Obituaries

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Irene P. Engelmeier, 78

Finlayson, MN

10/9/1936 – 1/30/2015

 

Irene Pauline Engelmeier, 78 years of age, passed away on January 30, 2015. Irene resided since birth in Albany and graduated from Albany High School in 1953. In 1959 Irene married Cletus, they resided in St. Paul where they raised their five children. When Cletus and Irene decided to retire they moved to Finlayson.

Irene enjoyed her career as a travel agent. She loved traveling around the world with Cletus in her spare time. Irene was a loving wife and mother, doting grandmother, budding great grandmother, avid traveler, and ice cream aficionado. Irene was a member of the Loin’s Club.

Irene was preceded in death by her mother, Theresa Garding, her father, John Garding and her brother, William Garding.

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Mathilda I. “Tillie” McKenney

Mathilda I. “Tillie” McKenney, age 106 of St. Rosa, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 29 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday morning at the church.

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Helen M. Melton

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William L. "Bill" Bredeck

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William “Bill” G. Blonigan Jr., 44

Avon

March 8, 1970 – January 11, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30AM Friday, January 16, 2015 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for William “Bill” G. Blonigan Jr., 44, of Avon who passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Rev. Blane Wasnie, OSB will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends and relatives may call from 5:00-8:00PM on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be prayed at 5:15 PM Thursday at the church.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Avon.

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Lenarz, Ralph A.

Age 77 of Chisago City, Minnesota, passed away on January 7, 2015.  Ralph was born in Albany, Minnesota on July 10, 1937 to parents Arthur and Lenore Lenarz and was raised in St. Martin, Minnesota.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur & Lenore Lenarz; and his siblings Roger, Betty Jane, Gerald, David, Arthur Jr., Leroy, & Gregory.

Ralph is survived by his wife Angela; children Heidi (Tim) Vidor & Michael (Tracey) Lenarz; grandchildren Cory, Sydney, Jessica, & Sophie; brother Robert Lenarz; sister-in-law Madeline “Fritz” Lenarz; & many other relative & friends.

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CLARENCE L. NAMYST, 83

Holdingford

May 18, 1931  ~  January 7, 2015

 

            Clarence LeRoy Namyst, age 83, Holdingford, MN, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his home in Holdingford surrounded by his family.

            Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Holdingford, MN.  Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at the church on Saturday.  Burial will be in St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery, Holdingford, MN.  Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

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Elizabeth (Betty) A. Overman

83, Albany

June 28, 1931 – December 26, 2014

A celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 for Elizabeth (Betty) Antonia Overman, 83, of Albany, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 2 p.m. followed by Mass at 3 p.m., at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.

Betty was born on June 28, 1931 to Mary (Lehner) and Nicholas Dinndorf in Albany. Betty was a cherished mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and friend. She was well respected by all who knew her. Betty grew up in Albany and graduated from Albany High School.

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Robert “Bob” John Thelen, 87

March 11, 1927 – December 30, 2014

of Albany

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Robert John Thelen, 87, of Albany will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Bob passed away at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home surrounded by his family on Tuesday morning.  Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again after 10:00 AM Saturday at the church.  Seven Dolors parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM Friday and the Albany Fire Department will pray the rosary at 7:00 PM at the funeral home in Albany

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John Stanis Nentl, age 52

Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville, for John Stanis Nentl, age 52, of St. Joseph who passed away on Monday December 29, 2014. Reverend Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday at St. John the Baptist Parish Center in Collegeville and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Abbey Church. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

John was born on August 3, 1962 to Melvin and Madonna (Kulas) Nentl and raised in Holdingford. He graduated from Holdingford High School in 1980 where he was a varsity wrestler and football player.  John’s love of wrestling continued as he coached and mentored young wrestlers for many years.  He married Patty Zimmer on April 19, 1986. He was a loving father to Sara and Justin.

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