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Cathy Engelby, age 56, of Hoffman, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 with her family, Steve, Kristel, Darcie, Steve and Judy at her bedside at the Good Samaratin Center in Hoffman following her courageous battle with cancer. Cathy was born in Graceville on Aug. 24, 1953, the daughter of William (Bill) and Lorna (Jurgens) Boerner. One of five children, she grew up on the family farm where she learned the benefit of hard work and hard play which served her well in her future. Cathy was baptized, confirmed and married at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church of Donnelly.
Funeral services for Betty Stroman, 81, who died Wednesday, July 28 at her home in Morris, will be held Monday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, with Fr. Tim Baltes officiating. Inurnment was in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Memorials preferred to Stevens County Historical Society, in lieu of flowers. Betty Stroman was born April 1, 1929 in Synnes Township to Milton J. Alice (Bahnsen) Foley. She grew up in the Alberta area and graduated from Alberta High School in 1947.
A celebration of life will be held for Fred Cudrio on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 1-4 p.m. at Providence Place, 3720 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407. No flowers please. A graveside ceremony will be held at Summit Cemetery in Morris at a later date. Fred B. Cudrio was born on March 27, 1945 in Minneapolis. He attended school and graduated in Morris. As a youth he enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising pigeons and playing practical jokes on his friends. He was employed as a mechanic and at one time, owned his own shop. For the majority of his life he was a tow truck driver.
Ruth Maracella Sands died July 17, 2010 at her home in St. Anthony having lived to reach the age of 76 years. Funeral services for Ruth Sands were held Thursday, July 22 at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Rev. Ali Boomershine officiated. A private family burial was held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Pedersen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.pedersenfh.com
Funeral services for Melvin Wohlers of Morris will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris.
Funeral services for Donna Grace Eystad of Morris will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Ali Boomershine will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Reque Cemetery, rural Alberta. Donna Grace Root, daughter of Walter and Laura (LaGue) Root was born in Marshall on Feb. 2, 1927. She graduated from the West Central School of Agriculture. She married Melvin Joseph Eystad on Oct. 25, 1945.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Jeanne Guter at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 1 p.m. with a one-hour visitation prior to the service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery followed by coffee, cake and cookies at the church. Military rites will be provided by the Morris American Legion, VFW and AmVets. Helen Jeanne Guter, age 90, longtime resident of Morris, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Comforts of Home in Hudson, Wis. She was born the daughter of Alfred and Julia (Kirwin) Cairney on July 11, 1920 in Morris.
John "Doc" Busch passed away on July 25, 2010. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chokio, on Thursday July 29. Memorial Service held Wednesday, July 28. Military Rites will be provided by the Morris VFW and Chokio American Legion. John or "Doc" lived in Stevens County his entire life. He was the youngest child born to Bernard and Bertha (Milkey) Busch. John graduated from Alberta High School in 1931, attended the West Central School of Agriculture, Morris and studied pre-veterinary medicine at St.
Funeral services for Geneva Vesterby of Chokio will be held Monday, July 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Reverend Ben Johnson will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Chokio Lutheran Cemetery in Chokio. Geneva Lorraine Zimmerman daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Trost) Zimmerman was born Sept. 27, 1912 in Chokio. She was baptized on Nov. 26, 1912 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Johnson where she was later confirmed on April 10, 1927.
Donald J. Klein, Jr., age 45, of Lakeshore, lost his courageous battle to cancer on July 22, 2010. Don passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 26, 2010 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Steve LaFlamme officiating. Friends are welcome to gather Sunday evening from 5-7 PM at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.