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LaVonne Day was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Lester and Charlotte (Carlson) Elloitt. LaVonne was joined in marriage to David W. Day on October 1, 1949. LaVonne's greatest wish was fulfilled by becoming a wife and the mother of four wonderful children. She was not someone that had one or two favorite things, LaVonne enjoyed being part of everything, and she simply loved life with her family. Every grandchild was the 'most beautiful baby' she had ever seen, and every child's accomplishment was the best ever!
Evelyn Giese age 79 of Elbow Lake died on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Stevens' Homes Plus in Barrett. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman with a visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman and for one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. www.andersonfuneral.net
Funeral services for Phyllis Elaine Smith of Morris will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Ali Boomershine will officiate. Visitation was held at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris on Friday, April 30 from 4 to 8 p,m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday. Interment will take place at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Phyllis Elaine Johnson, daughter of Carl and Dagna (Alver) Johnson, was born February 19, 1930 in LuVerne, Iowa.
Funeral services for Bernice Ann Sommer of Morris were held Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at West Wind Village in Morris. Reverend Cox officiated. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Burial was at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Bernice Ann Hamilton, daughter of William and Marie (Applebee) Hamilton, was born January 3, 1939 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where she grew up and graduated from Oskaloosa High School.
Grace Dosdall Heinrich, age 84 of Coon Rapids, passed away in her home on her birthday, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Grace was born in Morris and spent her early years in Hancock. Grace is survived by her two children: son, George (Sylvia) Heinrich of Coon Rapids and daughter Gerry Ann (Roger) Ozmun of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Darlene Anderson of Holmen, Wis., Irene Bratland of Watertown, S.D.
Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas Hanrahan of Minneapolis, formerly of Morris will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Thomas William Hanrahan, son of Richard and Joan (Lesmeister) Hanrahan, was born June 7, 1964 in St. Paul. Tom came into Richard and Joan's hearts on the day of his baptism on June 15, 1964.
Terry Hormann, age 37, rural Hoffman, died Sunday, April 18, 2010. Services for Terry Hormann will be held at 11 am Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman with the Rev. Mark Schmitke officiating. Friends may call at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman on Wednesday from 5-8 pm with a 7:30 prayer service. Visitation will resume at the church on Thursday one hour before the service. Terry Allan Hormann was born in Graceville, Minnesota, on March 4, 1973.
Mary A. Blair, age 61 of Mesa, Ariz. and formerly of Morris, died of Renal Cancer on April 17, 2010. She was the daughter of Gene and Katie Lesmeister. She is survived by daughters, Shawn Tripet (Edward), Sheri Blair; parents Gene and Katie; brothers Tom Lesmeister (Roxanne), Tony Lesmeister; sisters Betty Schawnke (David), Rose Voigt (Mark), Ann Veum, (Ken). Many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by brother Roger Lesmeister; sister Louise Nygard. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m.
Mary Louise Hyatt of Woodbury, formerly of rural Morris, passed away on April 14, 2010 at age 74 after a battle with cancer. Beloved mother of Lynn (Richard) Bright, Jeff, Todd (Wendy), Curt, Mark, Lori and Dawn. Grandmother of Jolene, Wesley, Jonathan, Aaron, A.J., Heather, Caitlin and Cara. Sister of Lois Thomas, nieces and nephews, Dear friend of Don Frascone. Mary was a wonderful mother, and a great inspiration to her children. She was a gifted artist and musician. She played piano, accordion, and many other instruments. Mary had a great love for animals and beautiful flowers.
Funeral services for Virgil Maus of Chokio will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Burial will be in Synnes Cemetery. Military rites provided by the Chokio American Legion. Virgil Emil Maus, son of Emil and Augusta (Mieske) Maus, was born March 23, 1931 in Synnes Township in Stevens County, where he grew up and was baptized on April 12, 1931 and confirmed on July 16, 1944 at Trinity Lutheran Church. He began his schooling at Country School District #58 and continued his education at Alberta High School in Alberta.