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   Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Martha A. Kirchner, age 89, who passed away at her home on Saturday. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated and burial was in the Parish cemetery. Friends and family gathered from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the church in Sauk Rapids. Parish Prayers were at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
   Martha was born July 28, 1928, to John and Amelia (Braun) Schroden in St. Cloud. She married Adolph Kirchner April 18, 1950, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Martha was a homemaker and cared for the family farm. She was a very devoted mother, whose main concentration was raising her children and later in life pursued work in the food industry.  She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Monica’s Society (Christian Mothers). She spent much of her time volunteering, serving funeral lunches, and making prayer blankets. Martha was always busy and a very hard worker. Her kitchen specialties were making cookies, pies and horseradish. Martha was a positive, energetic, caring, loving, patient, kindhearted angel.
   She is survived by her children, Joyce Kirchner of Sauk Rapids, Don (Sandra) Kirchner of Sauk Rapids, Diane (Bruce) Hultgren of St. James, Darlene Andert of St. James, John (Mary Mott) of Sauk Rapids, Ed (Kathryn) of Sauk Rapids, Linda Jarboe from Sauk Rapids Marie (Kevin) Gerads of Rice, Barb (Loren) Mielke of Sauk Rapids, Roger of Sartell; daughter-in-law, Barbara Kirchner of Sauk Rapids; 23 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adolph on November 2, 2007; son, Dan on June 4, 2002;  granddaughter, Amanda Roos on December 2, 2012; sisters, Anne Blissenbach, Susan Kosbab, Clara Guggenburger, Amelia Kroll, Lucille Salzer, Betty Dingmann; brothers, John, Albert and Frank Schroden.
   Memorials are preferred to The Poor Clare Monastery.
   Obituary, guestbook and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.

   Mass of Christian Burial will be noon Dec. 15 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for James O. Opatz, age 89, who passed away Monday at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center surrounded by his family. Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
   Jim was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Sauk Rapids to Simon and Adeline (Sobiech) Opatz. He served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Jim married Mary Lou Farnam Jan. 14, 1953, and they lived in Sartell all their married life. He owned and operated Opatz Barber Shop in Sauk Rapids for 63 years, retiring in 2013. Jim was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell American Legion Post  No. 277 and the Sartell VFW. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, visiting with people and watching sports especially the Vikings and Twins. Jim was a hardworking, faithful person with a great sense of humor.
   Jim is survived by his children, Mark of Sartell, Bill of Sauk Rapids, Bob (Becky) of St. Stephen, Carrie Larson of Marietta, Greg (Kathy) of Sartell, Lisa Frank (Leo Supan) of Sartell, and Laura (Brent) Elliott of Sartell; brothers and sisters, Ralph (Geta) of Arizona, Eileen Berger of White Bear Lake, Gerry (Peg) of Bloomington, Jane (Jake) Lynch of Bloomington, and Donald (Margie) of North St. Paul; 24 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
   Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou on Jan. 24, 2008; son, Michael on Nov. 21, 2007; and daughter, Cathy Burgmeier on April 22, 2016.
   The family would like to thank the nurses at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for all the loving care given to Jim.
   Obituary, guestbook and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.

   Our Country is in Mourning, a Soldier Died Today.

Philip L. Call, 67

Sauk Rapids, MN

June 1, 1950 - Dec. 5, 2017

James "Jim" O. Opatz, 89

Sauk Rapids, MN

Sept. 1, 1928 - Dec. 4, 2017

Martha A. Kirchner, 89

Sauk Rapids, MN

July 28, 1928 - Dec. 2, 2017

   A gathering of family and friends will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Philip “Phil” Call, age 67, who passed away Tuesday at his home.
   Phil was born June 1, 1950, in Moberly, Mo. to Philip and Aleta (Barnes) Call. He married Kathy Hall  Sept. 30, 1972, in Virginia, Minn. They lived in Eveleth prior to moving to Sauk Rapids in 1989. Phil worked in the mines on the Iron Range and then owned and operated Phil’s Motorcycle and Snowmobile out of his home. He was a member of the Benton County Snowmobile Club. Phil enjoyed repairing small engines, snowmobiling, motorcycling, and spending time with family and friends. He was funny, intelligent, had a great sense of humor, and was a great joke teller and story teller. Phil was a positive person who made friends easily, once you met him you wouldn’t forget him.
   Phil is survived by his wife, Kathy of Sauk Rapids; daughter, Melissa (Joe) Simon of Avon; grandchildren, Jacob and Katie of Avon; mother, Aleta Bernice Call of Clifton Hill, Mo.; sister and brothers, Raylene (Larry) Matheny of Cape Coral, Fla., Gerry (Sherry) Call of Salisbury, Mo. and Randy (Regena) Call of Clifton Hill, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Char (Cam) Arn; and nephew, Philip Call.
   A special thank you to CentraCare Hospice for all the special care given to Phil.
   Obituary and guestbook available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.