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Michael F. Blenker, Age 98

Of Albany

August 19, 1916 – December 10, 2014

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Michael F. “Mike” Blenker, age 98 of Albany will be 11:00 AM Monday December 15, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with a Visitation one hour prior to the Mass.  Parish prayers will be at 10:00 AM at the church. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Catholic United Financial Council #400. Father Brad Jenniges, OSB and Fr. Eberhard Schefers will Co-officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Mike passed away peacefully on December 10, 2014 at the Mother Of Mercy Nursing Home.  Funeral arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.

Mike was born on August 19, 1916 to Frank and Mary (Hiltner) Blenker in Albany, MN.  Mike grew up and worked on his farm outside of Albany and lived his entire life in the Albany area. He married Olivia Schefers on November 14, 1944 in Richmond, MN. 

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Patricia Ditlevson, 87

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for Patricia Jane (Pettit) Ditlevson, age 87, of Sartell and formerly of St. Cloud who passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Reverend Wayne Anderson will officiate. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the Church.

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Marie C. Terres

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Anthony J. Hondl, 94

January 12, 1920 – November 25, 2014

of Albany

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Anthony “Tony” John Hondl, Jr., age 94, of Albany will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Father Brad Jenniges will officiate and entombment will take place in the parish cemetery.  Tony passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home.  There will be a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany and again after 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church.  Parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM Friday evening.  Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany.

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Allen A. Spanier, 66

Albany, MN

April 11, 1948-November 11, 2014

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2014, at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN for Allen Arnold Spanier, age 66, who died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Mercy Manor, Albany.  Friends and relatives may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Allen was born April 11, 1948, in Farming, MN, to Arnold and Isabelle (Wuertz) Spanier.  He was the second of eight children and grew up on the family farm near Farming.  He graduated from Albany High School, was drafted to serve his country in the U.S. Army, and then attended classes at the University of Minnesota.

Allen spent his life as a restaurant entrepreneur, a restaurant manager, and then as a caretaker.  He enjoyed living in Colorado, Texas and Minnesota over the years and loved to travel.

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Timothy “Tim” Schaefer, age 47

St. Martin

March 13, 1967 – November 10, 2014

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Timothy A. Schaefer, age 47, who died Monday at the Paynesville Hospital.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday at the St. Martin Parish Hall.   The St. Martin Fire Department will pray at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. 

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Edward W. Lemke, 82

September 3, 1932 – November 11, 2014

of Albany

 

 

Services celebrating the life of Edward “Ed” Lemke, age 82 of Albany will be 11:00 AM Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran church in Farming.  Pastor Fred Kutter will officiate  and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Ed passed away Tuesday at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.  There will be a visitation from 4-7:00 PM on Friday at Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again after 10:00 AM Saturday at the church. 

 

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Alma J. Dahlin, 78

Avon

January 14, 1936 – November 3, 2014

 

                  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Alma J. Dahlin, age 78, of Avon, who died Monday at her home. Rev. Blane Wasnie, O.S.B. will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends and relatives may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and 1 hour prior to services Friday at the church in Avon.   Parish prayers will be at 4:15 p.m.  Thursday at the church.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Avon.

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05
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Melanie Geraldine Walsvik, 13 days

Crookston, MN

10/5, 2014 – 10/18, 2014

Melanie Geraldine Walsvik, age 13 days, passed away Oct. 18 at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital in the arms of her loving parents. After being born prematurely, she passed gently into the arms of Jesus. A memorial service was held in Crookston on Oct. 25.

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05
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Clarence Anton Groetsch, 91

Albany, MN

5/13/1923 - 11/2/2014

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