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Jean D. Leuthard, age 88 of Bemidji died Friday, May 7, 2010 in Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji. Memorial services will be held at a later time by the Family. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Chokio, Minn. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bemidji. Jean Doren Troelson was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Morris. to Chris and Florence (Nicely) Troelson. The family moved to Morris in 1928 where Jean attended Morris Elementary School and graduated from Morris High School. She attended Minneapolis Tech for Interior Decorating.
Benjamin L. Mast, age 15, of Benson, died Wednesday, May 5 at Swift County Benson Hospital, the result of a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday May 11, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Benson, with Pastor Dennis McManus officiating. Friends may call from 4 - 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will continue at the church for one hour prior to the service. Benjamin Mast was born June 28, 1994, in Benson, the son of Joseph Lynn and Becky Mae (Jaeger) Mast. He was baptized on Oct.
A remembrance prayer service for Helen Charolette Gaulrapp, age 76, will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio with Pastor Dell Sanderson officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be her "Grandchildren" Chad Gaulrapp, Derek Gaulrapp, Shannon Borchert, Brent Ascheman, Brandon Ascheman, Kayla Behrens, Joshua Behrens, Melissa Behrens. Interment will be at the Chokio Cemetery following the prayer service.
Funeral services for Irene Berlinger of Chokio, will be held Friday, May 7, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. Father Peter VanderWeyst will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. and a prayer service to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. Visitation will resume one hour prior to services on Friday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chokio. Irene Gertrude Karpinsky, daughter of Lawrence and Gertrude (Loher) Karpinsky, was born Oct. 24, 1925 in Alberta, Minnesota.
Evelyn Gladys (Lueneburg) Giese born on April 14, 1931 to Richard and Melvina Lueneburg of Herman, she was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman. She attended country school (district 69) and graduated from Herman High School in 1948. She attended Moorhead State University where she earned her associated degree in Elementary Education. She taught school for 3 years in Hoffman. On Dec. 8, 1951, she was united in marriage to Don Giese. They lived on a farm north of Hoffman for three years.
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.