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  1. Your mom felt like all our moms. She was so caring, loving, and accepting. She always treated us with her famous chocolate chip cookies at the Middle School. She made us all feel so loved and appreciated. Now it is our time to show her how much she was appreciated. She will be missed.
    Love to all of you,
    Dan and Mary Klaustermeier

  2. Beautiful, kind, hard-working, friendly, funny, loving, interesting Sheena.
    I had the honor of working for Sheena at the Valley House back in the ’90’s — Sheena’s huge heart and calm professionalism and natural affinity for hospitality made everyone feel like Family; and made work fun. I have many happy memories of Sheena and everyone at the Valley House. Thank you. Rest In Peace dear beautiful Sheena.
    Deepest Sympathy to Sheena’s whole family, especially Jerry, Billy and Jonny, and her many many friends too (especially Paul Belisle!)
    Lea Wulf

  3. Just absolutely adored this wonderful lady! Her hugs and positive, tell it like it is, no non-sense spunky attitude is her trademark! She helped me see life from a place of freedom! We loved talking about our faith in Jesus over a cup of coffee that she’d never let me pay for and how wonderful God is. I am happy to know she is at peace and I will wait patiently until I can see her again! She doted on my kids like a Gramma and just last week Madelyn made Sheena’s AWESOME pudding enhanced chocolate chip cookies and Jared I am sure found his love of coffee through Sheena’s hostess with mostest spirit. We will miss you, Sheena. Love you! Big hugs~ Jerry, Jon, Katie and Billy

  4. Sheena was always a wonderful person to work with at the Highlander with a warm heart. Even though we lived far apart all these years, whenever we would see each other it was like no time had gone past. I will miss her deeply!

  5. Many fond memories of Sheena. Always welcoming with a great smile and warm hugs! She will be missed by many that loved her.

  6. Rest In Peace “Sheena from Scotland” I will miss seeing your smiling face and our daily banter 😉You were a wonderful example of grace 🌷while still being a patient advocate. Not an easy task…but you did it with a sense of ease & a smile 😊 Thank you for the kind & thoughtful way you treated all of the staff who cared for your loved one. We will miss you ❤️

  7. We will always remember Sheena with her big smile and warm heart full hugs. One in a million.

  8. The world was a better place because of you dear Sheena. May your family find comfort in the knowledge you are loved by all who knew you

  9. My favorite word for Jack is “Swell”. No matter what he was dealt with in life, his answer to how he was, was always “swell”. Our hearts go out to you Kathy and to your sons and daughter and all the other wonderful progeny of whom you are both so proud. Wish we could be with you at the time to offer what comfort we can. Jack has gone to a “Swell” place where he is hale and hearty again and watching over you with love and tenderness. We are so proud to have known you both and been a part of your life.

  10. I can’t make your memorial service, but my heart will be there. We have been best friends forever. We flew through the teens, concerts & dances, boys, our summer job at the resort. Next it was on to our “camping” trips, x-country skiing. My first time flying, trip to Reno to visit my cousin, what a blast we had. When my baby was born, you were the first one there to welcome her & bring a gift. I will miss the birthday cards that always showed up, Rest in peace my dear friend. Love Cheryl

  11. Action Jackson, will miss you. You always kept things lively. Best of friends and loyal golf partner. God speed. Ted and Marilyn Marx

  12. Seems like only yesterday the intrepid Spring Valley motorcycle gang departed for Sturgis with Buffalo Jack Kusilek in the lead. Always fun and always the center of entertainment. Sure will miss you Jack.

  13. Sending love and hugs to Donna’s family. God has welcomed her home. Your spirit will live on thru the wonderful memories people cherish in their hearts.

  14. When we were children and the family would go camping at Perch Lake, Barb and I would cross the lake in a row boat. Me rowing and Barb playing guitar and singing. She was the cool cousin I wanted to emulate. As adults, Barb was the rallying supporter for the entire family. If there was ever a wedding, anniversary or funeral, Barb & Greg were there together to show their support. We will always remember her smile, her sharp wit, her laughter and how she made us laugh too. Greg, her children, and her grandchildren were at the center of her communications and she shared photos and stories that made it clear they were here pride and joy in life. I will miss all of it. We are brokenhearted to lose you Barb, but your memory and your zest will be with us forever. Rest in Peace Dear Cousin.

  15. Rest in Peace, beautiful lady. You were a gift to this world. My sincerest condolences to Greg and the family during this most difficult time. May you find peace and joy in the memory of your beautiful angel.

  16. So sorry to hear of the loss of Barb. I’m sure the girls are up to some thing fun up in heaven. They both were always laughing and having a good time. Now they can have that Miller lite together that Jeanne always wanted. Thinking of all of you and wish you comfort in the days to come.

  17. So sad for the loss of this wonderful woman on earth. She loved life and her smile always lit up a room and the hallways at 3M. Heaven has gained an Angel. Thoughts and prayers for her family and close friends! RIP

  18. The world has lost a beautiful soul. I will miss that sweet always smiling face. She faced her battles with grace. I know Jesus open his arms to her when she entered heavens gate. Bless her family as they grieve through this tremendous loss. Hopefully her strength will help them all through this. Much love to those she left behind.

  19. My heart truly goes out to you and your family. Working with Camille and sharing beautiful stories about her mom, she raised a beautiful and loving and strong woman and family. I was also blessed to see the love Camille and Steve had for her. I was thankful to have seen her moms beautiful amazing artwork in Camille’s home. Such a gift. She raised a beautiful family. Many prayers too all of you.

  20. Donna,
    You were a kind and friendly neighbor. Welcoming us and sharing your stories and experiences.
    Rest in peace. You will be remembered.

  21. It has been an honor knowing you Roxy and sharing grandmother duties with you! You raised a wonderful family and your light will shine through them in years to come. Rest well you are an wonderful example of a very strong woman for them. My love and prayers to Gary, Joe, Nikki, Jody, Scott, Henry, Isla, Olivia and family.
    Love, Karol & Dennis Johnson.

  22. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Chuck, Micheala and Vivian on your loss. Tina was one of a kind.

  23. Our deepest condolences in the loss of your sweet David. I know he fought the cancer with all his might to stay with you. He has achieved his place in Heaven and will wait patiently. He is probably already filling it with his carvings! How beautiful it will be. I am sorry we will not be there to support you at this time but I know you will be fine. So many people loved him and love you.

  24. I have worked with Tina for the last 16 years and she was one of the kindest of them all. She was a devoted mother and nurse, and worked hard.. I will miss her smile. She always found the good in everything and looked at the bright side to all. Rest in Peace my friend I will miss our conversations! Till we meet again. FLY HIGH!

  25. Betty and Family,
    Our very heartfelt condolences. Dick was one very special person. We are so thankful, proud, and blessed that we had the privilege of knowing him and becoming good friends. We are going to miss him so much down here in Florida. We will never forget him. Take comfort in knowing his wings will guide you through the days to come and he will be watching over all of you until you meet up on the other side. All our love to all of you. Dick & Lana

  26. Pat, Janet and family,

    Our condolences. May your memories lift you in the coming days.

  27. Dear family, my name is Anna, I worked with Tina years ago and also loved working with her. Very pleasant, quiet spoken. When my father was a CCH, she took very good care of him, and my dad appreciated her very much. My heart goes out to her daughter and family.
    Anna Schweitzer.

  28. My heart is heavy upon hearing of Zac’s departure from this world. We will miss him. I remember him fondly as he and his siblings visited me in Colorado. Zac was always so helpful. He is a good soul. I know he will look fondly upon us all and wish us all the greatest of lives. It was a pleasure to know you Zac. Wishing you safe and happy journeys. 🙂

  29. My sympathies for the family, she left behind. May God help you through the healing process. She was a great lady, I used to stay overnight, at Connie’s House, back in Jr. High, even before then! Barb always made feel welcomed and Jack would make us laugh. My mom and dad will make sure, she is welcome, where she now. Thoughts and prayers, to you all! ❤️😇

  30. Dear Mulhollam Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Diane. She was such a bright, beautiful, loving soul. I was lucky enough to get to know her as my aunt Anne sat right across from her office. Every time I came over to visit Anne I got to see and chat with Diane. Oh the stories and how we would laugh! I have great memories of her and will cherish them always.

    Sending prayers your way.

  31. Mulhollam family, so very sorry for your loss. A beautiful soul called home too soon. The only thing I can imagine is that God must have great plans for Diane in Heaven, and needed her there more. I can see her continuing her compassion and caregiving roles to those who need it in Heaven, especially the children. Loving, Mothering, Grandmothering, Mentoring, Befriending all those in need, like she did here with us. A great lady she was. My supervisor for years, but first and foremost, my friend. I will miss her dearly.

  32. Dear Laurie and the Mulhollam Family
    I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of Diane. I will always remember seeing her bright, smiling face in the halls of Securian for the majority of our careers here. It sounds like she leaves a wonderful legacy with your family. I hope all of your best memories bring you comfort today and in the days ahead

  33. Mulhollam family, My deepest sympathy to you in the passing of Diane.
    I worked in group claims/underwriting many years ago and Diane was always so kind to me. Especially when my mother passed away! I will never forget her caring heart! May you find comfort and peace in this difficult time!

    Kerry Brintz (Securian Financial)

  34. Marian and Ken and family my heart is broke for all
    of you. Your family has been through so much. I thank God for your faith and the strength you glean from it. I don’t know if I would survive all you have and I pray for peace for your family in Jesus name Amen

  35. My thoughts are with Jeremy’s family and friends. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  36. Dearest Tracee and the entire family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad and Mom were such sweet people. Your dad will be missed. Know that he will now be reunited with his beloved Vonnie. Hold your wonderful memories in your heart and never let go. Love to you all, especially you Tracee.

  37. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, JoAnn. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other, but I will always remember the training you provided me when you were retiring from Land O’Lakes, and how pleasant you were. So sorry for your loss of your husband, but know he is without the challenges that Parkinson’s put him through, and he is in a better place now. With my dad having had Parkinson’s as well, I somewhat know how difficult it was at times. Cherish the memories you shared for so many years and may God’s peace bring you comfort in the days to come.

  38. Gerry was a great lover of music. Whenever we would perform at CCH he would be singing every song. I had the opportunity to share rehab with him and many meals with interesting topics. We talked about our past job histories with Andersen Windows and of course our families. Loved his smile and friendship.

  39. Cathy, Lynn, Steve and the rest of the family, I was sad to hear of Uncle Al’s passing. I pray you are all doing as well as possible and looking forward to when we will all be united again.
    I only heard of this about 20 minutes ago so please forgive me for not writing sooner. Love and Blessings to all of you.

  40. There are no words to express the sadness you must have at this time.
    We are praying for everyone during this time of loss.
    May Jeremy rest in peace!

  41. I served with Colin for almost nine years in the USAR, including a 9 month deployment that had us together in an office barely big enough for both of our desks. He had a big heart and cared deeply about the welfare of others. This is a man who once flew a flag in Kuwait in order to send it to a child’s classroom in the States, This is a man who took a stuffed camel on adventures and sent back pictures to those same students, much like the travel gnome, and paid a pet sitter to pamper his beloved kitty while he was deployed.

    Under the mild exterior, was a man with a sharp sense of dark humor and something just shocking enough to make someone laugh.

    I will remember these things, my friend.
    You will be missed.

    We should have been having lunch; not your burial.

  42. I am saddened by the recent loss of Sergeant Colin Drake. I had the privilege of serving alongside him in the United States Army Reserve since 2013. He welcomed me into the unit-as my platoon sergeant- with a warm smile. He was passionate about his career in the army and was a model behavioral health specialist. Showing junior enlisted how to work with individuals suffering from mental illness and substance abuse issues. There is a hole in the heart of our unit- he will be missed dearly.

  43. I am so sorry for your loss. I work at WITC and Colin always had a smile and a hello every time we passed. Even though we didn’t formally meet, I will miss seeing him in the hallways, coming from the study room. Truly a dedicated student. My condolences.

  44. My deepest condolences to the Drake family and friends for the loss of your loved one Colin. In God’s word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29; Revelation 21: 1-5.

  45. Sunday June 10, 2018 was Eddie’s birthday. He would of been 39 years old. I miss Eddie’s phone calls “Good Morning, Mama. What are you doing today? Are you drinking coffee?” I would say, “yes” and he would reply, “Me too, so I’m drinking coffee with you.” ❤️ I love you, Eddie Don and miss you …. my sweet, kind, funny son. You often said that I was your best friend; you were also one of my best friends as well. I miss your hugs, jokes and you. I’ve changed a lot in some ways and don’t know if I will ever be the same again. No one can take your place and your place
    Is saved just for you. Until we meet again! Love always, Mom

  46. Family,
    Uncle Dip was loved and will be missed. We continue to pray for all of you.
    Byron and Cathy

  47. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stanley’s family at this time. He was always cheerful and loved his bowling. His infectious enthusiasm for that sport will be greatly missed.

  48. I was heart broken to hear that is was her… She was a wonderful person with a big ❤ and could light up a room with her smile. She’s going to be deeply missed. I am also going to be sending lots of prayers to the family as they try to make since of what had happened to this amazing women as they stand by her husbands side as he fights to make a full recovery.

  49. I was really saddened to hear that the world lost such an incredible woman. The first time I met Brenda it was at a National Guard picnic, and with my 2 little kids in tow she took me under her wing. Then we discovered that we both lived in Glenwood City- even though our spouses at the time were in the MN National Guard. That was the beginning of a long friendship; walking together, attending women’s bible studies, bonfires, and so many conversations. Our lives grew apart, but Brenda was the kind of friend that I could’ve called anytime and we would have picked up where we left off. Now I can’t, and I regret that. She was my “go-to” girlfriend for many years. I send my love to her kids. I can’t imagine your loss, but know I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  50. Norma and Family
    I am going to truly miss you. I enjoyed always seeing you on your cleaning days. We would water all your flowers and then enjoy looking through you “View Finder” I love you Norma. Rest in Paradise Honey.
    Till we meet again!!
    Jordan Polo
    Red Cedar Canyon Housekeeper.

  51. Steve, Catherine and family,
    Our condolences.
    May memories lift you up in the days to come.
    Deb and Zane Bollom

  52. Mr. Jewett, David, Paul, and family-
    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother, Joann. I never met her, but I was a choir student of her husband during my high school years–back in the 70’s. Mr. Jewett was one of my favorite teachers, and feeling that way about him, believe that the love of his life was equally as wonderful a human being. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the days and weeks ahead. May you all feel God’s comfort and peace.

    With warmest sympathy,
    LuAnn (Hauser) Crist

  53. Skip, David, Paul and Family… My heart felt sympathies. Mrs. Jewett was my favorite 3rd Grade teacher. That’s because she WAS my teacher. I had the privilege of teaching with her at East and had many fond memories. The best was sitting with her in the library and going over my report card with her. It was the best Parent/Teacher Conference ever. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  54. Mr. Jewett,
    We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    As I told Phil, you were a great choir director while I was at Jefferson High School, in your choir class.
    May you find comfort in the many happy memories I’m sure you and Joann shared.

    Phil and Rosemary Mertens

  55. We are so saddened by Marks passing. He was such a great son and father and will be missed by all. Words can’t express the heart ache we all feel.Sincerely, Dianne and Michael Elavsky

  56. Sorry for family loss , sounds like he was a great husband, father ,grandfather , sounds like he picked up the Nelson side for gardening v ❤️🙏🏼To all family Im was Lois daughter

  57. So sorry for the loss of Charles, I live in Mississippi so impossible to be there with the family, but I am thinking of y’all. Prayers for all the families.
    Love y’all, Linda

  58. I met Bert in high school and always admired her; her warm spirit, her passion for the outdoors, and that smile that lit up a room. That is the smile that I will always remember. I also admired her sportsmanship and her ability to exceed in whatever she set out to do. While it seemed she had a competitive spirit, I believe she was only competing against herself, she had the desire to prove to herself she was as good as she was. She didn’t gloat when she won, but boy did that smile of hers shine like a diamond. I am blessed to have known Bert and thank God for her spirit. My prayers, love and sympathies to all of her family.

  59. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I was your hairdresser when you lived in New Ulm. Take care.

  60. I’m shocked and so very sad to read this. I worked with and knew Lana for years at 3M when I worked on trade shows for my division years ago. She was a sweet, sweet woman who knew how to get things done. My deepest sympathy to her son and family.

  61. Robert Was a great person. I talked to her often Via internet and a occasional visit. She loved her family and being outdoors. She will be missed by all . I will never forget her. till we meet again . jim.

  62. Jay was a wonderful man and friend he will be missed your family is in our thoughts and prayers may God bless

  63. I am so sorry for your loss. Fran is one of the people who make Hudson a beautiful place to be. She had a heart like an angel and just made you feel good when you saw her.

  64. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tyler’s wife Ali, his sons, his family and friends. I went to high school with Tyler and he was always such a kind person. It is so heartbreaking to hear that such a wonderful man’s life ended at such a young age. Praying for strength and comfort for his family and friends. Rest In Peace Tyler!

    Kristen (Przybylski) Svendsen

  65. Ali –

    My heart breaks for you and your family over the news of your incredible loss. There are absolutely no words that can be said to truly bring comfort and for that, I am sorry. My heart and thoughts are with you during this time. May you be surrounded by the love of family and friends as you move throughout these next days. May love and comfort be with you.


  66. Can’t even express how sad this makes us. I’m not sure if I ever met him, Gene probably had. Just reading about him, I can see how much he was loved and gave love. All I can think is God had a greater need of his quulaloties and qualifications then those of his family on earth…as unfair as that is. I’m glad his wife and kids have the strength of loving families to help them and LOTS of great male role models to help fill his absence in the kids lives.

  67. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know him and his family, but he sounds like a wonderful, caring, giving person.

    Hold on to the good and beautiful memories and remember… Love Never Ends!

  68. Ali,
    There are no words I can say to change the reality of your pain but may you be surrounded by the love of God and your family.
    I pray that you feel God’s presence in this dark hour.
    Linda Goeppinger

  69. Sorry, For your loss Tracy and Tony! Prayers! The hearts of the Homeless who Tyler helped will pray for him!

  70. I am so very very sorry for your loss. It sounds like Tyler was a wonderful son, husband, and father. Sending many prayers to you all.

  71. I wish there was something I could say to make the loss of Tyler’s life a little less painful. I can not begin to imagine your loss. What I have seen shows howdeeply thought of he was. That is an incredible gift to you, as his parents Tracy and Tony. You did good raising him, and he explored those teachings to encompass them into his life and make this wonderful person, man, husband, and father. God bless all of you during this time. I will be praying for all of you.

  72. Tyler was always such a great guy in high school!!! I am extremely sad and heartbroken for such a young good soul to leave this earth too early. My heart goes out to all of his family and his children! Rest in peace Tyler!

  73. There are no words to take away the pain from all who are suffering the loss of this amazing young man!~ My deepest sympathy to Ali, Liji, Amos and his parents Tracy and Tony. My heart is breaking for all of you – Prayers, love and hugs to you all!

  74. Ali, Elijah, and Amos,
    I wish there were better words to express how incredibly sorry I am for your loss. It’s clear that the whole Hudson community knew how great of a man Tyler was, and he will be missed by many.
    I look back at that short, but recent time you guys lived by my mom’s, and it always made me smile when I drove by and saw Tyler’s truck out front, and was even better when I was walking the block with one of my kids, and got a chance to catch up with Tyler, and let our kids play for a while. He truly beamed with love for those boys! You could see it in the twinkle of his eyes, and hear the joy in his voice.
    Please don’t hesitate to ask for whatever you need from me or anyone, any who knew Tyler, or even heard of him would be more than happy to make this time easier. I wish we could wake you up from this nightmare, as death truly sucks….which is an incrediable understatement!

  75. This is a tribute to Dan the man. I remember when I was a little kid I used to hide behind his lazyboy chair and kick it repeatedly. He never minded much. One of the best memories from my childhood was when he and auntie linda took me to the MN state fair and he played billiards to win me a giant stuffed Clifford the red dog. I didn’t know he was so good at shooting pool. On the car ride home I still remember holding it out the window and shaking it to distract other drivers and he and Linda were laughing histeterichally as other drivers honked at us. You will be missed. Rest In Peace uncle Dan.

  76. Shelby was a classmate of mine. I remember her, fondly. She was a very independent, strong woman and and so smart. She was good friends with our other classmate and friend, Kathy Krizan Ofstie, and they loved playing pool together. I’ll never forget Shelby, her warm personality and those dimples! Rest in peace old friend.

  77. To my sister Linda and to Dan’s parents and siblings: Dan’s passing is heart-felt. Hang in there. Dan obviously worked hard all of his life and lived life to the fullest! I will always continue to admire him for that. What a nice picture of Dan the Man and what a nice obituary!
    -Rick Bubnash, Great Falls, Montana

  78. Uncle Dan, I still can’t believe you’re no longer with us. Ever since you came into our lives as kids there has never been a dull moment. I am truly going to miss your crazy stories at holiday dinners, our trips to the state fair, and your never-ending joy for life. Thank you for patiently teaching me to knee-board, how to properly roast a hot dog on a campfire, and to never be afraid to take risks in life. We all miss you, and I hope you are still riding around on your Harley up there. ❤️

  79. I will never forget my dearest Uncle Ol’ Blue Eyes. You have never seen such crystal blues with a smile that lights up the room. When Uncle Dan was around, he always put me at ease with his endearing laugh and calm nature. My favorite part of our family holidays was listening to Uncle Dan’s stories; he was an old-school, straight-shooter who always “tells it like it is”. His genuine, honest spirit I will forever admire. A humble, hard-working man, Dan had many hidden talents and life wisdom. He would reminiscence about his childhood days when he became a smashingly successful trumpet player. Uncle Dan even played in a band with the great Miles Davis. Anytime I hear a trumpet play, I think of my Uncle Dan and his passion for life and music. Like me, Uncle Dan longed to live on a beach. I know he is finally on his beach now looking down on us; he will forever be missed.

  80. My family was never able to visit Grandpa Jack as often as we’d liked to, but when we went, it was always a memorable time. In younger times, I remember walking through his wonderland of woods. During the summers when we visited, my little brother and I climbed giant oak trees, ran through the woods, and explored every nook and cranny of his land. There was always something to do in the woods at Grandpa Jack’s. I will forever remember Grandpa Jack as interesting and as vivacious as his woods.

    Through the years, I’ve learned many things from him. One summer, when I was around 12 or 13, my dad took the family up to see Grandpa Jack. There, he set out a trap for a pesky raccoon he had been complaining about rummaging through his property and trash. The next day, we checked the trap to find a raccoon stuck inside. He handed me a pellet rifle and instructed me to put a single round into the raccoon to put it out of its misery. Now, I had practiced with rifles on his land before, but I’d never shot at a live target. I took the heavy rifle and aimed at the raccoon. It was scared and desperately trying to free its damaged paw from the mechanism in the confinement. I fired round after round into the cage, each time hitting, but not ending its life. With each consecutive round, I became more panicked and desperate to put the animal out of its misery. I must have fired 7 rounds into the raccoon before it finally succumbed. In this one act, my grandpa taught me the importance of responsibility for my actions, the importance of being deliberation in action, and the importance of life. I will forever remember my Grandpa Jack as a teacher.

    In all of the summer trips, fish fry dinners, and family reunions, I noticed a strong connection between Grandpa and all of his kids and grandchildren, I see it in the way my father looks up to him and admires him. I see it in the way my uncles’ eyes light up when they tell a story about him for the hundredth time. I see it in the way they love and respect him. I see it in the how he always provided a warm home to my family, I see it when we catch eye contact, and he returns a wink and a smile at me.
    I will forever remember my Grandpa Jack as a good man.

    From his quiet smirk to his wide grin, I knew my grandpa loved life. In this, his teaching and mentor-ship are evident in the way my relatives respect him, the way I respect his sons, and the way my dad tries to be the best father he can, from the experiences he has taken from his father. I will remember John Jack Martin in how I teach my future children and I how I treat future people. The lessons he’s taught me about god, about family, and about life are among those forever instilled within me.

    -You’re in a better place now
    Lucas Kai Martin

  81. Jim and family,
    I remember Jean as a quiet gentle person and fun to visit with at our Wilson staff parties. I still have her recipe for lemon meringue dessert..John really loved that.!
    You will have many good memories to keep in your heart!
    You are in our prayers,
    Dari and John Nielsen

  82. Jim and family, I’m sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. I hope you and the rest of your family are doing well.
    Gerry Meyers

  83. My sympathy to her family.
    I am just a silly student in her English class at Marshall Junior High.
    Miss Goldsmith was a very classy lady with great class control, but I made her laugh. This was all in 1962. I remember how happy she was for her upcoming marriage and how we all chipped in to by her a vase( I think) from Ernie Rost store! She seemed so pleased. Glad she married one of Janesvilles finest teachers, Jim Sharer.

    John Bontly

  84. Fran will always hold a special place in my heart. She always had a kind word for me and her smile was Infectious. I consider myself blessed to have know her.
    Bill and I would like to send our Condolences to the entire Family.

  85. I am so sorry for your loss Sarah. Even though I never personally met John, I felt like I knew him just from all the conversations and stories you would share with me during our hair appointments together. If there is anything you need …please do not hesitate to ask!

  86. We are saddened at the family’s loss of such a joy-filled sister, mother, grandmother, our cousin. Her heart belonged to the Lord. May her faith and the beautiful and fun memories she gave to all who knew her give joy and peace.

  87. My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May the “…Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort…” be with you during this sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) (Psalm 83:18)

  88. Nancy, Margaret Ann and I loved popcorn in bed. We were gigglers especially at midnight. Margaret Ann loved the Lord and gave all of the women in her church a CD of her aunt, my mother, playing the piano. She loved her family

  89. Dearest Mary Ann and family, my heart is breaking for you all at this sad time. This is the first I’ve heard of Teri even being ill. Always remember the good times and know that she is in a better place. Sending hugs and prayers to you all! Fly High Teri!! It was my pleasure being your babysitter so many years ago!!

  90. Megan, Charlie and Lori, and Kevin and family, your mother was a wonderful woman! She gave of herself freely. I am sure that your dad was standing at Heavens Gates with wide open arms. I know that she will be dearly missed by you. Praying for peace and comfort.

  91. I will remember Margaret for her ready smile and hug. I appreciate the joy she shared, and her love of her family.

  92. Almost every time I met John he was either helping me or helping someone else, which in itself says a lot about who John was.

    As I struggle for words, I came across this quote from Martin Luther King Jr. that reminded me of John.

    “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle… (or) Einstein’s Theory of Relativity … (or) the Second Theory of Thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

    John was a rare individual. Not only was he an intelligent man, but he was a kindhearted, loving soul with a willingness to help others. John was a great man. He served his community well and will be deeply missed by his friends and family.

  93. So sorry to hear of Teri’s passing! Remember her well when we were neighbors growing up in Watson! Thoughts and prayers to her entire family!

  94. Jim, Julie, Jim and extended family,
    So sorry for your loss. Know you have many great memories. Enjoyed our many conversations at Jane’s family gatherings.
    May she rest in peace.
    Love, Ken and Peg

  95. Dear Jim, Julie and Janie and families,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jean’s death. May God grant you comfort and peace. Soany wonderful memories of living across the street from you, and the wonderful years of watching our girls growing up together.
    With love and prayers,

  96. Jim, you and your family have our sincere sympathy. Good-byes are so hard. I know Jean is fully restored, wrapped in the arms of our Lord. Blessings to all of you at this difficult time.

  97. Jennifer, Jill and Derrick,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom and Grandma’s passing. She was quite the character ! I remember one time I couldn’t help but smile while listening to you girls trying to convince her of something ( the subject escapes me now ) and she would have none of it ! She knew her mind and I always admired that.
    My thoughts, fun memories, and prayers are with you all.
    God Bless, Fran

  98. Thank-you so much for sending this beautiful tribute, Jennifer. I have been thinking of you all ever since I got the news. Your mom was such a sweet, gentle soul… I always enjoyed visiting with her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  99. I am so grateful for all of the time my family and I got to spend with Mary over the years. She always lit up the place when she was around… always smiling. In our conversations she was always so kind and caring. We will miss her deeply. All our love to Johnny and the rest of her wonderful legacy.

  100. Deborah, John & Sarah,

    I’m heartbroken over the death of your Mom. Her smile & lilting voice will always be in my heart. Peace & love to all of you.

  101. Mrs. Johnson was my favorite teacher in junior high in the late 1960’s. She encouraged all my creative writing, even when it didn’t meet the “letter of the law,” as far as the assignment went. She was one of the most positive influences in my educational development, and in my path to a career in environmental education.

    My sympathies to the family.

  102. John and family – so sorry to hear of your loss. Wish you all peace and comfort in the days ahead as you reflect on her memory and the great gift she was in your lives.

    With Sincerest Thoughts and Prayers,

  103. John and family I am sorry your Mom has passed, but also thankful she is now at peace in her eternal life. I wish you peace and you have my prayers as you pass through this difficult time. John, lean on your music and your friends.

  104. I am very sad to see this. Mike was not only skilled at his job, but also a truly nice person. I’ll always remember his installing our hardwood kitchen floor (beautifully!); and conversations we had. Our condolences to his family. Gone too soon….

    Linda & Gene Schwenke
    River Falls

  105. Al, Megan and I were so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  106. Dear Loraine and Family,
    We send our thoughts and prayers and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. We always enjoyed visiting you in your home in Hudson and we remember the time we met in Arizona. You and Bob were great hosts and fun to be with..

    May he rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon him.
    Mary Ellen DeNucci and Irene (Danielson) DeNucci

  107. What a wonderful man who lived an incredible life. He is leaving a legacy that will be remembered for many years
    Bob found the perfect wife and fathered three wonderful kids. He had a great career contributing a great deal to the community and to his many many friends. There are few people I have known who were so good and nice that I couldn’t imagine anyone not liking them.[ my Sister in law marilyn was the only other one that I can think of.

    Well Bob is gone, but we have memories, memories are wonderful things you can visit them any time of the day or night, and they are always of good things. As i sit in front of my computer the memories are filling my mind, I remember visiting the root beer stand , that is where I first met Bob, I remember the Star observer at the end of the bridge, the stories of his career with the refinery and the Erickson clan, the beautiful home he and Lorraine built, not a blade of grass out of place, the projects he built that I wished I could do.
    The DEER Camp, he fed us so well and always was ready to share his Hudson Bay, He was admired as an INSTITUTION by that august group.
    When you needed the community ladder you just called Bob, Jack Martin always claimed that he owned half of the ladder and bob only stored it for him.

    I remember the Thursday golf group, I can see them sitting around the table in the bar setting the afternoon wagers.
    My most recent memory was stopping to see he and Lorraine in their new apartment, Nancy and IO were treated to wine and some very wonderful conversation. Memories are great and I look forward to reliving more of them with this about this wonderful friend. hey

  108. Lowe Family –
    So sorry to hear to Tom’s passing. You are in our thoughts.
    Scott Schorn and family

  109. Dear Bev, and family,
    It was a shock to read about Tom’s death! I am so sorry and want to extend my sympathy to you and the girls. I have many fond memories of playing in RFHS band with Tom…and all the laughs and giggles.
    Memories go way back to the College Campus School, where Tom was an outstanding student and had a great singing voice; H.M. S. Pinafore comes to mind.
    I was surprised to see that Tom and I had a birthday in common, 9/22, except that my year is different.
    Ellen (Morrow) Mattson (Class of 1947)

  110. Carol, we are so sorry to hear if Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ted and Sue Klimek

  111. Bev, Ellen, Carolyn and family –
    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Hold close the wonderful memories you shared with him. Many of my childhood memories include your family and the barn.

    Ashley (Nelson) Ronayne

  112. Carol and Joe – This is Bev Brown (now) Nuessmeier – I have lived in Hudson since 1960 -I remember Joe blowing that trombone in band when I was in the SV band….sorry to hear about your mom Carol. You lived over by the Reed School didn’t you? We knew Margaret Hendrickson, your aunt, (our neighbor) and went to East Hill School with her children, quite well. My folks both died so young (both 58) and you were so lucky to have your mom so long. God Bless……Bev

  113. A life well lived!! We are glad to have known a
    fine man, remembered as the best manager
    at our Ashland Petroleum sales office.

    God Bless!
    Dianna Burgette Ross

  114. Bob & Lorraine have been among a small handful of my parents’ dearest and most-tenured friends. My memories of Bob, from my childhood right through to our last interaction this past January, are of a consistently positive, generous, kind, good-humored, and thoughtful gentleman. Our world is smaller for this loss. Blessings and wishes for warm memories to Lorraine, Caroline, Nancy and John.

  115. We are sad to hear about Paul’s passing. It seemed to happen so fast and we are so sorry for your family’s loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa, Tom, Taylor, Nick Smith

  116. Atef was like the Bible told us in Matthew 18:3( and Jesus says,”Assuredly, I say to you, unless you change and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven “)
    I have to know Atef as a cousin back when I was teenager , he like to talk , kept his smile and nice sense of humor! Unfortunately, after immigration distances kept us away from seeing each other but I have been always checking on his health and spoke with him few months ago and still remember the old memories during teenage time back home.
    Rest In Peace Atef and remember us when you are in heaven.

  117. I was so sad to hear of Bob’s passing he was such a wonderful man. I volunteered with him at Hudson hospital and he was always such a bright light with his beautiful smile and great sense of humor. My prayers are with Lorraine and family. Rest In Peace Bob.

    Pat Niccum

  118. We are so sorry to hear this news. We were neighbors of Jake for many years in Vadnais Heights. He was a kind, gentle soul. I will fondly remember our driveway chats. He adored his family and spoke so highly of his siblings and loved ones. We are so sorry for your loss.

  119. I remember Penny from school, we had good laughs in the lunch room. I know Bruce. And so sorry for the loss of Penny.

  120. Yacoub families, I am so sorry to hear of Atefs’ passing, he had such a gentle presence. I always enjoyed talking to him at birthday parties. May his memory be eternal.

  121. Bob and Loraine are two of the finest people Carolyn and I ever knew. I am proud to have known Bob and to call him a friend. We extend our deepest sympath to the family and wish them the best. Rest In Peace my friend.

  122. It was always a pleasure to see you at the golf course. You were one of the people that when looking out at the lot of the old course window, that I knew would brighten my day!
    Play well Mr. McGrew:)

  123. Mark and I offer condolences and prayers to the family.
    Bob has gone home, but he lives on through his family.
    Rest in peace, God bless.

  124. Bob: You are missed terribly. But, you were a great role model for both me & Anne-Marie. We are especially happy to have known you & Lorraine. And even happier to know you got to see Grampa Lew’s work at the Red Wing pottery.
    Thank you for your service in the Navy & years of volunteering at the hospital. Always meeting people with smiles & your caring heart. May you rest in peace. You have more than earned it!

    Dave and Anne-Marie McDonald

  125. I haven’t seen Mr. Sommers in many years but he used to come to our business quite often. Such a nice man. So so sorry for your loss.

  126. Gordy-son we were honnered to have had you in our lives,we enjoyed and appreciated your love and kindheart.I am happy you are with your Mom now and will join you two someday.HANDHEARTS Dad

  127. Chet, I am devastated for you. My prayers are with you, and I wish I could be at the service. Please call just to talk. If I can be of any assistance to you and the family let me know. Julie

  128. Dear Sommers Family,

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Paul was a dedicated professional, pillar of the community and an exceptional family man. He was truly a role model and a personal inspiration in my life. His memory and legacy will live on through all the lives he touched. You have my deepest sympathies during this difficult time.

    Eric Atkinson

  129. Gordy,
    Your willingness to always lend a hand to others and your caring, compassionate heart will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives you touched in your time here with us.

    Until we meet again,
    Love, Your cousin

  130. I was on a cruise and just heard about Maxine. My sympathy to the family. I will miss my friend! My prayers are with you all.

  131. Chet , I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what your going through. If there is anything I can do just call. Your in my thoughts and prayers

  132. I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill and Suzy and Angie and Jessie. You must have been a beautiful spirit to have such a wonderful family. RIP Hugs from Belize

  133. Many good memories at the farm. Will never forget you Tillie. Love you always. You showed us all much love in many ways. Tell Tom hi .

  134. Dave was much much more than a close friend. He was family. Truman and Dave were more like brothers in so many ways, in how well they worked together, helped each other, and in their companionship. They knew each other better than most, and enjoyed a unique, very special “once in a lifetime” kind of friendship.

    Dave, we love you dearly and grieve for you. You will be cherished in our hearts forever.

    Tru and Deb

  135. R.I.P. Gordy Gilbs, you will be sorely missed, you sardonic sense of humor and quick wit can never be replicated, love you bro, forever and always

  136. I am saddened by the loss of Marlene. She was always welcoming to me as a friend of her daughter Brenda. Sending thought and prayers to her family at this difficult time.

  137. Carol,Marc and Eric, we are very sorry to hear of the loss of Paul and your dad.
    He was a kind soul, it was an honor to have known him and all the times spent at the baseball games are treasured memories.
    Thoughts, prayers and blessings to all of you.
    Bill and Vonnie

  138. Carol and family I am deeply saddened for you all. My heart breaks for you and Paul will be forever in my heart. What a kind, dear man. Much love to you all.

  139. Dear Carol and Family – We are so sorry to hear of Pauls passing.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Jay and Karen Schmechel

  140. All of my thoughts and prayers to Debbie’s children and family. I worked with Debbie since 2009. She was an inspiration to many. Always had a positive attitude and kept her spirits up. What I loved most about Debbie was her faith in our Lord. She taught me much and she will be greatly missed. She is in a beautiful everlasting, eternal life now with Jesus.

  141. To the Schiltgens,

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I had a nice chat with Maxine at my own mom’s funeral just a few weeks ago. I feel lucky to have known her and I have many great memories of her and with her and all of you.
    Our sympathies, truly, for your loss.

  142. My dear sister Kay, you will be forever loved and missed. You have finally gained your wings. Until we meet again. Rest well. I love you.

  143. Kim and family, I’m so sorry for your loss! I met your mom while friends/4-h’er with Kim. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!!

  144. I worked with Bill in Menomonie 3m.He was a wonderful supervisor. I had a interview for a job with him and I came in and sat down.I told him I was a very quiet person and would sit and listen.He laughed and said you know this is your job interview and not his.Love to you and your family.

  145. Sweet Akers family, you were my favorite neighbors in Sebastopol, CA. Some of my best memories are of spending time with you. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Bill always had a smile that warmed the heart. He was always calm even in the midst of chaos and angry bees. Even a sting to the nose didn’t dim his smile. My wish for you is that the hole his passing leaves in your hearts be filled with the memories of a life well lived.

    Marceen Pfaff

  146. To Ann and Laura and Steven,
    My heart is with you all.
    My memories of Bill include a perpetual smile, always a warm and opening presence and a talent for keeping the boys entertained! From that awesome clubhouse he built with the gliding rope swing to the obstacle courses for battles. He was always so present for his children and I know my son, Nick, benefited from growing up in his company. He gave so much to this world. I am so sorry for your loss.

  147. I wa so surprised, shocked to read about Helen. She and my mother (Harriet Christianson) were close buddies. I met Helen through my mother and we quickly connected. She was so much fun, so interesting to talk to. I had lunch with Helen, Audrey, and Marlene late in Novemeber. We had fun sharing memories of my Mom and of their memories of life before Wintergreen. Each of those ladies was full of life and wonderful stories. I will miss talking to Helen and miss her emails. I will treasure the little cards she had sent me, all stitiched with those little arthritic hands. A dear sweet lady.

    My deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all of you.

  148. Love you so much Kay. You will always be my big sister. You always had the biggest heart and the most loving.

  149. Ann, Laura and Stephen, my heart is hurting for your heartbreak. Let the tears you shed stand witness to your love for your husband and father and to the depth of your thanksgiving for the gift of his life.

    Eternal Rest Grant Unto Bill O’ Lord. And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. May He Rest In Peace.

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” -Psalm 34:18

    Much Love and Many Prayers.

  150. I had the honor of knowing Billy through my brother in law Paul Rose.
    What an awesome, kind, personable, and good hearted person Billy was.
    Thank you Paul Rose for bringing him into our lives.
    Pete Kijinski Sr.

  151. I will miss Helens smile. I was one of the Sunday church leaders from the Methodist Church. It was always so nice seeing Harriet Christensen and her come to services. I visited with her many times.

  152. Our condolences to the family on Margaret’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and special friend to my mom, Mugs Zillmann, when both resided at Wintergreen. They are now together in heaven.
    R.I.P Margaret.

  153. After spending my youth in the same church with Dan and his sisters…I was shocked by this news of Dan’s passing and can’t believe I never knew he was living just down the road from me in Roberts. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Krogseng family. From all I have read, it seems as though Dan had quite an impact in his community and was blessed with a beautiful family. My prayers go out to them and the entire family.

  154. Heaven got an awesome fun lady. We enjoyed spending time with her whether it was having lunches or playing cards. Will always think of her fondly. Bless her heart and soul.

  155. Isaiah and Family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss and the terrible heart break you all must be feeling right now. Please except my condolences and know that my family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    (Alex’s mom)

  156. Even though it has been years since I last saw/spoke with Dan, I always thought of him as an incredibly nice guy. From the obituary, I can tell he never changed. I am so very sorry for his family’s loss. I know you all are incredibly close and he will be deeply missed. You all are in my heart and prayers. My hope is together you will find the strength to get through this difficult time. Love to all, Dawn

  157. Dear Danny’s Family.
    I am at a loss for words. Danny has been a long time inspiration to me and a person I can call a true friend. As we grew older and took different paths we still found time to stay connected. We would talk about guitars plus some other things, but most importantly about how proud we were of our families. Danny will always will be a very proud family man and a great friend. I will always cherish the fun and crazy things we did together. My heart goes out to you all.

  158. My sympathies go out to the family of mike although I have never met them in person I had talked with mike about his family on the tail gate of our trucks. I only got to work with him for s few years now but a great guy and will miss him on our job sites. Jeff howe construction in siren

  159. Diane I am so sorry this is still so unbelieveable when Greg told me of Dan’s death my heart hurt for you first and foremost I hope the love and support of the beautiful family you have helps during this difficult time.

  160. Our deepest sympathies go out to your family. Mike was a good friend and neighbor at the lake, and we’ll miss him.
    John & Maggie Griesemer
    Hayward Wi & Avon Park FL

  161. Dear Jodie, Emily, Leah and Daniel–
    We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father–
    prayers and love are being sent!
    Lora and Bryan Bierbrauer

  162. There really no words to express how sorry we are to hear about Mike’s passing. After working together so many years we think of him more as a friend than a business associate. He was dependable, fair, caring and always left you with a smile. He will be missed. May love bring you comfort and time bring you peace. Dan and Karen

  163. Dear Beth and to your daughter, Catalina and also to the Anderson and Wiberg families,
    You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy.

  164. Kinney family, we are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Peg was a warm and kind person with such a welcoming smile. May your wonderful memories be of some comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  165. I’m so sorry for your loss. I always felt at home with your clan. When I think back your Mom is always smiling. I know you’ll miss her, but let those happy memories bring you peace. Karen

  166. Our prayers to Beth and family. We always enjoyed seeing the Anderson’s in the Northwoods. So sorry for your loss. Jeff & Sherry Hansen (Connors Lake)

  167. My heart is filled with sadness for all of Chad’s family especially Beth and Catalina. Prayers for you all.

  168. Beth,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God give you peace and heal your broken heart.

  169. Guys I’m sorry I missed this until now. I had fun talking with your dad at the North Hudson Car Show occassionally. All the best wishes.
    Garth and Jennifer Vander Vorst

  170. I have no words, Beth. None that can ease your family’s sorrow. I’m wiping away tears as I type. Please take solace in God’s plan. I love you.

  171. Peggy was a truly wonderful person! She let me boss Bernard around when I was his town clerk! She always had a beautiful smile. I am so sorry I am living in Texas and cannot make her funeral. She and the family are in my prayers! I loved Peg! Rita Horne

  172. We all are so saddened bye the loss of such an outstanding Father, husband, son, brother, nephew and cousin. May almighty God give us all the strength to get through these difficult times. He will be missed by us all. We love you all !!!

  173. What a beautiful lady in every way. When I think of her the word gracious comes to mind. Obituary painted a picture of what a special lady she was.

  174. Maggie and your entire family- our condolences to all of you during this difficult time, I only met your Mother a few times “off campus” when she would be out stopping in at the HSO office or when I dropped the girls off at the “Sno-Park” (notice I remember how you spell that!). What a fabulous lady, even more so after reading her amazing life story.

    God Bless!


  175. Maggie, Katie and all of the Kinney family,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We will miss her smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Shawn and Spence Porter

  176. Kinney Family, we are so sad to hear about Aunt Peggy’s passing. She was a great, loving, caring Aunt. Always welcoming and warm! We loved her! Our prayers and good wishes are with you all!
    Rich, Michele and girls

  177. Bridgett, Maggie and family my condolences.

    Your mom will always be remembered for her smile, huge heart and all the help and time she gave to 4-H.
    May your memories lift you up in the coming days.
    Deb and Zane

  178. Tom was Mayor when I first started working for the City of Hudson. Tom was also supportive of the Clerk’s office and had the welfare of the City at heart. It was my pleasure to have known Tom not only as Mayor but as a role model. Rest in peace Tom. It was a privilege to have known Tom during my lifetime.

  179. We know you are resting in peace, and yes, it’s too soon, for all of us left behind. May all of your family and friends find solace by grieving together and remembering you with smiles and tears on our faces, laughter in the air and love in our hearts.

  180. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Leanne’ s Dad. Leanne, John a d family you are in our hearts and prayers. Sally and Lance Hermann

  181. Jeanne,
    Mark and I offer our most sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers.

  182. We are glad we got to know and spend time with Tom. He was a pleasure to be around and will be missed. You could always count on him for a laugh when we visited. A personal memory of mine, Tom would make our trips to the gun range a great experience with several calibers and configurations to choose from. He loved to sling some lead down range. I am sad that we will not be able to make the services. You are all in our hearts and we are sending virtual hugs.
    Love Joe, Kris, Eric, Alex, Grace and Damian.

  183. I just saw this today. There are many memories with the Boumeester clan. I’m sorry for your loss. Bob

  184. I am so sorry for you loss and pray the happy memories soon override the sad ones! Tom was a wonderful man and I am glad I got to know him! I will miss hearing his voice in our calls! Love always, cousin Dawn

  185. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Arthur. Please read God’s wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time John 5:28,29; Revelation 21: 1-5.

  186. Please accept my condolences as you mourn the loss of your dear Arthur. Be assured that not only is almighty God keenly aware of your plight, he will indeed remedy all suffering on earth including death, as this video link clearly shows:


  187. Nate, my sympathies to you and your family. It sounds like your grandpa was full of life and fun. Kathy

  188. She had angels in her early life, to boost that inner strength and fierce determination to overcome the time, place, and circumstances of her birth. During summers on the Larkins farm, Grandma L taught her the essential non-school lessons that became building blocks for her strongest values. Donna and a handful of other high school girlfriends included and accepted her. And that guy who sat behind her in junior year history class: he listened to her dreams with an open heart, believed in her, respected her, loved her, and cared for her—her best angel, for 75 years. And after decades of ensuring women looked and FELT their best on important life occasions, she now expertly creates and mends angels’ wings.

  189. Todd and family our prayers are with you. May your memories lift you up on the coming days.
    Deb and Zane Bollom

  190. So sorry for the loss to the whole Anderson family. I grew up with John and Jim, played hockey, got into trouble, and had the sweetest fort in their garage rafters where we spent countless hours. John was a natural hockey player with God given talent and always wondered what he could have done with that. Know that he is in the right place, and will guide you through your journey’s going forward. Rest in Peace John!

  191. Always a gentlemen and loving father / grandfather.

    I will always remember the times we had deer hunting and “up north” as a child and young man.

    My life was enriched by his kindness and wisdom

    RIP Uncle Art…

  192. My deepest love to Micki, Candy, Todd and Corey on the loss of their great husband and father. We all knew Chick as an affable and exceedingly kind fellow who worked diligently at Zillmann’s for all of those many years, married to the most wonderful woman in Micki; but, I was able to see up close and personal beneath the veneer of the man, into his heart and soul. I believe it was the summer of 1972 when my family was without a place to live for many months. Showing the ultimate demonstration of love for friends in need, the Places offered for us to come and live with them while we were without a home. Who would do that? Now that I am a sixty one year old man with a family of my own, I’m nearly astounded when I reflect on that most generous showing of support to my family. The entire Place family treated us with great respect and consideration during our plight; and never complained about us infringing upon their space and imposing on their lives.
    God rest your soul, dear friend. I know that you are already looking down on us from your rightfully-deserved place in heaven.
    Much love to all,
    Garry Landowski
    Houston, Texas

  193. I am so very sorry for your loss, Micki and family. I pray your special memories will be a comfort to you. God Bless you all.

  194. When I moved to Hudson many years ago, one of the first people I looked forward to meeting was Bill, the stories and his reputation preceded him and he did not disappoint. He lived up to his most appropriate nick name without question. Bill was bigger than life itself always smiling and bringing cheer to those whom he came into contact with. He leaves a tremendous legacy of family, friends, and loved ones. He will live on in a happier place and be remembered by all. God Bless rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers for family members who all loved Bill so much.

  195. Jeanie and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May your memories lift you up in the days to come.
    Zane and Deb

  196. May you finally be at peace and pain free. Uncle Bill you were like non other. You will be missed by many. Prayers and sympathy to you Aunt Jeanne, Don, Larry, Jimmy and Suzie.

  197. So many fun memories of my uncle Bill growing up – whenever he was around there was so much laughter – especially when he’d take his teeth out and try to scare us kids! My heart and my love goes out to his wife, my aunt Jeanne and my cousins Donny, Larry, Jimmy and Suzie and all their children. Take comfort in knowing my dad, Tom is there with him and I’m sure they are pulling some sort of shenanigans in heaven!

  198. Aunt Ruth was a wonderful mother and wife. I remember spending time at “the farm” visiting Grandma and Grandpa during the summers. She was always up for another child to join all of hers for dinner and sleepovers! My fondest memories as a child were spent with all my cousins, Aunt Ruth and Uncle Jim.

    Bob and I were able to meet them for dinner in Arizona numerous times as adults. I will always cherish the memories of them. My sympathy to all of you, Kit, Jodi, Carrie and James. May your memories sustain you through your sadness. Love, Kim

  199. My first husband, Sonny Pankow would not let anyone but Gordy work on his vehicles….it was like Gordy “walked on water to him”. Sonny was so particular with his cars, I can’t remember all the times we drove from Hudson to Zillmans just so Gordy could work on them….and if he was busy and he had someone else do it, maybe even Todd…Sonny would be sure he knew what to do. Sonny died in 1997 after spending 17 years at Christian Community Home in Hudson. My condolences to you all. I also worked at the Hudson School with Shirley. Bev Nuessmeier

  200. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. John was such a trooper and a fighter through all the physical plagues he endured. My fondest memories of him are being up at the cabin and watching him tinker on a tractor, truck, lawnmower or whatever needed a tune up at the time. He was an incredibly intelligent man who had a humble heart and loved the outdoors. I learned so much about how to survive in the woods from John and Sam. It saddens my heart that his spirit is gone from this world, but I know he is finally at peace and pain-free. Blessings to you all and I will be in continuous prayer for you. We miss you already Papa John.

  201. We didn’t know Bill, but we highly esteem his younger brother, Jeff and family. But for all who mourn his loss, we offer these words:

    And so the number of saints above is increased by one, leaving behind an empty space that will never be filled except through the gift of memory. We celebrate with you Bill’s life and the many lives he touched.

    May you miss him deeply, forgive him often, and always claim the best of him in you. Our sympathies, thoughts, and prayers remain with you in your grief even as you reflect on the promises of God to provide a reunion in heaven.

    Liz and Dan Bruch

  202. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of John. When Jesus Christ was here on Earth he performed all sorts of astounding miracles. Jesus Christ cured some of the people from whatever diseases and infirmities they had Matthew 9:35. Jesus Christ also brought back to life some of the people that had fallen asleep in death one of them was his friend Lazarus that had been dead for 4 days John 11: 11-44. These astounding miracles that Jesus performed while he was here on Earth is a foreshadow of what will take place very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under his kingdom rule Daniel 2:44 that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:10 no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

  203. Charlie,
    We will miss you every single day and love you forever. We will carry you in our hearts, always.

    Troy, Michelle, and Max,
    There is nothing we can say, but we love you very much and are here for you always.

    ♡Aimee, Sydney, & Jeremy

  204. John was a great brother! He would take me with him on many fun adventures as a kid and an adult. We made wonderful memories hunting and fishing together at “the cabin.”
    He was such a smart man. John could figure out how to fix anything.
    I will miss him so much.
    Sorry for your loss Diane, Erica, Holly and Eydie.

  205. Troy and Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you find peace and healing during this very difficult time. God is good, even when we don’t understand it.
    Take care
    Tom and Tamara

  206. Dear Barb and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. May God bring you peace and many happy memories. Barb Lewerer

  207. RIP Uncle Glen. I’m sorry I never got back there to fish with you.
    Marty Youngren Gig Harbor WA.

  208. We shared so many wonderful times together with Bev, Doug, Robin & the Torgerson Family, the most recent being Christmas Day, 2017. A rather riotous Christmas Day and dinner filled with laughter and memorable stories. We are blessed to be embraced as members of Bev’s extended family of extries!! We rejoice in the beauty of her life.

  209. I remember Mrs. Torgerson well from my days living in the “Highlands” and being friends with her daughter Kathy. I had the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Torgerson every day when I worked at Highlands School on summers home from college. Mrs. Torgerson was a very sweet, kind, loving person. My thought and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Rest in peace Mrs. Torgerson. You will be missed by many. xo

  210. Mr. Torgerson and my Dad both worked for 3M and that’s how we first got to know the family. When they moved into the neighborhood, Mrs. Torgerson was a member of the same woman’s groups my Mom was and they were good friends. The Oldest daughter Kathy and I went to school together through high school. There’s something about being from “THE HIGHLANDS” and being a “Highlands Parent” or “kid”. I Imagine that Mrs Torgerson is sitting at the table with a lot of the Highlands Moms that have gone before and the “Bitch and Stitch Club” is welcoming their newest member! The lady knew how to wear fashion on a salesman’s budget! She was one of a kind!

  211. Dear Kathy,

    My thoughts are with you and your family as you mourn the passing of your mother. I think our parents’ generation is leaving us with a wonderful legacy of the importance of family, loving homes, and tradition. Will be keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.

    Nancy Meyer

  212. Bev Torgerson was unforgettable — talented and determined. Thinking of you all and remembering the house in the Highlands.

  213. As I sit here blurry eyed thinking of my Uncle Glen I think about how much he liked to fish. Just about every time I go fishing I think about how my brother Jack and I must of recieved the fishing gene from my uncles on both sides of our family. Our dad used take us fishing but he wasn’t passionate about it. He rarely fished after we got old enough to go on our own. One memory that is etched in my mind is when I was about 12 years old and we had driven the 500 + miles from Michigan to Baldwin and it was getting dark and we were getting close to my grandparents farm we came around a corner and there were 2 fishermen by a bridge putting there gear away when my mom says ” that’s Glen and Everett” . We stopped to talk to them. I asked if they caught any ? Well Glen opened his creel and showed me his Trout. Wow! I had never seen Trout that big! From that day on I thought of my uncles as fishing legends. RIP Uncle Glen

  214. With extreme regret hearing of Sandy’s death at such a young age.
    Hadn’t seen her since we were both much younger, but always kept track of here through my Mom, Arlene Quarderer and her Mom Velma Lindow.
    My sincere sympathy to her Mother, husband and children.

    Cousin Kathleen Quarderer Maciejewski

  215. Bev was such a wonderful lady. I always enjoying visiting with her about her sewing projects, among other things. She once made a navy crepe sheath dress with a flowing navy chiffon scarf down the back for me to wear as a bridesmaid in my sister-in-law’s wedding – it was beautifully constructed and fit perfectly, and the fittings were so much fun! My sympathies to the whole family.

  216. We loved her smile. She befriended me when we first moved to Hudson. Loved her beautiful hats.

  217. Barb and Family – We are so sad to hear of Ken’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We know this has been a really difficult time and pray for peace for your hearts and rest for your selves.

    LuAnne and Paul Larson

  218. We lost a wonderful lady & dear friend. She left us with many memories to hold on to. The world seems a little dimmer without her. All our thoughts and prayers to her family whom she loved
    so much.
    Rest in Peace, dear friend. Say hi to Tom.
    All our love, Dick & Jane Gosselin

  219. My sincere condolences to all of Nancy’s family and relatives. She was a wonderful person. Praying for all for peace and heart healing.

  220. dodinsky – Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “i’m here for you” and proved it.


  221. The fun we had at Dicks,., Red Sweats and probably my house will never be forgotten.to this date whenever i hear songs from Steve Millers book of dreams album think of playing volleyball with Bob and Nancy and so many others at Prohls point . RIP

  222. I went to high school with Nancy. She was probably one of the kindest people I have ever met. Her family was always extremely kind to me as well; they were just those rare “good folk” you always wanted to be around. I’m so very sorry to hear about her passing as I’m sure everyone else is.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family this week.
    Gerri A. Larson

  223. I am so sorry to hear of Lillian’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers. You have my deepest sympathy. May Christ’s Peace be with you.

  224. Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss! You both always found the fun in life and added your own special memories in all you did. Curt will be greatly missed. Keeping you an Dixie Lou and all our family in our thousand prayers! Love you Mel!!!

  225. So sorry for your loss Had fun last year with Curt and Mel in Arizona you will be missed Curt

  226. What a wonderful man to have for our neighbor. Al was always willing to lend a helping hand and with his signature smile. As Marg noted also full of fun too. We all share many wonderful memories of life on Bald Eagle Road.
    Our sympathy to Carla, Chad, Nicole and your families.

  227. DeMott’s family,
    Alice was a wonderful person, mother and excellent teacher. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families through this most difficult time.
    With deepest sympathies,

  228. Allison you definitely will be missed you were my favorite resident we had some very long good inspiring talks while you were at the Deerfield. I am so thankful I got to know you and you gave me great advice and told me to stay strong and not give up! Very inspiring even while you were battling your own stuff I promise I will continue fighting this battle I have that you only knew about. Watch down on all of us as I know in my heart Heaven has gained an amazing Angel who has a heart of gold! R.I.P until we meet again someday!!

    Tranda Hanvelt
    CNA at The Deerfield

  229. So sorry to hear of Al’s passing.

    Sending love prayers and hugs to all of you during this difficult time.

  230. So many memories of Al. John chasing him with a snake, firing the shotgun on New Years, sharing a kanupper with the neighbors. He was a good guy. Sorry for your loss.

  231. Sending lots of love and prayers to Carla, Chad, and Nicole & family. We are so sad to hear of Uncle Allan’s passing.

  232. Thea, what a man he was. Enjoyed reading about his life. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one.

  233. My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May God’s loving-kindness comfort you during this time of sadness.

  234. Uncle Keith was a very good man. A truly nice man. Very friendly and thoughtful and always ready to provide a laugh, smile, or funny story. I will not remember him as an 80-year-old man, but will choose instead to remember him very fondly as a much much younger man, and an uncle who very much liked to laugh. My sympathies and condolences to my cousin Mike and family on his passing……………Greg M.

  235. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort in knowwing that your Dad is with your Mother. I didn’t know your Dad, but I knew your wonderful Mother, Mary Ann who really loved your Dad.
    I babysat for the six of you while you lived in Thorp. I often thought of the ‘Lasiuk Family’ and wondered how to get in touch.

    On Sunday I read the obituary in the Thorp Courior. My t houghts are with all of you.

    Gloria Smith-Meyer
    Minneapolis, MN

  236. To Mr. Tony Hotujec and family, I send you my condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carrie Schroedel
    NHS class of ’96

  237. Danny was a friend to all and I felt his friendly nature the first time I met him. Though I didn’t know him for all that long, I saw how he impacted many people who were drawn to his kindly ways and his sense of knowing when to give an encouraging word. I personally heard more positive things from him than negative in most of my encounters with him.

    So, he will be missed and it was a blessing know Dan and to be one of his friends since moving to the Hudson area some 16 years ago.

    God bless Dan Wittek

  238. I am so sorry to see that Florence has passed away. She was my Dad’s first cousin. My dad is Harold Brunner, son of Fred and Laura Brunner. Your family has my deepest sympathy.

  239. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends Bill leaves behind. Bill was such a sweet caring man who welcomed all with open arms. He will truly be missed by those who knew and loved him. My prayers now as Diane and all the children and grandchildren grieve the loss of such a important part of their family .
    R.I.P BILL ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  240. So SORRY to hear that Tom passed!! I worked by him at AW, yrs. Ago!! Also, when we lived in Osceola. Sorry to the FAMILY for their loss! Lloyd, Ann, Anderson

  241. Dick will be remembered by so many of us as a creative, energetic and humble man who was a pleasure to work with. He was an example of special talents and positive attitude.

    We can all hope to meet and work with people like Dick.

    Our thoughts are with you,

    Bob & Colleen Holtan
    Decorah, Iowa
    Formerly with WAXX/WAYY and WEAU-TV

  242. So sorry for your loss. I remember your dad/grandpa from grandparents day at school. He was the kind of person who made a lasting positive impression after meeting him.

  243. Sorry for the loss your family is going through. We hope it brings you peace to know that he’s no longer suffering and instead has been reunited with family in Heaven. Hugs to all of you.
    Juleen & Nick

  244. John/Rose/Alex/Zac-you have our deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss-he was a great man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Always in Christ

  245. Mr . Hotujec was my 7th grade math teacher. He was amazing in every way. When I sat and cried because I couldn’t do math he told me I could and he promised to walk me every inch of the way through 7th grade math. He made math fun, he made class fun and he made people laugh and smile. He was a wonderful man, a wonderful teacher and a prime example of what being a teacher is all about. He genuinely cared for his students. He loved his job and it was quite evident. Without him I never would have made it to where I am today.We have lost a wonderful person.

  246. I had Mr. Hotujec for 7th grade math, like Lora Filipiak Bullert, in 1977-8. I was in the section that was the last class of the day. I remember his great sense of humor – applying the nickname “weasel” to one of my closest friends and classmates due to this person’s habit of playing practical jokes on Mr. Hotujec. He never got angry or upset, and you could see the hint of a smile or smirk each time this would happen, reflecting both a wry sense of humor as well as being somewhat impressed by the creativity of the practical joke. Most of all, I remember the timed multiplication drills – and continuing to work and practice until I was able to finish one within the time limit. I credit you, Mr. Hotujec, for helping to develop my love of mathematics. Thank you so very, very much. You were an incredible teacher and human being and will be missed.

  247. Mr. Hotujec was my 7th grade math teacher (I am 31 now!) and I have never forgotten his kindness or his patience. I was one of those kids who was convinced that I would never understand math, but he always was around during lunch to help me (even when I was in 8th grade and struggling, I would still go to him!) I am honored to have known him and been taught by him. There are so few teachers like him in the world, and I hope that all of us who were blessed to have him teach us can pass on a little bit of his goodness. My thoughts are with his family, and I pray that Mr. Hotujec is at peace, and that peace will come to all those who miss him.

  248. I will have many fun days with Duke and Betty to think about at PVH. So glad I could be there to meet him, and say goodby at the end….

  249. I had Mr Hotujec for math in about 1977. He was one of the first to encourage me that it was cool to like math. He was a positive role model. My condolences to the family.

  250. We would like to send our prayers and condolences to Lomoine family . He has been a family friend for a long time and always had a great time with him. He well be missed.😢

  251. My heart is hurting for the loss of your wife and mother. I have been blessed that Mary has been a very dear friend to me for many years and I am so sad to hear of her passing. I’m sad for us–her family and friends–but happy for Mary because she is now resting in the Glory of God . . . always her end goal. We shared many hours of talking and companionship and I will miss her more than I can express. She was a woman of the GREATEST faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother Mary and she was an example and teacher, not only to me, but to anyone and everyone that she met. I am confident that her Lord’s work and witness on earth has earned Mary a special place in heaven. I will keep your family in my prayers. May Comfort and Peace be with you.

  252. We will miss Tim’s jokes. We often stood around laughing and joking with him. We got our dogs around the same time and would laugh and compare what they learned as if we were comparing children. He was proud of his family and often boasted of them. He could talk to anyone and was a great neighbor to all. We enjoyed helping him when he needed it. We will miss him but we know that he is with the Lord. We will keep his family in our prayers. God bless all of you.

  253. We are so sorry for your loss. I had brief contacts with Florence throughout the last few years. We shared an interest in genealogy and she was most gracious and helpful.

  254. He was such a nice man! I’d forgotten the “keep smiling!” but great advice for all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  255. Some of my best memories of Duke were when we would meet with him and Betty Lee at Denny’s in Menomonie or the Hearty Platter in Wilson. We shared a love of pancakes. We also shared a bond of being the support for talented spouses.
    He was a man of quiet wisdom.

  256. I’m 40 now and had him as a middle school math teacher. Never a dull moment. Silly guy and great teacher. He always said “keep smiling ” praying for his family. He will always be smiling down on those he loved.

  257. Florence was a great Lady who was an example of compassion giving of her time and her love to so many people and causes. She was a great librarian who built a great library for the children of Saint Patrick School. She was a great friend and mentor. I will never forget the wonderful discussions we had about Jerusalem and peace in the middle east and the future of the Catholic Church. As someone who had traveled to the Holy Land it was wonderful to have the opportunity to listen to her words of wisdom. The greatest treasure Florence leaves behind is her wonderful loving children and grandchildren. There is now one more star in heaven and I will pray for her and to her because I know she is there waiting and watching over us.

  258. Sandy and I send our condolences to the entire Simon family. Florence (Flo to Sandy) will be remembered by us for her love and care for her family, and her obvious love of life. Seems she always has a smile and a kind word for us. We did not get to spend a lot of time with Florence but those time we had will become cherished memories. The loss of a mother is among the most painful of all, and they will always live on in our hearts. Our prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  259. I hugely admire Floyd for his unselfish care for his dear wife. Floyd was not exactly spry in his last years, yet he somehow managed to continue provide a loving home for Cathy. I’m certain that being with Floyd and living in familiar surroundings was comforting to her.

  260. Chuck was our friend… he was our son Brian’s Godfather. Please look out for us from the other side. We hope to go fishing with you again someday. Thanks for the memories. Rest In Peace.
    Linda and Scott

  261. I always enjoyed seeing her when Pete brought her to Ace Hardware with him. She always had a smile and would like a little laugh once in awhile. Bless you Peter for taking such good care of her. She was always dressed nice and her hair was fixed just so. Prayers for you and your family. Jo

  262. Kay will be missed dearly. She was my mentor. She hired me over 28 years ago and I remember the day well. I admire her for her strength, knowledge, kindness, and hospitality. I remember her beautiful Magnolia tree in her backyard – this tree was not meant to withstand rough Wisconsin weather but I believe it’s standing to this day . I also remember her garden – full of beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables. It was a favorite day for all when she would invite us to her home for lunch. When she first moved to Wisconsin and she and Bob opened the business in the 1950’s, she was a pioneering woman for her time. She was an equal partner in the business and as her reputation grew, peers sought her knowledge for help. She lived her life exactly how she wanted to live it and nothing stood in her way. Although she will be missed, her legacy will live on in those she loved.

  263. Beautiful lady that whenever I saw her had that twinkle in her eye that made you wonder what she was thinking. Irene and I will miss her.

  264. Troy and Wendy-
    I’m so sorry to read this. Your dad was such a good man. Your parents were incredibly kind to me.

  265. I just wanted to express my condolences for your loss. Losing a loved one and a Father is always a painful experience. May God give you grace and peace in this sad time. Blessings always.

  266. Ken and Dawn our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and painful time.

  267. So very sorry for your loss. Our son played hockey with Matt and we remember his happy go lucky attitude. Our prayers are with you at this this time.

  268. Having been Sandi’s friend I spent many hours in their home during the years we attended Saint Patrick’s elementary school . I think I knocked when I came to the door but it was a lively household and Sam seemed to be the quietest .Sandi and I were not quiet. I’m so glad I got to see Sam at our 50 year high school reunion where he did not seem to have changed a bit . I wish I had talked to him longer of course. I always remembered their birthday but since leaving Hudson I never knowledged it until last year when I called Sandi. I wish he had known that every March 3 I thought of them. I’m so glad that he enjoyed his retirement am so sorry that he passed away so young . Family is in my prayers . Love and sympathy .Carolyn Ross Buntrock

  269. Kim and Heidi,
    I am so devastated to learn of Trenton’s passing. The sky has gained another star. I loved getting to know Trenton and you both. I always admired his strength in whatever was thrown at him and you both for being wonderful parents faced with many hard decisions. I miss watching Elmo with him and hanging out in the morning before one of you would get there. I saw you all on the news and I was so happy that he got to fly. What an awesome memory! I am unable to come on Friday but please know my heart is with you and that I am thinking of you both. I will never forget Trenton or his wonderful smile. Also, every time I see or hear Elmo, he’s there!

  270. Dawn, Ken, and family I am so very sorry for your loss. No parent should have to go through this…. you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  271. MATT was a very quiet, polite young man. I had him as a student several times while I was a sub teacher. He will be greatly missed by many close friends and family.so sorry for your loss.

  272. So very sorry for your lost of your grandmother.
    My God hold you close in this time of sorrow to comfort
    your hearts. It is so very difficult to loose a love one
    but always remember she will always be with you and be waiting on
    you for the day you will be reunited.
    Don’t cry for your grandmother she is in a great place.

  273. I am saddened to hear of Marie’s death. She was a sweet little lady and I enjoyed visiting with her at CCH when my mom was a resident. She enjoyed playing bingo, as did my mom. They may be celebrating at that giant bingo game in heaven! My sympathies.

  274. I am very sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine your pain. Trenton touched my life and heart! I am proud to have known him. May you find comfort in knowing how amazing of a little boy he was. Thank you for having me in your lives.

  275. Beverly, Janet and family

    So sorry to hear about your mom passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was always so friendly and bubbly. She will be missed by all.

    Nancy (Veenendall) Haines

  276. With deepest sympathy to Shari and all the Haroldson family. I first met Tom back around 1976-77 working with him at Gould Inc. in Eau Claire where we shared Christian tracts, of which I still have those and later worked with him for a time at PPMC. Tom truly was a Disciple of
    Jesus Christ. There are many verses which express his commitment to the Gospel, he certainly lived this one:
    1 Timothy 6:12
    Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
    The Lord be with you,

  277. Shari and family. Prayers hugs and sincere thoughts. Tom was a great man. His smile was contagious. You both will have a special place in my heart. Julie and Mike Gerber

  278. My Deepest Sympathy. Losing a family member is difficult, but your precious memories will stay with you forever. Thinking about them and talking about the good times as a family is comforting. As the days pass sometimes the difficulty rises because of really missing our loved one or being overwhelmed about “what now” or “I didn’t get the chance to say . .” There is an encouraging Scripture I want to share, “When anxieties overwhelmed me, You (God) comforted and soothed me.” Knowing that God is there for you is a real source of comfort. I really hope these words bring you peace and solace. (Psalms 94:19)

  279. So sad to lose Jeff. I am so happy my son Matt got to visit him prior to this. My fondest memories in life were when we coached the SSP traveling baseball team. Will never forget those times or you my friend !!!

    Kevin and family

  280. Miss Mable was one of the most thoughtful and kind ladies I’ve ever known. She and Bud were my next door neighbors for many years when my kiddos and I lived in the apartment on Cedar Street. She always looked out for us and my daughter called her Grandma Mabel. My son was too little to know her well, but whenever I voted, Miss Mable always asked about both of them. She will be missed! My deepest sympathies to her family.
    Chris Johnson-Bohl 🙏🏼❤️

  281. To Mabel’s family –
    I never met a more faithful election worker, Republican and volunteer in my life. She was a treasure to so many, and always close in my heart. We had many great discussions over the years, but none more special than when I ran for County Treasurer. Mabel and Tee Heiser – supported me more than anyone I had ever known. While she will be missed, her spirit of love, kindness and volunteerism will live in all of us in days to come. My deepest sympathies to Mabel’s Family.
    Cheryl & Dan Slind & family

  282. This was such an unexpected loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family especially Cody. We had the joy of knowing Jeff and his family for the past 24 years. Our boys grew up with Cody. We know that Jeff is at peace in Heaven with his loved ones gone before him and with God. One special memory that Jeff always joked about whenever we were together was the time that he fed our German shepherd Sadie tequila under the kitchen table so we wouldn’t see. All of a sudden Sadie couldn’t walk straight and Jeff fessed up to giving it to her! Rest in peace Jeff, you will always be remembered and thought of as part of our family.

  283. Tom remains in my memories and heart as a true loving man of God. His kindness and love for his family. Although he may be gone in the flesh his spirit will forever remain and live on through his wife, children, grandchildren and everyone whose life he has touched. ❤❤

  284. We got to know Dolores here in Norway when she came on a visit with her husband. They and my parents, Johan (Altons cousin) and Margarethe, became very good friends and visited each other in Norway and in the US. Later my husbond and I visited them in St.Paul and in Ft.Myers. We have many happy memories from these visits.
    Dolores was a wonderful lady.

  285. One of the kindest, thoughtful and generous people we have ever known. He was married to Dave’s cousin Myra or June as we always knew her. Bud will be remembered for all the things he did for other people. We want to express our deepest sympathy to Robert, Thomas and Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.

    Dave and Jane Petersen

  286. Delores was a class mate of mine. (Class of 1944) She always made it a point to be at our Reunions. She was a wonderful,beautiful and caring person. We will miss her. Please except my sincere Sympathy.

  287. Our parents give us life. Our grandparents give us a sense of who we are and where we came from. Grandma impacted my life in so many ways and influenced who I am today. I will love you always and save a special corner of my heart just for you.

  288. Bud and their family lived in our neighborhood on 7th street in Hudson where our children grew up together. I am sorry I am not physically able to go to your dads funeral. My deepest sympathy to your family.

    Saw and talked to Bud at length at church each Sunday. We all loved him. What a wonderful and kind man. He never failed to ask about Bruce each time. We exchanged many conversations about our children . He will be missed by many.

  289. Eddie,

    I love you dearly & cherish the friendship we developed as teens! I will never forget how we got each other through one of the most difficult times in our lives. I will never forget the laughter, the tears, the hours spent walking in the park, how you saw the perfection in me I didn’t see in myself and I saw yours! I won’t forget our 8th grade banquet, almost getting beat up because a girl liked you & thought you liked me, our trip to Silvercliff, the graduation trip to Dallas with concerts & clubs, and all of the other stories & memories we shared! We were such dreamers! I pray that you are at peace my prince & all your dreams can come true in heaven! I love you so much & am so thankful for every moment I had with you and even more grateful we reconnected when we did! Rest In Peace Love! 😘😘😘

  290. Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.

    Goodbyes are not forever.
    Goodbyes are not the end.
    They simply mean I’ll miss you,…
    Until we meet again.

    Rest in piece cousin. I will never forget the memories. We will see each other again one day!
    Love April

  291. Kay was so good to my mother when they lived across the hall from each other at Wintergreen. She was solicitous and generous. Her nursing skills reassured me. And she was so proud of her family. My deepest sympathy to all.

  292. So sorry to hear of Eddi’s passing. He will be greatly missed by all of his family. Rest in peace cousin.

  293. Bud will always have a special place in my heart as I have many fond memories of him during his many years working with my dad. My first childhood memory is when he and June lived on our farm… I loved visiting them and spending time with their new baby, Bobby! Bud was always so upbeat, friendly and kindhearted. One of dad’s biggest pleasures in his later years were his phone conversations with Bud as they shared so many memories. He lived a long, honorable life and will be missed by all who knew him.

  294. Dear Judy and Family. So very sorry to hear of your loss. My brother Bill from Arizona just called and told me of her passing. What a beautiful person she was and a real asset to and representative of Hudson! She was gifted and just plain lovely to be around. And funny, yes, she could put a smile on your face for sure. We called ourselves “old cheerleading buddies” and that we were. My love and condolences, Mary (Danielson) Martin.

  295. So sad to hear that Eddie is gone home !!! He always had a beautiful smile and those bright eyes!! We share ALOT of sweet and funny memories growing up as neighbors in Lubbock. Our Condolences to your family whom we love and respect, lots of prayers for all the pain they must be going through.

  296. It took me a little time to decide to write this. Not because I didn’t want to nor because I don’t know what to say. But because I have so much to say and it all just wants to come out at the same time. I loved u very much Eddie. You were my double cousin, people thought we were twins growning up. Our DNA was closer than brother and sister. And I remember a time or two we just went along with it when we got asked. Growning up u were the closest thing to being a big brother even tho I’m only a few months older. I know as we got older we lost touch of what family really means. I hate myself wondering if u knew how much u really meant to me? I’m angry because I let you down for not telling u enough. I know in my heart that you are with my dad and ur dad and y’all have so much catching up to do. I hope u are smiling down from HEAVEN to help ease the pain of all these nice people you have impacted over the yrs. Love you to heaven and back……..

  297. We met Eddie and the rest of his family when my mother-in-law was in the hospital on Lubbock. This precious family took care of us and our kids enjoyed being with them so much. What a great memory. Sadness all around and yet the Lord provided joy in it. Love y’all!!

  298. I hope all your family will know they can leave you a message here. Know we are all praying for your family in this difficult time. We are here for you, whenever you are in need us. Please, do not hesitate to reach out to us when you need us. We’re right here in Abilene.

  299. To Eddie you were a shining star in a dark world. You my precious nephew were a free spirit with a beautiful soul. I’m sad that my name was not mentioned as your aunt because out of all my nieces and nephews you and me were very close and had a very special bond. For that relationship i will forever be grateful. Thank you for all of our talks and the laughs. I’m forever grateful that your Mom taught her children to actually love and respect your aunts and uncles and to call me Aunt Jovon. My heart hurts that you have left me behind but so grateful you are in a better place with your Dad Eddie and your Granny Joy. Just thinking of that makes my heart jump for joy. I know Jesus and your Granny met you at the gate and gently walked you in. Sour with the Eagles precious angel. I love you so much!!!! To my sister Donnora you are strong and your son loved you dearly. I know you will miss your baby but please remember there is no tragedy on this earth big enough that heaven can not heal. Sincerely Aunt Jovon!!! Until we meet again you keep watching over us.

  300. My deepest condolences to Eddie’s family who loved him so dearly. The world has lost such a kind a beautiful soul. I remember when I met Eddie for the first time when he visited Lubbock a few years back, it was if we already knew each other for a very long time! There was just a loving presence in the air that made that moment full of laughter. We’re sad you are no longer here, Eddie, but you will live forever in the hearts of those who had the privilege to call you family or friend.

  301. Regina, Tom, Jonathan, & Sarah:
    Thinking of you and your family with much love. Take care –
    Becky & Steve

  302. Dear Donora and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Eddie. Please know I am praying for you all. There are no words that can heal a broken heart. Again I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

  303. Eddie Salas was a sweet and incredibly kind man. He had a very gentle way about him that allowed others to feel they could trust him completely. Anyone could depend on Eddie because he wanted to be there to support you. More than that he wanted to help build you and help you become a better person. Through a lifetime of widely varying experiences, Eddie learned the exceptionally rare ability of being unbiased. He did not judge others and refused to take sides. The reason for that was Eddie was a side of his own. He was truly unique in many ways, yet he made sure to let everyone around him know they were special. He had a spirit and energy that literally filled the room and even though he had serious medical issues he remained happy and felt blessed until the very end. His positivity and ability to focus on the good in the world and within people has changed who I am and left me a much better person. I will forever be grateful for the many ways he enriched my life and I will always love him.

  304. Eddie had an amazing laugh and beautiful soul. His inspiring advice and loving compliments made him a joy to be around. He had a spectular sense of style and his humorous wit made me laugh until I cried. His spirituality encompassed his body and soul and his helping hand edified my encaved spirit. We met at a crossroads when we both needed each other’s help. He was my Knight in shining armor and my pearl white angel. I will always him remember his clever wit and short get-to-the-point commentary. He was educated and full of wordly wisdom. His knowledge was useful, simple, and kind. I will miss him dearly. The passing was bittersweet; I am so happy he is in Heaven, however, I am so sad he is gone. I love you Eddie, pray for me, and watch over me.

  305. Wayne, Julie & Family-
    I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing, he was a wonderful man! I will never forget one Saturday afternoon, he pulled out his clubs and showed me how to properly hit a golf ball! I am so glad to hear from Sue, that he was happy at his new home in Hudson and that they fell in love with him just like we did! Prayers to you all.

  306. Eddie was kind, funny and outgoing. I still remember seeing him the first two times. Once was a random encounter and the second I finally got to talk to him. He had a strong faith and believed in Jesus as his Savior and is in heaven. We were blessed to know him. You are all in my prayers.

  307. Dear Doonan Family,
    I am so sad with the news of Janice’s passing. She was a friend to all and a wonderful representative of our Hudson High School 1961 class. She had the most outgoing personality and everyone liked her. We are all so grateful to her for organizing our class reunions over the years.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sharon Ulman Brown

  308. Eddie Don, You were a joy and highlight to my life. You loved people and gave the greatest of gifts. Your calls, jokes and just the beautiful soul that you are and we’re will be greatly missed. I do not know what I will do without being able to hear your voice, your laugh, and hugs. Your memories have decorated my heart in such a way that is so precious and dear. I will carry you as I always have in my heart and memories. I love you so very much. I know you are with God as you and I have talked. You shared your faith, Jesus is your Lord and I do know that you achieved the greatest gift which is love. Thank you for loving me and for being a wonderful son. I will miss you. Love always and forever, Mom

  309. To Eddie’s family,
    I am sorry to hear about Eddie.
    He was a wonderful and very kind man.
    I have many memories of him that bring a smile to my face. I am a richer man for knowing him!! He has had a big and meaningful impact on my life.
    I hope that your family can take comfort that Eddie is up with the Lord. Eddie truly is soaring with the eagles.

  310. My heart hurts for this loss! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that Jeff touched! Prior to him moving to Washington Jeff told me that I would always have a brother in MN since mine didn’t live here anymore. I will miss the time we spent at the bowling alley laughing and enjoying the time. You have always been there for me and I will always be great fun for that and miss you more than you will ever know. Cody my thoughts are with you!

  311. We’ve lost touch over the years but I will always remember Jeff fondly, for his sense of humor and honesty. My first memory of Jeff was from when I was about 10. We were at a fancy restaurant and he made me laugh until I cried. I remember seeing his face through the tears and he just wouldn’t let up. Next was a time we visited the family in Minnesota and he introduced us to the Simpsons. Finally, one of the last times I spoke to him, he told me how important it was to him that our family would always stay in touch, despite the distance and the loss of Grandma Betty. You always think you have all of the time in the world. He was a good man with a good heart and an ornery streak. Love and condolences.

  312. I have wondered in the past how Jane was doing since the days at St Joe’s Academy. I will keep Jane, Julie, and the rest of her family (both in community and her Winkler sisters) in my prayers.
    May she rest in the Lord’s peace.

  313. I have known my friend Jane since college. Kathy Meyer, another UWRF student, and I often studied with her at the university. My memories are of a dear lady who loved being the “sunshine” of everyone’s day. Even though I have not seen her for several years, I have carried her in my heart. We were all blessed to have known Jane.

  314. Locke’s & Loe’s and More…
    I am so sorry to hear of this loss. He was a funny guy and the world will miss him. Cody, my heart aches for you. All the loves guys!!
    Love, Katie and Fam

  315. I met Jane in 1970 when I was looking for a college to attend. She met my grandparents, my parents and me that autumn and showed us all that U of Wisconsin – River Falls had to offer. She later became my dorm Resident Assistant (R.A.). From that time on, she referred to me as her “Little Sis.” I loved her like a big sis and deepest heart friend. I will carry her in my heart always and forever.

  316. Please know that Jeff was an inspiration to our team throughout high school football. I got to know him during that time and would always appreciate his encouragement when times were tough. During his time at Mankato, he was the same individual. When most people are refining themselves at college, Jeff was defining himself. Please try and find some peace during these troubled times. Jeff would too.
    Deep regards,

  317. Gordy and Jean were wonderful neighbors in our E.P. Rock neighborhood. So very sorry to hear of Gordy’s passing, Sending love and prayers to you and your family Jean.

  318. Sorry for your loss, Jeff worked with my husband. I hope you are able to find peace after the huge loss you have endoured. Let your angels guide you.

  319. Wendy, Justin & Bryce my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had the privilege of working with Brian, a dear friend and colleague. I am having a difficult time acknowledging that he is no longer with us. We worked together in so many projects at the bank, and he was a true team player and always led by example. A happy go-lucky individual that truly cared for others. Customers were his priority and excellence is rule. The word NO was not part of his dictionary; everything was possible in his eyes if we gave it our attention, time and dedication. This year, we worked so close together to deliver two major project initiatives for the bank; the outsourcing of our core system, and the debit card system conversion. As always, he was willing to go that extra mile giving it his full attention and dedication. He never got to see it materialize since the transition of both systems happened the weekend of his passing. I will miss him dearly, and will make sure his legacy will continue in everything we do going forward. During Hurricane Irma, I gave him a new nickname Jesus because he was everywhere just like Jesus making sure things got done, helping in every which way he could; the goal in his eyes was getting the job done! I will miss him dearly, and he will always be in my heart, my dear Brian. Love you! Terri B.

    P.S. I would like to share with you a collage of him with all of the good times that we shared together as team mates. You can email me or call me at 305-304-7808. Thank you! Terri Bethencourt

  320. I still remember laughing with Brian the most. Even with early morning hours and late night evenings when I worked at the bank he never failed to bring a smile to our faces. Many times he and I worked together on an important task, upcoming deadline or helping a customer obtain need funds when stranded out of state. He was wonderful both in and out of the office. Many relays he worked with my husband Chuck and Co-worker Chris on helping set us up and clean up. Even though Chuck and I are no longer with the bank he is still in our hearts and inspires us to be better people. Our condolences to Wendy, the boys and all his family. Our hearts go out to you all. May God Bless you and watch over you.

  321. Wendy, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
    May God surround you with love and strength.

  322. Wendy and Family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your family at such a difficult time. God Bless.

  323. Gordy gave years of service to the Phipps Foundation and was instrumental in bringing forth and supporting numerous grant requests that benefited our community.
    We are thankful for his dedicated and committed support of our community.

  324. Gordy gave years of service to the Phipps Foundation and was instrumental in bringing forth and supporting numerous grant requests that benefited our community.
    He was a dedicated and committed servant of our community.

  325. Wendy, Justin and Bryce, I am so sorry to see this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hug

  326. I met Brian when I began at First State Bank 2 years ago and feel fortunate to have known him as not only a co-worker but as a friend. Brian was always willing to help even if it wasn’t his “job”. He was also someone that could be counted on to share a laugh with even when things were stressful. His joyful energy and can-do attitude will be missed and he will always be remembered for his spirit for life.
    Sending thoughts and prayers for peace and healing to his family.

  327. Dear Shefland Family,

    We were very sad to hear of Wally’s passing. We liked Wally. Know that you are taking comfort in knowing he is walking streets of gold. He was a faithful believer. We pray the peace that passes all understanding in this difficult time.

    Blessings, Quinn & Lisa Seaman and kids

  328. Brian was one of the sweetest, hardest-working people I’ve ever met. He was tremendously dedicated to his role here at the Bank, to his staff, and to his co-workers. Generally, he was the first person I’d see coming into work in the morning–he always had a smile on his face. We would often stop and chat about what a crazy little town we lived in, and he always made me laugh. Brian truly had a “joie de vivre”–even at the most stressful times, like after the hurricane, he still was joyful. My deepest condolences to his family and friends, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Brian will be greatly missed.

  329. Brian was truly one of the best people I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with at FSB. He will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers for his family.

  330. I have been fortunate to have worked with Brian at First State Bank of the Florida Keys and can say he will be greatly missed. While I didn’t work directly with Brian, you could not help but feel his enthusiasm for work along with his genuine enjoyment in working with people. It didn’t matter if it was close colleague he had worked with for years, someone new to the bank, or a customer with a service question, Brian always effortlessly reached out with genuine heartfelt support and compassion. He always took time for life experiences. Whether arriving at a carefully considered solution or just having a friendly chat, Brian celebrated people and took any chance to make a new friend.

    Our thoughts of peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and wonderful memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  331. I was very saddened to hear of Wally’s passing. As one of Wally’s former driver’s I always enjoyed talking to him about anything. He’ll be greatly missed. I’ll always remember Sally.
    Steve Hoffmann

  332. So sad to hear about Gordy – what a wonderful man and wonderful family. Our prayers are with you. God bless.

    Kevin and Sheila Fox

  333. Wendy, Justin and Bryce, we were shocked to hear of Brian’s passing. I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. I hope in time you can find comfort in knowing that he is in the loving arms of Our Father and you will one day see him again. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all. Rest in peace Brian.

  334. Jean and Jeff shocked and so sorry to hear about Gordon. He always had a smile and hello for us at church. We will miss his smile and handshake.
    Deb and Zane

  335. He was always a Go to Guy for questions, concerns or just for a laugh and a smile or cookies. A better outlook on life and what really matters few had. He will be missed by us here at FSB; the void he leaves is great in our hearts.
    Wendy, Justin & Bryce my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  336. I send my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Brian’s family and loved ones at this time, Brian and I worked together at First State Bank for many years, I will say there was not a more dedicated, spirited, hardworking friend than he! he always was willing to help no matter what the task was and who needed help. He always gave excellent customer service and was the GUIDING LIGHT of the Online Banking/Call Center Department. His life was a blessing, his memory a treasure, he is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

  337. I was only able to work with Brian for 2 years. He will be missed not only for his tremendous industry knowledge, but for his gregarious personality. I always enjoyed talking with Brian.

    Prayers to his entire family and friends.


  338. I don’t think I will ever have the words to describe how I feel losing this man. He was a co-worker, close friend, confidant, and an all around good man and father to Wendy and his sons. I will miss him dearly and always have him in my heart. My condolences to the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my love…


  339. As President & CEO of First State Bank of the Florida Keys, and on behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to recognize Brian as one of our most valuable and beloved employees. He cared deeply about our customers, co-workers and humanitarian causes alike. He was often one of the first to volunteer to help whether it was for our Bank-sponsored Relay For Life fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, an employee event, a complex Bank project or as one human being to another. Immediately after Hurricane Irma, Brian’s efforts directly contributed to the reopening of several of our branches and he also extended himself on a personal level, helping other employees including myself with our post-storm recovery efforts. No job was beneath him; in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma he cleaned out refrigerators and freezers of food gone bad from the electricity being out for days, mopped flood waters out of our branches, and went out of his way to think of ways to help customers who were in desperate need of funds. Customer service was his priority and he taught his department its value through his actions each and every day. His caring knew no bounds. He was dedicated, selfless and genuine in his actions. Brian will be greatly missed, thought of often and forever in our hearts.

  340. Wendy, Bryce & Justin ~ I really don’t know what to say. Nothing I say will make the hurt in your heart be any less or make your sorrow disappear. Brian was such an AMAZING person/friend and loved you all very much.
    I want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dennis and I are truly very sorry for your loss. I still can’t believe he’s gone.
    Sending you lots of love ~
    Tracy & Dennis Tollers

  341. I worked with Sharon at Phillips Plastics and I fondly remember her quick wit, sense of humor and friendliness with everyone. She loved talking about her kids, her grandkids and their activities and the memories she was making at the cabin with Kent. She was truly a strong and beautiful woman. God Bless all who loved her. Rest in peace, Sharon.

  342. Brian was my nephew and we loved him dearly. Donna and I were very Blessed to have Brian as part of our family. He was an awesome person who loved life to the fullest. We will miss him greatly. Rest In Peace Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy and the boys.

  343. I have known Brian for nearly 30 years and honestly have not known a more considerate and caring . Will always remember his generousness, kindness and his great attitude. Many, many… good memories and will miss Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  344. Dear Uncle Wally, there are things about you that I will never forget. Your Sweet Disposition, your love for your Trucking, your love for your three daughters and all your little grandchildren. I’ll never forget your snoring when we spent the night at your house when I was a little kid. Give Aunt Mae a hug for me and my mom and make everyone laugh!

  345. Brian was such a caring person. I sure do miss the Wizard at Securian. I worked with him for many years and respected his hard work ethic. He could do anythiing with reports and was able to provide a lot of insight working on our inventory and procurement systems. We worked tirelessly as a team when we went through name changes. Brian loved his boys and Wendy. I recall him talking at work about Wendy’s busy days at the hospital and how tired she would be. He would have dinner ready, draw water for a bath and have candles lite so she could relax. I know Wendy did a lot of great things for Brian too and they both really enjoyed each other’s company. Brian will be truly missed by anyone that knew him. Rest In Peace “Wizard”. I will miss your smile and fun loving spirit.

  346. I considered Brian as my and great friend. I am fortunate to have known him as long as I have. I will truly miss you my friend, my brother.

  347. We will miss Brian. He was a good man and a caring father. Our daughter Wendy and grandsons know we all will miss him much and just as shocked at his passing. Our prayers are with & Wendy, Justin & Bryce.

  348. So very sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts of deep sympathy are with you and your family during this very sad time. Daily may God (Ps.34:18) give you the needed comfort and strength as you try to cope with such a great loss. Sanden will be missed and always will be fondly remembered.

  349. What a wonderful lady Nora was always pleasant and so easy to
    talk to. I loved seeing all the sister’s together Irma and Arlene and
    Nora you could see the love between them.
    If you ever need anything I can do for you let me know. You will
    be in my prayers.
    Bless you, Donna Christensen


  350. (From my gratitude journal I keep to remember my great blessings from God)

    Cathy Jacobson,

    A light reflecting God’s love so beautifully
    I am most blessed to call her family

    In illness we found a path to closeness
    That only God could have prepared

    She made less of her terminal condition
    To console and encourage me

    Like rediscovering a friend
    And wishing we connected sooner

    Cathy, selfless, loving, putting others first
    She amazed me in the depth of her faith

    I pray for the family’s comfort
    That the God of all comfort seem near

    May God choose me to share
    Even half of the love Cathy gave to all

    Cathy, sweet child of God
    Rest in the presence of your Father

    Until that glorious day
    We reunite in Christ

  351. Your beautiful smile, love of life and family was infectious! You will be missed by us all! We will see you on high when we all gather with our Lord and Saviour!

  352. Sanden, I watched you grow from a 4 year old when I first met you to the bright young man you were becoming. My heart breaks that there was nothing I knew to do to help you. Your bright shining light in our life is missed. To your family I can only grieve with them and for them. God Keep you and protect you. Your leaving us is leaving a hole in our lives. Mark

  353. My deepest sympathy to Linda and the family. I served as an elder with Pastor Al for a few years and appreciated his faith and focus. God bless you Linda and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  354. We are so sorry to hear of Nora’s passing. We remember the great times we shared with Nora as her neighbors on Summer Street, and could spend hours chatting with her on the stoop of her house. Throughout the years, Nora was like a grandmother to my daughter Brianna in the years of Brianna’s childhood. We could not have asked for a better neighbor than Nora! Nora will always be kept in our hearts and memories. We wish your family the deepest of condolences.
    Michelle and Brianna Albertson

  355. Shirley (and family),

    We are sorry to hear of your mother’s death and are lifting you and your family up before the throne of God. May the Lord surround you with His presence in Christ and draw you near during this time of grief.

    We love you!
    In Christ alone,
    Levi, Sarah, & Boaz

  356. Mrs. Swanson was such a special person. Always kind and willing to help.
    She raised a lot of us over the years. She always kept a beautiful yard!
    Our sympathies for your loss.
    Dan and Roxane O’Keefe

  357. Hi Arlene and Irma, So sorry to hear of Nora’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your families. You three have had some wonderful years together at Wintergreen.

  358. Al was our Pastor for several years while serving at the Stockholm Baptist Church in Stockholm, Maine. He became a close and dear fiend! He always had a smile on his face. He loved people, and most of all, he Loved his Lord and Savior! Now he is at rest and in the presence of Jesus!
    What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see! When I look upon His face, the One who Saved me by His Grace! What a day ,Glorious Day, that will be!! Now he has experienced this very Joy. Our prayers will continue for Linda and the entire family. God Bless and keep each and everyone of you.

  359. I am very sorry for your loss and offer my heartfelt sympathy. May you find comfort from your precious memories of your time together and strength from God’s loving promise at Isaiah 41:10.

  360. I grew up with Dorene as my next door neighbor. We were children together with her older sister Denise ,playmates, forever friend’s with memories too numerous to mention. Although we lost track of each other, we shared the same birthday and always wished each other a happy birthday sister message. I am sorry I didn’t get to see her and share memories and show our pics of our kids and grandkids to each other. But we shared our early lives. I know Dorene is watching over her family and will live on in our hearts! Miss you Red…love Elaine

  361. We praise the Lord for all the years we were able to be ministered to by Pastor Al Nasman he has fought the good fight he has finished the course he is experiencing God’s glory our condolences to each of the family members Our love and prayers to each of you

  362. Dave: so sorry on the loss of your dad. May he be your angel from above forever and always. Take care – thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  363. Was sorry to hear of Pat passing away. She was a neat lady. She would always give me that look whenever I had to do her blood sugar and insulin!! I loved her smile! She will be missed.

  364. Our condolences to the family of a wonderful man. Don gave our son Aaron his first haircut in the special chair he used for children. Aaron was teary eyed in the beginning, but warmed to to this wonderful man and was talking up a storm by the end of the haircut. We have pictures of Aaron crying the looking more curious and then smiling. He touched our hearts 💕 and many many more I imagine. Thank you Don for a wonderful memory you gave our family.

  365. Sanden, you will be missed around the bonfires at the swap meets and engine shows where we first met you as a little boy tearing into a watermelon on a hot August day in Portland, Indiana.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Geoff and Oz you guys don’t know how much my heart aches for you all. Wish there was more I could say to help, just know that your extended “family” is here for you.

  366. Donna,Dianne and families. So sorry to hear about Margie. We had so many good times together. Will miss seeing her at CCH. My sympathy and prayers to all of you.

  367. Penny and Larry were very special people. They were patients of our dental office. I am so sorry for your loss. They are together again.

  368. Penny was a very special friend. She will be dearly missed by her friends. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I’m so glad I got a chance to see and visit with her a couple weeks ago.

  369. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady and did such a fine job raising you kids. So happy she had many years on this earth. She will be a great loss to your family.

  370. This is sad news to hear… I knew Dorene from our Red Cross days… she was a wonderful person… and… a wonderful person to work with.

    You will be missed Dorene.. in many ways… this is how much, you have touched all of our lives!!

  371. I am still trying to come to terms with all of this news. I knew Dorene from the ARC. I worked many a mobile with her, she was a feisty, wonderful woman. She always had a smile on her face and enjoyed working with all the coordinator’s and volunteer’s as well as the staff. She was such a joy to be around, she loved her kids and grandkids always talking about them. This is such a hard time for everyone who knew and loved her, our memories will always be there for us to take out and remember all the little things that made Dorene such a special person. I choose to think Dorene is looking over all of us and still has such a sparkle in her eye, Till we meet again! Much love sent to her family and know she was very much loved by everyone who was fortunate to know her.

  372. Dave and the Cahoy Family

    Your dad gave me my first real haircut in about 1952. He continued to be my barber for over the next 50 years until he retired. I always found Don to be a pleasant and kind man and enjoyed visiting with him in later years when running into him around town.

    May all your good memories make this time a little easier.

    Bill zappa

  373. Donnie and family so sorry to hear about Olive I enjoyed working with her at the telephone company.Donnie you were a wonderful daughter to your mother happy she enjoyed her time in AZ. Sorry I cannot make it to the service hope we can get together next time you come to WI.

  374. For many years, Marge lived across the street from my family home in St Paul. She was a good neighbor, always greeting us with a smile and a wave. You could count on her to be there for you. My memories of growing up in a caring community, with sense of security included the knowledge that Marge was just across the street. She like watching her soap opera, but when I found myself “locked out” of our house, she was there for me and the TV was turned off. I will not forget her kindness.

  375. To the Dahlberg family in their time of grief and loss,

    …. I counted Aaron as a friend as much as I count 101 and the Dahlbergs as my family, which is greater than I just words can express. I met Aaron and the Dahlbergs for the first time after Tom knocked on my cab door @ the Air-Lite terminal where I was sleeping till the holiday was over and told me I was going to Thanksgiving at his house. What a nice kindness Tom extended which it turns out he has done for others his whole life.

    Aaron was to me exceptionally gifted and bright but seemed looking back to lack purpose, something he wanted to do in life. That drive I believe has to come from within. It seems that the demon that got a hold of him and so many young people nowdays was something with which he could not come to grips. I have talked to Jody about a similar situation with her son and I am sure she is remembering and grieving not only for you but has re-opened an unhealable scar. I have talked to Tom about Aaron and my daughter Lindsay who is also on that path. She rides the bike and then falls off and each time you worry it is the last. I have been divorced over 20 yrs and the only time I have spoken to my X was when I went to Denver for what I thought was to bury my daughter. Turns out she got back on the bike but you always wonder if it is inevitable. It is always there on your mind. I say this now because I am so sorry and know something of your tribulation and anguish.

    I am honestly writing this because I feel the need to tell you how remorseful I feel about your tragic loss and I don’t know how to come to terms with this and I am truly heartbroke and so sorry this tragedy has happened. A deep sadness follows in Aarons wake for all those he touched.

    I do believe that hope springs eternal and I know that Aarons heart was always in the right place even when sometimes his thoughts were not. Grace can only help him now and I am sure it is and will. I know that his new direction is all positive and good.

    Respectfully, Bob

  376. My heart goes out to Aaron’s family and loved ones. I pray that Aaron has found peace. May the memories you share with one another bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  377. Dear Dawn and Russ, We pray for God’s comfort and we extend our sympathy to you both. I lost track of Virginia when we first moved to Mason City, IA and we have moved several times since then. We are in northern WI now and I have often wondered where Virginia had moved since we lost contact and I could not find a trace. What a very kind person and kind friend she was and the most giving and generous person I have ever met. God bless you and your family, and I am so happy to know that Virginia is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will see her again someday!

  378. Aaron was our favorite “serious” nephew and cousin! And we think without knowing it, he had an incredible ability to make the person he was talking to, smile. We will remember Aaron as a darling baby, an absolute “hoot” as a child and a musically talented young adult who along with his other talents, had perfect comic timing! Aaron was a gifted young man and reminded us so much of our father, who also took reading as a serious business, and spent many, many happy hours in a book!
    We send our love, hugs and blessings to his mother Deanna, his father Tom and his sister Nancy.
    God be with you, till we meet again.
    With love, Karen and Ken Schlesinger

  379. To the family if Virginia you have my deepest sympathy. Though I didn’t know her, I now some of her siblings and my sympathy to to them. I’m sure she was a wonderful mother and sister..

  380. Dear Darryl and family,
    What a patriarch your father must have been! And what a wonderful long life he enjoyed. May God’s peace surround all of you.

  381. My Deepest Sympathy To all of you.. I live in Bradenton Fl. and if Mom is still here.. let me know I would love to talk with her..as I have many memories of the old days.. I mean really Old..

  382. Although it has been several years since we spent any time with Stephanie, we remember her for her laughter, gentle spirit and joy of life.

    Our deepest sympathies to Mary and Stephanie’s Family.

  383. Those few times spent in Stephanie’s company, although several years ago, were filled with laughter and joy.

    Our deepest sympathies to Mary and Stephanie’s Family.

  384. Way to young. Our mother was way to young.
    Bless the Parslow family and our prayers are with you.


  385. 2 1/2 years ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Stephanie at Mary’s home in Florida. I found her to be such a funny and wonderful person. We spent the days having a great time at all the local tourist attractions (I have a pic of her on her hands and knees with her head stuck in the mouth of an alligotor statue), and our nights playing cards and the 2 of them talking about their childhood antics. (Sneaking beer on family camping trips and stashing it in the river to keep it cold.) She told me these stories with a gleam in her eyes, and a mischievous grin. That’s how I always think of her. I am so glad I got to spend that time getting to know Mary’s best friend, and so sad there will never be more. Rest In Peace Funny Lady

  386. Thank you Steph for accepting me as your friend. Whenever I see glitter confetti, I will think of you…fly free with the angels sweet one…sending love to Marc and the kids…You live on in our hearts…kathleen

  387. Aunt Emma I just want you and the family know I’m sorry that I didn’t make it back to see you. You are and always will be my Favorite Aunt. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

  388. Stephanie was a treasured member of our NET cancer support group in Minnesota. When she first joined us, she used to help me set up meetings. She had the most wonderful twinkle in her eye. We hadn’t seen her for a while and I just reached out to her last week. I am shocked and saddened by her death. I won’t forget her kindness and fierceness. Heaven got a good one. With deepest sympathies, -dm

  389. Linda and Greg and families
    Thinking of you at this difficult time. I remember
    your Dad well. I didn’t realize they lived in Hudson
    all of this time.

  390. Dear Barbara and Sisters, and families,

    Sorry to hear that your father has passed away. Such a life well-lived, and a wonderful legacy to pass on to the next generations of your family.

    You school friend, Mary

  391. Just saw this Nancy and I was sorry to hear of your dads
    Passing. I enjoyed knowing him. Nice nice guy!!

  392. I did not know Peter, but working with Tori the last six year I know he and his wife must have been very special. They taught well and Tori learned very well from them. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.


  393. Linda and Greg

    Holding you in my prayers. May your memories lift you up in the coming days.
    Deb and Zane Bollom

  394. I remember many happy days as kids when I would come to vist Northern Wisconsin. Lynn was a lot of fun. Sorry to have lost touch over the years.

  395. I wish I could make it to his service. I loved Peter! He always made me laugh – I loved his snarky comebacks and comments. He was a joy to be around. I miss visiting with him each morning and his passing leaves a hole in my heart. I won’t forget him.
    I am praying for the family.

  396. Such a kind man, and always a warm smile… Thinking of all of you, and Mom (Dorothy Cumming) joins us in sending our love.
    Catherine (Cumming) Adams and Family

  397. Our prayers for family & friends. Mike was my best friend during & since high school and best man at our wedding. He will be missed. Another Saint in Heaven. I miss ya Dude…

  398. To Bonnie, The family and friends.
    I am saddened at the loss of Jim. We had many a good fishing trips over the years and nobody enjoyed them more than Jim. Fish fries in Pop Kings Back yard. with all the families and friends. Then Jim would want to get a basketball game going over at Art and Rosie’s. I will always remember the smile he had . My prayers are with all of you at this time..

  399. Bonnie and family of Jim, I’m mourning with you for your loss. Love you, Bon, and I’m praying for you all at this hard time. – Jannie

    “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.” -2 Corinthians 1:3

  400. Dear Caponi Family,

    I am very sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I have many fond childhood memories, playing as kids on 62nd St. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,


  401. Many memories of Grace….bowling at the old Purple Door lanes in Woodville. I still have a piece of her Amazing Grace ceramics. My deepest sympathy to the family. Continued prayers.

  402. Gina & Cherrie & Family,
    My heart is heavy with the recent news of your Dad… and my dear Uncle Jim – I want you to know how fortunate I was to have been able to not only grow up with an awesome Uncle like him but to also be able to have him as an employee in my department while working for the City of Hudson after he retired… He started mowing grass in our city parks and boulevards back in 2004 and truly became one of our “GO TO” guys who was Dedicated and always making sure our parks looked beautiful… He would want to get a head start in the Spring and kept on for many years… As fr Your Dads love for his family… well that goes without saying….. he would stop by my office regularly to check up on My Dads health, as well as making regular stops by his place to check in on him and also the sisters and others… He will be deeply missed and I pray that the many memories you have will fill your heart with a love like none other….. Love to all, God Bless, Deb

  403. I have great memories of Uncle Jim…. from causing chaos at the house playing with his girls, my cousins Gina and Shari to watching him play softball with my dad… I know they played for a few teams and it was always so fun to lay the blanket down on the grass on the side of the park and watch them play. Then after the games we were privileged kids to go to the local bar and enjoy an ice cold soda and a bag of chips … that’s only if we were well behaved during the games of course!

    My thoughts are of the family and I pray that they are comforted during this very difficult time.

  404. Auntie Grace you will be missed by all the people that you have touched in your life. You are in a sweet place now and you can start your next journey. One day we will see you again until that time peace be with you.
    Love you with all my heart. Julie

  405. Grace you will be missed by all the people who m you touched. You will always be in ours ❤💞&prayers lovely lady that you are rest in paradise, Grace! We will all see you soon, in heaven. Sweet lady.

  406. My condolences to the Family of Grace Solum. You will be missed by all of your family members and all of those friends that you have touched in you long life journey. RIP Auntie Grace Love You forever. Grace fly as high with your wings look down upon us and keeps under your wings my wonderful woman God bless you and a good journy in heaven.
    Love your Nepew Danny❤❤❤❤

  407. To the family of Grace, my deepest and sincere sympathy. I remember Grace when she lived in Woodville. She babsat my son. She always made me feel like family. RIP dear Grace.

  408. I was a nurse at Elmwood and enjoyed caring for Grace. I felt so bad for her that she had so much discomfort. But she made me laugh everyday with her sense of humor. I’m sure she is in better hands now. God’s blessing to your family.

  409. My sincere condolences to the family and many friends, so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon resurrect our dear loved ones (John 5:28-29). Oh how we long for the time when pain, suffering and death will be no more, these former things will have passed away (Revelation 21:3-5).

  410. I enjoyed working with Lee. Very shocked to hear he has left us so early in life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  411. I will not forget the musical foundations Paul provided when he started me in piano lessons and directed our 5th-6th grade band. Even his occasional subbing for the high school choir was so notable, I distinctly remember it. Only a few people probably knew how amazing his set building skills were, particularly in BW’s production of Wizard of Oz. His abilities were so diverse—he was skilled as an organist, visual artist, carpenter and business owner. Those who had their piano tuned by Paul would hear his amazing rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow as the finale. I remember listening as a ten year old and thinking, “I want to be like that.” Baldwin will deeply miss one of the most remarkable people it has ever known.

  412. May the God of all Comfort be with you at this difficult time. Keeping all family members in my daily thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed watching Paul play the organ/piano and sing in the First Presbyterian Church throughout my childhood years. Paul’s music store was always a great adventure I shared with my mother. Later in life, he also helped restore my mother’s childhood piano. His passion for music was contagious and know that his is enjoying heaven’s great music right now. Deepest sympathies.

  413. I always appreciated the way Lee could be serious about the needs of the people around him, even while he was making sure we never took ourselves too seriously.

  414. Lee, you are one of the kindest people I have ever met. Your life on earth was cut way too short! Hold the doors open for me and maybe you can finally teach me how to two-step. ❤

  415. Deann, Collin, and Alayna, Deann and Lee were always willing to open up their home for the get-togethers and family reunions. He was such a fine young man and much too young to leave this world. He certainly will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  416. Lee was always such a presence in the family. I absolutely loved his stories. He always had a way of making you laugh. The banter between him, our cousins and the uncles was something to behold. He will be sorely missed. Give Grandma LaValley a hug for me and save me some of the “green stuff” too. All our love, Karri, Anthony, Aidan and Logan.

  417. Although Lee will be deeply missed but his laugh, his smile and crazy stores will live on in our memories. My heart goes out to Deann and the kids, Uncle Bob, Auntie Brenda, Heather and Jason. Love you all!!!

  418. Lee, you will be greatly missed by our entire family. Your early departure has left a huge hole in the family. Your sense of humor, crazy stories, and funny commentary was always a great part of the family get-togethers. We don’t regret the time we didn’t get to spend with you, just treasure the time we did. Say “hi” to Grandma Lavalley and save some “green stuff” for us. We are here for your family and will give support when they need it. See you on the other side. Love from the Stang Family.

  419. I am so glad I got to see you at our last class reunion it was 25 years. Your jokes will be missed dearly. I love my friend. RIP buddy we will see each other again.

  420. I miss you Digger!!! You were the best friend anyone could ever ask for!! Thanks for the 35 years of great memories. Deanne, Collin and Alayna and the entire family have our prayers and deepest sympathy!! Till we meet again my friend, remember its your turn to buy!

  421. Moose. Was one great guy. He was a wonderful classmate and friend. He is with God now and free of all of his earthly problems.
    I realize though how hard it is to let go. Your family has my utmost sympathy.

  422. One of the most genuine guys i’ve met in my life. Always willing to help. You will be sadly missed Lee… aka “the valley” aka “the Gorge” aka Gorgeous! Ill take good care of the yellow snowmobile you sold me!!

  423. Lee, how we will miss your stories, your laughter, your advice, your ideas, your colorful commentary and your larger than life personality. 4th of July and Labor Day weekend will never be the same. We luv you. Luv, hugs, thoughts and prayers to Deann, Collin, Alayna, Uncle Bob, Auntie Brenda, Heather, Jason.

  424. Lee will definitely be missed! So many great times with all of the sporting events…coaching…bonfires…you name it! Glad we were all able to become good friends a well as the kids. Lots of LOVE and HUGS to Deanne…Collin…and Alayna. Fly high Lee!!! <3

  425. I had the pleasure of working with Lee. He was a genuinely great guy and we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayes go out to Deean and the children.

  426. I have so many wonderful memories of this special man; a family friend, my band teacher, father to my friend Paula, and a loving community member who shared his musical gifts with so many. His impact was great. My sympathy to his family, he willl be so missed.

  427. Paul and Thelma were both my favorite teachers. Wonderful mentors that believed in me. They live on not only in the memories and hearts of their family that love them, but also in the many, many they taught in love. God bless.

  428. So sorry to hear of Pastor Peterson’s passing. We were blessed to have him serve as interim pastor at St John’s in Spring Valley while our daughter Kara was in confirmation and at the time our church burned. We were honored to have Carmen and Virginia at our home for celebrations, and so enjoyed them both.
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Virginia and the rest of the family. Prayers to you all….
    Karen and Earl Gunderson

  429. When I think of Doris I think of beauty, warmth and class. I will miss her welcoming smile at church on Sunday mornings. Rest in peace Miss Doris and know that your family is surrounded by the prayers of many friends at this time of grief and sorrow.

  430. My sincere condolences to the family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon resurrect our dear loved ones (John 5:28-29). Oh how we long for the time when pain, suffering and death will be no more, these former things will have passed away (Revelation 21:3-5).

  431. Rich was a kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed. We had some great conversations over the years and shared a passion for the natural world. I always admired his sense of fairness and positive attitude that was reflected in all he did. The world has truly lost a good man.

  432. Carmen, Was referred to as “Pastor Pete” by my confirmation class at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater, MN. This was in 1973. He was always a kind man who indulged our spirited confirmation class. I am truly sorry for Virginia and the rest of the families loss. May you accept my deepest condolences. Milt Westlund, Jr.

  433. “The Biggest Little Town in Wisconsin,” lost one it’s community Pillars!

    May you Rest In Peace, “Mr. Willink.”

    Condolences and God’s Speed, to the family.

  434. My heart goes out to Virginia and family on the death of Rev. Carmen. May the family find comfort in knowing he is at peace with his heavenly Father. I thought very highly of him while he filled in at Our Savior’s in Amery. Love and healing hugs to your family.

  435. Pastor Carmen was blessed by God to be a blessing to all whom he served in Christ’s Church and the world. As a son of First Lutheran Church, Williston ND, we are blessed to have been a small part of his life in Christ’s mission. Thanks be to God. As you walk through the dark shadows in the valley of death, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Shalom, Rev. Martin Mock, serving as Pastor of First Lutheran Church, Williston

  436. The Gorke family sends our deep sympathies on Carmen’s death. We have many fond memories of his involvement with Campus Community Players and as our pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Marshfield. We wish his loved ones our best at this sad time and as you all renegotiate a world without Carmen’s special presence. He certainly leaves a legacy of goodness and godliness behind. 🌹

  437. My deepest sympathy to Norah and the family as well as his brother Robert and sister Mary and their families.

    Richard was an awesome man and a good friend. My prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.

  438. Whenever I think of the times some 50 years ago when got to visit my grandparents farm in Baldwin , Wisconsin I can see my Aunt Doris and her what seemed like a never ending smile. And with all the kids and animals running around she never seemed to loose that smile . I was amazed. When I visited for Aunt Maxines funeral I instantly recognized her and introduced myself , The look on her face was priceless! Same smile . And as I sit here trying to right this with blurry eyes I see that beautiful face and smile. I just wish I would have lived closer and regret not just taking the time and driving to Baldwin to say hello.

  439. Pastor Carmen was a welcomed visiting Pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Hammond. His message, his spirit, his sense of humor and his voice were such an inspiration. He was a true joy. May God bless his memory.

  440. Sorry to hear about his death. He was an interesting man, and always enjoyed visiting with him, and his stories. May you rest in peace.

  441. Sweet, sweet lady!! Always happy to stop and visit with us whenever she saw us! Beautiful smile, beautiful soul! She leaves a legacy in you, her wonderful family. It was very obvious that she loved and had great pride in each of you She will be gone from your sight, but never your memory; gone from your touch but never your hearts!! Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family and our sincere sympathy as you face the days and years ahead!! We share in your loss and are heartbroken!! Fond memories of times spent with our own mom, Stella and dad, Harland, together again!Hugs and love from Daryl and Susan Frank💞💕🦋

  442. Sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Sharon Wess (Zezza) and Judy send their sympathies for the whole family.

    Sharon & Judy

  443. So sorry to hear about your mom. I am so glad I got to see her a while back when I was in Hudson. I have such great memories of her and your family back in the day on “Pine Street”. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  444. Edrys was an amazing woman. I had the honor of sitting with her, holding her hand, and talking to her the day before she passed. I work in the Business Office at CCH, so you would think I don’t have much interaction with the residents. However, I have been able to help out at Pine Ridge many times with meals, with fire drills, with bad weather, with holding hands of residents while we wait for a nurse or family. I had many conversations with Edrys and enjoyed each one. She is missed.

  445. So sorry for your loss Deb, Pam and family. Your Dad sounds like he was a great man, hard worker and very generous through life.

  446. To the Abel Family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I was an ex-field engineer with AP, and had worked with Tom on two projects, known him for 3 years. Tom was a great friend to me. He treated me well since we’ve met. I will never forget that he was the one who taught me how to ride a bike. He was always a vibrant and optimistic person. He will be missed.

    Sharon Wong

  447. Dear Hofbauer family,

    Truly lost a great woman inside and out. So sorry for her struggles but glad you took care of her just like she would of wanted. We truly had a great childhood full of memories. Your mom was always an inspiration to me.

    Love, Honda Rider

  448. Dear Abel Family-
    Please accept our sincerest condolences on behalf of LSE Architects. We worked with Tom on the new Webber Park Library. Tom was the heart and soul of the project with his wisdom, incredible sense of humor and friendship. We will miss him very much.

    With sympathy,
    Josh Weinstein and the entire LSE team

  449. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers to Mary and family. Did not know Tom for long but you guys were my neighbors on First Street for a brief period and the Wallace family is well know by all who grew up in Hudson. Loved by all. Tom seemed to fit right in. He was friendly, personable and always seemed to have a smile on his face and willing to give a helping hand. God Bless

  450. It was a great pleasure to know Tom. He was a vibrant & out-going person who always had a smile on his face & a willing hand when asked to help. Deepest sympathies to Mary, Tynan Tyler, Tysons, & his many relatives.

  451. I am Barbara and Gene Nelsons daughter. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember when I was little always doing such fun things with your family. What I remember most is the kindness your dad always showed and his smile. I remember him always smiling. My prayers are with your family through this difficult time.

    DeeDee Baka

  452. After going through this similar time with my dad just over a year ago, I know how hard it is say “goodbye” to someone you love so much. However, there is certain type of “peace” in knowing that their struggle is over and they are now a part of heaven. Bruce was so lucky to have such a big family!! OuR prayers and hearts are with all of you!

    Louie & Paul

  453. We’ll miss you Vi😥😥 You have been a really good friend and a important part of our family. It won’t be the same without you.

  454. You all have my sympathy. The death of a loved one causes us deep pain. At Jeremiah 31:13, God has promised, “I will change their mourning into exultation. I will comfort them and give them joy instead of their grief.” We can look forward to the fulfillment of that promise. Until then, turn to “the God of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” in prayer. 2 Corinthians 1:3

  455. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all your good memories outweigh your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

  456. Our heartfelt sympathies to Ginny and the family. You were the best neighbors ever, and Dave was always up for anything! We enjoyed our trips up north with you, and learned to love the north because of you. It was always fun to travel with Dave and Ginny; Dave was so tall and he kept track of us, and we could always see him. And Ginny’s laugh was always a great reward! They just don’t make people with a sweeter disposition then our friend Dave’s. We already miss him. Love you all’
    Mary West

  457. ‘As for grief, you’ll find it comes in waves. When the ship is first wrecked, you’re drowning, with wreckage all around you. Everything floating around you reminds you of the beauty and the magnificence of the ship that was, and is no more. And all you can do is float.
    You find some piece of the wreckage and you hang on for a while. Maybe it’s some physical thing. Maybe it’s a happy memory or a photograph. Maybe it’s a person who is also floating. For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive. In the beginning, the waves are 100 feet tall and crash over you without mercy. They come 10 seconds apart and don’t even give you time to catch your breath. All you can do is hang on and float.
    After a while, maybe weeks, maybe months, you’ll find the waves are still 100 feet tall, but they come further apart. When they come, they still crash all over you and wipe you out. But in between, you can breathe, you can function. You never know what’s going to trigger the grief. It might be a song, a picture, a street intersection, the smell of a cup of coffee. It can be just about anything…and the wave comes crashing. But in between waves, there is life.
    Somewhere down the line, and it’s different for everybody, you find that the waves are only 80 feet tall. Or 50 feet tall. And while they still come, they come further apart. You can see them coming. An anniversary, a birthday, or Christmas. You can see it coming, for the most part, and you prepare yourself. And when it washes over you, you know that somehow you will, again, come out the other side. Soaking wet, sputtering, still hanging on to some tiny piece of the wreckage, but you’ll come out. The waves never stop coming, and somehow you don’t really want them to. But you learn that you’ll survive them. And other waves will come. And you’ll survive them too. ”

    Doug seemed to have a zest for life, an unforgettable spirit of fun, and he was courageous soul.
    May the peace and love of God be with you all, Lori and family.
    May the waves be gentle.

    ~ Kathy and Randy Nyeggen

  458. Edrys was truly a special person; kind, smart, and thoughtful. I have lots of good memories of her during my youth and in the past few years visiting her both before and after my mother died. I know she was ready to leave this world for a while and am happy for her because of that, but boy, I will miss having her in this world.

    My condolences to the entire family

    Jeanne Bourget

  459. Violet, you will be missed very much. All my love goes with you to Heaven. We had many great years together and many great laughs. Love you very much….Angel

  460. To all of Edrys’s dear family,
    Please know how much you have been in our hearts and thoughts ever since we heard the news that Edrys had passed away. Oh, what a loving presence she has been in our family’s life for so many, many years. What wonderful memories we will cherish. She was a blessing to everyone who knew and loved her and will live on in our lives and hearts.
    Much love, Mary Beth & Gary and Barbara

  461. My condolences to Rich’s family and loved ones. My interactions with Rich began when I was an emergency room patient and he was some type of medical orderly in attendance there decades ago. He literally held my hand and gently let me know that things would be alright,,,they were. Ever after that I found Rich to be true to that initial meeting. Kindness, love of nature and gentle behavior from a gentleman were the hallmarks of what I learned about Rich. We had fun fishing too. Good Man, glad I knew him.

  462. I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Doug’s family. For right now, there’s no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry, or that we forget. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28 which says, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, “… the God of all comfort “. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow. For the Bible’s answers to life’s big questions please visit JW.org.

  463. It is with such sadness that I learned of Edrys’ passing. After we bought her house on Twelve Oaks Lane she and I became friends. It was always a pleasure having her for a lunch or dinner. And she was such a gracious hostess when I visited her at Wintergreen, telling me stories of her travels and her family. We shared a love of chocolate covered orange rind which was a tradition each time I visited her. Edrys was a remarkable woman in her spirit for life and her love for her family and friends. I will truly miss knowing that she is of this world and remember with fondness our times together. My sympathy for you loss.

    Cheryl Lottman
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

  464. It was with sadness I heard of the passing of Mrs. Heywood. She held a very special place in my heart because of the very special person she was. She made everyone she met feel as if they were dear to her, and she was truly loved for that. She warranted complete respect and love. Please accept my sympathies.
    Catherine Cumming Adams

  465. Your mother has reached an impressive number of years, an age we
    desire. I often think of her friendliness and the way she welcomed me
    in her home full of warmth.
    With love

  466. Lori and family,
    We are saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time.

    Deepest sympathies,

  467. Tom & Liz,
    Extending our thoughts and prayers to you and family on the loss of your Mom. Although we did not know her, knowing you tells me she must have been a great person. Hope your memories of her will be full of smiles and warmth forever.
    Take Care…
    jb & Jay Hands

  468. Sending so much love to Mr. Johnson’s family. As one of the many students who had Mr. Johnson as our biology teacher, I can attest to the great love and passion he put into teaching about the natural world and its beauty and complexity.

    He inspired me with his creativity as a teacher and his good-natured, calm, and thoughtful way of being. As a teacher at a high school now, I can say that he was one of those who inspired me to give back by becoming a public school teacher. Truly, he is one of those special people in the world who gave us his endless patience, kindness, and curiosity as young people exploring life. I have registered as a bone marrow donor and will be donating to the Friends of the Boundary Waters in his honor. Thank you, Mr. Johnson, you are remembered love and high regard.

  469. A very good and strong man. He was viewed as a faculty leader by all Memorial teachers who were privileged to know him. His passing is very sad news. My sympathies to his family. He was taken too early.

  470. Lori and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t know what to say but you’ll be in my prayers. I send my love!

  471. Doug was a trooper. He was filled with guts and glory. I am very sorry for your loss and hope that you are able to find comfort in beloved memories.

  472. So sorry for your family loss. He sounded like a great guy, husband, Father, brother. He will always be with you in your hearts. I went to school with Allen.

  473. Lori, Tanner and Kayla — so sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. He fought a hard fight! Enjoy the many great memories you made and let them make you smile!
    Your old neighbors,
    Sandee & Jim

  474. Praying for all of you during your time of loss. Praying that God’s loving arms are wrapped around each of you and that you find comfort in the knowledge that Ray is already in God’s presence.

  475. “Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

    Sending the family love and light.

    Blessings, Mary

  476. So sorry for your loss. Remember always visiting with Doug when we were out and about. A good friend from the past. May his many memories live on in your hearts. Our sympathy to you all.
    Scott and Mary Kiefer

  477. Will miss this guy. So nice to see and visit with at the hardware store. He was a great guy. Prayers, hugs, and much love is being sent. Will keep you all in our thoughts. He fought a hard battle and now he is home. Love you Lori and family !

  478. So sad to hear you lost the battle…I was sure you’d beat it again, but God must have wanted you to join your dad and sister. My heart goes out to those you left behind! 😇❤️

  479. My sincere condolences to Mary and all the Heywood family on your loss…Edrys was a beautiful person, inside and out, and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every time we saw her. She will be deeply missed by many…may your many fond memories console you and help get you through this sad time.

    Love, Sue

  480. Steve, Suzanne and family,
    Our deepest sympathies with the loss of your father. Ray was a great man and an example to many, he will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time.

  481. Dear Lillia’a family,
    This is Aspen Meagher and we were friends at Hudson backpackers this summer. She was a very funny and kind friend. I am heartbroken and will miss her so much. We had so much fun at all things cats and room decor.

    I am praying for all of you!
    Aspen, age 10

  482. Rest in peace you beautiful, sweet little girl. You are loved and missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.

    Do not judge a song by its duration
    Nor by the number of its notes
    Judge it by the richness of its contents
    Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant…
    Do not judge a song by its duration
    Nor by the number of its notes
    Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul
    Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful…
    And when something has enriched your life
    And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart.
    Is it unfinished?
    Or is it endless?

  483. Maggie & Iris – We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Lily and Ryan. We will always remember Lily’s brilliant smile, sparkling personality, how she loved to dress up, and how much she loved and admired her Dad. Our hearts go out to you both and your whole family. Our prayers are with you.
    Larry, Suzy, Elle & Cooper Fallon

  484. I was so saddened to see this. The world lost a wonderful person, Sending you my sympathies and hugs to you all too.

  485. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you, Jan, and your entire family on the passing of your dear Mom! So many times you shared her active lifestyle with us! We send our love and hugs to you! God bless!

  486. My deepest sympathy to the family. You were blessed to have her so long. She had a fun loving spirit
    Judy Kahler

  487. My deepest sympathy to the family of Angie. Your father and mother were great friends of Gene and me all through the Nor-Lake working days and for years after retirement. The retirees luncheons were a wonderful part of that retirement. Your mother was a faithful member for as long as she could go. We all missed her when that became impossible.

    Because of my disability I will not be able to attend the funeral. I no longer drive so that also limits me.


  488. So very sorry to read of Angie’s death. Thoughts and prayers are with you, her family at this sad time~~~~

  489. During Payton’s elementary years we crossed paths with both Lily and Iris from time to time as at a variety of school events, (SAC, being picked up by mom or dad, parent-teacher conferences, school performances, etc). . My heart breaks for Iris and Maggie and all of Lily’s beautiful family. I didn’t know Lily very well, but what I observed over the years was her loving interactions with her sister Iris, her beautiful smile, and her enthusiastic and energetic nature. She exuded so much joy and delightfulness! There are simply no words to take the pain away,

    “The pain I felt on losing you never really goes away and you are always on my mind no matter what the day…But I know you wouldn’t want me to feel sad or get upset so I’ll think of you in good times – those I never will forget…I’ll be thankful for the love that I always had from you and I’ll hold on to that happiness today and all year through”

    Our deepest sympathies,

    Hollie, Brad and Payton Lawrence (Iris’s classmate for many years)

  490. I am so sorry for her family and friends who loved her. I don’t know her personally but I saw her a lot at school because she was with my daughter’s class K, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. I remembered My daughter Ella talked about her multiple times and Ella said that they planned to be room mates someday when they go to college. My daughter broke down and heartbroken when she found out about Lily.
    My thoughts and prayers goes out to her family and friends. God bless.

  491. I am Dr. Applegate’s sister. He shared this tragedy with us. We, my husband and I, have been praying for everyone since we heard about your daughter and her father. We are so very sorry and even though there are no words to take away your pain, we hope just knowing there are those that truly care brings you comfort.

    Pat Barnes

  492. My deepest sympathy to you and family.. I so remember her when I lived in Hudson.. She was a great lady..

  493. I have never met this family or their precious Lillian. But as a Mother & Grandmother my heart broke when I heard of this terrible accident. May God Bless all who knew and loved Lillian & her Daddy. God Bless you ALL… MY PRAYERS & HEART ARE WITH YOU 💔

  494. Maggie I’m am so sorry to hear about Lily. I remember us being pregnant at the same time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  495. Derek, Maggie and Iris
    I only met Lily a few times but often heard about her energy and playfulness. I know she will be deeply missed by Ana and Keegan. Maggie my heart breaks for you! Iris you were a brave girl and hope you can find peace in knowing you did all you could. I’ll be praying for God’s peace that passes our understanding at times like this, and for courage in the days ahead. You are all loved!

  496. As Lily’s school counselor, I talk to students a lot about being kind, including others, and being a good friend. Lily was a shining example of all of these things. She easily made friends, included others and kept everyone laughing. Her spunk and smile will be dearly missed in our hallways and classrooms. Prayers for her sister, Iris, who is an amazing, strong, resilient young lady and for Maggie as she experiences unthinkable grief. Prayers for all of Lily’s family and friends as they come together to grieve and remember this shining little star.

    Sarah Flier (Willow River School Counselor)

  497. I can remember teaching Lillian from the time she was a kindergartener having the same fun, enthusiast, and determined personality. She always carried extra spunk with her and I admired that about her:). My thoughts and prays go out to her family and friends as we all grieve the loss of a beautiful young lady.
    Lindi Everson (Willow River PE teacher)

  498. I had the honor of being a part of Lilys life for 5 years as her step mom. She was that kid that always that kid that was the center of attention and disn’t even try to be. Her funny jokes always made us laugh, her drive for fashion, shoes, jewerly, and make up was always entertaining to see what she would come out wearing and always made us giggle. Her love for animals was something she was very passionate about. She loved being outside and was always hard to keep in the house even on rainy days. Lily loved her music too. She would sing and dance every chance she had. She had that sparkle in her eyes that would always light up any room she walked into. She always said to me, “I am a daddys girl.” She loved to get up early with her Daddy and spend that time just him and her. She loved her sister Iris to pieces and always wanted to keep her smiling too. Your contagious goofiness and that beautiful smile will be missed Lil.

  499. Dear Derek, Maggie and Iris,

    I remember meeting Lilly and Iris when they came to Talen’s birthday party a couple of years ago when we were in Minnesota. They were beautiful girls and so well behaved. I am so glad I had a brief time to know them. My heart goes out to you and I wish I could be there to give you all hugs. Please know that I am there with you in spirit and that I send you my deepest sympathy and Prayers.

    With Love,

  500. Sweet Lily lit up my office and always had a brilliant smile in the halls. She often entertained me with conversation. She spoke fondly of her dad and was so proud of her mom’s career. She loved her family dearly. She was nothing short of awesome and amazing. She will be extremely missed. Stephanie (Willow River Health Assistant)

  501. We did not know Lily, but we are family to Keegan & Ana. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of this precious girl and her dad. We will continue to pray for all of you as you grieve.

  502. Lily has always been a bright, fun, creative person and a joy to teach. I will truly miss her smile, humor and laughter. I am heartbroken that the world has lost this beautiful soul far too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of us who knew and loved her.
    Jodi Youngman
    (Willow River Art teacher)

  503. What a beautiful young girl she looks like an angel. I am so sorry
    for her family and all who knew her and loved her.
    I had a nephew Scott that died from drowning he was 12yrs. old.
    My prayers are with you all.
    Sincerely, Donna Christensen

  504. My heart breaks for you and your family may your son RIP my thoughts are with you guys during this difficult time 😥😥

  505. Our thoughts go out to Denise’s family, knowing your fond memories will keep you strong during this difficult time.

    Kerry and Patrick

    We happily donated to Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue in Denise’s name.

  506. So sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. I have so many fond memories of things we did together growing up – skateboarding, riding bikes, playing in Little League – just being kids. He truly was an inspiration – kind and caring no matter what. He will be missed by those lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet him and call him a friend.

  507. I Have so Many Fond memories of Dennis growing up. he was one of my favorite cousins I Remember many times at Gramdma Ferns house for a get-together he would always say that he wanted to buy me. As we all got older and Grandma passed away. we grew apart but I will always remember him. and all of my Fern cousins Love Carla Jean Fern Thomas

  508. Saddened to hear of Joan’s death… We had lots and lots of great days at DayAway. She was a wonderful person!!! So glad I had the opportunity to know her.

  509. My deepest condolences. May God watch over you and your family and give you strength thru the coming days. Rest in peace and fly high baby Leo.

  510. Dennis was our neighbor for a number of years. He would stop over and we could visit for hours. He truly will be missed. R.I.P.

  511. I am very sorry for your loss, God needed another Angel and he called Leo and he has his wings. He will always be with you in spirit and in your heart. Rest in peace my Angel.

  512. Very sorry to hear. I have many fond memories of Dennis at the government center. He always took time to chat, always upbeat and glad to hear what was going on in your world. Would visit us in the 911 center often. A very nice man.

  513. I worked with Dennis in the Administration Suite at the County. He was a wonderful guy who helped you learn and grow. He always had a smile and witty comment for you. I so enjoyed seeing him come in to visit even after he retired. What a wonderful man he was. Now you can watch over us from above. Rest in peace Dennis. My sympathies to Dennis’ family. God will carry you through this.

  514. I was blessed to work with Dennis at St. Croix County for 7 years. During that time and the 9 years after I found he was a man of true beliefs and a kind heart. He lived and loved life to the fullest, and embraced those he cared about every single day. This world won’t be the same with out him, but heaven is even brighter since his passing. Anyone who came to really know Dennis, grew to admire his strength and attitude about life! God Bless you Dennis! My deepest sympathies to your family! Holding you all in prayer.

  515. Anyone who was lucky enough to meet Dennis was truly blessed, as he was such a wonderful person, and a beautiful soul. He had the best additude about life., and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
    God Bless you Dennis.
    My heart goes out to you Debbie, your family, your sisters and their families. Keeping you all in prayers💕

  516. Our family met Joan at Comforts of Home when our mother took up residence there. Joan was always available with her infectious warm smile and her love of life. We are sorry for your loss, and we are so happy we met her.

    Family of Dorothy Cumming

  517. So very sorry to hear about your mom passing away. She sounds like a wonderful woman , mother and grandmother. I wish we would have known her. May her soul Rest In Peace 🙏🏻 Sincerely Marie and Chuck xxoo

  518. Lilly Ann’s laugh and smile will be missed by all who ever had the chance to meet her. She was the true embodiment of what it meant to be a neighbor.

  519. We were truly blessed to have known Lilly Ann.
    Among so many things, she enjoyed both a good laugh, friendship and a robust game of cards. Lilly Ann always had a twinkle in her eye as she recalled numerous stories involving herself and her husband, “Big Bob.” One such adventure places them, with friends at our lake cabin on a hot summer day. The heat was stifling …and they wanted to play cards … so they simply hauled their chairs plus the table into the lake, sat down in the water, and enjoyed a full afternoon of card games! Our lake neighbors still smile when they recount the laughter and fun of those senior citizens loving life and friendship to the fullest!!!!
    We think of that laughter in the north woods as never ending, ringing across the lake and through the tree lined shores.
    Such a happy memory of Lilly Ann, her sweet husband, Bob and their life long friends.
    Lilly Ann will be greatly missed.

  520. I’m so sorry for all the pain… wish I could hug you all, Suzy, Sally and David…and your families….loved Aunt Joan very much…..

  521. How we loved our sweet neighbor, Margie. Blessings and sincere sympathy to her beloved family.

  522. How we loved our sweet neighbor, Margie! Her warm, welcoming spirit and that beautiful smile will never be forgotten. Blessings and sincere sympathy to her beloved family.

  523. Although we became friends unconventionally, Denise is
    truly one of a kind. Standing on the sidelines, I’ve seen her
    endure many challenges and wondered how she handled
    it like a champ. My life seems a little emptier now that she’s
    no longer with us, but my spirit seems more full knowing
    Heaven is brighter and warmer. So long my friend. 🙁

  524. Mrs. Brown was one of kindest, most generous people I have ever met. She had a way of making everyone feel good about themselves. My sincerest sympathy goes out to all of you. May you find comfort in the warm embrace of friends and family, and the many fond memories you will always share and treasure.
    Heartfelt condolences,

  525. So sorry for your loss. Nothing can prepare you for the devasting feelings and the sense of loss you are feeling, but take courage. In addition to the family, friends, and your wonderful memories, you can trust in God to help you through the difficult times ahead of you. He invites you to, “throw all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” May the God of all comfort, comfort you so that you may be a comfort to others.
    (1 Peter 5:7;2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

  526. Denise’s “compadres” at UW-Stout miss her and love her always. Denise was a true professional whose knowledge, experience, compassion, and integrity exemplified the counseling profession for her students and colleagues alike. She combined all these qualities with a wicked sense of humor, which always made coming to work a joy and an adventure. Condolences to her family especially, and many thanks to you for sharing the blessing of Denise with us, her colleagues and friends.

  527. Dear Suzy,
    We will never forget that smiling face. She was my sister-in-law but
    first of all, a dear friend. We shared many late night conversations
    together. Her lose leaves a gap in my life but many smiles for all
    the years we had together. Love to all. Katie

  528. This message is for Denises’ sister Penny, brother David and father Dave…..
    Just a note to tell you all how sad we are concerning Denise, we have so many wonderful memories of her as a child, with many, many summers spent with her and her family in Ormond Beach FL.
    She was always so kind and polite and we had many good times.
    I have many photos of her and her family which I would love to give to her family if anyone wants them please contact me.
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to express my sadness,
    Fondly, Joan and Ellis Ayers

  529. Thank you for all of your kind words and prayers. My Mother was a wonderful person who was full of love for all her family and friends. She was a fantastic baker who’s apple pie was legendary! We will always be thankful for our time with her.

  530. Suzy, I wish I could be there for you but rest assured my heart is with you and Sally and David! Love you!

  531. Sorry to hear about your mom, Suzy. I haven’t seen you in ages, but I think of you often. Condolences from Eric and me.

  532. Suzy, while I did not know your mother, I am certain that based on the great daughter she raised she must have been a special person and wonderful mother. My thoughts are with you and your family. Jay

  533. So sorry to see your mom’s obituary. We had a lot of laughs, both on the bus & at the Hudson senior center.

  534. Aunt Joan was always so full of life. More happy thoughts of her coming up with a theme song to make our family moves better….There’s a pawn shop on a corner of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Also, just remembered her monkey bread. She brought a lot of joy to many lives. I love Aunt Joan! My heart is there with you all.


  535. Aunt Joan was a beautiful person. I will never forget her smile, big hugs, caring nature and apple pie. I loved her very much and will miss her.

  536. Thank you to everyone who loved and cared about our mom. Her love of life and her devotion to family and friends was infectious. She was forever kind and was an eternal optimist. Xoxo

  537. We knew Denise through a group called Harambe which was formed to help families who adopted transcracially. She and her family were an important part of our group. Her genuineness, insight, and humor were appreciated. Our deepest condolences to her family! Michael and Bridget have especially been in our daily intentions. Rest in peace Denise!

  538. So very sorry for your loss. RIP Elinor

    We had lots of fun together, laughs, trips, golfing. I ran into Elinor last year at Target. She never changed. I think of her every time I make her pickles. I know that she, Doug, Bill & Betty and Frank are having lots of laughs.

  539. I met Denise a few years ago through a moms group in the area. Her words were always full of grace and understanding. Her children and their best interests were undoubtedly most important to her. Our group will miss her greatly. Sending prayers of comfort for all who knew and loved her.

  540. Connecting with Denise again a couple of years ago was such a special thing for me. She, as well as her family, were such an important part of my college days. I remember Denise as a shy little girl who loved her doggies. She was always so cheerful. I was thrilled to learn of her educational achievements, and especially her children. She told me of her illness, but explained that it was more of an inconvenience… something that could be maintained and not to worry. What a brave, strong soul. Blessings to her dear children, and prayers for all who will be missing her, especially her family.

  541. There are so many memories we have of you and Doug and lots of
    laugh’s, You were a special couple. We got to know you through Iris
    and Don Coty.
    When I would go to Pine Ridge to see my brother we always seem to
    see each other and would always find time to talk. Thank you for being
    there to talk to me about Clyde after he passed.
    You were always there for people. Rest In Peace.

  542. Denise will be so missed. She is a model to us all in her courage and tenacity in fighting the battle against cancer and her perseverance to live as long as possible to be with her kids. Our Lord is welcoming her with open arms and freedom from pain!

  543. My Deepest Sympathy. It is so hard to lose a loved one, and I am so sorry you lost yours. Hold on tight to the precious memories you made together, and the life lessons you learned. Please remember these words: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.” With these words God is promising to be there for you, to help you, to strengthen you, and to hold on to you with his right hand, especially when it is too difficult for you to stand on your own. A loving promise to support you, please lean on God, he will really help you. Many thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God watch over you and comfort you as you continue through the coming days ahead. (Isaiah 41:10)

  544. So sorry to hear of this loss. I grew up with Jason in elementary and always knew him to be a good guy. Although I haven’t seen him in years, it is still sad to know that we lost someone like Jason. May God bless the family and loved ones in mourning.

    Rich Dierks
    Laredo, TX

  545. Craig was a member of the Bethel Chorale for over two years, and the look of joy on his face when we sang together will warm the hearts of his fellow singers and me forever.

  546. I’m so sorry to hear this. Craig and Jennifer were my neighbors and friends for many years in my childhood. I have fond memories of the time I spent with them. RIP Craig.

  547. To the entire Graf family….Ken and Marcia graciously welcomed us to the neighborhood 22 years ago and we never turned back. They were always caring and kind to all of us. Love to give Ken a hard time and he would give it right back. The “neighborhood” won’t be the same even though 245th has gotten a tad quieter. Our sympathies and hugs to all of You! Dan and Cheryl Slind

  548. Your last day.
    The Lord knows our last day before he places us in the womb. I always wonder, if we knew it would it change how we were in our lives. I always believe it is better not to know, but then, if we knew, we’d be blessed with a good-bye. A party the day before to see everyone that we hadn’t seen or things that were left undone. I continue to learn this the hard way. Thanks, because no matter what, you were always there. You made Dad feel special and always thought to call him. Thanks for being the kind and good person that you were. I remember when you’re mom was carrying you, she held true to her love every single day of that journey. Afterward, I got to watch you grow for the longest time, until, well, life… what can I say. I wish I had gotten ahold of you more often, but I am truly grateful I got to know the Man.. Clayton still has all the family pictures that you didn’t get a chance to pick up. You wanted your mom and her sisters to have it and so we got it there. I promise it will get delivered. I know, at this time, they will enjoy the walk through memory lane that those pictures will bring. Love to the whole family, I’m sorry we didn’t stay in touch. All of you were always the reason that I was okay with my parents divorce, because, I was blessed with a whole lot more family and a whole lot more love. Say hi to your Grandma and my dad for me. I love that you will be gathered to your people and begin to enjoy the blessings of heaven that the rest of us imagine. LOVE TO YOU ALL

  549. Grandpa Hesselink was a big part of our lives for 2 1/2 years and we will never forget that! We will greatly miss him and he will be forever in our hearts. ❤️. Our sincere prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time and we want them to know we are there for them for anything they might neeed. Whether it be a hug or a prayer or something else. We are here.

  550. Deb-Lance,

    I never met Jason before but I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Lance and family I’m so
    Terribly sorry for this sad tragedy..IF you need anything at all let me know
    I love you guys

    Travis & Aaron

  551. Krier family, We grew up together, your parents were such a part of my life. What I remember about your Dad- laughter, WCCO radio in the VW bug (that was some carpooling!) , the motorhome, and so much more. Sending warm thoughts and comfort to you all as you go through this heartbreak. Love, Kay

  552. Jason,

    I’m devastated that you’re gone. Your smile, your laugh and your heart will forever be missed. I hope where ever you are, you’re at peace.

    I’ll cherish the memories we had together, our silly high school shinanigans mean so much more. I mourn along side many others who had the honor of calling you their friend.

  553. Dear Debbie and Family,

    I am so sorry for the passing of your beloved son. Jason was a friend of my stepson’s when they were in high school so he visited my home on numerous occasions. He was a really nice young man. Again, so very sorry. Please take care and know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lots of love,


  554. Jason,
    Even though it has been years since we last saw each other. You are a part of many of my fondest memories acting, dancing, singing, and directing with you and for you. I am deeply saddened by your sudden passing. I for one am blessed to have had the time I did with such a wonderful, cheerful, and courageous person as you. I will miss our late night set building nights and planning event nights. Whenever I think of my many years in theatre I will and have remembered the many projects and shows we did together with fondness. It saddens me that there will not be a chance for an encore for the two of us, but I will look for you when it is my time to join you in heaven.

  555. Oh my Jason, you are gone? Hopefully in some Prior Lake Players capacity on the big stage in heaven or soon to be watching our new Timberwolves squad that you have waited so long for. Best wishes and break a leg Jason.

  556. Tom Brown’s family.
    You have my deepest smpathy in the loss of your father. He was a wonderful man and highly respected by Marshall.

  557. Oh Jason. I’m so so sad about this. It’s been so long, but you have and always will hold a special place in my heart.

    Love to your friends and family. May the memories help ease the pain.

  558. There are simply no words so I won’t try and come up with any. My heart breaks for all of you. He is already missed. (((HUGS))) to one and all. Love, Melanie

  559. Jason from the day you were born you were a blessing to everyone that encountered you and the back bone in our family. You warm smile and infectious laugh will forever be etched in my mind. When someone needed help with anything you were there. Thank you Jason for making this world a brighter place… until we meet again Jason farewell for now…love you always Auntie Dolo

  560. I have been blessed to call you my nephew. Your wit, compassion, love of family and community will be missed immensely. You have been a beacon of light in our family. Forever loved and cherished.
    Auntie Cheryl

  561. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during
    this tough time.

    Mark & Lynne & London

  562. To Phyllis and family
    My sympathy to each of you. I have many special memories when we lived in our little corner south of Hammond, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  563. My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

  564. All my love to the family. Curt was a great father-in-law. We have had many stories and many laughs together. Rest in Peace with Patty. Condolences are sent from Irene, too.

  565. Our deepest sympathy to Mike, Dave and Sue and their families. Rest in Peace, dear brother, You can now spend time with Patty again and walk through the gates heaven and stroll the majestic pathways together enjoying the beauty of the lakes, mountains and valleys of Gods country.

    Love, Libby and Howie Odden

  566. Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, Scott and family. Praying for God’s strength, hope, and patience as you grieve your loss.

  567. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Rod. Praying for God’s hope, strength, and patience as you grieve your loss.

  568. A great turnout – well – attended service for Jerry today. Rodney, held his own, met the crowd of people there to honor your memory and he never quit standing near your casket to greet them all. You would have been very proud. You were loved and will be missed by, all. Including me.

    R.I.P., Jerry.

  569. I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry is a wonderful person and will be missed by many.


  570. I’m so sorry to just be hearing of Janet’s passing. Our families have know each other for many years. We will keep the O’Connell family in our prayers.

  571. I will miss you. My two oldest sons, John and Colin, had their very first hair cuts at your barber shop. You were so very kind to both of them and they looked like little men when you finished. I appreciate all that you did for our country and our community. You have touched so many lives in wonderful ways. Bless you on your journey home.

  572. So sorry to hear of your loss, everyone’s loss I should say. I remember when he and I went duck hunting and a few ducks got up in front of us so I pulled up to shoot at them I pulled the trigger and nothing, I can still hear him say that he liked hunting with me because I knew how to use the safety. Deer hunting was always fun as well and then out fishing with on of his many pistols I am glad that I got to know him and you boys. I shall miss him

  573. Dear Anne,
    I am sorry to hear that you lost your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  574. Denny and family
    Keeping you in my prayers may remembering smiles and good times lift you up in the days to come.

  575. So sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a wonderful, kind and caring man. You will be missed, Jerry.

  576. To Florence and her family:
    Florence was VERY special to me and will be missed. I am so happy that I was able to serve her lunch and dinner daily at her latest home at Presbyterian Homes. Florence had wonderful stories and I loved her little jokes. It was also so great to see her family on Sunday’s. I’m going to truly miss that. Rest in Peace Florence. I love you. Love Your Server/Friend
    Jordan Polo

  577. Benoy Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rich Dierks
    Laredo, Texas

  578. My Aunt Sandy was one of the kindest loving people I knew. Every time I saw her I was greeted with warm hugs and tender smiles. When first hearing of Sandy’s passing my heart was filled with sadness and my head was full of disbelief. The sadness and disbelief were soon replaced by an inner calmness or rather a feeling of calm acceptance and joy. Calm because I know she is in Heaven and did not have to endure weeks, months or years fighting a ruthless disease and the joy is a reflection of the vision I had of her in Heaven sitting at a table with my mom Jean (Hering) Benoy, laughing, smiling and looking down on all of us.

  579. Just learned of Janet’s passing. Janet was a lovely lady who will be sorely missed. She brought smiles and laughter to all who knew her and we are fortunate to have known her. To Tucker and the family, please accept my deepest sympathy.

    Stephen J. T’Kach

  580. Larry was one of the nicest men we’ve ever met. Gentle and loving and happy to get to know you. The last time we had with Larry was on the family ranch in Texas this past winter. We remember him strolling around the property soaking in the wonder of nature. He loved telling stories and was an absolute joy to be with.

  581. Dear O’Connell Family,
    Janet will be missed deeply, she brought light and life to me every time I saw her. Peace to you all.


    Joe Kinney

  582. It’s strange not to know how to start writing something like this- as some of you know I usually have no trouble with words, except that I often use too many by way of rambling or letting my thoughts meander going on and on and ….well- you know – I have more trouble stopping than starting but in this case….wow.

    I didn’t think about this situation and what I can say about my Aunt Sandy that could possibly be an accurate reflection of the millions of feelings, memories, thoughts, prayers and blessings flooding my mind, my heart as I think of her, think of you all- her family: my uncle and cousins. My immediate thoughts go to a couple young twins and their cousins playing lord knows what crazy games together no doubt torturing your poor mom (and often grandma) with our carrying as we were known to do from time to time as kids- but she was always there. We could and would be as loud and weird and obnoxious as kids can be and she always welcomed us back. Amy Ann Kristine Lea and Mark you know how we could get when all together and yet your mom still liked us, ha!

    She loved family- she had such pride in her own. So much so you could feel the overflow of pride and love for yourself. This never changed through the years- while we kids grew up and went our ways her love and pride for her family kept overflowing and I believe that abundance of love for not only her immediate crew but for everyone has somehow helped keep us bonded no matter the distance between or years passed.

    As my memories and my thoughts turn to prayers and thanks for the blessing of Aunt Sandy and her life with us, I am grateful and comforted knowing she will never be too far from me, from us because she loved so much and so well.


  583. Dear Tucker and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. My sincere sympathy and condolences go out to all of you. May your many wonderful memories and the knowledge that so many friends are thinking of you at this difficult time help bring you comfort.

  584. Rod and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jerrys passing. He was a great guy. I remember the days he had the bar in Baldwin. Alot of good memories. RIP Jerry. Brenda Rositzki Germain.

  585. Gonna miss Sandy B a lot she always loved to gamble 😞😞but she is loved and missed by many even her Best Friend Dee

  586. As the obituary says, Janet always made me feel welcome and special. I regret that I am unable to travel due to medical issues or I would be sure to be with you for the celebration of her life. The whole O’Connell family will be in my prayers these days.
    Father Bill Murphy, Washburn, Wisconsin

  587. Dear Benoy Family,
    We are so sad for all of you to hear of the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
    Sandy was a very loving, caring and giving lady. Each of you have special memories that you’ll have in your hearts forever. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
    Dick and Mary Tietz

  588. Denny and family:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take solace in the fact Sandy was a wonderful wife and mother.

  589. Our very best wishes to all of the family of a wonderful, special person.
    Janet is greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved her but never forgotten.
    Margaret & Bob Staebell

  590. Tom and family,
    So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing, she was such a vibrant person and so very kind, as are all of you!
    Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    A&E Davis

  591. Oh So sorry Denny and family.
    I babysat for you all, ages ago. Sandy was so nice, she seemed more like a friend to me. take care of yourselves.

  592. Denny and family,
    I haven’t seen Sandy for awhile so sorry for your loss.
    We usually had our talks at the Hospital when we saw each other.
    That’s when I found out what your family were up to. I always asked
    her about Dave’s wife if she talk to her and what she was up to. I
    sure do miss seeing Dave in the summer he always stop up to see
    us. He liked Clyde and would talk about the station and tease me.
    I will try to get to the funeral but I’m not driving I had a knee
    replacement but its coming along great.
    My prayers and good thoughts are with you all.
    Cousin Donna and family.


    up there. That’s when I found out about what your family
    was up to

  593. Amy and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words of comfort right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all❤

  594. My heart is heavy to know that the world has lost this amazing woman. I will miss her enormous heart, her ready laugh, her telling jokes, and inside scoop. Janet always, always made us out-of-town family feel a part of the Hudson O’Connell clan and she reached out to each of us, no matter how young or old. Thad and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss. We are lifting you all up. May her memory be a blessing to you!


    Katie Glockner Seymour

  595. Rocky and Family,

    Thinking of you and sending love to you and yours. May you find peace and hope and comfort in the love surrounding you today and in all of the tomorrows that lie ahead.

    Deb Graves

  596. Ashley’s smile lit up the room….or the barn, as I knew her through her love of horses. An extra star shines in the heavens! Saddened at your loss, and hope you have thousands of memories to treasure.

  597. Rocky,
    I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. It is not easy to lose your parents. Hugs. Cheri High

  598. My deepest sympathy to Dean’s family. He will truly be missed. I have fond memories of Dean from way back when we went to Locust Grove School together as well as Spring Valley High.

    LaVonne Robole

  599. Cindy – I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you during this time.

    Jennifer Geiger

  600. So Sorry for your loss
    Prayers from the clinical staff of Cerenity Care of Humboldt
    Carol A Seniours

  601. Dear O’Connell family. I am Lisa Benedict’s sister and had the extreme honor of meeting Janet and Tom when Lisa and Bill moved to Baldwin to become part of the O’Connell team. The family came with food and smiling faces to welcome Lisa and Bill into the community. I will never forget your wonderful kindness. In my prayers~ Brenda

  602. I am so sorry to hear about Shirley. I used to bowl with her and had such an amazing time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  603. Rocky and Barbara,
    Your father sounds like an amazing man. He sure did many things in his life and gave back to his community. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jenny Jackson

  604. Rocky and Barbara and all of Mr. Chapin’s family….
    Please know I am thinking of you all. I enjoyed reading about your father (and how stunning is your mom Rocky?!). I could see by the sparkle in his eye and the love that shined through the memorial narrative-that he was one special man. What touched me most was his love for draft horses. Anybody that loves horses has a heart and soul I like.

    Through our faith there is comfort knowing that your father is experiencing a peace, love and grace so great in the arms of his Lord we can hardly even comprehend it here on earth; yet how we miss those that journey on to eternal life before us!

    Take care everyone… I promise peace, love and prayers to you all.
    Jill Brown

  605. Phyllis and Chapin family,
    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My parent’s so cherished your friendship and looked forward to your regular visits. My father really enjoyed his visits with Paul talking about old farm days and their shared passion for draft horses. Our deepest sympathies, we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time.

    Lance and Lori Olson

  606. Ashley was a student of mine whom I will never forget. Her kindness to others, beautiful smile and gentle spirit will stay with me. All my prayers and love to her family. May you find peace during this difficult time. You most definitely have an angel looking over you and loving you.


  607. I met Ashley when she visited her Aunt Jacque
    & Uncle Darin Yates in Alabama a few weeks
    ago. My friends, Sheila Wood, April McCartney
    & I kayaked with the three of them on Autauga
    Creek one day and we had the best time. We
    were supposed to be cleaning the Creek, but
    We ended up having fun exploring with them
    instead. Ashleywas such a lovely and joyful
    person. We all are so glad we had the
    opportunity to know her, although only briefly.
    What a special young lady who was taken away
    much too soon. Heaven has certainly gained a Beautiful New
    Angel. Our hearts are broken and our prayers are with all
    of you.

  608. It’s so true that Jan truly loved everyone she met and they loved her back whether they knew her for an hour or a lifetime. She was such a special person and it is truly a loss to the family, the community and all that knew her. Jan you are truly missed but your smile, laugh and incredible sense of humor will keep those memories alive in us all. RIP darlin’

  609. Dear Tucker and family. so sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. did not get to see much of you guys the last few years since my move to Mexico but i do remember seeing you both at Mernie;s 80th birthday when ii wwas up there for a viisit she and i always talked about both of you coming to visit me down south. my thoughts and prayers are with her and the entire family. rest in peace

  610. Sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Much love to you all!

  611. I will miss you my dear friend..we had so many fun times, sad times but always pulled up our boot straps to keep on moving. You will be missed but not forgotten.. You got your angel wings now..and your presence will always be in our hearts.. Much Love, Penny & Tom Olson..

  612. I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, I enjoyed working with her at Target for many years before I left. She was a funny, caring and loving person. She had a great personality and loved to laugh! It was infectious!
    To Shirley’s family-she was very loved by everyone, She remained strong despite everything going on. She will be dearly missed and know that she will forever be watching over you all from the gates of heaven!

  613. We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Ashley’s family. We got to meet her at her grand parents home, A great loving personality. We could tell that animals were very important to her.
    Our thoughts are with you, Mary Lin, Jack and Ann.

  614. I will miss Dean’s hugs and stories very much. He even laughed at my jokes when they weren’t that funny! He was a wonderful man with a big heart. He will missed by all. My heart goes out to your whole family.


  615. To Tucker and all the O’Connel family. I was so sorry to hear about Jan!!
    I will be unable to attend the visitation or funeral since I no longer drive and because i am physically unable to do so.

    My sincere sympathy to all of you.

    Beverly Benedict

  616. On behalf of the Local 49 Mandan, North Dakota office, we extend our
    condolences to the family of Gene Sebion. We had the privilege of visiting with Gene from time to time when he was in Mandan helping with training. We will miss him.

    Alan, Darrell, and Sharon
    IUOE Local 49 Mandan office
    Mandan, ND

  617. We are so sorry to hear the sad news! Bobby Dow is my God-Son, and great nephew. We’ve only met Ashley one time, at our house near Durand, WI After that one time, I could tell she was the one for Bobby.
    Very polite, knowledgeable about many subjects, and just an all-around great lady. She will certainly be remembered by us, and made a great impression in our lives, as well as the rest of our family.
    The Family, Bobby Dow, and all friends and relatives will be thought of, as well as Ashley, daily. You have our Sincere Sympathy with the terrible tradgedy. Take care of yourselves, and also watch over Bobby for us.
    Crystal Dow Ray Gjerdahl

  618. Ashley was always smiling. We know Ashley and her mom from our mastiffs. Ashley was always helping, always leading younger people in handling dogs. She was sweet and kind and a beautiful person. We always saw her at the mastiff nationals and always enjoyed every moment with her. Rest In Peace young angel. You brought smiles to so many. We will always remember your smile.

  619. 6/27/’17 To The O’Connell Families, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all on the loss of your loved One -Janet O’Connell. She was a wonderful and kind lady who had a great smile as big as the St.Croix River! I always admired her friendliness and peaceful outlook on life. May She Rest in Gods Home in Heaven and know she is at Peace and reunited with her son Danny and her other family members. Rest In Peace Janet- You have fought the good fight and finished the Race and now are reunited with the Good Lord in heaven for Eternity. Godspeed Janet. With Peace and Love and Friendship, Mark J.VonBank- Park Rapids, Minnesota.

  620. I didn’t know Ashley on a personal level, but she was my younger brother (Jacob crabbs) best friend. I am so sorry that the family of Ashley has to go through this tragedy! She was young and full of spunk! You will be missed Ashley! Rest in paradise

  621. Ashley was an amazing person with a kind heart. She spent time with my family when we needed it most. Beautiful smile and personality , Ashley you will be truly missed by all. A true blessing to anyone who knew her. Rest in piece.

  622. Always so happy to see Gene come into Gregersons Ace Hardware in Baldwin. He was always so kind and we always had a few laughs of course. I will miss the smiling face of a man I called my friend. Sympathies to the family. I am sure it’s a huge loss. Healing Blessings for you all. Jo

  623. Janet my friend, you are going to be missed by everyone who knew
    you. I loved you as the person you were and all the wonderful times
    we had together. This is so hard to believe that we won’t go shopping
    and do the fun things we liked to do but most of all your family will
    have a huge void in their life.
    You have a wonderful family and you will have a lot of prayers
    coming your way.
    You will be gone but not forgotten.
    Donna Christensen and family you are in our prayers.

  624. I will miss you my dear friend Boom Boom, and will always remember our adventure into pyrotechnics!!! No one could possibly have been more fun! Love you so much girlfriend. Love always to all of you O’Connell’s .

  625. My Deepest Sympathy. Losing a loving Wife, Mother, and Friend is so difficult, and I am so sorry you are going through that. You must have some wonderful memories you experienced together. Sharing them with family and friends, is really comforting. Another source of comfort is leaning on God, talking to him, pouring your heart out to him, relying on and trusting in him. Why? Because he really cares for you and your family. Notice what God promised in the Scriptures. Psalms 34:18 says that God is “close to the brokenhearted, He saves those crushed in spirit.” God promised to help, to save, those who are having a hard time. Psalms 65:2 identifies God as “the hearer of prayer.” God is waiting to hear your prayers so he can help you right now, and through the days ahead. Psalms 55:22 says to, “throw your burden on God, and he will sustain you.” All convincing Scriptures that prove God is always there for you, paying attention to you. Please know God is aware of what has happened, and how you feel, and he is asking you to come to him for help. Isn’t it comforting to know that God cares that much for you. I hope you find these words comforting, and they give you the strength you need to make it through this very difficult time.

  626. Troy and family,
    So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  627. Kevin, Emily and Lindus family,
    So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Lance and Lori

  628. So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was always so friendly and cheerful and an awesome cousin. I have passed his obit to Roger and Steven Schouten. May wonderful memories bring comfort to his family and friends. He will be missed by many!

  629. We just heard this sad news about dear Shirley ….. how could such a wonderful sweet person be taken from her loved ones so early …. she was such a loving person and was so fun to be around. We loved her smile and humor – so sorry we have not seen her for many many years. We did not know about her illness – or we would have been more in touch. You will be missed Shirley – by your family and everybody that knew and loved you! Rest in peace dear friend …. your suffering is over and we know you will be checking on all your family from above. Much love, Marie and Chuck Jorgensen – Brainerd, MN xx oo

  630. sandy and family so sorry to hear of the loss of dick condolences to u and all your family he was a wonderfull man I worked with him at the luthern home many years ago

  631. We loved Dean so very much. Our friendship was over forty
    years in the making and we enjoyed the numerous get-togethers
    throughout the years.

    Coni especially enjoyed Dean’s big bear hugs and timeless Ole and Lena jokes.

    Chuck is going to miss a very dear friend with whom he shared
    so many things in common and with whom he created fond

    We will miss him everyday but know that he is in good hands.

    Our prayers and love to Dean’s loved ones

  632. Corey was the supervisor on my Lindus roof project last fall. He was very thorough and after talking to him for a while- I found out his wife was also a CVT and worked for MVMA. He was a helluva guy.
    I am so very sorry Melissa. My heart breaks for you and your kids.

  633. Josh and Stephanie,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers!

    Love ya

  634. She was an amazing lady and always a ton of fun
    Hockey weekends and bowling nights wouldn’t have been the same without her. So sorry, guys. Love you.

  635. Please accept our condolences. It is so hard to lose those who are so important and dear to us. Hoping you can find peace and enjoy wonderful memorues. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Sincerely, Karen and Phil McConville

  636. My sincere sympathy and condolences are extended to all of Chris’s family. Chris was my friend since our early years and was a former neighbor. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My all your memories help provide you with peace at this difficult time.
    Ed Atwood
    HHS Class ’66.

  637. Dear Watters Family,

    Deepest sympathy for the loss of Chris; we remember him of course, from Hudson High—-just a few years back!!

    May he rest in peace, knowing his was a life well-lived, surrounded by a wonderful family who cherished him and will ALWAYS remember him.

    Mary & Terry

  638. We are so sad by losing Julie. She was such a special lady. Glad for our talks and seeing her when we could.
    She is at Peace now and she is whole again looking
    down on you all now smiling watching you. Hugs Peace
    Marcia and Larry

  639. It was a great honor knowing you Corey. You helped and shown me a lot in life. I will never for get you brother. See you on the flip side bro.

  640. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Julie, she was a true champion! We wish peace and love for the Erickson family.

  641. Julie was a special lady, always saying what was on her mind and that was what a lot of people loved about her. Julie will truly be missed by the friends she made through hockey and life in general. Our hearts go out to the Erickson’s, family and friends. Go in peace Julie!!

  642. We never have a promise of tomorrow. My heart is so, so sad for you and the loved ones Melissa. Try to find some comfort– and always remember….. Jesus has got this—He has Corey and he’s got you and your family!
    Hold ontight and dont ever let go!
    Love you!

  643. Bob, I am shocked!! We used to talk when you were on your walks. You were such a gentle loving man with a huge smile. You were always so kind to me, so encouraging. I just learned about all the cool things you were involved in. You were very private, only wanted to talk about me and what I was up to. I will miss our talks……………..Rest In Peace!

  644. Truly heartbreaking to hear such news. I hope you’ve found peace old friend. Until we meet again….

  645. Your light will shine on in your wife and beautiful children, and yet we will miss you greatly my heart is so heavy. The last time I saw you you were so excited for the arrival of your twins the future while unknown so bright. We never know exactly what one is truly going through, I hope that you are at peace. To your family I hope time heals your pain, having losing my father a short time ago take your time everyone needs to grieve at their own pace it is hard to understand from someone else’s point of view. See ya later Corey we will see you again

  646. It’s heartbreaking having to mourn those whom we loved and cherished. My sincere condolences. May you find hope and comfort in this promise contained in Revelation 21:3, 4 “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”” See also Isaiah 25:8. Soon, by means of God’s Kingdom, no one will ever fall prey of this merciless ‘enemy’ (1 Corinthians 15:26). To learn more about what that can mean for you and your family, please visit the link below:


  647. Sue and Family’

    Our family has many wonderful memories of Chris. Those memories will remain in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Watters family during this time.

    The Tom Mettler Family

  648. So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful Woman and Mom. We lived in the same neighborhood. I grew up knowing her 2 girls. This tribute to your Mom was wonderful. She will be missed. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  649. A wonderful wonderful man and a great friend to many. I will miss him!
    Hugs and prayers!


  650. Betty was truly a gift and so is this obituary. A wonderful tribute with so many great memories: 4th Street, Mt. Zion…(I experienced one of those wasp moments myself!) Giggles and chuckles in the choir loft each Wed evening. Her phenomenal talents and her willingness to lovingly share them. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed and remembered by all those who had the privilege of knowing her.

  651. Bob, what a shock! We just talked last week. I truly will miss you! I’m honored that we served together and became close friends. A very sad day for me! Ahoy, Shipmate!

  652. I talked to Ron on the phone last summer after receiving a copy of the book he compiled about the Jackson Development Corporation. He had been thoughtful enough to track me down after many years and send me a copy. We hadn’t talked for many years so it was great to catch up. We had both moved on to new lives and adventures after Jackson. However, he made it clear how much he valued small, rural communities.
    I moved to Jackson in 1969 and immediately got to know Ron. We established a multidimensional relationship that included banking, civic activities, the JDC and annual fishing trips with Bernie Montgomery, Gordon Sathe and a revolving cast of characters in Lake of the Woods, Canada. We really had a good time on those trips!
    Ron was solid as a rock and one never was in doubt about where he stood on any given subject. We could all use more people like Ron in our lives. What a good guy.

  653. Ronald Johnson was my father. It seems appropriate today, this Father’s Day of 2017 – just two short days before what would have been his 86th birthday, to honor both him and my mother. As Martin Luther instructed, “We are to fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and others in authority, but respect, obey, love, and serve them.” That teaching on the meaning of God’s commandment always made perfect sense to the children of Ron and Sylvia Johnson.
    My dad was a terrific person. He was stern, but fair, and his genuine love for all of his family and friends always shown through more than anything else. He was a person of gravitas, sort of like the old E.F. Hutton commercial – “When he talked, people listened.” I think he intimidated most people at first sight given his size and stature, how he conducted himself, and his deep bass voice. He came across pretty much as a no nonsense kind of guy. But for his kids, and for anyone else who got to know him well, you quickly realized that there was no reason to fear him because he wanted what was best for you and was willing to help you accomplish your goals in any way that he could. He liked helping people and he found his greatest joy in the successes of others and the relationships that he developed with them.
    Ron Johnson was a wonderful person to have as a parent. You always knew where you stood with my dad. He wasn’t one to BS anything and he told it like it was. Most importantly, he walked the talk and you could count on that like having the sun come up in the east. Those kinds of people, the honest, straight-forward, salt-of-the-earth types, are the ones that make our world a better place, more safe and secure in the long run, and one in which others can enjoy their lives in peace and confidence and trust that they can rely on certain others. I never had one moment in my life when I didn’t feel total trust in him and love for him.
    Thanks and praise to God Almighty for having Ron Johnson be my father!

  654. We didn’t know Dick very long, but we loved his stories and conversations. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

  655. We are so sorry that Penny has passed on. We know how much you all love her and what she has meant to your family. Although we can’t be at the funeral we are there with you in spirit. RIP Penny and prayers and hugs to you all! Paul and LuAnne

  656. There are no words to express my thoughts for your loss . My heart goes out to you .

    Glenda Garey
    Maplewood, Mn

    Jody Garey , Maplewood,Mn
    Wendy Burton, North Saint Paul,Mn

  657. Johnson family,
    Prayers for your family during this tragic time and in the weeks to come. Troy was a wonderful co-worker at HGC and impressed me by the way he was with people. The memories of him zooming into the parking lot on a cart and then off to do what needed to be accomplished see like just yesterday. He was a good man.

    Cindy Mahoney

  658. Jen.
    I am so sorry for for you and your children’ and Troys familys loss.
    I have many many good memories of playing hockey with Troy.
    He surely will be missed but not forgotten.

  659. Troy was our son’s hockey coach many years ago and Connor played hockey with Tony. He was a great coach and friend and father. We send our respects to your family for the loss of such a great man. One that gave of himself to his community and to our son. Tony now coaches hockey and it gives us joy. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  660. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May it help you to know that the hearts of others are deeply touched by your loss. Take comfort in knowing that every single tear that falls from our eyes ,does not escape our loving Heavenly Father’s notice. He is aware of our pain and promised to end all suffering soon!!! Notice God’s thoughts
    In Revelation 21:3,4
    May these words comfort all

  661. The Johnson’s have always been a warm, welcoming family. I am so sorry for the loss of Troy. I’m at a loss for words; he will be dearly missed so incredibly much. I love the Johnson family almost as much as my own. Anna has gone through her own struggles and still maintains to be the strongest woman I know. I will forever look up to her. Connor has always been one to put anyone in a good mood, regardless of his own current mood. So much love for the rest of the family as well. Remember he is always your guardian angel.

    Here for you all always & God bless,
    Maddie <3

  662. Jennifer, Gloria, and Anna, and the rest of the Johnson family:

    I’m so so sorry about Troy’s passing. I’ll be praying for you all… praying that you’ll find peace, strength, and courage… and that you feel love and support from each other…. and that you know you’re not alone.
    I’ll be thinking of you…. and will continue to pray…
    Sending Love,
    Deb Sand Heile

  663. To the Johnson Family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you during your time of loss.

    Rich Dierks
    Laredo, TX

  664. So sorry for your loss. Will always remember Troy as a wonderful coach to our son Brian who decided to take up hockey at age 11! It was a challenge but Troy took him in, gave him his chances and encouraged him all season long. Thank you Troy! RIP Coach.

    May God bless all his family in this difficult time.

    Ed and Nancy DePauw

  665. A great guy with a great family. He will be missed! My sympathies to the family.

    Gene and Ann Hoff.

  666. I love you grandma. I miss you so much. Hang out with the angels and watch over us.

  667. I am so sorry for your loss. Troy was a good guy to work with at Stillwater Area Schools. He will be missed dearly from all the people he work with.

  668. MOM,
    I miss you so much, I miss talking to you, my best friend you will always be, I LOVE YOU, TO THE MOON AND BACK

  669. What I remember about Martha and her sister Bertha at Dibbo’s
    how good they were to people.
    My late husband Clyde Christensen worked at the Ford Garage
    after his Mother and Dad passed away he went to live at Dibbo’s.
    living there also was George Reed and Richard Dick Johannsen.
    They all had good things to say about Martha and Bertha they
    looked after them and fed them well.

  670. Jen, Ben, Anna, and Conner, and his parents and in laws, my heart broke when I heard the news of Troy’s passing… He was a great co-worker at HGC, would help a person with anything they needed. I can still hear that laugh of his. Loved seeing him and the family come into Season’s over pepperfest… It always made my day. I am sending prayers for peace, hugs, just because hugs are good. Troy will always be remembered as one of the good guys.. 😥❤❤❤❤❤
    Becky Cudd Koepke

  671. Curt, Gloria, Trevor, Jen and family –

    There are just no words. All I can say is that I am so sorry for your tragic loss. If there’s anything we can do, we’re here for you.

    With sincerest condolences,

    Tracy Dierks
    Maiden Rock, WI

  672. Jennifer, Curt, Gloria and Trevor,
    Sending my condolences on your loss. I will remember Troy as the fun, caring and happy guy that I grew up with. So many memories have come flooding back of camping, fishing, canoeing, and hanging out at the ball fields with Troy as a kid, with our group of friends that was like a big family.
    I know he will be missed by many.

    May peace be with you during this difficult time.

    Vicki (Buhr) Fry
    Mansfield, CT

  673. Gloria, Curt, Trevor, et al,
    Condolences from Everett, Washington. Sharon and I along with the entire family out west here want you to know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Words come hard at a time like this but just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  674. Dear Jen, please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of Troy. Troy was a wonderful help for my kids growing up with out their farther. We too have many fond memories of Troy. Much love to you all. Be easy on yourselves as you work though so tough times ahead.

  675. Gloria, Curt, Trevor, Jen and family please accept my families deepest apologies for your unexpected loss. I know words can not express what you are going through right now and I pray God gives you all the strength to get through this incredibly difficult time. It seems like just yesterday we were we shoveling off the ring in between periods of a peewee hockey game because we did not have an indoor arena and our parents were the Zamboni. So many incredibly fond memories that will never ever be forgotten. My families thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Frank Demma
    Washington DC

  676. Jennifer and kids, Curt, Gloria and Trevor,
    Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult journey.
    I know that words are inadequate at a time like this but I wanted you to know how very sorry I am for your loss. The loss of a spouse, father, son and brother is a tragic event. It is times like this that our faith is put to the test.
    Kristin (Nelson) Forsythe
    Class of 1986

  677. Curt, Gloria, Trevor, Jen, and family, my deepest sympathies.

    Troy, Trevor, myself, and my sister Sandy created many memories growing up together.

    We stayed in touch over the years through our families and social media.

    Here is a good memory. As I was sharing the news with my oldest daughter, she remembered when we did the ‘Hokey Pokey’ dance with Troy at his and Jen’