TOM BETTENDORF

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TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for RICHARD GUNDERSON.
Jan
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Jan 15, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Richard Gunderson

Sartell - A Memorial Celebration of Life in remembrance of Richard Gunderson, age 73 of Sartell, will be held at a later date. Richard 'Dick' passed away on Wednesday, January 13 at the Lake Ridge care center in Buffalo after a long battle with cancer. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller-Carlin Funeral homes. Richard was born on May 18, 1947 in St. Cloud, the son of Allen and Helen (Schreifels) Gunderson. He attended St. Cloud Tech high school and graduated with the class of 1965. He went on to finish his education at the St. Cloud Business School and was the accounts payable manager for Herbergers for 25 years. On September 14, 1968, he was united in marriage to Darlene Fuller in Aitkin; together they shared 51 years of marriage. Richard will be missed by many for his dry sense of humor, including his infamous gag gifts at Christmas time. He was a proud member of AA for over 35 years. Richard will always be remembered by his wife of 51 years, Darlene; son, Troy Gunderson of Waite Park; sister, Patty (John) Parodi; as well as other extended family and countless friends. He will also be remembered by the many children at the daycare in their Sartell home. He was preceded in death by his parents Allen and Helen Gunderson; and his infant daughter, Stacy Ann Gunderson.

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for SHIRLEY WOLHART GUZY.
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Dec 03, 2020 at 11:24 AM

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Shirley J. Guzy

Sauk Rapids - There will be no services for Shirley J. Guzy, age 72, who passed away Thursday at her home. Burial will be at Brockway Cemetery, Sartell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Shirley was born November 25, 1947 in St. Cloud to Myron & Verona (Pettit) Wolhart. She married Gregg Guzy on April 27, 1968 in St. Cloud. Shirley lived in the Sauk Rapids/Sartell area most of her life and worked as a Medical Transcriptionist at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for over 20 years, retiring in 2014. She was a very active member of Harvest Fellowship Church in Sauk Rapids where she enjoyed participating in prayer groups. Faith was very important to her. Shirley enjoyed spending time with friends and gardening, she could make anything grow. She was a kind, caring, and positive person.

Shirley is survived by her sons and daughter, Bryan of Sauk Rapids, Barbra Fellows of Woodbury, Garry of Sauk Rapids, and Waynne of Sauk Rapids; sisters, Virginia (Terry) Greener of Annandale, Joy (Paul) Hoppe of Sartell, and Janet (Doug) Peterson of Sartell; and grandchildren, Danielle, Solomon, and Gavin. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Gregg on Feb. 27, 2010.

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for LYNDA SMILANICH STEVENS.
Dec
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Dec 01, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Lynda Jean (Smilanich) Stevens

Lynda died on Sunday, November 29, 2020. After several years of illness, she finally succumbed to the Covid virus. Stevens (Smilanich), Lynda Jean From Crystal. MN, Died 11/29/20. Preceded in death by her parents, Bronko and Bessie Smilanich, Sister, Gail LeBlanc (Smilanich), Brother-in-Law, Gary LeBlanc. Survived by Daughter Melanie Markovich Bisson, Son-in-Law Ezra Bisson, Nieces Emily LeBlanc, Melynda LeBlanc, Abigail (Neal) Bloom, and 9 Great Grand Nieces and Nephews. Lynda was born in Hibbing, MN, and a proud Iron Ranger throughout her life. She graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School. Lynda worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone and AT&T for over 30 years. During her retirement, she spent many happy summers enjoying her cabin on Wabedo Lake in Longville, MN, with her beloved pets. Melanie would like to offer special thanks to the Park Nicollet Hospice Nurses and Social Workers, as well as the entire staff of Haven Homes in Maple Plain. Their kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for SYLVAN GRAMS.
Nov
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Nov 26, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Sylvan Florian Grams

Swanville, MN - July 26, 1945-November 11, 2020

Sylvan Florian Grams, 75, of Swanville, Mn, formerly of Rockville died of COVID-19 virus on November 11, 2020.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at St. John's Catholic Church in Swanville.

Friends and relatives may gather at the Church at 9 AM, Mass will follow at 11 AM, MASKS REQUIRED.

Cremation provided by Williams-Dingman Funeral Home of Long Prairie, MN.

Internment at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Sylvan was born July 26, 1945, to Marvin and Agnes (Mathies) Grams. He was raised in Rockville, MN and graduated from Tech High School, class of 1965. He entered the Army and served two terms in Viet Nam as a paratrooper in the 101st and 173rd. Sylvan received two Purple Hearts and The Silver Star for Bravery. Rockville has lost a "True War Hero."

Sylvan married Rose Zupan January 18, 1975. They lived in St. Cloud and in later years moved to Swanville until their passing.

Sylvan was employed in the pontoon manufacturing until retiring as a result of 3 industry accidents. He had a special passion for riding his Harley-Davidson and loved deer hunting when his health permitted. He will be missed by his dog Snuggles and cats Calkitty and Smoker, as well as friends and relatives.

Survivors include brothers and sisters Richard (Beverly) Glenn, St Michael, MN, Delrose Willard, St. Cloud, MN, Jana (Linie) Grams, St. Cloud, MN, Gary (Mary) Grams, Rockville, MN. Stepchildren - Mrs. Marilyn Mechavich, Apple Valley, MN Richard Zupan and Kathy Roske, Sauk Centre, MN, Kenneth Zupan and Candance, Starbuck, MN, Ruth A. Campion and Scott Lindsay, Fergus Falls, MN, Kevin, Barb and Sophia Zupan, Montrose MN. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Sylvan was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Rose, brother Dennis of Richmond, sister Ione of Kandiyohi, MN, 2 brothers-in-law Bud Willard and Milton Polley.

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for Ken Schramel.
Nov
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Nov 11, 2020 at 5:11 PM

 

A St. Cloud resident, Schramel was killed in action July 14, 1967 in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam, while serving with the 26th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army.
A 1965 graduate, Schramel had been in-country just three months. He is the son of the late Michael and LaVera (Athman) Schramel, who lived on 33rd Avenue N. at the time.

SPC Kenneth Michael Schramel BIRTH 6 May 1947 Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA DEATH 14 Jul 1967 (aged 20) Vietnam BURIAL Assumption Cemetery  ~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Kenneth Michael Schramel Birth Date: 6 May 1947 Death (KIA) Date: 14 Jul 1967 Age: 20 Home City: St Cloud Home State: Minnesota Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Tour Start Date: 6 Apr 1967 Service Branch: Department of the Army Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantry Rank: Specialist Fourth Class Company: C Co Regiment: 26th Inf Battalion: 1st Bn

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for JAMES GOERING.
Sep
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Sep 26, 2020 at 3:16 PM

James 'Jim' Goering

  • James 'Jim' Goering

Goering, James "Jim" 73, of Crystal, MN passed away peacefully on September 19th, 2020 from complications of cancer. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Uncle. He is preceded in death by brothers John and Mike, sister Mary Lutgen and parents Jacob and Alvina (Frankie) all from St. Cloud, MN. He is survived by Wife Linda, of 50 years. Son Robert (Andrea), grandchildren Trevor and Devin. Daughter Jen Tonder. Visitation 2 P.M. and Memorial Service at 3 P.M. Sunday October 4th at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 7180 Hemlock Ln N, Maple Grove, MN - A private burial will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery later in October.

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for Roger Noyes.
Jul
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Jul 25, 2020 at 5:17 PM

Roger L. Noyes

  • Roger L. Noyes

Noyes, Roger L. age 73 of Andover, passed away July 21, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Phyllis. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce; children, Michelle (Ira) Smith, Duane; grandchildren, Brady, Tyler, Kayla, Jamie, Skye, Yvonne; great grandson, Camdyn; brothers, Dale (Karen) and Marvin (Noreen); other family members and close friends. Longtime truck driver and former firefighter and EMT. Private interment Morningside Memorial Gardens. Memorials to the Humane Society. Funeral service 11:00 AM, Monday, July 27, with visitation one hour prior at: Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for Michael Walsh.
Jul
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Jul 11, 2020 at 12:45 PM

 

 

 

 

Michael George Walsh

BIRTH
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
DEATH 6 Mar 1999 (aged 51)
Foley, Benton County, Minnesota, USA
BURIAL Popple CreekBenton CountyMinnesotaUSA
PLOT Row J, Grave 21
MEMORIAL ID 82389410 · View Source Michael George Walsh

Mike was the first of the twins (boys) about 1/2 before Peter in st paul Moved to st cloud mn where he went to high school and joined the army thru st cloud. He was stationed in Vietnam for most of his 11 years while in the service. He met married and divorced Maureen and then married Alodean who he also divorced. they had 2 boys, Roger and Keith. He returned to st. cloud from las vegas where he and alodean had lived. Mike spent considerable time in the va hosp in st cloud with ptsd and alcohol consumption. He was found expired in his home from a massive heat attack.

Bio by Mrs. Mary Lorane Walsh

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for RONALD BURCZUK.
Jun
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Jun 29, 2020 at 1:58 PM

Ronald G. Burczyk, 68, Sauk Rapids, MN, died 12-02-2015.

Arrangements: Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids. Vis: all at funeral home, 4-8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 and one hour prior to Service: 11 a.m. Mon., Dec. 7 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for EUGENE BARTHEL.
Jun 29, 2020 at 1:52 PM

 

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Eugene Aloys "Butch" Barthel, 69

 

 


Rosemount

6/6/1947 - 1/21/2017

Gene Barthel, age 69 of Rosemount Minnesota passed away on January 21, 2017.

 Gene was born in St. Martin, MN on June 6th 1947 to Anton & Martha Barthel. His younger years were spent on the family farm and later they moved to St. Cloud. He graduated from St Cloud Technical High School and went on to St. Cloud Technical College.  Upon graduation Gene served our country in the United States Air Force.

 Gene was married to Shirley Stellmach on 11.15.1969, together they shared 47 years of marriage.

 Gene worked at the Minnesota Zoological Garden in Apple Valley MN. He worked there for 35 years until retirement in 2012. 

 Gene was a loving husband and father who loved his family and friends and the children adored their father.  Years ago Gene bought his first of 4 motorhomes and that was it, his love of camping was born.  He enjoyed taking the kids and grandchildren with and teaching the history of United States.  Gene also enjoyed his beautiful yard, and the animals and pets that roamed it.  His other interests included Nascar, woodworking & puzzles. 

 Gene is survived by his loving wife and best friend Shirley, their children Kelli (Rob) Ritzman, and Ben (Jessica).  Grandchildren Doran and Brayde Ritzman.  Kendal, Jayden and Kenzie Barthel.  4 brothers Ray (Hilda) Tony (Viloa) Dennis (Tootie) Jerry (Diane) and 2 sisters Marge (Ken) Kollodge and Janet (Duane) Orton.  Brother in-law Gene Loehlein.  So many other special family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

 Gene is proceeded in death by his parents Anton and Martha Barthel, parent In-laws Alphonse and Marie Stellmach and Theresa Loehlein (sister).

 Celebration of Life & Prayer Service February 4th from 12-4pm.  Prayer Service at 12:30

Rosemount Steeple Center

14375 South Robert Trail

Rosemount, MN 55068

In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

5353 Wayzata Blvd. Ste. 500

St Louis Park, MN 55416

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for KATHRYN HUBEN.
Jun 29, 2020 at 1:44 PM

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St. Cloud - Kathryn "Kathy" M. Huben, age 72, St. Cloud, MN, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, June 15, 2020.

At Kathy's request, services will be private. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Kathy was born November 29, 1947 in St. Cloud, MN to Herbert and Viola (Henkemeyer) Huben. She was the third of five children. Kathy was employed by Smurfit Stone Container for 27 years.

Kathy was passionate about all animals and dogs were her companions throughout her life. She faithfully walked her dogs throughout the day and often included the neighbors' dogs. Kathy loved caring for her backyard birds as well.

Physical fitness was important throughout her life. Kathy was proficient at many sports, including racquetball, softball, tennis, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. She volunteered at the Tri-County Humane Society specializing in surgery assistance.

She cared about her neighborhood and was the kind of neighbor every community would like to have.

Kathy is survived by her sister, Barb Robinson of St. Cloud, MN; brothers, Frank Huben of Sauk Rapids, MN; and Don Huben of Blaine, MN; and ten nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Wayne Huben.

Memorials are preferred to the Tri-County Humane Society.

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Apr 16, 2020 at 5:13 PM

Tom & Charlie, thanks for all you do!! to keep 1965 class alive. Jack Strommen

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TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for BYRON ANDERSON.
Jan
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Jan 29, 2020 at 7:33 PM

Byron A. Anderson, 72

Published on January 27, 2020 at 10:58am CST

Byron Albert Anderson was born on Aug. 1, 1947, to Blanche and Delbert Anderson in Starbuck, a town where his family lived for generations and where he remained committed, farming family land until his body no longer allowed him to farm. 

Byron graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School in 1965 and from St. Cloud State in 1970 with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. He soon after enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he spent six total years and served six months active duty, first as a heavy equipment mechanic and then a chaplain’s assistant. 

Byron began a lifelong career as a physics teacher at Eden Prairie High School in 1970, while continuing to farm. He married Kristine Melum in 1975 and together they built a family of three children. They started their adventure in St. Paul before they moved to Eden Prairie to continue raising their family. In 1993, they moved the family to Norway where Byron spent two years teaching at the International School of Stavanger. 

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for DAVID PFLUEGER.
Jan
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Jan 26, 2020 at 3:33 PM

David A. Pflueger Obituary
 
David A. Pflueger

Waite Park, MN - Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for David A. Pflueger, age 72, of Waite Park who passed away on January 21, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. Reverend LeRoy Scheierl will officiate. Burial will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

David was born on September 18, 1947 to the late Robert and Louise Pflueger in Richmond. He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 and received an honorable discharge. He was a member of the St. Joseph American Legion Post #328. He married Kathie (Przybilla) Johnson and they enjoyed 24 years together. David was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. David shared his passion for the Vikings and Twins with his family. He was the families personal walking sports trivia book. David also enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Branson, MO and the Northshore. Country music was a large part of his life but most of all he cherished time spent with his family!

David is survived by his wife, Kathie; children, Christine (Jeff) Lambertson of Alexandria, Renee (Bob) Christen of Clear Lake, Sharon Pflueger of Pengilly, Bob (Allison) Pflueger of Foley, Michelle Pflueger (Jeff Glaser) of Burnsville, Matt Pflueger of Sauk Rapids, Chad (Caroline) Johnson of Dresser WI, Chrissy (Nate) Beack of Little Falls; 22 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice (Denny) Schmitt of St. Cloud, Jane (Bob) Simon of St. Joseph, Irma Hoffmann of St. Joseph, Mary (Ron) Rennie of St. Joseph; brother, Tom Pflueger of St Joseph; and sister-in-law, Mary Pflueger of Kimball, two brother in-laws Tom Przybilla of Duluth, Jim (Melissa) Przybilla of Miltona.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Herb and Ray; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Audrey; brother-in-law, Dale Hoffmann; and nephew, Joe Hoffmann in-laws Bill and Bonnie Przybilla.

Just remember, in the winter far beneath the bitter snows lies the seed, that with the sun's love in the spring, becomes the rose.

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KNUCKLES, Sharon Of Atlanta, passed away August 13, 2019. Services August 17, 11:00 AM, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Hanley-Shelton Funeral Directors, Marietta, GA.
 

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 15, 2019

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Jerome Pallansch

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Saint Cloud, Benton, MN, United States
Death: January 26, 1982 (34)
Saint Cloud, Benton, MN, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Fred Pallansch and Elsie Hinkemeyer

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