Community

Get all your Community information here! There's information on school including a link to Maple Lake Public Schools, area obituaries, and links to various places in the Maple Lake Community. You will also find a link to the Friends of the Maple Lake Library and Maple Chamber of Commerce.  If you have anything happening in the community and would like these programs and/or events to show up in our "Community" Section of our Messenger, e-mail your information to news@maplelakemessenger.com.  Please make sure to check out our Community section of the Messenger which usually shows up in pages 4-6 of the newspaper.

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06
Sep

DeChene named to UW-Superior Dean's List

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Nicholas DeChene, of Maple Lake, to the Dean's List for academic achievement during the spring 2013 semester. To be named to the Dean's List students must have completed 12 degree-seeking semester credits and achieved at least a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

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06
Sep

Christian graduates from UW-Superior

    Alex Christian, of Maple Lake, has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in transportation/logistics from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Students completing their degrees were invited to participate in the university's commencement held May 18, 2013, in Wessman Arena on the UW-Superior campus. 

Fri
06
Sep

Thomas receives UW-Stout Chancellor's Award

Michael Thomas of Maple Lake, received the Chancellor's Award at University of Wisconsin-Stout for the fall semester of 2012. Thomas is majoring in applied science with a concentration in biotechnology. He also is minoring in business administration and is enrolled in the pre-dentistry, pre-proffesional program. The award is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Fri
06
Sep

Gagnon named to MSU-Mankato Dean's List

     Brady Gagnon, of Maple Lake, has been named to the Minnesota State University, Mankato Academic High Honor Dean's List for achieving a 4.0 "straight A" average for the spring semester.

Fri
06
Sep

William P. Roth, Annandale

William P. Roth, 84, of Annandale, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home on Lake John. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. Steven Hoffman officiating. Interment was at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. There was a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are preferred to the Sisters of the Holy Cross. William P. Roth was born March 4, 1929, in Newton, Iowa, to Emil and Anna (Manke) Roth. Bill was a self-made man who loved his family. At an early age, he left home to work on area farms; later he worked at a cheese factory and then sold, delivered and installed appliances, including DeLaval milking machines. He married Jeanne McManimon on July 18, 1949, in Rushford, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2012. From 1957 to 2007, Bill owned and operated Roth Insurance Agency, in Annandale.

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06
Sep

Bernadine C. "Bernie" Larson, Buffalo

Bernadine C. "Bernie" Larson, 77, of Buffalo; faithful, loving wife of 57 years to Leo L. Larson and devoted loving mother of seven: Agnes, Bertha, Catherine, Denise, Evelyn, Florence, and Gerald (also known as the ABC kids); grandma and great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law and friend to many, passed away peacefully in her home Friday Aug. 2, 2013. Bernie was born Sept. 29, 1935, to the late August and Bridget (Dehmer) Kasper in St. Michael. She attended St. Michael Catholic School through eighth grade. At a young age, Bernie’s kind, loving, and caring qualities shone through as she became the “primary” personal care attendant of her late grandmother. Although Bernie always had a special place in her heart for family and friends, whether it was out for a night of dancing or a big family get-together, she always kept God closest to her heart. Her life was blessed on Aug. 3, 1955, when she married Leo L. Larson at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.

Fri
06
Sep

Donna Mae Luoma, South Haven

Donna Mae Luoma, 67, passed away peacefully in her South Haven home Sunday afternoon surrounded by family, friends and dogs. She was a much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Donna was born on Oct. 21, 1945 to Melvin and Ruth Sigerson. Following her father's death two months after Donna's birth, her mother remarried and the family settled in Hopkins where she attended public school. She married Fred Luoma in 1962 and eventually moved to a small farm in South Haven where Donna was free to indulge her passion for gardening, horses, cats and stray dogs. She worked for the past 14 years at Product Technologies in Maple Lake. Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Kenneth Sigerson.

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06
Sep

Edna Mabel Vieau, Howard Lake

Edna Mabel Vieau, age 91, of rural Howard Lake, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Park View Care Center. She was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Albion Township, the daughter of August and Esther Bonnick Uecker. Edna was baptized on March 12, 1922, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township. She was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 14, 1935, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Her confirmation memory verse was 1 Timothy 6:12-14 On Nov. 25, 1941, Edna M. Uecker and Leo J. Vieau were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with three children. Edna and Leo purchased a farm in Middleville Township in the early '50s. They engaged in dairy farming there for many years. Edna and Leo built and moved into a new home on their farm in 1977. She enjoyed reading, gardening, canning, caring for Leo and their cats.

Fri
06
Sep

Thomas accepted into New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Abby Thomas has been accepted by the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She is a 2008 graduate of Maple Lake High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota Duluth in May, 2012 with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Abby is the daughter of Rick and Lori Thomas.

Fri
06
Sep

Robert Cumler, formerly of Maple Lake

     Robert S. Cumler, 73, formerly of Maple Lake, passed away on July 20, 2013. Bob was an Eagle Scout and a proud Marine veteran.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Kathryn, of Apple Valley; sons: Fred (Carrie), of Maple Lake; Jason (Sandra), of Brownton; Robert C., of Eagan; and James, of Savage; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents: Clarence and Lulu, and brother, John.

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