Obituaries

Tue
14
Apr
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Louise E. Desautel nee

Louise E. Desautel nee Hesch, age 89
Albany, MN
3/8/1926 – 4/6/2015

Fri
10
Apr
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EDWARD MARION WELTERS

Edward Marion Welters, age 85, of Verona, Missouri, passed away after a sudden illness, at 10:57 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Bentonview Park Health and Rehabilitation in Monett, Missouri.   He was born May 17, 1929, in St. Anna, Minnesota, the son of the late Peter J. and Mary (Bieniek) Welters.  He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Lawrence Edward Welters, and a brother, Allen Welters.  On April 26, 1952, he married Celestine “Sally” Mary Moonen in Holdingford, Minnesota.  They moved to Verona, Missouri in 1956.

Ed was a dairy farmer, did local custom farming and his machinery and tractor trading evolved into Welters Farm Supply in 1974.  He specialized in Minneapolis Moline Tractors and was a good mechanic and blacksmith.  Ed enjoyed his family and friends, his animals, telling stories of life, and helping people through his business.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona.

Wed
08
Apr
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Louise E. Desautel nee Hesch, age 89

March 8, 1926 – April 6, 2015

Albany

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Louise E. Desautel, age 89, of Albany, will be at 4:00 PM on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Fr. Brad Jenniges, OSB will officiate and burial will take place in parish cemetery.  Louise died April 6, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones.  There will be a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again after 3:00 PM Friday at the church.  Parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM followed by Christian Mothers praying the rosary at 6:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.  Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany.

Mon
06
Apr
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William “Bill” Welle, 74

December 2, 1940 - April 4, 2015

Albany

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of William Welle, age 74, of Albany, will be at 11:00 AM on Friday April 10, 2015 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Father Cletus Connors, OSB will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Bill passed away Saturday morning surrounded by his family at Mother of Mercy Assisted Living.  There will be a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, April 9, 2015 and again after 10:00 AM Friday at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany.

Fri
03
Apr
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Joseph Henry Massmann, 93

March 15, 1922 – March 31, 2015

Albany

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Joseph H. Massmann, age 93, of Albany, will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Father Brad Jenniges, OSB will officiate with Father John Sauer concelebrating and burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Joseph passed away peacefully on March 31 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home Campus of Care in Albany.  Visitation will be from 4:00-9:00 PM on Monday, April 6, 2015 and again after 10:00 AM until the time of service Tuesday morning and will take place in the gathering space at church.  Parish prayers will be at 5:00 PM and the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Society will pray at 7:00 PM Monday evening.  Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany.

Wed
01
Apr
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Rev. John P. Skaj, 78

Holdingford, MN

11/7/1935 - 3/26/2015

Rev. John P. Skaj, C.S.Sp., 78, died Thursday, March 26 at Marian Manor in Greentree, Pittsburgh PA.

Father Skaj was born January 20, 1937 in Holdingford. He professed his vows to the religious life August 22, 1958 at Holy Ghost Novitiate, Ridgefield CT and was ordained to the priesthood May 30, 1963 at St. Mary’s Seminary, Ferndale, Norwalk CT.

Mon
30
Mar
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Irene Pierskalla

July 3, 1929 – March 27, 2015

St. Wendel

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Irene Pierskalla, 85, of St. Wendel will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel.  Father David Grundman will officiate and burial will be the parish cemetery.  Irene passed away at Mother Of Mercy in Albany on Friday afternoon.  There will be a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany and again after 10:00 AM until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.  Rosary will be prayed by Christian Mothers at 7:00 PM and Parish prayers will be at 7:30 PM. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.

Fri
27
Mar
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Richard John Schiffler, 79

November 7, 1935 – March 26, 2015

Albany

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Richard “Bottle” Schiffler, age 79, of Albany, will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with burial taking place in the parish cemetery.  Father Robert Rolfes will officiate. Father Cletus Connors and Father Brad Jenniges will be concelebrants.  Bottle passed away at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home on Thursday afternoon.  There will be a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Monday, March 30, 2015 and again after 10:00 AM Tuesday morning all at the church.  Parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM Monday evening at the church.  Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany.

Fri
27
Mar
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Lee Benedict Schmid, 91

Avon, Minnesota

October 10, 1923 – March 26, 2015

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Blane Wasnie, OSB, on Monday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Avon for Lee Benedict Schmid, age 91 of Avon. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service on Monday morning at the church.

Lee Benedict Schmid, beloved husband, father and brother died on Thursday, March 26 as a result of complications from congestive heart failure.  Lee led a long and fulfilling life in Avon.  He was born on October 10, 1923 in Avon, to Ed and Luella (Roche) Schmid.  He married Ida Mae Loso "Mazie" on June 29, 1946.  Lee and Mazie were happily married for 55 years and raised 9 children in Avon.   

Wed
25
Mar
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Donald C. Stangler, 78

St. Stephen, MN

12/14/1936 - 3/19/2015

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