Mary A. Gombos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary E. (Zander) DeRocher 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be a private family event (due to COVID-19) at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Minden Township, for Kevin E. Adelman, 87, who died Dec. 30, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will be in the St. Patrick Parish Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
 Kevin was born July 13, 1933, in Minden Township to John and Luella (Neary) Adelman. He lived most of his life in rural Benton County. He graduated from Foley High School. Kevin proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He married Lora Lee Morain Sept. 1, 1958. Kevin’s Catholic Faith was very important to him, and he cared deeply for his family. He was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a member of Foley Knights of Columbus Council 3603. Kevin worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, retiring in 1987, and farmed on the family farm. In his retirement, one of his greatest joys was the private golf course he constructed on their property. He and his friends enjoyed many Wednesday morning golfing gatherings, complete with treats, good conversation, golfing and playing the Golf card game (so that he played “golf” year around).
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lee of Sauk Rapids; son, Tim (special friend Connie) of Becker; daughters, Toni (Randy) Hammond and Janelle (special friend Mark) of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Joe, Jeremy, James, Victoria, and Chris; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Lester (Fran) of Rice; and sisters-in-law, Jeanice and Donna both of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence, John, Sylvester; sisters, Evelyn, Luella; infant sister, Donna Mae; granddaughter, Jessica; and daughter-in-law, Cindy.
Due to COVID-19, we request no personal visits to the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Foley C.A.R.E.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.      
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Carole Ann Pollard

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Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Carole Ann Pollard who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Dec. 23, 2020, at the age of 80. The Rev. Mike Johnson will officiate and burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery in St. Stephen. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services Tuesday at the funeral home.
 Carole was born Aug. 13, 1940, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Isabel (Vouk) and Mathew Legatt. She graduated from Cathedral High School at the age of 16 and worked in St. Cloud. Carole married Walter Pollard in July 1959, and lived on the family farm in Benton County most of her life. She worked as a secretary and as a waitress. Carole later married Jack Dudgeon in 2003, and they resided outside St. Cloud at the time of her death. Carole loved traveling, country music, and was a huge Vikings and Twins fan. She was caring, and welcoming, and a loving mother and grandmother to her five children and 16 grandchildren. Carole was a woman of great faith who read her Bible daily.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Dudgeon of St. Cloud; children, Brian of Fountain, Colorado, Jeff of Clear Lake, Lori (Phil) Holmes of Owatonna, Todd (Becky) of Oak Park, and Shawn (Laura) of Foley; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Carole was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Walter; sisters, Delores Knettel and Joan Knettel; brothers, Robert and Fred; and grandson, BJ.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.     
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Herbert F. Bozych

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Herb Bozych, age 97, of Foley, passed away Dec. 23, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Vigil Helmin will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Herbert Frank Bozych was born May 24, 1923, in Benton County to Frank and Susan (Kipka) Bozych. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Herb delivered candy and drove a candy truck in his younger years and also worked for North West Block.  He dairy farmed until he sold his cows in 1986 and continued to raise hogs and beef cattle.  He enjoyed playing cards and always had a joke to tell. Herb was happiest when he could spend time with his family. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Gilman Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline of Foley and sons and triplet daughters: Dave, Sartell; Dennis, Foley; Mike (Janet), Becker; Margaret (Keith) Kantor, Foley; Mary (Brad) Vance, Buffalo and Marie (Victor) Salgren of Foreston as well as 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a sister, Angeline Wittrock of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Gusty Rothanberg, Irene Schyma, Clara Gahl, Lorraine Broda and daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Bozych.       
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Linda E. Proehl

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A celebration of life will be at a later date in late 2021 for Linda Elizabeth “Betty” Proehl, 71, of St. Cloud who passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest Dec. 20, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Linda was born in 1949 to George and Elizabeth Quade. She attended elementary school in the one-room school house, literally next door. She attended high school in downtown Foley, diagonal from her family’s church, St. John’s Catholic Church. Linda married Ronald Proehl in that same church in 1972.
As a graduate of St. Cloud State University, Linda taught high school mathematics then decided to try “big ticket” retail sales. She worked for Schmitt Music, Hallmark Cards, JC Penney and for the last 20 years, her own business: Betty’s Embroidery in Waite Park.
Linda enjoyed learning about people’s lives and goals. Family was extremely important to her. Linda appreciated travel when she had time, even if it was for work. Playing her baritone horn for fun and singing in choirs for Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Churches filled her with joy. Linda’s strong faith always lead her through tough situations. Linda loved a challenge and could accomplish nearly anything she set her mind to.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Robert (Mary Ann) Quade and Marion (Alfred) Kipka; and grandchildren, Seanna Michelle Clear and “Baby A” Clear.
Linda is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ronald; children, Valerie (Dale) Clear and Raymond (Elisabetta) Proehl; grandchildren, Samantha Clear, Tyler Clear and Melody Proehl and siblings Gene (Eileen) Quade and Alan (Darleen) Quade.     
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Myrtle Bergstrom

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Myrtle Bergstrom, age 86, of Foley, passed away Dec. 17, 2020, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. Private funeral services are planned and will be at the Foley Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Maywood Cemetery in rural Foley. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Myrtle was born Feb. 14, 1934, one of a set of twins, to Jalmer and Helen (Howard) Jenson in Glendorado Township, Benton County. Myrtle put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior as a very young girl at a Gospel tent meeting in Santiago. She attended Foley High School where she was on the student council and played trumpet in the band. She married Roland Bergstrom Sept. 26, 1953, at the Country Church in Glendorado. The couple farmed near Foley until 1965.  During that time, they sang together on the radio with a musical group called the Master’s Messengers. They felt a call into the ministry, so they sold the farm and enrolled in the New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  They took a pastorate at West Gate Bible Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and assisted at Camp Lawrence, a childrens Bible Camp in the summer.  Later, they joined the American Missionary Fellowship as home missionaries. They spent most of their ministry in the Brainerd and Fergus Falls area, conducting Bible Camps (Camp Jim and Camp Joy), Vacation Bible Schools, and church visitation. They retired in Foley, where they were instrumental in re-opening the Country Church near Glendorado.
Myrtle was known as gifted homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, crocheting, and knitting. Music was a big part of her life. She considered it a privilege to be a pastor’s wife. Myrtle and Roland were known for their accordion and guitar duets. Much of her time was given to ministry and sharing her Christian faith. It was her desire that everyone would come to know Jesus.
Myrtle’s memory will be cherished by her husband Roland, daughters Carol (Kelvin) Abram of Rosemount, Marge (Terry) Bernstrom of Bemidji, Lana (Bert) Holmquist of Underwood, and sons Bruce (Rebecca) Bergstrom of Pillager, Ken (Becky) Bergstrom of Naples, Florida, and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all 63 of them.
“When I enter that Beautiful City
And the saints all around me appear,
I hope that someone will tell me
‘It was you who invited me here!’ Corrie Ten Boom.      
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Richard A. Spiczka

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Dec. 23, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Richard “Rich” A. Spiczka who passed away Dec. 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and private family burial will be at a later date at Sacred Heart Mausoleum. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Dec. 22 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the service at church Wednesday.
 Rich was born May 4, 1949, in St. Cloud to Valerian and Helen Spiczka. He grew up on the family farm in Gilman. After high school, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Rich was united in marriage to Patricia “Pat” Kucala May 1, 1971, at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Gilman. He was employed by Electric Motor Services for 48 years and later became president. Rich was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He enjoyed taking road trips with his wife, going to Duluth with his family, giving to charities, watching airplanes, the stock market, and Minnesota sports. Rich was hard working, caring, loving and supportive. Most importantly, he was very proud of his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
 Rich is survived by his wife, Pat of Sauk Rapids; children, Sarah (Troy) Taffe of Lakeville, and Adam (Amanda) of Woodbury; sister, Connie (Dale) DeZeller of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Sam, Jake, Soren, and one baby grandchild on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Robert, Val, and Judy; father-in-law, Alphonse Kucala; and mother-in-law, Wanda Kucala.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.    
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Patricia Latterell Potuzak 

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Patricia Latterell Potuzak was born Jan. 28, 1932 to Mae and Albert Latterell in Olgivie. She died Nov. 12, 2020, in Issaquah, Washington.
Pat grew up in Foley, the oldest of four girls – Patricia,  Joanie, Cherry and Jackie.  She loved learning, was a talented cornet player in the school band and was valedictorian of her high school graduating class. Pat married her high school love, Chester Potuzak, June 23, 1951. They moved west, eventually settling in Washington state. Together, for almost 70 years, they built a rich and rewarding life. They raised seven children and were blessed with 12 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Pat was a caring and generous woman.  She operated a home childcare for 32 years, holding the longest, continuous daycare license in Washington state and teaching basic preschool skills and enriching young lives with many social, creative and life activities. Pat loved music, attending many concerts and performing arts events. After retiring, Pat indulged her creative talents by sewing, quilting, exploring various arts and crafts, and designing and creating one-of-a-kind fabric greeting or art cards. The past 10 years, Pat and Chet reconnected with their Foley roots, spending their summers on a family farm, tending their flower and vegetable gardens and staying in touch with family and friends. Pat touched many lives and hearts. She will be deeply missed.
Donations may be made in Pat’s memory to C.A.R.E., PO Box 65, Foley, MN 56329.
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Myrtle Bergstrom

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Myrtle Bergstrom, age 86, of Foley, passed away Dec. 17, 2020, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.  Private funeral services are planned and will be at the Foley Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Maywood Cemetery in rural Foley. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Michael J. Winkelman

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Michael Winkelman, age 64, of St. Cloud, passed away Dec. 17, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Dec. 21, at Jubilee Worship Center, St. Cloud. The Rev.  Mark Johnson will officiate.  Visitation will be  10-11 a.m. at the church Monday.  Burial will take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Michael John Winkelman was born Sept. 11, 1956 in St. Cloud to Delmer and Mary Ann (Lamkin) Winkelman.  He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1974.  As a young man he worked for Winkelman Construction.  Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was a member of Jubilee Worship Center.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Randy (Rhonda), Glendorado; Cindy (Joe) Panek, Foley; Brenda (Dave) Olson, Hutchinson; Pat, St. Cloud; Mark (Carmen), Pensacola, Florida; Ron (Stephanie) Cambridge; Lee, Paynesville; Karen (Jason) Longhenry, Sartell and a son, Michael Winkelman Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Joyce Runo and Sharee Seppelt.      
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Dorothy L. Torell 

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Dorothy L. Torell, age 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Sartell, Dec. 16, 2020. She was born at home in Sauk Rapids to Fred and Anna (Grabinski) Lezer Nov. 9, 1930. She attended Trinity Lutheran School through the eighth grade and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1948. On Jan. 25, 1952, she married William A. Torell at Trinity Lutheran Church. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home
Dorothy was one of five lively sisters. As teenagers, the youngest three traveled to Minneapolis and made a record at a recording booth.  Dorothy’s sister Anamae recalls with a chuckle, “We thought we could be the next Andrews Sisters.” Eleanor adds, “Among the three of us Dorothy always sang the low parts.” Dorothy’s children frequently asked to play the record. The sisters’ voices made beautiful harmony, and the children were convinced their mother was famous.  Dorothy’s sisters brought her great joy all of her life, and her love of music continued through the years.
Dorothy often shared memories of working at the Dairy Bar in Sauk Rapids and of her time at Lutheran Brotherhood while living at the Girl’s Club in Minneapolis where she made life-long friends. She also recounted experiences as a youthful bride staying at military locations in Maryland and Arkansas where Bill was stationed during his enlistment.
Dorothy and her husband settled in Foley, where Bill started his law practice and they raised four children: Mark, Elizabeth, Sarah and Robert. Once the children were school-aged, Dorothy worked alongside her husband at the office. They were members and active participants at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley.
Dorothy enjoyed taking art and upholstery classes at St. Cloud State University, serving as the mayor of Ronneby for a time, and even owning a bar. She had a passion for designing houses, and she kept the builders and contractors on their toes. Her hobbies included embroidery, crocheting and knitting, along with sketching, painting on canvas, and upholstery work. Dorothy had an insatiable love for travel. Whether traveling with her young family or later on with Bill as an empty nester, she thoroughly explored the United States and also much of Europe. She journaled daily about their adventures. In later years, Dorothy loved interacting with young people, whether they were her grandchildren or great-grandchildren. She will always be remembered jitterbugging with her children and grandchildren. Her love of music and dancing will be fond memories amongst her family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Torell, in 1989; parents, Fred Lezer in 1976 and Anna Lezer in 1963; sisters, Helen Lezer as an infant, Lorraine Miller in 2002, and Gladys Mendel in 2015; and great-granddaughter Ryleigh Farrell in 2010. Dorothy is survived by her sisters Anamae Lauermann and Eleanor Doig, and by Bill’s sister, Marilyn Thompson; children, Mark (Julie) Torell, Elizabeth Torell, Sarah Torell, and Robert Torell. She is survived also by grandchildren Jill Druckman, Mitchell Determan, Ross Determan, Kristyn Farrell, Laura Bemboom, and Tara Collins; and 12 great-grandchildren Keira, Grace, Luke, Kellan, Aidyn, Eve, Owen, Everett, Rosalie, Gabriel, Azrael, and Coraline.
Join in celebrating Dorothy’s life Dec. 26, 2020, at: Trinity Lutheran Church, 2163 Mayhew Lake Road N.E., Sauk Rapids. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to noon. Funeral service at noon. Interment will be at Green Lake Cemetery in Wyanett Township, east of Princeton.
Memorials in Dorothy’s honor are preferred to C.A.R.E. (Community Action Respecting Elders)PO Box 65, Foley, MN 56329; or to Trinity Lutheran Church.
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Richard O. Young

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Richard Young, age 78, of Foley, passed away Dec. 14, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m., Dec. 19 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Morrill. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Foley Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Richard Orris Young was born Sept. 15, 1942, in St. Cloud, to Orris and Bessie (Harris) Young. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1960. He married Faith Scheibel May 29, 1965, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  As a young man he worked for the Foley veterinarian, training and working with horses. Rich farmed near Ramey and also drove milk truck for the Ramey Creamery for several years. He owned Rich’s Liquor and Food in Buckman and was also fire warden for the Ramey and Buckman area. He owned and operated Rich Young Drywall for several years up until his retirement. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards and traveling with his wife, Faith. Rich always looked forward to having a cold beer and visiting with friends and family.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
He is survived by his children: Heidi (Joe) Henry, Pierz; Gina (David) Funk, Pierz and Cole (Gail) of Pierz. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kirt Henry, Ricky Henry, Emma (Matt) Fruechte, Troy (Leah) Funk, Tanna (Dustin) Lukasavitz, Lynn Funk, Kayla (Jarrod) Foss, Katie (Kyle) Young, Dylan (Madi) Young, Allie Young and great grandchildren: Greta, Addy, Kendra, Brielle, Levi and Olivia and brothers; Alan (Katsy) Young, Foley and Jim (Jean) Young of Pierz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter and wife, Faith and brother, Jack Young and his wife, Jan.      
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Anthony F. Landowski

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Anthony (Tony) Frank Landowski, 90, passed away Dec. 13, 2020, at home Carefree Living with loving family by his side.
Tony was born June 16, 1930, he was born in Benton County to Frank and Clara (Novak) Landowski. Tony married his wife Julie Nov. 13, 1982, and resided in Foley and then later moved to the St. Cloud area.
Tony worked for Bauerly Brothers for more than 35 years. After retirement, Tony worked for Greenview rest area doing maintenance (Highway 10 rest area).
Tony is survived by his wife Julie, children Keith  (Lori) Landowski of Foley, Tim               (Bonnie) Landowski  of St. Cloud and Kim Trigg (Curt) of Oak Park. Step children: Kathy (Pete) Lahr of Nevis, Charlotte (Len) Henry of St. Cloud, Kenny Boos of St. Cloud, Mary Boos of Milaca. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother Domnic (Mary) Landowski, sister Rosie Pfaff and sister Irene Grey.
Tony was proceeded in death by his parents Frank and Clara Landowski, daughter Brenda Olson, brother Steve Landowski, sister Pauline Detloff and Lillian Maciszek.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m, Wednesday, Dec. 23 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Burial to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Duelm.        
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Naomi ‘Tibby’ L. Larson

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Naomi ‘Tibby’ Larson, age 72, of Foley, passed away Dec. 4, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. There was a private visitation for family from 10-11 a.m. at the church Monday.
Naomi Lou Larson was born July 21, 1948, in St. Cloud to Merle and Margaret (Miller) Foss. She married Ronald Larson May 1, 1967, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. She farmed near Gilman with her husband all of her married life. Tibby also worked at the Blue Oak restaurant, the Rainbow Cafe and X-cel Optical.  She enjoyed shopping and visiting with friends and family, playing canasta and mowing lawn. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you would please consider a gift of kindness to someone you know.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald, Foley and children: Tina (Brian) Peschl, Foley; Jeremy ‘Buck’ (Barb) Larson, Foley; Tara (Doug) Roehl, Foley; Triscia Larson, Foley; Tiffany (Kevin) DeMarais, Foley as well as 10 grandchildren: Jesse, Keith, Brittney, Amber, Megan, Cassandra, John, James, Jeffrey, Jacob and three great grandchildren: Mya, Joshua and Cameron. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Herbie (Barb) Foss, Foley; Doug (Kris) Foss, Foley; Dale (Denise) Foss, Litchfield; Elaine Donovan, Georgia; Darlene Ratke, Foley; Midge (Bill) Keske, Sauk Rapids; Merx DeMarais, Foley and Debbie (Jack) Vizenor of Foley. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter, Tesse Larson and brother, Harvey Foss and sister, Merlin Mechtel.  
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Margaret J. Freese

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

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Janet Albright, age 85, of Foley passed away Dec. 3, 2020, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Janet Pauline Albright was born Sept. 29, 1935, in Mayhew Lake to Henry and Agnes (Mastey) Guck. She married Henry Albright June 17, 1958, at Annunciation Catholic Church, Mayhew Lake. Janet lived and farmed with her husband in Gilmanton Township, Benton County, all of her married life. She also worked as a waitress for the Blue Oak in Foley and the Hitchin Post in Sauk Rapids.  She enjoyed farming, planting a flower garden, baking and being outdoors. She was especially fond of her pet goats, Georgie and Frankie.  She always like to visit with friends and family. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children: Pat Albright, Foley; Judy (Kenny) Wolf, Foley; Mary Kay Albright, Foley and Cindy Albright of Foley as well as seven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and two on the way. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Symanietz, brother-in-law, Thomas Bialke and a sister-in-law, Olive Guck  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Henry and a brother, Marvin Guck.    
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JoAnn J. Jedlicki

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JoAnn Jedlicki, age 72, of Rice, passed away Nov. 28, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Services for JoAnn will be at a later date.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
JoAnn Joyce Jedlicki was born Jan. 30, 1948, in St. Cloud to Donald and Sylvia (Otremba) Deppa.  She attended grade school in Gilman and graduated from Foley High School. She married Lloyd Jedlicki Oct. 18, 1968, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple was happily married for 52 years. JoAnn worked at Honeywell in Minneapolis and Stearns Manufacturing in Sauk Rapids. JoAnn most recently worked at the Foley Nursing Center. JoAnn was the love of our family. She loved shopping, playing cards, drinking red wine and eating and dancing at Mr. Jim’s in Foley. Her favorite time of year was Christmas, when all the family would come home. JoAnn will be loved and missed by all.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd, Rice; mother, Sylvia Deppa, Foley and daughter, Janell (Dustin VanAlst) Jedlicki as well as her siblings: Janet Riedeman, Donald ‘Donnie’ Deppa and Marlys Lechner. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Samantha VanAlst and Tyler Venne, Alicia VanAlst, Colter Van Buren and her great grandchildren: Savaha, Damien and Caliber. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Deppa and great grandchild, Alaina Van Buren.    
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Lisa A. Novak

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Lisa A. Novak, 59 of Sauk Rapids who passed away Nov. 28, 2020. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and entombment will be at the parish cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and also one hour prior to Mass Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Lisa was born Jan. 8, 1961, in St. Cloud to Herman and Marian (Witte) Fischer. She has lived in the Sauk Rapids area all of her life. Lisa worked in distribution at Hoya Vision for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Lisa loved to read, keep up on current affairs, go on camping trips with her family and grocery shopping. She was especially proud of her family and adored her grandchildren. Lisa was strong willed and determined. She worked hard in life and in raising her children.
Survivors include her husband Loran of Sauk Rapids, children, Briana (Harley Sawatzky) Novak of Isle, Krista of Sauk Rapids and Sam of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Rose and Magnolia Sawatzky; mother, Marian Fischer of St. Cloud; siblings, Brian Fischer of San Diego, California, Keith (Linda) Fischer, Kevin (Julie) Fischer, Beth (Tim) Koshenina and Dale Fischer all of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her father Herman and twin sister, Lorie Fischer.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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Steven Lease

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Steven Lease, age 61 of Foley, passed away Nov. 24, 2020, at his home in rural Foley. Memorial services will be at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Steven Norman Lease was born Dec. 29, 1958, in St. Cloud to Norman and Rosella (Danelek) Lease.  He graduated from Foley High School and attended St. Cloud Technical Collage, acquiring a certificate in civil engineering. He enjoyed painting and gardening, fishing, bowling and collecting agates. Steve always enjoyed a good conversation. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his mother, Rosella, Foley, and sisters; Nicolett Lease, Stephanie Hoffman and brother, William ‘Bill’ Lease, Foley as well as nieces;  Payslie (Jason) Gibbons and Elizabeth Lease-Manna. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman and sister, Anita Lease.       
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William E. Westphall

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A private Mass of Christian Burial for William Westphall, age 88, of Foley, will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Milaca.  Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Arrangements by  Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home, Milaca
William Everette Westphall was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Granite Ledge Township to Everette and Julia (Thering) Westphall.  He grew up on a farm in Granite Ledge and farmed his whole life. William graduated from Foley High School. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Smekofske Jan. 16, 1954, in Gilman. He worked at Benton County Highway Department.
He passed away at his residence Nov. 27, 2020.
William is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; children, Patrick (Jewel) Westphall of Anchorage, Alaska, Catherine (Larry) Zulawski of Buffalo, Cynthia (Robert) LaMont of Buffalo, Maria (Bruce) Eilers of Otsego, and Tressia (Chris) Cox of Georgetown, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Cecil Westphall, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Julia Westphall; brothers, John and Arthur Westphall; sister, Arta Larson; and grandson, William Westphall.      
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Bernard “Bernie’ Winkelman

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Bernard “Bernie’ Winkelman, age 78 of Foley, passed away Nov. 27, 2020, at the farm where he was born surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  The Rev. Joseph Bachowski will officiate. Visitation will be  5-8  p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Foley Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Wednesday.  Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family understands if you are unable to attend. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Bernard Joseph Winkelman was born June 21, 1942, in Santiago Township, Sherburne County to Frank and Clara (Balder) Winkelman. He married Judy Herbst July 22, 1967, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Bernie milked cows and farmed on the Winkelman century farm where he was born. Bernie drove a milk can route for Santiago Creamery for several years. He later delivered propane for Federated Propane for 18 years until he suffered a massive stroke in 2004. Bernie enjoyed playing amateur baseball for Santiago. In his later years, he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play various sports. He was a life long member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where he served on the parish council and was an usher. Bernie also was on the Fourth of July Bazaar committee and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy and his children: Gail (Brian) Bialke; Brad (Nicole), Pam (Joel) Foss and grandchildren: Dalton and Brock Bialke; Noah, Amelia and Logan Winkelman and Alex, Mitchell and Clara Foss and Josh Urbanski. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws; Teresa Winkelman and Eleanor Winkelman. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Myrtle David, Ralph Winkelman, Delbert Winkelman, Mary Ann Neumann and Gerald Winkelman.
The family would like to thank all the home care attendants over the past 16 years from Foley, Moments Hospice and the Adara Home Care staff, especially Jessica for all their care and compassion. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.      
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Gerald “Jerry” A. Wassel

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Gerald “Jerry” A. Wassel, age 81, of Milaca, passed away Nov. 21, 2020, at Northland Hospital, Princeton. Due to COVID-19 restrictions funeral services are postponed/pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to 33196 Nature Road, Foley, MN 56329. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Gerald “Jerry” Andrew Wassel was born Aug. 16, 1939, in St. Cloud to Andrew and Leona (Fisher) Wassel.  He graduated from Foley High School. He married Barbara (Hamers) Nov. 26, 1959, at St. Elizabeth’s in Brennyville. Jerry was employed in LP sales and service, owned Grub & Pub in Ramey for 10 Years and drove school bus. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and in the Army National Guard. Jerry will be missed by many people and always remembered as a sociable guy and everyone’s friend. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Jerry was an avid sports fan and loved to watch football and baseball. He always enjoyed a good game of golf or playing pool.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; children Cheryl (Bryan) Leason, Morrill and Steven Wassel, Milaca; grandchildren, Derek (fiancé Chelsea) Meehl, Tyler (Brittney) Meehl, Jordan Meehl and Marshall Meehl; sister Francis Matvick, Foley.
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Kathryn L. Onifer

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Kathryn L. Onifer, age 76, of Foley, passed away Nov. 19, 2020, after a battle with COVID-19.
Kathy was born April 23, 1944, to Howard and Edna Codden in Bemidji. In 1948, Kathy’s family moved to Braham as her dad’s job with Great Northern Railroad was transferred to the Braham area. 
In October 1964, Kathy was united in marriage to Bill Onifer. In 1965, Kathy and Bill moved to Mora to raise their two sons. Kathy worked at Fingerhut and several jobs in the Mora area. Kathy and Bill divorced in 1991; and she soon met John Stofflet (Tuba), and they made their home in Foley. Kathy worked at the Willmar Poultry Company until retiring in 2009. 
Kathy had a love and knowledge of growing flowers and vegetables that was second to none and many considered her a master gardener. Kathy and John enjoyed gardening together, feeding birds, having garage sales and driving around the countryside enjoying the landscape. Kathy and John also loved visiting friends and family with their Schnauzers, Gizmo and Harley.
Kathy is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sharon Leaf. She is survived by her partner of over 28 years, John Stofflet; her sons, Jeff Onifer, Mark Onifer and granddaughter Emma.  Sisters, Carol Leaf, Sandra Hasser, Tammy Calaman and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of Kathy’s life will take place in the spring to ensure the safety of everyone. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and can be sent to Foley Funeral Home, 221 Second Ave., P.O. Box 307, Foley, MN  56329.       
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Richard “Dick” Meyer 

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A resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, Richard died Oct. 1, 2020, of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was born Sept. 9, 1932, in St. Cloud. He was the oldest child and only son of Paul and Mildred Meyer. Richard spent his childhood years working on the family farm in Graham Township (Rice), and graduated in 1950 from Foley High School. After high school, he spent several years working for the New York Central Railroad in Michigan as a telegrapher and in ticket sales at multiple stations around the state. His love of trains was a lifelong interest. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1953-54 in Korea as an instrument operator in a field artillery battalion. In 1955, he began studies at the University of Minnesota and returned to working for the New York Central Railroad during the summers. Active in the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, Richard graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in geography. On June 17, 1957, he married Marilyn Reiten, his high school sweetheart.
In 1959, Richard accepted a position with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and he and Marilyn moved to Maryland. In 1965, he transferred to the U.S. Department of Defense Logistics Agency where he continued his career in procurement, contracts and project management until his retirement in 1992. Richard began a post- retirement career as the Christ Congregational Church Property Administrator from 1992 to 2003.
Richard and Marilyn raised three daughters – Kristen, Patricia and Lauren. Richard was active in his community, serving on school PTA boards, as MCCPTA Membership Chair, Montgomery County Election judge, Montgomery Recycles volunteer, on the Springvale Terrace Board of Directors, as a Toastmaster member, as a active member of the local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and on multiple boards and committees during his 59 years as a member of Christ Congregational Church, UCC. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities, working in his garden, traveling and riding trains. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn (2011) and is survived by his three daughters Kristen (Jim) Brown of Rockville, Maryland, Patricia (Bruce) Esposito of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Lauren (Tim) Johnson of Crofton, Maryland, and by six grandchildren Christopher, Gregory, Michelle, Andrew, Andrea, and Elizabeth.
An online memorial service to celebrate Richard’s life will be at 2 p.m.  Jan. 9, 2021.  A link to the service will be available on the church website: cccsilverspring.org.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Christ Congregational Church, Memorial Fund or Retreat Center Fund at 9525 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901, or the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS Fund, Inc – in memory of Richard J Meyer) 505 South Lenola Road, Ste 216, Moorestown, NJ 08057.     
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Richard A. Aschenbrenner

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Richard Anthony Aschenbrenner, age 87, of Rice, passed away Nov. 23, 2020. Richard “Dickie” was born July 29, 1933, in Rice to Alphonse and Helen (Diederich) Aschenbrenner.  He lived at “Route One, Rice”—on the same road, three different homesteads—his whole life and died at home surrounded by the love of his family.
Richard was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church and belonged to the Knights of Columbus Bishop Busch Council 9138. He dutifully ran the family farm when his parents retired, always maintaining a longing to be a woodworker/craftsman. He could fix anything and invented many gadgets of use around the farm and homestead. He enjoyed woodworking, giving a helping hand at church or neighboring farms, playing 500 with his siblings and friends, winning at checkers with the grandsons, challenging himself to raise a watermelon larger than the year before, watching westerns, and listening to polka music.  He delighted in being a father and grandfather.
Richard will be deeply missed by Mary, his best friend and loving wife of 59 years. He is also survived by his five daughters: Margaret Aschenbrenner, Theresa Aschenbrenner, Marilyn Seanger, Patricia (Mathew) Montgomery, and Linda (Duane) Kroll; and five grandsons: Kent Seanger; and Adam, Simon, Isaac, and Kaden Kroll; sisters Jacquelyn Barker and Muriel Katona and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings:  Norbert, Roland, Adrian, Alice, Veronica, and John.
The Rev. Thomas Becker presided at Richard’s Mass of Christian Burial Nov. 28, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior at Immaculate Conception Church in Rice, followed by burial in the parish cemetery.  Relatives and friends were invited to attend. With COVID-19, the family understands if you chose to stay home and pray instead of attending. Funeral arrangements by Williams Dingman Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.      
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Sylvester B. Helmin

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Sylvester B. Helmin, age 83, of St. Cloud, previously Brennyville, passed away Nov. 21, 2020, at The Sanctuary of St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24 at St. Elizabeth’s in Brennyville.  The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Centra Care Hospice or The Knights of Columbus. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Deborah A. Spiczka

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Deborah “Debbie” A. Spiczka, age 62, of Gilman, passed away Nov. 20, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Severin D. Youso, Jr.

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Severin Donald Youso, Jr., age 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully Sept. 21, 2020. Preceded in death by parents Severyn and Irene Youso, and brothers John and Gary. Survived by his wife Julie of Port Charlotte; daughter Kristina Youso (Robert) Connoy, St. Paul; by stepchildren Jacqueline Mills-Fernald, Reston, Virginia, Cynthia Hagar, Bakersfield, California; Michelle Brooks, Tampa, Florida; Anthony Mills, Front Royal, Virginia; and Kelly Calder, Richmond, Virginia; by siblings Bette Jayne (Louis) Haak, Luverne (Tony) Molberg, Ronald (Mary Ann), Joan (John) Wisniewski, and Cathy (Dave) Mumma, and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Sev, also known as Don, was born Sept. 30, 1937 in Foley. An extremely talented athlete in high school, he played baseball, basketball, and football and was inducted as one of the first honorees in the Foley High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. He attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and was captain of the football team, graduating in 1959 with a major in business administration and minor in philosophy. A talented offensive tackle, he was selected as an All-American football player for the Johnnies in 1958. Post-graduation, he was offered, but declined, a professional football contract with the Washington Redskins.
His enrollment in the ROTC program led to military training and service at Ft. Benning, Georgia. and Ft. Ord, California. After an Army assignment in Hamburg, Germany, he returned home to attend seminary at St. John’s. In 1966, Sev married Sondra Westra in Phoenix, Arizona. He reenlisted in the Army as an officer and was promoted to captain while serving in Vietnam, primarily in Saigon and Da Nang.
In Arizona in the late 1960s, Sev worked for the state government as a social worker focused on service to Native communities. He worked for the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs for three years in the Winnebago reservation in Nebraska. Invited to join a federal government training program, in 1974, he began a federal government career based in Washington, D.C., working for the Department of Interior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Administration, and for the U.S. Department as a personnel administrator.
He married Julie Mills in 1982. Sev and Julie lived in northern Virginia and after retirement in Port Charlotte. Sev enjoyed many years of volunteer and community service, including involvement in Meals on Wheels, the Audubon Society, elementary school tutoring and many other causes.
He was an active member of Unity Church of Venice, Florida, for many years, as prayer chaplain, board member, group discussion leader and choir member.
Sev and Julie enjoyed many travels and international trips, often focused in later years on birding. Sev was passionate about nature, hiking and the outdoors. In retirement years, he was a dedicated Tai Chi practitioner and instructor. His optimism and gentle spirit will be greatly missed.
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Leonard M. Jaeckels

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Leonard Mathias Jaeckels, 86, died Nov. 2, 2020, at the Milaca Elim Home.
Leonard was born May 23, 1934, in Appleton, to Henry and Hilda Jaeckels. He grew up on a farm north of Duelm with 11 brothers and sisters. After high school in Foley, he entered basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He entered with the thought of working with heavy equipment, but he tested out with an aptitude for electronics. Coming from the farm he thought, “What’s that?” He was stationed to one of the United State’s most northern military base, Thule Air Base, Greenland. At this base, he was a “on the plane” radar technician. This shaped his future to many years in television repair. On June 14, 1955, he married a Foley girl, Darlene, daughter of Ray and Gen Tadych. Together they raised seven children in the Foley, Gilman area. Later in his life, his work changed to janitorial cleaning and floor maintenance services. Leonard had a great sense of humor and known for his wit. He was also very inventive and mechanically inclined and could fix about anything. Leonard was a man of strong faith and conviction and shared his faith with many as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a loving father and husband and a very steady and good example to his family.
Leonard is survived by his children: Michael (LuAnn), Milaca, Susan (Mark) Stonestrom, Dalbo, David (Jeanie), Cushing, Kathy, St. Louis Park, Sandy (Vinard) Statz, Palmer, Steve, Pierz, Mary (Rick) Braun, Alexandria (step daughter). Twenty-four grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Leona, Eunice, Raymond (Grace). Gerald (Diane). Lois (Dave). Therese, Sharon.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Henry and Hilda (Wegman); sisters Bernice (McKenzie), Grace (Hall), Elaine (Herra); son John; and grandson Jake.
There are no memorial services planned at this time.     
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Ruth Sherk

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Ruth Sherk, age 92 of Foley passed away Nov. 12, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at New Life Church, Foley. The Rev. Jim Von Wald will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church Thursday. Burial will take place in the Ronneby Riverside Cemetery, Foley.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Ruth Sherk was born May 18, 1928, in Highland Park, Michigan to Cecil and Etheleen (Mollard) Rosenberger. She met Jerry Sherk at an amusement park while he was stationed at Wurtsmith Air Force Base and they were married on Feb. 17, 1951, in Highland Park. They bought a house in Detroit, Michigan, and had two children, Linda and Ruth, before moving to Foley in 1960. Once in Foley, they had two addition sons, William and Scott, and owned and operated, Foley Plumbing and Heating, from 1960-92 where she worked as a bookkeeper.  Ruth and Jerry lived in Foley and raised their family all of their married life. Ruth was an avid reader and member of the Homemakers Club for several years. She was very active in her area church affiliations.
She is survived by her children: Ruth (Gary) Gruba, Foley; William (Candace), Foley; Scott (Mardel), Foley and grandchildren: Adam, Kelly, Shantel, Aaron, Alexander and Kori as well as great grandchildren: Samantha, Izabelle, Ella, Trevor, Ryan and Keith.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jerry and daughter, Linda. She was also preceded in death by her brother, William ‘Bill’ Rosenberger; sister, Alice Mae Gates and grandson, Keith Sherk.       
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Phyllis M. Kaproth

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Phyllis Kaproth, age 83, of Foley passed away Nov. 10, 2020, at Country Manor Senior Community, Sartell. Private Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  The Rev. Joseph Bachowski officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Phyllis Marie Kaproth was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Clear Lake to Felix and Alice (Russel) Sakry. She married John C. Kaproth May 5, 1953, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The couple lived and farmed all of their married lives in St. George Township, Benton County. Phyllis worked and bowled at Len’s Lanes in Foley for many years. She also worked as a nurses assistant at the Foley Elementary School until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery, some of her work was donated to the St. Lawrence Church Fourth of July picnic. Phyllis loved fishing with her family and was an avid gardener and bird watcher. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the: Poor Clares, 421 Fourth St., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379. Memorial cards may be mailed to: Foley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 307, Foley, MN 56329.
She is survived by her children: Peggy (Steven Lee) Kaproth, Minneapolis; Joan McDonald, Delmar, Delaware; Chuck (Suzanne Schueller) Kaproth, Foley; Debbie (Dale) Barbour, Kinder, Louisiana; Doug Kaproth and Tiffany Kaproth of Minneapolis.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren as well as sisters and brother; Marge Hall, Pat Simmons and Duane Sakry. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John and great grandsons, Seth and Scott and son-in-law, Richard
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Dallas R. Beager

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Dallas Ragna Beager, 90, left her adventure on Earth Nov. 7, 2020, at her home in Grand Rapids.
We know she is embracing her new journey with the same spunk and humor of her life.
Born June 19, 1930, to Ruth (Rhodes) and Kaurin Karolius in Lake Villa, Illinois, she was so tiny her father could hold her in one hand, and carried a love of her Norwegian heritage from her father through her life.
She graduated a proud member of the Class of 1948 from Antioch (Illinois) High School, after which she worked as a telephone operator for AT&T until she married the love of her life Otto “Bud” Beager March 18, 1950, in Lake Villa, Illinois. They moved to Foley in 1967 when Bud’s work as an over-the-road truck driver brought them to Minnesota.
Dallas was not the kind of mom to wait for her husband to get home to handle the good, the bad and the ugly of raising three children with him gone for a few days. Instead, the 5-foot, 2-inch spark plug handled raising two healthy sons and a daughter through their youth, teenage years and out of the house, while at the same time dealing with anything else that came along. During that time, she was a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative earning awards and trips. And she thoroughly enjoyed her worked as an aid at Gilman Elementary School, and as a sample lady at local grocery stores. She and Bud trucked across the nation later in their lives in a sleeper-cab semi.
There is no doubt that most people who met Dallas Beager remembered her, if not for her unique name for her ability to laugh, have fun and enjoy life. The mystery surrounding the selection of her first name continues.
She was known by her husband, grandchildren and great grandchildren as the best back scratcher ever. Her sense of humor and ability to be ready for fun at a moment’s notice will be missed by many. Her kids knew her to be the most fun mom there could be; chores could often be put off for a game of frisbee, shooting clay pigeons or swimming with the dog.
 She and Bud enjoyed traveling and loved the outdoors, especially watching the nighttime stars and northern lights on their long driveway in Foley, but also after moving in 2000 to retirement home along the Rat Root River, where Otto died Jan. 17, 2004. While living there she was an energetic member of a local Red Hat Ladies society. Dallas moved back to Foley, where she lived until she moved to Grand Rapids in 2015.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto, her sister Enid, beloved aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She is survived by sons Laird Beager and Terri, Randy and wife Rosie; daughter Laurel; granddaughter Kaurina (Beager) Sweeter and husband Brandon, grandsons Eric Beager and wife Jessica, Tony Beager and wife Kirsten, Brandon Beager, and Jared Beager and wife Pilar; great grandchildren Bryce and Hayden Sweeter, Jack Addie and Will Beager, Jill and Gwen Beager; Iyal and Melina Beager, and nieces and nephews on both sides of her family, and many friends made along the journey.
The family will gather in International Falls to celebrate Dallas’s life June 19, 2021, which would have been her 91st birthday.        
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Leonard M. Jaeckels

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Leonard Mathias Jaeckels, 86, died Nov. 2, 2020, at the Milaca Elim Home.
Leonard was born May 23, 1934, in Appleton, to Henry and Hilda Jaeckels. He grew up on a farm north of Duelm with 11 brothers and sisters. After high school in Foley, he entered basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He entered with the thought of working with heavy equipment, but he tested out with an aptitude for electronics. Coming from the farm he thought, “What’s that?” He was stationed to one of the United State’s most northern military base, Thule Air Base, Greenland. At this base, he was a “on the plane” radar technician. This shaped his future to many years in television repair. On June 14, 1955, he married a Foley girl, Darlene, daughter of Ray and Gen Tadych. Together they raised seven children in the Foley, Gilman area. Later in his life, his work changed to janitorial cleaning and floor maintenance services. Leonard had a great sense of humor and known for his wit. He was also very inventive and mechanically inclined and could fix about anything. Leonard was a man of strong faith and conviction and shared his faith with many as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a loving father and husband and a very steady and good example to his family.
Leonard is survived by his children: Michael (LuAnn), Milaca, Susan (Mark) Stonestrom, Dalbo, David (Jeanie), Cushing, Kathy, St. Louis Park, Sandy (Vinard) Statz, Palmer, Steve, Pierz, Mary (Rick) Braun, Alexandria (step daughter). Twenty-four grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Leona, Eunice, Raymond (Grace). Gerald (Diane). Lois (Dave). Therese, Sharon.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Henry and Hilda (Wegman); sisters Bernice (McKenzie), Grace (Hall), Elaine (Herra); son John; and grandson Jake.
There are no memorial services planned at this time.     
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