OBITUARIES

Dorothy Enger, 89

Dorothy Mae Enger, 89, of Buffalo passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at her residence.

She grew up in Minneapolis, the sixth of eight children.  Dorothy married Ted Enger on Dec. 14, 1952.  They lived in Minneapolis and later moved to Buffalo, Minn.

Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, growing her garden, baseball, and her job. She retired on Oct. 1, 1993 after 30 years of exemplary service to Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in the Sister Kenny’s Rehabilitation Unit. Her life’s ministry was to intercede in prayer for anyone who needed it.  She hosted a ladies prayer group faithfully twice a month.  It was her joy to lift up loved ones, friends and even strangers in prayer.  Only God knows how many miracles were wrought for others because of her fervent prayers.

Survived by: a daughter, Sandra (Harlan) Johnsrud of Austin, Minn.; a son, Lloyd (Shelly) Enger of Shorewood, Minn.; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by her loving husband, Theodore R. “Ted” Enger.

Funeral services for Dorothy Enger were held on Wednesday, July 20, 11:30 a.m., at the Buffalo Assembly of God Church.  Pastor Bill Hicks officiated.  Interment followed at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis. A visitation was held on Wednesday an hour prior to services at the church.

Honorary casket bearers were: Lisa and Dave Wolvington, LeAnne Lenz, Sarah Ronning, Kari Stepp, and Kristin Enger.

Casket bearers were: Tedd Enger, Dave Lenz, Eric Enger, Nathan Ronning, Kirk Enger, Chris Stepp, Scott Johnsrud, and Bill Krumholz.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

 

Earline King, 68

Earline Robinson King, 68, died of uterine cancer on July 11, 2016 at her home in Watertown.

She was born on June 5, 1948 in Smithville, Ga. to Orrie and Louisa (Mosley) Robinson. Earline was a devoted third grade school teacher with an intense love for learning and whose love for education extended to many parts of her life.  She was a teacher 30 years at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School.

Earline was a high-energy and passionate charter member of the Watertown Historical Society. She was a talented musician and a creative writer. She used her talents to bring new, exciting and innovative teaching styles to her third grade classroom.

She had a strong, unwavering faith in God and was a lifelong member of the Evangelical Free Church.  She was committed to serving others through the church’s mission.

Earline was preceded in death by her loving husband of 36 years, James, Sr.  She is survived by her sons, James Jr., Mark and Earl, and grandchildren, Brianna and Darrian.

A memorial service to celebrate the incredible life of Earline was scheduled on Tuesday, July 19 at the Watertown Evangelical Free Church, with a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

 

Doris Mason, 75

Doris Ann Mason, 75, of Kimball was called home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2016.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 22 and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at Silver Creek Community Church.  Prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22 at the church.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m., with Pastor Luke Baehr officiating.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Maple Lake.

Doris was born Oct. 10, 1940 in Silver Creek Township to Reynold and Henrietta (Dykhuizen) Klemz.  She graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1958.  Doris worked 35 years at the Minneapolis Clinic as a telephone receptionist.  She brightened the world with her laugh and her sense of humor.  She enjoyed gardening, animals, reading, being at the lake, pontoon rides and fishing, walks with neighbors and friends, puzzles, and country music.  Doris treasured spending time with her sisters, family and friends, camping, hiking through the woods, and road trips across the country.

She is survived by: her companion and friend, John Miceli; former husband, Raymond Mason; sons, Kevin (Veronica) of La Concordia, Ecuador and Keith (Marie) of Inver Grove Heights; daughters, Kristine Hickman (Randy) of Monticello and Karen (Dale Strength) of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren, Greg, Greta, Hannah, James, David, Rebekah, Ashley, Mike, and Mark; one great-granddaughter, Riley; sisters, Loretta (Dr. Lawrence) Schut of Maple Lake, Joanne (Ron) Waddell of Carrolton, Texas and Sharon (Roger) VanDorp of Auburn Hills, Mich.; brother, Ron (Wendy) Klemz of Stillwater; and brother-in-law, Robert Fieldseth of Monticello.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Reynold and Henrietta Klemz, and her sister, Gloria Fieldseth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to MEDE.  Charitable donations can be made to: Mision Evangelica Del Ecuador (MEDE), 1440 96th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077.

 

Robert Post, 86

Robert H. Post, 86, of Buffalo passed away peacefully at home July 19, 2016.

Survived by: spouse, Clare Post; four daughters, Paula Post, Paige (Len) John, Perrin Post, and Penne Post; and granddaughter, Alexandra John.

Bob was a family man, lover of animals and truly enjoyed his 20-plus years as a state coordinator for AARP.

He was born in Austin, Minn. on Jan. 15, 1930, served in the Korean war as a marine, and married Clare Hakala in 1955.  They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on July 2.

Date of Memorial service to be announced.

 

Gladys Preusse, 91

Gladys Mae Preusse, 91, of Bloomington, Minn. passed away on July 17, 2016.

She was born in Hoffman, Minn. on May 15, 1925 to Anton and Alice Endreson.

Glady was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many.  Over the years, she enjoyed antiques, gardening and sharing her faith in God.  She was blessed to spend her last years watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.

She is survived by: her daughters, Linda Soderling of Edina, Minn. and Lisa (Kendall) Swafford of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kris (Tyler) Nelson of Maple Grove, Minn., Steve (Laura) Soderling of Edina, Minn., and Kelsey and Iveta Swafford of Cincinnati; six great-grandchildren; and many dear friends.

Her service will be held July 22 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, at the Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, Minn.  Interment will be at Kreidler Cemetery in Montrose, Minn. immediately following the service.  No social gathering will take place.

Memorials can be made to donor’s choice.

Arrangements were handled by the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.

 

Severt Rask, 80

Severt “Chet” Chester Rask, 80, of Zimmerman, formerly Rockford, passed away on July 14, 2016.

He was born on April 21, 1936 in Cathay, N.D. the sixth son of Severt and Lula (Flanders) Rask.  He was baptized on May 24, 1936 in Cathay.

On Oct. 25, 1958, Joan M. Swanson and Severt C. Rask were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with three children, Mark, Mary and Melanie.

Chet was a faithful member of Christ our Light Catholic Church in Zimmerman/Princeton. His working career began as a butter maker at the Monticello Creamery in 1955. He then served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958 and the Army Reserves from 1958-1962. Upon returning, he worked at Napco Industries from 1958-1965. Chet attended Brown Institute for 18 months and then began working at NW Bell Telephone until his retirement in 1991.

For 25 years, Chet served as a volunteer fireman for the City of Rockford.

He loved fishing, camping, fish frys, a cold beer and his pipe. He also truly enjoyed golfing, dancing, hunting, going to casinos, listening to country and old time music, and watching all sports, especially football and wrestling. Chet always kept up his yard to look like a golf course. He was a “Chet” of all trades and could fix anything! He also loved traveling with his family and visited all 50 states.

Chet was a dedicated, caring and loving man that was always there when he was needed. His special winks that “said it all” will be greatly missed.

Chet is dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Survived by: children, Mark S. (DeAnn) Rask of Boonville, Mo., Mary J. (Rick) Kramer of Foreston, Minn. and Melanie A. (Todd) Liljenquist of Bloomington; grandchildren, Andrew S. (Monica) Rask, Laura M. (Eric) Mitchell, Michael S. Rask, Tannar S. Kramer, Tessa C. (Brandon) Rush, Sam D. (Angela) Kramer, Tim W. (Marquerita) Kramer, Grace L. Liljenquist, Alex J. Liljenquist, Caroline J. Liljenquist, and Elizabeth M. Elford; great-grandchildren, Sammy T. Kramer, Alden and Reeve Kramer, Daisy A. Rush, Brandon J. Rush, Millie Kramer, and Lillian D. Rask; brothers, Harlan (Betty) Rask, Laurel (Bonnie) Rask and Larry (Pat) Rask; and other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by: wife of 58 years, Joan Mary; parents, Severt and Lula Rask; brothers, Charles, Virgil and Elwood; sisters, Margaret and Lucille; sisters-in-law, Della Rask, Verdella Rask and Ann Kuka Dahl; and brothers-in-law, George Rotz, William Linhart and Allen Swanson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m., at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, Zimmerman, with a reception to follow at the church.

Interment will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.

Serving the family, the Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.

 

Susan Redmond, 77

Susan (Susie) M. Redmond, 77, a lifetime resident of Delano, passed away July 12, 2016.

She was born May 23, 1939 to John and Dorothy (Speckel) Gonsior, Jr. A graduate of Delano High School, Susie had various jobs before she chose her career in the most challenging and rewarding career there is, Mother!  Susie married the love of her life, Tom Redmond, on Sept 21, 1957 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Delano.  Tom and Susie were blessed with three children, Steve, Michael and Pauline.

As well as being a devoted wife and mother, Susie received the Catholic Aid Association Community Service Award. She volunteered in the St. Peter’s school kitchen and was involved with the parish fall festival and served on the decorating committee.

Susie did much genealogy research on her and Tom’s families. The copies of her books can be found at the Wright County Heritage Center in Buffalo.

She loved nature and could tell you the name of any bird, flower or tree.  She grew up on the family farm on Fountain Lake and continued growing things in her family garden for many years.  She enjoyed traveling with her family, especially the North Shore where she collected agates.  Susie loved to cook.  Her favorite recipe was Poppyseed Kucken.

She was a kind and caring mother and grandmother.  Her Christian faith was the rock on which she stood.  Her faith will continue to inspire her family and friends.

Susie loved visiting the people in Delano with her husband, Tom. They were always together.  They led a simple but joyous life.  They were soul mates; they had found true love. Four short months after Tom’s passing, they are holding hands again.

Susie was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, and her parents.  She is survived by: her children, Dr. Steve (Sheryl) Redmond, Michael (Steven Ukasick) and Pauline (Tom) Thaemert; and five grandchildren, Paul Thaemert, Jacqueline (Colin Lesnar), Rachel (Josh Anderson), Sean, and Arthur Redmond.

Funeral service was scheduled on Saturday, July 16 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano, with visitation Saturday in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church prior to the service.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.

 

Rhonda Stauffer, 61

Rhonda Jean Stauffer, 61, of Watertown passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

She was born on July 2, 1955 in Gaylord, Minn. to Frank and Lorraine (Lipke) Rosenow. Rhonda was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.  She was also a faithful servant of the Lord. Rhonda was a strong, dedicated and passionate woman who had a wonderful sense of humor right up until she died.  She loved to watch her children and grandchildren play sports. Rhonda also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by: her husband, Allen; children, Jeff (Lindsey) Stauffer, Becky Stauffer, Lori (Sam) Mollenhoff, and Bill Stauffer; five grandchildren, Allen, Amerey, Grace, Breauna, and Aaron; and siblings, Steve (Karen) Rosenow, Greg (Evelyn) Rosenow, Theresa Rosenow, and Teeny Kadelbach.

A memorial service was scheduled on Saturday, July 16 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Watertown, with a gathering of family and friends Saturday prior to the service at the church.  Inurnment was planned in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

 

Dennis Stoddard, 86

Dennis D. Stoddard, 86, of St. Michael passed away April 26, 2016.

He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Audrey; children, Lynette (Jim) Kornmann, Denise (Randy) Martin, Gail (Craig) Culbreth, Greg (Betty), and Randy (Debbie); 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Merrille; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m., at NorthRidge Fellowship in Rogers, Minn.  A private family interment is planned at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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