Obituaries

Fri
02
Dec

LaDonna J. Wessel

LaDonna J. “Ladu” Wessel, age 64 of Sauk Centre, passed away Nov. 22, 2016, surrounded by family at her home in Sauk Centre.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Nov. 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Pastor Marty Porter officiating. Inurnment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and one hour prior to the service at the church.
LaDonna Jean Crain was born on Dec. 31, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo. She was adopted on Feb. 15, 1952, by Gilbert and Lena Crain. In 1975, LaDonna moved to Sauk Centre and she married Joe Wessel on Oct. 20, 1990, in St. Cloud. She was employed by Sauk Centre Public Schools for 31.5 years. From 1999 until her retirement in 2013, she was the secretary at Sauk Centre High School. Teenagers were her passion, and she had a love for them all.

Fri
02
Dec

Tim Austin

Tim Austin, age 64 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Golden Valley, died unexpectedly early Nov. 21, 2016, at the Knute-Nelson Memorial Home where he was recovering from a surgery.

Fri
25
Nov

Daniel J.B. Hinnenkamp

Daniel J.B. Hinnenkamp
Daniel J.B. Hinnenkamp, 22 of Saint Cloud and formerly of Sauk Centre, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at his Saint Cloud residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel presiding. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers were held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Thu
17
Nov

Mary D. Shepherd

Mary D. Shepherd
Mary D. Shepherd, age 89 of Sauk Centre, and formerly of Shawnee, Okla., died peacefully Nov. 8, 2016, surrounded by her family at CentraCare Health Nursing Care Center in Sauk Centre.
Mary Donna Stell was born April 18, 1927, in Paris, Texas to H.W. and Rachel (James) Stell. She moved to Shawnee in 1933 and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1945. Mary attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. On Feb. 22, 1947, she was united in marriage to Bill E. Shepherd. Mary was an active member of Temple Baptist Church in Shawnee, Okla.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Mary Shepherd of Sauk Centre; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Judith A. Clifft of Oklahoma City and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Bill E. Shepherd; parents; and two brothers, Jerald Stell and Sidney Stell.

Thu
17
Nov

Sylverius F. “Syl” Rademacher

Sylverius F. “Syl” Rademacher
Sylverius F. “Syl” Rademacher, age 91 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold presiding. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30-10 a.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers were held at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Fri
04
Nov

Elaine Margrete Koester

Elaine Margrete Koester
Elaine Margrete Koester, formally from Long Prairie, passed away quietly at the Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. on Oct. 15. She was 80 years old. Her husband, Donald Koester, of 63 years of marriage, was at her side both in marriage and her passing.
Born in Villard, Elaine grew up later on a farm in Sauk Centre. After attending high school, Elaine married Donald, who was starting his career in the U.S. Air Force. Both loved to travel and spent over twenty years sharing the many overseas and stateside tours of duty.
In 1973, Don and Elaine retired from the Air Force and briefly settled in Long Prairie before moving to Brainerd in 1982, until Don retired from his second career at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. From there they moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1995 until her passing.
Elaine never lost the unfailing desire to travel and meet new people and cultures.

Fri
04
Nov

Marie H. Bösl

Marie H. Bösl
Marie H. Bösl, age 95 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at CentraCare Health Nursing Care Center in Sauk Centre.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church with Father Greg Paffel presiding. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the funeral home prior to the service at the church. Christian Mothers prayed the Rosary at 5 p.m. on Friday evening with Parish Prayers at 7 p.m. on Friday evening.

Fri
04
Nov

Dorothy J. Proell

Dorothy J. Proell
Dorothy J. Proell, age 94 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Oct. 25, 2016, at Galeon Senior Living Community in Osakis.
Dorothy June Traeger was born June 3, 1922, at the McCormick Lake farm near Sauk Centre to Leo and Olga (Serley) Traeger. On June 9, 1922, she was baptized by Rev. John Fearon in the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Sauk Centre.
Dorothy attended school in rural Westport, graduating from elementary in 1936. On April 15, 1941, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Raymond Proell, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. To this union seven children were born.

Fri
28
Oct

Lorraine M. Essler

Lorraine M. Essler
Lorraine M. Essler, age 91, of Brooten, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19, at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at St. Donatus Catholic Church in Brooten. Interment was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 3-6 p.m. with parish prayers at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, at St. Donatus Catholic Church in Brooten. Visitation continued for one hour prior to the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Glacial Ridge Hospice are preferred. Arrangements were with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.

Thu
20
Oct

Florence M. Lange

Florence M. Lange, age 93 of St. Francis, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis with Rev. Cletus Connors, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Christian Mothers and Catholic United Financial at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the church.
Florence Mary Batcha was born June 23, 1923, in Elmdale Township, Morrison County, to Joseph and Mary (Elkanics) Batcha. She graduated from Upsala High School and moved to Minneapolis.

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