Jeffrey M. Miller, age 68, of Annandale died Friday, September 9, 2016, after a 6-year battle with multiple myeloma due to exposure to agent orange in the Vietnam War.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. George Kallumkalkudy as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Pleasantview Cemetery, Annandale. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continued at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jason Siemieniewski, of Maple Lake, died at his home on Sept. 12, 2016. Funeral service will be Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood, ND with burial at St. Martin’s Cemetery, Geneseo, ND. A celebration of life will take place Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m., at The V by HH.
Justin A. Harvey, age 18, of Montrose passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016. He was born on March 19, 1998, in Johnson City, NY, to Robert Harvey Jr. and Kiley Hayes.
Justin was a 2016 graduate of Maple Lake High School. He played football and participated in track. Justin enjoyed hanging out with his friends, sketching and playing video games.
Justin is survived by his parents, Robert and Kiley; sister, Desiree Harvey; and many other family and friends.
Memorial service will be at noon on Friday, September 2, at the United Methodist Church of Montrose. Gathering of family and friends will be Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the church. Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.
Roger W. Riesgraf, age 92, of Maple Lake, died Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in Saint Cloud surrounded by family members, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 1, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Parish prayers will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
“Grandpa Roger” was a dearly loved and an irreplaceable person in the lives of his family, who cannot put into words how much he will be missed. A kind, gentle soul who always put others first, he is cherished beyond measure as one who loved being with his family at the cabin, golfing with his grandkids, and reading stories to his great-grandchildren.
Ruth (Wright) Vaa, of St. Cloud, was born on July 14, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo. to parents, Earl and Carrie (Jacobson) Wright. She passed away August 26, 2016, at the age of 92 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Ruth is survived by two daughters, Judy (Vaa) and Jerry VanDenEinde of St. Joseph, Sandy (Vaa) and Keith Sather of Maple Lake, one son, Harry Vaa of Lester Prairie; one sister, Grace Taylor of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Glenn Wright of Genoa, Il; 13 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Carrie (Jacobson) Wright; two husbands, Albin Vaa and Frank Duncan; three brothers, Harry Wright, Earl Wright, Frank Wright; one sister, Dorothy Ohare; and three daughters, Mary Louise Vaa, Tammy Jo Vaa, and Carrie (Vaa) Dahl.
Ruth worked as camp manager at Schroeder Park in Annandale for 33 years and retired at the age of 90 years old.
George S. Nothnagel, age 94, of Buffalo, formerly of Maple Lake, died Thursday, August 18, 2016, at his residence in Buffalo, surrounded by the love and care of his family.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Visitation was held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continued from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Wednesday also at the funeral chapel. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale.
Floyd C. Johnson, age 77, of Annandale, died August 12, 2016 at his home with his family at his side.
Memorial Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 18, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran in French Lake with Rev. Edward Groop officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, South Haven. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, Thursday, at the church.
Floyd Carlos Johnson was born June 20, 1939, in French Lake to Reynold and Bernice (Walberg) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church near French Lake. Floyd grew up in French Lake and attended Annandale High School. He worked in construction for Elk River Bituminous and Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix; he also was self-employed as an over-the-road truck driver and a farmer. Floyd enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching the birds.
Doris Ann Mason, age 75, of Kimball, was called home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2016. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 22, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Silver Creek Community Church in Silver Creek. Prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Luke Baehr officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Maple Lake.
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