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.
Douglas John Edward Maass, age 72, of Annandale, formerly of Big Lake and Watertown, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 30, 2016.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. on October 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Annandale, with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Virginia M. Rotsolk, age 83, of Silver Creek Township, died Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by the love of her family.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 8, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Annandale, with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Burial will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the church.
Lois Jean (Mayne) Ward, age 87, lifelong resident of Maple Lake/Buffalo, Minnesota, died on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at her family home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 26, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Chatham Township, rural Maple Lake. Visitation was from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Monday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish prayers were held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Vernon Louis Yager was born September 16, 1925, on the family farm near Waverly, Minnesota, the son of Louis and Meta (Wandersee) Yager. A lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, he was baptized on November 1, 1925, by Reverend C.G. Seltz and confirmed in his faith on April 2, 1939, by Reverend Eugene Seltz.
He farmed his entire life and during the Depression he left home to work for area farmers earning a salary to support his family.
On August 29, 1950, he was married to Mildred Krause. Their marriage was blessed with six children. During the Korean War, he was drafted into the army and served our country for two years.
Returning to the family farm he and Mildred raised their family there as he enjoyed working on the farm until retiring at the age of 78. As important as the farm was to him, it always took a second to his family and faith.
Jason James Siemieniewski, 45, of Maple Lake, MN, formerly of Geneseo, ND, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at his home. A gathering of family and friends was held Thursday, September 15, from 7-9 p.m. at The V in Maple Lake. Funeral service was Friday, September 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood, ND, with burial at St. Martin’s Cemetery, Geneseo, ND. Fr. Jason Lefor officiated. Pallbearers were: Joe Vaplon, Brian Lesner, Justin Siemieniewski, Jon Siemieniewski, Kevin Siemieniewski, Kevin Nelson, Les Bergstrom and Brad Glarum.
Jason James Siemieniewski was born December 27, 1970, at St. Louis Park, MN, the son of Paul and Gloria (Mulock) Siemieniewski. He grew up near Geneseo, ND, and graduated from Lidgerwood High School. After high school he lived in Florida for a couple years moving to Maple Lake in 2001. In 2001 he married Sherri Griggs at Cayuga, ND.
Myrtle H. Penn (Oel-schlager), age 96, of Mpls., previously of Albion Township, Wright County, Minnesota, passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Sept. 12, 2016, at Lino Lakes Assisted Living. She was a spiritual woman and derived strength and inner peace as a life-long member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Growing up on a farm, she had a strong connection to the beauty and wonder of nature. Gardening was her favorite pastime. Myrtle had a never ending thirst for knowledge, especially history, and loved learning through reading, research and travel.
Bruce B. Dalbec, age 78, of Crosslake, formerly of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16, at St. Timothy Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas McCabe as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Memorials are preferred to St. Timothy Catholic School.