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

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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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Chester Dziuk

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Chester Dziuk, age 87, of St. Cloud, passed away Feb. 17, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. A private burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Sauk Rapids.
Chester Dziuk was born Nov. 17, 1932, in rural Sauk Rapids to Roy and Elva (Latterell) Dziuk. He married Louise Hansen Sept. 24, 1966, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Princeton. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. Chester worked at Smurfit Stone Container for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. Chester and Louise enjoyed traveling and raising dogs. Memorial are preferred to the humane society.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, St. Cloud and brothers; LeRoy, Elk River and Lenny of Fairhaven.      
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Darlene M. Stofflet

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Darlene Stofflet, age 70, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Feb. 20, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel. The Rev. Keith Weise will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel Friday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Darlene Marie Stofflet was born May 29, 1949, in St. Cloud to Wilford and Eleanor (Hoglon) Jansen. She graduated from Tech High School and was united in to marriage to Douglas Stofflet Oct. 25, 1971, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley. She was an active member and taught Sunday School at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Oak Park for 25 years. She also worked at Fingerhut for 30 years. Darlene was a resident the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for 19 years. She enjoyed picking agates, fishing and being with her family. Darlene was an amazing mother and grandmother and is dearly loved and will be missed by all.
She is survived by her daughters: Kim (David) Demo, Foley and Lori (Joel) Obia of Big Lake as well as three grandchildren: Amara, Isioma and Chiyerem, and brother, Wally (Candy) Jansen, Rice and brother-in-laws; John and Larry Stofflet of Foley. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Douglas and brother and sister: Eddie and Patty.        
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Eugene D. David

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Eugene David, age 74, of Foley, passed away Feb. 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center surrounded by his family. Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Henry’s Catering and Event Center, Foley. The Rev. Mark Johnson will officiate.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Foley Funeral Home and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Henry’s. Military honors will be provided by the Princeton VFW and the Foley American Legion. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Eugene Donald David was born March 12, 1945, in St. Cloud to Donald and Myrtle (Winkelman) David.  He served honorably in the U.S. Navy, which included two tours in Vietnam. He married Diane Peschl April 18, 1970, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm.  Eugene farmed in Benton County and worked for the United States Postal Service for many years.  He enjoyed coaching and playing softball, tractors and woodworking. Eugene was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Princeton VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Diane of Foley and children: Jodi (Bob) Corrigan, Foley; Jill (Brian) Jensen, Foley; Jeff (Tanya), Foley; Jessie (Cassandra), Foley; Jon (Thea), Foley; JoAnna (Roy) Dahler, Foley; Jenna (Jeff) Kaeter, Rice and brothers and sisters: Audrey (Ron) Juenemann, Clear Lake; Arlene Frank, Foley; Duane (Becky), St. Paul and Bruce (Karen) of Rice as well as 15 grandchildren: Kenzie, Reece, Tate, Tawny, Rainy, Clay, Chase, Parker, Ava, Mason, Natalie, Hank, Owen, Dylan and Logan.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Roseann David and brother-in-law, Joseph Frank.        
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Lynn G. Kardell

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There will be a memorial gathering at a later date for Lynn Kardell, age 88, of Foley, who passed away Feb. 15, 2020, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.  Lynn Gilbert Kardell was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Sauk Rapids to Axel and Marjorie (Kay) Kardell. He married Martha Nielsen and the couple lived in Foley for many years. Lynn worked for over 32 years at the Ford Plant in St. Paul. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and wood working. He was a life member of the Sauk Rapids VFW Post No. 6992. Memorials are preferred. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
He is survived by his sons and daughter: Harold (Mary), Great Falls, Montana; Greg (Jane), Sauk Rapids and Diana (Robert) Waddell of Foley as well as five grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a brother, Gary (Joan) of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Martha and five brothers and two sisters.        
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Jerome B. Gapinski

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Jerome Gapinski, age 76, of Foley, passed away Feb. 14, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Parish Prayers will be 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Jerome Benedict Gapinski was born Dec. 1, 1943, in St. Cloud. to Albert and Helen (Cielinski) Gapinski. He married Dianne Kasner Aug. 10, 1964, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill. The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage together. Jerome and Dianne raised their family and farmed pigs as a third generation farmer of the Gapinski farm. He worked at Viking Coke for many years, later turning his talents to carpentry work until present. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandkids activities.  He enjoyed playing cards and visiting friends over a cup of coffee at the Schmit Haus. Jerome took pride in his work and was a good steward of the land, was a man of high morals and had a strong love for God. He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and the Gilman Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne, Foley and children: Sheila Gapinski, Sauk Rapids; Leslie (Chuck) Kantor, Foley; Rachel (Kevin) Knapek, St. Cloud and Joe (Chris), Foley; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived his sisters and brothers: Adeline (Linus) Thole, Bloomington; Chester (Janice), Coon Rapids; Rose Ann Faber, Bonita Springs, Florida and LeRoy (Joel) of Foley.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Joe Faber.        
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Agnes Blaszak

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Agnes Blaszak, age 95, of Foley, passed away Feb. 13, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morrill.  The Rev. Matthew Langager and the Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will concelebrate. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Agnes Blaszak was born June 22, 1924, in Alberta Township, Benton County, to Thomas and Martha (Uritza) Jezierski. She married Sylvester Blaszak April 14, 1942 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Agnes and Sylvester farmed in Morrill until retiring in the early 1990s when they moved to Foley. Agnes enjoyed tending her flower gardens, mowing lawn on her riding mower, farming, playing cards and bingo, and dancing in her younger years. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Christian Mothers at St. Joseph’s and St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons Peter of Foley and John of Foley; her grandchildren Paul Blaszak, Janelle (Mike) Stoltenow, Meloney (Scott) Lentz, Theresa (Paul) Teicher and Sara (Bill) Czech; as well as great grandchildren Melissa Lentz; Tanner, Sawyer, and Ozzy Teicher; Corey, Levi and Austin Czech; and great-great granddaughter, Lilly Czech and a very special family friend, Jan.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Sylvester (1999), daughter-in-laws Bonnie (2012) and Janet (2014), and all of her siblings. The family would like to thank those who attended the funeral Mass.  No cards will be sent.        
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Harold D. Zoeller

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A memorial service for Harold D. Zoeller, age 87, of Foley, will be at 1 1 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Milaca with the Rev. Dan Carlson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Harold died at The Gardens of Foley Nursing Home Feb. 11, 2020. Arrangements by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca  http://www.pjfuneralhome.com
Harold Donald Zoeller was born June 1, 1932, to John and Mary (Eggers) in Fairmont. He graduated from Truman High School in 1949. In 1951, Harold married Joyce Heckman. This marriage was blessed with three sons, Stevan (Kathy), Kenneth (Carla) and David (Diane). Grandchildren include Johnathan, Benjamin, Zachary, Aaron, Matthew, Marcus, Andrew and Katharine. 
Following his marriage, he farmed near Minnesota Lake, Madelia and finally Truman. After many years of farming he finished his work life driving trucks throughout the country. Harold enjoyed his time in the field with farm equipment and on the road driving his truck. He was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Truman and at his death a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Milaca.
In 2003, Harold married Ramona Roberts and his family grew to include stepchildren, Harry (Debbie), Steve (Karen),  Mike (Pam), Mary Jo (Dan), Laurie (Allen) and Dale (Barb) and Katie Roberts. In retirement, Harold enjoyed spending time with Ramona in Texas and central Minnesota.
Harold is survived by his wife Ramona, children, stepchildren and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Zoeller, wife, Joyce, sisters, Marian and Frances, brother, Robert and step-daughter, Katie.        
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Bernice M. Molitor

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Bernice M. Molitor, 94, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Feb. 7, 2020 at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell, surrounded by her loving family. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be  4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and also one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday morning. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. at the church Tuesday evening. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bernice was born April 19, 1925, in Rockville to Arthur and Elizabeth (Braun) Bidinger. She married Walter Molitor May 11, 1944, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rockville. They moved to a dairy farm near Sauk Rapids in 1948 where together, they farmed until 1993. Bernice was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, St. Monica’s Society and Catholic Aid. She enjoyed playing cards, especially 500, being with her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who had a very strong faith.
Survivors include her children, Marlene of Sauk Rapids, Jerry (Linda) of Foley, Walter, Jr. (Shirley) of Foley, Roy (Sandy) of Sauk Rapids, Barney (Linda) of Sauk Rapids, Kathleen (Allan) Wollak of Sauk Rapids, Ron (Tammy) of Sauk Rapids, Rick (Julie) of Holdingford, Randy (Mary Ann) of Sauk Rapids, Betty (Otto) Lamecker of Rochester and Ken (Kris) of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Eunice (Andy) Molitor of Rockville and Betty Gross of Rockville; brother in law, Glen Achman of Burnsville; 45 grandchildren and 77 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter, in 2015; grandson, Kyle; an infant granddaughter; and sisters, Lorraine Molitor, Rita Welle, Doreen Moran and Rose Achman.
Memorials are preferred to the Poor Clare’s Monastery.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell of the wonderful and compassionate care that was given to Bernice.
Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com.     
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Joseph A. Graczyk

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Joseph Graczyk, age 97 of Foley, passed away Feb. 5, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center surrounded by his family.  Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  The Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m., Feb. 9, at the Foley Funeral Home and continued one hour prior to the service at the church Monday. Knight’s of Columbus Rosary was at 7 p.m., Sunday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joseph Ambrose Graczyk was born March 19, 1922, in Silver Lake to Martin and Mary Ann (Mallak) Graczyk. He graduated from St. Adalbert’s Catholic School in the eighth grade with a State Exam Diploma. The school Joe attended consisted of three classrooms, a chapel, three nuns and 93 students.  Joe was united in marriage to Delores Bower Nov. 10, 1942, by Father Tarman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morrill. The couple celebrated 72 years of marriage together.  He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a Third Degree Knight’s of Columbus member, Council 9261, since 1962. The couple farmed together for many years. Joe also worked as an iron worker for over 30 years.  He enjoyed antique cars, especially his first 1929 Model A Coupe. He liked antiques, tractors, creating wood puzzles for his grandchildren and going to auctions. Joe was a, “Jack of trades and a master of many,” according to his family and friends. Joe will be remembered for being a kind and loving man who always made time to teach others his talents.
He is survived by his children: Ronnie (Gloria), Morrill; Susie (Jim) Urbanska, Brainerd; Randy, Pupasky.; Mike (Karla), Howard Lake; Mary Jo (Terry) Reich, Rice; Tammy (Kevin) Krotzer, Milaca; 18 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Delores (2015), son, Tim (2013), infant daughter, Mary and brother, Ben and a sister, Helen Rudnitski.     
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Marjorie L. Lewandowski

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Marjorie Lewandowski, age 94, of Foley, passed away Feb. 5, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was 10-11 a.m. at the church Saturday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Marjorie Lucille Lewandowski was born June 4, 1925, in Ronneby to Stanley and Anna (Mayhack) Weaver. She married Chester Lewandowski Oct. 18, 1947, in Tacoma, Wash. After their marriage, the couple moved west of Gilman where they dairy farmed and raised their family. Marjorie worked several part time jobs along with helping her husband on the farm. She was an avid reader; Minnesota Vikings fan and enjoyed playing cards and bingo, gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Rosary Society and the Crosier Apostolate. The family asks that those attending the funeral wear her favorite color, purple.  Memorial are preferred in lieu of flowers.
She is survived by her childre: Julie Zeck, Great Bend, Kan.; Jim, Crosier Community, Phoenix, Ariz.; Judy Stump, Wichita, Kan.; Mary Margaret Lewandowski, Wichita, Kan.; Kathy (Bruce) Miller, Wichita, Kan.; Michael (Mary), Gilman; Patty (Olie) Self, Kansas City, Mo.; Amy (Jerry) Guyette, Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a brother, Allen Weaver, Ronneby. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Chester and a sister, Mary Lou Sinnot.     
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Nadine J. Otto

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Nadine J. Otto, age 81, passed away Feb. 3, 2020, at the Elim Home in Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Princeton. The Rev. Kevin Anderson officiated. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the church and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Burial was in St. Edward’s Cemetery, Princeton.
Nadine Jane Neumiller was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Glenham, South Dakota, to William and Katherine (Albrecht) Neumiller. She was married to Robert William Otto June 8, 1955, in Foley. She was proud to be a dedicated homemaker and often helped Bob on their farm. Nadine also worked at the Elim Home in Princeton and ran Dean’s Maternity and Uniform shop. Nadine walked proudly in her faith as a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Church and was a member of the St. Adeline Mission Group. She enjoyed bowling in various leagues with Bob, camping with her family, and barn dancing with friends. In her later years, she started painting and made beautiful artwork. Above all else, Nadine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Nadine is survived by her children, Ruth Ann (Ken) Mancuso, Tom (Karla) Otto, Sharon Otto, Joane (Craig) Christianson, Geriann (Shawn) Friday, and Paul Otto; grandchildren, Robbie (Amanda) Otto, Maxwell Otto, Tammy (Brett) Schmidt, Timothy (Alicia) Wiltsey, Tabitha (Mike) Mineheine, Caleb Mancuso, Shantelle Otto, Cameron Christianson, Travis (Claire) Henke, Tyler (Christina) Henke, Megan Auger, Haley Auger, Joseph Otto, and Birgitte Otto; many great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert “Bob” in 2016; son, Alan in 2019; grandson, Tayler Otto in 2006; and brother, Mel Neumiller in 2001.      
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Thomas C. Olson 

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Tom Olson, 88, passed away Feb.1, 2020, at his home in rural Foley. A memorial gathering and luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8 at Glendorado Town Hall, 792 190th Ave. N.E., Princeton, to celebrate Tom’s life.
Thomas Clarence Olson was born March 15, 1931, to Della (Nelson)  and Charlie Olson in Hansonville Township, Lincoln County. Tom grew up on a farm in Canby, with his three siblings on dirt floors and eating lard sandwiches. Tom left Canby to be with the love of his life, Caroline Joan Stauffenecker. They were united in marriage June 20, 1953, at Gustavus Adolphus Church in Ronneby.
Tom was a brilliant, extremely kind, and soft-spoken man. He was a talented mechanic, welder and electrician who was known for his ability to build or fix anything. Tom was employed by Ratzlaff Logging and Lumber for over 20 years. After retirement, Tom enjoyed reading, having morning coffee with his friends at the K-Bob Cafe, treasure hunting at yard sales with Caroline, spending time with family, and chatting at the kitchen table.
Tom is survived by children, Loren (Laura), Lyle (Ann), Raymond (Darla), Marilyn, and Nancy (Ken) Denfeld all of Foley, and Gary (Kelli) of Sartell; nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren with one more on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Doris, Clinton, and Esther; grandson Jeremy Shiek; and beloved wife Caroline.
The family would like to say a special thank you to neighbors Tim Kampa and Lynn Volkers, who  helped us keep a watchful eye over Dad.       
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Patricia Connelly Plantenberg

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A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Patricia “Patty or Patsy” Connelly Plantenberg. Patty died peacefully in her home with her husband at her side in St. Joseph Jan.  26, 2020 from a degenerative neurological disorder. She was 70 years old.
A visitation will take place after 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph.
Patty was born in Preston Dec. 6, 1949. She grew up in Foley and attended both Foley High School and Cathedral High School in St. Cloud.
While she had many educational and professional accomplishments, her true passion was her dedication to family and friends. She loved fiercely, handed out grace freely and never failed to light up a room with her smile. She could often be found sewing blankets for family and friends late into the night. She always wanted people to know they could wrap themselves in her love and kindness whenever they needed it most.
Patty is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Plantenberg; son and daughter-in-law Keith and Justa Zawacki; daughter and son-in-law Jessica and Mike Heenan, and daughters Joan Albano, Andi Peters, and Sarah Plantenberg; grandchildren, Richard and Lea Zawacki ,Mabel Heenan, Bernie and Toby Albano, and Roxene Peters;  sisters Peg Schwob, MaryKay Vansteenburg, and Marianne Connelly; and many more close family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Isabel Connelly; brothers, Tom and Keith Connelly; and sisters Jan Barnett and Mary Jane Connelly Greene.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Croix Hospice in Sartell.       
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Richard E. Schlicht

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Richard Schlicht, age 84, of Foley, passed away Jan. 26, 2020, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Jan. 31 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial with military honors by the Foley American Legion Post No. 298took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Thursday evening at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 6 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Richard Ernest Schlicht was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Foley to Ernest and Elizabeth (Karish) Schlicht. He grew up in Foley and graduated from Foley High School in 1953 and then joined the U.S. Army. He married Barbara Zulkosky June 22, 1957, at St. John’s Catholic Church. The couple lived in Fort Lewis, Washington, while Richard served in the army. They spent many years traveling the United States and Europe. After college, Richard worked at Fridley State Bank as a loan officer and insurance agent. Richard owned his own grocery store, coached his softball team and worked as a custodian for Columbia Heights Schools until he retired and moved back to the Foley area. He enjoyed watching the Twins, Vikings and all his grandchildren play sports. He enjoyed mowing lawn, his large flower garden and his cat, Bud. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Foley American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Barb of 62 years and children: Mark (Deborah), Becker; Cynthia (Brad Fischer), Brooten; Lisa (Joseph Messier), Ham Lake; Barbara Hemkin, Ramsey and Daniel (Jena), South Haven as well as 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren with one on the way, sisters; Arlene Torres and Rosie Siemers. He is preceded in death by parents and mother and father-in-law, Tom and Sue Zulkosky; brother, Norman ; sister-in-law, Suzanne Heine and brothers-in-law; Bob Siemers and Al Torres.       
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Rita L. Carter

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Rita Carter, age 94, of Foley, died peacefully Jan. 25, 2020, at Country Manor Healthcare Center in Sartell. Mass of Christian Burial for Rita was Jan. 30 at St. John’s Catholic Church, of Foley.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was Wednesday at the Foley Funeral Home and continued one hour prior to the funeral at the church Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Rita Lucille Cielinski Carter was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Alberta Township, Benton County, the daughter of Joseph and Veronica (Broda) Cielinski. She graduated from Foley High School and went on to Franklin School of Practical Nursing. She worked as an licensed practical nurse at the Foley Nursing Center for 23 years. On May 29, 1948, Rita was united in marriage with Leo H. Carter of Portageville, Montana. The couple made their home in Pueblo, Colorado. and lived there 20 years. After the passing of her husband, she raised her family in Foley. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and enjoyed doing craft work for the church bazaar. She was a wonderful caregiver and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Country Manor for all their care and compassion shown to Rita during her time there.
Rita is survived by her children: Greg (Debbie) of Pueblo, Colorado, Lynn (Tom) Stigsell of Sartell, and David ‘Henry’ of Foley; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a sister,  Mary Ann (Howard) Mills as well as other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Catherine Watson and Theresa Dimon and a brother, Tom Cielinski.        
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Edward V. Kampa

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Edward Kampa, age 90, of Hillman, passed away peacefully Jan. 23, 2020 at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Brennyville. The Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Monday at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Edward Val Kampa was born May 6, 1929, in Morrill Township, Morrison County to Valentine and Rose (Bauer) Kampa. He married Kathleen Vogtlin Sept. 15, 1958 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman. The couple celebrated 61 years of marriage together.   Ed drove milk truck and also worked as a trucker for TCF for several years. He was a member of the 49ers Union and worked construction until his retirement in 1992. After Ed retired, he and Kathy took a two month trip and drove to Alaska. Ed was an avid outdoorsman and especially like deer hunting and fishing.  He was an excellent carpenter and could fix most anything and will be remembered for his kind manor. He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy, Foley and sons: Butch (Julie), Pierz; Scott (Deanna), Foley, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as brother, Jim (Shirley), Foley and sister, Irene Moeller, Foley and daughter-in-law, Jeanne Kampa of Hillman; sister, Gloria (Ronny) Graczyk, Pierz.
He is preceded by his parents and son, Donny, brother, Irvin ‘Buck’, sister, Marie Cielinski and a great grandson, Damian Hebler.        
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Kenneth W. Malikowski

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A Mass Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Kenneth “Ken” W. Malikowski, 80, of St. Cloud, who passed away  Jan. 17, 2020, at his home in St. Cloud. The Rev Ralph Zimmerman officiated and burial was at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Parish prayers were at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Ken was born May 4, 1939, in St. Cloud to Walter and Frieda (Leyk) Malikowski and was raised in his early years in Gilman. He was united in marriage to Julitta Meemken  Sept. 16, 1961 at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Richmond. Ken started his painting career by painting churches, then worked in administration for the Painting and Engineering Department at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs for 30 years. Ken had a strong faith and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was on the parish council and the Sacred Heart Catholic School Board. He was very involved in his community volunteering and belonging to the Sauk Rapids Fire and Rescue, sportsman’s club in Sauk Rapids and bowling leagues. Ken had a joyful attitude and loved telling stories. His joy in life was making people happy. Ken enjoyed fishing, hunting, casinos, reading cookbooks and newspapers, playing 500, cribbage and traveling to all 50 states and many  countries. Most importantly, his family was very important to him, and he was proud of his Polish heritage. Ken was an amazing husband, dad, brother, grandpa and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Julitta of St. Cloud; children, Jodi (John) Scanlon of Avon, Jason (Anna) Malikowski of Sartell; sister, Darlene (Tom) Tauber of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Owen, Liam, and Enya Scanlon, Abigail and Samuel Malikowski; nieces and nephews, Jeff and Terry Malikowski, Karen Petron, Mary Decker, and Chantelle Mrosla; and his dog, Muffin. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; infant sons, Brian and Bradley; brother, Jerome; sister in-law, Josephine Malikowski; nephew, Robert Kenneth Malikowski; and dogs, Tiny Jo, Taffy, and Motley.
Memorials are preferred to Poor Clares Monastery in Sauk Rapids and Cathedral High School.
Obituary, video tribute, and guest book available at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.        
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