Monday, February 12, 2018

Jim Scott, age 71, formerly of Silver Creek, passed away on Feb. 11, 2018 in Aitkin, MN, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kay; daughter, Cindi; parents, Gordon and Rose; four siblings, Butch, Pat, Nibs, and Betty. Jim is survived by his …

Suzanne Marie Crum (Robeson) of Monticello, Minnesota passed away after a short battle with cancer on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the age of 66. Suzanne is survived by her mother Marilyn Woollard; loving husband of 47 years, Greg Crum; children Todd (Nicole) Crum and Breanne (Phil) Spohn; gr…

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Born in Osakis, Minnesota, to Edner and Edith Peterson, Vern was raised an only child on the family farm. He attended Osakis and Annandale schools, graduating in 1949. He started out as a farmer, and later attended college, graduating with an accounting degree. The majority of his accounting…

Monday, February 05, 2018

Jean A. (Peterson) Grimsmo, age 83 of Monticello, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, February 2, 2018 with her family by her side, at CentraCare Health of Monticello. Visitation will be Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello.…

Beverly Ann Pearson, age 88 of Monticello, formerly of Mankato, passed away on Feb. 2, 2018. Preceded in death by husband, Stanley L. Pearson, and an infant daughter at birth. Survived by children, David (Jean) Pearson of Mankato, Keith (Rita) Pearson of Big Lake, William (Lori) Pearson of P…

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Millie Nimz, age 102, of Big Lake, formerly of Robbinsdale, passed away on January 30, 2018. She was born on October 11, 1915 in Young America, Minnesota. Mildred owned and operated Made-Rite Eats at Penn and Lowry in Minneapolis for many years. She is survived by sons, Eugene and wife Barba…

Friday, January 26, 2018

Raymond Dinius, 77, of Monticello passed away peacefully after a long fight against cancer at the St. Cloud VA on January 21, 2018. Ray was born in Hebron, North Dakota on January 26, 1940 to Jacob and Eva Dinius. The second youngest of seven siblings, he joined the U.S. Army in 1962 and ser…

Monday, January 22, 2018

Glenn Johnson, age 70, longtime resident of Monticello, MN, passed away on January 18, 2018 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN, with his loving family by his side. Glenn was born on August 10, 1947 to Mervin and Marie (Bonenberger) Johnson in Atkinson, Nebraska, and grew up …

Monday, January 15, 2018

Donald Norman Doran, age 85, of Monticello, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Father of nine. He served our country in the Air Force. He was stationed in Puerto Rico, where he married Joan (Schaffer), with whom he shared his life with for the next 63 …

Terry James Drahota passed away on January 10, 2018 at his home. He is preceded in death by father David Drahota, paternal grandparents Milo and Marjorie Drahota, maternal grandparents Peter and Alice Enger, aunts Doris Clark, Arlene Anderson, Kookie Enger, uncles Ray Clark, George Wagner, G…

Barbara Ann LaBau was born in Rupert, ID on July 4, 1942 to Frank and Agnes Barker. She had four siblings, Joan, Helen, Conrad and David. In 1960 she married Drake Tummel and moved to Minnesota where they had three girls, Martha, Barbie and Laura. In 1976 the family moved to Monticello. She …

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sharon Faye Martie, age 74 of Monticello, passed away January 9, 2018. Sharon was born September 29, 1943 in Monticello, MN to Richard and Rose (Lott) Hickman. In 1962, she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Russell Martie. Shortly after their marriage, they started foster…

Monday, January 08, 2018

Tracy Scott Evans, age 52, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, January 6, 2018 after a long, hard battle with bladder cancer. Tracy was born December 7, 1965 in Stillwater, MN to Marion Evans and William Skinner. He grew up in North Branch. He was a painter for 13 yea…

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

George Stonehouse, age 94, of Big Lake, passed away on Dec. 22, 2017 in St. Cloud, MN. Lifelong resident of Big Lake. Proud WWII U.S. Army veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Serflaten) Stonehouse; son, Dale Stonehouse; step-son, Richard Serflaten Jr; parents, George G. a…

Monday, December 18, 2017

Susan L. Sarver, age 66 of Monticello, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, George; children Christa (Dan) Duggan, Chad (Melinda) Donner, and Melissa Sarver; three grandchildren, Corey Koenen, Kelsey Bautch, and Trevor Bautch; two g…

Monday, December 11, 2017

John David Koppy, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at his home in Monticello. John was born January 30, 1940, in St. Paul, MN to Steve and Marie Koppy. He graduated from Mounds View High School and enlisted in the Air Force. He spent his service years in England and Riverside, California. Whe…

Friday, December 08, 2017

Howard Michael Sharpe, age 61, died December 4, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Saint Louis Park. Howard was born on March 29, 1956 in St. Paul, MN. He married Jennifer Mathews on November 20, 1982 after meeting at Saint Cloud State University. They have eight children and two grandchildren. H…

Donald “Don” Asmus Donald “Don” Asmus, age 90, of Monticello, passed away Dec. 7, 2017. Arrangements by Peterson Grimsmo Funeral Chapel, (763)295-2918. www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Marilyn Weaver, age 79, of Monticello, passed away on Dec. 6, 2017 in Sauk Rapids. An avid bowler, Marilyn traveled to participate in various tournaments. She loved spending time at the cabin and snowmobiling with family and friends. Marilyn also loved spending time with her grandchildren an…

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

George Albert Liefert of Monticello, MN passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. George was born on February 15, 1931 in Buffalo to Edward and Edna Liefert. He graduated in 1949 from Buffalo High School and then he served in the Air Force. On December 8, 1956, he married Mabel K…

Jeanine C. Shank, age 84, of Big Lake, entered into eternal rest on December 1, 2017. She was born on December 15, 1933 to Agnes and Edward Strait in Jordan, MN. Preceded in death by her parents; husbands Ralph Deutsch and Ira Shank; sons Randy and Rick Deutsch. Lovingly remembered by her si…

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Chris Vagle, age 63, passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms with his family nearby on November 10, 2017, at his home in Crosslake, MN, after a courageous and admirable 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born to Nina (Crow) and Arnold Vagle in Hallock, MN, on March 2, 1954. Chr…

Monday, November 27, 2017

Anna Laura Katherine Fair of Monticello, MN, passed away November 23, 2017 in Monticello. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Eugene A. Fair. Survived by children, Barbara (Richard) Litzen of Olathe, KS, Bonnie (Bud) Barlow of Plano, TX, Robert (Joyce) of Omaha, NE, Renee (John) Un…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lanny Philip Wipper of Monticello, passed away at his home on Monday, November 13, 2017. He was 53 years old. Lanny was born to Philip and Elsie (Carlson) Wipper on August 28, 1964 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He attended and graduated in 1982 from Monticello High School. After high school he at…

Monday, November 13, 2017

Joe Holker, age 51, of Monticello passed away November 10, 2017 at J.A.Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park, MN.  Joe was born on December 30, 1965 in Monticello to James and Sarah (Duerr) Holker. He was paralyzed in a 3-wheeler accident December 25, 1988 on the family farm.  After his…

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Dustin M. Schlien, age 27, who passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. William Vos will officiate and burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in…

Friday, November 10, 2017

Victor E. Hitter Victor E. Hitter, age 86, of Pelican Rapids, formerly of Monticello, passed away Nov. 7, 2017. Arrangements by Larson Funeral Home, 218-863-2441. www.larsonfuneralpelicanrapids.com

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Berniece Baker, 101, formerly of Wells, MN, died November 6, 2017 in her home in St. Benedict’s Senior Community in Monticello. Berniece was born in Wells on June 27, 1916 to Harry A. and Violet A. (Babcock) Purdie. After graduating from Wells Public School in 1934, she worked for Purdy’s Ar…

Allan “Dave” Aust of Elk River passed away November 1, 2017. Survived by loving wife of 52 years, Janice; daughter, Mary (Sam) Olson; grandchildren, Reid and Libby Olson; siblings, Shirley Esoph, Donna Forar, Janet (Jerome) Atzl, Grace DeCoteau, Ken Aust; sister-in-law, Rosanne Aust; and man…

Friday, November 03, 2017

Robert “Bob” Houston, age 70 of Monticello, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He will be remembered and survived by wife of 53 years, Irene Houston; sisters, Rose, Cheryl (Phil) and Char (Dan); children, Jeff (Laura) Houston, Jennifer (Nate) Clark and Janell (Craig) Anderson; grand…

Jean E. Thune, age 92 of Monticello, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Jean was born October 3, 1925 in Silver Creek Township and graduated from Monticello High School. Jean worked at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange with her sister, Wanda, before returning to Monticello. …

Monday, October 30, 2017

Anthony “Tony” John Louise, age 74, of Monticello, MN passed away at the CentraCare Health Center on October 26, 2017. A visitation will be held at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel in Monticello from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. A memorial service and luncheon will be held at Saron Luther…

Edward Lieffring, age 90 of Becker, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017 at Quiet Oaks Hospice. Ed is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shirley; children Bruce (Brenda) Lieffring, Mark (Nikki) Lieffring, Peggy (Scott) Manea, Elaine (Joseph) Doescher, Debbie (Jim) Deiman, Darlene (Dave)…

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Katherine Bridget (Hart) Bourgeois, age 88, peacefully passed away while surrounded by family on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Cloud, MN. Katherine was born on September 30, 1929 in Glidden, WI. She was the youngest of Matthew J. Hart and Katherine (Wolf) Hart’s five…

Memorial services will be Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud for Julie M. Topel, age 55 of Monticello, formerly of St. Cloud, who passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at her home. Interment will take place at the Assumption Cemetery Columbarium, St. …

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Marilyn, Faye Kelly, of Monticello, was born June 25, 1932 to Sven and Agnes Erickson. She came home to older sister Joyce and they would grow up on the family farm in Silver Creek Township. The family was members at Faith Lutheran Church and that is where Marilyn was baptized, attended Sund…

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Donald “Junior” A. O’Connor, age 78 of Monticello, passed away on October 16, 2017. Survived by loving wife, Rita; daughter, Cindy (Mark) Edwards; sons, Brian (Jessica) O’Connor and Kevin (Carrie) O’Connor; grandchildren, Gunner, Kylie and Rylen; brother, Joe (Clarice) O’Connor; and many oth…

Monday, October 16, 2017

The family of Robert James Olson, age 67 of Monticello, is sad to report their loving husband and father died in a traffic accident on October 12, 2017. Bob was born the fifth of eight children in Little Falls to Swen and Edith Olson. After serving in the United States Navy as a SeaBee, Bob …

Mary L. Johnson, age 86, of Kimball went home to the Lord on October 13, 2017. Friends and loved ones will celebrate her life during a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Church of Christ in Kimball. Pastors Kevin White, Jerry Albert and Eric Marx will officiate.…

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Derald Ewing, 83, went to his home in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 2, 2017 with his family beside him.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Jerry Opay, age 69, of Elk River, passed away on Oct. 3, 2017.He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents, Jerome and Nellie; brother, Tim.Jerry is survived by his wife, Billie; children, Jerry (Kimberly), Greg (Heather), Mike (Richelle), Katie (Nelson) and Kelly; 15 grandchildren; ma…

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Kenneth “Ken” Ray Waldvogel, age 62 of Monticello, MN, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017.Ken was born March 6, 1955 in Grand Rapids, MN to Martha and Edmond Waldvogel, raised by Martha and Mel Miersch. Ken attended Nashwauk-Keewatin high school. He served in the US Navy on the USS …

Monday, October 02, 2017

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 Bev…

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, 194…

Barrie 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. He so loved the sport of wrestling. He would…

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Scott T. Soltau, 56, of 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.

Friday, September 29, 2017

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 Mera…

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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 (WEL…

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 supporte…

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Jeffrey D. Kranz, of Big Lake, passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, September 25, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 54 years old. Jeff was born to Dave and Dorothy (Gruenhagen) Kranz on May 30, 1963, in Monticello, Minnesota. He attended and g…