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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) Theisen.

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.

Andrea Wruck
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 fund.

Stephen Baretz
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.

Jerry Bennett
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.

Carol Bostrom
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 Society.

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.

Robert Gagne
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.

Gladys Glessing-Stolka
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.

Lois Hamacher
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.

Grace Hogan
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.

Linda James
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, Brenda Kohnen.

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.

Dale Chapman
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 MS Society.

Leona Dunn
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.

Steve Gabriel
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 and Sharon.

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.

Edward McLain
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.

Kent Murray
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.

Muriel Ramthun
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 Cities Hospice.

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 & nephews.

Lori Heinrich
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.

Harold Miller
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.

Mildred Morris
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, Loren Lock.

Robert Scheldrup
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 his family.

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.

Duane Ardolf
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.

Grace Goth
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.

Richard Jauman
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.

Evon Keegel
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 are preferred.

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.

Steven Beck
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.

Ray Mollen
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.

Alice Weese
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.

Joan Derosier
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.

Claude Hennen
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 friends.

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.

Francis Justin
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 Paul Arndt. 

Jane Moyer
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.

Alfred Radintz
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.

Earl Wokson
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 Weber.

James Adams
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.

Richard Bates
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. Raphael's.

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.

Blake Poyer
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 Church Foundation.

Mayme Rajala
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.

Marcy Thienes
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.

Theo Weber
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.

Marie Alm
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, SSND.

Andrew Donald
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.

Roger Griffin
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.

Robert Ulschmid
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.

Margaret Barnes
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.

Wanda Barnes
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.

Lloyd Kentoph
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.

Florence Knutson
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.

Myrtle Krotzer
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.

Grace Smith
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.

Arline Seyfert
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.

Marie Baumeister
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.

Andrew Donald
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 of choice.

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.

Carl Tonn
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.

Violet Westlund
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. 




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