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Funeral Service for Vern E. Mortenson, 82, of Herman, will be held Monday, March 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman, with Rev. Jennifer Rose officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Herman, at a later date. The Ranney Funeral Home of Herman, is in charge of arrangements. Vern Elwood Mortenson was born on March 19, 1929 in Benson, to Palvin and Anna (Knutson) Mortenson, and passed away in the loving arms of his family on March 23, 2011. He was 82 years old.
Arlene Streed, of rural Milan, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at her home at the age of 83. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, March 19 at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan with Rev. Cathie Rhodes officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Arlene (Olson) Streed was born on Nov. 9, 1927 in Big Bend Township of Chippewa County, to Oscar and Helga (Hanson) Olson. She was baptized on Christmas Day, 1927 and confirmed on June 14, 1942 at Big Bend Lutheran Church by Rev. C.T. Jensen. She met Ernest Streed while attending Milan High School, where she graduated from in 1945.
Harry J. 'Buzz' Olsen died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at his home in Apache Junction, Ariz. He was born in Donnelly on Jan. 8, 1938 to Harry R. Olsen and Mary Winkels Olsen. He graduated from Morris High School in 1956 and married Patricia Trowbridge on Dec. 27, 1956. He entered the army in 1956 and was stationed in Hawaii and Virginia. He was discharged to Longmont, Colo. in 1959 where he worked and raised his family until they moved to Arizona in 1975.
Funeral services for Julette Banister of Donnelly will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, rural Donnelly. Reverend Judy Gelinske will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at a later date in Kongsvinger Lutheran Cemetery. Julette Ardell Henrichs, daughter of John and Alma (Olson) Henrichs, was born July 20, 1931 in Rendsville Township in Stevens County. Julette was baptized on Nov. 2, 1931 by Pastor Gustav A.
Funeral services for Yvonne Dierks of Chokio will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Reverend Gloria Anderson will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Chokio Lutheran Cemetery, rural Chokio. Yvonne Lois Asmus, daughter of Paul and Frieda (Carlson) Asmus, was born January 14, 1933. She grew up in Chokio, Minnesota, where she was baptized and confirmed into the Christian Faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Funeral services for Tamera "Tammy" McNally of Morris will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Celebrant for the funeral mass will be Father Tim Baltes. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Tamera Jean McNally, daughter of Robert and Helen (Claassen) McNally was born on Dec. 23, 1957 at Morris.
Funeral services for Ruth Busse, were held on March 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton with Pastor Tim Renstrom officiating. Eileen Schwarz was the organist and accompanied the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honorary Bearers were the granddaughters, the great-grandchildren, Robert and Doryce Olson, and all her called her friend. Casketbearers were Paul Petrick, Stefan Brustuen, Leif Brustuen, Nathan Knaus, Tyler Busse, David Giese, Geoffrey Brustuen, and Sean Brustuen. Interment was at the Appleton City Cemetery. Ruth Margaret Busse was born June
Funeral services for Romelle Mae Neitzel of Morris will be held on Monday March 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church at Morris, with Reverend Dell Sanderson officiating. Burial will be at the Summit Cemetery, Morris. Romelle Mae Neitzel, daughter of Herman and Erna (Thieman) Neitzel was born on May 9, 1940 in Darnen Township in Stevens County. She attended school in Morris graduating in 1958. Romelle then attended St. Cloud State University at St. Cloud, Minnesota earning her bachelor's degree in education. She then taught elementary grades in Anoka and Great Falls, Mont.
Funeral services for Bonnie Thedin of Morris will be held Monday, March 14, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris. Reverend Jennifer Amy-Dressler will be officiating. Burial will be a private family service. Bonnie Beth Thedin passed away on March 10, 2011 at West Wind Village in Morris, with her husband Jim by her side. She was 76 years old. Bonnie, daughter of Alfred and Elvina Bosworth, was born June 28, 1934 in White Lake, S.D. She grew up and went to school in Plankinton and Mitchell, S.D.
Funeral services for Ruth Busse, were held on March 12, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton with Pastor Tim Renstrom officiating. Eileen Schwarz was the organist and accompanied the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honorary Bearers were the granddaughters, the great-grandchildren, Robert and Doryce Olson, and all her called her friend. Casketbearers were Paul Petrick, Stefan Brustuen, Leif Brustuen, Nathan Knaus, Tyler Busse, David Giese, Geoffrey Brustuen, and Sean Brustuen.