Monday, September 20, 2021

Cynthia Utecht, age 84, 2-7-37 to 9-17-21, of Bayport, MN died from pancreatic cancer. Survived by her husband Ralph (married 63 years); three daughters: Kim (Bob) Prayfrock, Lynn Utecht, Stephanie (Chuck) Downs; grandchildren: Ryan (Aleida), Patrick, Dan, Kady (Zach), Carly; three great-gra…

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Matilda died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at Boutwells Landing, Oak Park Heights, MN. Daughter of Dr. Roy Salem Towne and Alice Williams Towne, she was born April 28, 1927 in Bismarck, ND. She was 94 years old. A graduate of Bismarck High School and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, s…

Monday, September 13, 2021

Byron Anderson, age 81, of Hugo, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2021, while surrounded by family. He was a lifelong proponent of youth in agriculture, primarily 4H and FFA. Byron is preceded in death by wife, Helen; sister, Karen; and daughter-in-law, Carolyn. He is survived by chil…

Tanner C. Beach, age 34, of Stillwater, MN, formerly of River Falls, WI and Hudson, WI, died unexpectedly on September 5, 2021. Tanner was born on April 24, 1987 to Ricky and Laura (Crimmins) Beach in Stillwater, MN. He grew up in Hudson and graduated from Hudson High School, the class of 20…

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

June Brochman (nee Hobson), age 95, of England, Oakdale, Stillwater, and Lake Elmo died August 26, 2021. She was preceded in death by husband Henry of Stillwater; parents Fred and Dorothy Hobson, stepmother Alice, brother Cyril (Mary), nephews Garry and Keith of Burton-on-Trent, England. Sur…

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Edward W. Simonet, age 71, a well known and well-respected attorney from Stillwater, MN died on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 following unexpected emergency surgery. He is survived by his wife, Anne; sons, Ben and Bobby; sisters, Mary Washburn, Denise Swanson, Kate Runde, Margaret Anderson; bro…

Francis "Fran, Frank, Franny" T. Collins died August 26, 2021, at Meriter Hospital in Madison following a brief illness. He was born August 30, 1952, in Richland Center to Francis T. and Ruth Learn Collins. Fran attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Richland Center High School in 197…

Leroy Joseph “Tigger” Loida, Jr. age 62 passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with family by his side at Mayo Oakridge in Osseo, WI, after having esophageal cancer surgery and having suffered numerous complications of pneumonia and bacterial infection. Leroy was born Sept. 29, 1958 in Stillwa…

Passed peacefully with her family by her side at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, Wisconsin on September 5, 2020. Please join the family in a celebration of Marcie's life on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 11:30AM at MEMORIAL LUTHERAN OF AFTON (15730 Afton boulevard S) with visitation o…

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Lorna passed away after a short illness August 28, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of the St. Croix Valley who leaves behind a long legacy. Lorna is preceded in death by her husband, David F. Lutz; grandson, Cole Lutz; sister, Ruby (Loren) Croone; and brother, Marvin Radke. She is survived…

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

James “Turk” Edward Dahlin, formerly of Bayport, Minnesota, passed away on November 30, 2020 in South Carolina, at the age of 80. Jim was born on September 2, 1940 to Dorothy and Irving Dahlin. He graduated from Stillwater High School and proudly served in the United States Navy. He worked f…

Monday, August 30, 2021

Rosalie Mae Halverson Rosalie Mae Halverson, age 76, of Woodbury, passed away Aug. 24, 2021. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Home, (715)386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com

Friday, August 27, 2021

Rosalie Mae Halverson Rosalie Mae Halverson, age 76, of Woodbury, MN, passed away August 24, 2021. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Home, (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Karen (Gladys) Jackson Remington, age 74, ended a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s on August 17, 2021. Born March 16, 1947, in Stillwater, MN, she was the daughter of the late Gordon August James Jackson and Harriet Geneva (Anderson) Jackson. Karen was a graduate of Stillwater High School,…

Monday, August 23, 2021

(1931 - 2021) Robert “Bob” R. Farrar Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on August 17, 2021, in his home located in San José, Costa Rica. Bob was the son of Robert R. Farrar Sr. and Esther Farrar and was born on August 15, 1931 in White Bear Lake, MN. During his time at the Universit…

The sun became eclipsed on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, as the life of Moira Claire Arney, 15, was cut too short. She had a future so full of promise and was cherished by all whose lives she touched. Moira, affectionately known as Mo by her friends, was born to parents Patrick (Stillwater, MN) …

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Nancy Hooley (Hadrath), age 90, passed away peacefully Monday, August 16, 2021 surrounded by her children. Nancy was the beloved wife of Charles, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to so many. She was born on February 11, 1931 in St. Paul, they moved to Stillwate…

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Born in Waukesha, WI on September 29, 1936. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur “Bob”; parents, Oscar and Winifred Nelson; siblings, Laurence and Keith Nelson, Genevieve Palmquist, and Janet Hermann. Survived by children, Jon, Jessica and James Wohlwend; many nieces and nephews. Fran lived …

Robert (Bobby, Bubba, Bob) Kelly Lorentzen much loved husband, father, son, brother, and friend passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 11, 2021. Preceded in death by brother; Daniel Bruce Lorentzen, Survived by wife, Rachel (Flaherty) Lorentzen; son, Robert (Robbie) Lorentz…

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Lorna Parker, age 78, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Lorna was born in St. Paul, the daughter of the late Don and Josephine Raschke. Lorna grew up in Mahtomedi, MN and graduated from Mahtomedi High School in 1960. After marriage, she m…

Monday, August 16, 2021

Opal passed away August 10, 2021. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday August 20, 2021 with VFWA and MOCA Rituals at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater. The funeral service will be held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Afton, MN on Saturday Augu…

Margaret Ellen Stuart of Stillwater, MN passed away peacefully at Walker Methodist Levande in Cambridge on August 14, 2021 at the age of 101. Margaret Ellen Johnson was born in a small house during a snowstorm on January 11, 1920 in the rural town of New Richland, MN to George and Minnie Joh…

Thursday, August 12, 2021
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On Aug. 11, 2021, Barbara Dickinson passed at age 80. Preceded in death by husband, James; brother-in-law, David Dickinson. Survived by daughters, Mara Dickinson and Ami (Kevin) Schroepfer; sister, Mary Walton; grandchildren, Sarah (Karl), Derek (MacKenzie), Anna, Isaac, and Genevieve; great…

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Betty Jo Jacobs, former Stillwater resident, was a caring wife, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all. She left this world on August 7, 2021 after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. She was born to C.M. Hill and Annie Spruill on February 27, 1932 in Newport, NC. Betty Jo majored in English…

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Donna Jane Hurley, 95, died Saturday, July 31, 2021, at her Boutwells Landing apartment. Donna Jane was born March 5, 1926, in St. Paul, MN, to Edwin and Lauretta Newcombe. Donna Jane loved playing Bridge and remained active in Bridge clubs into her late 80’s. In 1944, Donna Jane graduated f…

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

It is with heavy heart that we share the passing of Elsie Arlene (McNeil) Riehle of Cambridge, formerly of Stillwater, MN, on Sunday, February 21, 2021. The daughter of Ralph Edmund and Mable Marceleen (O’Brien) McNeil, Elsie was born on April 15, 1933 in Swatara, MN. She was the youngest of…

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Judy passed away peacefully on July 24, 2021. She is survived by her mother, Deloris (Woody) Kojetin; son, Doug (Alex) Wheeler; grandchildren, Caleb, Hannah; siblings, Duane (Elizabeth) Laabs, Monica (Don) Leick, Michael (Cary) Laabs, Janet (Chuck) Oswald; many beloved nieces and nephews and…

Of Stillwater, MN Paul, known around Stillwater as the Candy Man for many years, was born on February 13, 1940 and passed on July 19, 2021, the birthday of his wife of 53 years, Ruth Anne Elizabeth Junker (nee Olson) who preceded him in death in August of 2020. He is survived by his son, Dou…

Monday, July 26, 2021

Mary “Pat” Bunnelle, age 94, passed away peacefully in Pocatello, Idaho on July 20, 2021. She was born May 22, 1927 in Washington Township, Iowa to Leon and Alice DeMers. She married the love of her life, John “Jack” Bunnelle on May 30, 1949. They were married for 62 years. Pat was an elemen…

Friday, July 23, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Bonnie died unexpectedly in her home on July 13, 2021. She is survived by her children, Desiree (Ryan Schadt) Siggens, Jason (Lauren Stabnow) Loida; grandchildren, Lance, Jake, Marley, Piper; siblings, Terry (Carol) Peterson, Cheryl Cote; nieces and nephews, Rob, Chris, Danielle, Katie, Core…

Jelle de Boef, 90, of Red Wing and formerly of Stillwater passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 16, 2021. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 31st from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at the Barn at the Anderson Center for the Arts, Red Wing, 163 Towerview Dr., Red Wing, with a time of r…

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Sandra June Prange was born November 1932 in Mankato, Minnesota to Arnold and Beryl Prange. She was the oldest of six kids: three brothers, Loren, twins Terry and Ted plus two sisters Phyllis and Trip. She graduated from Lake Crystal high school in 1950, then married William Blackley March 1…

Craig passed away on July 18, 2021. Preceded in death by parents, and brother, Curtis. Survived by wife of 57 years, Nina; daughters, Becky (Steve), Michelle (Nick), Melissa (Andy); grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin, Macie, Grady, Brylie, Aubrie, Colbie; brothers, Dan (Mary) and Chris; his loy…

Monday, July 19, 2021

Karen Linnea Vitalis, age 74, of Taylors Falls, Minnesota, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at her home in Taylors Falls. Celebration of life will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the United Methodist Church, Taylors Falls, MN with a visitation two hours…

Of Houlton, WI Passed away peacefully on December 28, 2020. A remembrance service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Nordic Center, 1515 Keats Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042. A reception will be held after the service. Please join us to remember Karen…

Friday, July 16, 2021

LUCKEY James F. Age (91) of Mahtomedi Passed away on July 8th, 2021 after a long battle with dementia. He was born in Moorhead, MN to John and Winifred (Rambaugh) Luckey on December 3rd, 1929. Preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers; 1 sister; and his wife, Rosemary (Seibert) Luckey of …

Monday, July 12, 2021

Lillian was born March 29, 1942 and passed away on July 10, 2021. Preceded in death by infant son, Michael. Survived by husband, Paul of 56 years; children, Pamela (Joseph) Austgen, Teresa Warner, Paul Jr (Denise), and Thomas (Becky); grandchildren, Stephanie (Anders), Ashley, Tyler, Emma, M…

Les Leider, 65, beloved family man and friend, passed away surrounded by his family on March 20, 2020 in Palm Springs, California after a 10-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Les’ family and friends are holding an upcoming service on August 6th at Bradshaw in Stillwater. Visitation 3:30 p.m…

Nancy died peacefully while surrounded by her children on July 5, 2021. Nancy graduated in 1960 from Stillwater High School and started her career with Hooley’s Grocery in Stillwater. She married Donald Raymond in 1961. They had three children and later divorced. Nancy continued her educatio…

Jackie passed away peacefully on July 7, 2021, and is now in Heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a lover of animals (especially her dogs), a curator of agates, and an expert with plants. She loved cooking shows, garage sales, genealogy, and was a big fan of the Minnesota Vi…

June was born in Becker, MN. After graduating Bethesda School of Nursing in 1949, she married Harvey Carlson and lived in May Township for 60+ years. She retired as a nurse from Stillwater Lakeview Hospital. June passed away peacefully February 15, 2021 at her home. Preceded in death by her …

Friday, July 09, 2021

Bill passed away on July 1, 2021. Preceded in death by father, William L. O’Brien. Survived by mother, Vivian; sisters, Sue (Tim) Moore, Cathleen (Kevin) Prinsen, Maureen (Jaime) Junker; nieces and nephews Nathan and Nikki Thorn, Jordan (Jacob) Hughes, Mitchell Junker, and Nicholas Prinsen. …

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

After delay due to health and safety restrictions, a memorial gathering for friends and family has now been scheduled for August 1st, 2 - 4 p.m. at BRADSHAW, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater to celebrate the life of Ronald L. Jorgensen who passed away in July of 2020.

Beloved brother, uncle and friend, age 66, of Albany, OR, formerly St. Croix Beach, MN. Loved fishing on the St. Croix and playing golf with his three brothers. He enjoyed being the jokester with his four sisters. Frank was a very kind and caring man who will be greatly missed. Private interment.

Monday, July 05, 2021
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Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Plourde, at the age of 75, died very unexpectedly while in the care of the staff at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN on June 28, 2021. He was born to Wilfred and Frances on March 14, 1946 in New Richmond, WI. He married Arlene Proulx on October 5, 1968, in Los Angeles…

Friday, July 02, 2021

David Charles ‘Dave' Jacobson, of Forest Lake, passed away on June 11, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society – Stillwater. He was 69 years old. A visitation will take place from 10:00AM to 12:00PM on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the White Bear Lake American Legion (2210 3rd St, White Bear Lake, MN…

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Wes passed away October 14, 2020. Please join us for a Celebration of Life - Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Water Street Inn, Papa’s Rooftop, 101 Water Street So, Stillwater, MN.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Richard Tschida, age 86, from Frederic, WI, formally Stillwater, MN. Passed away peacefully on June 28, 2021. Preceded in death by parents Rudolph and Lucienne, wife of 65 years, Margaret and son, Michael. Survived by brothers, Ken and Rudy. Children Linda Hallen (Kevin), Rickie (Nola), Davi…

Alice Pepin of Stillwater, MN, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at home with her husband Marc Hugunin and many family members to love and support her. She was 69 years of age. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Lorraine (Voges) Pepin; her beloved sister, Lois; and many…

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