uncles on the farm. As a young boy, Don realized his need to accept Jesus as his Savior. His faith grew stronger through the years, his many life experiences allowed him to serve in varied capacities in the church, sharing through his actions the impact his relationship with Christ had on his life. Upon graduation from high school, Don attended Willmar Community College. Following college, Don joined the National Guard for a six-year stint.  On Nov. 26, 1966, Don and Jeri were united in marriage and to that union three children were born.
Don’s working years encompassed employment in eight companies in three states, mainly in manufacturing management.  Don enjoyed anything connected with horses and God’s creation, but his greatest love was for his family.
Don leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Jeri (Sorenson);  son, Scott (Brenda) Schuler of Foley;  daughter, Angela Schuler of Elk River;  daughter, Christa (Trevor) Duevel of Foreston;  granddaughter, Ella Duevel;  grandsons, Teagan Duevel, Wyatt Schuler, Garett Schuler and Everett Schuler;  sisters, Donna (Jerry) Larson, Linda Horning, Kathy (Rollie) Weberg, Mary (Dale) Streblow,  brother, Doug (Liz) Schuler;  also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Don was preceded in death by his parents, Murvin and Leone Schuler and brother, Charles (Karen) Schuler.
We all mourn Don’s passing but do not despair knowing he is safe in the arms of his Savior.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at First Baptist Church in Milaca.  Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Milaca and continue one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday.
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Grace Fox

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Memorial services for Grace Fox, age 81, will be held Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Glendorado Lutheran Church.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.  Grace passed away May 16, 2020.  Arrangements  Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca.
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Joyce Gilyard

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Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for Joyce M. Gilyard, age 91, of St. Cloud who was granted her angel wings April 29, 2021, from heart failure. Her final days were spent at her home surrounded by family. The  Rev. Timothy Routh will officiate and burial will be at South Santiago Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church in St. Cloud. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Joyce was born March 8, 1930, in Dalbo to William and Birdie (Leaf) Hedstrom. Her Swedish father and mother were small dairy farmers in Dalbo. Growing up on their family farm, Joyce learned the art of milking cows, gardening, sewing and cooking. At a young age, she spent several years helping aunts and uncles at their farms. She graduated from Princeton High School and worked as a clerk and bookkeeper in Princeton and Minneapolis. She married Austen Gilyard March 14, 1953, at South Santiago Lutheran Church. They lived in St. Cloud on a farm (where Crossroads Center mall is now located), then moved near Becker, before buying their farm near St. Cloud. While raising her family, Joyce milked cows, raised chickens, and worked at Herberger’s. She was the second woman to be hired at Franklin Manufacturing before retiring after 30 years. Joyce was very mechanical and you could find her under the lawn mower, sharpening the blades or cleaning the carburetor. Her interests included family, gardening, fishing, sewing, sudoku, puzzles, playing cards and crafting. She devoted much of her time and energy teaching her grandchildren sewing, quilting, cutting out paper dolls, gardening, canning, baking and cooking. She won many blue ribbons at the fair for her beautiful quilts. She was considered a second mom and grandma to many.  Joyce was a patient, loving, caring, sweet person with a great sense of humor.
Survivors include her children, Marcy (Kenny) Rau of Sauk Rapids, Kermit (Debbie) Gilyard of Princeton, Carol (Mike Bendel) Gilyard of Long Prairie, Nancy (Dave) Wagner of Golden Valley, Dwight (Nancy) Gilyard of St. Cloud; sisters, June (Wendell) Peterson of New Brighton, Anna Mae Oelkers of St. Francis, Grace (Phil) Ward of Garrison; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Austen on Oct. 29, 2006; sisters, Willie (Sandy) Sandquist, Genevieve (Orville) Lindquist and Jeanette Hedstrom; and brother, Kenneth (Krista) Hedstrom.
A special thank you to CentraCare Hospice for the wonderful care given to Joyce, especially Amelia, Carrie and Janelle.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Harriet M. Juetten

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Harriet Juetten, age 91, of Pierz, passed away April 18, 2021, at the Harmony House in Pierz. Funeral services were 11 a.m. April 24 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Brennyville.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Harriet Mary Juetten was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Foley to Enoch and Anthonett (Gardner) Rhode. She was raised in Ramey and lived most of her life near Brennyville. She married George Juetten Aug. 19, 1948, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  Harriet moved to Pierz in 2006. She liked reading books, being outdoors and traveling. She mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.
Harriet is survived by her children: Elaine (Frank) Helmin, Foley; Kenny (Theresa), Hillman; Sandra (Richard) Diederich, Coon Rapids; Wayne (Sandi), Hillman; Nancy (Kenny) Garrison, Rice; Linda (Duane) Schraut, Pierz. 19 grand children and 29 great grandchildren and one great-great Juetten grandchild on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, George, brother, Don Rhode and his wife, Eleanor; daughter, Carol and her husband, Gerald Scapanski; sister, Dolores and her husband, Doug Kelly; brother, Chester, grand daughter, Jenny Helmin and great granddaughter, Corey Helmin.
 

Loren L. Prom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary E. (Zander) DeRocher 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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