“If I were a squirrel in a tree,
I’d eat Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, for you see,
They’re crisp and crunchy as they can be,
And I’m going to hide them just for me.”
A poem our mother composed years ago, trying to win a contest sponsored by Kellogg’s. She didn’t, but we still think it was a winner! Eat your heart out, Kellogg’s!
Gina Riley Balliet, age 67, of Maple Lake, passed away at Lakeridge Oasis in Buffalo.
Memorial service was on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeridge Friendship Center, Buffalo. Visitation one hour prior to service at the friendship center.
Marella F. Kemmer, age 96, of Lakeville, Minnesota, and formerly of Moorhead, died Friday, January 6, 2017.
She was born on April 22, 1920, in Chatham Township, Wright County, the daughter of Francis “Shorty” and Stella Lemieux DeMarais. “Shorty” DeMarais worked for many years on the Soo Line Railroad and his family made their home during those years in North Dakota.
Marella graduated from North Dakota’s Enderlin High School in 1938.
On November 10, 1943, Marella F. DeMarais and Elroy C. Kemmer were joined in holy marriage in Moorhead. God blessed their marriage with three sons.
Marella was formerly employed as a beautician for 30 years in Fargo, North Dakota.
She was fond of the farm, being a beautician, dogs, reading and dominos. She enjoyed life, especially her family and friends.
Veone J. Piram, age 82, of rural Buffalo, died peacefully in her home Monday morning, January 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
Veone was born on June 23, 1934, the daughter of Merle and Emma (Honeck) Triplett.
On January 26, 1952, Veone J. Triplett was joined in holy matrimony to Eugene C. Piram at the church of St. Francis Xavier in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with six children: Patrick, Katherine, Michael, Donald, Eugene Jr. “Jed”, and Peter.
Veone was a loving wife for 47 years until Gene’s death in February 1999. She was proud to spend her remaining years on the Piram family farm (which was awarded a Century Farm honor in 2015). Veone was a proud mother of six, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of 18.
Veone enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, spending time in the sunshine on her swing, doing puzzles, reading and watching the birds.
Karen L. Haas, age 64, of Maple Lake, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 30, 2016, at her home.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Buffalo, with Rev. Ryan Clark officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. A prayer service will be held 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville, MN.
Karen Lee Haas was born June 23, 1952, in Fairmont, Minnesota, to Edward and Clarice (Musser) Schuster. Karen grew up in St. Paul, where she graduated in 1970 from Murray High School. She furthered her education at Globe College of Business. On June 17, 1972, she was united in marriage to Richard L. Haas at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul.
Rosemary Therese Mattson, age 74, of Buffalo and formerly of rural Waverly, (Marysville Township) passed away on Friday, December 30th, 2016, at Park View Care Center.
She was born on December 3, 1942, in Maple Lake, the daughter of Raymond and Viola (Jansen) Wurm.
On February 17, 1962, Rosemary Wurm and David Mattson were joined in holy marriage at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Rosemary was employed for over 40 years at The Wright County Journal Press as a typesetter.
She enjoyed golfing, playing cards, reading, crocheting and was especially fond of her children and grandchildren.
Rosemary was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo.
Veone Jean Piram, age 82, of Buffalo, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 10, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 9, from 4-8 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.
Full obituary to follow next week.
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo is assisting the family with arrangements. www.thepetersonchapel.com
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at the Silver Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church in Silver Creek for Elaine Lillian Eccless, age 92, of Clearwater, who died on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at her home. Pastor Tatkenhorst will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Clearwater. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Services are with the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater.
Elaine was born on December 27, 1923, at Silver Creek, the daughter of Charles and Helena (Repke) Post. She attended school in the area and graduated from Annandale High School. She was united in marriage to William Eccless on September 2, 1944, at the Silver Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church at Silver Creek. They then farmed south of Clearwater. After Mr. Eccless died on November 22, 1986, Elaine continued to live on the farm.
Mary F. Aiken, age 66, of Maple Lake, died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 13, 2016 at St. Albert Catholic Church in Albertville with Fr. Peter Richards as the Celebrant. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday and 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, both at the church. Parish Prayers will be held 6:00 p.m. Monday at the church.
Mary embodied joy, love and laughter and shared her kindness with family, friends and strangers alike. Her warmth and smile will be missed by many, but mostly by Laun, her loving and dedicated husband of 43 years.
Mary was born on January 16, 1950 in Albertville, Minn. to Lawrence and Lucille (Heuring) Kolles and raised with her seven siblings on the family farm. Mary’s engaging personality, ready laugh and warm smile endeared her to family and friends; it was these qualities that captured Laun’s heart so many years ago.
Paul George Segner, age 48, of Annandale died accidentally Saturday, December 10, 2016.
Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Annandale with Pastor Dave Nelson and Chaplain Ron Freeman officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Annandale. A prayer service will be held 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Paul George Segner was born November 5, 1968, in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Jim and Trudy (Howard) Segner. He grew up in Annandale and graduated from Annandale High School in 1987. On July 17, 1993, Paul was united in marriage to Cathy Hennen. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Rebecca and Thomas. He was employed at Becker Brothers, New Brighton. Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.