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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Roger T. Dombrovski 

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Roger Dombrovski, age 86, of Waite Park and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, passed away Nov. 7, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Private Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors.
Roger Thomas Dombrovski was born July 9, 1934, in St. Cloud to Emmanuel and Stella (Maslowski) Dombrovski.  He attended Cathedral High School.  He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps.  Roger married the love of his life, Mary Brandley Oct. 10, 1959, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Together they raised their four children as they moved from communities throughout Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska while Roger worked for Piggly Wiggly, Nash Finch, Hormel and owned a Schweigert Meat Distributorship. They eventually settled in Foley in 1975, where they owned and operated Dombrovski Meats, Inc. The whole family was involved in the day to day business, led by Roger who instilled in them a powerful work ethic. All of his children and a grandson still work there today. Roger was a very proud Marine and Korean War Veteran. He was a very active member of the Lions Clubs in Foley and Fort Myers Beach; and St. John’s Church in Foley for several years. He was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church, St. Cloud and Church of the Ascension, Fort Myers Beach.
Roger and Mary shared their love of Fort Myers Beach with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years.  They spent their winters there for over 30 years. Roger had profound love for Mary, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were his greatest joys in life.
Roger is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary; his children, Erin (Keith) Lommel of Luxemburg, Pat (Sheri) of Clear Lake, Julie (Kurt) Schimnich of Sauk Rapids, and Tom (Kim) of Garrison; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian McCann; and brother Hub.
He was preceded in death by their infant daughter, Colleen; parents, Emmanuel and Stella; brothers, Marvin and Danny; and sister, Evelyn Jones.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.      
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Roy W. Peterson

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Celebration of Life will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2162 Mayhew Lake Rd., Sauk Rapids for Roy W. Peterson, age 86, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Norwood Young America. Rev. David Hinz and Rev. John Beck will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Roy was born on Dec. 20, 1933, to William and Anna (Wipper) Peterson in Palmer Township. Following his graduation from Clear Lake High School, he joined the United States Army and served our country honorably as a member of the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage to Alice Kath on June 25, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Together they lived in the Foley area and Nisswa most of their lives. Roy was a farmer in his earlier years and then worked for Minnesota Department of Transportation on the Bridge Crew and as a Highway Maintenance Worker from 1970-1997. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids and the Billie Brown Post 627 American Legion Post in Nisswa. Roy enjoyed spear and ice fishing, golfing, cribbage, baseball, horseshoes, dancing, listening to Polka music, and telling stories. He had a huge heart and a great sense of humor. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at their home in Nisswa.
Roy is survived by his children, LuAnn (Rich) Cameron of Pillager, Keith (Roxanne) of Rice, Lori (Kevin) Kramer of Gilbert, Ariz., Jennifer (Troy) Hallstrom of Mesa, Ariz., Wendy “Sam” (Tim) Rohwer of Norwood Young American, Neil (Sue Johnson) of Jenkins, and Scott ( Scott “S.J.” Johnson) of Denver, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice in August; brother, Cecil and twin brother, Ray; and sisters, Emma Jean and Mildred.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice.
Obituary, Guest Book Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Marlene V. (Leason) Scott

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A private funeral Mass  is Tuesday, Nov. 17, at St. John’s Catholic Church.  The Rev. Micheal Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Marlene Violet (Leason) Scott, age 89, passed away Nov. 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband Charley, her parents, and her six brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sister in law, Delores of Maple Grove, her children Greg of Anoka, Jody Ho of Edina, Jarle (Deb) of LittleFalls, Kirby (Kim) of Pillager, Mike (Chris) of Circle Pines, Patrick (Margaret) of Andover, 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Marlene was born in Granite Ledge to Theodore and Stacia Leason during  winter 1931. She was the youngest of seven children and raised in a huge home on a busy working farm. Marlene attended Pine Grove School during her primary school years. She fondly talked about the one room school and how she skipped a grade before moving on and graduating from Foley High School. She grew up with a strong work ethic and learned from her brothers how to shoot a gun, trap and hunt. She worked hard and had great resilience. Spring cleaning included washing every wall in the house from top to bottom and she helped her mother with much of the preparation for winter such as canning, cleaning, helping to collect eggs, spinning wool etc.
In 1949, Marlene married the love of her life Charley Scott at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing. They had six children and lived a very active and fun-filled life in small town America – Hibbing, Brookings, South Dakota, Bertha, Chatfield, and Enderlin, North Dakota. They also took a once in a lifetime adventure out to Hoquium, Washington, where the entire family moved in with their bachelor Uncle Joe Scott for a short period of time. Marlene loved motherhood, managing her household and coordinating activities for her six children, but when Charley and Marlene finally moved back to their roots in Foley she decided to join the workforce outside the home like many other mothers her age. Marlene had a real knack for working with numbers and figures and was thrilled when she landed a job at the Benton County Courthouse, working in the county auditor’s office. She worked at the courthouse for 25 years. With her great sense of humor and steadfast ability managing “the books” I imagine she brought much laughter and organization to the office. (At least that is what she portrayed to her children.) Mom’s co-worker from the courthouse, Grace, has remained Mom’s closest friend. Marlene enjoyed creating wonderful family gatherings, especially at Christmas. She was a great cook and worked tirelessly making sure everything was just right before all the family descended on Christmas Eve. The grandchildren have so many wonderful memories of Santa coming with all the presents and eating the wonderful meal, Christmas cookies, fudge and popcorn balls. In the winter when kids came home from school, they would whiff the smell of bread baking and there would be fresh caramel rolls on the table for all to enjoy. The family is so grateful for the gift of all these wonderful memories and love from Mom.
A special thank you to the staff of Ridgeview Place, Moments Hospice and St. Cloud Hospital.
Private funeral services and interment due to the coronavirus pandemic.        
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Melvin “Irish” H. Leyk

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Public visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Melvin “Irish” H. Leyk, age 86, who passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2020, at Wildwood Assisted Living. Prayers were at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday evening. Burial took place in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley.
 Melvin “Irish” Harold Leyk was born Aug. 8, 1934, to John and Esther (Vogt) Leyk in Sauk Rapids. Irish served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1957-77, working as a supply sergeant for many years. He was very proud of his service and took the place of his eldest brother Elmer in being deployed to Vietnam. After being honorably discharged, Irish worked for Frigidaire for over 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 76, and was a lifelong member of the Army VFW Post 4847.
Irish enjoyed spending time with his friends and close relatives. He was very independent and liked to keep his lawn immaculate and his house very organized. Irish also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Above all else, Irish will be remembered by his kindness and generosity he showed to anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Irish is survived by his sisters, Shirley Iees of Sauk Rapids and Nancy Hanson of Escondido, California; sister-in-law, Carole Leyk of Roseville; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Irene (Leonard) Packert, LeRoy Leyk, and Elmer Leyk; brothers-in-law, George Iees and Ronald Hanson.
The family of Irish would like to thank Wildwood Assisted Living for their wonderful care.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online  at www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Merlyn K. (Merlin Foss) Mechtel

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Merlyn K. (Merlin Foss) Mechtel, age 73, passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital Oct. 31, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday. Burial took place at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 17, 1947, to Merle and Magaret (Miller) Foss. Merlin was married to her loving husband Pete of 53 years. Together they joined in marriage on Aug. 19, 1967, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. They lived in Clear Lake all their married life where they raised their eight children; Shawn, Penny (Keith), Lynn, Nathan (Rachel), Kim (Dustin), Ashley (Ben), Robyn (Todd), Stephanie (Kyle). Merlin was a caring mother and grandmother. She was a hard worker and shared her love for cooking at Cozy Corner, Palmer House, and Clearwater American Legion. Most recently she absolutely loved working at Clear Valley Farms.
She is survived by her husband, Pete of Clear Lake, children; 18 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and the third one on the way; siblings, Darlene Ratke, Foley; Mike ‘Herbie’ (Barb), Foley; Midge (Bill) Keske, Sauk Rapids; Elaine Donovan, Georgia; Merx DeMarais, Foley; Tibby (Ronnie) Larson, Foley; Dale (Denise), Litchfield; Doug (Kris) Foss, Foley; Debbie (Jack) Vizenor, Foley; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Foss of Waverly. She was preceded in death by parents Merle and Margaret Foss, and brother Harvey Foss.     
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Merlyn K. (Merlin Foss) Mechtel

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Merlyn K. (Merlin Foss) Mechtel, age 73, passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital Oct. 31, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday. Burial will take place at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Bonive “Bonnie” M. Kaeter

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Mass of Christian Burial will be private at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township for Bonive “Bonnie” M. Kaeter, age 84 of Sauk Rapids who passed away Oct. 30, 2020, at Country Manor Health Care and Retirement Center. Burial will be at the parish cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bonnie was born Dec. 27, 1935, to Chester V. and Ida C. (Dahlen) Pearson. She married Robert Kaeter Feb. 13, 1960, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She lived in Sauk Rapids for most of her life. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. She worked as a homemaker, raising four children. Bonnie was a type setter at the Benton County News and was the first secretary for the St. Cloud Vo-Tech. Donating her time to others was a way of life for her, as she volunteered much of her time as a Girl Scouts troop leader, Sunday school teacher and as a 4-H Leader. She was a member of the Sons of Norway and Christian Women. Bonnie loved photography, the arts, reading, raising puppies, cats and being around animals. She enjoyed fishing, celebrating birthdays and Halloween was her favorite holiday. Bonnie will be remembered as being very sociable and friendly. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her loving husband, Robert of Sauk Rapids, children, Bradley (Cynthia) of Shoreview, Becky (Kerry) Lindgren of Staples and Brent of Sauk Rapids; and grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Nathan and Molly. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Brian in 1980 and brother, Bruce Pearson.
“The past is history - tomorrow a mystery - today a gift - treat it as such”…author unknown
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.     
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Arlene M. Kosloski

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Arlene Kosloski, age 90 of Sartell, passed away Oct. 26, 2020, at Country Manor Senior Community, Sartell. Private Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer and the Rev. Robert Harren concelebrated. Visitation was 10-11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial was at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Arlene Marie Kosloski was born Oct. 4, 1930, in rural Foley to Eugene and Mildred (Neary) Kuhn. She graduated from Foley High School and married Gervase Kosloski July 22, 1950, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The couple farmed all of their married life in Maywood Township, Benton County. Her happy place was spending time at the cabin. Arlene enjoyed fishing and sewing. She spent many winters in Arizona and will be  fondly remembered  for driving around town in her candy apple red VW. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children: Susan (Bud) Froehling, Foley; Karen (Tim) Wagner, Brandon; Karla (Jay) Mumm, Sartell; Kathryn (Andy) Jalbert, Cary, North Carolina, and Randy (Kathy) of St. Cloud as well as 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and brothers, Jay Kuhn, Missouri., and David Kuhn of Foley. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gervase and sisters and brothers: Delores (Whoopi) Moeller , Lois David, Eugene Kuhn and Alfred Kuhn.     
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Michael J. Zulkosky

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Michael J. Zulkosky, age 67, of Foley, passed away peacefully Oct. 21, 2020, at Shiloh Assisted Living in Pequot Lakes. Private family services will be held at a later date. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Michael J. Zulkosky was born July 9, 1953, in St. Cloud to Harry and Regina (Brenny) Zulkosky. Michael lived in Foley his entire life and worked at Quebecor World for over 30 years. He was an avid NHRA fan since the first race held at Brainerd International Raceway.
He is survived by his spouse Bonnie (Johnson) Zulkosky; son, Sean Zulkosky (Kristina Mauer); step-son, Matthew O’Reilly, grandchildren, Gannon and Aubree, sister Christine (Wayne) Wakeman; brothers, Joesph Zulkosky, Patrick Zulkosky, Charles Zulkosky and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Baron (Zulkosky).      
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Alvin J. Legatt 

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Alvin Legatt, age 70, of Foley, passed away Oct. 22, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Foley Funeral Home, Parish prayers were at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Visitation continued from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Military honors will be provided by the Foley American Legion. Burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Alvin John Legatt was born Feb. 7, 1950 in St. Cloud. to Joseph and Agnes (Petrich) Legatt. He graduated from Sauk Rapids High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Marines. He married Mary Jo Pekarek June 14, 1975, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville. Alvin worked for Jack Frost and also for DCI for nearly 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed playing cards and socializing with his friends. Alvin also liked to fish and snowmobile. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, Foley and their children: Jessica (Ali) Zaidi, Illinois; Jeremy (Theresa), Foley; Melinda (Hatim) Kareem, Illinois.; Nathan (Lindy), St. Cloud and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Angie Fritz, Mayer; Frank, Sauk Rapids; Joe Jr. (Betty), Bloomington; Mary June (Roger) Pekarek; Foley; John (Patty), Sartell; Lucy (Kurt) Nelson, Rogers; Nancy Legatt, Florida; Emily Legatt, St. Cloud and David (Trudy) of Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Graig Legatt and twin brother, Albert.                          
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William “Bill” S. Lovitz

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for William “Bill” S. Lovitz, age 83, who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital Oct. 24, 2020. The Rev. David Hinz and teh Rev. John Beck will officiate and burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. at the church. Masks and social distancing is strongly encouraged. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bill was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Sauk Rapids to Carl and Lena (Athen) Lovitz. He married his wife Geri Keske Aug. 5, 1958, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dicksville. Together, they raised three children on their hobby farm in Sauk Rapids. Bill worked as a foreman for the paper mill in Sartell for 37 years.  He had strong faith and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids and Sauk Rapids and Rice Sportsmen’s Club. Bill liked to keep busy and was very outgoing and positive. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, playing cards, and dancing to his favorite old-time music. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Geri of Sauk Rapids; children, Cindy (Kevin) Molitor of Little Falls, Rick (Donna) Lovitz of Lake George, and Wendy (Tim) Gilbert of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Elaine Dollar of Sauk Rapids, and Ruth Reber of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren Barry (Amy) Molitor, Kristi (Nahum) Moreno Olivera, Kelly Molitor (Caroline Domenech), Katie (Brad) Schlomann, Erin Schlichting, Alex Schlichting, and Jake Gilbert; great grandchildren, Matthew and Lucas Molitor, and Allie and Emily Moreno Olivera. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Kevin Lovitz; great granddaughter, Abigail Molitor; and siblings, Ray Lovitz, and Irene Zwick.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.                      
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Ben Landowski

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Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Ben Landowski, age 86, who passed away  Oct. 11, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Minden Township. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Ben was born Dec. 4, 1933, in St. Cloud to Joseph and Tillie (Gapinski) Landowski. He married Helen Kardash Feb. 17, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Ben worked as an engineer for District 742 Schools for over 27 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where he was a member of the men’s group. Ben was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bird watching, and yard work. He was determined, hardworking, and had a strong faith. Ben was always willing to help people with a drop of a hat. Most importantly, his family was his pride and joy.
Ben is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen of St. Cloud; son and daughter, William (Kelly) of Sauk Rapids and Laurie (Brian) Nesius of Sauk Rapids; brother, Richard (Pat) of Coon Rapids; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jim) Hiemenz of Clear Lake, Anthony Nesius of Oak Harbor, Washington, Corey (Kaitlin) Landowski of Fargo, North Dakota, and Brandon Landowski of Plymouth; great granddaughter, Lydia Hiemenz; and a great grandson on the way. Ben was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Severin, Albert, Peter, and Leo; and sisters, Viola Vinton and Josephine Pearson.
Special thanks to the Fifth Floor Medical Unit One at the St. Cloud Hospital for their extended and compassionate care.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.      
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John E. C. Swanson

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John E. C. Swanson, 80, Medford, Wisconsin, a township of Hammel resident, died Oct. 21, 2020, at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice.
There will be a public visitation for John from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. There will also be a short military rites service performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team at 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19 concerns, masks will be required while in the funeral home.
John was born Oct. 13, 1940, at St. Cloud, the son of Elmer C. and Doris L. (Schultz) Swanson. He attended Foley elementary schools and was a graduate of Foley High School. His marriage to Ruth A. Graham took place Oct. 14, 1962, in Ralston, Nebraska, and she preceded him in death May 12, 2004.
After his education, he entered the U.S. Air Force and served from 1959-71. After the military, he returned to Medford and worked as a mechanic at Medford Motors. For a short while, he co-owned and operated Rief Motors in Medford. He then returned to Medford Motors and worked until his retirement in 2004. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, camping, stock car races, gardening and bowling. He was a member of the Esadore Lake Association.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Willis) Ziemer, Debbi (Greg) Hartwig both of Medford and Kristina Jaja of Marshfield, grandchildren, Sean and Ann Hartwig both of Medford and Cori Lanier of Marshfield, along with a brother, Gary (Jane) Swanson of Foley. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother, Donald Swanson and domestic partner, Judy Inman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.
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Albert ‘Butch’ Moore

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Albert ‘Butch’ Moore, age 76, of Foley, passed away Sept. 29, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. There was a visitation from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Foley Funeral Home. Prayer services were 5 p.m.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated  and military honors was provided by the Foley American Legion at the funeral home Friday.  Burial will take place in Havana, Illinois. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Albert Allen Moore Jr., was born March 5, 1944, in Peoria, Illinois to Albert and Virginia (Waldbessier) Moore Sr. He graduated from Havana High School and entered the U.S. Army.  He  married Patricia Clark Aug. 14, 1965, in Lewistown, Illinois. He grew up in Illinois and worked for Babcock and Willcocks as a millwright.  He worked on power plants all over the United States.  He eventually moved to Minnesota while working on the Becker power plant. He retired in 2004. Butch enjoyed visiting with friends and was well known by everyone at the Foley American Legion. He was always willing to help others, enjoyed hunting and fishing, the Chicago Cubs and NASCAR. Butch was happiest when he could go on a cruise with his wife, Pat. He will be missed by his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Foley and daughters; Tammy (Brian) Santama, St. Cloud, Debbie (Brian) Pearson, Foley, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Albert ‘Butchy’ Jr., III, granddaughter, Casey JoAnn Hitchcock and sisters: Carol, Gladys, Leona and Paula.              
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James R. Jurek

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James “Jim” Jurek, age 58 of Foley passed away Sept. 24, 2020, at his home of natural causes. Private family services will be at a later date.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
James Rodney Jurek was born June 2, 1962, in St. Cloud, Minn. to Richard and Doreen (Scheper) Jurek. He worked for many years in commercial construction.
He is survived by his brothers, Gary (Julie) Jurek, Foley; Ron (Chris) Jurek, Ariz.; Tim (Marcia) Jurek, Foley and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenny Jurek.
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Sharon L. Wiley

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Sharon Wiley, age 73 of Foley passed away Sept. 24, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Oct. 27, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Sharon Louise Wiley was born Aug. 30, 1947, in St. Cloud, Minn. to Peter and Syble (Vaillancourt) Gruba. She graduated from Foley High School in 1965. She married Lloyd Wiley on July 7, 1967, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. She worked at Caseys in Foley for 7 years and Tom Thumb for 5 years. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family and was always playing particle jokes on people. Sharon taught Sunday School and Religion classes at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Oak Park. She was an avid Elvis fan and in her later years she collected frogs and bells.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd, Foley, and son and daughters: Jason, Foley; Debbie (Ryan) Wiley Colson, Indiana; Kimberly (fiance, Dean Schafer) McDonald, Foley and Melissa  (fiance, Tom) Wiley of Becker as well as grandchildren: Jeremy Buckendahl, Kelly Bowman, Anthony McDonald, Alexandria McDonald, Evelyn Wiley, Brenda Wiley, Chelsea Sasse and several great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers and sister: Ray (Linda) Gruba, Milaca; Gary (Ruth) Gruba, Foley and Delores (Roger) Burnette of Clear Lake.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Carol Gruba.        
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Sandra M. Marudas

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Memorial services for Sandi Marudas, age 66, of Milaca, were held Sept. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca. Interment followed at Wendell Hill Cemetery.
Sandra Mae Marudas was born Feb. 17, 1954, in Milaca to Gordon and Marian (Pearson) Sundsvold.  She grew up and graduated from Milaca High School in 1972. She was Region 4 Dairy Princess in 1973. She graduated from Fairview Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis in 1975. She worked at Fairview Hospital in Milaca and Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. She also worked in Onamia and Foley as a school nurse.
She enjoyed cooking for friends and family. Sandi also enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino.
She passed away Sept. 22, 2020 at the M Health Fairview Hospital in Princeton.
Sandi is survived by her children, Maria Marudas of Milaca; Molly (Jason) Schwartz of Milaca, and Jason (Chantal) Marudas of Milaca; grandchildren, Chase, Callie, Daija, Violet, Eli, and Leo; great-grandchildren, Myla, Brayson, and Bella; siblings, Larry (Jean) Sundsvold of International Falls; nieces, Heather (Justin) Ebel of Ash River; and great niece, Ellie Ebel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and aunts, Violet (Lud) Johnson and Lorraine (Elmer) Anderson.        
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JoAnn M. Seifert

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JoAnn Marie Seifert, age 83 of Rogers, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Sept. 17, 2020. She was born Aug. 2, 1937.
JoAnn was a 1955 graduate of Foley High School. She received her nursing degree at St. Cloud Nursing School and worked as an OB nurse at Golden Hills Maternity Hospital in Golden Valley, school nurse at Rogers Elementary, and retired as a Charge Nurse at Guardian Angels in Elk River.
On Aug. 27, 1960, JoAnn Kotsmith and Edward Seifert were united in Holy Marriage at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. They moved to Rogers in 1965, where they raised their four children: Laurie, Joseph, John, and Robert. JoAnn cherished the community, where she enjoyed being the Rogers Avon Lady for the past 42 years, having daily coffee with her group of friends, traveling, and spending time with her family.
JoAnn was a faithful member of Mary Queen of Peace St. Martin Campus where she volunteered, sang in the church choir, was a member of Christian Mothers, and taught CCD.
Her lifelong priorities were God, family, and work. She was a foodie, and an exceptional cook and baker, who loved to share her food and famed cookies with family and friends. She had a kind heart, enjoyed socializing and was very proud of her family and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph, and Ella (Joseph) Kotsmith.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Seifert; children, Laurie (Manny Jr.) Kissner, Joseph (Gigi) Seifert, John (Joan) Seifert, Robert (Jill) Seifert; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Mary) Kotsmith, Susan Johnson; and many other family and friends.
A rosary and reviewal will begin at 10:30 a.m., before a Requiem Latin Mass at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at Mary Queen of Peace St. Martin Campus, 21304 Church Ave, Rogers. Burial to follow at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery in Rogers.       
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Gerald “Jerry” Kowitz

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Gerald “Jerry” Kowitz, age 88, passed away Aug. 25, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, after a gradual decline in health.
Jerry was born June 20, 1932, in Tallulah, Louisiana, to Clarence Kowitz and Gladys Hoagland. Jerry grew up in Minnesota and after a brief Army tour in Germany, he married Kathleen Murn in 1956. They had two children, Lesley and Chad. Jerry  crafted his skill working as a union commercial carpenter and custom home builder in North Dakota and Anoka before making a home on a small hobby farm outside Foley. Here, he raised beef cattle, crop farmed and continued to build homes while working at the NSP Power plant in Monticello.
Jerry moved to Arizona in 1975 and established his life while working for Bechtel Construction Co. at Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant in Buckeye, Arizona. He later married Dianna Wilson. They enjoyed traveling in their motorhome throughout the United States and back to Minnesota for the summer months. They loved their lake home in Richmond, spending time with family and friends. He leaves his creative talent of quality custom building of large homes on “Lookout Mountain” in Arizona.
Jerry liked cooking, fishing, classic cars, gardening, and jewelry design. His ability to share experiences and tell stories, including his famous sound effects was admired to all that would listen.
Jerry leaves behind his wife, Dianna; two children, Lesley Kowitz of St. Cloud and Chad Kowitz of Tempe, Arizona; Stepdaughter Karen (Dave) Peters. Grandchildren - Cory, Aaron, Kelcey, Josh, Katelyn, Santina, Michael and Macey; six great grandchildren; brother DeWayne (Sharon) Eberhardt; sister Judy (Lonnie) Cagle of St. Cloud;  many cherished nieces and nephews; He is also survived by longtime endeared friend, Bob Stika of Salem, Oregon. Mike Bulger, Phoenix, Arizona;  Beloved canine Snickers
Preceded in the death of his parents, brother James H. Kowitz; sisters Sandra Malinowski and Judy (Darwin) Vangeest.
Services are at 10 a.m.  Tuesday Sept. 22 at National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona, 85024. No flowers permitted.        
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Michelle K. David

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Michelle David, age 48 of Watertown, passed away Sept. 10, 2020, at the Highland Chateau Care Center, St. Paul, Minn.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm.  Rev. Joseph Bachowski will officiate and burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church on Wednesday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Michelle Katherine David was born May 10, 1972, in St. Cloud, to Ervin and Lois (Kuhn) David. She graduated from Foley High School in 1991. She had lived in Foley, St. Cloud, Nebraska and St. Paul. Most recently she lived in Watertown, Minn.  Michelle enjoyed people and loved visiting with friends and relatives. She made friends everywhere she went, remembering and caring about people’s stories. She was creative, enjoying craft work, painting, and word find puzzles.  She loved all animals, especially cats and dogs.  Michelle could play bingo for hours at church festivals and liked the slot machines whenever she could visit a casino! She looked forward to her trips to the State Fair and spending time with her family and friends. She found and shared joy in simple things. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
She is survived by her father, Ervin (Violet) David, Foley and sister, Betty David of Maplewood and many cousins.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois David, brother, Barney, and an infant sister, Joleen.        
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John J. Szczech

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John ‘Jackie’ Szczech, age 72 of Foley passed away Aug. 30, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Foley Funeral Home. Chaplin Daniel Mrakovich officiated. Visitation was 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
John Jacob Szczech was born July 21, 1948, in Foley to Herbert and Josephine (Katka) Szczech. After graduating from Foley High School, John entered into the U.S. Navy and served honorably in the Vietnam War. He was discharged in 1969. After his service, John attended St. Cloud Beauty College and worked as a beautician in the Minneapolis area for several years. He loved to travel and meet with his friends at the VA. John especially enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and ducks and was an avid painter. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Diane (Jeff) Kipka, Sauk Rapids; David, Crookston; Herbert Jr., Sauk Rapids; Allen (Bonnie), Foley; Randy, Foley and Carol Winkelman, St. Cloud and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Josephine Szczech.        
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Marjorie C. Kruegel Quiggle 

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Marjorie Cathleen Kruegel Quiggle passed peacefully away in her sleep on Tuesday, August  25, 2020 at her Heathers Manor apartment in Crystal, Minnesota. She was 99.5 years young.  She was born on January  15, 1921, in Preston, Filmore County, Minnesota to Louis Erish Kruegel and Hazel Harriet Riehl Kruegel. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Henry Quiggle (2004), and her two sisters, Phyllis Elvyra Kruegel Hanley (Edmund) and Marye Ann Augusta Kruegel De Young (George) plus her brother George John Kruegel (Pauline).
Marjorie grew up in rural Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota. She graduated from Northfield High School and St. Olaf College (Class of 1942) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science and Home Economics.
She married Walter Henry Quiggle in Northfield’s  St. John’s Lutheran Church on August 26, 1943, and they raised three dedicated children, Sharyn Kae Quiggle Forbes (Kingsley) of Wausau, Wisconsin, David Monroe Quiggle (Lesley) of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Dennis Jon Quiggle of Wyoming, Minnesota. All have survived her. She is also survived by sister-in-law Pauline Louise Haugen Kruegel of Nevada City, California and eight devoted grandchildren plus twelve great grandchildren and hosts of nieces, nephews and many friends.
Marjorie loved teaching public school students (40 years) while also helping her carpenter husband remodel 2 houses and construct 4 new homes in Central Minnesota. Two more new houses were built in Northern California. She also enjoyed traveling, reading biographies, recycling greeting cards and gardening, which earned her the title of “The Flower Lady” at The Rivers in Burnsville, where she lived independently for twelve years, beginning in 2004. In 2016, Marjorie relocated to Heathers Manor (assisted living) in Crystal to be closer to family.
She was a charter member of the Benton County Historical Society, member of the Aristonian Federated Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Education Society, and The Well Quilters (Rosemount United Methodist Church, Rosemount, Minnesota).
Marjorie’s Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October  3, 2020, at The Well Family Life Center, formerly known as Rosemount United Methodist Church at 14770 Canada Avenue West, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068. Church telephone: 651-423-2475. Due to Covid-19 concerns, masks and temperature checks are required and there will be no visitation or reception. Please know your in-person attendance is welcomed but not expected. A secure link to view a live internet stream of the ceremony will be available: contact Dennis@Quiggle.net for details.
A public Interment of her remains will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August  14, 2021, at Maple Lawn Cemetery, 1917 Northwest 4th Street, Faribault, Minnesota 55021 (Telephone:  507- 334-5461) with a public Celebration of Life Picnic to follow at North Alexander Park, 1814 2nd Avenue Northwest, Faribault, Minnesota 55021. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Olaf College Stewardship Office at 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, Minnesota 55057 - Telephone: 507- 786-2222.        
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Henry Holewa

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Our hearts are broken.  Henry Holewa, age 85, of Foley, died Aug. 30, 2020, of hepatocellular cancer of the liver. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2,  at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Parish prayers will be at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Hillman American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Henry was born Aug. 14, 1935, to John and Helen (Przybytek) Holewa at home in Benton County. He joined the Navy Jan. 6, 1953, at the age of 17 with the written consent of his father. He served on the USS Newport News Heavy Cruiser as a deck hand and then on the USS Missouri as a boiler maker and a diesel mechanic during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged July 26, 1956.
On May 6, 1957, he married Marlene (Schraut) and they had four children. Henry worked in the Erie Mining Company on the Iron Range as a mill wright until 1972. They then moved to the Foley area and farmed until 1994. He did side work for Ernie Olson IV and Helmin Landscaping. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1558 and Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992. He was a member of the Hillman American Legion Post 602.  He was a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of The Knights of Columbus No. 3603. He was also a member of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council as a trustee for many years.
Henry liked fishing, hunting, playing cards and throwing horseshoes. In his last years, his daily ritual was going to Pojo’s and buying lottery scratch tickets. Anyone who knew him also knew that he was a hugger. Many times he said everyone can use a hug. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Carol (Tim) Ranweiler of Foley, Karen (Doug) Schibonski of St. Francis, Glenn (Georgia) Holewa of Foley, and Kevin Holewa of Foley; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, John “Jack” Holewa and one sister, Bernice Plante.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlene on Dec. 22, 2017, six brothers and four sisters.
The family of Henry Holewa would like to extend a huge thank you to Tanya Meyer of Fairview Health Care for all the loving care she gave dad for over four years. Also all the staff from hospice for their care and guidance the past few months. The family also gratefully acknowledges all the acts of kindness, sympathy and prayers expressed during their bereavement. No individual acknowledgements will be sent.
“The quality of a man’s life is measured by how deeply he has touched the lives of others.” – Charles Walcott.        
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Alice J. Peterson

Peterson
Celebration of life was 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2163 Mayhew Lake Road, Sauk Rapids, for Alice J. Peterson, age 86, who passed away Aug. 18, 2020, at her home. The Rev. John Beck and the Rev. David Hinz officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. Trinity Lutheran prayers were 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Alice was born June 13, 1934, in Benton County to William and Johanna (Vierkant) Kath. She married Roy Peterson June 25, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Alice was raised in Sauk Rapids and lived most of her life in Foley and Nisswa. She was a homemaker and also drove school bus for the Foley and Brainerd public chools for 25 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Alice was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, dancing, singing and living by the lake. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She was a fantastic cook who made the best potato salad and sticky rolls and was known for her Christmas cookies. Alice had a great sense of humor and was very family orientated.
Alice is survived by her husband Roy, of Sauk Rapids; daughters and sons, LuAnn (Rich) Cameron of Pillager, Keith (Roxanne) of Rice, Lori (Kevin) Kramer of Gilbert, Arizona, Jenny (Troy) Hallstrom of Mesa, Arizona, Wendy “Sam” (Tim) Rohwer of Young America, Neil (Sue Johnson) of Jenkins, and Scott (Scott “S.J.” Johnson) of Denver, Colorado; sister, Jean Massmann of Luxemburg; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bill Kath.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com.       
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