Friday, May 07, 2021

Elizabeth “Sue” Johnson, 81, died peacefully on May 1, 2021 at her home in Bourbonnais, IL. Sue is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jim. Also surviving are her children, Bill (Linda) and Bob (Lesa) of Bourbonnais, IL and Kathleen (Dave) of Iowa City, IA; four grandchildren, Christopher, …

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

John Emil Dorf, 90, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2021. John was born to Elizabeth and Emil Dorf Sr on October 21, 1930 in Monticello, MN. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1949, then proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years, stationed in England, Greenland,…

A celebration of life will take place at a later date for John B. Wardarski, 70, of Big Lake who died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Big Lake with his family at his side. John was born September 4, 1950 in Minneapolis to Steven and Gertrude (Ringwalski) Wardarski. He married …

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Born: Algona, IA – May 15, 1922. Passed: St. Cloud, MN - February 6, 2021. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret (Peggy), the mother of their five children; daughter-in-law, Traudi; sister, Alice. Survived by his wife, June Saxton; brother, Ralph Saxton; children, Jeffery (Lili) Saxton, Gail (…

Thursday, April 29, 2021

With sadness, love, and profound gratitude, the family of Audrey Ann Hoglund of Monticello announces her passing on Thursday, April 15th, 2021 after a recent diagnosis of cancer at the age of 73. Audrey was born to Stuart and Arleen Hoglund (Dahlheimer) on May 22nd, 1947 in Monticello. She w…

Friday, April 16, 2021

Daniel J. Formato Jr., age 78, of Monticello passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Centra Care Hospital in Monticello. Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Minnetrista Baptist Church (8325 Kennedy Memorial Drive) in St. Bonifacius with Rev. John McNabb as…

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Richard Sahr, age 93, of Big Lake, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Monticello Care Center. A service and burial will take place at a later date. Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 763-295-2918, www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

Monday, April 12, 2021

Julie Ann Saville, age 69, of Monticello passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Mpls. after a lengthy battle with covid-19. Funeral services celebrating Julie’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Bridgeview Assembly of God…

Monday, April 05, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021

Irene Grace Markley (Rehling), 72, of St. Paul, passed peacefully on March 19, 2021. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Lois Rehling (Graham). Irene cherished childhood summers with family at Cass Lake. She attended St. Cloud State University, where she made many lifelong friends. Iren…

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Jerome William Atzl, age 81, passed away at his home in Buffalo, MN on March 23, 2021. He was born on August 30, 1939 in Forest Prairie, MN to Albert and Regina (Donnay) Atzl. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1957, where he received the Medal of Good Conduct. He proudly served his co…

Monday, March 22, 2021

The life of Julie Ann (Lyrenmann) Schleif, formerly of Monticello, will be celebrated later this summer following her death in New York at age 80. She died Feb. 28, 2021, at the Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury in Lake Katrine, NY, two years after a tragic residential fal…

Friday, March 19, 2021

Anthony “Tony” L. Conzet Anthony “Tony” L. Conzet, age 74, of Monticello, passed away March 19, 2021. Arrangements by Peterson-Grimsmo, (763)295-2918. www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

William (Bill) Russell Holland, age 59, of Monticello, passed away on February 28, 2021 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born on April 14, 1961 to Norma and Russell Holland in Anoka, MN. After graduating from St. Michael High School, in 1979, he went on to study engine…

Thursday, March 04, 2021
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Audrey nee Borscheid (Davis) Carlson of Monticello passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the age of 92. She was born July 19, 1928, the third child of William and Emma (Schmedeke) Borscheid of rural Buffalo, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Immanuel Lutheran …

Wednesday, March 03, 2021
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Ron Skoog (for some of you aka bike man), age 83, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at Abbott Hospital. Ron was born in Big Lake Township on March 5, 1937 to Knute and Hilma Levinia (Hermanson) Skoog. He graduated Big Lake High School in 1955. On June 25, 1959 he married the loved of his lif…

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Kasey D. Knudson Kasey D. Knudson, age 37, of Monticello, passed away March 1, 2021. Arrangements by Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Home, (763)295-2918. www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

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…

Card of Thanks

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…