Obituaries

Fri
22
Jul

Linda C Proell

Linda C (Rodger) Proell passed away July 20, 2016,from a short battle with cancer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Visitation will take place one hour before the service.
Linda was born January 12, 1940, to John and Deloris Korteum. She married Rodger J. Proell, October 15, 1955. She worked at Fingerhut as a Supervisor in Animal fair, sewing and mailing division. Linda then went on to work at Knute Nelson in Alexandria, The Palmer House and Cabinet Components in Sauk Centre. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, woodworking and the outdoors. She especially enjoyed her condo up in Northern Minnesota with her grandchildren. Linda was a member of the Our Lady of the Angels Church and The Red Hat Society.

Fri
15
Jul

Iris E. Froh

Iris Elaine Froh, age 91, Long Prairie, died Saturday, July 9, 2016, at CentraCare Health Care Center, Sauk Centre.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Long Prairie. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Long Prairie. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Iris was born July 17, 1924, in Round Prairie Township, to George and Emma (Bliese) Johnson. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on April 23, 1939, by Pastor E. T. Heyne. Iris married Randolph Froh on June 26, 1946, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Prairie. She and her husband, Randolph, farmed in Kandota Township for 33 years. In 1980, they retired to a home in Long Prairie. Iris was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Fri
15
Jul

Mildred L. Pierson

Mildred L. Pierson, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2016, at the age of 102 in Sauk Centre, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
A Memorial service was held on Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ in Sauk Centre with a luncheon following at the church. Gathering of family and friends began at 10 a.m. Inurnment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
Millie was born June 3, 1914, and was raised on the farm north of town. She attended a one-room school for her first eight grades and then attended Sauk Centre High School. She married her next door sweetheart, Loren, and they traveled throughout central Minnesota as Loren worked for Standard Oil and Minar Ford. In 1957, they returned to Sauk Centre eventually living on the family farm. They moved to town in 1970 prior to Loren’s retirement and untimely passing.
Millie was a long-time member of the First United Church of Christ, the Red Hat Society and Birthday Club.

Fri
15
Jul

Philomene Kleinfehn

Philomene Kleinfehn was called home July 6, 2016, only 45 days after her husband, Roman passed away. She was a resident of the Community Memorial Home in Osakis.
Philomene Anna Hoppe was born on Sept. 27, 1923, in New Munich, to Herman and Anna (Schaefer) Hoppe. She grew up on a farm and attended country school. As a young woman Philomene did housekeeping work for area farm families for as little as a stick of gum and a dime per week. Later she was hired to do both housekeeping and dietary duties at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Fri
15
Jul

Clarence Wilking

Clarence (Buddy) Gerd Wilking was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Canby to Gerd and Anne Wilking. They moved to Montevideo in 1937. Clarence was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Clarence farmed until 1951 and then worked road construction.
On Dec. 20, 1985, he married Charlotte (Chuckie). Clarence enjoyed working with his hands building homes, furniture, fixing things, fishing and ice fishing.
Clarence passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring, at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 4 days. Services were held on Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring.

Thu
07
Jul

George J. Hunter

George Jay Hunter, age 92, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Galeon in Oaskis on Thursday, June 30, 2016.  
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, July 9, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre at 10 a.m., with visitation one hour prior.
Separate interment to be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date.
George Jay Hunter was born on Sept. 16, 1923, in Minneapolis to John and Pearl (Nelson) Hunter.  George married Jacquelin Virginia Enright on Sept. 24, 1943, prior to leaving for Europe for WWII.  George was a member of the United States Army Air Corps 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, 550th Squadron. He flew 32 missions as a ball turret gunner, many of which were in the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “RumDum.”  

Thu
07
Jul

Rita Didier

Rita Didier
Rita Didier, age 72 of Osakis, passed away on July 2, 2016, at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, where she was a resident.
On July 17, 1943, a baby girl was born to Aloysius and Julia (Griebe) Didier in West Union Township, Todd County. They named her Rita Margaret and she was one of seven children born to this union. Rita grew up on the farm in West Union Township and attended Dist. #114 country school. She went to high school in Osakis and graduated with the Class of 1961. She lived and cared for her parents on the farm for many years until moving into Osakis in 1979. She was an active member of the St. Alexius parish in West Union and a willing and dependable worker for their church events, especially the annual sausage supper. She joined Immaculate Conception parish when she moved to Osakis. She lived in the Heritage apartments in Osakis and then moved to Terrace Heights Assisted Living after that.

Fri
01
Jul

Clarence Wilking

Clarence (Buddy) Gerd Wilking was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Canby to Gerd and Anne Wilking. They moved to Montevideo in 1937. Clarence was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Clarence farmed until 1951 and then worked road construction.
On Dec. 20, 1985, he married Charlotte (Chuckie). Clarence enjoyed working with his hands building homes, furniture, fixing things, fishing and ice fishing.
Clarence passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring, at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 4 days. Services will be held on Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring.

Fri
01
Jul

Phillip Roquette

Phillip M. Roquette, age 74, of West Fargo, N.D., went home to be with his Heavenly Father while he was surrounded by his family on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Phillip was born Aug. 9, 1941, at home in Osakis to Kenneth and Esther (Morris) Roquette.He grew up in Sauk Centre and drove truck for his father. Phillip and Betty Lou Dirschel were united in marriage on Sept. 12, 1964, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. They moved to West Fargo where they made their home. Phillip worked for the West Fargo Police Department as a dispatcher from 1968 to 2009. They had one daughter, Rochel, in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou; daughter, Rochel (Brian) Thiessen; grandchildren, Laken Thiessen (Casey) and Zacory (Kara) Thiessen; and one great-granddaughter, Ella Thiessen; his siblings, Gene, Mary Lou (Lenis) Fischer and Beverly (Elton) Hittle.

Fri
01
Jul

Janet M. Dwyer

Janet M. Dwyer, age 74 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2016, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Father Jeremy Theis presiding. Interment took place at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 20th at the funeral home prior to the service at the church. Parish prayers were said at 6 p.m.

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