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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.
Harry Roberts, age 73 of Morris, died on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Funeral services for Harry Roberts will be held Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be in Frog Lake Cemetery in rural Alberta. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at Pedersen Funeral Home. www.pedersenfh.com .
Funeral services for Doris Rundquist of Starbuck, were held Friday, April 9, at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. Reverend Paul Johnson officiated. Burial was at Bethany Bethesda Cemetery, rural Starbuck. Doris Leone Grenson, daughter of Edwin and Clara (Brenden) Grenson, was born March 15, 1920 in Starbuck, where she grew up and attended school. Following her schooling, she worked in the homes of families in the Starbuck area. On March 9, 1945, she was united in marriage to Orville Rundquist in Starbuck. Following their marriage, the couple lived and farmed south of Starbuck.
Mass of Christian Burial for Sgt. Kurt Elmo Kruize, age 35, of St. Cloud, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 12, 2010 at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud, for Sgt. Kurt Elmo Kruize who died on Sunday, April 4, 2010. Friends and relatives may call from 4-9 p.m. on Sunday April 11th at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud and also after 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the church in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home and Rev. Bernard Gruenes will officiate.
Funeral services for Hadley Marie Knabe, infant daughter of Casey & Heather Knabe, will be held Monday, April 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Nora Lutheran Church of rural Kensington. Reverend Elaine Leone will be officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will take place at the church cemetery. For every life there is a story. Some stories are longer than others; but it can be surprising how much impact a life can have on others in a very short time. Heather and Casey had a miracle; they conceived a baby against the odds.
Funeral services for Ethel Braaten of Morris, were held Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Nora Lutheran Church, Kensington. Reverend Elaine Leone officiated. Burial was at Nora Cemetery. Ethel Sylvia Hanson, daughter of Severin and Emelia (Brenden) Hanson, was born Feb. 9, 1925 in Watonwan County. On April 5, 1925, Ethel was baptized in Madelia. At the age of three, Ethel's family moved to Elbow Lake, where she grew up on the family farm. On June 4, 1939, Ethel was confirmed at Ness Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake.
Funeral services for Donald Jost of Morris will be held Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM with a KC Rosary at 7 PM and a prayer service at 7:30 PM 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. Donald William Jost was born on June 5, 1923 to Wilhelmina Zehringer Jost and Frank B. Jost in Ortonville, Minnesota. He was raised on a farm west of Morris.
Memorial services for Lyle Melvin Hansen of Morris will be held Monday, April 5, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus. Reverend John R. Smith will be officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. Lyle Melvin Hansen, son of Melvin and Alice (Tomalla) Hansen, was born May 21, 1941 in Morris. He was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church.