Loretta S. Klug

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Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Loretta S. Klug, age 76, who passed away Nov. 11, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud. The Rev. David Hinz and the Rev. John Beck will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Loretta was born March 25, 1944, in Minnewaukan, North Dakota, to Laurice and Signe (Swenson) Ness. She graduated from Wadena High School in 1962, and married Donald Klug Oct. 17, 1966, in Sisseton, South Dakota, Loretta worked at Fingerhut and also did daycare for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Ladies Aid, and was a Girl Scout leader. Loretta enjoyed gardening, watching birds, reading, camping, playing cards, shopping, crafts, baking and flowers. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Loretta is survived by her husband, Don of Sauk Rapids; daughters, Sheli Oliver (Dale Hoffman) of Upsala, Brenda (Tim) Wilcox of Sauk Rapids, and Merrilee Ascheman (Scott Tostenson) of Clontarf; sisters and brother, Connie Nelson of Brainerd, Shari (Michael) Knoshaug of Williston, North Dakota, and Larry (Cheryl) Ness of Benson; grandchildren, Michael (Leisha) Wilcox, Tiffany Klug, Michelle (Derrick) Lass, Tanner Oliver, Tasha Oliver, Tabitha Oliver, and Joe Ascheman; and great grandchildren, Adrea, Riley, Adelise, Jackson, Sullivan, and Peyton. She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant daughter, Kristen Lori Klug.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Moments Hospice and Talahi Care Center staff.
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Clarence L. “Sonny” Steeves

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In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services for Clarence L. “Sonny” Steeves, 79, of St. Francis, who passed away at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell Nov. 9, 2020. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Clarence Loren Steeves, was born April 24, 1941, in Princeton to Clarence and Vivian (Bullford) Steeves. He married Judith Wolf April 16, 1966, and they later divorced. Sonny worked for many companies as a truck driver and in his later years, he continued to drive truck as an independent contractor. He also farmed for many years. Sonny loved going for drives, ‘50s and country music, talking on his phone and watching Fox News. He was genuine, hardworking and had a personality that was larger than life. Sonny had a great sense of humor, and he loved his family.
Survivors include his daughters and son, Michelle (Neal) Jensen of Eagan, Deb (Todd) Kuzma of Sauk Rapids, Jeff (Jeanette) of Maple Grove and Lori (fiancé Charley Carner) Kiraly of Sartell; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Jake, Jarred, Blake, Audrey, Sophia; fur babies, Crissy and Bob; and significant other, Elaine Hierlinger of St. Francis. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Shirley Jean Mathison and Caroline Manthey.
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Roy W. Peterson

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Celebration of Life will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2162 Mayhew Lake Road, Sauk Rapids, for Roy W. Peterson, age 86, who passed away peacefully Nov. 7, 2020, in Norwood Young America. The Rev. David Hinz and the Rev. John Beck will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Roy was born Dec. 20, 1933, to William and Anna (Wipper) Peterson in Palmer Township. Following his graduation from Clear Lake High School, he joined the United States Army and served our country honorably as a member of the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage to Alice Kath June 25, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Together they lived in the Foley area and Nisswa most of their lives. Roy was a farmer in his earlier years and then worked for Minnesota Department of Transportation on the bridge crew and as a highway maintenance worker from 1970-97. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids and the Billie Brown Post 627 American Legion Post in Nisswa. Roy enjoyed spear and ice fishing, golfing, cribbage, baseball, horseshoes, dancing, listening to polka music, and telling stories. He had a huge heart and a great sense of humor. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at their home in Nisswa.
Roy is survived by his children, LuAnn (Rich) Cameron of Pillager, Keith (Roxanne) of Rice, Lori (Kevin) Kramer of Gilbert, Arizona, Jennifer (Troy) Hallstrom of Mesa, Arizona, Wendy “Sam” (Tim) Rohwer of Norwood Young America, Neil (Sue Johnson) of Jenkins, and Scott (Scott “S.J.” Johnson) of Denver, Colorado; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice in August; brother, Cecil and twin brother, Ray; and sisters, Emma Jean and Mildred.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice.
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Beverly Jeanne Beiseker Hill

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Sept. 22, 2020, Beverly Jeanne Beiseker Hill died peacefully in her sleep at home. Beverly Jeanne Beiseker Hill was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Minneapolis to Ada and George Beiseker. She attended Emerson School in her early years before moving to Sauk Rapids. She continued her education in Sauk Rapids. She was very active in band, camera club and the annual, graduating from Sauk Rapids High School in 1955. She worked for International Harvester in St. Cloud and St. Paul until 1957. July 1, 1957, Beverly married Ken Hill in Sauk Rapids. Over the years she worked many jobs including Gamble Robinson in St. Cloud, the hospital in St. Peter, Dr. Kelly’s and Moran, and Veterinarian Dr. R.J. Ganz in St. Cloud, and her own business, Hill House Sports, selling scribes and skating supplies. She loved her pets and frequently donated to the humane society. She was involved with the St. Cloud Figure Skating Club for decades including being a board member and many volunteer positions. She was an avid photographer of family and pets, loved to sew, knit and crochet, and spent many years being creative with her computer skills. She volunteered for the Jose Carreras Leukemia Foundation. She is survived by her husband Ken of 63 years, sons David (Norway), Dan and  Konnie (Rice Lake, Wisconsin), daughters Debbie and Mike Timm (Sauk Rapids), Dianah Klatt and Ryan Christiansen (Foley). 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren and her sister Bon Beiseker (South Carolina).
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David A. Massman

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for David A. Massman, age 76, of Sauk Rapids who died Oct. 31, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and burial was at Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church in Sauk Rapids. Knights of Columbus Council 11346 prayed at 6:30 followed by parish prayers at 7. Family requested masks be worn and social distance guidelines be observed.
Dave was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Padua to Alquin and Loretta (Wehseler) Massman.  He lived in Belgrade for seven years and moved to St. Paul where he married Linda Miller April 23, 1966, at St. Adelbert’s Catholic Church in St. Paul. Dave served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966-68 and was stationed in Germany. He worked for Northwestern Bell, AT & T, Lucent, and Avaya until retiring in 2004. He was a very dedicated member of Sacred Heart Church where he actively participated in the Knights of Columbus Council 11346 and Men’s Club for over 42 years. He was also a proud member of the Sauk Rapids Lions Club and the Telephone Company Pioneers. Dave loved spending time and playing games with his family, traveling, camping, casino trips and watching the Vikings. He will always be remembered as a kind, loving, generous, outgoing man who adored his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Linda of Sauk Rapids; children, Gary (Michelle) of Sauk Rapids, Karen Studanski (Bradley) of Richmond, Scott of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Zachary, Lindsay, Megan and Anthony; great grandchildren, Maverick and Tucker; sisters, Linda Steinmetz of St. Paul and Carol Aegeter of Hampton; brothers-in-law, Tom (Evie) Miller of Forest Lake, David (Diane) Miller of St. Paul, Daniel Miller of Hartland, Wisconsin, and James (Cindy) Miller of Vadnais Heights and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Kathleen; brother-in-law, Bruce Steinmetz; sisters-in-law, Nora (Carl) Praml and Janet Miller.
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Bonive “Bonnie” M. Kaeter

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Mass of Christian Burial will be private at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township for Bonive “Bonnie” M. Kaeter, age 84 of Sauk Rapids who passed away  Oct. 30, 2020, at Country Manor Health Care and Retirement Center. Burial will be at the parish cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bonnie was born Dec. 27, 1935, to Chester V. and Ida C. (Dahlen) Pearson. She married Robert Kaeter Feb. 13, 1960, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She lived in Sauk Rapids for most of her life. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. She worked as a homemaker, raising four children. Bonnie was a type setter at the Benton County News and was the first secretary for the St. Cloud Vo-Tech. Donating her time to others was a way of life for her, as she volunteered much of her time as a Girl Scout troop leader, Sunday school teacher and as a 4-H leader. She was a member of the Sons of Norway and Christian Women. Bonnie loved photography, the arts, reading, raising puppies, cats and being around animals. She enjoyed fishing, celebrating birthdays and Halloween was her favorite holiday. Bonnie will be remembered as being very sociable and friendly. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her loving husband, Robert of Sauk Rapids, children, Bradley (Cynthia) of Shoreview, Becky (Kerry) Lindgren of Staples and Brent of Sauk Rapids; and grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Nathan and Molly. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Brian in 1980 and brother, Bruce Pearson.
“The Past is History - Tomorrow a Mystery - Today a Gift - treat it as such”…author unknown
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La June A. Dibb

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Funeral services were 11 a.m. Nov. 4  at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for La June A. Dibb, age 91, who passed away Oct. 29, 2020, at her granddaughter’s residence. The Rev. Joshua Reber officiated and burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
La June was born July 1, 1929, in Glencoe to George and Clara (Schmidt) Huser. She graduated from Glencoe High School in 1947, and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a master’s degree in education. La June taught for 33 years in Minnesota, Wyoming and Montana of which 23 were in Sauk Rapids. She married Ivan Lampher of Lester Prairie July 24, 1954 and he passed away in 1972. La June married Earl Dibb of Litchfield in 1988 and they lived on Briggs Lake until moving to St. Cloud in 2004. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 Auxiliary, and Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 Auxiliary. La June loved to sew, sew, and sew more! She also enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, fishing, trips to the casino, and watching the Twins and Vikings.
 La June is survived by her children, Colleen (Paul) Studniski of Watkins and Neal (Leela) Lampher of Waite Park; step-sons, Russ (Laurie) Dibb of Colorado, Steve (Sharon) Dibb of Stillwater, Bill (Linda) Dibb of St. Stephen, and Jon Dibb of Minneapolis; step-daughter-in-law, Ann Dibb of Blaine; 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. La June was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Ivan Lampher and Earl Dibb; step-son, Bruce Dibb; brother, Norman (Bea) Huser; sister, Mavis (Orland) Kruschke.
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La June A. Dibb

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for La June A. Dibb, age 91, who passed away Oct. 29, 2020, at her granddaughter’s residence. The Rev. Joshua Reber will officiate and burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
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Shirley M. Maurer

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Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Shirley M. Maurer, age 85, who passed away Oct. 26, 2020, at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. The Rev. Maggie Berndt-Dreyer will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the services Monday at the funeral home.
Shirley was born Nov. 14, 1934, in Brainerd to John and  Agnes (Roff) Husman. She married Cyril Maurer April 27, 1956, in Fort Ripley. Shirley graduated from Pillager High School in 1952. She then completed one year of teacher training in Staples and later obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Cloud State University in 1974. Shirley was a teacher at Rice Elementary in Rice and Hillside Middle School in Sauk Rapids for 34 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell and the Minnesota Education Association. Shirley enjoyed arts and crafts, painting, sewing, baking pies, traveling, family reunion picnics, and spending time at their lake home. She was very detail oriented, organized, and extremely generous. Shirley was head of the Sauk Rapids Teachers Union, Teacher of the Year in 1989, and was very proud of her teaching career.
Shirley is survived by her son and daughters, Mike (Jil) Maurer of Rice, Julie (Peter) Trousil of Rice, and Kate Maurer of Stanchfield; brother, Marvin Husman of Texas; grandchildren, Marie (Chad) Eggert of Rice and Jacob Trousil of St. Cloud; and great grandchildren, Morgan, Teagan, and Bria Eggert. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cyril in 2015; brothers, Harold, John, and Tom Husman; and sisters, Margaret Lewis, Caroline Harper, and Emma Jean Iverson.
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Michele A. Brown

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Michele A. Brown, age 58, who passed away Oct. 27, 2020, at her home. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 5-9 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.
Michele Angela Brown was born Sept. 2, 1962, in St. Cloud to Eugene “Bob” and  Delores (Brown) Brown. She lived in Rice most of her life and was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and Rice American Legion Post 473. Michele worked at Fingerhut prior to working in maintenance at Mississippi Heights School in Sauk Rapids. She enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, playing softball, and anything outdoors. Michele had a good sense of humor and loved all the kids at school. Her nieces and nephews were very special to her.
Michele is survived by her mother, Delores Brown of Rice; brothers and sisters, Eugene “Geno” (Donna) Brown of Rice, Gwen (Doug) Gravelle of Sartell, Barb (Don) Gravelle of Rice, John (Judy) Brown of Bowlus, Tim (Dolly) Brown of St. Cloud, Scott (Tammy Eveslage) Brown of Rice, and Jackie (Matt) Fountain of Royalton; her dog, Buster; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Michele was preceded in death by her father, Eugene “Bob” on April 5, 1984; and her dog, Maggie.
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Myron F. Thomas

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Myron F. Thomas, 87 of St. Cloud who passed away at his home Oct. 27, 2020. The Rev. Leroy Scheierl will officiate and entombment will be at Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church in St. Cloud Wednesday. Parish prayers will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Myron was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Millerville to Frank and Ethel (Koeplin) Thomas. He served our country in the U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany for two years. Myron married Dolores Reginek May 26, 1955 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from St. Cloud State University and a master’s in social work from University of Minnesota-Duluth. Myron was a social worker at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Waite Park American Legion Post 428, and St. Cloud Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622. Myron enjoyed trips to the casino, going to the cabin and visiting with others. He also loved to play cards, especially 500 and cribbage. He lived each day with a bright smile on his face and gratitude in his heart. He shared his good-natured jokes with all who were lucky enough to meet him. He is greatly missed.
Myron is survived by his son and daughter, Bill Thomas of St. Joseph and Kelly (Kevin) Malquist of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Anne Malquist, John (Steph) Malquist, Ben Thomas, Abbie Thomas, and Katie Thomas; and too many dear friends to list. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Dolores in 1993.
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Diane L. Kaeter

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Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Diane L. Kaeter, age 58, who passed away Oct. 27, 2020, at her home. The Rev. David Hinz will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church.
Diane was born Oct. 26, 1962, in St. Cloud to Robert and Marie (Neubeck) Mendel. She married Paul Kaeter May 21, 1988. Diane was an accounting manager for Rural Aids Action Network and she specialized in non-profits for over 25 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Diane was strong-willed, determined, dependable, and was always there for everyone. She enjoyed spending time at the lake and taking boat rides. Diane loved animals, especially dogs. She loved her family and was most proud of her boys.
Diane is survived by her husband, Paul of Sauk Rapids; sons, Cole of Monticello and Josh (Kelli)  of Rock Hill, South Carolina; mother, Marie Mendel of Sauk Rapids; brother and sisters, David (Joanne) Mendel of St. Cloud, Gail (Paul) Hanson of Hackensack, and Robin (Steve) Kraemer of St. Cloud; and many nieces, nephews, relative, and friends. Diane was preceded in death by her father, Robert Mendel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
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William “Bill” S. Lovitz

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Funeral services were 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for William “Bill” S. Lovitz, age 83 who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital Oct. 24, 2020. The Rev. David Hinz and the Rev. John Beck officiated and burial was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Masks and social distancing were strongly encouraged.Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bill was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Sauk Rapids to Carl and Lena (Athen) Lovitz. He married his wife Geri Keske Aug. 5, 1958, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dicksville. Together, they raised three children on their hobby farm in Sauk Rapids. Bill worked as a foreman for the paper mill in Sartell for 37 years. He had strong faith and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids and Sauk Rapids and Rice Sportsman’s Clubs. Bill liked to keep busy and was very outgoing and positive. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, playing cards, and dancing to his favorite old-time music. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Geri of Sauk Rapids; children, Cindy (Kevin) Molitor of Little Falls, Rick (Donna) Lovitz of Lake George, and Wendy (Tim) Gilbert of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Elaine Dollar of Sauk Rapids, and Ruth Reber of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren Barry (Amy) Molitor, Kristi (Nahum) Moreno Olivera, Kelly Molitor (Caroline Domenech), Katie (Brad) Schlomann, Erin Schlichting, Alex Schlichting, and Jake Gilbert; great grandchildren, Matthew and Lucas Molitor, and Allie and Emily Moreno Olivera. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Kevin Lovitz; great granddaughter, Abigail Molitor; and siblings, Ray Lovitz, and Irene Zwick.
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Donald Damm

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Donald Damm, 86, of Brainerd, died Oct. 19, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter. Visitation will take place one hour after services.
Arrangements by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.
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Gary A. Chaika

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Gary A. Chaika (SMSGT, Retired USAF), age 84, of Sauk Rapids, passed away Oct. 17, 2020. He was born June 27, 1936, in St. Cloud, to Jerome H. Sr. and Hildagarde (Zilmer) Chaika. Gary graduated from Sauk Rapids High School as an outstanding athlete; after high school Gary enlisted in the Air Force where he served for 26 years and played base level football and basketball. On April 25, 1959, Gary married Audrey Laing and together they celebrated 61 years of marriage and had three children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and trips to the casino. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6992 and American Legion Post 254.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his step-father, Al Smith; brothers, William (Renate), Thomas, Phil, Jim, Jerome Jr. and Nephew, Michael.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Audrey; children, Mark (MaDonna), Mary (Kenny) Duray, and Kathy (Jim) Schuler; grandchildren, Josh, Jere, Jon, Kendall, and J.R.; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Alexis, Jackson, Landon, Jameson and Lincoln; Sister, Joan Edwards of California; brother, Chuck (Lowen) Smith; sister-in-laws, Mary Jane Chaika, Alyce Chaika, Joyce Chaika, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27,  at Sacred Heart Church (2875 10th Ave. NE, Sauk Rapids) with the Rev. Tom Knoblach officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at church.
Private interment with military honors will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Gary’s family would like to give a special thank you to the Centra Care Hospice Nurses for the wonderful care and support they provided for him every day. GearhartAnokaChapel.com.   
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Marlene C. Salzl

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Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m.  Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Marlene C. Salzl, 85, of Waite Park, who passed away Oct. 13 at Assumption Community in Cold Spring. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church Monday and burial will be at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes, St. Cloud.
Marlene was born Dec. 28, 1934, to Albin and Marie (Schraut) Duerr in St. Michael. She married Ralph Salzl July 4, 1956, at St. Boniface Catholic Church. She was a devoted and faithful member of St. Anthony’s Church but enjoyed attending Mass at churches within St. Cloud, especially if they had a Sunday morning breakfast. Her spirituality and faith were extremely important to Marlene. She treasured the time she had at prayer meetings, spiritual conferences and healing services with her Christian friends. Marlene deeply enjoyed children, dogs and cats. Marlene worked for many years providing child care within her home before retiring. Marlene was a foster grandma for nearly 20 years. She enjoyed traveling, visiting grandchildren, decorating for Christmas and shopping. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her children, Barbara (Alan) Weber of Cold Spring, John (Kathryn) Salzl of Spanish Fork, Utah and Pat Salzl of Sandy, Utah; grandchildren, Brandon, Dustin and Ashley Weber and Matthew, Nathan, Nicole and Jared Salzl; and three great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; parents; and brother, Marson Duerr.
Due to the pandemic, the family understands if you are unable to attend.
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Ronald C. Portner

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Ronald C. Portner, age 65, of Rice, died unexpectedly of natural causes Oct. 11, 2020, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre.
Mass of Christian burial was 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. The Rev. Gerald Meidl celebrated the Mass, and burial was in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-North Chapel in New Ulm and continued from 10-11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Social distancing guidelines must be practiced, and all guests in attendance at the visitation and funeral will be required to wear a mask.
To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to mvfh.org
Ronald is survived by his wife, Donna Portner of Rice; his sons, Cory (Erin) Portner of Sauk Rapids, Scott (Heather) Portner of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; his grandchildren, Cade, Emma, Easton, Maddison, Brielle, and Kase; his mother, Cyrilla Portner; and his sister, Leona (Jim) Arndt of New Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Portner who died in 1971.
Ronald “Ron” Carl Portner was born Oct. 13, 1954, in New Ulm to Marvin and Cyrilla (Gulden) Portner. He was a 1973 graduate from New Ulm Public High School. Ron started his long career in the baking industry working as a baker at the New Ulm Hy-Vee. This career took him from New Ulm, to Fairmont, Grand Island, and Lincoln, Nebraska, before he ended with Coborn’s in St. Cloud where he ran the ovens for the Coborn’s Central Bakery. Ron was united in marriage to Donna Wenninger Aug. 31, 1974, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. This union blessed the couple with two boys whom together they eventually raised in Rice. Besides his work, there were a variety of hobbies that brought Ron great joy in life. He was always a quiet man who had a true love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, four-wheeling and boating. Many laughs were shared and memories were made with his sons at hunting camp over the years. He prided himself on the fact passed this love of the outdoors on to his sons and well as his grandchildren as his legacy. Ron also took tremendous pride in his gardens which provided for endless opportunities for canning and freezing his harvests.  What he loved most in life was time he got to spend with his wife, his sons, and his grandchildren.  Although his passing seems so sudden and unexpected, countless cherished memories will forever stay in the hearts and minds of all who knew him best. Blessed be those memories. Mvfh.org
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Donald L. Miklos

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Private Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church in North Prairie for Donald L. Miklos, age 85, who passed away Oct. 4, 2020, at his home. The Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery with full military honors provided by Rice American Legion Post 473. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Donald Leonard Miklos was born Nov. 1, 1934, in Selby, South Dakota, to Joseph and Ilona (Berthelon) Miklos. He graduated from Foley High School and served our country in the U.S. Army where he received basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. and was stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado. Donald married the love of his life Phyllis Long Feb. 1, 1958. They lived in Sartell, then 15 years near Rice, and in North Prairie since 1976. He worked as a millwright/machinist for St. Regis Paper Mill in Sartell for 41 years, retiring in 1994. Donald also was a custom cabinet maker and for many years a Benton County Deputy Sheriff and Chief of Police in Rice. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in North Prairie where he served as a Eucharistic minister. Donald was also a member of the Pantowner’s Auto Club and a lifetime member of Rice American Legion Post 473 where he was chaplain for many years. He was hard-working and a great provider for his family. Donald enjoyed fishing, bowling, classic cars, and collecting rifles, tobacco tins and Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. He was a car and motorcycle enthusiast, and owned and rode a Harley for many years. He loved horses and had Arabian mares for many years.
Donald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis of Rice; sons and daughters, Gary (Mary) of Ferris, Texas, Sandy Wolter (Mike St. Marie) of Rice, Linda Miklos-Malikowski (Vern) of Rice, Quinten (Lori) of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Clayton (Jayme) of Little Falls; sister, Sylvia (Gene) Wolfe of Crossville, Tennessee.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Albert (Percy), Edward, and Violet Miklos.
Memorials are preferred to Rice American Legion Post 473.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Shirley J. Guzy

Guzy
There will be no services for Shirley J. Guzy, age 72, who passed away Oct. 1, 2020, at her home. Burial will be at Brockway Cemetery, Sartell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Shirley was born Nov. 25, 1947, in St. Cloud to Myron and Verona (Pettit) Wolhart. She married Gregg Guzy April 27, 1968, in St. Cloud. Shirley lived in the Sauk Rapids and Sartell area most of her life and worked as a medical transcriptionist at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for over 20 years, retiring in 2014. She was a very active member of Harvest Fellowship Church in Sauk Rapids where she enjoyed participating in prayer groups. Faith was very important to her. Shirley enjoyed spending time with friends and gardening; she could make anything grow. She was a kind, caring and positive person.
Shirley is survived by her sons and daughter, Bryan of Sauk Rapids, Barbra Fellows of Woodbury, Garry of Sauk Rapids, and Waynne of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Virginia (Terry) Greener of Annandale, Joy (Paul) Hoppe of Sartell, and Janet (Doug) Peterson of Sartell; and grandchildren, Danielle, Solomon, and Gavin. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Gregg on Feb. 27, 2010.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Beveryl J. Hill

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Sept. 22, 2020, Beverly Jeanne Beiseker Hill died peacefully in her sleep at home. Beverly Jeanne Beiseker Hill was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Minneapolis to Ada and George Beiseker. She attended Emerson School in her early years before moving to Sauk Rapids. She continued her education in Sauk Rapids. She was very active in band, camera club and the annual, graduating from Sauk Rapids High School in 1955. She worked for International Harvester in St. Cloud and St. Paul until 1957. July 1, 1957, Beverly married Ken Hill in Sauk Rapids. Over the years, she worked many jobs including Gamble Robinson in St. Cloud, the Hospital in St. Peter, Dr. Kelly’s and Moran, and Veterinarian Dr. R.J. Ganz in St. Cloud, and her own business, Hill House Sports, selling scribes and skating supplies. She loved her pets and frequently donated to the humane society. She was involved with the St. Cloud Figure Skating Club for decades including being a board member and many volunteer positions. She was an avid photographer of family and pets, loved to sew, knit and crochet, and spent many years being creative with her computer skills. She volunteered for the Jose Carreras Leukemia Foundation. She is survived by her husband Ken of 63 years, sons David (Norway), Dan and Konnie (Rice Lake, Wisconsin), daughters Debbie and Mike Timm (Sauk Rapids), Dianah Klatt and Ryan Christiansen (Foley). 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren and her sister Bon Beiseker (South Carolina).
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Gordon A. Rehder

Rehder
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Gordon A. Rehder, age 98, who passed away Sept. 22, 2020, in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. John Beck and the Rev. David Hinz will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Gordon A. Rehder was born the eldest of two children, on March 27, 1922, in Moorhead to Max C. and Hulda M. Rehder.  Gordon was baptized at Sabin Lutheran Church in Sabin, and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota.  He graduated from Moorhead State Teachers College High School in 1940. Gordon served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46. He then attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. Gordon met his future wife, Dolores V. Neils, while attending the University of Minnesota. They married June 12, 1949, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Gordon had vast work experiences including working at GM assembling computers and at Hughes Aircraft in Los Angeles, California, as a systems engineer and liaison technician. In Tucson, Arizona, he worked on the Falcon Missile and in Denver, Colorado, he worked on the Titan Missile project.  Gordon also worked at RCA in Moorestown, New Jersey, developing radars for use in Antigua. He was then contracted by Lincoln Laboratories to live in the South Pacific on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. There each day he would fly to work on Roi Namur Island. The family lived on Kwajalein for four years. After moving to Sauk Rapids, Gordon worked as the administrator of Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Gordon was an active member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod throughout his life, becoming a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in 1973 when they first moved to town.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Dolores of 71 years; children, John G. Rehder M.D. (Melanie) of Allison Park, Pennsylvania, and Kristin M. Petri (Michael) of Johns Island, South Carolina; 11 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis M. Rehder.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Marilyn J. Neubert

Neubert
Marilyn June Jacomet Neubert, age 85, loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother and great grandmother; passed away peacefully at Legato Living in Omaha, Nebraska, Sept. 4, 2020.
Marilyn was born  June 9, 1935, in Ardmore, Indiana, to Arthur and Hazel (Grose) Jacomet.  She graduated from South Bend High School in May 1953. After high school, Marilyn was employed as a comptometer operator at Bendix in South Bend, Indiana. She married Vernon Leon Neubert April 13, 1957. They were married for 46 years until his passing on Aug. 20, 2003.
She raised her five children in Norfolk, Nebraska, where the family faithfully attended Mount Olive Lutheran Church.  In 1981, after moving to Bellevue, Nebraska, she attended Pilgrim Lutheran Church.
Throughout her life she enjoyed her weekly bowling leagues and traveling to bowling tournaments. Marilyn loved her travels to Europe, Japan, Hawaii and Alaska. She was also fond of playing board games with her five children, six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She loved to sing hymns and songs from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. “You are my Sunshine” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” were two of her many favorites.
Marilyn is survived by her children: Daniel (Peggy) Neubert, Rory (Eileen) Neubert, Teri Neubert, Doris (Dave) Dermann, and Sharon (Dan) Irvin.
Grandchildren: Kimberly (William) Brandt, Andy (Andrea) Neubert, Angela (Philip) Rowland, Jacob (Karla) Kruse, Katherine Kruse, and Scott Irvin as well as 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, (Arthur and Hazel), brother (Art Jacomet), and her husband (Vern).  Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.  Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids, will be in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made for Parkinson’s research at www.parkinson.org or to The Bowling Foundation at www.bpaa.com.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Elaine M. Poepping

Peopping
“Some day you will read in the paper that Elaine Poepping has died – don’t believe a word of it at that time I shall be more alive with Christ than I have ever been.” – Elaine M. Poepping
A celebration of life and faithfulness will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church for Elaine M. Poepping, 86, who passed away Sept. 8, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. John Beck and the Rev. David Hinz will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the celebration Saturday at the church.
Elaine, daughter of Selda and George Maiers, was born May 29, 1934, in Sauk Rapids. She was united in marriage with Joseph “Joe” Poepping June 21, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Elaine was co-owner of Smolnik Electric from 1967 to 2007. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Altar Guild, Ladies Aid, Bible study, and Sauk Rapids American Legion Auxiliary Post 254. Elaine enjoyed reading and studying the bible. She was steadfast in her faith and never wavered. Elaine was extremely proud of each family member for their individuality and achievements. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for her family. She had a great sense of humor and liked to partake in innocent pranks but truly had a heart of gold and the wonderful ability to talk to anyone.
Elaine is survived by her children, Cindy Abraham of Sauk Rapids and Scot (Becky) of Lonsdale; brother, Wayne (Margie) Smolnik of Sauk Rapids; sister-in-law, Peggy Smolnik of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Tiffany (Ty) Forner, Mindy (Ryan) David, and Austin (Jerreise); great grandchildren, Riley, Carter, Jackob, Isabella, Brenten, Kylee and Sophia;  and special neighbors, the Mike and Nancy Kuefler family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe on Nov. 28, 2019; son-in-law, David Abraham; and brothers, Jim and Dick Smolnik.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the St. Cloud Hospital, fourth floor surge one, especially Whitney and Deb for the comfort and care that was given to Elaine; to the Mike and Nancy Kueffler family; and to Winnie Doroff for the years of unwavering friendship.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Lloyd A. Koprek

Koprek
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for Lloyd A. Koprek, age 91, of Sauk Rapids who died Aug. 30, 2020, at the St. Cloud Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. The Rev. Bruce Timm officiated and entombment was in Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.
Lloyd was born June 10, 1929, in Sauk Rapids to Fred and Molly (Langeland) Koprek. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952-54 and married Shirley Golembeski June 20, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. In 1955, Lloyd started his banking career with Citizens Loan and Investment Company until 1965 when he went to work with Northwestern Bank in St. Cloud. He finished his banking career in 1994 as president of State Bank in Eden Valley. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where he was a former deacon and usher. Lloyd was a member of the St. Cloud Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones Award in 2017. He was also a member of the Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 since 1964. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the lake, fishing, hunting and watching St. Cloud State University  hockey. Lloyd was a very faithful, social person with a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his children, Janet Renn of west St. Paul, Rick (Susan) Koprek of Kimball, Scott (Stephanie) Koprek of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Dace, Kari, Hannah, Maxwell, Molly and Megan; great grandchildren, Lyllian, Brody and Lyla. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley on Jan. 27, 2019; sisters, Violet Koprek and Betty Sather.
A special thanks to the care given to Lloyd at the VA Medical Center of St. Cloud.
Memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran School and Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Kenneth V. Tadych

Tadych
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Kenneth V. Tadych, age 79, who passed away Aug. 29, 2020, at Wildwood Assisted Living in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Gerald Dalseth officiated and burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Kenneth was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Sauk Rapids to Walter and Irene (Miller) Tadych. He worked as a stock prep man at the Sartell papermill for over 35 years. Ken also ran his own fishing guide service for over 20 years. He was a talker and story teller who liked to know what was going on. Ken was very outgoing, generous, and liked to spoil his grandkids. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, being outdoors, playing horseshoes, shooting pool, playing cards and watching sports, especially basketball. Family was very important to him.
Survivors include his sons and daughter, Bradley of Willmar, Kevin of St. Cloud, and Karen (Jim) Howard of Monticello; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rosemary; and brothers, Walter, Jr. and Eugene.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Robert E. Jacobs

Jacobs
Robert “Bob” Jacobs, age 92, of Cold Spring, died Aug. 27, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Memorial services  were 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kimball with the Rev. David Milz officiating. Interment with military honors followed at 3 p.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Monday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Physical distancing, capacity limitations and universal masking were observed at the funeral home and at the church.
Robert Emil Jacobs was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Wheaton to Emil and Anna (Nachtigal) Jacobs. Bob grew up on the family farm and attended school in Wheaton. Bob left school early to help on the farm. As a young adult, Bob entered the United States Army, where he honorably served his country during the Korean War. On June 9, 1962, Bob was united in marriage to Marie Johnson at Popple Creek Lutheran Church in Popple Creek. Bob and Marie made their home and raised their family in Sauk Rapids. Bob worked for 25 years as the chief boiler operator for American Linen Supply, now AmeriPride, retiring in 1990. He then traveled across the United States with Laborers for Christ for the next 17 years, building 32 churches and schools for the Missouri Synod. For the past 14 years, Bob and Marie have made their home in Cold Spring, where they managed River Oaks Apartments for the first 10 years. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed woodworking, snowmobiling, camping, fishing and spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie of Cold Spring; children, Judy (James) Christopher of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Jane (Thomas) Christopher of Alexandria, South Dakota , Jeff (Jenny) Jacobs of Watkins, and Jelaine (Craig) Beumer of Cold Spring; five grandchildren, John (Cindell), Michaela, Joshua, Jamie, and Caleb; one great-grandchild on the way; siblings, Harold Jacobs, Elvina Lezer, Darwin (Cindy) Jacobs, Arloa Gerdes, Karen (Richard) Flittie, and Carol (Bill) Crane; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Anna Jacobs; brothers, Harlin and Dennis Jacobs; and grandchild, Kaisha Beumer.
Bob’s grandchildren served as urn bearers. Lori Rippentrop provided the music for the service. Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Kimball.
Obituary, guestbook, video tribute, and funeral webcast online at www.dingmannfuneral.com
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Marjorie C. Kruegel Quiggle

Quiggle
Marjorie Cathleen Kruegel Quiggle passed peacefully away in her sleep on Tuesday, August  25, 2020 at her Heathers Manor apartment in Crystal, Minnesota.  She was 99.5 years young.  She was born on January  15, 1921, in Preston, Filmore County, Minnesota to Louis Erish Kruegel and Hazel Harriet Riehl Kruegel. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Henry Quiggle (2004), and her two sisters, Phyllis Elvyra Kruegel Hanley (Edmund) and Marye Ann Augusta Kruegel De Young (George) plus her brother George John Kruegel (Pauline).
Marjorie grew up in rural Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota. She graduated from Northfield High School and St. Olaf College (Class of 1942) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science and Home Economics.
She married Walter Henry Quiggle in Northfield’s  St. John’s Lutheran Church on August 26, 1943, and they raised three dedicated children, Sharyn Kae Quiggle Forbes (Kingsley) of Wausau, Wisconsin, David Monroe Quiggle (Lesley) of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Dennis Jon Quiggle of Wyoming, Minnesota.  All have survived her. She is also survived by sister-in-law Pauline Louise Haugen Kruegel of Nevada City, California and eight devoted grandchildren plus twelve great grandchildren and hosts of nieces, nephews and many friends.
Marjorie loved teaching public school students (40 years) while also helping her carpenter husband remodel 2 houses and construct 4 new homes in Central Minnesota. Two more new houses were built in Northern California. She also enjoyed traveling, reading biographies, recycling greeting cards and gardening, which earned her the title of “The Flower Lady” at The Rivers in Burnsville, where she lived independently for twelve years, beginning in 2004. In 2016, Marjorie relocated to Heathers Manor (assisted living) in Crystal to be closer to family.
She was a charter member of the Benton County Historical Society, member of the Aristonian Federated Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Education Society, and The Well Quilters (Rosemount United Methodist Church, Rosemount, Minnesota).
 Marjorie’s Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October  3, 2020, at The Well Family Life Center, formerly known as Rosemount United Methodist Church at 14770 Canada Avenue West, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068. Church telephone: 651-423-2475. Due to Covid-19 concerns, masks and temperature checks are required and there will be no visitation or reception. Please know your in-person attendance is welcomed but not expected. A secure link to view a live internet stream of the ceremony will be available: contact Dennis@Quiggle.net for details.
A public Interment of her remains will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August  14, 2021, at Maple Lawn Cemetery, 1917 Northwest 4th Street, Faribault, Minnesota 55021 (Telephone:  507- 334-5461) with a public Celebration of Life Picnic to follow at North Alexander Park, 1814 2nd Avenue Northwest, Faribault, Minnesota 55021. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Olaf College Stewardship Office at 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, Minnesota 55057 - Telephone: 507- 786-2222.
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James R. Bump

Bump
Celebration of life was 11 a.m.  Aug. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for James R. Bump, age 86, who passed away Aug. 18, 2020, at Country Manor Apartments in Sartell. The Rev. David Hinz officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
James Robert Bump was born April 8, 1934, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to James D. and Iva Jane (Davis) Bump. He married Connie Rae Sunding June 9, 1957, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Jim served our country in the U.S. Army from 1957-59 as a combat engineer. He worked as a civil engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 38 years, retiring in 1998. Jim and Connie moved to Sauk Rapids in 2003. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was involved in Bible study and Salt and Pepper. Jim volunteered with Angel Food Ministry and Place of Hope. He enjoyed gardening, sports, traveling and the Canadian Rockies. Jim was exact and precise, was good with directions, and had a wonderful memory and recall. He had a great sense of humor. His heart never left the South Dakota School of Mines. Jim was proud and endured his illness well.
Jim is survived by his wife, Connie of Sartell; son and daughter, the Rev. James A. (Pam) Bump of South Haven and Jennifer (Terry) Kurash of Sauk Rapids; brother, Vernon L. (Gloria) Bump of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandchildren, Amy, Melissa, Natalie, and Holly; and great grandchildren, Sophie, Owen, Connor, Brinley, Sawyer, and Logan; sisters-in-law, Sharon Queen of Houston, Texas and Judy Kryger of Indianapolis, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are preferred to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PANCAM. Jim was a proud seven year survivor of pancreatic cancer and in honor of this we invite you to wear the color purple.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Wallace  L.  Carlson

Carlson
Wallace Lloyd Carlson, age 91, Sartell, died Aug. 15, 2020, at his home in Sartell.
A celebration of Wallace’s life will be 4-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at  Fleming Cemetery, Aitkin County.
Wallace was born May 20, 1929, in Palisade to Lloyd and Rose (Erlandson) Carlson. He married  Maxine H. Weston Sept. 12, 1953, in Palisade. Wallace worked as a truck driver his whole working life and was very proud of that fact. Wallace and his wife Maxine resided in Aitkin County, Indiana and the Sauk Rapids-Royalton area prior to moving to Sartell. He was a member of Northland Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Karin (Jim) Urbanski of Sartell; Judy (Terry) Burggraff of Owatonna; and Julie (Jim) Palm of Owatonna; sisters, Irene Bartz, Iris Weston, and Darlene Homoki; brothers, Charles Carlson and Robert Carlson; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maxine on Sept. 4, 2017, daughter Patricia Annette Capetz, great grandson Jordan Reed Puckett, and two brothers, Larry and Arnold Carlson.
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Renate M. Chaika

Chaika
Celebration of life will be noon Thursday, Aug. 27, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Renate M. Chaika, age 83, who passed away Aug. 19, 2020, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Thursday at the funeral home.
Renate was born June 20, 1937, in Bremerhaven, Germany, to Fritz and Frieda (Peper) Schroeder. She married William Chaika Oct. 22, 1957, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Renate was a homemaker and also worked in the office at JC Penney for four years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek and Sauk Rapids American Legion Auxiliary where she was a former president and member of the color guard. Renate enjoyed bowling, reading, crocheting, knitting, traveling, trips to the casino and spending time with her family. She was caring, giving, feisty, and had a huge heart. Renate was proud of being an Air Force wife, and proud of her family and being an American citizen.
Renate is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Richard) Scharber of St. Cloud; daughter-in-law, Beverly Mendel of Sauk Rapids; grandson, Austin Chaika of St. Cloud; step-granddaughter, Linda Erickson of Anoka; she was very close to her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law on the Chaika side of the family. Renate was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William in 2018; son, Michael; sister, Hannah Laas; and step-granddaughter, Janette Scharber.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Alice J. Peterson

Peterson
Celebration of life will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2163 Mayhew Lake Road, Sauk Rapids, for Alice J. Peterson, age 86, who passed away Aug. 18, 2020, at her home. The Rev. John Beck and the Rev. David Hinz will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 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. Trinity Lutheran prayers will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Alice was born June 13, 1934, in Benton County to William and Johanna (Vierkant) Kath. She married Roy Peterson June 25, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Alice was raised in Sauk Rapids and lived most of her life in Foley and Nisswa. She was a homemaker and also drove school bus for the Foley and Brainerd public schools for 25 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Alice was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, dancing, singing and living by the lake. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She was a fantastic cook who made the best potato salad and sticky rolls and was known for her Christmas cookies. Alice had a great sense of humor and was very family orientated.
Alice is survived by her husband Roy, of Sauk Rapids; daughters and sons, LuAnn (Rich) Cameron of Pillager, Keith (Roxanne) of Rice, Lori (Kevin) Kramer of Gilbert, Arizona, Jenny (Troy) Hallstrom of Mesa, Arizona, Wendy “Sam” (Tim) Rohwer of Young America, Neil (Sue Johnson) of Jenkins, and Scott (Scott “S.J.” Johnson) of Denver, Colorado; sister, Jean Massmann of Luxemburg; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bill Kath.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com
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Howard E. Volkers

Rosa
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Howard “Howie” E. Volkers, age 79, who passed away Aug. 12 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.
Howard Emil Volkers was born Feb. 25, 1941, in St. Cloud to Emil and Marie (VanHouse) Volkers. He married Anna Kotzer April 19, 1963, in Webster, South Dakota. Howie worked for Landy Packing for 22 years, Bauerly Brothers, Northern National Gas, and then back to Bauerly Brothers. He enjoyed going to the casino, traveling but not flying, and watching his grandson Jonathan raise bees. Howie always had a smile and never got mad.
Howie is survived by his wife, Anna of St. Cloud; sons, Gregory (Susy) of Duelm, Daniel of Sauk Rapids, and David (Kathy) of Port Angeles, Washington; brothers and sisters, Robert (Max) of Florida, Judy (Mark) Thompson of St. Cloud, Allan (Paula) of Albany, Marlys (George) Welle of Sartell, Mark (Mary) of Kimball, Steven (Lori) of Sartell, Wayne (Mary Jo) of St. Joseph, and Kevin of Sauk Rapids; 14 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Howie was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Gene.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Harold A. Gorecki

Gorecki
Harold Andrew Gorecki, age 83, passed away at Country Terrace Assisted Living in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia Aug. 1, 2020.
Harold was born Nov. 7, 1936, with his twin brother, Gerald, to Frank and Anna Gorecki. He grew up in Sauk Rapids and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1954, where he was a talented athlete involved in basketball, football and track. Throughout his life, Harold was an avid golfer, basketball and racquetball player, and distance runner. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. After his return to the states, among other jobs, Harold was a barber in the Minneapolis area. He then moved to Tomahawk and built, owned, and operated Kentucky Fried Chicken there for many years.  Harold then moved to the Gulf Coast of Florida and owned, operated and managed many restaurants throughout his 46-year restaurant career.
Harold was known for his work ethic and dedication to the job, and he excelled in his chosen career. Harold worked with hundreds of co-workers and employees over the years, and he always went out of his way to help anyone that he saw had a need. Harold’s personality and fun-loving nature made him a friend to most everyone that met him.
He is survived by his son Jacob (Toni Greil) Gorecki. Siblings: Mary Przyborowski, Joyce Fritsinger, James (Chris) Gorecki, and Michael (Cheryl) Gorecki, numerous nieces, nephews and long-time friends Larry and Joan Hurtis. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Patsy, Ally, Daniel, Ralph, Virginia, Lucille, and Gerald.
Harold and his family are especially grateful to the entire staff and the residents at Country Terrace in Tomahawk for their friendship, compassion, and exceptional care. You are truly angels on earth.
A future celebration of life gathering will be planned.
Krueger Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.

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Kathleen A. Rosa

Rosa
Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Kathleen “Kathy” A. Rosa who passed away Aug. 3, 2020, at The Gardens at Foley. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and burial was at Calvary Cemetery in St. Cloud. Visitation was from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Kathy was born July 22, 1939, on her family farm in Sauk Rapids to Paul and Anna (Otremba) Maier. She married Lloyd Rosa  April 24, 1961, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and together, raised seven wonderful children. Kathy lived all of her life in Sauk Rapids and worked at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. She also worked alongside her husband on the family farm and worked tirelessly, to care for her special daughter, Teresa. Kathy and her family also had large gardens and would sell fresh produce in the summer and fall. She was known to many as the “Pickle Lady.” Kathy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was involved in 4-H, both in her youth and as a Leader, Mission Club, and NFO. Along with her strong work ethic, she also loved to have a little fun, dancing, playing cards, casinos, and taking trips. Kathy was a hardworking woman who was very active and social. Most importantly, she was very proud of her family.
Kathy is survived her daughters and sons, Deborah (Kevin) Traut of Opole, Teresa Rosa of Sauk Rapids, Lora Rosa of Sartell, Deanna Rosa (Rollie Hogrefe) of Sauk Rapids, Paul (Tonya) Rosa of Sauk Rapids, David Rosa of Sartell, and Tamara (Greg) Dancer of Foley; sisters, Dorothy Schmitz of St. Cloud, Laura Rau of Richfield, Millie Felling of Minneapolis, Sharon (Don) Wieber of Avon and Maxine (Vernon) Goebel of Albany; brothers, Abe (Carol) Maier of Clearwater and Ed (Helen) Maier of Sauk Rapids; brother-in-law, Jerome (Irene) Rosa of Apple Valley; 14 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Kathy was preceded by her parents; husband, Lloyd on May 9, 2008; sister, Alvira Schwinghammer; brother, James; and three infant siblings.
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Gloria A. Rogers

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Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for Gloria A. Rogers, age 89, who passed away Aug. 4, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake. The Rev. Timothy Routh will officiate and burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Gloria was born March 8, 1931, in St. Cloud to Christ and Emma (Burski) Bolz. She married Ray Rogers Jan. 27, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Gloria was employed as a medical insurance secretary for many years. She was a volunteer for the Widowed Persons Service and Caritas Family Services. Gloria was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sauk Rapids. Gloria enjoyed singing, visiting with friends, and traveling especially to Alaska. She was kind, soft hearted and a good listener.
Gloria is survived by her daughter and sons, Susan (Andy) Jude of Howard Lake, Scott (Jane) Rogers of Red Wing, and Brian (Betsy) Rogers of Farmington; sister, Barbara Starr of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Lucas, William, Sean, Cecelia, Leah, Kurt, Crystal, Josh, and Kayla; and great grandchildren, Grace, David, Andrew, Sloan, Willow, McKenna, Jacob, and Laura. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray in 1988; brother, Robert Bolz; and sister, Marjorie Bolz.
Memorials are preferred to Salem Lutheran Church.
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William “Bill” Bard

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William (Bill) Bard, age 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 19th at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Bill was born on March 29, 1935, in Duluth to Walter and Adeline Bard. Bill graduated from Duluth Denfeld High School in 1953 and served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955. He retired after 38 years in management with Northwestern Bell and AT&T. Along with being an active member of his church, Atonement Lutheran; Bill was also very active with the Lions Club since joining in 1968. In his retirement years he worked with Sauk Rapids City Council and HRA, also enjoyed volunteering with the Red Cross and being Captain of the Mississippi Bell at the Pirates Cove. After being named Sauk Rapids Citizen of the year; April 27th, 2006 was officially proclaimed “Bill Bard Day.” In his free time, Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing, and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dawn; sons, Gregory and Richard (LuAnn); daughter, Kelly; grandchildren, Elizabeth “Libby” and William “Billy” Bingham, Jamie (Dan) Babb, Sean and Samantha Bard; great grandchildren, Taeler and Mickenzie Babb. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael and daughter, Amy Bingham.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 6th @1 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. In Lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in his name to the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation.
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Roger J. Braun

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Roger J. Braun who passed away at his cabin in Backus on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Roger Braun was born on June 20, 1937, in St. Cloud to John and Veronica (Weyrauch) Braun. He was united in marriage to LaVerne Weyer on Aug. 21, 1962, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Roger lived most of his life in Sauk Rapids and worked as a Business Teacher in Holdingford and Sauk Rapids for a total of 19 years. He then worked in sales for Nestle for 17 years, retiring in 1997. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. Roger was a faithful, hardworking, and selfless man who was very ambitious and a great listener. He enjoyed being at the cabin in Backus, traveling, playing golf, and fishing. Roger and LaVerne wintered in Arizona for the last 20 years where he enjoyed playing softball and tennis. He was also a Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Roger is survived by his wife, LaVerne of Sartell; children, Steven of Sauk Rapids, Craig (Carie) of Sauk Rapids, and Scott (Catherine) of Lakeville; sister, Alice Kramer of Paris, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Mary Braun of Edina and Laurel Braun of Rochester; grandchildren Alex, Peyton, Noah, Sophia, and Faye Braun. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Willard, Ralph, and John Braun, Rose Ann Lilledahl, and Sr. Alexine; brothers-in-law, Robert Kramer and Don Lilledahl; and sister-in-law, Luella Braun.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
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Phillip J. Theising

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A celebration of life will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Grace Baptist Fellowship Church, 1197 Pinecone Road, Sartell for Phillip “Phil” J. Theising, age 68, of Rice who died July 26, 2020, at his home with his wife, Susan by his side. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Phil was born June 14, 1952, in Little Falls to Joe and Pearl (Johnston) Theising. He grew up in Grey Eagle and lived in Hibbing before moving to Rice in 2009. He married Susan Wenberg May 3, 1996, at First Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Phil enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, riding his Harley, gardening, traveling, and spending winters in Texas. He was a friendly, loving, caring and wonderful man. He was one of a kind.
Survivors include his wife, Susan of Rice; children, Mark Fairchild (Tessa) of Ridgeland, Mississippi, Dena Theising-Foster (JJ Mullin) of Clifton, Virginia, Rebecca Estabrook (Todd) of Stuart, Florida, Jennifer Schubel of Sauk Rapids, Nickel Theising (Rachel) of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; Fur babies, Bitzi boo and Fritzi. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tamantha Hammond; brothers, Donald and Dothan “Doc”;  infant grandson, Anthony Fairchild; granddaughter, Shayla Hammond; and dog, Tiger Lou Theising.
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Ruth Florence Gottschalk

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Funeral services were 1 p.m. July 24, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Ruth F. Gottschalk, age 95, of Sauk Rapids, who died Tuesday at Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. John Beck and the Rev. Paul Cloeter will officiate and burial will be 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, Sauk Rapids.
Ruth Florence (Thurley) Gottschalk was born at home Aug. 24, 1924, to Arthur and Wilhemina (Fischer) Thurley in Winona, the youngest of seven children. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Martin Lutheran Church of Winona. She started school at the age of 4 and graduated from Winona High School at the age of 16 as an honor student, enjoying school, sports and activities of all kinds. During a Walther League youth gathering, where she was a cheerleader, she met a handsome basketball player, Elmer Gottschalk from Rochester, and it was love at first sight. They dated for five years. World War II delayed their wedding day but finally on Sept. 28, 1946, they happily became husband and wife. (They were just shy of 70 years of marriage when Elmer passed away Dec. 12, 2015.) Ruth graduated with honors from the Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, and was a lifetime member of that association. She also was a member of the Nurse Cadet Corp. in 1943-46. Ruth practiced nursing in all areas of medicine, but her primary areas were in surgical and obstetrics, including being an registered nurse for 10 years in the post-surgical floor at the St. Cloud Hospital. Ruth was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Sauk Rapids holding many church roles in the Ladies Aid, the Human Care Committee, Sunday school teacher, and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League zone recording secretary. She volunteered at the Good Shepherd Community, Meals on Wheels and sewed quilts for the missions.
Survivors include her sons, Gary (Ann) of LaGrange, Illinois, Bruce (Jan) of Lakeville; daughter, Nancy (Kurt) Knettel of Melissa, Texas; daughter-in-law, Lorilyn of Minneapolis; 10 grandchildren, Andy (Erin), Stephanie (Dave), Lorissa (Matt), Michael (Megan), Jonathan (Stefanie), Rachel, Paul, and Jacob (Alex); and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; son, Stephen; brothers, Albert, Arthur, Robert, Freddy; sisters, Elsie Dorsch and Louise Livingston.
 Ruth’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Moments Hospice and the staff of Good Shepherd.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church.
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Francis (Fran) H. Sauer

Sauer
Francis (Fran) H. Sauer, age 69, of Sauk Rapids, died from complications of COPD July 17, 2020, at home, surrounded by all 13 members of his family.
When he talked about his obituary he said, “This is all it needs to say, I loved my wife, I loved my kids, I loved my grandkids”.
He was born Dec. 17, 1950, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Lawrence and Inez Sauer. He grew up moving around, attending a variety of schools because of his dad’s railroad career. He graduated from Staples High School in 1969. Fran started his railroad career in 1968, working summers for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
In 1974, he reconnected with Kaye Schroeder, who had also attended Staples High School. They dated for six years and married June 7, 1980, living in Sauk Rapids ever since.
Fran spent many years playing town team basketball, softball with the St. Joe Men’s Softball League, bowling in the St. Cloud area, and in his later years, golfing with the St. Joe crew.
Fran retired from the BNSF Signal Department in 2010. During his 42 years of railroad service, he was continuously elected to serve his fellow union members as their chairman of Local No. 154.
He started his retirement on his 60th birthday and soon after started a part-time job with Central Signal. During his retirement, he also spent time traveling to northern California with Kaye, golfing with Steve, coffee with the other railroad retirees, reading, and spoiling his six grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kaye, his children and their partners, Josie Sauer and Jesse Ponsness, Nicholas Sauer and Nicole Lieser, and Keely and Matt Lee, his beloved grandchildren, Simon Francis and Dominic Amanuel, Lincoln Jennifer, and Tyler James, Theodore Norman, and Carly Kaye. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Tom (Yvonne), Larry (Julie), Mike (Diane), Charlene, Jim (Peggy), Cheryl, John (Kris), Annette, and Mary Kay (Ron) Hirsch; his brother-in-law Keith Schroeder (Patrick Barnett), sister-in-law Kathy (Tim) Wilhelmson, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Inez Sauer, his step-mother, Rita Sauer, his brother and sister, Kathleen and Daniel, and his in-laws, Norm and Glorene Schroeder. He was also preceded in death by his canine companions, Harry, Sally and the “best dog in the world”, Fairway.
A COVID-socially responsible gathering will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Mill Stream Park in St. Joseph. The family requests masks are worn. There will be a time of sharing memories of Fran at 2 p.m. Instead of flowers, please consider donating to Doctors without Borders, Boys Town or an environmental charity of your choice.
“It’s been a hell of a ride!”
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Geraldine (Geri) Steman Chapman

Geri
Geraldine (Geri) Steman-Vetsch-Chapman, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully July 6, 2020, at the age of 79 at Mount Olivet Home.
Geri is survived by her daughter, Marnie (Dan); grand-daughter Chelsea (Erik); great-grandchildren Alexis, Erik Jr. and Arianna her sisters, Donna Anderson and Gloria Reinert (Richard) and sister-in law, Joyce Steman and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Marion Steman; first husband, Ronald Vetsch; husband, Marvin Chapman; and daughter, Debbie Vetsch; brother, Maynard Steman; and sisters, Carol Marion, Evelyn Becker, Juanita Hoffman and Sharon Loranger.
Geri was born Aug. 14, 1940, in St. Cloud. She graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1958 and went on to get her cosmetology license. She owned her own salon for many years. She was a kind, caring, happy individual who loved her family and Minnesota sports. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Private services will be held at a future date.
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Neva B. Frank

Frank
Celebration of Life was 11 a.m. July 16 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Neva B. Frank, age 81, who passed away July 9, 2020, at Sartell Therapy Suites. The Rev. Tony Kroll officiated and private burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Osakis. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Neva was born Sept. 3, 1938, in Osakis to Raymond E. and Edna Neva (Smith) Reinbold. She has lived in Sauk Rapids since 1963 and worked as a secretary for CDS in Minneapolis for 25 years, retiring in 2003. Neva was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. She was a dedicated member of the Sauk Rapids Lions Club and volunteered at Catholic Charities in the food shelf, the bingo stand at the Benton County Fair, and the food festival at Lions Park. Neva enjoyed quilting, crafts, playing cards, dominoes, card clubs and Homemaker’s Club. She was loving, confident, outspoken and a great friend. Family was very important to Neva.
Survivors include her sons and daughters, Douglas (Kimberly) Frank of Aberdeen, North Carolina, Deborah (Rick) Rinas of Fargo, North Dakota, Darcy Jones of St. Paul, Donald Frank of Becker, David (Erin) Frank of Elk River, and Daniel Frank of Becker; sister, Betty (Enrique) Quintana of Pismo Beach, California; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Neva was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Fern Dinkel and Susan Whitted; and grandson, Michael.
Memorials are preferred to the Sauk Rapids Lions Club.
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Beverly B. (Monson) Dobis

Dobris
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Beverly B. Dobis, age 85, who passed away July 7, 2020, at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bev was born July 22, 1934, in Kimball to Vernon and Edna (Stelten) Stelton. She married David Monson in September 1954 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball and they later divorced. Bev married Alfred Dobis in December 1977 in St. Cloud. She worked as a bartender at Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 and at Tom’s Bar. Bev was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 Auxiliary, and Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 Auxiliary. She enjoyed decorating for holidays, collecting figurines and wind chimes, bowling, baking, playing cards, making friends, and spending time with her family. Bev was a strong survivor who was very independent, outgoing, giving and had an infectious smile.
Survivors include her daughters and sons, Wanda (Allan) Broda of Sartell, Linda (Barney) Molitor of Sauk Rapids, Kevin (Kristy) Monson of Rice, Marla (Greg) Williamson of Eden Prairie and Scott (Kathy) Monson of St. Stephen; brother and sister, Merlin Stelton of Watkins and Carol Lou (Rich) Fuchs of Watkins; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, David Monson and Alfred Dobis; and grandson, Kyle Molitor.
Special thank you to Good Shepherd Oaks Apartments, Country Manor Garden Cottage, and St. Croix Hospice staff especially Melissa and Kelly Jo.
Memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice, Sartell.
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Jerome H. Langer

Langer
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Jerome “Jerry” H. Langer, age 67, who passed away June 30, 2020, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens 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, Sauk Rapids.
Jerry was born July 13, 1952, in Pierz to Carl and Martha (Koll) Langer. He grew up on a farm in Pierz and lived in Sartell most of his adult life. Jerry married Patricia Miller Aug. 27, 1977, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He worked for Fingerhut for over 30 years and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He was a board member of Catholic United Financial. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, fish frys, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and playing cards with family and friends. He was easy going, loving and faithful, and he always put family first. Most importantly, he was a wonderful father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his daughter and son, Sara (Joe) Storkamp of St. Cloud and Jeff (Jen) Langer of Deer Creek; sister and brother, Cathy Paquin of Somerset, Wisconsin, and Gerard Langer of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Tessa and William Langer; mother-in-law, Dona Miller; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Mike) Wolf, Kelly (Jay) Bares, and Lynda (Daryl) Senger; brothers-in-law, Chuck (Jane) Miller and Mike (Bridget) Miller; step-grandchildren, Damion, Bella, and Makayla Zimmerman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Martha; wife, Patricia in 2019; brothers, Lawrence and John Langer; sister, Mary Langer; infant sister, Theresa; father-in-law, Charles Miller; and brother-in-law, Jim Paquin.
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Walter J. Schave

Schave
Private graveside services will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Sartell at a later date for Walter J. Schave, age 89, of Sartell, who died June 30, 2020, at his residence. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Walter was born Feb. 19, 1931, to Walter and Mary (Sherer) Schave.  He married Irene Terres June 27, 1955, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Wally worked in the electrical department at the Sartell paper mill for 46 years. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, bird watching and spending time with his family. Wally was a humble man with a big heart and a witty sense of humor.
Survivors include his children, Jody (June) of Sartell, LoriJo (Garth) Turner of Sheridan, Wyoming, Brian (Brenda Schindler) of Wilmington, North Carolina; sister, Marie McKenzie of Sauk Rapids; brother, Donald of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Jeff, Tammy, Jacob, Rachel, Grant, Claire; great grandchildren, Casey, Camden, Naomi, Dylan, Caleb and Wesley. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Irene; son, Scott and sister, Marla Lahr.
Memorials are preferred to The Sartell Firefighter’s Relief Association.
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William J “Bill” Galarneault

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for William J. “Bill” Galarneault, age 87, who died June 29, 2020, of natural causes in Sauk Rapids. The  Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sartell. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church in Sartell.
Bill was born Feb. 8, 1933, in St. Cloud to Thomas and Wilhelmine (Riitters) Galarneault. He graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud.  Bill married Jeanine “Sue” Smitten Nov. 23, 1951, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sartell.
Bill worked at Jack’s Outlet Store in St. Cloud while attending St. Cloud State University. In 1955, Bill began working as a papermaker at the St. Regis Paper Company. He stayed in that position until 1969, when he became Business Administrator of the newly formed Sartell Independent School District. While at St. Regis, he served five years as president of the United Paperworkers union and eight years on the grievance and negotiating committee.
Bill was instrumental in the formation of the Sartell School District. From 1966-69, he served as chair and later as clerk of the first district school board. He then became the first business officer of the district and served in that position until his retirement in 1997. Bill was again elected to the school board in 1998 and served until January 2009.
Bill was a past member of the Sartell Planning Commission, Sartell Park Commission and was a charter member of the Sartell Lions Club. He was active in various state and regional school finance organizations, serving 16 years on the board of directors of the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation.  He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Eagles Aerie No. 622.
He is survived by his children, Laurie (Jon) Perry of Sartell, Sandy (Paul) Trossen of St. Cloud, Peggy Galarneault of Maple Grove; brother, Ray of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Lisa, Zach, Aimee, Lindsey, Luke, Dani; 13 great grandchildren and special friend, Dianne Hornung of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sue in 2003; sister, Renee Thomas; brothers, James, Thomas and C. Richard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
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Elizabeth “Betsy” J. Lubert

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. June 25 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Elizabeth “Betsy” J. Luberts, age 64, who passed away June 1, 2020, at her home. The Rev. Timothy Baltes officiated and burial was at the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., June 24, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids

Clara C. Tretter

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Clara C. Tretter, age 93, who passed away June 24, 2020, at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. The Rev. Gerald Dalseth will officiate and burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Clara was born July 15, 1926, in Morrill to Wolfgang and Chrysenthia (Zormeier) Muehlbauer. She married Lawrence Tretter Oct. 4, 1944, in Harding. Clara lived in the Sauk Rapids area after her marriage and worked at Central Canvas in St. Cloud. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Clara enjoyed trips to the casino, playing bingo, playing cards and dogs. She was outspoken, honest and spunky.
Survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Mike) Karnik of Sauk Rapids; sister, Mary Lou Schneider of Sartell; grandchildren, Mike (Katie) Karnik, Christina Karnik, Kayla (Andy) Peterson, and Eric Karnik; and great grandchildren, Raquel, Tyrone, Blake, Alyson, Jaxon and Bentley. Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence in 1996; brothers, Henry, Jack, Leo, Lawrence, Herb, George and Norbert Muehlbauer; and sister, Regina Schramel.
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Mary A. 
Vogt-Patton

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Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. June 4, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Mary A. Vogt-Patton, age 76, who passed away May 21, 2020, at her home. The Rev. Thomas Olson officiated and burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Mary was born Nov. 10, 1943, in St. Cloud to Fredrich and Crescense (Terhaar) Vogt. She married Jerry Patton Sept. 4, 1984, at the Stearns County Courthouse. Mary lived her entire life in the St. Cloud area and worked as an inspector for Fingerhut for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud and a lifetime member of Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 Auxiliary. She participated in the Foster Grandparent Program through Catholic Charities for 10 years and also volunteered at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center Chapel. Mary enjoyed boating, camping, animals, motorcycling and decorating for Christmas. She was loving, good hearted and was kind to everyone she met. Mary had a strong faith.
Mary is survived by her husband, Jerry of Sauk Rapids; son, Dale (Jennifer) Vogt of Sauk Rapids; brother and sister, Gary Vogt of St. Peter and Carol (Larry) Engele of St. Joseph; and grandchildren, Meagan Andert (Dan Schwartz) of St. Cloud, Dylan Vogt (Megan Schultz) of Sauk Rapids and Shane Andert of Sauk Rapids. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gerald Vogt; sister, Bernetta Sendy; and three infant siblings.
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Sawyer Michael Kehoe

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Memorial services were 11 a.m. June 9 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Sawyer Michael Kehoe who passed away June 1, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Doug Vagle officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Sawyer is the beloved son of Michael Kehoe and Lauren Milovitch-Sera. He was born May 7, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Sawyer touched the lives of many in his short time on this earth. A happy baby with a big heart, smile and appetite. He was loved and will forever be missed.
He is survived by his parents, Michael and Lauren of Sauk Rapids; sister, Harper of Sauk Rapids; maternal grandparents, Hart Sera and Donna Milovitch of Winnipeg; paternal grandparents, Al and Eileen Liebel of Mandan, North Dakota; paternal great grandparents, Richard and Eleanor Kehoe of New Jersey; aunts and uncles, Elizabeth (Richard) Klein of London, UK, and Kerianne Kehoe of Fargo, North Dakota; and cousin, Jordan Smith of Fargo, North Dakota.
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