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Christopher Churchill, 34

Christopher J. Churchill, 34, of Maple Lake died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Eagle Butte, S.D. while on a hunting trip as a result of an auto accident.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Nov. 13 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Waverly with Fr. Kenneth O'Hotto as the celebrant and Fr. Marty Shallbetter as the concelebrant. Visitation with prayer service Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake, and further visitation prior to the funeral on Monday in the gathering space of the church.

Christopher James Churchill was born Oct. 3, 1983 at the Waconia Hospital to James and Jody (Reimer) Churchill. They lived in Howard Lake until 1992, when Chris started the third grade in Maple Lake.  He graduated with the Class of 2002 from Maple Lake High School.

He placed his heart and soul into the family business, H & H Sports Shop of Maple Lake; he currently managed H & H and owned and operated Chris Churchill Flooring. Chris liked to compete in bowling, fishing and fantasy football leagues, and to play cards at Fobbe's Farm.  He loved children and was great with the kids of his family and friends. He had a passion for the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish.

Chris is survived by: his parents, Jim and Jody Churchill of Maple Lake; sister, Lenora Churchill of Annandale; grandparents, Roger and Holly Rosin of Waverly, Frederic Reimer of Montrose, and Byron and Mary Churchill of Maple Lake; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marie Reimer, and all of his great-grandparents.

Casket bearers: Nick Sjoline, Adam Latzig, Jessup Bliven, Eric Arola, Brooks Borrell, and Adam Puncochar.

Honorary bearers: Brian Fouquette, Jared Benoit and Tom Klatt.

Belinda Larson and the St. Mary's Funeral Choir were asked to provide the music for the service.

Arrangements entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.


Dennis Dallman, 76

Dennis Lee "Denny" Dallman, 76, passed away unexpectedly while hunting on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

He was born Oct. 26, 1941 in Moorland, Iowa, the son of Carl Henry and Verona Alvera (Hanson) Dallman.  Denny graduated from Hopkins High School in 1958.  He worked 32 years on the railroad for Chicago Northwest (now known as Union Pacific) and Golden Otto in St. Louis Park for ten years.

He was a member of the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association and Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.  Denny enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising and running quarter horses that were raced at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Carl and Verona Dallman; brother, Danny Roy Dallman; and sisters-in-law, Karen Dallman and Judy Dallman.

Dennis is survived by: his brothers, Richard Dean "Dick" Dallman of Buffalo Minn., Robert Duane "Bob" Dallman of Salisbury, N.C. and Donald Ray "Donnie" (Kathy) Dallman of McGregor, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 from 4-8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A memorial service is taking place Friday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Francis Doherty, 94

Francis Michael "Babe" Doherty was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Maple Lake, Minn. to John and Annie (Hessel) Doherty.

He married the love of his life, Elnor Eggersgluss, on April 12, 1945 in Pomona, Calif.  Their union lasted 69 years until Elnor passed in 2013.

Babe proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.  Upon his discharge, Babe and Elnor settled in Buffalo, Minn., where they raised their three children, Bill, Judy and Cathy.

Francis worked for Schweitzer Construction Co. and retired at the age of 55.  He was asked to rejoin the workforce at Wright Vocational School. After retiring from Wright Vocational School, he stayed busy doing what he enjoyed, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was very proud of his horseradish-making skill and loved giving horseradish away for others to enjoy. He made sure his favorite doctor got a jar every year!

Babe and Elnor spent 31 years enjoying their summers at their mobile home in Wahkon, Minn. on Mille Lacs. He was always fishing for that trophy muskie or walleye. In the fall, he couldn't wait for the perch to bite!

Babe also loved to tinker.  He found great satisfaction in fixing everything he could with what he had and making sure it worked.  An avid sports fan, he loved watching the Vikings, Twins and NASCAR.

Babe was a member of the V.F.W. and was part of V.F.W. Commanders Post All-State Team 1974-1975, and he also served as past Commander of V.F.W. Post 3929. He was a member of the Buffalo American Legion, as well.

Babe was a lifelong member of St. Francis Catholic Church. His love and faith in the Lord was never ending. He showed that love until he passed Nov. 12, 2017.

Babe is survived by: daughters, Judy (Jeff) Schwietering and Cathy (Tom) Jorgenson; brother-in-law, Melvin Eggersgluss; grandchildren, Jody Brings, Josh (Jolene) Schwietering, Jake (Kari) Schwietering, Darby (Kari) Jorgenson, and Kari (Todd) Peter; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Luke and Nick Brings, Nadia and Chloe Schwietering, Nate and Will Schwietering, Ella and Weston Jorgenson, and Taylor, Julia, Marlie, and Reese Peter; and many more nieces, nephews, WWII veterans, friends, and family.

Preceded in death by: his wife, Elnor; son, Bill Doherty; parents, John and Annie Doherty; brother, Russell (Marietta) Doherty; sisters, Mabel (Hank) Fouquette, Florence (Clayton) Fobbe and Celia (Jack) O'Neil; sister-in-law, Marilyn Eggersgluss; brother-in-law, Ralph Eggersgluss; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Emma and Ernest Eggersgluss; and nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial for Babe will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., all at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Buffalo.

Officiating will be Father Nathaniel Meyers.

Casket bearers will be: Darby Jorgenson, Todd Peter, Josh Schwietering, Jake Schwietering, Luke Brings, and Will Schwietering.

Interment will be at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery of Buffalo.  Luncheon to follow at the church.

Serving the family, the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.


Frances Heins, 92

Frances Lucy Heins, 92, of Montrose passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake.

She was born on Oct. 4, 1925 in Delano, the daughter of John and Frances (Gabrelcik) Roy.

On Sept. 25, 1947, Frances Roy and Jerald "Jed" Heins were joined in holy marriage.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly.

Frances and Jerry Heins operated a farm in Woodland Township, Wright County for many years.  She also formerly worked at the Green Giant plant in Watertown and the Wessex Inn of Montrose.  From 1975 until 1991, Frances owned Garden Design from her home in Montrose.

Survived by: her son, Kenneth (Carla) Heins of Blue Springs, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Emily Heins of Howard Lake; grandchildren, Wade Heins, Charlie (JoNelle) Heins, Jamie (Katie) Heins, and Michelle (David) Hilburn; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Madison, Tucker, Sabrina and Ryan, and Alden, Clara and Annie; and other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jerald "Jed" Heins, parents, nine siblings, and a great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Frances Heins will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly.  Father Kenneth O'Hotto will be the Celebrant.  A visitation is taking place Friday two hours prior to Mass at the church.

Arrangements for Frances Heins are by the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo


Kathryn Helwig, 84

Kathryn E. Helwig, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at the Annandale Care Center.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2-5 p.m. at the Hitching Post at Lake Center, Annandale. A private family graveside service will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery, Annandale. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association.

Kathryn Elaine Helwig was born May 8, 1933 in Webster, S.D. to John and Getta (Berg) Schmitt.  Kathryn grew up in Webster and graduated from Webster High School with the Class of 1951.

On Jan. 29, 1953, Kathryn was united in marriage to Leonard John Helwig, Sr. at St. Otto Catholic Church in Webster. Kathryn and Leonard lived in Lily, S.D. and Browns Valley, Minn. before moving to Buffalo, Minn. in 1957. Kathryn worked at the Buffalo National Bank until 1972, when they moved to Annandale. She then went to work for the Annandale and Clearwater State Bank until her retirement in 1987.

They moved to Las Vegas in 1987, before moving back to Minnesota in 2002 to be closer to their grandchildren. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoyed attending her children's swimming, volleyball, football, wrestling, hockey, track and field, baseball, cross country, and dancing events, sewing matching dresses for her daughters, knitting sweaters, crocheting, playing Bridge, listening to Big Band music, Roger Whittaker, Jim Nabors, Josh Groban, and Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion."

Kathryn is survived by: her children, Cynthia (Bill) Piram of Annandale, Corinne (Craig) Stenzel of Minneapolis, Colleen (Brent) Belston of Columbia Falls, Mont., Leonard Jr. (Linda) of Monticello, Daniel (Cheryl) of Rogers, Charles (Kristin) of Maple Lake, Janet (Kent) Peterson of Menomonie, Wis., and Cooper (Samantha) of Bemidji; sister, Carol (Gary) Nelson of Aberdeen, S.D.; 20 grandchildren, Jacob, Rachelle, Stefanie and Matthew Piram, Malea, Jamie and Ted Stenzel, Clayton Cook, Bridget, Alex, and Kristine Helwig, Elizabeth and Emily Helwig, Carmen and Sam Peterson, Katie and Cuyler Helwig, and Cole, Caitlyn and Aiden Helwig; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Sr.; brother, John Peter Schmitt; and special friend, Earl Purcell.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.


Edith Howe, 85

Edith Howe, 85, of Waverly died on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society of Howard Lake.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1932 in Woodland Township, Wright County to Charles and Sophia (Danek) Brabec.

Edith was united in marriage to Paul Howe in 1950.  She was a homemaker and helped with the farm work.  Edith enjoyed reading, gardening, spending time with the grandchildren, and playing cards.  She loved her dogs.

She was preceded in death by: her husband of almost 56 years, Paul; great-grandson, Timothy Warden; parents; and four siblings.

She is survived by: her children, Barb Spike, Glenn Howe and Duane Howe; grandchildren, Lucinda Staye, Justin Spike, Cassie Spike, and Elicia Spike; great-grandchildren, Melody Carlson, Mason Staye, Emily Staye, Kaylin Carlson, Devon Heaton, and Logan Heaton; and sister, Lorraine Pearson.

Memorial service Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano, with gathering of family and friends Tuesday at the funeral home prior to services.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


John Johnson, 85

John Melvin Johnson, 85, of Buffalo died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at the Buffalo Hospital.

He was born in Swift Falls, Minn. on March 27, 1932, the son of John P. and Lillien (Anderson) Johnson.

John honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

On July 6, 1957, John M. Johnson and Mary Lou Secora were joined in Holy Marriage at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, Minn.  God blessed their marriage with three sons. He was formerly employed for many years at Mammoth Industries.

He enjoyed going to country music shows and was a fan of Johnny Cash.  He also was fond of riding a bicycle and old cars.

Survived by: his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Lou; sons, James Allen (Christine) Johnson of Delano, Steven Anthony Johnson of Eden Prairie and Kevin Joseph Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Blake Anthony (Jessie Wu) Johnson and Matthew Steven Johnson; great-grandchild, Raynor Wu Johnson; siblings, Dolly Secora, Lloyd (Orle) Johnson, Roger (Donna) Johnson, Janice (Joe) Kieser, Joni (Herman) Epple, Evelyn Rassatt, and Kenneth Johnson; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, John and Lillie Johnson.

Funeral service for John M. Johnson was held on Friday, Nov. 10 at Buffalo United Methodist Church.  Visitation was on Friday two hours prior to services at the church.  Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Honorary casket bearers were: Blake, Matthew and Terry Johnson, Shelley Bergman, John Morrison, and Sherry Elsen.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.


Louis Ordorff, 89

Louis Robert Ordorff, 89, of Buffalo passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

He was born May 3, 1928 to Irvin and Verona (Violet) Ordorff in Buffalo. Louis was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

He served in the Army two years and worked at Buffalo Veneer and Plywood forty years.  Louis and his wife, Eva, delivered The Drummer for many years around Waverly. He enjoyed woodworking, horses, attending horse sales in Waverly Iowa, and time spent with his family and friends.

On Nov. 4, 1967, Louis Ordorff and Eva Kalway were united in marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Verona Ordorff, and a niece, Mary Bruns.

Louis is survived by: his wife, Eva Ordorff; sister, Betty (Colin) Langanki of Maple Lake; stepchildren, Marcia (Leo) Endres of Buffalo, Karen (Gary) Biegert of Buffalo, Kenny (Judy) Kalway of Monticello, Jim (Shirley) Kalway of Monticello, and Joe (Ruth) Kalway of Mission, Texas; and many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial service Monday, Nov. 13, with visitation one hour prior, at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo with Pastor Luke Schmidt officiating. Private family burial at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Zion Memorial Fund.

Serving the family, the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.


Lois Winger, 64

Lois J. Winger, 64, of South Haven died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale.  Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Remer at a later date.  Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Lois Jane Winger was born Jan. 11, 1953 in Brainerd to Albert Engholm and Betty Hanson.  At the age of 12, Lois was placed in the loving care of her foster parents, Edna and Adolph Zumbrunnen. She graduated from Pequot Lakes High School with the Class of 1972.

On Oct. 18, 1972, she was united in marriage to Wilfred "Pete" Winger in Remer. They moved to Annandale in 1982 and were blessed with five children, and then later moved to South Haven in 1998.  After her children all left the home, she worked for Minnesota Meat Masters in Annandale four years.  Lois enjoyed doing word-finds, making bead calendars, watching her favorite TV shows, spending time with family and friends, and going to rummage sales.

She is survived by: her husband, Pete; children, Deanna Winger (John) of Waite Park, Nina (Daniel) Alcox of St. Cloud, Jennifer (Nate) Mettling of Zimmerman, Tony (Luda) Miller of Litchfield, and Trevor (Alana) Winger of St. Cloud; 12 grandchildren, Kayla, Austin, Matthew, Tiffany, Abbigayl, Isabella, Aidan, Brooklyn, Austin, Raychel, Nathan, and Payton; 4 great-grandchildren, Olivia, Gabriella, Bryson, and Addison; brothers, Marlin Engholm of Duluth and Roger (Hoa) Engholm of Rochester; and sisters, Linda Engholm of Duluth and Janice Gustafson of Brainerd.

Shannon Oestreich will provide the music for the service. The Life Tribute Celebrant officiating at the service will be Brian Dingmann.

Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.


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