Obituaries

Thu
21
May

Irene Tiemann

 Irene Tiemann, age 101 of Melrose, died peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Vincent Lieser officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Thu
21
May

Lorraine H. Imdieke

   Lorraine H. Imdieke, age 88 of Meire Grove, died peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

A  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 19 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Inurnment was in the parish cemetery. 

Thu
21
May

Frederica T. “Rica” Korte

   Frederica T. “Rica” Korte, age 91 of St. Rosa, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 15, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating.  Interment was in the parish cemetery. 

Wed
13
May

Lawrence J. Imdieke

  Lawrence J. Imdieke, age 89 of Meire Grove, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 7 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Wed
13
May

Lorraine J. Priyatel

Lorraine J. Priyatel, age 86 of Melrose, formerly of Ely, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, with a gathering in assembly area 1.   

Lorraine Jane Janeksela was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Ely, Minn.,  to Matthew and Emmi (Hokkanen) Janeksela. On Feb. 28, 1942, she married John Priyatel in Ely. They were longtime residents of Ely before Lorraine moved to Melrose in 1999. 

Wed
13
May

Irene E. Rademacher

  Irene E. Rademacher, age 92 of Melrose and formerly of Freeport, was called to Heaven on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 11 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Ken Thielman officiating and Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Thu
07
May

David J. Klasen

David J. Klasen, age 72, of St. Anthony, died peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2015, surrounded by his family at home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

A Mass to celebrate the life of David was held Tuesday, May 5, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony, MN with Fr. Cletus Connors, OSB officiating.  Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Thu
07
May

Alma R. Blenker

Alma R. Blenker, age 96 of Melrose, died peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Ken Thielman officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.

  Visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the funeral home in Melrose.

Thu
07
May

Roman J. “Boysie” Bushman

Roman J. “Boysie” Bushman, age 82 of New Munich, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, surrounded by his family at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 2, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the  Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. 

Wed
29
Apr

Leona A. Rolfzen

Leona A. (Welle) Rolfzen, age 87, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

She was born in Spring Hill, Minn., in 1927 to Michael Welle and Adella (Meyer) Welle. She graduated from Melrose High School and St. Cloud State University. On Aug. 23, 1949, in Spring Hill, she married Boniface (B.J.) Rolfzen.

She lived in Hibbing, Minn., most of her life and in 2010 moved to Rochester, Minn. Leona was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was devoted to her family.

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