Obituaries

Fri
23
Dec

Mabel E. Trierweiler

Mabel E. Trierweiler, age 95, of Sauk Centre, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Marty Porter officiating.
Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre.
Mabel Emma Quistorff was born Feb. 5, 1921, in West Union, to Emil and Clara (Glockzin) Quistorff. She was united in marriage to George M. Trierweiler on Feb. 14, 1939, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. Mabel worked at Ben Franklin Dime Store, Nelson’s Bakery, the Red Owl for 25 years, which later became Jack and Jill, and then Schaefer’s Country Market until retiring at age 87.

Fri
23
Dec

Ann Hanson

Ann Hanson, age 74 of Little Sauk, passed into her new life on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, from the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, surrounded by her family.

Fri
16
Dec

Raymond A. Barten

Raymond A. “Ray” Barten, age 91 of Greenwald, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating and Rev. Marvin Enneking and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation was held from 4-9 p.m. Friday and from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Knights of Columbus and St. Andrew’s Catholic United Financial prayed at 5 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Fri
16
Dec

Merlyn “Merle” Gritzmacher

Merlyn “Merle” Gritzmacher
Merlyn “Merle” Gritzmacher, age 94, of Sauk Centre passed away peacefully with family at his side on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Marty Porter officiating. The Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard provided military honors. Inurnment took place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre.

Fri
16
Dec

Diane S. Baker

Diane S. Baker, age 70 of Sauk Centre, passed away after battling cancer on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at her sister’s home in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Fr. Greg Paffel officiating and Fr. Kumar Sudhansu presiding. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the upper gathering area at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Fri
09
Dec

Elwood Grove

Elwood Grove, age 98 left this world for his new life on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, from the Galeon in Osakis where he was a resident.
On Sept. 10, 1918, a son was born to Gilbert and Lydia Grove in Fortuna, N.D. They named him Elwood and he grew up and graduated from Fortuna High School in 1937. During WWII, Elwood served his country as a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army. He served in the Guadal Canal, the Northern Solomons and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre campaigns. He received five overseas service bars, and was wounded twice in battle and awarded two Purple Hearts.
After returning from the war, Elwood worked for a few years in Hoffman, and then in Sauk Centre, as a gas station attendant. He then got a job in 1955 with Burlington Northern Railroad, working as a cook. He retired in 1982 after 27 years.

Fri
09
Dec

Prudence L. Johnson

Prudence L. Johnson, the daughter of William P. Arndt and Prudence G. (Gilbertson) Arndt, was born in Mason City, Iowa, on April 3, 1915. She was raised in Sauk Centre. She attended Sauk Centre Public Schools, and graduated from High School in 1933. She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Minnesota School of Business. She worked in the University Sports Department during the era of the “Golden Gophers” and later received a permanent position as private secretary with the Advertising Manager of the Green Giant Company in LeSueur, Minn. In 1940 she was married to Dr. Lyle T. Johnson, who practiced Dentistry in Sauk Centre.

Fri
09
Dec

Dr. Gary J. Hinnenkamp

Dr. Gary J. Hinnenkamp
Dr. Gary J. Hinnenkamp, age 61, of Sauk Centre, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 with his loving wife by his side at his home in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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.

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