Obituaries

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Feb

Rosemary “Rosie” Ostendorf

Rosemary “Rosie” Ostendorf, age 69 of Melrose and formerly of New Munich, died peacefully, with her family by her side on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016,  at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Her strong will to live, faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through her courageous six-month battle with lymphoma cancer.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was held  Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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11
Feb

Ronald W. “Ron” Roelike

Ronald W. “Ron” Roelike, age 46 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

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11
Feb

Joan A. Rahn

Joan A. Rahn, age 75 of Burtrum, died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minn.

A funeral service was held  Monday, Feb. 8, at the United Methodist Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Gary Taylor officiating.  Interment was in Moses Dane Cemetery in Burtrum.

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03
Feb

Barbara A. “Barb” Bloch

Barbara A. “Barb” Bloch, 66 of Albany, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, Minn.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Cletus Connors, O.S.B. officiating. A private entombment will be held in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Wed
03
Feb

Dr. James F. “Jim” Hammarsten

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.

Thu
28
Jan

Raymond B. “Ray” Worms

Raymond B. “Ray” Worms, age 97 of Greenwald, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald with Rev. Gregory Lieser officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman and Rev. Marvin Enneking concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Thu
28
Jan

Anton H. “Tony” Wegleitner

 Anton H. “Tony” Wegleitner, age 99 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating, Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating, and Deacon Ernie Kociemba assisting. Interment was  in the parish cemetery.

Thu
28
Jan

Alcuin A. “Al” Pung

Alcuin A. “Al” Pung, age 92 of Freeport, passed away in his sleep on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at the St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Thu
28
Jan

Aurelia S. Schwieters

Aurelia S. Schwieters, age 91 of Melrose, died peacefully, with family at her side on Monday, Jan. 18 at the CentraCare Health Pine Haven Nursing Home in Melrose.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Thu
21
Jan

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, Minn.

  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Pastor Mike Carlson officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle following the lunch.

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