Obituaries

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Lawrence “Larry” VanHavermaet

Lawrence “Larry” VanHavermaet, age 92, of Rochester, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus.

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Dorothy A. Bloch

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Dorothy A. Bloch, age 85, of Albany and formerly of Freeport, was held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.  Father Roger Klassen, OSB officiated with burial at Seven Dolors Parish Cemetery in Albany.  

Dorothy passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, April 18. 

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Apr

Kathleen “Kay” Terwilliger

Kathleen “Angel Kay” Terwilliger, 61, of Queen Creek, Arizona, and formerly of Melrose, joined our Heavenly Father on April 7, 2015. In the last few years, Kay suffered with health issues, one after another. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

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Apr

Bernice M. Nohner

Bernice M. Nohner, 88, Melrose, died Sunday, April 5, 2015.   Visitation will be held at Patton-Schad Funeral Home from  4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9.  A funeral service will be held at  11 a.m., April 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Arrangements by Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, Melrose. 

 
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Apr

Eunice Frances Casey

Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Melrose native Eunice Frances (Petermeier) Casey, 96, on Thursday, April 9, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colton, Calif.   Eunice passed away at her Colton home on Tuesday, March 31, surrounded by family after a short illness.    

Eunice was one of 16 children born in Melrose, attending High School at St. Francis in Little Falls, Minn.  She later obtained her nursing degree from St. Francis Hospital Nursing School in Breckenridge, Minn., and joined the U.S. Navy where she served as a nurse during World War II. It was during her assignment at the Long Beach Naval Hospital in 1945 that she met and later married her Marine Corps patient, David Casey of Danvers, Mass., who preceded her in death.

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08
Apr

Joseph Henry Massmann

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Joseph H. Massmann, age 93, of Albany, was on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Brad Jenniges, OSB, officiated with 

Father John Sauer concelebrating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Joseph passed away peacefully on March 31 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home Campus of Care in Albany. Arrangements were made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany.

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Apr

Roger George Knoblach

Roger George Knoblach, age 78, entered eternal life peacefully at home with his family in Nuevo, Ca on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.  

Born June 25, 1936, in Melrose, Minn., to Joseph and Hyacinth Knoblach, he graduated Melrose High School in 1954.  Roger excelled in sports where he achieved All-American and many other awards for his accomplishments.  

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01
Apr

Richard “Bottle” Schiffler

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Richard “Bottle” Schiffler, age 79, of Albany, was held Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with burial taking place in the parish cemetery. Father Robert Rolfes officiated. Father Cletus Connors and Father Brad Jenniges were concelebrants.

  Bottle passed away at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home on Thursday afternoon, March 26.

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Apr

Marcella M. “Sally” Klaphake

Marcella M. “Sally” Klaphake, age 83 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family after a year-long battle with cancer on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her home in Melrose, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 30, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating, Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating, and Deacon Ernie Kociemba assisting. 

Interment was in the parish cemetery. 

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Apr

Raymond H. “Ray” Welle

Raymond H. “Ray” Welle, age 88 of Spring Hill, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 28, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman and Rev. Mark Willenbring concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery. 

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