Mary J. (Winkelman) Reiland

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Mary (Winkelman) Reiland, age 94, of Sartell, passed away March 19, 2022, at Edgewood Memory Care in Sartell. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  The Rev. Matthew Langager and The Rev Mark Stang will concelebrate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, March 25, at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 5:45 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Saturday. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mary Josephine (Winkelman) Reiland was born July 9, 1927, in Sherburne County to Harry and Alice (Robeling) Sullivan. She graduated from Tech High School, class of 1946. She married Jerome Winkelman April 5, 1951, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.  Jerome preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1983, and she later married Robert Reiland. She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband, Jerome, near Morrill most of their married life. Mary enjoyed flowers, traveling, gardening and quilting and always liked a good garage sale or auction. Mostly, Mary enjoyed spending time with family and her grandchildren. Mary was also a long-time volunteer for Catholic Charities. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a past member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers.
She is survived by her children, Rita (John) Binsfeld of Sauk Rapids, Linda (Tom) Tadych of Foley, Richard (Teresa) of Foley, Tim (Karla) Winkelman of Lake Park, Leo (Sheila) Wolf of St. Cloud; daughter-in-law, Helen Winkelman of Sauk Rapids, stepchildren Cletus (Val) Reiland of Spokane, Washington, Joleen (Jasen) Lorenz of Jamestown, North Dakota, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Kathryn, son, Kenneth and a sister, Dorothy Kelzenberg.
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Rosemarie Ryberg

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Rosemarie Ryberg, age 83, of Foley, passed away peacefully March 17, 2022, at home, surrounded by her family. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Estes Brook Evangelical Free Church in Oak Park. The Rev. Jeff Starnes will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Rosemarie Ryberg was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Princeton, to Jens and Marie Peterson. She married Maurice “Morrie” Ryberg in Princeton  Jan. 11, 1958.  Rosemarie had numerous jobs, working for Fingerhut in Princeton, Federal Cartridge, Twin City Arsenal, Miller Insurance Company in St. Paul, Foley Bakery and for the Foley Hardware store from April 1, 1980 to March 2020. She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds that visited, especially hummingbirds and yellow finches and loved buying new Ford vehicles. She was a gifted cook and baker and also a talented seamstress. She was proud to get the role of being a grandma and later, a great-grandma.
She is survived by her husband, Maurice “Morrie” Ryberg of 64 years; children Mark (Meg) Ryberg, Scott Ryberg, Kimberly (Roger) Ripplinger; grandchildren, Danielle (Brian) Baker, Cassidy (Kris Demarais) Rothfork, Taylor (Shana) Rothfork; great-grandchildren, Leighton and Jensen Baker, Crew and Keaton Demarais, and Rorie Rothfork; half-brother Frank Schmidt and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She is preceded in death by her parents; half-siblings, Toots, Katherine, Donald and Alvin.
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Lyman F. Ganz

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Lyman Ganz, age 82, of Palmer Township, Sherburne County, passed away March 16, 2022, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud.  Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., March 22, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The Rev. Joseph Backowski will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was 4-8 p.m., March 21, at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 4 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Lyman Francis Ganz was born March 10, 1940, in St. Anna, to Albert and Genevieve (Molus) Ganz. Genevieve passed away when Lyman was an infant and Albert then married Florence LaPage. Lyman graduated from Foley High School, class of 1958. He married Judy Hammer June 19, 1965, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Lyman worked as a silo builder, built cabinets and was a finish carpenter for many years. He was a member of the Local 930 Carpenters Union.  He was an avid coon hunter for most of his life. Lyman was a past council member, usher and active member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Judy, of Palmer and son and daughter, Mike (Julie), Palmer and Joy (Rod) Schafer of Cold Spring; five grandchildren: Cassie (Brandon) Kozak, Jared (Marissa) Ganz, Jacob Ganz, Dylan Schafer and Brady Schafer; and three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Owen and Macy.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Kathy Monarski, Margaret Putnam, Mary Ganz, Gary Ganz and Joy Fish. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters, David Ganz, Audrey Gunderson, Lorraine Betzold and Harlen ‘Buddy’ Ganz. The family would like to thank the caregivers at St. Benedict’s for all their care and compassion.
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Joan M. Hennek

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Joan Hennek, age 86, of Foley passed away March 10, 2022, at her home as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident Feb. 10, 2022. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm.  The Rev. Joseph Backowski will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at the Foley Funeral Home.  Christian mothers rosary will be at 6 p.m. followed by the parish prayers at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Monday.  Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joan Marie Hennek was born Oct. 9, 1935, in St. Joseph, to Clemens and Clara (Willeke) Schwab. She graduated from Cathedral High School, class of 1955.  She married LeRoy Hennek Aug. 20, 1955, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph.  Joan worked as a nurses aid at the Foley Nursing Center and later as a physical therapy aid until her retirement. After her retirement, she continued her work as a home health care aid up until the time of her accident. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and dancing and always enjoyed spending time with her family.  Joan was a member of the St. Elizabeth’s Mission Group, Royalton Legion Auxiliary, Christian Mothers and St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  She was a woman of strong faith and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her son and daughter Daniel (Debbie) Hennek of Foley and Theresa Hennek of Florida; and grandchildren Robert (Jodi) Hennek, Sarah (David) Braski, Carolyn (Joseph) Rodique, Janelle (Aaron) Welle, Courtney Balko, Travis Balko and David Finch; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Elaine Zimny of Royalton; and sister-in-laws Geri Schwab and Grace Walter. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, LeRoy, brother, Donald Schwab and great-grandchildren Anthony Stowe and Serena Welle
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Eugene “Gene” Gapinski

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Eugene “Gene” Gapinski, age 82, of Oak Park, died March 1, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, at the Foley Funeral Home. Parish prayers will take place Tuesday, March 8 at 5 p.m., and the rosary will take place at 7 p.m., lead by the Knights of Columbus 9261 Immaculate Mary Council. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
He is survived by his children, Matthew Gapinski, Linda (Steve) Bartell, Laura (Sam) Laudenbach, Andy Gapinski, Becky Gapinski, Justin Gapinski; eight grandchildren; brothers, David, Dennis and Tom; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Judy, and second wife, Linda; parents, Frank and Bernice; and brothers, Sylvester and Richard.
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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Bechtold

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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Bechtold, age 86, of Sauk Rapids, died March 2, 2022, at home after a battle with an aggressive form of bladder cancer. Memorial Mass of Christian burial for Elizabeth will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 11, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church Friday, March 11. Parish prayers will be 6 p.m., Thursday, March 11, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Ann (Gerads) Bechtold was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Krane Township, Stearns County, to Charles and Loretta (Harren) Gerads. She married Alphonse Bechtold Feb. 11, 1958, at St. Francis Church in Freeport and raised their family in Sauk Rapids (Popple Creek). Elizabeth worked the hardest at raising 10 children, farming full-time and doing all the cooking, which she was the best at Elizabeth always enjoyed time with her siblings and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved telling and hearing jokes, dancing (even though there was not much time for that later), playing cards, her favorite color was yellow, and she was a master at board puzzles and word searches.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Patricia of Sauk Rapids;  Robert (Brenda) of Duluth; Tom (Michelle) of Cape Coral, Florida; Richard (Holly) of Sauk Rapids; Maryanne of Mesa, Arizona; Luann Boom of Foley; Suzann (Dennis) Seiberlich of St. Cloud; Diane (Dave) Tradup of Viola; Roseann (Raymond) Maingi of Maple Grove; Donald (Sabrina) of Sartell; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers and sisters Frank (Doreen) Gerads of Freeport; Herbie Gerads of Freeport; Gilbert (Carol) Gerads of Freeport; Magdeline “Toots“ Schwanke of Waite Park; Loretta (Herbie) Thull of Melrose; Dolores Lynn of Waite Park; Sister Marie Gerads O.S.B. of St. Cloud; Bertha Herdering of Upsala; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alphonse Bechtold, Jan. 10, 2019; two infant children, Joann and Daniel; grandchild Travis; brothers, Bernard, Joe and Norbert; and daughter-in-law Nancy Bechtold.
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Rock Lewandowski

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Rock Lewandowski, age 61, passed away  Feb. 6 due to COVID-19.
Rock was born Sept. 2, 1960, (along with his twin brother, Gil), to Carl and  Virginia (Gapinski) Lewandowski.
He attended Foley Public Schools, St. Cloud State Univeristy, University of Minnesota, and SCTC. He proudly served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Special Forces Division for four years. During this time he served in Grenada, the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, and in Central America.
He was employed by the Isanti  County Highway Department for more than 20 years.
Rock took great pride in owning his Taekwondo school where he taught many students the skills necessary for this art.
He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, his great smile and laugh, sense of humor and his friendly way to all.
He enjoyed family gatherings, good food, dancing, and especially, all of his family. He was a  proud husband, dad, grandfather, son, brother and favored uncle.
Mass of Christian burial was held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge, Minnesota, Feb. 11. The celebrant was The Rev. Don Wagner. Interment was at Minnesota State Veteran’s  Cemetery, Camp Ripley in Little Falls.
Rock is survived by his wife, Laurie, children, David (Heather), Aukstakalnis,  Laura (Josh) Welch, Charles (Samsam), Danielle, and Jessica.  Grandchildren Titan, Boden Rock, Ariana, Carlos, Zach, Yusuf, Adam, Lucy and Mila, Mother, Virginia. Siblings:Rory (Marcia), Cindy Novak (Bryan), Gil (twin) Gail (John), Vickie (Rob) Kempf, Mark (Julie), Gary (Margaret),Patric (Tiffany), sister-in-law, Lynn, (John Bryant), and many nieces and nephews.  He also had many other relatives and friends.
Rock was loved by most who knew him. He will be missed.
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Robert J. Hendricks

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Robert “Bob” Hendricks, age 79 of Foley, died Feb. 17 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Monday, March 7, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be 9–11 a.m. at the church March 7. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Bob James Hendricks was born Dec. 8, 1942, in Beardsley, Minnesota, to Lawrence and Lucille (Reddy) Hendricks.  Bob was a loving father and enjoyed vegetable gardening, playing cribbage and wood working. He enjoyed farming and especially the horses and dogs. Bob was an avid fan of watching sports and cheering on his grandchildren. When Bob would wake up in the morning, one of the first things he would do is get together with a great group of friends and drink coffee and solve all the world’s problems. Bob was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church where he served as an usher and past parish council member, volunteered for Foley Area Care and was a third degree Knights of Columbus member.  Bob will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons, Todd (Leisa) Hendricks, Troy (Suzann) Hendricks; step-children, Debbie Rudnitski, Mark (Cindy) Petron, Peggy (Mark) Reimer, MaryKay (Mike Moulzof) Plombon, Karen (Randy) Kotsmith, Amy (Terry) Gorecki, 23 grandchildren, 26 great -grandchildren, one great -great-grandchild; siblings, Ronnie, John, Betty Smith, Larry, Jeanie Miller, Delores (Dee) Herzog, Dennis, Elaine Johnson,  JoAnn Daniels, Steve, Carol Wagner, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David and Wayne and a step-son-in-law, Carl Rudnitski..
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Brian Ambrose Smelter, Jr.

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Brian Ambrose Smelter, Jr. was born May 29, 1983, in Princeton.
Brian was an identical twin. Due to birth complaints, Brian was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy at the age of three months. He had a strong will to live his life to the fullest. At the age of four, Brian was placed in foster care by his parents.  He was lucky and only had two foster homes. His first home was in Sartell with the loving Guzman family, where he spent ten years.  As Brian became more difficult to care for, he was moved to Steve and Kathy Orton, where he spent 25 years.  He loved his extended family and was given amazing unconditional love. He was noisy and always needed to know what was going on around him. He loved having stories read to him by Steve and Kathy (foster parents). Their granddaughter, Hilde, was there to calm him.
He loved listening to Minnesota Twins baseball games and football on Sundays. He loved music, mostly old-time gospel music by Wayne R. He loved having his foster family’s grandkids around him; hearing the kids play brought a joy to his heart.  He loved his soft blanket, soft stuffed animals, and the outdoors in the summer sun.
Brian graduated from Milaca High School and was involved at the DAC in Milaca for several years.
He passed away Feb. 22, 2022, at Methodist Hospital in Saint Louis Park.
Brian is survived by his father, Brian (Connie) Smelter of Foreston; mother, Linda (Bob) Huro (Orton) of Danbury, Wisconsin; sister, Val (Dave) Tesch and brother, Chris (Katie) Pierson.
A God-felt special thank you to his phenomenal care team - foster family (his private angel team) Steve and Kathy Orton, Evan and Briana Orton, Erik and Trina Orton, grandchildren Rolin, Everett, Hilde, Finn, and Archer.
His foster family brought so much joy to Brian. Our appreciation for all the loving care they gave BJ.
They were truly his angel team!
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Evelyn (Pekarek) Gruenhagen

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Evelyn (Pekarek) Gruenhagen, age 71, of Howard Lake, passed away unexpectedly and all too soon Dec. 14, 2021. Evelyn was born in Little Falls Oct. 10, 1950, to Frank and Rose (Skaja) Pekarek.
Earlier in life, Evelyn worked at a bank in Minneapolis as a personal loan representative. She then successfully owned and operated a high-quality ladies consignment shop, The Elegante Closet, for many years in Anoka. She was a good cook and loved to garden and would preserve much of what she grew by canning.
Evelyn married Sam Gruenhagen in Hawaii, who also recently passed away July 20, 2021. She is also preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers: Theresa (and Pete) Ziwicki, Margaret (and Ray) Peppersack, Norman Pekarek, MaryJane (and Norbert) Gapinski, Florence Schrodek, Roseann (and Kenneth) Zablocki, George Pekarek, Richard Pekarek, brother-in-law Wayne Jorgenson, as well as seven nieces and nephews. Evelyn is survived by sisters Alice (and Earl) Pedersen, Frances Jorgenson, and brother Ernest Pekarek as well as many nieces and nephews.
Services and burial will be at a later date at St. John’s Cemetery in Ramey. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com.
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Dureen M. Leason

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Dureen Marie Leason, age 81, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Coon Lake, Anoka, and Princeton passed away peacefully Feb. 7, 2022.
Dureen is survived by children Kenneth Leason, Barbara Pahl, Charlene Bridgeman and husband Ken, Curtis Leason, Byron Leason and wife Jennifer, and Deborah Leason; grandchildren Michelle Dupree, Eric Pearson and wife Taylor, Bobbi Richard and husband Josh, Tim Bridgeman and wife Jessica, Kent Bridgeman and wife Tara, Nathan Bridgeman, Paul Leason and fiancée Soizic, Grant Leason, Kaelin Ireland and husband Paul, Dylan Leason and wife Leah, Kyle Leason; great-grandchildren Kira, Ryane and Aelyn Pearson, Waverly Bridgeman, Violet Bridgeman, Luke, Corban, Liset, Jotham, Micha, Elam, Zion and Eveli Ireland, Sylvia Leason, and Ginny, Lilly Richard.
Dureen was born in Benton County Dec. 28, 1940, to Louis and Tillie Bujarski. She was the youngest of four children. Her siblings were Clemence (deceased), Marcel (deceased) and Lester (deceased). She grew up in Foley and married Kenneth Leason (deceased) in 1957. Dureen and Ken were married for 37 years. Dureen was primarily a homemaker but also worked outside the home in a variety of administrative positions. She had strong family values.
Dureen believed in Jesus Christ and tried to follow his ways daily the best she could. Dureen opened up her home to several people in need of a home temporarily thereby giving the people an opportunity to get on their feet. Dureen passed her Christian faith on to her children and her love for animals and gardening to her grandchildren.
Dureen’s funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Gearhart Funeral Home with visitation at 3:30 p.m. on the same day. Private interment at Calvary Cemetery. www.gearhartfuneralhome.com.
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Kathy Moeller

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Kathy Moeller, 82, of Foley, passed away Feb. 10, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital from a rare, aggressive form of leukemia. This fight lasted less than a week. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The Rev. Joseph Bachowski will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Kathy was born Feb. 23, 1939, to Edward and Marie (Schwartz) Emslander in Waite Park. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1957. Kathy married Phil Moeller May 18, 1959, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waite Park. Together they settled down on the farm in rural Foley, where they raised a beautiful family of nine children.
Kathy was a longtime member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm, where she was always active. She was a member of Christian Mothers and St. Elizabeth’s Mission Circle. She also taught many years of faith formation classes. Kathy worked for Security Federal before driving school bus for the Foley School District for over 25 years. She was active with Benton County 4-H, as a leader of the Dandy-Do-Doers and helped run the food stand during the fair. Kathy enjoyed bingo, bowling, word/jigsaw puzzles and playing all types of games, even ones she would create. Two of her many talents were the ability to lovingly create quilts and write poems for special people and occasions. She was known for her beautiful penmanship, which she shared by writing letters to her family and friends. The gift of creativity was evident when she launched “The Blooming News” newsletter while she lived at The Gardens at Foley assisted living.
Kathy is survived by her children: Jim (Roseann), Rice, Lynn (Steve) Grow of Sartell, Karen (Ivan) Weber of Albertville, Peggy (Doug) Thompson of Melrose, Nancy (Rick) Gubash of Scotts Valley, California, Dean (Lori), Dale (Tara), Becker, Daryl (Lisa) of North Branch, Nick, Clear Lake, 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, her siblings Ginger Zwilling, Sherry Meemken, Carol Bieniek, Rick, Ed, Mike, Jerry, John, Steve, and Tim Emslander as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Kathy will be missed by her friends and amazing staff at The Gardens at Foley assisted living apartments.
She is preceded in death by her husband Phil, her parents, sisters Liz, Dori and Jayne, and grandson Robbie O’Neil.
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Larry L. Falk

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There are many ways to pass on from this mortal coil. Larry Falk was fortunate to peacefully slip the surly bonds of Earth while resting at home with his beloved wife Susan and family by his side. He was 76 years old. Visitation was Feb. 12, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Larry was born in Luverne to Amy (Bock) and Lloyd Falk. He spent his early youth attending school in Jasper, playing basketball and working on the family farm. Larry dedicated 40 years of his life to Land O’ Lakes as a milk production accountant. There wasn’t a gallon of milk that wasn’t accounted for, and he was always quick to decipher the production code on the bottle to let you know where it came from.
Larry’s big smile, big voice, his Donald Duck impression and big heart is no more. But his best attributes, his goodness and graciousness live on in those that are still here to remember him. His wife, Susan, will carry on his stories. His daughter Tonia (Jay) Hackett of Foley and sons Michael of Miller, South Dakota, and Daniel of Forest Lake carry on his name. His grandchildren Charles, Audrey, Calvin Hackett and Charlotte Falk carry on his charm. His many in-laws have been faithful companions and helpers throughout the years. His many friends and neighbors in the Roseville and St. Cloud areas will surely miss him as well.
Many thanks to the professionals at the Coborn Cancer Center, whose patience with this patient was notable. To the CentraCare healthcare specialists whom he loved to engage in banter and small talk, we thank you for making him feel special. And to the caregivers at Talamore Senior Living and Moment’s Hospice, who expertly and carefully alleviated many burdens in his final days, thank you all for showing the compassion that he deserved. In these times when there is so much stress and heartbreak, you never let it show.
Godspeed Larry, we hope there’s a comfy chair, an easy remote to operate, a nice big TV and a candy dish full of Werther’s ready for you when you get settled in. So long, dad.
Obituary, guest book, and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Laurel J. “Loree” Williams

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Mass of Christian burial was Feb. 10 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Laurel J. “Loree” Williams, 75, who died Feb. 5, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. The Rev. Thomas Olson officiated and burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation was Feb. 9 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Feb. 10 at the church in St. Cloud.
Loree was born Dec. 22, 1946, in St. Cloud to Adam and Rita (Stellmach) Jedlicki. She grew up in Gilman and lived in the area prior to marrying Bruce Williams Dec. 14, 2002, in Sauk Rapids. She lived in Freeport/Hill City before moving to St. Cloud.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family, friends and her dog, Tiki. She loved hunting, fishing, baking, canning, sewing, gardening, crocheting, playing cards, cross-country skiing, dancing, camping, coloring, traveling, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and spending time at the cabin and the casino. She was a kind, generous, charismatic, tender-hearted woman who was outgoing, compassionate, creative, resilient and a strong survivor of difficult times.
Survivors include her children, Adam (Cheryl) Hellickson of Royalton, Becky (Tony) Waytashek of St. Cloud, Jodi (John) Brown of Hillman, Anita Hellickson (Brandon Maggitt) of Sartell, Shanda (Kyle) Walter of Rice; grandchildren, Deserae, Tyler, Jordan, Miranda, Logan, Zach, Ben, Zoey, Kendyl, Jemma, Brody, Brooklyn, Blaine, Blakely and great-grandson, Gunnar. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bruce on Feb. 14, 2018; daughter, Raeanne Hellickson; son, Jamie Hellickson; and brother, James “Jim” Jedlicki.
Obituary, guest book, and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Maurine A. (Johnson) Herbst

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Mass of Christian Burial for Maurine Herbst, age 84, of Milaca, was 11 a.m. Jan. 29,  at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Interment followed at the parish cemetery.  Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Friday at the church and continued one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday.
Maurine Ann (Johnson) Herbst was born May 10, 1937, in Moorhead, to Julian and Emma (Larsen) Johnson. The oldest child with three younger brothers, she grew up on the Iron Range in Marble. Her family lived within walking distance of Twin Lakes where she loved to swim and hang out with her friends and brothers. Her friends called her Renie and Johny. After graduating from Greenway-Coleraine High School in 1955, she moved to Minneapolis, working at the Franklin Cooperative Creamery where she became friends with Lenore Herbst who introduced her older brother, Richard, to Maurine in 1956. On their second date, Richard asked Maurine to marry him. They married the following year June 1, 1957, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley.
They settled in the Foreston area in 1962 where they lived and dairy farmed and together proudly raised 11 children. Maurine worked as a postal clerk in Foreston, Milaca and Onamia for over 20 years. More than her work, Maurine cared for the family home and all matters related to their large family.
Maurine was engaged in community organizations over the years, including the Milaca Township Board and Meals on Wheels. As an active and long-standing member of the St Louis Bertrand Catholic Parish in Foreston, Maurine served in many roles, including the Christian Mothers, making soup, peanut butter balls and crafts with her girls to sell at the annual Christmas bazaar, CCD teacher and organizer, lector, choir member, prayer chain and perpetual adoration adorer. She loved shopping for clothes, especially with her “girls,” and getting her nails done with her daughter, Nancy.
After a life well-lived, Maurine passed away Jan. 25, 2022, at the age of 84 years at her home along the Rum River in Milaca, surrounded by her family who collectively cared for her with assistance from St Croix Hospice. Comforted with knowing she was reunited with her beloved husband of 63 years, who died in February 2021, Maurine will be deeply missed by her 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; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; her brothers, Bruce Johnson, Wayne (Sue) Johnson, and Don Johnson, and also by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Herbst, her parents, and granddaughters Rebecca Jacobson and Elli Kasella.
Maurine devoted her life to her family and community. She will be remembered for her kind and loving nature, her quick wit and tendency to speak her mind, her deep devotion and daily practice of the teachings of her Catholic faith, handing out big Snicker candy bars to every person who visited her, and her willingness to help others.
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Douglas E. Wilken

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Douglas E. Wilken, age 59, of Foley, died Jan. 28, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, Foley. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will take place sometime this spring. Service with dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Doug was born Dec. 17, 1962, to Richard and Jackie (Liardon) Wilken in Princeton. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria before attending Bethel University and Michigan Technological University to earn a doctorate in physics. After years of working in the corporate world, Doug returned to Michigan Technological University as an instructor in the physics department. When not commuting between states, Doug delighted in being a grandfather and spending time with his wife and children. He was a fellow deer hunter and fan of the Vikings, along with any team who beat the Packers. Doug was a gifted musician, playing piano for his family and friends and sharing his beautiful singing voice with the church choir. He loved to read and collected a large library of books, ranging from countless technical tomes to science fiction and fantasy novels. One of Doug’s greatest passions was teaching and sharing his knowledge with others as well as tinkering with electronics.
Doug is survived by his wife Dona of 30 years; children, Christopher Koshowany, Matthew Koshowany, Kateryna Koshowany, and Samantha (Mathew) Minerich; grandchildren, Tatiana, Mathew, and Henry; father, Richard Wilken; siblings, Eric (Sue) Wilken, Sue (Jeff) Nelson, Dan (Vicky) Wilken, and Curtis (Deb) Wilken; eight nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jackie.
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John M. Cornelius

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In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services at this time for John M. Cornelius who passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital Jan. 31, 2022 after complications of cardiac arrest.
John was born June 25, 1949, in Antigo, Wisconsin ,to Raymond “Shorty” and Doreen (Doucette) Cornelius. He married Marjorie (Warren) Hamlin Sept. 25, 1987. John worked as a railroad engineer and was also an entrepreneur throughout his life. He was an avid walleye fisherman and enjoyed deer hunting every year with his brothers in Wisconsin. John was fun-loving and kind. He was a father to one, a step-dad of two, a son of two, grandpa to three, Brother John to five, Uncle John to many and a loving husband to one very special wife. Even though there is the sadness that he has passed, that is far overshadowed by laughs, the love, and the life he has shared with all of us. There was never a stranger in John’s life; everyone who knew him ultimately was a friend.
Survivors include his loving wife Marge of Rice; son, Steve of New Berlin, Wisconsin; step-daughters, Amy Moerke of Slinger, Wisconsin, and Karen Schlenvogt of Rice; grandchildren, Nicole Schlenvogt and Andrew and Chad Moerke; great-grandchildren, Onnacka, Jordan and Lola; and brothers, Tom, Jim and Mike. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bob and Bill.
Don’t dwell on the sadness this transition may bring but revel in the joy that John Cornelius was in our lives and is now with our everlasting guardian angels.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Leland L. Silverness

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Leland Leroy Silverness “Lee,” to most, was born in St. Cloud. Oldest and only son of Nels Leroy Silverness and Jeanette Marie (Swanson) Silverness, he grew up in Foley, and graduated as valedictorian from Foley High School in 1963. He matriculated at Carleton College in Northfield, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1967. He pursued further studies at the University of Minnesota, and while there, met his wife of 52 years, Judy (Peterson) Silverness, while they were on the wait staff at the Minneapolis Athletic Club. They were married in Chaska March 31, 1969. They lived their early married life in Minneapolis, where they were dorm parents in a nursing dorm, and they attended Oliver Presbyterian Church.  In 1971, Lee took a job as a teacher at Aquinas College in Nassau, Bahamas. Judy was also hired as an English teacher at another school, and they lived in the tropical paradise for six years, where their oldest daughter, Gabrielle, was born in 1976. In 1977, they moved back to East Bethel where they managed Judy’s mother’s restaurant, the Dolphin II. In 1980, their second daughter, Bethany, was born, and in 1983, they moved to Otsego. In 1985, their third daughter, Shekinah Joy, was born, and 1990 brought the birth of their son, Jaaziel. Lee took classes at Brown Institute and became a computer programmer at Control Data in 1982. He worked there until his division was sold to Seagate and later moved on to consulting with Zinncorp. He worked as a consultant with them at several companies and finished his employment at Thomson Reuters. He also had a period of unemployment in the early 2001 when he took a part-time job as a school bus driver and a tax preparer at H & R Block. He also taught physics and coached soccer at Alliance Christian Academy in the early 1980s. He always enjoyed anything that had a ball: football, soccer, basketball, baseball, even hockey. He could quote countless baseball stats, enjoyed fantasy football and baseball for years; he was even known to have at least 20 different fantasy baseball teams going at a time. There was never a day that passed that the radio was silent; he always tuned it slightly off-station, so it had that particular static sound he loved.
He led many Bible studies and taught Sunday School; a good listener, a mentor to many and usually the last one to leave church every Sunday. His love for people was immense and he told great stories.  He also loved a long drive; if you had a chance to go around where he grew up, he could tell you who lived on every farm and their histories.  He was never in a hurry, great with puns and always had a dad joke at the ready.
His legacy lives on through his wife, Judy, daughters Gabrielle (Thomas) Caucutt, Bethany and Shekinah Joy (Matt) Bonin, and son Jaaziel (Brittany); six grandsons, Hector, Patrick, Peter, James, Gareth and Hugh Caucutt. His sister Annette (Allan) Stowe, sisters-in-law Rosemary (Peterson) Soderquist and Bonnie (Peterson) Van Der Schagen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Services have been held.
Arrangements by Dare’s Funeral Home, Elk River, 763-441-1212, www.daresfuneralservice.com.
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Jerome A. Molitor

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Jerome “Jerry” Molitor, age 74, who passed away Jan. 23, 2022, at his home in Foley after a battle with cancer. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and burial was at Annunciation Cemetery in Mayhew Lake. Visitation was Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and one hour prior to the services Saturday also at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Jerome Arthur Molitor was born Oct. 8, 1947, in St. Cloud to Walter and Bernice (Bidinger) Molitor. He married Linda Majerus June 21, 1969, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. In their early years of marriage, Jerry worked at Allen’s Woodworking, building cabinets. That is where he fell in love with all things woodworking and creating something beautiful and sturdy from nothing. In 1971, they purchased their dream dairy farm in Foley, where they worked and raised their kids together. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake and the Mayhew Lake Township Board. Jerry loved to play cards with his family and friends, in particular progressive rummy and 500. He was a hard-working, dignified man that was honest, patient and genuine. He was a pillar of his community and could always be counted on to help anyone, anytime. Jerry was a fiercely devoted family man and was always one to offer guidance. He will be missed by his family, friends and community more than any words can say. 
Survivors include his beloved wife of 52 years, Linda of Foley; son and daughters, Jeff (Shelly) of Foley, Jenny (Kent) Kleinwachter of Fargo, North Dakota, Sarah (Nate) Larson of Foley, Amy (Kirby) Krajsa of Foley, and Angie Molitor of Sartell; grandchildren, Melinda, Mallory, Ava, Ben, Halle, Brynn and Nora; sisters and brothers, Marlene of Sauk Rapids, Walt (Shirley) of Foley, Roy (Sandy) of Sauk Rapids, Kathleen (Allan) Wollak of Sauk Rapids, Ron (Tammy) of Sauk Rapids, Randy (Mary Ann) of Sauk Rapids, Ricky (Julie) of Holdingford, Betty (Otto) Lamecker of Rochester and Kenny (Kris) of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Barney (Linda) and an infant daughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Clare’s Monastery in Sauk Rapids.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Donald A. Otto

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A good, gentle man has passed from our lives Jan. 15, 2022. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Feb 3 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate.  A celebration of life and burial will be scheduled at a later date.
He is survived by his wife Thelma, son, Bill (Kathleen), daughters, Barbara (Fred) Erickson, Wendy Otto, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Art. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Due to allergies of a family member, no flowers will be permitted at this Mass. The family has asked that donations be made to a special flower fund for St. John’s Catholic Church, that can be used throughout the year, in his honor.
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Raymond O. Halvorson

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Raymond O. Halvorson, age 98, of Foley, passed away Jan. 15, 2022, at the University of Minnesota Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Glendorado Lutheran Church in Princeton with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Raymond was born to Ole and Clara Bertina (Holter) Halvorson May 22, 1923, at the family farm in Foley. He joined the Army and served in the Allied Occupation in Japan, where he was a driver in the motor pool. After the Army, Ray worked at the Twin City Arsenal for a few years, but most of his life he farmed the family farm. He was a life-long member of Glendorado Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed.
On April 4, 1981, Ray was joined in marriage to Evelyn J. George. Ray and Evelyn loved country music and traveling to Branson, Missouri, and had many other adventures. They visited family and friends often and enjoyed when people visited them. Occasionally, there was a trip to the casino. Ray was a quiet, kind and caring man. He loved to garden and gave away most of what he grew to neighbors. He always had his dog, Lady Mae, by his side.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn; siblings, Josie (Clifford) Stay, Nellie (Albin) Jenson, Elmer (Lucille) Halvorson and Hannah (Edgar) Keeler; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Russell (Naomi) Stay, Luella (Reuben) Peterson and Arlyss (Bernard) Abrahamson; and step-son, David George.
Ray is survived by his step-children, Gwendolyn (Louis) Severson, Audrie (Robert) Lambert and Theresa George; step-grandchildren, Scott Severson, Thomas Shea, Lisa Kollar, Neil Shea, Danielle George, Casey Quinn, Derek George and Brandon Lambert; step-great-grandchildren, Isaac Shea, Corbin Kollar, Austin Kollar, Katelyn Kollar, Ruby Shea, Brooklyn Anderson, Cruz Anderson, Thad Lambert, Zoey Quinn, Finn Severson, Walter Quinn, Philip Quinn and Ainsley Bialka; great-great-grandchild, Quinnly Kollar;  brother-in-law, Roger (Marlene) Stay; and many nieces and nephews.
While saying goodbye is hard, we are left with great hope and eternal peace knowing he is finally home with his Lord and Savior.
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Larry “Papa” Koepp

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Larry “Papa” Koepp, 71, of Rice, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by family on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at New Life Church of Foley with Pastor Nick Benson. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services as well as on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 4-8 pm, at New Life Church of Foley. Interment will take place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN.
Larry “Papa” was born on August 12, 1950, in Winner, SD to Norman and Helen Koepp. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1969 and served for over 20 years. Larry retired as a Master Sargent. He was married to Margaret “Peggy” Montag in 1971, and together they had three children. He enjoyed wood working, fishing deer hunting, squirrel hunting, snowmobiling, and spending time with his family. His favorite holidays were the 4th of July, where he hosted an annual get together, and Easter with his annual Easter Egg Hunt. Larry “Papa” will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy “Granny”; children Pam (Greg) Thell, Becky (Troy) Killinger, James (Jacqi) Koepp; grandchildren Kyle (Emily) Thell, Keith (Emily Rose) Thell, Kevin Thell, Rachel (Sam Jerome) Killinger, Taylor (Luke Lorenz) Killinger, Piper Koepp, Jamos Koepp; great-grandchild Rhys Thell; brother Norman (Beverly) Koepp; and  brother and sister in laws Eileen (Gary) Steffes, Margie Winter, Rose (Loren) Jost, Tom (Maryls) Montag, Sue Emslander, David (Betty ) Montag, Steve (Lisa) Montag, Jean (Steve) Bemboom, JoAnne (Bruce) Brenny, Theresa (Chris) Goenner, Mary (Todd) Lambrecht, Jeff (Judy) Montag, Alan (Jeanne) Montag, and Randy (Laura) Montag.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Helen Koepp; in-laws Roman and Dorothy Montag; brother Charles Koepp; sister Evelyn Burton; brothers-in-law Dennis Emslander, and Jerry Winter.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.
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Edman O. Lezer

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Edman Otto Lezer, age 92, of Sauk Rapids, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at his home.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the New Life Church in Foley. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service at the Church on Saturday.  Arrangements provided by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home - Milaca.
Ed was born on March 5, 1929, in Foley, Minnesota, to Otto and Lydia Lezer and graduated from Foley High School in 1947.
Ed began his career in farming right after high school. He married Anne Clarissa (Hoekstra) on Jan. 29, 1954, and together, they had 3 biological children and were foster parents to 21 children throughout the years. Ed and Anne purchased a farm in Gilmanton township in 1957 where they raised crops, cattle and poultry.
Ed was a follower of Jesus, having a personal relationship with Him from early childhood. Ed shared his faith openly even in his last days. Ed was involved in many church activities. He was also involved in the Popple Creekers 4-H Club, Benton County Ag Society, and Benton County Fair Board and held positions as Glimanton Township Supervisor and was a DNR State Fire Warden for 35 years, and enjoyed participating in many tractor pulls at the Benton County Fair. Ed and Anne were recognized as Benton County, “Farmer of the year” in 1990. They retired from farming in 1991 and enjoyed wintering in Florida and Texas.
Ed was preceded in death by his infant son, his parents Otto and Lydia (Packert) Lezer, his siblings Esther (Gale) Kasperek, Donna (Al) Foss, and Danny (Rendy) Lezer; in-laws Martin (Clara) Hoekstra, Clarence (Betty) Hoekstra, Ted (Deloris) Hoekstra, and Chuck Peterson.
Ed is survived by his wife, Anne, his children Doug (Lori) Lezer, Nancy (Dean) Dahlstrom, and foster son Tim (Marcia) Jurek; grandchildren Kimberly (Felix) Valanzasca, Sherrie (Matt) Beck, Tammy Jurek, Ryan (Nicole) Lezer, Cody (Jenny) Lezer, Amy (Ben) Hageman, Kayla (Carter) Ash, Darin (Abby) Dahlstrom, and Megan (Zack) Ziwicki; great grandchildren Luca, Jax, Nick, Abby, Kyla, Leddy, Roux, Lydia, Logan, Caden, Rowan Otto, Brinley, Levi, and Theo; siblings Jim (Mary Lou) and Dennis (Gwen); in-laws Martha Peterson, and Connie (Mark) Johnson, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family expresses a special thanks to CentraCare Health Homecare and Hospice for the outstanding and compassionate care of Ed during his final days.
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John C. Zabloski

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John C. Zabloski, age 65 of Ramey, died of natural causes at his home. Memorial gathering will be held at a later date at Bethany Lutheran in Ramey. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
John Charles Zabloski was born Sept. 13, 1956, to Norman and Helen (Dahlke) Zabloski in White Sands, New Mexico.  John graduated from Foley High School in 1974 where he participated in numerous extracurricular activities and was affectionately known to his many friends as “Z”. After high school John attended St. Cloud Technical College where he received a degree in Computer technology. John loved sports, particularly football and cheering on his favorite team the Minnesota Vikings. He made the best pickles and perfected the hottest batch of chili. He was a kid at heart and gaming was one of his favorite pastimes. John enjoyed the outdoors especially golfing, snowshoeing and taking care of the many birds that made their residence in his yard. He also had a passion for gardening and preserving “healthy” foods along with meticulous maintenance of his lawn and outdoor spaces. He lived in the Ramey area for most of his life and had many lifelong friendships with those in the community. John will be remembered for his witty sense of humor, contagious laugh and heart of gold.
He is survived by his parents; siblings, David (Roseanne) Zabloski, Diane (Brian) Gorder, Bruce Zabloski, Bradley Zabloski, Michael (Carol) Zabloski, Richard (Valerie) Zabloski;  11 nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Rose Zabloski and Alfred and Selma Dahlke.
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Alvin R. Stumvoll

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Alvin Stumvoll, age 100 of Sauk Rapids passed away Jan. 16, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family of natural causes. Funeral Services were 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek. Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated and burial took place in the Parish Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at the Foley Funeral Home and continued from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Saturday. There was a prayer service Friday evening at 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Alvin Ross Stumvoll was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Becker, Minn. to Louis and Mary (Cox) Stumvoll. He grew up near Gilman and graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School, class of 1939. He married Rosalene Keske on July 6, 1945, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dixville and the couple celebrated 76 1/2 years of marriage together. Alvin worked for Bell Aircraft in New York building airplanes during WW II. The couple lived and dairy farmed near Popple Creek all of their life. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. Mostly, Alvin enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalene, Sauk Rapids and children: Alvin E., Sauk Rapids; Gwendolyn Berg, Royalton; Marlys (Dennis Bodine) Packert, Sauk Rapids and grandchildren: Jennell, David, Naomi and Jamie Stumvoll, Vicki (Doug) Stich, Richard Berg II, Justin (Elizabeth) Packert, Kirsten (Daniel) Lodermeier and great grandchildren: Lainey Priglmeier, Terrace (Manjack Tong II) Karls, Tiffany (Dan Ziwicki) Karls, Magnalina (Tyler Nies) Karls, Michael and Alexander Lodermeier, James (Brooke), McKaela, and Annabella Packert, Layla Thompson, Katelynn Capko and great great grandchildren: Hunter Karls and Scarlett Bixby, sisters: Ernestine LeMaster, Ill., Donna Jamieson, Bloomington and sister-in-law, Judy Stumvoll of Gilman.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Louis, Rodney and Duane and sisters: Arzella Schaapveld, Alice Wakeman and Adeline Thorsten.  Pallbearers will be: Justin Packert, James Packert, Richard Berg II, Doug Stich, Daniel Lodermeier and Mark Priglmeier.
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Raymond O. Halvorson

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Raymond O. Halvorson, age 98 of Foley, passed away on January 15, 2022, at the U of M Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Glendorado Lutheran Church in Princeton with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Raymond was born to Ole and Clara Bertina (Holter) Halvorson on May 22, 1923, at the family farm in Foley. He joined the Army and served in the Allied Occupation in Japan, where he was a driver in the motor pool. After the Army, Ray worked at the Twin City Arsenal for a few years, but most of his life he farmed the family farm. He was a life-long member of Glendorado Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed.
On April 4, 1981, Ray was joined in marriage to Evelyn J. George. Ray and Evelyn loved country music and traveling to Branson, Mo., and had many other adventures. They visited family and friends often and enjoyed when people would visit them. Occasionally, there was a trip to the casino. Ray was a quiet, kind, and caring man. He loved to garden and gave away most of what he grew to neighbors. He always had his dog, Lady Mae, by his side.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn; siblings, Josie (Clifford) Stay, Nellie (Albin) Jenson, Elmer (Lucille) Halvorson, and Hannah (Edgar) Keeler; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Russell (Naomi) Stay, Luella (Reuben) Peterson, and Arlyss (Bernard) Abrahamson; and step-son, David George.
Ray is survived by his step-children, Gwendolyn (Louis) Severson, Audrie (Robert) Lambert, and Theresa George; step-grandchildren, Scott Severson, Thomas Shea, Lisa Kollar, Neil Shea, Danielle George, Casey Quinn, Derek George, and Brandon Lambert; step-great-grandchildren, Isaac Shea, Corbin Kollar, Austin Kollar, Katelyn Kollar, Ruby Shea, Brooklyn Anderson, Cruz Anderson, Thad Lambert, Zoey Quinn, Finn Severson, Walter Quinn, Philip Quinn, and Ainsley Bialka; great-great-grandchild, Quinnly Kollar;  brother-in-law, Roger (Marlene) Stay; and many nieces and nephews.
While saying goodbye is hard, we are left with great hope and eternal peace knowing he is finally home with his Lord and Savior.
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Henry D. Jurek

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Henry D. Jurek age 77 of Foley, passed away Jan. 14, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sartell. Rev. Nino Molina officiated and burial was with full Military Honors provided by the Foley American Legion and took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Waite Park. Visitation was from 9 to 11:00 a.m. at the church on Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Henry David Jurek was born May 16, 1944 in St. Cloud to Henry J. and Clara (Tadych) Jurek. He married Christine Malikowski on Jan. 22, 1968, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Henry farmed most of his life near Foley. He was a member of the Foley American Legion and Immaculate Conception Church.
He is survived by his wife, Christine, Foley and his children: Pamela Broekemeier, Maple Grove; Natalie Herzog, Sartell; Jennifer (Todd) Puhalla, Sauk Rapids; Stephanie (Matthew) Herzer, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; Rebecca Jurek, St. Cloud; Matthew (Amanda) Jurek, Sauk Rapids; Mark (Sara) Jurek, Hillsdale, Wyo.; Philip (Mackenzie) Jurek, Foley as well as 29 grandchildren and sisters and brother: Doris Robak, Sartell, Janice Lachinski, Mora and Hillary Jurek of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Christopher, 2001 and brothers: Valentine, Dennis, Adrian and Gordon.
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Donald A. Otto

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A good, gentle man passed from our lives on Jan. 15, 2022.  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be on Feb 3, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, in Foley.  Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. A Celebration of life and burial will be scheduled at a later date.
He is survived by his wife Thelma, son, Bill (Kathleen), daughters, Barbara (Fred) Erickson, Wendy Otto, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Art. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Due to allergies of family members, no flowers will be permitted at this Mass. The family has asked that donations be made to a special flower fund for St. John’s Catholic Church, that can be used throughout the year, in his honor.
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Francis ‘Frank’ J. Helmin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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