Terrance L. Haffner

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Terry Haffner, age 71, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Aug. 1, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Foley Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors took place Aug. 7 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. A celebration of life was 1 p.m. Friday at Rollie’s. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Terrance LeRoy Haffner was born Nov. 8, 1948, in St. Cloud to Clarence and Alice (Staneart) Haffner. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. Terry worked for Dezurik in Sartell for 33 years.  After his retirement, he worked for his son, Troy, building cabinets. Terry enjoyed trips to the casino, old TV shows and lifting weights. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his sons and grandchildren.
He is survived by his significant other, Anne Griebel, Sauk Rapids and mother of his sons, Mary Lou (Vizenor) Haffner and sons: Troy (Sandy), Sauk Rapids; Todd (Angie), Elk River; Tyrone (Carrie), Sauk Rapids; Travis (CeCe), Sauk Rapids as well as seven grandchildren and sisters: Bonnie Kamrowski, Shelly (Joe) Moulzolf and Cindy (Donnie) Helmin. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Florian Skaja, sister, Kitty Kampa, brothers-in-law; Ronnie Kampa and Tom Kamrowski and a nephew, Christopher Kamrowski.   
   
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Phillip J. Theising

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A celebration of life was  1-3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Grace Baptist Fellowship Church, 1197 Pinecone Road, Sartell for Phillip “Phil” J. Theising, age 68, of Rice who died July at his home with his wife, Susan, by his side. Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Phil was born June 14, 1952 in Little Falls to Joe and Pearl (Johnston) Theising. He grew up in Grey Eagle and lived in Hibbing before moving to Rice in 2009.  He married Susan Wenberg May 3, 1996 at First Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Phil enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, riding his Harley, gardening, traveling and spending winters in Texas.  He was a friendly, loving, caring and wonderful man. He was one of a kind.
Survivors include his wife, Susan, of Rice; children, Mark Fairchild (Tessa), of Ridgeland, Mississippi; Dena Theising-Foster (JJ Mullin), of Clifton, Virginia; Rebecca Estabrook (Todd), of Stuart, Florida; Jennifer Schubel, of Sauk Rapids; Nickel Theising (Rachel), of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; Fur babies Bitzi boo and Fritzi. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tamantha Hammond; brothers, Donald and Dothan “Doc”; infant grandson, Anthony Fairchild; granddaughter, Shayla Hammond; and dog, Tiger Lou Theising.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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Terrance ‘Terry’ Haffner

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Services have not been set for Terrance ‘Terry’ Haffner, age 71 of Foley who died August 1, 2020.  A full obituary will be in next weeks Benton County News.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
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Roy L. Beehler

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Roy Beehler, age 70, of Foley, passed away peacefully at his home July 21, 2020. Visitation was 4-7 p.m., July 23, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home. A celebration of life was be at 1 p.m. July 25 at the Gilman Park Shelter. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Roy Louis Beehler was born Oct. 4, 1949, in St. Cloud to Christ and Vivian (Johnson) Beehler. He married Viola Och in 1968, together they had:  Kimmy, Roy Jr., ‘Butch’, Angie,  Russell (Shelly); Linda (Chris) Wolch, Stacey Cheney. He later married Antonia ‘Tone’ Leikvoll Feb. 27, 1990, in Foley.  Together the couple raised Lisa, RJ and Becky and later adopted their grandchild, Ezra. Roy worked for Donlin Company for over 43 years where he drove truck, was a supervisor and retired as a fork lift operator. Roy loved hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He made yearly trips out west hunting deer and antelope and elk. He enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren and also enjoyed butchering at Donny’s.
He is survived by his wife, Tone of Foley, mother, Vivian Beehler, children: Kimmy, Roy Jr., ‘Butch’, Angie,  Russell (Shelly); Linda (Chris), Stacey; Lisa,, RJ (Tracy), Becky, as well as 18 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and sisters and brothers: Mark (Pam Beehler), Larry (Rose Johnson) Beehler, Faith (Eugene) Bialke; Bernice (Bob) Chapman and Kathleen (Mike) Wolak.  He was preceded in death by his father, Christ.       
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Gene A. French

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Gene A. French passed away peacefully at his home July 14, 2020.
Gene was born to John and Irene (Palmer) French March 4, 1944, in Huron South Dakota. He was married to Jodie Walsh July 4, 1987. They made their home in rural Foley.  Gene enjoyed tinkering in his shop, taking care of his animals, and fishing and going to auctions.
Gene is survived by his wife Jodie, children, Anthony (Belinda) French of Ogilvie, and Mary Mitchell of Huron, South Dakota.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Archie (Pat) French of Texas, Liz (Dale) Hult of Huron, South Dakota, Rose (Kim) French-Rangel of Florida, Dale French of Aberdeen South Dakota, Larry French of Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Sheri (Jeff) Decker of Huron, South Dakota, and many nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; sisters LaVern Voigt and Leona Phillips, and brothers John and Gerald French.
To respect his wishes, no service will be held. Family will be planning a gathering to celebrate his life with details pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.       
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Wesley A. Glein

Wesley
Wesley A. Glein, age 86, of Foley, passed away July 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, July 24, at Glendorado Lutheran Church. The Rev. Shari Routh will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Wesley A. Glein was born Feb. 13, 1934, in rural Foley, to Alfred and Nina (Stuart) Glein. He grew up on the family farm with his siblings, Grace, Eldon, and Doney. After graduating from Foley High School, he married Grace Olson Dec. 30, 1955. They purchased 160 acres and established their farm. Later they purchased additional property to enlarge the farm where they raised four children. Wesley also worked construction for many years. He retired as a Union 49er in 1992 and continued to farm until his death.
Wesley is survived by his wife, Grace, of 64 years; children: Sharon (Doug) Meyer, Karen Glein, Glen (Jacquie Chmielewski) Glein, daughter-in-law Becky Glein; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and brother Eldon Glein. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Glein, his parents, Alfred and Nina Glein; brother, Doney Glein and sister, Grace Larson.      
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David E. Emslander

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David E. Emslander, age 75, of Oak Park, passed away July 16, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 22 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial with military honors will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, at the Foley Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m., followed by the Knight’s of Columbus prayers at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the church Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
David Elmer Emslander was born Feb. 2, 1945, in Waite Park to Leo and Maryanne (Haus) Emslander. He married Rosie Sieben July 5, 1969, in Eden Valley.  On July 5 the couple celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He served honorably in the Minnesota National Guard from 1963-69. Dave spent 44 years of his life doing what he loved most, farming. He loved field work, growing crops and working with his cattle. Dave served on the Ramey Creamery Board and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association Board for many years. In 1997, Dave and Rosie received the University of Minnesota, Farm Family of the Year Award. He loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Knight’s of Columbus, Bishop Marty Council.
He is survived by his wife, Rosie, Oak Park and children: Tanya (Joe) Danielson, Becker; Tammy (Randy) Marudas, Milaca; Cheryl (Shawn) Patton, Sauk Rapids; Dean (Melissa), Foley; Dale (Jessie), Baxter; Daniel (Heather), Ogilvie; Darrin (Cherrish), Milaca; David A. (Lisa), Oak Park and Becky (Randy) Weisz, Becker. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren as well as brothers, James and Leo Jr. (Laure), and sisters; Donna Mae Tomporowski, Joyce Loidolt, Roselyn (Pat) Thommes and Linda (Ron) Buersken and sister-in-laws: Mary Lou Emslander, Janice Emslander and Suzanne Emslander. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Maryanne, brothers, Robert, Donald, Charles and Dennis, sister Martha, and father-in-law, James Sieben, brothers-in-law; Martin Tomporowski, James Loidolt and sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Emslander and Jan Emslander.        
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Dennis J. David

David
Dennis J. David, age 65, of Foley, passed away July 3, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A visitation was from 4-6 p.m. July 27 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Lions Park in Duelm starting at 7:30 p.m. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Dennis Joseph David was born Dec. 14, 1954, in St. Cloud to William and Patricia (Haley) David. He lived in the Foley area most of his life and worked as a cabinet designer for many years. Dennis enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, blues music, woodworking, spending time with family and friends and offering daily sarcastic inspirations. The family requests that visitors wear camouflage in memory of Dennis.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia David, Foley and children: Christina (Todd) Morris; Angela (Harv) Lenth; Melissa (Diangelo) David; Jeremy (Hannah) and fiance, Sally Wynn of Foley and her children: Ryan Vossen; Matthew Vossen and Cody Vossen.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Marie (Ron) Herbst; Marilynn Gleason; Deb (Dan) Ranweiler; Bill David; Amy (Marc) David and grandchildren: Avrie Morris, Zoey Lenth, Kye Lenth, Devyn David, Ezra David, Eli David and Ryann Vossen and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William David and brother, Bobby David.       
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Delroy A. Kampa

Kampa
Delroy A. Kampa, age 75, of Foley, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family July 2, 2020 at his home. A memorial Mass will take place at 10 a.m.,  Saturday, July 18, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Delroy A. Kampa was born Sept. 8, 1944 in St. Cloud to Ervin and Helen (Strand) Kampa. He attended Foley Public Schools. He married Lana (Vaillancourt) April 11, 1964. Delroy served in the Army National Guard and worked at St. Regis Paper Mill for over 30 years. Delroy enjoyed hunting, fishing, his grandchildren, auctions and his farm.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Lana; children, Carrie (William) Boyd, Jodi (Gordon) Chalberg, David Kampa, Michael Kampa; son-in-law Nathan Chalberg; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren: siblings, Gerald (Karen) Kampa, Janet (Jerry) Deters, Joann Kampa and Dale Kampa. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Roxanne Chalberg; brother, Ronnie Kampa; sisterJoyce Walcheski and godchild, Curtis Kampa.       
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Fidelis B. Dierkes

Dierkes
Fidelis Dierkes, age 88 of Princeton, passed away July 10, 2020, at the Princeton Elim Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Princeton. Rev. Kevin Anderson will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday. Burial will take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Fidelis Barbara Dierkes was born Dec. 20, 1931, in St. George Township, Benton County to Joseph and Mary (Fouquette) Dierkes. She worked for General Motors in Minneapolis for over 40 years. Fidelis was a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Community; Crosier Apostolate and St. Anne’s Sodality. She volunteered her time as a Eucharistic Minister at the Princeton hospital, Elim Home and the Caley House. Fidelis will be fondly remembered for the compassionate and caring way she cared for others.  She volunteered her time wherever it was needed.  She will be missed by her many friends and family members.
She is survived by her sister, Joan Johnson, Princeton and her many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary and sisters and brothers: Vena Zierden, Magdelen Dierkes, Rita Mulqueen, Dan, Sylvester ‘Jack’, Maurice, Severyn, Raphael as well as 2 nieces and 2 nephews.       
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Michael J. Balder

Balder
Michael Balder, age 71, of St. Joseph, passed away June 25, 2020, at the VA Medical Center, St. Cloud. A visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at the Foley Funeral Home. Prayer services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Military honors by the Foley American Legion. The Rev. Micheal Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. July 6. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Michael Joseph Balder was born April 19, 1949, in St. Cloud to Anton and Josephine (Wybeirla) Balder. He graduated from Foley High School in 1967 and entered the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He married Zita Robak Feb. 13, 1973, in Sauk Rapids. Mike worked for Burlington Northern and also worked as an over the road truck driver for several years. He enjoyed auctions, collecting antiques and was always ready to barter for a good deal.
He is survived by his wife, Zita Balder, St. Joseph, daughter; Vicki (Ken) Noakes, New Brighton and son, Michael (Gina) Balder, Rodgers and three grandsons; Ryan, Jordan and Chase.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Tony (Val) Balder, Minot, North Dakota.; Dan (Joan) Balder, Champlain; Joanne Boyd, Rochester and Annette Lightfritz, Minnetonka. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marge McCole and his faithful dog and loving companion, Rudy.        
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Gladys Sears

Sears
A private memorial service for Gladys Sears was at Milaca Alliance Church. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with  Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca
Gladys Sears was born in Fostoria, Iowa, Feb. 9, 1928, to Holger “Bernard” and Anna Christensen. She was the first of eight children. After country school, she attended Princeton High School and graduated from Maplewood Academy in Hutchinson. She went on to St. Cloud Teachers College.
She married Sam Sears Sept. 1, 1950, at the First Baptist Church in St. Cloud. They built a farm near Enfield and raised their family. Gladys taught fourth grade at the Big Lake School from 1960-69. They moved their dairy farm to the Gilman area, and she taught first grade in the Foley school district. In 1986, they retired from farming and moved to Milaca. In the spring of 1989, Gladys retired from teaching.
Gladys passed away June 7, 2020, at the age of 92. Gladys and Sam were married for 65 years until his death in 2015 at the age of 94.        
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Robert E. Bauer

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Robert ‘Bob’ Bauer, age 66 of Hillman passed away June 12, 2020 at his home from natural causes.  A Private Service will be held at a later date.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Robert Edward Bauer was born on July 4, 1953 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Ed and Eleanor (Stachovich) Bauer.  He graduated from Foley High School in 1971 and lived all of his life in the Foley area.  He worked for Burski Excavating for 25 years.  He enjoyed ice fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his sister, Donna Marie Bauer, New Brighton and step brothers and sisters:  Jim Roske, Bob Roske, Shirley Olberding and Pat Byrne as well and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Louise Roske Bauer.
Condolences can be sent to:Donna Marie Bauer, 2510 Innsbruck Trail, New Brighton, MN 55112.        
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Carol Harms

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Carol Harms, 79, of Foley, passed away May 4, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Foley Funeral Home.
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Joyce A. Walcheski

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Joyce A. Walcheski, age 63, of Foley, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family June 4, 2020 at her home. Celebration of life will be at her home from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20. A prayer will take place at 11 a.m. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joyce A. Walcheski was born on Aug. 2, 1956, to Ervin and Helen (Strand) Kampa.  She was married to “Big” Jim Walcheski and together they raised four children. She was an amazing stay-at-home mother, and once her children grew old she worked at Fingerhut for 34 years. Joyce absolutely loved keeping her home spotless, gardening, garage saling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an amazing mother.
She is survived by her children, Shawn, Jerry, Jesse (Rachel), Nichole; grandsons, Clayton and Cole; siblings, Janet (Jerry), JoAnn, Gerald (Karen), Delroy (Lana) and Dale.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Ronnie Kampa (Kitty).        
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Shiretta “Sky” Kaye Yandell

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Shiretta “Sky” Kaye Yandell, age 55, of Foley, passed away peacefully June 5, 2020, at The Gardens of Foley. A private celebration of life will take place. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Sky was born May 21, 1965, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Albert and Rilda Golden. She attended Crowley High School in Texas. Sky worked various jobs throughout her young life. She worked at DeCordova Country Club, Pecan Plantation Country Club, Granbury Flower shop and Parsons Electric. Over the years, she made several long lasting friendships with some of her coworkers. Sky loved to spend time with nature watching the birds, flowers and searching for hidden painted rocks. She enjoyed digital scrapbooking memories of her loved ones. Her grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. She also shared her love of the kitchen with her children and passed along amazing recipes such as her chicken and dumplings, her amazing homemade meatloaf and the best lasagna a person could ever imagine. She left behind a hell of a lot of stuff that we have no idea what to do with, so if you’re looking for 90 pairs of shoes or more postcards than anyone knows what to do with please wait the appropriate amount of time and get in touch. Tomorrow would be fine. She leaves behind a sometimes dysfunctional family that she was very proud of, even if she didn’t make it clear all the time. Sky was world-renowned for her lack of patience, telling you like it is and never holding back her opinion. If you knew her, you knew you’d be told the truth, even if it was the last thing you wanted to hear. All who loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, grace (when necessary) and her undying love for them.
She is survived by her brother Dannie Golden and wife Amy of Justin, Texas; daughter, Christina Yandell and fiancé Josh Wedll of Zimmerman; son, Cooper Yandell of Granbury, Texas; grandchildren, Jewel Laney and Skylar Yandell; nephew and niece, Ryan and Reese Golden and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ancle Dewayne Golden.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations for research on Transverse Myelitis, which paralyzed Sky in fall 2018 be made to the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association (wearesrna.org/donate). Their information has been so helpful along this journey and one can hope with more research they can save someone from living with this condition.       
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Gerald D. Leason

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Gerald Leason, age 73, of Rice, passed away June 3, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. There was a visitation from 4-8 p.m. June 5 at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 5 p.m.  Graveside services took place at 11 a.m., June 6 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery, Brennyville.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Full military honors were provided by the Foley American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Gerald Daniel Leason was born Sept. 23, 1946, in St. Cloud to Daniel and Dorothy (Wilke) Leason. He graduated from Foley High School in 1964. He married Pat Foss July 13, 1968, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Crystal. Gerald served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star. The couple lived in Foley for 18 years before moving to Rice where they lived for the past 33 years.  Gerald worked as a truck driver for Gold’n Plump for 36 years until his retirement in 2012. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Rice and sons: Bryan (JoAnn), Rice; James (Dana), Rice and Eric (Elizabeth), Foley, sisters: Jean Ann Kapsner, Robbinsdale; Diane Bowen, St. Cloud; Pat (Tom) Kapsner, Hillman, mother-in-law, Betty Foss, Crystal and grandchildren: Jon, Daniel, Megan, Robert, Loken, Leah, Ryder, Haley; great grandchildren; Anna and Austin and sister-in-laws Kathi (Duane) Hanson, Monticello; Sue (Jim) O’Brien, Plymouth.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gerald Daniel Leason, granddaughter, Stephanie and father-in-law, James Foss.       
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Marcel H. Gadacz

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Marcel Gadacz, age 87, of Hillman passed away at The Gardens of Foley Nursing Center May 30, 2020. Graveside services were 2 p.m. June 1 at North Benton Cemetery, rural Foley. The Rev. Jeff Starnes officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Marcel Harry Gadacz was born March 21, 1933, in Hillman to William and Victoria (Stoltz) Gadacz.  He married Marjorie Winkelman Oct. 14, 1961, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He worked for Land O’Lakes in Minneapolis. The couple farmed in Lakin Township, Morrison County most of their married lives. Marcel enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing cards and doing word find puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, Hillman and daughters and son: Susanne Knott, St. Cloud; Mary (Dave) Utz, Foley; Iris Gadacz, South Carolina and Mark (Bonnie), Hillman and brother, Harry Gadacz of Hillman; sister-in-law, Vicki Gadacz and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Darrel and brothers: William, Aloise, Alex, Frank and a sister, Margaret Gonsior.        
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Arthur J. Christman

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Arthur J. Christman, age 84, of Foley, passed away June 5, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10,  at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, at church. Military honors will take place outside of the church after Mass. Private family burial will take place Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Arthur was born April 3, 1936, in St. Joseph, to Frank and Mary (Martini) Christman. Arthur graduated from Tech High School in 1954. After graduation he worked at Fingerhut where he would meet his future bride. He served in the Army Reserves from 1958-64. He married Luella (Lou) Doeden June 14, 1962, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for Case and Arnold’s Equipment until his retirement in 1999. Arthur was also a member of the Foley Legion Post 298. He enjoyed hunting, fishing with family, going to stock car races and the occasional casino trip. He loved listening to old time country music, most importantly Johnny Cash.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Lou, of 57 years; children Debra (Darold) Orton, Sauk Rapids; Duane (Jeanette), St. Michael;  Dana (Terry) Dusharm, Foley;  Denise Rothfork, Foley;  Darla (Gerard) Stellmach, Foley; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters; Peter, Roman, Fred, Herman, Matthew, Charles, Rose, Betty and Pauline.        
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Thomas Rothanburg

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Tom passed away May 14, 2020 at Princeton Hospital.
He was born Dec. 16, 1951, in St. Cloud to William and Elizabeth Rothanburg. He graduated from Foley High School in 1969 and immediately entered the army.  After being stationed in Germany, he volunteered to serve in Vietnam.
His wife Jan has lost her true soul mate.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ann, brothers Richard and William.
He is survived by his brother James, of Proctor; sisters Mary (Lloyd) Stewart, of Sherwood, Arkansas. Elizabeth (Joe) Portz, of Ohio, Irene Harvey, of College Place, Washington; sister-in-law Laura Rothanburg, of Phoenix, Arizona; stepson Joseph of Fargo North Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.
No funeral services will be held. Care has been entrusted to Crescent Tide Cremation 774 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114.
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Lester Fleck

Lester
Lester Fleck, age 84, of Hillman, passed away May 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital of natural causes.  There was a visitation that was limited to 10 people at a time from 4-8 p.m. May 21 at the Foley Funeral Home. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. May 22 at Lone Pine Cemetery in Morrill.  The Rev. Luke Oakes officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Lester James Fleck was born March 25, 1936, in Hillman to Fred and Mary (Westphall) Fleck. In his younger years he worked for the railroad for several years.  He also worked for Hitchcock Industries in Bloomington, Minnesota for over 30 years.  After his retirement, Lester helped his brother, Leslie, on the farm, milking cows, doing field works and fixing machinery. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and trapping. He was always willing to help out others wherever it was needed. He is survived by his sisters and brother: Lucille Jackson, Minneapolis, Murel (Pat) Fleck, Braham and Mildred Carson of Waite Park as well as sister-in-law, Judy Fleck, Hillman and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters: Orval, Richard, Sam, Harold, Lavera Gadacz, Pearl Reynolds, Leslie and an infant brother. The family would like to thank everyone for their care and concern. No thank yous will be sent.         
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Mardell E. Starr

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Mardell Starr, age 87,  of Foley, passed away May 17, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Graveside services were 1 p.m. May 20 at Ronneby Riverside Cemetery, rural Foley. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mardell Elaine Starr was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Lakin Township, Morrison County,  to Earl and Florence (Brown) Keehr. She grew up in rural Morrison County and was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ramey. She graduated from Milaca High School in 1951 where she was a member of the National Honor Society.  She married Lloyd Starr on Nov. 11, 1951 in Coryell City, Texas. The couple farmed in Morrison County and also owned and operated, Starr’s Restaurant and Bar in Ronneby for 13 years. After their retirement, they wintered in Texas for nearly 20 years.  She was a long time member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley. Mardell enjoyed fishing, quilting, gardening, canning and baking and was an excellent homemaker. She will be remembered for her acts of kindness and was always willing to serve others.
She is survived by her sons and daughters: Mark (Deb), Sugarland, Texas; Robert (Marie) Brooklyn Park; Susan Starr, St. Michael; Jane Starr, Clear Lake and sisters: Betty Sauer, Foley; Ardyce Starr, Coon Rapids, sister-in-law, Shirley Starr, New Brighton, eight grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lloyd, on Aug. 4, 2008, daughter-in-law, Joy Starr and brothers and sisters: Donald, Lyle, Raymond, Lucille Wida and Minnie Clausen.         
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Grace E. Fox

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Grace Elizabeth Fox died May 16, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born May 30, 1938 to Edward and Clara Remus in Princeton,. Grace attended Princeton High School and after graduation she worked at Princeton State Bank. She married John Irvin Fox, from Princeton, Jan. 10, 1958.
As a child, Grace participated in 4-H and she was a gifted piano and organ player. She was the church organist for Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton and later at Glendorado Lutheran Church. Grace’s hobbies included embroidery, sewing, being outdoors, watching baseball and spending time with her children.
Grace and Irvin built a home in what now is the Sherburne Refuge. Later, they built a home in Benton County, 1.5 miles north of Santiago. There, Grace and Irvin farmed until his death. Grace loved living on her farm and enjoyed raising pigs and cattle. Grace was a warm caring person who loved everyone.
Grace was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Clara Remus; husband, John Irvin Fox; brothers, Wayne and Dennis Remus; sisters-in-law, Loraine Remus and Joyce Remus and grandchild, John Maximilian Fox.
She is survived by brother, Allan (Lavon) Remus; sister, Janice (Merle) Gamm; children, John (Carmel) Fox, Robert (Betty) Fox, Jane (Ralph) du’Monceaux, Jean (Joel) Pederson, David (Janele) Fox;  grandchildren, Morgan du’Monceaux, Zachary Fox, Alex Erickson, Adam Pederson, Lauren Fox, Ryan Pederson and Brady du’Monceaux.
Because of COVID-19, a celebration of Grace’s life will take place at a later date. Memorials may be sent to:
Jean Pederson
19922 214 th Ave. N.W.
Big Lake, MN 55309
All memorials will be donated to Glendorado Lutheran Church.         
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Robert F. Fleege

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Bob Fleege, age 84, of Foley, passed away May 12, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. A visitation limited to 10 people at a time was from 4-8 p.m. May 17 at the Foley Funeral Home.  Graveside services took place at 10 a.m. May 18 at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Robert Francis Fleege was born April 25, 1936, to Francis and Catherine (Holdgrafer) Fleege at his grandmothers maternity hospital in Cuba City, Wisconsin. The family lived in Wisconsin and Illinois where he attended military schools and eventually graduated from high school in Iowa, class of 1955. He moved with his family to Park Rapids where he served in the National Guard and eventually located to Foley in 1959. He married Susan Knudsen Sept. 25, 1971, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud. Bob started a beer distribution business with his father and eventually expanded, also delivering pop and water. He also worked as an over-the-road trucker for many years.  Bob raised beef cattle and show horses for many years on his farm near Foley. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, riding and showing horses and water skiing. He was an honorary life member of Foley Knights of Columbus, Bishop Marty Council No. 3603 and St. John’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, Foley and sons and daughter: Rick (Theresa), St. Cloud; Sara Lloyd, Boise, Idaho; Jason (Christina), Sauk Rapids; sister, Theresa Fleege, Foley and brother, Ed (Mary) of Oakdale and grandchildren: Trevor, Blake, Isabella, Parker, Coleman and Graham. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Catherine and a son-in-law, Cade Lloyd.        
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John (Jack) Young 

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John (Jack) Young passed away peacefully at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud, Minn. on May 4th, 2020. John was born on Sept. 26, 1940, in St. Cloud.  He married Janice Johnson on Nov. 17, 1962, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley, and they were nearing their 53rd wedding anniversary when Jan passed away in 2015.
John had many achievements throughout his life. He proudly served as an active member of the United States Air Force for 4 years followed by 30 years as a member of the Air National Guard. John was a hard worker and took pride in a job well done. Starting out his marriage, he worked 3 jobs to make ends meet. Quickly, he found and enjoyed a long career as a salesman for Ryerson Steel, Plymouth, where he earned the salesman of the year award multiple times. He retired in 2001 with 37 years of service. Missing the comradery of coworkers, John accepted a position as a cook at the Bridge Tavern, or as John would say “flipping burgers”. It was there that he made many new friends and loved it when his grandkids visited for a meal, treating them to extra pickles.
John was a loving father and grandfather who took time out of his busy life to coach and mentor his children’s sports teams and later those of his grandchildren. John was highly intelligent and enjoyed studying history and traveling.  On a recent trip to Washington DC, John knew every trivia answer on a 90-minute bus trip to Gettysburg. He loved to visit Arlington National Cemetery and watch the soldier’s precise movements at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After hearing “Taps” by a bugle, there was never a dry eye in sight.  For a time, John took up line dancing and he and Jan grew their circle of friends to include a group of avid line dancer’s.  John was generous with his time and enjoyed volunteering with several organizations including the Moose Lodge in Duluth, where he and Jan cooked many meals. After moving to Crosby, John was a volunteer at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Care Center. He played many games of cribbage with residents of the care center, where it was not uncommon to be skunked by John.
John is survived by his children Rick (Ada) Young, Tammy (Greg) Jeanette, Peggy Young, Terri (Brian) Knox, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Allan (Katsy) Young, Richard Young, and Jim (Jean)Young. John is proceeded in death by his wife Janice Young, parents Orris and Bessie Young, and sister-in-law Faye Young.
 John will be missed by many. He was a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be remembered for his quick wit, the smile on his face, and during recreation moments, a beer in his hand.
A private family memorial service will take place at The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery - Little Falls, for both John and Jan, with a celebration of life to follow July 10th at 6 p.m. at the Ramey Hall. Memorials are preferred to Quite Oaks Hospice House, who gave us such loving care.
        
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Geneva L. Smith

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Geneva Smith, age 97 of Foley, passed away May 6, 2020 at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center.  A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.  Burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley, Minnesota.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Geneva Lorraine Smith was born July 24, 1922 in Wisconsin to Herman and Tillie (Schmitt) Heldstab.  She grew up near Cumberland, WI and graduated from Cumberland High School.  She then attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Minneapolis and graduated with an RN Degree.  During WW II she worked as a flight attendant for North West Airlines.  She met her future husband, Francis ‘Smitty’ Smith on a flight as he was returning from the service.  The couple was married on July 20, 1946 in Cumberland and moved to Hopkins, MN where they raised their four children.  Geneva enjoyed her family and friends, playing cards, golfing and visiting.  She was known for her wonderful flower garden.  Geneva also liked painting, ceramics and playing the piano.  With her very warm heart and great sense of humor, she was a joy to be around and would always help others in need.
She is survived by her daughters; Linda Smith (Mary Bahe), Foley and Laurie (Ted) Mohrman, AZ, 1 grandchild and 3 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Francis, sons; Jay, Reid and 3 sisters.  Thank you to the staff of The gardens at Foley for their loving care. Also for the involvement of Centra-Care Hospice.       
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Bernice M. Mendel

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Memorial Services will be at a later date at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Bernice M. Mendel, age 99, who went to live with the Lord on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Community. Burial will be at a later date at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Popple Creek. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bernice was born June 11, 1920, in Sauk Rapids Township to Henry & Anna (David) Beehler. She married Arthur Mendel on July 2, 1942 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Bernice worked as an Inspector for Fingerhut for 20 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek where she was a member of the Ladies Aid, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and taught Sunday School and Release Time Class. Bernice volunteered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Survivors include her sons and daughter, Kenneth Mendel of Strasburg, VA, Arlys (Paul) Rearick of Omaha, NE, Alan (Diane Forstner) Mendel of Cushing and Frederick (Laurie Germundson) Mendel of Rice; sister, Luverne Schaefer of Sauk Rapids; special friend, Charley Stimler; five grandchildren, Bill Morris, David Mendel, Amy Christensen, Carl Mendel, Emily Mendel; and seven great grandchildren. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur on February 2, 2001; daughter-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Wintheiser; brothers, Donald and Martin Beehler; sister, Leora Victor; and grandson, Matthew Morris.
 Memorials are preferred to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel, Sauk Rapids or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Popple Creek.
Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.       
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Carol J. Harm

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Carol Harms, 79, of Foley, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  Carol died on her husband’s birthday; they are together once again, dancing in heaven! A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Carol Jean Harms was born Oct. 11, 1940, near Ivanhoe, Minn. to John and Amanda (Ehlers) Hauschild.  She attended Ivanhoe School. Shortly after graduating high school she worked at the Canby Hospital where she met Donald Harms to whom she later married. They were married April 18, 1959, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Taunton, Minn.  Carol farmed alongside her husband and helped to raise their 3 children. She worked at Gorecki Manufacturing in Milaca and Foley for many years. Carol enjoyed cooking, baking and dancing, but was content in recent years to watch tv and play on her iPad. She was a past member of Swan Lake Evangelical Free Church in Cottonwood Minn. and was excited to be baptized as a believer on Aug. 19, 2012 by Pastor Ray Glenn.
She is survived by her son, David (Barbara), St. Cloud, daughter, Darla (Ray) Olson, Foley and son-in-law, Mike Fischer, Wausau, Wis.; brother-in-law, Bob (Carol) Harms, Clarkfield and sister, Mildred Josephson, as well as 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and many Family and Friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Don in 2015, daughter, Diane Fischer in 2016, brother, Arnold, sister, Mary Lou Mattson and numerous Family and Friends.
The family would like to thank ALL the PCA’s that helped Carol over the years so she was able to remain in her home. Remaining in her home was very important to Carol. Also, thanks to all the many family and friends that have kept her in their thoughts and prayers over the years.     
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John N. Juetten

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John Juetten, age 93 of Hillman passed away May 2, 2020, at Riverside Assisted Living in Royalton with his family at his side.  A visitation, limited to 10 persons at a time, was from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Foley Funeral Home.  Grave Side Services were at  1:30 p.m., also on Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery in Brennyville.  Military Honors provided by the Hillman American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
John Nicholas Juetten was born Feb. 3, 1927, near Brennyville, Minn. to Mathew and Mary (Voltin) Juetten. He attended school district 96A and graduated from Milaca High School and entered in to the US Navy and served honorably from 1945 to 1946 as an Electricians Mate, 3C on the USS YP 646 Naval Ship. After his discharge, John worked for Minneapolis Moline. He married Ann Skajewski on Oct. 18, 1948, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  The couple lived in Crystal before moving to a farm near Gotvald’s. John worked for Stanley Studenski and Les Lund Construction companies and built many barns and buildings in the area. He built the First National Bank of Milaca and St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman. He also worked for Loeffel Engstrand as a supervisor and worked on projects such as; Benton Co. Human Service building; St. Cloud Hospital; Sartell paper mill; Seeco plant in Becker; St. Cloud State University and the St. Cloud Reformatory.  John also worked for Kasella Concrete.  He was a life member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church where he was a Mass Server; Knight’s of Columbus, Hillman-Onamia Council, 7539 and the Hillman American Legion, Post 602. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, horseshoe tournaments, playing cards and shaking dice.  After his retirement, John never missed a morning at Gotvald’s Corner for a cup of coffee and a game of cribbage.
He is survived by his children: Robert (Kathy), Gilman; Joan Mazacek, Foley; Gerald (Janice), Sauk Rapids; Barbara (Dick) Jedlicki, Milaca; Julieann (Alan) Schmidtbauer, Hillman and Judith (Ted) Boettcher of Foley as well as 25 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Suzanne; sister-in-law, Harriet and Betty and brother-in-law, Willie and Jack. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ann on Dec. 15, 2009; son, Tom and son-in-law, Fred Mazacek and brothers and sisters: Al, George, Liz, Loretta, Hildegard and in-laws: Irene, Tony, Ed, Andy and Lloyd. The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverside Assisted Living for all the care and compassion they showed John during his stay there.       
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Verla Mae Helmin

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Verla Helmin, age 85, of Sauk Rapids passed away April 30, 2020, at her home. Private Entombment will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 5 at Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. The Rev Virgil Helmin will officiate. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Verla Mae Helmin was born July 22, 1934, in Mayhew Lake to Edward and Clara (Lehman) Montag. She married Richard Helmin Sept. 28, 1954, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake.  She later graduated from Sauk Rapids High School.  The couple lived in Gilman for 10 years before moving to Sauk Rapids where they lived all their married life. Verla worked at Fingerhut for three years and later for Frigidaire Manufacturing for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a life member of Union 623. Verla was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where she was a greeter for many years and a member of the Christian Women’s Society.  Verla enjoyed watching nature programs on channel 2 TV; watching Lawrence Welk; country music and watching birds come to her feeders. She loved all small animals, tame or wild and no kitty ever left her yard without a free meal.
She is survived by her nieces; Suzanne Emslander and Peggy Koepp who always took very good care of her, as well as many other nieces and nephews, especially Wyatt Montag who visited her often. She is also survived by her special friends, Carla Kuklock and Darlene Schwintek and godchildren: Suzanne Emslander, James Montag and Richard Kobilka. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Richard of 65 years on Dec. 28, 2017, as well as eight brothers and three sisters: Arthur, Wilfred, Lourence, Norbert, Roman, Edwin, Walter, Clarence, Agnes, Mildred Kobilka, Lorraine Vollbrect and Godchild, Marilyn Riedman.  Memorial are preferred to the Poor Clare’s Monastery.      
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Susan M. Landowski

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Susan M. Landowski, 52 of Lewiston, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020.  Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, Lewiston, is assisting the family.
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Gary Vargason

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Gary Vargason, age 82, of Foley, passed away April 19, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. A private family visitation took place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at the Foley Funeral Home. Private burial followed at North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud.  The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Gary Vargason was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Litchfield to George and Lucille (Nesseth) Vargason.  He graduated from Litchfield High School and the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mortuary Science. After working for three years as a funeral director in Virginia, he began working as an insurance adjuster which he did until his retirement in 2010. He married Carol Markfort May 18, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time at the lake.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Foley.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Carol, Foley and children:  John, Kentucky; Jordan (Mary), Duluth; Eve (John) Chisholm, Sartell; Tara (Jon) Mendel, Sartell and Hallie (Randy) Dufner, Melrose as well as 13 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and his faithful dog, Sam.  He is also survived by his step-children: Keith (Lori) Landowski, Foley; Tim (Bonnie) Landowski, St. Cloud; Kim Trigg, Foley, eight step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, his special friends; Bob Frappier, Carol Miller, Jim and Lynnae Frappier and many other friends, an aunt, Barb Goemer, Calif. and seven brothers and sisters in-laws. He is preceded in death by his parents.        
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Carol McGee Stiles

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On April 10, 2020, Carol McGee Stiles died at the age of 84 in her home in Fish Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Barely four months had passed since the death of her husband, Dr. Clifford Stiles, in the same house. She is survived by her children, Colleen, Kevin, T.J. and Karen Stiles, who gathered with her on St. John in late February for Cliff’s memorial service. Few people have ever been more certain of who they were. Carol possessed a depth of character that made her a mooring for the many people who knew and loved her. Wise, passionate, practical, caring, she combined an immense strength of will with love, faith, and a willingness to dig in and work. She served as a pillar of everything to which she belonged, whether family, community or church. Born Dec. 10, 1935, in Loves Park, Illinois, Carol was the oldest of the four children of Harold and Marion McGee. Her childhood home was on the Rock River, and she grew up swimming and boating in its waters. She always remembered the shortages and rationing of the Great Depression and World War II; decades later she demonstrated how she had peeled the foil off the wax paper of gum wrappers in order to save it for the war effort. Her father, a gifted machine-tool engineer, was not allowed to enlist. Instead he designed machines to tool parts for torpedoes, among other things, running one of them in the basement at home to boost production. After graduating from Harlem High School in 1953, Carol followed her mother’s example and studied nursing at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She graduated in 1956. On a Lake Michigan beach, she met a young doctor named Clifford Stiles, a graduate of Northwestern Medical School. They married July 12, 1958, and moved to Minneapolis to join the practice of an old family friend, who turned out to be a terrible bigot. The couple moved to Foley, a small town 70 miles north of Minneapolis in rural Benton County. Cliff’s new partner died unexpectedly, but they remained and raised a family in a house a mile south of Foley on a lot carved out of a cornfield. Carol and Cliff dedicated themselves to a full partnership in everything. In addition to rearing four children, they took an active part in the community, particularly in the First Presbyterian Church of Foley. In 1968, a trip to Russia convinced them of the transformative power of travel. They organized a youth group, the Young United Presbyterians, and ran perennial fundraisers, including a rummage sale, a hot dog stand during the annual Foley Fun Days festival and a huge Christmas wreath sale to pay for youth-hostel excursions to Europe, which Carol and Cliff jointly led. The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. emerged as Carol’s particular passion. A clergyman once insisted to her that women did not belong in ecclesiastical office; she set out to prove him wrong. She served as an elder of the congregation’s session, a commissioner to the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, and as moderator of the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys. She traveled to Guatemala to work with church members and victims of oppression, wrote and graded ordination examinations, fought for the ordination of women and gay and lesbian clergy, and played a particularly active role in the ecumenical Collegeville Institute. She joined the Institute’s board of directors in 1994, and served as its chair. In all of this, she displayed her bedrock belief in women’s equality, her devotion to the Book of Order (the Presbyterian Church’s governing document), and her deep ecumenical spirit.
Carol was an active and independent member of the Republican Party. She liked to quote Rep. Walter Judd: “I am conservative so that I will have something left with which to be liberal.” That combination of prudence and humanitarian spirit marked her outlook. As in the church, she fought for the equal role of women in politics and government. Utterly down to earth, she liked to poke fun at pretension. She and Cliff hosted a dinner early in their marriage for a gubernatorial candidate from a wealthy family with a household name. They served spaghetti to the assembled notables and staffers, and Carol piled an absurdly huge portion on the candidate’s plate. He dutifully ate the entire serving, long after everyone else had finished. As he slurped down the last noodle, a sigh of relief swept the room. Cliff leaped up. “Would you like some more?” The candidate hastily declined. Carol shrieked, “You didn’t like it!” The assembly gasped, and then she and Cliff roared with laughter. For much of her life, she battled against racism. She not only taught egalitarian values, she and Cliff took their children out of Foley to meet and respect, face to face, people who did not look like them. In the 1970s, they bought a lot on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, built a small house, and began to spend half of each year there after Cliff retired. “We never forget that we are guests,” she said, of the “ancestral families,” the West Indian descendants of the enslaved. They became active in the interracial Bethany Moravian Church, and cherished the island’s community. In 1984, she went into treatment for alcoholism. She became a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and a faithful sponsor. Recovery transformed her relationships and outlook on life; it defined everything she did. It gave her strength to bear up Cliff during his difficult last years, beset by health problems. Carol was a human being. She had a temper. She cried when watching movies that were in the least bit sentimental. She was tough-minded, able to do difficult things. She read voraciously, from literary novels to romances. She gave careful consideration to all things; she loved to get out a map and highlight a route. She always knew precisely how she wanted everything done. Woe to those who hung toilet paper so that it rolled toward the wall, or used a double negative in her presence! Yet her good sense was profound, her planning precise. Her preferred way was, in fact, almost always the best. Most important, Carol continued to grow throughout her life, to become more accepting, generous, loving and indeed better as a person. A woman of immense love, a listener,and a thoughtful friend, Carol drew the affection and admiration of all who knew her. She was always honest; she possessed tact, but no deceit. In difficult times she liked to say, “All you can do is all you can do, and all you can do is enough.” She did so much, so well, and it will reverberate long after her passing.
Due to the pandemic, memorial services will be held at a later date at the First Presbyterian Church of Foley and Bethany Moravian Church on St. John. The family invites donations in her memory to the Carol and Clifford D. Stiles, M.D., Scholarship Fund, Foley Area Community Foundation, 101 Seventh Avenue S., Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN 56301. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.        
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Conan D. Balder

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Conan Balder, age 51, of Sauk Rapids passed away April 6, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Burial will take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Duelm. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Conan Doyle Balder was born June 1, 1968, in St. Cloud to Clifford and Mary Joyce (Klimek) Balder. He attended Foley Public Schools and grew up in Foley. He was a resident of Granite Care Home in Sauk Rapids for many years. Conan enjoyed knock-knock jokes, music and playing the bones.
He is survived by his aunts; Terese Weis, St. Cloud and Jeanette Kasner of Foley. He also leaves behind many cousins in the Balder, Winkelman, Weis and Kasner families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Mary Joyce.       
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Bernard Miller

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Bernard Miller, age 92, of Pierz, passed away peacefully April 9, 2020, at his home. A private burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate the graveside service. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Bernard Miller was born Feb. 23, 1928, in St. Cloud to Henry and Susan (Stellmach) Miller. On Aug. 25, 1953, Bernard was united in marriage to Delores Veronica (Schaefer) Miller at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. In the Morrill area is where Bernard raised nine children and started his farm. Later in his life he owned the Ramey Store until his retirement. Bernard loved to go fishing, trips to the casino and bird watching.  He enjoyed spending time with family especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bernard is survived by his children; Kathy (David) Gadacz of Morrill, Ronald Miller of Morrill, Mary Lou (Bob) Stuckmayer of Morrill, Robert (Brenda) Miller of Morrill, Carol (Marty) Brumbaugh of Waite Park, Richard (MyHue) Miller of St. Cloud, Roger (Kim) Miller of Morrill, Randy (Jennifer) Miller of Morrill, and Cheryl (Kevin) Miller of Morrill; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sister, Peg (Dennis) Bromenshenkel; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Delores in 2017; his parents and two grandsons: Matthew Stuckmayer and Jeremy Gadacz; brother, Richard Miller and sister, Luverne Zimmer.        
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Alice M. Skaja

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Alice Skaja, age 89, of Foley, passed away March 31, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A private burial will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery at a later date.  The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Alice Mae Skaja was born March 8, 1931, in St. Cloud to Delos and Alice (Beverage) Staneart. She married Clarence Haffner Oct. 23, 1947, in St. Cloud, and he preceded her in death. She later married Florian Skaja June 11, 1955, in St. Cloud. Alice worked as a bartender in the area for many years. She also worked at Pojo’s in Gilman, the turkey hatchery in Foley, and  she was a member of the Foley American Legion Auxiliary. Alice enjoyed cleaning her home and taking care of her children and grandchildren. She will always be remembered as, ‘Grandma Dynamite’ by her family and friends. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son and daughters: Terry (Ann Griebel) Haffner, Sauk Rapids; Bonnie Kamrowski, Foley; Shelley (Joe) Moulzolf, Foley and Cindy (Donnie) Helmin of Foley, as well as 18 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a sister, Mable Wilhelm of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Florian, 11 brothers and sisters, daughter, Kitty and her husband, Ronnie Kampa, son-in-law, Tom Kamrowski and grandson, Christopher Kamrowski.        
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Delores Moulzolf

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Delores Moulzolf, age 90, of Gilman, was born May 27, 1929, in Alberta Township, Benton County, to Vincent and Mary (Litzau) Stachowski. She married Emil Moulzolf Oct.13, 1947, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. She was a member of the Christian Mothers. Delores spent her whole life farming with her husband and family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, loved playing bingo, cards and gardening. She was known for her beautiful flowers.
She is survived by her sons and daughters; John (Linda), Gilman; Linda (Lee), St. Cloud; Cheryl (Dan) Helwig, Rogers; and Bill, Foley; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Arlene Foss (Jim Zimmer); brothers, Lloyd Stachowski and Leonard (Shirley) Stachowski; sister-in-law, Eunice Stachowski.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Emil; infant daughter, Mary; son, Duane Moulzolf; daughter, Charlotte Gerhke; grandson, Richard Schlottman; daughter-in-laws, Kathy Moulzolf and Kim Moulzolf; brother, Robert Stachowski and sister, Helen Swanson; sister-in-law, Marcene Stachowski.        
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Vernetta M. Gustafson

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Vernetta Gustafson, age 89, of Buffalo, passed away March 26, 2020, at the Glenn Memory Care in Buffalo. Private burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls Tuesday, March 31. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Vernetta Marie Gustafson was born Jan.13, 1931, in Little Falls to Joseph and Rose (Rutz) Kedrowski. She married Stanley Gustafson July 8, 1950, in St. Paul. The couple farmed in rural Foley, and Vernetta worked as a secretary for City of St. Cloud Park and Recreation for over 20 years. She lived for a number of years at Heritage of Foley before moving to the Glenn Memory Care in Buffalo. Vernetta enjoyed traveling, gardening, going to the lake and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Cindy Marie Gustafson-Tauer, St. Cloud; Stanley Gustafson, Buffalo; Dr. Kerri Gustafson (Ken Bonacci), Grosse Pointe, Michigan.; Sara (Nick) Schlegel, Pierz; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; siblings: Joan Dodge, Ariz.; Marlene Nelson, Rochester; Russell Kedrowski, Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Phyllis Forsberg, Doris Krueger, Robert Kedrowski and Roger Kedrowski.         
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Catherine D. Gorecki

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Catherine Gorecki, age 97 of Milaca, passed away March 14, 2020, at Heritage House of Milaca.  Private Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., March 18 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Catherine Dorothy Gorecki was born May 23, 1922, in Gilman, to John and Theresa (Jurek) Niedzielski.  She married Frank Gorecki Nov. 16, 1954, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. She lived and farmed all of her life in the Gilman area. She enjoyed gardening and quilting, feeding the birds, canning and going for long walks. Catherine was a devote Catholic, attending daily Mass and many church bazaars. She especially liked watching QVC where she would buy her jewelry. Catherine took great pride in maintaining her health for all her many years.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Diana Gorecki, Foley and grandsons; Dillon and Devin Gorecki of Foley; sister, Rose Mary, and sister-in-law, Lillian Niedzielski of Gilman.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Frank and son, Giles as well as several brothers ans sisters.        
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Joseph W. Matvick

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Joseph Matvick, age 71, of St. Cloud, passed away March 11, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday,  March 17 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial with full military honors will take place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joseph Walter Matvick, age 71, of St. Cloud, was born Nov. 20, 1948, in St. Cloud to Joseph and Eleanor (Dullinger) Matvick. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Foley High School (’67) before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country in Vietnam and was decorated for valor in combat.
Following the death of his father in 1976, Joe took over the family farm in Ramey
. With his booming voice, Joe made the move from farming to radio. After attending Brown Institute, he landed a job as the news director at KMRS in Morris and finally moved into radio sales at WQPM in Princeton. Joe was a big part of the community and loved engaging with people through the Knights of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, and abundant emceeing opportunities. He anticipated spring all winter, with the exception of Christmas Eve, and loved fishing, hunting, gardening, canning, playing softball, and watching anything sports or John Wayne related.
Joe retired after 35 years in radio, enjoying road trips and lots of time on the lake with his wife, Eileen.
After being diagnosed with dementia, Joe’s home eventually became the VA in St. Cloud where his grandchildren enjoyed bringing him his favorite Rice Krispie treats. To his family, Joe was always larger than life and will be loved and missed.
Joe is survived by his wife, Eileen; mother, Eleanor; sons Clay (Lindsay) and Clint (Elizabeth); and grandchildren Grace, Jack, Katie, and Lucy Matvick. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, and daughter, Ivy.       
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Ernest L. Popp

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for Ernest “Ernie” L. Popp, age 84, who passed away March 13, 2020, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House near St. Augusta surrounded by his family. The Rev. Kenneth Popp and the Rev. Thomas Becker will concelebrate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church in Rice. Parish prayers will be 4 p.m., followed by Rice American Legion Post No. 473 at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Ernest Lawrence Popp was born Sept. 25, 1935 in Little Falls to Leo and Rose (Gottwalt) Popp. He served in the Army National Guard for two years. Ernie met the love of his life, Dolores Marstein at the Falls Ballroom and they married July 6, 1959, at St. Edward’s Church in Elmdale. From this union they were blessed with nine children. The couple enjoyed dancing and would frequent the ballrooms in their early years together. He served in active duty at Ft. Lewis during the Berlin Crisis. When he returned from duty he worked at Polar Tank and Trailer. They lived in Rice and took over the family farm in 1961 as third generation owners. Ernie retired from farming in 2002 but he never really retired. He was always behind the wheel of something, and never sat still. He drove bus for Royalton School District for 14 years and also drove for CarCo and Klaphapke Fertilizer. He spent many long hours helping his sons on the farm doing field work. Ernie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice, serving on the parish council and the cemetery board. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Bishop Busch Council  No. 9138 and Rice American Legion Post  No. 473. Ernie enjoyed gardening, bird and squirrel watching, feeding the deer and driving tractor. He loved driving his Gator and making daily trips to the farm. Ernie will be remembered as a caring man and a great conversationalist. He was a man of strong faith, had a great sense of humor and a friend to all he met.
Survivors include his children, Julie (John) Fromelt of St. Cloud, Howard and his friend, Casey Hoheisel of Rice, Lucinda (Lee) Kloek of Sauk Rapids, Russell (Karla) of Rice, Terence (Julie) of Rice, Teresa (Robert) Pankratz of St. Cloud, Nancy (Michael) Hartung of Holdingford, Ramona (James) Roering of Bowlus and Carmen (Randall) Honken of Sartell; 30 grandchildren; and sisters and brother, Joann (Adolf) Zistl of Woodbury, Harold (Valeria) of Daytona Beach, Florida and Johnelle (Doug) Novak of Foley. Ernie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Dolores on Sept. 25, 2019; parents; brothers, Roman, Marvin, Wilfred, Arthur “Big Art”, Sr., Elmer, Robert and Leo, Jr.; and sisters, Leona Kasella, Sr. Lerose “Florence” Popp OSF, Marion Kasella, Rita Kloss, Correen Garner and Roselyn Huver.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Quiet Oaks Hospice and St. Croix Hospice for the exceptional care that they provided.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.       
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Josephine Schyma Deneen

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Josephine Schyma Deneen, 76, died March 6, 2020, at the Harmony House in Pierz.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morrill. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Burial with full military honors will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Josephine Frances Deneen was born May 3, 1943, in St. Cloud to Vincent R. and Frances (Roda) Schyma, and was raised in the Morrill area. She was a 1961 graduate of Foley High School and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1961 to 1963 at the Cherry Point Air Station near Havelock, North Carolina. She married Charles S. Deneen from Hagerstown, Maryland,  Sept. 7, 1963, in Cherry Point, North Carolina. The couple moved to Minnesota in 1965, living in Gilman, Minneapolis, Holdingford, and later the Ramey-Morrill area. The couple divorced in 1974. Josephine was employed by Franklin Manufacturing, now known as Electrolux Home Products, for 38 years. She also worked for a short time in the counselor’s office at Pierz Healy High School in the 1970s. Jo was a hobby farmer, photographer and published poet. She also was a member of the St. Cloud Chapter of Women in the Military and a lifelong member of the Onamia American Legion.
Survivors include her daughter and son, Gena (Robert) Hiemenz, Rice; and Charles Vance Deneen, Pierz; grandson, Zachary Hiemenz, Rice; and sister, Judy (Chuck) Girtz, Lake Tapps, Washington.      
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Carol M. Jovanovich

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Mass of Christian Burial will be noon Thursday, March 12 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Carol M. Jovanovich, age 86, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away March 7, 2020. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Carol was born May 21, 1933, in Watkins, to George and Margaret Adams. She married Joseph J. Jovanovich Nov. 3, 1962, in Rockville. Carol was a teacher before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of both St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Carol enjoyed gardening, crafting, bird watching and needle work. She especially loved the time spent with her family.
She is survived by her children, John (Jodi) Jovanovich of Greenfield, Jim Jovanovich of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jeff (Kelly) Jovanovich of Sauk Rapids, Jerry (Debra) Jovanovich of Crystal; six grandchildren; sister and brother, Betty Adams of Rockville, and Tom Adams of Popple Creek; and many nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2012; and son, Joseph Jovanovich, Jr. “Chip” in 2009.       
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Jane A. Gardner

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Jane Gardner, age 84, of Foley, passed away March 2, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Assisted Living. Funeral services were 11 a.m. March 9 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley.  The Rev.  Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. March 8 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued from 10-11:00 a.m. at the church Monday. Parish prayers were 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Jane Ann Gardner was born Feb. 18, 1936, in Red Wing to Leo and Florence (Hansen) Harris. She grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In her younger years she worked as a secretary for the Minneapolis Tribune. She wrote letters to and eventually met an active duty serviceman, Ben Gardner, who she married  Sept. 3, 1960, at St. Charles Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The couple moved to Foley in 1961. Jane was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church where she was a past choir member and a member of the Christian Mothers. She was very active in the Foley American Legion Auxiliary where she served as past president and secretary and also was a long time member of the ARC. Jane enjoyed visiting with friends and liked talking on the phone. She loved her family and many Foley friends along with her extended family at The Gardens at Foley. The family would like to thank her caregivers for their love and compassion shown to Jane.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane (Eric) Vaughn, Coon Rapids and Paul of St. Cloud as well as grandchildren, Ryan and Adam (Alyssa) and a great grandson, Oliver. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ben and a sister, Kathleen Harris.       
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Francis J. Knapek

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Francis ‘Frank’ Knapek, age 76, of Foley, passed away March 3, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital with his family by his side. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10:30 a.m. March 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. March 6 and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church in Gilman. Parish prayers were at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at the church. Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Francis John Knapek was born June 12, 1943, in St. Cloud to Alex and Johanna (Mastey) Knapek.  He married Donna Mae Loesch June 18, 1964, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pearl Lake. Frank farmed all of his life in Mayhew Lake Township, Benton County.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing. He was a past board member of the Little Rock Creamery and the Benton County Co-op. Frank enjoyed visiting and joking with people and family. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Mae, Foley and sons: Joseph (Wendy), Foley; Tim (Kathy), Foley and Brian (Andra), Kimball as well as nine grandchildren and his faithful dog, Buddy. He is also survived by his sisters and brother: Bernadine Nicol, Minneapolis; Phyllis (Bob) Batt, California; Lorraine (Dick) Kuklock, Minneapolis; Marcel (Rosemary), Sartell and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Knapek of Sartell. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Eugene Knapek and brother-in-law, Bill Nicol.       
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James Walcheski

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James Walcheski, age 80, of Foley, passed away March 4, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 10 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman.  The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
James Walcheski was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Benton County to Peter and Julia (Landowski) Walcheski. He lived and farmed in Alberta Township, Benton County all his life. He married Jane Tomala July 4, 1961, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz. Jim farmed and built pole sheds for many years. He enjoyed trips to the casino, visiting with friends at the North Benton Store and enjoyed going to a good fish fry. He enjoyed playing the concertina, listening to old time country music and going on pontoon rides. Jim especially enjoyed gardening and selling sweet corn, and Sunday dinners with family.
He is survived by his wife, Jane of Foley and his children: Kevin (Jessica), Foley; Kim (Paul) Seguin, Big Lake; Keith (Gretchen), Pierz; Shari (Joe) Petersen, Big Lake; Kelly (Brian) Becker, Pierz and Kay Walcheski, 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as brother and sister; Stanley, Tenn.; Rose Maciaszek, New Brighton and sisters-in law; Harriet Walcheski, Foley; Helen Walcheski, Neb., and Daisy Walcheski, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters: Frances, Helen, Gertrude, Sr. Mary, Dominic, Roman, Bernard, Joseph, Isidore and Agatha.      
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Mark J. Schumer

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Mark Schumer, age 49, of Gilman, passed away March 1, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.  Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. March 5 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.  The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was 4-8 p.m. March 4 at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 4 p.m. followed by The Gilman Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m.  Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at church Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mark James Schumer was born Jan. 10, 1971, in Little Falls to Joseph and Elaine (Sanoski) Schumer. He graduated from Upsala High School and the College of St. Scholastica. He married Annette Gapinski Aug. 20, 1994, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Mark worked as a police officer for the city of Eden Valley and was self employed as a collection agent for several years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed playing cards and was always playing practical jokes on his nieces and nephews. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Gilman Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Annette, Gilman and children: Michael, St. Cloud; Christopher, St. Cloud; David, Gilman and Alicia of Gilman, and father, Joseph Schumer of Upsala as well as brothers and sisters: Pat (Lynn), Shoreview; Marvin (Gayle), Big Lake; Tim (Anita), Oklahoma, Steve (Laurie) Manvel, North Dakota; Shelly Schumer, Upsala; Rob, Upsala; Al, St. Cloud and Sherry Schumer, Little Falls.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine.        
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Nancy P. Stang

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The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Nancy P. Stang will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3 at St. Wendelin’s Church in Luxemburg. Visitation  was 3-8 p.m. March 2 at Miller Carlin Funeral Home of St. Cloud, and continues at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday before Mass. Nancy passed away Feb. 26, 2020, at her home in South Haven surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 22, 1951, in St. Cloud to Lester and Alice (Walker) Kuffel. On July 31, 1971, she was united in marriage to Ron Stang at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Gilman. Nancy worked in data management for Centracare Health for over 25 years before her retirement in 2017.
Nancy cherished each moment with family and friends above all other things; she loved to travel with her family as well as going on numerous camping trips. She was proud to follow her grandchildren’s various sports and activities; and she was always in the mood for a family card game. Nancy was skunking her kids until the very end. Nancy was also a well-known and respected representative for Avon care products.
Nancy will always be remembered by her husband of nearly 50 years, Ron Stang; children, Josh (Amy) Stang of Clear Lake, Greg (Jolene) Stang of South Haven, and Katie (Sam) Sant of Robbinsdale; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Tina McIver; as well as many extended family and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Alice Kuffel; siblings, Joanne Kosloski, John Kuffel, Dorothy Helgeson, Bette Goenner, Conrad Kuffel, and Mary Holter.        
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Lucille E. Ziebol

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Lucille Esther Ziebol (nee Herbst), age 87, of Richfield and St. Paul, ran into the loving arms of Jesus Feb. 28. Lucille was the last of 10 children, mother of nine children, a wife for 38 years, and a nurse for 60 years. Class of 1950 Foley High School. After graduating from the St. Cloud School of Nursing she worked as a surgical nurse (for some of the first open heart surgeries), hospital nurse, and home care nurse. Lucille said her job was like “going out to play.” Her hobbies included sewing and quilting, gardening, remodeling and painting, and laughing. Lucille had a sharp wit and provided a loving presence to all around her. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond; nine siblings; two grandchildren. Survived by children: Tom, Jane, Lynn (Rob) Woods, Brenda (John) Burnham, Katheryn, Paul (Kim), Doug, Jeff, Jerry (Yelena); 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; loving extended family and friends. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 6, at O’Halloran & Murphy Funeral and Cremation, 575 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Nativity of Our Lord, 1900 Stanford Ave., St. Paul with visitation one hour prior at the church. Burial will be 10 a.m.  Monday, March 9, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. O’Halloran & Murphy 651-698-0796.        
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James D. Duscha

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James Duscha, age 88, of Foley, passed away Feb. 27, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 6,  at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 5 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
James Duane Duscha was born Aug. 2, 1930 in Mayhew Lake Township, Benton County to Herrman and Anna (Bartosiawski) Duscha. He was baptized, confirmed and attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek his entire life.  He lived in Mayhew Lake Township all his life, and farmed dairy, beef and hogs.  Jim enjoyed fishing, traveling in his RV and visiting with friends. 
He is survived by his nephew, Jim Duscha, Longview Washington.; nieces; Joann May, Tacoma, Washington. and Sandy Munger, Port Angeles, Washington. and special friends and caretaker, Kevin and Carolyn Seiferman, Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gordon and sister-in-law, Ruth Duscha.        
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