Along with their parents, Katie LaBau and Troy Hunhoff are pleased to announce their engagement! Katie, daughter of Gerald and Margo LaBau of Monticello, and Troy, son of Francis and Kristi Hunhoff of Yankton, SD, met in 2014 while both attending South Dakota State University in Brookings, S…

Bob and Bev Weiman of Monticello will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Nov. 4th, 2017. Please join their daughters Kristin (Weiman) Skrien and Karin (Weiman) Locy, and their families, as they celebrate their parents' 50 years of marriage! No formal gathering is planned, but w…

Scott T. Soltau, 56, Orrock, MN, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 25, 2017 at his home.Scott was born to Cliff and Rita Soltau on April 12, 1961. He grew up in Monticello and graduated from Monticello High School.Scott loved his family and worked hard for them at Dahlheimer’s Bever…

Ruth Decker went to see her Jesus on Sept. 23, 2017 at the age of 98.She was born on April 4, 1919 to Carol and Alma Sjelin in Watertown, MN. She grew up on the family farm in Silver Creek Township. She graduated from North Central Bible College and then married Gahart Decker on June 4, 1941…

In loving memory and legacy of Barrie Lee DalbeBarrie entered into eternal life September 28, 2017.He was born May 23, 1941 in Waverly, Minnesota. Barrie was the son of eight children to Henry and Lucienne Dalbec. He was brought up in the Catholic faith and graduated from Buffalo High School…

Viola “Vi” Mork, of Monticello, MN passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the age of 94.Vi was born to Amanda Siverhus and Jesse Eliason on May 26. 1923 in Montevideo, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at Saron Lutheran Church in Maynard, MN. She grew up in Wegdahl, MN.Vi met Merald…

Marjorie Lee Meyer, age 74, formerly of Raymond, South Dakota, died September 16th, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Monticello, Minnesota, where she has lived since February 2014.Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church (WELS…

Florence “Flori” Scharber (Menart)While surrounded by loved ones, Flori Scharber, 66, of St. Michael passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on September 24, 2017 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Her devotion to her family and her unshakeable faith in her Lord and Savior supported…

Mary E. Brott, age 67, of Becker, passed away peacefully and returned to the Lord after a long fight with cancer at J.A. Wedum Hospice on Sunday, September 17, 2017.Mary was born on June 10, 1950 in St. Cloud to Moses and Mary (Blenkush) Sowada. She was the oldest of nine children and grew u…

Ruth Arlene Adams, age 93 of Le Sueur, died Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Clarence “COO” Oliver Olson, age 100 of Becker, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at the Monticello Care Center.Clarence was born November 10, 1916, in Becker, MN and was the oldest of 10. His siblings were Marvin (Mavis), Merlin (Phoebe), Dwight (Bernice), Lester (Phyllis), Ethel (Stub), Harriet …

Ermghart Pauline Dean was born on March 12, 1929 in Wolsey, South Dakota to Carl & Martha (Kowalke) Colburn. Erma was the 5th of 7 children. She attended Artesian High School thru the 10th grade. Later in life she received her G.E.D.

George was born in Brookings, South Dakota on October 23, 1921. He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1943 and left immediately for the Marine Corps. He served as a first lieutenant in the artillery in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he came to Minneapolis …

Amy Mary Cox, 45, of Blaine, passed away peacefully with family surrounding her on September 1, 2017 at the J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice Center in Brooklyn Park.She was born December 17, 1971 in Coon Rapids to Janet (Alan) Maus and Doug (Linda) Burkholder.Amy is survived by her parents; tw…

Sondra Walters, age 82, of Monticello, MN passed away peacefully surrounded by her family August 29, 2017.Sondra was born January 28, 1935 to George Lewis Wilken and Gertrude Stevers Wilken of Monticello, MN. She grew up and lived her whole life in Monticello where she was baptized and confi…

Jean Isabel (Nelson) Armellino, 90, died peacefully at home in Jacksonville, FL on August 13, 2017 surrounded by her family.Jean was born at home in Monticello, MN on September 25, 1926, the oldest child of the late Richard and Gladys (Elliott) Nelson. She attended local schools and graduate…

Leona Marie Scott, age 58 of Monticello, passed away August 24, 2017 at her home.

Jeff Doran, age 56, passed away at home in Reno, Nevada.

Stephen L. Pawlenty, age 60, St. Cloud, MN, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, MN. Interment will be in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN.Stephen was born June 25, 1957 in Ulysses, KS to Rich…

Larry Merle Hesley, age 74, of Big Lake, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home.Larry was born August 3, 1942 in Clear Lake, MN.He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Eleanor Hesley, and brothers, Richard, Gerald, and Arnold (Ole).He is survived by his wife Linda (Nelso…

Donna Marie (Larson) Eddy was born March 13, 1924 in Big Lake, MN to Orville and Gladys Walters Larson. Donna passed away on August 9, 2017 in Monticello, MN at the age of 93 after a short illness.Beloved wife to Rolland Eddy until his death in 1995, she will be greatly missed by her childre…

Danno Francis Mahoney, 79, of Deerwood, passed away August 8, 2017 at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, MN.Danno was born in Buffalo, MN on September 9, 1937 to Francis and Mary (Elliott) Mahoney of Monticello, MN. He graduated from Monticello High School and was a proud graduate of …

John, Michaelis, age 63, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, in the St. Cloud hospital on Friday, August 4th, 2017 following a long battle with cancer.

Allen Oscar Killmer, Sr., age 96, born December 1, 1920 in Osseo, MN to Louis Henry and Mary Jane (Dodds) Killmer, peacefully passed July 21, 2017 at Monticello Hospital’s Care Center.Allen and Nora Jeanette James, of Little Falls, were married on October 24, 1942. Nora preceded Allen in dea…

Lois “Jeanne” Jean Kittel, age 75, of Rogers, Minnesota, passed away Monday, July 24th, 2017 at The Wellstead of Rogers Memory Care facility, surrounded by her loved ones.Lois Kittel was born November 18th, 1941 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Hilary and Lucille Jorgerson. She was given up f…

Lois “Jeanne” Jean Kittel, age 75, of Rogers, Minnesota, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at The Wellstead of Rogers Memory Care facility, surrounded by her loved ones.

Jyeton Drayna, 69, of Browerville, passed away unexpectedly on July 19, 2017, in San Antonio, TX.Funeral services for Jyeton will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church of Monticello. Friends may call on Friday, July 28, 2017, 5-8 p.m., at Community …

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Lance (Lanny) Anthony Klein, age 60, of Monticello passed Away 7-10-2017.An Honor Guard Ceremony will be held Sunday, July 23rd at Ellison Park 4:20 pm. Memorial benefit to follow at the Monticello VFW from 5-8 pm.Lanny was born on 11-20-56 to Kenneth and Elizabeth Klein. He attended Montice…

Sharon “Sherry” Frances Larson, age 70, of Monticello passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.Sharon was born June 25, 1947 in Springfield, MN to Ralph and Frances (Ludwig) Eichten. The sixth of eight children, Sharon lived in Wanda, MN until she was two wh…

Larry Cloyd Hagedon, age 72, died peacefully on the 28th of June, 2017, at CentraCare Health Services Monticello, MN.

It’s been 30 years Class of ‘87! Join us this Saturday, July 15th at the Monticello VFW from 4 - 7 p.m. during Monticello’s Riverfest weekend!

Dale Woolhouse, age 70, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home. Dale was born on May 23, 1947 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Paul and Bernice (Johnson) Woolhouse.Dale graduated from Big Lake High School in 1965. Following graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp where he ser…

Perrie Valentine Sheldon, age 96, of Fergus Falls, MN formerly of Monticello, died peacefully on July 5, 2017.Preceded in death by son Marion Milo Sheldon.Survived by wife of 77 years, Lucille; children, Loren (Melinda), Keith (Mary Anne), Jay (Tammy) and Judy; daughter-in-law, Kathryn; nine…

Tom Lindquist is retiring from Wells Fargo Bank after 28 years of providing you with financial options and guidance in Monticello. In honor of his career with Wells Fargo, we’re inviting you to an open house Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at the Monticello Country Club, 1209 Golf Cour…

Susan Margaret Thimmesh Blake), age 69, of Monticello passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at CentraCare Health Services in Monticello.Susan was born December 13, 1947 to Beverly and Ethel Blake in Yakima, Washington. Later on the family moved to the Seattle area.S…

Robert Peterson, age 87 of Maple Grove, formerly of Monticello, went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2017.Survived by wife of 59 years, Phyllis; children Kent (Melanie), Karna (Tony), and Greg (Alison); and eight grandchildren.Memorial service to be held at a later time.

Anna Rose Davis, age 89, of Monticello passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at CentraCare Health in Monticello.

Linda Hageseth, age 66 of Elk River, passed away on June 25, 2017 after an 18 year battle with breast cancer.Preceded in death her parents; two brothers, Marvin Borchert (Faribault, MN) and Cedric Borchert (Idaho Falls, ID).Linda is survived by her children, Ben (Minneapolis, MN) and Matt (C…

Kevin Robert Grathwohl, 49, of Monticello (formerly of Fairmont, Minnesota) passed away in his home, surrounded by his family on June 20, 2017.He is preceded in death by his father, Robert.Kevin is survived by his wife and best friend, Kate; daughter, Daniele; son, Matthew; mother, Ruby; sis…

Rod Hitter, age 65, of Venice, FL, formerly of Monticello, passed away on June 6, 2017. He was born and raised in Monticello, graduated from Monticello High School. He worked at the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant for over 30 years. Rod served in the U.S. Navy and was a proud Vietnam vet…

Matthew Joseph Gavin, age 58 died on Friday, June 9, 2017 after a short hospital stay. Matthew was born in Brainerd to M. W. “Wally” Gavin and Lauretta Flynn Gavin on Nov. 12, 1958. He is survived by his Step-mother Helen Barrows Gavin and siblings, Kathleen Walsh (Jon), Maureen Gavin, John …

Fay Dora Christianson, age 86, of Monticello passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at her home.Fay was born August 16, 1930 to Ida (Rux) and Otis Vail in Rockford Minnesota. She was welcomed into the family by Walter, Nell, Milo, Anita, and nephew Everett. Fay and Everett were nearly the same…

Born in Watertown, MN on August 31, 1965, Tim passed away unexpectedly while in Panama City FL on June 7, 2017.Tim is preceded in death by his mother, Sharon, grandparents Patrick and Aggie Connors and Winnie and Ernie Golberg.Tim is survived by his wife Jennifer, step-daughter Nicole (husba…

Dennis H. Lippitt, age 70, of Monticello passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017.Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Ann Lippitt and grandmother, Theresa Zajec.Survived by wife, Marlene; sons, Shawn (Amanda), Bryan (Shanna) and Mark; grandchildren, Dylan, Sienna, Grayson and Kourtney. Broth…

Colton Joseph Walz, 19 months, of Richmond, MN passed away May 15, 2017.

Fern Ann Meyer, 82, of Daly City, CA passed away June 3, 2017.