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Bonnie Kay was born on December 21, 1945, in Hancock, the daughter of Fremont and Myrna (Scott) Mero. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Morris. Bonnie graduated from Morris High School Class of 1963. On Feb. 22, 1964, Bonnie was united in marriage to Robert Henrichs. To this union two sons were born: Shane and Mike. In 1975 Bonnie was married to Leo Sauer in Alexandria.
Claire LaFave Hutton, age 87, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Morris, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2009 in Houston. Claire was born May 6, 1922 in Devils Lake, N.D. to Edward J. LaFave and Helena Heusgen LaFave. The family moved to Morris in 1920 where her father worked for and later became president of Citizens Bank. Claire graduated from Morris High School in 1940. She attended The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul but left after one year to go to work for the US State Department and later the War Department.
Violet Mae Batdorf, age 80 of Morris, died on Dec. 29, 2009 at West Wind Village in Morris after a courageous 21 year battle with Parkinson's disease. Funeral services for Violet Mae Batdorf will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Friends and relatives may call after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. John Kroschel will officiate and burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Violet was born on May 30, 1929 to the late John Einar and Agnetta Justine (Peterson) Erickson in Saginaw. She married Leland C.
Dale John Beebe, age 53 of Cannon Falls, passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, 2009 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at First English Lutheran Church with the Pastors Dan Forsgren and Phillip Ruud, officiating. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 at the church, also one hour prior on Saturday. Dale John Beebe was born Dec. 11, 1956 in Morris, the son of Marshall and Mildred (Barrie) Beebe. He was raised and educated in Morris, graduating from Morris High School in 1975.
Funeral services for Frank Snorek of Morris will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 pm, with a prayer service at 4 p.m., at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Morris, with Military Rites being provided by the Morris VFW, American Legion and AmVets. Frank Joseph Snorek, son of Frank Sr. and Edna (Haugen) Snorek, was born Nov. 24, 1922 in Morris.
Orgene Larson was born in Appleton, Minn. on May 2, 1948 to Orvin and Josephine (Brustuen) Larson. He graduated from Appleton High School and Moorhead State College. Following college he entered the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1972. Gene completed his degree in Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He was a high school librarian in Dawson and History teacher, football and wrestling coach in Custer, S.D. He was a mortician in Ft. Dodge and Sioux City, Iowa; Coolidge, Ariz. and Appleton and Wheaton. He married Gaye Olmsted in Coolidge in 1987.
Funeral services for James Gobernatz of Morris will be held Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Dell Sanderson will be officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. James Joseph Gobernatz, son of Anthony and Julia (Dirkes) Gobernatz, was born June 12, 1944 in Browerville. At a young age, Jim's family moved to Morris, where he began his schooling at St.
Funeral services for Vincent Hartman of Chokio will be held Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Monday. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Chokio. Chokio American Legion will provide military rites. Vincent Leo Hartman, son of Frank and Katherine (Hochstatter) Hartman, was born July 15, 1918 in Wilmont. Vincent grew up on a farm near Wilmont. On Aug.
Funeral services for Vernon Pederson of Starbuck will be held Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 at 1 p.m. at East Zion Lutheran Church,Starbuck. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck and will continue for one hour prior to services. Vernon Pederson, 83, of Starbuck, went home to Jesus on Dec. 21, 2009. Vernon was born to Elmer and Mable (Knutson) Pederson on June 6, 1926. He was baptized and confirmed in his beloved East Zion Lutheran Church in which his grandfather and great uncles were founders.
Pauline Jost, age 89, formerly of Osakis went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 from the Lakeview Good Samaritan Home in Glenwood, where she had been a resident. Pauline Anna Theresa Thralow was born on June 20, 1920 in Morris to Frank and Amanda (Zahl) Thralow. She was united in marriage to William Jost on Dec. 21, 1936 in Sisseton, S.D. The lived and worked near Morris for many years, where Bill worked as a sales representative and Pauline helped with his business and raised their four children. After their retirement in 1970, they moved to Osakis.