Barbara Jindra, 75

Barbara Ann Jindra, 75, of Albertville passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on June 3, 1939 in Milbank, S.D. the daughter of Raymond and Bertha Hanks Frevert.

Barbara grew up in Big Stone City, S.D.

On July 11, 1959, Barbara Ann Frevert and Robert J. Jindra were joined in holy marriage.  God blessed their marriage with four children.

She drove school bus 25 years for Don’s Bus Service.

Barbara enjoyed flower gardening, bowling, camping, and the out of doors.  She was a longtime volunteer at the Hanover Food Shelf.

She also was a faithful member and lay leader of Zion United Methodist Church in Hanover.  She was very involved with Parents’ Night Out and Bible study.

Survived by: children, Timothy (Rebecca) Jindra of Whitehouse, Ohio, Rachel (Don) Tople of Howard Lake, Craig (Denise) Jindra of Zimmerman, and Carrie (Tim) Roble of Frazee, Minn.; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Charles (Norma) Frevert, Roger (Ann) Frevert, Marilyn (Rick) Pettit, Linda (Scot) Litch, and Mark (Barb) Frevert; and other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert J. Jindra, her parents and by a sister, Carol Meyers.

Graveside Committal Service for Barbara Jindra will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the United Methodist Cemetery in Hanover.  Celebration of Life follows on Thursday, 4 p.m., at Elk River United Methodist Church.  A time of gathering is taking place at the church Thursday one hour prior to services.

Honorary pallbearers will be Barbara’s grandchilren: Megan Wink, Bobby Jindra, Jeremiah Dziuk, Christopher Dziuk, Elizabeth Dziuk, Robert Jindra, Amy Jindra, Tony Jindra, Jacob Roble and Ryan Roble.

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


Gordon Jobes, 91

Gordon Ralph Jobes, 91, of McIntosh, Minn., formerly of Corcoran, Minn., passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014.

Survived by: sons, Larry (Carol) Jobes and Dennis Jobes; daughter, Nancy (Jeff) Francis; grandchildren, Jonathan Jobes, Jenny (Jeff) Holovnia, Rachael (Michael) Johnson, Casey (Joe) Pierce, and Shelly (Dustin) Kalt; great-grandchildren, Kaden Joseph, Dalton Dennis, Weston Michael, Ariana Lee, Miela Marie, Adelyn Carol, Knox Dustin, and one baby on its way; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, a son, David R. Jobes, and a sister, Dorothy Kampa.

A Memorial Service for Gordon Jobes will be held on Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m., at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 10025 County Road 101, Corcoran.  A time of gathering for friends and family will be held one hour prior to services.  Interment will be held at Weaver Lake Cemetery.

The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael/Albertville assisted the family with arrangements.


David Larson, 70

David Fred Larson, 70, of Monticello died on Monday, July 14, 2014 from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in St. Michael.

Visitation with prayer service was scheduled on Friday, July 18 at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, Monticello, and further visitation was planned for an hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday, a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Henry Catholic Church, Monticello.  Fr. Tony VanderLoop officiated.  Interment followed at St. Henry Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.

David was born on Sept. 3, 1943 in Cokato, Minn. to Rueben and Pauline (Bolduc) Larson.  He grew up near Albion Center and attended country school there.  He graduated from Annandale High School.

On April 10, 1964 he was united in marriage to Sharon Eichten.  The couple raised their family in Maple Lake, and they have made their home in Monticello for the past 28 years.  David worked for Mammoth Industries and Nu Aire Inc.   He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and playing cards.  His greatest joy in life was being “Papa” and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Rueben and Pauline; sister, Sharon Remer; and brother Duwayne Larson.  David is survived by: his loving wife, Sharon; son, Kevin (Anne) Larson of Clearwater; daughter, Paula (Todd) Roberts of Monticello; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Loren (Linda) Larson of Buffalo; several nieces and nephews; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.


Harlan Lewis, 72

Harlan David Lewis, 72, of Delano passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minn.

He was born Jan. 14, 1942 to Clayton and Mildred (Olson) Lewis in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

He graduated from high school and was married in Detroit Lakes.

Harlan was in the Army, stationed in Korean serving in Army security.  He was honorably discharged on June 1, 1963.  He earned a bachelor of science degree from Moorhead State University and also attended Hennepin Tech where he received a degree in automated technology.

Harlan was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish.  He also enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds and squirrels.  Another hobby included woodworking and making canes and walking sticks.  Harlan was very active in his community; over the years he served on: Boy Scouts of America -- 40 year membership, Delano American Legion Post, Delano Lions Club, Delano Community Advisory Board, CERT, Delano Schools, Delano Dream Team II/ Downtown Task Force, Advisory Board member for Delano Commons, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Best of 12 Wagon Trains, as well as other Chamber of Commerce activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Mildred Lewis.  He is survived by: his wife of 49 years, Jane; children, Siiri (Mike) Burmeister and Brad (Jane) Lewis; grandchildren, Tyler, Kelsey and Meghan Burmeister; and sister, Mae Riviera.

Gathering of family and friends will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minn.  Gathering will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. at church on Friday, July 25 prior to an 11 a.m. memorial services on Friday at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Dorothy Lonson, 88

Dorothy Elaine (nee Peterson) Lonson passed away peacefully on July 15, 2014 at a care facility in St. Louis Park, Minn. with members of her family by her side.  Dorothy died from complications of several recent strokes.

Born on a family farm in Montrose, Minn. on July 22, 1925, Dorothy was the eldest child of Hugo and Esther Peterson.  Dorothy spent the early years of her life either in Minneapolis or on the Montrose family farm.  She graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis at the age of 15.

In Seattle, Wash. on Aug. 29, 1943, Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, Robert DeWitt Lonson, who was at the Naval Air Station in Pasco, Wash. following service in the battles of Midway, Santa Cruz Island and the Coral Seas during World War II.  Following Bob’s Naval discharge in September 1945, the couple moved back to Minneapolis, where the couple had their three children, Susan, Gunnar and Erik.

The family moved to Houston, Texas in 1953, and then to Sioux City, Iowa in 1956, where Dorothy and Bob lovingly raised their family.  Dorothy supplemented the family income by sewing for friends and neighbors, as well as dance teams and twirling/baton teams.

Bob and Dorothy moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. in 1971.  Dorothy worked for 22.5 years as a bookkeeper at Canyon Records and Indian Arts in Phoenix.  She graduated from Phoenix College at the age of 57 in 1983.  Dorothy remained in Scottsdale until her physical limitations required a move to her daughter’s residence in Buffalo, Minn. in late 2012.

Dorothy was a dedicated and loving wife and mother.  Her main hobbies included sewing and other needlework, and playing in as many as five bridge clubs at a time.  Over the years, she was active in Christian Women’s Fellowship, TTT, PTA, and was a Girl and Cub Scout leader.  She believed in giving back to her community, delivering food to homebound AIDS patients through the Phoenix Agape Network program for 9 years.

Over the years, she visited almost all 50 states, and following her retirement from Canyon Records, she visited China, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Italy, France, Finland, and Russia.  She spent each Thanksgiving with her sons’ families in California, and Christmases with her daughter’s family in Minnesota.

Dorothy is survived by: her brother, Allyn (MaRie) Peterson of St. Louis Park, Minn., three children, Susan (Charles) Mackey of Buffalo, Minn., Gunnar Lonson of Santa Barbara, Calif. and Erik (Mary Jayne) Lonson of Novato, Calif.; eleven grandchildren, Joshua Mackey, Jacob Mackey, Cadyanna (Nate Johnston) Mackey, Calyanne (Lucinei) Muniz Castro, Jonah Mackey, all of the Twin Cities area, Ashleigh (Dan) Chu, Michael Lonson, Bradley Lonson, all of the Los Angeles area, Christopher Lonson, Brendan Lonson and Erika Lonson, all of the San Francisco area; together with four great-grandchildren, Aiden Johnston, Carter Mackey, Evan, and Graham Chu.

A gathering was scheduled at Peterson Funeral Chapel in Buffalo on Thursday evening, July 17, with funeral services at the Peterson Chapel on Saturday, July 19 followed by interment at Kreidler Cemetery of Montrose.


David Stromme, 64

David C. Stromme, 64, of Albertville, Minn. passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the V.A. Hospice in St. Cloud.

He was born on July 8, 1950 in Rugby, N.D. the son of Clarence and Agnes Thorp Stromme.

David graduated from Willow City High School in 1968 and then attended Outreach Bible School, Northwest Bible College and Minot State University.

He honorably served his country in the United States Army.

He was formerly employed in Retail Management and later as an insurance agent.

David enjoyed gardening, woodworking, teaching Sunday school, community involvement, and caring for his family.

Survived by: his loving wife, Linda Stromme; children, Bryan (Janet) Stromme and Gretchen (Matt) Chell; grandchildren, Micah Chell and Reagan Stromme; and sisters, Jean (Bill) Walker and Eunice (Earl) Castle.  Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marlys Thingvold.

A visitation and a funeral were scheduled on Saturday, July 19 at Connect Church in St. Michael, with Pastors Andy Anderson, Brian Anderson, Bill Arant, and Dan Chell participating, and interment following on Tuesday, July 22 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Gideons.

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