Helen Marjorie Christenson, age 94, of Buffalo, formerly of New London, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Lakeside Oasis in Buffalo. She was born July 2, 1922, in Strandburg, South Dakota, the daughter of August and Annie (Carlson) Linngren.
Helen graduated as valedictorian from Strandburg Public Schools in 1940. She worked for the Triple A office in Milbank prior to her marriage to Gordon Christenson on September 22, 1946.
Rose A. Saunders, age 81, of Maple Lake, formerly of Bloomington, died Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with Pastor Jerry Albert officiating. Visitation was from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial was at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Wright County Historical Society or donor’s choice.
Jerome Bernard Berning, age 90, of St. Michael passed away on Thursday, November 10th 2016 at his home.
He was born on September 18th, 1926 in Frankfort Township, Wright County and the son of Markus & Teresa (Kasper) Berning.
Jerome farmed early and worked at Berning’s Mill prior to working sewer and water with Orfei & Sons and with Nodland for over 30 years. Following retirement, he worked at Fox Hollow Golf until his early 80’s helping maintain the course.
Jerome was a Korean War Combat Veteran. He entered Korea at Inchon and spent most of his tour along the 38th parallel and northern Korea serving with an anti-aircraft & ammo unit. He was a life-long union member of the Local 563 and Anoka Chapter of the Knights of Columbus.
Inez I. Hanson, age 85, of Maple Lake, died Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Annandale Care Center.
Memorial services will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with Rev. Tom Heyd officiating. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Private family burial will be held at a later date.
Bernice E. Schermer, age 80, of Annandale died Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House, St. Cloud.
Funeral ervices will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2016, at Silver Creek Community Church with Pastor Luke Baehr officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral chapel.
James Lionel Holt, was born October 7, 1930, in Brooten Village, MN. He and his five siblings grew up with their parents, Elmer and Opal Holt, in rural Belgrade/Brooten on a small farm. Jim married Jeanette Mae Johnson in 1950 at Nordland Lutheran Church in Paynesville. They started out living in a small home in Fridley. In 1953, they moved to Coon Rapids.
Jim was employed as a machinist and later as a tool and dye maker at Cornelius Co. in Anoka, MN. They raised their five girls, Sharon, Diane, Karen, Noreen and Paula, while they lived in Coon Rapids. They were charter members of Faith Lutheran Church and were very active in the church.
Catherine H. Helmbrecht, age 95, of Buffalo died Sunday, October 9, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer officiating. Burial followed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 9:00–10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish prayers were at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Leah Eva Stumpf, age 95, of Maple Lake, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Park View Care Center in Buffalo.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 14, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Chatham Township. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Friday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish prayers will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Richard J. Wurm, age 78, of Maple Lake, died Friday, October 7, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. October 15, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church. Rosary to start at 10:00 a.m.
Richard (Dick) was born on March 10, 1938, in Maple Lake to George and Sadie (Jensen) Wurm. He married Jacquelyn R. Scanlon on June 11, 1960, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. He worked as a 49er operating heavy equipment for 40+ years. In his spare time, Dick enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, playing cribbage, and, of course, socializing at the Maple Lake American Legion Club. Above all, Dick enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Vioka I. Loch, age 91, of South Haven, died Friday, September 30, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 7, at St. Anne Catholic Church, Kimball, with Fr. Thomas Olson as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball ,and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday.