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Harry Elwood Westberg, 87, Hoffman, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, with his daughters at his side in the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis following complications of a vertebral fracture. Harry was born on the family farm in Land Township near Hoffman, Minnesota, on November 28, 1922, the son of Paul and Lydia (Johnson) Westberg. One of six children, he grew up on the farm where he learned the lessons of hard work, integrity, and perseverance which would serve him for the rest of his life. Harry was baptized and confirmed in Bethel Lutheran Church in Hoffman.
Charles I. Heinrich, 90, formerly of Morris, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in Sheridan, Wyo. Funeral services are pending with Zniewski Funeral Home Vaala Chapel and the First Lutheran Church of Morris. Charles I. Heinrich was born Aug. 25, 1919 on a farm near Donnelly. He attended country school until the 8th grade and then continued to help his parents on the farm for a number of years. He married Grace Johnson Sept. 3, 1946 at the First Lutheran Church in Morris.
Funeral services for Bethel Vollmers of Morris, formerly of Chokio will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris, MN. Reverend Robert Jarvis will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be held at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Dumont, MN. Bethel Marcella Schumacher, daughter of Ernest and Julia (Dobberstein) Schumacher, was born January 27, 1921 in Claire City, South Dakota.
A memorial services for Jean Doren Leuthard, who died May 7, 2010, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chokio. A light luncheon will be held at St. Mary's Parish Hall at 1 p.m., prior to the graveside services.
Funeral services for Byron Holman of Donnelly, will be held Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Funeral services for Maxine Blasing of Hancock, will be held Thursday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Hancock. Reverend Julius Miller will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Maxine (Tootie) Dayle Blasing was born on October 1, 1926 in Hancock, the daughter of John and Matilda (Hendrickson) Suhrbier. Maxine grew up in Hancock and was an active member of Our Redeemers Lutheran Church. Maxine attended Hancock School and graduated in 1944.
A memorial gathering for Dominick Nigro of Morris will be held Friday, July 2, 2010 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. At 5:00 PM there will be a time to share memories and stories about Dominick. We hope you will be able to attend to help us honor his life and help us say goodbye. Dominick Charles "Jun" Nigro, Jr, son of Dominick and Catherine (Petrino) Nigro, was born January 31, 1926 in Buffalo, New York, where he grew up on 380 Maryland Street. He was baptized on April 30, 1926 and confirmed at a later date at Holy Cross R. C. Church in Buffalo.
Funeral services for Ernest Bier of Morris will be held Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Morris. Reverend Marlin Mohrman will be officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. Ernest Elmer Bier was born June 10, 1914 to William and Carolina (Kraft) Bier in Brewster.
Funeral services for Bertha Schmidt of Morris will be held Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris, MN. Bertha Kathryn Stern (Bertie) was born August 27, 1918, in Crow River Township, Minnesota, the daughter of Hubert and Elizabeth (Athmann) Stern. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Belgrade.
Memorial services for Germaine "Gigi" Ingle, formerly of Morris, will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the West Wind Village, Morris.