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TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for JAMES GOERING.
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 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: Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.

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





Michael George Walsh

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 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.

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Jun 29, 2020 at 1:52 PM



Eugene Aloys "Butch" Barthel, 69




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

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.

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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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 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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Aug 20, 2019 at 11:33 AM

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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TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for JERRY PALLANSCH.
Jul 30, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Jerome Pallansch

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Saint Cloud, Benton, MN, United States
Death: January 26, 1982 (34)
Saint Cloud, Benton, MN, United States
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Son of Fred Pallansch and Elsie Hinkemeyer

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Apr 04, 2018 at 7:33 PM


Peggy Jo Carlson

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Peggy Jo Carlson Obituary
Peggy Jo Carlson

St. Cloud, MN - Peggy Jo Carlson, age 70, St. Cloud, MN, died Monday, April 2, 2018 at Edgewood Assisted Living, Sartell, MN.

Funeral Services will be Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud MN. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN.

Peggy was born September 20, 1947 in St. Cloud, MN to Irwin W. and Shirley M. (Kollman) Carlson. She graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1965 and St. Cloud Vocational Technical College Nursing Program. Peggy was employed by the St. Cloud Hospital for over 35 years. After leaving the St. Cloud Hospital she was employed for a few years by Dr. Jeffrey Kearney at St. Cloud Neurobehavioral Associates. Peggy was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She loved spending time with family and friends at the lake cabin, volunteering for Minnesota DNR firearms safety training, hunting and fishing. Peggy was also a race fan at Golden Spike Speedway and known for Peg's Prints and calligraphy.

Peggy spent her life in service to others as a mother, sister, aunt, nurse, and a friend to many. Peggy was known for kindness, generosity and her personality lit up the room.

Survivors include her son Peter (Carlyn Becker) Carlson of Pillager, MN; brother Bryan "Doc" (Beth) Carlson of St. Cloud, MN; nephew Matt (Emily) Carlson; and niece Katie Carlson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials are preferred to the CentraCare Health Foundation Dialysis Special Needs or Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota.

TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for CAROLYN PETERS KLUGE.
Jun 08, 2017 at 3:33 PM


Caroline Jean Kluge

1947 - 2017 Obituary 
Caroline Jean Kluge Obituary
Caroline Jean (Peters) Kluge, 69

Loveland, CO

7/21/1947 - 5/30/2017

Caroline Jean Kluge, age 69, passed away on May 30, 2017 in Loveland, CO after a prolonged illness. A celebration of her life will be held in St. Cloud and announced at a later date.

  Caroline was born on July 21, 1947 in St. Cloud, MN to Lloyd and Doris (McDowell) Peters. She was the eldest of five children and graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1965. She studied music and elementary education at the College of St. Benedict, graduating in 1969 with a Bachelors of Arts in Education. Her college years were fun- filled including a trip abroad to Austria, Italy, and France, and adventures with friends to Chicago and Colorado.

  Caroline was a beloved elementary education teacher and taught in the Litchfield, MN and Princeton, MN schools. She married Michael Kluge in 1973 and they had a son, Kristopher Kluge. Together they enjoyed winter vacations to Grand Cayman islands and skiing adventures to Colorado. She was exceptionally proud of Kristopher and his accomplishments as a pilot, investor, and intellectual.

  Caroline was a pianist and a gifted soprano known for her powerful operatic voice.  

She sang in many productions including the lead in Madam Butterfly. Her sense of humor permeated family life as she often played practical jokes on family members. She loved pretty clothes, nice cars; a wide array of music, antiques, cats, and swimming in the summer time. She was a beautiful person, a great mother, and a wonderful sister who took time to be in baby-buggy parades, shop and go to the beach with her younger siblings.

  Caroline is survived by her son Kristopher Kluge, Loveland, CO; her ex-husband Michael Kluge, Chanhassen, MN; brother John (Donis) Peters, Sauk Rapids, MN; sisters Barbara (King) Banaian and Judith (Mike Sjogren) Peters, St. Cloud, MN.

  She is also survived by 2 beloved cats, Charro and Evita.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Thomas Peters.

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TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for BRADLEY STONE.
May 03, 2017 at 11:33 AM



Bradley Stone, age 68, of St. Cloud, died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Memorial services will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Foley Funeral Home, Foley. The Rev. Allen Jergenson will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to services at Foley Funeral Home.

Bradley Elwood Stone was born April 16, 1947 in Minneapolis to Elwood  and Marjorie (Heggestad) Stone. He worked for Commonwealth Construction doing high line work.  Brad also owned and operated a vending business, and supported The Missing Children's Foundation.  On February 1, 2014, he married Shirley Saxon in St. Cloud.  Brad was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, and had a special interest in the Native Culture.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters:  Stacey Stone of St. Cloud, Kelly  Stone-Haaf of St. Cloud; step-children:  Christopher Saxon of Foley,  Kassandra 'Kassie'  Wilson of St. Cloud, ; 7 grandchildren 1 great-grandchild; as well as other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Marie Stone.

Brad's family asks that in lieu of flowers a Random Act of Kindness be performed in his memory.



TOM BETTENDORF has left an In Memory comment for JUDIE ALTHAUS BENNER.
Apr 26, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Judith "Judie" Althaus Obituary
Judith "Judie" A. Althaus, 70

St. Cloud

Feb. 27, 1947 - April 21, 2017

A gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date for Judith "Judie" A. Althaus, 70, of St. Cloud who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital on Friday, April 21, 2017.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Judie was born February 27, 1947 in St. Cloud to Francis "Frank" and Agnes "Aggie" (Diederichs) Althaus.  She moved to Louisiana in 1979 and completed a Legal Secretary Degree at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA.  Judie lived in Louisiana until returning to Minnesota in 1991.  She enjoyed drawing, painting with watercolors, crossword puzzles, reading, and raising and showing Dobermans.  Most importantly, Judie was loving, caring, and had a great sense of humor, but above all else she put her family first. 

Judie is survived by her daughters, Rachel (James) Bufkin of St. Cloud, April (William Troy Adams) Benner of Sartell; granddaughter, Carmela of Sartell; siblings, Jim (Dicki) Althaus of St. Cloud, Lori (Larry) Lafrenz of St. Cloud; and niece, Christa (Fabian Ruhland) Althaus of St. Cloud

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Apr 18, 2017 at 3:33 PM

LeRoy Wedl Obituary
LeRoy E. Wedl, 70

St. Cloud

Dec. 3, 1946 - Apr. 15, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Mary's Cathedral lower church in St. Cloud for LeRoy E. Wedl, age 70 of St. Cloud who passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at St. Benedict's Center Short Stay. Reverend Scott Pogatchnik will officiate. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud and after 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the church.

LeRoy was born on December 3, 1946 in Tacoma, Washington to LeRoy and Doris (Donaghue) Wedl. He graduated from St. Cloud State University. LeRoy was employed by Coborns in distribution for many years retiring in 2011. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish.

LeRoy enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting at the shack, visiting with friends at the VFW and Twins baseball.

LeRoy is survived by his sister, Chris (Joe) Fox of Cold Spring; nephews, Willie (Summer) of Blaine, Peter (Erin) of Blaine and Nick of Minneapolis and friend, Kurt Latzka of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 18, 2017

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