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Cyril "Bud" Conlon, 83, of Mesa, AZ, and formerly of Lakeside, IA, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, AZ. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 5, at the Christensen-Huffman Funeral Home in Sac City with Reverend Randy Russom of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery in Sac City. Bud was born on September 19, 1925, in Gilmore City, IA, and attended St. Mary's Catholic Elementary and High School in Humboldt, IA.
Alton R. Christenson, 83, of Perham, MN, formerly Deer Creek, MN, died on Monday September 7, 2009, at the Perham Memorial Home in Perham. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Friday September 11, at the United Methodist Church of Deer Creek with Pastor Mark Bateson officiating. Music was provided by Maribell Curtis, organist; and Vonnie Anderson, vocalist. Casket bearers were Rick Stras, Rick Norman, Carlton Moen, Jerry Straub, Dawn Barphel, and Joan Williams. Interment was in Inman Cemetery, rural Henning, MN. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m.
Joyce Irene Schmitz, 71, passed away with her loving husband at her side, on September 6, 2009, at her home in Wadena, MN. Joyce was born on February 18, 1938, to Boyd Arthur and Ann Frances (Kluenenberg) Rydbom in Bluffton, MN. Joyce was united in marriage with Frank Joseph Schmitz on November 29, 1956, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena. Her interests and hobbies included gardening, crocheting, cleaning, baking, cooking, and walking.
James Edward "Jim" Fehrenbach, 61, Round Up, MT, formerly of Perham, MN, died Sunday, September 6, 2009, at the Billings Clinic Hospital, Billings, MT, after a short illness. He was surrounded by his son, Mark, daughter-in-law, Rondel, and daughter, Amber. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 11, at 11 a.m. in St Lawrence Catholic Church, rural Perham, with Father Dan Walz officiating. Visitation will be held two hours before the service at the church. Jim was born December 31, 1947, to Joseph and Frances Fehrenbach. He graduated from Perham High School in 1966.
Wilma Buntrock, age 73, a resident of Perham, MN, died on Friday, September 4, 2009, at the Perham Memorial Hospital, in Perham. Wilma was born September 4, 1936 in Las Cruces, NM the daughter of Dea and Louise Hust. Wilma was raised in New Mexico and later spent three years serving in United States Navy. After her military duty Wilma resided in California. On October 10, 1984 she was united in marriage with Leonard Buntrock. Wilma and Leonard resided in Perham for over thirty years. Wilma is survived by her husband, Leonard Buntrock, Perham; two daughters: Sandra (Bruce) Brodney, St.
Robert Claire Boardman, 83, Frazee, died Friday, September 4, 2009, at the Frazee Care Center, under the care of Hospice. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009, at 11 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, MN with Reverend William Aufdenkamp officiating. Burial will follow the service at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Frazee.
Wayne Gunderson, 78, of Vining, MN died on Thursday, September 3, 2008 at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo, ND. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Folden Lutheran Churchy, rural Vining with Pastor Dick Kennedy officiating. Music was provided by Gloria Axelson, organist, with Ross Ukkelberg, and Dean Rasmussen providing vocal music. Honorary pallbearers were: Holly Cordes, Chelsey Cordes, Ashley Beim, Jordan Speaker, Autumn Speaker, and Julia Davis. Active pallbearers were: Jesse Grabow, Jacob Grabow, Jordan Beim, Seth Buschke, Ben Greene, and Brad Greene.
James "Jim" Fehrenbach, age 61, of Billings, MT, and formerly of Perham, died Sunday, September 6, in Billings. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 11, at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, rural Perham, with Father Dan Walz officiating. Visitation will be held two hours before the service at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, MN. 218-346-5175. www.schoenebergerfuneralhome.com
William E. "Bill" Swanson, 95, of Perham, MN, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 11, at 2 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Joe Herzing officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 10, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the funeral service. Bill was born December 23, 1913, in Moorhead, MN, the son of Peter and Alvina (Paasch) Swanson.
Elizabeth M. "Liz" Laughlin, 82, of Perham, MN, died Saturday, September 5, 2009, at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 8, at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Joe Herzing officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Liz was born March 28, 1927, in Perham, the daughter of George and Clara (Ledermann) Guck. She attended St. Joe School and graduated from Perham High School. Liz was united in marriage to Richard Laughlin on September 18, 1951, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in rural Perham.