Tricounty News

Dennis Anderson, 52


Dennis Anderson died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at his Kingston home after a long courageous W-Dennis-obituary-photobattle with kidney cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was 52.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 12, starting at 4 p.m. with a very short “5-minute” service (as requested by Dennis) at 6 p.m. Then, everyone is invited to stay after for some food and have a time to share memories of Dennis at Cornerstone Church in Litchfield.


H. Gerald "Jerry" Rice, 77

Hugh Gerald "Jerry" Rice of Watkins died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins.w-Rice-Hugh-4x6

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Ostmark Lutheran Church in rural Watkins with Rev. Joe Midthun officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.


Dorothy ‘Dot’ McConnell, 89


Dorothy “Dot” McConnell died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s. W-Dorothy-McConnell0001She was 89.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids with Rev. Donald Wilke officiating. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maine Prairie Cemetery.


Kimberly Smoley, 51

Kimberly Smoley of Sauk Rapids died Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, 2014, in her sleep from complications of her MS. She was 51.Smoley Kim1

Funeral services celebrating the life of Kimberly Smoley will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Love of Christ Lutheran Church in St. Cloud with Rev. Paul Henning officiating. Friends may call Friday between 4-8 p.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, and Saturday, one hour prior to services at the church. Inurnment will be at the Fairhaven Cemetery near Fairhaven at a later date.


Dale Bronder, 53

Dale Bronder of St. Cloud died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was 53.W-bronder-cropped-oval

Memorial services celebrating the life of Dale C. Bronder will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Chapel in St. Cloud. There will be a visitation after 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Deacon Rick Scheierl will officiate. Burial will be at North Star Cemetery.