Joanne M. Dirkes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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John O. Duea

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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

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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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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.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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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.
Obituary and guest book available online: at www.williamsdingmann.com.   
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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.
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Diane L. Kaeter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peterson
Celebration of life will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2163 Mayhew Lake Road, Sauk Rapids, for Alice J. Peterson, age 86, who passed away Aug. 18, 2020, at her home. The Rev. John Beck and the Rev. David Hinz will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. Trinity Lutheran prayers will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Alice was born June 13, 1934, in Benton County to William and Johanna (Vierkant) Kath. She married Roy Peterson June 25, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Alice was raised in Sauk Rapids and lived most of her life in Foley and Nisswa. She was a homemaker and also drove school bus for the Foley and Brainerd public schools for 25 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Alice was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, dancing, singing and living by the lake. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She was a fantastic cook who made the best potato salad and sticky rolls and was known for her Christmas cookies. Alice had a great sense of humor and was very family orientated.
Alice is survived by her husband Roy, of Sauk Rapids; daughters and sons, LuAnn (Rich) Cameron of Pillager, Keith (Roxanne) of Rice, Lori (Kevin) Kramer of Gilbert, Arizona, Jenny (Troy) Hallstrom of Mesa, Arizona, Wendy “Sam” (Tim) Rohwer of Young America, Neil (Sue Johnson) of Jenkins, and Scott (Scott “S.J.” Johnson) of Denver, Colorado; sister, Jean Massmann of Luxemburg; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bill Kath.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at  www.williamsdingmann.com
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Howard E. Volkers

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

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

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Kathleen A. Rosa

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