Tricounty News

Tamara (Smith) Steffes, 50

Tamara (Smith) Steffes of Coon Rapids, formerly of the St. Cloud area, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Aug. 29, 2013, in St. Cloud. She was 50.W-Steffes-Tamara-Photo-Square

Funeral services celebrating Tamara’s life will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Chapel in St. Cloud. Jim Erickson will lead the service and a private burial will take place at a later time. There will be a one-hour gathering prior to the service Friday, starting at 2 p.m. at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud.


Vila Fischer, 76

Vila Fischer (Tisket) of St. Joseph, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, after an extended battle with cancer. She W-Vila-J.-Tisket-Fischerwas 76.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in St. Joseph, with interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel; a Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., and family will receive friends following the Rosary until 9 p.m.


Dorothy Jensen, 90

Dorothy L. Jensen of Kimball died peacefully Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Heritage House of Kimball. She was 90.W-Jensen-Dorothy

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Kimball United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Felska officiating. Interment will be at the Kimball Cemetery.


Esther Pauly, 72

Esther Pauly of Cold Spring died peacefully Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family, following a W-Esther-Paulylong battle with cancer. She was 72.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas with Fr. Don Wagner and Fr. Thomas Olson officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins, and also one hour prior to services at the church Thursday. Inurnment will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Watkins.


Dale Schwarz, 77

Dale Schwarz of Eden Valley died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Hilltop Care Center. He was 77.W-Dale-Schwarz-photo

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Bryan Hopfensperger officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the services Friday, also at the church. Burial will be at Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley.