Obituaries

Wed
19
Oct

BERNICE E. SCHERMER, Annandale

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.

Wed
19
Oct

JAMES LIONEL HOLT, Monticello (formerly of Maple Lake)

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.

Wed
12
Oct

CATHERINE H. HELMBRECHT, Buffalo

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.

Wed
12
Oct

LEAH EVA STUMPF, Maple Lake

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.

Wed
12
Oct

RICHARD J. WURM, Maple Lake

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.

Wed
05
Oct

VIOKA I. LOCH, South Haven

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.

Wed
05
Oct

DOUGLAS JOHN EDWARD MAASS, Annandale

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.

Wed
05
Oct

VIRGINIA M. ROTSOLK, Silver Creek Township

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.

Wed
28
Sep

LOIS JEAN (MAYNE) WARD, Maple Lake

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.

Wed
28
Sep

VERNON LOUIS YAGER, Waverly

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.

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