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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LaVerne ‘Jack’ Thorsten

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LaVerne ‘Jack’ Thorsten, age 78 of Foley passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 18, 2020, at The Gardens of Foley Nursing Center. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church in Foley. Rev.  Beverly Brock will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Foley Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
LaVerne ‘Jack’ Thorsten was born July 28, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn. to John and Adeline (Stumvoll) Thorsten. He graduated from Foley High School in 1959 and entered the U.S. Navy where he served on the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, The USS Enterprise, from 1962 to 1964. He married Diane Barthelemy on Sept. 2, 1967, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Jack loved hunting, fishing and country music. He was an excellent gardener and his grandchildren loved hiding in the peas and the corn that he planted. He loved to see things grow.  The family wishes to thank staff at The Gardens at Foley and Moments Hospice for all their care and support shown to Jack and the family during this difficult time. 
Jack is survived by his wife, Diane, Foley and children: Pam (Mike) McIver; Brian (Karri); Troy (Heidi) and Voni (Shawn) Hovland, all of Foley as well as grandchildren: Jake Thorsten, Kayla McIver, Connor Thorsten, Tanner McIver, Joe Thorsten, Brooks Hovland, Ella Hovland, Will Thorsten, Madden Hovland and Landon Thorsten.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Marvin, Foley; Marilyn (Roger) Johnson, Ellendale, N.D.; Gary (Georgianne), Foley; Danny (Debbie), Foley; Richard (Joanie), Longville; Darlene (John) Kadlac, Howard Lake and Terry (Beth) of Foley.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Mary Jo Mohs and a brother-in-law, Ed Koscielniak.       
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William E.  Wunderlich

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William Wunderlich, age 80 of Foley, passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Foley Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church on Friday.  Parish prayers were 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
William Earl Wunderlich was born September 15, 1939, in Burtrum, Minn. to Earl and Vira (Coffeen) Wunderlich. He married Julie Backes on April 28, 1962, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud. William obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from St. Cloud State University. He taught business, business law and math at Foley High School for over 20 years. He also owned and operated, Wunderlich Insurance, until his retirement. He was a charter member of the Foley Lions Club, enjoyed hunting and fishing and trips to the casino. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
William is survived by his wife, Julie, Foley and children: Brian, Hillman; Dan (Carol), Midland, Mich.; David (Leah), Owatonna; Debra (Tim) Kucala, St. Cloud and Douglas (Sara), Foley, as well as 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Henry and Charles.       
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Margaret M.  Christman

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Margaret Christman, age 90 of Foley passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Margaret Mary Christman was born on April 21, 1929, in Collegeville, Minn. to Joseph and Anna (Klein) Ritzer. She married Fred Christman on Aug. 26, 1948, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Avon. The couple lived in Sartell until moving to rural Foley in 1955. They farmed all their married life in St. George Township, Benton County. Margaret loved painting, gardening and doing wood work. She was a very independent person and lead an independent lifestyle. She enjoyed trips to the casino and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons: Dan (Nancy), Foley; Bill (Kathy), Foley, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a sister, Bernadette Thene of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Fred, and brothers and sisters: Marcus, Adolph, Ewald, Delvin, Otto, Angela Ritzer and Ernestine Mager.        
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Darlene Lewandowski

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Darlene Lewandowski, age 92 of St. Cloud and formerly of Gilman, passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at The Sanctuary in St. Cloud, Minn. with her family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan.18, 2020, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. Rev. Matthew Langager officiated and visitation was from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church on Saturday.  Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Darlene Lewandowski was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Fargo, N.D. to Clifford and Barbara (Thomas) Adams. She married Walter Lewandowski on Sept. 22, 1947, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple farmed together east of Gilman for over 40 years. Darlene enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, embroidery work and playing bingo. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons and daughters: Joseph (Bobbi), Columbia Heights; Barb (Tony) Ruprecht, St. Cloud; Tim, Sauk Rapids; Carol (Jeff) Miller, Cold Spring; Debbie Kaproth (Kurt), St. Cloud; Donnie (Cindy), Sartell; Dan (Jan), Fort Dodge, IA and Mike (Tammy), Sauk Rapids, 22 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Walter and son, William.     
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Margaret M.  Christman

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Margaret Christman, age 90 of Foley passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Margaret Mary Christman was born on April 21, 1929, in Collegeville, Minn. to Joseph and Anna (Klein) Ritzer. She married Fred Christman on Aug. 26, 1948, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Avon. The couple lived in Sartell until moving to rural Foley in 1955. They farmed all their married life in St. George Township, Benton County. Margaret loved painting, gardening and doing wood work. She was a very independent person and lead an independent lifestyle. She enjoyed trips to the casino and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons: Dan (Nancy), Foley; Bill (Kathy), Foley, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a sister, Bernadette Thene of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Fred, and brothers and sisters: Marcus, Adolph, Ewald, Delvin, Otto, Angela Ritzer and Ernestine Mager.        
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Pauline Meyers

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Pauline Meyers, age 94 of Foley, passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center.  Funeral Services were 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Foley. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Virgil Helmin officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Pauline Meyers was born on Jan. 2, 1926, in Gilman, Minn. to Thomas and Martha (Richie) Jezierski. She married Victor Meyers on June 19, 1945, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The couple lived most of their life in Foley.  Pauline was a good mother and a loving grandmother. She never missed a chance to watch All-Star Wrestling. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
Pauline is survived by her sons and daughters: Dennis (Darlene), Sartell; Mary Lou Meyers (Jim Lehnen), St. Cloud; Curtis (Dianne), Foley and Janice (John) Schyma, Foley as well as a sister, Agnes Blaszak, Foley, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Victor, 2 infant sons and many brothers and sisters.        
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Dixie Karen Shore

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Dixie Karen Shore was born Aug. 14, 1939, in Sebeka to Richard and Evelyn (Downer) Frisbie. She married LeeRoy Shore Nov. 17, 1956 at his parents home outside of Menahga. The couple lived in Minneapolis before moving to Foley in 1960 where they lived and raised their family. Dixie wrote her own poetry as well as family genealogy. She enjoyed playing cards, board games, puzzles and computer games and will be fondly remembered for her feisty side and spunky personality. She especially enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Joetta (Russell) Holewa, Foley; Darrell, Billings, Mont.; Leland, Foley; Craig (Rebecca), Menahga; Russell (Kim), Milaca; Lorelei Shore, Graceville; Janita (Kevin), Foley, 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and a sister, Inez ‘JoAnn’ Johnson, Romance, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, LeeRoy, Jan. 11, 2012 and brothers and sisters: Lloyd, Lois Shearer, Larry Dean ‘Paul’, Zane, Ione ‘Onie’ Lind, Rex and Frank.     
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Suzanne Veronica Heine

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Suzanne “Sue” Veronica Heine, age 73, of Shell Rock, Iowa, died Jan. 8, 2020, at Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa.
Sue was born Feb. 25, 1946, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Thomas and Susan (Fernholz) Zulkosky. Sue was raised in Foley, where she was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley, attended Foley District 39 Elementary and Foley High School graduating in 1964. Sue continued her education at the University of Minnesota, University of Washington, University of Northern Iowa, and Hawkeye Tech. On May 21, 1966, Sue was united in marriage to Robert Heine in Little Falls. During her life Sue worked for Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis from 1964-66; Seattle First National Bank from 1966-69; First National Bank of Waverly, Iowa from 1971-76; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa from 1978-84; and Waverly Newspaper from 1989-96.

Sue was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, St. Mary Parish Life, and Know Your Neighbor Club. Sue enjoyed gardening but her passion was traveling, she has visited all the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Sue’s memory is honored by: her husband, Robert Heine of Shell Rock, Iowa; son, Kurt (Joleen) Heine of Dubuque, Iowa; daughter, Jennifer (Clint Goodman) Heine of Cedar Falls, Iowa; six grandchildren, Randell Heine, Kayli Heine, Cora Goodman, Jackson Goodman, Cadey Goodman, Jordan Goodman; three great-grandchildren, Alanis, Charlotte, and Lydia; sister, Barbara (Richard) Schlict of Foley; four brothers, Jerry (Anne) Zulkosky of Aitkin, Kenneth (Ruth) Zulkosky of Aitkin, Thomas (Cynthia) Zulkosky of Delano, and Timothy Zulkosky of St. Paul. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Suzanne Heine.

Sue has been cremated and a family conducted memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 2700 Horton Road, Waverly, Iowa. The Heine family will greet family and friends from noon till the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be left at http://www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.     
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Lesley A. Fleck

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Lesley Fleck, age 83, of Hillman passed away at his home Jan. 4, 2020.  Funeral services were 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ramey. The Rev. Luke Oaks officiated. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Foley Funeral Home and from 10-11 a.m. at church Friday. Burial took place at Lone Pine Cemetery, Morrill Township, Morrison County. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Lesley Arthur Fleck was born March 25, 1936, in Lakin Township, Morrison County to Fred and Mary (Westphall) Fleck. He married Judy Hastings  June 16, 1961 in Foley. He farmed all of his life in Lakin Township and in his younger years he liked deer hunting. Along with his farming, Lesley enjoyed working on machinery and could fix most anything. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Judy of Hillman, son and daughter, James Fleck, Hillman, Janie Fleck, Hillman, twin brother, Lester, Hillman, and brother, Murel (Pat), Braham, sisters: Lucille Jackson, Minneapolis and Mildred Carson, Waite Park as well as four grandchildren: Jason Fleck, Shawn Fleck, Jennifer Fleck and Ryan Fleck and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Wendell and brothers and sisters: Orval, Richard, Sam, Harold, Lavera Gadacz and Pearl Reynolds.      
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Sharon  L.  Huben

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Sharon “Sheri” L. Huben, age 71, Sauk Rapids, died Dec. 24, 2019, peacefully at her home.

A celebration of Sheri’s life took place Jan. 4, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud.

Sheri was born Nov. 27, 1948, in St. Cloud to Cecil and Merle (Varner) Stensrud.  She worked as a waitress and hostess for over 50 years for various restaurants in the St. Cloud area retiring in 2018.  Sheri was a hardworking, dedicated, loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Sheri enjoyed spending time with family and friends always making them feel welcome. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her son, Aaron (Mary) Huben of Canyon County, California.; her daughter, Dani (John) Hartkopf of Sauk Rapids; brother, Joseph (Elaine) Heinzel of Phoenix, Arizona.; sisters, Linda (Denny Montag) Stensrud of St. Cloud; Dawn (Michael) Child of The Woodlands, Texas; grandchildren, Mitch, Mike, Eric, Monica and Nicole; great grandson Royce; grandpups, Dexter, Zoey and Sullivan (Sully); and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, William Stensrud and sister, Pat Gustin.       
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Richard Simonsmeier

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Funeral services for Richard Simonsmeier were at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Glendorado Lutheran Church, Princeton. He passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2019, at Sterling Pointe in Princeton, at age 81. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. Pastor Shari Routh officiated. Burial was in the Glendorado Lutheran Cemetery, Princeton.

Richard was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Mapleton, to Harold, Sr. and Helen (Taft) Simonsmeier. He grew up in Mapleton until age 7 when his family moved to rural Big Lake. Richard attended school in Becker, graduating with the class of 1956. Following graduation, he honorably served in the United States Air Force. Richard was united in marriage with Marlene Louise Strunge Feb. 11, 1961, in Monticello. They made their home in Big Lake and in 1966, they moved to rural Princeton, where they farmed until 1995. In addition to farming, Richard owned and operated Rick’s Electric for 30 years, retiring in 2010.

Richard enjoyed tinkering around his house and farm, spear-fishing, hunting, flying his Cessna and racing modified stock cars. He was involved in Glendorado Lutheran Church activities including a mission trip to the Virgin Islands. Richard especially enjoyed being with his family, particularly the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Richard will be finding his way home to heaven to his loving wife, Marlene, and Border Collie, Sam. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Kim (Steve) Wipper of St. Cloud; two sons, Kurt (Brenda) Simonsmeier of Foley and Kirk (Patricia) Simonsmeier of Princeton; ten grandchildren, Kari Johannes, Kelly (Jason) Puhl, Sara (Seth) Dietman, Samantha (Luke) Anderson, Emily (Tyler) Pereira, Ezekiel Simonsmeier, Amelia Simonsmeier, Alyson Simonsmeier, Erin Simonsmeier, and Katelyn Simonsmeier; twelve great-grandchildren, Morgan, Colton, Payton, Emery, Sage, Parker, Reed, Jackson, Brady, Benjamin, Mackenzie, and Audrey; sister, Sandy; sister-in-laws, Ann Marie and Patricia; his nieces and nephews; and by other loving relatives and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; brothers, Harold, Jr. and Dean; and step-brother, Delano Taft. 

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Nelson J. Lance

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A Celebration of Life will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Nelson John Lance who passed away Dec. 19, 2019, at his son’s home in St. Cloud, surrounded by his family. A time of sharing will be at 4 p.m. at the funeral home Saturday.

Nelson John Lance was born June 15, 1961, to Roman and Ardyce (Struck) Lance in Milaca. He grew up in Foley and received an associate’s degree in drafting at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College. He was united in marriage to Angela Wasserman Sept. 4, 1982, and they later divorced, but remained close friends. Nelson lived most of his life in the St. Cloud area. He worked a few years for Cold Spring Granite as a draftsman, then owned and operated L & S Painting for 30 years. Nelson was involved in the Tinville Lions Club at Rollie’s. He enjoyed motorcycling, bonfires, music festivals, and spending time with his family and friends. Nelson was a very outgoing, active, and selfless man who had a great smile. He was very proud of his children and his business. Most importantly, he was a great father. 
 
Nelson is survived by his children, Adam, Sean, Derek (Samantha), and Kadyn (Jasmine); mother, Ardyce Lance; siblings, Bruce (Danelle), Craig (Vicki), and Arlette (Douglas) Doty; grandchildren, Evalie Kasella-Lance and Gabriella Kruse; and the mother of his children, Angela. He was preceded in death by his father, Roman.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.          
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Lucille M. Smekofske

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Lucille Smekofske, age 100, of Foley, passed away with her family at her side  Dec. 18, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at the church Saturday. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Lucille Mary Smekofske was born Nov. 6, 1919 in Foreston to Everett and Delina (Chevalier) Walbridge and raised by her aunt, Melvina (Tommy) Josephs.  She married Lawrence Smekofske Sept. 16, 1935, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Lucille lived and farmed with her husband in the Foley area and also worked at Fingerhut until her retirement. She was an energetic person that was always on the move and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Lucille is survived by her son and daughters: John (Kathy), Foley; Mary Lou (Bill) Westphall, Monticello; Ardie (Bob) Stowe, Buffalo; Donna (Bob) Rahm, Foley; Rosalie Fleck, Milaca; Marge Riedemann, Stacey; Teresa (Gene) Arkuszewski, Sauk Rapids; Chris (Glenn) Albright, Foley and two sisters.  She is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 43 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lawrence, five brothers and five sisters and an infant daughter, Ruth as well as grandchildren: Pam, Lynn and Tim and great grandchildren, Bill and Matt.          
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Douglas ‘Dutch’ Stewart

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Douglas ‘Dutch’ Stewart, age 57, of Foley, passed away Dec. 7, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. A visitation took place from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Foley Funeral Home.

Douglas “Dutch’ Raymond Stewart was born Jan. 20, 1962, to George and Marlys (Lezer) Stewart. He lived all of his life in the Foley area. He was a member of the Local 563 Laborers Union and worked for many years at the Monticello Nuclear Plant. In his spare time, Dutch farmed, cut wood and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. He was very independent, was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed deer hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived buy his son and daughter; Derek (Beth), Foley; Sarah (Bo), Royalton; mother, Marlys, Foley and brothers and sister: Dawn Gibbish, Prior Lake; Daniel, Foley; Dale, Foley; Dean, Foley and grandchildren: Braden, Ellie, Beau and Alayna. He was preceded in death by his father, George and brother, Donald and his grandparents.          
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Dr. Clifford D. Stiles

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Dr. Clifford Dillon Stiles passed away at the age of 88 Dec. 1, 2019. His spouse of 61 years, Carol McGee Stiles, was at his side at their home on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. At the time he was in hospice care for congestive heart failure and its complications. He is survived by Carol and their children, Colleen, Kevin, T.J., and Karen Stiles. Memorial services celebrating the life of Dr. Stiles will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church in Foley. There will be a time for visiting from noon until the time of the service at the church, with a luncheon to follow at Henry’s Event Center in Foley. Memorials are preferred to the Foley Area Community Foundation to fund a scholarship for a Foley High School graduate. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

A man of boundless energy, generosity and public spirit, Cliff touched thousands of lives. He often expressed his deep faith and unshakeable optimism with the saying, “Whenever God closes a door, he opens a window.”

He was born to Clara Hudson Stiles and David D. Stiles Sr. in Lake Bluff, Illinois, Aug. 20, 1931. He was the youngest of three brothers, including David Stiles Jr., deceased, and Lynn Stiles, of Muscatine, Iowa. He graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1949 and matriculated at Carleton College in Northfield.

At Carleton, Cliff demonstrated his capacity for organization. Before his senior year, he launched a campaign that brought presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower to the college in fall 1952 to give an address to America’s youth – the only time Carleton’s Laird Stadium has ever been filled to capacity.

After graduation, he attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. On a Lake Michigan beach he met a young nurse from Loves Park, Illinois, named Carol McGee, daughter of Harold and Marion McGee. He proposed by presenting her with a list of things they would have to do for their wedding. She accepted. They married July 12, 1958.

They moved to Minneapolis, where Cliff joined the practice of a physician he knew from summers at Pehrson Lodge on Lake Vermillion. He served as team doctor to the Millers as they swept the minor league world series, but he left the practice after only a few months. He and Carol moved to Foley, a town of 1,000 people in the center of Benton County, some 70 miles north of Minneapolis. There he joined the practice of Dr. Norman Fiddleman, who died within a year.

Despite many obstacles facing the young doctor, Cliff and Carol decided to remain and build their lives in Foley. Colleen was born in 1959, Kevin in 1961, T.J. in 1964, and Karen in 1968. Benton County was (and still is) a rural county; for a time Cliff kept a two-way radio in his car because some of his patients’ homes lacked telephones. He made house calls, delivered babies, and served as medical director for the sheriff’s department and the nursing home and as the elected county coroner. He built a medical center in the town and over time shared his practice with partners John Bauman, Jerry Hansmeier, and finally his son, Dr. Kevin Stiles.

With a booming voice and a vigorous presence, Cliff devoted himself to church and community. He established scholarships and raised money tirelessly for causes he believed in. Dedicated elders of the First Presbyterian Church of Foley, he and Carol started a youth group, the Young United Presbyterians. They organized a number of ongoing fundraisers – a hotdog stand at the town’s annual summer fair, Foley Fun Days, and a rummage sale, among others – then took the group on trips every two or three years, usually to Europe, where they stayed in youth hostels. Believers in the benefits of travel, Cliff and Carol worked tirelessly to introduce the young people of Benton County and their own children to the global community and America’s diversity.

No list of activities, charities, and career highlights can capture Cliff’s impact on the world. He never missed an opportunity to serve as a mentor, to offer advice and encouragement, to bring a stranger into his church and family, to connect to others. (Indeed, the size of his Christmas card list is legendary.) Property owners on St. John since the 1970s, Cliff and Carol built a small house in Fish Bay and began to spend half the year there after Cliff’s retirement in 1999. They immersed themselves in the St. John community, which he loved so much. They were active members of the Bethany Moravian Church, where Cliff sometimes delivered guest sermons, as he did in Foley. He also belonged to the St. John Singers. He was a born storyteller, with a rich sense of humor and endless charm.

Cliff, long an avid racquetball player, began to suffer an increasing number of health problems over the last decade. He remained optimistic and public-spirited to the end, raising money for the Presbyterian church even in the last month of his life. Over Labor Day weekend 2019, all of his and Carol’s descendants came together in Foley for an early Thanksgiving celebration. It was his wish to make a final trip to his beloved house on St. John, which Carol’s efforts made possible. His family is grateful he passed away as he must have wished, with his wife beside him and the sound of the ocean in his ears.
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Clarence John Adelman

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Clarence John Adelman, age 89, of Sauk Rapids, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.        

Clarence was born  Sept. 15, 1930 to John and Luella (Neary) Adelman. He lived and farmed most of his life in the Duelm area where he served on the St. George Township board for 22 years and was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Parish. He married Jeanice Roman  Sept. 3, 1962, at St. Peter’s Church in Browerville. They raised four children – Julie, Jill, Kurt and Jennifer – in the house they built together and resided in their entire married life.

Clarence proudly served his country as an air traffic tower controller in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California. He remained committed to his service as a lifelong member of the Marine Corps League Valhalla and their many service events, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion in Foley.

He spent his working days traveling the many gravel roads of central Minnesota visiting farmers as an artificial cattle inseminator for Minnesota Valley Breeders for over 40 years. He passed his love for farming to his family as he proudly took care of the Adelman family homestead founded 140 years ago.

He will be remembered for his storytelling ability, practical jokes, his love for his big red truck, anything John Deere, his Irish heritage, but most of all his love for his family and his loving wife Jeanice.

Special thanks go out to the medical staff at CentraCare for taking such good of care of Clarence throughout his illness, especially Matthew the greeter at the Coborn’s Cancer Center who always made a difficult day a little easier. His nurse’s aid Tanya of Adora Health Care who made his staying home possible, Sister Lois Wedl of the College of St. Benedict who provided so much comfort to Clarence and his family throughout his illness, and the loving neighbors who were there helping day and night whenever necessary.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Jeanice, children Julie (Brian) Deyak, St. Cloud; Jill (Nick) Adelman-Weis, Rice; Kurt (Juli) Adelman, Foley; Jennifer (Mike) McCarthy, Downers Grove, Illinois and his grandchildren Remington and Reggie Deyak, Hannah and Logan Weis, Courtney (Mike) Plante, Carter Adelman, and Kelly and Colleen McCarthy; brothers Jack (Donna), Kevin (Lee), and Lester (Fran) Adelman. He is preceded in death by parents John and Luella, siblings Sylvester Adelman, Luella “Babe” Jackels, Evelyn Opatz, and infant sister Donna Mae.

A celebration of life with a visitation was 4-8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. Knights of Columbus prayed at 7 p.m., followed by the Marine Corps League at 7:15 p.m. and parish prayers 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids. A Mass was celebrated Dec. 14 at St. Patrick’s Parish in Minden Township with visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial was at the parish cemetery.

The family will be making a donation to Father Tony’s Home for Poor Children of India in memory of Clarence.

Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.

Our Country is in Mourning, A Soldier Died Today.       
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Barbara Ann Aman

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Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Barbara “Barb” J. Urbanski, age 86, who passed away Dec. 3, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley in Foley. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated and entombment was at Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Barb was born Sept. 23, 1933, in Alberta Township, Benton County to Leo and Clara (Pokornowski) Urbanski. She lived most of her life in the Sauk Rapids area. Barb was an information coordinator for Munsingwear for 39 years, retiring in 2008. She also worked at Carefree Living for 17 years. Barb was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was involved in the Christian Mothers. She volunteered with the United Fund for 25 years, collecting money for charities. Barb enjoyed bowling, dancing, canning, cooking, gardening and shopping at Shopko. She loved to travel and visited all 50 states except Alaska and Texas. Barb was strong, helpful, loving, family orientated and a great lover of dogs.

Barb is survived by her nieces and nephews, Geralyn (Jim) Moshier of Foley, Kathryn (Ed) Kirchner of Sauk Rapids, Janel (Steve) Kobylinski of Sartell, Daniel Urbanski of Morrill, Michael (Leonice) Urbanski of Holdingford, Lori Urbanski of Eden Prairie, Dawn (Jim) Kaufman of Hopkins, Jay Urbanski of Hopkins, Barb (Dale) Roberts of Foley, Mark (Linda) Lentner of Pillager, Julaine Prevost of Denver, Colorado, and Peggy (LeeAnn) Lentner of Ontario, Canada; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Urbanski of Sauk Rapids and Joann Urbanski of Hopkins; dog, Bailey; and many great nieces, great nephews, other relatives, and friends. Barb was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lorraine Lentner; brother, Leonard Urbanski; twin brothers, Daniel and Donald Urbanski; and dogs, Peppi, Trixie and Princess.

Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at http://www.williamsdingmann.com.          
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Bernice Ione Kranz

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Bernice Ione Kranz was born near Popple Creek Jan. 15, 1928, to Fred and Lila (Anderson) Mayavski. She attended the first couple of years of grade school at Popple Creek, in the school house across the road from the church, before her family moved into Foley. Bernice graduated as salutatorian of the Foley High School Class of 1947. She married Bill Kranz June 3, 1947. Together they dairy farmed near Popple Creek and Foreston before buying the farm north of Jakeville. Bill and Bee (also known as Beezie and Aunt Bee) sold the farm and retired to Sauk Rapids in August 1977. Bee was a very talented seamstress, sewing beautiful clothes for herself and her two daughters. She was a very resourceful lady, teaching herself how to do furniture upholstering and she and Bill completed many home remodeling projects. Bee was quite active in her church, volunteered at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Meals On Wheels, and she spent a number of years as a lunch lady at Sauk Rapids schools. Bernice was able to live in her own home until a little over a year ago when health issues forced her to move to assisted living at the Memory Cottages at Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. Although moving from her home was not in her plan, she loved the staff at Cottages Vineyards and often talked about the good care and the good food she received. Bernice was a woman with a strong faith, a baptized and confirmed Lutheran, a very kind, loving and happy person, with a quick sense of humor.

She is survived by a daughter, Bev Sandy, five grandchildren, Rebecca (Ismael) Piniero, Michael (Anna Franzen) Sandy, Kyle (Kathy) Czeck, Greg (Shannon) Czeck, six great-grandchildren, Laleigh and Harper Piniero, Preston, Charli Ann, and Zach Franzen, Mason and Cullen Czeck, Andrew (Megan Farnsworth) and Matthew Czeck, Kyle and Chloe Zierbes, and one great-great grandson, John Czeck, her sister, Pearl Jacobsen, and brother Al Mayavski.

She was preceded by her husband, Bill (2007), infant son, Larry (1948), daughter, Nancy Czeck (2009) granddaughter, Rachel Sandy (2010), son-in-laws, Mel Czeck (2000) and Bill Sandy (2008), her sister Nora Meyer, brothers Les, Danny and Earl.
A memorial service will be Friday, Dec. 27, at Church of the Good Shepherd on the campus of the Good Shepherd Community, Sauk Rapids, with visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Bee’s family extends love and many thanks to the staff at Cottages for their loving care, and to Moments Hospice, who added so much to her life in her last days on this earth. Rest in peace, mom. We love you and will miss you.        
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Mary Ann (Stachowski) Quade

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Mary Ann Quade, age 86, of Osseo, died Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day) after a long battle with many health issues. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother will be deeply missed by many friends and especially her family. She was a treasure and had so many stories that she shared, even on her last day at Thanksgiving dinner. Memorial Mass celebrating her life was 10:30 a.m., Dec. 6, 2019, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated. Visitation was Friday at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Mary Ann was born at home in Gilman Feb. 1, 1933. Mary Ann attended a one-room schoolhouse in Gilman and graduated from Foley High School. After graduation, she worked at Munsingwear before becoming a homemaker and caring for her children and others throughout their lives. In her spare time, she enjoyed baking and cake decorating, specializing in wedding cakes for several years. She loved spending time with family and friends; cooking and enjoyed maintaining a large vegetable and flower garden. Mary Ann loved traveling and had a great passion to work on family genealogy which she traced back many generations. She and Robert Quade shared 58 years of marriage before he passed in 2014. They owned and operated Northern Tractor and Equipment Company for over 40 years.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Rose (Smelter) Stachowski; her loving husband Robert; sisters, Sally, Lorraine, Jean, brother, Delroy; and grandson, Robert Quade.

She is survived by her loving children Douglas (Mary Kay) Osseo; Gregory (Michelle) New Brighton; and Diane Lowe (Dan) Greenfield. Grandchildren Nicholas, Adam (Katie), Mackensie, and Dayne Lowe. Along with many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
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Armaline ‘Amy’ Rothfork

Armaline ‘Amy’ Rothfork, age 70, of Foley passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at her home. Private family memorial services will take place with burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Foley. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Armaline Elizabeth Rothfork was born Aug. 13, 1949, in Zumbrota, the daughter of Gordon and Elizabeth (Stull) Rothfork. She graduated from St. Francis in Little Falls and went on to attend business college. Over the years, Amy worked for Lord Fletcher’s and DB Searle’s. She found comfort in the quiet moments of life, enjoying reading and researching family genealogy.
Amy is survived by seven siblings as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Steve.
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Barbara Ann Aman

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Barbara Aman, age 71, of Oak Park, passed away Nov. 16, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her family after a short battle with lung cancer.  Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Barbara Ann Aman was born Dec. 31, 1947, in St. Cloud to Chester and Sophie (Rozeski) Chapp. She graduated from Foley High School in 1965. She married Jim Aman April 27, 1968, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Barbara worked at Fingerhut and Gorecki Manufacturing as well as farmed with her husband and raised her family near Oak Park. She worked at Willmar Poultry for 25 years, retiring in 2011. Barbara was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church where she was a volunteer cleaner, collection counter, usher and a member of the Christian Women. She was a member of the Foley American Legion Auxiliary and was proud of the work she had done for the Poppy Drive. Barbara enjoyed cooking and baking, sewing and spending time outdoors. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Jim, Oak Park and daughters and son: Cyndi (Todd) Hartkopf, Becker; Cheryl (Marc) Kelash, Rice; Christine (Jerry) Brenny, Rice; Bryan (Gretchen), Oak Park; Carrie (Matt) Strombeck, Oak Park as well as 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, with one on the way and brothers and sister: Clarence, Oak Park, Carl (Donna), Oak Park and Bernadette (Jeff) Zulawski of Oak Park.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles and many aunts and uncles..          
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Barbara Aman

Barbara Aman, age 71, of Foley passed away Nov. 16, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara will be 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley.  The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
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David F. Ferschweiler

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David Francis Ferschweiler, age 64, passed away at Blount Memorial Hospital Nov. 25, 2019, after his battle trying to recover from a stroke in August 2019 and other health issues. He is now at peace and pain free.

He grew up in the small town of Foley. Later moved to Powell, Tenn. He lived his life on the open road as a truck driver most of his life, and he received multiple awards for truck driving. He had a passion for computers and technology and got his college degree as a computer security specialist. He has delivered his last load, may he now forever rest in peace.

Preceded in death by his father Robert Ferschweiler and mother Joan Ferschweiler.  He is survived by his children, Brandon (Mallory) Ferschweiler, Jennifer Ferschweiler. Grandchildren Kaylee and Dalton Ferschweiler. His brother Michael (Maria) Ferschweiler and sister Denise Domm.

A celebration of life service will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 306 Norway Drive, Foley, Service will be at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow at noon.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, you may do so at: Brandon Ferschweiler 314 Seventh Street S., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.         
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Laune “June” Studenski

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Laune “June” Studenski, age 75, of Popple Creek, died Nov. 15, 2019, at St Cloud Hospital. A funeral service will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek with the Rev. Dr. Tim Rehwaldt officiating at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Visitation will be from 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday prior to funeral service at St John’s fellowship hall in Popple Creek. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Laune June Studenski was born May 27, 1944, in St Cloud, to John and Blanche (Hubbard) Skuza. She was united in marriage to Virgil Studenski July 13, 1963. June lived her entire life on the farm her grandfather, then father lived and Virgil took over farming when they married. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked at DeZurik in cost accounting and then inventory control. After DeZurik, she worked for Gorecki Manufacturing as material manager, then project manager for medical/surgical division (3M). Finally, she worked for KOMO Machine Inc. as master scheduler. June was a life member of St John’s Lutheran Church having been baptized, confirmed and married in the church.

She is survived by her sons Dennis (Tammy), Popple Creek; Brad (Sarah), Sauk Rapids; Brian (Elizabeth), Richfield; grandchildren Kalina (Tyler) Spiczka, Popple Creek, Caleb (Courtney) Foley, Shayna (Dylan) Magnuson, Sartell, and Creed, Popple Creek, Emelia Studenski, Aryssa, Mesa and Stella Zacher, Sauk Rapids; great-grandchildren Alaina, Olivia, Haley Studenski, Foley, Henley Spiczka, Popple Creek; sister-in-law, Nancy Skuza and one nephew Robbie (Heidi) Skuza, Princeton.

She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil, son Douglas, brother Gene Skuza and sister Arlone Skuza.      
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Margaret (Kelash) Szafranski

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Margaret (Kelash) Szafranski, age 94, of Foley, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home  Nov. 12, 2019, surrounded by those who loved her. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Nov.16 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Foley Funeral Home. Visitation continued one hour prior to services at the church Saturday. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Margaret was born in Alberta Township, Benton County, Minn. Dec. 24, 1924, to John and Aniela (Bower) Kelash. She was the third of eight children. At a young age, Margaret moved to the Minneapolis area where she held various jobs including  a nanny, dance instructor,  am assembler at Munsingwear and several years at the Twin Cities Ordinance plant where she assembled bullets. Margaret married Frank Szafranski  July 6, 1949, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill.  She spent the rest of her life on the family farm, were she nurtured her large loving family. Margaret was active in Sts. Peter and Paul’s parish as a member of the Christian Women’s organization and served as the president of the St. Anne’s Mission group, she was also the parish liaison for the Foley C.R.O.S.S. Center, where she volunteered weekly for many years. Margaret also worked for a period of time as a seamstress at Fingerhut, St. Cloud.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, quilting, sewing, gardening, embroidering, baking and watching almost any type of sporting events especially the Vikings and Twins.       
 
Margaret is survived by her children, Sharon (Butch) Kipka of Foley, Dan (Kate) of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Bob (Darlene) Foley, Gloria (Leonard) Schram Columbia Heights, Geralyn Franklin Lino Lakes, Kevin, Michelle (Terry) Templin, and Jody, of  Foley and Randy (Sondra), Cold Spring, 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her sons Larry and Patrick, son-in-law Jim Franklin, and siblings; Olga Kelash, Annette Skajewski, Frank Kelash, Donald Kelash and Geraldine Chmielewski.

We celebrate her gift of longevity and thank her for loving us and teaching us how to love.      
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Adrian H. Ackerman

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Adrian H. Ackerman, 84, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Nov. 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. The Rev. Thomas Becker officiated and a later, private burial will be at Annunciation Parish Cemetery in Mayhew Lake. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church Monday morning. Following services, in accordance with Adrian’s wishes, his body is being donated to the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Adrian Harold Ackerman was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Foley to Bartholomew and Katherine (Ditter) Ackerman. His formal education started in a one room schoolhouse located at the end of the gravel road from the farm, graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1953, followed by two years of agriculture school at the University of Minnesota. Adrian then served his country from 1955-61 enlisting with the United States Navy. He married Katherine Panek Sept. 5, 1960, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. He then took over his parents’ farm which they started in 1944. Adrian always believed in helping others as demonstrated by being a member of Knights of Columbus for over 50 years, teaching CCD classes for over 30 years, being a 4-H leader and member of Dairy Herd Improvement Association and American Dairy Association. He also served on the board of the Fruitville Telephone Company in Mayhew Lake. Then, after a very prosperous life, Adrian retired in 2000, moved into Sauk Rapids with his blessed bride Katie and passed the family farm onto the next generation – his sons Peter (Mona) and Kevin (Lisa). Adrian was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. He was a devoted family man of faith who was immensely proud of his 12 children and always encouraged them to do their best. He enjoyed playing cards, walking, sports and truly cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Adrian lived with Parkinson’s Disease for over 30 years, but he always remained positive.

Survivors include his loving wife Katherine of Sauk Rapids; children, Joe (Janet) of Sauk Rapids, Paul (Brenda) of Clear Lake, Peter (Mona) of Sauk Rapids, Margaret. of south St. Paul, Leon (Sue) of Arcadia, Wis., Ann (Steve) Ackerman-Segner of Big Lake, Kevin (Lisa) of Sauk Rapids, Chuck (Linda) of Rice, Mitch (Tasha) of Sauk Rapids, Jason (Mary) of Sartell, David (Shannon) of Pequot Lakes, and Nate (Erica) of Rice; brother, Ken (Mary) of Fridley; 37 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and sister in law, Phyllis of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers, Marion Bauer, Gilbert, Evelyn Olson, Eleanor McCoy and Duane.

Memorials are preferred to the Poor Clares Monastery.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Good Shepherd Community for the loving and exceptional care that was given to Adrian.
Obituary, video tribute, and guestbook available online at http:// www.williamsdingmann.com

Our Country is in Mourning, A Soldier Died Today.
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Gerald A. Jurek

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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Jurek, age 56, of St. Cloud passed away peacefully following a great fight against cancer Nov. 11, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry was 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager officiated. Visitation was from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church Wednesday. Burial with full military honors was in the parish cemetery. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Gerald Allen Jurek was born April 23, 1963, in Minneapolis, the son of Gordon and Darlene (Jedlicki) Jurek.  He attended St. John’s Catholic School in Foley and graduated from Foley High School. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1981-1985, spending time in Germany and El Paso, Texas, before being honorably discharged. Jerry was married to Tammy Wheeler and they later divorced. He worked at Volkmuth Printing in St. Cloud for 29 years until they closed and he went to New Flyers of America. Jerry enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, playing cards and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Jerry is survived by his son, Michael of St. Cloud; mother, Darlene of Foley; siblings:  Sandy (Gary) Eastwood of Eden Prairie, Julie (John) Svihel of Foley, Randy (Jodi) of Foley, and Greg of Sauk Rapids; nephews:  Jeremy, Eric, and Derrick; nieces:  Kennedy and Kloe; as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded by his father, Gordon.

Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.    

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Donna M. Hanten

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Donna M. (Secord) Hanten, age 83, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness Nov. 5 with her husband of 63 years and family by her side. She is survived by her husband, George; children, Mike (Judy) Hanten, Jodie (Joe) Frenz and Steve (Lori) Hanten; grandchildren, Ally (Scott) Hanten Ebert, Jess (Baylor) Radtke, Kelsey (Lee) Hanten Vandal, Lee Hanten, Jenny (Tim) Wilson and John Hanten; great grandchildren; Reid, Reece Ebert, Anzl, Aven Radtke and Caysen Vandal; siblings, Alden Secord, Judy Leyk, and Gene Secord Jr. Preceded in death by her father, Gene Secord; mother, Betty Secord and sister, Phyllis (Secord) Winter. Donna is remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and as a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother. She will be missed by many treasured friends. Donna was a talented seamstress and enjoyed her flower garden, cooking, traveling with friends and family, and volunteering in her community. She was an avid blackjack player and lover of cats. A visitation will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 with Mass at 11 a.m. at Church of St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave. N.E. Blaine, MN 55434. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society.         
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Francis “Jiggs” Roehl

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Mass of Christian Burial for Francis “Jiggs” Roehl, age 95, of Oak Park,  took place Nov. 7 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Interment with military honors followed at the parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home, Milaca

Francis “Jiggs” Roehl was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Medina Township, Minn. to Henry and Hildegarde Roehl. When Francis was 3, the family moved to a farm near Oak Park. He attended McKinley School through eighth grade after which he helped on the farm. As a child, Francis so enjoyed the comic “Jiggs & Maggie” his siblings started calling him Jiggs, a name that stayed with him his entire life. In 1946, after his older brothers returned from the war, Jiggs enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Busan, South Korea. After returning home, Jiggs briefly worked at Minneapolis Moline in the cities. In 1955, he married Margaret Kosel, and together they bought a farm a mile from the Roehl homestead. There, they raised their six children, and successfully farmed for many years.

Jiggs was an avid hunter.  Family lore tells the story of the year Jiggs bagged two deer with one shot. Jiggs also enjoyed woodwork, cribbage, gardening, fishing, and time spent with his children and grandchildren. His family is grateful for the gift of faith and the love of Jesus he passed on to them. He passed away Nov. 4, 2019, at The Gardens of Foley.

Jiggs was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; brothers, George, Bill, Dick, and Ray; and sisters, Mildred and Irene.

He is survived by his children, Theresa (Tom) Carlson, Karen (Jim) Goodin, Eileen (Dave) Pikus, Daniel (Denise), Bernard, and Gerald;  14 grandchildren;  15 great-grandchildren;  sister, Mary Nikolas, and brother, Henry (Edna) Roehl.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Foley nursing home for the compassionate care they gave to their father in his final days.  

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Valerie R. Scherbing

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Valerie R. Scherbing, age 78, of Foley, passed away Nov. 3, 2019, at The Gardens at Foley assisted living.  Mass of Christian Burial was 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery, Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Valerie Rose Scherbing was born July 23, 1941, in Foley to Ellen Victor. She graduated from Foley High School in 1959. She married Richard Scherbing Oct. 7, 1971, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Valerie lived and raised her family near Duelm. She worked for an insurance adjuster and later in data entry. After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and baking cookies with them. She was a lifetime member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  The family would like to thank the staff at The Gardens at Foley and St. Croix Hospice for all their care and compassion.

She is survived by her daughter and sons: Mary Plante (Joe Andria), St. Cloud; Jim (Stephanie), Sauk Rapids; Steve (Christine), Foley; Dave (Becky), Foley and brothers: Richard Mazacek, Minneapolis; Gary Mazacek, Little Falls; Mark (Cathy) Mazacek, Sauk Rapids and sister-in-laws, Joan Mazacek, Foley and Danielle Mazacek of Sauk Rapids.  She is also survived by her nine  grandchildren: Jake, Mike, and Chris Plante, Hunter Scherbing, Alex Wager, Tailor, Brianna, Emma, and Andrew Scherbing. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellen and husband, Richard, Nov 29, 1999, and brothers, Fred and Mike Mazacek.          
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Valerie Scherbing

Valerie Scherbing passed away Nov. 3, 2019. Service with Dignity will be provided by the Foley Funeral Home. 
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Francis “Jiggs” Roehl

Francis “Jiggs” Roehl, age 95, of Foreston, passed away Nov. 4, 2019. A complete notice will run in next week’s paper. Arrangements are proviced by  Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca , http://www.pjfuneralhome.com 
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Eugene ‘Gene’ Brenny

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Eugene ‘Gene’ Brenny, age 81 of Foley, passed away Nov. 2, 2019, at Country Manor Senior Community, Sartell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Brennyville. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate and burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Thursday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Eugene Leo Brenny was born Feb. 13, 1938, in Morrison County to Leo and Mae (Kujawa) Brenny. He graduated high school and joined the U.S. Army where he was a member of the Military Police, stationed in France. He married Georgiann Bukowski Sept. 6, 1965, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Gene lived in Minneapolis and worked construction as a home builder. He lived and farmed most of his life in Alberta Township, Benton County.  Gene was a past member of the Benton County Planning and Zoning Commission; District No. 51 School Board; St. John’s Area Schools School Board and St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, serving as a lector and trustee. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing cards and helped his sons in the construction business. He was a member of the Hillman American Legion. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Parkinson Research Foundation. 

He is survived by his wife, Georgiann, Foley and children: Chris (Monte Suckut), Becker; Michael (Beth), Foley; Barb (Jeremy ‘Buck’) Larson, Foley; Howard (Jill), Foley; Alphonse, Foley; 17 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one on the way. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Mark (Betty), Fridley; Leo (Judy), Mora; Severyn (Carol), Andover; Rita Novak, Foley; Ila Judd, Milaca; Gertrude Ronning, Elk River; Maggie (Charles) Novak, Foley and Laurell Brenny, Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Roger, Jim and Wilfred, sisters, Mary and Madonna and brother and sister-in-laws.          
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