's Tribute Wall Tributes (1968): 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…. 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. 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.😢 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Love, Linda and Scott 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 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. 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. Troy and Wendy- I’m so sorry to read this. Your dad was such a good man. Your parents were incredibly kind to me. 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. Ken and Dawn our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and painful time. 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. 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 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! 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. 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. 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. Matt was such a great guy and I always enjoyed playing poker with him and hanging out. 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. 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. 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 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, 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 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) 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 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 🙏🏼❤️ 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 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. 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. ❤❤ 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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! 😘😘😘 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 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. So sorry to hear of Eddi’s passing. He will be greatly missed by all of his family. Rest in peace cousin. 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. 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. 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. 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…….. Angel 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!! 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. Eddie I will miss you very much glad you got to be with Granny in heaven love Megan 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. 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. Regina, Tom, Jonathan, & Sarah: Thinking of you and your family with much love. Take care – Becky & Steve 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Sincerely, Sharon Ulman Brown 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 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. 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! 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. 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. 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. 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 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. I have been blessed to call her friend. 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, James RIP gordy you were such a kind man you will be missed by me and so many others 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. 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. Fly High you beautiful angel. You will be your mommy’s guiding light forever. 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 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. Wendy, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May God surround you with love and strength. 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. 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. 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. Wendy, Justin and Bryce, I am so sorry to see this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hug 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. 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 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. 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. 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. Not Sally. Wally, I’ll always remember Wally. 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 So sad to hear about Gordy – what a wonderful man and wonderful family. Our prayers are with you. God bless. Kevin and Sheila Fox 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. 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 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. 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. Mia 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. Greg 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… -Bobbie 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. 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 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. Sorry to hear about of your father. Sending prayers and hugs. 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. 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. 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! 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. 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. Scott 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. 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. RIP Sharon you will be so missed by me and my mom (your second mom Delores 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 c (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 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! 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 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. 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. Regards, Michelle and Brianna Albertson 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 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. Regards, Dan and Roxane O’Keefe 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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. 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. Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Huggs to you all. My heart aches at your loss. He was a wonderful child. My prayers are with you. My thoughts and prayers will be for you and your family 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. 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. Sorry for your loss.God Bless all 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!! 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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. 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! 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 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.. 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. Diane 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.. 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. 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. Way to young. Our mother was way to young. Bless the Parslow family and our prayers are with you. Jerry 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 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 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. 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 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. Sincerely–Sharon 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 Just saw this Nancy and I was sorry to hear of your dads Passing. I enjoyed knowing him. Nice nice guy!! 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. Rod Linda and Greg Holding you in my prayers. May your memories lift you up in the coming days. Deb and Zane Bollom 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. 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. Love, Moneybags 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 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… 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.. Curt, 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 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, Payton 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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❤❤❤❤ 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. 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. 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). 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. 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. 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. Such a positive influence on so many lives. Paul, you will be missed. 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. 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. ❤ 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. 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. 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!!! 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. 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. 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! 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. 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!! 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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). 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. 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. “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. 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. 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 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. 🌹 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. 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. 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. 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. Pastor will be missed. I have always enjoyed visiting with him. Prayers for the whole family. 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💞💕🦋 Sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Sharon Wess (Zezza) and Judy send their sympathies for the whole family. Sharon & Judy Geno, So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. 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. 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. 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. 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. Sincerely, Sharon Wong 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 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 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 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. 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. Prayers DeeDee Baka 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 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. 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 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) 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 ‘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 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 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 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 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. 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. 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 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 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 Hemma Graz 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, 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 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. 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. 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! 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. 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. 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 I am so sorry for your loss. 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. “Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson Sending the family love and light. Blessings, Mary 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 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 ! 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! 😇❤️ 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 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. 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 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? 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 I was so saddened to see this. The world lost a wonderful person, Sending you my sympathies and hugs to you all too. R.I.P Lilly, God will turn you into an Angel. 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! My deepest sympathy to the family. You were blessed to have her so long. She had a fun loving spirit Blessings Judy Kahler 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. Hugs, Bev So very sorry to read of Angie’s death. Thoughts and prayers are with you, her family at this sad time~~~~ 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) 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. 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. Sincerely, Pat Barnes My deepest sympathy to you and family.. I so remember her when I lived in Hudson.. She was a great lady.. 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 💔 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. 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! 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) 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) My thoughts, prayers and heart go out to all of you. With deepest sympathy and love, E 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. . 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, Helen 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) 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. 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) 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 My heart breaks for you and your family may your son RIP my thoughts are with you guys during this difficult time 😥😥 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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💕 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 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 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. 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. 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….. My thoughts and prayers to Denise’s family. Rest in peace, Denise. How we loved our sweet neighbor, Margie. Blessings and sincere sympathy to her beloved family. 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. 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. 🙁 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, Corinna 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) 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. 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 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 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. Suzy, I wish I could be there for you but rest assured my heart is with you and Sally and David! Love you! 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. 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 So sorry to see your mom’s obituary. We had a lot of laughs, both on the bus & at the Hudson senior center. 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. Tracy 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. 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 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! 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. 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. 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. 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. Donna 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! 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) 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 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. 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. 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 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 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. Deb-Lance, Deb 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 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 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. 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, Sid 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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 Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this tough time. Mark & Lynne & London 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. Elsie Denny, sending love and prayers to you and all of the family. 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 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. 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 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. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Rod. Praying for God’s hope, strength, and patience as you grieve your loss. 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. So sorry for your loss. He was a Baldwin icon. Love to your family. I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry is a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Bob 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. Bob 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. 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 Dear Anne, I am sorry to hear that you lost your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Very sorry for your loss! Prayers go out to the whole family! Denny and family Keeping you in my prayers may remembering smiles and good times lift you up in the days to come. Mary May your memories and stories lift you up in the coming days. So sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a wonderful, kind and caring man. You will be missed, Jerry. 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 Benoy Family, So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Rich Dierks Laredo, Texas 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. 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 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. 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. Regards, Joe Kinney 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. Bryan So sorry. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. 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. Ed 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. Gonna miss Sandy B a lot she always loved to gamble 😞😞but she is loved and missed by many even her Best Friend Dee 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 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 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. 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 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 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. Hugs So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Thinking of all of you….. 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. gf up there. That’s when I found out about what your family was up to 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❤ Our sincere sympathies to the family. 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! Love, Katie Glockner Seymour So very sorry for your loss, prayers for the family. 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 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. Rocky, I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. It is not easy to lose your parents. Hugs. Cheri High 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 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. Sincerely, Jennifer Geiger So Sorry for your loss Prayers from the clinical staff of Cerenity Care of Humboldt Carol A Seniours 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 So sorry for the loss of Paul. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Jo 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. 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 My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Kemer and Mary Lynn on your terrible loss. 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 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 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. Sincerely, Señora 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. 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’ Thinking of you guys I always enjoyed taking care of your dad! Respectfully Rb 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 Sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Much love to you all! 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.. 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! 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. 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. Sandy 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 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 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 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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 . Deb Deepest sympathies, Susan and family. Thinking of you….. 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. Troy and family, So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Missy 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 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! 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 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 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 memories. We will miss him everyday but know that he is in good hands. Our prayers and love to Dean’s loved ones 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. Josh and Stephanie, We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers! Love ya 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. 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 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. 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 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 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. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Julie, she was a true champion! We wish peace and love for the Erickson family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a special lady! 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!! 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! 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! Condolences and Peace to the Watters Family… Truly heartbreaking to hear such news. I hope you’ve found peace old friend. Until we meet again…. 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 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: https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlocale=E&pub=t-35&srcid=share Rest easy Brother. Til Valhalla! 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 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. You will be missed. Condolences to your wife and children. A wonderful wonderful man and a great friend to many. I will miss him! Hugs and prayers! LuAnne 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. 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! 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. 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! We didn’t know Dick very long, but we loved his stories and conversations. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. 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 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 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 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. 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. 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 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 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 To the Johnson Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you during your time of loss. Rich Dierks Laredo, TX Sorry to hear about Troy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. 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 A great guy with a great family. He will be missed! My sympathies to the family. Gene and Ann Hoff. I love you grandma. I miss you so much. Hang out with the angels and watch over us. Friend, loved his family. …great golf superintendent! RIP! 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. 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 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. 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 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 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 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. 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. 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 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. Prayers, Kristin (Nelson) Forsythe Class of 1986 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’s wedding reception. He was so incredibly happy. Jennifer, Curt, Gloria, and Trevor, please let those types of happy memories help you through this difficult time. I am sorry that I will be unable to make it on Thursday. You have all been in my thoughts all day and will continue to be in my thoughts in the coming days. Love and Hugs, Anita Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I pray that you will have moments of physical and emotional peace when your mind and body can rest. Fond memories-Troy volunteering at Anna and Ben’s class parties. I especially remember how silly Ben would act whenever his dad was around. Family plus grandparents at baseball field as well as other events to cheer “A, B, C ” on. I’m certain no one child had as many fans at these events as Jenny and Troy. I deeply regret that I will not be there to support you on Thursday. I will be there in spirit as I am now. Jennifer & Family: Please accept my most sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of Troy. Words are such insufficient things when we suffer the loss of a loved one that we hold so dear. May God grant you peace and hope as you find solace in the many memories you all shared. RIP Troy – I fondly remember standing shoulder to shoulder with you in the football huddles and classes some 35 years ago. You were a great teammate and will be missed by many. I am sorry I am unable to attend and express my sympathies to you all in person and celebrate Troy’s life. Peace, Bret P. Tangley, Class of 1986 Eau Claire WI Mr. Bump you were a good guy and a family friend. You will be missed. John, Teryl, and Donavon my condolences. My thoughts and prayers to the family. 🙏 Thinking back and reflecting on Darlene❤️ I always admired her and raising such a large family. Such a devoted mother and wife. From church, to 4H, Luther League to all the wild and crazy neighbors. I will say she is was a delight, spunky but always gentle and kind. Lastly Bill’s endless LOVE and care for so many years. Rest In Peace Dear Darlene. Thoughts and prayers to all. Cosy was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed her when she came to have lunch. I will miss her humor and smile. So sorry for your loss Carole. I was just thinking about you and Bryan the other day as I was driving on Hwy 29 from Prescott to River Falls. Former Designer Door employee – Kim Enberg Jennifer, Marty, and Rob. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. May wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Please know that Rod, Tyler, and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing. I remember him well in my first grade class. He was so kind to everyone and so sensitive to others’ feelings. He had a brilliant mind, always working hard and taking school seriously. My heart is heavy for you all in your loss. Prayers for your family. My Deepest Sympathy. Although this is one of the most difficult times in your life, one thing that really helped me when I lost someone very dear to me was talking about the good times we shared, the funny things we went through together. Maybe calling to mind some of the precious memories you have had with Andrew, and sharing them with family and friends it will be really comforting. Another thing that helped me was leaning on God, especially when I really needed someone to talk to. A few comforting Scriptures that come to mind are, Revelation 21:4 which says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes …” and Isaiah 25:8 which says, “… And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces …” After losing his very close friend, Lazarus, Jesus groaned within himself, became troubled, and gave way to tears. Jesus said, “Lazarus has fallen asleep,” then he awakened him by resurrecting him back to life. (John 11:11-44) Surely you can see that both God and his son, Jesus Christ are aware of what you are going through, the sorrow and pain you must be feeling. They really care for you and want to help you. Just as Jesus lovingly awakened Lazarus, soon Jesus will awaken your loved ones that have passed away. (John 5:28, 29) Death brings sorrow and pain, but, soon that sadness will turn into joy and happiness when you are reunited with Andrew. What a wonderful time that will be. I really hope you find these words comforting and they give you the strength and courage to make it through this very difficult time. My heart breaks for your family Jennifer and Marty. I can’t imagine your pain. May God heal your hearts as you grieve the loss of Andrew. I pray that you will find Peace in the days ahead. Uncle Bob will entertain Andrew (or the other way around) until you are all reunited again. With Love, Sherri Rider Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this most difficult time. May you find comfort & peace as you cherish your memories! George & Brenda Kaelin My grandma was always the sweetest woman, until you misbeahaved. Loving yet stern, and her sneezes were the cutest!!! She was the first to to trade recipes and teach me how to get a perfect hot dish. I would go over with a new recipe and we would make desert together. She was there for every concert, play, and would even drag grandpa out of the house for baseball and softball games. If she was in the dictionary under grandmother, they would need a second book, because it is way too hard to describe her love and commitment to her friends and family! I love you grandma!!! Your strength and determination are something I can only try to live up to. Sleep sweetly, rick What an amazing lady. So glad I had the privilege to know her. I’ll always remember her laugh and her banana bread with chocolate chips. Every time she saw me she would call me My Michael, especially as I got older. Love you always. Michael Van Someren Marty & Jennifer, I’m so sorry about Andy! My heart aches for you and Robbie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Michelle, Steve, Adam, Peter & Joshua Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Andrew. When someone we love dies, the heartache and grief can be unbearable. I hope you will be comforted in knowing that God cares for you and sees your pain.. (1 Peter 5:7). May you find comfort and relief during this difficult time as you cherish the fond memories of Andrew. Jennifer and family, my heart goes out to you . I’ll be praying for comfort for you all . Love from Illinois Kathalene and Family. Prayers for peace and a time of memories. Patty will be missed. She helped so many through her skill as a nurse and big heart as a friend. Bless you call in this time of transition. May you rest in the arms of the Lord and know that you will all be united again in heaven. Jack and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Willeta at the head of the high school band looking as lovely as she always was. She was one of the nicest people ,beautiful inside and out. Mary Ellefson Mike was a high character, classic gentleman in every respect. My condolences to the family. I think of all the patients and friends whose lives have been enriched by knowing Pat. Your kindness will truly be missed. Pat you are already missed ! We are thankful to have known you. Fran We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Wiletta. She was a beautiful and lovely woman who always had a big smile! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! I am blessed to have been your coworker. Rest peacefully Dearest Pat, you are missed, but I know you are with Jesus and that I will see you again one day. What memories, watching his face walking down to the boat, ready for an adventure on the Sanibel waterways. I’m sure God smiled as he greeted your father. May your family remember many memories over the next few days of sharing together. Blessings, Bill & Marsha Rest in peace my beautiful cousin. You are gone way too soon and my heart goes out to your family – wishing them peace. ~Ginger Rest peacefully Pat. You were a great coworker when I was just beginning my career, and I know you have touched so many lives… thank you for all you have done. Pat, I feel blessed to call you my friend. You will be forever missed. Patty, In loving memory of wonderful times spent with you. You were a wonderful friend. Rest In Peace Patty. Prayers for your family. Laura Carden Chamblee’s. Pat, Thank you for being my first best friend, you have been a blessing ever since. I can find peace eventually, however I really feel robbed of you way too soon. I look forward to seeing you again, you have always been a blessing to me. Words fail me Big Sister, you were the best person I knew. That is a beautiful picture of Willetta. It’s the way I remember her when we first met.She had a warm lovely personality. Our hearts go out to all the family, very special people. Mike & Susie…. It is always difficult to lose a parent irrrespective of age!. We are praying for God’s Blessings on your entire family and may the memories of good times with him be a comfort to you. Love, Linda & Garv Mary and Ric, I was so sorry to read that this was Mary’s father. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn your loss. Your family will remember all of the times they’ve spent with your father and those memories will become a precious legacy of him. The picture of him in the Irish greens so special. It immediately brought a smile to our faces. Our sympathy to you. Love, George and Vicki To the entire Breault Family. Jack, Greg and Barb, Steve, Gary, Carolyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Very sorry for your loss. Love.How and Gail. Jack, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. She was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I always enjoyed visiting with both of you when you lived on the lake. God bless. Shane Johnson Mo was respected and loved by his Regina Hospital family. He will be missed. Mo always had a smile on his face. I didn’t work with him directly but saw him a lot around the hospital and he was always extremely friendly. I always admired his dedication to running when I would see him running across the Hastings bridge. So sorry to hear about his passing. We enjoyed Ron so much, he and Clyde had a good time at Heart Support group. He was a special man with his fishing tales. Take care and if you ever want to get together call. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Donna Christensen Jason and family.. prayers so many prayers and wishes that this had not gone on this dark path.. please remember she is never far away.. just a breath as my Grand mother would have said.. Mo was such a pleasure to work alongside for many years. He always had a smile and hello when passing one another in the halls at Regina. I especially enjoyed waving to him as he was running as well. He was certainly a running inspiration and valued part of Regina hospital. I remember Modem running between Hastings and Prescott for years. I lived in Egypt from 1968 to 1974 in El Maadi. My dad worked for the Ford Foundation in Garden city, Cairo. He was invited by Gamaal Abdul Nasser via the Ministry of Agriculture to improve corn production. the main locations were Benesuif and El Fayuum. I attended Cairo American College in El Maadi. Those were the best years of my life. I wish I had known Moshen. May the Lord Christ bless his family. Marshall you will be missed by all that had the privilege to know you. I remember many good times with you and Sharon. I will always cherish the time we spent together at Fabri-Tek. God bless you my friend. Dan Rob, Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Jon & Andrea Wallace Bette will be missed by her many friends at Securian (formerly Minnesota Mutual). Bette was a pleasure to work with and her many years of service to Information Technology at Securian is greatly appreciated. My deepest sympathy goes to her family. I was so shocked and saddened of hear of Jeani’s passing. Jeani, Bill, and Judy have been friends since early childhood and I have so many good memories. Please know my thoughts and prayers with all the family as well as my deepest sympathies. Ed Uncle Ron was always the man who could fix anything with nothing, wether it was with a pencil and a string or a hair pin. Every time he would stop by my desk at work he would make me laugh until I cried, his smile was infectious. Uncle Ron will be truly missed. Love to you. Robin (Flasch) Holmstrom and family. Jayson and family: I am so sorry to hear about Jeani. My prayers are for your family and your healing. Some of my fondest life experiences were spent with Ron archery hunting in South Dakota or fishing in Canada. I will forever remember how Ron would sit by the campfire in Canada with a refreshment and exclaim, “Well boys, there ain’t anybody richer than us tonight!” He was absolutely correct, and I had the pleasure of spending many, many “rich” days with Ron. To Judy and the family, Thinking of all of you who were blessed to have JeanI in your lives. We will miss you dad! Loved you much Thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Ulry’s family. I grew up across the street from her on Davey Street in Eau Claire. She was always so Nice to us neighbor kids. My deepest sympathy to my family on the passing of Aunt Glady. I was fortunate enough to accompany Aunt Glady and Uncle Glen on one of their camping trips to the Dells and we had the best time! My mom (Sharon) and I will attend in spirit. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Carol and family, please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked with Ron on a few projects during our time at 3M. He was a good man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fred Banholzer, 3M Retiree Dear Paul and Ann, I just wanted to tell you both how very sorry I am about the loss of your dad….and also for the loss of your mom awhile back. I lost my dad back in December of 2013 to a brain aneurysm and it still hurts to have him gone. Both your dad and mom are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope I can connect with you both sometime. I would love to hear from you. Take good care, Mary Beth A wonderful uncle who was always kind to me and my family. Especially those who worked at 3M. Thank you for you kindness and humor. You will be missed. Rest Peacefully. To Jason and all of Jeani’s family Please know you are in my heart and thoughts. I will always remember Jeani’s warmth and love of life. She was a blessing to this world and will live on in the hearts and lives of everyone who knew and loved her. Mary Beth Burkholder We were so very sorry to hear of Jeannie’s passing . She was such a lovely person and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to all of her family. mary and family my sincere sympathy I worked with your mom and my mom while at Parkview many years ago and was at the care center a few years ago. It was a great team of staff at parkview I miss all of them. I liked working with your mom she enjoyed the people and wasn’t afraid to admit she could learn what newer staff could show and bring to the table. She was a team worker and things would go pretty smooth. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there as I’m undergoing treatment too and I didn’t find out till it was to late. Again your In my thoughts and prayers especially with her passing and Mothers Day My heart is broken reading this! So many special memories with your family! I am thinking of all the happy memories we shared (soccer games, trips to Madeline Island and many more). Love to your family! Meghan Jayson, I’m sorry for your loss. I knew Jeannie in high school…..she was a year younger. She was always a bright spot in any day. I am sure she will be greatly missed by all. Always enjoyed her piano music on Monday’s at Pine Ridge. Jeani always had a smile on her face. Thought and prayers To her family. Jeannie was such a joyful and genuinely warm person. Her smile and her laughter will be missed. Deepest sympathies to all of her family. We just heard about your Dad and we’re truly shocked. We had no idea he was not doing well. I can only imagine he wanted to be with your mom and it was to hard for him here without her. You have our very deepest sympathy and they will both be very missed. We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you. I love you bro and miss you like crazy. I know your in a better place now and with your baby boy and that’s all you ever wanted. I hope you guys are happy to be together. I will always remember the good times we had together and the bad. But there werent hardly any bad times between us. We always got a long. Hopefully you can help everyone get thru this. Love you Addam C. Fisk to the moon and back!!! Rest in peace i sure going to miss u , u were one of my bud’s when we work together, I was the Director of Public Health in Polk County until 1996 and was so privileged to have Ardis work in our Department. Ardis was always so kind, caring and compassionate and a joyful co-worker! I am so sorry for your loss. She left quite a legacy in her children, grandchildren and Greg grandchildren. So sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. He was one of my first students at Kewaskum High School and a kind and helpful man. He will be sorely missed. May he Rest In Peace. On behalf of North Valley Lutheran Church, Centuria, WI, I extend our deepest sympathies to all of your family. Ardis was a wonderful member of our congregation for many years, Many people here have special memories of her and all of your family. You will be in our prayers. Pastor Maggie Isaacson, pastor at North Valley. Nancy, You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. We always enjoyed seeing her when we entertain at BCC, always pleasant. Teri, Chris and Jackie.. My thoughts and prayers go out to you for strength and peace through this very difficult time. I have only known Addam for a few years, but his light was very bright. He was hilarious and he would give my brother John crap, which is always needed. May God wrap his arms around you tight and give you comfort. Now, the Angels rejoice as a good soul has finally made its way home. My sincere sympathies to the family of Pauline Holle. To the whole Engeleiter family, especially Jenny, Seth, Avery, James, Susan, Brian and Kyle, Becky and Nick – we are so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. Know that our thoughts, prayers and love are with you during your journey through this really difficult loss. Peace and love to all those who loved Jerry. Shannon, John, Sophia, and Bella Vento My Sincere sympathy to the Feucht family. I know Gary’s wife died not so long ago. They were long time clients of mine, and a good friends. Thinking of the family at this time of their loss. James Grant of Waupun, WI Eilleen I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort with family and all the good friends you have made over the years as you start a new journey alone. God keep you in the palm of his hands. With sympathy Judy Kahler. My Deepest Sympathy. Although it may be really hard for you right now, thinking about, talking about, and sharing your precious memories with family and friends can really be comforting. Something else that is really comforting is knowing that God is there for you. Psalms 34:18 says, God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.” If you reach out to God in prayer, he will hear you. Eileen & family, You have my deepest sympathy during this time of your loss. We pray that the love and memories will help ease your grief. Jane Bond Our deepest sympathy to the family. Dave worked with Gary at Mercury Marine. Dave & Diane Czoschke Green Lake, WI To Uncle Gib and family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Gary. He was one of the “older” cousins. Although I did not know him personally, the passing of a family member is always hard. May your family find peace in the memories you shared. Dee Possin (Florian Lehner’s daughter) Our deepest Sympathy to Ann & Paul and the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Have known Gary since Kindergarden, classmates and neighbors. RIP Gary, you will now be joined with Marlene. Dear Ann and Paul, I am so sorry to hear the news of your father. I loved knowing your mom and think of her often. Your father was a wonderful man. My blessings to you and your family. Colleen Ann and Paul, Please accept my family’s deepest sympathies. We were so shocked to hear the news. Especially when he was trying so hard to live healthy. This proves how fragile life really is. Gary and Marlene were always favorites of Chad and Megan. He will truly be missed. Take comfort in Conrad’s words in that Gary is now in a much better place. “Out of the mouth of babes.” Your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Joanne Eilleen & family Our sincere condolences to you all on your loss of husband ,father & brother… Your in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Tom/Ginny Trutna So sorry to hear the news. We were so close for so many years. You always knew how to brighten my day😀. Even when we parted Ways I held you close in my heart. I have great memories of our Time together. May you rest in peace. John and Kathy I am truly Sorry for your loss. What a privilege to have known Ardis. We had so much respect for her. She was a survivor in more ways than one. She had such a pragmatic outlook on life, and never let too many things get her down. She truly was an inspiration to so many. We love her and will miss her. Our daughter, Anne, was fortunate to have her as a mother-in-law, and her son, Steve, as her husband. Deepest sympathies to Ardie’s family. I have great memories of working with her back in Polk County. It’s been an honor to get to know George these past couple of years, and even moreso these past two months. I really hope to live the rest of my life more like George did and to be like George as I go out. He seemed to really live each day to it’s fullest, to be joyful even in difficulties, to see every problem not a problem, but challenge to solve. His love for God, his anticipation in meeting Him face to face, as well as reuniting with old family and friends is inspiring. I truly wish I’d have met George 30 years ago, I’m grateful for the time I did know him. I’m counting on his prayers for me now and will be praying for him, his family, and those closest to him. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that these scriptures at Job 14:14,15 and Revelation 21:4 will provide some comfort for the family and friends. Also, for some comforting articles please visit JW.org. For the past 20 years I’ve gotten to know George and there was never a time I didn’t pass him by Where he wouldn’t reach out to say hi, ask me how I was doing and show me a big smile. And then there’s all the corny jokes that George would have. He loved to make you laugh. George was a consistent man of integrity and powerful prayer! As a young man in my faith, I could always look to George and see what mature passionate love for Christ and the Holy Spirit would look like. What a beautiful life! What a powerful witness! Life will never be the same without you in it. My heart is broken, my deepest sympathies to his family. I absolutely loved the time I got with dave. I have all these lines going through my head, like all the little jokes we had when we would make fun of my husband and his friends at my parties. Or when he came over for the Halloween party and have my daughter $20 for Halloween because according to Dave hey it was Halloween. Hayden absolutely loved Dave, as do I. I love ya Dave and I know you know how much!!! George, You lived a very very interesting life. You did everything from ham radio, and photography to designing parts for NASA and other places. Your stories never grew old. You were even in 2 different armed forces. You were a very holy and generous man, and always eager to share your faith with others. I believe strongly that you are in heaven telling God one of ypur countless jokes, you always did have a sense of humor. When i came to visit you a few weeks ago i asked how you were doing. You said to me “i got one foot in the grave and another on a bannana peel” thank you George for your service to our country and for everything you have done for us. May God welcome you into your new eternal home, Heaven Such a man of Joy and love of the Lord. He loved his family, his faith, and everyone he encountered. He gave my son a love for the world of ham radios and Vas got his ham radio license at age 16 because of George’s encouragement. And George lent Vas his first ham radio, and showed him how to use it. And yes George could tell a good story. I loved hearing about his past and how he designed parts for the space program and other important accounts out east. Oh what hope we have that George is now in full health and soon, if not now, able to run and not go weary, and play a little tennis if they have courts up there. 🙂 . I am honored to be among his many friends . May he rest in the peace of Christ. Pauls intelligent, insightful personality will be missed by many of us. He cared about his community of River Falls and appreciated his old friends. I know he missed his Father very much. We will miss him. John I will sure missed you. When you would call and wish me happy birthday and my Anniversary too. Love you and will missed you so much We never had the opportunity to meet your loved one, but we want you to know that we share in your grief. It’s always sad to hear of a friend leaving us, but their memory will live on by all the people whose hearts they have touched. Always remember and cherish the wonderful times spent, it’s those memories that will bring you your greatest comfort. Our hearts and prayers are with you and the family. We love you! 💕 The world was a happier place with you in it. Any time I saw you, I knew there would be laughter. May those happy memories lift up your family in their times of sorrow. I worked at EOP also, and remember Audrey as a very Happy person. I remember her telling about her motorcycle rides. Always smiling, a good friend. Sympathy to your family. I will always treasure the fun we had and knowing that we were true friends to each other for a time. I hope you are at peace now. My sympathies to his family. I know how much he loved John and Kathryn and their spouses and children, and talked so often of his cousins and aunts and uncles. I knew and adored his mother Birdie, father Don, and grandma Lillian. I hope he has reunited with them now. I worked with Audrey for many years at Erickson Oil – Audrey always had a fantastic smile and a really great attitude, she was really a great employee. It was a pleasure to work with her. My sincere sympathy to the family on your loss. gary vander vorst Jody, Terry and family, We were saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Its been quite a while since I have seen you David, you were always my reliable wedding date , family function date , and shoulder to cry on !!! I will never forget camping, tubing down the river or slow dancing to a good song !!! Rest in piece dear friend … love you Uncle, I will miss your smile and sense of humor. I will always remember growing up on N Waller with you living across the street. Love you! Remembering the days with you playing baseball,camping and of course Maxwell Street. Thanks for being a part of my life. You will always be in my heart. The “MOON” has set. God bless you and your family. Your cousin Jerry and family. Very sorry for your loss.. I remember him to be a very sweet and very kind man who loved his family deeply! I hope the family finds comfort knowing he is with God.. Dear Marilynn and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband Dave. My thoughts are with you. My heart goes out to you and your family. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. Although we only met a few times, the brief friendship has proven we encounter people for a meaningful reason. You have brought much happiness in the footsteps that followed you; always brightening those who crossed your path. May you rest in peace; your friends and family be comforted by the memories throughout the years. God Bless Dave, There are not too many people I can say that ALWAYS made my day brighter; but you always pulled that off! Whether it would be walking into Goodwill or the bowling alley. You could make me laugh even when I felt like crying. If people we’re acting less than desirable, you could turn that into fun as well with running commentary. I was so happy to see your huge smile because I knew if you were there I could be comfortable with myself and had a true friend. So hard to find people like that here these days. I feel very blessed to have known you in this life and am excited to see you pop up after this in the next. Wherever you are sweetheart you are bringing joy. I love you my friend. Rest In Peace love. To Dave’s Family: I met Dave at the YMCA where we enjoyed many games of Pickle ball together and a lot of laughs too.. I know he made a lot of friends playing a game he enjoyed a lot. He will be missed by many of those players at the Y. Thanks, Dave. Dave your outgoing infectious personality will be missed so much, your jokes and laughter during all the fun times we all had will forever be with and remember by all of us. Rest In Peace my friend. Until we meet again💔 My sympathy to the family. Thanks to children and grandchildren for all the trips to our luncheon to make sure Ruthie got there. So sorry I will not be able to attend Ruthies funeral or visitation as I no longer drive. Our retirees from Nor-Lake will miss her smiling face. She was a regular at our Retirees Luncheons for many years and a dear friend for as long as I can remember. I’ll see you later friend!! Sorry to here of Ruths passing. She was a great neighbor when I lived north of Baldwin. The family has my symphathy. My sympathy to the family. Have known Margaret since I was in grade school, and had a nice visit with her at Jim Sandfort’s funeral. May you rest in peace. I just learned of Kim’s passing. I felt honored to know Kim and loved her precious smile every time she came in for a session! All of you will be in my prayers as you grieve the loss of this amazing lady. Deb Sagisser So upset to hear of this David was a blessing to all who were lucky to meet him,he was a sweet soul! i will miss him ……… My deepest condolences and prayers for the family. Dave, you will be greatly missed. 💖💖 So sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. You havery my sympathy. Marilynn, family, and friends, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God’s Peace be with You…. Oh, what wonderful memories come rushing in of a loving family that welcomed everyone into their home. Your mother was a great lady, and I will always remember the long phone calls between her and my mother, but most of all I will remember her laughter. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Sorry for the loss of your love one. John 5:28, 29 assures Jesus will restore life to those who has died. Revelation 21:3, 4 gives further assurance death will be swallowed up forever. This is a comforting thought knowing your loved one is in God’s memory. Hope this brings comfort. Our friendship spands over 60 years. I have made many wonderful friendships in my journey thru life. Few meet the gold standard. Donna and I started our mischief years together. Life is always more fun when mischief is one of the ingredients. She was a Mother to her siblings and a caregiver to her Dad and other family members over the years. I would make a point to visit her and Ken whenever I was home visiting family. I will miss those visits. Thank you for a lifelong friendship Donna. So Long Old Friend The gypsy wind, it called your name No time to say good-bye. You left us here alone, old friend, To take your final ride. The world it couldn’t take your soul, You lived your life with Pride. Now you soar-free, like the crow, You’re on your final ride. Your memory won’t fade, Old Friend We’ll hold you deep inside. We’d come with you if, we could. Upon your final ride. It’s time to say so long, Old Friend As you take your final ride We’ll keep you with us in our hearts. If not riding by our side.. So sorry for you all. Chuck was a great guy and will surely be missed by all who loved him. Our sympathy goes out to you all. So sorry for your loss. Chuck was one of the good ones. Rest in peace Chuck. Rest in Peace, Chuck! Rest in Peace Uncle Charlie Sorry for your loss I have lots of great memories of chuck growing up he was a great cousin and a great friend I will miss him a lot R.I.P Krista and family, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. John and Family, I have such vivid memories of your mother as our nurse. She was one of the kindest women I knew, Always inspirational, with a smile and leading with Spirit. Blessings, Mr Shipley impacted my life from day 1 of meeting him. His fun loving, happy go lucky, sassy personality brightened many a day for me. I will never forget you Reed Shipley! You made a difference in my life! I’m so sorry for your loss! To Matt, Mary and all the Family, May God Bless You and Keep You Always. See our love at this time of your mother’s passing – and everyday. -Keith and Pam Joe and all the Richie family: I am sorry to hear the news about your Mother. It was an honor to know her as your Mom and our school Nurse. Lonny Mellum So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady, and did an amazing job raising you kids. She will be sadly missed by many. God Bless you All. Dear Richie family, Please know that we here at Public Health have wonderful memories of Joan with her great smile, kind words and wonderful sense of humor. She was truly a joy to work with. She was a great lady and she will be missed. Joe, Dawn & all the Richie family . . . I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a pretty amazing lady that raised a pretty amazing family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time! To the ‘boys’ , Two great ladies have now left you, I have no doubt they have instilled in you all the meaning of family, faith, love and loyalty for one another. I adored your Mother’s spunk. Maggie (Kinney) Hall The most loyal friend I ever had. Had a heart of gold .I had lots of fun and crazy adventures with good old Resistorhead Roy. He was funny and friendly, always made me laugh and always told it like it is, regardless of the consequences and company, and that was the his brilliance. He was a genius at making friends.Roy loved his dogs and cats, and had a heart for animals generally. My heart goes out to Vicki and family, such an unexpected loss! I just talked to him for quite a while the day before, Im in shock! Rest In Peace Buddy ! I love you man , forever ! To the Richie family: Please know that I share your sorrow at Joan’s passing. She was an exceptional woman who has certainly earned her Eternal Rest. “Well done, good and faithful servant!” I’ve never gained so much respect for anyone so fast….he’d give you the shirt of his back if you needed it, although the shirt maybe dirty…Thats why he had so many friends, All the hours we spent hanging out in your garage, and bonfire, magical!!! There Is only one roy radio, #1 fan of me and oliver hell, he is immortalized in a song, only 1 cd of it will be released It will be on the silent auction…been awhile since I seen you 2 days in a row roy….you were loved by more people than you know, there will be a massive showing at your services, I have so many good memories of roy, he was a brother to me!!! What a great life. I am so impressed. It was great talking with him a few times, and my deepest sympathy. There will never be another one like Joan she was fun to be around and could do anything. My husband Clyde had a filling station across the street from Joan. He told a lot of funny stories about fixing the trikes and other toys. We laughed a lot at Sunday morning coffee. Joan rest in peace you did a great job taking care of your family and a lot of other people. Donna Christensen Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We got to know Fred when he did delivers and helped us at our title company. He was the best! Mrs. Richie was a wonderful role model for so many of us, both personally and professionally. Such a strong and independent woman. I always admired her. When I worked at the hospital during high school I was always so glad when she was on. Everything would be taken care of. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss, but know she can once again join Mr Richie and Kitty. God Bless Joan and all of you during this difficult time. Just know she was highly thought of by so many. I was just thinking about her the other day. I used to work with her at Contour Plastics, with her and Karen Johnson, they sure filled our days with fun and laughter. She will be greatly missed! Keeping you all in our prayers. Dear Richie Family: Mrs. Richie made the world a more wonderful place! I have some nice memories of Joan. First of all, she was the school nurse while I was at HHS in the early 70’s and she taught a candy striper class that I was enrolled in. We did a variety of things at the Hudson Hospital. To this day, absolutely every time I put clean linens on a bed and make a hospital corner with the sheets, I think of learning that technique from Joan Richie. Secondly, my mom (Peg Kinney)and Joan visited us in Alaska about 15-17 years ago and they had a blast!! We were all in Homer with my sister Jackies family and the two young nieces were learning “This Land is Your Land” song. I recall Peggy and Joan singing their hearts out and having the time of their life. May all your wonderful memories of Joan sustain you with gratitude. Sincerely, Bridgette J. Preston Kitty and family, Our condolences. As I saw her name come up my first memories was of her in her white school nurse uniform hat and all and that huge smile. May your memories lift you up in the coming days bringing smiles and laughter along with the tears. Blessings Deb and Zane Bollom Vicki, my heart breaks for you and Roy’s family. He was a fun loving soul with tons of joy. I’ll never for get him and my salsa. R.I.P. my friend until I meet up with you in the Heavenly kitchen making Salsa! May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers ❤ To the Family, We are very saddened by your loss and pray God’s peace and comfort to each of you. John always had a smile and a good word to say. He was a great addition to the Novack family. He will be missed by all. Billy Jo and all the family, You have my most sincere sympathy. I grew up in Knapp with SueAnn. We had lots of fun times when we were kids. Her brother Dick was in my class. She is in a better place. We will miss her. God Bless. Roy had such a kind heart and a rare enthusiasm for life. My heart goes out to you Vicki. We will all miss him. My prayers for your family, with shared grief…and hope… Knefelkamps, I know that you are aware, but please find comfort in knowing that Logan is now safe and at peace. You are loved deeply (by myself…and others) and have a faithful friend at the ready to talk when the dust settles. See you Thursday. Love, love, love… Nancy will be missed so very much by her family and friends. Rest in God’s hands. Billie Jo, We are so sorry for your loss!! Our deepest sympathy to you and your family! Such a wonderful lady! She was an inspiration to me. She raised a wonderful family and served as a role model of what a true Christian should be. God bless her and the great family she has left behind. I a sure she is now in heaven. Rita Horne Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sue’s family during this very sad and difficult time. May you find peace and joy in the good memories that you have of Sue and family over the many years past. I will always remember Fred with fondness. He was a good man and friend. To Sue’s Family, You all have my sympathy. I grew up in Knapp with Sueann and knew her since. Although we were not close, Sueann was always kind and friendly! You all have my sympathy! Rhonda Erickson! On behalf of lifeway college, shells beach, new Zealand . First Wave Army. Sends our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Logan. Our thoughts are with you at this time of your lost. Rest in His arms. Billie Jo & family, In our thoughts and prayers. Mom’s are very special, cherish the memories. Steve & Sis Billie Jo and family, I am very sorry to see this. I enjoyed working with Sue and running into her around town. Always a smile and a good word. I am thinking about all of you. Randi Tolonen. Sympathy to the family. My heart aches everytime another one passes away, seems like a part of the town dies . May the Lord give you comfort and peace to help your family through these difficult times. My deepest sympathies go out to Logan’s family and friends. He was an amazing young man who always had a smile on his face. I hope that he has found peace and is keeping a watchful eye over his loved ones. He will be greatly missed. Arnie was not only a great man a hard working man. I enjoyed seeing him at st. Croix central in the late 80 through 95. He was a true friend to many. He will be missed but not forgotten. Rest in peace Arnie I shall never forget his love and friendship to me and the great times we had a long time ago.. He will live in my heart forever.. Rest in peace my dear.. until we meet again.. Thank you for being a part of my life.. PJ With sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the family. Uncle Artie was a super guy and sure he will be missed by all. Godspeed Solider RIP In our youth playing driveway basketball Robert was nicknamed Whitey which became his tag for years. Always a smile and a snide comment or two made his company enjoyable. Mick Bannon Logan I will miss your huge smile and the concern you showed me when no one else notice. Thank you for leading me a ear when I needed it the most. Thank you for being you and understanding. You will be missed by all. Keep smiling and be the angel 😇 up there that you were here. God bless. Last June was the 1st time I met Logan at my youngest daughter’s wedding & I was very impressed with his sincerity & friendliness. Thank you do much for serving our great nation Logan! Freedom is not free. RIP Love, Shelley Jill, Jeff and Reneck family, We were saddened to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time. With deepest sympathies, RIP Brother Thoughts and best wishes to all his family and friends. Sweet Logan. Oh how I will miss you. I will miss your unexpected visits and hearing you walk in the door saying, “Hi Auntie Dori” – and always wearing that big, handsome smile on your face, as you say it. I will miss our long talks. I’ll miss hearing about your thoughts, idea’s, and your big hopes and dreams. I’ll miss your laugh and your hugs. I will miss your confidence and your smooth talking ways. I always said that you could sell sand to a man that lives in the desert. I will miss everything that made you our sweet Logan…and so will your Uncle Jeff and your cousins, Chandra and Jake. The memory of you will never fade. Your light will continue to shine in us forever. And with that being said…we love you and we always will! Until we meet again. Logan I will miss your bright smile and you joyful hello. you where always happy to talk about anything. You had such a happy outlook at work I will miss you, I am happy to know you are at peace and I hope you can keep a watchful eye. Thank you for being my friend. Nan I was just thinking of Arnie the other day. I worked for him at the high school back in the late 80’s. He was a really great guy! Great sense of humor too! God bless him and his family and friends. Logan, I will miss the talks we had at work. You touched so many people’s hearts. Keep smiling that great big smile. Jan Dearest Debbie, my first River Falls playmate, You were always so full of spunk! May the angels welcome you into heaven, where your place in the heavenly choir is assured. Rest in peace, old friend. Love, Coleen Dearest Logan– thank you for loving my daughter so much. You were truly the love of her life—the way you looked at her brought tears to my eyes! rest safely in the arms of Jesus, sweet boy, until we meet again. keep heaven laughing with your corny jokes~~~love you!!!!!! Lora Bierbrauer Logan, I will miss your contagious laugh, your big smile, and mostly your big heart. I will never forget the day I met you. It was about 3 or 4 years ago at Johnson’s. Nate brought me to the Menomonie for the Military ball. You had a lengthy one on one conversation telling me how happy you were for Nate & I. You told me how much Nate loved me and how good of a guy he was. As time, has gone by through the years I really got to know you and share many memories but, they will never be enough memories– Military balls, visiting at Nate & I’s house, visiting me on my birthday, a concert, and so many other times. I pray you are at peace Logan. I pray for your family, girlfriend, and all your friends to find strength through this sad time. Much Love <3 I’m glad you are finally at peace Logan. It saddens me that you weren’t able to find that peace while you were still with us. You will truly be missed I love you! Uncle Bob was a character. He could tease the heck out of Mom – Jean and Hilda. He loved the Packers – and in my Christmas card (which he just signed Bob) – he would send a Packers schedule. Of course – I had already sent a Vikings Schedule. When I saw him last – he told me what was on his bucket list – seeing his granddaughters graduate – he did – go across the new Stillwater bridge (which we will in your honor) and for the Packers to be in the Superbowl. But – not in 2018 – cause he wasn’t going to pay that much money for a ticket – but – in the next breath- he said the new stadium is awesome. A great man – loved his family. I will miss my Christmas card from Bob. I am thinking about a Ford……… We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time. Isaiah 25:8 Our sincere condolences & prayers to the Arne Amundson family on the loss of their wonderful father & grandfather. Our family, related through the Brewer & Nelson families, had fond memories of Arne & Eleanor for many years while we lived in the Hudson area. Your memories & love of Arne will help ease the pain & sorrow of your loss! Love & deepest sympathy from the Bruce Penman family- Bruce, Cheri, Tommy, Heidi, & Angie My Dearest Robyn, Thank you for the laughs, tears, hugs & kisses. A lifetime of friendship built on love, trust & forgiveness. I am me because you were in my life. Your empathy & love for others is unmatched. You are beautiful…. I Love You Forever. Your Soul Sister, Mary Beth Dear Ed and family, We are sorry to hear of your beloved Donna’s passing. Knowing that you have family to support you is a comfort to us. We are thinking of you at this time with many happy memories of past visits with you and Donna. Our prayers go with. Sincerely Kit, Bev and Faye (Wollak) Ambrose and Ada Wollak’s daughters Anna was one of my dearest friends. Her generosity and kind soul will be a loss to the world. If it wasn’t for Anna I would not be here today. When I was lost she was my beacon of light guiding back towards safer shores. When I was homeless she gave me shelter. When I was alone she gave me comfort. When I was hungry she fed me. She was the water that quenched my thirst. I will miss my dearest friend more than I can express. Who will save me from my demons now? Who will have my back when all have left side? Anna you were one of a kind and the world is darker and colder without you Mom, I am so honored you and dad decided to come share your last days on earth with our family. We shared some really sweet moments. Moments I will cherish forever. These memories will carry me forward to live with strength without you here beside me on earth. I will not forget how when you arrived I could see how frail the cancer had made your body. Yet how you said with sweetness “Jeannie I thought I would never see you again. Perhaps we both thought that the week before when I left you and Dad in Orlando. We never said the words out loud. From here forward I will say “I love you” out loud to the people that I care deeply for. It will always make me smile to think about how you perked when Gordie found a bird audio for you to listen to when you were so very very anxious and scared. It is like the world stopped for you. You said ” Listen, my birds, my birds are here.” Later that day you told me “I love this CD. Dad listened to the birds after you left us for heaven. I think it brings us all peace. It makes me smile to think of the fact that you had pleasant dreams or visions. You said you saw humming birds and talked to God about Dad’s heart. You have always been positive even when things were not going as you wished. I will always cherish Tuesday night, before you slipped into the deep sleep you never awoke from. I rubbed your back and arms and held your hand. I rested my head on your chest and listened to your heart beat. We talked about baking bread ,gardening and birds. We talked about how you will finally get to meet your grandchildren you never met in heaven. How you will be seeing your family and friends who have already gone to heaven. I felt honored you trusted me to be your advocate and asked me to make the pain stop. With that trust the nurses were able to get medication to help you rest more peacefully. I love that you held Ethan’s hand and told him how much you love him. Thank you mom for being with me on the first day of my life and the last day of your life.. For this I will become stronger and more caring. Thank you for putting every effort forth to be my mom every day. Thank you for being a grandmother to Ethan and a Mother in Love to Gordie. your love and understanding will be forever present in our hearts. We’re friends of Wanda Beers & family and wish to offer you Aunt Judy & family our sympathy.We have heard such good things about Dale , what a good Man he was!! Prayed for him many times, now we pray Gods comfort over you all, cherish those good memories.Bless you all.♡♡ Dale was such a loving and kind man. Always opening his home to others. He was a great husband, dad, grandfather and friend! He will be missed by many. I’ll miss roasting hotdogs and snores, playing horseshoes and our morning talks before anyone else woke up Papa Dale! I feel so blessed to have known you. Mary, Jean & Deanna–you have all shared so beautifully the most wonderful traits of your treasured Mother. Each of you definitely following the precious life’s journey she and your father, Ed shared with you. As a treasured cousin, I would like to share with you. Donna Hanneman Wollack–first born of Bill & Dorothy Goche Hanneman. I can only inagine the joy for her parents as well as her grandparents, Nicholas and Katherine (Tix) Goche-her name sake. And, in the very next year, I became the first born for my parents, Leroy (brother to Dorothy) and Evelyn Goche. Together we grew up just a few miles apart, a few MN farms apart. We went to elementary and high school together, just a grade apart. “A cousin is a part of childhood to be treasured.” “At Christmas cousins we’ll always be.” “Special friends from the same family tree.” “A human life is a story told by God.” And, most definitely the story of Donna’s journey of life. Growing up, it was the family farm where Donna grew up that we spent many a Christmas Eve, many a Sunday afternoon. The long winding driveway, up the hill and around so many trees to that big, wide-open country farm home filled with love. There, with open arms would be Donna, and her family with tons of fun things to do–paper dolls, doll buggies and board games. There were always home made goodies galore. In the summer time, it was the beautiful green lawn with a lawn swing, trikes and bikes, and all the animals and fun farm exploring. And, as we grew up, matured, graduated from college, Donna as an RN, myself as a teacher, married, and now in retirement,–the joy of visiting together–Glenwood, Yellow Lake, North Port, and most recently at the condo in Orlando. A deep, sincere faith in God, kindness and caring are definite tributes Donna has shared with each whom she met. An example of her deep faith in God, her love for Ed, was definitely shining as we met some 18 months ago, Sept. 2015, being one of their first hospital visitors upon learning of the health issues and challenges that lie ahead. A true mentor, a true example of “Love of God and each other” even in the deepest of challenges of life’s journey. Thank you Donna and Ed–an admired couple in marriage. Even in the last 18 months, Donna and Ed always had a smile and a welcoming embrace to treasure. It was always a delight to visit. It was heart-warming and an astounding compliment, to learn just last year, that Donna and Ed had treasured so much and saved all those Christmas letters, cards, photos over all those years of life. Thank you Donna and Ed. A friendship to behold. Yes, Jean, as you said, “Heaven has definitely gained an angel.” To Donna, may you rest in the comfort loving arms and peace of our Almighty Father and Blessed Mother Mary. And to Ed-husband, father and friend to Mary, Deanna, Jean and Ed and families, to Betty and Karen–We pray for you and your familiies. May the “Light of God’s Love and Grace Always Shine On Each Of You.” Mom, You are a wonderful mom. I always described you as a person who “loved birds so much that you had bird feeders literally everywhere” who would do for anyone, person or one of God’s creatures. I still remember on one of our visits to the farm how you proudly pointed out to me that you had strategically placed bird feeders around the house so that your could see birds feeding no matter where you were sitting or standing. As a child you used to tell me, enjoy the moment because as the you get older time really goes fast. At the time, I thought this was a silly thing to say, time is time; finite and precisely metered. As an adult, I started catching myself getting excited about the birds and saying these same things about time passing, chuckling with my friends and saying, “Oh no, I am starting so sound like my mom!” I have always enjoyed helping others whether it was making a meal or crocheting a hat or lap afghan for someone in need- perhaps I learned this from you. As the years passed I have learned to enjoy my “mom moments” as I call them. Little parts of you that I will always carry with me. Wednesday morning, every time I looked up there were two birds: a robin and a cardinal, sitting in a tree and staring at me, this went on for hours. Today onward, when I see a bird I will think of you, smiling at me as an extra guardian angel. Perhaps you can still help me to learn the birds names… haven’t quite figured out how you could remember the songs and identification of so many birds. They say that when you see a cardinal angels are near. Mom, until we meet again, may you be my guardian angel through my days. Be at peace you are a great mom. Thanks for all you have given me, being with life and the will to serve others. I love you and will miss you… Mary I am sorry for your loss. Dale’s kindness and unassuming manner made it easy to miss his brilliance in his profession. He will be missed both professionally and personally. My prayers are with you all. Land O’Lakes Colleague Mom, you have taught me to be kind, loving, and helpful. You showed me how to care for others and maintain a healthy life. I did not understand,in my younger years, all that you knew and were offering to me. In the past few years I wish I would have listened, watched, and learned more from you! Even in your last few days you told me that “bluebirds have 4 sets of babies in 1 year.” I remember that as a child I would say,”oh mom that is silly,” when you would point out a beautiful bird, or gorgeous tree, or pretty sky. I didn’t understand that you were sharing a vision of the beautiful world you wanted for all of us to have. I would love to hear your sweet, kind voice point out anything in nature again! Mom, in the past 2 years I talked to you at the start of every school day… please expect a call at 7:15 in heaven at the start of each day. You and I helped each other to begin each day in a positive way. I’ll know you received my calls when I see a pretty red cardinal, a blue bird, a snow flake, a pretty tree, or pretty sky! Rest, enjoy, and remember- I love you more than I ever told you! My dear cousin Jill will always be remembered for her incredible smile and hearty laughter. I’m hopeful that Jill lived her life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment that the good Lord gave her. God bless you Jill. Dale worked with Repete on many, many projects as part of his position at Land O Lakes. He was an excellent team member, partner, and friend to all of us here at Repete. He is probably modifying the control system for heavens gates as we speak! We will miss you. Sad to see this. I haven’t seen Dale in many years, but remember meeting him at Northrock Lanes. He was one of the kindest guys I had the pleasure of meeting. He was funny and always had a smile on his face. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family. I got to know Chris working with him at Koch Trucking. He always had a positive attitude. Funny. One great guy. The world needs more like him and he will be missed. I am sorry for the families loss but know that he will have a well deserved place in his new life. I will miss you. You are still my inspiration. I am so truly sorry for your loss. Chris qwas pretty quiet when we first met. He had a bundle of knowledge though that he shared with us. We enjoyed weekends and the big trip to Nevada when they got married, on 7/7/07, their lucky day, in a Denny’s Parking lot. Chris had a great sense of humor. His laugh was infectious. And best of all, about Chris, was that my BFF was so happy! Mary found her soulmate and it showed. Their faith kept them afloat. We will miss our ‘football enemy’ [which is why we didn’t visit much during the football season]. I remember our laughing at stupid stuff. Especially the ‘reclining chair’. We will miss Chris. He was one in a million and it was a privilege to know him. We will miss Chris, even if he was a Packer Fan. RIP Chris! I remember working with Chris at Fleet Farm. He could sell those Murray lawn mowers to the Eskmo’s. He was so much fun to work with. A great guy with a laugh I can here yet. The twinkle in his eyes left a lasting impression wherever he went. Our since sympathy to the family. I am so sorry to hear of your passing. Praying that your family finds comfort from God during this time of grieving. 1982 classmate Suzy was my Aunt but a year younger, so I never really thought of her as an Aunt but more of a sister and friend. We spend time together growing up in the summer when my family would visit the area, still remember the good times. Suzy was always so full of life, enjoying most everything. When we got older we raised our families than started celebrating our birthdays in October, getting together for what we called the month of Sue and Linda. I’ll miss those outings. My pastor said “the healthiest relationships look out for the other person in all realms” this was so Suzy. She looked after so many, family and friends. I’m going to miss you Aunt Suzy I’ll drink a toast (rum and diet coke) to you on our birthday’s until we can celebrate together again. To her family and friends May God enbrace you with his comforting arms during this difficult time. Love to all, Linda Oh, my dear Smith Family; How we grieve for you and with you with all our Hearts and Souls! I commented on Arne’s site with what I feel is the same message. It was a beautiful part of Hudson that we will always cherish. A neighborhood that grew, shared and enjoyed the closeness of friendship! Our children flourished in it. Now that we have lost more members of this neighorhood family; we’ve got to let our hearts Believe the memories that will remain with us will be for always!! The Frye Family To the Memory of a great friend and neighbor, Arne will always be in the fondest of our Memories! It was a great neighborhood to see our children grow, live and enjoy the closeness of of what was Hudson then! We have lost members of these families; but the life they lived and the memories they leave us will never be forgotten!! Love to All Who Grieve with You and Us Here Now! The Fryes’ We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Kathy. We had the pleasure of getting to know her during the time she worked with us — she was a very kind woman. Please accept our sincere condolences. Salmon Group, Inc. Mary, our team at Berger Charlotte, is very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. God bless. I love you grandma always well. you are my hero, the one person I always looked up too. I will always remember how grandpa called me little Susie. he always said I was just like you. I am going to miss the wonderful loving grandma that you are, say hi to grandpa for me. I love you so much.. love your Jenna *hug* *kisses* I was shocked to hear of Dan’s passing. Our years together broadcasting Tulsa football and basketball remain some of my favorite memories and years in broadcasting. While he was the smoothest play-by-play guy I’ve ever worked with, I’ll remember him more for his love of family and how he was always anxious to get off the road and see them again. Our prayers are with you. Linda was such an amazing lady. She will be greatly missed by our family, our girls and grandchildren just adored her and loved to see her come and visit us. Linda touch so many hearts we will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers to her family. Rollie, Debbie & Family Galen i just wanted you to know how much i loved you! You were my rock my best friend and the best uncle in the world! I would give everything up that i own if i could just spend 24 hours with you again. The last time i seen you was at Jana’s funeral and we walked out of the back door of the church and you and i hugged and i told you that i loved you so much and you said you loved me to that is a memory that i will hold onto until i take my last breath. Thank you for always being there for me when i needed someone to talk to i am going to miss our conversations. I am so sad right now and i am still in shock that you left us so young and you had so much to live for but i know you are happy now that you are with aunt Cindy and grandpa and grama. Give them all a hug for me and until we meet agin at that rainbow bridge please remember that i loved you to the moon and back. Take care big guy! I am so very sorry for your loss. Chris was loved and will be missed by many. I hope you are all finding some peace in faith and memories. One thing that will come to mind forever more was Chris’ spirited, contagious laughter which he shared wholeheartedly and could be felt as much as heard. You are in my prayers and thoughts now and always. We love and miss you Galen.Im sure when you saw Cindy again you were so happy.Thank you for being so good to me growing up.I remember when I was running for Miss Hudson I came out to my car and my tire was flat.I couldn’t reach mom and dad so I called you.It was below zero,freezing you told me to get in the car to stay warm while you changed my tire at 10:00 at night.I know you were cold but you took care of me so I could get home safe.I have never forgotten your love and compassion you showed me.Thank you for being my uncle.I love you! Dear Nancy, Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. You and you’re family are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that we can do for you, please let us know. Peace & Prayers for you and your family! Rowe Family: Your Husband, Dad, Brother & Uncle was a true Christian Gentleman. Peace and prayers to you all during your sorrowful time. Dean is in peace now he has had a hard time but he didn’t do a lot of complaining, He and my husband Clyde will maybe get to play some cards together they were good buddies. Peace to you Dean. Donna and family My world has lost a very amazing women who has been through so much with me during my life. My Aunt my friend I will miss you. Dan – so many thoughts are going through my mind as I sit here thinking about your life. We met you in Rolla, Missouri where you were a radio announcer on KTTR. We liked to listen to your play by play of basketball games. Our son, Darin, your God child, liked to sing the jingle for the station. We’d sing KTTR and he’d yell Rolla. When you were with the NFL the kids loved to brag about you to their friends. We are so happy we were able to visit with you and Nancy a few years ago. Even though we hadn’t been together for years- we were able to pick right up and have a lovely visit. You walked by faith, not by sight until the end. Your bravery was a testament to your great faith. We’re so sorry that you had to endure such a dreadful disease but it appeared that you handled it with dignity and were an example for many. It was a pleasure to know you. Rest In Peace! Aunt Suzie will be missed by many. I am grateful to have experienced her love, kindness and joy of life. Many happy memories. You were always full on joy and I have great memories of my Aunt. She left us too soon and will be missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers to her family. Bob loved his family and lived his life “out loud”. Bob and I were glad to able to be there for “pool night” a couple weeks ago and enjoy all the stories and laughter. So sorry for your loss. Sherry & Pete, You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother and best friend. We also send our sympathy to the rest of your family. I am so glad the two of you were able to be there with all the family and I am sure in time there will be some great memories to relive. Love you both. Joe and Sharon Jill was my best friend in high school. RIP my friend. My sympathies to her sisters Donna and Jeanne. To my dad-I am totally crushed losing you! You were the best daddy in the world always there for me no matter when, what or where I needed you (you always gave me a learning lecture first though LOL). You were my rock, my friend—–my daddy! Thank you for everything! Thank you for the opportunity to spend the last week of your life with you-it was so special and precious to me. I wouldn’t be me without you! Enjoy soaring with the eagles that you loved so much!! Have a blast up there with your family, Christopher and most of all mommy. Forever love you!! Your daughter Holly Dorothy and family my condolences, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kevin Richie I met Joe on a ministry team that spent the weekend at the Federal prison. I remember his sense of humor fit right in with bringing hope to the men. We had a long talk about following this Jesus that he recently gave his life to. He asked honest questions and shared that it’s different than how he used to live. He brought true joy to the guys at the prison with his straight forward honesty about life. And he always brought a smile to me as well. He will be missed, but only for a “short time”, until Jesus returns or calls us home, and Joe will be there with that welcoming smile. Blessings and comfort to his family and friends. Diane, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We knew Ron a long time he was very friendly and always liked to kid around. He liked to talk sports and would always mention Clyde and Vernon. Dorothy you have a great family I’m sure they will be there for you. Ron won’t suffer anymore he’s in God’s hands now. My prayers are with you and your family, Donna Christensen and family To all …. Bob’s Family, Deepest sympathy and prayers🙏🏻. Surely was a man that loved his wife, family and so many friends. Bill & Deb I had great visits with Bob when he came to Connorsville on his bike. I will miss his great smile and his sense of humor. Prayers to the family. Diane and girls, I’m so sorry to hear this. I seen Bob in Baldwin last year. So nice to see him!! Asked about all of you. Remember when you lived behind us and watching the girls! So many years ago. You have my deepest sympathy. Your in my prayers. Dean was an amazing neighbor and man. Peace to you all. Sincerely, The Ingram Family Dear Kris, family and Kathy’s dear friends: I want to convey my condolences for your loss and deepest sympathy. The others are right when they talk about Kathy’s smile. She could win you over in an instant with that smile. I appreciated her and will miss her very much. I pray for the peace of God that passes understanding will grant you grace as you travel this road of sadness and that you will experience the embrace of His divine love. May you be surrounded by those who know and love you to support you at this time and in the future to encourage you in the faith of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To the Family of Kathy Kullman : I am very sorry to hear about Kathy, I worked with her AT USDA, APHIS,HRD IN Minneapolis Mn, She was so sweet, kind and she would help you out with things, she was a best friend to me. I will surely miss her very much. Now she can rest on “Peace” with NO pain & suffering. she has joined another co- worker of mine that passed away last year. she was so young 5 years “older then I am. she would give you the BIGGEST SMILE. She would ask questions if she is stuck on something. and she helped me out a lot. My prayers are with you and the family. to Kathy’s husband , I am very sorry to hear that you lost your wife. I know you are devastated that she has passed on. you are in my prayers . and deep sympathy. here is my address: Joan Mielzarek 211 7TH STREET E. APT 516 ST . Paul, Mn 55101 Love and respect to an awe-inspiring woman. Godspeed Robyn Lisa Barnett. I am very sorry for your loss. Your dad was our postman growing up and was always the nicest guy in the world. I can still picture him walking around on 6th Street. My loving auntie!! I love you so much words can’t describe. You always had everyone’s back. You gave us all wisdom and strength everyday we were with you. You will always be with me in mind,body,and spirit I love you auntie robie may you Rest. In. Paradise. My deepest sympathy to the family. I’m like really lost for words being that I was on my way to see you. I love you auntie.. May you shine down on all of us and keep the family close and nor distant. God has your pain now and you don’t have to hurt anymore. I’m smoking much chronic for you n not giving a shit who reads this. I will always remember you and also never forget. Say hello to grandma and grandma for me because I know you all live through all of us now.. Rest easy auntie Robin Barnett and I love you. Keep Jaz strong for everyone and may she be the one to take the legacy of keeping us all strong and to stay together.. Your nephew, Christopher Ray Lee Barnett.. #minnesotafresh Robyn Lisa Ann Barnett Our incomparable sister, we will not stand at any grave and cry for you are not there you did not die you are now a thousand winds that blow and the diamond glints on the cold Minnesotas winters snow but you are also every bright Summer’s sun to all of the autumn rains and as sad is our loss we have joy that you will no longer be in pain all of our love all of our lives angel renae and Martina irene Auntie, I can’t put into words how much you mean to me. You have been by my side my whole life and its going to be so hard without you. Thank you for always having my back and being the best Aunt a girl could ever hope for. I know we will see each other again someday and until then please watch over all of us. I promise to make you proud. I love you so much. Your niece, Tiffany My dear friend Robin where to start with you. You were my friend and my ” adopted mama” but really You were so much more than that. I will miss you more than any words can say. Thank you for always being my friend I will always remember our talks and your wisdom. You will live in my heart always! Rest In Peace my friend you deserve the best 😇❤ Cheryl-Ann Rifenberg, Kathleen Marie Rifenberg and Jolene Marie Rifenberg, We all express our Deepest Sympathy to all Family members near and far away. May the Golden Seal Eagles and the Bald Eagles, all fly with David Olson to his Heavenly Home up above. God bless you all. our prayers are especially with Patricia Olson and all of her sisters Kathy Olson Deer Park Wisconsin, and also Joan Olson from Minnesota. Our thoughts are all with you and your entire Families. CherylAnn Rifenberg 605 Tiffany Street, APT. 7 Boyceville, Wisconsin 54725. Kathleen Marie Rifenberg Sister, 145 East Elm Street New Auburn, Wisconsin 54757, The ARC of Dunn County 2602 Hills Court Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751-4168 % Executive Director: Ramona Bartelt, ATC: Jolene M..tIME 2:05 p.M.. Our memorial to Kathy, she was a very caring person, she loved her life and her family, they were her world. A beautiful daughter, loving wife and mother. She lived her life well, and we will always remember her very nice smile. May her soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her and be gracious unto her. When I first came to Ely in the late 90’s Ian was my next door neighbor. He was a private man who showed respect to all living within our small apartment building. Whenever we greeted each other he often beamed that beautiful boyish smile which was unforgettable. I came to be good friends with his Mom, Linda, and witnessed the love & closeness they’ve shared over the years. An admirable mother & son bond connecting through their mutual penchants in life: the arts, current events, family and nature. What luminescent conversations. May Ian Rest In Peace. ” I have passed the mountain peak and my soul is soaring in the firmament of complete and unbounded freedom; I am in comfort, I am in peace.” Kahlil Gibran May you all, Erica, Olivia, Amelia & Linda find comfort in your loving memories. ~Angell Sorry to here of his loss, Ian was a good friend of mine in high school,loved art class with him we would always share our drawings with each other and do jackets or what ever else for classmates.he was an inspiration to me as well as others who liked to draw.he will be missed My prayers and condolences go out the family of Ian Holzman. In growing up in Ely, MN; Ian was a true friend to our family with so many good times/memories and he will certainly be missed. May Ian rest in God’s loving care and peace. Respectfully, Joe Gornik Parker, CO I remember Ian fondly from elementary school. Always a kind person! So sorry for your loss. So sorry to hear this, Ian was a great guy & Friend.. R.I.P. Ian ❤ So very sorry to all of you. I knew Ian for many many years. I have a ton of memories with him. His parents lived in an apartment below my grandma’s house. He would fall off his trike on purpose, just to make us laugh. Many great memories from high school too. I’m sorry for your loss. He was a great kind hearted person. Rest In Peace my friend. I will always remember building forts in the woods near Ely’s west and our winter afternoons sliding on “Big Dutch” . To my Daughter-in-law Martha Dubuque, miss and love your Dad on your own time. Fill the hole in your heart with memories and love. Love you, lean on Dustyn his has big shoulders. Jane, Ben and all other loved ones. I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. I had lost touch with him over the years but remember the birth of Ben. The 3 of you came out to the farm many times. You were strong members in our Church. I will never forget you. RIP Kevin. Fly high Kevin. Till we meet again. So sorry Jane, Thoughts and prayers to you and Ben. I was so saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. I taught your daughter, Jill, when she was at North Hudson Elementary and I also knew Kim from. Parent-child class many years ago. Kim was such a supportive parent to all of us teachers, and I cannot express how important that was to all of us. I’m sure there is a very empty hole in your heart with her death. I hope that memories and the love of the rest of your family and friends will sustain you through this time. She had a smile for everyone. Mike, So very sorry to read of your profound loss. Your mom must have been a wonderful mother to raise a strong, loving and empathic man like you. Cathy and Joe Caton So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all the family and so many friends. Such Wonderful Memories of all the fun years on the Camp Courage Wagon Train and you driving that thunder buggy around. The amazing smelt fries. Your fire contribution to the communities. Most of all your love to the family. God Bless Ya Kevin! I had not seen Kevin since his dads funeral and it was years before that when I saw him on a somewhat irregular basis but nevertheless, I considered him to be a very nice guy and a friend. Although not as great as yours, I share your grief in his way too early death. My prayers for all of you are for peace. The peace that comes from Christ, perfect peace. God bless you all. Brian, Lucia, Erik, Kristian & Sonja Bell are sending their heartfelt wishes for strength and the comfort of love around you. With our deepest sympathies for your unimaginable loss…thinking of you and praying for your family. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Words can not even come close to the compassionate outgoing personality that Kevin shared with everyone. I missed working at Klinkers and making him lunch and seeing those heartwarming eyes and that amazing smile. I’ll never forget the bike that he gave me, after I talked about wanting one for so long but not knowing which kind to get and he found me the perfect one ♡ He will be so dearly missed by all. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We had some Great Times over the years Doug, deer hunting in Wisconsin, and when you came to Alaska. I enjoyed the summer we set net for salmon, rod and reeling halibut, and our moose hunting adventures in the fall. We caught lots of fish and got us a couple of moose, Good Times Brother, that will never be forgotten. You will always be in my heart and you will always be my friend. God Bless You Doug. – Mark Dear Chuck, Natalie and I were saddened to hear the news of Kim’s passing. We cannot put into words the feelings to share with you. Kim’s personality was such a joy to be around, she was always smiling and enjoying life. Our many memories of getting together with you and Kim will continue forever. Kim will be missed greatly by everyone who knew her. Steve and Natalie Shepard Kevin’s passing is such a loss for all of us. My thoughts are with you Ben! I’ll never forget all the hugs and kisses (Hershey) that he shared with everyone with a huge smile on his face as he did so. And my grandkids will never forget the tour of the fire station and the so exciting ride in the firetruck. Kevin was so proud to be a fireman and so happy to share his passion with others! Such a hind & generous guy!! Miss you, you big teddy bear! I haven’t seen Mary and Keith for a while now, due to them moving away from Manitowoc. I will always remember Mary though, one of my favorite patients. Mary was very particular about her teeth (I was her hygienist) she always kept them very clean! May God bless her family with many fond memories of Mary! I will always remember her infectious (beautiful) laugh! You are now at peace and out of pain, Mary! Doug, You were a great guy… I met you as a neighbor to a mutual friend… quiet and polite, the kind of guy everyone liked to be around. Sorry to hear of your pain… you’ll be missed! Peace… I am so very saddened of the news of Kevin’s death. All I can think is that he and Fred are chatting away up there in Heaven. I guess God needed another good man. I’m sorry for your loss. God bless you all.