Obituaries

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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 VanHavermeat was born Aug. 28, 1931 in North Germany Township, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Lizzie (Huhne) VanHavermeat. 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.

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Anna C. Herickhoff

Anna C. Herickhoff, age 106, of Elrosa passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minn.,  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.

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Norbert J. Funk

Norbert J. Funk, age 96 of New Munich, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at the CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital in Melrose, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Ken Thielman officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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Donald Stuckel

Donald Stuckel, 73, of Independence, MO, formerly of Melrose, Minn., passed away Jan. 27, 2017. 

Arrangements pending for a Minnesota memorial.                B8-1F

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Clarence Blommel

Clarence Blommel, 92 of Clarissa died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at the Lakewood Health System in Staples. A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Clarence on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clarissa. The visitation was held on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 9 to 11 a.m. on the day of the service at the church. The Knights of Columbus prayed the rosary at 4:45 p.m. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

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Katherine Mary Funk

Katherine Mary Funk, 94 of Freeport died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. A Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Katherine M. Funk was held Friday, Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was after 10:30 a.m., Friday at the church in Freeport. 

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Marion A. Hommerding

Marion A. Hommerding, age 88 of Melrose, formerly of Spring Hill, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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Eugene “Gene” F. Boecker

Eugene “Gene” F. Boecker died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in St. Louis, Miss., at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 27 days.

Mass of Christian Burial for Gene was held Feb. 2, 2017 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Elrosa, Minn. at 11 a.m. Presiding were Fr. Marvin Enneking and Fr. Peter Kirchner.

Wake service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from  4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service on Feb. 2.  Rosary was prayed at 6  p.m. and parish prayers at 7 p.m. 

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Donald Stuckel

Donald Stuckel, 73, of Independence, N.D., formerly of Melrose, Minn., passed away Jan. 27, 2017. 

Arrangements pending for a Minnesota memorial. 

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Mary K. Winters

Mary K. Winters, age 67 of Sauk Centre, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Marvin
Enneking officiating and Rev. Andrew Marthaler concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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