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Louis J. "Van" Van Hee, age 95, former Morris resident, died Feb. 15, 2011 at his home in San Diego, Calif. He and his wife of 70 years, Roni, owned the DelMonico Café 1963 to 1970, and after selling "The Del", they moved to San Diego and have lived there for the past 40 years. Van was a member of the Pomme de Terre Country Club and golfed there several times a week. Three of their children graduated from UMM--Steve, Mary Jo and Jim. They survive him, as well as his wife Roni and their daughter, Nancy, six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Marcella Hottovy of Morris, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Peter VanderWeyst will be officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and a Christian Mothers Rosary to follow at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Marcella Alice Hraban, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Krenk) Hraban, was born Aug.
Rob (Bob) Smith, a man of compassion and generosity, died unexpectedly at his home in Lake George, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. He was 61. Rob was a beloved son, father, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was a longtime Morris resident. Smith overcame marked physical disabilities to make contributions to many individuals' lives. The hole that Rob has left in his untimely passing will not easily be filled. Robert Smith was born in Morris, on Nov. 30, 1949 to William J. (Bill) and Vivian E. Smith. He was raised in Morris, graduated from Morris High School in 1967 and from UMM in 1974.
Marcella Hottovy of Morris passed away on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at the age of 82. Visitation will be on Monday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and a Christian Mothers Rosary to follow at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Morris.
Funeral services for LuVern F. Wilts of Herman, MN will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman. Reverend Jennifer Rose will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 PM at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Herman. LuVern Fredrick Wilts, son of Earl and Alma (Brunkow) Wilts, was born March 22, 1924 in Eldorado Township in Stevens County, Minnesota.
Dolores Sophia Dahl, age 93, died on Feb. 12, 2011 at the West Wind Village in Morris. For many years she had looked forward to meeting her Lord face-to-face. Dolores Sophia Schmit Dahl was born Feb. 7, 1918 on a farm near Fairmount, N.D. to Hazel Buscher Schmit and Nicholas Schmit. She was baptized Feb. 10 at St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount. She confirmed her faith in Jesus at St.
Funeral services for Ida B. Stewart of Morris will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Ida B. Wilcox, daughter of Milton and Justina (Dixon) Wilcox was born on Sept. 15, 1931 in Fitzgerald, Ga. She attended Stanton High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Her mother re-married to be Justina Dixon.
Ida Stewart of Morris passed away on Jan. 27, 2011 at the age of 79. Friends may call on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 5 to 8 pm. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and one hour prior to services at the Church on Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Morris.
Mary Ann Conroy, age 66 of Apple Valley passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Lydia, and sister, Jean. She is survived by her sons: Christopher (Laura) and Collin (Gary Reetz); her beloved grandchildren: Nathan and Ryan; siblings: Ralph 'Tom' (Elaine) Mohr, Ron (Sharyn) Mohr, Lois (Howard) Person, and Gerald 'Scott' (Kathy) Mohr; and many loving relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched.
Jeffrey Gorden Thorstad, born May 30, 1959 to Gorden and Betty Thorstad of Morris, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at Mercy Hospital of Coon Rapids, at the age of 51. He graduated from Morris High School in 1977. He married Beverly Sue Mills on March 8, 1980 at Morris. They have 3 children, Thomas, Benjamin and Jennifer.