Monday, February 15, 2021

Wayne Anthony Yonak passed away on February 10, 2021 surrounded by his family at his home in Monticello, Minnesota following a courageous battle with Parkinson Disease and Leukemia. Wayne was born to George and Rose Yonak on September 18, 1946 in Monticello, Minnesota and graduated from Mont…

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Darlene D. Ludders, age 59 of Monticello, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, David, daughter Jennifer (Tanner) Wieme, son Jonathan, granddaughter Abriana, mother Shirley Lieffring, father Doug (Judy) Hanson, sisters, brother, in-laws, neph…

Robert Danner, age 80, passed away February 7, 2021. Survived by wife, Sherie and brother, Jerry (Susan). Visitation February 19, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Home, 250 E. Broadway, Monticello, MN. Service following for immediate family at Trinity Lutheran Church…

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

LeRoy Vernon Huber LeRoy Vernon Huber, age 84, of Monticello, passed away February 2, 2021. Arrangements by Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Home, (763) 295-2918. www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

Friday, February 05, 2021

Donna M. Anderson, age 89 of Big Lake, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Estates of Twin Rivers in Anoka. She is preceded in death by husband Stanley; daughter Ellen Stealy; daughters-in-law Melody Anderson and Janine Tuma, sisters Angeline Lanser, Gerry Bye, Evie Blackhurst, …

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Bill Laimer passed away on January 30, 2021 surrounded by family at his home in Castro Valley CA. following a short battle with cancer. Bill was born to Jack and Majel (Flaig) Laimer on August 20, 1961 in Morris, MN. The family moved to Brainerd in 1967. Bill graduated from Brainerd High Sch…

Monday, January 25, 2021

Jim Diersen passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on December 6, 2020. He was a man of optimism, integrity, and humor, and while our hearts are broken, we find comfort knowing he went home to the Lord. Jim was born in Lytton, Iowa June 2, 1937 to Ernest and Eliese D…

Michael Gaffaney, age 72 of Big Lake, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home. He is preceded in death by son Paul. Survived by wife Paula; sons James, John, Andrew, Mark, Michael; grandchildren Carter, Elsie, Jae, Joey, Aivah, Levi, Chase, Travis, Ashley, Maddison, McKenna, Ma…

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Esther (Wagner) Geisler, 91, of Big Lake, MN, died at Cherrywood Advanced Living of Big Lake, MN, on January 15, 2021. Funeral Service will be at Noon on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Bethany Bible Church, 511 Eagle Lake Road, Big Lake, MN, with visitation one hour prior to service. She was bo…

Monday, January 18, 2021

Don Pittman, age 91, of Big Lake, MN passed away on Jan. 10, 2021 at his home in Big Lake with family by his side. Don was born in Ronneby, MN on April 24, 1929, married Alice Marie Durgin on April 28, 1948 and raised his family in Santiago Township and Big Lake, MN. He is preceded in death …

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Bernice Anderson, 88, passed away peacefully in her home on January 9, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Bernice was born in Elk River on December 1, 1932 to John and Anna Danner. She lived in Elk River growing up; during this time, she met the future love of her life, Waldon Anderson. …

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Larry James Possehl passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, due to congestive heart failure and complications with pneumonia. He had his loving wife, Roxanne, of 42 years and his sons Jeremy Possehl and Jonathan Mussehl by his side at North Memorial Hospital. Larry was born on July 24, 1945 in …

Monday, January 11, 2021

Bernice Frieda (Danner) Anderson Bernice Frieda (Danner) Anderson, age 88, of Becker, passed away Jan. 9, 2021. Arrangements by Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, (763)295-2918. www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

Tuesday, January 05, 2021
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Freeman “Jerry” Gerald Mahoney, 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on December 29, 2020, following a short battle with cancer.

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Marjorie Helen Biske, age 91 of Monticello, MN, passed away on January 4, 2021. She was born in Monticello to Richard David and Gladys Belle Nelson on August 1, 1929. Marge grew up in Monticello and graduate in 1948 from Monticello High School. Marge married Donald Lloyd Biske in Monticello …

Monday, January 04, 2021

Kevin Olson, 72 of Monticello, passed away December 24, 2020 due to complications from end-stage renal disease. Kevin was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing, and was preceded in death by his father, Donald; and two brothers. Kevin enjoyed kids, dogs, woodworking, reading, na…

Randy Hansen, age 58, of Big Lake, MN passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 3, 2021 surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Linda; daughter, Stephanie; other family members that have passed before him. Randy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Angela; his son and s…

James Willard, age 90 of Monticello, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at St. Cloud Hospital. He is survived by Audrey, his loving wife of 72 years; children James (Vicki) of Brownsville, MN, Sherry of Monticello, MN; grandchildren Stephanie (partner Will) of Smyrna, GA, Katie (Brannen)…

Roland B. Olson Jr. (known to family and friends as Rollie Olson), 77, of Big Lake, MN, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2020. Rollie was born on March 14, 1943 in Crosby, MN to Roland & Henrietta Olson. He was raised in Crosby, where he loved to hunt and fish. He excelled in footb…

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Lavonne Marie Olson, 83, died at peace with the Lord and at peace with the world on Wednesday, December 16, with her family by her side. Lavonne was born June 11, 1937 in Montevideo, MN to Ronald and Violet Hubin. Lavonne’s childhood home was on a farm in rural Pennock, MN near Norway Lake w…

Eric Carl Johnson, 55, concluded the final chapter of his life on December 24th, 2020 at his home in Buffalo, MN. Eric, the first son of Carl and Mary Johnson, was born in Sibley, IA on December 23rd, 1965. Aside from his parents, Eric is survived by his twin brother Mark, brothers Tom, Paul…

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Justine Berthiaume, 54, of rural Heimdal, ND passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at her home. Visitation will from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey, ND. Funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church …

Monday, December 28, 2020

Rosemary Habisch, age 94 of Anoka, formerly of Big Lake and Monticello, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony; daughters Marge Mason and Maryann Nelson; twin sister Ruth Segler. Rosemary is survived by her children Teresa (Do…

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Private funeral services for Jean Lorraine Jenson, 92, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel in Monticello. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Sherburne County. Arrangements are by the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel in Monticello. Mrs. Jenson passed away Saturday e…

Monday, December 21, 2020
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Rose Knowlton, 86, formerly of Big Lake, MN, passed away peacefully at home in Sun City, AZ on December 10, 2020. She was born January 7, 1934 in Elk River, MN to Anna (Flori) and Peter Nokk. Rose was married on August 4, 1951 to her beloved husband, Robert Kendrick Knowlton, who preceded he…

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Yetzer, Cheri Potter, age 61, of Monticello, MN, formerly of Hutchinson, KS. As a graduate of Pretty Prairie High School, Hutchinson Community College, and the University of Central Missouri, Cheri worked as a medical secretary, EMT, and in radio before becoming an RN. Preceded in death by h…

In Loving memory of Larry Stewart Zerfoss, beloved husband, father, and grandfather who passed away December 15, 2020. He was born July 2, 1940 in rural Iowa. He lived in Monticello, MN where he enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. He was fortunate enough to meet his goal of watching his…

Monday, December 14, 2020

Nina Moore, of Big Lake, age 86, passed away on December 8, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; son, Mark Peterson and step-son Ronald Moore. Survived by daughter, Laurie Peterson; daughter-in-law, Denise Rogers; grandchildren, Jenny Peterson, Kelly Stone; step-children, Ric…

Friday, December 11, 2020
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Rachel Roberta Pillar, 84, of Monticello, MN passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends on December 9, 2020. Rachel was born in Washington, Iowa to Roy and Mildred Crossett on November 29, 1936. Rachel was gracious, sweet and always smiling. Fishing was one of her favor…

Gerald “Jerry” L. Kiphuth passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at home in Monticello, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Jerry was born in Buffalo, MN on July 15, 1950. He grew up on the family farm in Monticello, MN. Following his military service, he worked as a car mechanic. Je…

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Curt went home to the Lord December 5, 2020. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on December 11, 1935 to Arthur and Hazel Larson (deceased). He is survived by his wife Karen (Gronvall) of 62 years; sons, Steven and Thomas (Julie); grandchildren, Evan (Kendyl), Mark, Linnea, and Katarina; sister, …

Monday, December 07, 2020
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Deborah Y. Playle, age 64, of Underwood, MN, passed away on Dec. 3, 2020. Preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Donald Melas and brother Ronald. Survived by loving husband of 42 years, Glenn; children Shane (Emily) and Justin (Kayla); stepchildren Matthew, Mitchell (Shelly), Glenda and…

Lon Austin, age 71, of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Monticello, passed away on Nov. 28, 2020 in St. Cloud, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Marian Austin. Lon is survived by his wife of 47+ years, Colleen; sons, Chris (Susan), Brett (Claire), Kyle (Laurie) and Drew (Ki…

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Patricia A. Seitz, age 78, a resident of The Glenn Hopkins, formerly of Plymouth and Monticello, died peacefully at her residence on November 28, 2020 surrounded by her children when her struggle with dementia was cut short by a stroke. Pat was born on March 10, 1942 on a farm near Meier Gro…

Carlos Serrano Carrillo, age 37 of Monticello passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at The St. Cloud Hospital. He was born on October 28, 1983 in Chicago, IL the son of Artur (Carrillo) Serrano. Carlos was employed at J & B Meats in St. Michael as a supervisor. Survived by loving wife…

Monday, November 30, 2020

George H. Johnson, age 87, of Monticello passed away on Nov. 18, 2020. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gerri; parents, Henry and Mabel Johnson; all his siblings. George is survived by his children, John (Deborah), Scott and Rhonda; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other famil…

Donovan West, age 86, of Monticello, MN passed away November 20, 2020. Donovan was born in Campbell, MN to Kenneth and Ethel West. At age 18, Donovan, a cousin and four others joined the Army in 1942. Donovan served proudly in the United States Army for 20 years. He served in both the Korean…

Bruce Lee Medlock passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents Ira and Dorthy. Born and raised in Superior, Arizona. He joined the United States Army where he worked as a warrant officer. In Vietnam, he served as a helicopter pilot for which he was awarded…

Jim passed away on November 28, 2020 after 85 full years of life. Born on June 2, 1935 to George and Louise (Barthel) Maus in Monticello, Minnesota. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1953 and served in the United States Army in Hawaii. In 1964, he married his beautiful bride Lois M…

Oliver Knutson, 93, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2020. Oliver was born in Becker, MN on June 13, 1927 to Carl and Mabel Knutson. Oliver graduated from Becker High School in 1945 and took over the family farm. In 1952, he married Betty Kastendick and together they raised 5 children.…

Lance Carter, age 64 of Monticello, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at St. Cloud Hospital. He is preceded in death by parents Phyllis and Lane Carter, and sister Cindy Timmer. Survived by wife Carol; daughters Melissa and Amy Carter; son John Waldvogel; daughter-in-law Stacy Waldv…

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Walter Klatt, age 94, of Monticello passed away on Nov. 24, 2020. Due to pandemic restrictions, there will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a future date in 2021. Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 763-295-2918, www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

Donna Brauch, age 91, of Monticello passed away on Nov. 20, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roman; son, William; parents, Franz and Lucille Swanberg; brother, Richard Swanberg; sister, Mary Daniels. Donna lived the majority of her life in Monticello, but also resided in Larami…

Monday, November 23, 2020

Rhonda Dee Robberstad Age 58, of Monticello Passed away at Home November 7th, 2020 Preceded in death by Parents Wilbur & Marylou McDonald Brother In-law John Johnson Survived by Husband Bill Sons: Dustin (Ashley) Hoefs Jacob Robberstad Joseph Robberstad Siblings Sandra Johnson Steve (Kat…

Friday, November 20, 2020

Claire “Claire Bear” Elizabeth Bondhus, age 33 of Big Lake, born March 13, 1987, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 16, 2020. Claire was sassy and enjoyed singing and beading. She loved participating in Renaissance Faires and karaoke nights. Her greatest joy was being with her fami…

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Barb graduated from St. Francis High School Little Falls in 1963. She then graduated from St. Gabriel's School of Nursing with her RN in 1966, Metro State University with her BA, and from St. Thomas University for her Masters. She worked as an RN at Northern Pacific Hospital in 1966, she sta…

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Carstens, Darleen G. Age 81, of Monticello, MN, passed away on November 15th, 2020. Preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings and daughter, Jill. She worked many years as an aide for the Monticello Schools, loving her work dearly and creating many friendships and memories. She was a l…

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Thomas (Tom) Purdy Barsness, of Crosslake, MN, died Saturday morning, November 14th, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Born on January 4, 1937 in Westhope, N.D. to Olger Magnus and Helen Elizabeth (Purdy) Barsness, Tom grew up in Minnesota, graduating in 1954 from Elk River High Scho…

Monday, November 16, 2020

Betty Ann Haeny Betty Ann Haeny, age 77, of St. Cloud, formerly of Maple Lake, passed away November 15, 2020. Arrangements by Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake, (320) 963-5731. www.dingmannfuneral.com

Robert Clark went home to be with his Heavenly Father on November 9, 2020. Bob was born in Anthon, IA on January 17, 1941. After graduating from St. Cloud Tech High School in 1959, he began his career with Northern States Power (NSP) as a lineman. In October of 1963, he was drafted into serv…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
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I would like to thank our families and friends for your support and kindness during our rece…