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Funeral services were held for Beverly Ann Gritz, 56, of Maplewood, MN on Friday, August 21, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, MN with Pastor Martin Schoenfeld officiating. The music was provided by the congregation, accompanied by Nancy Butterfass. Pallbearers were Anthony "AJ" Houge, Phillip Gritz, Jeffrey Gritz, James Gritz, Dean Kostial and John Gritz. Beverly was laid to rest in St. James Cemetery in Howard Lake. Beverly Ann Kraft was born on August 28, 1952 in Cokato, MN to Harriet (Nelson) and Elmer Kraft. Beverly attended parochial school at St.
A memorial service for Irene Alvina (Mattfeld) Bonderenko will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham at 2:00 p.m. Irene passed away in Herald, California on August 14, 2009. She was born on August 30, 1931 to August and Theresa (Schultz) Mattfeld in Gorman Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. After her marriage to Al Bonderenko, they resided in California where they raised their family. She was employed at the Postal Services for a time and then worked at Peter's Trucking until her reitirement.
Thomas R. Dew, age 64 of Henning, MN lost his year and a half battle with cancer on Wednesday August 19, 2009. He died in his home with his family at his side. Following cremation, his ashes will be interred at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in the twin cities. Thomas Richard Dew was born on August 24, 1944 at Ft. Snelling, the son of Perry and Doloris (Nyvall) Dew. He joined the US Navy as a young man and made the Navy his career, serving from 1963 until 1983. He drove truck for Daggett Truck Line for 10 years following his discharge.
Norman, Carl W (Will) Age 91 of Vergas, formerly of Minneapolis & Perham died on August 18, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; Survived by children Merrie Jean (Carter) Harrison, Bill (Emilie) Norman, Holly (Joe) Georges; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Will was a WWII veteran and spent his entire career in the heating & air conditioning business. Funeral service 11:00 AM Thursday (visitation at 10) at HOLCOMB-HENRY-BOOM, 515 Hwy 96 at Mackubin, Shoreview (651-482-7606). Visitation 5-8 PM Wednesday. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Memorials preferred.
Theodore Waskosky, age 93, Elbow Lake, MN died on Monday August 17, 2009 at the Pioneer Care Center in Fergus alls, MN. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM with visitation scheduled for 10:00 AM on Tuesday August 25, 2009 at Nidaros Lutheran Church, rural Clitherall, MN with Pastor Harry Olson officiating. Music is provided by Violinist: Mary Waskosky; Organist: Diane Bjerketvedt; and vocalists: Chris Christopherson and Marge Naylor. Casket bearers are: Kyle Waskosky, Ben Waskosky, Carter Griffith, Jason Endreson, T J Waskosky, and Mike Waskosky.
Funeral services were held for George "Billy" Maunumaki, 71, of New York Mills, MN on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, MN, with Pastor Don Salo officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Janet Tumberg. A special song was sung in Finnish by Andy and Janet Tumberg. Pallbearers were Fred Wurst, Rick Snelgrove, Don Maunumaki, David Mann, Paul Jacobson, Gary Newborg, Jerry Hoyhtya and Dick Carlund. Honorary pallbearers were Billy's grandchildren, Erica Imsande, Aaron Maunumaki, A.J.
The funeral services for Pamela Jean Wagner, 58, Frazee, MN, will be Thursday, August 20, 2009, at 2 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, MN with Reverend William Aufdenkamp officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery near Perham, MN. Visitation is scheduled at Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, MN on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, from 4-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Pam died at Merit Care Palliative Care in Fargo, ND on Saturday, August 15, 2009. Pamela Jean Zitzow was born September 4, 1950, in Fargo, ND to Alfred an
Marie M. Palmer, 99, of Perham, MN died on Sunday, August 16, 2009, at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Dan Walz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 19, from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham.
Melvin Arthur Fuller a resident of Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples, and formerly of Verndale, passed away at age 84, on August 15, 2009 at the Care Center. He was born at home in rural Minnesota on May 3, 1925 to Wesley and Bessie (Reynolds) Fuller. Melvin served in the United States Navy from January 15, 1945 to August 20, 1946. He was united in marriage with Marian Chilberg on September 20, 1946 at Balsamlund Lutheran Church in rural Aldrich.
Funeral services will be held for Delores Saari on Wednesday, August 19, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ottertail, MN with Rev. Dr. Karl Weber officiating. The hymns will be provided by St. John's Mens Choir and the congregation, with special music by Kerry Koestler, accompanied by Debbie Buehler. Pallbearers will be John D. Saari, Jeffrey Saari, Tammy Parker, Jennifer Saari, Joel Miller and Derek Haugen.