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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.
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary, Guest Book, and Video Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com
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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.
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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.
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Joan M. Hall

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Joan M. Hall, age 70, of St. Cloud. Joan passed away Nov. 8, 2022, at her home with family at her side. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate.  Entombment will take place in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church Tuesday.
Joan Marie Hall was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota to the late Edmund and Irene (Kujawa) Theis June 17, 1952. She met her future husband Robert (Bob) Hall on a blind date and they were married Nov. 16, 1974.
Joan started her professional career as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell. When that job became obsolete, she worked for Herberger’s, was a paraprofessional for the St. Cloud School District and later an administrative assistant at St. Cloud Vocational School.
Joan had a beautiful, sweet, calming personality. She enjoyed good conversation over a cup of coffee, and a chocolate dessert, or a glass of wine. Joan loved entertaining. For years Bob and Joan hosted the annual Theis family Christmas celebration followed by a get together for friends. She spent hours decorating their house and baking lots of goodies. Joan loved shopping (especially with her sisters), scrapbooking, gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. For several years, she was a Cub Scout mom.
Forever holding her in their hearts are: her husband of 48 years, Bob; son, Adam; sisters and brother: Mary Kay Theis; Victoria (Vicki) Theis; Thomas (Michelle) Theis; Marcia (Cliff) Teigen; dog Lucy; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Croix Hospice, especially Annie and Audra, for the exceptional care allowing them to grant Joan’s wish of dying at home.
Memorials preferred to the Poor Clares Monastery
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Millie Kay Folkens

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Funeral services were 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at Graham United Methodist in Rice for Millie Kay Folkens who passed away Oct. 26, 2022, at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis surrounded by her loving family. The Rev. Rick Koehn officiated. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to service at the church Monday.
Millie was born April 13, 2022, in St. Cloud to Justin and Amanda (Barnett) Folkens. She was the perfect, sweet little baby and her beautiful dimpled smile always lit up the room. Millie was always happy and loved being with her family, especially her big sister, Alayna, and playing pat-a-cake with her Nana. Millie was also known as the neighborhood baby. She had found her voice and just learned how to shake her head “no.” Millie loved to eat, play with her toys, spend time outside and going to the cabin on Upper Red Lake. She will be missed so much by her family and many friends. “We are MillieStrong.”  
Millie will be forever remembered and loved by her parents, Justin and Amanda of Rice;  big sister, Alayna (age 5); maternal grandparents, Judy and Jim Barnett of Rice; paternal grandparents, Judy and Mark Folkens of St. Cloud; great-grandma, LaVerne Barnett of Oregon; aunts and uncles, Joe (Danielle) Barnett of Becker, Amber (Jeremy) Young of Isanti; cousins, Briley, Brielle and Brittan Young; godparents, Jeremy Young and Darcy Fischer-Lachinski; dog, Brooks; many more extended family and the neighborhood family. She is preceded in death by, maternal great-grandparents, Bud and Betty Dropps, Joseph Barnett; paternal great-grandparents, Clarence and Millie Dingman, Bernie and Karen Folkens; great aunt, Kay Paradeis; great uncles, Sonny Knowles and Al Dropps, Jr.
The family wishes to thank the Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Rice Rescue, Life Link and Minneapolis Children’s Hospital for all of their support and care for Millie.
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Calvin “Jack” J. Eichhorst

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Calvin “Jack” Eichhorst, age 88, of St. Cloud, passed away Oct. 28, 2022, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids. A service of interment will be held at a date yet to be determined in Washburn, North Dakota.
Jack was born to Henry and Regina (Brosz) Eichhorst May 21, 1934, in Washburn, North Dakota. In 1953 Jack Eichhorst met Judy Larson at the Evangelical Lutheran Church National Youth Convention in Moorhead, and they were married in 1956. They started their life together doing lay ministry at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Northwest Angle-Lake of the Woods where they developed a conviction to serve the Lord. In 1972, Jack was ordained into the ministry by the American Lutheran Church at First Lutheran Church, Washburn, North Dakota, where he had been baptized and confirmed. Judy and he then served at Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud; Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, North Dakota; First Lutheran Church, Washburn, North Dakota and Peace Lutheran Church, Lincoln, North Dakota. His favorite Bible verse was “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself up for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
Jack was civic minded. This led him to be involved in the civil rights movement and most significantly, based on Biblical principles he worked to protect the life of the unborn which led him to co-found Lutherans for Life and be active in Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.
Jack loved to be with people and through their extensive travels Judy and he developed lifelong friendships with people around the world. In his heart, Jack was a North Dakota farm boy and spent the active years of his retired life living in the farmhouse where he was born. In summertime, he most enjoyed mowing the lawn with his dad’s old Farmall H, and in fall, the sight and sound of a flock of geese and his times hunting with family and friends energized him.
Jack is survived by sons Dan (Chiyo); Nathan (Jody); Steve (Deb); daughter Martha Falk (late husband John); grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids for their professional care shown to Jack these many years.
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Bob Duea

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Bob Duea, 85, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Rice, died peacefully at Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids Oct. 27, 2022. Funeral was 11 a.m. Nov. 4 at Immaculate Conception Church, 130 First Ave. NE, Rice, MN 56367; visitation one hour prior to the service. Williams Dingmann Funeral Home of Sauk Rapids is handling arrangements.
Robert Joseph Duea was born May 28, 1937. The third child of Arthur and Helen (Janochoski) Duea, Bob grew up in Rice.  When he was in his late teens in 1956, he started working at the St. Regis Paper Mill in Sartell, where he worked until retirement in 1999. He worked in the yard unloading logs from trucks for most of his career at the mill.
Bob loved to fish and hunt and spent time with friends and family, doing many outdoor activities throughout his life. He went spearfishing at Lake Winnibigoshish just about every year.He also spent just about every opening fishing weekend on one of the many lakes in central Minnesota in the Swanville and Upsala area. He also liked to take trips to the Kenora, Ontario, area many times over the years.  He was always searching for the best walleye spots as that was what he looked forward to while his kids would cast the shores for the northern pike that were more exciting to them.
Bob also joined the deer hunt that many of the Duea family would have in the Rice area, Bob was well known as the one who would always take the most difficult trails down along the Mississippi River with the thick underbrush and prickly ash; he would come out at the end of the hunt looking like he had just been through a war and was attacked by all the trees.
Bob was also involved in coaching little league baseball for many years in Rice.  
When Bob was in his middle 20s, he went on a blind date that his friend Lee Monk and Elaine Albright set them up on and he met Doris Ann Gavin from Leland, Illinois.  After dating for about a year, they were married Nov. 4, 1963. 
After that they built a home on 6 acres of land that Bob’s father had given them as a wedding gift.  Bob was born and raised on a farm with his family, so after he built his own home, he rented land and farmed for many years besides his full-time job at the paper mill.
Since getting married, Bob and Doris Ann were having difficulty having children, so tried the adoption route through Catholic Charities. In February 1968, they received a phone call from Catholic Charities about a child who was needing a home and on Feb. 28, 1968; they adopted a son and named him Joseph. Not long after adopting, they found themselves pregnant in late 1969, so on Aug. 4, 1970, they had Mark.
Bob spent the 1970s and most of the 1980s farming and working at the paper mill along with Doris Ann, raising Joe and Mark.  In about 1983, the land he rented was no longer available. He decided farming for a living for him was done. 
In 1999, Bob retired from the paper mill and he and Doris Ann sold their house in Rice and moved to the woods of Walker, where the wildlife he loved so much was waiting for him.
After spending many great years in Walker with many visits from their grandchildren, Bob had some health issues, and in 2018, Doris Ann and he sold their home in Walker and moved back to Rice where they enjoyed time with family and new and old friends. In spring 2022, they moved to Good Shepherd apartments in Sauk Rapids.
Robert Joseph Duea was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Dwight Duea, Helen Agnes Duea, and his brother John Oscar Duea. 
Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris Ann of Sauk Rapids; sons Joe (Francie) Duea of Farmington and Mark (Suzy) Duea of Sartell.
Grandchildren Adrian Alvarado of Minneapolis, Emilie Luscomb of Andrews, South Carolina, William Luscomb of Farmington, Alex Alvarado Farmington, Gavin Duea, Breanna Duea, Claire Duea and Jacob Duea, all of Sartell. Sisters Lillian Sowada of Seminole, Florida, Joann (Richard) Popp of North Branch, Betty Giewedik of Sartell, and Tom Duea of Rice.
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Arthur DeLong

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Arthur DeLong, a proud, independent, hard-working father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully Oct. 26, 2022, in Sartell after a brief illness. He was 94.
Arthur was born in Morrill Township March 15, 1928, to Henry and Ida (Gruba) DeLong.
Arthur’s traumatic childhood during the Great Depression, as the fourth of five children, proved to be a significant factor in how he lived and worked for the rest of his life. His mother died when he was a year old, and his father remarried and moved, leaving Arthur and his siblings, Anastasia, Frank, John and Richard behind. Arthur was taken in by a neighbor, where he lived until eighth grade when he headed to Texas by train to work on a ranch. He later returned to Minnesota to care for his brother after he was injured during World War II, and then he left for North Dakota to work on a ranch until the Korean War.
In October 1950, Arthur entered the United States Army, to serve in the Korean War, until July 1953. He reached the rank of drill sergeant in Company I, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, the UN Service Medal and a Purple Heart. Arthur remained in the Ready Reserves until 1956. His pride in serving his country was constant throughout his life.
He married Vivian Probasco in Hillman March 14, 1953. They met because Vivian’s sister Ethelyn was married to Arthur’s brother, Frank. After Vivian passed away in 1973, Arthur dedicated himself to caring for their four children: Steve, Dana, Sandra and Tim.
Art worked a variety of jobs, including a stint with his brother John in the Longyear Iron Mines in Hibbing, running a resort in Pequot Lakes, as a butter-maker in a creamery, as a Pinkerton Guard, and finally, as a high school custodian in Sartell, a job he enjoyed until his retirement.
Even though he worked, Arthur’s children were always his focus. He took his daughter Dana with him in the creamery truck on weekends. He cooked for the family, rotating through recipes like goulash, hamburger rice hot dish and pancake dinners on Sundays. Art’s incredible vegetable garden yielded produce for his canning, and his frozen corn recipe is still shared throughout the family. He tucked his famous chocolate chip cookies into his kids’ lunches, with an industrious Tim selling his at school. Rather than be upset with Tim, Art was impressed others liked his cookies enough to pay for them.
Once his children were grown, Art married Betty Golembeski Jan. 17, 1998. Her children, Ruth, Vicki, Debra, Nancy and Judy became part of the family.
Art had a soft spot for babies, animals and flowers. Along with visits to see his siblings, his favorite trips were to Bend, Oregon, and Big Fork. Art loved fishing with Betty. His dog, Spike, was his constant companion, and every Christmas they shared a box of chocolate covered cherries. He enjoyed wood carving, especially eagles and dolphins. Passersby came to Art’s door just to compliment his amazing gardens and yard full of beautiful roses and hibiscus, and he happily gave full tours. He was a country music purist, favoring the classics like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Lefty Frizzell, and Hank Williams. An unforgettable highlight for Art was his son-in-law Dave treating him to a Highwaymen concert.
Arthur’s goal in life was to be a reliable, honorable and present father because this was missing in his own childhood. He was deeply proud of owning his own home instead of renting. His kids knew, without a doubt, he was always there for them. Family: his siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his world.
Arthur is survived by his children, Steve DeLong, of Cape Coral, Florida, Dana (Dave) Botz, of Waverly, Sandra (Joel) Burski, of Rice, and Tim (Jill) DeLong, of St. Cloud; his grandchildren, Dax DeLong, of Barcelona, Spain, Alex (Beckie) Botz, of Buffalo, Craig Burski, of Rice, and Callum DeLong, of St. Cloud; his great-grandchildren Maci, Piper, Blair and Tate Botz, of Buffalo; his stepchildren Ruth Butkowski, of St. Cloud, Vickie (Robert) Neils, of Sauk Rapids, Debra (Norbert) Popp, of Rice, Nancy (James) Steffen, of Sauk Rapids, and Judy Turck, of Farmington, and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Bonnie Faust, of Pierz; his brother-in-law, Leon Probasco, of Pierz; and many nieces and nephews.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Vivian in 1973 and their baby George; his wife Betty, on June 29, 2022; his siblings, Anastasia, Frank, John, Richard and his half-brother, Jack.
Arthur wished to be laid to rest alongside fellow veterans. Burial was 1 p.m. Oct. 31 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, 15550 MN-115, Little Falls. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes, Sauk Rapids.
Art’s family would appreciate donations in his memory to the Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992, 901 N. Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN, 56379.
A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.
- Emile Gaboriau
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Donna Kampa

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Donna Kampa, age 85, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Oct. 22, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. The Rev. Joseph Backowski officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was 9-11 a.m at the church Thursday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Donna Lucille Kampa was born May 16, 1937, in St. Cloud to Edward and Lucille (Jahn) Chmielewski. She graduated from Foley High School, class of 1955.  She married the love of her life, Leland Kampa Sept. 1, 1956, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Donna lived most all of her life in the Duelm area until the couple moved to Sauk Rapids in 2013. She worked in food service as a cook at St. John’s Area School for over 20 years.  She was an excellent cook and baker. Donna made every occasion special by baking cakes for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other special family gatherings. She was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the St. Lawrence Christian Mothers. She enjoyed needle point, crocheting and sewing and traveling with Leland. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends who knew her joy of life, faith and loving and caring for others. 
She is survived by her husband, Leland, Sauk Rapids and sons; Mark Kampa, Duelm; Mike (Paula), Rice; Monty (Liz), St. Cloud and grandchildren: Josh (Nicole) Kampa, Cassandra (Nick) Larkin, Katie (Dustin) Lahr; Kaelynn (Tyler) Kamps; Kayla (Nevyl) Winkelman; Kristen Kampa and Jeffery (Becky) Gondeck, Justin (Sonya) Gondeck and Josh (Bethann) Gondeck, 18 great-grandchildren and sister, Jeanne Anderson, Waconia, brother, Donnie 'Ski' (Donna) Chmielewski, Tampa, Florida, and a sister-in-law, Kay Chmielewski. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Mary Kampa-Gondeck, brother, Dick Chmielewski, and brother-in-law, Melvin Anderson.
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Betty A. St. Sauver

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Funeral services were 3 p.m. Oct. 26 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Betty A. St. Sauver, age 72, of Sartell, who passed away Oct. 19, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation  started after the service and continued until 7 p.m. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis at a later date.
Betty was born September 8, 1950, in Mora to Lester & Caroline (Drost) Lindquist. She married Matthew St. Sauver on June 26, 1971. She held multiple roles in secretarial work and accounts receivable, but her favorite was as a stay-at-home Mom raising her boys. Betty enjoyed puzzles, and crosswords, and was an avid Minnesota sports fan. She was most proud of her boys and loved her family, especially her grandkids. Betty will always be remembered for her quiet, gentle yet authoritative presence.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Matt of Sartell; sons, Joe of St. Michael, Dan (Sarah) of Sauk Rapids, and Tim (Nicole) of Cottage Grove; sisters, Linda (Paul) Anderson of Buffalo, Susie (Tim) McNeilly of Mora, and Tammy (Mike) Lewandowski of Sartell; and grandchildren, Mason, Eva, Emily, Lucy, Emma, and Frehley. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and infant son, Charles.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.
Obituary and Guest Book available online: www.williamsdingmann.com
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Tammy Jo Ramey-Heck

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Tammy Jo Ramey-Heck, 64, loving wife and mother, unexpectedly entered the spirit world Oct. 23, 2022. A funeral service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Eugene Doyle officiated. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids, 324 Second Ave. S.
Tammy Jo Ramey was born Sept. 27, 1858, in Long Beach, California, to Arlene Thomas Ramey and James Ramey, a Navy family from Fort Yates, North Dakota. She is an enrolled citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Her Lakota name Wicahpi Waste Winyan translates to Pretty Star Woman.
The Ramey family returned to North Dakota from Guam in 1971, and Tammy graduated in 1977 from Fort Yates High School as class salutatorian. She earned an associate degree in 1982 in radiation therapy from Quain & Ramstad Clinic/Bismarck Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in Bismarck, North Dakota, preparing her for a long career as a radiation therapist. She cared for patients in hospitals in Rapid City, South Dakota; Fort Yates, Minot and Bismarck, North Dakota; and St. Cloud. She retired in 2018 with more than 30 years of service at St. Cloud Hospital and the Coborn Cancer Center.
Tammy married Keith Heck Oct. 6, 1984 in Mandan, North Dakota. The couple moved to Sauk Rapids and raised two sons. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids. Tammy always put the needs of others first, ensuring they were cared for. She was outgoing and made many friends wherever she went. She enjoyed Minnesota summers, the Florida sun, and walking the dogs: “Shadow,” “Pedro” and “Oshie.” She was a country music fan, she loved to read and to be surrounded by family. She is remembered and cherished for her generous spirit and loving nature and her enthusiasm for having fun.
Tammy is survived by her husband, Keith of Punta Gorda, Florida; sons, Taylor (Aimee Green) of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Zachary of Shoreview; mother, Arlene Ramey of Sartell; and sisters, Joanie (Dennis) Ramey-Neumann of Bismarck, North Dakota and Margaret (Gus) Ramey-Claymore of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her father, James; paternal grandparents Clara Zahn Ramey and Jack Ramey; maternal grandparents Margaret Taylor Thomas and Frank Thomas.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Margaret “Peggy” L. Smolnik

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Memorial services were 11 a.m. Oct. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Margaret “Peggy” L. Smolnik, age 76, who passed away Oct. 17, 2022, at the Estates of Greeley in Stillwater. The Rev. David Hinz officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the services Friday at the church in Sauk Rapids.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home of Sauk Rapids.
Peggy was born July 31, 1946, in Alexandria to Emmett and Ann (Wettels) Kelly. She married James A. Smolnik Feb. 12, 1972 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Peggy lived in Sauk Rapids most of her adult life where she owned and operated Peggy’s Beauty Salon. She also worked as a lunch lady at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. Peggy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the choir. She enjoyed singing, going to church, going out to eat at Perkins and Burger King, and loved her Coca-Cola. Peggy was a loving Mom, cared for others deeply and loved her family. She was kind, humble, quick-witted, and had a great sense of humor.
Survivors include her son, John (Jessie) Smolnik of Stillwater; grandchildren, Maia and Luke Smolnik; step-daughters, Kathy Reinertson of Sartell and Janelle “Crickett” (Mario) Visco of Florida; sisters, Joanie (Jon) Larson of St. Louis Park and Dorothy Kelly of Lodi, California. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James on March 26, 1980; son, Terry; step-son, Gary; and sister, Carol Ann Vold.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Gerald P. Hinkemeyer

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Memorial services celebrating the life of Gerald P. Hinkemeyer, 78, of Sauk Rapids, were 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Jerry passed away peacefully with family near Oct. 17, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Jerry was born on January 26, 1944 in St. Augusta to Theodore and Catherine (Gohman) Hinkemeyer. He graduated from Tech High School and served in the United States National Guard for several years, obtaining the rank of sergeant.  Jerry married Sharon Fleck Nov. 6, 1965. They resided in Sauk Rapids all of their married lives. Jerry was co-owner at Metzroth’s Clothing and later opened and operated Jerry’s Menswear for close to 20 years. Jerry was an active community member serving on the Sauk Rapids City Council, working with youth hockey and with Living Waters Lutheran Church.  During his retirement years, Jerry was employed with Custom Case Works, Daniel Funeral Home and with Benton Stearns Education District.
Jerry enjoyed family time at the lake, good neighbors, fishing, woodworking and above all spending time with his grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered for his humor, patience and love for people.
He is survived by his wife of almost 57 years, Sharon; children, Marla Emery of Woodbury, Holly (Pat) Lyon of Rice; Jesse of Sauk Rapids; seven grandchildren, Joseph (Gabrielle), Matthew, Kayle (Mike), Michael, Olivia, Maria, Finn; great-grandson, Oliver; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Erling, Al, Duane, Merrill and Larry.

Ronald E. Schmitz

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Ronald E. Schmitz, age 71, of Sauk Rapids who died Sept. 30, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital from injuries sustained working in the woods, doing something he loved. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and entombment was in Assumption Mausoleum.  Visitation 4-8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Sacred Heart Church in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home.
Ron was born March 8, 1951, in Jacobs Prairie to Raymond and Evelyn (Hommerding) Schmitz. He graduated from Rocori High School and married Dianne Peltz Sept. 7, 1974, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. They lived most of their married life in the Sauk Rapids area. Ron owned and operated Ron’s Cabinets with his wife, Dianne for 23 years, retiring in 1997. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and very supportive of many charitable organizations. Ron was named Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year in 1990. He enjoyed spending time at Lake Minnewaska with his family and friends, snowmobiling, woodworking, deer hunting, playing cards and traveling the world. He especially enjoyed attending the Pulaski polka festival in Wisconwin each year. Ron was gentle, kind, positive, generous and an optimistic man with a great sense of humor. He was the best husband, father and grandfather anyone could ever have. Working in the woods, making trails, building bridges, cleaning up dead trees and having the nicest firewood pile in Benton and Pope counties was where he found his joy. Just don’t burn too much wood at once because “there’s a lot of darn work that goes into making firewood!” Ron may be gone, but these memories will live in our hearts forever. The world lost a special person. He left his mark on so many things and on so many people. He leaves behind some very big shoes that we can never fill, but we can sure try.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Dianne of Sauk Rapids; daughter, Lisa Brennan of Albertville; son, Randy (Nancy) of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Lily, Sylvie, Wylie and Ellie; brothers and sister, Ralph (Kathy) of Sauk Rapids, Mary (Mel) Erkens of Blaine, Dale (Jean) of Andover and sister-in-law, Judy of Brooklyn Park. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David.
Memorials are preferred to The Poor Clare Monastery.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Willard “Bill” J. Mohs

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A celebration of life was 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at El Loro Mexican Restaurant in Sauk Rapids for Willard “Bill” J. Mohs, age 54, who passed away Sept.  30, 2022, at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Bill was born April 23, 1968, in La Mesa, California, to Robert and Frankie (Johnson) Mohs. He grew up in Santee, California, and lived in Sauk Rapids most of his life. Bill worked for Schwing, was a plant manager for Kraft/Heinz for over 20 years, and welded on the side with a friend. He enjoyed camping, boating, collecting agates with his family, and traveling. Bill had a great sense of humor, a big heart, and could fix anything. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Melanie (Aaron) Janey, Mickenzie Mohs, and Mekaylyn “Mac” Mohs all of St. Cloud; parents, Bob and Frankie of Sauk Rapids; sisters and brothers, Mona (Peter) Ackerman of Sauk Rapids, David Mohs of St. Cloud, and Jana Mohs of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, McKenna, Liam, Clara, and one granddaughter on the way.
The family would like to thank CentraCare Hospice and CentraCare Plaza for the excellent care given to Bill.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Karen L. Inderrienden

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Memorial services were Sept. 28 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Karen Inderrienden, 79, who passed away at her home Sept. 21, 2022. The Rev. Tom Knoblach officiated and burial was at Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Wednesday.
Karen was born May 30, 1943, in St. Cloud to Dominic and Marie (Fischer) Schloeder. She was united in marriage to Donald Inderrienden Sept. 26, 1964 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Karen worked as a sewer at Stearns Manufacturing for many years, after staying home with her children when they were young. She enjoyed playing card games, especially 500, going camping, and spending time at the lake. Karen liked to stay busy and always kept a clean and tidy home. She was very proud of her family, especially her children and grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her husband, Don of Sauk Rapids; sons, Todd Inderrienden of Sauk Rapids, Kurt (Zoe) Inderrienden of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Shea and Cy Inderrieden; brother, Julian (Karen) Schloeder of St. Cloud.  She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Donald, Alcuin, and Eugene Schloeder; sisters, Vivian Walz, Julie Bragelman, Mary Walters, and Rita Millard.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Mary P. (Robatcek) Trettel

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Mary P. Trettel, age 80, of Sauk Rapids who passed away Sept. 20, 2022, at Therapy Suites in Sartell. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may visit one hour prior to services at the church in Sartell on Monday. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Mary was born at home July 19, 1942, to Anthony and Veronica Robatcek. Mary attended and graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. She married Richard “Rich” Trettel Sept. 16, 1963, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Mary and Rich lived their lives together in Sauk Rapids. They owned and operated Southway Bowl for many years. Mary is being inducted in the bowling hall of fame on Oct. 15, 2022. She was an avid quilter and won numerous first place ribbons at the Benton County Fair. Mary loved camping, playing cards, and enjoyed organizing a family and friends fall bouja gathering, which she did for 32 years.
Survivors include Mary’s son and daughter-in-law, Dan & Lisa Trettel of St. Cloud; siblings, Ed Robatcek of Wisconsin, Linda Rowe of Wisconsin, and Debra Robatcek of Sauk Rapids; granddaughter, Nicole Behrendt of St. Cloud and two great-granddaughters, Isabella Patino and Presley Kiffmeyer of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rich; and sister, Connie Stemper.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
The family would like extend a heartfelt thank you to Chateau Waters – Therapy Suites in Sartell and CentraCare Hospice for the compassionate care that was given to Mary in her final days.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Sandra A. Dahlager

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Funeral service was Sept. 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Sandra A. Dahlager, age 79, of Sauk Rapids who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. John Beck officiated and burial was at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation was Sept. 14 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.
Sandy was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Fergus Falls to Arthur and Selma (Lerbakken) Hanson. She married Jerome Dahlager Dec. 27, 1964, in Rothsay. Sandy lived in the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids area and was an elementary teacher for District 742 for 22 years, retiring in 2002. Sandy enjoyed playing cards, reading, being outdoors and spending time on the lake at the cabin up north. She loved spending time with her family and friends and was a mentor to all children. Sandy was a loving and generous grandmother.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Jerome of Sauk Rapids; daughter, Michelle (Dale) Busch of Brooklyn Park; son, Steven (Regina) of Kimball; grandchildren, Michael, Lauren, Azar, Tova, Amry; sister, Karen (Donald) Cassidy of New York Mills; nephews, Timothy, Jason and Daniel Cassidy and John Dahlager; nieces, Suzanne Frost and Kristine Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Roger M. Gangl

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Memorial services will be noon Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Roger M. Gangl, age 76, who passed away peacefully Sunday at his home surrounded by his family. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids. Please wear Viking colors to the service in honor of Roger.
Roger was born July 12, 1946, in St. Cloud to Fred and Rose (Eddle) Gangl. He married Mary Jane Spaeth July 15, 1965, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. He lived in St. Cloud until moving to Sartell in 2002. Roger was a truck driver for Consolidated Freight, Budget, and Riders. He was also a bartender at Midway in St. Joseph, Delwin, Sportsman, and Moose Lodge. Roger was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud and the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom picking, the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with his grandchildren. Roger had a great sense of humor, was a great joke teller and always got a good bargain at garage sales.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane of Sartell; children, Michelle (Jay) Maehren of Rice, Mike (Kim) Gangl of Kimball, and Robin (fiancé Jesse) Gangl of Sartell; grandchildren, Tom Sr. and girlfriend Shannon, Tim, Noah, Cody, Caleb, Austin and girlfriend Emilee; great-grandchildren, Tommy Jr., Johnathan, Ty, Kevin Isabella “Izzy”, and Violet; brothers and sister, Ed (Linda) of Brooklyn Park, Herman (Pat) of St. Joseph, Clarence (Linda) of Clearwater, Florids, and Carol (Clark) Jones of Clearwater; many nieces and nephews; and his dog, Bella. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rose Gangl; son-in-law, Jay Maehren; grandson, Timothy Maehren; mother-in-law, Josephine Spaeth; father-in-law, Eugene Spaeth; and many more family.
A special thank you to Dr. Julie Zwiener and her nurse Peggy, Dr. Ralph and nurse Lynn, Dr. Lalley, Wendy Braegelmann, Teri Bierman, CentraCare Hospice especially Ashley, and Fr. Eb Schefers.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Tara R. Webster

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A celebration of life will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Tara R. Webster, age 52, who passed away Sept. 7, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. There will be a time of sharing at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Tara was born April 11, 1970, in Bemidji to Peter and Patricia (Yocum) Webster. She worked in human resources and accounts payable while living in Florida and in Minnesota. Tara loved all sports and had an extensive collection of signed jerseys and other memorabilia. She enjoyed concerts, plays, the arts, traveling, and loved to be around people as she made friends wherever she went. Tara was generous, thoughtful, self-reliant, independent and supportive.
Tara is survived by her parents, Peter and Patricia of Sauk Rapids; brother, Seth (Wendy) of St. Anthony; and nephews, Chandler and Jayden.
Guests attending the celebration are encouraged to wear their favorite sports attire.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Todd F. Ledin

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A celebration of life will be 5-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Todd F. Ledin, age 59, who passed away Sept. 3, 2022, at his home in Sauk Rapids.
Todd was born Oct. 3, 1962, in Duluth to Thomas and Nancy Ledin. He grew up in Brooklyn Center and moved to the Sauk Rapids area after his school years and has lived here for 30 years. He was an independent, brave and kind man. He had a strong faith and met many life friends through his church at the Salvation Army site and his Bible study group. He was a good and caring friend and had many.
Todd is survived be his mother, Nancy (Joe) Griesgraber of Shoreview; brother, Jeff Ledin of Minneapolis; nieces, Stacey and Rachel; nephew, Matt; dear friend, Ann Johnson; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; and brother Gregg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the St. Cloud Hospital Home Delivery Meals and Salvation Army Church.
Obituary and guest book available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com
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Sharon V. (Leyk) Wentzlaff

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Sharon Viola (Leyk) Wentzlaff, passed away Aug. 28, 2022, in Carson City, Nevada. She was born at the St. Cloud Hospital, in St. Cloud, Dec. 30, 1942, to Leona (Grovender) Leyk and August Leyk. They were small dairy farmers 10 miles from St. Cloud, and it was where Sharon developed her love for animals and country living.
After attending a typical one-room country school, where one teacher taught eight grades (one schoolyear there were only 11 students total), she attended public school in Sauk Rapids, and graduated in 1960. Sharon was immediately hired by Quinlivan, Quinlivan & Quinlivan, attorneys-at-law, in St. Cloud. During her lifetime she held many job positions, including working side-by-side with her husband, Henry.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Popple Creek. On April 28, 1962, Henry Wentzlaff became her husband and love of her life. They were blessed with three wonderful sons; Todd and his wife Lori of Texas, Tim of New York and Brian of California. As well as two grandchildren Anna and Kyra of Texas. She was preceded in death by both her parents, but is survived by her brother Russell Leyk of Wisconsin, and many cousins.
Inurnment of Henry and Sharon will take place at the Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids.
Memorial contributions in Sharon’s memory can be directed to the Bethlehem Lutheran School or the Sierra Lutheran High School both in Carson City, NV or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.
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Phyllis Waverek

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Our living angel, our mother Phyllis Waverek (affectionately know as PJ) died Aug. 3, 2022, after a year long journey with lymphoma.
We imagine our dad, her husband, George Waverek (who died July 29, 2021) reached out to her and welcomed her to their eternal home.
Their 60 years of marriage created four children (Elizabeth, Mark, Sheila and Karen), 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with number eight arriving in October. Family is their most treasured legacy.
Phyllis (PJ) had a contagious smile, infectious laugh and generous heart. She loved spending time in her kitchen and always had an endless amount of hearty food. When it was time to say goodbye, you left with a full belly, heartfelt hugs, lipstick kisses and a care package. Her greatest gift to all of us, was the way she loved all of us. No matter what.
An intimate family service was held Aug 17.
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Ann Marie L.Maurer

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Ann Marie L. Maurer, 92 who passed away Aug. 29, 2022, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud. Deacon Larry Sell will officiate and burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to service Sept. 17 at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Ann was born Feb. 2, 1930, in St. Cloud to Michael and Anna (Weidert) Baron. She married Dennis Maurer Oct. 18, 1952, at Sacred Heart Church and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage together. The couple lived in Mayhew Lake and wintered in Arizona from 1982  to 1990.  She was an executive secretary for Liberty Savings and Loan for 39 years, retiring in 1990. She then worked as a corporate secretary and treasurer for Wells Fargo for 11 years, before officially retiring in 2004.  She enjoyed all music and was a faithful member of Civic Music and sang in choirs. Ann liked to square dance, travel and especially spending time at the lake with family and friends. Ann was very proud of her family.
Ann is survived by daughter, Patricia (Bob) Dols of Willmar; son, Greg (Sharon) Maurer of Woodbury; grandchildren, Kristine (David) Kuhlmann, Brian Maurer, Steven Maurer, Leah (Mike) Schammel, Trisha Loehr (Pat Eveland), Eric (Melissa) Dols, Peter (Karn) Dols; great-grandchildren, Sophia Schammel, Ella Schammel, Nora Schammel, Graham Eveland, Hadley Eveland, Tate Eveland, Anna Dols, Micah Dols and Silas Dols.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennis on Feb. 23, 2004; sister, Marchella (Carl) Taerud.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Obituary, guest book, and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Gerald “Jerry” S. Hiscock

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Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, at Graham United Methodist Church in Rice for Gerald “Jerry” S. Hiscock, age 81, of Rice who died Saturday at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Ric Koehn will officiate and burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Rice. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Jerry was born May 6, 1941, in St. Cloud to Gordon and Henrietta (Doeden) Hiscock. He graduated from Tech High School in 1959, and served his country in the United States Navy from 1959-63, stationed at Oak Harbor in Washington. He married Darlene Friedrich  May 4, 1963, in Seattle, Washington. Jerry worked at DeZurik and Friedrich’s Cabinets before Polar Manufacturing in Opole, retiring after 43 years. He was a member of Graham United Methodist Church, Rice American Legion Post 473 where he participated in the color guard, and International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Local 623. Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, horseshoes, cribbage, bowling and a good cold beer. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was always there to lend a helping hand.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Rice; daughter, Kimberly (Vern) Kosloski of Rice; son, Dale (Michele) of Rice; brother, Duane of Pine River and grandchildren, Kayla (Josh) Kremer, Kari Jo (Nate) Henkemeyer and Thomas; great-granddaughters, Cecelia Kremer and Ivy Jo Henkemeyer. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A special thank you to St. Croix Hospice and Good Shepherd Community for all the wonderful care provided to Jerry, especially the Mille Lacs Lake wing.
Obituary, guest book, and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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