Monday, October 18, 2021
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Lois Ann Ross, age 78, formerly of Big Lake, passed away on October 15, 2021.

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Bruce James Pfeffer of Big Lake passed away on October 11, at the age of 65.

Sunday, October 17, 2021
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Beth Evenson, age 57 of Monticello, MN passed away.

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Anita Maria Knese (Lieser) passed away peacefully on Oct.15, 2021 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House, St. Augusta, MN, surrounded by her family.

Monday, October 11, 2021
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On September 21, 2021, a good man passed away peacefully, his family by his side, after a brave battle with Alzheimer's.

Friday, October 08, 2021
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Ellen Rosemarie Schaub Wethington, 92, passed away gracefully and peacefully on October 3, 2021, alongside a loving family who cared for and loved her very much. She was born May 2, 1929, in Ipswich, South Dakota, and was raised on the prairie alongside eight siblings during the 1930's Great…

Wednesday, October 06, 2021
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Tina Louise Martin-LeGro, born Oct. 30, 1961, passed away overnight into the morning of Oct. 5, 2021.

Monday, October 04, 2021
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Mary was born on May 29, 1929 to Oliver and Dora (Landquist) Wanstrom in New Ulm, Minnesota. She passed away peacefully at her home with her family beside her.

Saturday, October 02, 2021
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David Emanuel Lindberg, 65, of Monticello passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Todd D. Geertsema, 57, of Burtrum, MN, passed away on September 20, 2021 from Huntington’s disease. Todd is survived by his wife Kimberly Geertsema, children Connor and Morgan Geertsema, and parents Tom and Margaret Geertsema. There will be a celebration to honor his life on Saturday, Octobe…

Monday, September 20, 2021

H. Glenn Lahm, 91, of Becker, MN passed away on September 16, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, friend to many, a man of great faith, and a great joke and story teller. Born in Sumner, NE on December 5, 1929, Glenn was one of …

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Elaine Schneider, 79, of Staples, passed away peacefully September 11, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Elaine was born on January 17, 1942 in Anoka to William and Bernice (Milner) Koehler. She married Bob Schneider in 1959. They moved from Anoka to Monticello in 1968 where they spent over 50…

Monday, September 13, 2021
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Raymond “Tom” Thomas Dickey, age 73 of St. Cloud, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2021, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Tom was born on May 8, 1948, in Newnan, Georgia, to Raymond and Margaret (Dewberry) Dickey. Tom was a 1966 graduate of Worthington High School in Wort…

Thursday, September 09, 2021

JoAnn Irene Round JoAnn Irene Round, age 96, of Monticello, formerly of Buffalo and Maple Lake, passed away Sept. 8, 2021. Arrangements by Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake, (320)963-5731. www.dingmannfuneral.com

The family of William James Pemberton Jr. (11/14/40-6/13/21) will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 25th from 1-4 p.m. at the former Monticello Roller Rink located at 102 Thomas Park Drive, Monticello MN 55362. A “special thanks” to Lisa McConnon at KidsCastle for accom…

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

A Memorial service will be at 2:30 PM on Monday, September 13 at Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Big Lake for Judy A. Boyd age 78 of Annandale who died Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at her home. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Judy w…

A daughter, a wife, a mother, and a friend, Cathy Anne Kochmann, 51, passed away August 29, 2021. Survived by husband Charles “Chuck,” daughter Colby and son Cole. Preceded in death by father Ron Macheledt. There was never a day where Cathy wasn’t thinking of someone other than herself. Sinc…

Friday, September 03, 2021

Preceded by parents, Orvin and Mildred; brother, Dale; and sister-in-law, Renay Nesdahl. Survived by wife of 50 years, Connie; children, Kevin, Cheri (Jeff) Grunewald; grandchildren, Samuel, Jackson, Autumn, and Amber; siblings, Orville (Lynda) and Milton (Louise); other relatives and friend…

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Parkinson’sBecky Arant, age 73 of Big Lake, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 28, 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. She is survived by her sons T. Nathan (Angie) of Coon Rapids, Matthew (Jenny) of Big Lake; grandchildren Samuel, Evelyn, Henry, George, Joy, D…

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
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Edward James Lane was born on March 30, 1947 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of James and Mary (Page) Lane. Edward graduated from White Bear Lake High School and then Attended Huron College, graduating with a degree in Physical Education. Ed met and married Susan Heil; their union was blesse…

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello at 11:00 AM. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Chapel in Monticello. A prayer service will also…

Monday, August 30, 2021

Barbara K. Larson Anderson, age 68, died peacefully at home on August 19, 2021, with her husband of 50 years, Scott, by her side. Over the last several years, Barb had endured the difficult effects of dementia, and is now finally resting in peace. Barb graduated from Wayzata High School in 1…

Richard “Dick” C. Backlund, Jr., age 72 of Big Lake, passed away at his home on August 28, 2021. Dick was born on May 29, 1949 in Elk River, MN to Darlene (Hudson) and Richard O. Backlund, Sr. Dick lived in Big Lake all his life and attended Big Lake schools. On January 18, 1969, he married …

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Randall A. Frost Randall A. Frost, age 65, of Maple Lake, passed away Aug. 14, 2021. Arrangements by Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake, (320)963-5731. www.dingmannfuneral.com

Fritz was preceded in heavenly slumber by grandparents, Francis and Cecilia Rakowski and Robert and Marie Muehlbauer; parents, Francis “Frank” Joseph Rakowski and Harriet (Muehlbauer) Paulsen; step-father, Henry Paulsen; brothers, John, James, and Ronald Rakowski. He is survived by his son, …

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Russell J. Paumen Russell J. Paumen, age 88, of Maple Lake, passed away Aug. 23, 2021. Arrangements by Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake, 320-963-5731. www.dingmannfuneral.com

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Marybeth Gay (Antill) Daughter of Willard & Marge Farnick Abfalter Family will be hosting on September 9th 2021 5-8pm. Becker City Park 10362 County Rd 23 SE In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations made in honor of Marybeth. See Marybeth's page https://secure.acsevents.org/site/…

Monday, August 23, 2021

Brenda Kay Wrona, age 63 of Monticello, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at CentraCare Hospital in Monticello. She was preceded in death by her grandson Levi and siblings Ron Niemi, Chere Romano. Brenda is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Mike; sons Mike (Courtney) of Mont…

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Steven Edward Gertsema, age 59 of Monticello, was born on January 15, 1962 and passed away on August 16, 2021. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1980. Steven served in the U.S. Army on active duty from June 12, 1980 to June of 1983. He then served and retired from the Army Nationa…

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Preceded by husband Harvey; son Darvin; and granddaughter Melissa. Survived by children Diane Jacobson, Daniel (Susan) Jacobson, Debbie Bee, and Denise (Randy) Johnson; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Inez loved her flowers and shopp…

Monday, August 09, 2021

Vergil Lois Putnam Vergil Lois Putnam, age 95, of Monticello, passed away Aug. 8, 2021. Arrangements by the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, (763)295-2918. www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

James “Jim” B. Lanier James “Jim” B. Lanier, age 71, of Big Lake, passed away Aug. 7, 2021. Arrangements by Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Big Lake, (763)452-2500. www.williamsdingmann.com

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Kevin Tracy, age 63, of Monticello passed away at CentraCare in Monticello on August 5, 2021 after suffering a heart attack. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mona Tracy; brother-in-law, Stan Galstad. Kevin is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lee; sons, Jim and Michael Tracy; siblings,…

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

William, age 23 of Monticello, was born on September 23, 1997, in Buffalo, Minnesota. At the age of two, he was adopted by Frank and Mary (Jude) Sullivan of Maple Lake. William would be joined by six siblings, Joseph, Theresa, Patrick, Michael, Matthew, and Mary Grace. Their ever-growing fam…

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

LaVerne Mae (Hintz) Franklin, age 89 of Clearwater, MN, passed away at her home on July 30, 2021. She was born on August 28, 1931 in Annandale, MN to Louis and Emma (Christoffer) Hintz and grew up in Howard Lake. She graduated from Howard Lake High School with the class of 1949. On September…

Monday, August 02, 2021
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Age 59, of Monticello. Passed away on July 30, 2021. Memorial Gathering of Family and Friends on Sat, Aug 7, 2021 from 1:30-3PM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 E Broadway, Monticello, with remembrances shared at 2:30PM. Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel 295-2918 www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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Peg Henneman, age 63 of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Monticello Hospital with close family by her side. Peg was born December 18, 1957 in St. Cloud, MN to Andrew and Eleanor (Helterline) Hennemann. Peg was a passionate reader since early childhood. She often read at all …

Monday, July 19, 2021
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Robert Yarco, 89, passed away on July 12, 2021 at his home in Monticello, MN with his family by his side. Robert was born on November 3, 1931 in Dutch Creek, WY to Susan and Paul Yarco. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; brothers, Paul and Edward; son-in-law, Wayne Dehkes, Sr. and…

Mary “Beth” Bondhus Mary “Beth” Bondhus, age 25, of Monticello, formerly of Annandale, passed away July 11, 2021. Arrangements by Dingmann Funeral Care, (320)274-8811. www.dingmannfuneral.com

Friday, July 16, 2021

James “Jim” Joseph Fair of Rochester, MN and formerly of Big Lake, MN passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021 at his home in Rochester. He is survived by his wife, Cindy (Jarvis); his daughter and son-in-law, Laces and Greg Vaughn and his two grandchildren, Benjamin James and Nora Elizabeth. Vi…

Monday, July 12, 2021

We are greatly saddened by the passing of Dale Walter Weese, 81, of Buffalo who left us on July 3, 2021. He was preceded by death by his parents Walter and Myrtle Weese and sister Ruby Markuson. He is survived by his wife Alice of 61 years; his sisters Arlys (Elroy) Petzel and Marilyn (Henry…

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Dean Paul Derosier of Monticello, MN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Dean was born October 24, 1968 in St. Paul, MN, the son of Elmer and Betty (Burton) Derosier. Dean was the second of three children and grew up in White Bear Lake. He graduated from White Bear Lake High Sc…

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Ruth Ann Atkinson went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2021. Ruth was born on October 25th, 1956, in Little Falls, MN to James and Isabelle (Schindler) Atkinson. Ruth graduated from St. Francis High School and went on to earn a degree in Speech Pathology from St. Cloud State University. She w…

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Charles H Lamp Jr, 82 previously of Big Lake, Mn. Passed away on Wednesday June 23, 2021 in Mission, TX after a long and painful battle with lung and bone cancer. Charlie was born on Aug 25, 1938 in Stewartville, Mn to Charles and Bernice Lamp. He married Marilyn Treece on Dec. 10, 1966 wher…

Monday, June 28, 2021

Claudia Tollefson, age 81 passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020. Born on June 9, 1939 to Alan and Bernice Blomberg in Brainerd, Minnesota. Claudia graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1957 and attended the Hamline University School of Nursing obtaining her RN in 1960. Claudia s…

Monday, June 21, 2021

Kenneth Shultz passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 17, 2021. He was 98 years old. Kenneth was born at home on the family farm southeast of Monticello, the only son of Harry and Edla (Matson) Shultz. Kenneth graduated from Monticello’s high school in 1940. He had great pride …

Heather Dove, age 56 of Monticello, MN, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021. She is survived by her longtime partner, David Nelson; siblings, Katherine, Bill (Michelle), Lisa (Richard) Matheson and parents, Marcia and William Dove. Heather was born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She wa…

Thursday, June 17, 2021

William “Bill” James Pemberton, Jr., age 80 of Monticello, MN, passed away peacefully at home on June 13, 2021. Bill was born in Otsego, Minnesota on November 14, 1940 to Ruth and William Sr. He was the oldest of 13 children and fell in love with roller skating in high school. It’s no wonder…

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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A Memorial Service for Robyn K. Cellette, age 65 of Milaca, MN, will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Montissippi Regional Park at 2801 Broadway W, Monticello, near the home where she lived most of her adult life.

In Memoriam

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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Marybeth Gay (Antill) Daughter of Willard & Marge Farnick Abfalter Family will be hostin…

Card of Thanks

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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The family of Arlene M. Smith would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the staff at …

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…