Elizabeth Albertson, 31

Elizabeth Ann Albertson, 31, died on August 10, 2014 in Polk County, Texas.

Elizabeth was born in St. Cloud, Minn. to Daniel and Michelle (Germolus) Stuhr. She moved with her mother to Colorado and then to Texas, where she attended school. She was currently living in Kingwood, Texas, where she was a homemaker and resale business owner. She had a natural instinct for business and a passion for buying and selling merchandise.

Elizabeth was the mother of five beautiful children whom she loved and who brought her much happiness. She is survived by: her children, Xavier, Jaiden, Piper, Kennedy, and Emerson of Kingwood, Texas; her father and stepmother, Daniel and Betty Jo Stuhr of Montrose, Minn.; her mother and stepfather, Michelle and Scott Purdy of Kingwood, Texas; her former stepfather, Mitchell Reneau of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Ashley and Alexandra Reneau of Kingwood, Texas and Samantha Stuhr and a brother, Daniel Stuhr of Montrose, Minn.

Other survivors include: her grandparents, William and Jeanette Aplin of LaPorte, Colorado and Melvyn and Dorothy Stuhr of Maple Lake, Minn., as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by: her grandfather, Gerald Germolus of Fargo, North Dakota.

A Memorial Service was held on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Kingwood Funeral Home in Kingwood, Texas.


Robert Buschel, 74

Robert (Bob) Michael Buschel (Fuzzy), 74, of Ashville, N.C. lost his battle with cancer on June 24, 2014.

Born Aug. 25, 1939 in Pipestone, Minn. to Herman and Margaret Buschel; moved to St. Michael as a boy and graduated from St. Michael High School in 1957.

Bob married his high school sweetheart Corinne (Steffens) Buschel on Dec. 28, 1958 while stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. After living in Buffalo, where Bob owned the Skelly Station, they lived in Montrose, Colo., where he worked on the Silver Jack Dam. Bob and family took up residence in Irving, Texas, where Bob was active in the Benevolent and Patriotic Order of the Elks.  He served as Exalted Ruler in 1980-81 and went on to hold the title of District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for North District Texas in 1983-84.

Disappointment came when Bob lost his first wife of 32 years Corinne to cancer at the age of 50.  Some time later, Bob married second wife Joan Buschel and moved to Ashville, N.C., where he retired.

Bob is survived by: second wife, Joan Buschel; daughters, Sandra (Chuck) Greninger, Nancy Buschel and Roberta (Joe) Coleman; and sons, Michael Buschel and Barry (Lori) Buschel.  He leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob was predeceased in death by: his parents, Herman and Margaret Buschel; his first wife, Corinne (Steffens) Buschel; brothers, Richard Buschel and Steven (Joe) Buschel; sister, Donna (Buschel) Swanson; and his loyal companion (dog), Fatso.

Services for Bob are being held on Friday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m., at the St. Michael Catholic Church, with visitation at 9:30 a.m.  Burial will follow Mass at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Bob truly traveled each and every highway.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.


Dianne Kavanagh, 71

Dianne A. Kavanagh, 71, of Maple Plain passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.  A kind and gentle soul, she took this ailment with a smile up until the end.  “What is, is.”

Dianne was born Dec. 9, 1942 in Willmar, Minn. to Roy and Arlene (McCleary) Simenson.  She grew up on a farm, the youngest of six children.  She loved gardening, traveling and spending time with the grandchildren.  She always had a witty comment and supportive of friends by stating, “Thank you for being my friend.”

Dianne led us on a very sacred journey, in which her entire family was together during her illness these last four months.  She had the gift of bringing her entire family closer.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; sister, Wanda Naas; brother, Larry Simenson; brother-in-law, George Welsh; and niece, Jojean Wolfgram.  She is survived by: her daughters, Shawntel (Kavanagh) Danielson and Stacie Kavanagh; grandchildren, Weslee Kavanagh and Dalton and Shaley Danielson; sister, Donna Welsh; brothers, Lyle (Sandy) Simenson and Dellis (Bonnie) Simenson; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano.  Visitation was scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano.  Visitation continues Thursday, 10-11 a.m., prior to the Mass at the church.  Interment will be 3 p.m. at the Cloverleaf Cemetery, Willmar.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Dorothy Lambrecht, 95

Dorothy A. Lambrecht, 95, of Buffalo, formerly of Monticello, was born Oct. 13, 1918 and passed away Aug. 26, 2014 at the Lakeside Oasis Hospice in Buffalo.  Services are being planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.  Full notice to appear next week.  The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is serving the family.


Margie Onstott, 94

Margie Bernice Wright Onstott slipped away to be with her beloved Lord and late family members, friends on Aug. 21, 2014.

She was born in Montrose, Minn. on June 4, 1920, the 9th of 10 children of John Wesley and Clara Cecelia (Mumm) Wright and granddaughter to George M. Wright and Mary S. (Hainor) Wright. While she was blessed with small town charm, it was not an easy road as she lost many comforts, including the loss of her father, her youngest brother Jackie and her mother all before her 14th birthday.  She was lovingly guided by her older siblings: Ernest “Tib,” Gladys “Glady,” Blanche “Jim,” Evelyn “Ev,” Bessie, Elsie, Art, and Mary with extended family into adulthood.

A Montrose High School graduate, she attended MSB (Minnesota School of Business), worked at several places before accepting the role of a military wife and mother on July 11, 1943 joining Edwin C. Onstott (adopted son of Pansy Wright and Clarence Onstott), which took them many places over 20 years for the U.S. Army.  To this union were born Jack Lee, Vicki Clair (who tragically lost her life at 11 years of age in 1960) and Susan Jane.  After Ed retired from service in late 1962, they returned to Montrose, where Margie lived to her last day, happiest when she immersed herself once more in community and service to others.

She was a lifelong, faithful member of Montrose United Methodist Church, plus, while too many to list all was vital to, Wright County Post 1901 VFW Auxiliary, United Methodist Women, Sunday School and Choirs, Girl / Boy Scouts, and many volunteer hours with various groups in Montrose and Wright County.  Humbleness and a wonderful sense of humor were gifts she shared with all.  Many will miss her offering coffee, food and conversation at Red’s Café and community functions. There is so much to tell about Margie’s quiet but constant faith and willingness to help share life’s joys and concerns with others.  She will be missed sorely and remembered fondly.

Funeral services for Margie Onstott will be Friday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m., at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Pastor Cheryl M. Goode will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Wright Cemetery in Montrose. Visitation is taking place Thursday, Aug. 28 at the church from 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30.  Further visitation will be held on Friday morning at the church one hour prior to services.

Casket bearers will be: Rodger Hessedal, Gary Benson, Tony Daniels, Clayton Prestidge, Willie Bauernschmitt, Gary Theis, and Roger Vanderlinde.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.

She is survived by: her children, Jack and Sue (John); grandchildren, Vince, Kris, Joe, Kim, Megan, and Chelsea, as well as Chris and Jeremy; great-grandchildren, Jake, Madison O. and Vinnie, as well as Milo, Everett, Dillon, Destiny, Autumn, Madison S., and their loved ones; many nieces and nephews; cousins and their families; plus a host of friends and community members.

The family is being served by the Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.