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Funeral services for Loretta Kampmeier of Chokio will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. Father Peter VanderWeyst will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chokio. Loretta Helen Fritsch, daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Ryan) Fritsch, was born January 17, 1915 in Chokio, Minnesota, where she grew up and was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Loretta attended and graduated from Chokio High School.
Funeral services for Lester "Buster" Willert were held Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. He was laid to rest at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Chokio on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. Buster was born July 4, 1924 in Boyden, Iowa to August and Louise Willert. His family moved to Chokio in 1933 where they farmed. On Sept. 10,1942, he was united in marriage to Lenore Grossman at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio by Father Hennenkamp. Following the wedding they made their home in Chokio. He worked for Olson's Implement in Chokio for many years.
Funeral services for Kathryn "Katie" Anderson will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris, MN. Reverend Dell Sanderson will be officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Kathryn Rose Anderson was born August 27, 1990 in Two Harbors, Minnesota and was adopted by Gary and Rose Anderson. Katie was baptized on December 23, 1990 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, MN by Reverend John R.
Leann Marie Dick, age 24, of Onigum passed away at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. She was born on June 3, 1985 in Bemidji to Lester "Wheels" Dick and Carol White. She graduated from Walker Hackensack Akeley High School in 2003. She attended Leech Lake Tribal College graduating valedictorian of Liberal Arts in 2009. Leann continued her Environmental Science Biology degree at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Florence Einora Malland, daughter of Roy and Bessie Thomas, was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa on September 29, 1917. In March 1929, at age 11 she moved with her family to Framnas Township in Stevens County. She attended school in Cyrus. She married Athel Malland on April 15, 1939 in Milbank, S.D. To this union were born three children: Gary, Linelle, and Darrell. She lived in Hancock for 17 years until recently moving to the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
Lester (Bus) Willert, age 85, of Alexandria and formerly of Chokio, died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at his home. A memorial Mass is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at noon at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Lester is survived by his wife, Lenore, and nine children. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.
Russell A. Magnuson, age 61 of Indianapolis, formally of Morris, passed away on Oct. 1, 2009. Russell served honorably in the US Marine Corps; including two tours in Vietnam and retired from the US Army. He was preceded in death by wife, Patricia; parents, Mons and Ora Magnuson; sisters, Jenny Viland, Ruthann Mohrman and infant sister Vivian; infant brother Carl.
Florence Elnora Malland, daughter of Roy and Bessie Thomas, was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa on September 29, 1917. In March 1929, at age 11 she moved with her family to Framnas Township in Stevens County. She attended school in Cyrus. She married Athel Malland on April 15, 1939 in Milbank, S.D. To this union were born three children: Gary, Linelle, and Darrell. She lived in Hancock for 17 years until recently moving to the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
Funeral services for Cecelia Dickson of Morris will be held Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 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 on at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Cecelia Anna Amberg, daughter of Ernest and Magdeliena (Leuthard) Amberg, was born on Jan. 19, 1910 in Chokio, where she grew up and graduated from Chokio High School in 1927. In 1930 she was united in marriage to John Dickson. To this union one daughter was born.
Robert Merle Speer, son of Joseph and Alta (Myers) Speer, was born Feb.27, 1920 in Hancock. Bob grew up in Stevens County and graduated from Cyrus High School in 1938. On Nov. 4, 1942, he was united in marriage to Gladys Rabel. To this union two sons were born, Brian and David. In 1942, Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving as a Sergeant in WWII. He received an honorable discharge in 1946. Following his discharge, Bob and Gladys lived in Rendsville Township, where they farmed and raised Pure Breed Registered Angus Cattle.