Obituaries

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03
Mar

Duane A. “Dewey” Reznechek

Duane A. “Dewey” Reznechek, age 68 of Annandale, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre with Father Greg Paffel officiating. Military honors will be held right after the service. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. and will continue after the service until 5 p.m.

Fri
24
Feb

Anna C. Herickhoff

Anna C. Herickhoff, age 106 of Elrosa, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose with her family at her side.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with the Rt. Rev. John Klassen presiding with Father Peter Kirchner and Father Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. The Rosary and parish prayers will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.

Fri
24
Feb

Virden M. Olson

Virden M. Olson
Virden M. Olson, age 93 of Sauk Centre passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at CentraCare Health Care Center in Sauk Centre, surrounded by his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church with Father Suhdansu and Father Andrew Marthaler concelebrating. A family inurnment service was held in Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Sauk Centre.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. Parish prayers were said at 4 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Fri
17
Feb

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.

Fri
17
Feb

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.

Fri
17
Feb

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.

Fri
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.

Fri
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.

Fri
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.

Fri
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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