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Ronald Earl Fredericksen, age 75 of Forest Lake passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009 after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born Dec. 11, 1933 in Morris to Harold E. and Mildred (Degendorfer) Fredericksen. He graduated from Morris High School in 1951, served in the US Navy from 1951 until 1954. He received his tool and die training in Chicago. Ronald married Arleen V. Malberg on July 9, 1966 in Minneapolis. He was a tool and die maker, worked in Chicago, at job shops in Minneapolis, and at American National Can Co. in St. Paul from 1970 to 1995. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Funeral services for Jack Morton of Hancock will be held Monday, July 6, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Hancock. Reverend Julius Miller will be officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. 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 Monday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Jack was born on June 6, 1928 to James Jr. and Lillian (Timm) Morton in Stevens County. He graduated from Hancock Public Schools in 1946.
Funeral services for Fern Brown of Morris will be held Friday, July 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Federated Church in Morris, MN. Reverend Hilda Parks will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. Fern Evelyn Brugman, daughter of John and Jean (Tate) Brugman, was born September 15, 1916 in Morris, Minnesota, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Morris High School. On June 17, 1935, she was united in marriage to Leslie Brown in Sisseton, South Dakota.
Funeral services for Helen Hruby of Morris will be held Friday, July 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, MN. Father Tim Baltes and Father Gerald Dalseth will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. with a rosary at 10:00 at the Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Burial will be at the Graceville Consolidated Cemetery in Graceville, MN.
Funeral services for Norman Hoium of Starbuck, will be held Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Minnewaska Lutheran Church in Starbuck. Reverend Todd Klemme will be officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at the Minnewaska Lutheran Cemetery in Starbuck, with Military Rites being provided by the Starbuck VFW. Norman Edward Hoium was born Nov. 15, 1925 in Starbuck. His parents were George and Mabel Wesen.
Funeral services for Elsie Mickelson of Cyrus will be held Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, Minnesota. Reverend Kristine Braaten-Lee will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 5 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Cyrus South Cemetery, rural Cyrus. Elsie Holten, daughter of Thom and Annie (Haugen) Holten, was born August 19, 1921 in New Solem Township in Marshall County, Minnesota. Elsie was baptized and confirmed at Rindal Lutheran Church.
Funeral services for Alice Gieselman of Morris will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 and a prayer service at 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will at Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Alice Catherine Gieselman, daughter of John and Alma (Drewes) Gieselman, was born Oct. 24, 1951 in Morris.
Thomas C. Connolly, age 82, of Danvers died Monday, May 4, 2009, at the Swift County Benson Hospital. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson with Fr. John Pearson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 8 at the church where there will be a parish prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. Thomas Charles Connolly was born Jan.
On Monday, February 23, 2009, another miracle was born. Much to our dismay, Tirzah Miracle Pahl was born far too early to allow her to stay on earth. God chose another angel, and it is our prayer that Tirzah is resting eternally in God's hands, comforted by those who have gone before her: her sisters, Sydney and Samantha Pahl, grandparents Patricia and John Leisenheimer, and great grandparents Joe Wiese and Amanda and Reuben Pahl. She spent a moment in our arms, but will spend an eternity in our hearts.
Ruth Helen Arneson Watson, age 89, a resident of Morris for almost sixty years, died Sunday, Feb. 24, at West Wind Village. Ruth Watson was born Nov. 11, 1918 in Emmons, Minn. to Dr. A.I. Arneson and Karine Emmons Arneson. She graduated from Morris High School in 1936, attended the West Central School of Agriculture, St. Olaf College, and the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1941. Ruth taught obstetrics in the School of Nursing at the University prior to her marriage to Dr.