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Reneé V. Sebasky

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Mass of Christian Burial was June 2 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Reneé V. Sebasky, age 96, who passed away May 29, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. LeRoy Scheierl officiated and burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Rice. Visitation was Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Parish prayers were Thursday at the funeral home.
Reneé was born Jan. 20, 1927, in St. Paul to Adolph and Adeline (Trudeau) LeTourneau. She married Arthur “Bucco” Sebasky May 29, 1948, in White Bear Lake. Reneé lived in the Rice area most of her life and earned her master’s degree in education from St. Cloud State University. She was a teacher for St. Stephen-Sartell Schools, retiring in 1990. Reneé’s faith was very important to her. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church where she was involved with the choir, Christian Mothers, religious education and Eucharistic ministry and worked as a greeter. Reneé was also a Girl Scouts leader and director at Camp Courage Day Camp. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing cards, cooking and dancing. Reneé was an avid reader and loved raising orchids and other flowers. She was also a huge Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. Reneé will always be remembered for her kindness, her ability to show unconditional love, and her talent for cooking, canning and baking.
Reneé is survived by her son and daughters, André (Susan) Sebasky of Pillager, Eilleene (Mark) Stawarski of St. Cloud, Marcia (Dan) Smieja of Rice, and Dr. Danielle (Dr. James Quenan) Busse-Quenan of Amery, Wisconsin; family friend, Camille Cady of St. Cloud; 24 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; sons, Kevin and Jacques; daughters, Juliette Robinson and Amy Sebasky; great-grandsons, Waylon Hutchins and Logan Roland; and 12 brothers and sisters. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Poor Clare Monastery of Sauk Rapids.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Patricia A. Ihli

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Patricia A. Ihli, age 85, who passed away May 30, 2023, at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach and the Rev. Steve Binsfeld will concelebrate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Patricia was born June 23, 1937, in St. Cloud to Edmund and Margaret (Hadersbeck) Ihli. She grew up in the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids area, lived in Annandale for three years after college, Wadena for 27 years, and in Sauk Rapids since 1989. Patricia was an elementary teacher at Wadena Elementary, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a former faith formation teacher. Patricia loved kids, reading, writing poetry and flowers. She loved her family especially her nieces and nephews. She was loving, kind, generous, religious and a caregiver.
Survivors include her siblings, Virginia (John) Gammell of St. Cloud, Michael (Susan) Ihli of Maple Grove, Richard (Nancy) Ihli of Rogers, and Todd (Mary) Ihli of Sartell; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Dianne Voit, Karen Ihli, and Shirley Staneart; and brother, Edmund Ihli, Jr.
Memorials are preferred to 40 days, MCCL, and Pro-Life across America.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Hayat K. Deeb

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Mass of Christian Burial was May 25 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Hayat Deeb, 79, of St. Cloud who passed away May 21, 2023, at the Good Shepherd Home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Tom Knoblach officiated. Visitation was Wednesday at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church in St. Cloud.
Hayat was born March 15, 1944, in Beirut, Lebanon, to Mahrous and Howla (Mansour) Kairouz. She married George Deeb July 14, 1967, in Beirut. George died suddenly June 4, 1975. In September 1976, she immigrated to the United States with her family and settled in St. Cloud. She worked as a food director at St. John’s Preparatory School for many years until her retirement. She is a member of St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.
Hayat was a passionate woman who loved life and lived every day for her family and friends. She is a strong, gentle, caring, loving mother, (teta) grandmother, sister and friend to so many people she touched over the years. Her home was full of kindness, laughter, warmth, and great stories. Hayat’s house was open to everyone, and she was always so full of life. Some of Hayat’s passions were cooking, gardening and planting beautiful flowers, which she shared effortlessly with those around her. Her heart was immersed in love for her three beautiful children and five amazing grandchildren. Hayat’s legacy will live through each and every one of us, her dear friends and family, who she loved unconditionally. Rest in peace, Teta.
She is survived by her children, Elie (Cheryl Hommerding) Deeb of St. Cloud; Anthony Deeb of San Diego, California; Lina (Bruce) Frame of Hampstead, North Carolina; grandchildren, Tyler, Lauren, Jake Deeb, Madison, Michael Frame, brothers, Fadl Kairouz of Tucson, Arizona; Russ (Najat) Kairouz of Tucson, Arizona; Joe Kairouz of Phoenix, Arizona.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband George, siblings Akl Kairouz, Sister Monique Kairouz, Saada Kairouz, Madna Kairouz and granddaughter Kaylee Deeb.
We want to send a special thanks to the St. Cloud Hospital, the stroke team and all the medical professionals that cared for and did everything they could for our mother.  We also want to send a special thanks to Good Shepherd Nursing Home and skilled nursing as well as St. Croix Hospice for their highest level of commitment, their caring and their true love for our mother throughout this whole process.  Thank you.
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Donna Scheel

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Donna Scheel, age 93, of Rice, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family May 22, 2023, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.  Funeral service celebrating the life of Donna was May 25 at Graham United Methodist Church, 2255 135th St. NE, Rice. Visitation was Wednesday evening at the church as well as one hour prior to services Thursday. Her final resting place will be next to her husband, Alvin, at Graham United Methodist Cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Donna Mae Cairns was born April 13, 1930, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Walter and Laura Cairns. She attended grade school at Garfield Elementary for grades K-6 in St. Cloud. Donna graduated as salutatorian from Sauk Rapids High School in 1948. She worked as a bookkeeper right out of high school for Maiers Transfer and X-Cel Optical, and also started as a Car Hop at the S&S Drive-In in Little Falls. On Oct. 5, 1949, Donna was united in marriage with the love of her life, Alvin ‘Sweede’ Scheel at Graham Church in rural Rice. After the wedding, the couple lived in a trailer in Paynesville for two years while working at their drive-in. They moved to the John Scheel farm the winter of 1951, and in March 1952, they moved into the farm house on the Walter Cairns farm. In 1963, Donna started working for Alvin and Uncle Harry Thomas doing book work for the insurance agency and continued until 1990 when they sold Scheel Insurance Agency. Donna also did book work for the Farm Bureau in Foley from 1967-68.
Donna was a member of Graham Church all of her adult life. She lovingly gave of her time and talents serving on various committees including: the Ladies’ Aid, church treasury, prayer line, and kept records for the Langola Cemetery Board. Known for her beautiful porcelain dolls and her abundant flower gardens; Donna enjoyed sharing her flowers with church members, family, and friends. Donna could easily earn the award for World’s Greatest Grandma. Her grandchildren will hold fond memories of her homemade chicken noodle soup, perfectly mashed potatoes, Grandma’s Jelly, chocolate chip cookies and homemade ice cream.  Donna and Alvin were blessed with 73 years of marriage and they are now reunited in heaven along with Donna’s brothers, Clayton and William Cairns; Donna’s parents; and other special family members.
Donna is survived by her children:  Sheryl (Clifford) Weitgenant of Rice, Karen (Steve) Hovanes of Sartell, Kevin (Ann) Scheel of Rice, and Lori (Tom) Slowinski of New Auburn, Wisconsin;  grandchildren: Joel, Sarah, Kayla, Adam, Michael, Matthew, Anthony, Alex, Abbey, Sean and Shannon; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Denchfield; as well as other relatives and friends.
Memorials preferred to donor’s choice.
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Susan K. (Haakonson) Landon

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Susie, of Cantonement, Florida, formerly of Sauk Rapids, passed away May 6, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a graduate of Sauk Rapids High School and Pensacola State College, Florida. She loved flowers, music and was active in her church.
Susie was born Feb. 18, 1946, to Clarence and Marcella “Sally” (Daniel) Haakonson. Susie is survived by her children; Shawn (Jessica) Landon and Tina (Rob) Pearson, siblings: Karen (Tom) Machula, Karl (Pam) Haakonson, Judy (Jerry) Frey, Oz (Diane) Haakonson, Ruth (Tom ) McGrath, Joni (Mike) Grimes, Terri (Bob) Vierzba, Coke Haakonson (Bill Conboy), Rick (Mary) Haakonson and Kurt Haakonson, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents.
A private memorial will be held at a later date. 
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Duane G. Baron

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Memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Duane G. Baron, 63 who passed away May 16, 2023, at his home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Doug Watercott and Kevin Brenny will officiate and burial will be at a later date.
Duane was born July 12, 1959, in St. Cloud to Henry and Frances (Gapinski) Baron. He grew up in the St. Cloud area, in a big family with his parents, three brothers and five sisters. Duane graduated from Foley High School in 1977. He married Susanne “Sue” Reiman Sept. 26, 1998, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. They lived in Sauk Rapids where they raised their children, Jordan and Colin. Duane enjoyed working as a cabinet maker for Brenny Custom Cabinets for over 45 years before retiring in October 2022. In his free time, Duane enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, and spending time with family.
Duane is survived by his wife, Sue Baron of Sauk Rapids; sons, Jordan Baron of Georgia and Colin Baron of Sauk Rapids; siblings, Nordeen (Mary) Baron of Andover, LeRoy Baron of Blaine, Harvey (Pat) Baron of Royalton, Renee Petron of Rice, Janice (Glenn) Huls of Avon, LuAnn (Larry) Novak of St. Cloud, Sharon Baron of Rice, and Kevin (Denise) Baron of Sauk Rapids. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arlene Baron; and brother- in- law, Donny Petron.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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J. Patrick Cairns

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Mass of Christian Burial was May 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for J. Patrick Cairns, 86, who passed away May 15, 2023, surrounded by family. The Rev. Gregory Sauer officiated and burial was at North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud. Visitation was  May 18 and one hour prior to services May 19 at the church. There was a military prayer service Thursday evening. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
 John Patrick was born in St. Cloud to Jean H. and Olive (Anderson) Cairns. He lived his entire life in Rice. After attending St. Cloud State University, he was employed in the family business, Cairns Bar and Liquor. Pat married Sharon Rolstad of St. Cloud Nov.  27, 1958. They spent summer 1960 in Vermont, where Pat managed a marina complex on Lake Champlain for his uncle. They returned to Rice where they lived their entire 64 years of marriage. They were blessed with three children Dan, Deb and Mark.
Pat was an insurance agent until 1968, at which time he accepted a position with United Power Association (now Great River Energy) in Elk River. Pat retired from GRE in 1998 as manager of land rights. He continued as a senior real estate consultant for GRE for a number of years thereafter. While Pat was at GRE, he was a member of the International Right of Way Association for more than 45 years. On the local level  at NorthStar Chapter 20, he served as president, vice president and all other elected offices as well as chairing the utilities and environmental committees. Pat was named Professional of the Year in 1990 and 2004. On the regional level (Region 3 of IRWA) consisting of six states in the upper Midwest, Pat served as secretary treasurer, vice chair and two terms as chairman and was Region 3’s representative on the utilities and environmental committees. Pat received a lifetime achievement award from Region 3 in 2000. On the national level, Pat served as a member of the International Board of Directors and on the nominations and elections committees as well as the IRWA’s prestigious ethics committee.
Pat joined the U.S. Army March 4, 1957. After completion of his six-year reserve obligation, Sgt. Cairns reenlisted and was accepted to attend Infantry Officers Candidate School at the Minnesota Military Academy. He was commissioned a second lieutenant Feb. 14, 1964. Pat served in several unit positions and commanded the Army Reserve Unit in St. Cloud and later Marshall. He also served as a staff officer at Battalion Headquarters 409th Infantry in St Cloud and at Brigade Headquarters 205th Infantry at Fort Snelling. Pat retired in 1987, with the rank of major after serving 22 years in the active reserve and eight years in the standby reserve.
Pat served on the Rice City Council for 16 years including two terms as assistant mayor. He served on the Rice Fire Department for 11 years and was chairman of the Rice Fire Board for 20 years. Pat negotiated the original contract to bring cable TV to Rice and served as cable TV chair for 22 years. Pat was a former member of St. John’s Cantius Church in St. Cloud, where he served five years as president of the parish council.
Pat was a member of the Military Officers Association of America, a lifetime member of the Reserve Officers Association, the National Rifle Association and the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association. He was a member of the St. Cloud Chapter of Mended Hearts, a 50-year member of the Rice American Legion Post 473. He was a member of the honor guard and was a former member of the board of directors.
Over the years, Pat and Sharon enjoyed extensive traveling, visiting Alaska and each of the contiguous states (except Maine). They fondly remember Alaska as their most enjoyable trip. Pat was a proud dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. He also enjoyed attending gun shows with his grandson John Browning (Michael), hunting, fishing, spending time at Leech Lake, and he loved having is family around. He was a great Vikings and Twins fan, and rarely missed a televised game.
Pat is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon of Rice; children, Daniel (Ellie) of Rice, Deborah (Lloyd) Erdmann of Rice, and Mark (Kelli) of Franklin, Tennessee; sister, Mary (Gary) Engberg of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Vicky Cairns of Tennessee; grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Erica, Brandon, Hayden, Ian and Isabelle; and great-grandchildren, Levi, Lacey and Luke. Pat was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Rice American Legion Post 473.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Jerry S. Walker

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Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Jerry S. Walker, age 86, who passed away May 7, 2023, at Talamore Assisted Living in St. Cloud. Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Jerry was born March 6, 1937, in Michigan Town, Indiana, to Clarence and Vera (Quinn) Walker. He married Betty Lewellen in 1957, and she passed away in 2001. He married Eileen Stickler Wallace  Jan. 20, 2004, in Hawaii. Jerry was a veterinarian, served in the U. S. Army, and worked for the United States Department of Agriculture and traveled to over 70 countries with them until he retired in 2001. He owned a ranch in a valley in Idaho where he raised cattle and hay. Jerry was generous, loved flowers and liked being in charge. He loved working with many people and cultures.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Eileen, of Sauk Rapids; daughter, Michelle Sayre of Maryland; son, Douglas (Jamie) Walker of Idaho; step-son, Steven Wallace of Webster; step-daughters, Cheryl (Oscar) Martin of Sauk Rapids and Kathryn (Dave Westermayer) West of Webster; brothers, Richard (Michaelene) Walker of North Carolina, and Tom (Pat) Walker of Indiana; grandchildren, Carly Cushing and Chris Bergmann; step-grandchildren, Alan Paulson and Seth Paulson; and three great -randchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Walker; sister, Helen Proctor; brother, Newell Walker; and son-in-law, Ned Sayre.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Joyce C. Sanders

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Joyce C. Sanders, age 85, of Sauk Rapids, passed away April 8 after a brief illness at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Private family services will take place.
Joyce lived her entire life in the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids area. In 1973 after working in the food industry for several years, she purchased her first restaurant on Highway 10 in St. Cloud. She went on to own and run three other Joyce’s Cafe’s in the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids area. She also worked in the kitchen at the St. Cloud Children’s Home and the breakfast bar at the St. Cloud Holiday Inn Express for many years before retiring Sept. 20, 2012. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning for many friends and family members and spending time with her beloved poodles Coco and Candy.
Joyce is survived by her sons, Charles (Cindy) Sanders of South Haven and Adrian (partner, Rose) Sanders of Salem, Missouri; brothers, Richard (Naomi) Pilantz of Dalton and Robert Pilantz of Jefferson, Oregon; sisters, Lavonne Pratt of Elk River and Marion (Bob) Gustafson of Sartell.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffery Sanders in 1979; soul mate and best friend, Thomas Hopke in 2022; sisters, Sandra Pilantz and Caroline Evans; brothers, Ralph Lepinski and Dwain Pilantz.
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Marjean M. Keehr

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Marjean M. Keehr, 90, who passed away May 8, 2023, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. David Hinz will officiate and burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids.
Marjean was born April 4, 1933, at home in Sauk Rapids to August and Adeline (Marquardt) Wippich. Marj spent a great portion of her life in the Sauk Rapids area. She began working at her parent’s bakery at 11 years old and continued through high school, where she graduated as the salutatorian from Sauk Rapids High School. After high school, she worked as a secretary for the superintendent of schools, until her marriage to Lloyd Keehr. Marj and Lloyd lived in Sauk Rapids before moving to Alexandria, Fargo and Fridley before moving back to Sauk Rapids. Marj was very involved in genealogy and always available for phone calls in research requests. She also enjoyed helping in her community. Along with volunteering, she was a member of the Altar Guild, general chairperson of the Centennial Celebration at Trinity Lutheran Church, Benton County Historical Society and the Board of Directors at BCHS. Marj loved to travel in the motor home and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Marjean is survived by children, Terree (Steve) Lindvall of Wausau, Wisconsin, Mark (Linda) Keehr of Bozeman, Montana; grandchildren, Joshua (Katie) Keehr, Dr. Leah (Ian) Anderson; great-grandchildren, Kieran, Freja, Scarlett, Stetson; sister, Glorian “Tudy” (Larry) Blowers of Anoka; brother-in-law, Jerry (Tara) Keehr; and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd on Oct. 26, 2014; and daughter, Brenda Keehr.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Shirley R. Rau

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A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Shirley R. Rau, age 89, who passed away  May 4, 2023, at Good Shepherd Memory Cottages in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home. Chaplain Lisa Lynott-Carroll will officiate, and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls at a later date.
  Shirley was born Nov. 6, 1933, in New Prague to Louis and Ruth (Pederson) Larson. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Roosevelt High School. After high school, Shirley resided in St. Cloud for many years. She worked for the State of Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles as a driver’s license examiner, a job she so loved.
Shirley married Thomas Rau and they spent their life living in the Cold Spring area, first on Long Lake, then later, on the Rich-Spring Golf Course. After Tom’s passing, Shirley moved to Walker for several years before moving to Sauk Rapids. She was always very proud of her Norwegian heritage and enjoyed traveling to Norway with her mother and aunt. She loved music and was a talented pianist. Shirley loved her family and friends, hosting gatherings, especially times spent at her lake home. Shirley was known for being kind, witty, and having a funny sense of humor. Shirley was always in a good mood and friendly to all.
Shirley is survived by her children, Lee (Dennis) Kurtz of Fort Meyers, Florida, Nick (Betsy) Picciano of Sauk Rapids; stepchildren, Lana (Jim) Feddema of St. Cloud, Jack (Sue) Gall of North Carolina; grandchildren, Robin and Louis Kurtz, Jody Kurtz Hemme, Kayla and Alex Picciano; great grandchildren, Kade, Kyler and Rylin Hemme, Madison and Mira Loring, and  Vaughn Hoffman. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; brothers, Richard and Gene Larson; stepson, Andy Gall.
Thank you to Good Shepherd Memory Cottages and Moments Hospice for all their excellent care. Memorials are preferred to Good Shepherd Foundation or Moments Hospice Foundation.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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John E. Murphy, Jr.

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25. 2023, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for John E. Murphy, Jr., age 71, who passed away April 18, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his family. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls at a later date. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 24, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour before services at the funeral home Tuesday.
 John was born May 10, 1951, in St. Cloud to John E. “Jack” and Mary (Schwegel) Murphy, Sr. He was a proud veteran and honorably served our country in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps. John married Anita Marie Hoffarth Aug. 27, 1977, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He worked as a union carpenter for Local Union 930. John enjoyed hunting, and carpentry and was always working on a project. He took his work and his life seriously, and once you got to know him, you quickly discovered his heart of gold and his generous nature. John often had a lesson to share, that didn’t always seem clear at the time it was given, but in the end, he was always right. He proudly celebrated over 40 years of sobriety and showed endless dedication to sponsoring others and maintaining those important relationships he made. Most importantly he loved his family. Time spent with them was always cherished.
 Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Anita of Sauk Rapids; daughters and son, Tanya (Adam) Hammer of Alexandria, Jason of Rice, Tiffany (Dylan Watts) of Sartell, and Tara (Brent) Winter of Foley; sisters and brothers, Mary Kay (Andy) Brixius of St. Joseph, Pat (Gloria) of Haymarket, Virginia, Bob (Zita) of Avon, Sharon Bischoff of Ramsey, Brian (Robin) of St. Joseph, Peggy of St. Joseph, and Danny of St. Joseph; brother-in-law, Tim Cooney of St. Joseph; and grandchildren, Austin, Alex, and Jacob Sargeant, Teague Peterick, Jarrin Murphy, Watson and Elliot Winter. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Colleen Murphy-Cooney; infant sister, Joanie; and brother-in-law, Mike Bischoff.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Delores L. Wainright

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Funeral services were April 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Delores “Shortie” L. Wainright, 74, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away at the Good Shepherd Cottages in Sauk Rapids March 31, 2023. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids at a later date. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. April 3  at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Delores Louise Warrick was born May 25, 1948, in Sauk Rapids to James and Martha (Doeden) Warrick. On Oct. 21, 1967, she married Robert Wainright at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. They lived in Sauk Rapids until 1971, when they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. They lived there until 1975, and then moved back to Sauk Rapids. Delores was a daycare provider until 1992, worked part time at Coborn’s , and then worked at DBL Labs until 2014. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies over the years, including stained glass work, macrame, ceramics and collecting spoons.  She loved spending time with family, shopping, and traveling, and liked to purchase a new sweatshirt from each new travel location to add to her collection. She also loved baking with her grandchildren, especially traditional Christmas cookies.
Delores is survived by her husband, Robert Wainright of Sauk Rapids; children, Kris (Tim) Wainright-Tadych of St. Cloud, Jennifer (Adam Holmes) Wainright of Troy, Virginia, Jessica (Leon) Carrier of Ridgecrest, California, Stacey (Jon) Johnson of St. Cloud, Jonathan (Lyssa) Wainright of Minneapolis, Nancy (Andy) Christopherson of Foley; grandchildren, Skyler, Madison, Olivia, Nathan, Makenna, Waylon; and sisters; Bevery “Honey” Justin of Merrifeld, and Lorraine “Buddy” (Bob) Penly of Sauk Rapids.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shirley “Cookie” Smolnik; brothers, James and Eugene “Bones” Warrick.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the Good Shepherd Cottages and St. Croix Hospice for wonderful care given to Delores.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Gerard “Butch” Rossman 

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Gerard “Butch” Rossman of Sauk Rapids, left us peacefully Feb. 26, 2023, at his new Arizona home in Apache Junction, Arizona, after a yearlong fight with cancer. Cremation was handled by Wyman Cremation & Funeral Home in Mesa, Arizona.
Join us for a celebration of Butch’s life April 16 at the Sauk Rapids VFW. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for family and relatives and 1-5 p.m. for friends.
Butch was born March 22, 1957, to Vernon and Donna (Meierhofer) Rossman. Butch grew up in Pearl Lake and graduated from Tech High School. He married Denise (Shiek)  June 24, 1983.
Butch had an unbelievable work ethic which started on his family farm and grew into owning his own excavation business in sewer and water and snow plowing for 30 years. He enjoyed helping others succeed. Butch was quite the man! He had many friends including his Sunset Bay and new Arizona friends. He was known for his red shirt, shorts, a beer and always having a can of snuff in his shirt pocket. We will miss his morning coffee and driveway chats, sitting in the golf cart by the lake, orange squishies and him making sure we were doing things right. He nicknamed everyone and had a way with words (Oh God Ya!)
Butch is survived by his wife Denise of Sauk Rapids; children Stephanie (Shane) Miller of Sartell, son Tyler of Sauk Rapids; stepdaughter Angela Henkemeyer of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren Jordan, Chloe and Adley and step-grandchildren Nathan and Nicholas; mother Donna Rossman of St. Cloud; sisters Nancy Pelzer, Carol (Joe) Jerkovich, Laura Rossman, Cindy Helterbridle, Joan Rossman, Linda Hughes, Jackie Rossman (Dan) and brother Ed Rossman (Tracy). He is preceded in death by his father Vernon, brother David Rossman (sister-in-law Sandy and godson Joseph) sister Shelly Schmitt, brothers-in-law Tim Hughes, Tom Pelzer and best friend Jim Mueller (one of the three amigos).
Special thanks to Coborn Cancer Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and everyone for their support through this journey, especially Mary and Dale Denney.

Edward “Ed” R. Iken 

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Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, April 14, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Edward “Ed” R. Iken, 83, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away at Talamore Senior Living in St. Cloud. March 28, 2023. Burial will be at Benton Cemetery in Sauk Rapids at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
 Edward Roy Iken was born Feb. 11, 1940, in Hawarden, Iowa, to Eberhard and Esther (Schulz) Iken. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961. On August 11, 1962, he married Judy McCormick in Fairview, South Dakota. The couple lived in the Sauk Rapids area since 1967. Ed worked at Ferche Millwork and retired after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Ed enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He was very hardworking and appreciative of others. Ed loved bird watching, and he hated squirrels.
 Ed is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Judy of Sauk Rapids; sons and daughter, Eric (Kay) of St. Joseph, Chad of St. Cloud, and Jessie (Austin) Dando of Roberts, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Cole Iken, Dylan Iken, Lievie Dando, and Camryn Dando; and siblings, Dorothy (Donald) Van Wyhe of Ireton, Iowa, Helen Gilliam of Wilmington, North Carolina, Melvin (Lynda) of Broomfield, Colorado; brother-in-law, Jack Keasler of Hayward, California; and sister-in-law, Hazel of Winton, California. Ed is also survived by the McCormick siblings and their families, nieces and nephews, and many close friends.
 He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harvey and Ray Iken; sister, Mildred Keasler; and brother-in-law, Ray Gilliam.
 The family would like to give a special thanks to Moments Hospice, the Talamore staff and the VA.
 Obituary, guest book, and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com

Richard C. Wold

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Richard Clarence Wold, age 76, of Sauk Rapids, died March 2, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.
Richard was born Dec. 21, 1946, in Marshall,  to Clarence and Marie (Abel) Wold. He married Linda Vlaminck in 1971. They later divorced. On June 3, 1995, Dick married Carolyn L. Alameda in St. Cloud. Dick was employed in sales throughout his life and worked for Eye Kraft, Gatr Truck Center and Traut Wells. He also owned and operated Advanced Handyman and Remodeling for over 20 years. Richard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Cloud Eastside VFW Post 4847 and Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Wold of Sauk Rapids; son, Jason (Nasro) Wold of Minneapolis; daughters, Sherry Wold of Tucson, Arizona; and Mollie (Jared) Eckman of Nampa, Idaho; brothers Theodore (Karen) Wold of Nevis; and William “Bill” Wold of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister, Kathryn Enfield of Chaska; stepson, William “Bill” (Andrea) Derr of Coon Rapids; and Jonathan Derr of St. Cloud; stepdaughter, Victoria “Vicki” (Kris) Hoppe of St. Cloud; and grandchildren, Jonathon, Crystal, Airianna, Olivia, Kadryn, Kohlson, Asha, Zahara, Saada, Nimah, Micah, Braden, and Kira; and great-grandchildren Anthony and Ella Mae.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the St. Cloud Eastside VFW Post 4847.
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Raymond C. Schlichting

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Raymond “Ray” C. Schlichting, age 91, who passed away March 7, 2023, at Ridgeview Assisted Living in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and will be one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Parish prayers were Friday at the funeral home.
Ray was born March 2, 1932, in Royalton to Alfred and Mary (Smieja) Schlichting. He graduated from Royalton High School in 1951. Ray honorably served our country in the U.S. Army. He married Marlys Popp June 23, 1958, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice. Ray lived in the Rice area all of his life and worked as a plumber, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church where he served on the cemetery board and church council. Ray was also a member of Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254. He volunteered for over 24 organizations. Ray was recognized as Sauk Rapids Citizen of the Year in 2012. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, traveling, watching baseball and football, gardening, canning, and family gatherings and celebrations. Ray was helpful, kind, generous and family oriented.
Ray is survived by his children, Jim (Patty) of Royalton, Judy Weis of St. Cloud, Jane (Dan) Haats of New London, Dan (Corina) of Rice, John (Sara) of Loveland, Colorado, and Anne (Nate Nordvik) of Maple Grove; son-in-law, Tom Lentner of Gilman; sister, Marlys Wells of Washburn, Wisconsin; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marlys in 1996; son, Dave; daughter, Mary Lentner; son-in-law, Neal Weis; brother, Roger; and sisters, Rita Fasen and Irene Burggraff.
The family would like to thank Ray’s care providers: VA staff, St. Croix Hospice, Ridgeview staff, and his friends at RSVP.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Jeanette A. Malikowski

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A celebration of life will be at a later date for Jeanette A. Malikowski, 79, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away March 3, 2023, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Jeanette was born March 23, 1943, in St. Cloud to Fred and Oria (Sweeter) Studanski. She held various jobs throughout the years but her primary focus was raising her family and working out of her home. Jeanette loved everything Elvis, from his music to his movies. She enjoyed going dancing and listening to bands, being with her friends and family, and socializing. Jeanette was a talented cook and baker. She was especially known for her famous, family-known stuffing recipe.
Jeanette is survived by her children, Barb Malikowski of Clear Lake, Wayne Malikowski of Royalton, Laurel Malikowski of Sauk Rapids, Dave (Joann Schmitz) Malikowski of St. Joseph and Deb Malikowski of Rice; grandchildren, Jamie, Jeremy, Jesse, Brittany, Jordan, Emily and Hunter; one great-grandchild on the way; and her brother, Gary (Connie) Studanski. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Brandon; brothers, Larry, Kenneth and Richard Studanski; and significant other, Toby Wentzlaff.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingman.com
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Maureen M. McNaughton

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Mass of Christian Burial was March 1 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud for Maureen M. McNaughton, age 80, who passed away Feb. 23, 2023, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Steven Binsfeld officiated and burial was in the spring at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the Cathedral in St. Cloud. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Maureen was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Elk River to Clem and Leone (Batterberry) Nelles. She worked as a cook at Breezy Point Resort for 12 years and at the Radisson Hotel in St. Cloud for 10 years. Maureen lived in the St. Cloud area the last 20 plus years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral and volunteered as a cook for funeral lunches, Eucharistic minister, and religious education. Maureen enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, whiskey and wine, and spending time with her family. She was humble, committed to helping others, had a strong faith, and was proud of her Irish heritage. Most importantly, she was most proud of her family and all their accomplishments.
Maureen is survived by her children, Heather Fink of St. Cloud and Shaun (Lori) McNaughton of Rice; sisters, Katherine Whitney of Emily and Ellen Leger of Outing; grandchildren, Jermaine McNaughton, Paige McNaughton, Alexander Reiter, Julianna Thran, Finley McNaughton, Marcus (Chelsey) Lewis, Chanel Lewis (Travis Kelly), Jordan (Anne) Lewis, Isaiah Edwards (Irving Williams), Elijah Edwards (Theresa Throng), and Renell Edwards; and seven great-grandchildren with three on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Richard Nelles.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids for all of their care for Maureen.
Obituary and guest book online at www.williamsdingman.com
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David A. Bluhm 

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David “Dave” Arthur Bluhm passed away Feb. 24, 2023, surrounded by family, pups and loved ones after a 10 year battle with cancer. 
Born, June 7, 1953, to Donald and Anice (Johnson) Bluhm, Dave was one of five siblings. Dave graduated from Sauk Rapids-Rice High School in 1971. He continued on to vocational school to obtain his ASE Certification. Dave worked for Xcel Optical, Larson Bus Company, Guardian School Bus, Laidlaw Transportation and retired from the city of Sauk Rapids in 2017. He also owned and operated his businesses throughout the years dealing with one of his passions of motors and racing. Performance Parts, Mr. D’s Performance Center, Dave’s Repair, and The Race Shop.
Dave enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids and his dogs whether it was at home, the lake, the racetrack or even in his shop. 
He is survived by his wife, Janice (Hoff) Bluhm; children Theresa Bluhm, Stephanie (Tobias) Lloyd, D.J. Bluhm, Kristen (Thomas) Brandt, Jessica (Brandon) Schlangen, Daniel Keller (Sammie Cummings); grandchildren Donovan, Mykayla, Rowan, Adeline and Bode; siblings Skip (Laureen) Bluhm, Scott (Debbie) Bluhm and Barb Bluhm. He is proceeded in death by his dad, mom and sister Ruth Ann.
Going out in true Dave style, he didn’t want to have the normal “Celebration of Life.” We are going to do what he asked and have a party. It will be held at Danny’s Dugout from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5.  In lieu of flowers we are asking for memorials to help with end of life costs.
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Nicholas A. Towner-Upshur

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Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Nicholas “Nick” A. Towner-Upshur, age 32, who passed away Feb. 14, 2023, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the funeral home.
Nick was born Aug. 25, 1990, in St. Cloud to Robert Upshur and Andretta Towner. He has lived in the St. Cloud area most of his life and worked at Land O Lakes in Melrose. Nick performed music at various locations with the stage name, Profit/YYY. He enjoyed music and spending time with family, friends and his daughters. Nick was devoted to his daughters and was very proud of them. He was outgoing, compassionate, intellectual, loving, kind, funny and strong-willed.
Nick is survived by his daughters, Jaida Marie Towner-Upshur and Jaleyah RaéLynne Towner-Upshur, and their mother, Rashel Guy all of Waite Park; his mother, Andretta Towner of Virginia Beach, Virginia; father, Robert Upshur of St. Cloud; second mother, Clare LaMont of Minneapolis; grandparents, Will and Annette Towner of Sauk Rapids, Patricia Upshur of Sartell; sisters and brothers, Amber Dreaney of Antioch, California, Brandon Dreaney of Antioch, California, Annaliese (Cody) Moran of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Jayson Provost of Virginia Beach, Virginia; aunts and uncles, Emil Towner (Heidi Everett) of Avon, Jerren Towner of Sauk Rapids, Albert Upshur of St. Cloud, and Trish Upshur of Sartell. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com

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Ellard D. Grabuski

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Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Ellard D. Grabuski, age 87, who passed away Feb. 9, 2023, at Chateau Therapy Suites in Sartell. The Rev. David Hinz officiated and burial was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Popple Creek. Visitation was two hours prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Ellard was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Popple Creek Township to William and Tillie (Gratke) Grabuski. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Marines, enlisting in 1954. Ellard married Edna Volkers Nov. 24, 1962, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. He worked road construction for Hardrives for many years. Ellard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as an usher. He was also a member of Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254. Ellard enjoyed hunting, fishing, mowing the lawn, watching the Minnesota Twins, eating M&M’s and drinking Dr. Pepper, and traveling with his wife especially to Branson, Missouri.
Ellard is survived by his wife, Edna of Sauk Rapids; sons, Todd (Michelle) of Crosby and Tedd of Sauk Rapids; brother, Bill of Mendota Heights; grandchildren, Cory, Eric, Kayla and Amber; sister-in-law, Sally Grabuski; nephew, Dennis Grabuski; and niece, Carol Kiekow. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Albert, Willard, Paul, Leonard, Harry and Henry; and sisters, Helen Fonsica, Alma Kiekow and Clara Grabuski.
The family would like to thank the staff at Chateau Therapy Suites.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Nancy Mae Robatcek

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Funeral services were Jan. 26 at Grace Baptist Church in Sartell for Nancy Mae Robatcek, 85, of Sauk Rapids who was welcomed into the arms of her Savior Jan. 21, 2023, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Memory Cottages in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. James Goodew officiated and burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church Thursday.  Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Nancy Mae was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Hutchinson to Oliver and Blanche (Majzner) Henricks. She lived in St. Paul until 1956, when she moved to Sauk Rapids. On Feb. 16, 1957, she married James Robatcek at Trinity Lutheran Church. Nancy worked as a homemaker and raised her four children. She also worked as secretary for Young at Heart, senior group. Nancy enjoyed crafts, interior decorating and floristry. She dedicated her life to Christ and maintained her strong faith into her final days.
Nancy is survived by her sons and daughter, Fredrick of Sauk Rapids, Candi “Sue” (Randy) Chavez of Custer, South Dakota, and David (Patty) of Spring Valley, California; honorary son, Robert “Coe” Landwehr of St. Cloud; brothers, William Henricks of Chula Vista, California, and Robert (Ruth) Henricks of Chula Vista, California; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James in 1986; son, Alan Ray; sisters, Lorraine Pierce and Julianne Sjerven; brother, Calvin Arndt; and grandson, Dusty Robatcek.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Memory Cottages in Sauk Rapids and to the staff of Moments Hospice for the kind and compassionate care that was given to Nancy in her final days.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Myron “Mike” L. Walton

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Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Myron “Mike” L. Walton, age 85, who passed away Jan. 13, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Springfield at a later date. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Mike was born June 29, 1937, in Pine City, to Walter and Lillian (Taylor) Walton. He was united in marriage to Arlis Steffen Sept. 16, 1956, to which four children were born. They moved to the cities where Mike worked at The Prudential for 10 years, then worked at Blackie Bakery Delivery in 1965. In 1966, he started as a reserve police officer in Brooklyn Park. They moved to Springfield in 1966, where he became chief of police. In 1977, Mike and Arlis divorced, and he moved to Princeton. In 1978 he married Jeanine Marz. In 1979, he returned to law enforcement as a Benton County deputy sheriff and retired from there in 1995. He and Jeanine moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 2000, where they lived until Mike returned to Sauk Rapids in July 2021.
Mike was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls and the Minnesota Peace Officers Association. He enjoyed trips to local casinos, Las Vegas, garage sales, gardening, his coffee group at the Frying Pan, and camping with his family when he was younger. He enjoyed collecting tractors and Terry Redlin paintings. Mike will be remembered for his funny jokes and his practical, down-to-earth nature. He was especially fond of taking your quarters in games of cribbage.
Mike is survived by his children, Vikki (Glen) Morford of St. Cloud, Rhonda (Kevin) Ludewig of Springfield, Scott (Lisa) Walton of Mitchell, South Dakota, and Doug (Stacy) Walton of Springfield; siblings, Mitzi Steffen of Braham, Kathy (Pete) Voss of Milaca, and Denny (Bonnie) Walton of Seattle; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanine; parents; siblings, Gerald Walton and Patty Wilson; brother-in-law, Robert Steffen; and great-grandchild, Gavin Ludewig.
Obituary and guest book available online at   www.williamsdingman.com
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Andrew J. Dusek

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Upper Church, in St. Cloud for Andrew James Dusek, age 18, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Jan. 13, 2023, from a tragic accident while working on his car. The Rev. Scott Pogatchnik will officiate and burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Grey Eagle. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Andrew J. Dusek was born March 8, 2004, in Red Wing to Roderick and Janet (Muellner) Dusek. Andrew lived in Red Wing until 2011, and in Sauk Rapids for the remainder of his life. He graduated from Sauk Rapids-Rice High School in 2022. He was the president of concert band during his senior year of high school and played the saxophone in the jazz band, pep band and concert band. He was also involved in DECA. Andrew was currently studying at Dunwoody College in the Toyota Technician TTen program. He had a passion for cars and loved working on them. Andrew was currently working for Toyota as a technician intern. He was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud where he was an usher for several years. Andrew loved music, fishing and the outdoors. He was compassionate, thoughtful, generous and humble. Andrew was known for being happy-go-lucky and always smiling. He was strong in his faith, meticulous in his work and a natural leader. Most importantly, Andrew cherished his family and friends.
Andrew is survived by his parents, Janet and Rod of Sauk Rapids; sister, Katie (Joey) Dickey of Andover; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Muellner of Grey Eagle; aunts and uncles, Jill Muellner of Plymouth, Jack and Rosemary Muellner of League City, Texas, Russ and Patricia Muellner of Grey Eagle, Keith and Maggie Martin of Cartersville, Georgia, and Therese Langevin of Sauk Rapids; cousins, Amber Martin, Ali Muellner, Isa Muellner, and Josh Muellner; and many other family and friends. Andrew was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Elizabeth Dusek; and maternal grandfather, Ralph Muellner.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools, Dusek Scholarship.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Donald G. Sabraski

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A gathering of relatives and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Donald “Don” G. Sabraski, 85, of Rice, who passed away at his home Jan. 2, 2023.
Donald George Sabraski was born Nov. 4, 1937, in rural Benton County to George and Mary (Stoltz) Sabraski. He married Peggy (Margaret) Menz July 5, 1985. Don worked as a construction carpenter for many years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. He loved trapshooting and traveling and he lived for the water. Don was a happy man who was well-liked by others. He liked to joke around and tell stories from “the good old days”.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy of Rice; son, Tom (Lindy) of Rice; step-son, Mark (Michelle) Wiherski of Missoula, Montana; grandchildren, Shane (Katie) Sabraski and Sonja (Matt) Weisman and Chelsea Lenchuk; great-grandchildren, Mason & Braelyn Sabraski, Skyeler, Aerial & Keizer Weisman and Noah, Alivia & Adrian Lenchuk.
Don was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are preferred.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Harvey O. Walker

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Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Harvey O. Walker, 86, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Jan. 1, 2023, at Country Manor Healthcare and Retirement Center in Sartell. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and entombment was at Hilltop Mausoleum. Visitation was  Jan. 4 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church Thursday.
Harvey Oscar Walker was born April 12, 1936, in Sauk Rapids to Oscar and Pauline (Kardash) Walker. He grew up and lived in Sauk Rapids for his entire life. On April 20, 1968, he married Emma Prom at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Harvey worked for the furniture store in Sauk Rapids for a number of years. He worked in engineering and maintenance for the St. Cloud School District. He also volunteered for the Sauk Rapids Fire Department and truly enjoyed staying in touch with the friends he made during his time there. Harvey was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and riding his bicycle. He also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and dancing, especially to polka or old-time music.
Survivors include his sons and daughters, David of Sauk Rapids, Marina (Kenneth) Doubek of Albany, Gregory (Jennifer) of St. Joseph, and Gail (Dave) Nett of Sartell; grandchildren, Amanda, James, Ashley, Brooke, Marcus, Lexi and Hailey; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ed Walker of Sartell and Elaine Walker of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Emma on April 5, 2022; sister and brother-in-law, Marlys (Duane) Grandy; and brother, Jack.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Country Manor for the kind and compassionate care that was given to Harvey.
Obituary, guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Marlene Mousky

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Marlene Mousky, 86, of Sauk Rapids, passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 30, 2022.
Memorial service took place Jan. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sauk Rapids. The Rev. David Hinz officiated. Visitation took place 9:30-11 a.m. Jan. 6 at the church. Burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls in spring.
Marlene was born Oct. 10, 1936, in St. Cloud to John and Elda (Schibonski) Mangel. She grew up in Sartell.  She graduated from Tech High School. She worked several jobs. She married Bill Mousky June 18, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. She was very active with the Trinity Lutheran Church and in the Good Shepherd Community. Marlene was a member of the Sauk Rapids VFW Auxiliary Unit 6992.
Survivors include son and daughter Joel (Debbie) Mousky of Sauk Rapids and Janice (John) Haus of Sauk Rapids; sister-in-law Lorraine Bentfield; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Randy & Jenny Mousky, Ryan & Jill Mousky and Mark, Justin Mousky, Jenna & Austin Tenter, Danielle Haus & Nick Johnson and Kannin and Layken, Kim & Mark Hess and Haylee and Hudson, and Kyle & Sarah Haus and Layla, Tyson and Kade.
Marlene is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bill.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.
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Rita A. Teff 

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Rita Teff, age 100, of Foley, passed away Dec. 20, 2022, at Sparrows Landing, St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 28 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at the Foley Funeral Home and continued at the church Wednesday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Rita Amelia Teff was born June 4, 1922, in Rice, to Herman and Anna (Martini) Rajkowski.  She grew up in Rice and graduated from Cathedral High School.  She married John Teff April 4, 1944, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice.  After their marriage, the couple moved to Foley and farmed.  Rita worked for Northwestern Bell in her early years.  Rita’s greatest passion was painting. She was a gifted artist and painted hundreds of paintings. She took painting lessons and later taught the art of painting to many students in the Foley area. She traveled extensively around the United States and Europe. She had many good friends and was blessed with a large family.  Rita had a wonderful sense of humor and was a good listener. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children: John ‘Jack’ (Mary), Penrose, Colorado; Charles ‘Chuck’ (Cathy), Garland, Texas; Sheila (Geno) Landucci, St. Cloud; Julie (Rodney) Stay, Oak Park; Marianna Teff-Kuechle, Foley; Joseph (Judy) Clear Lake and Heidi (Leonard) Ehalt, Newark, Texas, as well as 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild
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James P. Gapinski

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James P. Gapinski, 76, of Gilman, lost his battle with cancer Dec. 19, 2022, at his home. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Matthew Langager will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27, at church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
James (Jim) was born Aug. 6, 1946, and was a graduate of Foley High School, class of 1964. He married his wife of 55 years, Barbara (Herman) Sept. 23, 1967, and started a family that grows still today. Jim spent most of his adult life as an over-the-road truck driver and independent business owner. He loved spending time with his family and friends. His favorite pastime was working at home with his family in the flower gardens and their koi pond. He enjoyed hosting family gatherings and cooking for a crowd. He spent winters in Arizona and trips to the casino with his wife, Barb, and youngest son, Scott, along with extended family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who lived life to the fullest and loved his family more than anything.
Jim is survived by his loving wife Barb, his children Paul (Cathy), Jared (Molly), Jamie (Andrea), Kristie (Steve) and Scott; his grandchildren Kyle (Kallie), Alicia, Brittany, Zack (Megan), Morgan, Dawson, Reegan, Wren, Reilly, Mollie, Josalyn (Ryan), Conner; great grandchildren Brielle, Daxton (expecting).
 Jim was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Agnes Gapinski, three brothers, Joey, Al and Danny, sister Margie and many in-laws.  Jim, also known to many as “Big Jim”, will be dearly missed
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Colleen M. Millard

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Visitation was Dec. 14 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Colleen M. Millard, age 72, of Sartell, who died Dec. 8, 2022, at her home after a long battle with cancer. She spent her last few weeks surrounded by family and friends and showered with love.
Colleen was born Dece. 12, 1949, in St. Cloud to Ralph and Veda (Sprague) Mohs. She married Doug Millard Feb. 13, 1971, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Colleen has lived in the Sauk Rapids/Sartell areas most all of her life. She worked as a health unit coordinator at the St. Cloud Hospital for 34 years and was also employed at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School and Benton Drive Miniserv. Colleen enjoyed being surrounded by friends and family. Before kids, Colleen and Doug have fond memories of traveling with friends and family. They’d save their card playing winnings to book trips to Mexico. Colleen enjoyed teaching others new card or board games and was always trying to round up people to play a game or two. She was a wonderful baker and enjoyed making treats to share. She was an amazing grandmother and loved spending time making the grandkids laugh while playing made up games.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Doug of Sartell; sons, Paul of South Lake Tahoe, California, Brian (Jill) of St. Cloud; daughter, Kelly (Tony) O’Keefe of Humble, Texas; grandchildren, Connor, Nyla, Summer, Elizabeth and River; brothers, Bob (Frankie) Mohs of Sauk Rapids, Tim (Karen) Mohs of Silvis, Illinois; sisters, Gretchen (Jeff) Johnson of Vinton, Virginia, Becky (Tom) Schmidt of St. Cloud; sisters-in-law, Donna Mohs of Sartell and Lois Mohs of Sauk Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ron, Larry, Frank and Joe; sisters, Bev Brown and Karen Thelen.
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Ronald K. Anderson

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Dec.14 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Ronald K. Anderson, 81 of St. Cloud who died Dec. 7, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens officiated and burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Rice. Visitation was Dec. 13 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids, and one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday. Parish prayers were Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Ronald Keith Anderson was born June 10, 1941, in St. Cloud to Francis and Agnes (Mensinger) Anderson. He married Mary Sufka Sept. 14, 2007, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Ron lived in the Sauk Rapids area all of his life. He worked as a truck driver for the paper mill for 31 years, retiring in 2000. Ron was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell and participated in the Befrienders ministry. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and spending time in Brainerd at the campground. He also enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques and gardening. Ron was a simple man and he loved to live life.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo of Sartell; son, Jerold (Eileen) of Sauk Rapids; step-granddaughter Angeline; great-grandsons, J.D. and JuJu; siblings, Wayne (Karen) of New Hope, Cindy Gauthier of Minneapolis, Denise Breckenridge of Ft. Collins, Douglas (Bev) of Blaine and Mark (Berta) of St. Joseph. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dan in 1988; brother, Leonard; sisters, Rita Balda and Ruth Ross; step-brothers, Francis and step-sister, Yvonne Green.
Obituary, video tribute and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Rose Mooney Hughes

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Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 16, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township for Rose Mooney Hughes, 79 of Chandler, Arizona, and formerly of Sauk Rapids who died Dec. 5, 2022, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tennesssee. She died from complications with pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Dec. 15 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services Friday at the church in Minden Township.
Rose was born Jan. 10, 1943, in St. Paul to Kenneth and Virginia (Clemmer) Mooney. She was the oldest of eight and attended St. Agnes Catholic High School. She married Stephen Hughes Aug. 24, 1963, in St. Paul. They moved to a hobby farm in Sauk Rapids in 1974 where they were active in St. Pat’s parish and 4-H club. They separated in 1987 and later divorced. In 1982, she attended Anoka Technical College and began working as a licensed optician for Shopko, Pearle, Sam’s Club, and Walmart for decades before retiring in 2010. She moved to Arizona in 2001 and spent the last 15 years as a snowbird with her significant other Robert (Bob) Thomas, of Meadowlands. Rose was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chandler, Arizona, and formerly of member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township and the Sauk Rapids Lions Club. She enjoyed spending time with her eight grandkids, doing puzzles, reading their book series, baking (especially peanut butter blossoms), playing games on her iPad, and watching movies. She loved her place up at the lake and especially sitting on her deck overlooking the water. She was witty, loving, caring, welcoming; she would do anything for her family.
She is survived by her children, Bridget (Bryan) Binstock of Andover, Daniel (Camie) Hughes of Winona, and Colleen (Scott) Alexander of Ashland, Virginia; sister, Hope Marie Mooney of Minneapolis; grandkids, Bailei, Nathaniel, Ava, Melissa, Chloe, Matthew, Katherine, and Annika. She is preceded in death by her parents; oldest son, Tom; and six siblings.
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Robert J. Kaeter

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m.  Dec. 27 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township for Robert Joseph Kaeter of rural Sauk Rapids, who passed away Dec. 12, 2022, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Robert was born Aug. 9, 1933 to George and Theresa (Kieke) Kaeter. He married Bonnie Pearson Feb. 13, 1960 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and together they raised four children. Bob was a lifetime dairy farmer, starting out without electricity and farming with horses. He was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Bob was an East Central Energy board director for 40 years, and the Duelm substation is dedicated to him. He was also a volunteer at the VA hospital where he enjoyed visiting and driving the veterans. He received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer service from President Barack Obama in 2016. He was a 4-H leader and served on the Benton County Fair Board/Benton County Agricultural  Society. Bob enjoyed time with his family, animals, nature, playing “golf” with friends and collecting toy Farmall tractors.
Survivors include his children, Brad (Cindy) of Shoreview, Becky (Kerry) Lindgren of Staples, and Brent of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Nathan and Molly; and sister, Norlene Theisen of Marty. Bob is welcomed into heaven by his parents; wife, Bonnie; son, Brian David; siblings, Rosalia Lass, Della Stock, Donald Kaeter, and Daniel Kaeter; and brother-in-law, Bruce Pearson.
Happiness: Someone to love, something to do and something to hope for.
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Alvin ‘Sweede’ Scheel

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Alvin ‘Sweede’ Scheel, age 94, of Rice passed away Dec. 13, 2022, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.  Visitation was Friday, Dec.  16 at Graham United Methodist Church 2255 135th St NE, Rice.  A private family funeral service will be held with private burial in the church cemetery.  Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.
Alvin Allen Scheel was born Sept. 14, 1928, in St. Cloud, the son of John and Lillian (Foss) Scheel. He grew up on a farm in rural Rice.  Alvin graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1946, and enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve. He operated a portable roller rink with Ellsworth Anderson and Willie Scheel from 1946-48.  Alvin and Willie continued in partnership operating the S & S Drive-In in Little Falls and Paynesville from 1948 to 1951.  On Oct. 5, 1949, Alvin was united in marriage with Donna Cairns at Graham Church in rural Rice.  The couple was blessed with 73 years of marriage and four children.  They spent the majority of their life farming in rural Rice.  In 1968, he worked for AJ Rudolph Implement in Rice and Fingerhut. Alvin was an insurance agent from 1964 until they sold Scheel Insurance Agency in 1990.
Alvin enjoyed helping on the farm daily, casino runs, playing cards with friends, spear and pan fishing, making homemade ice cream for family celebrations, and keeping up with the drama of the ‘Bold and The Beautiful’ until his dying day.
Alvin is survived by his wife, Donna; children:  Sheryl (Clifford) Weitgenant of Rice, Karen (Steve) Hovanes of Sartell, Kevin (Ann) Scheel of Rice, and Lori (Tom) Slowinski of New Auburn, Wisconsin;  grandchildren:  Joel, Sarah, Kayla, Adam, Michael, Matthew, Anthony, Alex, Abbey, Sean and Shannon; 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Denchfield; as well as other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings:  LaVern Scheel, Gladys Anderson and Arlys Larson. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
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Martha M. Koenig

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Martha M. Koenig, age 70, died Dec. 6, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell with burial following at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Her family welcomes you for visitation from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and 10 a.m. Tuesday at church prior to the Mass. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Martha was born Sept. 4, 1952, to Dr. Robert and Patricia Koenig. The second of nine children, Martha was a beautiful person with many interests and a rich diverse life. She pursued her interests despite the many roadblocks that challenged her. Thanks to her strong will and persistence, she played piano and loved the classics, Beethoven and Mozart. She loved the classical literary world as well and had acquired quite a collection in her home library. She was well-read and she took delight in sharing her literary insights and wit with all.  She had a terrific ability to write, which shined through in the letters she often wrote to loved ones. Martha worked at Lovin’s Fabrics for a time and enjoyed crocheting and embroidering.  Her works were lovingly given as gifts, now cherished. Martha was physically strong and spent some time on the family farm caring for livestock. She was always quick to help others as she was able.
Martha visited the St. Cloud and St. Cloud State University libraries often, taking the Metro bus for transportation as she loved and appreciated her independence. She was a glowing example to all who knew her as a person full of joy and gratitude for all she had and for every kind gesture she received.
She is survived by her mother Patricia; her siblings Paul, John (Karla), Peter (Nancy), Bill (Cheri), Mary Pat Saul (Roger), Theresa (Al Hagen), Michael (Susan), and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Robert, and brother Richard.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Elevate, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota. Thank you.
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Kathleen L. Mimbach

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Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec.10, 2022, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Kathleen L. “Katie” Mimbach, age 96, of Sauk Rapids.  Katie passed away Nov. 26, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  The Rev. Leroy Scheierl will officiate.  Entombment will take place in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.
Visitation took place 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers were at 4 p.m. Visitation continues at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Katie was born March 21, 1926, in St. Cloud to L.F. “Ted” and Alma (Weber) Kolb.  She was the oldest of three daughters. She attended St. Mary’s Grade School and St. Cloud Tech High School, graduating in 1944. After graduation, she worked for nine years as a bookkeeper at Northern States Power in St. Cloud.  In 1948, she met Mathias “Math” Mimbach at the Fairgrounds Ballroom. They both shared a love for dancing. On Sept. 14, 1949, they were married at St. Mary’s Cathedral where Katie had been baptized and confirmed years before. To this marriage, two sons were born, Mark and Mike.
After marriage, Math and Katie started Mimbach Produce in Sauk Rapids, later moving to Mayhew Lake Road where it became known as Mimbach Fleet Supply.  There she was the office manager until it sold to their employees in 1996.
Katie loved people; a visit or a phone call from a friend or family made her day.  She especially loved her time at Grand Lake. Those days go back to when she was 4 years old, and memories remained of times spent with family and friends. She also enjoyed playing cards, 500 and bridge. Sharing 66 years with Math, they enjoyed winters in Arizona, spear fishing on Lake Winnibigoshish, flower and vegetable gardening, and coffee and wine time with friends and neighbors.
Katie is survived by her sons; Mark (Debra) Mimbach of Sartell, and Mike (Nancy) of Hastings. Grandchildren; Matthew (Deja) Mimbach, Mitchell Mimbach, Michael Mimbach (Michelle), Jesse Mimbach, JoAnn Mimbach (Nick), Katie (Michael) Manthey Mimbach, and Mary Mimbach, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Katie in death were her parents, husband Math, and her sisters; Myra Hagen and Elaine Kujawa.
“Thanks to all my relatives and friends for being such a big part of my life. I was blessed.”
– Love, Katie M.
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Claudia “Sunnie” E. Richardson

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Aug. 19, 1947 - Nov. 30, 2022
Sunnie was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to Virginia Krouskup. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, Laura and Everett Krouskup, until 1955, when her grandmother passed away and she went to live with her mother and stepfather, Virginia and Lyle Strand. Sunnie moved many times while growing up, living in Colorado, Virginia, Missouri and South Dakota.
She and her first husband, Donald Goodrich, married in 1965, and subsequently had three children, eventually settling in Minnesota. They later moved to Illinois and Texas, as truckstop chaplains. Donald passed away in December 2014 in Sweetwater, Texas.
Sunnie returned to Minnesota in 2015, and moved to St Cloud. It was there she met her second husband and soul mate, Wayne Richardson. They both realized just how lucky they were to have found each other. Though their time together was limited to just a few years, Sunnie and Wayne packed in as much love and laughter as possible in that time.
Sunnie loved music, especially bluegrass, classic car shows, visiting historical sites, sewing and many other crafts. Sunnie enjoyed helping others, and volunteered throughout the years with various organizations; more recently with Wayne on volunteer projects they could work on at home. She led a bible study in her apartment building.
Sunnie loved Jesus. Though she knew it would be hard for Wayne and her kids when she was gone, Sunnie was looking forward to spending her eternal life in heaven.
Sunnie is survived by second husband, Wayne; her children: Laura Coffin, Mike (Gina) Goodrich, and Teresa (Brooks) Walbon; siblings: David, Dawne, Dick, Anthony, Gregory, Jennifer and Sallie; grandchildren: Christopher, Jessica, Elizabeth, Travis, Caleb, Walter, William and Alex; step children: Brian and Crystal; step grandchildren: Jessalyn, Kila and Aleah; five great-grandchildren, and many more extended family and friends who loved Sunnie and were very important to her as well.
Sunnie was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald; her parents: Virginia, Lyle and Jewell; and siblings: Carol, Larry and Stanley.
Funeral service and visitation will take place at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road, St Cloud, MN 56301 at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10,  with visitation one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, you are invited to donate to the American Cancer Society (https://amp.cancer.org/) or the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (https://mnovarian.org/).
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Benedith “Bean” A. Mager

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Graham United Methodist Church in rural Rice for Benedith “Bean” A. Mager, age 71, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Nov. 27, 2022, at her home. The Rev. Ric Koehn will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was 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.
Benedith was born July 13, 1951, in St. Cloud to Lyle and Alice Mae (Anderson) Huston. She married Robert Mager May 15, 1971, at Graham United Methodist Church. Bean lived in the Rice area most of her life and worked at Stearns Manufacturing sewing life jackets for 44 years, retiring in January 2018. She was a member of Graham United Methodist Church where she was a member of Graham UMC Women, taught Sunday School for over 20 years, loved singing in the choir with her sisters and did custodial work for 32 years. Bean enjoyed collecting angels, planting flowers, gardening, fishing, shopping, family celebrations, and playing cards and games especially Scrabble, 500, euchre and rummy. She was gentle, loving, easy going, a hard worker, and had a strong faith. She was very proud of her kids, grandkids and great-granddaughter.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Rice; children, Bobby of Royalton, Jessica (Ryan) Hackett of Royalton, Jeanne (Mike) Kieke of Cold Spring, and Elizabeth (Randy) Hackett of Rice; sisters and brother, Laura (Dennis) Vannurden of Rice, Lowell (Cecilia) Huston of St. Stephen, Karla (Jim) Buersken of Sartell, Cynthia (Dan) Nielsen of Rice, and Kathy Stoltz of Sauk Rapids; sister-in-law, Roxanne Huston of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Cody, Brandon, Austin, Ashley, James, Josh, Megan, Kayla, Madison and Landon; and great granddaughter, Arianna. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Fred and LaVerne Huston; and an infant brother.
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James R. Neumann

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township for James “Jim” R. Neumann, age 41, who passed away Nov. 27, 2022, unexpectedly. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation was  4-8 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to the services Saurday at the church. Parish prayers were Friday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
Jim was born Oct. 12, 1981, in St. Cloud to Floyd and Sue (Middendorf) Neumann. He married Tera Franzwa Oct. 25, 2008, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Jim worked as a driver for UPS for 23 years and worked at Sell’s Auto for 10 years. He also owned and operated the family farm. Jim was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where he was very involved and served as president of the parish council for years. He enjoyed rebuilding antique tractors, tractor auctions, vacations, pool parties in the stock tank, teaching and mentoring his children, and spending time with family. Jim was determined, the life of the party, larger than life and a great handyman.
Survivors include his wife, Tera of St. Cloud; daughters, Kailyn, Susanna and Ella all at home; father, Floyd (Brenda) of St. Cloud; brothers and sister, Jerry (Cassie) of Rice, Jason (Nicole Schmiedt) of St. Paul, and Jodie of Foley; grandmother, Luella Schutte of Becker; god-daughter and niece, Anne Neumann of Rice; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kathy and Terry Franzwa of Becker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeremy (Katie) Franzwa of Eden Prairie, Breanna Franzwa of Sartell, Jordan (Morgan) Franzwa of St. Cloud, and Mitchell Franzwa of Salt Lake City, Utah; nephew and niece, Devan and Mackenzie Franzwa of St. Cloud; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Sue in 2013; maternal grandparents, Ben and Alice Middendorf; paternal grandfather, Robert Neumann; paternal step-grandfather, David Schutte; and dog, Molly.               
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Rosemary C. Mendel

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Funeral services were 11 a.m. Nov. 23  at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek for Rosemary C. Mendel, age 93, who passed away Nov. 20, 2022, at her daughter’s home. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church. Church prayers were at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Rosemary was born April 26, 1929, in Sauk Rapids to John and Alice (Keehr) Peschl. She married Donald Mendel Oct. 4, 1952, in Popple Creek. Rosemary lived in Sauk Rapids her entire life and worked as a bookkeeper for Dairyland and Don Hylander, CPA. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was very active on the church council and was a former treasurer. She was also a member of Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 Auxiliary. Rosemary enjoyed baking, cooking, embroidery, trips to the casino, traveling and watching TV, especially Bonanza and the Minnesota Twins. She was caring, generous and had a strong faith.
Survivors include her son and daughters, Lloyd (Penny) Mendel of Foley, Bev Mendel of Sauk Rapids and Cheryl Scapanski of Sauk Rapids; sister, Arlene “Bonnie” (Fritz) Willenbring of Richmond; grandchildren, Daniel (Kathy) Mendel, Heidi (Joel) Anderson, Cassie (Jamie) Endvick, and Adam Scapanski; and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald on April 14, 2009; sons-in-law, Mike Chaika and John Scapanski; and brothers and sisters, Warren Peschl Sr., Merlin Turner, Dorothy Larson, and Virginia Brand.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Donna Mae Poganski

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Donna Mae Poganski, 86, of Rice, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Visitation was 3-7 p.m.  Nov. 25 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church in Mayhew Lake Saturday. Christian Women prayed the rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home Friday.
Donna was born June 2, 1936, in St. Cloud to Leo and Elizabeth (Reinert) Lintgen. She married Alvin Poganski May 4, 1963. Donna worked for Fingerhut for 30 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Annunciation in Mayhew Lake where she participated in her church community as a Eucharistic minister and in the Christian Women. Donna was also a member of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Red Hatters Society (which later became “Dining Divas”) and the Rice Senior Citizens as president for many years. She also worked as head election judge for Watab Township and treasurer for Catholic Aid for many years. Donna faithfully volunteered at Good Shepherd Memory Cottages every Thursday. Her favorite pastimes were watching the Minnesota Twins, casino bus trips and weekly bingo games, where she made numerous friends while playing. Donna was kind, caring and compassionate. She was very independent, but she always wanted to be involved. She enjoyed being with her family and was proud of their accomplishments. Donna’s fondest memory was sharing every Christmas Eve with her entire family at her home. Being together with those she loved was most important to her.
Survivors include her daughters, Danell (Neal) Dalton of Plymouth, Pamela (Barry) Brookins of Sartell, and Sandy Froelich of Rice; grandchildren, Elliott (Courtney), Logan and Savannah Mae Brookins, Benjamin (Sarah) Hazelett, Andrew, Jonathon and Thomas Dalton, and Taylor (Treci) Froelich; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Lillian, Magnolia, Bauer and Jameson; and sister, Marian Janssen of Cold Spring. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alvin; son-in-law Paul Froelich; sisters, Ann Moeller, Gertrude Kunkel, Rose LaBuda and Martha Hoffmann; and brothers, Kenneth and Lawrence Lintgen.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the St. Cloud Hospital intensive care unit and to Quiet Oaks Hospice House for the kind and compassionate care that was given to Donna.
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Russell R. Reignier

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On Nov. 15, 2022, Russell Ray Reignier was escorted into the arms of Jesus by his guardian angel, who often visited and comforted him in times of distress.  Awaiting his heavenly arrival were his father and brother who left us all too early. Russ was born Oct. 9, 1956, in St. Paul to the late Rev. Richard J. Reignier and Patricia Ann (Voelker) Reignier and was the second oldest of four boys.
Although a tragic car accident left Russ with a traumatic brain injury, that did not deter him from playing ball with his brothers, fishing with his dad, enjoying summer camp at Camp Courage, and traveling – with one of his favorite trips being an Alaskan cruise. He even taught himself to tie his shoes with his one good hand. Russ had a soft spot in his heart for his pets, was always up for a good game of cards and loved his Mountain Dew.
Russ was predeceased by his father Richard Reignier, brother David Reignier, grandparents Benjamin and Elenore Reignier and August and Sophia Voelker. He is survived by his mother Patricia Reignier, brothers Bruce Reignier (Gail) of Pendleton, South Carolina and Daniel Reignier (Rita) of Buffalo New York, and many nieces and nephews.
Russ’s life will be celebrated with family at a private memorial service. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
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Keith R. Kraemer

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A celebration of life was 5-8 p.m. Nov. 21 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Keith R. Kraemer, age 59, who passed away Nov. 11, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Private family burial will be at a later date.
Keith was born Feb. 9, 1963, in St. Cloud to Richard and Luverne (Guck) Kraemer. He lived in the St. Cloud area most of his life and worked at Electrolux for 28 years. Keith was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and volunteered at Catholic Charities. He was caring and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, dirt track racing, gardening, playing cribbage and watching the birds on his bird feeders.
Keith is survived by his son, Travis Kraemer of Benson; grandchildren, Brantley and Charolette; brother, Kevin Kraemer of Sauk Rapids; sister, Kimberly (Lyle) Schmidtbauer of Sauk Rapids; nieces and nephews, Brandon, Aaron, Kairee, Tyler, Evonne and Ashley; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and five infant siblings.
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Judith “Judy” C. Gratke

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Funeral services will be private for Judith “Judy” C. Gratke, age 75, who passed away Nov. 11, 2022, at Sanford Health in Bemidji. The Rev. Matthew Vrudny will officiate and burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Judy was born Dec. 23, 1946, in St. Cloud to Theodore and Margaret (Canfield) Kosloske. She married Jim Gratke  June 13, 1970, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. They lived in Sartell until moving to Laporte several years ago. Judy worked as a bookkeeper for Northwest Excavators. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Walker. Judy enjoyed playing cribbage, animals, crafts, trips to the casino, making washcloths, bingo and making wild rice soup. She was spunky, caring and had a big heart. Judy especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren,and great-grandchildren
Judy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jim of Laporte; children, Jodi Kreutz-Gratke of Watkins, Jason Gratke of St. Cloud, Jill (Paul) Lindquist of Rice, and Jesse Gratke of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Nathan, Gabrielle, Nick, Alyson and Kyle; and great-grandchildren, Payton, Sawyer and Macy. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gerald, Roger and Buzz Kosloske; and sister, Shirley Baenen.
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Stephen “Steve” J. Kaluza

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Stephen “Steve” J. Kaluza, age 73, who died Nov. 8 at St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and burial was at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. Waite Park American Legion Post 428 prayed at 6:15 p.m., followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Steve was born Dec. 30, 1948, in Long Prairie to Peter and Ida (Backus) Kaluza. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended District 93 rural school, St. Joseph’s Parochial School and graduated from Browerville High School. He was a graduate of Willmar Junior College and St. Cloud State University. Steve married Noreen “Rene” Vagle Sept. 8, 1973, in Redwood Falls. He was the facility manager and maintenance supervisor at St. Cloud Civic Center, retiring in 2013. Steve also was a zamboni Ddiver at the Municipal Athletic Complex and worked in the pharmacy at Coborn’s. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bishop Zardetti Knights of Columbus Council 5548 of St. Cloud, Waite Park American Legion Post 428 Color Guard, and St. Cloud Jaycees where he was the 50th president. Steve enjoyed playing softball, fishing, playing cards, golfing, shaking dice, spending time at the cabin and especially enjoyed solving jigsaw puzzles. He was loving, caring and would lend a hand to anyone.
Steve is survived by his wife, Rene of Sauk Rapids; son and daughter, Adam Kaluza of St. Paul and Kate Kaluza of Blue Earth; siblings, Thomas (Norma) Kaluza of Circle Pines, Richard Kaluza of Sartell, Raymond (Linda) Kaluza of Perham, Margaret (David) Bushlack of Burnsville, Mary Kaluza-Riviere of Fridley, and Anne (Rodney) Stowell of Hudson, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Barb Kaluza of Little Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Peter, Jr., John, and William Kaluza.
Memorials are preferred to Christ the King Scholarship Fund in Browerville.
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Richard H. Kuklock

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 18,  at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Richard H. Kuklock, 81, of Sauk Rapids who passed away Nov. 9, 2022, from complications from a stroke. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and burial will be at a later date at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Sobieski. Visitation was 3-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church Friday morning. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Richard was born April 20, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan to Albert and Agnes (Retka) Kuklock. He moved, with his parents, at age 2 to Sobieski.  He graduated from Little Falls High School in 1959.  Rich worked at Electrolux for 40 years, retiring in 2005.  Rich and Marion (Manlick) were married July 3, 1967, at St. Mary’s Church in Little Falls.  They lived most of their married life in Sauk Rapids. Rich was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, the Heartland Polka Swingers, International Association of Machinists, Lodge 623 and a charter member of the Greater MN Two-Cylinder Club.
He loved anything to do with John Deere tractors and machinery. He restored a 1946 John Deere B and a 1955 John Deere 50.  He also enjoyed dancing and listening to old-time music, playing cards, reading tractor magazines and fishing.  He loved to tinker in his shop and could fix almost anything.  His greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons, family and friends. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
Survivors include Marion, his wife of 55 years; son, Jeff (friend Roxanne); daughter, Julie (Charlie) Gaulke; grandchildren, Chuck, Jake and Jimmy; brother, Ben (Donna); godchildren, Ann Kuklock and Sue Smith; also in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and mother-in-law and father-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, Poor Clare Monastery of Sauk Rapids or Quiet Oaks Hospice House.
Rich’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the love and support during this difficult time and for the care provided by the staff at Quiet Oaks and St. Croix Hospice.
Obituary, guest Bbok and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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