Tricounty News

Joy (Stelton) Niemi, 60

Joy (Stelton) Niemi of Melrose, formerly of Kimball, died peacefully Friday, May 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Legends at Heritage Place in Sartell, after a W-Niemi Joy Photo Ovalcourageous battle with Alzheimer’s She was 60.


A memorial service celebrating her life will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with pastor Kevin Mann officiating. There will be a gathering prior to the service at the church from 12-2 p.m.



Walter Tadych Jr., 70


Walter Tadych, Jr., of Kimball died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 70.W-TadychWalter2

There will be no funeral service. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Benson Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Burial will be in Maine Prairie Cemetery in Kimball.


In Memorium Dale Cates and Robin

In loving memory of our dad and grandpa Dale Cates (May 31, 2004), and Robin (May 31, 1999)


By Dale Cates (dad)

Hugs are for little people brown, black and white

Hugs are for grown-ups who have been gone from sight

Hugs are happiness, sorrow plus love and good cheers


Charlene Benoit, 75

Charlene Benoit of Dassel died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Dassel. She was 75.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin with Fr. Brian Mandel officiating. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday evening May 30, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel with a rosary at 7 p.m. and parish prayers following the rosary. There will be a one-hour visitation prior to the service Saturday at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin. A private family interment will be held at a later date at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Darwin.W-Charlene-Benoit


Viola Zahler, 90

Viola Zahler of Buffalo, formerly of Kimball, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Park View Care Center in Buffalo. She was 90.W-Viola-Zahler-MX-3140N 20140527 092938 001

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson as Celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday, at the church,. Burial will follow the service at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Kimball.