Tricounty News

Lorraine Klein, 90


Lorraine (Koenig) Klein of Watkins died peacefully Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. She was 90.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Rev. Jerome Naduvathaniyil and Rev. Richard Gross officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Watkins Senior Citizens will pray the Rosary at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.


Grace Leuck, 95


Grace Leuck of Eden Valley died Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Paynesville Hospital. She was 95.W-Grace-Leuck-Obit-Photo

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Bryan Hopfensperger officiating. Friends and relatives may call from 12 noon until the time of services at 1 p.m. at the church in Eden Valley. Burial will be in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.


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