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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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08
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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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31
Dec
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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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31
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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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29
Dec
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Ethel A. McCarthy, 95

Albany, MN

5/6/1919 - 11/12/14

The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ethel A. McCarthy, age 95 of Albany, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Ethel died Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Masonic Home in Bloomington.  There will be a visitation after 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Monday. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.  

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29
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Donald Schrom

West Fargo, ND

70

Funeral services for Donald Francis Schrom, age 70, of West Fargo, North Dakota, will be held Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the West Funeral Home in West Fargo and also one hour prior to services at the church. Donald passed away on Dec. 23, 2014 peacefully, while surrounded by family.

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18
Dec
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Patricia Jane (Pettit) Ditlevson, 87

Sartell, MN

10/7/1927 – 12/07/2014

Funeral Services were 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 officiated. Burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

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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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