Obituaries

Wed
01
Jul

Joseph A. “Joe” Goerdt

Joseph A. “Joe” Goerdt, age 77 of Melrose, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Sauk Centre.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Military honors were by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard immediately following the service and inurnment will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Wed
24
Jun

Leander J. “Lee” Breitbach

Leander J. “Lee” Breitbach, age 85 of Elrosa, died peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, June 19, 2015, at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with Rev. Vince Lieser officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.

Wed
24
Jun

Glen J. Wilwerding

Glen J. Wilwerding, age 80 of Freeport, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the VA Health Care Systems in St. Cloud, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 23, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Wed
24
Jun

Joseph A. Goerdt

Joseph A. Goerdt, 77, Melrose, died Sunday, June 21.  

Visitation will be from  4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and at church one hour prior to the Memorial Mass, which is at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Melrose.  

Arrangements by Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, Melrose.

Wed
24
Jun

Keith B. Langston

Keith B. Langston, age 46 of Melrose and formerly of Forest Lake, died after a 6 month battle with a brain tumor and cancer. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language) school teacher in Melrose and St. Cloud State.

He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald Langston; grandparents, Pastor Leonard and Virginia Anderson and Emmett and Carol Langston. He is survived by his mother, Sheila (Neil McLouth) Langston; brother, Erik (Shanna) Langston; nephews, Ethan and Eli Langston; step-brothers, Todd (Debbie) McLouth, Kevin (Beth) McLouth, Barry McLouth; step-sisters, Meghann McLouth and her significant other, John Larkey and Molly (Lee) Gough; many aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family and friends.

Thu
11
Jun

Hildegarde Ramacher

Hildegarde “Hilts”  “Hilde” (nee Rolfzen) Ramacher, age 96 of St. Paul,

passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Regina Assisted Living in Hastings.  Hildegarde was born Nov. 22, 1918, in Melrose, Minn., to Henry and Bernadine Gramke Rolfzen. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Raphael; daughter, Beverly Hand; brothers, Edward, Hubert, Clemens, Lambert, Boniface, Arthur and Harold; and sisters, Cecilia and Viola.

Tue
02
Jun

Mary Ann C. Hollermann

The funeral mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Caroline Hollermann will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, Minn., with Father Patrick Arens officiating.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield.

Mrs. Hollermann, 85, of Chatfield, formerly of Melrose, Minn., died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a brief struggle with lymphoma.

Tue
02
Jun

Irene R. Becker

Irene R. Becker age 87 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at her home in Melrose, Minn. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 1 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Tue
02
Jun

Beatrice C. Tschida

Beatrice C. Tschida, age 80 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was in  St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in St. Rosa.

Thu
28
May

Gwen C. Gray (Derichs)

 Gwen C. Gray (Derichs), age 53 of Melrose, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

A gather of family and friends was held  Friday, May 29, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.  A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

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