Obituaries

Fri
16
Sep

Gerald Thornbloom

Gerald ‘Gerry’ Thornbloom, age 69 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church in rural Osakis.
A gathering time will begin at the church at 10 a.m. Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN. www.royhetland.com

Fri
09
Sep

Lorraine A. Kraker

Lorraine A. Kraker
Lorraine A. Kraker, age 86 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Vince Lieser officiating and Rev. Marvin Enneking and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.
Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. The Christian Mothers and VFW Auxiliary prayed at 6:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Fri
09
Sep

Stephen Walter Bartos

Stephen Walter Bartos
Stephen Walter Bartos was born in Alexandria, on July 19, 1953, the son of John and Clara (Klimek) Bartos. He grew up on his family’s dairy farm and was proud to live there his entire life. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1971. He continued his education at the Alexandria Technical College receiving a degree in Farm Equipment Mechanics. After college Steve farmed with his father until he purchased the farm in October of 1978. He also worked for Midwest Machinery in Sauk Centre for 19 years as a John Deere farm equipment salesman. Steve volunteered his time as a fireman for the Forada Fire Department for 30 years and for 12 years as a Hudson Township supervisor.

Fri
09
Sep

Howard Majerus

Howard Majerus
Howard Majerus, age 74 of Osakis, entered his new life on Aug. 26, 2016, from the Galeon in Osakis.
Howard Joseph was born to Leo and Hildegard (Elfering) of Sauk Centre on May 26, 1942, one of 12 children born to this union. Both Leo and Hildegard died young and it was because of that difficulty that he and his siblings learned the importance of hard work and the value of family. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1960 and, after high school, worked in construction and joined the National Guard.
Howard married Janice Lentz on Oct. 13, 1962, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. The couple farmed near her parents’ farm north of Sauk Centre until 1967 when they bought their own farm near West Union.

Fri
09
Sep

Barbara Lindemann

Barbara Lindemann
Barbara Lindemann, age 75 of Waconia, formerly of Osakis, died on Friday, Aug. 26 in Waconia.
On Sept. 30, 1940, twins were born to Ralph and Eleanor (Kjellander) Gray in Minneapolis. They named their daughter, Barbara. The family moved to Osakis and Barb graduated from Osakis High School in 1958. She attended the Minneapolis School of Business for training to became a legal secretary and administrative assistant. She married Vernon Lindemann on Aug. 11, 1962. Barbara and Vern then moved to Mound, where their son, Scott, was born. During her career, Barbara worked as a legal secretary and administrative assistant.

Fri
02
Sep

Gerald “Jerry” Meier

Gerald “Jerry” Meier
Gerald J. Meier, 68 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta.
Visitation was held on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Patton-Schad Funeral Home and on Friday, Aug. 26, from 9–10 a.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Gerald “Jerry” Meier was born in Elysian on Feb. 3, 1948. He was the oldest child of Clarence and Lorraine (Sieben) Meier. His mother proudly wrote “Dad got his little fisherman.” His family lived in Mankato, Glenwood and on a turkey farm. His best childhood memories were living near Fairy Lake in Sauk Centre.

Fri
02
Sep

Steven L. Kane

Steven L. Kane
Mass of Christian Burial for Steven Kane, 65, of Marshall, was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. with a CCW Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.

Fri
02
Sep

Lars Anderson

Lars Anderson
Lars Anderson, 87, of Belgrade, died on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. His funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Belgrade. Burial was in the church cemetery. A visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, at Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade and continued one hour prior to the service at the church. www.hafh.org
Lars Anderson was born on Feb. 26, 1929, on the family farm in rural Hawick, the son of Leonard and Barbara (Tjernagel) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Hawick. Lars grew up on the family farm where he attended a country school completing the 8th grade. In 1952, he entered the United States Army. He served his country in Heidelberg, Germany, until 1954, when he earned his honorable discharge.

Fri
26
Aug

Gerald J. Meier

Gerald J. Meier, 68 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 4 - 8 p.m. at Patton-Schad Funeral Home and continues on Friday, Aug. 26 from 9 – 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Kay (Merten) Meier; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Cory Sabrowsky of Sartell; son, Jeremy and his girlfriend, Heidi of Duluth; grandchildren, Kenna, age 9, Keaton, age 6, and Cannon, age 3; sister, Kathy Salaymeh; and brothers, Gary Meier and Jeff Meier; other relatives and friends.
Jerry is preceded in death by his father and mother, Clarence and Lorraine (Sieben) Meier and his in-laws, Virgil and Marie Merten.

Fri
26
Aug

Viola M. Bromen

Viola M. Bromen, age 89 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating and Rev. Richard Gans, Rev. Thomas Myboya, and Rev. Andrew Marthaler concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Visitation was from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.

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