Obituaries

Fri
22
Jan

Geraldine “Geri” Schley

Geraldine “Geri” Schley
Geraldine “Geri” Schley, age 83 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Jan. 13, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
Geri was born Aug. 30, 1932, in Spring Hill to Alphonse and Florence Athmann. She married Louis Schley on Sept. 3, 1951, and started their family in Melrose. They moved to Sauk Centre in 1956 and have lived there since. She gave her love and energy to her children, her husband and her job at St. Michael’s Hospital where she worked for many years. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and keeping everyone warm with handmade blankets, mittens and slippers.
Geri is survived by her loving husband Louie, her six children; Pat Schley, Jim (Janet) Schley, Ron (Dee) Schley, Rick (Mary) Schley, Jeff (Dawn) Schley and Pam (Gary) Blank; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brothers; LeRoy (JoAnn) Athmann, Dennis (Kathy) Athmann, Duane (Bev) Athmann and her sister in-law, Bette Cerny.

Fri
15
Jan

MaryAnn Johnson

MaryAnn Johnson
MaryAnn Johnson, age 76, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2015, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. Wed. evening at the funeral home.

Fri
15
Jan

Virgil Quade

Virgil Quade
Virgil Quade, age 97 of Sauk Centre, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Galeon Community Home in Osakis.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Pastor Becky Thomas and Pastor Mike Carlson officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, following the funeral service.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and one hour prior to the service on Friday, Jan. 15 at First Lutheran Church.

Fri
15
Jan

Robert A. Bense

Robert A. Bense
Robert A. “Bob” Bense, age 87 of Grey Eagle, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at his home in Grey Eagle.
A funeral service was held on Wed., Jan. 13 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Mike Bitz officiating. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle.
Robert Alton Bense was born April 18, 1928, in Grey Eagle Township, Todd County, to Herman and Elsie (Schwanke) Bense. On Sept. 19, 1950, he married Darlene Kleinschmidt at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle. Together the couple farmed southeast of Grey Eagle and after retiring, they continued to help out on the family farm. During the early years of farming, Bob worked at Franklin in St. Cloud for a number of years (now known as Electrolux Home Products). Bob was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle and served on the Grey Eagle Township Board for many years.

Fri
08
Jan

Ervin R. Dettler

Ervin R. Dettler
Ervin R. “Erv” Dettler, age 80, of Melrose, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with Rev. David Mommens officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Fri
08
Jan

Paul P. Mitchell

Paul P. Mitchell
Paul P. Mitchell was born May 11, 1929, in Avoca, Murray County, Minnesota, and died on Dec. 28, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz.

Fri
08
Jan

Pearl E. Zutter

Pearl E. Zutter
Pearl E. Zutter, age 90 of Sauk Centre, died Dec. 31, 2015 at CentraCare Health Center.
Pearl was born in Birchdale Township, Todd County, on Sept. 15, 1925, to Stanley and Elsie Gardner. She attended Sauk Centre Public School. After graduation in 1943, she was employed in Minneapolis. She married Artie Zutter on Sept. 27, 1944. After Artie’s discharge from service, they lived in Grey Eagle until 1958 at which time they moved to Sauk Centre.
Pearl was a member of First United Church. She was a church organist most of her adult life. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Pearl is survived by daughter Shirley; three grandchildren, Lisa, Paul and Christian; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Jordan; and two brothers, Eugene and Jim.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Artie, parents, three sisters and one brother.
A memorial service and interment will be private and held at a later date.
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Fri
08
Jan

Mark A. Larson

Mark A. Larson
Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, 1900 Veterans Drive, St. Cloud, Minn., 56303 for Mark A. Larson, 33, of Fargo, N.D. who passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 2. Rev. Chris Smith will officiate and burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Vega Cemetery in Warren, Minn. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Fri
08
Jan

Phyllis B. Messer

Phyllis B. Messer
Phyllis B. Messer, age 72 of Sauk Centre, was reunited with her soulmate, Jerome on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, following a courageous and hard-fought fight with brain cancer. Phyllis was being lovingly cared for by the staff at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre with her children at her side as she made the transition to heaven.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Father Tim Wenzel presiding. Interment was at the St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

Fri
08
Jan

Leona R. Bromenshenkel

Leona R. Bromenshenkel
Leona R. Bromenshenkel, age 92 of Sauk Centre died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at the CentraCare Health Pine Haven Nursing Home in Melrose.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Father Greg Paffel presiding. Interment was at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
Leona Regine Minette was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Sauk Centre, the daughter of George and Mary (Zenzius) Minette. Leona grew up in Sauk Centre and graduated from Sauk Centre High School. She was united in marriage to Leonard H. Bromenshenkel on Sept. 19, 1944, in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Together, Leonard and Leona farmed outside of Sauk Centre and later moved into town in 1994.

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