Obituaries

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Philomene Kleinfehn

  Philomene Kleinfehn was called home July 6, 2016, only 45 days after her husband, Roman passed away. She was a resident of the Community Memorial Home in Osakis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union with Fr. Greg Paffel officiating. Visitation starts that same morning at 9:30 a.m. Interment is at St. Alexius Cemetery in West Union. 

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13
Jul

Donald B. Hinnenkamp

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Hinnenkamp, age 64 of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, while doing fieldwork near his farm in Melrose.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose following lunch.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church in Meire Grove. Parish prayers were held at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

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07
Jul

Gary Ripka

     Gary Ripka, age 61, of New Munich, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the St. Benedict’s Center in St. Cloud, Minn.,  following a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Following Gary’s wish, a Family Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose, Minnesota.   

Wed
29
Jun

Larry D. Ellingson

     A gathering of family and friends was held Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Wilson Park, 625 Riverside Dr. NE in St. Cloud with a Celebration of Life Service for Larry D. Ellingson, age 68, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 23,  at his home. Chaplain Nicole Reuter officiated.

Thu
23
Jun

Scott R. Terwey

Scott R. Terwey, age 51 of Saint Cloud and formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away from a seizure on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in his apartment at River Crest Homes, St. Cloud. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Inurnment took place at Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

Thu
09
Jun

Elmer F. Kettler

Elmer F. Kettler, age 93 of Melrose, died peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove. Rev. Vince Lieser officiated with Rev. Marv Enneking, Rev. Mitch Bechtold and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose. 

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09
Jun

LeRoy Hoppe

LeRoy Hoppe, age 88 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Dan Walz officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Thu
09
Jun

John J. Pfau

John J. Pfau, age 87 of Mankato, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, at Pathstone Living in Mankato.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 423 W. 7th Street, Mankato. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, and continues one hour prior to the Mass at church on Saturday. Interment will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Mankato.

Thu
09
Jun

Verina “LaVerne” B. Duclos

Verina “LaVerne” B. Duclos, age 86 of Freeport, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at her home in Las Vegas, Nev.

  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Vince Lieser officiating. Inurnment will be held Monday, June 13, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Please have your family and friends meet in assembly area 4 at 1:20 p.m.

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01
Jun

Michael R. “Mike” Broermann

Michael R. “Mike” Broermann, age 62 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Sauk Centre, Minn.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 31, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating.  Inurnment was in  St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.

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