David J. Kimmes

Kimmes
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be  at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, for David Jerome Kimmes, age 77, of Sauk Rapids who passed away Dec. 12, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at church. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
David was born May 4, 1943 in Perham to Art and Lila (McCulley) Kimmes. He was the second oldest of five children. Duane, Darrell, Beverly and Gary. He graduated from Tech High School and later Drew’s Business College in St. Cloud.
On June 16, 1964, he married his college sweetheart, Eunice Jansen. Together they had five children: Paul (Sauk Rapids), Dean (St. Cloud), Julie (Sauk Rapids) and daughters June Marie and Carrie Lynn who entered their eternal life the day of their birth.
David was a jack-of-all-trades and master of many. He grew up a farmer, became a welder for the Great Northern Railroad, baked bread for Lakeland Bakery, drove a taxicab, and moved merchandise for Fingerhut. His hobbies included gardening, traveling the color-guard circuits to cheer-on his granddaughters, attending the sporting events of kids in the family, and taking the great-grand kids to parades.
He leaves behind his wife of 56 years and children: Paul (Cheryl), Dean (Paula), and Julie Kimmes; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Albert) and Kristine (Brian); two grandsons, Mitchell (Naomi) and Nathaniel; five great-grand-daughters: Lila, Alaina, Jennessa, Khloe, Koralyn; and one great-grandson, Kale.
David was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother Duane.
He will be remembered at the sight of a blooming garden, by the sound of old school country music, the taste of buttered popcorn, and the smell of canned garlic pickles from a family recipe.
The family would also like to thank the nurses and doctors at the St. Cloud Hospital for their compassionate care of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.
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Braidy Christianson

Christianson
Braidy Christianson, age 47, of Sauk Rapids, passed away unexpectedly from heart conditions Dec. 14, 2020, at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.
A walk-through public visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at Faaberg Lutheran Church, rural Fertile. Family and close friends are invited to attend the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 21, at Faaberg. Space will be limited due to current gathering restrictions, but an FM transmitter will be available for those wishing to listen from their vehicles in the church parking lot. All are welcome to attend the graveside at Norman Cemetery, immediately following, at approximately 2:45 p.m. The funeral will be recorded and will be viewable online at www.andersonfamilyfh.com shortly following the service.
Following all COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be practiced, and all must wear a mark to attend.
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home in Twin Valley.
Online guest book at www.andersonfamilyfh.com.
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Carol J. Partch

Partch
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Carol J. Partch, age 83, of Sartell who died Dec. 13, 2020, at Cherrywood Assisted Living in St. Cloud. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service Friday at the church in Sartell.
Carol was born March 14, 1937, in St. Cloud to Roman and Mary (Pelzer) Krippner. She married Donald E. Partch on Sept. 6, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. She graduated from the St. Cloud School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse at the St. Cloud Hospital for over 30 years. Carol was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell where she was active in Christian Women and Fun Singers. She enjoyed reading, baking, dancing, going to the lake and spending quality time with her family. Carol was very patient, kind and caring.
Survivors include her children, Kevin (Karla) of Ft. Ripley, Randy (Mary) of Andover, Doug (Stephanie) of Sartell, Brad (Denise) of Sartell; grandchildren, Risa, Ryan, Brittney, Becky, Brian, Cody, Dillon, Jordan, Matt, Haley and Paige; great grandchildren, Alexis, Taiya, Claire, Landon, Xavier, Riley, Savannah, Zariya, Jacob, Harrison, Eddie, Harper and Bennett; sister, Betty (Ralph) Johannes of Rockville; brother, James (Sandy) Krippner of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don on Oct. 19, 1997; and brother, Marvin (Mary Jane) Krippner.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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William F. Schroeder

Schroeder
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Christ Church Newman Center in St. Cloud for William “Bill” F. Schroeder, age 73, who passed away Dec. 10, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. The Rev. Joseph Herzing officiated and burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church.
William Frederick Schroeder was born Dec. 30, 1946, in Long Prairie to Avoult and Irene (Smith) Schroeder. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Bill married Jeanette Hoelscher Aug. 24, 1968, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Browerville. They lived in the St. Cloud area and Bill worked as a banker in the St. Cloud and Little Falls areas. He was a member of Christ Church Newman Center, Wapicada Golf Club and the VFW. Bill enjoyed golfing, playing cards, officiating basketball for over 30 years, spending time with family and watching sports. He was friendly, quick-witted, well respected, and had a great sense of humor. His family was his pride and joy.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette “Jay” of Sauk Rapids; sons and daughters, Scott (Andrea) of St. Cloud, Dawn (Lance) Knopik of Little Falls, Todd (Rebecca) of Sauk Rapids, and Erin (Chris) Voth of Sauk Rapids; brother and sister, Ron (Mary) of St. Cloud and Carol (Tom) Thompson of Blaine; grandchildren, Drew, Kerstin, Kaitlyn, Alex, Thomas, Ben, Jake, Peter, Ellie, Madelyn, Luke, Nicole, Clare, Henry, and Elise; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Eugene ‘Gene’ Leszczynski

Leckzi
Eugene Leszczynski, age 80, of Sauk Rapids,  passed away at his home Dec. 6, 2020, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.
Gene called the Sauk Rapids-Rice area his home for the past 47 years. Born Dec. 12, 1939, in Wausau, Wisconsin, to Stanley and Bernice (Grzys) Leszczynski, he grew up in Mosinee, Wisconsin, and was a graduate of Mosinee High School.  After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1958 to 1961. Drawing on his experience as a cook in the Marines, he went on to follow in the food service field. He was the food service manager at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and later the food service manager for the employee cafeteria at the Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper in Minneapolis. In 1973, he went into business with a partner and opened Little Johns Pub in the Crossroads Shopping Center in St. Cloud. He was there until closing the business in December 1991. Gene enjoyed his conversations with his customers and always had a story to tell.
Eugene always loved the outdoors. He enjoyed his summers at his RV camper in Longville, fishing the surrounding lakes. He also enjoyed several trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe area. He deer hunted for a number of years near Blackduck in northern Minnesota.
Eugene is survived by his loving wife, the former Lois Beyeris, whom he married Jan. 16, 1965, in Waukegan, Illinois, his daughter, Suzanne Murphy (Joe) of Becker, and his son, Michael of Sartell. Sibling survivors include his older brother, Richard Leszczynski (Rose) of Mosinee, Wisconsin, his younger brother, Ronald Leszczynski (Barbara) of Rothschild, Wisconsin, and his sister, Joanie Zastrow (John) of Weston, Wisconsin. Surviving grandchildren include Matthew Leszczynski (Rachel) Jacksonville, North Carolina, Nolan Bettermann, Plymouth, Samantha Murphy, Becker, and Chase Murphy, Becker. Surviving great-grandchildren are Lydia Leszczynski, Grace Leszczynski and baby girl Leszczynski due in April.  Great grandson, Carsen Leszczynski preceded Eugene in death in 2014.
There are to be no funeral services. A family memorial service will be at a later date in 2021 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Many thanks to Eugene’s hospice team for their loving care and concern.
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Janice Williams

Williams
Janice Williams, 65, of Sauk Rapids, passed away peacefully Nov. 28, 2020, with her husband and daughter by her side.  Janice was born Aug. 17, 1955, to Florian and Gertrude (Papesh) Shaw. She grew up in St. Cloud, along with five siblings. She was a graduate of Apollo High School and received her cosmetology license from the St. Cloud Model College of Hair Design.
Janice married Curly Williams Sept. 12, 1977, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had one daughter Jamie, the other love of her life. She also had two granddaughters, Isabella and Brooklyn, the abundant joys and light of her life.
Janice was a devoted wife, loving mother and a wonderful grandmother.  She had many different careers, but at heart was a homemaker, caring for her family. Janice was known to many as a great friend and one who was never afraid to speak her mind. She much enjoyed spending time with her friends, playing bingo, sipping a bulldog and making sure everybody was well taken care of.
Janice is survived by her husband Curly Williams, daughter Jamie (Joe) Seifert, granddaughters Isabella and Brooklyn – Excelsior,  sisters Mona (Don) Borresch – Sauk Rapids, and Gloria (Roger) Kuschel – Sauk Rapids, and brothers Gary Shaw – Saquamish, Washington and Dale (Ruth) Shaw – Stuart, Florida. Half brothers Dennie (Shirley) Shaw – Polk City, Iowa, Mickey (Karen) Shaw – Hutchinson, Terry (Lois) Shaw – Willmar, Pat (Nancy) Shaw – Richfield, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Gertrude Shaw and her sister Lanie Shaw.
A celebration of life is planned for Aug. 17, 2021, (her date of birth) at Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Information, guest book and tributes online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Alex Rademacher

Rademacher
Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home announces the death of Alex Rademacher, age 21, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Nov. 20, 2020.
A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m.,  Nov. 28, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rosen. Visitation was 4-6 p.m. Nov. 27, at the church, and continued 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we accommodated a  gathering of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees was recommended and the necessary steps taken to  keep the facility clean. For those who preferred or required continued precautions, webcasting and livestreaming was available in most situations.
Alex Ryan Rademacher was born Sept. 8, 1999, in St. Cloud, to Gerald and Kelly (Mead) Rademacher and left his earthly life Nov. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis.
Alex grew up in Sauk Rapids, and attended Pleasantview Elementary, Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School, and Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. In recent years, Alex lived in Marshall and Minneapolis. Alex loved hunting, fishing, art, playing video games and music. He also loved a big steak, drinking coffee, gouda cheese and making people laugh. He was kind, big-hearted, and always cared for others. He loved everyone fiercely, especially his family, and was incredibly loyal to his friends. In recent years, Alex spent a lot of time reading the Bible and wanted to show his love of the Lord to those around him. Alex was happiest while spending time outdoors fishing, hunting and being at the lake.
Alex is survived by his mother, Kelly Severson (Rick Kleinsmith) of Palatka, Florida; his father and step-mother, Jerry Rademacher and Kelly Vangsness of Sauk Rapids; his siblings, Mason Rademacher of Fargo, North Dakota; Jadyn Severson of Billings, Montana; Larkin and Bennett Vangsness of Sauk Rapids;  grandparents, Larry and Loretta Mead of Marshall; Tom and Jeannie Rademacher of Rosen; Bill and Diane Vangsness of Ortonville; great-grandmother Helen Mead of Canby; great-grandpa Dwayne Koehntopp of Ortonville. He is also survived by aunts and uncles: Jen Hansen of Canby; Valerie Mead of Tracy; Adam Mead of Willmar; Robyn and Andria Rademacher of Rosen; Redgey and Kelly Rademacher of Big Stone City, South Dakota; Trent and Emelie Rademacher of Rosen; Mickey and Emily Rademacher of Ortonville; Mike and Melissa Vangsness of Graceville; and Tom and Jane Vangsness Frisch of Dumont; and many cousins.
Alex was preceded in death by his great-grandparents. Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville is in charge of the arrangements for Alex Rademacher.  To send an online condolence, visit www.mundwilerfuneralhome.net.
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Robert J. Rogers

Roogers
Memorial services were at 11 a.m., Dec. 4, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Robert “Bob” J. Rogers, age 77, who passed away Tuesday at his home. The Rev. Greg Tomhave officiated. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Bob was born Dec. 7, 1942, in St. Cloud to Edward and Mildred “Milly” (Hansen) Rogers. He married Diana Held Aug. 10, 1963, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Bob worked as a yard foreman at Simonson Lumber from 1959 until retiring in 2007. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking care of his lawn, going to Bemidji with family every summer, and spending time at the cabin. Bob was caring, gentle, humble and proud of his family for all of their accomplishments.
Survivors include his wife, Diana of Rice; daughters, Kristine (Dick) Sigler of Rice and Kim (Gerald) Saldana of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Kayla, Karly, and Eric; and great grandchildren, Landon, Oliver, Sophie, Vivian, Evelyn, and John. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Lisa A. Novak

Novak
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Lisa A. Novak, 59, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away Nov. 28, 2020. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and entombment will be at the parish cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Dec. 4,  and also will be one hour prior to Mass Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Lisa was born Jan. 8, 1961, in St. Cloud to Herman and Marian (Witte) Fischer. She has lived in the Sauk Rapids area all of her life. Lisa worked in distribution at Hoya Vision for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Lisa loved to read, keep up on current affairs, go on camping trips with her family and grocery shopping. She was especially proud of her family and adored her grandchildren. Lisa was strong willed and determined. She worked hard in life and in raising her children.
Survivors include her husband Loran of Sauk Rapids, children, Briana (Harley Sawatzky) Novak of Isle, Krista of Sauk Rapids and Sam of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Rose and Magnolia Sawatzky; mother, Marian Fischer of St. Cloud; siblings, Brian Fischer of San Diego, California, Keith (Linda) Fischer, Kevin (Julie) Fischer, Beth (Tim) Koshenina and Dale Fischer all of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her father Herman and twin sister, Lorie Fischer.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Joanne M. Dirkes

Jdirkes
Private family graveside services will be at a later date for Joanne M. Dirkes who died Nov. 21, 2020, at her home in Minden Township (rural Sauk Rapids).  Arrangements are being made by the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Joanne was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Grand Rapids to Arthur L. and  Cordelia M. (Kimmes) Cook. Joanne attended and graduated from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. She married Ronald J. Dirkes in 1957.  Joanne started working as a secretary to the chief of volunteer at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud in 1964. She worked her way up to be a service chief until her retirement in 1991.  Joanne liked to hunt, fish and any activity outdoors. She especially loved spending time with her family camping, motorcycle riding and traveling.  She made many trips around the world to Hawaii, New Zealand and Alaska. She also enjoyed spending time at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud with the painting group; Joanne was a very talented painter as well as a sewer.
She is survived by her husband Ronald of Sauk Rapids; daughter, Ann Marie (Dan) Schloesser of St. Cloud; sons, Thomas John of Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Kenneth Ronald (Mary) of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Sara (Robbie) Wilson, Jon Schloesser, step grandchildren, Chandra and Logan Parker.  She is also survived by her brother, Robert Cook of Caldwell, Idaho.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother Louis Cook.
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Eula M. Hopkins

Ehopkins
Services will be at a later date for Eula M. Hopkins, age 98, who passed away Nov. 14, 2020, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Eula was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Nevada, Iowa, to Charles Robert and Ruby Etna (Jay) Nuttall. She married Joseph Hopkins July 8, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois. They later divorced. Eula was a homemaker and also worked as a licensed beautician. She enjoyed fishing, cross-country skiing, playing cards, especially Bridge, growing roses at her home and quilting. Eula loved to paint, especially desert scenes and flowers. She was a talented seamstress and made clothing for her boys.
Eula is survived by her sons, David (Susan) of Lancaster, Kentucky, Lawrence (Deborah “Debbie”) of Hudson, Illinois, Charles (Pauline) of Little Falls, Geffery (Gail) of Kingsport, Tennessee, George (Cindy) of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and John (Pam) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kenneth Nuttall; and sister, Lois Moody.
 Obituary and guest book available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Shirley Ann Quinlan

Quinlan

Shirley Ann Quinlan, age 87, Sauk Rapids, formerly of Vandercook Lake, Michigan, passed away peacefully Nov. 18, 2020, with her daughter by her side, in Sauk Rapids. 
Shirley was born in Newberry, Michigan,  July 3, 1933. She was the 10th of 11 children born to Albert and Florence (Fibernitz) Bouchard of Newberry, Michigan.  She married her high school sweetheart Patrick Quinlan in April 1951, and had four children. They were married for 50 years until her husband’s passing in 2001. Shirley had a love for playing any card game and going on casino trips, and she was unbeatable to play against. She retired from Kroger’s in Jackson, Michigan in 1990 after 30 years and retired to Torch Lake Michigan area until 2001 when she started a new adventure and moved to Minnesota to be closer to her family until her passing.
She is survived by her daughters,  Becky (Russ) Merrills of Sauk Rapids, Sue (Don) Cropsey of Jackson, Michigan  and son, Pat (Kathy) Quinlan of Parma, Michigan;  nine grandchildren, Julie, Jennifer, Kerrie, Renee, Kirk, Lori, Neil, Jessica, and Jenna;  eight great-grandchildren and one great great grandson; brother, Charles Bouchard of Newberry, Michigan; son-in law, Jon Reynolds of Talkeetna, Alaska; and our special four-legged fur baby, Boomer, who enjoyed being spoiled by Granny.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Albert Bouchard; daughter, Kathy Reynolds; great-grandson, Holden; and nine brothers and sisters. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Remains will be taken to Roseland Cemetery in Jackson Michigan at a later date.
Family would like to send heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Ridegview Assisted Living who made her feel like family since her stroke in 2018 and took wonderful care of her.  Thank you to Moments Hospice for your guidance and care during this difficult time.
Arrangements are being handled by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud.  Condolences may be sent to the family at 1213 4 ½ Ave. N. Sauk Rapids, MN  56379.
“I’ll see you in the movies!”
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Diane “Dede” K. Hall

Dhall
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Nov. 25 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Diane “Dede” K. Hall, age 59, who passed away Nov. 18, 2020, at her residence. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Diane was born June 25, 1961, in St. Cloud to Silverius and Bernice (Reinhofer) Schweiss. She married Mark Stewart July 19, 1980, and Mark passed away March 19, 1988. Dede married Harold Hall Feb. 14, 1991, and they later divorced. She lived most of her life in the Sauk Rapids area and worked as a lens inspector for X-Cel Optical for 39 years, retiring in 2019. Diane enjoyed trips to the casino, camping, pull tabs and spending time with her family. She was a caring, selfless, social person who was most proud of her grandchildren. Diane loved her dog, Misty.
Survivors include her son, Mark Stewart of Waite Park; sisters and brothers, Peg (Ken) Benoit of Sauk Rapids, Eugene (Alice) Schweiss of Maple Grove, LuAnn (Mark) Helgeson of Clear Lake, Joseph Schweiss of Sauk Rapids, and Jerome (Amy) Schweiss of Foley; and grandchildren, Alexis and Bryce Stewart. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Mark Stewart and second husband, Harold Hall; and sister, Mary Kay Midas.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Patricia A. Reberg

Reberg
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Patricia A. Reberg who passed away Nov. 18, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. David Hinz and the Rev. John Beck will officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Pat was born March 31, 1930, in Minneapolis to Harold and Irene (Gamache) Setchell. She was united in marriage to Milton Reberg on April 12, 1947, in Mason City, Iowa. Together, they have lived in the Sauk Rapids area since 1947. She raised their four boys and was proud to see them all graduate. Pat was a homemaker, and worked at Pleasantview Elementary School and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in food service.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and the Altar Guild for 12 years. Pat liked to make a lot of crafty things, such as, macrame, potpourri, yarn items, 3-D pictures, and many others. She also enjoyed cross-country skiing, golfing, fishing, gardening, puzzle books, and her favorite desert was ice cream. Pat was a caring and selfless woman, who had a great sense of humor and had a strong faith.
Pat is survived by her children, Tom (Linda) of Sauk Rapids, Dale (Sherry) of Brainerd, Gary (Pat) of Cook, and Dan (Kim) of Foley; sister, Diane Freund of West Lake, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton of 60 years; and sister, Betty Burke.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Donald J. Bigley

Bigley
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Donald J. Bigley, age 89, of Sauk Rapids who died Nov. 13, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and internment was at Hilltop Mausoleum. Visitation was one hour prior to the services at the church in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Donald was born July 16, 1931, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Bernard and Mildred (Clayton) Bigley. He married Alva Parker May 23, 1953, at St. Augustine’s Church in St. Cloud. The couple has lived in the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids areas since their marriage. Don was a bridge project supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for over 35 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He enjoyed golf, skiing, sail boating and roller skating. Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was happiest when he was enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. He and Alva traveled, as well as wintered in Mexico and Texas. He enjoyed summers on Leech Lake. Don had a large circle of valued friends.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Alva of Sartell; daughter, Linda (James) Perske of Coon Rapids; son, William (Daiva) of Chicago; grandchildren, Chris (Allison), Daniel, Jackson and Anna; great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Gabrielle; sisters, Joyce Ann (Gary) Ellis of Brooklyn Center and Janice Gurley of Iuka, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clem, Pat and Francis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Clare’s Monastery, 421 Fourth St. S., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or charity of your choice.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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John O. Duea

Duea
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for John O. Duea, 88, of Rice, who passed away at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center Nov. 16, 2020. The Rev. Thomas Becker will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. 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 the church. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m., followed by Rice American Legion Post 473 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
John was born Dec. 28, 1931, in Rice to Arthur and Helen (Janochoski) Duea. He married Theresa Guck June 26, 1952, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice. He served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany for 18 months from 1952-54. John lived in Rice his entire life and worked as a paper machine foreman at St. Regis Paper Mill for 41 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Bishop Busch Council 9138, the Rice American Legion Post 473, where he volunteered in the color guard, and was also involved with the Benton County Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, camping, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. John also liked to play cards and to travel. He was a devoted husband, dad and grandpa. John loved his work and he was very proud of his service in the military as well.
John is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Theresa of Rice; daughters and sons, Debbie (Jim) Wolf of Rice, Susie (Scott) Beierman of Rice, Larry (Anne Halek) Duea of Richmond, Brian (Bertha) Duea of Rice, David Duea of Rice, Laurie (Mike) Czech of Rice, Cindy (Dean) Seppelt of Rice, and Brad Duea of Rice; sisters and brothers, Lillian Sowada of Seminole, Florida, Robert (Doris Ann) Duea of Rice, JoAnn (Richard) Popp of Isanti, Betty Giewedik of Sartell, and Tom Duea of Rice; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Building 51-1 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for the excellent and compassionate care given to John.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Evelyn “Evie” F. Karboviak

Karboviak
Battling health with diabetes for 58 years and heart disease issues, Evelyn “Evie” F. Karboviak, lovingly known to many as “Mrs. K”, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Nov. 17, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. In concern for the health of community members, Mass of Christian Burial will be private at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell and burial will be at the parish cemetery. A celebration of life will be at a future date when it is safe to gather again. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Evelyn Faye Curfman was born Aug. 14, 1956,  in Fosston to Glenn and Mary (Baustian) Curfman. She was raised on a farm by Lengby, with her three brothers and four sisters. She attended school in Fosston. After the passing of her father Glenn, her mother Mary married Everett Motl and she lived in Newfolden for a brief time. Evie returned to Fosston and graduated high school in 1974. She met the love of her life, Maurus Karboviak, as he would come in for coffee at The Little Cafe, which her mother and step father owned, and where she worked, next door to the Fosston Light Plant where he worked. After graduation, she moved to Thief River Falls where she worked as a waitress at Woolworth’s lunch counter. Evie returned to Fosston in 1975, and married Maurus June 7, 1975, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She then returned to waitressing and cooking at the Little Cafe. In 1976, they moved to Finley, North Dakota, when Maurus accepted a job as a lineman with Sheyenne Valley Electric Cooperative. In the summer of 1976, Evelyn worked for Northern Pipeline Co., gluing pipe together for Dakota rural water users in Griggs and Steele county areas. In 1977, their son Richard was born and Evelyn became a stay at home mom. In 1981, their daughter Jacquelyn was born, and she remained a stay at home mother until the children were in school. During her time at home, she occasionally took up babysitting other children and was known for decorating many wedding, anniversary, retirement, and birthday cakes. She then took a job as a teacher’s aide with Finley-Sharon School and affectionately became known as “Mrs. K”, a title she truly cherished while working with children. Although she only had two children herself, she considered each of the school children one of her own. Evie worked as an aide for 25 years, retiring in 2015 due to failing health. She also volunteered at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church teaching confirmation classes. Other volunteer activities included being a first responder for Finley Ambulance.  Upon Maurus’ retirement from Nodak Electric Co-op in 2016, they moved to Sauk Rapids to be closer to their two grandchildren. She truly enjoyed attending the many concerts, plays and hockey games that Emma and Alex participated in.  Never one to sit still, she began volunteering at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, praying the rosary with the residents in the memory care unit until COVID-19 ceased that activity. Always a talented craft-loving person, she began colored pencil coloring pictures to share with all the residents at Good Shepherd. She had just recently completed this project. Evie never wanted to run any of Maurus’ saws, but she helped with hand sanding and varnishing hundreds of prayer crosses she and Maurus made over the years. This was one of her most cherished hobbies.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Maurus of Sauk Rapids; son, Rick and daughter, Jackie (Filip) Johnson; grandchildren, Emma and Alex Johnson, all of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Alice Wander of Detroit Lakes, Theresa (Marvin) Star of Green River, Wyoming, Sharol, (Rick) Mason of Verndale; brothers, Tim (Donna) Curfman of Alexandria and Paul (Deb Pfiefer-Curfman) Curfman of Fosston; sister in law, Jan Curfman of Prescott, Arizona; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter in law, Jenny (Rettig) Karboviak; brother Theodore “Ted” Curfman; sister, Audrey (Rick) Simmons; brother in law, Vernon “Beans” Wander and nephew, Dustin Simmons.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the workers on the Telemetry floor at CentraCare. Evie felt truly blessed to be in the care of so many wonderful, caring, and compassionate workers. She considered them the best, especially during this COVID-19 crisis.
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Lorraine B Walters

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A private Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Lorraine B Walters, age 97, of St. Cloud.  Lorraine passed away Nov. 18, 2020, at the Country Manor in Sartell.  The Rev. Thomas Olson will officiate. Burial will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.
Lorraine was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Holdingford to John and Frances (Hadrich) Schmidt. She was a graduate of Holdingford High School and St. Cloud Business College. She married Raymond J. Walters Sept. 8, 1947, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.  She worked for DeZurik’s, Universal Credit and Louie Pinault Architects. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church since 1956. She will be remembered for her joy of cooking and sewing.
Lorraine is survived by her son Ronald (Donna) of Sauk Rapids, grandsons Charles (Emily) of Rice and Joseph (Kelly) of Foley, her great grandchildren Ryker, Camden, Kenza, Eliza and Bailey and Riley and Aurora.
Preceding Lorraine in death were her parents, husband Ray (2005), brother Roger Schmidt and niece Mary.
Lorraine’s family wishes to thank the employees of Country Manor Pioneer Village and St. Croix Hospice.
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Norma H. Hall

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Graveside services will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery for Norma H. Hall, age 94, of Sauk Rapids, who died Nov. 11, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids.
Norma was born May 24, 1926, in Sauk Rapids to Frederic and Minnie (Sova) Repulski.  She married Edgar Hall July 13, 1947, in Sauk Rapids. Norma was a wonderful homemaker and also worked part time at Dan Marsh Drug and was a volunteer at the election polls. She was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud where she was involved with the youth groups. Norma enjoyed crocheting, cooking, camping, spending many summers at Mille Lacs Lake and traveling to Texas in the winter months.  She was a very kind, loving hearted individual who enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her sons, Randolph (Nancy) of Willmar, Bruce (Rebecca) of Corcoran; grandchildren, Eric (Jaclyn) Hall, Ashley (Eric) Lund; great grandchildren, Aiden, Mia, Sawyer, Eli and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed on April 29, 2006; sisters, Rachel Rogosheske, Natalie Spaeth; brothers, Harold and Ed Repulski.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Good Shepherd Community.
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Wanda A. Warrick

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Wanda A. Warrick, age 82, who passed away at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud Nov. 7, 2020. The Rev. Tom Knoblach officiated and burial was at Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was after 9 a.m. Friday at church. Masks and social distancing were required. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Wanda was born June 7, 1938, in Rockville to Oswald and Leona (Kremers) Zimmerman. She was united in marriage to James “Jim” Warrick Sept. 13, 1958, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. She lived all of her life in the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids area and owned and operated Beaudreau’s Bar from 1979-92. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. She was also a member of a card club and the “Foodie” group. Wanda enjoyed bowling, reading, crossword puzzles and words searches, and spending time with her family and friends. She was very social, caring, compassionate, had a great sense of humor and positive attitude. Most importantly, Wanda was very proud of the friendships she had.
Wanda is survived by her children, Kelly Warrick of Sauk Rapids, Wendy (Tim) Siemers of St. Cloud, Dan (Sherry) of Inver Grove Heights, and Tracy Warrick St. Cloud; sister and brother, Linda (Eugene “Oz”) Adelman of Little Falls and Wayne (Doreen) Zimmerman of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Allie (Nate) Weis, Zach Siemers (Cia Strong), Josh (Katy Shones), Joe, and Jordan Warrick, Jack, Jamie, and Justin Warrick, Michaela Partch and Chase Alrdrich (Taelor Nelson). Preceded in death by parents; husband, Jim; son, Wayne; and infant daughter, Stacy.
Special thanks to the St. Benedict’s Senior Center and Quiet Oaks Hospice House for their care and compassion.
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Janet C. Underdahl

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Funeral services were 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for Janet C. Underdahl who passed away Nov. 9, 2020, at the Therapy Suites in Sartell. The Rev. Bruce Timm officiated and burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Janet was born June 9, 1944, in Barnesville to Stanley and Ellen (Lindholm) Bell. She grew up in rural Clay County and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1962. Janet was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Underdahl Aug. 8, 1964, in Baker. Together, they resided in several locations in northwest Minnesota and settled in Sauk Rapids in 1974. Janet and Dick were blessed with two daughters, Dawn and Darla. Janet touched the lives of many children in the 20 plus years of operating an in home daycare. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and active in the Redeemer Guild. Janet volunteered at the Prince of Peace Lutheran School in St. Cloud and the Treasure Chest in Waite Park. She enjoyed baking, looking for collectables at garage sales, and most importantly, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Janet was kind, loving, compassionate, generous, humble, and always helping others.
Janet is survived by her children, Dawn (Steve) Rudy of Sauk Rapids and Darla (Joe) Schmidt of St. Cloud; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick; and siblings, Dennis Bell, Lloyd Bell, Joyce Enger, and Arlene Flaten.
Memorials are preferred to Prince of Peace Lutheran School in St. Cloud.
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James “Jim” J. Anderson

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Nov. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for James “Jim” J. Anderson, age 94, who passed away Friday at his home surrounded by his family. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated and entombment was at Hilltop Mausoleum, Sauk Rapids. Visitation was after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
James John Anderson was born March 17, 1926, in Sauk Rapids to John and Mary (Eizenhoefer) Anderson. He served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Jim married Irene Gohman June 14, 1949, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta. He worked as a mechanic for Gilleland Chevrolet for 45 years, retiring in 1991. Jim was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992, and Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254. He enjoyed repairing and fixing cars, gardening, bird watching, playing the lottery and card games, and building birdhouses. He enjoyed going to Little Birch Lake with family and long weekend trips to Duluth. Jim was a faith-filled, patient, knowledgeable, hard-working, strong man, who was a proud American. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his daughters, Rosemary (Kevin) Dyer of Sauk Rapids, Virginia (Allan) Stay of Foley, Carolyn (Jim) Sis of Bellevue, Nebraska, and Jennifer (Dale) McLaird of Sauk Rapids; daughter in law, Shelly Anderson of Becker; sister, Jeanette Kaufman of Waite Park; 22 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life, Irene on April 25, 2002; daughter, Suzanne Stay; sons, David and LeeRoy; and brothers, LeRoy, Floyd, Lloyd, John, Tom, and Ray.
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Melvin “Irish” H. Leyk

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Public visitation was 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids, for Melvin “Irish” H. Leyk, age 86, who passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2020, at Wildwood Assisted Living. Prayers were at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday evening. Burial took place in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley.
Melvin “Irish” Harold Leyk was born Aug. 8, 1934, to John and Esther (Vogt) Leyk in Sauk Rapids. Irish served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1957-77, working as a supply sergeant for many years. He was very proud of his service and took the place of his eldest brother Elmer in being deployed to Vietnam. After being honorably discharged, Irish worked for Frigidaire for over 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 76, and was a lifelong member of the Army VFW Post 4847.
Irish enjoyed spending time with his friends and close relatives. He was very independent and liked to keep his lawn immaculate, and his house very organized. Irish also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Above all else, Irish will be remembered by his kindness and generosity he showed to anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Irish is survived by his sisters, Shirley Iees of Sauk Rapids and Nancy Hanson of Escondido, California; sister-in-law, Carole Leyk of Roseville; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Irene (Leonard) Packert, LeRoy Leyk, and Elmer Leyk; brothers-in-law, George Iees and Ronald Hanson.
The family of Irish would like to thank Wildwood Assisted Living for their wonderful care.
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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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Romaine F. Connor

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Mass of Christian Burial will be private at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Romaine F. Connor, age 87, of Sauk Rapids, who died Nov. 4, 2020, at Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Romaine was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Iona Township, Todd County to Floyd and Marie (Kologi) Connor. He attended country school for one year and St. Joseph’s School in Browerville through the eighth grade. Romaine graduated from Browerville High School where he participated in basketball, baseball and FFA, and his caption in the year book read, “I was there although you never heard from me.” He served his country in the Navy and was a farmer in the Browerville area most of his life, moving to Sauk Rapids in 1985. Romaine was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he participated in the Knights of Columbus Council 11346 and Men’s Club. He volunteered at Christ The King Church in Browerville and at the Good Shepherd Community where he was once chosen as volunteer of the month. Romaine enjoyed fishing, hunting and sporting events.
Survivors include his siblings, Bob (Joanne) of Silver Bay, Joan Iten of Browerville, Tom (Connie) of Blaine, Gerald (Jayne Wruck) of Sauk Rapids, Patt Wilmot of Richfield and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eugene (Katherine), sister-in-law, Jane Connor; brothers-in-law, Harold “Butch” Iten and Jim Wilmot.
A special thank you to Moments Hospice and The Good Shepherd Community for the wonderful care given to Romaine.
Memorials are preferred to Moments Hospice.
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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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.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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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