Obituaries

Wed
29
Oct

Loretta Peifer

Loretta A. Peifer, age 85 of Melrose, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala with Rev. Ken Bowman officiating. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Wed
29
Oct

William D. “Bill” Anderson

William D. “Bill” Anderson, age 61 of Grey Eagle formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at his home in Grey Eagle, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct.  25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating and Rev. Vince Lieser concelebrating. Inurnment was in the parish cemetery.

Wed
29
Oct

Rosemary A. Rueter

Rosemary Agnes Rueter passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Oct. 24, 2014,  at the Pine Haven Care Facility in Melrose.   The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff for the excellent care she received there.

A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at Sacred Heart Church in Freeport, followed by an interment service and refreshments. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  

Wed
29
Oct

Rita R. Hamm

Rita R. Hamm, age 95 of Melrose, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the CentraCare Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Oct. 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Ken Thielman officiating.  Interment was  in the parish cemetery.

Rita Rose Marie Theroux was born Sept.  10, 1919, in Terrebonne, Minn.,  to Joseph and Lea (Quesnel) Theroux. She was united in marriage to Rene Lizotte who passed away on July 19, 1973.  Rita married Rolland Hamm on June 26, 1981, in Brooklyn Park, Minn., and resided in Melrose. 

Wed
15
Oct

Herman H. Duevel

Herman H. Duevel, age 70 of rural Carlton, and longtime resident of Duluth and Esko, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. He died after a short battle with cancer, choosing to be at home under Hospice Care, with family and friends. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at  Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Military Honors will be presented by the Carlton VFW Honor Guard, followed with a luncheon in the church social hall.  Interment service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose. 

Wed
08
Oct

Lorraine C. Boeckers

Lorraine      Catherine Boeckers, age 84 of New Munich, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating and Rev. Ronald Dockendorf concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Wed
08
Oct

Alphonse “Al” Schmiesing

 Alphonse “Al” Schmiesing, age 91 of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at his home in Getty Township, Stearns County, Minn. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. 4,  at St. John the Baptist Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating.  Interment was in the parish cemetery. 

Wed
08
Oct

Rose Hiltner

Rose M. Hiltner, age 85 of Freeport, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at her home in Freeport, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery. 

Wed
01
Oct

Eugene C. “Gene” Theiler

Eugene C. “Gene” Theiler, age 59 of Melrose, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 surrounded by his family and friends at his home in New Munich, Minnesota.

A Catholic Mass was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating.  Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Wed
24
Sep

Sharon Louise Herzog

Sharon Louise Herzog died on Tuesday, Sept.  16, 2014.  

A memorial service was Monday, Sept. 22, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.  

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