Obituaries

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19
Jul

Gladeline "Glady" Alberta (Lemke) Goerke, Buffalo

Gladeline "Glady" Alberta (Lemke) Goerke, age 89, of Maple Lake, passed away on Sunday, July 9th, 2017, at The Oasis of Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.
She was born on September 3, 1927, in Annandale, the daughter of Albert and Evangeline (Gerard) Lemke.
Glady was baptized on November 27, 1927. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on May 18, 1941, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township, Wright County. Her confirmation memory verse was Isaiah 54:10: “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.”

Wed
19
Jul

Sharon Frances Larson, Monticello

Sharon (Sherry) Frances Larson, age 70, of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Sharon was born June 25, 1947, in Springfield, MN, to Ralph and Frances (Ludwig) Eichten.  The sixth of eight children, Sharon lived in Wanda, MN, until she was two when the family moved to Ethan, SD, where she attended school until she was 12. The family then moved to Maple Lake, MN, where she went to St. Timothy’s Catholic and Maple Lake Public Schools. She married David Larson on April 10, 1964, in Northwood, IA. Together they were blessed with two children, Kevin and Paula.  The family lived in Maple Lake until moving to Monticello in 1986. Sharon had a daycare for a while and worked part-time in Minneapolis for 30 years. She loved country music, reading, dancing, playing cards and slots, taking pictures; but most of all spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren.

Wed
31
May

Gerald “Jerry” T. Glunz, Buffalo

Gerald “Jerry” T. Glunz, age 57, of Buffalo, passed away on May 24, 2017, at North Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jerry was born the son of Jerome and Kathleen (Zinken) Glunz on June 8, 1959, in Buffalo.
He attended school in Buffalo “whenever he wasn’t needed at home,” as Jerry put it. At the age of 18 he began working at Liberty Carton Company and worked there for 38 years, retiring as the shipping lead man.
Jerry was united in marriage to Debra (Puncochar) in Annandale on April 25, 1987. God blessed their marriage with two children that were his pride and joy.
Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and entertaining family and friends. He was especially proud of his Ford truck and kept it meticulous at all times.

Wed
24
May

DARLENE ANN JEWETT, Howard Lake

Darlene Ann Jewett, age 75, of rural Howard Lake, passed away on Friday, May 19th, 2017, at her residence.
She was born on April 7, 1942, in Monticello, the daughter of David and Ellen (Gibson) Allen.
On November 27, 1958, Darlene Ann Allen and Charles F. Jewett were joined in holy marriage in Buffalo. 
Darlene was formerly employed at Carlson Doll Company in Maple Lake for many years.
She enjoyed fishing, garage sales, pull tabs, playing cards with her good friend, Pearl Fobbe, reading, and was a collector of many things.

Wed
24
May

FRANCIS E. HOGAN, Maple Lake

Francis “Frank” E. Hogan, age 80, of Maple Lake, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at his home while under the love and care of his family.
Visitation was held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Fr. John Meyer officiated.

Wed
17
May

FRANCIS E. HOGAN, Maple Lake

Francis “Frank” E. Hogan, age 80, of Maple Lake, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at his home while under hospice care.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Fr. John Meyer will officiate.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.
Obituary & Guestbook online at
www.dingmannfuneral.com

Wed
17
May

DONALD JOSEPH LOCH, Maple Lake

Donald Joseph Loch, 79, entered into eternal life on May 6, 2017, and is now embraced in the arms of his beloved Lord and Savior. Don was born in Maple Lake, MN to Joseph and Helen (Wurm) Loch. He attended Maple Lake High School followed by Dunwoody Institute. He worked for Control Data Corporation, ADC Telelcommunications and Epiphany Catholic Schools. He was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church for 49 years. Don and his true love, Marion, were united in marriage on June 25, 1966. In 1968 they built a home in Coon Rapids. It’s there they raised three daughters, created many priceless memories and also where Don took his last breaths.

Wed
10
May

DONALD JOSEPH LOCH (Death Notice)

Donald Joseph Loch, 79, entered into eternal life on May 6, 2017, and is now embraced in the arms of his beloved Lord and Savior. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at Epiphany Catholic Church, 11001 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. A full obituary can be found in next week’s Messenger.

Wed
10
May

STANLEY F. KOZLAK, Annandale

Stanley F. Kozlak, age 75, of Annandale, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Annandale Care Center after a battle with esophagus cancer.
Rite of Committal will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery near Little Falls.
Stanley Francis Kozlak was born May 19, 1941, in Minneapolis to Frank and Nellie (Worwa) Kozlak. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War; he was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. Stan was a parish priest at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery and at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale. Stan enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends.
He is survived many family and friends.
Obituary, Guestbook & Video Tribute online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.
Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

Wed
10
May

ROSEMARY KATHRYN CARLSON, Annandale

Rosemary Kathryn Carlson, age 75, of Annandale, died Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Wellstead of Rogers in Rogers, Minnesota.
Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale with Rev. Thomas Queck officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, Thursday, at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Maple Lake Library. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

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