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AKSET, Delores
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA: Delores Versy Akset, 78, died December 27, 2003. She was born April 4, 1925 to Oscar and Edna Bjelde Anderson. She worked at the Tee Pee Motel and the Northern Lights Motel. Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Ed) Calder of British Columbia, Canada; two sons, Wayne (Elaine) Akset of International Falls, and Richard (Linda) Akset of Washington; two sisters, Charlotte (John) Nelson of International Falls, and Junie (Duane) McKay of Milton, ND; a son-in-law; Tom Murray of Farmington; 11 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Akset; a daughter, Joandel Murray; and her parents. Interment was at the American Legion Cemetery with arrangements by Green-Larsen Mortuary.

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ALBERS, James M.
WINSTED, MINNESOTA: James M. Albers, 57, died May 11, 1999 at his home. He was born January 3, 1942 in Minneapolis to Norbert and Monica Albers. He owned Jim's Bakery in Winsted for 12 years, and was also a hospital administrator in Minnesota and Colorado. He formerly worked as a grocer in Indianola, NE. He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and was a member of Holy Family Council #204. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Baltazar Albers; three children, Sue (Bill) Keenan of West St. Paul, Jeff (Deb) Albers of Winsted, and Karen (Dan) Stifter of Aitkin; his parents of Winsted; two sisters, Jeanette Albers and Betty (Dennis) Rehmann, all of Winsted; his parents-in-law, Tony and Faye Baltazar; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene and Laura Baltazar; 7 grandchildren; and 9 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Jacques Eric Albers. Services were held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment was at Holy Trinity Cemetery by Chilson Funeral Home.

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ALDERS, Marie
HOLLANDALE, MINNESOTA: Marie Alders died April 8, 2005. She was born in Barnveld, Netherlands on June 5, 1907 to Dick and Heintje VanEsveld Van Ravenhorst. She came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 12. She attended Hollandale Reformed Church, and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by her children, Arthur Alders of Clarks Grove, Paulette (Peter) Lukanich of Atlanta, GA, and Henrietta (Donald) Viktora and Evelyn Hagen, all of Albert Lea; a sister, Jennie Lewerke of Mason City, IA; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Alders; three children, Aart, Pearl, and Johanna; her parents; eight brothers; three sisters; a daughter-in-law, Edona Alders; a grandchild, Kimberly Hagen; and a great-great grandchild, Roderick Gruver. Interment was at Hollandale Cemetery by Bayview-Freeborn Funeral Home.

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ALTENBURG, Elmer A.
ODIN, MINNESOTA: Elmer Arthur Altenburg died April 2, 2006. He was born January 28, 1918 to Otto and Frieda Hubrig Altenburg. He was a retired machinist at ST Industries, and was also a farmer. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. Family members include his wife, Adeline Altenburg; two daughters, Marjorie (Charles) Osborn of Bellingham, WA, and Kay Bartelt of Watertown, WI; a son, Bob (Angie) Altenburg of Madelia; two stepchildren, Larry White (Elaine) of Mayer, and Nancy (David) Wiener of Fulda; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Pahl Altenburg; three children; two stepchildren; his parents; and two sisters. Services were held at Salem Lutheran Church. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Sturm Funeral Home.

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ANDERSON, Benjamin F.
FRAZEE, MINNESOTA: Benjamin Franklin Anderson, 90, died October 6, 2003 at the Frazee Care Center. He was born February 16, 1913 in Moorhead to Andrew and Bertha Evanson Anderson. He retired from Powers Construction in Fargo, and also farmed. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Charles (Karen) of Detroit Lakes; a daughter, Jeannine (Ralph Hartung) Anderson of Stillwater; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Romberg Anderson. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with arrangements by West-Kjos Funeral Home.

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ARECHIGO, Raymond J.
MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA: Raymond James Arechigo, 62, died July 8, 2004. He was born May 10, 1942 to Joseph and Eloise Corona Arechigo. He was a bricklayer, and worked for Haugen Masonry Contractors. He and his wife operated Wild Knights Steakhouse and Saloon. He enjoyed playing softball and handball. He is survived by his wife, Jean Kramlich Arechigo; three sons, Rick (Linda) of Hillsboro, ND, and Michael and Aaron, both of Moorhead; a daughter, Laura Arechigo of Minneapolis; five sisters, Rosie Arechigo of Prosper, Susie Morales of Texas, and Judy (Juan) Solis, Margaret Schweitzer, and Gloria (Russell) Cossette, all of Moorhead; six brothers, Patrick (Gwen) of Sioux Falls, SD, Benny of Anoka, Arband of Moorhead, and Jim, Rudy, and Tony, all of Fargo; 4 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shawna; three brothers; and his parents. Services were held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Korsmo Funeral Home.

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AUNE, Irmadelle
BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Irmadelle Aune, 93, died October 10, 2004. She was born March 12, 1911 to the late Roland and Julia Johnson Warner. She attended Park United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Shrine Auxiliary, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was past president of the PTA and the VFW Auxiliary, and was a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, knitting, and cats. She is survived by her husband, Norman A. Aune, Sr.; two sons, Norman (Allen) Aune, Jr. of Brainerd, and Kristopher Aune of Stanton, KY; a daughter, Barbara (Bert) Root of Oakdale; a sister, Ione Mullinder of Minneapolis; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy; a sister, Ethel Caughey; two brothers, Gene and Roland; and a daughter-in-law, Judy. Services were held at Park United Methodist Church. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery by Brenny Funeral Chapel.

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AXEL, Gerada
SARTELL, MINNESOTA: Gerada Ann "Gerry" Axel, 76, died September 23, 2004 at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was born February 28, 1928 in Pike Creek Township, Morrison County, MN to Arthur E. and Anna M. Broberg Johnson. She was a Fingerhut employee for over 20 years, and attended Riverside Presbyterian Church, where she was active with the Craft Group and Willing Workers. She is survived by her husband, Rhienhold E. "Rhiney" Axel; a son and daughter, Dennis (Barb) Axel of Monticello, and Judith Axel of Minneapolis; a brother and sister, Arthur (Alice) Johnson of Lake Lillian, and Marjorie (George) Mokler of Plymouth; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Eugene Johnson; and twin infant sisters. Services were held at Riverside Presbyterian Church. Burial was at North Star Cemetery under the direction of Benson Funeral Home.

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BAIER, Clare
WAITE PARK, MINNESOTA: Clara A. "Clare" Baier, 91, died February 24, 2007. She was born May 22, 1915 to Xavier and Josephine Jacoby Baier. She worked at Byerly's, and attended St. John Cantius Catholic Church. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, the Rosary Sodality, and the Women of the Moose. Survivors include a nephew, David (Carol) Reischl of Crystal; and a niece, Diane Reischl of California. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Reischl and Marie Baierher; two brothers, Ervin and Harold; and her parents. Services were held at St. John Cantius Catholic Church. Burial was at Assumption Cemetery with arrangements by Daniel Funeral Home.

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BECKFELT, Sister Eleanor Ann
DULUTH, MINNESOTA: Sr. Eleanor Ann Beckfelt, OSB, 61, died May 7, 2010 at Solvay Hospice House. She was born December 10, 1948 in Duluth to Raymond John Beckfelt and Eleanor Ann Hoolihan Beckfelt. She entered the Duluth Benedictine community as an affiliate in 1978. She entered the novitiate in June 24, 1979, and professed her vows on July 11, 1980. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee on June 19, 2005. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse, and studied gerontology at the College of St. Scholastica. She was a nurse on the orthopedic floor at St. Mary's Medical Center, and worked in Adult Day Services and the Special Care Unit of the Benedictine Health Center. She was a program facilitator and Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Anthony's Center in Duluth. She was later a nurse for the sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery, and provided supportive care for her brother, Rev. John Beckfelt. She worked in the Spiritual Resource Center, and was one of the sisters on-call. She had a strong Marian devotion, and enjoyed visiting Marian shrines. She is survived by a brother, Fr. John William Beckfelt; her cousins; a special spiritual daughter, AnnMarie Goulet; the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Catherine Pommerville; and a brother, Jerome Raymond Beckfelt. Services were held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at St. Scholastica Monastery. Interment was at Gethsemane Cemetery under the direction of Bell Brothers Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home.

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BELLIG, Mildred
NORTH MANKATO, MINNESOTA: Mildred Lucille Bellig, 92, passed away February 11, 2007. Survivors include a son, James (Nancy) Bellig of North Mankato; two sisters, Gerry Goodge of Mankato, and Vangie Kratze of Palmdale, CA; a brother, John Reichel of North Mankato; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; a daughter; two sisters; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Mankato Mortuary.

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BOSACKER, Myrna
OWATONNA, MINNESOTA: Myrna Kay Bosacker, 73, died October 26, 2008. She was born December 7, 1934 to Frank and Ruth Arvold Reddeman. She attended Commercial College, and worked for Jostens. She also worked for the Waseca Court House and the Waseca Public Schools. She enjoyed playing cards and shopping. Survivors include her husband, Fritz Bosacker; her children, Steven Bosacker of Minneapolis, Sheryl Bosacker of Owatonna, Cynthia (Michael) Manriquez of Muscatine, IA, and Scott (Mary) Bosacker of Lake Mills, IA; a brother, Richard (Iris) Reddeman of North Mankato; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Seitzer; and her parents. Services were held at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John Cemetery by Michaelson Funeral Home.

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BOUTIN, Eva
LITTLEFORK, MINNESOTA: Eva Lorraine Gregorson Boutin, 85, died August 7, 2005. She was born June 11, 1920 to James P. and Marie Christiansen Gregorson. She worked in the kitchen at Littlefork Medical Center, and at Morris Brothers Big Dollar Grocery Store. She enjoyed reading, crafts, and playing cards. She attended Littlefork Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Lucky 15 Birthday Club. She is survived by her daughters, Marcia (Howard) Krull of Coon Rapids, Aleta Nybakke of Clara City, Phyllis (Bradley) Campbell of Ham Lake, and Lorna Boutin of Biwabik; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Boutin of Littlefork; 12 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred "Benny" Boutin; a son, Phillip Boutin; a brother, Jim Gregorson; her parents; a son-in-law, Roger Nybakke; and a grandson, Michael Karish. Services were held at Littlefork Lutheran Church. Interment was at Oakley Cemetery under the direction of Green-Larsen Mortuary.

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BUHR, Harry F.
FRAZEE, MINNESOTA: Harry Francis Buhr, 78, died November 4, 2004 at his home. He was born October 12, 1926 in Fargo to Arthur and Zeta Wilson Buhr. He and his wife farmed in Buffalo and rural Frazee. He worked at McCaslin Implement in Detroit Lakes for 9 years, and owned the Northern Inn in Osage. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed mechanical work, the outdoors, and repairing old tractors and vehicles. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Miller Buhr; a daughter, Amy Buhr of Frazee; three sons, Randy (Julie) of Frazee, Raymond (Salve) of Dallas, and Jerry (Pam) of Toad Lake; a sister, Ellen Kay (Bill) Moug of Buffalo; two brothers, Royce (Deanne) of Frazee, and Larry (Colleen) of Buffalo; and 5 grandchildren. Services were held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Furey Funeral Home.

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BUNDY, Dean
BUYCK, MINNESOTA: Dean A. Bundy, 68, died April 25, 2004 at his home. He was born June 13, 1935 in Long Prairie, MN to Donald and Bernice Determann Bundy. He and his wife owned Bundy's Wayside, and he was also a foreman for St. Louis County. He was a member of American Legion Post #480 in Orr and its color guard, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his sawmill. He is survived by two sons, Jarrett Bundy of Buyck, and Jay (Barbara) Bundy of Tomah, WI; two brothers, Gary Bundy of Gheen, and Wayne (Anita) Bundy of Bovey; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Sokoloski Bundy; his parents; and a sister, Janice. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at Forest Home Cemetery under the direction of Range Funeral Home.

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CAPE, Charles W.
FOREST LAKE, MINNESOTA: Charles William Cape, 82, died January 2, 2004. He retired from the University of Minnesota with 20 years of service, and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW, and was a Lino Lakes civil defense director. He was active at the Columbus Senior Center, and was a volunteer for several organizations. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette (Lloyd) Duraine, and Carol Fitzgerald; a son, Richard (Shelley) Cape; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances Cape; a sister; and his brothers. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Mattson Funeral Home.

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CARPENTER, Sally
WARROAD, MINNESOTA: Selma "Sally" Carpenter, 89, died March 2, 2009. She was born May 24, 1919 to John and Clara Corneliusen Lindgren. She and her husband operated a timber camp for Boise Cascade for 25 years. She was a cook for the employees for 5 years, and handled the payroll and books for 20 years. Following retirement, the couple farmed in the summer and wintered in Arizona. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Survivors include a son, Dennis (Carol) Carpenter; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Lindgren; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and her close friends, the Tom and Cyd Amiot family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Carpenter; a sister, Tillie Dipley; four brothers, Carl, Victor, Enger, and Lorence; and her parents. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery by Helgeson Funeral Home.

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CHAMBERS, Richard A.
GOOD THUNDER, MINNESOTA: Richard A. Chambers, 83, died January 5, 2005. He was born October 17, 1921. He studied broadcast engineering in Omaha, NE, and had a long career in broadcasting. He worked in radio in Omaha, NE, Powell, WY, and Helena, MT. He was also a television broadcast engineer in Flandreau, SD, and in Sioux Falls, SD, where he worked at KSFY for 27 years. He retired to Good Thunder. He is survived by a daughter, Patrice (Edward) Murphy of Omaha, NE; a son, Richard (Susan) Chambers of Good Thunder; four sisters, Rosalie Smith (Robert) of Omaha NE, Darlis Hahn of Black Hawk, CO, Dorothy Berbich of Topeka, KS, and Carolee Ryan of Tucson, AZ; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olga Schultz Chambers; a brother; a sister; his parents; and a grandson, Joel Murphy. Services were held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato. Interment was at Zion Presbyterian Cemetery in Colfax County, Nebraska. Local arrangements were handled by Mankato Mortuary.

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COHEN, Ann
DULUTH, MINNESOTA: Ann Cohen, 96, died February 14, 2010. She was born May 1, 1913 to Lena and Sam Chesark Krovitz. She was a member of Adas Israel Synagogue, the Adas Israel Sisterhood, and the NALC. She served on the Residents' Council at St. Ann's, and was a volunteer at St. Luke's, Glensheen, the Depot, and the Outpost Co-op. Survivors include two sons, Phillip (Sharon) Cohen of Southfield, MI, and Gerry of Greenfield, WI; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Val Cohen; and her siblings, Rose, Hy, Sam, Maurice, Alice and Abe. Interment was at Adas Israel Cemetery with arrangements by Bell Brothers Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home.

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COLLISON, Opal
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA: Opal Collison, 77, died December 27, 2009. She was born October 16, 1932 to Golden and Dorothy Borden Collison. She enjoyed walking, music, birds, dogs, and carnivals. Survivors include two sons, Golden Mann of Cass Lake, and Oral Schmidt of St. Peter; two daughters, Rosemary (Harold) Smith of Puposky, and Dorothy Schuh of Kelliher; a sister, Evelyn Ashenbrenner of Phoenix, AZ; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Lyle Collison, Oral Collison, Acel Collison, and Wilbur Collison; her parents; her former husband, Guy Mann; and a son-in-law, Anthony Schuh, Sr. Interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Cease Family Funeral Home.

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CORNELIUS, Eleanor
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA: Eleanor J. Blake Cornelius, 82, died August 29, 2004. She was born March 26, 1922. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl; a son, Bruce; a sister, Adeline; a brother, Richard (Jeanie); 3 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

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DAMLO, Laura
FRAZEE, MINNESOTA: Laura Leona Damlo, 91, died March 21, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. She was born October 8, 1919 to Adolph and Minnie Ziegler Schultz. She and her husband farmed in Gorman Township for over 50 years. She also worked at Thrifty White Drug in Perham, and the Red Owl Store in Detroit Lakes. She was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. She enjoyed cooking, singing hymns, and playing cards. Survivors include a son, Monroe (Jane) Damlo of Perham; 2 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lambert Damlor; and a son, Marlyn. Services were held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Interment was at Gorman Township Cemetery under the direction of Furey Funeral Home.

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DANCER, Doris
ROYALTON, MINNESOTA: Doris Ann Voit Dancer died March 20, 2007. She was born May 2, 1932 to John and Alice Dupuis Voit. She worked at Coborn's in Little Falls, and attended Living Hope Assembly of God. She enjoyed baking, gardening, canning, and feeding birds. She is survived by three daughters, Denise (Gene) Doeden of Holdingford, Kaye Dancer of Rice, and Kristi (Tim) Kelly of Vadnais Heights; three sons, Donald "Buck" (Julie) Dancer of Royalton, Alan (Nancy) Dancer of Rice, and Steven Dancer of Sauk Rapids; four siblings, Ethel McDougall of Royalton, Alvin (Marian) Voit of Finlayson, Betty Dancer of Cloquet, and Joann Tessier of White Bear Lake; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Dancer; a brother, Carl Voit; and her parents. Services were held at Living Hope Assembly Of God. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Shelley Funeral Chapel.

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DeRAAD, Marie
ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA: Marie W. DeRaad died April 17, 2005. She was born June 9, 1906 in Nijverdal, Netherlands to Henry and Alice Kortman Flim. She came to America with her family in 1918. She attended Hollandale Reformed Church, and enjoyed reading, baking, knitting and crocheting. She is survived by her children, Jean (Gerrit) Molenaar of North Mankato, and Henry (Beverly) DeRaad of Owatonna; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John DeRaad; a brother, John Flim; two sisters, Alice Flim and Dena Flim; a nephew, Helge Flim; and her parents. Interment was at Hollandale Cemetery under the direction of Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home.

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DIETER, James E.
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA: James E. Dieter, 79, died November 20, 2002. Survivors include his children, Edward (Claudia), Gregory (Karen), Cynthia (John), Lori (Mark), Katherine (Scott), and Claudia (Terry); two sisters, Jane and Marian; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Dieter; and a sister, Margaret Mary. Services were held at St. Matthew's Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Bradshaw Funeral Home.

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DITLEVSON, Laura
ELLENDALE, MINNESOTA: Laura Anna Ditlevson died September 16, 2006. She was born August 27, 1912 to Chris and Nora Peterson Ditlevson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School in the primary department for over 50 years. She also taught Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed gardening. Survivors include a brother, Russell Ditlevson of Ellendale; three nephews; a niece; a grand-niece; her grand-nephews; and her cousins. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marian Mach and Alice Ditlevson; three brothers, Walter, Harvey, and Thorvald; and her parents. Interment was at Clarks Grove Cemetery by Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home.

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EGLITIS, Zelma
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: Zelma Stagitis Eglitis, 98, died July 22, 2006. Survivors include two daughters, Irma (Vilis) Kurmis and Mirdza Eglitis; 2 grandsons; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nikolajs; her parents; a sister; and a brother. Services were held at the Latvian Lutheran Church. Arrangements were handled by Kapala-Glodek Funeral Home.

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EKLUND, Hector
BATTLE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Hector O. Eklund, 96, died June 12, 2003. He was born August 18, 1906 to Otto and Bessie Olson Eklund. He was a retired farmer. He served on the school board and the Creamery Board. He was the oldest living member of Eagle Lake Lutheran Church, and served as treasurer and held offices with the Church Council. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, baseball, and latch-hooking. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Augustson Eklund; two sons, Steve (Teresa) of Portland, OR, and Don of Fergus Falls; a daughter, Eloise of Crystal; and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Myrtle, Hazel, and Elsie; two brothers, Lester and Murphy; and his parents. Services were held at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Glende-Nilson Funeral Home.

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ENGELMANN, Dorothy
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MINNESOTA: Dorothy M. Engelmann, 70, died August 31, 2003. She was born August 12, 1933. Survivors include her husband, Eugene W. Engelmann; and her children, Grant, Kit, and Lance. Services were held at Hope Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Morris Nilsen Funeral Home.

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ESSLER, Cleone
SAUK CENTRE, MINNESOTA: Cleone T. Essler, 67, died November 12, 2006 at her home. She was born March 4, 1939 in Sauk Centre to Jacob and Mathilda Steinhoff Essler. She was a dispatcher for the Sauk Centre Police Department for 20 years, and a receptionist for Dr. Ray Heinen for 11 years. She was a lifelong resident of Sauk Centre, and attended Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. She enjoyed crafts, cats, and country music. She is survived by a sister, Rose Reznecheck of Willmar; and a brother, James Essler of Winthrop. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Linda Lou Essler; a brother-in-law, James Reznecheck; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Essler. Services were held at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery by Patton-Schad Funeral Home.

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ESTIME, Floria
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: Floria Estime, 78, died May 22, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; a son, Patrick; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Thomson-Dougherty Funeral Home.

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FEARING, Lucille
CLARISSA, MINNESOTA: Lucille Irene Fearing, 87, died December 22, 2006. She was born August 31, 1919 to Fred and Hulda Sandblom Kopp. She was a former co-owner of the Top Notch Cafe, and retired from a cannery. She enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, and traveling. She attended Clarissa United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Royal Neighbors. She is survived by her siblings, Floyd (Elizabeth) Kopp of Clarissa, Russell (Joyce) Kopp of Browerville, Jane Cuchna of Inver Grove Heights, and Ethel (Bob) Lundstrom of Browerville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Fearing. Services were held at Clarissa United Methodist Church. Interment was at Woodman Cemetery under the direction of Iten Funeral Home.

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FENEIS, Leo A., Sr.
SARTELL, MINNESOTA: Leo A. Feneis, Sr., 86, died June 24, 2006. He was born May 20, 1920 to Joseph A. and Hedwig Kiess Feneis. He was the retired owner of Feneis Plumbing and Heating, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of St. Peter's Parish, and was a member and past president of the Plumbers' Local Union #308. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the VFW, the American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Leonilla Guggenberger Feneis; his children, Tom (Shirlee) of Maple Grove, Ralph (Jean Ann) of Middleburg, VA, Mary (Steve) Hoover of Chandler, AZ, and Kevin (Lois), Mike (Judy), Dan (Pat), and Steve (Judy), all of Sartell; five siblings, LuVerne (Jerome) Scheeler of Kimball, Evelyn Klein and Donna Mae (Elmer) Eisenschenk, all of Cold Spring, and Wendelin (Virginia) and Joseph (Virginia), all of St. Cloud; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Leo, Jr.; his parents; and four sisters, Hildegard Bechtold, Mary Ann Marx, Loretta Jungels, and Hedwig Feneis. Services were held at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Inurnment with military honors was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery by Daniel Funeral Home.

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FINSTAD, Anton
WORTHINGTON, MINNESOTA: Anton Finstad, 77, died December 29, 1956. He was born August 20, 1879 near Avoca, MN. He grew up in Avoca, later moving to Hendrickson, the Westbrook area, and Worthington, where he passed away. He was a farmer, and was of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include three children, Mrs. Alvin Christenson, Mrs. Fred Olson, and Otto; a sister, Clara Engerbretson; three brothers, Ole, Pete, and Henry; a foster brother, Eddie Olson; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Mary Amundson Finstad; two brothers; two sisters; two nieces; and two nephews. Services were held at Our Savior's Church. Interment was at Pleasant View Cemetery.

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FOLDESI, Marian
GREENBUSH, MINNESOTA: Marian Jane Kjos Foldesi, 75, died November 14, 2009 at Merit Care in Fargo, ND. She was born June 6, 1934 to Melvin and Ann Kalinowski Kjos. She and her husband were longtime grain and dairy farmers in Barnett Township, and she also worked for a nursing home in Greenbush. She was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, painting, and picking berries. Survivors include three daughters, Tracy (Rick) Penas of Moorhead, Alanna Anderson Foss (Steven) of Roseau, and Sharlane Barber of Yakima, WA; a son, Mark (Lori) Foldesi of Greenbush; a sister, Sandra Gardner of Macon, GA; 10 grandchildren; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Foldesi; her parents; and a grandson, Marcus Foldesi. Services were held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment was at Blessed Sacrament Cemetery with arrangements by Gieseke Funeral Chapel.

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FOSSUM, Richard W.
PRESTON, MINNESOTA: Richard Wayne Fossum, 72, died August 22, 2008. He was born January 9, 1936. He worked at a sawmill, and also for a packaging plant. He enjoyed mowing lawns and Western movies. He is survived by two sisters, Janice Fossum Soland of Pine Island, and Doris McCabe of Lanesboro; and two brothers, Arden of Mabel, and Robert of Canton. He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers. Interment was at Greenfield Cemetery under the direction of Thauwald Funeral Home.

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FRACH, Irene
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA: Irene Mullikin Frach, 52, died March 16, 1969 at the Bemidji Nursing Unit. She was born April 19, 1916 in Long Lake, MN to Melvin and Daisy Mullikin. Survivors include her husband, Jerome Frach; a daughter, Mary Ellen (Howard) Farnsworth; a son, Charles; her mother, Mrs. Ray Jennings; two sisters, Lois Marsh and Mrs. Robert Bush; and two brothers, Walter and Robert Mullikin. She was preceded in death by a child; and her father. Services were held at the United Covenant Church. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery by Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home. Note: One record lists her name as Hazel Irene Frach. Her mother's maiden name may be Mott.

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FRANCOIS, Mary
WAITE PARK, MINNESOTA: Mary Berdine Francois, 96, died August 18, 2005 at Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park. She was born October 18, 1908 in Crosby, ND to Nicholas and Mary Huls Joyce. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She is survived by her children, Patricia "Pat" (Scott) Henderson of Montgomery, TX, William "Bill" (Jennifer) Francois of Houston, TX, and James "Jim" Francois and John "Jack" Francois, both of St. Cloud; two brothers, Raymond Joyce of Santa Barbara, CA, and Thomas J. Joyce of Seattle, WA; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester J. Francois; two daughters, Marguerite Zitur and Joan Johnson; her parents; a brother, Francis Joyce; two sisters, Margaret Joyce and Rose Joyce; and two grandsons, Keith Zitur and Tim Johnson. Services were held at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Entombment was at Assumption Cemetery with arrangements by Benson Funeral Home.

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GEISELHART, Betty
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA: Betty N. Geiselhart, 78, died February 10, 2005 at her residence. She was born December 20, 1926 in St. Cloud to Harold L. and Arlinna Brown Erickson. She is survived by two daughters, Mavis L. Thedford and Ruth E. Jeremias of Hastings, NE; a son, John C. Meyer of Grants Pass, OR; six siblings, Olaf Erickson of St. Stephen, Frank Erickson of Detroit Lakes, Dolly Oettel of Sun City Center, FL, Carl Erickson of Bradenton, FL, and Marilyn Skillings and Alvin Erickson, both of Vergas; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven J. Meyer; her parents; three brothers, Donald, David, and Leonard; and a sister, Lois. Burial was at Benton County Cemetery in Sauk Rapids under the direction of Benson Funeral Home.

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GENSKAY, Grace
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA: Grace M. Genskay died April 6, 2010. She was born August 19, 1919 to William and Grace Smith. She is survived by her children, William Genskay of St. Paul, Marion Burmeister (Joel) of Apple Valley, and Carol Torrey (Darryl) of Mesa, AZ; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 step great-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; and 6 siblings. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with arrangements by White Funeral Home.

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GENT, Lillie
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA: Lillie E. Gent died March 17, 1969. Survivors include two sons, Arthur and John; three daughters, Angeline (Cliff) Johnson, Blanche (George) James, and Lorene Vance; a brother, Clarence Bowman; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; and a son. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with arrangements by Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home. Note: Her date of birth may be August 20, 1889, and her middle name may be Ellen.

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GISI, William J.
ROCHERT, MINNESOTA: William Jacob Gisi, 80, died October 1, 2004 at his home. He was born October 1, 1924 in New Rockford, ND to John and Fannie Glaser Gisi. He farmed near New Rockford, and also near Rochert. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, playing the accordion, and building tractors. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Lies Gisi; four daughters, Shelly (Ronald) Stearns and Laurie Gjerde, both of Rochert, Marie (Dave) Gisi-Mikulak of Olympia, WA, and Christine (Ken) Nemmers of Sioux Falls, SD; two sons, Nicholas (Gail) of St. Paul, and Michael (Mary) of Longview, TX; a brother, Johnny (Viola) of New Rockford; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rita O'Connor; and a brother, George. Services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of David-Donehower Funeral Home.

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GLOWACK, Rose
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA: Rose Martha Glowack, 91, died April 1, 2004. She was born March 31, 1913 to George and Julia Kubis. She attended St. Thomas Catholic Church, and enjoyed camping, bingo, and sewing. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Marvin Olsen of Bemidji, and Janet and Gerald Sink of LaGrande, OR; a son and daughter-in-law, Wally and Dot Glowack of International Falls; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Glowack; a son, Roman Glowack; her parents; four sisters; six brothers; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Green-Larsen Mortuary.

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GODZALA, Rose
SAUK RAPIDS, MINNESOTA: Rose Katherine Godzala died September 20, 2010. She was born June 12, 1925 in Cold Spring, MN to John and Mary Boeckmann Kinzer. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Edward J. Godzala; five children, Ed (Cindy) of Sauk Rapids, Linda (Otto) Hubachek of Blaine, Ron (Bobbie) of Brooklyn Park, Gloria (Jim) Kessler of Excelsior, and Don (Carol) of Champlin; five siblings, Margaret, Helen, Betty, Pete and Al; a daughter-in-law, Bridget Godzala of Little Falls; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas and Patrick. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Inurnment was at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls under the direction of Williams Dingmann Funeral Home.

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GROTH, Lynn
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA: Lynn A. Groth, 70, died April 1, 2008. Services were held at Living Word Christian Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home.

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HAFERMANN, Jerome
SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA: Jerome F. Hafermann died February 23, 2006. He was born May 30, 1921 to Henry and Anna Boettcher Hafermann. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Hafermann; a daughter, Susan (Ken) Klaers of Waconia; a sister, Mildred Krueger of Prior Lake; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Hafermann of Shakopee; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Joel; a brother, Edmund; and his parents. Services were held at Fish Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church. Interment was at Fish Lake Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with arrangements by McNearney Funeral Home.

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HANSEN, Ella
ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA: Ella Ethel Hansen died May 20, 2004. She was born October 14, 1910 to Ernist and Augusta Laskowsky Rinke. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and enjoyed crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. She is survived by a son, Lowell Haase of Scottsdale, AZ; a daughter, Sharon Macdonald of San Diego, CA; three stepchildren, Kenneth Hansen, Marlys Chase, and Harlan Hansen; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Herbert Haase and Merriam Hansen; and a daughter, Bonnie Smart. Arrangements were handled by Larson Funeral Home.

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HARALDSON, Gordon
LUVERNE, MINNESOTA: Gordon Earl Haraldson, 66, died May 13, 2003 at Luverne Hospice Cottage. He was born March 26, 1937 to Roy and Maxine Kapren Haraldson. He retired from the Rock County Co-Op, and had also worked at A.R. Wood Manufacturing and the Magnolia Steak House. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Bell Haraldson; five children, Greg (Sharon) Haraldson of Amarillo, TX, Diane Krogman of Rockwall, TX, Darla (William) Clontz of Advance, NC, and Brad Haraldson and Bruce Haraldson, both of Sioux Falls, SD; his mother; a sister, Janet (Arnie) DeSchepper of Sioux Falls; three brothers, Richard (Mary) Haraldson of Apple Valley, Dean Haraldson of Hardwick, and Robert (Sally) Haraldson of Bloomington; and 6 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Milton. Services were held at Bethany Lutheran Church. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery under the direction of Dingmann Funeral Home.

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HARDER, Rachelle
BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA: Rachelle Ida "Rae" Harder, 91, died July 10, 2011 at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. She was born December 16, 1919 in Waubun, MN, to Louis and Margaret Albers Fabre. She and her husband operated grocery stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul. They later owned a farm in Belle Plaine, showing and raising horses. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, church activities, and volunteering. Survivors include her children, Rita Hays of Northfield, and Henry (Karin) Harder of Little Canada; a sister, Minnie Borgrud of Waubun; 3 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude "Bud" Harder; her parents; nine siblings; and a grandson. Services were held at St. Paul's UCC in Henderson. Interment was at Mound Cemetery in Le Sueur.

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HEDICAN, Connie
STACY, MINNESOTA: Connie Mae Hedican, 68, died January 22, 2003. She was born March 20, 1934. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; two daughters, Vicki (Jim), and Kim (Jim); two sons, William and Gary (Debbie); her mother, Florence; 3 grandchildren; two sisters, Corrine and Judy (Len); three brothers-in-law, Jerry (Teri), Pat (Marie), and John (Kiki); her mother-in-law, Isabel Mertz; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Lindon Oliver. Services were held at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattson Funeral Home.

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HELLING, Alfred
HOPKINS, MINNESOTA: Alfred Magnus "Roundy" Helling, 90, died August 31, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. He was born on October 1, 1919 in Jasper, MN to Andrew and Mary Remme Helling. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and had worked as an auditor for Archer Daniels in Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jasper, and also attended services at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He was a member of the Sons of Norway, the American Legion, and the VFW. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. He was a Vikings and Twins fan, and was proud of his Norwegian heritage. Survivors include a niece, Arlis Odland of Mitchell, SD; a great-niece, Vicki Schoenbeck of Farmington; a great-nephew, Larry Odland (Pam) of Sioux Falls, SD; 6 great-great nieces and nephews; 10 great-great-great nieces and nephews; and his cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Hermanson and Mabel DeBates; two brothers, Edward and Emmett; and two brothers-in-law. Services were held at Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial was at Jasper Cemetery by Hartquist Funeral Home.

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HERMANN, Anna
LUVERNE, MINNESOTA: Anna Becker Hermann, 102, died January 1, 1991. She was born October 22, 1889. She is survived by two daughters, Fern Hermann and Clara Yotter; two sons, Ernest and Raymond; a sister, Mabel Wulf; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hermann. Burial was at Kanaranzi Cemetery.

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HINDE, William R.
MOUND, MINNESOTA: William R. Hinde, 70, died November 29, 2008. He was born June 3, 1938 to the late Clarence and Joyce Hinde. He was a graduate of Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA, and enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hinde; three daughters, Janel Hinde, Theresa (Gyula) Czinano, and Stacy (Jason) Roitenberg; three siblings, Doug (Lois) Hinde, Carol (Leroy) Schecher, and Linda (Jack) Drury Hinde; and 6 granddaughters. Services were held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Interment was at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Huber Funeral and Cremation Services.

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HOTVEDT, Mae
WABASHA, MINNESOTA: Mae E. Hotvedt, 93, died January 16, 2009. She was born May 23, 1915 to Theodore and Mathilda Markey Roemer. She and her husband were farmers. She attended St. Felix Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening, dogs, and cats. She is survived by a sister, Leona "Pat" Lerum of Wabasha; her nieces and nephews; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and her great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jurgen Hotvedt; two sisters, Linda Schurhammer and Inez Stroot; and a brother, Carl Roemer. Services were held at St. Felix Catholic Church. Interment was at Nelson Cemetery in Nelson, WI by Abbott Funeral Home.

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HRDLICKA, Vera
OWATONNA, MINNESOTA: Vera M. Hrdlicka, 92, died April 18, 2008. She was born November 22, 1915 to James and Anna Bettner Hanson. She and her husband farmed in Somerset Township, and she also worked Hi-Line Hatchery and the Monterey Ballroom. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and raising African violets. Survivors include two grandchildren, Cindy Arndt of New Richland, and Dan Dillemuth of Palo, IA; a son-in-law, Dick Dillemuth of Owatonna; 2 great-grandsons; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Hrdlicka; a daughter, Carol Dillemuth; her twin sister, Verna Spinler; and two brothers, Paul and Lloyd Hanson. Interment was at the Bohemian National Cemetery under the direction of Michaelson Funeral Home.

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HUDSON, Virginia
CHANHASSEN, MINNESOTA: Virginia Hudson died July 7, 2008. She was a member of Eckankar, the Religion of the Light and Sound of God, and served with the clergy. She is survived by her siblings; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and her friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Huber Funeral and Cremation Services.

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IHLE, Edith
KENYON, MINNESOTA: Edith V. Ihle, 92, died May 21, 2010. She was born February 1, 1918 to Adolph and Lillian Babcock Peterson. She worked at Ochs Department Store in Faribault, and was a cook and receptionist at Kenyon Elementary School. She enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing, and playing cards. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly (David) Emerson of Kenyon; a sister, Arlette Olness of Roseville; a grandson; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ihle; three sisters; three brothers; her parents, and a granddaughter, Tracey Marie Emerson. Interment was at Kenyon Cemetery under the direction of Michaelson Funeral Home.

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ISCHE, Margaret
BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Margaret Ische, 87, died December 5, 2003. She was born December 13, 1916 to the late Herman and Hilda Wiese Ellig. She was a buyer for Donaldson's Golden Rule. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and traveling. Survivors include by a sister, Dorothy Farley of Brainerd; three sisters-in-law, Violet, Millie, and Evelyn; several nieces and nephews; and her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Ische; two brothers, Burton and Donald; and her parents. Services were held at Salem Lutheran Church in Woodbury. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Brenny Funeral Chapel.

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JABLONSKI, Molly
RED WING, MINNESOTA: Molly Mae Jablonski, 78, died March 26, 2008. She was born November 10, 1929 to John and Amalia Hennen Von Bargen. She retired from Red Wing Shoe Company after 45 years of service. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and enjoyed reading and canning. She is survived by her husband, Duane Jablonski; a daughter, Virginia "Ginger" (Mick) Walls of Red Wing; a sister, Delores (Paul) Lawrence of Red Wing; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert; a brother, Lavern Von Bargen; two sisters, Rowena Finne and Syvilla Bremer; her parents; and a granddaughter, Julie Jablonski. Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery with arrangements by Mahn Family Funeral Home.

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JECKELL, Virginia
LAMBERTON, MINNESOTA: Virginia Cora Jeckell, 89, died April 12, 2005. She was born April 7, 1916 to Paul and Caroline Fering Iverson. She and her husband were farmers. She was a Lutheran and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed photography, cooking, music, gardening, flowers and birdwatching. She is survived by her children, Donna (Allen) Zollner of Wabasso, and Carol (Ray, Jr.) Arkell and Elmer (Rozalyn) Jeckell, all of Lamberton; two sisters-in-law, Edith Bunde of Dow City, IA and Gertie Iverson of Lamberton; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Jeckell; her parents; two sisters, Evelyn Berg Dugas and Lillian Iverson; two brothers, Art and Clarence; and a granddaughter, Julie Ann. Services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Interment was at the Lamberton Cemetery under the direction of Sturm Funeral Home.

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JENRICH, Howard
FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA: Howard Jenrich, 70, died February 16, 2009. He was born July 11, 1938 to Clarence and Agnes Jenrich. He retired from Northwest Airlines, and was a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed photography, computers, woodworking and gardening. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Darlene Bush Jenrich; his children, Allen (Jodi) Jenrich, Natalie (Jim) Bormann, Mark Jenrich, Scott (Lindsay) Jenrich, and Ryan (Larisa) Jenrich; his siblings, Kathy (Ed), Roger (Sharon), Sheila (Norm), David (Kathy), Greg (Marge), and Patricia (Don); 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sharon Aaker and Margo Dockter; and his parents. Services were held at St. Michael's Church. Arrangements were handled by White Funeral Home.

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JENSEN, Soren
SANDSTONE, MINNESOTA: Soren J. Jensen, 68, died December 24, 1943. He was born April 18, 1875 in Denmark. He was married in Denmark, and came to the U.S. in 1907. His family followed five years later. He farmed in Wisconsin, later moving to Askov, MN, and to Sandstone. He was survived by his wife, Christine Jensen; and seven children, Herman, Henry, Christine, Victor, Bena, John, and Emma. He was preceded in death by four children. Services were held at the Danish Lutheran Church in Askov. Burial was at the local cemetery.

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JOHNSON, John A.
DASSEL, MINNESOTA: John Archibald Johnson, 85, died February 7, 1998 at Crystal Lake Good Samaritan Center in Robbinsdale. He was born February 4, 1913 in Howard Lake, MN to Duncan A. and Edna Robison Johnson. He was a U S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a former resident of the Minneapolis area, and owned a farm in Plymouth. He later lived in Fridley, Anoka, and Robbinsdale. Survivors include a stepson, Clifford McCoy (Phyllis); a sister, Alyce Stankey (Reub) of Osakis; a step daughter-in-law, Eileen McCoy; his step-grandchildren; his step great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews, including Ramona Stranberg (Bob) of Fridley; and his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Clinton McCoy; five siblings, Jim Johnson, Nellie Hendrickson, Mary Hendrickson, Susan Goodsall, and Albert Johnson; and a half-sister, Elda Jones. Interment was at the Dassel Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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JOHNSTONE, Jerome
RICHFIELD, MINNESOTA: Jerome A. Johnstone, 74, died January 26, 2003. He was born July 8, 1928. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and was an Army veteran. He is survived by two nephews, Kelly Johnstone and Tim Johnstone; and a niece, Ann Williams. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Morris Nilsen Funeral Home.

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JUHNKE, Beata
HAYFIELD, MINNESOTA: Beata Theresa Juhnke, 99, died November 28, 2008. She was born July 25, 1909 to Herman and Anna Milius Matter. She and her husband were farmers. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, and enjoyed church activities and quilting. She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary at Field Crest Care Center. She is survived by a son, Gerald (Joyce) Juhnke of Blooming Prairie; a sister, Anita (Ralph) Senjem of Hayfield; a brother, Arnold Matter of Waltham; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ewald Juhnke; a sister; a brother; and her parents. Services were held at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Waltham. Interment was at St. Michael's Lutheran Cemetery by Czaplewski Family Funeral Home.

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KAISERLIK, Opal
OWATONNA, MINNESOTA: Opal D. Kaiserlik, 84, died December 25, 2009 at Cedarview Care Center. She was born June 11, 1925 in Steele County, MN to Otto and Alida Jensen Mork. She had worked for the Faribault School System, the Faribault State Hospital, and Foldcraft. She enjoyed flowers and crafts. Survivors include a son, Joe (Hetty) Kaiserlik of Durham, NC; two daughters, Junell (John) Wiese of Lakeville, and Lana (Keith) Kruger of Blooming Prairie; a sister, Lavon Renchin; 5 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Kaiserlik; and two sisters, Marlene Knutson and Adeline Mork. Services were held at Moland Lutheran Church. Interment was at Moland Lutheran Church Cemetery with arrangements by Michaelson Funeral Home

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KALAR, Maybelle
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA: Maybelle Ann Ouellette Kalar, 80, died August 22, 2005. She was born September 9, 1924 to Archie and Anna Anderson Ouellette. She attended St. Thomas Catholic Church, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters. She was a volunteer for the American Heart Association, and enjoyed camping, playing cards, playing the lottery, and crocheting. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Coleman, and Mary Ellen (Bill) Vedaa; a son, Dennis (MayAnn) Kalar; two sisters, Genevieve and Joyce; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Kalar; a son, David Kalar; a sister, Gwen Dietl; four brothers, Leo, Willy, Hank, and Gordy; her parents; a daughter-in-law, Carmen Kalar; and a great-granddaughter, Bailey. Services were held at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery by Green Larsen Mortuary.

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KAMPF, Florence
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: Florence L. Kampf, 81, died October 5, 2006. Survivors include a son, Thomas (Beth) Kampf; a sister, Dorothy (Martin) Paquay; a brother, James (Joanne) Koch; 2 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter; and a sister, Alvina Koch. Services were held at Faith Lutheran Church. Interment was Fort Snelling Cemetery.

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KARPPINEN, Mary
FRAZEE, MINNESOTA: Mary Sophia Aho Karppinen, 90, died April 27, 2009 at the Frazee Care Center. She was born March 20, 1919 in Wolf Lake, MN to Henry and Sophia Haapaniemi Aho. She and her husband farmed in the Toad Lake area until their retirement. She moved into the Frazee Care Center in 2004. Survivors include her children, Milton Karppinen of Frazee, Mahlon (Cathie) Karppinen of Glyndon, and Elaine (Bruce) Wothe of Atwater; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Karppinen; her parents; two sisters, Aili and Aune; and seven brothers, Eino, Hans, Jack, Charles, Matt, and twins Waino and Walter. Services were held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial was at Wolf Lake Cemetery with arrangements by Furey Funeral Home.

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KINZER, Mary
COLD SPRING, MINNESOTA: Mary Kinzer, 68, died January 29, 1961 at her home. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society at St. Boniface Parish. Survivors include her husband, State Representative John J. Kinzer; her children, Arthur, Al, Francis, Joseph, Adolph, Peter, John, Helen Hockstra, Margaret Backes, Betty Lou Walsh, Mary Theisen, Catherine (Edmund) Jungels, Ardella (William) Jungels, and Rose (Edward) Godzala; six siblings, Sister Ferdinand, OSF, Rev. Luke Boeckmann, OSB, Mrs. Nicholas Stommes, and Joseph, Bernard and Ferdinand Boeckmann; and 54 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Interment was at the parish cemetery.

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KLAWITTER, Lillian
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA: Lillian Klawitter, 97, died February 18, 2007. She was born December 1, 1909 to Ludvik and Anna Halverson Stegelvik. She worked at Powers Department Store for 22 years, and attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed golf and watercolor painting. Survivors include 2 grandsons, Colin Stewart of Edmond, OK, and Ronald Losby of London, England; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd D. Klawitter; a son, Donald A. Losby; a twin sister, Alyce; and three brothers, Harold, Lesley, and Ron. Services were held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery by Daniel Funeral Home.

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KNUTSON, Mary
DOVRAY, MINNESOTA: Mary Knutson, 86, died June 7, 1962 at the Lena Kirchner Home. She was survived by two sons, Thelbert and Clarence; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Yochem, Mrs. Neil Taarud, and Mrs. Howard Oiom; two brothers, Ted Lien and Albert Lien; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Our Savior's Cemetery under the direction of Klasse Funeral Service.

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KOLLASCH, Clifford
ST. PETER, MINNESOTA: Clifford Kenneth Kollasch, 61, died December 1, 2008 at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato. He was born October 15, 1947 in Blue Earth, MN to Kenneth and Velda Lloyd Kollasch. He attended MSU in Mankato for three years. He is survived by his mother, Velda of Mankato; his father, Kenneth of Fairmont; and a sister, Rosemary Cohoon of Jonestown, TX. Interment was at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ledyard, IA. Arrangements were handled by St. Peter Funeral Home.

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KONTERS, Vitenis
BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA: Vitenis Konters, 77, died August 29, 2006. He was born in Latvia. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Guna Konters; a daughter, Ingrida Buerman; a son, Viktors (Kristine) Konters; several siblings; his grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and his cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juris and Lucija Konters; and sisters, Izolde, Elga, and Inta. Services were held at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment was at Crystal Lake Cemetery under the direction of Washburn-McReavy Crystal Lake Chapel.

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KOSOBAYASHI, Tom
ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA: Tom T. Kosobayashi died June 19, 2009. He was born January 6, 1921. He was the former owner of Pyramid Trim Products. He served as an interpreter for the U.S. military during World War II, and was a civilian interpreter during the post-war trials in Japan. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marian Kosobayashi; his children, Joy (David) Denier, Kent (Helen), and Thomas (Cathy); two sisters, Yaeko and Mieko; a brother, Shiro; a grandson; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Yaokichi and Masuno; two sisters, Yoshiko and Tatsuko; a brother, Tomoyoshi; and a half-brother, Shizuo. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Home.

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KRAFT, Mildred
WILLMAR, MINNESOTA: Mildred Kraft, 95, died December 10, 2005. She was born November 28, 1910 to Henry and Ida Nelson Halverson. She was a graduate of Moorhead State College, and was a schoolteacher. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond, and was active with the ELCA, the quilting circle, and Priscilla Bible Study. She is survived by a daughter, LuJean Arends of Willmar; 3 granddaughters; 5 great-grandchildren; a niece; and 2 nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Kraft; a sister; and her parents. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery in West St. Paul with arrangements by Harvey Anderson Funeral Home.

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KRANZ, Roland
HENDERSON, MINNESOTA: Roland W. Kranz, 71, died August 11, 1982 at Arlington Municipal Hospital. He was born July 16, 1911 in Granby Township, MN to Henry and Emma Kobosh Kranz. He is survived by six sons, Luther of Henderson, Roger of Good Thunder, Steven of Glencoe, and Byron, Hans and Ernest, all of Gaylord; four daughters, Arlene (Gene) Jacobson of Lakeville, Lorraine (Larris) Freyholz of Blackduck, Cheyenne (Jerry) Bernstein of Arlington, and Virginia (Robert) Briard of Frazee; three sisters, Hertha Keiwatt, Erna Roeker, and Margaret Read; 60 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Trout Kranz. Services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato. Interment was at the Gaylord City Cemetery.

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KUBAT, Leo W.
OWATONNA, MINNESOTA: Leo Wencil Kubat, 78, died March 24, 2008. He was born November 24, 1929 to Victor Kubat, Sr. and Anna Houdek Kubat. His parents died when he was young, and afterward, he lived with the family of James Polacek, Sr. He owned Kubat's Tree Service, and before that, had farmed. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Peterson Kubat; two daughters, Rhonda (Dale) Prestegard of Rochester, and Anne Kubat (Bruce) of East Bethel; five sons, Jarl (Mary) Kubat of Chandler, AZ, Wayne (Marilyn) Kubat of Wasilla, AK, and Ryan (Pam) Kubat, Jeff Kubat, and Alan Kubat, all of Owatonna; a sister, Rosella (Howard) Moe of Owatonna; a brother, Jerome (Millie) Kubat of Claremont; his grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Kubat; a brother, Victor "Bud" Kubat, Jr.; and his parents. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was at Owatonna Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Michaelson Funeral Home.

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LAMINA, Clara
ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA: Clara Alvina Lamina, 101, died March 16, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Rochester. She was born in Westbrook Township on May 10, 1907 to Lars and Carrie Fingerson Anderson. She was a retired lab technician for the Clinical Pathology department of the Mayo Clinic, where she worked for 20 years. She attended Mankato Teachers College, and was a former teacher in Verndale and Rochester, in addition to teaching classes at the Oral Deaf Department. She had been a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester since 1946, and was a member of the Mayo Women's Club. She is survived by a son, Vance Lamina of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lamina; her parents; four brothers; and five sisters. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Interment was at the Westbrook Cemetery with arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home.

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LaMONT, Dorothy
BLUE EARTH, MINNESOTA: Dorothy LaMont died July 6, 2005. She was born September 14, 1918 to Frank and Mary Marsten Hardy. She was a longtime housekeeper at Blue Earth Medical Clinic, and also did housekeeping for private residences. Survivors include three daughters, Shirley (Milt) King of Blue Earth, Darlene Cox of Albert Lea, and Joanne Douglas of Madison Lake; four sons, David LaMont of Austin, Tom LaMont of Frost, and Alvin Lamont and Tim LaMont, both of Blue Earth; a brother, Merwyn Hardy of Lakeville; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted LaMont; two daughters, Judy Gullard and Patricia Tietz; her parents; a sister; a brother; and 2 grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted to Patton Funeral Home.

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LARSON, Harold
MABEL, MINNESOTA: Harold J. Larson, 82, died August 21, 2008. He was born August 13, 1926 to George and Beulah Soiney Larson. He was a farmer, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He attended the First Lutheran Church of Mabel, and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed playing cards. He is survived by his wife, Helen Johnson Opsahl Larson; a daughter, Darlene Larson of Eitzen; two stepchildren, Dale (Dorene) Opsahl of Caledonia, and Diane (John DeLong) Ferring of Lansing, IA; three brothers, Richard (Marcia), and Leslie (Carol), all of Mabel, and Leland (Marcy) of Green Valley, AZ; four sisters, Bernice Garness of Mabel, Marie Betsinger of Rockland, WI, and Norma Spitzmiller and Helen (Jake) Beaman, both of Rockford, IL; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Ronald Ferring. Services were held at First Lutheran Church. Burial with military honors was at Riceford Cemetery with arrangements by Mengis Funeral Home.

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LAXEN, Edith
WINSTED, MINNESOTA: Edith Irene Laxen, 80, died November 13, 2007. She was born November 14, 1926. Survivors include a daughter, Gaila Pariseau-Kallenbach; three sons, Gary (Linda) Pariseau, Bernard Laxen, and Tim (Mary) Laxen; a daughter-in-law, Barb Pariseau; a sister, Carol Pariseau; a brother-in-law, Gerald Pariseau; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Leo O. Pariseau and Arthur B. Laxen; a son, Edward Pariseau; and a son-in-law, Charles Kallenbach. Services were held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was at Holy Trinity Cemetery under the direction of Chilson Funeral Home.

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LEHTOLA, Ernest R.
COKATO, MINNESOTA: Ernest Rudolph Lehtola, 77, died March 5, 1998 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was born in Cokato, MN on April 22, 1920 to Matt and Emma Kurtakko Lehtola. He operated the Minneapolis Moline Implement business, and was a longtime milk hauler and farmer. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and served in North Africa. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Leinonen Lehtola; a daughter, Jeanne (Randy) Morris of Lakeville; his sons, Charles (Sharon) and Randy, both of Howard Lake; a brother, Rueben of Naples, FL; a sister, Ellen Johnson of Cokato; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his parents; three sisters; and four brothers. Services were held at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato. Interment was at the National Cemetery in French Lake Township.

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L'ENFANT, Edward, Sr.
GONVICK, MINNESOTA: Edward L'Enfant, Sr., 84, died September 10, 2005. He was born August 10, 1921 in Westville, IL to Victor and Effie Cowell L'Enfant. He worked as a construction foreman, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Carpenters' Union and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed reading, farming, and collecting firearms. He is survived by three daughters, Maple L'Enfant of Nevis, and Janet L'Enfant and Lee L'Enfant, both of Denver, CO; a son, Kevin (Rita) L'Enfant of Bloomer, WI; a sister, Ida Lodis of Westville, IL; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Passavage L'Enfant; and a son, Edward L'Enfant, Jr. Services were held at United Lutheran Church. Interment with military honors was at Maple Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Cease Family Funeral Home.

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LEUTHNER, Helen
WATERTOWN, MINNESOTA: Helen M. Leuthner, 91, died February 8, 2008 at the Elim Home in Watertown. She was born June 29, 1916 in Cologne, MN to Henry and Mary Buesgens Eiden. Survivors include her children, Stanley and Marge Leuthner, Ronald and Sherrie Leuthner, Dianne and Cal Rolfzen, Doris and Charles Burns, Allen and Karen Leuthner, and Kenneth and Bev Leuthner; two sisters, Eleanor Maas and Sally Peters; 24 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; a baby daughter, Mary; her parents; four brothers, Leander Eiden, Eugene Eiden, Alfred Eiden, and Edward Eiden; two sisters, Clara Wickenhauser and Isabell Fritz; and a great-granddaughter, Krista Rolfzen. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Iten's Watertown Funeral Home.

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LIND, Myron
HAWICK, MINNESOTA: Myron J. Lind, 65, died April 7, 2006. He was born April 18, 1940 to John and Thea Everson Lind. He was a farmer, and attended Nordland Lutheran Church. He is survived by a brother, James Lind of Alexandria; two sisters, Evangeline (Ron) Rowell of Paynesville, and Susan (Mark) Theisen of St. Cloud; and 16 nieces and nephews. Arrangements were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

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LORD, Raymond
CALEDONIA, MINNESOTA: Raymond H. Lord, 96, died December 29, 2006. He was born September 25, 1910. He was a retired farmer, and enjoyed home repair, lawn maintenance and gardening. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish. He is survived by two sons, Pete (Sandie) of Caledonia, and Howard (Sonya) of Corpus Christi, TX; three daughters, Rose (Al) Kramer of Caledonia, Mary Ann (Jerry) Goergen of Austin, and Kathy (Dick) Zebell of West Salem; three stepchildren, Al (Rose) Kramer of Caledonia, Yvonne (Bob) Bunge of Spring Grove, and Wally (Evie) Kramer of St. Cloud; and a sister, Margie Wright of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by two wives, Florence Stadtler Lord and Agnes Kramer Lord; and a brother. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

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LUNDGREN, Evelyn
LITCHFIELD, MINNESOTA: Evelyn Margaret Lundgren, 84, died August 29, 2004. She was born June 29, 1920 to Ben and Ethel Norine Bartlett. She formerly worked at Augustana Homes, and attended the Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed writing poetry and stories, reading, and playing cards, and collected dolls, kerosene lamps, and dishes. She is survived by her husband, Burton Lundgren; her children, Myron and LeAnn Lundgren of Moore, OK, Cynthia and Gerald Rossell of Willmar, Thomas and Barb Lundgren of Olalla, WA, Colletta and Brian Yerka of Dassel, and Ethel and Rick Sandry, Cecilia Dorman, Robert Lundgren, and Beatrice Lundgren, all of Litchfield; two sisters, Eleanor Renando and Marion Field, both of Litchfield; a brother and sister-in-law; Kenneth and Joan Bartlett of Mesa, AZ; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, John and Francis; her parents; and a grandson, Roger Dorman. Services were held at the First Lutheran Church of Litchfield. Interment was at the Church of Our Lady Cemetery by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home.

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MARCOTTE, Wilbert J., Jr.
MORA, MINNESOTA: Wilbert Joseph Marcotte, Jr., 79, died July 19, 2007. He was born July 24, 1927 in Minneapolis to Wilbert and Eva Westerlund Marcotte. He worked at Metal Matic in Minneapolis for 40 years, and following retirement, worked at Mora Unclaimed Freight. Survivors include a brother, Edward Marcotte of Cambridge; a sister, Elaine Campton of Richmond; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lawrence. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mora. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Anoka under the direction of Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral and Cremation Services.

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MARTINSON, Rosella
MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA: Rosella Georgine Olson Martinson, 85, died October 4, 2003. She was born November 20, 1917 to John E. and Alpha Strand Olson. She was a graduate of Moorhead State Teachers College. She was a substitute teacher. During World War II, she worked in an aircraft factory. She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Leif) Erickson of Stillwater; a son, David Martinson of Fargo, ND; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Martinson. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial was at Moorhead Memorial Gardens under the direction of Korsmo Funeral Service.

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MATHEWS, H.C.
MALTA TOWNSHIP, MINNESOTA: H.C. Mathews, 52, died March 6, 1921. He was a former resident of Ortonville, where he managed a billiard parlor. He was also a farmer and a member of the M.W.A. He was survived by his wife; and a daughter, Hazel. Interment was "at Canby".

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MATHIAS, Anne
FOREST LAKE, MINNESOTA: Anne E. Mathias, 87, died November 25, 2009. She was born November 29, 1921. She is survived by her sons, Joe "Dick" (Tillie) and Jack (Donna); a daughter, Joanne (Tom) Donohue; a brother, Carl (Beverly) Stampfle; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; a son, Jim; a sister, Marie Kunz; and a grandson, Patrick Donohue. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Family Funeral Home.

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MONITOR, Patricia
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA: Patricia J. Monitor, 77, died March 30, 2008. She was born April 13, 1930 to Melbourne and Fern Monitor. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Peggy Dornseif, Judy Tenney, Marcia Tenney, Patrick (Susan) Kelley, Tim (Donna) Kelley, Brian (Laurie) Kelley, Carol (Rick) Hunting, and Tom (Kathy) Kelley; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Melba (Kelley) Knutson and Harriett Tenney. Services were held at Como Park Lutheran Church. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home.

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MORIARTY, Margaret Mary
BROWNSVILLE, MINNESOTA: Margaret Mary O'Neil Moriarty, 86, died March 21, 2009. She was born December 24, 1922 to Vincent and Esther Malay O'Neil. She was a graduate of Winona State College, and was a longtime elementary school teacher. She was a member of St. Patrick's Parish and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and served as secretary of the Rosary Society. She is survived by four children, Mary Ellen (Bob) Frank of Hokah, and Jean A. (Gary) Hughes, Michael J. (Carmen) Moriarty, and Daniel R. Moriarty, all of Brownsville; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Moriarty; and a brother, Robert. Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Patrick's Cemetery by McCormick Funeral Home.

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MOSHER, Charlotte
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA: Charlotte Marie Lindroth Mosher, 94, died April 23, 2009. She was born August 21, 1914 to Clarence and Amanda Nystrom Lindroth. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, elder, and member of the Presbyterian Women's Association. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a volunteer with the Girl Scouts and the American Cancer Society. She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Phelps; two brothers, Alden Jennison, and Robert (Alice) Lindroth; a sister, Lorraine McCarvill; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Mosher; four brothers, Layton, Clifton, Clifford and Arthur; a sister, Virginia; and her parents. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Bemidji. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with arrangements by Cease Family Funeral Home.

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NIELSEN, Bjarne
MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA: Bjarne Nielsen, 95, died November 15, 2010. He was born in Oslo, Norway. He came to the U.S. at age 21, and worked for the Norwegian embassy in Washington DC. He operated a successful small business, and enjoyed traveling, skiing, dancing, bicycling, and his lakeside cabin. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Nielsen; his children, Bob Nielsen (Sandra), Bill Nielsen (Gloria), Linda Sedgwick (Richard), Margaret Nielsen (Erick Williams), and Carol Nielsen (Jon Berdahl); 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five siblings; a daughter-in-law, Carol Lynn Nielsen; his brothers-in-law and and sisters-in-law; and a granddaughter, Laura Sedgwick. Services were held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins.

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NORBY, Dale
BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA: Dale R. Norby, 72, died December 22, 2008. He is survived by two sons, Tim Norby and Bret (Nancy) Halverson; a sister, Sharon; three brothers, Paul, Bruce, and Rick; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene; and a brother, Jerry. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of White Funeral Home.

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O'BRIEN, Gerald
CHANHASSEN, MINNESOTA: Gerald C. O'Brien, 83, died December 21, 2008. He was a retired member of Carpenters Union Local #1644. He is survived by his wife, Frances M. O'Brien; his children, Maureen O'Brien, John (Karin) O'Brien, Pauline (Joe) Jezierski, Gerald O'Brien, Eileen (Richard) Johnson, Yvonne (Karl) Santy, and Michele (Chip) Lindquist; his siblings; 10 grandchildren; his aunts and uncles; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Services were held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery under the direction of Huber Funeral and Cremation Service.

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OSTREM, Catherine
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: Catherine M. Ostrem, 96, died May 27, 2010. She was born April 27, 1914. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Karen (Dan) Garrity, and Mike (Eileen) Ostrem; a son-in-law, Wes Ackerman; 11 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; and a daughter, Judith Ackerman. Services were held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery under the direction of Morris Nilsen Funeral Home.

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PAINSCHAB, Mary
WAVERLY, MINNESOTA: Mary M. Sexton Painschab, 84, died February 4, 2008 at her residence. She was born May 18, 1923 in Winsted to John E. "Ed" and Mary G. Keefe Sexton. She formerly worked at Astro Mailers, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She is survived by her children, Rob (Mary Jo) Painschab of Howard Lake, Arnold (Lisa) Painschab, Jr. of Dassel, Jeff Painschab of Whitehall, MT, Dick (Sheila) Painschab of Jacksonville, FL, Sue (Dave) Roufs and Patty (Kenny) Antil, all of Waverly, and Scott (Danette) Painschab and Margie (Pat) Burns, all of Watertown; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Irene Painschab, Jean Painschab, Cletus Stifter, Elizabeth Klawitter, Rose (Loren) Skonberg, Anna Hohag, Louise (Werner) Hohag, Kathleen Sexton, Charlotte Lindstrom, Mary Hurley, Sheryl Peterson, and Joyce Painschab; 33 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold J. Painschab, Sr.; her parents; seven brothers, Daniel, Bill, Gervase, Jerome, Robert, Frank, and Ken; a sister, Kathleen; and a grandson, Darrin Painschab. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Chilson Funeral Home.

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PAUTSCH, Viola
GOOD THUNDER, MINNESOTA: Viola Augusta Pautsch, 93, died March 10, 2009. She was born June 23, 1915 to Theodore and Amelia Pautsch. She and her twin sister, Verona, were co-valedictorians of the Good Thunder High School class of 1932. She worked as head cashier at First National Bank and First State Bank in Good Thunder, and served on the Board of Directors for the banks. She prepared income taxes, and was an insurance agent. Survivors include a sister, Lorraine Mueller; a nephew, Arvid (Jodi) Pautsch; two nieces, Renee Mathiason and Marilyn (Dave) Mathiason; a great-niece; 4 great-nephews; her great-great nieces and nephews; her cousins; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Verona; a brother, William; and her parents. Services were held at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery with arrangements by Mankato Mortuary.

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PELESKI, Genevieve
DULUTH, MINNESOTA: Genevieve M. "Gen" Peleski, 84, died June 26, 2007. She was born March 9, 1923 to Frank and Mary Szymezak Lowinski. She worked for Gateley's Department Store, the catalog department of Montgomery Ward's, and Walgreen's. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and was a member of the Northland Heart Club. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Irvin Peleski; her children, MaryAnn (Michael) Huszar of Oshkosh, WI, and Timothy (Rhonda) Peleski of Esko; 4 grandchildren, a great-grandson; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Lowinski; three brothers, Edward, Theodore, and William; and her parents. Interment was at the Polish Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Williams-Lobermeier Funeral Home.

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PISTULKA, Cletus
ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA: Cletus N. Pistulka, 76, died December 15, 2009 at the Augustana Nursing Home in Apple Valley. He was born April 30, 1933 to Stephen and Susan Bernardy Pistulka. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Rosemount Legion Club. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Marlys Pistulka; a daughter, Helen (Scott) Peterson; a son, Steve (Toni) Pistulka; two sisters, Felicitas Rohlik and Collette (Richard) Irlbeck; a brother, Emery (Bernadine) Pistulka; a sister-in-law, Rose Pistulka; his grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Cleo and Fr. Celestine Pistulka; a brother-in-law, David Rohlik; and a granddaughter, Amber Pistulka. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with arrangements by White Funeral Home of Apple Valley.

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POGATCHNIK, Lucile
ST. WENDEL, MINNESOTA: Lucile M. Pogatchnik, 81, died February 3, 2007. She was born May 19, 1925 to Margaret Klescz, and was later raised by her adoptive parents, Norbert Klescz and Frances Yurczyk. She was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church and the Christian Women. She enjoyed flower gardening, scrapbooking, traveling, and dancing. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Pogatchnik; five children, Gary Pogatchnik of Rice, James (Joan) Pogatchnik of Monticello, and Tom (Sue) Pogatchnik, Janet (Donald) Jarnot, and Ronald (Linda) Pogatchnik, all of Avon; and 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Burial was at the parish cemetery with arrangements by Daniel Funeral Home.

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POPPEN, Lois
ST. PETER, MINNESOTA: Lois H. Poppen, 82, died August 4, 2008 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. She was born September 29, 1925 in Fulda, MN to John N. and Hattie B. Hostelter Meyer. She worked in food service at the high school in Mapleton. She attended the United Church of Mapleton, and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. Survivors include her husband, Leland Poppen; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Tammy of St. Peter; a grandson; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of St. Peter Funeral Home.

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PUDIL, Alfred
SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA: Alfred Pudil died January 28, 2006. He was born July 4, 1912. Survivors include a niece, Jane Schaak of Bloomington; and three nephews, Lyle (Barb) Schaak of Cloquet, James (Bernice) Schaak of Shakopee, and John Schaak of Charleston, SC. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Catholic Cemetery under the direction of McNearney Funeral Home.

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QUIRAM, Vernon
FRAZEE, MINNESOTA: Vernon Carl Quiram, 75, died August 10, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Hospital in Detroit Lakes. He was born July 1, 1934 to Carl and Hazel Quiram. Survivors include his wife, Diane Quiram; his children, Vicky (Craig) Haraldson, Vernon John Quiram, and Vance (Leslie Munnell) Quiram; 5 grandchildren; four brothers, Ray, Bill, Larry, and Donald; five sisters, Carlys, Faye, LaVonne, Kathy, and Joann; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leslie Quiram; a sister, Janice Dorsch; and a sister-in-law, Julie Quiram. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Furey Funeral Home.

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RADEMACHER, Adella
CARVER, MINNESOTA: Adella Joann Rademacher, 73, died February 14, 2010. She was born May 1, 1936 to Nicholas and Leodena Schmitt Rademacher. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, and her dog, Baby. She is survived by three sisters, Phyllis (Roger) Theis of Shakopee, and Barbara (David) Buetow and Lois (Duane) Jeurissen, all of Carver; a sister-in-law, LaVonne Rademacher of Carver; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence "Tuffy" Rademacher; and her parents. Services were held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Inurnment was at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Bertas Funeral Home.

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REGENSCHEID, Mary
ST. PETER, MINNESOTA: Mary Inez Douglas Regenscheid, 87, died January 14, 2008 at Gardenview Nursing Home in Le Sueur. She was born on May 16, 1920 to Norman and Helen Loree Douglas. She and her husband farmed, and she also worked at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. She attended St. Mary's/St. Peter's Catholic Church, and enjoyed quilting, gardening, square dancing, bowling, fishing, and playing cards. Family members include her children, Barb (Dennis) Huebsch of Good Thunder, Marlene (Bill) Schmidt of Burnsville, Mary (John) Murphy of Belle Plaine, Jerry (Kathy) Regenscheid of Cleveland, and Rita Flanagan of Mankato; a sister, Adeline Blowers of Austin; a brother-in-law, Charley (Betty) Regenscheid; three sisters-in-law, Esther Regenscheid, Margaret (Jim) Miller, and Helen Pettis; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Regenscheid; an infant brother, Arthur; two great-grandsons, Daniel and Robert Downie; and a grandson-in-law, Richard Downie. Services were held at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of St. Peter Funeral Home.

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REICH, Earl
McGREGOR, MINNESOTA: Earl D. Reich, 86, died May 23, 2009. He was born April 28, 1923 to Earle and Lucille Graham Reich. He was a farmer, and also worked at Vera Anne Line Jewelry Store. He enjoyed gardening, painting, and jewelry. He is survived by his wife, Vera Jewell Reich; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy (Mike) Nelson of Aitkin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert (Kathy), and Don, all of Palisade; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Delores (Laird) Haas of Orefield, PA, and Mavis Higens of Burley, ID; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Doris; and a grandchild, Jamie. Services were held at the United Methodist Church. Burial was at Fleming Cemetery under the direction of McGregor Funeral Home.

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REINHARDT, Josephine
FOUNTAIN, MINNESOTA: Josephine Olson Reinhardt died May 27, 1964 at Preston Nursing Home. She was born April 25, 1889 in Clayton County, IA. She and her husband homesteaded in North Dakota before moving to Minnesota. She was survived by her husband, Conrad T. Reinhardt; two sons, Maurice and Loren; five daughters, Ione (Randy) Beardsley, Lorraine (Vern) Cottrell, Inez (William) Noble, Berniece (Stanley) Kirkpatrick, and Amy (Robert) Jones; a sister, Tillie (John) Olson; a brother, Adolph; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter; a son; three brothers; and two sisters. Services were held at Fountain Lutheran Church. Burial was at the church cemetery by funeral director R.C. Drury.

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RICHTER, Jeanette
BUFFALO, MINNESOTA: Jeanette Wanda Perszyk Richter, 85, died October 19, 2010. She was born June 19, 1925. She was a former resident of Brooklyn Center, Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Harry; two daughters, Carol (Russ) Rekow of Plymouth, and Linda (Buzz) Schneider of Buffalo; 5 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Entombment was at Crystal Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home.

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RIFFEL, Anna
PIPESTONE, MINNESOTA: Anna Riffel, 102, died April 17, 1992. She was born September 16, 1889. She attended Mankato Business College and the MacPhail School of Music. She retired at age 89 as the secretary of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Burial was at St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery.

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RIPLEY, Arthur
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA: Arthur S. Ripley, 81, died June 13, 2010. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Alice Ripley; two daughters, Deb Zeller (Matt), and Denise Spreng (Kevin); a brother, Milton (Joanne) Ripley; a son-in-law, Rick Weber; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Weber; and a sister, Elaine Unger. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Bradshaw Funeral Home.

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ROEPKE, Walter
NEW GERMANY, MINNESOTA: Walter F. Roepke, 86, died December 27, 1997 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. He was born March 24, 1911 in Camden Township, Carver County, MN to William and Ottelia Lemke Roepke. He was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed music, and played the accordion and trumpet. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Harvey Roepke of Granite Falls, and Arnie and Lynn Roepke of New Germany; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and David Effertz of New Germany; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alpha Burdorf of Little Falls, Marie and Harold Hecksel of Mayer, John Burdorf of Arlington, and Marie Schwich of Green Isle; 3 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews, including Gerald and Karen Roepke of New Germany and their family; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura D. Burdorf; his parents; six brothers, Herman, Emil, William, Carl, Fred and Ewald Roepke; and two sisters, Martha Karels and Lena Domjahn. Services were held at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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RUSSEK, Arthur
DELANO, MINNESOTA: Arthur Peter "Art" Russek, 89, died February 4, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Delano. He was born February 26, 1918 in Winsted Township, MN to Peter and Anna Mika Russek. He operated Russek Oil and Russek Gas. He was a World War II veteran, and worked with the CCC at Itasca State Park. He was a member of the Delano Volunteer Fire Department, and was Past Commander of American Legion Post #377, and a past president of the Delano Sportsman's Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ruth Lebovsky Russek; his children, Carol Russek, Donald Russek, and Robert and Shelley Russek; and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard; his parents; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Iten Funeral Home.

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RYKKEN, Victorine
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: Victorine Rose Kennedy Rykken, 96, died June 12, 2005. She was born in Paynesville. She was a schoolteacher, and taught in Danvers, MN and the Minneapolis Public School System. She was a member of the Minneapolis Hiking Club, and enjoyed walking around Lake Harriet. Survivors include three children, Jeanne (Dan) Kane, John (Toots), and Rosemarie (Richard) Whiting; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford "Ric" Rykken. Services were held at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel.

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SAMUELSON, Gladys
LAKE PARK, MINNESOTA: Gladys L. Oftelie Samuelson, 91, died May 5, 2005. She was born August 19, 1913 to Gullick and Liv Thompson Oftelie. Survivors include three children, Albert (Sue) Samuelson of Minnetonka, Carol (Danny) Erickson of Lake Park, and LaVaun (Greg) Sahlberg of West Fargo, ND; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Samuelson; two daughters, Hjordis and JoAnne; all nine siblings; and ten sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Services were held at Houglum Lutheran Church. Burial was at Houglum Lutheran Church Cemetery by Wright Funeral Home.

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SANNER, Zoe
MAPLE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Zoe Evelyn Sanner, 91, died October 19, 2011 at Wild Flower Memory Care Lodge in Maple Grove. She was born November 23, 1919 in Maynard to Lawrence and Ruth Lighter Sanner. She formerly worked for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Minneapolis, and the Baptist General Conference Headquarters in Arlington Heights, IL. She was a former resident of the Granite Falls area. Survivors include three nieces; four nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Mona Sanner and Ardis Sanner. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Arlene Anderson; two brothers, Rex and Oliver; and a brother-in-law, Bert Anderson. Interment was at Leenthrop Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Wing-Bain Funeral Home.

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SCHATSCHNEIDER, Laura
PERHAM, MINNESOTA: Laura Amanda Lohman Schatschneider, 88, died September 27, 2003 at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home. She was born November 8, 1914 in Adrian, ND to Fred and Mina Larson Lohman. She earned a teaching certificate from Wadena College, and formerly taught school at District 242 in Corliss Township. She and her husband farmed in Corliss Township. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting, oil painting, birdwatching, woodworking and crafts. She is survived by three daughters, Fern (Randel) Nundahl of Perham, Lynn (Terry) Braaten of Kindred, and Ann Scott of Phoenix, AZ; four sons, James of Perham, Donald (Sandy) of Battle Lake, John of Shoreview, and Roy (Carol) of West Fargo, ND; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Bill" Schatschneider; her parents; a sister, Florence Olsen; and a brother, Leonard. Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial was at the church cemetery by Schoeneberger Funeral Home.

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SCHWAB, Jerome
COOK, MINNESOTA: Jerome Gregory Schwab, 65, died July 23, 2008 at his home. He was born June 4, 1943 in Blue Grass, MN. He was a self-employed flooring installer for 42 years. He was a former resident of International Falls, and had lived in the Cook area since 1983. He is survived by his wife, Annette M. Herberg Schwab; a daughter, Carrie (Cory) Nynas of Cook; two sons, Douglas (Dale) Pickar of Eveleth, and Kamron (Leta) Pickar of Clio, MI; his mother, Doris Schwab of International Falls; six sisters; three brothers; and 6 grandchildren. Inurnment was at the Cook Community Cemetery under the direction of Mlaker Funeral Home.

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SCHWANKE, Luella
SAUK CENTRE, MINNESOTA: Luella L. Schwanke, 96, died December 23, 2006 at St. Michael's Hospital. She was born October 8, 1910 in Kimball, MN to Henry and Emma Schmidt Meyer. She formerly worked as a nurse's aide at the Sarepta Home in Sauk Centre. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she was a member of Ladies' Aid and taught Sunday School. She was involved in 4-H, and was a member of the Sauk Centre Seniors. She is survived by three children, David (Aurelia) Schwanke of St. Cloud, Donald (Ruth) Schwanke of Buffalo, and Marlene Heiliger of Sanborn, IA; a sister, Alice Johnson of Cando, ND; a brother, Ervin (Betty) Meyer of Long Prairie; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Edwin Lackmann and Edgar Schwanke; her parents; two sisters, Laura Hartwig and Grace Mortenson; and a son-in-law, George Heiliger. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery by Patton-Schad Funeral Home.

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SELTHUN, Geraldine
CLAREMONT, MINNESOTA: Geraldine Selthun, 81, died March 5, 2008. She was born May 7, 1926 to Leo and Emma Dunker Kruckeberg. She formerly worked at the telephone company in Owatonna, and was a school cook. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church, where she served as the church secretary. She was a member of the American Legion auxiliary, and the fire department auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. Survivors include four children, Susan (Gary) Palmquist of Carver, Karen (Dan) Schmedding of Mankato, and Terry (Rita) Selthun and Steven (Kari) Selthun, all of Claremont; a brother, Dick (Lorraine) Kruckeberg of Blooming Prairie; two sisters-in-law, Jan (Doug) Sanderson of Cottonwood, AZ, and Helen Larson of Owatonna; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Selthun; a brother, David Kruckeberg; a sister, Betty Ahlers; and an infant grandson. Services were held at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Burial was at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery under the direction of Michaelson Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Ruth
MOUND, MINNESOTA: Ruth Kelly Smith, 87, died December 2, 2008. She was born August 17, 1921 in Seattle, WA to Franklin and Lotta Putnam Kelly. She is survived by her children, Houghton S. Smith III (Marsha), Debra K. Fuller (Thomas), and Michael F. Smith (Roberta); two sisters-in-law, Betty Anne Doremus and Lillian Kelly; her grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Houghton S. Smith, Jr.; her parents; a sister, Myra (Kelly) Gilbert; and two brothers, George and Franklin Kelly. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Huber Funeral and Cremation Services.

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SORGEN, Vilgard
MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA: Vilgard Irene Daehlin Sorgen, 94, died November 4, 2003. She was born December 15, 1908 in Hunan Province, China to Ingvald and Emma Hasle Daehlin. She returned to the U.S. at the age of 18. She was a graduate of Concordia College, and was a music and English teacher in Watford City, ND. She later returned to Concordia for a degree in library science. She was a retired librarian. She was the wife of Rev. Sanford Sorgen, and they were active in the ministry in many different locations, including the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead. Survivors include three sons, Dr. David Sorgen (Beverley) of Fargo, Dr. Stephen Sorgen (Jeannie) of Abilene, TX, and Daniel Sorgen (Kitty) of Newbury Park, CA; a sister, Julie Helstrom of Minneapolis; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. Services were held at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial was at Prairie Home Cemetery with arrangements by Korsmo Funeral Service.

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STURSA, Scott
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: Scott A. Stursa, 39, died January 11, 2010. He was born March 22, 1970 to David and Sandi Betlock Stursa. He attended the University of Minnesota, and held a master's degree in education from Indiana University, where he was named an outstanding graduate student. He worked at Rutgers University and Hunter College. He enjoyed traveling, theater, shopping, flowers, and dining out. He is survived by his father, and was predeceased by his mother. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery in Owatonna by Michaelson Funeral Home.

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SUTTERFIELD, Karen
MINNETRISTA, MINNESOTA: Karen SueLana Wong Sutterfield died November 18, 2002. She was born February 13, 1950 in Grand Forks, ND. She attended Macalester College, and became a business mentor to many women. She was married to Michael Sutterfield, and lived in Chicago. She was a longtime Minnetrista resident. Survivors include her mother, Jacqueline K. Wong of San Francisco; a cousin, Lani Kamano Cirillo (Frank) of Yorktown, NY, and their daughter, Kimiko Cirillo. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold C. Wong; a sister, J. Susan Wong; a grandfather, Henry I. Kamano; a grandmother, Yuki Kamano; and an uncle, Robert Kamano. Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Minnesota.

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TAFT, Frederick A.
LAKEVILLE, MINNESOTA: Frederick A. "Fred" Taft, 73, died November 11, 2007. He was a retired foreman with Commercial Asphalt, and also retired from the Lakeville Fire Department. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, JoAnn Taft; a son, Jeff (Lynne) Taft; and a brother, Jerry (Clara) Taft. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment was at Lakeville Grove Cemetery under the direction of White Funeral Home.

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TEIGAN, Ethel
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: Ethel Lorraine Teigan died November 20, 1962. She was born January 27, 1881. She was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Reuben F. Grandquist of Stillwater, and Mrs. C.E. Hennen of Minneapolis; 4 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry George Teigan, a Farmer-Labor Congressman who served in the 1930s from the 3rd Minnesota District. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home.

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TEKAUTZ, Agnes
TOWER, MINNESOTA: Agnes M. Tekautz, 94, died July 23, 2007 at Virginia Regional Medical Center. She was born February 11, 1913 in Tower to Jacob and Mary Scheringer Skala. She was known for her cooking, and worked at several area restaurants. She was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church, the Slovenian Women's Union of America, and the KSKJ Lodge. She is survived by her children, Margaret (Jack) Yernatich of Duluth, and John Tekautz of Tower; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tekautz; her parents; three sisters, Angela and Anne Skala and Mayme Musich; and four brothers, Frank, Joe, Jacob, and Matt Skala. Services were held at St. Martin's Catholic Church. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery by Mlaker Funeral Home.

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THORSON, Kerman J.
ORMSBY, MINNESOTA: Kerman Jeffrey "Kay" Thorson, 92, died April 6, 2005. He was born August 31, 1912 to Nels and Getta Henderson Thorson. He was a retired manager at Ormsby Farmers Grain Elevator with 26 years of service, and also farmed. He was a former member of the Ormsby Fire Department. He attended Kansas Lake Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir and served on various church boards. He enjoyed gardening, reading, lawn work, and watching baseball games on TV. He was past president of the Ormsby Community Builders. Family members include his wife, Luella Davis Thorson; two sisters, Grace Moody and Ruth Schuett, both of Trimont; a grandson; 2 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; his grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Thorson; his parents; and two brothers-in-law, Elliott Moody and Lawrence Schuett. Services were held at Kansas Lake Lutheran Church. Arrangements were handled by Kramer Family Funeral Home.

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TILSETH, Carol
EAGAN, MINNESOTA: Carol A. Tilseth, 75, died March 23, 2009. She was born January 5, 1934. She is survived by her husband, David; a son, Steven (Trudy) Tilseth; two daughters, Christy (John) Tavernit, and Sherri (Michael) Pinotti; a sister, Marjorie Wanbaugh; 10 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. Services were held at Community of Hope Lutheran Church. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery under the direction of Henry W. Anderson Mortuary.

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TOMSCHE, Francis
SAUK CENTRE, MINNESOTA: Francis J. Tomsche, 74, died September 27, 2006 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was born December 23, 1931 in Minneapolis to Joseph and Rosalia Wilwerding Tomsche. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, and was called for active duty in the Korean War. He was a conductor brakeman with the Burlington Northern Railroad in Wyoming, and retired to Sauk Centre. He attended Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Survivors include three sisters, Theresa Mancuso of Minneapolis, Sister Julia Tomsche of Rochester, and Genevieve Cunningham of Bloomington; a brother, Joseph Tomsche of St. Paul; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Albert "Al" Mancuso. Services were held at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Calvary Cemetery by Patton-Schad Funeral Home.

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TRUMMER, Barbara
SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA: Barbara D. Lange Trummer died May 15, 2004. She was born August 5, 1933 to Arthur and Katherine Lange. She worked at North Star Steel for 18 years, and was active in the PTA. She enjoyed music, traveling, art, sports, and the outdoors. Survivors include her children, Rick (Lisa), Mike (Laurie), Dave, Peggy Moreno, and Beth (Mike) Horst; two sisters, Nance (John) Regep and Marilyn Berg; 7 grandchildren; 4 nieces; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; and her parents. Services were held at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

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TYRVANEN, Jean
RICHFIELD, MINNESOTA: Jean J. Husnik Cheeseman Tyrvanen, 88, died February 29, 2004. She was born June 29, 1915. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, dancing, fishing, and crafts. She is survived by her children, Richard R. Cheeseman, Jr. (Kristen), Fred Cheeseman (Joni), and Beverly Harvell (James); a stepdaughter, Carol Krogh; four sisters, Fern Adams, Dorothy Rehbein, Marcella Dupre, and Audrey Cardinal; two brothers, James and Francis Husnik; an uncle, Fred Luddeke; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Richard R. Cheeseman, Sr., and Raymond Tyrvanen; two brothers, Leonard and Howard; and a sister, Shirley. Interment was at Crystal Lake Cemetery with arrangements by Morris Nilsen Funeral Home.

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UHLENKAMP, Augusta
CLARISSA, MINNESOTA: Augusta Uhlenkamp, 97, died February 13, 2006. She was born June 8, 1908 to Henry and Caroline Steinaman Kruse. She retired from Jennie O Foods. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Teresa's Circle, and Christian Mothers. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, and picking berries. She is survived by her children, LeRoy Uhlenkamp of Clarissa, and Mary Ann Haag, and Mary Alice Kilby, both of Duluth; two sisters-in-law, Alfreda Kruse of Burnsville, and Catherine Uhlenkamp of Sauk Centre; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Uhlenkamp; a son, Anthony; her parents; three sisters, Rose Toenyan, Francis Dullinger, and Elizabeth Duevel; and three brothers, Henry, Fred, and Ben Kruse. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Iten Funeral Home.

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VIEREGGE, Mabel
GAYLORD, MINNESOTA: Mabel Vieregge, 77, died January 5, 1963 in Lancaster, CA. She was born January 1, 1886 in Buckley, IL to Charles and Sophie Bolm. Survivors include six children, Violet (Stanley) Schilling of Winthrop, Anita (Lloyd) Erickson of Kerkhoven, LeRoy Vieregge of Palo Alto, CA, and Lillian Seemann, Elmer Vieregge, and Esther Borchert, all of Gaylord; a sister, Alma Vershy of Lancaster, CA; a half-brother, Arthur Prahl of LeSueur; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Vieregge. Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment was at Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

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VOLL, Ellen
BYRON, MINNESOTA: Ellen L. Voll, 87, died July 21, 2009. She was born December 20, 1921 to Arthur and Ella Morris. She attended Byron Methodist Church, and was a member of the Grange. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking and gardening. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Edward Voll; her children, Dennis (Simone) of Stewartville, and Donald (Lonnie) Voll and Karen Brekke (Robert), all of Byron; a brother, Chuck Morris (Helen) of Sacramento, CA; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Emma Morris; a grandson, Jeffery Voll; a niece, Margie Morris; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Voll. Services were held at Byron Methodist Church. Interment was at Byron Cemetery by Dibble Funeral Home.

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VOS, Melvin
ST. ANTHONY, MINNESOTA: Melvin Vos, 76, died September 29, 2009. He was the son of Bernard and Hilda Ricker Vos. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Operating Engineers Union Local #49 with over 40 years of service. He was also a farmer, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves. He attended St. Anthony Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Delores Westberg Vos; his children, Judy Vos of Sauk Rapids, Dana (Randy) Orr of Las Vegas, NV, Susan Vos of Waite Park, Mark Vos of Freeport, and Gary (Amy) Vos of Albany; his siblings, Linus (Doris) Vos of St. Anthony, Valeria (Leo) Lehner of St. Francis, Marcella Vos of St. Cloud, Othmar Vos of Cold Spring, LeRoy (Mary Ann) Vos of Albany; Marion Vos of Evansville, Wilfred Vos of Upsala, and Betty Olson of Maplewood; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant sister, Lucille. Services were held at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment was at the parish cemetery under the direction of Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home.

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VUKELICH, Lylah
STAPLES, MINNESOTA: Lylah Ethel Vukelich, 89, died February 29, 2008. She was born August 13, 1918 to Chester and Mary Etta Randall. She enjoyed reading, gardening, baking, sewing, and crocheting. Survivors include six daughters, Dixie Smith of Motley, Judy Rollins of Kendalville, IN, and Lilly Rychner, Peggy Hirschey, Monica Webster, and Ramona Lambert, all of Staples; four sons, Joseph of Motley, and Doug, William, and Dale, all of Staples; a brother, Emerald Randall; a sister, Gladys Christiansen; two sisters-in-law, Millie Randall and Mildred Plank; two brothers-in-law, Milo Ustipak and Danny Ustipak; 35 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Vukelich, Sr.; a son, Daniel; an infant daughter, Evelyn; her parents; three brothers, Harold, Art, and Wilbur; and a grandson, Shayne. Services were held at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Brenny Funeral Home.

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WELBERG, Henry J.
BAUDETTE, MINNESOTA: Henry James "Hank" Welberg, 79, died May 27, 2007. He was born November 28, 1927 to Arthur and Gladys Dawson Welberg. He was a grain and potato farmer. He enjoyed deer and pheasant hunting, fishing, and playing cards. He attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and was a former board member of the Northern Farmers Co-op Elevator. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Arla Joy Bromberg Welberg (d. May 31, 2010); a daughter, Joyce (Rick) Blodgett of Baudette; a son, Steve (Cheryl) Welberg of Baudette; a brother, John (Barbara) Welberg of Baudette; his grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Jane Welberg; and his parents. Services were held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Interment was at Elm Park Cemetery by Helgeson Funeral Home.

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WELTER, Sister Linnea
ST. JOSEPH, MINNESOTA: Sr. Linnea Welter died December 19, 2008 at St. Scholastica Convent. She was born Eleanore Mary Welter on August 15, 1913 in Excelsior, MN to John and Agnes Sinnen Welter. She entered Saint Benedict's Monastery on December 6, 1937, making her first monastic profession in 1939, and her perpetual profession on July 11, 1942. She was a member of the order for over 60 years. She earned a B.A. degree in English from the College of St. Benedict, and a master's degree in English from the University of Minnesota. She also studied at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, Fordham University in New York, and the University of Birmingham in Stratford, England. She was a longtime educator at the College of Saint Benedict, having served as an English professor, department chair, and college president. She also taught at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, and Regis High School in Eau Claire, WI. She was an editor and writer, and enjoyed growing plants and reading for the blind. She is survived by a sister, Janice (Jerome) Dupont of Bloomington, a brother, Gerald of Minnetonka; and her religious community. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy, Helen Blaylock, and Sr. Michelle of St. Paul's Monastery in St. Paul; and three brothers, Norbert, August, and James. Services were held at the Sacred Heart Chapel at Saint Benedict's Monastery. Burial was at the monastery cemetery.

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WILLE, Angeline
FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA: Angeline M. Wille, 94, died February 10, 2009. She is survived by three daughters, Jo Ann (Glen) Dubbels, Janice (William) Hagen, and Joyce (John) Switzer; a sister, Lucille Carlson; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; a daughter, Geraldine Scott, three brothers; and six sisters. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was at Corinthian Cemetery under the direction of White Funeral Home.

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WILLEMSSEN, Mildred
WESTBROOK, MINNESOTA: Mildred Willemssen, 95, died June 26, 2009 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda. She was born October 30, 1913 in Sheldon, IA to Herman and Susie Schroeder. She and her husband were farmers. Survivors include her children, Merle (Rosemary) Willemssen of Dundee, and Colleen (Tom) Odenbrett of Vermillion, SD; 2 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Willemssen; her parents; a sister, Evelyn "Sis" DeGroot; and grandsons Paul and Matthew, Timmy and Christopher. Interment was at the Westbrook Cemetery under the direction of Westbrook Funeral Home.

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WILSON, Christina
LAKE PARK, MINNESOTA: Christina Walby Wilson died May 8, 1948 at her home. She was born April 18, 1890 in Barrett, WI. She formerly lived in Hettinger, ND. Survivors include her children, Llewellyn Wilson of Breckenridge, Floyd and Carla Wilson and Mrs. Anthony Honcik, all of Lake Park, and Curtis Wilson of Kettle River; six siblings, Melvin Walby, Charles Walby, Mrs. R.C. Beaumont, Clifton Arneson, Emil Arneson, and Mrs. Ray Ramlo; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Wilson; a daughter; a sister; and two brothers. Services were held at the Methodist Church. Interment was at the Hettinger Cemetery in North Dakota.

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WOLSKE, Ardis
WALKER, MINNESOTA: Ardis A. Wolske, 77, died October 6, 2009. She was born February 6, 1932. She enjoyed music, dancing, fishing, storm watching, and playing Yahtzee and cards. Survivors include her children, Ben (Theresa) Wolske, Jr., Marla (Dave) Harmon, Yvonne (Jim) Murphy, Alice Moats, Carol (Larry) Kloehn, Diane Olson, Debra (Nick) Hanner, and Wendy (Chuck) Schmidt; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Jeff. Services were held at Calvary Evangelical Free Church. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery by Dennis Funeral Home.

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WUOLLET, Loraine
BECKER, MINNESOTA: Loraine Vivian Rengo Wuollet, 80, died May 7, 2008 at her home. She was born February 28, 1928 in Automba, MN to Gust and Lillian Nasi Rengo. She was an elementary school teacher in Mounds View, Hinckley, Hermantown, and Esko. She was a resident of Esko for 34 years, and came to Becker in 1995. She was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Blaine. She is survived by two daughters, Kay (Charles) Lukkarila, and Mary (Robert) Criswell; three siblings, Laverne (Jerry) Ronkainen, Calvin Rengo, and Clyde (Lou Ann) Rengo; two brothers-in-law, James Marvin Wuollet, and Edward (Joan) Wuollet; 5 grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was was preceded in death by her husband, Herman A. Wuollet; and her parents. Services were held at the Apostolic Lutheran Church. Burial was at Perch Lake Cemetery with arrangements by Dingmann Family Funeral Home.

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YAEGER, Loren
DELANO, MINNESOTA: Deacon Loren R. Yaeger, 72, died February 5, 2008. He was born February 22, 1935 in Buffalo. He was an electronics engineer for Qwest Communications Inc., and was a veteran of the Marine Corps. In 1979, he was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Frances Yaeger; a daughter, Barbara (David) Seehusen of Rockford; two sons, Christopher and Thomas Yaeger; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Iten Funeral Home.

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ZAMARRIPA, Joseph P.
MANKATO, MINNESOTA: Joseph P. Zamarripa, 80, died January 12, 2005. He was born June 22, 1924 to Martin and Josefa Perez Zamarripa. He worked at Armour & Co. for over 30 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He formerly lived in West St. Paul. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in West St. Paul. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and volunteered with the Special Olympics. He is survived by a daughter, Evette Zamarripa-Ingvalson (Gary) of Mankato; a sister, Juanita Luna of Tucson, AZ; 2 grandchildren; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Romero Zamarripa; four sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with arrangements by Mankato Mortuary.

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ZANDER, Adeline
HOWARD LAKE, MINNESOTA: Adeline Emilie Emma Zander, 84, died January 31, 1999 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. She was born February 19, 1915 in Howard Lake to William and Emma Drawert Birkholz. She enjoyed quilting. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Emil Zander; six children, Laura (Jerry) Latzig of Howard Lake, Donna (Robert) Carpenter of Coon Rapids, Lerton (Lona) Zander of Long Prairie, Darrell (Marge) Waldorf of Crystal, Walter (Lynn) Zander of Salinas, CA, and Gwen (Kenton) Corum of Portland, OR; two sisters, Flossie (Lloyd) Peterson of Annandale, and Esther Edwards of St. Louis Park; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents; and seven brothers. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Interment was at the Howard Lake City Cemetery.

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ZAWORSKI, Brother Stanislaus
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA: Bro. Stanislaus Zaworski, OSB, 50, died December 24, 1939. He was killed in a shooting at St. John's University. He was born February 20, 1889. He tended a dairy herd maintained by his religious order. Interment was at Saint John's Abbey Cemetery in Collegeville.

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