Obituaries

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12
Oct

Marcella Briol

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Marcella Briol, 91, Freeport, was held Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Fr. Dan Walz officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. 

Marcella passed away late Wednesday evening, Oct. 5, at the Pine Villa in Melrose with family at her side. 

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12
Oct

Walburga M. “Wally” Meyer

Walburga M. “Wally” Meyer, age 98 of Freeport, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B., officiating and Abbott John Klassen, O.S.B., and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Fri
07
Oct

Norma C. Thull

Norma C. Thull, age 78 of New Munich, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

  Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church in New Munich.

Fri
07
Oct

Lucille I. “Lou” Thelen

helen, age 83 of Freeport, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at the Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Dan Walz officiating. Entombment followed in the parish cemetery.

Fri
07
Oct

Jeanne Clarise (Bitz) Wilber

Jeanne Clarise (Bitz) Wilber, age 57 of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.

Jeanne was born Dec. 29, 1958, in Sauk Centre, to Milton and Lorene (Berscheid) Bitz.Jeanne was passionate about family. When she wasn’t taking photos of her grandchildren, she likely could be found giving them cuddles, hugs, kisses or spoiling them with whatever new toy she could find. Jeanne was awed by the beauty in nature and shared photos with both friends and family. She also enjoyed sharing her talents by volunteering for the local history museum and their Facebook page.

Fri
07
Oct

Marie M. Primus

 Marie M. Primus, age 91 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Vincent Lieser and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.

Thu
29
Sep

Viola R. “Vi” Berns

Viola R. “Vi” Berns, age 106 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Marvin Ennenking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery following the service.

Thu
29
Sep

Clara K. Rahn

76 of Melrose, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery following the service.

Wed
14
Sep

Lorraine A. Kraker

Lorraine A. Kraker, age 86 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Vince Lieser officiating and Rev. Marvin Enneking and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.

Wed
14
Sep

Delbert J. “Del” Petermeier

Delbert J. “Del” Petermeier, age 89 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at his home in Melrose.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Virgil Petermeier, osc, concelebrating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

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