Obituaries

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Anthony L. “Tony” Kerfeld

Anthony L. “Tony” Kerfeld, age 80 of Albany, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home in Albany, Minn. after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Isaiah Frederick, OSB officiating. Inurnment was in the parish cemetery.

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Seven Dolors Gathering Area in Albany. 

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Viola E. Zierden

Viola E. Zierden, age 86 of Grey Eagle, formerly of New Munich, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at her son, Duane’s home on Little Birch Lake.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Eberhard Schefers officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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Clara C. Frieler

Clara C. Frieler, age 93 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minn.

 A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in New Munich.

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Julia M. Westendorf

Julia M. Westendorf, age 91, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 27 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.

 Visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church in Meire Grove. 

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Michael A. Brunette-Metzger

  Michael A. Brunette-Metzger, age 27 of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the CentraCare Health-Melrose Hospital.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in New Munich.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers were held at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

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Valentine B. Gieske

Valentine B. Gieske, age 89, of Melrose, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 20,  at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Marvin Enneking presiding. Interment was  in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose

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Lorraine B. Hoeschen

     Lorraine B. Hoeschen, age 86 of Freeport, died peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Eberhard Schefers officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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Wayne G. Revering

Wayne G. Revering, age 42 of Freeport, entered his eternal home, early Monday morning March 6, 2017 at his home near Freeport, Minn. with his wife by his side.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 12 p.m. Friday, March 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating. Family emtombment will be held at a later date.

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Don R. Stuckel

Don R. Stuckel, 73, of Independence, Mo., formerly Melrose, Minn., passed away peacefully on Jan. 27, 2017. Don was born Aug. 12, 1943 in Long Prairie to Arthur and Clara Stuckel. He served three years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Don’s love for his friends and especially his family was without question. You could always count on him for a helping hand, a shoulder for support or to cry on and God given honest advise whether you wanted to hear it or not. Don will be dearly missed but will continue to live in our hearts.

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Lorraine A. Schulzetenberg

Schulzetenberg, 94, of Melrose, Minn. peacefully died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17, at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Meire Grove. Visitation at the church begins at 10 a.m. Rev. Marvin Enneking will celebrate the Funeral Mass and Rev. Ken Thielman will concelebrate. Urn bearer will be Mary Dawn Johnsen, scripture bearer Mary (Schulte) Hoffman, and cross bearer Don Loxtercamp. A lunch in the church basement will follow the service with the inurnment at St. Mary’s Cemetery following the lunch. 

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