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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Gloria A. Rogers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clara C. Tretter

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

Mary A. 
Vogt-Patton

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

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

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Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. June 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for John A. Adelman, Jr. who died June 4, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Parish prayers were at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
John was born Sept. 25, 1931, in Minden Township to John and Luella (Neary) Adelman Sr. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. John married Donna Marie Packert Dec. 27, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He worked at Franklin/Frigidaire for 46 years, retiring in 1996. John is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 11346 of Sauk Rapids, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 and Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, photography and loved animals. John was a jokester and a tinkerer who could fix anything.
Survivors include his wife of over 61 years, Donna Marie of Sauk Rapids; daughters, Yvette Adelman-Dullinger of Pillager, Mariette of Sauk Rapids, Collette of Sauk Rapids, Lanette of Sauk Rapids, and Jolette of St. Cloud; brothers, Lester (Frances) of Rice and Kevin (Lora Lee) of Sauk Rapids. John is preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Kurt Dullinger; brothers, Clarence and Sylvester “Sy”; and sisters, Luella Jackels, Evelyn Opatz and infant sister, Donna Mae.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Elizabeth J. Luberts

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Mass of Christian Burial will be at a later date at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Elizabeth “Betsy” J. Luberts, age 64, who passed away June 1, 2020, at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
 Betsy was born April 1, 1956, in Little Falls to Ernest “Ernie” and Theresa (Czech) Burggraff. She graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in nursing. Betsy married Patrick Luberts Oct. 11, 1975, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for CentraCare for 40 years, retiring in 2016. Betsy was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where she was very involved in the prayer list. She was also a member of the Hope Chest Cancer Support Group. Betsy enjoyed four wheeling, volleyball, fishing, traveling, picking blueberries, spending time at the cabin, Monday Lunch Ladies Group, taking trips with the volleyball girls, family reunions in Bowlus, and spending time with her grandkids. She was strong, supportive, helpful, always willing to listen, and always impacted people and made connections. Most importantly she was most proud of her family.
Survivors include her husband, Patrick “Pat” of Sauk Rapids; son and daughter, Brian of San Diego, California, and Angela (Matt) Fox of Sartell; mother, Theresa Burggraff of Little Falls; sisters and brothers, Sue (Greg) Brown, Mary Kay (Doug) Cook, Jane (Tim) Bauerly, Dave (Donna) Burggraff, Joe (Melanie) Burggraff, Kris (Kenny) Brausen, Kevin (Janet) Burggraff, and Julie (Tony) Lukasavitz; grandchildren, Ava and Ethan Fox; and many nieces and nephews. Betsy was preceded in death by her father; and son, Eric.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Irene A. Wolbeck

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Irene A. (Stangler) Wolbeck passed away at 7:30 a.m., May 24, 2020. God has called her home.
Irene was born April 2, 1928, at home in St. Rosa to Frank and Christina (Arnzen) Stangler.
She married Martin H. Wolbeck May 17, 1948. They lived in St. Cloud and Sartell all their married life.
She raised six children while working as a waitress at the Commodore in Sartell and 30 years at the Ace Bar in St. Cloud.
She enjoyed life, camping, music, her trips to the Sauk Rapids VFW to see her favorite bartenders, fishing, flowers and her birds. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving and celebrating with family at Pedros.
She is remembered by her family making all the kids their own favorite dessert (her famous chocolate cake or rice crispy bars). Many people remember her kindness as a waitress, and she received The Waitress of the Year award in 1996.
She was a member of St. Francis Church, Sartell, lifetime member of the Sauk Rapids VFW Auxiliary 6992 and lifetime member of the Sauk Rapids Legion Auxiliary 254.
She is survived by her children, Darlene (Mark) Lauderbaugh, Burnsville; Roger (Karen) Wolbeck, Royalton; Carol (Rob) MacLean, Clearwater, Florida; Jerry (Vicky) Wolbeck, Missouri; Allen (Betty) Wolbeck, Melrose; Donna (Joe) Gertken, Foley; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, brothers Ralph and Tom Stangler.
She was proceeded in death by the love of her life husband, Martin, who passed away Aug. 20, 2016; her brothers, Don, Norbert and Clarence; and her sisters, Margaret Paulson, Regina Bergman, Marie Heitzman and Alice Stangler.
A celebration of life will be at a later date.
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Marilyn P. Borgert

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Graveside services were 12:30 p.m. May 28 at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Sartell for Marilyn “Lynn” P. Borgert who passed away May 22, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. There was a private family visitation at the funeral home prior to the burial Thursday. The family will have a memorial Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Marilyn “Lynn” P. Borgert was born Aug. 12, 1934, in St. Cloud to Alvin and Florence (Bastien) Woods. She was united in marriage to Eugene “Gene” Borgert Sept. 17, 1955, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church in St. Cloud. They lived all of their lives in St. Cloud and Sartell. Lynn was very artistic, owning and operating Ceramic Pines ceramic shop with her husband for 20 years. She retired as a receptionist at the north information desk at the St. Cloud Hospital after 25 years. Lynn was very active in the St. Francis Xavier Church and was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was also very active in the Riverside Lions Club in Sauk Rapids for many years. Lynn enjoyed sewing, painting, decorating for Christmas, traveling, gardening, cooking, and baking. Lynn was very proud of her family. She loved getting together with them at holidays, family reunions, and at the cabin on Pelican Lake.
Lynn is survived by her husband, Gene of Sartell; children, Scott (Susan Whalen) of Memphis, Tennessee, Denise (Daniel) Stang of Sartell, Pamela (Jim) McMahon of St. Cloud, and Timothy of Sartell; siblings, Marjorie (Warren) Bystedt, Judy (Donald) Bryam, Suzanne (David) Fritz, Michael (Jean) Woods, Sharon (Robert) Bemboom, Patrick Woods, Nancy (Edward) Johnson, Laurie (Maury) Bloom, and Malia (Grant) Golberg; brother in law, Michael O’Connor; sister in law, Judy Woods; grandchildren, Kristopher, Joshua, Jason, Mathew, Amber, Sarah, Dina, James, Sean, Kelsey, Willow, Summer, Cody, and Autumn; and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Anita O’Connor; and brother, John Woods.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Marilyn D. Beitz

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A celebration of life will be at a later date for Marilyn D. Beitz, 79, of Rice, who passed away at her home May 19, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Burial will be at Langola Cemetery in Rice. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Marilyn was born March 21, 1941, in St. Cloud to Emmerid and Sarah (DeLong) Beack. She grew up in the St. Cloud area and married Robert Beitz May 10, 1963, in South Dakota. The couple made their home in Rice, raising three children. Marilyn was an incredible homemaker and worked various jobs throughout her life, but most notably, she worked at the Alamo Bar in Rice for many years, which brought many friendships into her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Marilyn also loved going to We Fest every year, trips to the ocean, going camping and heading to Mission, Texas, for the winter months. She liked to keep busy and loved being outside. Marilyn was happiest when she was at home with those she loved and was friendly, feisty and a natural caregiver. People gravitated toward her. She will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit, ability to socialize easily with others and her great hugs.
Survivors include her loving husband, Robert “Bob” of Rice; daughters, Michelle Beitz-Demery of Tennessee and Lisa (Tom) Anderson of Sauk Rapids; son-in-law, Scott Nelson of Brainerd; brothers, Charles “Charlie” (Starr) Beack of Waite Park and Leslie “Les” (Gena) Beack of St. Cloud; sister-in-law, Lucille “Lucy” Beack-Palmer of Rice; grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Sarah, Cody, Tyler, Drew, Rilie, Maggie and Taylor; and great grandchildren, Landon, Brayden and Aliya. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Julie Nelson in 2011; and brother, Melvin Beack.
Obituary and guest book available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Ann L. Wheeler

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Services will be private for Ann L. Wheeler, 87, of Sartell, who passed away  May 15, 2020, at Country Manor Health Care Center. Burial was at 1 p.m. May 18 at Macville Cemetery in Hill City. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Ann was born March 24, 1933, in Aitkin to Conrad and Fannie (Gorsuch) Angermo. She married Harry Wheeler June 7, 1951, in Hill City. Ann had many occupations throughout her life including working as a chef at many restaurants, the St. Cloud Times and Child Care Choices. She was most proud of her work as a security guard at Sartell Paper Mill. Ann loved gardening, being outdoors, traveling and sewing. She was a tough woman that always persevered through life’s challenges. Ann always provided for her family and was helpful and kind to everyone she knew. She was a great mom, raising six children and many more neighborhood kids as well.
Survivors include her children, Brent (Linda) of Grand Rapids, Todd (Lori) of Foreston, Tamara of St. Joseph, Connie (Jaime) Nelson on Sauk Rapids and Chad (fiancée Nikki) of Grand Rapids; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harry in 1985; son, Jesse and infant grandson, Jeremy.
Obituary and guest book available online at  https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Rita Ann (Trutwin) Kampa

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Mass of Christian Burial will be private for Rita Ann (Trutwin) Kampa, age 95, who passed away May 17, 2020, at Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Rita was born June 13, 1924, in Royalton to Francis and Frances (Marshik) Trutwin. She married Aloys Michael Kulzer June 11, 1946, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice. They lived in Sauk Rapids and had six children. Rita married Raphael Kampa (Pat) April 23, 1960, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. They lived in Sauk Rapids and had four children. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Christian Mothers, and was a den mother.
Rita was a resilient woman who enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid sewer (wedding gowns), upholstress, and painter. She liked reading and playing Scrabble. Rita loved the outdoors including gardening, bird watching and traveling to visit her kids. She enjoyed cooking, especially desserts, and could whip up a pie in 10 minutes.
Preceded in death by parents, Francis and Frances (Marshik) Trutwin; husbands, Aloys Kulzer and Raphael Kampa; siblings, Raymund, Regina Brooks, Mary Parent, Josephine Kaeter, Claude, and Joseph Trutwin; and children, Glenn and Keith Kulzer. Survived by siblings, Theresa Silvernail, Victor and Francis Trutwin; children, Louise (Steve Wilson), Darwin (Marcia Schaefer), Miles (Becky England), and Wayne (Sue Zwick) Kulzer, Raphael (Kathy Wolter), Russ (Erin Guthrie), Robin (Phillip Bautch), and Rodney (Geri Fitzpatrick) Kampa; 30 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
A special thank you to Good Shepherd Community Moonlight Bay for all the wonderful care given to Rita.
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Keith G. Bjorklund

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A private memorial service will be May 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Keith G. Bjorklund, 62, of Sauk Rapids, who passed away at his home May 20, 2020, surrounded by his family. The Rev. David Hinz will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
 Keith Glen Bjorklund was born March 19, 1958, in St. Cloud to Charles and Melba (Ness) Bjorklund. He grew up in the Sauk Rapids area and spent most of his life there. Keith married Cathryn Cheshier July 29, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. He served his country in the United States Army and continued service to his fellow community and comrades at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for 37 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids and had a strong faith. Keith loved spending time in the great outdoors, taxidermy, hunting, fishing, camping, swimming and much more. He was a wonderful cook, making sausage, smoking turkeys, gardening and canning and loved to work with his hands. He was truly the salt of the earth, a wonderful father and grandfather, was loving, generous, and had a great sense of humor. Keith was proud of his accomplishments in life. He fought with dignity during his battle with cancer. Keith will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Cathryn of Sauk Rapids; daughters, Chantal of St. Paul, Amanda (Corey) Krejce of Woodbury and Meghan (Brent) Johnson of Hastings; grandchildren, Lyla, Wyatt, Sylas, Mylo, Grace, Lucy, Max and Emily; dogs, Khloe and Binnie; brother, Ron (Lori) of Sartell; and sister, Lynn (Jeff) Snyder of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Steven.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or CFCsyndrome.org in honor of his grandson, Wyatt.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Nancy A. Legg

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A private family graveside service will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery for Nancy A. Legg, age 69, of Sauk Rapids, who died May 14, 2020, at her home in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate. A celebration of life will be at a later date when it is safe for family and friends to gather. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Nancy was born in St. Cloud on March 21, 1951, to Harold and Gertrude (Lintgen) Kunkel. She married Jim Legg on July 21, 1982, at the Stearns County Court House in St. Cloud. She was a seamstress for Stearns Manufacturing in Sauk Rapids for several years. Nancy also worked at Pleasantview Elementary School in Sauk Rapids as a playground supervisor.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Nancy was a very involved member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Aerie #622, St. Cloud where she first became a member in 1975. Nancy was the State Auxiliary President in 2006 and was also a part of the Ritual Team.  She enjoyed playing card games and Highlights books with her grandchildren and doing crossword puzzles.  Nancy made the best cookies and banana bread and was a great cook all around! She was always so caring and loved everyone, she would be sure to give everyone and anyone HUGS to prove it!
Nancy is survived by her son, Mike Plachecki of Sauk Rapids, daughter, Jessica Legg (Brady Petersen) of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Brent Legg and Ashley Pilarski of St. Cloud; brothers, Ken (Ellie) Kunkel of Rockville, Duane (Donna) Kunkel of St. Cloud; sister-in-law, Ardith Inmann of Texas; many nieces and nephews and a few people who were just plain special to Nancy, Joe Pilarski, Tammy Bennet, and Shawma Schreifels and her son, Anthony Jones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim, February 13, 2002; and her grandparents.
Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com
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Ellen L. Barber

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A celebration of life will be at a later date for Ellen L. Barber, age 60, of Rice, who passed away May 7, 2020, at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Ellen was born March 5, 1960, to Lester and Yvonne (Fontaine) Fischer in St. Cloud. She married Russ Barber Sr.  April 5, 1981, in Sauk Rapids. She worked for 22 years with the St. Cloud School District No. 742, at Talahi Elementary as a custodian. Ellen enjoyed being outdoors gardening, agate hunting, camping, boating, and taking road trips to Duluth. She was free spirited, strong willed, hardworking, and was happiest at the beach. Most importantly, she was proud of her children and grandchildren.
Ellen is survived by her children, Russ (Mikki Kelly) Jr. of Longville, Laurie (Tom) Fernholz of Rice; brothers and sisters, Linda Fischer of Santa Rosa, California; Joan Ransom of Santa Rosa, California; Mark (Pam) Fischer of Santa Rosa, California; Sasha Rausch of Sauk Rapids; and Bill Fischer of Hastings; grandkids; Lucas Barber, Chace Fernholz, Beau Fernholz all of Rice; and her dog, Ruby. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Russ.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Jean Peterson

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A Celebration of Life will be at a later date for Jean “Jeannie” Peterson, age 74, of Sartell, who stepped into eternity on May 9, 2020, after facing multiple sclerosis head on for over 30 years.
Jean was born July 14, 1945, to Jalmer and Vienna Lindgren in Grand Rapids. Her childhood and early married years were spent in her beloved hometown of Bovey. Like most Iron Rangers, Jeannie’s tremendous pride of her hometown of Bovey, “Home of the Picture Grace,” was obvious within minutes of meeting her. She had many stories of her Bovey life and her infectious smile made it apparent how much she adored her Finlander roots.
Jean married Daniel Peterson Oct. 23, 1965, in Bovey. They spent their early married years in Duluth where Jean graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in teaching. They enjoyed their years in Duluth socializing while making lifelong friendships.
In 1976, Dan, Jean and their three children moved to Sartell where they bought their dream home on the river. Many early morning coffee boat rides and socializing (once again) on the “Peterson Sandbar” were just a few of the things Jean enjoyed about her life in Via Riviera. Jean also enjoyed as much time as possible at their cabin on Island Lake where many memories were made with family and friends.
Jean was employed by the Sartell-St. Stephen School District as the gifted and talented teacher (a program she founded) and later as a classroom teacher. She enjoyed working with the students and watching them thrive through their schooling years. Jean was active in her church choir at Celebration Lutheran Church and loved to hum along while making her way through a day.
Somewhere in the 1980s Jean was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She made it clear her diagnosis was not going to control her life and was determined to stay independent as long as possible.  Jean kept herself active with her book club friends, her YMCA MS group, her children and grandchildren. These were her ways to battle this incurable disease.
Jeannie was described as a person whose, “positivity was infectious.” We couldn’t say it better.  We love you Mom and will miss you every day.
Jean is survived by her three children, Kris (Scott) Schlichting of Rice, Jay (Shelley) Peterson of Clear Lake, and Jill (Jason) Dekarske of Otsego. Her adored five grandchildren Jordan Schlichting, Jerad Schlichting, McKenzie Peterson, Daniel Peterson and Clara Dekarske, her beloved friend Sue Hansen, brothers Robert (Jayne) Lindgren of Estero, Florida. and Don (Judy) Lindgren of Estero, Florida., sister in-law Diane Jasper, the caring women who watched over her every day, nieces, nephews and so many dear friends.
Jean is preceded in death by her devoted husband Dan of 52 years, her parents, sister Janice, brother in-laws Bradley Eilertson and Joe Jasper.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com
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Sean G. Vadies

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Private family services will take place for Sean Vadies who died May 7, 2020, at his home in Sauk Rapids. A memorial service will take place at a later date after restrictions have been lifted.
 Sean was born May 3, 1968, in St. Cloud. He went to Sauk Rapids-Rice High School where he played hockey and graduated in 1986. He then went to St. Cloud State University and completed a program to become a respiratory therapist. He married Deborah Christenson Aug. 3, 1991 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Raymond. Sean worked as a respiratory therapist at the St. Cloud Hospital.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He is a member of Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.
 He is survived by his parents, George and Patty of Sauk Rapids; wife, Deb of Sauk Rapids; daughters, Megan, Kelsey (Justin) Kneiszler, and Abigail; grandchildren, Palmer, Will and Dominic; sister, Shannon and her children, Alex and Rian.
 Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Verla Mae Helmin

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Verla Helmin, age 85, of Sauk Rapids, passed away April 30, 2020, at her home. Private entombment was 11 a.m. May 5 at Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud. The Rev Virgil Helmin officiated. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Verla Mae Helmin was born July 22, 1934, in Mayhew Lake to Edward and Clara (Lehman) Montag. She married Richard Helmin Sept. 28, 1954, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. She later graduated from Sauk Rapids High School. The couple lived in Gilman for 10 years before moving to Sauk Rapids where they lived all their married life.  Verla worked at Fingerhut for three years and later for Frigidaire Manufacturing for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a life member of Union 623. Verla was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where she was a greeter for many years and a member of the Christian Women’s Society. Verla enjoyed watching nature programs on channel 2 TV; watching Lawrence Welk; country music and watching birds come to her feeders. She loved all small animals, tame or wild and no kitty ever left her yard without a free meal.
She is survived by her nieces; Suzanne Emslander and Peggy Koepp who always took very good care of her, as well as many other nieces and nephews, especially Wyatt Montag who visited her often. She is also survived by her special friends, Carla Kuklock and Darlene Schwintek and Godchildren: Suzanne Emslander, James Montag and Richard Kobilka.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Richard of 65 years on Dec. 28, 2017, as well as eight brothers and three sisters: Arthur, Wilfred, Lourence, Norbert, Roman, Edwin, Walter, Clarence, Agnes, Mildred Kobilka, Lorraine Vollbrect and Godchild, Marilyn Riedman.  Memorial are preferred to the Poor Clare’s Monastery.
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Bernice M. Mendel

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Memorial services will be at a later date at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Bernice M. Mendel, age 99, who went to live with the Lord May 5 at Good Shepherd Community. Burial will be at a later date at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Popple Creek. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Bernice was born June 11, 1920, in Sauk Rapids Township to Henry and Anna (David) Beehler. She married Arthur Mendel July 2, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. Bernice worked as an inspector for Fingerhut for 20 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Popple Creek where she was a member of the Ladies Aid, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and taught Sunday School and Release Time Class. Bernice volunteered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Survivors include her sons and daughter, Kenneth Mendel of Strasburg, Virginia, Arlys (Paul) Rearick of Omaha, Nebraska., Alan (Diane Forstner) Mendel of Cushing and Frederick (Laurie Germundson) Mendel of Rice; sister, Luverne Schaefer of Sauk Rapids; special friend, Charley Stimler; five grandchildren, Bill Morris, David Mendel, Amy Christensen, Carl Mendel, Emily Mendel; and seven great grandchildren. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur on Feb. 2, 2001; daughter-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Wintheiser; brothers, Donald and Martin Beehler; sister, Leora Victor; and grandson, Matthew Morris.
Memorials are preferred to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel, Sauk Rapids or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Popple Creek
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at https:// www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Violet R. Lutz

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There will be a private family burial at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls for Violet R. Lutz, age 87, who passed away Feb. 12, 2020, at The Glenn Memory Care in Buffalo. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Violet was born March 27, 1932, in St. Cloud to Leo and Rose (Gerads) Muellner. She married Roman Lutz Jan. 15, 1948, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park. Together they enjoyed 71 years of marriage. They moved to Alaska for six years in 1951 before spending the rest of their lives in the Sauk Rapids area. Violet was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Christian Women, and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed knick-knacks, animals, flowers, ice cream, greeting cards and celebrating Christmas. Violet never took anything for granted and would give the shirt off her back for anyone. She had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her sons and daughters, Larry (Yvonne) Lutz of Minnetonka, Dennis (Kathy) Lutz of Sauk Rapids, John (Karen) Lutz of Woodstock, Georgia, Mark (Julie) Lutz of Green River, Wyoming, Kathy Lutz Kampa of Watertown and Carol (Orville) Peters of Buffalo; sisters, Joann Markfort, Evelyn (Dave) Pflipsen, and Geraldine (Kenneth) Whithworth; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren with one on the way; daughter-in-law, Linda Warner of Maplewood; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roman on Feb. 4, 2019; son, David Lutz; sisters, Lorraine Muellner and Donna Rassier; and brothers, Leo and Roger Muellner.
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Loretta M. Plafcan

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Mass of Christian Burial will be at a later date for Loretta M. Plafcan, age 95, of Sauk Rapids, who died April 25, 2020, at Country Manor Campus in Sartell. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated at the graveside service April 30 at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Loretta was born May 3, 1924, in Holdingford to Joseph and Frances (Hennek) Sowada. She grew up in Opole and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic School and Holdingford High School. Loretta worked at Breezy Point after graduation and then moved to the twin cities where she worked at Munsingwear during the war. She married Andrew Plafcan, Jr. on June 4, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Loretta was a homemaker and also a Beautician at Country Manor for several years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a jubilee member of St. Monica’s Society and was also a member of the Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 Auxiliary. Loretta enjoyed gardening, flowers, canning, baking, crocheting and fishing on Mille Lacs Lake. She was a gentle, outgoing, humble and generous woman who will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her children, Paulette Murphy of Eagan, Dave (Mary) of Sauk Rapids, Robert (Vicki) of Willmar, Kevin of St. Joseph, Bill (Norma) of St. Cloud; sister, Mary Jane (Bob) Hennen of Sauk Rapids; daughter-in-law, Gayle of Sauk Rapids; sisters-in-law, Helen Habus of Sauk Rapids, Mary Paulson of Brooklyn Park, Pat Sowada of Waite Park, Mary Plafcan of St. Joseph; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew, Jr.; son, Daniel; an infant son, Joseph; brothers, Alois, Elmer and LeRoy and an infant brother, Raymond.
Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Church or St. Clare’s Monastery.
A special thank you to Edgewood of Sartell for giving Loretta such wonderful care over the past 7 years and also to Country Manor and St. Croix Hospice for their special care as well.
Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com
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Kenneth B. Zierden

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Private services will be at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Kenneth B. Zierden, age 87, who passed away April 21, 2020, at his home. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids.
Kenneth Bernard Zierden was born Aug. 20, 1932, in St. Cloud to Leo and Lucy (Hylla) Zierden. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War Veteran. Kenneth married Lorraine Kloskowski Dec. 30, 1954 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He worked as a sheet metal worker for Great Northern-Burlington Railroad for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud VFW Post  No. 428. Kenneth enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, camping, and spending time with family and friends. He was an easy going, kind, sensitive, generous, loving, happy man who was very proud of his family, and loved his cat Annie.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine of Sauk Rapids; children, Patty (Dave) Rogers of Brooklyn Park, Karen (Charlie) Moen of Champlin, Sandie (Dave) Kalla of St. Cloud and Mike (Rachel) Zierden of Foley; sisters, Nellie (Roy) Humbert of Anoka and Carol (Bill) Tozer of Fridley; grandchildren, Lisa, Eric, Amber, Nick, Ryan, Harper, Zoey and Caleb; and great grandchildren, Alex, Sophia, Alyssa, Blake and Luke. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Doug Cowley; and brother, Leo.
Obituary and guest book available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Delores E. Marsh

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Private family services were April 18 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Delores E. Marsh, age 92, of Sauk Rapids, who died April 15, 2020, at Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. John Beck and the Rev. David Hinz officiated and burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids.
Delores Ellen Marsh was born Dec. 22, 1927, on the family farm near Elbow Lake to Alfred and Margaret (Wohlers) Schaeffer. Following her graduation from high school, Delores worked at Star Motor Company in Elbow Lake as their bookkeeper. She married Mervin J. Marsh May 15, 1948, in Elbow Lake. They lived in Crookston and Montevideo before moving to Sauk Rapids in 1963. She was also a homemaker and worked at Veeser-Dingmann Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. Delores was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was involved with LWML. She enjoyed gardening, embroidery, quilting, fishing, playing piano, reading, square dancing and listening to the Twins on the radio. Delores was a very sweet and supportive lady.
Survivors include her children, Marcus Marsh of Aitkin and Margaret (Myron Krupa) Marsh of Willmar; sister, Judy (Rev. Clark) Gies of Fairfax, South Dakota; grandchildren, Jason (Stephanie) Marsh of Carlton and Aaron (Amber) Marsh of Elk River; great grandchildren, Liam, Landon, Lachlan, Broderick, Audrey and Annika; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mervin; sister, Delite Haberer; and daughter-in-law, Christine Marsh.
The family would like to thank Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and St. Croix Hospice for the wonderful care given to Delores.
Memorial cards can be mailed to: Marcus Marsh, 34238 442nd Place, Aitkin, MN 56431
Obituary and guest book available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Dennis J. Zaun

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A private service will take place in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud for Dennis J. Zaun, age 75, of St. Cloud, who died April 14, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Dennis was born Jan. 12, 1945, to Alfred Sr. and Delphine (Busch) Zaun in Jordan, Minnesota. He married Karen Beckman Oct. 23, 1965, at St. John Baptist Church in Jordan.
Dennis graduated from Mankato State University with a degree in accounting.  He became a CPA and joined Price Waterhouse. Still in his mid-20s, he saw an ad in the Journal of Accountancy for a small accounting practice for sale in Wadena. He was his own boss ever since.
To build his practice, he moved to St. Cloud and specialized in serving community bank clients throughout Minnesota.  He often expressed gratitude for his clients putting faith in a young accountant.
In a second-career as a banker, he served as president of the Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Pierz and was involved with banks in Park Rapids, and Eden Valley. 
Dennis had a strong work-ethic, an independent mind and generous spirit. In retirement, he golfed with friends in Minnesota and California. He enjoyed working on the property of his Long Lake home.  He spent countless hours working at his home desk, including preparing tax returns for relatives and friends. He also supported CentraCare and Cathedral High School.
Dennis will be greatly missed by his wife, sons, daughters-in-law and adoring grandchildren.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Karen of St. Cloud; sons, Todd of Sartell and Steve of Pacific Palisades, California; daughters-in-law Kyoko (Ogawa) Zaun of Sartell and Priscilla (Haag) Zaun of Pacific Palisades; grandchildren, Emma Zaun of Sartell; Heidi and Wyatt Zaun of Pacific Palisades; brothers, Alfred Jr., Lee, and Ronald; sisters, Mary Ann Weingartner, Diane McMahon and Susan Neutgens.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gregg; and brother, Roger.
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Dennis O. Burski

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Private graveside services were Thursday, April 16 at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids for Dennis O. Burski, age 81, of Sauk Rapids who passed away peacefully at the ACE unit of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids April 13, 2020, with his loving wife Pat at his side. The Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Dennis was born June 10, 1938, in rural Sauk Rapids to John and Doris (Wittstock) Burski. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. He attended country school and Trinity Lutheran School for seventh and eighth grade. He graduated in 1956 from Sauk Rapids High School. In 1960, he graduated from Drew’s Business College.
He married Pat Visneski Oct. 17, 1959 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Dennis worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years and retired in 2000 as a member of the One Million Mile Club. During his years of postal service his dedication to delivering the mail on time to his patrons was his priority. While never complaining about the weather, he was proud of the service he provided. He was a 50+ year member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Dennis’ pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. He was a constant supporter of all their sporting events as well as music concerts and church events. He enjoyed camping especially at Fr. Hennepin State Park. Large campfires and outdoor cooked meals were favorites. Deer hunting, birds, gardening and long walks were also favorite activities. He enjoyed picking up special rocks on his walks. His garden was a source of tasty vegetables for decades although two years ago he did declare “the rabbits won the battle of the garden.”
He volunteered tirelessly at Sacred Heart Church and Sauk Rapids High School. He served as a hockey coach, Cub Scout leader and Girl Scout leader. He was an adamant supporter of all Sauk Rapids Storm athletics especially the hockey team.
Survivors include his soulmate Pat, wife of 60 years; daughter, Cindy (Jerry) McCullough of Wadena; sons, Steve (Kathy) Burski of Mora and David (Shellie) Burski of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri.; seven special grandchildren, Matt (Brittany) McCullough of Esko, Chris (Laura) McCullough of Blacksburg, Virginia, Nick (fiancé Abbigale) Burski of Duluth, Andrew McCullough, Alison Burski, Nate Burski and Justin Burski; two great grandchildren, Liam and Kaisa; sister-in-law, Joyce Burski of Rice; and brother-in-law, Wayne (Marcia) Visneski of Royalton. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Doris Burski; brother, John and wife Joanne; brother, Ralph; and infant brothers, Ronald and Donald.
Special thanks to the ACE Unit of the Good Shepherd Community and its wonderful employees, Aegis Therapies with its amazing therapists who worked so hard to get Dennis walking again and Dr. George Schoephoerster for all your kind, compassionate care of our beloved Dennis.
“Receive his soul and present him to God, present his soul to God Most High.”
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Dennis P. Sigler

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Services will be at a later date at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Dennis Paul Sigler, age 78, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and formerly of St. Cloud who died April 12, 2020, at Care Partners in Eau Claire. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.
Dennis was born Jan. 4, 1942, in St. Cloud to Edward and Hortense (Genz) Sigler. He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960-64. He married Jean Daiker Aug. 24, 1964, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.  Denny was a truck driver for Fingerhut and Courtesy Auto Transport for over 35 years before retiring in 2004. He loved to share stories of his trucking days and pass on any wisdom he had with those who asked (and those who didn’t). He was a member of Sauk Rapids VFW Post No. 6992 and Marine Corps League Valhalla Detachment No. 171 and wore his Marine Corps jacket and hat with immense pride.
Denny marched to the beat of his own drum. He loved any animal that crossed his path and had been known to share a snack with a squirrel or two. Denny was proud of his children and grandchildren and would be happy to tell anyone that would listen all about them. Although his heart was always in St. Cloud, he made lots of friends in Wisconsin when he moved there in 2014. He was known as “Grandpa Denny” and loved driving his grandkids and their families around and supporting them in all their activities. He was adored by many and will be so deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife, Jean of Waite Park; sons, Todd (Joaquin Lerma) of St. Paul, Tim of Sartell; daughter, Nikki (Mike) Andrews of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Courtney, Tatum, Talon, Maggie, Katie and Ian; brothers and sisters, Bill (Mary), Pat (Nadine), Joyce, Jim (Laura) all of St. Cloud, Mike (Cathy) of Sauk Rapids, Judy (Wayne) Anderson and Dick (Kris) both of Rice, Janice Bear of Bakersfield, California,, Ken (Linda) of Waite Park and Joanie Sigler of Clearwater. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed (Evie) and Charles Sigler.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Richard P. Kierzek

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Private family services will be at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Richard Kierzek. Richard passed away peacefully at his home April 5, 2020, in the arms of his loving wife Karen of 61 years. A celebration of life for all will be at a later date.
Rich was born Feb. 17, 1937, in St. Paul to Anna Kierzek. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He married Karen L. Breer  July 18, 1959, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Rich worked as a postal clerk for many years until his retirement. He is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, Catholic Order of Foresters, Sauk Rapids VFW Auxiliary, Marine Corp League, Sacred Heart Men’s Club and Knights of Columbus.
Rich: husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, friend, coach, fisherman, hunter, golfer, card player, traveler, softball player, and family man. Family is what mattered the most to Rich. He took his family on many vacations across the states, Bahamas, and multiple trips to Mexico. He was an avid sports fan whether watching a game on TV or attending one of his children’s and grandkids’ sporting events. He was the grandkids’ No. 1 fan and supporter. Rich also spent countless hours at the golf courses. Besides sports, he had a great passion for hunting and fishing. Rich loved being surrounded by his family and friends playing a few games of pinochle or 500. He loved getting daily phone calls from family and friends and a special thanks to Mike Fromm and Dan Merchant who called every day to check in and say a prayer together. Rich loved us all unconditionally and he taught us what is important in life: family, friends, faith and love.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; daughters, Janet Dubose, June (Bob) Bohlig, Joy (Dick) McMorrow; eight special grandchildren, Tyler (Koryssa), Austin, Cole, Tommy (Tasha), Bobbie, Caitlin, Jake, and Bryant; one beautiful great granddaughter, Henley; brothers and sisters, Jerry Kroska, Bob (Karen), Colleen (John) Steffes, George (Donna) and Helen Kvarnlov; and his companion kitten Kemo.
A special thanks to CentraCare Hospice for all their support and love. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sacred Heart Church, Crosier Fathers and Brothers of Onamia, or Poor Clare Sisters, in honor of Rich Kierzek.
Obituary and guest book available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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Stanley W. Franck

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Private family services will be for Stanley W. Franck, 91, of Waite Park who passed away March 21, 2020, at Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park. The Rev. Jeff Sackett will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Stanley William Franck was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Carver to William and Freida (Bartels) Franck. He served his country in the United States Army from 1951-53 and married Glenda Ische June 6, 1954, at St. John’s Church in Bongards. The couple lived in Norwood, Pine River, Sartell and most recently made their home in Waite Park. Stanley worked at Oak Grove Dairy for 38 years. He was most recently a member of Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, hunting, playing cards and visiting with people.  Stanley was strong willed and had a great memory.
Survivors include his daughter and sons, Gail (Lynn) Keraus of Garner, Iowa, Kirk (Amy) of Belle Plaine, Kent (Sharon) of Jacksonville, Florida; eight grandchildren, Matt, Kyle, Shandi, Joey, Audrey, John, Shelby and Jimmy; 16 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; brother, Roger (Lois) of Plymouth; sisters-in-law, Marilyn and Donna both of Norwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Glenda in 2018; brothers, Wilmer, Elroy, Lloyd, Donald and William; sisters, Florence Roufs, Esther Schrupp, Ruth Zumberge, Pearl Kloempken, Shirley Graupmann and Betty Debner.
Obituary and guest book available online: at https://www.williamsdingmann.com.
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M. William “Bill” Spaeth

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Mass of Christian Burial will be at a later date for M. William “Bill” Spaeth, 96, of Sauk Rapids who passed away at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids March 22, 2020. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
M. William Spaeth was born April 3, 1923, in Lake George Township to Albert and Anna (Ritterach) Spaeth. He served his country in the United States Navy in Saipan. On Oct. 21, 1950, he married Natalie Repulski in St. Cloud. Bill grew up in the St. Cloud area and he and Nat lived their entire married life in Sauk Rapids. He worked in maintenance at the paper mill in Sartell for over 30 years, retiring in 1984. Bill was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he participated as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Sauk Rapids American Legion Post No. 254. Bill enjoyed traveling with Nat to Hawaii and out west for many years, hunting and fishing. He was compassionate, kind and a wonderful caregiver of those he loved. Bill was devout in his faith and saw great importance in attending mass regularly.
Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nat on March 22, 2014; brothers, Clarence and Eugene; and sister, Vivian.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids.
Obituary and guest book available online at https:// www.williamsdingmann.com.
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Ernest L. Popp

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Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the family of Ernest Popp has decided to hold services for immediate family only. There will be no visitation services at the church Friday evening. The safety of others and the community is of great importance. Thank you for your continued support and prayers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Ernest Lawrence Popp was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Little Falls to Leo and Rose (Gottwalt) Popp. He served in the Army National Guard for two years. Ernie met the love of his life, Dolores Marstein at the Falls Ballroom and they married July 6, 1959, at St. Edward’s Church in Elmdale. From this union they were blessed with nine children. The couple enjoyed dancing and frequented the ballrooms in their early years together. He served in active duty at Ft. Lewis during the Berlin Crisis. When he returned from duty he worked at Polar Tank and Trailer. They lived in Rice and took over the family farm in 1961 as third generation owners. Ernie retired from farming in 2002 but he never really retired. He was always behind the wheel of something, and never sat still. He drove bus for Royalton School District for 14 years and also drove for CarCo and Klaphapke Fertilizer. He spent many long hours helping his sons on the farm doing field work. Ernie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice, serving on the parish council and the cemetery board. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Bishop Busch Council No. 9138 and Rice American Legion Post No. 473. Ernie enjoyed gardening, bird and squirrel watching, feeding the deer and driving tractor. He loved driving his Gator and making daily trips to the farm. Ernie will be remembered as a caring man and a great conversationalist. He was a man of strong faith, had a great sense of humor and a friend to all he met.
Survivors include his children, Julie (John) Fromelt of St. Cloud, Howard and his friend, Casey Hoheisel of Rice, Lucinda (Lee) Kloek of Sauk Rapids, Russell (Karla) of Rice, Terence (Julie) of Rice, Teresa (Robert) Pankratz of St. Cloud, Nancy (Michael) Hartung of Holdingford, Ramona (James) Roering of Bowlus and Carmen (Randall) Honken of Sartell; 30 grandchildren; and sisters and brother, Joann (Adolf) Zistl of Woodbury, Harold (Valeria) of Daytona Beach, Florida. and Johnelle (Doug) Novak of Foley. Ernie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Dolores on Sept. 25, 2019; parents; brothers, Roman, Marvin, Wilfred, Arthur “Big Art”, Sr., Elmer, Robert and Leo, Jr.; and sisters, Leona Kasella, Sr. Lerose “Florence” Popp OSF, Marion Kasella, Rita Kloss, Correen Garner and Roselyn Huver.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Quiet Oaks Hospice and St. Croix Hospice for the exceptional care that they provided.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at https://www.williamsdingmann.com
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