Obituaries

Fri
19
Feb

Robert P. Peters,

Robert P. Peters,
Robert P. “Bob” Peters, age 86 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre with military honors provided by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.
Robert Peter Peters was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Belgrade, to Alphonse and Cora (Wiener) Peters. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years. On Sept. 27, 1955, he married Valeria Weber at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. The couple farmed in the Sauk Centre area until 1994, when they retired and moved to town. Bob served on the Land O’ Lakes District Boards, Sauk Centre Creamery Board for 31 years, and the North Fork Insurance Board for 24 years.

Fri
12
Feb

Gary A. Gamradt

Gary A. Gamradt
Gary A. Gamradt, age 63 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Marty Porter officiating. Inurnment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre with full military honors.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and one hour prior to the service at the church. United Veterans Prayer Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Fri
12
Feb

Martha E. McIntyre

Martha E. McIntyre
Martha E. McIntyre, age 97 of Sauk Centre, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. Rev. Marty Porter will officiate with interment following in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Martha Emma Heidemann was born April 2, 1918, in the Lyman Prairie area of Raymond Township, Stearns County. She attended school to the eighth grade. Martha married Floyd “Baldy” McIntyre on Feb. 16, 1944, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. They moved to a farm in the Gutches Grove area, near Long Prairie, in 1947, where they made their home. Baldy and Martha enjoyed going snowmobiling with friends while they lived on the farm. After Baldy’s retirement in 1980 they moved to Sauk Centre.

Fri
12
Feb

Mava R. Barchenger

Mava R. Barchenger
Mava R. Barchenger, age 100 of Sauk Centre, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A memorial service will be held later this spring with details published in the Sauk Centre Herald.
Mava Ruby Shanahan was born May 10, 1915, in Scott, Saskatchewan, Canada to William and Etta (Wehrhahn) Shanahan. She moved to the United States at an early age. She graduated from Sauk Centre High School, attended Normal Teacher’s Training and St. Cloud State University and taught in rural schools. She graduated from St. Mary’s School of Vocational Nursing in Rochester, and was a nurse for 30 years. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Sauk Centre Seniors.

Fri
05
Feb

Brett Allen Colgrove

Brett Allen Colgrove
Brett Allen Colgrove, age 44, passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at his home near Motley. 
Brett was born on May 28, 1971, in St. Cloud, to Kenneth and Susan (Claude) Colgrove. 
Brett married Tracee Ziebell on June 15, 2002, and together they raised four children. 
Brett was an avid hunter, he loved the outdoors. Brett also was a bowyer; he loved to make bows and arrows for hunting. 
Brett is survived by his loving wife Tracee; four children, Karley Colberg of Parkers Prairie, Hailee Colgrove, Cooper Colgrove and Sawyer Colgrove, all of Motley; father, Ken (Kathy) Colgrove of Alexandria; mother, Susan Colgrove of Foley; siblings, Cindy Claude of Foley, Travis (Jessica) Colgrove of St. Cloud, Stephanie (Jason) Walton of St. Cloud, and many nieces and nephews. 

Fri
05
Feb

Ina May Taylor

Ina May Taylor
Ina May Taylor, 80, passed away on Jan. 26, 2016, at Edgewood Vista Memory Care in Missoula Mont. Ina May was born in southern Minnesota and grew up on the family farm; the eldest of 6 children. She attended and graduated from Mankato College where she received her teaching degree. It was also at Mankato that she met and married Charles Taylor. Over their years together, they lived and worked in South Dakota, Alaska, Texas and finally, Sauk Centre. After teaching elementary school for many years, she retired to north Idaho.

Fri
05
Feb

Dr. James Francis Hammarsten

Dr. James Francis Hammarsten
Dr. James F. “Jim” Hammarsten, 95, of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Pine Villa Center in Melrose on Jan. 13, 2016.
Per Jim’s request a graveside service celebrating his life will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery, (Big Birch Lake), Grey Eagle in July.
Jim was born on March 25, 1920, in Grey Eagle to Francis Ragnar “Hammar” and Julia Linnea (Hammargren) Hammarsten. He graduated from Grey Eagle High School in 1938. He received his Bachelor’s Degree and Medical Degree (1944) from the University of Minnesota. He married his medical school classmate Dorothea “Dee” Jung on April 15, 1944. Jim went on to complete his internship at the University of Oklahoma Hospitals, OKC and his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and the Minneapolis VA Hospital.
Jim served in the US Army from 1945-1947 and in the US Air Force in 1953. He later joined the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel in 1984.

Fri
29
Jan

Aurelia S. Schwieters

Aurelia S. Schwieters
Aurelia S. Schwieters, age 91 of Melrose, died peacefully, with family at her side on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Pine Haven Nursing Home in Melrose.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Jan. 23 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Aurelia Stalboerger Schwieters was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Spring Hill, to John and Caroline (Dickmann) Stalboerger. She married Herbert Schwieters on May 26, 1948. Together they started a dairy farm and had 12 children – nine boys and three girls (they often joked that they had a baseball team and three cheerleaders!). Aurelia was a lifelong Minnesota Twins fan. Along with her love of baseball, she loved cooking, baking, reading, traveling, praying, and playing cards but most importantly, she loved being surrounded by family and friends.

Fri
22
Jan

Sharen M. Kutter

Sharen M. Kutter,
Sharen M. Kutter, age 65 of Melrose, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Pastor Mike Carlson officiating. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle following the lunch.
Sharen Marie Law was born in Valley City, N.D. to Henry and Ione (Dahl) Law on Aug. 4, 1950, having been born the second twin. She grew up in Cooperstown, N.D. until the age seven. The family then moved to Seattle, Wash. Her mother passed away when Sharen was the age of ten. At age 15, Sharen moved to Brainerd, to live with her aunt and uncle, Illa and Donald Hines.

Fri
22
Jan

Raymond J. Dierkhising

Raymond J. Dierkhising
Raymond J. “Ray” Dierkhising, age 69 of Sauk Centre, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
An inurnment will take place at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Raymond Joseph Dierkhising was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Sauk Centre, to Anthony and Alvina (Primus) Dierkhising. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1964 and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam where he earned a purple heart. Ray worked at Emblom’s in Sauk Centre for a number of years and later was a self-employed truck driver. Ray’s favorite pastime was spending time with his family and his friends.

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