11 2nd Ave N, Unit 103 | Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Carol Janice Haffner “Grabinski”, 77
Star Prairie, Wis.
Oct. 27, 1941 - June 5, 2019
Ruth J. Nelson, 91
Sauk Rapids, MN
April 25, 1928 - June 15, 2019
Dorothy H. Jurek
St. Cloud, MN
Sept. 13, 1929 - May 28, 2019
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. May 31 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Dorothy Jurek who died May 28, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. LeRoy Maus officiated and burial was at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery in Duelm. Visitation was 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
Dorothy was born Sept. 13, 1929, in St. Cloud to William F. and Margaret L. (Moshier) Eller. She married Peter P. Jurek Aug. 26, 1947, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Dorothy worked as a cook for St. Cloud School District No. 742 for 21 years and was also a homemaker. She volunteered at Country Manor and played Farkel and bingo with her friends. She was a loving, caring and supportive mother of nine children.
Survivors include her children, Nancy (David) Roske of Garrison, Bonnie (Robert) Peterson of Mankato, Deborah Jurek of St. Cloud, Marion (William) Thelen of Sauk Rapids, Donna Darrah of Casper, Wyo., Jeanette (Dave) Billig of St. Joseph, Steven (Barb) Jurek of Glenwood, Jo Ann (Jeffrey) Nicoll of Rice, Caroline (John) Nyholm of Saucier, Miss.; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Marcella “Sally” Binsfeld, and Alvina Lepinski.
Barry A. Burk, 76, loving husband of Maxine "Micki" Burk of Lexington, SC, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Prisma Health Parkridge Hospital, Columbia, SC. (Formally from Sauk Rapids). Born Nov 12, 1942 in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota to Harry and Hildur Burk. He is survived by his loving wife, brother Bob (Carol), children Greg (Carolyn), Jason (Brenda), Stuart (Christine) Garner, and Donna (Ken) Murray; grandchildren Michael You have (Courtney) Wolter, Amanda (Eric) Plude, Melissa, Sydney, Alli Burk, Kayla and Cole Teets, Taylor Garner, and great grandchildren Avery and Everly Wolter and Hudson and Milo Plude.
Barry exuded life through his calling to education where he taught at Sauk Rapids High School and the University of Minnesota until he retired after 32 years of educating professionally. He continued to educate his family through life lessons which will be valued forever. Barry walked God's path as a member of Pine River United Methodist Church in Minnesota and Red Bank United Methodist Church in South Carolina. Cherishing his stories of camping, fishing, hunting and traveling via RV; Barry and his adventures will remain etched in our hearts forever.
Memorial service was held at Red Bank United Methodist church, Lexington, SC on March 2, 2019.
Celebration of Life will be held at Pine River United Methodist Church in Pine River, MN at 11am on June 15, 2019. Final resting place will be Blind Lake.
Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Ruth J. Nelson, age 91, who passed away June 9 at Chateau Waters in Sartell. Rev. Timothy Routh will officiate and entombment will be at Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home Saturday.
Ruth was born April 25, 1928, in Superior, Wis. to John and Agnes (Rood) Veltikold. After her mother passed away, her father married Gladys Rennelfeldet. Ruth came from a Norwegian family and Gladys taught Ruth English while she was growing up. She married Gordon “Gordy” Nelson Sept. 6, 1945, in Munson Lake. Gordy was the love of her life and “the angel without wings” as she would say. Ruth and Gordy lived many years in Brooten before they resided most of their lives in Sauk Rapids. She was a caregiver throughout her life and worked in sales, maintaining campgrounds and RV lots. She enjoyed dancing, camping and was musically inclined. She played the squeeze box and also knew how to play piano. Ruth was a hard worker who loved people and was full of fun and energy.
Survivors include her children, Ginger (Dana) O’Brien of Rice, Sharon (Ervin) Kosloski of Merrifield, Rod (Kay) Nelson of Farmington, and Barb (Craig) Leerberg of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; and nieces, Leona and Corinne Veltikold. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordy on May 22, 2014; great grandson, Colin Kosloski; and step-brother, Jerry Veltikold.
Obituary, guestbook and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.
Carol Janice Haffner “Grabinski” Age 77 of Star Prairie, Wis. was born Oct. 27, 1941. Carol passed away after a short battle with an aggressive cancer June 5, 2019.
She is survived by children, Jeannine Haffner-Brekke, Rodney and Julie Haffner, Robin and Colleen Haffner, Todd and Colleen Haffner, and Tammy Haffner. 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter, all who lovingly called her Grandma “GG”. Her siblings, Jean and Kenneth Wickmann, Bill and Sherry Grabinski, and Tom Grabinski; one very dear friend, Melanie Greenfield; many family and friends along with her beloved dog, Riley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delroy Haffner; her parents, Fred and Alma Grabinski; her in-laws, Richard and Ida Haffner; son, Scott Haffner; grandson, Joshua Schouten; son-in-law, Tom Brekke; sisters, JoAnn Grabinski and Barb Francis; and sister-in-law Deloris (Sis) Soderlund.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. June 14 at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home in New Richmond. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday June 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Richmond.
On June 6, 2019, Carol and Del celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, dancing once again together in Heaven.
Barry A. Burk, 76
Sauk Rapids, MN
Nov. 12, 1942 - Feb. 15, 2019