Obituaries

Fri
11
Dec

Leah M. Becker

Leah M. Becker
Leah M. Becker, age 79 of Sauk Centre, passed peacefully from this world to be with our Lord on Dec. 2, 2015. From her birth and until her last breath she nourished people around her with love, faith and music. (And a few tomatoes, squash and raspberries from her abundant gardens.) She was the last of seven children born to Albert and Stella Sauter in Tyler, N.D. on April 19, 1936. Her childhood years were spent in Fairmount, N.D. After marrying Andrew Becker in 1957, the couple lived in Albertville, where their six children were born.
In 1971, the family moved to a dairy farm in Sauk Centre, and they lived in the community until the spring of 2014. They have been living in Burnsville, since 2014, in order to be closer to their children.

Fri
11
Dec

Margaret K. Berscheit

Margaret K. Berscheit of Sauk Centre passed away Dec. 2, 2015, at the age of 95.
Margaret was preceded in death by husband, Raymond; six brothers and one sister.
Survived by children: Susan (Larry) Sell, Sarah Berscheit, Stan (Deb) Berscheit, Shirley (Brad) Nelson and Sally Berscheit; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Marian; other loving family and friends.
Mass of Christian burial was held Dec. 7 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove. Interment was held Dec. 8 at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
Arrangements were by Billman Hunt Funeral Chapel.

Fri
04
Dec

Nikki R. Fischer, 29

Nikki R. Fischer, 29
Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria with visitation one hour prior at the church.

Fri
04
Dec

Effie C. Forrest

Effie C. Forrest
Effie C. Forrest, age 90 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Nov. 25, 2015, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.

Fri
04
Dec

Euni Dockter

Euni Dockter
Euni Dockter, 69 of Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Mercer, passed away at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck on Nov. 24. A funeral service was held Nov. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Turtle Lake, N.D., with Pastor Sondra Krogstad officiating.
Eunice Faye was born Oct. 4, 1946, to Oliver and Elnora (Nissen) Kirking in Drayton, N.D. She attended Glasston Elementary School and graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1964. While in school, Euni was very involved in all school activities, especially cheerleading. Following high school she attended the Minneapolis Institute of Medical Technology, graduating as a medical lab technician. She worked at the Grafton Hospital and later at Deaconess Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.

Fri
20
Nov

Arnold J. Jonas

Arnold J. Jonas
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Anna, for Arnold “Arnie” J. Jonas, 88, of St. Anna, who died Monday at Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Rev. David Grundman and Rev. Eberhard Scheffers concelebrated and burial was in the parish cemetery.

Fri
20
Nov

Leonard B. Ritter

Leonard B. Ritter
Leonard B. Ritter, age 83 of Grey Eagle, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at the CentraCare Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A gathering was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. A private family inurnment will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Ward Springs.
Leonard Bernard Ritter was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Birchdale Township, Todd County, to Paul and Rose (Minette) Ritter. He completed school until the 8th grade at Ward Springs Country School. On Feb. 5, 1964, he married RoseMary Louise (Erpelding) at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Watkins. The couple raised their eight children on the farm before separating years later. Leonard farmed and was employed at Fingerhut in St. Cloud for many years. Leonard enjoyed spending time outdoors, being with his family and talking smart at the cabin.

Fri
20
Nov

Edna Karsten

Edna Karsten
Edna Karsten, age 92, of Allentown, Pa., formerly of Sauk Centre, passed into eternal life Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Cedarbrook, Allentown, Pa. Edna was born Feb. 18, 1923, in New Richland, the daughter of Arthur and Emelia (Zwar) Schwenke. She was united in marriage to Carl Karsten. Edna was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Macungie, Pa, and an active member of their sewing group. She volunteered at Cedarbrook Nursing Home in Allentown, Pa., where she earned awards for the highest volunteer hours. As a volunteer, Edna fulfilled any task given to her including collating the Sunshine News, working at the gift shop, and playing pinochle with the residents. She was loved and admired by residents, other volunteers and staff.

Thu
05
Nov

Kenneth A. Krebsbach

Kenneth A. “Ken” Krebsbach, age 68 of Lacombe, La., passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Rev. Greg Paffel will officiate with interment following in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Thu
05
Nov

Donald H. Fritzlar

Donald H. “Don” Fritzlar, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating. Military honors were provided by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard with interment following in Calvary Cemetery.

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