June Borrell, 93

June Eddy Borrell, formerly of Watertown, Minn., died April 15, 2017 at New Perspective in Waconia, Minn.

She was born June 15, 1923 to Rollin Crawford and Lydia Pricilla (Eddy) Temple and grew up in Howard Lake, Minn.

June was first a loving and devoted mother, loved the Lord and was known by many in the Watertown community for her regular garage sales on the back porch of the house on Highway 25.  June and her husband, Bob, were members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown for many years, and they enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with dear friends and relatives.

June was preceded in death by: her husband, Bob; her parents, RC and Percy Temple; and sisters, Joyce (Thomas) Woodward, Jean Voita and Jay (Jack) Donicht.

She is survived by: her three children, Robert Barry, Brad and Becky; grandson, Nicolas; great-grandson, Wesley; sister-in-law, Verdella Borrell; along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 21 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Watertown. Gathering of family and friends is taking place from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church.  Inurnment will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.


Richard Golembeck, 79

Richard A. Golembeck, 79, of Annandale died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Richard Arno Golembeck was born Nov. 25, 1937 to Arno and Lorraine (Bartosiewski) Golembeck in St. Cloud, Minn. He was baptized on Dec. 12, 1937 at his home in St. Cloud and was confirmed in his faith on June 22, 1952 in Eau Claire, Wis. Richard graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1956. Following his high school graduation, Richard attended the University of Minnesota.

On June 28, 1958, Richard was united in marriage to Beverly Elfmann at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale. Following their wedding, Richard and Beverly resided in the Twin Cities, returning to Annandale in 1969. Richard worked for Honeywell 22 years as a tool and die maker, while also farming. He retired from Hutchinson Technology in 1999, and then drove truck.  Richard and Beverly also owned and operated Country Café near Annandale. Richard was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served as a trustee and financial treasurer. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed the outdoors by participating in fishing, hunting and camping. He liked to play cards and appreciated watching and reading a good western.

Richard is survived by: his wife of 58 years, Beverly of Annandale; children, Diane (Dan) Powers of Barrett, JoAnn (Kirk) Jacoby of Elbow Lake, Suzanne (Mike) Koep of Fergus Falls, Cindy (Ron) Maas of Waconia, and Patty (Mike) Leinonen of Annandale; nine grandchildren, Tammy, Laura, Matthew, Nicholas, Michelle, Katie, Jennifer, Ryan, and Lisa; five great-grandchildren, Morgan, Brandon, Kirk, Ainsley, and Emma; and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Milo Karie; and foster grandson, David Harcey.

Funeral services Tuesday, April 18 at Zion Lutheran Church, Annandale with Rev. Thomas Queck officiating.  Burial at Corinna Cemetery.  Visitation with prayer service Monday at the church and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, also at the church.

Pallbearers: Matthew Jacoby, Nicholas Jacoby, Aaron Froemming, Ryan Maas, Jared Langley, and Terry Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers: Matt Goede, Dustin Nicka, Kirby Nicka, Jeremy Schmidt, and Shaun Schmidt.

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


Robert Johnson, 72

Robert Dean Johnson, 72, of Buffalo passed away on April 11, 2017.

He was born on Nov. 2, 1944 in Cokato, Minn. to Carl and Myrtle Johnson.  Robert attended school in Cokato, and after school, he worked at home until his mother passed away. He then went to work for Lloyd Glessing until Robert’s vision deteriorated. Later, he went to work at Functional Industries until his passing.  While at Functional Industries, he received many awards, including employee of the month and longest employee.

Bobby was a kind, generous soul and was dearly loved by his family and friends. He loved any type of social activity and was always ready for any adventure. He enjoyed going to fairs, music in the park and always enjoyed family picnics. He even traveled to Canada to see relatives several times. Bobby took his first airplane flight at the age of 65. While Bobby loved activity, his greatest love was his family. He drank many cups of coffee and enjoyed sweets around the table with loved ones.

Bobby is survived by: his sister, Adell Mumford of Dassel; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. We were all blessed for having him in our lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by siblings, Doris, Waldon, Beverly, and Charles.

A celebration of Bobby’s life Tuesday, April 18 at the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake, with visitation prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.


Duane Maus, 76

Duane J. “Duke” Maus, 76, of rural Annandale passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

He was born on July 16, 1940 in Clear Lake, Minn., the son of Frank and Doris (Dietrich) Maus.

On Jan. 22, 1966, Duane Maus and Patricia Dukowitz were joined in holy marriage at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Cloud. God blessed their marriage with two children, Duane Jr. and Paula.

Duane was formerly a foreman at Fruen Milling in Golden Valley. He later worked 20 years at Electrolux in St. Cloud, retiring at the age of 72.

He enjoyed horses, cars and mowing grass. He loved his grandsons!

Survived by: his loving wife, Patricia Maus; two children, Duane (Terri) Maus Jr. of Maple Lake and Paula (Doug) Paumen of Waverly; grandsons, Cody, Brady and Tanner Maus, and Adam and Dillion Paumen; a great-grandson, Raylan “Duke” Maus; two sisters, Marilyn (Duane) Nyren and Marleen Yager; a stepsister, Shirley Noonan; and other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Dean and Denny, and a stepbrother, Donny.

A visitation for Duane “Duke” Maus will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 4-8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.


Mary Puffer, 80

Mary Catherine Puffer, 80, of Buffalo, Minn. passed away peacefully at Lakeside Oasis on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Mary was born Nov. 20, 1936 to Richard and Marie (Scanlon) Kirscht.

She worked in the church rectory at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for many years. She enjoyed baking, embroidery, refinishing furniture, taking care of children, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mary is survived by: her son, Seth (Susan) Puffer; daughter, Brenda Puffer; son, Wesley (Julie) Puffer; grandchildren, Teresa (Ryan) Enstad, Nic (Jenny) Schweisthal, Richie Boots, Andy Puffer, Brandon Puffer, Krystle Puffer (fiancé, Shadell), and Julie (Scott) Beaudry; great-grandchildren, Tayla, Paisley, Grayson, Cris, Cord, Shakayla, Chloe, Charlie, and Sylvia; sister-in-law, Margie Puffer; brother-in-law, Dwayne (Dolores) Puffer; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Richard “Dick;” daughter, Susie Schaar; parents, Richard “Dick” and Marie Kirscht; sister, Patty; brother-in-law, Robert Fort; and parents-in-law, Elsie and Floyd Puffer.

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Puffer Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m., with visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Buffalo.  Celebrant, Father Nathaniel Meyers. Interment, St. Francis Cemetery in Buffalo.

Honorary casket bearers, Mary’s great-grandchildren: Tayla, Paisley, Grayson, Cris, Cord, Shakayla, Chloe, Charlie, and Sylvia.

Casket bearers, Mary’s grandchildren: Andy Puffer, Brandon Puffer, Nic Schweisthal, Julie Beaudry, Richie Boots, Teresa Enstad, and Krystle Puffer.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.


Ralph Sieg, 86

Ralph Herman Sieg, 86, of Monticello, a faithful servant of the Lord, went home to be with Jesus on Good Friday, April 14, 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial this Thursday April 20, 10:30 a.m., at St. Henry Catholic Church, Monticello. Fr. Tony VanderLoop will officiate. Visitation from 9-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, St. Albert’s Cemetery of Albertville. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.

He had a short but courageous battle with cancer.  He loved to cut wood, mow lawns and blow snow. He was a master card player and had a positive influence on all who knew him.  He loved to go to coffee every day and see his “coffee clutch guys.” He will be missed by many as he had the best stories, smile and laugh. He just “loved” people. Rest in Peace, Good Friend.  God Bless!

Ralph is survived by: sister-in-law, Anna Sieg; nieces, Paula (Tim) Hinds, Gayle Sieg, Peggy Skaggs, Pam (Mike) Brooks, and Patty Greene; nephews, Brett, Tim and Sam Wellner; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Simon and Rose Sieg; brothers, Bernard and Gerald Sieg; sister-in-law, Donna Sieg; nephew, Mark Sieg; and nephew and niece, Steve and Kay Sieg.


Ronald Vieths, 76

Ronald Gilman Vieths was born Oct. 22, 1940 in Farmington, Minn. to Gilman L. Vieths and June (Louk) Vieths.  He graduated from Minnetonka High School and then joined the U.S. Army, serving in the Signal Corps.

During that time, he married Doris “Dee” Cameron on Aug. 18, 1962.

He was honorably discharged after ten years and then sold cars for the next 15 years. He started working for the U.S. Post Office in St. Paul, Minn., from which he retired. In that time, he also went back into the U.S. Army Reserve, where he served another 13 years and retired with a total of 23 years of military service. Ron’s favorite hobbies were fly fishing and Tradio.

He is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Dee; six sons, Ronald (Robyn), Randall (Carla Spizzo), Stephen, Michael (Debbie Hilde), David (Kim), and Kenneth (Heather); 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Richard Vieths, John (Jan) Murch, Timothy (Cheryl) Murch, and William Murch; sister, Bonnie (Bert) Notermann; sister-in-law, Diane Desautel; brothers-in-law, Dayton Cameron and Wayne Cameron; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Gilman and June; sister, Sharon Bisek; brother, Robert Vieths; brother-in-law, Donald Bisek; sister-in-law, Patt Vieths; and granddaughter, Karissa Vieths.

Ronald passed away Thursday morning, April 13 at the age of 76, after a long, tough battle with Amyloidosis, with his wife Dee at his side.

Visitation with prayer service Monday, April 17 at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.


Glen Zdrazil, 81

Glen Arthur Zdrazil, 81, of Annandale, formerly Winsted, passed away peacefully following his battle with cancer on April 12, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake.

Glen was born the son of Joseph and Florence (Meinke) Zdrazil on Feb. 17, 1936 in Glen Lake, Minn.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Era.

Glen was united in marriage to Marion (Fasching) on June 16, 1956. Glen, along with his wife, Marion, made their living as farmers near Winsted.  Glen also worked for the Mid America Dairymen in Winsted, for a while doing both at the same time. In 1995, Glen sold the farm and moved to French Lake in Annandale.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and also the American Legion, both of Winsted.

For the past ten years, Glen has made his home with Juanita Butterfass on the south side of French Lake. He also worked seasonally for Dahlco Seed in Cokato. Glen enjoyed sightseeing, taking pictures of his ventures, going to Polka dances, and listening to the music.

He enjoyed gatherings with family and friends and always loved a good laugh.

Glen was preceded in death by: his parents, Joseph and Florence Zdrazil; wife, Marion; granddaughter, Melissa; half-brothers, Milan and Calvin Zdrazil; and in-laws, Virgil Fasching, Lucille Meyers and Geraldine Mueller.

He is survived by: special friend, Juanita Butterfass; children, Julie (John) Schlueter of Winsted and John (Daryce) Zdrazil of Cornville, Maine; grandchildren, Chris (Jennifer Kragenbring) Schlueter, Brad (Charity Sturges) Schlueter, and Andrew, Phillip and Mathew Zdrazil; great-grandchildren, Joseph Schlueter, Mackenzie Sturges-Schlueter, Jaxon Schlueter, Kaylee, and Elizabeth Constenius; in-laws, LeRoy Fasching of Brainerd, Minn., Melvin (Jeane) Fasching of Glencoe, Minn., Harold (Doris) Fasching of Hutchinson, Minn., Louis Fasching of Braham, Minn., Marcel (Bonnie) Fasching of Glencoe, Minn., Alberta Fiecke of Cold Spring, Minn., Elaine (Arnold) Marshall of Winsted, Minn., and Carolyn Fasching of Excelsior, Minn.; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation for Glen Monday, April 17, with a Knights of Columbus rosary and a prayer service, all at the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted. Further visitation Tuesday, April 18 at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial for Glen Tuesday, April 18 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher as Celebrant.  Interment in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Winsted, with luncheon following at the church.

Casket bearers for Glen were: John Zdrazil, Julie Schlueter, Chris Schlueter, Brad Schlueter, and Joe Schlueter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in memory of Mom and Missy.

The Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted served the family.


Norman Zeidler, 88

Norman R. Zeidler, 88, of rural Annandale passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services for Norman Zeidler will be held on Friday, April 21, 1 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday beginning at 11 a.m.

A complete obituary is forthcoming.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.


Lee Zitzloff, 59

Lee Allen Zitzloff, 59, of Waverly passed away Tuesday April 11, 2017.

He was born Feb. 25, 1958 in Rockford, the son of Allen and LuLaBell (Wagner) Zitzloff. Lee attended Rockford High School. He drove over the road for 30 years, most recently working for Teske Trucking, Inc. in Cokato.

On Jan. 14, 1986, Lee Zitzloff and Joyce Zink were united in marriage in Minneapolis.

Lee enjoyed working on lawn mowers and cars, spending time with his grandchildren, rodeos, tractor pulls, and attending the Wright County Fair, never missing a year. You could always find Lee wearing cowboy boots and a flannel shirt.

Preceded in death by his father, Allen Zitzloff, and uncle, Donny Zitzloff.

He is survived by: his wife, Joyce Zitzloff; mother, LuLaBell Zitzloff; daughters, Alicia (Adam) Schwitalla and Lindsay Zitzloff (fiancé, Scott Stodola); grandchildren, Vincent, Ethan, Avery, Josilynn, Dakota, and Lizzy; siblings, John Zitzloff, Jim Zitzloff, Jesse Zitzloff, Jerry Zitzloff, Jody Zitzloff, and Larry Zitzloff; and many other family and friends.

Honorary casket bearers: John Zitzloff, Jesse Zitzloff, Jerry Zitzloff, Larry Zitzloff, Darren Zink, Darrell Zink, Adam Schwitalla, and Scott Stodola.

Funeral services Friday, April 14, with visitation one hour prior, at the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo (Bruce Schwitalla officiating).

Serving the family, the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.