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Marguerite Bechtold
Services for Marguerite M. Bechtold, 76, of Rockford Township were Thursday, Aug. 23, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. Pastor Paul R. Settergren officiated and interment followed at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends called at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home Wednesday, Aug. 22. A Prayer Service was held on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Colleen Johnson was the organist for the funeral service. Tim Duerr was the vocalist. "On Eagles' Wings" and "Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound" were sung as congregational hymns. Brian Wagner, Walt Bechtold, Tim Bechtold, Paul Schutte, Todd Schleif and Ed Sjolin served as the casket bearers. Mrs. Bechtold died early Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at The North Ridge Care Center in New Hope. She was born in Rockford Township Sept. 15, 1924, the daughter of August and Anna Hafner Wagner. She was baptized on Sept. 19, 1924. She was instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith as an adult on Oct. 25, 1946. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1943. On July 27, 1946, Marguerite Wagner and Vernon Bechtold were joined in holy marriage at the Parsonage of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. God blessed their marriage with a son, Rodney. Mr. and Mrs. Bechtold engaged in farming for many years. Marguerite was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. She is survived by a son, Rodney (Lucy) Bechtold of Hanover; grandchildren, Daniel (Malissa) Bechtold, David (Tracy) Bechtold, Daryl (Janelle) Bechtold, Dawn Bechtold and fiancee Matt Strehler, Duane Bechtold, Deanne Bechtold, Dennis Bechtold and Denise Bechtold; a great grandson, Dawson Bechtold; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Margaret Schutte, Bernice Bechtold, and Willmar (Caroline) Bechtold; many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Bechtold was preceded in death by her husband Vernon W. Bechtold on July 21, 1998; her parents; brothers, Raymond Wagner and Clarence Wagner; a sister, Evelyn Wagner; and by brothers-in-law Bernard Bechtold and Harold Schutte.

David Allen Gjerdingen
Services for David Allen Gjerdingen, 36, of Champlin, were Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at United Methodist Church of Anoka. Burial is at Forest Hill Cemetery in Anoka. He was killed Wednesday, Aug. 29, after being thrown from his motorcycle while driving in Spring Lake Park. He was an ideal dad, husband, son and brother and always a friend. He is survived by his wife of 10 years Rosemary; children Rachael, Nathan and Alex; parents David and Jane; brothers Craig (Jaime), Eric; sister Christina; father-in-law Tony (Karen) Marqueti; brother-in-law Marco Marqueti; sister-in-law Elizabeth (Todd) Schmaltz; many good friends and relatives.

Nels P. Jessen
Services for Nels P. Jessen, 82, formerly of St. Michael were conducted Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Rev. Dennis K. Strong officiated and interment followed at Salem Lutheran Cemetery. David Farstad was the organist. "I'm But a Stranger Here", "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me" and "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me" were sung as congregational hymns. Mr. Jessen died Tuesday Aug. 21, at the Ebenezer Covenant Home. He was born Oct. 11, 1918, in Minneapolis, the son of Nels and Alma Orum Jessen. Mr. Jessen honorably served in the United States Army during WWII. He was awarded a Bronze Star. On Sept. 24, 1949, Mr. Jessen was joined in holy marriage to Adeline Holland at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with three children. Mr. and Mrs. Jessen engaged in dairy farming in Greenfield for many years. He was a faithful member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Nels was also a former member of the Greenfield Planning Commission. Mr. Jessen is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Adeline Jessen; children, Jennifer (Lyle) Nelson of Maple Grove, Nels Jessen III of Buffalo and Laurie Jessen of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Tristin (Dale) Host of Crosslake, Mark Nelson of Mankato, Adam Jessen and Drew Jessen both of Buffalo; great-grandchildren, Tarissa, Brandon, and Jordan Host and Hunter Jessen; sisters, Betty Pouliot of Maple Grove and June (Harold) Jessen of Blaine; many other relatives and friends. Mr. Nels Jessen was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Agnes Kaunzner
Services for Agnes "Scuss" Kaunzner, 65, of Hanover were Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Rev. Homer Dobson officiated and interment followed at The Hanover Village Cemetery. Jack Bennett, John Bennett, Arnold Kral, Bill Finke, Dennis Kaunzner, Lane Johnson and Harry Lippert served as casket bearers. Mrs. Kaunzner died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at her residence. She was born in Minneapolis Feb. 13, 1936, the daughter of Gilbert and Pauline Peshina Melchior. She graduated from North High School. On Feb. 25, 1956, Agnes Melchior was joined in holy marriage to Darrell L. Kaunzner at The First Christian Church in Minneapolis. Mr. Kaunzner preceded his wife in death Aug. 22, 1995. She was employed for 20 years at Byerly's Gift Foods. She is survived by children, Wendy (Steve) Froistad of Maple Grove, Robert Kaunzner of Minneapolis, Scott (Teresa) Kaunzner of Elk River and Tony Kaunzner of Hanover; grandchildren, Kristen, Heidi and Heather Froistad, Corey and Shelby Kaunzner and Vanessa Ogren; sisters, Barbara (Dan) Harkins of Florida, Joan (George) Graen of Louisiana and Jane Bennett of Plymouth; an aunt Beatrice Peshina; other relatives and friends.

Gloria Papenfuss
Services for Gloria C. Papenfuss, 78, of Osseo were Friday, Aug. 31, 2001 at Gerty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel. Burial was in Glen Haven. Mrs. Papenfuss was preceded in death by son John and great-grandson, Zach. Survivors include her husband Walter; sons, Tony and Robert Papenfuss; daughters, Kathy Potvin, Peggy Walters, Patty Peterson, Jeanette Dickinson and Becky Papenfuss; 12 grandchildren and one expected; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Gerry, Gren, Jenny, Gladys and Garnett.

Daryl Schendel
Services for Daryl R. Schendel, 43, were Thursday, Aug. 30, at Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Mr. Schendel died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, in Lexington, Ky. He is survived by father Leonard and stepmother Lela; fiancé Cami Ivers; step-children Kevin, Brandi and Tyler and his dog Saydi; sisters Bonita (Larry) Henley, and Patricia (Donald) Miller; brothers Gaylord Schendel, Keith (Debbie) Schendel and Craig (Rebecca) Schendel; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Colleen Schendel.

Norman Thomas
Services for Norman Thomas, 63 of Hamel, were Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, with Rev. Brain Fier, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Norman's nephews: Jacob Thomas, Jr., David Thomas, Chris Thomas, Michael Chandler, Steve Bouley and Kurt Bouley. Mr. Thomas died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. He was born the son of Jacob C. and Anna (Schuler) Thomas on Nov. 16, 1937, in Wayzata. He was a graduate of Orono High School. He farmed in the Medina area most of his life, but he also worked as a plumber. He was a lifelong member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Loretto. He was a avid hunter, fisherman and trapper and he enjoyed trapshooting. He was a member of the Delano Sportsman's Club. He liked dogs, especially his beloved Tigger, who died two weeks ago. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Anna Thomas; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Thomas. He is survived by three brothers, Jacob and Kenneth of Delano; Carl and Del of Loretto; sister, Mary Ann and Russel Bouley of Hamel; and many nieces and nephews.

Delores I. Vergin
Services for Delores I. Vergin, 80, of Buffalo, were Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor James Disney officiated and interment was in Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. Mrs. Vergin died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at the Ebenezer Covenant Home. She was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Rockford Township, the daughter of Henry J. and Marie H. (Wandersee) Ramthun. She was baptized March 27, 1921, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crawford Lake. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church June 17, 1934. Her confirmation memory verse was Isaiah 43:1, "Fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine." She married Otto Vergin March 19, 1938, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. The couple loved to dance. Mr. Vergin preceded his wife in death Oct. 3, 1990. Mrs. Vergin was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. She enjoyed traveling, baking and cooking. She is survived by sons, Gary (Sandie) Vergin and Todd Vergin; granddaughter, Heidi (Brian) Vergin-Dahlin; great-grandchild, Brenna Dahlin; sister, Ferne Bruhn, all of Buffalo; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bernice Ramthun, Laura Ramthun, Erna Ramthun-Steenerson, Lois (Aaron) Dixon and Joyce (Thore) Meyer, all of Buffalo, Virgil (Lois) Vergin of Eden Prairie, Mabel (Joe) Hermerding of Cross Lake and Jim (Dorothy) Vergin of Buffalo; other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Vergin was preceded in death by parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Marah Blom
Marah Beth Blom, 12, of Maple Grove died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001. She was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece. Mar will be deeply missed by her parents, Dave and Kathy; siblings, Kelly, Ashlie and Alex; grandparents, Ron and Janet Blom, Tom and Pam Hjermstad and Marilyn Hjermstad; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Marah touched more people's lives in 12 years than most can hope in a lifetime. Special thank you to the Courage Center and Weaver Lake Elementary School. "We love you very much, Marah Beth."

Daryl Bovy
Services for Daryl Bovy, 43, of Maple Grove were Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Osseo United Methodist Church. Burial was in Niggler Cemetery. Mr. Bovy was born April 17, 1958 in Minneapolis and died Saturday, Aug. 25, in Maple Grove. He was a member of Osseo United Methodist Church. Mr. Bovy was preceded in death by his son Matthew. Survivors include his wife of 22 years Brenda; daughters, Kristy, Melissa and Mirands; son, Ryan; parents, Al and Bernie Bovy; parents-in-law, Bob and Ardith Seeman, Cheryl (Buzz) Jensen, Gail (Ken) Mostoller, Lynn (Terry) Ostlund and brother-in-law, Steve (Denise) Seeman. Memorials preferred.

Marilyn J. Carlson
Services for Marilyn J. Carlson, 66, of Delano, were Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Delano Evangelical Free Church. Mrs. Carlson is survived by husband, Daniel; daughter, Jody (Scott) Drexler; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and sister, Liela (Mike) Hermanson. She was preceded in death by father, Frank Jaeger and brother, Roger Jaeger.

James Daniels
Services for James L. Daniels, 73, of Maple Grove were Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 20000 County Rd 10, Corcoran. Private interment was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by parents and wife, Jean. Survivors include his wife, Frances Hoover Daniels; sons, Michael (Darlene), Steven (Laura) and Christopher Daniels; daughter, Lynn (Stephen) Sandquist; step-son, Michael Hoover and friend Debra Veith; eight grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Daniels; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and special friend, his dog Dolly. He was a former employee of Liemandt's, and a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. He was a former Hennepin County Public Defender and attorney in private practice. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of A.O.H. Memorials preferred to Opportunity Partners.

Margaret Spence Larsen
Margaret Spence Larsen, a life-long Osseo resident, died Monday Aug. 20, 2001, at Colonial Acres Golden Valley. She was born April 20, 1910. in Osseo. Services were Friday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at Osseo United Methodist Church. Burial was in Niggler Cemetery, Osseo. She graduated from Osseo High School in 1927 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1931. She was a lifetime member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She worked for the Dayton Company and Strut wear. She married Robert Larsen on May 27, 1937, in her parents' garden in Osseo. After World War II Mr. Larsen went into the Ford dealership business in Osseo, and Mrs. Larsen raised their family. Mrs. Larsen was active in the Girl Scouts, Osseo United Methodist Church, Winslow Lewis Lodge of the Eastern Star. She was a founding force behind the Osseo Book Club, started in 1954 and still active today. She was a 25-year member of the Minneapolis Women's club. Mrs. Larsen loved her gardens, entertaining, traveling, and most of all her family. The Larsens wintered in Palm Springs, Calif., for more than 30 years, and loved the Cross Lake area, where they have a summer home. She was preceded in death by her brother John, and parents H.B. and Louise Spence. Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years Robert Charles Larsen; Twins Susan (David) Brown of Brooklyn Park and Spence of Edina; sister Jane Spence of Osseo; many nieces and nephews and special friends. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Margaret Spence Larsen Memorial Fund.

Leander Majeski
Services for Leander J. Majeski, 53, of Maple Grove, were Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001 with a Mass of Christian Burial at The Church of St. Columbkille, Wendell. Burial was at St. Columbkille Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Jason (Christine) and Dustin; grandchildren, Alexis, Bria and Cassandra; sisters, Delphine King, Josephine Creech, Delores Prokott, Sophia Howard, Lucille Kelly, Mary Acker, brother, Eugene; significant other, Ellie Wheller; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Lorraine B. Palmer
Services for Lorraine B. Palmer, 84, of Buffalo and formerly of Minneapolis, were Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Edward A. Blair officiated and interment was in Crystal Lake Cemetery in North Minneapolis. Casket bearers were Robert Purrier, Robbie Purrier, Ralph Harding, Jr., Shaun Harding, Walter Preisler and Lyle Krueger. Mrs. Palmer died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at the Ebenezer Covenant Home. She was born July 7, 1917 in Minneapolis, the daughter of William H. and Vivian H. (Turnbull) Dollinger. She was a former long-time secretary of The Boat, Sports and Travel Show. She is survived by daughter, Sandra (Robert) Purrier of Buffalo; son, Ralph (Judith) Harding, Jr. of Maple Grove; step-children, Lois (Walter) Preisler of Centerville, Beverly (Lyle) Krueger of Forest Lake and Richard (Sandy) Palmer of Calif.; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, William H. and Vivian Dollinger and husband, Ralph D. Palmer.

Folbert L. Pasenow
Services for Folbert L. Pasenow, 80, of Greenfield, were Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Paul R. Settergren officiated and interment was in the Greenwood Methodist Cemetery in Burschville. Casket bearers were Gordie Thomas, Francis Roehl, Jesse Zitzloff, Larry Zitzloff, Fred Pagenkopf and John Wipprecht. Honorary casket bearers were Harvey Biegert, Jerry Zitzloff, John Zitzloff and John Kettenacker. Mr. Pasenow died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. He was born May 27, 1921 in Greenwood Township, the son of William and Adeline Jeske Pasenow. Mr. Pasenow and his brother, Leonard, owned their family dairy farm for their entire lives. His great loves were hunting and fishing. There were many deer hunting trips to the Iron Range. He served on the planning commission for Greenfield for seven years. He is survived by sisters, Lila (Helmut) Wipprecht of Cobalt, Ontario and Luverne Hanson of Glen Carbon, Ill.; brother-in-law, Fred Pagenkopf of Maple Plain; nephews, Fred (Jane) Pagenkopf of Minnetonka and John (Sylvie) Wipprecht of North Bay, Ontario; nieces, Susan (Dieter) Scheunemann of Naughton, Ontario and Mary (Terry) Andrews of Lively, Ontario; many great nieces; great nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by brother, Leonard Pasenow; sister, Eleanor Pagenkopf and brother-in-law, Melvin Hanson.

Lawrence Semelsberger
Services for Lawrence (Larry), 47, of Corcoran, were Monday, Aug. 27, 2001 at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel. Private interment. Mr. Semelsberger died Thursday, Aug. 23. He was preceded by father, Wilfred. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Ginny); son, Michael of Sauk Centre; stepchildren, Royce (Jackie) Woller, Melanie, Matt and Andrea Woller; mother, Welda Semelsberger of Pa.; brothers and sisters, Robert, Daniel, and Kenneth Semelsberger, Sandy McConnell, Judy Harris, Virginia Cann, Lynn Tomlin, Babette Mikitko, Belinda Semelsberger, Michael's mother, Grace Martagon, in-laws, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Donald Watson
Services for Donald L. Watson, 76, of Maple Grove are today (Wednesday), Aug. 29, 2001, at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S., Minneapolis. Burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery. Mr. Watson was born Sept. 8, 1924. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Corene; children, Rondald (Cheri) Watson, Michael (Judy) Watson, Lynnette (Pat) Maher, Gary Watson, and Sheryl Watson; grandchildren, Tricia (Jeff) Olson, Shelly Watson, Kelly and Sarah Maher, and Bryan and Kevin Watson; and great grandson, Tyler Joseph Olson; sister, Dorothy (Reinny) Rath; and other relatives and friends.

James Gordon
Services for James H. Gordon, 62, formerly of Osseo, were Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, Osseo. Private family interment was Monday, Aug. 20, at Hillside Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association for research. Mr. Gordon died Friday, Aug. 10, at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Hedin; father, Clarence; nephew, Bruce; and great-nephew, John Paul Wissler. Survivors include brothers, Jerald (Geraldine) and Richard; step-brothers, Kevin (Michelle) and Bradley; step-mother, Marilyn; uncle, Alfred (Jean); nieces, Sue (John) Wissler and family, Kim (Tom) Smith and family; and nephew, Tom (Lori) and family.

Victor Carl Koch
Services for Victor Carl Koch, 82, of Waconia were Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia. Rev. Dean Mahlum and Rev. Peter Peitsch officiated in interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia. Casket bearers were grandchildren, Brian and Michelle Koch, Brenda and Mark Wittrock, Bradley Koch, Melissa and Larry Wickenhauser, Angela and Jeremy Solomon and K.C. Koch. Mr. Koch died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at his home in Waconia. He was born March 12, 1919, in Benton Township to Albert and Anna (Panning) Koch in Benton Township. He was baptized May 12, 1919, by Rev. August Rehwaldt and confirmed April 9, 1933, by Rev. Herman Ament at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township. He married Dorothy Wisneski Nov. 28, 1940, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia. Rev. William Schneider officiated. Mr. Koch developed many skills in his lifetime, beginning with his education and his graduation from Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He had several jobs including plowing snow, harvesting ice, repairing farm equipment, driving a milk truck, working at and eventually owning Koch Implement and Koch Bus Service, Inc. and most recently helping out his family and friends with their "projects." He served on the board of trustees and the building committee at Trinity Lutheran Church. He was also an EMV contact person for many years. He also served as the civil defense director in Waconia and was happy to help his friends and family with anything they needed help with. He volunteered to drive the Trinity church bus for 30 years. Mr. Koch dearly loved his grandchildren and in their younger years enjoyed teaching them to drive on the country roads, stopping at the Dairy Queen and Sunday dinners out. In his later years he was happy to belong to his card clubs. Mr. Koch was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy; son, Curt; parents, Albert and Anna Koch; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Katherine Wisneski; four brothers; three sisters and other relatives. He is survived by son, Ken and daughter-in-law, Ruth Koch of Waconia; daughter-in-law, Judy Koch of Waconia; grandchildren, Brian and Michelle Koch of Waconia, Brenda and Mark Wittrock of Marshall, Bradley Koch of Chaska, Melissa and Larry Wickenhauser of Cologne, Angela and Jeremy Solomon of New Hope and Kenneth (K.C.) Koch of Waconia; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jalen Wittrock, Samuel, Klara and Lucy Koch and Jacob Wickenhauser; sisters and brother-in-law, Vera Schaefer of Osseo, Esther and Lloyd Butterfass of Waverly, sisters-in-law, Sidora Koch of Winsted, Marietta Koch of Winsted, Loretta Koch of Emily; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Thelma Rose
Services for Thelma L. Rose, 96, formerly of Rockford, were Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Buffalo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erving J. Rose in 1985. Survivors include daughters, Shirley Beier of Osseo, Audrey (Earl) Rux of Rockford and Joanne Faue of Hamel; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; a sister-in-law; and many other relatives and friends.

Gene A. Bouley
Services for Gene A. Bouley, 72, of Champlin, were Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Anoka. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Anoka. Mr. Bouley is survived by his wife of 46 years, Phyllis; sons, Randy (Linda) and Mike; daughters, Janelle (Tom) Guminga, Michelle, Karla (Don) Pavek; grandchildren, Matt, Art, Kim, Heather, Cody, Sarah, Tessa and Amanda; mother, Irene Bouley; brothers, Duane, Marcel, David, Tom, Don and Douglas; sisters, Bernadette Snyder, Loretta Morrisette, Dorothy Flor, Mary McNeil and Rita Peterson.

Margaret Diem
Services for Margaret Diem, 84 of Delano, were Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Delano, with Rev. Rebecca Sechrist officiating. Music was by Karen Otto, organist, and congregational singing. Pallbearers were Mrs. Diem's grandchildren: Brian and Pam Diem, Kris and Thom Howden, Tim and Toni Diem, and Natalie Diem. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. She was born in Delano Dec. 9, 1916, the daughter of William and Blanche (Packer) Heinen. She was married to Leonard F. Diem. Mrs. Diem was a partner and worked in Heinen Hardware in Delano, for more than 50 years. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Delano. Mrs. Diem was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, her parents William and Blanche Heinen and her brother, Harlan Heinen. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Sylvia Diem of Delano; grandsons, Brian and Pam Diem, and Tim and Toni Diem; granddaughters: Kris and Thom Howden, and Natalie Diem; great grandchildren, Britta Diem, and Ian and Jenna Howden; sisters-in-law, Sister Oliver Diem, Magdalen Dehmer and Olivia Chervenak.

Ted Jefferson
Services for Ted R. Jefferson, 81, of Rogers, formerly of Sparta and La Crosse, Wis., were Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ, Sparta, Wis., with Rev. Dale Kuck and Rev. Curtis Miller officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta. Mr. Jefferson died Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Wellstead of Rogers. He is survived by wife of 53 years, Lillian (nee Hickey); daughter, Candace Jefferson, Detroit, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Nancy Jefferson, Edina; grandchildren, Jennifer, Buffalo; Joshua, Detroit; and Robert Jefferson, Edina; and Kelly St. Jacque, Griffin, Calif.; and great-grandson, Jacob Jefferson, Buffalo. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Bill Jefferson.

Catherine Koziol
A Mass of Christian Burial for Catherine Peggy Koziol, 93, of Delano, formerly of Watertown, was Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Watertown, with Rev. Frank Wampach officiating. Music was by Rose Ann Motzko, organist, with the church choir and Alice Nowak, soloist. Pallbearers were John Koziol, Eddie Chmielewski, Joe Chmielewski, Susie Chmielewski, Harold Nowak and Bob Hanson. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Koziol died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the Delano Heathcare Center. She was born Aug. 6, 1907, in Silver Lake the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Pawalk) Chmielewski. She was married to Theodore Koziol. Mrs. Koziol was preceded in death by her husband, Ted; brothers, John, Thomas and Frank Chmielewski; sisters, Sister Pauline (Frances), Stella Chmielewski, Barbara Mallak and Elizabeth Nowak. Survivors include sons, Leonard and Carol of California, and Richard and Donna of Blaine; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Ann Nolan of Minneapolis and Agnes Dolezal of Silver Lake.

Margaret Kress
Margaret G. Kress, 75, of St. Michael died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001. She is preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. She is survived by husband, Edward; children, Millan, Dan and Colleen Zarich; grandson, Alexander; three step-children; sister, Alice Palmateer; many other relatives and friends. Procession left 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, from Klecatsky and Sons Funeral Home, 1580 Century Pt., Eagan, for 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Historic Church of St. Peter, Mendota.

Mary Martinson
Services for Mary M. Martinson, 56, of Maple Grove, were Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at 1 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Joseph "The Little Church", 13015 Rockford Rd., Plymouth. Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery. Mrs. Martinson died Monday, Aug. 6, She is survived by loving husband of 33 years, Wayne; children, Meredith (Todd) Gray, Kara and Matthew; grandchildren, Danielle and McKay Gray; sisters, Dianne Doll, Carolyn (David) Carlson, Patricia (Bob) McElhaney and Fran Bohn; brother, Gerald (Darlene) McDonald; also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Elizabeth Proehl
Services for Elizabeth Proehl, 85, formerly of Hamel and Lutsen, were Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale. Interment was in Mt. Olive of Plymouth Church Cemetery. Mrs. Proehl died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001. She was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth. She is survived by sister, Edith Sandhoff; nieces, nephews and their families, Karen and Jerome Jensen, Shirley and Bob Nygaard, Donald and Linda Proehl, Jim Proehl, and Jean and Bruce Neumann; and family in Denmark. Memorials may be made to the Animal Humane Society or your favorite charity.

Anthony Polingo
Services for Anthony Herman Polingo, 94, of Annandale, formerly of Montrose, were Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at St. Mary's of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Franklin Township. Rev. James Livingston, officiated. Music was by Karen Otto and the church choir. Pallbearers were Edward Polingo, Robert Polingo, Ronald Nalewaya, Jim Otto, Peter Gallus and Alfred Salonek. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Polingo died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the Annandale Health Care Center. He was born May 1, 1907, in Woodland Township the son of Frank and Florence (Schmidt) Polingo. He lived with his parents, south of Montrose; went to country school and Montrose High School; played saxophone in a Waverly band; worked in New Brighton for a time, but came home again after his dad passed away. He later became ill and had to be taken care of, which was when he made his home at Country Meadow near Annandale, where he resided until he was moved to Annandale Health Care Center for additional nursing care. Mr. Polingo was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Florence (Schmidt) Polingo; step-sister, Mamie and John Gabrelcik; brothers, John (Elizabeth) Secora, Peter, Frank (Mattilda) Mallock, and George (Irene) Ramola; sisters, Catherine (John) Salonek, Mattilda (John) Gallus, Margaret (Joe) Malewaya, and Claude Hutter. Survivors include his sister, Florence and (John 'Jack') Otto and many nephews, nieces and special friends at Country Meadow near Annandale.

James Sis
Services for James (Jim) L. Sis, 54, of Champlin were Monday. Aug. 13, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 525 Jackson St., Anoka. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mary; sons, Jeff (Jesse), Eric (Katie); parents, Lee and Etta; father-in-law, Clarence; two brothers, seven sisters-in-law; nine brothers-in-law; many living relatives and friends.

Helen Rentz
Services for Helen Rentz, 88, of Buffalo were Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Rev. Paul R. Settergren officiated. Mrs. Rentz died Friday, Aug. 3, at the Park View Care Center. She was born in Rockford Aug. 7, 1912, the daughter of Emil and Minnie Kelm Loeffler. She was baptized Aug. 25, 1912, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwood Township. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith Aug. 15, 1926, at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford. On Nov. 11, 1931, Helen E. Loeffler and Raymond A. Rentz were joined in holy marriage in Rockford Township. God blessed their marriage with two children. Mrs. Rentz and her husband engaged in farming in Rockford Township for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. She is survived by children, Elwood (Carol) Rentz and Dee (Dean) Hanson, all of Buffalo; grandchildren, Mike (Mary) Rentz, Mark (Pam) Rentz, Marcy (Bob) Folks, Cindy (Rod) Johnson and Kathy (Dan) Jaramillo; six great grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Loeffler; sisters-in-law, Regina Marschel and Mabel Hoh, all of Buffalo; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond A. Rentz, April 1, 1999, and by her parents.

Pauline Grace Roehl
Memorial service for Pauline Grace Roehl, 83, formerly of Maple Grove, will be Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at 2 p.m. at American Martyrs Church, 624 15th St., Manhattan Beach, Calif. Mrs. Roehl died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, Aug. 1. A Manhattan Beach resident for 55 years, Pauline was born Feb. 22, 1918, to Otto and Pauline Krienke in Minneapolis. She was raised on the family farm in Maple Grove. She was devoted to her parents, who died when she was very young, and to her five siblings who helped each other survive their loss. Her older sister Victoria and her husband Albert Joyner moved to the family farm to care for the younger children. Pauline and her sister's children, Albert Jr., Lyn, and Gwen, became as close as siblings. Pauline graduated at age 16 from Osseo High School in 1934. In 1936 she graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College; at the age of 18 she began seven years of teaching in rural one-room schools. Some of the eighth grade boys were almost her age and a lot taller too. To be near the school, Pauline boarded with a local family. When they took her to a family gathering, she met John Roehl, whom she married on June 14, 1941. Together they raised four children and then became the ever willing child care center for their 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, sharing in the joys of all their accomplishments. Mrs. Roehl's patience, skills, games, songs and prayers created fond memories. Besides serving her own family, she volunteered in scouting, Christian education, Altar Society, 55+ Club, Beach Pixies Auxiliary of the Children's Home Society, and the local election board. She was a 51-year attendee at the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra concerts. Mrs. Roehl touched many lives and will always be remembered for her quiet example of Christ's love. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline (Kottke) and Otto Krienke, her sister and brother-in-law, Albert Joyner and Victoria Krienke Joyner; brothers Victor, Charles, Clinton and Oliver Krienke, and nephew Al Joyner. Her loving husband, John, with whom she shared a 60th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2001, survives her. She is also survived by her children, Grace Van Dusen and her husband Gary, Marci Nobriga Dollinter and husband Mike, Gary Roehl and wife Deb, and Marie Craig and husband Paul; grandchildren Geoffrey Van Dusen, Gail Van Dusen Campos and husband Dave, Gloria Van Dusen and husband Steve Kleine, Gretchen Van Dusen and husband Grant, Christa Nobriga Porter and husband Clem, Keith Nobriga and wife Cindi, Cyndi Nobriga, Jen Nobriga Kakoschke and husband Regan, Jason Nobriga, Jake Roehl and wife Holly, Becci Roehl Twombley and husband Dennis, Lisa Roehl, John Craig, Matthew Craig and Kevin Craig; great-grandchildren Anthony Campos, Rosa Campos, Elise Kleine, Janelle Axton, Jeanna Axton, Jackie Porter, Katie Nobriga, Kelsie Nobriga, Kimberly Nobriga and Piper Twombley, nephew Lyn Joyner of Champlin, and niece Gwen Joyner Christensen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Donald Toomey
Services for Donald E. Toomey, 82, of Corcoran were Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Gearty-Delmore Chapel of Plymouth. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A former POW, Mr. Toomey served as a navigator with the 465th Bomb Group H of the 781st Bomber Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant. He was a member of American Ex-POW Association, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Loretta Toomey; sister, Margaret Hartkopf and Anna James; brothers, Joseph and John Toomey. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Fay; children and spouses, Marlene Toomey, April (Lonnie) Kraatz, and Randall (Laurie) Toomey; grandchildren, Jesse, Chad, Tasha and Justin Toomey, and Andrea, Nicolette and Jason Kraatz; great-grandchildren, Malik and Jamal; sisters, Mary Roitenberg, Agnes Thielges, Pat McGovern, Dorothy Scoville, Frances Hickley and Donna Godknecht; brothers, Richard and Paul Toomey; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Curtis Torfin
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Curtis V. Torfin, 79, of Clinton, Wash., formerly of Delano, will be Saturday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano. Interment will be at Wannaska, Minn. Mr. Torfin died July 31, 2001. He was born Dec. 17, 1921, in Wannaska, Minn., to Clarence and Mabel (Dahl) Torfin. He married Clarian Roragen of Fertile, Minn., in 1946, and they had 10 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Clarian; sons Ronald, Roger, and Mark; and brothers Ivan and Vincent. He is survived by wife Verna of Clinton, Wash., whom he married in 1982; brother Duane (Jean) Torfin; children, Gary (Cindy), Dan (Sally), David (Denise), Cheryl (Mike) Warzeha, Sandy (Jon) Hartin, Cindy (Barry) Lemmage, and Susan (Darryl) Kettenacker; stepchildren, Gloria Craig, Shirley (John) Huffine, Joan Rutherford, Clark Goldthorp, and Mike (Jaymie) Shenaman; 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Torfin entered the service in 1942, and served the Army Air Corps as a gunner on a B-24. He flew 50 missions over Italy and other European countries while with the 376 Bomb Group. He worked as construction electrician with IBEW Local 292 prior to moving to Washington. He was a 40-year member of the AA family and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. At the time of his death, he was Commander and Past Commander of the VFW Post 7482 in Clinton, and the president of the 376 Bomb Group Veterans Association.

Merlin Blair
Services for Merlin Dean Blair, 42, of Elk River were Monday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Osseo United Methodist Church, 16 Second Ave. S.E., Osseo. Burial was in Rush Creek Cemetery. Mr. Blair was born Nov. 29, 1958 in Golden Valley. He died Monday, Aug. 6, in a work related accident in Monticello. Mr. Blair grew up in Osseo. He was preceded in death by mother Adell. Survivors include wife, Penny of Elk River; daughters, Heather and Heidi Blair; father, Woody Blair of Maple Grove; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Janet Blair of Rockford, Curt and Wyonne Blair of Onalaska, Wis., Randy and Sue Blair of Monticello; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and Dave Heifort of Albertville, Merilyn Blair of Brooklyn Park and Cheryle and Mike Johnson of Andover. Memorials may be given to the Merlin Dean Blair Memorial Fund, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, Minn. 55429.

Jarvis Harff
Services for Jarvis Harff, 62, of Rockford were Monday, July 30, 2001, at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Rev. Delburn Kurtz officiated and interment followed at Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford with military rites. Leroy Peterson, Gilbert Peterson, Jack Russek, Lawrence Pettit Loren Harff, Duane Beise and David Johnson served as the casket bearers. Mr. Harff died Thursday, July 26, 2001 at his residence. He was born in Minneapolis Oct. 14, 1938, the son of John "Jack" and Vivian Peterson Harff. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was formerly employed in the manufacturing of windows. He is survived by a sister Shirley (William) Kostka of Grand Rapids; a niece, Cecelia (Gene) Hubbard; nephews, Michael Johnson and David Johnson; two aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Jarvis was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Jerome Harff in 1953.

Ronald Kahring
A memorial service for Ronald Kahring, 57, of Maple Grove, formerly of St. Charles, was Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at Gearty-Delmore Chapel of Plymouth. Private interment. Mr. Kahring died Aug. 1, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born May 21, 1944 in St. Charles, to the late Kermit and Esther (Melvin) Kahring. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Sharp) of Maple Grove; children, Christopher of Colorado Springs, Colo., Michelle of Inver Grove Heights, and Michael of Maple Grove; sisters, Marilyn Dahl of Rochester, and Cindy Kasel of Brooklyn Park; nephew, Jeremy of New Hope; sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, many nephews and nieces. Ron graduated from St. Charles High School in 1962 and worked as a design engineer in New Hope. Memorials preferred to FUMC Hospice Program, 2450 26th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (651-632-6855).

Henry Lanars
Services for Henry Lanars, 62, of Rockford were Thursday, Aug. 2, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto with Rev. Brian Fier officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Lanars died on Friday, July 27, 2001, at St. Louis Park Plaza. Henry, son of Louis and Edna (Exner) Lanars, was born on April 30, 1939 in Hassan Township. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Loretto Council 9601 and a faithful member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto. He is survived by two sisters; Bernice and George Geyer, and Lena Hashiemer; two brothers; Ivan and Lila, Joseph and Bonnie and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Henrietta F. Lohrke
Services for Henrietta F. Lohrke, 91, of Delano, were Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Watertown. Rev. Jay Klein officiated and interment was in the church cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Psyck, Steven Rieland, Jerry Rohlfsen, Ron Novak, David Lange and Dennis Lange. Mrs. Lohrke died Monday, July 30, 2001, at her residence in Franklin Township. She was born Oct. 3, 1909 in Marcus Township, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Marie (Boldenow) Rohlfsen. She was baptized Oct. 24, 1909 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Germantown, Iowa and confirmed June 8, 1924 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buffalo. She married Royal A. Lohrke Sept. 5, 1935 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Watertown. The couple lived in Watertown and Medford in their early married life and later purchased a farm on the north shore of Whaletail Lake. Upon their retirement, they moved to Nisswa for a short period of time and then moved to south of Delano. Her teaching career began in 1928 south of Delano, followed by teaching positions at Swede Lake, Oak Lake, St. Bonifacius and Waconia. She enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, fishing, crocheting, sewing and visiting her children in her later years. She was also committed to her church activities which included LWML where she served as president and secretary several times, circuit treasurer, recording secretary for the Minnesota District LWML and a delegate at two national conventions. She was preceded in death by husband, Royal; parents, Henry and Marie Rohlfsen; sister, Joyce Shepard and brothers, Oliver and Ronald Rohlfsen. She is survived by children and spouses, Rev. Merlyn and Loetta Lohrke of Guthrie, Okla., Janice and Donley Kubasch of Moscow, Idaho and Richard Lohrke of Cameron, Mont.; grandchildren, Amy and John Gregg, Martin and Angela Lohrke, Marla and Frederick Guenther and Michael Lohrke; great-grandson, Joshua Gregg; sister and brother-in-law, Viola Coyle of Oxnard, Calif., Ellen Nelson of Mound and Betty and Donald Heidorn of Cape Coral, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold Rohlfsen of Faribault, Leonard and Carolyn Rohlfsen of Sun City, Ariz. and Wilbert and Evelyn Rohlfsen of Fairmont; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eileen Rohlfsen of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Ken Shepard of Helena, Mont., Wilma Lohrke of Spring Park, Irma Psyck of Spring Park and Virginia and Wilfred Rieland of St. Bonifacius; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Jean Oeffling
Services for Jean Oeffling, 58, of Loretto were Friday, Aug. 3, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Loretto with Rev. Brian Fier officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Lyrek, Kirs Georges, Jason Vieau, Joel Arens, Robert Oeffling, and Kurt Klapprich. Honorary pallbearers were Shari Coons, Susan Johnson, Karen Beaupre, Nancy Pedersen, Carol Tabery, Phil Tabery, Dean Voss, John Branson, Mike Kvasnicka, and Terry Tomann. Mrs. Oeffling died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, after a courageous battle with cancer for 6 and 1/2 years. Mrs. Oeffling and her husband, Jim shared over 36 years of marriage. Thirty one of those years they resided on Lake Sarah. She has a deep religious faith and was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto where she was a faithful choir member. She was employed as a secretary at Wright-Hennepin Electric for 26 years. She was a caring and loving person to friends and family and had a real gift for helping others. She thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren, sports and she loved flowers and birds. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Margaret Vieau, parents-in-law, Henry and Angela Oeffling, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Carmen Goodmand and Eddie Ghostley. She is survived by her husband, James; sons: Scott and Jill of Delano, Corey and Jennifer of Hanover, Kary and Molly of Delano; grandchildren: Rachel, Sam and Turner Oeffling, and a fourth grandchild to arrive in September; sisters: Marilyn and Harold Winterhalter of Plymouth, twin sister, Jane and Jerry Lyrek of Maple Plain, Lil and Roger Georges of Delano; brothers: Leon and Rosetta Vieau of Delano, Loren and Cec Vieau of Loretto; brothers and sisters-in-law: Bette and Howard Carstedt of Maple Lake, Jeanne and Melvin Weber of Robbinsdale, Joe and Mary Lou Goodman of Columbia Heights, Carol and Andy Pettit of Loretto, Eleanor Ghostley of Anoka, Nick and Katie Oeffling of Loretto, Helen and Paul Klapprich of Wayzata, Catherine and Frank Meister of Corcoran, and Judy and Tom Arens of Loretto; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and her many friends.

Elwood M. "Rod" Rademacher
Services for Elwood M. "Rod" Rademacher, 64, were Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Lyndale Lutheran Church in Independence. Pastor Lyndon Nygaard officiated and interment was in Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. Pallbearers were Andy, Michael and Jake Rademacher, Eddie Malecek, Andrew Smith, Bruce Brasseur, Mitchel Pierson and Jim Kartak. Honorary casketbearers were Larry Person, Fred Kettenacker, Harold Larson, Bob McCoy, Donny Bangle and John Staskivige. Mr. Rademacher died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. He was born June 14, 1937 in Willmar, the son of Ernest and Caroline (Ellefson) Rademacher. He met Patricia Mae Malecek in October of 1985 and they were wed Feb. 16, 1994 in Las Vegas. Mr. Rademacher restored old buggies and he enjoyed old Western movies as well as traveling and camping. He was a past president of the Rockford Lions Club. He was the owner of JR Installation. He completed his carpentry apprenticeship in 1964. Originally, he started and owned Hip Construction and Rademacher Sales and Installation in Rockford. At one time he worked as building inspector for the city of Greenfield. He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Caroline and daughter, Beth Zahler. He is survived by wife, Patricia of Rockford; sons, Joel and JoAnn and sons, Andy and Jake of Buffalo and John and Sandy and daughter, Megan of Albertville; daughter, Mary Rademacher and Joseph Field and children, Amber, Desiree, Ashley, Hailey and Clayton of Maple Lake; brother, Michael and Judy Rademacher of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters, Susan Narum of Anoka, Jane and Larry Persons of Coon Rapids and Sally Pierson of Blaine; mother and father-in-law, Edward and Louise Malecek of Delano; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward L. "Butch" and Martha Malecek of Delano, Theodore "Ted" and Debbie of Santa Claus, Ind., David Malecek of Sioux Falls, S.D., Michael Malecek of Delano, Steven Malecek of Petaluma, Calif., Jon and Patty Malecek of Maple Plain, Jacquelyn and Larry Smith of Hutchinson, Mary and Alan Spears of Tulsa, Okla., Jean and Don Hayes of Montrose and Terry and Daryl Foss of Elk River; many other relatives and friends.

Darrell L. Taylor
Services will be at a later date for Darrell L. Taylor, 66, of Eden Valley. He died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Paynesville Area Hospital. He was born May 31, 1935 in Hawkins, Wis., the son of Everett and Ruby (Harvey) Taylor. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He also worked as a printer for Phoenix Packaging Co. in Maple Grove, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Delano American Legion. Mr. Taylor is survived by son, Wade of Baron, Wis.; step-daughter, Deborah Koltis of Thorp, Wis.; grandson, Christopher Taylor of Sauk Centre; great-grandchildren, Spencer Freud and Raven Taylor of Sauk Centre; sisters and brothers, Edna Morgan of Elk River, Violet Harless of Rush City, Bonnie Granberg of Prentice, Wis., Betty Halvorson of Bayfield, Wis., Ed Taylor, Sr. of Sheldon, Wis. and Jim Taylor of Eden Valley. He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Bud Taylor and sister, Dot Severen.

Anna Willems
Services for Anna K. Willems 100, of Buffalo were Monday, July 30, 2001, at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at The Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. Rev. Kenneth F. Ludescher was the celebrant. Corrie Silverberg, LeRoy Welter, Joe Eull, Louis Goeb, John Zachman and Darwin Kuehn served as casket bearers. Burial was at St. Francis Cemetery. Mrs. Willems died Wednesday, July 25, at the Good Samaritan Center in Howard Lake. She was born in St. Michael Sept. 29, 1900, the daughter of Jacob and Anna Kemmetmueller Goeb. Anna and her husband, Peter P. (Pete) Willems, farmed near Hanover many years and moved into the city of Buffalo in 1958. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo and a former member of St. Michael Church in St. Michael. She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 16, 1983; her parents; a sister, Josephine D. Willems and by a brother, Ed Goeb. Survivor include her half sisters, Clara Kuehn of Corcoran and Joan Herman of Anoka, nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

James R. Graen
Services for James R. Graen, 42, of Dayton, were Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Washburn-McReavy Robbinsdale Chapel. Interment is at Gethsemane Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Sue; daughter Mackenzie; son Gavin; parents James and Patricia; brothers Jeff (Julie) and Tom; sisters Patricia (Wayne) Carlson and Kelly Zwack; also many nieces and nephews. He was employed by S & W Plastics.

Viola Marie Haven
Services for Viola Marie Haven, 64, of Montrose, were Saturday, July 28, 2001. Rev. James Livingston officiated and interment was at the Church of St. Mary of Czestochowa in Delano. Casket bearers were her brothers, Donald Leuthardt, Edward Leuthardt, Marvin Leuthardt, James Leuthardt, Robert Leuthardt and Thomas Leuthardt. Mrs. Haven died peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband and family Tuesday, July 24, following a valiant battle against cancer. She was born July 14, 1937, in rural Chokio, the daughter of Peter and Agnes (Barlage) Leuthardt. She was the second of 13 children and was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. Mrs. Haven received all schooling at Chokio Public School and graduated valedictorian and homecoming queen in 1955. After graduation, she was employed at Northwestern National Bank in Minneapolis from 1955 to 1960. She was joined in marriage to Dennis L. Haven June 11, 1960, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. The couple had five children. They made their home in St. Louis Park for eight years before moving to their present home in Montrose in 1973. Mrs. Haven was a faithful member of the Church of St. Mary of Czestochowa in Delano. She was always active in church, giving of her time and talents whenever possible. Along with singing in the church choir, she shared her deep faith with the young people as a CCD instructor in every parish she was a member. She centered her entire life around her husband with whom she enjoyed more than 41 years of marriage, her children, her 15 grandchildren, her home and most importantly, her faith. She will be missed deeply, but her faith, strength, wisdom and everyday presence will remain in our hearts forever. She is survived by husband, Dennis Haven; daughters, Kimberly (Brian) Jans of Buffalo, Tracy (Michael) Hinkemeyer of Monticello, Cynthia (James) Marston of Buffalo and Denise (Mark) Holthaus of Monticello; son, Anthony Haven and fiancée Angie Robeck of Montrose; grandchildren, Joshua, Miranda, Lukas, Zachary and Marissa Jans, Brienne and Jenna Hinkemeyer, Emily, William and Haley Marston, Ashley, Aaron, Alexandra, Abbie and Allie Holthaus and a 16th grandchild to arrive in September; sisters and brothers, Donald (Sheila) Leuthardt of Morris, Patricia (Stanley) Bohn of Fremont, Neb., Edward (Connie) Leuthardt of Minneapolis, Marvin Leuthardt of St. Paul, James (Joanne) Leuthardt of St. Joseph, Robert Leuthardt of Burnsville, Beverly Leuthardt of Chokio, Sandra (Phillip) Moser of Rochester and Thomas (Vicki) Leuthardt of Chokio; sister-in-law, Audrey Leuthardt of Ortonville; brother-in-law, Loren Moser of Anaheim, Calif.; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends, in particular, Judy and Dave Bodin and Maxine and Leon Kaczmarek. She was preceded in death by parents, Peter and Agnes (Barlage) Leuthardt; sisters, Marlys Leuthardt and Doris Moser; and brother, Ralph Leuthardt.

Don Hesse
Services for Don R. Hesse, 53, of Maple Grove were Monday, July 23, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Enga-White-Gleason Funeral Chapel, 5500 Stevens Ave. Burial was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Mr. Hesse died suddenly Wednesday, July 18. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie and brother, Ron. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Pat; father, Ronald A.; brother, Tim (Karen); mother and father-in-law, Carol and Ron Widlund and beloved pets, Gremlin and Gizmo. He was employed with the Bulk Mail Center in Eagan. He was an avid outdoorsman and appreciated all forms of nature. He will be missed by family and friends. Memorials preferred.

Howard Kurtzweil
Services for Howard J. Kurtzweil, 47, of Maple Grove will be Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the DuSchane Chapel, 4239 West Broadway, Robbinsdale. A gathering for friends and family will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery. He was born Aug. 25, 1953 in Wausau, Wis. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School and attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. He began a career in the commercial printing industry while in high school. He moved to Minneapolis and worked for several printing companies in the Twin Cities area. He was married to Peg Skelly for 15 years and was a dedicated father to his children, Colin 12, and Alex 11. He enjoyed playing his guitar and listening to blues and rock and roll music. Besides his wife and sons, survivors include his parents, Norbert and Betty Kurtzweil of Horseshoe Bend, Ariz.; sister, Dyan Lopez of Stevens Point, Wis.; brothers Rick (Barb) of Horseshoe Bend, Ariz.; Steve (Kathy) of Chaska; Terry (Mary) of Stevens Point, Wis., Tim of Regensburg, Germany, Greg (Karen) of Stevens Point, Wis., Larry (Mary) Kurtzweil of Hartford, Wis., brother, Jerry (Michelle) of Schaumberg, Ill; sister, Sarah Marie (Ken) Koput of Tucson, Ariz.; 15 nieces and nephews and a myriad of friends and business acquaintances in the Twin Cities and Stevens Point.

Grace L. Kormylo
Services for Grace L. Kormylo, 77, of Dayton, were Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Crystal Lake Funeral Home. Interment was at Crystal Lake Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, and son, Dennis. She is survived by her children, James (Sue), Gayle (Ray) Thurber, and Bob (Brenda); 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger Norrdin; and significant other, Daniel Rittel. Memorials are preferred.

John "Jack" Johnson
Services for John Joseph "Jack" Johnson, 5, of St. Michael were Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 9 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Rev. Leonard F. Siebenaler was the celebrant and interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery. Mike Johnson, Matt Johnson, Mike McDonald and Tom McDonald served as casket bearers. Jack died Wednesday, July 18, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. He was born Aug. 22, 1995, in Robbinsdale, the son of Randall and Mary McDonald Johnson. Jack attended Pinewood Elementary School in Monticello and Bright Beginnings in St. Michael. He is survived by his loving parents, Randall and Mary Johnson; a brother, Charlie Johnson at home; grandparents, Rita McDonald of Maple Grove, and Russ and June Johnson of Robbinsdale; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ethel B. Jones
Services for Ethel B. Jones, 89, of St. Michael and formerly of Lake Charlotte were conducted Wednesday evening, July 25, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Mrs. Jones died Sunday, July 22, at the Buffalo Hospital. She was born in Minneapolis July 13, 1912, the daughter of Gust and Dora Kruger Beyer. She married Andrew S. Jones April 15, 1961, in Columbia Heights. Mr. Jones preceded his wife in death July 4, 1968. She was formerly employed at Lyon Food Products for many years. She also enjoyed playing the organ and piano. Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Glenn H. (Jackie) Swanson and Gary D. (Donna) Swanson, all of Buffalo; a daughter, Gail (Greg Knutsen) Kozlak of Plymouth; a daughter-in-law, Mary Swanson of Buffalo; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lorraine (Roy) Westberg of Maple Grove; a brother, Elmer (Lorraine) Beyer of Elk River; many other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by a son, Gene W. Swanson in 1996, parents; a granddaughter, Jennifer Swanson; a great-grandson, Morgan Greninger; and seven brothers and sisters.

James Scidmore
Services for James Joseph Scidmore, 44, of St. Michael were conducted Monday, July 23, 2001, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. Rev. Paul R. Settergren officiated at the funeral service. Michael W. Smith, Wayne Mayer, Forrest Borreson, Steven Mike, Kevin Blaeser and Fred Steen served as casket bearers. Mr. Scidmore died Thursday, July 19, at Fairview-University Hospital. He was born Dec. 31, 1956, in Waseca, Minn. His family subsequently moved to White Bear Lake in 1957. He attended Bellaire and Parkview elementary schools and later Sunrise Park Middle School. He attended White Bear Lake Senior High and then Mariner Senior High. He graduated from Mariner (later renamed White Bear Lake Senior High School-South Campus) in 1974. For six years he worked for United Parcel Service before moving to Colorado in 1980. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for an apartment complex while attending the Colorado Institute of Art. He graduated in 1984 and moved back to Minnesota in 1985, where he worked as a creative director and photographer for Image Design and Exe Advertising. In 1988, he formed his own firm of Scidmore, Hersom and Others, Inc. with partner Linda Hersom. The agency has accounts worldwide in the hospitality, medical, and industrial markets. Mr. Scidmore was a member of ACM SIGGRAPH and served as International Co-Chair with Linda Hersom in 1988 and 1999 as well as International Resources Co-Manager from 1991 to 2000. He will be remembered by friends and family as someone who enjoyed life and was unafraid of a challenge. At various times he enjoyed fly fishing, piloting small planes, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, photography, boating, gourmet cooking, playing the bagpipes and traveling the world. He is survived by his parents, Warren and Stella Scidmore; a brother Stephen; and by a loving friend and partner, Linda Hersom.

Gerald Schleif
Services for Gerald Schleif, 83, of Osseo, formerly of Greenfield and St. Michael, were Thursday, July 19, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Pastor Dennis K. Strong officiated and interment followed at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Steren Schleif, Daryl Schleif, Kenneth Schleif, Chad Schleif, Terry Schleif and Jason Leaf served as casket bearers. Mr. Schleif died Tuesday, July 17, 2001. He was born June 16, 1918 in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County the son of Richard and Katherin Stassen Schleif. He was born again to be God's own child by the "washing of water in the word" when he was baptized July 7, 1918. He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwood March 20, 1932. He was given Revelation 2:10 as his confirmation memory verse. On October 6, 1940 Gerald Schleif and Elda Tessmer were joined in holy marriage at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. W.P. Haar officiated. Elda preceded her husband in death on June 17, 1994. On October 21,1995 Gerald Schleif and Verdell Faue were joined in holy marriage. Mr. Schleif engaged in dairy farming for many years in Greenfield and was a faithful member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife Verdell A.; children, Kathleen (Lauren) Hafften of Loretto, Dorothy Leaf of Champlin, Gloria (Howard) Marschel of Plymouth and Paul (Sue) Schleif of Maple Lake; grandchildren, Amanda Schleif, Chad (Susie) Schleif, Michael (Gretchen) Hafflen, Jason and Tammy Leaf, Tonya (Scott) Johnson; great-grandchildren Heather and Ryan Hafften, Sean and Benjamin Schleif, Jared Carlson, Cayla and Madeline Johnson; step-children Gary (Bonnie) Faue of Osseo, Cynthia (Dale) Pomerleau of Champlin; step-grandchildren Adam and Melanie Pomerleau, Gretchen Faue, Trisha and Erin Loth; three step-great-grandchildren; Brother: Howard (Marlys) Schleif of Rogers; other relatives and many friends. In addition to his first wife, Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Donald and Delmar Schleif.

June Selgeby
A Mass of Christian Burial for June L. Selgeby, 74, of Maple Grove, formerly of Rogers were Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Church of St. Andrews, Elk River. Burial was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Mrs. Selgeby died Tuesday, July 17, in Robbinsdale. She was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by husband, Vernon (Bill). Survivors include daughters, Leslie (Charles) Swenson, Prior Lake, Julie (Todd) Bourgeois, Elk River, Lee (John) Grimmer, Elk River, Libby (Mark) Hansen, Otsego; grandchildren, Matthew (Angela) Swenson, Michelle (Donald) Damberger, Bobby and Rachel Grimmer, Jackie and Olivia Hansen; stepgrandchildren, Greg, I Chad and David (Nicole) Bourgeois. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society Research, or North Memorial Medical Center Hospice.

Allen Vetsch
Services for Allen H. Vetsch, 48, of rural Monticello were Friday, July 27, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Albert Catholic Church in Albertville. Rev. Timothy Rudolphi was the celebrant and interment followed at St. Albert Cemetery. Alexis Roden was the organist for the Mass. Dan Brabec, Randy Horsch, Jeff Lenz, Andy Vetsch, Scott Brabec and Dale Vogl served as the casket bearers. Mr. Vetsch died Tuesday July 24, at the Monticello-Big Lake Hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1953, in Princeton the son of Cletus A. and Delphine C. Kasper Vetsch. He graduated from St. Michael-Albertville High School in 1972. Mr. Vetsch engaged in farming for many years and later worked at J & B Wholesale Dist. Inc. He was a faithful, lifelong member of St. Albert Catholic Church in Albertville. He also belonged to Catholic Aid Association and to the Knights of Columbus Council #4174. Mr. Vetsch is survived by his parents, Cletus and Delphine Vetsch of Monticello; brothers and sisters, Ron Vetsch of Maple Grove, Dorothy (Ed) Brabec of Howard Lake, Betty (Phil) Horsch of Monticello, Patty (Gary) Lenz of Albertville, Loren (Kristin) Vetsch of Browerville, Mark Vetsch of Monticello, Marvin (Brenda) Vetsch of Winsted and Keith Vetsch of Monticello; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Annette, and also by his grandparents.

Charles Weber
Services for Charles Harold Weber, 59, of Glyndon, were Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at 11 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Dilworth. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Glyndon. Mr. Weber was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Rogers, to Walter and Gertrude (Keske) Weber. He graduated from high school in St. Michael. Mr. Weber married Judy Fehn Nov. 19, 1960. They moved to Glyndon in 1965, where they have since resided. He died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Innovis Health, Fargo, N.D. He was employed with Honeywell, New Brighton. In Glyndon, he worked at Highway Host as well as Green Masonry. He also did various catering work, crafts and pre-casting. Everyone would always find a smile on Chuck's face when his grandkids were near. He enjoyed fishing and afternoon card games. He made the most of each and every day. Mr. Weber is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy; daughters, Patty Rudnicki, Moorhead; and Pam Burnside, Fargo; son-in-law, Corey Burnside; grandchildren, Scott, Bryan, Allie and Jarod; and three brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by two children, Ron and Kathy; sister, Beverly; brother, Harlan; and his parents.

Margaret Adair
Services for Margaret Lavina Moore Adair were Monday, July 2, 2001, in Addison, Texas. The Rev. William Loveless officiated. Margaret M. Adair died peacefully on Thursday, June 28, at North Memorial Hospice in Robbinsdale. Mrs. Adair was 86 years old and eternally young. Change did not daunt her. She was born in a farmhouse in Dallas County, Texas, into a "horse and buggy society" and lived to see a world driven by technology. Margaret attended Dallas area schools: Armstrong Elementary from 1920 to1927, Highland Park High School from 1927 to 1931, Southern Methodist University from 1931 to 1936 and attended graduate school at the University of Texas-Austin from 1936 to1938. After several years of raising a family and teaching school she returned to college and earned a Masters degree of Education. She traveled and moved about the world with her Navy husband, making friends and finding the best in every situation. Margaret and Lallance raised seven children in their 56 years of marriage. If she couldn't find joy, she created it. Margaret was a loving daughter, beloved sister, sweetheart, devoted wife, cherished mother, adored grandmother, dear friend, champion of the needy, and person beyond compare. Margaret touched everyone she met and added sunshine, joy, laughter and love to their lives. She used her heart and her mind for the best of purposes. Her dear heart has stopped beating but the value of her life will continue for eternity. We loved her dearly and will never, ever stop missing her. She will live in our hearts forever. She was preceded in death by her husband Lallance Acheson Adair and her son James Lallance Adair. Mrs. Adair is survived by her sister Mary Wren of Daytona Beach, Fla.; daughters Susan A. Donovan of Rochester, N.Y., B. Anne Adair of Rockford, Mary A. Verbick of Medina, Masako M. Trevino of Euless, Texas and Jane A. Grady of Londonderry, N.H.; son, John F. Adair of Jacksonville, Texas; 18 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Savern Dmohoski
Services for Savern (Sal) Dmohoski, 86, of Brooklyn Park were Monday, July 16, 2001, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope. Mr. Dmohoski died Thursday, July 12, in Brooklyn Park. He was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Billings, Mont. He was a member of the Crystal Knights of Columbus; St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; pipefitters Union and a long time employee of Minneapolis Gas Co. Survivors include his wife Charlotte M.; sons, Leonard Krause of Maple Grove, David of Brooklyn Park, Thomas of Plymouth and Steven of Plymouth; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Thomas Egan of Maple Grove; Ellen and Alan Paulson of Florida; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the Savern Dmohoski Memorial Fund.

Donald Fairchild
Services for Donald J. Fairchild 46, of Bemidji, were Saturday, July 7, 2001, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Bemidji. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Fairchild died Tuesday, July 3, 2001. He was a 1974 graduate of Coon Rapids High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in education and master of science degree in special education from Bemidji State University. He had worked for Northwest Minnesota Juvenile Center in Bemidji since 1980 and was a lead teacher. He was an outdoorsman, teaching life's values to his sons through hunting and fishing, and had founded a fishing tournament for the youngsters at the juvenile center that continues today. He had coached middle school and ninth grade football. Mr. Fairchild was preceded in death by daughter, Brooke Marie. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Mary (Weispfenning) of Bemidji; sons, Kenneth of St. Cloud and Daniel of Bemidji; father, David (Linda) Fairchild of Phoenix, Ariz.; mother, Lucille Fairchild of Corcoran; brothers, Mark (Lori) Fairchild of Coleraine, and Kevin (Dori) Fairchild of Maple Grove; sister, Lisa (Dan) Kolander of Corcoran, and step brother, John (Charlene) Ptacek of Seminole, Fla. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society "Relay for Life."

Edward B. Kittok
Services for Edward B. Kittok, 71, of Maple Plain were Thursday, July 12, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Delano. Rev. Michael Miller officiated and interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Delano. Pallbearers were Richard Kittok, John Kittok, Kathleen (Kittok) Dammann, Mary (Kittok) Roden, Dan Kittok, Pete Kittok and Mary Jo Kittok. Mr. Kittok died of a heart attack Sunday, July 8, 2001, at the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Minneapolis. He was born Oct. 19, 1929, in Minneapolis, the son of Michael J. and Mary Elizabeth (Schyna) Kittok. He was a member of the U.S. Army and after he was discharged, he farmed for many years in the Maple Plain area. He is survived by brothers, Michael of New Orleans, Vincent of Annandale, Eric (Joan) of New Orleans and Jerome (Joan) of Maple Plain. He is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews, 40 great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew.

Joseph Held
Services for Joseph W. Held, 18, of Anoka were Friday, July 13, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka. Private interment. He was a member of the Anoka High School Concert Band, Marching Band, commended National Merit Scholar, and a Scholastic Achiever. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Peter and Viola Held. Survivors include his mother, Christine Kilbey Held of Anoka; father, Paul Held of Maple Grove; brother, Nicholas Held, and sister, Victoria Held, both of Anoka; grandparents, Warner and Patricia Kilbey of Wisconsin; uncles, Michael (Chris) Kilbey of California, Thomas Kilbey of Nevada; aunt, Sue (Dave) Ziegler of Wisconsin; uncles, Michael (Ann) Held of Pennington; Steve (Sharon) Held of Sartell, Peter (Dee) Held of Washington; aunts, Janet (Michael) Schrantz of Maple Grove, Diana (Bob) Rogers of Rice, Renee (Durwood) Bettenberg of Burnsville, Taryn (Jerry) Lane of Sauk Rapids, Jeane (Brad) Phillippi of Little Falls; and numerous cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church or Anoka High School Band Program.

Kenneth LaRoche
Services for Kenneth J. LaRoche, 53, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Champlin were Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Washburn-McReavy DuSchane Chapel in Robbinsdale. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Agatha LaRoche; and sister, Ernestine LaRoche. He is survived by his son, Brandon; daughter, Heather; granddaughters, Jasmine, Jenna and Monique; brother, Richard; sisters, Marie and Teresa (Barry); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joseph LaBounty
Memorial services for Joseph Glen LaBounty, 22, of Brooklyn Park were Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Osseo United Methodist Church, 16 Second Ave S.E., Osseo. Mr. LaBounty died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 10. He was a 1997 graduate of Park Center High School. He attended Moorhead State, where he played basketball for the Dragons. He was known as an excellent singer and did so enthusiastically whenever he could. He was preceded in death by his grandma, Carole Strom and grandpa, Joe LaBounty. Survivors include mother, Peggy Rezack and her husband Frank; grandpa, Glen Strom and wife Dianne; aunts and uncles Pat and Byron Smith, Bob and Kay Strom, and Alice and Roger Tanghe; and cousins Ron, Kelly and Tiffany. He is further survived by father, Don LaBounty and his fiancee Diane Meyer; grandma, Norma Brinkhaus and husband Art; aunts and uncles Paul and Debbie LaBounty, Richard and Sharon LaBounty, and Andrea Perkins; cousins Chris, Tommy, Jennifer, Paul, Candy, Amy, Justin, Scott, Luke and Reed; and many other loving family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

James Prince
Services for James Thomas Prince, 80, a resident of Osseo from 1959 to 2000, were Monday, July 16, 2001, at Evans Nordby Funeral Home, 34 Second St. N.E., Osseo. Mr. Prince died in Bradenton, Fla., June 15, 2001. He was born June 29, 1920, in Winchester, Tenn., to Clofton Otis Prince Sr. and Ethel Anderton Prince. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a World War II veteran. Upon completion of his military service, he attended the University of Minnesota and received his master's degree in microbiology. He served on the teaching staff of the University of Minnesota Medical School his entire career and retired in the late 1980s. He enjoyed sharing time between his Osseo home and his lake home in Hackensack, until he purchased his home in Palmetto, Fla., in 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Kohl Prince. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Mike and wife Diana of Oak Ridge, Mo., daughter and son-in-law Marcia and husband Gerald Schmidt of Jansen, Neb.; grandchildren, Amy Prince of St. Paul, Ryan Prince of Woodbury, Justin Prince of Oak Ridge, Mo., Erin Hente and husband Andy of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; great granddaughter, Selena Hente, special friend, Nanette Eklund of Palmetto, Fla.; and Jake and Holly, his treasured dogs. Memorials preferred to the James T. Prince Memorial Fund, c/o TCF Bank, 801 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402.

Robert Schirber
Services for Robert Martin Schirber, 60, of Maple Grove were Monday, July 16, 2001, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Maple Grove. Mr. Schirber died Friday, July 13, at North Memorial Medical Center after a six-month battle with a brain tumor. He was born April 1, 1941, in St. Cloud to Harriet and Al Schirber. He moved with his family to Jamestown, N.D., in 1947. He was active in Boy Scouts as a boy and also later as a leader. He served two years in the U.S. Army. He attended St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. He married Jean Abbott, formerly of Dawson, N.D. Mr. Schirber began working for White Drug in 1968 in Jamestown. He moved to Maple Grove in 1986 and was employed with Thrifty White Drug until his retirement due to his illness. He was an active man, who enjoyed playing volleyball, walleyball, biking and was a great cook. He enjoyed gardening with his wife. He was preceded in death by his father, Al. Survivors include his wife, Jean; son, Richard of Thermopolis, Wy.; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dan Winter of Oak Park, Ill.; granddaughter, Jessica Schirber of Elk Point, S.D.; mother, Harriet of Jamestown, N.D.; and brother, Greg of Atlanta, Ga.

Howard Sipe
Services for Howard G. Sipe, 101, of Presbyterian Homes and formerly of St. Michael were Monday, July 16, 2001, at the Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. The Concelebrants were Father Leonard F. Siebenaler and Father Burton Bloms, OSB. Interment was at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope. The casket bearers were Mr. Sipe's great grandchildren. Mr. Sipe died Wednesday, July 11, 2001. He was born on Oct. 20, 1899, in Loretto the son of Eiphriam and Margaret Huster Sipe. On April 15, 1920, Howard Sipe and Esther Dick were joined in holy marriage in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with 80 years of married life and with a daughter, Dorothy. Through the years, Howard and Esther operated their family's beverage company. Esther Sipe preceded her husband in death on June 5, 2000. Mr. Sipe is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Stannard of Hopkins; grandchildren, Kathleen (Greg) Suddendorf of Excelsior, and Michael Stannard of Chanhassen; great grandchildren, Patricia (Michael) Babler of Chanhassen, and Mary Suddendorf and Anne Suddendorf, both of Excelsior, and Ashley Stannard of Chanhassen; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his wife, Mr. Sipe was preceded in death by parents, Eiphriam and Margaret Sipe, 10 brothers and sisters and by a son-in-law, Paul D. Stannard.

Larry Thomas
Services for Larry Thomas, 58, of Loretto were Thursday, July 12, 2001, at United Presbyterian Church in Rockford. Mr. Thomas was owner of the Big Woods Saloon in Loretto and a long-time member of Sundance Golf Course. He was preceded in death by his father, George. He is survived by Jaime Falde; mother Florence Feyo; five daughters, Lori (Gary) Roubinek, Lisa (Gordon) Hendrickson, Tami (Joe) Sheehan, Traci (Dan) Farniok and Tiffani (Robb) Francis; six grandchildren; one sister, Diane Feyo; four brothers, Chris (Liz) Feyo, David (Judy) Thomas, Kent (Annette) Thomas and Ronald (June) Thomas; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Carol Ann Weidenbach
Services for Carol Ann Weidenbach, 59, of rural Monticello were Tuesday, July l0, 2001, at the Church of St. Albert in Albertville. Father Leonard Siebenaler was the Celebrant and interment followed at the St. Albert Cemetery. Friends called from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. A Prayer Service was held Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Weidenbach's Godchildren, Sue Anderson, Jean Knudsen, Lisa Plante, Brenda Lindenfelser, Lisa Hurt and Karlette Barthel served as honorary casket bearers. Michael Kasper, Troy Barthel, Nick Barthel, Kurt Roden, Ron Bistodeau, Jim Bistodeau, Mike Weidenbach and Steve Weidenbach served as casket bearers. Mrs. Weidenbach died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at her residence. She was born April 29, 1942, in St. Michael the daughter of Carl and Bernadette Roden Barthel. She graduated from St. Michael High School in 1960. On Oct. 5, 1963, Carol Ann Barthel and Donald Weidenbach were joined in holy marriage at the Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. Mr. and Mrs. Weidenbach engaged in dairy farming north of Albertville for many years. She was a faithful member of the Church of St. Albert in Albertville and was a former member of the Christian Mothers. She also belonged to the Albertville Royalty Committee and to the Catholic Order of Foresters. Mrs. Weidenbach is survived by husband, Donald; children, Betty (Jeff) Schoen of Monticello, Kathy (Dan) Barthel of St. Michael, Tom Weidenbach and and Paul (Rochelle) Weidenbach all of Monticello, and Diane (Donnie) Soderlund of Aberdeen, S.D.; six granddaughters, Ashley Barthel, Courtney Schoen, Danielle Barthel, Miranda Schoen, Samantha Weidenbach, Savannah Barthel and an unborn grandchild (baby Schoen) expected in two weeks; mother, Bernadette Barthel of Buffalo; sisters, Janice (Ralph) Kasper of St. Michael, and Barb Barthel of St. Michael and friend Ken; brothers, Dennis (Jan) Barthel of Becker, and Gary (Mary) Barthel of Sauk Centre; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, LaVern Bistodeau of Albertville, Vernon (Helen) Weidenbach of Monticello, and Eileen (Frank) McCoy of Elk River; many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Weidenbach, her father, Carl Barthel; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond and Adeline Weidenbach; and a brother-in-law, Robert Bistodeau.

Raymond Edward Diem
Services for Raymond Edward Diem, 86, of Delano, were Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Delano. Rev. James Livingston officiated and interment was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Pallbearers were Len Schreder, Jerry Borrell, Dick Traen, Rich Ditty, Leroy Moonen and Jerry Blauert. Mr. Diem died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Delano Healthcare Center. He was born Sept. 11, 1914, in Franklin Township, the son of John P. and Lena (Zierman) Diem. He was married to Loretta Czech. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of the Delano American Legion Post 377. Mr. Diem was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta. He is survived by niece, Bonnie (Gary) Gabrelcik and their children, Debbie (Brian) Peterson, Wendy (Jeff) Klehr, Dean, Terry and Diana Gabrelcik; great-great-nieces and nephews, Jacob, Katie, Tyler, Brooke, Samantha and Brandon; other nieces; nephews; brother-in-law; sister-in-law and many friends.

Henry M. Holmberg
Services for Henry M. Holmberg, 83, of Watertown are Monday, July 9, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Watertown. Rev. Paul Kling and Rev. John Mulvihill will officiate and interment will be at the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Ft. Snelling Honor Guard. Casket bearers will be Philip Olson, David Bennyhoff, Nathan Bennyhoff, Lloyd Holmberg, Ken Holmberg and Rodger Hansen. Mr. Holmberg died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born Feb. 5, 1918, in Superior, Wis., the son of David and Christina (Lycander) Holmberg. He was a veteran of World War II, having proudly served his country as a sergeant with the 337th Infantry in North Africa, Italy and Germany. He married Ruth M. Blomquist Nov. 8, 1946, at the Evangelical Free Church in Watertown. Mr. Holmberg began his married life in Watertown assisting in the Blomquist Funeral Home and Department Store and he also worked for the Green Giant canning factory. From 1957 to 1969 he owned and operated an A&W drive-in in Delano and until retirement in 1980, was employed as a postal clerk in Watertown and Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by wife, Ruth; parents, David and Christina Holmberg; 14 brothers and sisters; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Berner and Hanna Blomquist and brother-in-law, Gordon Bennyhoff. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Mary Lou Holmberg of Waconia; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Michael Galassi of Hurst, Texas, and Barbara and Gerald Olson of Bloomington; grandchildren, Philip Olson and Christina Olson; sister-in-law, Jeanette Bennyhoff of Mound; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Al Joslin
Services for Elvin LeRoy, (Al) Joslin of Ramsey were Saturday, June 30, 2001 at noon at Dare's Funeral Home in Elk River. Pastor Jerry Smith officiated. Mr. Joslin was born May 31, 1933, to William and Pansy (Maness) Joslin. He married Paula Joslin Dec. 12, 1953, in Remer. He died Tuesday, June 26, 2001. Mr. Joslin was employed at Iten Chevrolet, Brooklyn GMC, Harold Chevrolet and Suburban Chevrolet. He was self employed in Joslin Auto Sales. He spent years enjoying snowmobiling and traveling with his wife and family. He spent many hours encouraging his sons in all their sporting activities. Mr. Joslin spent his life in the automotive industry and devoted the rest of his life to his wife, children and grandchildren. Grandpa will be remembered for is sense of humor, his love of his family being together, and of his fondness of a good bonfire. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Pansy Joslin. Survivors include wife, Paula Marie Joslin; sons, Michael, Dean (Sheila), Alan (Cheryl), Rick (Jeri) and Lynn (Amy); grandchildren, Michelle, Carrie, Steven, Jackie, Vicki, Andrew, Kelly, Taylor and Kacey, plus two yet unborn grandchildren; sister, Jean Joslin; and brother, Edwin (Betty) Joslin. Memorials preferred.

Jason Krantz
Services for Jason P. Krantz, 29, of Maple Grove were Monday, July 2, 2001, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at The Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Medina. Mr. Krantz died Thursday, June 28, 2001, having fought a courageous 16-month battle with cancer. He died peacefully surrounded by his family and special friends. The journey's end came with a fight from the bravest, most loving, generous son, brother, and friend who leaves us with heartfelt memories. He was a 1990 graduate of Wayzata High School and also graduated from the University of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Alex Krantz and Gladys (Leeta) Mullally. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Kay Krantz; sisters, Lori (Tom) Broze, Lisa (Lee) Wagner, and Kelli (Tom) Adolph; brother, Jim (Andee) Krantz; grandmother, Hildur Krantz; nieces and nephews, Tate and Mandi Broze, Austin, Erik and Mason Adolph, and Emma Jane Wagner; aunts, uncles and cousins; best friend and soulmate Lori Eidem and canine buddy, Kalli. Memorials preferred to UCSF Foundation c/o Jason Krantz Memorial Fund.

Ivar Lemmage
Services for Ivar L. Lemmage, 68, of Mission, Texas, and formerly of Rockford and Arlington, are Monday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Rockford. Interment with military rites follow at the Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Lemmage died Tuesday, July 3. He was preceded in death by parents Sam and Mamie; brothers Omar and Jerry; and by a sister Goldie. He is survived by wife Roberta; a son Steven of Morro Bay, Calif.; a daughter Bambi (Dan) Singer and a granddaughter Kacie, all of Somerset, Wis.; brothers Kenneth, Darvis and Jack; and a sister June. Ivar was the best friend you could have. He could do anything because he "knew stuff".

Hildegarde Schumacher
Services for Hildegarde K. "Hilde" Schumacher, 81, of St. Michael were Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Rev. Leonard Siebenaler was the celebrant and interment followed at the St. Michael Cemetery. Rita Stahlmann was the reader for the Mass. Gift bearers were Mary Saunders and Ann Kitt. Greg Schumacher, Steve Schumacher, Dan Schumacher, Deb Schumacher, Ben Kitt and Matt Kitt served as the casket bearers. Mrs. Schumacher died Sunday, July 1, at Guardian Angels Nursing Home in Elk River. She was born July 18, 1919, in Farming, Minn., the daughter of Joseph B. and Anna Silvers Korte. Following high school, she attended Normal School. She began teaching in Scott County and taught at the Helena School in 1940, 1941 and 1942. She later taught at West Pelican Lake, St. Albert's Parish School and 17 years at the St. Michael Parish School. On June 13, 1942, Hildegarde Korte and Oliver "Ollie" Schumacher were joined in holy marriage in St. Benedict. God blessed their marriage with seven children. Mrs. Schumacher was an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church and sang in its choir. She also served as the Eucharistic Ministry Coordinator of St. Michael Parish's home bound. She is survived by husband, Oliver "Ollie" Schumacher; children, Don (Kitty) of Elk River, Ken (Kathy) of St. Michael, Jerry (Pat Melcher) of Minnetonka, Mary (Michael Rovner) Saunders of Oakland, Calif., Roy (Judy) of Phoenix, Ariz., Phil (Gail Pearson) of Edina and Ann (John) Kitt of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Greg (Stacy), Steve (Sheila), Deb and Dan (Sarah) Schumacher, Jon Saunders, Ben and Matt Kitt; great-grandchildren, Josie and Grant Schumacher; a sister, Eleanor Miller of Sun City, Ariz.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bernadine Korte, Ruth Korte, Lloyd Dick, Ermin (Muriel) Schumacher and Armella Schumacher; other relatives and friends. Mrs. Schumacher was preceded in death by parents, Joseph B. and Anna Silvers Korte; sisters, Vi York, Gen Korte, Vickie Krieger, Rita Dick and Anna Mae Korte; and brothers, Dick and Vic Korte.

Herman Droneck
Services for Herman Karl Droneck, 86, of Buffalo were conducted Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover with interment at the Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. Pastor Paul R. Settergren officiated at the service. Colleen Johnson was the organist and Tim Duerr was the vocalist. Hymns were also played on the piano by several of Droneck's great grandchildren. Casket bearers were Lon Droneck, Sheila Droneck, Brenda Bashor, Daryl Bashor, Jennifer Fink, Steve Fink, Scott Droneck, Sarah Droneck, Mandy Sanchez and Scott Sanchez. Mr. Droneck died Tuesday, June 19, at the Park View Care Center. He was born in Greenwood Township, Hennepin County, Feb. 28, 1915 the son of Herman and Lydia Bartel Droneck. He was baptized at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwood Township Sept. 19, 1915. He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford Aug. 26, 1928. On June 19, 1943 Herman Droneck was joined holy marriage to Olga E. Schmidt at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. God blessed their marriage with three sons: Allen, Stanley and Melvin. Mr. and Mrs. Droneck operated a dairy farm between Buffalo and Rockford for many years. Olga Droneck preceded her husband in death on January 9, 1996. Mr. Droneck was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Droneck was preceded in death by his wife; son Allen in 1970; grandson Duncan Droneck in 1992, sister, Dorothea Droneck and by brothers, Clifford, Theodore and Roland Droneck. Survivors include his sons, Stanley (Edie) Droneck of Buffalo and Melvin (Karmen) Droneck of Fountain Valley, Calif.; grandchildren, Lon and Sheila Droneck, Brenda and Daryl Bashor, Jennifer and Steve Fink, Scott and Sarah Droneck and Mandy and Scott Sanchez; great grandchildren: Aaron, Lindsy, Stacia and Jacob; Jonathon and Benjamin; Samuel and Isabel and Savannah; sisters, Georgia Bursch of Burschville, Verdell Darvis (Harpo) Lemmage of Eau Claire and Myrtle (Alex) Weidenbach of Osseo; sisters-in-laws, Florence Schlief of Buffalo, Edith Kettenacker of Rockford and Sophie Droneck of Waverly and many other relatives and friends.

Walburga Goeb
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Walburga M. Goeb, 99, formerly of Hamel, was conducted Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 11 a.m. at The Church of St. Anne in Hamel. Father Robert A. Patterson and Father Maynard C. Kegler, OMI were the concelebrants. Burial was at St. Francis Cemetery in Buffalo. Mrs. Goeb died Tuesday, June 19, at the Park View Care Center. She was born Sept. 18, 1901 in Plymouth, the daughter of Michael and Josephine Hutter Adams. On Nov. 26, 1924, Walburga Adams and Harry F. Goeb were joined in marriage at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Medina. They engaged in farming for many years. Harry Goeb preceded his wife in death on February 8, 1966. Mrs. Goeb was a faithful member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Medina and belonged to the Hamel Senior Citizens. She also loved children very much. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Goeb was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Josephine Adams, and by 10 brothers and sisters. Survivors include a sister-in-law Louise Adams of New Hope; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, great grand nieces and great grand nephews.

Arvo Keranen
Services for Arvo Juhani Keranen, 23, of Carbondale, Colo., formerly of Dayton, were conducted Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Minneapolis Laestadian Lutheran Church, 13030 47th Ave. N. in Plymouth. Rev. John Lehtola officiated at the funeral service, with interment following at St. Fridolin Cemetery in Champlin. Karen Johnson was the organist for the funeral service. Roland Keranen, John Keranen, Risto Keranen, Jason Wikman, John Wikman and Steve Parks served as casket bearers. Mr. Keranen died accidentally near Basalt, Colorado on Tuesday, June 19, 2001. He was born on Feb. 9, 1978, in Edina, the son of Harold and Aila Markkanen Keranen. He graduated from Champlin Park High School in 1997. He was most recently employed as a carpenter with Jensen Homes Incorporated.. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Henry Keranen of Wolf Lake, and by maternal grandparents, Unno and Martta Markkanen of Finland. Survivors include his parents, Harold and Aila Keranen of Dayton; brothers and sisters, Roland Keranen of Rogers, Ann (Aaron) Parks of Osseo, Mia (Eric) Skoog of Elk River, Riitta (Hannu) Huhdanpaa of Plymouth, John Keranen of Carbondale, Colo., Saara (Leo) Loukusa of Marysville, Wash., Risto Keranen and Marita Keranen, all of Osseo; nieces and nephews, Emily Parks, David, Ingrid and Loren Skoog, Sonja Huhdanpaa and Ellie Loukusa; paternal grandmother, Hilda Keranen of Wolf Lake; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Rev. Michael McGlauchlin
Services for Rev. Michael McGlachlin, 49, of Edina, pastor of St. Timothy's Church, Maple Lake, and former pastor of St. Walburga of Fletcher and St. Martin's of Rogers, were Friday, June 29, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, Edina. Burial was at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, White Bear Lake. Rev. McGlauchlin also served at St. Wenceslaus, New Prague and the Cathedral of St. Paul. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy McGlauchlin; sister, Susan McGlauchlin; also survived by Amy Carter; three nieces and three nephews; Therese Beaulieu; aunt, Lois (Bernard) Hanson; cousins, Dr. Gregory Hanson and Stephen Hanson; many other loving relatives and friends. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul.

Joanne Sawatzke
Services for Joanne Marie Sawatzke, 66, of Rockford were Thursday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 20000 County Road 10, in Corcoran. Father George R. Kinney was the celebrant and interment was at St. Thomas Cemetery. Her nine sons served as casket bearers. Mrs. Sawatzke died early Sunday, June 24, at her residence. She was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Virginia, the daughter of Melvin C. and Virginia Olsen Harwood. On Nov. 17, 1951, Joanne Harwood and George E. Sawatzke were joined in holy marriage in Mason City, Iowa. God blessed their marriage with 11 children. They owned and operated Rockford Cabinet & Woodwork. She was a faithful member of The Church of St. Thomas The Apostle in Corcoran and formerly belonged to the Rockford Garden Club. She was preceded in death by parents, Melvin C. and Virginia Harwood and a sister, Gerri Harris. Survivors include her husband George (Smokey) Sawatzke; children, Richard (Roberta) Sawatzke of Loretto, Ronald Sawatzke of Rockford, Randall Sawatzke of Northfield, Rodney (Kathy) Sawatzke of Monticello, Roger Sawatzke of Rockford and fiancee Shari, Rocklyn (Joyce) Sawatzke of Emily, Robert (Dawn) Sawatzke of Albertville, Russell Sawatzke of Rockford, Renee (Ronnie) Bianchi of Big Lake, Rhonda Peterson of Albertville and Fiancee Bob and Ralph Sawatzke of Rockford and fiancee Susan; 22 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers and a sister, John (Cheryl) Harwood of Watertown, James (Connie) Harwood of Maple Grove and Judy Harwood of Chatsworth, Calif.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews.

Carol Jane Theisen
Services for Carol Jane Theisen, 63, of Delano, were Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at St. Mary's of Czestochowa in Delano. Rev. James Livingston officiated and interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Theisen, Randy Theisen, David Socher, David Theisen, Gary Janicula and Michael Mense. Mrs. Theisen died peacefully Friday, June 22, 2001, at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 29, 1938 in Franklin Township, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Motzko) Janicula. She was married to Harold Theisen. Mrs. Theisen was a lifelong member, receiving all sacraments at St. Mary's of Czestochowa. She was also a co-owner and secretary/treasurer of Gridor Construction, Inc. for 21 years. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Clara Motzko Janicula; sister, Lorraine Meehan; sister-in-law, Lorraine Janicula and brother-in-law, Arnold Mense. Mrs. Theisen is survived by husband, Harold; sons, Greg (Connie), Brad and Brent (Amy); grandchildren, Jason, David, Patrick, Kate, Ben and Tom; brothers, James (Joyce) Janicula and Marvin Janicula; sisters, Patricia Janicula and Elaine Mense; many relatives and friends.

Kurt O. Topel
Services for Kurt O. Topel, 98, of Watertown, formerly of Delano, were Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. Pastor Paul Marggraf officiated and interment was in Watertown Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were Timothy Topel, Darin Goulet, Alden Lange, Ronald Ketcher, Wayne Block and Burton Ramthun. Mr. Topel died Saturday, June 23, 2001 at the Elim Nursing Home in Watertown. He was born March 29, 1903 to Ruldolph and Johannah (Schirr) Topel in Franklin Township. He was married to Esther Emma Barfknecht. The couple farmed outside of Delano until sometime in the 1930s. From 1940 until 1958, they owned a farm by Watertown. Mr. Topel worked in the Watertown Canning Factory, National Tea in Hopkins and the Powell Candy Company in Hopkins. He was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano for most of his life and enjoyed being part of the choir for many years. He, along with his wife, were honored to be the king and queen of the seniors in Wright County in the 1970s. He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Esther and 11 brothers and sisters. Mr. Topel is survived by son, Stanley (Mae) Topel of Michigan; daughter, Vivian Goulet of St. Louis Park; grandchildren, Mark, Timothy, Deborah, Lisa and Darin; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Lydia Wandersee of Delano and Ethel Block of Montrose and sisters-in-law, Valeria Topel of Delano, Virginia Barfknecht of Buffalo, Lillian Barfknecht of Watertown, Emma Brandenburg, Cora Lange of Mound and Hilda Ketcher of Mound.

Mike Tuchtenhagen
Services for Mike Tuchtenhagen, 53, of Montrose, were Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Mr. Tuchtenhagen died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born Nov. 25, 1947, in Brainerd, the son of Edwin and Lorraine (Ganz) Tuchtenhagen. He was married to Sandra Meuleners. He is survived by wife, Sandy; daughter, Lori Smith; sons, Michael (Karen) O'Connell, Patrick O'Connell and Christopher (Lisa) O'Connell; grandchildren, Briana, Hayley, Kent, Kelly, Georgette, Michael, Jr. and Lauren; mother, Lorraine Betzol and brother, Pat (Diane) Tuchtenhagen.

Roger Van Winkle
Services for Roger Wayne (Rip) Van Winkle, 63, of Rockford were conducted Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. Pastor Therese Brownson officiated. Burial was at Long Lake Cemetery in rural Appleton, Minn. Colleen Johnson was the organist for the service. Mr. Van Winkle died Friday, June 22, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born Feb. 22, 1938 in Appleton, the son of Cecil and Esther Melin Van Winkle. Roger Van Winkle and Eunice Hanson were joined in holy marriage Aug. 7, 1956 in Appleton. God blessed their marriage with three sons. Eunice Van Winkle preceded her husband accidentally on Feb. 19, 1980. Mr. Van Winkle was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover and formerly belonged to the Hanover Lions Club. He was employed at North Tech, Inc., in Maple Grove as a tool maker. In addition to his wife, Mr. Van Winkle was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Marcella. Survivors include sons, Rodney Van Winkle of Minneapolis, Ricky (Kim) Van Winkle of Littleton, Colo. and Robbie (Mielsa) Van Winkle of Universal City, Texas; a granddaughter, Shannon (Richard) Bryon; grandsons Riley and Roger Van Winkle; great grandson Gage Bryon; sister, Aljean (Mark) Loving of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marilla Wulkow
Services for Marilla F. Wulkow, 91, of Corcoran were conducted Friday June 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Corcoran. Rev. Marvin E. Repinski officiated at the funeral service and interment followed at the church cemetery. Casket bearers were Scott Lecy, Randall Lecy, Jerold Lecy, Darrell Esterly, Duane Esterly and Gary Carlson. Mrs. Wulkow died Monday, June 18, 2001 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. She was born Jan. 7, 1910 in Hanover, the daughter of Gottlieb and Emma Schuler Esterly. On April 18, 1936 Marilla Esterly and Carl Wulkow were joined in holy marriage at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Corcoran. God blessed their marriage with a daughter Diane. Mr. and Mrs. Wulkow engaged in farming in Corcoran for many years. Carl Wulkow preceded his wife in death in October of 1978. Mrs. Wulkow was a faithful member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Corcoran. She also belonged to the Golden Maple Leafs Group and a birthday club. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl W. Wulkow; daughter Diane B. Lecy in June of 1986; Parents Gottlieb and Emma Esterly, and Brothers Alvah, Clarence, Gilbert, Vernon (her twin ), Paul and Myron Esterly. Survivors include her son-in-law: Jerold R. (Sherry) Lecy of Rochester; grandchildren: Scott J. Lecy of Stacy and Fiancee Cheryl, Randall A. (Patricia Donnelly) Lecy of Seattle, and Kristin (Eric Hinrichs) Lecy of Anchorage, Alaska; great grandson, Ari Hinrichs; sister-in-law, Delila Esterly of Coon Rapids; 11 nieces and nephews including Janet Tolifson who has cared for Marilla the last 16 months and other relatives and friends.

Terri Seiwert
Services for Terri Lynn Seiwert, 40, of Albertville were Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Rev. Paul R. Settergren officiated and interment followed at Gethsemane Lutheran Cemetery in New Hope. Honorary casket bearers were Kevin Aalderks, Kenneth Aalderks, James Seiwert, Ashley Seiwert, Cameron Seiwert and Sidney Seiwert. Gary Aalderks, Keith Aalderks, Kent Aalderks, Brian Seiwert, David Seiwert and John Seiwert served as casket bearers. Marlene Mohwinkel was the organist for the funeral service and Rolf Mohwinkel sang "Amazing Grace-How Sweet the Sound." Mrs. Seiwert died Friday, June 8, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale following a courageous five-year battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 28, 1961, in Minneapolis the daughter of John and Wilma Howell Aalderks. She graduated from Osseo High School in 1979. Terri Lynn was married to Bradley J. Seiwert Nov. 17, 1979, at the United Methodist Church in Osseo. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Kara and Kasi. She was formerly employed by J & B Wholesale of St. Michael and currently worked at Safco Products of New Hope. She was also active in the Albertville Lioness Club. Mrs. Seiwert was an inspiration and devoted friend to all who knew her, from her bingo/casino friends, to her co-workers and to all she touched at the Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center. Her strength and determination were unmatched and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Through them her spirit lives on. She is survived by husband, Brad Seiwert; two daughters, Kara, 21, and Kasi, 18; parents, John and Wilma Aalderks of Osakis; brothers, Gary (Nick) Aalderks of New Hope and Keith Aalderks of Albertville and his fiancee, Sarah Bennett; grandmother, Inez Hassell of Renville; other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her mother-in-law Joleen Ketterl and grandparents Edgar and Theresa Howell.

Joseph Stoltz
Graveside service and interment for Joseph Stoltz, 70, of Rockford were Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Mr. Stoltz died unexpectedly June 12. He was a loving father, dear friend and avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Vera. He is survived by daughter, Linda (Steve) Christianson; sons, Joseph (Sher Coonradt), Douglas and Evan (Marybeth) & their mother, Eva; five grandchildren, Heather, Melissa, Steffany, Travis and Gunnar; and many friends, especially Von, Jim and Shirley. There will be a memorial gathering in Big Lake Saturday, July 7. 




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