|Evelyn Margaret Socher
Services for Evelyn Margaret Socher, 75, of Delano, were Tuesday, June
19, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Delano. Rev. Frank Wampach
officiated and interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Delano. Pallbearers
were Gary Theisen, Greg Theisen, Tony Socher, Randy Theisen, Cody Socher
and Dan Socher. Mrs. Socher died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Methodist
Hospital in St. Louis Park. She was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Franklin Township,
the daughter of Frank and Irene (Speckel) Theisen. She was married to Aloys
J. Socher. Mrs. Socher farmed with her husband for many years. She loved
gardening, baking and cooking, and she was absolutely delighted with her
grandchildren and great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by husband,
Aloys; great-grandson, Mason Socher; brother, George Theisen; and brother-in-law,
Dennis Meehan. She is survived by sons, David (Marlene), Ron (Joni) and
Don (Tonya), all of Delano; grandchildren, Mike, Tony, Tanya, Jaime, Cody,
Luke and Dustin; great-granddaughter, Madison; sisters, Lucille (Kasper)
Giese and Janette Meehan; brothers, Francis (Sadie) Theisen, Kenny (Delores)
Theisen, Robert (Bernice) Theisen, Harold (Carol) Theisen, and Lloyd (Jane)
Craig A. Wilen
Services for Craig A. Wilen, 38, of Nampa, Idaho, were Monday, June
18, 2001, at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano. Interment was in the Delano
Public Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donny Carlson, Sam Niska, Mack Muonio,
Todd Wilen, Marcus Niska and Mark Williamson. Mr. Wilen died Thursday,
June 14, 2001, at his grandmother's home in Montrose. He was preceded in
death by father, Dave; sons, Perry and Kerry; maternal grandfather, Melvin
Niska; and paternal grandfather, Fred Wilen. He is survived by mother,
Evelyn Wilen of Marysville Township; daughter, Yvonne M. Wilen of St. Louis
Park; sister, Chonne (Kurt) Carter of Jerome, Idaho; maternal grandmother,
Linda Niska of Marysville Township; paternal grandmother, Edna Lehto of
Spearfish, S.D.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Herbert H. Burau
Services for Herbert H. Burau, 89, of Green Isle, were Saturday, June
9, 2001, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Rev. Erwin C. Sprengeler
officiated and interment was in Corrina Cemetery in Annandale with Rev.
Thomas Queck officiating at the graveside. Casket bearers were Lyle Schroeder,
Sheldon Ittel, Loane Burau, Gerald Burau, Grant Burau, Tim Burau, Lowell
Schmidt and James Schmidt. Mr. Burau died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the
Municipal Hospital in Arlington, Minn. He was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Waconia
Township, the son of Henry and Lavina (Burandt) Burau. He was baptized
Oct. 8, 1911, and confirmed April 5, 1924, at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Waconia by Rev. William Schneider. He married Violet Engelen at Trinity
Lutheran Church Dec. 2, 1933. The couple farmed near Delano until 1961
when they moved to Annandale. Mr. Burau moved to Green Isle in 1989 to
live with his daughter, Jane Plocher. He enjoyed being with his family
and loved to fish and garden. He is survived by daughter, Jane Plocher
of Green Isle; son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and Beverly Burau of Delano;
grandchildren, Cindy and Lyle Schroeder of Green Isle, Pam and Jeff Byrne
of Victoria, Pat and Joe Lemmerman of Delano, Tim and Sara Burau of Watertown
and Penny Simmons of Delano; great-grandchildren, Sara, Gabriel, Laura,
Chelsea, Charlie, Coloton, Tabitha, Jeremy, Cheyanne and Sabrina; great-great-grandchild,
Logan; sister and brother-in-law, Lydia and Melvin Schmidt of New Germany;
brother and sisters-in-law, Carl and Lois Burau of Weslaco, Texas, and
Winnie Burau of Plymouth; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Esther Ittel
of Watertown, Dorothy Engelen of Rockford and Sherman Olson of Waconia;
nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death
by wife, Violet; son-in-law, Albert Plocher; parents, Henry and Lavina
Burau; sister, Laura Burau; and brothers, Roy, Clarence and Ruben Burau.
Glenna I. Klebe
Services for Glenna I. Klebe, 84, of the Delano Health Care Center,
formerly of Minneapolis, were Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Zion Lutheran
Church in Mayer. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Klebe is survived
by daughters and son-in-law, Margo Klebe of Aurora, Colo., and Lucy and
Orlyn Boeshans of Elk River; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services for Andrea Ericka Wruck, 28, of Rogers, were Saturday, June
16, 2001, at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home of Osseo. Interment was at West
Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Grove, Minn. Mrs. Wruck died Tuesday, June 12.
She was born May 3, 1973, in Robbinsdale. She is survived by husband, Daniel;
son, Andrew; and daughter, Kailey; brothers, Richard Baker of East Bethel
and Daniel Baker of Lakeville; sisters, Stacy West of Houston, Texas, and
Kimberly LeVine of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and parents-in-law Richard and
Sheila Wruck of Brooklyn Park. She was preceded in death by her mother,
Linda Lee. If so, desired memorials may be given to the Andrea Ericka Wruck
Memorial service for Stephen Baretz, 65, of Maple Grove, was Tuesday,
June 12, 2001, at Champlin American Legion, 12450 Business Park Blvd.,
Champlin. A private service and cremation took place June 9 in Milwaukee.
Mr. Baretz died suddenly on June 6, 2001, in Milwaukee. He was a long time
member of the Champlin American Legion, currently serving as Chaplain.
He was recently elected as first vice commander of the Am Vets. He was
preceded in death by parents, Benjamin and Sylvia. Mr. Baretz is survived
by his wife of 42 years, Ellen; children, Brett, Douglas (Amy), Laurel
(Randy) Vevle, and Alison; grandchildren, Lance and Nicole; brother, Chuck;
step-brother, Jerry. Memorials preferred to Champlin American Legion (427-6870)
or to the family.
Services for Jerry K. Bennett, 70, of Anoka/Brooklyn Park, were Thursday,
June 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, with Rev. Norman R. Berg
officiating. Burial was in Champlin Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brianna
Sander, Ryan Bennett, Terry Hesli, Todd Hesli, Troy Hesli and Matt Wawrzyniak.
Mr. Bennett was born the son of Robinson and Pearl (Haven) Bennett Jan.
9, 1931 in Minneapolis. He died Saturday, June 2, in Hill City. He was
an energy management specialist at the Anoka Electric-Cooperative and a
member of the A Club. He was an avid outdoorsmen. Survivors include his
wife, Geraldine B. (Hesli) Bennett; children, Becky and William Sander
of Osseo; Bruce and Kathy of Dayton; Brian and Debbie of Vovland; grandchildren,
Ryan Bennett and wife Crystal, Ramie Bennett, Blair and Brianna Sander,
Jenny and Matt Wawrzyniak; great-granddaughter, Kylie Bennett.
Services for Carol A. (Felling) Bostrom, 51, of Plymouth were Saturday,
June 9, 2001, at Holy Name Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Ave. N. Burial
was in Gethsemane Cemetery. Mrs. Bostrom died peacefully of liver cancer
Tuesday, June 5. She was an elementary school teacher for Osseo Dist. 279
schools since 1974. She was preceded in death by her mother Lorraine Felling.
Survivors include her husband, Chris and son Erik; father, Bernard Felling;
brothers, Ken (Dollie) Felling, Don (Jean) Felling, and Chuck (Karen) Felling;
and sister, Barb (Gary) Berosik. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer
Mary Beth Eichenberger
Services for Mary Beth Eichenberger, 46, of Maple Grove were Tuesday,
June 12, 2001, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Maple Grove. Interment
was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Mrs. Eichenberger died June 8 after a courageous
10-year battle with breast cancer. She was born July 27, 1954, in San Marcos,
Texas, to Paul and Darlene (Kuykendall) Mathieu. She was an account manager
with Avnet Applied Computing. She was an active member of Lord of Life
Lutheran Church, participating in the choir and assisting with communion.
She enjoyed cooking, golfing and fishing, and will always hold a special
place in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene Mathieu.
Mrs. Eichenberger is survived by husband, Tom; children, Jim and Jackie;
father, Paul Mathieu and his wife, Bonnie; brother, Steve Mathieu; and
other relatives and friends.
Services for Robert Louis Gagne Sr., 93, of Hamel, were Saturday, June
2, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Interment at Our
Lady of the Lake Catholic Cemetery. The service was officiated by Rev.
Stan Mader. He died May 31 in Minneapolis. Mr. Gagne was born Nov. 19,
1907, in Hamel. He was an ombudsman for Senior Services for the city of
Minneapolis and member of the fourth degree Knights of Columbus. He is
survived wife, Agnes "Mollie" Gagne; sons, Robert L. Gagne Jr. and wife,
Marilyn, and David Gagne and wife, Lauri Krouse; daughter, Mary Gagne;
grandchildren, Sue, Cindy, Jim, Emily and Ben; great-grandchildren, Craig,
Robby, Caroline, Mac and Maddie; nephew, James P. Maloney and wife, Gerry;
and members of the Solem and Gauger families. He was preceded in death
by parents, Louis and Jennie (Hennessy) Gagne; and first wife, Alice Gagne.
Services for Gladys Opal Glessing-Stolka, 72, were Wednesday, June
6, 2001, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Rev. Michael Nirva
officiated and interment was in the Howard Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were
Philip Sexton, Rick Cochran, Jeff Mapes, Brent Cochran, Mark Cochran and
Steve Cochran. Mrs. Glessing-Stolka died Sunday, June 3, at Ridgeview Medical
Center in Waconia. She was born April 20, 1929, in Howard Lake, the daughter
of Roy and Amelia (Drawert) Cochran. She was baptized May 26, 1929, and
confirmed April 2, 1944, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. She
married Lloyd Glessing Nov. 6, 1946, at St. James Church. The couple had
three children. As a member of St. James, Mrs. Glessing-Stolka became active
in the LWML. After moving to Delano, she was married to Edward Stolka Feb.
5, 1983, in their home by a Justice of the Peace. Mrs. Glessing-Stolka
enjoyed gardening, bird watching and playing with the grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Amelia Cochran; brothers, Gaylen
and Gibson Cochran; sisters, Delores Sexton and Gloria Asplin; sister-in-law,
Donna Cochran; brothers-in-law, Erwin Sexton and Harold Asplin and an infant
son. She is survived by husband, Edward Stolka; children, Gail Sherrer,
Denise Glessing-Dyreson and Dennis Glessing; step-children, Doug Stolka,
Annette Bendtsen and Frank Stolka; brothers, Gordon Cochran of Howard Lake
and Ronnie (Arlene) Cochran of Glenwood; sisters, Karen (Rob) Duraine of
McGregor, Lois Berg and William Haavisto of Cokato; grandchildren, Tracy
Silva, Troy Sherrer, Crystal Sherrer, Jared Glessing, Jessica Glessing,
Dan Nass, Heather, Hilary and Shane Dyreson, Brent Stolka, Joseph and Matthew
Bendtsen, Kevin Stolka and Nathan and Brandon Price; great-grandchild,
Brenden Silva; sisters-in-law, Darlene Cochran and Lorraine Peterson; aunts;
uncles; cousins; nieces; nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Services for Lois Elaine Hamacher, 66, of Becker were Monday, June
4, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Becker United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary
Kitchell officiating. Some of her grandsons served as casket bearers: Weston
Knutson, Luke Blomquist, Dustin Wacker, Travis Hamacher, Nathan Hamacher,
Colton Fleahman, Jesse Hamacher and Jeremy Hamacher. Interment was in the
Becker Cemetery. Mrs. Hamacher died Thursday evening, May 31, at Monticello-Big
Lake Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Becker to Earl and Lucille
(Guentzel) Hubbard. She grew up in Becker and was united in marriage to
Douglas M. Hamacher on Nov. 11, 1950. They later divorced. Lois was an
active member of the United Methodist Church of Becker for many years.
She owned and operated a beauty shop in Albertville for 13 years until
1979, when she sold her Albertville shop to her daughter Sue and then opened
a small shop in her home in Becker. She was a school bus driver for the
Becker Public Schools from 1979 until her death. She is survived by sons,
Douglas M. (Janet) Hamacher, Dennis M. (Elaine) Hamacher, Randy L. (Lynn)
Hamacher, and Ralph C. (Anita) Hamacher, all of Becker; daughters, Susan
J. (Robert) Wacker of Albertville, Debbie J. (Douglas) Knutson of Becker,
Carolyn E. Blomquist of Becker, and Nancy A. (Brock) Fleahman of Woodlawn,
Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lavern (Sonny)
Hubbard, Kenneth Hubbard, and Dale Hubbard; and sisters Shirley Cox, Colleen
Peterson, Carol Purdy, and Sharon Doseman. She was preceded in death by
her parents; son, Jeffrey, who died at birth; and son-in-law, David Blomquist.
Services for Grace Elizabeth Hogan, 83, of Maple Grove were Saturday,
June 9, 2001, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave. N.
Cremation at Lakewood Cemetery. Mrs. Hogan died Monday, June 4, in Austin,
Texas. She was born July 26, 1917, in Fairdale, N.D. She was preceded in
death by her husband Fred. Survivors include sons, John (Lois) Hogan and
Dennis (Suzanne) Hogan; daughter, Judith (Larry) Duncan; brother, Lawrence
Reilly; sisters, Esther Carlson and Ruth Woollett; 13 grandchildren and
27 great grandchildren.
Services for Linda J. (Ouellette) James, 50, of Maple Grove formerly
of Northeast Minneapolis were Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Sunset Funeral
Home in Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by husband, Gordon and father,
Frank. She is survived by children, Jason (Shena) Ouellette, Gina (Ed)
Novalany, Heather James, and Holly (Glen) King; grandchildren, Trenton,
Brittany, Nickoll, Leah, Aubrey and Gordon; mother, Cleo Ouellette; brothers
and sisters, Bill (Sandy) Ouellette, Nancy (Brian) Wayne, Sandie (Pat)
Breitkreutz, Frank (Stacy) Ouellette, Mike (Anita) Ouellette, and Bob (Rose)
Ouellette; nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorials preferred.
Marvin Otto Knickrehm
Services for Marvin Otto Knickrehm, 56, of Delano were Saturday, June
9, 2001, at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano. Pastor Judith Hazen
officiated and interment was in the Delano Public Cemetery. Pallbearers
were Jerry Kalvik, Brent Knickrehm, Wanda Holker, Brian Hamann, Deborah
Nichols, Craig Ferguson and Tony Ferguson. Mr. Knickrehm died Monday, June
4, 2001, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was
born March 16, 1945 in Mitchell, S.D., the son of Otto W. and Alma R. (Gerlach)
Knickrehm. He was married to Carol Ann Kalvik. He was preceded in death
by wife, Carol, who died Sept. 7, 2000; and his parents. Mr. Knickrehm
is survived by daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Theiste of Plymouth and Tara
Knickrehm of St. Michael; granddaughter, Averie Theiste; brothers, Harold
Knickrehm, Norman (Sondra) of Mitchell, S.D. and Kenneth (Kay) of Wichita,
Kan.; sisters, Violet Knickrehm of St. Louis, Mo., Edna Knickrehm of Seattle,
Wash., Wilma (Richard) Ferguson of Artesian, S.D., Irene (Ray) Hamann of
Ortonville, Minn., and Eilene (Jim) Woods of Festus, Mo.; and many nieces,
nephews and friends.
Gerald Walter Kohnen
Services for Gerald Walter Kohnen, 69, of Paynesville were Wednesday,
June 6, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. Rev. Leo
Leisen officiated. Burial was in the St. Agnes Parish Cemetery in Roscoe.
Mr. Kohnen died Friday, June 1, at the Paynesville Area Hospital. He was
born Sept. 12, 1931, in Minneapolis to Walter and Florence (Wachtler) Kohnen.
He was a 1949 graduate of Mound High School. He farmed in Maple Plain and
Rockford. He married Alicia R. Steffens on June 14, 1952, at St. Michael
Catholic Church in St. Michael. He was employed by REA Express for seven
years. He moved to a farm in Zion Township, Stearns County, in March 1973.
Since 1992 Mr. and Mrs. Kohnen have spent their winter in Mesa, Ariz. He
was a member of St. Agnes Parish and Mission Group. Survivors include his
wife, Alicia, of Paynesville; children, Mary Ellen Bechtold and her husband
Arnold of Rogers, Debra Novacek and her husband James of South Haven, Donald
and his wife Carol of Paynesville, Karen Fleischhacker and her husband
Joe of Watkins, James and his wife Dotzie of Paynesville, Robert and his
wife Tina of Paynesville, and Terri Fleischhacker and her husband Glen
of Freeport; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol
Taylor and her husband LeRoy of Hamel, and Diane Keeley and her husband
Jim of New Hope. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one granddaughter,
Davis W. Brueske
Services for Davis W. Brueske, 50, of Champlin, were Thursday May 31,
2001, at St. Gerard's Catholic Church in Brooklyn Park. Interment was at
Champlin Cemetery. Devoted husband, father and active member of the community,
he devoted his life to human services such as HCMC Paramedics, Hennepin
County Sheriff Emergency Squad, Champlin area Senior Transportation Coordinator
and Community Cable TV Producer. He was also a member of the Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association (AOPA). Mr. Brueske quietly passed away May 25,
2001, following major surgery. He is survived by his wife of 21 years Shirley
(Pachel); son Timothy; daughter Jodie; parents Derald and Lois; brothers,
Steve, Jon (Ruth), Bill (Sharon), Chuck (Kara); sisters, Elizabeth, Laura
(Kyle); many nieces and nephews.
Services for Dale O. Chapman, 46, of Maple Grove were Tuesday, June
5, 2001 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9200 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove.
Burial was in Glen Haven Cemetery, Crystal. Mr. Chapman died Friday, June
1, in Coon Rapids. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was
preceded in death by his father Russell and sister-in-law, Barbara Brooks.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; son, Christopher; mother, Doris Chapman
of Brooklyn Center; brother Gary (Linda) of New Brighton; sister, Cathy
(David) Vaidich of Brooklyn park; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Darrell) Hargreaves
of Apple Valley and Linda (Curtis) Blandin of Maple Grove and nieces and
nephews. Memorials may be given to the Dale Chapman Memorial Fund.
Erwin J. Dick
Services for Erwin J. Dick, 83, of Wayzata and formerly of St. Michael
were Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at St. Bartholomew's Church in Wayzata. Interment
was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery the following day. Mr. Dick was
born Jan. 23, 1918, and died Friday, May 25, 2001. He moved to Wayzata
from St. Michael when he was a young man. He joined the Army and, after
landing at Omaha Beach on D plus 4, served with the Fifth Army throughout
Europe including the Battle of the Bulge, in December 1994. After returning
to Wayzata, he founded Town & Country Caters in 1952. He took great
pride in providing exceptional food and services to his clients and was
highly regarded in the Lake Minnetonka area and across the country for
his insistence on excellence. Among the guests at his parties he counted
royalty, Presidents, movie stars and business leaders. Mr. Dick loved to
fish, hunt, and experience the outdoors. He built a home on the lake in
Annandale and loved to be there on the weekends. He was constantly entertaining
both friends and family and enjoyed hosting beautiful parties in the summer
by the water. Always active in the community, Mr. Dick was a member of
many organizations: Amateur Chefs, Wayzata Chamber of Commerce, American
Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wayzata Lions Club and others. He received
numerous awards for his dedication to his community and was chosen the
Wayzata Chamber's "Man of the Year" in 1990. He was preceded in death by
parents, Jacob and Elizabeth; brothers, Bob, Clarence and Victor; and sister,
Delrose Therson. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Dick; son, Charles,
daughter-in-law, Kathleen; grandchildren, Charles Dick, Jr. and Elizabeth
Dick; sister, Pearl Oehrlein, many loving nieces and nephew. Memorials
preferred to St. Bartholomew's, North Memorial residence Hospice and the
Services for Leona Dunn, 83, of Delano were Tuesday, May 29, 2001,
at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Delano. Rev. Thomas Boedy officiated
and interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Delano. Pallbearers were Ron Schmieg,
Paul Schmieg, Dale Schmieg, Ken Probst, Roger Breeggeman and Tony Matter.
Mrs. Dunn died Friday, May 25, 2001, at St. Gertrude's Nursing Home in
Shakopee. She was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Franklin Township, the daughter
of Anthony and Lena (Hirsch) Matter. Mrs. Dunn loved to bake and she enjoyed
her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked for many years at
the Delano Granite Works by her husband Charlie's side. The couple enjoyed
more than 50 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by husband, Charles;
parents, Anthony and Lena (Hirsch) Matter; brothers, Loren and Gordon Matter;
and sisters, Florence Baldus, Irene Kunkel, Alice Dunn and Grace Moebius.
She is survived by daughters, Carmen Henning of Minneapolis; Mary (Richard)
Schmieg of Chaska and Diane Dunn of Hopkins; nine grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren and sister, Elaine Probst of Waverly.
Services for Steven Lee Gabriel, 49, of Osseo, were Saturday, June
2, 2001 at 11 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 70th and Halifax Ave.
N., Brooklyn Center. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel Hospice.
Private family interment. He died Monday, May 28 at Our Lady of Good Counsel.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert. Survived by mother, Mae
Gabriel; brother, Tony (Denise); sister, Pat (Scott) Olson; nieces, Rhea
and Annie; nephews, John; and special friends, Todd, Jeanny, Miles, Bob
Andy Knapper Grant
Services for Andy Knapper Grant, 44, of Delano were Wednesday, May
30, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia. Rev. Peter Peitsch officated.
Mrs. Grant died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Fairview University Medical
Center in Minneapolis. She was born July 15, 1956, in Redwood Falls, Minn.,
the daughter of Curtis D. and Beverly E. (Scharfe) Knapper. She was baptized
Aug. 26, 1956, and confirmed May 3, 1970, at Trinity Lutheran Church. She
married J. R. Grant Nov. 27, 1987 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Mrs. Grant
was a Waconia High School graduate. She graduated from Normandale College
and the University of Minnesota, Waseca. She was a member of the Waconia
American Legion and VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Grant was preceded in death by
grandparents, Emil and Violet Scharfe and Merle and Rosetta Knapper. She
is survived by husband, J. R. Grant; sons, Levi and Samuel Grant; parents,
Beverly and Curtis Knapper of Waconia; brother, Paul Knapper of Lonsdale;
sister and brother-in-law, Rita Rae and Edward Molnar of Carver; nephew,
Drew; uncles and aunts, Merlin and Jeanette Scharfe of Penfield, N.Y. and
Ardyce Munson of Phoenix, Ariz.; cousins; other relatives and friends.
A Scottish Wake for Edward McLain, 75, of Rockford was Saturday, June
2, 2001, in Blaine. Mr. McLain is survived by wife, Ardell; daughters,
Lynn (Ric Johnson), Margaret (in Heaven), Karen (Jimi Nourie), Kimberly
(Mark McDonald), and Shannon; sons, Daniel (Beth), Mark (Fay), Steven (Jane),
Brett and Brad; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and by many relatives
and by many relatives and friends.
Veronica M. Motzko
Services for Veronica M. Motzko, 95, of Watertown were Friday, May
25, 2001, at St. Mary's of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Delano. Rev.
James Livingston officated and interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers
were grandsons, Joe Motzko, John Motzko, Gary Motzko, Ron Motzko, Tim Motzko
and Ken Leuthner. Mrs. Motzko died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, May
23, 2001, at Westwood Place in Watertown. She was born Feb. 6, 1906, the
daughter of Frank and Julia Florek of Watertown. She was baptized and confirmed
at St. Mary's of Czestochowa and attended Pearson School. She married John
L. Motzko of Delano Nov. 23, 1926. The couple had four children and farmed
in rural Delano for many years. Mrs. Motzko was preceded in death by her
parents; husband, John; son Gordon and son, Joe, who died in infancy. She
is survived by son, James (Geraldine) Motzko of Watertown; daughter, Geraldine
Motzko of Buffalo; daughter-in-law, Jean Motzko of Watertown; 14 grandchildren;
39 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services for Kent A. Murray, 27, of Maple Grove were Monday, June 4,
2001 with a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
in Medina. Mr. Murray died Thursday, May 31. He was born Jan. 17, 1974.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Arlene Bjorklund;
maternal grandparents, Glenn and Maxine McLearen. Survivors include his
parents, Doug and Colleen and brother, Casey; paternal grandfather, Don
Murray; many loving aunts, uncles, cousin and friends.
Services for Muriel Ramthun, 59, of Montrose were Tuesday, May 29,
2001, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose. Pastor Robert
J. Hellmann officiated and interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in
Crawford Lake. Casket bearers were Paul Horsch, Scott Duske, Joe Mauk,
Greg Duske, Terry Knop and Doug Duske. Mrs. Ramthun died Friday, May 25,
2001, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia following a valiant 15-year
battle against cancer. She was born March 24, 1942, in Waverly, the daughter
of Herbert and Helen Mahlstedt Duske. She was baptized May 17, 1942, and
confirmed in the Christian faith July 1, 1956, at St. Paul's Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Montrose. She graduated from Howard Lake High School
in 1960. She was joined in marriage to James Ramthun Nov. 18, 1961, at
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The couple had three daughters.
Mrs. Ramthun was a faithful member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Crawford Lake. She belonged to its Ladies Aid and was a long-time Sunday
school teacher. For the last several years, she was active in the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life walk. She is survived by husband, Jim Ramthun;
daughters, Ronda (Dale) Bauman of Montrose, Michelle (Bruce) Burns of Annandale
and Brenda (Todd) Halstead of St. Bonifacius; grandsons, Matthew and Joshua
Bauman, Jamie and Kasey Burns and Andrew and Luke Halstead; sisters and
brothers, Carol (Orville) Horsch of Waverly, Stanley (Karen) Duske, Ardis
Mauk and Norman (Joel) Duske, all of Montrose, Clifford (Wendy) Duske and
Keith (Kathy) Duske, all of Waverly; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law,
Darlene (Willard "Willie") Knop of Annandale, Glen (Jan) Ramthun of Bloomington
and Gloria (Dick) Pageau of Montrose; many nieces; nephews; other relatives
and friends. Mrs. Ramthun was preceded in death by parents, Herb and Helen
Duske and by brother-in-law, Ellsworth Mauk.
Jeaninne A. Cassidy
Services for Jeaninne A. Cassidy (nee Smith), 67, of Champlin, were
Monday, May 21, 2001, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park.
Interment is at Crystal Lake Cemetery. Mrs. Cassidy was a graduate of North
High School class of 1952. She was employed at the University YMCA. She
was co-owner of Bon'Nean Wicker & Wares in Robbinsdale. She will be
remembered for her kind heart and her devotion to her family. She passed
away May 17 surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by
her mother, Gladys C. Smith. She is survived by her husband of 45 years,
Don; children, Kelli (Steve) Friese, Dick, Chris and Kacie (Terry) Berglin;
eight grandchildren; father, Frank Smith; brothers, Dwayne (Cathy) and
Roger (Karen); and sister, Bonnie Yurch. Memorials are preferred to Twin
Doyle W. Harvego
Services for Doyle W. Harvego, 56, of Champlin, were Wednesday, May
23, 2001, at the Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel. Interment was at Fort Snelling
National Cemetery. He was a member of Machinists Union Local #737 and Mpls.
Board of Realtors. Mr. Harvego is survived by his wife Linda; children,
Kelly (Grant) Knox, Patrick Harvego, Paula Harvego; grandchildren, Madison
Marie Harvego, Meghan Mackenzie Knox; brother Floyd (Jean) Harvego; sisters,
Blanch (Vernon) Doran, Luella (Ed) Olzanowski, Marie Vest; many nieces
A memorial service for Lori (Martinson Rutledge), 58, of Maple Grove,
formerly of St. Louis Park, was Thursday, May 24, 2001 at the Cremation
Society of Minnesota. She died Saturday, May 19, at home with her family.
Mrs. Heinrich was preceded in death by father, mother, and sister, Kae.
Survivors include her husband, Bill; children, Rick Gunderson (Cindy),
Coos Bay, Ore.; David Rutledge (Lexi), Brooklyn Center and Lisa Brotzler
(Andy), Andover; siblings, Burt Martinson (Mary Jo), Maple Grove, Darlene
Morrefield (Larry), Naperville, Ill.; granddaughter, Tanna Southard, North
Bend, Ore.; nieces, Jo Ellen, Elizabeth, Kathy, Karla, Margo; nephew, Michael;
Bill Senior's son, Bill Heinrich Jr. (Roxanne); kitty, Taffy Marie; and
many friends. Memorials preferred to family.
Lillie A. Krone
Services for Lillie A. Krone, 93, of Rogers were Monday, May 21, 2001,
at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. Rev. Paul R. Settergren
officiated and interment followed at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. "What
a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "My Faith Looks Up to Thee" were sung as
congregational hymns. Kevin Sweeter, Timothy Sweeter, Jeffrey Sweeter,
Robert Sweeter, Eugene Bauman and Alvin Schmid served as casket bearers.
Mrs. Krone died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at North Ridge Care Center in New
Hope. She was born Aug. 9, 1907, in Burschville the daughter of William
and Lena Loeffler Witte. On Aug. 24, 1932, Lillie A. Witte and Gustave
Krone were united in marriage in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage
with three children. Mr. and Mrs. Krone engaged in dairy farming for many
years. Gustave Krone preceded his wife in death in 1988. She was a faithful
member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. Survivors include a daughter,
Marlene (Robert) Sweeter of Rogers; 10 grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna Bauman of Wells; many other
relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Krone was preceded
in death by her parents; sons, Duane Krone in 1989 and Gaylord "Sonny"
Krone Sr. in 1994; and a brother, Walter Witte in 1997.
Services for Harold C. Miller, 88 of Maple Grove were Wednesday, May
23, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 10025 Hwy. 101,
Corcoran. Burial was at Immanuel Cemetery. Mr. Miller was preceded in death
by his first wife, Inez. Survivors include his wife, Lorna of Maple Grove,
daughter, Lois (Earl) Caswell of Maple Grove, son, Gerald (Jeraldine) Miller
of Osseo, six grandchildren, Carrin Caswell, Robert (Lisa) Caswell, Kristin
Caswell, Steven (Kelly) Miller, Sherilyn Miller, and Suzanne (Barry) Evavold;
brother, Wesley (Ruth), of Monroe, Ohio, sister, Harriet of Lebanon, Ohio,
nieces, nephews and many faithful friends.
Services for Mildred F. Morris, 74, of St. Michael were Saturday, May
19, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral
Home. Rev. Paul H. Knutson officiated at the funeral service. Lorraine
Wolf was the organist for the funeral service. Cary Hultgren sang "How
Great Thou Art" and Christine Adkins sang "Borning Cry." "Amazing Grace-How
Sweet the Sound" was sung as a congregational hymn. Carl Crawford, Tom
Erdmann, Arnie Olson, Jim Wellnitz, Marty Zahler and Vance Zoller served
as the casket bearers. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Monday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Morris died Thursday, May 17, at the
Buffalo Hospital. She was born in Kentucky on Oct. 28, 1926, the daughter
of Chester and Edna Knox Lock. On March 18, 1951, Mildred Lock and Ira
Morris were joined in holy marriage in Louisville, Ky. God blessed their
marriage with three daughters. Mrs. Morris devoted her life to her family
and to helping others in their time of need. She enjoyed bowling, tennis
and playing cards. Mrs. Morris was a former member of O.E.S. in Louisville.
Survivors include husband, Ira D. Morris; daughters, Donita Mae Ellingson
of Montevideo, Cindy Mae (Gary) Hultgren of St. Michael and Lisa Mae Kelly;
grandchildren, Birgit Mae and Laura Leigh, Jessica Mae and Jared Scott,
and Natasha Mae, Ashley Rae, Brendan Paul and Daniel Jon; three great-grandchildren;
and a brother, James H. (Joan) Lock of Key Colony Beach, Fla. Mrs. Morris
was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Edna Lock and by a brother,
Services for Robert W. Scheldrup, 44, of Maple Grove were Friday, May
25, 2001 at Nokomis Park Chapel, Minnehaha Pkwy. He was preceded in death
by parents, Robert and Evelyn. Survivors include his wife Linda; son, Ryan;
daughter, Tara; brothers, Richard Fineday and Don Thomas; sister, Ciana
Hart; nieces and nephews. Burial will be at Hillside.
Brian D. Smith
Funeral services for Brian D. Smith 22, of St. Michael were Tuesday,
May 22, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers.
The Rev. John Christianson officiated. Interment was at Watertown Public
Cemetery in Watertown. Casketbearers were Cody Martin, Ben Gustafson, Keith
Gutswiller, Dwain Pearson, Shane Long and Jason Hackenmueller. Mr. Smith
died Friday, May 18, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He was
born May 3, 1979, at St. Louis Park. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Smith and Bonnie Lou Schmidt. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by grandparents,
Lavin Schmidt Henrietta and Roy Smith. He is survived by his mother and
stepfather, Bonnie Lou and Norman Olson of St. Michael; father, Harold
Smith of Mound; brothers and sister-in-law, Jeff and Cecelia Smith of Miami
Beach, Fla., and Kevin and Kathy Smith of Elk River; nieces and nephews,
Jarilyn, Jenny, Joel, Andy, Brendan and Tristan; grandmother, Lorena Schmidt
of Delano; great aunt, Lillie Lange of Delano; uncles and aunts, Robert
and Connie Smith of Robbinsdale and Lawrence and Evelyn Worm of Chicago;
step brothers and spouses, James and Mary Olson of Crystal, Joel Olson
of Willmar, Jeffrey Olson of New London, Jerome and Becky Olson of New
London and Jesse Olson of Willmar; and many other relatives and friends.
He was the youngest of three sons and was raised in St. Michael. He was
very ambitious and hard working. He had accomplished at such an early age
his own business as a wood flooring sub-contractor. He also worked evenings
following his passion for cooking. He was great with elderly people and
enjoyed visits with his grandparents and many fishing trips with his grandfather.
Mr. Smith had many strong friendships and was loved and respected by all
his friends. He always enjoyed his time with his brothers and family. He
loved the outdoors and had many hobbies. In his short life he experienced
many adventures. Some of his most enjoyed moments were with his family
hunting, snowmobiling, water skiing, scuba diving, riding motor cycles,
bowling and using his culinary interest in cooking wonderful meals for
Dorothy Mary Adickes
Services for Dorothy Mary Adickes, 80, of Isle and formerly of Montrose,
were Thursday, May 17, 2001, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Delano.
Fr. Thomas Boedy was the celebrant and interment followed at Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Adickes died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia.
She was born in Milbank, S.D., Nov. 27, 1920, the daughter of Martin and
Gertrude Van Lith. She was joined in marriage to Clarence Adickes Nov.
8, 1939, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Delano. They had 11 children.
The couple engaged in farming for many years. Mrs. Adickes later worked
at Tonka Toys, Lee Overalls and at Wonderalls. Through the years, she also
owned Diamond Dottie's in Montrose. She later drove a Head Start Bus and
worked at the Community Action Canning Factory. The couple retired to Isle
in 1979. Mr. Adickes preceded his wife in death in 1992. She belonged to
VFW Post 2816 in Isle. She is survived by children, Marguerita (Darmond
Olson) Snyder of Blackduck, Cornelius "Casey" (Pru) Adicks of Annandale,
Mary Ellen (Bob) Morgan of Thompson, N.D., Raymond (Fran) Adickes of Isle,
Marlene (Burt) Ramthun of Buffalo, Alan (Carol) Adickes of Watertown, Marcia
(Jim) Epple of Montrose, Marla (Neal) Maynard of Champlin, Myra (Will)
Decker of Palm Desert, Calif., Monna Rae (Donald "Butch") Dempster of Laurel,
Mont., and Madonna (Rick Grangroth) Adickes of Waverly; 38 grandchildren;
27 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Arthur Van Lith of Delano,
Irene (Harvey) Wandersee of Luverne, Leonard (Micky) Van Lith of Loretto,
Lambert (Liz) Van Lith of Delano and Gert (Ken) Hanson of Watkins; sisters-in-law
and brother-in-law, Angie Van Lith of Delano, Janice Van Lith and Agnes
Adickes, both of Buffalo, Helen Matter of Delano and Eleanor (Milo) Raumer
of Rockford; many other relatives and friends, including special friend
Bill Kamen. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a
grandson, two great-grandsons and brothers, Martin, Casey and Fritz Van
Lith and sister, Martha Wandersee.
Donna Mae Anderson
Services for Donna Mae Anderson, 47, of Dayton, were Friday, May 18,
2001, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota in Edina. She died May 15,
after a short illness with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents
Raymond and Alice. She is survived by her daughter Tavia Hacker; sons Jeromie
and Jason Hacker; sisters Mary (Richard) Yates, Sharon Nelson; brother
John Hacker and many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials
are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Services for Duane R. Ardolf, 61, of Maple Grove were Thursday, May
17, 2001 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn
Park. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Plum City, Wis. Mr.
Ardolf died Monday, May 14, in Robbinsdale. He was born Aug. 28, 1939.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mr. Ardolf was
preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Erma Ardolf. Survivors include
his wife Janet; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Lynne of Stillwater
and brother Gerald of Long Prairie. Memorials may be given to the Duane
R. Ardolf Memorial Fund.
Services for Grace (Mary) Goth, 94, of Osseo were Monday, May 14, 2001,
at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park. Burial was in the
church cemetery. Mrs. Goth died Wednesday, May 9, in Crystal. She was born
Dec. 5, 1906 in Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband George
and brothers and sisters. Survivors include children and spouses Howard
and Rita of Maple Grove, Elaine and Jim Holland of Prescott, Ariz., and
Douglas and Barbara of St. Michael; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren
and nieces and nephews.
Services for Richard D. Jauman, 59, of Blaine were Friday, May 18,
at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. He died Thursday, May 10, in Fridley.
He was born March 24, 1942 in Detroit, Mich. Survivors include his sons,
Scott Jauman of Maple Grove, Mark Jauman of Eden Prairie; daughters and
son-in-law, Laura and John Christianson of Becker and Amy Jauman of Maple
Grove; mother, Jane B. Jauman of Florida; sister, Martha Jane Friedrich
of Florida; four grandchildren, Jenna, Carly, Sophia and Caleb. Memorials
preferred to the Richard D. Jauman Memorial Fund.
Services for Evon Keegel, 69, of Beebe Lake, were Friday, May 11, 2001,
at 11 a.m. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.
Rev. Timothy Rudolphi officiated and interment followed at Fort Snelling
National Cemetery. Sarah Goelz provided special music for the funeral service.
Adam Timothy Wolfe, Shane Thomas Davidson, Jacob Boyd, Todd Davidson, Thomas
McCuaig and Jordan Shoulders served as the casket bearers. Mrs. Keegel
died Monday, May 7, at the Monticello-Big Lake Hospital. She was born near
Mattoon, Ill., in Cole County to Lowell and Vivian Mae Jay Huddlestun.
She was a former certified nursing assistant. She is survived by husband,
Clarence E. Keegel; children, Lowell Dean Huddlestun, Thomas F. Davidson,
Shane T. (Rose) Davidson, Evon C. (David) Niezabitowski, Bee M. Davidson
and Todd C. Davidson; nine grandchildren; sisters, Wanda McCuaig and LaDonna
Wolfe; brother, Bennie Joe Huddlestun; many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Keegel was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Alice V. Snicker
Services for Alice V. Snicker, 77, of Watertown, were Thursday, May
17, 2001, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. Fr. Frank
Wampach officiated and interment was in the church cemetery. Casket bearers
were Brent Wandersee, Greg Bury, Larry Bury and Gary Bury. Mrs. Snicker
died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. She
was born July 6, 1923, in New Germany, the daughter of Louis and Kathrein
(Karels) Bury. She was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Watertown. She married Joseph A. Snicker at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church. She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law,
Ed and Jan Sonicker of Delano and Joseph Snicker of Victoria; granddaughter,
Katie Sonicker and special friend, Brent Wandersee; special friend, Laure
Swanson of Watertown; sister, Delores Ortloff of California; brothers and
sisters-in-law, Louis and Betty Bury of Watertown, Ambrose Bury of California
and Leslie and Donna Bury of Nevada; brother-in-law, Clinton Snicker of
Watertown; sister-in-law, Georgia Snicker of Delano; nieces; nephews; other
relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph A.
Snicker; parents, Louis and Kathrein Bury and brother, Dennis Bury.
Bertha W. Taber
Services for Bertha W. Taber, 99, of Champlin and formerly of the Crown
area, were Friday, May 18, 2001, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Anoka.
Interment is at Nichols Cemetery in Spencer Brook. She is preceded in death
by her husband Harry A. Taber. She is survived by her daughter Ruth Stoeckel
of Champlin; sons Wesley (Goldie) Taber of Anoka, Harry (Susan) Taber of
Coon Rapids; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson;
sister Florence (Walter) Bahr of St. Francis; nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law
Evelyn and Lorraine Daudt, both of Crown. In lieu of flowers, memorials
Florence M. Zachman
Services for Florence M. Zachman, 78, of St. Michael were Saturday,
May 12, 2001, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.
Rev. Leonard Siebenaler was the celebrant and interment was in the St.
Michael Cemetery. Rose Zachman, Jennifer Zachman and Eric Zachman served
as Mass Servers. Joseph Zachman, Yvonne Zachman, Lisa Zachman, Darnell
Anthony, Dina Zachman, Dustin Zachman, Rachael Anderson, Jason Mattox,
Matthew Zachman, Kelsey Zachman, Michelle Zachman, Amy Zachman, Adam Zachman,
Jeffrey Zachman, Katherine Zachman and Valerie Zachman served as casket
bearers. Mrs. Zachman died early Thursday, May 10, at her residence. She
was born in Buffalo Township Jan. 4, 1923, the daughter of Thomas I. and
Bertha Mary Otten Rancour. On June 14, 1945, Florence M. Rancour and John
M. Zachman were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church
in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with nine children. Mrs. Zachman
was a faithful member of St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. She
is survived by husband, John M. Zachman; children, Harvey (Cheryl) Zachman
of Le Sueur, Alvin (Shirley) Zachman of Plymouth, Anita (Jerry) Mattox
of Coon Rapids, Kenneth (Mary) Zachman of Litchfield, David (Renae) Zachman
of Clearwater, John (Charleen) Zachman of Albertville, Zachary (Debra)
Zachman of Delano, Marvin (Alise) Zachman of St. Michael; 19 grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Louis (Arlene) Rancour
of Montrose, William (Kitty) Rancour of Austin, Texas, Lorraine (Clarence)
Buehl of Buffalo and Esther (Richard) Arne of Delano; many other relatives
and friends. Mrs. Zachman was preceded in death by a son, Mark John Zachman,
in 1986; by her parents; three brothers, Lawrence, Herbert and Raymond
Rancour; and by a sister, Marie Riggs.
Claire M. Barnard
Services for Claire M. Barnard, 62, Plymouth were Wednesday, May 9,
2001, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Reverend Del V. Spitzer officiated
and interment followed at the Lakeview Cemetery. Friends called at the
funeral home Tuesday, May 8. Marlene Mohwinkel was the organist for the
funeral service. Joanne Zander was the soloist and she sang "Amazing Grace
- How Sweet the Sound." James Bressler, Michael Bressler, Matthew Bressler,
Thomas LaPointe, Fred Pawelk and Jonathan Rygiel served as the casket bearers.
Mr. Barnard died May 4, 2001, after suffering a massive heart attack at
the Spring Lake Golf Course the day before. He was born June 11, 1938,
in Mahaska County, Iowa, the youngest son of Lyle and Avis Ritchie Barnard.
He attended school at Cedar, Iowa. On Sept. 2, 1956, he married Margaret
Winner, his lover, friend and companion for the rest of his life. Mr. Barnard
spent his entire professional life in the transportation business, primarily
in sales with the Milwaukee Railroad and other transportation companies.
He started out in the mailroom with CB&Q Railroad, then served as a
ticket agent for a short time at Burlington Northern Railroad before working
his way up into sales and administration with the Milwaukee. Every promotion
meant a move, so Claire and his family lived in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque,
Iowa, Beecher and Streamwood, Ill., Indianapolis and Sellersburg, Ind.,
and Spokane, Wash., before returning to the Minneapolis area in 1979. Mr.
Barnard was a caring and loving husband and father with a terrific sense
of humor. He was happiest when surrounded by family, sharing good food,
drink and stories. He could make just about anyone feel at home and comfortable;
he was a merciless tease. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margaret,
of Plymouth; five daughters: Kathy and husband Tom LaPointe of Moscow,
Idaho, Kris and husband Jim Bressler of Maple Lake, Karen Ness of Bloomington,
Kim and husband Fred Pawelk of Buffalo, and Kelly Barnard and fiancé
Jon Rygiel; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Ray Barnard of Longmont, Colo.;
and two sisters, Kay Pliss and Marceline Tennis, also of Longmont. His
parents, two brothers, Gordon and Durant, and his son-in law Greg Walls
preceded him in death. The family suggests memorial donations be made to
the American Heart Association.
Services for Steven R. Beck, 41, of Buffalo were Monday, May 7, 2001,
at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. The Reverend Ruth Ann Ramstad officiated
and interment followed at the Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. Friends called
at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo Sunday, May 6. Laurie Schroeder was the
organist for the funeral service. Kelli Strub was the soloist and she sang
"On Eagles Wings" and "The Lord's Prayer." "How Great Thou Art" and "The
Old Rugged Cross" were sung as congregational hymns. Michael Marsh, Christine
Wagner, Scottie Marsh, Jessica Jetland and Andrew Gohl served as honorary
casket bearers. Eric Blackwell, Bob Jetland, Rick Cantin, Russell Cantin,
Ken Woodis and Myron Russell served as the casket bearers. Mr. Beck died
Thursday, May 3. He was born in Springfield, Minn., on Sept. 11, 1959,
the son of LaVern and Lorraine Hill Beck. On Dec. 26, 1981, Steven Beck
and Lesley Ann Larson were joined in holy marriage at the Brunswick United
Methodist Church in Crystal. God blessed their marriage with two daughters.
Mr. Beck was presently employed at Metro Mowing. He had previously worked
as a security officer for 12 years and had also owned and operated Beck's
Lawn Care for six years. Through the years, he formerly served in the Army
Reserves, coached his daughter's soccer team, and supported the Herd Marching
Band. He attended the United Methodist Church in Buffalo and often played
trumpet at Mass at the Church of St. Francis Steven was always willing
to help any one if there was a need. Mr. Beck is survived by wife, Lesley
Beck; daughters, Nikki, 17, and Ashley, 12; step brothers, Brian Heiskary,
Bradley Heiskary and Blaine (Cheryl) Heiskary all of Rockford; step Sisters,
Sandie Heiskary of Rockford, Nancy Lestage and Candace Hagen, both of Connecticut;
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Florence and Irving Larson of Brooklyn
Park; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Cheri Larson and Karen (Eric)
Blackwell; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded
in death by his parents LaVern and Lorraine Beck; step mother Margaret
Ann Beck and by his grandmother Florence Hill.
Services for Ray A. Mollen, 76, of Rogers were Friday, May 4, 2001,
at St. Martin Catholic Church of Rogers. Mr. Mollen is survived by wife,
Shirley; son, Fred (Maria); daughters, Donna Scott and Ann Doig (Ron);
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Leo (Betty) Mollen; sister,
Clara (Ted) Weitz; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death
by daughter, Janet. Mr. Mollen is a veteran of WWII and a recipient of
the Purple Heart.
Services for Alice H. Weese 83, of Osseo were Thursday, April 26, 2001,
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Osseo. Pastor Gregory C. Tyler officiated
and interment followed at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Clinton Pino,
Timothy Pino, Chasady Cochran, Dan Klinger, David Klinger, and Ross Herman
served as the casket bearers. Mrs. Weese died Monday, April 23, at the
Delano Healthcare Center. She was born in Corcoran Township, Hennepin County
Nov. 16, 1917, the daughter of August and Sophie Finke Fischer. She was
baptized at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran Dec. 10,
1917. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in
the Christian faith by the Reverend John Packler at St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Corcoran on Feb. 22, 1931. Alice Fischer and Alvin Weese
were joined in holy marriage Nov. 16, 1947, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran
church in Corcoran. The Rev. W.O. Groenke officiated at the wedding ceremony.
Mrs. Weese was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Osseo
and active in its Prayer Breakfast, Adult Bible Study and Ladies Aid. She
also belonged to American Legion Post 172 Auxiliary in Osseo. She loved
her family and especially enjoyed doing things with her grandchildren.
Alice enjoyed flowers, cooking, baking, fishing and her dogs. Alvin Weese
preceded his wife in death on Nov. 29, 1983. She was also preceded in death
by her parents, August and Sophie Fischer and by brothers, John and Walter
Fischer. Survivors include children, Arlene Weese of Osseo, Ruth (Greg)
Modrow of Rockford, Randy (Cathy) Weese of Maple Grove and Sandra (Ross)
Herman of Otsego; grandchildren Timothy (Char) Pino, Clinton Pino, Kevin
(Tracy) Pino, Kristin Modrow, David Klinger, Daniel Klinger, Chasady Cochran
and Angela Herman; great grandchildren Ezra Watrin Pino and Caleb Watrin;
brother-in-law, Arthur Uecker of Buffalo; many other relatives and friends.
Thomas J. Buhr
Services for Thomas J. Buhr, 54, of Rogers and formerly of South Minneapolis
were Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Word of Peace Lutheran Church
in Rogers. Rev. Rick Skare officiated and interment with military rites
followed at Word of Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Hassan Township. Friends
called at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home Monday,
April 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. Casket bearers were Jim Frederickson, Mike McAnally,
Lon Saeger, Doug Thompson, Jason Alders and Gordy Nelson. Mr. Buhr died
Thursday, April 19, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale from
lung cancer. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 24, 1947, the son of
Harry F. and Mary Lou Miller Buhr. He graduated from Frazee High School
in 1965 and later honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. On Jan.
29, 1972, Thomas Buhr and Karen Marie Bass were married in Golden Valley.
He was employed for 19 years by Machine Technology, Inc. Mr. Buhr was also
a passionate horseman and owned and operated Tucker Road Stable since August
1993. He was formerly very active in the Boy Scouts of America. He belonged
to Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers. Survivors include wife, Karen;
a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Brandon Nienow; a son, Grant Thomas
Buhr; parents, Harry F. and Mary Lou Buhr; brothers, Jerry (Pam), Randy
(Julie) and Raymond (Salve); a sister, Amy; nieces, Jennifer Buhr, Sarah
Buhr and Rachael Buhr; many relatives and friends. He is preceded in death
by a brother, Robert Grant Buhr.
A memorial service for Joan D. Derosier, 61, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly
of Loretto, was Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano.
Mrs. Derosier died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.
She was born Nov. 7, 1939, in Red Wing the daughter of Floyd R. and Beulah
R. (Walton) Borchert. She was married to Alex J. Derosier. She was a college
professor in Des Moines. Mrs. Derosier was preceded in death by her husband,
Alex. She is survived by her son, Michael of Rockford; two grandchildren,
Jacob and Dakota Meyer of Rockford; and brother, Richard Borchert of Anoka.
Herbert L. Epple
Services for Herbert L. Epple, 87, of Montrose were Sunday, April 29,
2001, at Montrose United Methodist Church. Rev. Marvin Repinski officiated
and interment was in the Cassel Cemetery in rural Delano. Rev. Highland
Goodman offered personal reflections about Mr. Epple. Casket bearers were
Brian Mielke, Mike Willms, Jim Epple, Tony Hafla, Denny Epple and Mike
Peart. Honorary casket bearers were Julie Willms, Darlene Kolling, Brenda
Mielke, Annette Hafla, Becky Heilskov-Miller, Jodie Kruse, Janelle Peart
and Colette Epple. Mr. Epple died Friday, April 27, 2001. He was born Aug.
5, 1913, in Montrose, the son of William and Minnie Wandersee Epple. He
was joined in marriage to Esther P. Schultz April 16, 1938. The couple
had three children. Mr. and Mrs. Epple farmed near Montrose for many years.
Esther Epple preceded her husband in death July 13, 1990. Mr. Epple was
a life-time member of Montrose United Methodist Church. He also had formerly
served on the school board of rural Dist. 31. He is survived by children,
Clara (Harold) Iversen of Waverly, Iowa, Herman (Joan) Epple of Montrose
and Martha Mielke of Silver Lake; grandchildren, Julie (Mike) Willms, Becky
(Scott) Heilskov-Miller and Jodie (Tyler) Kruse, Janelle (Mike) Peart,
Annette (Tony) Hafla and Colette Epple, Brenda Mielke, Darlene (Brian)
Kolling and Brian (Carrie) Mielke; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn
Olesen of Mesa, Ariz.; brother, Donald (Delores) Epple of Montrose; many
nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Don Mielke. In addition
to his wife, Mr. Epple was preceded in death by parents; sisters, Ellen
Epple and Mildred Snyder; and brothers, Raymond Epple and Clarence Epple.
Services for Claude G. Hennen, 78, of Maple Grove were Saturday, May
5, 2001 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave N., Brooklyn
Park. Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope. Mr. Hennen was born
Nov. 14, 1922 in St. Cloud. He died Wednesday, May 2, in Robbinsdale. He
was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Carpenter's
Union. Survivors include his wife Rose Marie; son and daughter-in-law,
DeWayne and Nancy of Brooklyn Park; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and
Jim Weatherly of Bloomington, Donna and Rick Kranz of New Hope and Louise
and Scott Fodstad of Crystal and 10 grandchildren. Memorial may be given
to the Claude G. Hennen Memorial Fund.
Hildegard 'Hilly' Henry
Services for Hildegard "Hilly" Henry, 84, of Waverly were Wednesday,
April 18, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly. Rev. Martin Shallbetter
officiated and interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian
Kittock, Coco Henry, Dudley Greiner, Jr., Jimmy Greiner, Jeff Henry and
Phil Laumann. Honorary pallbearers were Dawn Kittock, Michele Henry, Joyce
Harty, Sissy Daniels, LeeAnn Tory, Debbie Krueger, Terri Peters, Anna Henry,
Mary Henry, Rachel Kittock, Stephanie Gruenhagen, Amanda Gruenhagen, Tracy
Amundon, Kelly Amundon, Shawn Tory, Sheldon Tory, Thomas Tory, Michele
Anthony, Kaitlyn Krueger, Tyler Peters, Ashley Peters, Niles Hickman, Neila
Hickman, Jamie Williams, Kayla Henry, Taylor Laumann, Amy Casper, Jessica
Kraemer, Alex Kraemer, Ty Casper, Clay Casper and Wyatt Casper. Mrs. Henry
died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted. She
was born Feb. 9, 1917, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Paul and Rose (Baggenstoss)
Klein. She was the oldest of nine children. She married John Henry in Long
Prairie June 23, 1936. The couple had eight children. Mrs. Henry was well-known
for her delicious fruitcake and chocolate chip and sour cream cookies as
well as her yellow bean and bread soups. She loved and was very proud of
all the members of her family. She was preceded in death by husband, John;
sons, Bob and John, Jr.; grandchild, Brenda Lee and great-grandchildren,
Jessica and Matthew. She is survived by sons, Roy (Sylvia) of Montrose,
Gene (Betty) of Burtrum, Dale (Sharon) of Minneapolis and Jerry (Peggy)
of Princeton; daughters, Judy (Dudley) Greiner of Marion, Iowa, and Pam
(Brian) Neaton of Waverly; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; four brothers; 11 sisters and many relatives and
John A. Huotari
Services for John A. Huotari, 93, of Champlin were Thursday, May 3,
at Brooklyn Park Lutheran Church. Interment was at Glen Haven. He is preceded
in death by his parents Tom and Aino; brothers Andrew, Wayne, Uno and Reino.
Mr. Huotari is survived by his wife of 70 years Sadie; daughter Kathleen
(Raymod) Kegler; granddaughters Deanna (Scott) Doroff and Sarah (Matt)
Hansegard; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Donald J. Hutter
Services for Donald J. Hutter, 86, of Delano were Monday, April 23,
2001, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Delano. Rev. Kenneth Ludescher,
a cousin of Hutter, officiated and interment was in Calvary Cemetery in
Delano. Pallbearers were grandson, Brian Thalmann, nephew, Ken Klaers,
cousins, Bob Johnson and Ray Wilkins and friends, Wally Grotz and Tom Pettit.
Mr. Hutter died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Delano Healthcare Center after
a long battle with leukemia. He was born May 23, 1914, the son of John
and Anna (Luffey) Hutter. He grew up in Rockford and attended school in
Rockford and Delano. He graduated from Delano High School in 1932, and
after working at area farms during the heart of the depression, he began
a 33-year career at Delano Granite Works in 1937. Hutter worked in the
shop, cutting, lettering and polishing granite markers and other products,
and later spent many years delivering and setting granite monuments and
other stone structures throughout the Midwest. A life-long member of St.
Peter's Church, Hutter and Bernice Roelike were married at St. Peter's
in 1940. Mr. Hutter was active behind the scenes in his church, serving
as caretaker of Calvary Cemetery for many years and spending many hours
providing repairs and maintenance in and around the church, school and
rectory. In 1993 he received a lifetime achievement award for outstanding
community service to St. Peter's. In 1970, Mr. Hutter became chief of maintenance
and head mechanic at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, where he worked
until his retirement in 1980. For many years, Mr. Hutter operated a part-time
appliance repair business, and he continued the business into retirement.
He was a self-taught jack-of-all-trades and was a man of many talents when
it came to machine repairs or building construction. In 1999 Mr. Hutter
contracted acute myelogenous leukemia, which was put in remission several
times through the use of chemotherapy and other newly-approved cancer treatments,
and through his strong will. He entered Delano Healthcare Center in April
after additional cancer treatments became ineffective. He passed away with
his family at his side. He is survived by wife, Bernice; daughter, Mary
Ann (Randall) Thalmann of Plato, Minn.; sons, Dr. Richard (Marlene) Hutter
of Onalaska, Wis., and Robert (Diane) Hutter of Delano; grandchildren,
Brian (Karen) Thalmann of Plato, Janelle and Hilary Hutter of Onalaska
and Elizabeth and Emily Hutter of Delano; great-grandchildren, Eric, Adam
and Emily Thalmann of Plato and sister, Geraldine (James) Klaers of Maple
Plain. He was preceded in death by parents and brother, Claude Hutter.
Richard W. Jackson
Services for Richard (Rick) W. Jackson, 58, of Champlin and Park Rapids
are Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.
Mr. Jackson was born July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., to Wayne F. and Helen
A. (Turner) Jackson. He married Alice "Punky" Radke July 11, 1963, in Park
Rapids. He worked for Thermo King Corp. for 35 years. He enjoyed the outdoors,
camping and fishing. He was known as "The Old Fossil" to his paleontology
friends. Each year they would lease a quarry in Wyoming, hunting fossils
and selling specimens. Mr. Jackson also appreciated music and the arts
and would apply his artistic skills in drawing, painting and writing. He
died April 24 at St. Joseph's Area Hospital in Park Rapids. Mr. Jackson
is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 38 years,
Punky; daughters, Wendy (Lonnie) Mixon of Mobile, Ala., Laurie (Richard)
Sinclair of Eden Prairie, Melissa and fiancé Michael Rogers of Fridley,
Katie of Elk River; and grandchildren, Aodan Sinclair and Danielle Rogers.
Services for Francis E. "Frank" Justen, 86, of Fletcher were at 11
a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at St. Walburga Catholic Church in Fletcher.
Rev. John Bussmann was the celebrant and interment followed at St. Walburga
Cemetery. Melissa Milless gave the Prayer of the Faithful. The lectors
were Sheila Wokson and April Justen. Mass servers were Tyler Justen, Marcus
Milless, Mitch Milless and Ryan Justen. Special music was provided by Mary
Kline. Kelin Leuer, Mark Prodahl, Jonathan Justen, Daniel Justen, Kevin
Justen, Joshua Justen, Justin Wokson and Joe Justen served as the casket
bearers. Mr. Justen died Sunday, April 29, at the Long Lake Healthcare
Center. He was born in Bloomington March 6, 1915, the son of Joseph and
Ida Doerfler Justen. On Oct. 27, 1937, Francis Justen and Elizabeth Ancel
were joined in holy marriage at the Assumption Catholic Church in Richfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Justen came to Hassan Township in 1947 from Bloomington. They
engaged in dairy and chicken farming near Fletcher for many years. Mr.
Justen was a faithful member of Sat. Walburga Catholic Church in Fletcher
and was a past trustee of the parish. He also belonged to the Knights of
Columbus for more than 50 years and was a Catholic Aid member. He is survived
by his loving wife of 63 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Justen; sons, Gerald
"Jerry" Justen, Donald (Paula) Justen, Kenneth (Margaret) Justen, Steven
(Connie) Justen, Thomas (Beverly) Justen and Timothy (Vicki) Justen; daughters,
Marlene (Edward) Dittell, Carol (Fred) Prodahl, Debra (Allen) Wokson and
Mary Jane (Michael) Milless; 52 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;
a brother, Leo (Alpha) Justen; a sister, Isabel Husome; many other relatives
and friends. Mr. Justen was preceded in death by a daughter, LaVonne Justen;
a granddaughter, Nicole Justen; parents, Joseph and Ida Justen; sisters,
Melinda Justen, Josephine Justen and Cecelia Falk; and brothers, Gerard
Justen, Alphonse Justen, Herbert Justen and Hilary Luster.
Darrel John Mineheine
Services for Darrel John Mineheine, 65, of Watertown were Saturday,
May 5, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. Pastor Dennis Bushkofsky
officiated and interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Greg
Johnson, Tom Griffith, Tom Smith and Mark Nelson. Mr. Mineheine died Wednesday,
May 2, 2001, at Elim Care Center in Watertown. He was born Dodge Center,
Minn., April 16, 1936. He was married to Patricia Ann Elmer. He was preceded
in death by wife, Patricia and sisters, Darlene Jeska and Irene Arndt.
He is survived by son, Michael (Karen) Mineheine of Farmington; daughter,
Ann (Tom) Smith of Delano; grandchildren, Tom, Josh, Eric and Nicole; special
friend, Arlene Johnson of Watertown and brothers-in-law, Ron Jeska and
Jane Moyer, 75, of Osseo died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, after a long
illness. She was preceded in death by husband, Gerald. Survivors include
children, Randy, Tammy and Marion and her fiance Scott. Mrs. Moyer will
be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Private family service.
Services for Alfred R. Radintz, 99, a life long resident of Maple Grove,
were Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Maple Grove.
Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Radintz was preceded in death by
parents, two brothers and a sister. Survivors include sisters, Caroline
Schutte and Marie Berndt, and many nephews and nieces. Memorials preferred
to the donor's choice.
Lawrence H. Sullivan
Services for Lawrence H. Sullivan, 73, of Champlin, were Thursday,
May 3, 2001, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary
Cemetery in St. Cloud. Mr. Sullivan was born April 3, 1928, in Cottonwood
to Hugh A. and Mary V. (Martin). He married Mary C. McGuire and became
an attorney, He practiced law in Osseo for 32 years. He is preceded in
death by his parents Mary and Hugh. He is survived by his wife of 38 years,
Mary; children Patrick (Lisa) of Champlin, Barrett (Rachel) of Andover,
Molly of Blaine; granddaughters Makenna, Abbigail and Alexandra; sisters
Mary Lou (Bob) Fink, Betty Ann (Dick) Haas, Joan (Phil) Schmid, Eileen
(Rich) Froehle; many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service for Earl Wokson, 67, of Ruthton, was Sunday, May
6, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers. Rev. John
Christiansen officiated. Congregational hymns included "Amazing Grace,"
and "Rock of Ages." Honorary pallbearers were Florian Heinen, Merle Heinen,
Tom Burdick, James Dehn, Arnold Dehn and Anthony Lynch. Burial was in Berry
Cemetery, Princeton. He died May 2, 2001 at his home near Ruthton. Mr.
Wokson was born Dec. 11, 1933 in Minneapolis, the son of Nel and Johanna
(Bonde) Wokson. He attended country school in Hassan Township, Hennepin
County. He graduated from Elk River High School in 1952. He served in the
United States Army from 1956 through 1958. Mr. Wokson was united in marriage
to Norma Reed Jan. 28, 1981 in St. Paul. He worked as a diesel mechanic
and drove truck while in Elk River and Princeton. In Alabama he worked
as a diesel mechanic and also did hobby farming. He was preceded in death
by his parents; an infant child; brothers, Arthur, Lawrence and Charles
and sisters, Elsie and Betty. Survivors include his wife Nora; son and
daughter-in-law, Bobby and Dawn; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Rocky
Hilter and daughter Annette Kinden; stepchildren, David Clark, Donald Clark,
Nancy Schlussler and Norine Cantor and sisters, Marilyn Stewart and Evelyn
Services for James (Jim) Adams, 75 of Hamel were Monday, April 16,
2001, at Rettinger Funeral Home, Long Lake, with Interment at Fort Snelling
National Cemetery. Mr. Adams was a World War II Veteran and member of the
Hamel American Legion Post 394. He is survived by loving wife Marilyn J.;
sons Sheridan and wife Susan, and Jordan and wife Robin; daughters Jamie
and husband Bill Gilligan, and Stacey and husband Jon Simikic; grandchildren
Emily, Zachary, Rachel and Sydney; brothers John and William; sisters Marianne
Evensen and Rita Neault; many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Agnes Bezenar.
Alice M. Barthel
Services for Alice M. Barthel, 89, formerly of St. Michael, were Tuesday,
April 17, 2001, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.
Rev. Leonard Siebenaler was the principal concelebrant and interment followed
at the St. Michael Cemetery. Jill Diem was the soloist for the Mass. Paul
Larson, Peter Larson, Joshua Barthel, Wallace Barthel, Dean Barthel, Jerry
Barthel and LeRoy Hagel served as the casket bearers. Mrs. Barthel died
Thursday, April 12, at the St. Therese Home in New Hope. She was born in
Osseo Nov. 17, 1911, the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth Hagel Smith. In
1929, she graduated from Osseo High School. Prior to her marriage, she
worked at the State Hospital in Anoka. On June 15, 1940, Alice Smith and
Harold Barthel were joined in holy marriage at the St. Stephen Catholic
Church in Anoka. God blessed their marriage with four children. From 1965
until 1974, Mrs. Barthel was employed as a ward secretary at the Monticello-Big
Lake Hospital. She was a faithful member of St. Michael Catholic Church
in St. Michael and belonged to its Christian Mothers. She also was a member
of the St. Therese Home's Auxiliary, a superb cookie baker and a grandmother
extraordinaire. Survivors include children, Nicholas (Lenora) Barthel of
Santa Cruz, Calif., James Barthel of Birchwood and Julene (Greg) Larson
of Clearwater; grandchildren, Krista Weis, Ann Weis-Swanson, Mary Listau
and Patrick Weis; Joshua Barthel and Tiffany Barthel; Carrie Barthel and
Katie Barthel; Sarah Larson, Elizabeth Larson, Paul Larson and Peter Larson;
great-grandchildren, Alex Swanson, Taylor Listau and Mitch Listau; a sister,
Marian Smith of Anoka; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Olivia Chervenak
of Plymouth, Norbert Barthel of Annandale and Betty Barthel of Robbinsdale;
nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Barthel was preceded
in death by her loving husband, Harold P. Barthel March 7, 1999; by a daughter,
Mary Therese Weis in 1970; her parents Paul and Elizabeth Smith; and by
brothers LeRoy Smith and Robert Smith.
Services for Richard K. Bates, 77, of Maple Grove were Wednesday, April
25, 2001 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 7301 Bass Lake Rd. Crystal. Burial
was at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran
and longtime employee of Onan Corporation. He enjoyed woodworking and travel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland Bates and Mildred Bates-Larson;
sisters, Rolene and Dolores Bates. Survivors include his wife of 58 years,
Margaret; daughters, Evelyn (Bob) Younglove, Nancy (Dennis) DeVries and
Valerie Hanson; son, Michael (Kelley) Bates; grandchildren, Lynn (Ulrich),
Julie, Chris, Jenny, Amy and Katie Margaret; great-grandchildren, Nikki,
Hannah and Tate Richard; brother, Dale (Marlys) Bates; nieces, nephews
and special friends. Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Lakes, or St.
Michael Donald Johnson
Services for Michael Donald Johnson, 50 of Longville, were Thursday,
April 19 at Salem Lutheran Church in Longville. Burial will be in Riverside
Cemetery in Longville. Mr. Johnson was born June 6, 1950, in Minneapolis
to Donald and Nora Johnson. He attended school in Anoka. He worked at Onan
Corp. after school. he married Connie Hemsworth Jan. 23, 1970. They lived
in Anoka for two years and moved to Longville in 1972. He worked as a plumber
with his father-in-law and was self-employed for the last 20 years. He
died Monday, April 16, in his home. Survivors include his wife Connie;
parents Donald and Nora of Champlin; son Jeff of Eau Claire, Wisc.; daughter
Jennifer Lyn Stefan of Ham Lake; four grandchildren; three brothers Donald
Johnson II of St. Michael, Tim Johnson of Milaca, and Scott Johnson of
Coon Rapids; two sisters Nancy Patenaude of Champlin and Denise Blanchard
of Maple Grove.
Services for Blake Thomas Poyer, 18, of Maple Grove will be Thursday,
April 26, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Maple Grove Lutheran Church, County Rd. 30
and Elm Creek Pkwy., Maple Grove. Private interment. Blake died April 22.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Drena and Vic Poyer. Survivors
include his parents, John and Julie Poyer; sister, Paige and "Dixie dog";
grandparents, Mary (Avis) Ritland; many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives
and friends, and special friend, Deb Repasky. Memorials preferred to the
Children's Foundation Pulmonary Research Fund, or Maple Grove Lutheran
Services for Mayme S. Rajala, 80, of Osseo, formerly of Bigfork, will
be Monday, April 30, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Bigfork Lutheran Church. Pastor
John Sebentsfeldt will officiate. Private interment in Bigfork. Mrs. Rajala
died Monday, April 16, at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope. She was
born Feb. 11, 1915, in Kettle River the daughter of Isaac and Jennie (Holmi)
Isaacson. She married Hubert W. Rajala Dec. 24, 1937. She moved to Effie
in 1936, and farmed along side her husband birthing calves, baling hay
and preparing meals for haying crews. She personified the Finnish strength
of character, Sisu. She was a homemaker and active member of the Effie
Freidheim Lutheran Church, and a member of the ALCW. She moved to Condor
Apartments in Bigfork in 1991 and later to Steeple Point in Osseo in 1999.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hubert W. Rajala. Survivors include
daughters Yvonne (Dennie) Sharp, and Sharon (Ed) Reese; grandchildren,
Kelly (John) Sweigert, Kyle (Patty) Sharp, Jennifer Lundbald (Eric Emmette)
and Andy (Kris) Lundbald; great-grandchildren, Alex and Sammi Sweigert,
Nate and Megan Sharp and Ben and Hannan Lundblad; brothers, Isaacson, Walter,
Arnie (Martha) Niilo (Millie), Hugo (Betty) and Waino (Violet); and many
nieces and nephews.
Services for Marcy Thienes, 77, of Rockford, formerly of Long Lake,
were Thursday, April 19, 2001. Mrs. Thienes is survived by children Sheryl
Stanisich (Cubbie), Danny (Cindy), Cindy Bohannon, Dawn Grosswiler (Joe),
Brian (Sue), and John (Karen); grandchildren Nicholas, Christopher, Travis,
Troy, Ashley, Nolan, Kaylyn, Jeremy and Kevin; great-grandchildren Brianna,
Julian and Jeremiah; and many loving relatives and friends. She was preceded
in the by husband John.
Jacquelyn Weber Mass of the Angels for Theo Eugene Weber, 3, and Jacquelyn
Ruth "Jackie" Weber, 22 months, of Albertville were Tuesday, April 17,
2001, at 1 p.m. at St. Albert's Catholic Church in Albertville. Rev. Ronald
Harrer, OMI was the celebrant and interment followed at St. Walburga Cemetery
in Fletcher. Cory Heuring, Dan Heuring, Kevin Justin and Adam Gelle served
as Theo's casket bearers. Danielle Berning, David Berning, Derek Berning
and Mitch Weber served as Jackie's casket bearers. Tyler Justin, Ryan Justin
and Monique Weber were servers for the Mass. Theo died Tuesday, April 10,
at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. He was born in Buffalo
Jan. 7, 1998, the son of Shawn E. and Michelle Ruth Dietzler Weber. Theo
was born again to be God's own child by the "washing of water in the Word"
when he was baptized by Rev. Ronald Harrer, OMI at the St. Albert Catholic
Church in Albertville Feb. 15, 1998. His baptismal sponsors were Matthew
Dietzler and Paula Dietzler. He adored golf and could not wait to get on
the golf course this spring. Theo also loved playing outdoors, Toy Story
movies and, of course, Grandma's Blanket. Jackie died Saturday, April 14,
at Children's Medical Center in Minneapolis. She was born in Robbinsdale
June 9, 1999, the daughter of Shawn E. and Michelle Ruth Dietzler Weber.
Jackie was born again to be God's own Child by the "washing of water in
the Word" when she was baptized by Rev. Ronald Harrer, OMI at St. Albert
Catholic Church in Albertville Aug. 15, 1999. Her baptismal sponsors were
Marlon Weber and Elaine Weber. She adored her books, Barney and Tele Tubbies.
Jackie loved the outdoors and playing with Theo (she was her brother's
shadow). She also enjoyed "being pretty" and, of course, like Theo had
a strong affection for Grandma's Blanket. Survivors include loving parents,
Shawn E. and Michelle Ruth Weber of Albertville; paternal grandparents,
Eugene F. and Phyllis N. Weber of Rogers; maternal grandfather, Andrew
"Jack" (Diana) Dietzler of Littleton, Colo.; paternal great-grandmother,
Laura C. Weber of St. Michael; maternal great-grandmother, G. Hope Dietzler
of Midland, Mich.; aunts, uncles, 25 cousins, many other relatives and
friends. The children were preceded in death by their maternal grandmother,
Bernadene Ruth Dietzler in 1992 and by an uncle, Roger Weber.
Services for A. Marie Alm, 78, of Maple Grove, formerly of Long Lake.
were Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Rettinger
Funeral Home, Long Lake. She was preceded in death by husband, Warren J.;
grandson, Todd Krick; son-in-law, Bill Woodford; parents, Karl Miller and
Elfreda Osmonson. Survivors include daughters, Susan Krick and husband
Terry, Nancy Sanford and husband Bob; son, John Alm; grandchildren, Chad
(Marion) Krick, Scott (Michelle) Krick, Erin and Betsy Sanford; great-grandchildren,
Sarah and Emilee Krick; step-grandchildren, Heather Schmid (Dan), Molly
McIntyre (Jim), Daniel Sanford (Dawn); step-great-grandchildren, Emily,
Grace and Ginny Schmid, Mitchell and Maggie McIntyre; Gavin and Sydney
Sanford; brother, James O. Miller, sister, Ruth Schatzlein and many loving
relatives and friends.
Dorothy G. Bauman
Services for Dorothy G. Bauman, 68, of Montrose were Monday, April
9, 2001, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Delano. Rev. Dale Ehrman officiated
and interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Delano. Pallbearers were Chris
Koehnen, Pat Koehnen, Joe Marketon, Michael Motzko, David Motzko and Don
Marketon. Mrs. Bauman died at her residence Thursday, April 5, 2001, with
her family at her side. She was born June 14, 1932 to John and Julia (Fautsch)
Marketon in Middleville Township. She was married to Ralph L. Bauman. The
couple settled on a dairy farm between Delano and Montrose. She was a loving
mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved flowers, dancing, bowling,
playing cards and eating out. But most of all, she loved the Lord. In her
final hours, all she had left was her love for her family and for the Lord.
Mrs. Bauman is survived by sons, DeWayne (Bev) Bauman and John (Barb) Bauman;
daughters, Sue Jacobs, Laurie (Mark) Motzko, Kathy (Brad) Koenecke and
Becky (Scott) Estby; grandchildren, Allison and Abby Bauman, Jennifer,
Christopher and Patrick Koehnen, Michael and David Motzko, Nicole, Laura,
Kari and Anna Koenecke, Reid, Jaci and Blaine Bauman and Ben, Becca and
Brady Estby; brothers, George (Jean) Marketon, Joe (Agnes) Marketon, Don
(Paulette) Marketon and Clarence (Rena) Marketon; sisters, Frances Czanstkowski,
Anna (Herb) Wehle, Irene (Ron) Russ, Gladys (Larry) Broll and Marie (Herb)
Kapsner and Joan (Jeff) Johnson. She was preceded in death by husband,
Ralph in 1995; parents, John and Julia Marketon and brothers, Anthony Marketon
and Leroy Marketon.
Hattie J. Biese
Services for Hattie J. Biese, 92, of Rockford Township were Wednesday,
April 11, 2001, at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford. Pastor
Andrew Krause officiated and interment was in Elmwood Cemetery. Grandsons
served as the casket bearers. Mrs. Biese died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at
Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. She was born Jan. 6, 1909, in Rockford
Township, the daughter of Albert and Alvina (Bethke) Schleif. She was baptized
April 4, 1909, and confirmed Aug. 27, 1922, by Pastor William Beisewanger
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. She was joined in marriage to
Herbert Beise Oct. 4, 1928, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover. Pastor
Beisewanger officiated at the wedding ceremony. The couple engaged in farming
in Rockford Township for more than 50 years. Mr. Beise preceded his wife
in death Oct. 12, 1990. Mrs. Beise was a faithful member of Cross Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Rockford and was an honorary member of its Cross LIGHTS.
She also belonged to the Delano and Rockford Township Senior Citizens and
to the Dickinson Club for more than 60 years. She is survived by children,
Mayella Yonak and Arvella Veches, both of Buffalo, Dennis (Janet) Beise
of Delano, Duane (Rita) Beise of Loretto and Kenneth (Sharon) Beise of
Buffalo; daughter-in-law, Judy Beise of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren,
Susan (Dan) Hudek, Sharon (Jim) Kaufman and Nancy Yonak, Jerry Veches,
Connie Ertel and Diane Veches, Sarah Beise and Kristin Beise and fiancee,
Will, Steven (Gayle) Beise, John (Julie) Beise, Michael (Tammy) Beise,
Grant Beise and Matthew Beise, Douglas (Deborah) Beise, Barbara Beise and
fiancee Jaime and David (Laura) Beise, Tracy (Tim) Hettwer, Trista Beise
and Troy Beise; great-grandchildren, Karie (Gerry) Giebenhain, Jodie (Ryan)
Nowak, Stacie Hudek, Kaylie Hudek, Justin Kaufman and Rayna Kaufman, Kelly
(Gordon) Wurm and Kyle Ertel, Amanda Beise, Eric Beise, Nicholas Beise,
Alex Beise, Zachary Beise, Ashley Beise and Benjamin Beise; great-great-grandchildren,
Greg Giebenhain, Shayann Nowak, Andrew Nowak and Macy Wurm; sister, Edith
Kettenacker of Rockford; sister-in-law, Florence Schlief; brother-in-law,
Herman Droneck, both of Buffalo; many other relatives and friends. In addition
to her husband, Mrs. Beise was preceded in death by parents; son-in-law,
Preston Yonak March 6, 1990; son, Donald W. Beise Sept. 6, 1990; son-in-law,
Donald Veches Dec. 11, 1999; brothers, Ernest, Edward, Clarence and Albert
and sisters, Ella Schmidt and Olga Droneck.
Lauren J. Dahlheimer
Services for Lauren J. Dahlheimer, 71, of Dayton are 11 a.m. Tuesday,
April 17, 2001, at St. John the Baptist Church in Dayton. Interment is
at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery. She is preceded in death by
her daughter, Anne Foley. She is survived by her sons, Dominic (Deb) and
Byron (Gabriela); daughters, Lucy (Harlan) Holmes, Colleen (Steve) Tompkins,
Paula (Scott) Liptak and Jennine (Paul) Klosterman; 15 grandchildren; brothers,
Vernon, Fr. Ronald and Louis (Alverna) Dahlheimer; and sister, Sr. Corrine,
Memorial services for Andrew D. Donald, 73, of Maple Grove, formerly
of Dayton, were Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 3 p.m. at the Evans-Nordby
Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., in Brooklyn Center. Burial was in Mound
Cemetery, Brooklyn Center. Mr. Donald died peacefully Tuesday, March 27,
at his home. He was born April 22, 1927, in Burns Township. He is survived
by his wife of 50 years, Lila Donald; son, Jerry (Susan); daughters, Bonnie
and Debbie (Bud); sister, Martha Hammer; brothers, Conrad (Marrion), Richard
(Neva); sister-in-law, June Bell; brother-in-law, Gordon (Joanne) Sandahl;
special buddy, Ryan; grandchildren, Cory and Jae (Amy); great-granddaughter,
Abigail; many nieces, nephews and many other close friends and neighbors.
Memorials may be given to the Heart, Lung or Diabetes Foundation of choice.
A memorial gathering for Roger A. Griffin, 68, of Maple Grove will
be Saturday, May 19, at noon at the Tamarack Center, 133 N> Brown Rd.,
Long Lake. All friends invited. Private interment. Mr. Griffin was a longtime
member of AA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen.
Survivors include children, Kelly Ann, Patrick and Michael; brother, Jack;
sister Terryl Johnson and many loving relatives and friends.
Thomas Lloyd Peterson
A celebration of life for Thomas Lloyd, 64, of Champlin, was conducted
Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Peterson-Stohlberg Hillside Chapel in Minneapolis.
Mr. Peterson graduated from South High in 1954, from the University of
Minnesota in 1960 and was in the Army Reserves. He married Carol Cassidy
September 1961. He was employed for 33 years with the Hennepin County Highway
Department, retiring in 1993. He played softball for 25 years, was a member
of the Minneapolis Umpires Association for 15 years and officiated six
national tournaments. He loved fishing at his lake home, many vacations,
time shared with family and friends, golfing, and his winter home in Florida.
Mr. Peterson died Jan. 19, 2001. He is preceded in death by his parents,
Clyde and Leona. He is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Kelly (Frank)
and Mike; grandchildren, Holt and Halli; sister, Pat (Ron) Goodman; uncle,
Jim (Rose) Carter; and many friends and relatives. Memorials are preferred
to Hospice of Lake & Sumter.
Services for Robert J. Ulschmid, age 68, of Maple Grove, were Wednesday,
April 11, 2001 with a memorial mass at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker
Catholic Church, 7180 Hemlock Ln, Maple Grove. Private interment. Formerly
of Frazee, Mr. Ulschmid died Sunday, April 8. He was preceded in death
by his mother and father, John and Marie. Survivors include his loving
wife of 38 years, Jean; daughters and son, Libby Jungers (Pat), John (Ellen),
Judy Stanislaw (Bob), Pam Roth (Adam); grandchildren, Tyler, Andrew and
two more to come; brothers and sisters, Gerard (Kay), Jane Rice, Thomas
(Donna), Patricia Jicha (Jack), Margaret Curlik (Tom), Mary Teiken (Dennis)
and Mark (Linda). Memorials will be accepted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society to carry on his fight.
Services for Margaret (Merz) (Turnham) Barnes, 91, of Medina were Monday,
April 9, 2001, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church with Interment at
Holy Name Cemetery. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the VFW 5903 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Leslie Turnham and Norman Barnes;
daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Leslie Grabill; brothers, Alfred and
Ray Merz; and sisters, Rita Buckley and Marcella (Sally) Wooding. She is
survived by her children, John, Leon, Ted and Catherine Turnham, and Ronald,
Allen and Phillip (Sam) Barnes; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;
sisters, Bertha Ahlstrom and Angela Frigaard; and brother, Norbert Merz.
Services for Wanda Barnes, 77, of Rockford, formerly of Bloomington,
were Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano with
Pastor Andrew Krause officiating. Interment was in Dawn Valley Memorial
Park in Bloomington. Pallbearers were: Mike Swanson, Jr., Bill Swanson,
James Barnes, Robert Barnes, Christopher Barnes and Scott Annis. Mrs. Barnes
died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. She
was born to Merle and Leona (Ford) Simmons Feb. 15, 1924, in Neosha, Kan.
She married Morris E. Barnes in a private ceremony in Independence, Mo.,
Dec. 25, 1946. In 1957 they moved to Minnesota and then moved to Rockford
in 1997. Mrs. Barnes worked at Control Data for more than 23 years as an
industrial engineer until her retirement in the 1980s. She enjoyed doing
crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading, going to garage sale, fishing and
being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her parents, Meryl and Leona Simmons; two brothers, Arthur and
Donald Simmons; and her sister, Carmelitta Harmon. She is survived by Morris,
her husband of 54 years; one son, Steve and Donna Barnes of Calif.; three
daughters, Janis Annis of Delano, Jo Ellen Barnes of Rockford, and Diana
and Michael Swanson of Ramsey; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren
and one great great grandchild; two sisters, Merlene Layton and Chanute,
Kan., and Deloris Bauer of Milwaukee, Wis.
Dorinda J. Contaxis
Services for Dorinda J. Contaxis, 52, of Champlin were Thursday, April
5, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Brooklyn
Park. Interment is at Champlin City Cemetery. She is survived by sister
Laurel Ann (Paul) Johanson, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Services for Lloyd Kentoph, 84, of Plymouth were Friday, April 6, 2001,
at Bethany Lutheran Church in Remer with Interment following at Remer Cemetary.
Mr. Kentoph died Tuesday, April 3, in Plymouth. He was born March 3, 1917,
in Ogilvie. He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Fay and her husband,
Dick Welk of Medina; granddaughters, Monika and Andrea; nephew, Dale Kentoph
of Grand Rapids; and many other loving relatives.
Services for Florence S. Knutson, 72, of Elk River formerly of Maple
Grove were service Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Gearhart Funeral
Home, 552 E. River Rd., Anoka. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. She was
preceded in death by husband, Wayne and daughter, Wendy. Survivors include
daughters and sons-in-law, Lawayne (Paul) Hein and Gayle (Gregory) Kauzlarich;
and grandsons, Jonathan and David. Memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Services for Myrtle Krotzer, 71, of Delano were Thursday, April 5,
2001, at the Minnetrista Baptist Church in St. Bonifacius. Pastor Brian
Dent officiated, assisted by Pastor Jerry Dent. Interment was in Minnetrista
Baptist Cemetery in St. Bonifacius. Pallbearers were Jarred Dalbec, Jacob
Krotzer, John Czanstkowski, Jr., Mark Krotzer, Jr., Shon Thole, Tyler Hanson
and Mike Jaunich. Mrs. Krotzer died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at her Franklin
Township residence. She was born March 17, 1930 in Guthrie, Minn., the
daughter of Otto and Martha (Steindorf) Smith. She was married to Ralph
Alonzo Krotzer. She married her first husband, Ray Hanson, in Minneapolis
June 17, 1948. The couple settled in Excelsior, later moving to Delano
in 1963. Mr. Hanson died in 1973. On Oct. 15, 1977, she married Ralph Krotzer
in St. Bonifacius. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved
to cook, quilt, play cards and golf. She enjoyed the time she spent with
friends and family and loved to travel, but especially enjoyed coming home.
She was a member of the Delano American Legion Auxiliary and the Garrison
VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Krotzer was preceded in death by parents, Otto and
Martha Smith; first husband, Ray Hanson; son, Daniel; grandson, Quentin
Dalbec; sister, Doris Franston and brother, Ted Smith. She is survived
by husband, Ralph Krotzer; daughters, Marguerite (John) Czanstkowski of
Delano, Vickie (Thomas) Dalbec of Waverly and Goody Johnson of Monticello;
sons, Dennis, and Danny (Emma) Hanson, all of Delano; stepchildren, Mark
(Deb) Krotzer of Delano and Lynn Krotzer; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
and sisters, Vera Bladder and Lucille (Lawrence) Mueller.
A memorial service for Grace W. Smith, 80, of Maple Grove, formerly
of Minneapolis, was Friday, March 30, 2001, at 5 p.m. at the Kapala-Glodek-Malone
Chapel, 7800 Bass Lake Rd., New Hope. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James. Survivors
include her daughters, Barb (Harry) Lindsholm, Sandy (Dick) Rassier, Bev
(Jerry) Batkiewicz and Joan (Cal) Camerer; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren;
sister, Cyrilla Jobes and Mary Al Stroman; and special friend, Barb Barr.
Services for Arline Mary Seyfert, 76, of Monticello were Saturday,
March 31, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of the Monticello-Big Lake
Community Nursing Home. Rev. Timothy Rudolphi officiated and interment
followed at the St. Michael Cemetery in St. Michael. Ms. Seyfert died Monday,
March 26, at the Monticello-Big Lake Community Nursing Home. She was born
in Minneapolis Aug. 8, 1924, the daughter of William and Mary PaIlanch
Heim. She was baptized at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Aug.
24, 1924. She attended elementary school in Minneapolis. She attended high
school in Maple Lake and Cold Spring. Through the years, Ms. Seyfert was
employed by the telephone company, Montgomery Wards, Peter Pan and held
many other jobs. She, along with her sister, Dolores, also operated rooming
houses for many years. Ms. Seyfert was an expert seamstress. She loved
music, always had a bright outlook and was an inspiration to all who knew
her. She was a long-time member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. She
will be missed by her guardian angels and niece, Sheri (Wally) Reiter of
St. Michael; sisters, Margie (Norb) Gresser of Cold Spring and Birdie (Jerry)
Meyer of Litchfield; loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Anne E. Shaw
Services for Anne E. Shaw, 89, of Monticello Township were Thursday,
March 29, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Monticello.
Rev. Timothy Rudolphi was the celebrant. Joel Nawrocki, Beth-Ann Nawrocki,
Luke Scadden, Jarrod Scadden, Rachel Bohnsack and Aaron Scadden served
as casket bearers. Mrs. Shaw died Sunday, March 25, 2001, surrounded by
her loving family. She was born in Minneapolis July 17, 1911, the daughter
of Jakob and Frances Weber Fiega. On Nov. 25, 1929, Anne Fiega was joined
in holy marriage to Clayton Shaw in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage
with two daughters. Mr. Shaw preceded his wife in death in 1989. Mrs. Shaw
was a faithful member of St. Henry's Catholic Church in Monticello. Survivors
include daughters, Geraldine (Bruce) Nawrocki of Columbia Heights and Leah
"Judy" (Kenneth) Scadden of Monticello; grandchildren, Joel Nawrocki, Beth-Ann
Nawrocki, Luke (Bonnie) Scadden, Jarrod (Jenna) Scadden, Rachel (Karl)
Bohnsack, Aaron (Heidi) Scadden, Nancy Hord and Gordie MacDonald; great-grandchildren,
Andy, Amy (Phil), Alicia, Laura, Ben, Ashley, Anna, Noah, Riley, Nikole
and Danielle; and a sister, Ceil Zdon of Columbia Heights; many other relatives
and friends. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Shaw was preceded in death
by her parents and by seven brothers and sisters.
Services for Marie Baumeister, 61, of Isle formerly of Hamel were were
Monday, April 2, 2001, at St. John's Lutheran Church with interment at
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Mrs. Baumeister died Wednesday, March 28,
2001, in McAllen, Texas. She was born Aug. 6, 1939, Forest City, Iowa Mrs.
Baumeister was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Corcoran Lioness.
She is survived by sons; Rodney and wife Char, Randy and wife Gerri Kay;
daughters Virginia (John) Malikowski, Janine (Dave) Nelson and Billi-Jo
Treischel, daughter-in-law Penny Gorman; brothers Bill Johnson, Jerry Johnson
and Roger Johnson; sisters Margie Orgon and Doryce Robinson; and 21 grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by husband Willard; son Russel; parents Gerhard
and Mildred Johnson.
Memorial services for Andrew D. Donald, 73, of Maple Grove, formerly
of Dayton, were Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 3 p.m. at the Evans-Nordby
Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., in Brooklyn Center. Burial was in Mound
Cemetery, Brooklyn Center. Mr. Donald died peacefully Tuesday, March 27,
at his home. He was born April 22, 1927 in Burns Township. He is survived
by his wife of 50 years, Lila Donald; son, Jerry (Susan); daughters, Bonnie
and Debbie (Bud); sister, Martha Hammer; brothers, Conrad (Marrion), Richard
(Neva); sister-in-law, June Bell; brother-in-law, Gordon (Joanne) Sandahl;
special buddy, Ryan; grandchildren, Cory and Jae (Amy); great-granddaughter,
Abigail; many nieces, nephews and many other close friends and neighbors.
If so desired, memorials may be given to the Heart, Lung or Diabetes Foundation
Mary Hockert Ketterling
Services for Mary Hockert Ketterling, 56, of St. Michael were 11 a.m.
Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, followed
by burial at Word of Peace Cemetery. Mrs. Ketterling died peacefully in
her home March 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be deeply
missed by her friends and family for her wonderful sense of humor, her
courage and her caring ways. She is survived by her husband of 32 years,
Rich Ketterling; daughter, Angela (Gerald) Weigel of Rockford; son, Keith
of Monticello; mother, Bernice Hockert, Jamestown, N.D.; sisters and brother,
Madeline Clarys (Jim) of Dickinson, N.D.; Delores (Art) Fletcher of Mora;
Barbara Hockert of Denver, Colo; Monica (John) Backer of Courtenay, N.D.;
Douglas (Marilyn) Hockert, Joan (Mike) Rudy of Jamestown, N.D. and Jan
(Victor) Caron of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father, John. Mrs. Ketterling attended
St. James High Academy, Stanley High School and graduated from Courtenay,
N.D. High School. She was employed by ILBNC Clinic for 15 years. Memorials
may be sent to the family.
Pat J. O'Donnell
Services for Pat J. O'Donnell, 90, of Dayton, were Friday, March 30,
2001, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Anoka. Interment is at Calvary
Cemetery in Anoka. He was born Dec. 29, 1910 in DeGraff to Michael and
Mary (Schrader) O'Donnell. He married MaryAnn McGowen and was a plumber
and carpenter by trade. He died March 24, 2001, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
He is survived by his wife MaryAnn, six children, many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, one sister and many other relatives and friends.
Leo P. Psyck
Services for Leo P. Psyck, 87, of Spring Park, formerly of Mound, were
Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Rev. Jay Klein officiated and casket bearers were Wilfred Rieland, John
Sandquist, David Sandquist, Greg Gable, Brian Gable and Ron Dusa. Mr. Psyck
died Wednesday, Mach 21, 2001, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
He was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Watertown Township to Peter J. and Rose
(Janecula) Psyck. He was baptized Oct. 9, 1913, and confirmed at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. He reaffirmed his faith March
21, 1945, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Watertown. He married Irma
M. Lohrke June 12, 1943, at the home of Irma's parents by her brother,
Rev. Waldemar Lohrke. Mr. Psyck was a trustee and voting member of St.
Peter's Lutheran Church. He and Mrs. Psyck farmed for 24 years and then
moved to Mound in 1967. He worked for 12 years for Advance Machines after
farming. He loved to fish and to fix anything. He was preceded in death
by parents, Peter and Rose Psyck; sister, Dorothy Dusa; father-in-law and
mother-in-law, Charles and Elsa Lohrke; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law,
Rev. Waldemar Lohrke, Royal Lohrke, Sylvia and Conrad Marth and son-in-law,
Les Petersen. Mr. Psyck is survived by wife, Irma; daughter, Joanne Petersen
of Mounds View; son and daughter-in-law, James and Karen Psyck of Coon
Rapids; grandchildren, Peter Psyck, Melissa and Roger Campbell; brothers-in-law
and sisters-in-law, John Dusa of Delano, Wilma Lohrke of Spring Park, Henrietta
Lohrke of Delano and Virginia and Wilfred Rieland of St. Bonifacius; nieces;
nephews; other relatives and friends.
Ester W. Scheid
Services for Ester W. Scheid, 95, of Dayton and formerly of St. Cloud,
are at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. She was born Feb. 16, 1906,
to Albert and Marie (Koehn) Rodenwald and was later married on Nov. 24,
1924 to Herbert J. Scheid. She died March 28, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Scheid
is survived by two daughters, Evelyn E. Logeals and Doris M. Wood; five
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Alma Heinen. Funeral
arrangements are at 1-888-252-2522.
Services for Carl Tonn, 86, of Osseo, were Wednesday, March 21, 2001,
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 714 Broadway, Osseo. Burial was at Glen
Haven Memorial Gardens. Mr. Tonn served on the Osseo School Board from
1948 to 1966, and the Osseo Dist. 279 Carl Tonn football field was named
in his honor. Mr. Tonn was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel Tonn.
Survivors include sons, Ray (Jan) Larson of McGregor, James (Baiying) Tonn
of Elk River, and Butch (Pat) Tonn of Maple Grove; daughter, Georgie (Gerald)
Kiffmeyer of Osseo; brother, George (Lorna) Tonn of Osseo; sister, Melitta
Tonn of Minneapolis; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services for Violet "Vi" Westlund, 69, of Albertville were Wednesday,
March 28, 2001, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brooklyn Center. Interment
was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Mrs. Westlund was born Nov. 2, 1931,
in Harding, Minn. She is survived by husband, Bernard; sons, Byron (Pam)
of Andover and Rob (Nikki) of Brooklyn Park; daughters, Lea (Maurice) Eull
of Buffalo and Ramona (Chris) Elwood of Crystal; and sisters, Carol Nelson
of Wilmar and Helen Burchett of Colorado. She is preceded in death by parents,
Michael and Anna Bieganek; grandson, Nathan Westlund; and brothers, Jerry,
Lawrence and Norman Bieganek. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred
to the American Cancer Society.