OBITUARIES

Rose George, 83

Rose Varner Osier George, 83, formerly of Buffalo, passed peacefully away at her home in West Palm Beach, Florida, on August 24, 2015.

Rose was preceded in death by her father and mother Jack and Esther Varner, her brother Cliff Varner, and her son Bruce (Big Fish) Osier.

She is survived by: her sons, Allan (Pudge) Osier and his wife Patty and Don Osier and his wife Hua; four grandsons, Josh Wells and Nick, Jacob, and Adam Osier; two great-grandsons, Isaac Osier and Blake Wells; and one great-granddaughter, Ashley Wells. Rosie will be missed by many more friends and family.

There will be no services for Rose, as this was her request.

 

Johann Grunow, 84

Johann Gayle Grunow, 84, of Buffalo, Minnesota, formerly of Brighton and Detroit, Michigan, passed away during the early morning on August 25, 2015.

Her parents, Olive and Oliver Grunow, sisters, Fredrica Houston, Harriet Fisher, and Patricia Ruhr, and brother, Robert preceded Johann in death.

Johann will be deeply missed by: her niece, Rebecca Hahnke of Buffalo; nephews, John Robert Houston of Dallas, Texas, Ron Ruhr of Longmont, Colorado, Robert Ruhr of Alexandria, and Roger and Rick Ruhr of Buffalo; her many grandnieces and grandnephews; many cousins; dear friends; and her beloved Cairn Terrier Annabel.

Johann was born on April 11, 1931, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Johann never married, and her nieces, nephews and later grandnieces and grandnephews were the lights of her life. Johann had a lifelong passion for music, and she loved playing classical and liturgical music on her electric piano. Johann was a deeply religious person. Johann attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brighton, Michigan, and St. Francis Xavier Church in Buffalo.

Johann lived in Detroit and later Brighton, Michigan, for most of her adult life, and then in 2004 she moved to Buffalo to be near her family here. Johann loved literature and deeply enjoyed her time with the writing group at the Cottagewood Senior home, “The Almost Dead Poets Society.”

Johann loved her family but especially treasured the time she had with her grandnieces and grandnephews, and great-grandnieces, Pearl and Evelyn.

Friends may call at the Peterson Chapel on Monday August 31, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, at the Church of St. Francis Xavier. Internment will follow at the church cemetery.

 

Jane Hurley, 70

Our Lord called Jane Joyce (Bjorklund) Hurley home on August 20, 2015, at the age of 70.

She was born January 16, 1945, in Marysville Township, Minnesota to Marvin and Florence (Roehlke) Bjorklund. Jane was baptized April 29, 1945, at home; Helen (Bjorklund) Fadden and Wesley Roehlke served as her sponsors. She was confirmed July 10, 1960, at the Covenant Church in Buffalo, Minnesota by Pastor Donald Thomas.

Jane attended grade school at Carlson School, three miles south of Buffalo and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1962. Jane attended St. Cloud Beauty School in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and passed her State Board Exam for Cosmetology June 27, 1963. She was a hairdresser for many years.

Jane married William Gene Tesch on March 27, 1965, and they had one son, Richard Gene Tesch. Jane and William later divorced. Jane later met John Henry Hurley, and they married on June 3, 2000, in Scotland, South Dakota, with Martha Robeck and Richard Mosch as witnesses.

Jane enjoyed traveling, and numerous trips were with John in the semi. She always enjoyed being with family and friends and eating out. She also enjoyed crafts and dancing.

Jane had a strong faith in Jesus and shared God’s love with everyone she encountered. She also enjoyed Bible Studies. Jane was always smiley, bubbly, and friendly.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Florence, son Richard, daughter Cheryl and husband Johnny Sharp, grandson Dillon Hurley, and her first husband William.

Jane is survived by: her husband, John Hurley; daughter-in-law, Mary Tesch; and children, John (Paula Baert) Hurley the III, Mike (Connie) Hurley, Laura (Mike) Cashmore, and Pat (Elaine) Hurley; grandchildren, Jane Morgan Lorraine Tesch, Nick White Bird, Chris White Bird, John (Amy) Hurley IV, Jedediah (Kate) Hurley, Larissa (Josh) Sullivan, Ashley Hurley, Bobbie (Tony) Heuer, Josh Jennecke, Lorelei Raduenz, Jimmy Veadarko, Kenny (Helen) Shaker, Sara (Travis) Kotila; her brother Calvin (Butch)(Bev Klarstrom) Bjorklund; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

 

Franklin Jarl, 79

Franklin C. Jarl, 79, of Annandale, died Monday, August 17, 2015, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud surrounded by the love of his family.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Albion Evangelical Free Church, Cokato, with Rev. Philip Geoffrion officiating. Burial followed at the Albion Free Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Memorials are preferred to the Albion Evangelical Free Church.

Franklin Charles Jarl was born May 23, 1936, in Annandale, Minnesota, to Thomas and Mary (Stifter) Jarl. Frank was the co-owner and manager of A1 Marine in Annandale for over 20 years. He was an active member of Albion Evangelical Free Church. Frank was a sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved every day of his life.

Frank is survived by: his children, Jennifer Jarl of Rice, Thomas (Shelly) Jarl of Annandale, and Melanie Erickson of Sartell; six grandchildren, Melissa, Dustin, Jonathon, Emily, Grace, and Sam; three great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Emma, and Jessa; brother, Tom (Joyce) Jarl of Cokato; sister-in-law, Donna Jarl of Brooklyn Center; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary and brother Dave.

The pallbearers were Dustin Erickson, Jonathon Green, and Joe, David, Steve, and Brian Jarl.  Linda Groos, Norma Geoffrion, Harley Wilson, and Nate Wilson provided music for the service.

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

 

Tracy Johnson, 52

Tracy Jo Johnson, 52 of Annandale, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday August 22, 2015.

A Celebration Honoring Tracy’s Life will begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue throughout the day on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at the Montrose Community Center, 200 Center Avenue South, Montrose, Minnesota. Memorials are preferred to the fibromyalgia organization, The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association,  www.afsafund .org.

Tracy Jo Johnson was born January 29, 1963, in Hemet, California, to Ronald and Jacquie (Snider) Brannan. Tracy resided in California until the age of 10 when she moved with her family to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Tracy’s family then became stationed in Los Cruses, New Mexico, and then Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was in Virginia Beach, that Tracy met Thomas Johnson.

They were married on November 19, 1981, in Norfolk, Virginia. They continued to make their home there until 1989. After Tom’s discharge from the Navy, they moved their family to Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1992, they moved to Minnesota, where they have resided since.

Tracy was a caregiver at heart, whether it be to her own family, or the extended family and number of patients she got to work with. Tracy enjoyed the ocean, collecting knick-knacks, and lighthouses. Above all, Tracy treasured the time she was able to spend with her family, especially her children and her adoring grandchildren.

She is survived by: her husband, Tom of Annandale; children, Travis (Kate Fee) West of West St. Paul, Heather West of Hopkins, Nicole (Eddie) Andreoff of Buffalo, and Bill (Jill Boeke) of Montrose; nine grandchildren, Tavis, Trey, Tyrin, Shyann, Shawn, Silas, Myles, Kayla, and Olivia, as well as many other children she considered family; mother, Jacquie Leathers of Annandale; siblings, Tara (Bryan) Benson of Brunswick, Maine and Thomas (Catherine) Brannan of Chesapeake, Virginia; and many other family members and friends. Tracy is preceded in death by: her father, Ronald Brannan and grandmother, Bernice Clark.

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

 

Rolland Miller, Jr., 56

Rolland Matthew Miller, Jr., “J.R.”, 56 of Glencoe, Minnesota, formerly of Mesquite, Nevada, was promoted to glory after a brief battle with kidney cancer on Saturday, August 22, 2015, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

He was born August 23, 1958, in Minneapolis, to Rolland and Twila (Peterson) Miller. J.R. was born the fourth of six children. He was always known for his sense of humor, and he would help anyone who needed it. He raised three children alone, whom he adored and supported. Anyone who ever met J.R. knew two things about him right away, that he was a proud father and grandfather, and that he was a good guy. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends, but his spirit will live on in his children.

Rolland is survived by: his three children, Rolland Matthew (Matt) Miller III, Caitlin Miller, and Karly Miller; and his grandchildren, Allie Miller, Barrett Miller, Asher and Corbin Miller, and Paisley Miller. He is also survived by his loving companion, Caroline Gillingham; his sisters, Kathy Rumsey and Jeannine (Sadat Kamandy) Miller; brothers, Bob (Peggy) Miller, Eddie (Teresa) Miller; and many nephews and nieces and countless friends.

Preceding J.R. in death are: his parents, Rolland and Twila Miller; brother, John Miller; sister-in-law Virginia Miller; and his brother-in-law Doug Rumsey. 

Memorial Services will be held at River of Life Christian Church, 170 Main Avenue West, Winsted, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his children at a paypal link located at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jrmiller.

His children wish to honor his life through a memorial service that will celebrate his joyous spirit, so please wear bright colors if you plan to attend services. J.R.’s favorite color was blue.

The Urn Bearers will be Rolland Matthew Miller III, William Matthew Miller, John Ross Miller, and Daniel Merlin Rumsey.

 

Eileen Roehlke, 88

Eileen Gladys Roehlke, 88, of Corcoran, was born October 14, 1926, the daughter of Henry and Emma (Ruths) Gross, and she passed away on August 23, 2015.

Eileen was united in marriage to Wesley Roehlke on July 10, 1945, at Greenwood Methodist Church in Corcoran. Their union was blessed with three children Doreen, Wesley H., and Albert, and they blessed her with nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Eileen served as the secretary for both the Hennepin County Fair and also the Brown Swiss Cattle Association.  She was also the first woman on the Minnesota State Fair Board.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Henry and Emma Gross and husband Wesley.

Eileen is survived by: children Doreen “Reenie” (Fred) Kettenacker, Wesley H. (Deanna) Roehlke, and Al (Tammy) Roehlke; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Walter J. (Dorothy) Roehlke; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Greenwood Methodist Cemetery Association.

Memorial service for Eileen will be Saturday, August 29, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service, all at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover. Reception to follow service.  Interment at Greenwood Methodist Cemetery in Burschville.

Serving the family...The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.

 

Lawrence Wronski, 59

Lawrence “LJ” Wronski, age 59 of Rockford, quietly passed on August 20, 2015, after a difficult struggle with a brain tumor. LJ was the owner/operator of Wronski Tax Service in Robbinsdale for approximately 25 years.

Lawrence is preceded in death by: his father, George. He is survived by: daughter Michelle Wronski of Rockford; son, Anthony Reckelhoff of Evansville, Indiana; friend, Karen Wronski; mother, Ruth Wronski; siblings, Carol (Bill) Zander, David (Marlene), Steve, Earl, Ed, Chris (Joy), Joe, Tricia Wilde, and Margaret (Rob) Kane; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence was held Wednesday, August 26, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 9:00 a.m., all at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. A reception followed at the church.

Serving the family...The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.