Miscellaneous Pierce County, Wisconsin Obituaries


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Richard V. Bucek, 50
Richard Vladimir Bucek, 50, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at his home in River Falls.
He was born Nov. 2, 1949, in Minneapolis, the son of Vladimir and Jeann Bucek.
He graduated from high school in Minneapolis. He was a staff sergeant in the United States Army in the early 1970s and served in Vietnam. He lived in River Falls for 5 years, working at Fox's Ace Hardware for a time.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean M. Bucek.
He is survived by his father, Vladimir "Lad" H. Bucek of Brainerd, Minn.; a sister, Linda and Jim Pedersen of Shakopee, Minn.; nieces Kathye Jo and Dawn; great-nephews Chad and Zachary; a good friend, George LaFave; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Nelson-Murphy Funeral Home, with Randy Baar officiating.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Nelson-Murphy Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Gertrude L. Gore, 81
Gertrude L. Gore, 81, of River Falls died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Osseo Area Medical Center in Osseo.
She was born March 15, 1918, in Barron County, to John and Ruth (Quam) Prosser. She married Clarence Gore on June 29, 1940.
While living in Turtle Lake she worked as a seamstress. In 1961 she moved to Osseo and worked as a bookkeeper for the Beef River Telephone Co. She has been a resident of River Falls since 1967.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, who died Sept. 21, 1979; her parents, John and Ruth; and a brother, Hugh Prosser.
She is survived by her children: Linda Johnson of White Bear Lake, Minn., Becky and Allen Rongstad of Osseo, Kristine and Paul Brown Gore of Hull, Quebec, Lance and Julie Gore of River Falls; a brother, Robert Prosser of Turtle Lake; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday, Dec. 27, at Park View Methodist Church in Turtle Lake, with the Rev. Ted Simpson officiating.
Burial was in Lake View Cemetery, Turtle Lake.

Loretta Steffenhagen, 76
Loretta Steffenhagen, 76, of River Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at The Lutheran Home: River Falls.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Green Bay.
Burial will be in the Fort Howard Cemetery in Green Bay. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials are preferred.

Frankie J. Weiss, 73
Frankie J. Weiss, 73 of Osceola died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 at the Osceola Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 28, 1925 in River Falls, the daughter of Francis and Hazel (Edquist) Kelly.
She graduated from River Falls High School and attended UW-RF for one year.
On May 2, 1944 she married Sheldon A. Weiss in Madison. She and Sheldon owned the Big Lake Store. She was always a homemaker and outstanding mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, reading and music. She received special honors for her volunteering at her local hospital and church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her sons: Terry and Margie Weiss; Sheldon "Dean" and Kelley Weiss; her daughters: Carol and Don Gilbert; Jeannie Palmsteen; Wendy and Jody Videen; her sister: Connie Cudd; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at the St. Joseph Church by Fr. Thomas Thompson. Music was provided by Diane Newman and Marie Weiss.
Interment was in the St. Mary Cemetery in Farmington.

Leonard L. Lewis, 71
Leonard Lyle Lewis, 71, of Turtle Lake, died suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Cumberland.
He was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Hammond, the son of Lyle and Hattie Lewis. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church. He attended school in Amery and Clear Lake and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1945.
He briefly attended college in River Falls before serving in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947. On May 28, 1949, he married Angeline Thomas at the Methodist church in Deer Park. He owned and operated Lewis Shoe Stores in Wisconsin Rapids, St. Croix Falls and Clear Lake and worked a short time for his parents in River Falls.
He then went on to work at Nor-Lake in Hudson for more than 24 years until his retirement. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, fishing, caring for his yard and home, using the computer and feeding the birds.
He was an active Mason with the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star of Clear Lake. He was also an active member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Hattie.
He is survived by his wife, Angie Lewis, of Turtle Lake; his son, Monte and Kay Lewis of New Richmond; his daughters: Annette and Tom Cox of Rice Lake and Terri and Michael Ruff of Almena; his grandchildren: Troy and Veronica Thompson of Baldwin, Chawn Lewis of Minneapolis, Bryan Lewis of Somerset, Michael Benck of Clear Lake, Tom Benck of Almena, and Cody Benck of Clear Lake; his great-grandchild, C'aira Thompson of Baldwin; and his sister, LaDonna Olson of Hudson.
Funeral was Tuesday, Dec. 29, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Clear Lake with the Rev. Troy A. Keeling and the Rev. Pat Drake, deacon, officiating. Martha Keeling was organist.
Honorary pallbearers were: Howard Bendixen, Orvin Hedquist, Winfred Johnson and Merle Wood.
Pallbearers were: Harold Christensen, Vern Engebretson, Wallace Lindholm, Frank Vreeland, Marshall Winegar, and John Wright, Jr.
Interment was in Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake.

JoAnne O. Jones, 63
JoAnne Ora Jones, 63, of Hudson, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at the Hudson Medical Center. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance earlier that morning.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1935, in Appleton, the daughter of Harvey and Ora (Zuehlke) Gygi. She attended elementary school and graduated from Appleton High School with honors in 1953. Following high school she attended college at UW-Superior. She graduated with honors, earning a degree in elementary and special education.
On Sept. 17, 1956, she married Donald R. Jones at the Methodist Church in Appleton. They had five children. Donald died in 1988.
She worked as an elementary school teacher for the school districts of Lac du Flambeau and Birchwood. Later she worked for Quorum Lanier in data entry and document coding.
She was very active in politics. She followed local and national politics very closely. She subscribed to the New York Times and read it faithfully. She enjoyed to read, especially world news articles on foreign cultures and governments.
She also enjoyed traveling and visited China, Russia and Egypt to see firsthand what those cultures and governments were like. She documented her life events and took many photos to accompany them. She filed these events and kept them organized.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald.
She is survived by her sons, Richard and Mary Jones of Elmwood, Randy and Renita Jones of Shakopee, and Tom and Lisa Jones of River Falls; her daughters, Jean Klisiewicz of Hudson, and Jan and Monty Turgeson of Hudson; nine grandchildren; her sisters, Gretchen and Susan of Appleton; and her niece, Sherry Kwas and family.
Memorial service was Monday, Jan. 4, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. The Rev. Thomas Nustad officiated.
Burial was in the Weyerhaeuser Cemetery in Weyerhaeuser. Memorials are preferred.

Louise H. Dahm, 87
Louise Harding Dahm, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at St. Benedict's Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
She was born April 3, 1911, in Hudson, the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Gould) Harding. She graduated from Macalester College and began a career in social work.
She married Leo H. Dahm on June 2, 1945, and lived in Walker, Minn., until moving to St. Cloud in 1956. She taught at Cathedral High School for several years and then joined Catholic Charities as a social worker until her retirement.
She was a past president of Holy Angels Altar Society, American Association of University Women, Parents Anonymous, St. Stephen's Mission Group, past president of Sorosis Book Club, Friday Night Bridge Club, St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer and Library Board.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, who died on June 7, 1985; and a sister, Helen Mary, who died in 1987.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lou Olson of St. Cloud; a son, Peter H. Dahm of River Falls; and two grandsons.
Funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 6, at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud.
Memorials are preferred.

Charles L. Nalley, Sr., 45
Charles Lewis Nalley, Sr., 45, of Hudson, died on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at his residence after battling cancer.
He was born Sept. 24, 1953, in Cambridge, Ohio, the son of Charles and Margaret (Porter) Nalley. He started his education and went through the 5th grade in Cambridge. The family moved to Phoenix, where he graduated from high school. He went on to receive his mechanic's degree at the Arizona Automotive Institute, graduating in 1973.
He worked in various auto mechanic shops in Phoenix before moving to Hudson in 1977. He worked in the Twin Cities, at Al's Transmission in Lakeland, Minn., and at the Hilltop Service Center in Hudson. At the time of his illness he was working for Total Gear and Drive Train in Hastings, Minn.
He enjoyed and took pride in himself and his knowledge and ability to work on automobiles and motorcycles.
He married Susan Coleman in Phoenix. They later divorced.
He then married Diane Valley on Feb. 14, 1996, in Hudson.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; his daughters: Shawnne and Gene Peckels of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Shannon and George Mikel of Hudson; his sons: Charles Nalley of Hudson and Lucas Nalley of St. Paul; stepdaughters Tonya Valley and Shannon and Tom Kor, both of St. Paul; grandson Chase J. Kor; brother and sisters: Carol Bradford, Melodie Acuna and Bill and Romona Gray, all of Phoenix; many nieces and nephews in Phoenix; sisters- and brothers-in-law: Butch, Max and Dan Valley and Sue Valley, all of St. Paul. He is also survived by many friends.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Hudson with the Rev. Joann Sorenson officiating. Eulogy was by Diane Nalley and vocalist was April Ashlin.
Burial was in the Willow River Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the family.

Lillian F. Brune, 90
Lillian Florence Brune, 90, of Hudson died at the Christian Community Home in Hudson on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
She was born in Waseca, Minn., the daughter of William and Minnie (Schippel) Trahma. She received her education in Waseca. She was a homemaker all her life.
She married Edward W. Brune on July 20, 1926, in Stillwater, Minn. He died in August of 1989.
She was an avid cook and enjoyed baking. She was an active volunteer and worked with many church activities at Methodist churches in Hudson and River Falls.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her parents, William and Minnie; her daughter, Delores Fisher; four sisters; and one brother.
She is survived by her son, Howard and Carolyn Brune of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The O'Connell Family Funeral Home, Hudson, is handling arrangements.

Joyce Smith Sarko, 97
Joyce Smith Sarko, 97, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at the River Falls Area Hospital.
She was born Aug. 13, 1901, in Beldenville, the daughter of George and Sara Reed. She grew up in Ellsworth.
She married Jefferson Smith on Nov. 27, 1924, on Thanksgiving Day. He died Dec. 24, 1963. The couple had one child, a son, David, who died Aug. 13, 1994.
She married Stanley Sarko of Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 15, 1971. He died Feb. 10, 1991.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Sara; her first husband, Jefferson Smith; her second husband, Stanley Sarko; her son, David Smith; two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law Donna Smith; five grandchildren: Patricia and Fran Neir, Sandra and Mike Wurm, Polly Smith, Stephanie Smith and Mary G. Smith; three great-grandchildren: Melissa and Christian Wurm and Olivia Neir; a brother-in-law, Gordon Smith of Dillon, Mont.; a sister-in-law, Betsey Smith of California; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 2, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Delbert Permann officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Cashman Mortuary provided arrangements.

Roy J. Forehand, 96
Roy James Forehand, 96, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at the Spring Valley Nursing Home in Spring Valley.
He was born March 25, 1902, to James and Kate (Sprague) Forehand in Hillsdale. He married Elaine Chinnock in River Falls in 1923.
He devoted his life to education. He liked to tell the story that because going to high school meant so much to him, he would walk every day from Hillsdale to Barron and home again, 7 miles each way. He graduated from UW-River Falls with a degree in education, a master's degree from the University of Madison in administration, and additional credits from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
He taught in many small communities in Wisconsin. He was also county superintendent of schools in Taylor County. The last 20 years of his professional life were spent in Round Lake, Ill., as superintendent of schools.
He had a great love for his work in education and for his students. He also enjoyed beautifying the school grounds where he taught - planting shrubs, trees and flowers.
He belonged to many community organizations. He believed, as he lived, that educators should play an active role in the community. When he retired in 1973, he advised future educators to "never hold a grudge," "never be swayed by politics," "never buy support with favors," and "always try to think in terms of community good."
He will be missed by all whose lives he touched and he will continue to live in their hearts and minds.
He is survived by one son, Roy Forehand, Jr., of River Falls; three daughters: Lois and Hub Fisher of Menomonie, Donna Forehand of Spring Valley and Mary Lou Forehand of Menomonie; one brother, Bob and Ruby Forehand of Hillsdale; two sisters: Lillian Branch of Dallas and Elizabeth Forehand of Hillsdale; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 2, at Cashman Mortuary, with the Rev. Delbert Permann officiating.
Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Lloyd S. Gilbert, 85
Lloyd S. Gilbert, 85, a long-time resident of Hudson and retired business founder/owner of Gilbert Motors in Hudson, died at the Hudson Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
He was born on June 17, 1913, in Hudson, the son of Henry and Sarah (Nelson) Gilbert. He received his education and graduated in Hudson.
He worked on the family farm. At the age of 18 he owned and operated the first feed store in North Hudson and later in Hudson. In 1939, he owned and operated the feed mill and machinery business in Hudson. It was sold in 1952.
Also while in business he started selling machinery and automobiles in 1948 in downtown Hudson. He later moved that business, known as Gilbert Motors, up on the hill. It is now owned and operated by his sons, L.G. and Donald Gilbert. He retired from ownership in 1981. His wife, Lucille, also worked in the family business.
He was married to Lucille Tobin on Jan. 18, 1939, at St. John's Church in St. Paul. He loved and was proud of the accomplishments of his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing.
He was one of the founders of the Hudson Boosters Organization, a past Hudson Rotary president and a member for over 35 years, a past Hudson Hospital board president, a past board member and was involved with fundraising for the CCH/Pineridge complex in Hudson. He was a past member of the Wisconsin Auto-Truck Association, National Auto Dealers Association and Wisconsin Farm Equipment Association.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille; his sons: L.G. and Virginia Boisen and Donald and Carol, both of Hudson; Douglas and Nancy of Homewood, Ill.; a daughter, Sharon and Joe Likover of Delton, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 2, at the United Methodist Church in Hudson, with the Rev. Ruth Egerer officiating. Mary Post was organist and vocalist was granddaughter Emily Gilbert.
Burial was at Willow River Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Chad Gilbert, Harry Gilbert, Brian Gilbert, Jacob Likover, Bill Wanner and Mark McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers were: Dick Weigel, Gege Benedict and Keith Riley.
Memorials are preferred.

Darrel Bottolfson, 50
Darrel Bottolfson, 50, of River Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Cashman Mortuary.

Nora Christenson, 86
Nora Christenson, 86, of River Falls, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999.
She was born April 21, 1912, in Waukesha County to Ida and Nickalos Tollefson. In 1942, she married Einard Storm, who died in 1944. On March 10, 1962, she married Edwin Christenson of River Falls. He also preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Nickalos; her first husband, Einard; her second husband, Edwin; one sister, Louise; two half-sisters: Henrietta Anderson and Sabrina Wold; and one half-brother, Peter.
She is survived by her stepsons: James and Karen Christenson of Ann Arbor, Mich., and the Rev. Ray and Kay Christenson of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Ezekiel Lutheran Church. Burial was in Our Savior's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Beldenville.
Cashman Mortuary handled arrangements.

Helen D. Houser, 89
Helen D. Houser, 89, of River Falls died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Regions Hospital, St. Paul.
She was born in Menomonie on Christmas Day, 1909, the daughter of Solon and Nellie Bunker. She was a graduate of Menomonie High School and Stout Institute. She taught home economics at high schools in Alma Center, Watertown and Roberts.
She married E.E. "Al" Houser in 1940. He ran an oil and gas business in River Falls for over 30 years.
She will be remembered by her family and friends for her friendly smile, her caring ways, and her determination to remain living in her home. She was a long-time member of the River Falls First Congregational United Church of Christ and enjoyed the South Fork Ladies Aid. She loved to cook, to play bridge, and was known for her large collection of angels.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E.E. "Al" Houser, in 1985; four brothers: Walter, George, Albion, and Willard; and one sister, Marion.
She is survived by two sons, Don and Colleen Houser of Columbus, Ohio, and Larry and Ginny Houser of Westminster, Md.; and by five grand children: Scott, Kelle, Lee, Kerri, and Joshua. She is also survived by one brother, Robert Bunker; and sisters-in-law Marietta Bunker, Helen Calkins, Dorothy Houser and brother-in-law, Roger and Betty Houser.
A memorial service is being planned for April, and her cremated remains will be interred at Greenwood Cemetery.
Cashman Mortuary provided arrangements.

Emma O'Brien-Martell, 78
Emma O'Brien-Martell, 78, of Hammond and formerly of Ellsworth, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond.
Funeral was Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Peace Lutheran Church in Baldwin with the Rev. John Hanson officiating.
Burial was in Our Savior's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Beldenville.

LaVern G. Hoberg, 82
LaVern G. Hoberg, 82, of River Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998 at The Lutheran Home.
She was born June 12, 1915, at Greeley, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Peterson) Danger.
She married Dennis W. Hoberg at her parent's home near Grasston, Minn., on Aug. 19, 1941. They were married for over 56 years.
She worked for many years on Main Street at Hagberg's Department Store.
She was a faithful member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church and Circle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Minnie Danger; and four brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis, of River Falls; her son, Ron and Deb of Boise, Idaho; her daughter, Sharon and Warren Wilson of Prescott; her grandchildren: Stephanie and Ken Hunkins of Elk Grove, Calif., Jessica Hoberg of Gresham, Ore., and Aaron Hoberg of Reno, Nev.; a brother: William and Chloe Danger of Cambridge, Minn.; many cousins and friends.
Funeral was Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Ezekiel Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Montgomery officiating.
Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Cashman Mortuary provided arrangements.

Frederick A. Junkman, 71
Frederick (Fred, Fritz) A. Junkman, 71, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., died Monday, Feb. 16, 1997.
He was raised in River Falls and graduated from River Falls High School in 1945. He was a veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara; his father, Ray; and his brother, Wayne.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dee; his daughters: Michele and Tom Schuster, Cindy and Arne Skaalure; Pat and Roger Johnston, and Kathy and Richard Braga; his grandchildren: Lee, Anne, Lara and Reed Schuster, and Caitlin and Amy Skaalure; his brothers: Howard and Helen, Bill and Shirley, Paul and Keiko; his sister: Lois Smith; his sister-in-law, Florence Junkman; many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was Thursday, Feb. 19, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park.
Memorials are preferred.

Loretta G. Merchant, 84
Loretta Gleason Merchant, 84, of Black River Falls and formerly Arcadia died on Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee.
She was born on July 12, 1913, in the town of Glencoe in Buffalo County, the daughter of Christian and Lena Doelle Gleason.
She taught elementary school in the Trempealeau County area and the developmentally disabled at the Southern Colony and Training School.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia and its St. Anne's Rosary Society. She was a member of A.A.R.P., was a strong Democrat and a member of the Humane Society.
She was also a member of the Wisconsin Educational Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian and Lena; and a sister, Matilda.
She is survived by two daughters: Joan and Ed Sveen of River Falls, and Carol Bolster of Sparta; four grandchildren: Larry and Jason Bolster of Sparta, and Mark and Laura Sveen of River Falls; a great-grandson, Jason Stark of Sparta; and a special friend, Neilan Hulett of Black River Falls.
Funeral was Monday, Feb. 23, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcardia, with the Rev. Raymond Pedretti officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Larry Bolster, Jason Bolster, Mark Sveen, Jennifer Sveen, Laura Sveen and Jason Stark.

David M. Weeks, 67
David M. "Pete" Weeks, 67, of Spring Valley died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, where he had been for the past week.
He was born Dec. 29, 1930, the son of Clinton and Juanita (Jackson) Weeks at Eau Claire. He grew up in the Spring Valley area and attended school in Spring Valley. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
On Feb. 26, 1966, he married Darlene Pecha in Minneapolis. They lived in Eau Claire for about 12 years before moving to Ellsworth. He operated a paint store in Ellsworth for about a 1 1/2 before moving to Spring Valley in 1988.
He worked in construction for a number of years and also worked at U.F.E. in River Falls. He most recently worked at Kwik Trip in Wilson and at Mustard Seed Herbs and Everlastings in Spring Valley.
Preceding him in death were his father, Clinton Weeks; his step-father, Paul Ramsey; his son, David Weeks, Jr.; and his sister, Joyce Weeks.
Survivors include: his wife, Darlene, of Spring Valley; three sons: Alan Weeks of Spring Valley, Michael Weeks of Janesville, and Peter Weeks of Eau Claire; three daughters: Mary and Todd, Brenda and Doug Garrett of Chippewa Falls, and Sheryl Weeks of Minneapolis; four step-daughters, Trudy and Dean Rucks of Janesville, Wanda Smith of Red Wing, Minn., Marsha and Glen Ries of Wallworth, and Cindy and Kit Warner of Ladysmith; 28 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his mother, Juanita Ramsey of Spring Valley; one brother, Bill and Betty Weeks of Mullin, Texas; two sisters: Pat and Rumaldo Jamie of Richland, Mo., and Mary Huber of New Richmond; two half-sisters: Virgilia and Doyle Hawthorne of Mt. Calm, Texas, and Coralee and Bob Partridge of Amarilla, Texas; one half-brother, John Weeks, of Washington; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley, with Pete's brother, the Rev. Bill Weeks, officiating. Cremation took place in Minneapolis.

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