Jeanne Holmberg, 58

Jeanne M. Holmberg, 58, of Buffalo died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at the Buffalo Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant.  Burial followed at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake.  Visitation was scheduled on Tuesday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake.

Jeanne Michele Holmberg was born April 1, 1957 in St. Cloud to Walter and Veronica (Lacina) Holmberg.  She lived on the original Holmberg Homestead Farm until 1978 and then moved to Buffalo REM, where she stayed for 37 years.  Jeanne worked at Functional Industries in Buffalo and enjoyed going to seniors for games and fun.  She was dearly loved by her family, friends, the staff at REM, and the staff at Functional Industries.

Jeanne is survived by: her brother, David (Pat) Holmberg of Maple Lake; sister, Cheryl Rotar of Cicero, Ill.; nieces and nephews, Jim and Bryan Clark, Milan Rotar, Lynn (Brian) Jensen, Laurie (Ron) Rumsey, and Lois (Jason) Carlson; and many cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by: her parents, Walter and Veronica Holmberg; and sisters, Rita Holmberg and Marian Clark.

Casket bearers: Melanie Reese, Christine Johnson, Alexa Mitchell, Rebecca McMullen, Jen Kolstad, and Kelly Rochleau.  Honorary bearers: Anya Bluhm, Maddie Weller, Michelle Gesinger, Krista Ferris, Shae Walker, Anna Kirk, Miriam Palacios, Alyshia Dickey, Linda Stelzer, and Christi Cothert.  Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox and Sarah Goelz were asked to provide the music for the service.

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


Marvin Marschel, 88

Marvin “Goldie” E. Marschel, 88, of rural Maple Lake died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 at his residence.

He was born in Buffalo on Sept. 4, 1927 the son of Alfred and Anna (Kiphuth) Marschel.  He was baptized on Sept. 6, 1927 by Pastor C.J. Schrader.  He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on July 27, 1941 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church-Pelican Lake by Pastor W.C. Nichels.

On Nov. 25, 1961, Marvin Marschel was joined in holy marriage to Eleanor Jewett. God blessed their marriage with seven children.

He formerly worked for Ridgeway Construction and later for Adolfson & Peterson Incorporated. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 for more than 30 years.

He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, telling jokes, feeding the birds, his family, John Deere tractors, puppies, and NASCAR.

Survived by: his loving wife, Eleanor E. Marschel; children, Diane (Jerry) Schauf, Mike Marschel, Betty Marschel (fiancé Brian Linder), Ricky (Kathy) Marschel, Wade (Monica) Marschel, Jody Marschel (significant other Ryan Tadych) and Larry Marschel; grandchildren, Cory Jewett, Lindsey Schauf, Jesse and Joel McAllister, Travis Weber, Brittany LaFave, Hannah Marschel, Brandon LaFave, Sarah Marschel, and Brianna Linder; great-grandchildren, Braxton “Boxer” Travaglio, Joel McAllister, Paige Robeck, Logan, Payton and Liam Jewett, and one due in June; sister, Elvera Weis; and many other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service for Marvin “Goldie” Marschel will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 3 p.m., at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Urn bearers will be “Doughboy” Jude and Evie Otto.  Honorary urn bearers will be his grandchildren.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.


Marion Muckenhirn, 92

Marion H. Muckenhirn, 92, of Delano passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 at Cottagewood Senior Living in Buffalo.

She was born on March 15, 1923 in Buffalo, Minn. to Fred and Ellen (LaPlant) Otten.

Marion was a loving wife, mom and grandma.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, growing her flower garden, her homemakers group, and working in catering.  Marion was a member of the Delano American Legion Auxillary and a volunteer at the Delano Catholic Community Church.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Ray; siblings, Leo (Adeline) Otten, Ed (Bernice) Otten, Emily (Oscar) Gilles, Leonard (Adelaide) Otten, Bert (Betty) Otten, Joe (Dee) Otten, Adeline (Ambrose) Dalbec, Bob Otten, Dick (Marlowe) Otten, and Bernard Otten; sister-in-law, Marie Otten; and brother-in-law, Clem Muckenhirn.

She is survived by: her sons, Dennis, Gary (Linda) and Joe (Joan); grandsons, John, Daniel and David; brothers, Fritz Otten and Jim (Jan) Otten; sister, Rose Muckenhirn; sisters-in-law, Rita Otten and Jeanette Otten; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Delano, with visitation on Tuesday (and Rosary service), continued on Wednesday prior to Mass.  Interment was planned at Calvary Cemetery, Delano.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.


Betty Sorensen, 85

Betty M. (Yarger) Sorensen, 85, of Buffalo, formerly Southwest Minneapolis, passed on Nov 13, 2015.

Preceded in death by husband, Robert, and two brothers, Donald and Edwin Yarger.

Survived by: sons, Thomas, James, Peter (Sue), Michael (Kim), and John; sister, Donna Christiansen (Lyle); 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation is scheduled at 11 a.m., and service at noon, on Wednesday, Nov 25 at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina.