Obituaries

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Elizabeth “Betty” Schimmel

Elizabeth “Betty” Schimmel, 85 years, 5 months and 6 days, Grey Eagle passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, after a rich life with family and friends.
Elizabeth “Betty” Theresa VanHavermaet was born Aug. 28, 1931, in North Germany Township, the daughter of Henry and Lizzie (Huhne) VanHavermaet. She was the youngest of 11 children. She grew up and attended school in Stearns County. At age 19, on Nov. 22, 1949, she and Ervin Ceminski were united in marriage. During 13 years of marriage they were blessed with four children. Betty then married Fred Schimmel on June 15, 1970, and they enjoyed 13 happy years together before Fred’s death in 1983.

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Alvina M. Bayer

Alvina M. Bayer
Alvina M. Bayer, age 97, of Elrosa and Lake Miltona, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with Father Peter Kirchner presiding.
Visitation will be from 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa.
Alvina Mary Essler was born June 27, 1919, in Padua, the daughter of Joseph and Theresia (Derschel) Essler. On Nov. 25, 1941, Alvina was united in marriage to Edmund Matthew Bayer in St. Anthony Catholic Church of Padua, and made their home in Elrosa. Alvina was the proud mother to six children and she also worked with her husband at Skeeter’s Bar in Elrosa until 1977. Soon after retirement, Alvina and Edmund moved to Lake Miltona in Leaf Valley Township, Douglas County. Pine Villa Care Center became her home in 2014.

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Keith F. Jungers

Keith F. Jungers, age 67, of Sauk Centre, died unexpected Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at his home in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Sudhansu Kumar, O.S.B. officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday in the upper gathering space at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers were at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

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10
Feb

Keith F. Jungers

Keith F. Jungers, age 67 of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at his home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Fr. Sudhansu Kumar, OSB will officiate with interment following in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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10
Feb

Eugene F. Boecker

Eugene “Gene” F. Boecker died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 27 days.
Eugene “Gene” Boecker was born Nov. 27, 1955, in Sauk Centre to Norbert and Elizabeth Boecker.
Survivors include his three loving children, Travis, Brittney and Tiffany Boecker, three grandchildren, Isaac Hettver, Karly Boecker and Garrett Boecker, faithful companion dog Emmit, eleven siblings, Elmer (Juliana) Boecker, Ralph Boecker, Edmund (Helen) Boecker, Dorothy (Wilfred) Feldewerd, Rita (Gene) Revermann-Fischer, Janet (Maurice) Michels, Geri (LeRoy) Moscho, Lorraine Pommerer, Edna (Robert) Kramer, Allen (Val) Boecker and Tom (Angie) Boecker.
Mass of Christian Burial for Gene was held on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 302 State Street, Elrosa, at 11 a.m. Presiding was Fr. Marvin Enneking and Fr. Peter Kirchner.

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10
Feb

Anne T. Walz

Anne T. Walz, age 74 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday evening.

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10
Feb

Orrin “LeRoy” Sukke

Orrin “LeRoy” Sukke, age 86 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Feb. 3, 2017.
Born in Kandota township on the family farm, he was the oldest of three children. LeRoy served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954 in the Signal Corps during the Korean Conflict. He met Shirley Jean Dobs of Swanville and they married May 12, 1959, at First Lutheran Church Sauk Centre.
LeRoy worked road construction and on a dairy farm. He also was employed at Frigidaire in St. Cloud for over 20 years until he retired. As anyone who knew LeRoy knew, he couldn’t sit still, so he continued to work doing what he loved, mowing grass at Greenwood and Oakland Cemeteries in Sauk Centre and finally retiring in 2011.

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03
Feb

Arlene T. Niermann

Arlene T. Niermann
Arlene Theresa Niermann, age 77, passed away at Heritage of Foley in Foley on Jan. 29, 2017. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, with visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church.
Arlene was born on March 31, 1939, in Melrose, to Edward and Angeline (Herzog) Wessel. She graduated from Melrose High School in 1957. On June 6, 1959, Arlene married Frank Niermann. She lived in Sauk Centre for most of her life before moving to Heritage of Foley in 2014. Arlene enjoyed fishing and playing cards.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Angeline, two sisters, Marie and Anna Mae.
Survived by her husband of 57 years, Frank; daughters, Ann (Don) Jones and Michelle (Kevin) Altenhofen; four grandchildren, Tanner, Gracie, Chloe and Kira; brother, Ralph (Marlene) Wessel.

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Feb

Mary K. Winters

Mary K. Winters
Mary K. Winters, age 67 of Sauk Centre, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Andrew Marthaler concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Parish prayers were held at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Christian Mothers at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

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03
Feb

Teresa R. Froseth

Teresa R. Froseth
Teresa R. Froseth, age 79 of Sauk Centre, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Marty Porter officiating.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre.

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