Obituaries 11-01-18

Delores Anderson, 77

Delores Louise Anderson, 77, of Maple Grove, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, at the Maple Grove Hospital.

She was born on December 8th, 1940 in Winsted, the daughter of Marvin and Isabelle A. (Remer) Lindenberg.

On December 29, 1955, Delores L. Lindenberg and Gerald E. Anderson were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. They were blessed with three children Debbie, Brian and Kevin.

Delores was employed as a secretary at Total Register Systems for over thirty years.

She enjoyed gardening, going to the cabin with her family, cooking, playing slot machines and especially her grandchildren.

Delores is survived by: her loving husband of sixty-two years, Gerald E. Anderson; children, Debbie (Steve) Schirmers, Brian (Theresa) Anderson and Kevin Anderson; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Diane Grangroth and Mary (Lyle) Hirsch; countless nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; sisters, Jeanette Schroeder and Carol Jewett; and by a brother, Linus “Butch” Lindenberg.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Delores Anderson was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Corcoran.

A time of gathering was at the church on Saturday morning, October 27 one hour prior to Mass. 

Honorary Urn Bearers were Lily Schirmers, Jersey Anderson, Journey  Anderson Magney, Ty Nieters, Faye Nieters, Leighton Regenscheid, Gibson Regenscheid, Bjorn Shellum, Hannah Jones, Katwane Jones and Jacoby Taylor.

Urn Bearers were Keith Schirmers, Drew Schirmers, Kelli Regenscheid, Amie Anderson, Jennie Taylor, Heidi Shellum and Brittany Nieters.

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

LeRoy Barthel, 66

LeRoy A. Barthel, 66, of St. Michael, passed away Wednesday, October 24. He was born on April 20, 1952 in Buffalo, to Clemens and Isabelle (Pouliot) Barthel.

LeRoy grew up and attended high school in St. Michael, graduating with the class of 1970. He was united in Holy Marriage to Christine Vorgert on October 21, 1972 at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake.

LeRoy enlisted and proudly served in the Army Reserves until 1977. After 33 years of employment with Log House Foods, LeRoy retired in April 2018 to spend more time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed his lifelong passion for tractors and farming.

LeRoy is preceded in death by: his parents; and brothers, Larry and Francis. He is survived by: his loving, wife Christine; children, Sheri (Robert), Ryan (Elizabeth), and Brandon; grandson MJ; brothers, Lyle (Dottie), Mike (Cindy), and Mark; sisters, Nancy (Byron) Tilus, Cindy (Jim) Bistodeau, and Brenda (Bill) Mosby; sister-in-law, Linda; and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation was held Sunday, October 28, at the Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. A private family interment followed on Monday at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville.

Kenneth Brown, 84

Kenneth D. Brown, , of Hanover, formerly Maple Grove, passed away October 28. He was born on February 19, 1934 in Hopkins, to Lloyd and Rose (Havelka) Brown.

He attended high school in Wayzata and graduated with the class of 1952. Ken met his future wife, Joanne Wicklund, on a blind date, and the two were joined in Holy Marriage on August 4, 1962 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Together they raised two sons.

Ken worked for International Paper, and after 28 years of service with them, he continued in the printing industry until he retired. He also grew and sold vegetables at Brown’s Farmer’s Market. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at the cabin, which included many hours of fishing on the dock with his boys and grandchildren. He also was a craftsman and created a variety of woodworking projects.

He mainly cherished his time spent with his grandchildren, sharing his witty, sharp sense of humor and loved joking around with them. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by: his wife, Joanne Brown; sons, Timothy (Mary) Brown, and Richard (Mary) Brown; grandchildren, Nicole (Terry) Kalk, Tim Brown Jr., Nathan Brown, Heather (Kyle) Brown-Winkleman, Krystle Brown, Zachary Brown, and Jacob Brown; great-granddaughter, Lillyan Kalk; two sisters, Deloris Filip and Marcella Mueller; several nieces, nephews, and friends; and special animal friend, Max.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. with prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel, 300 Main St. N., St. Michael. Memorial Service will be held Friday, Nov 2, at 4 p.m. with visitation one-hour prior at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Rd 101, Maple Grove.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville.

Janice Christensen, 82

Janice M. Christensen, 82, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, October 24, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids as a result of complications with pneumonia.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, and 10 to11 a.m. on Friday, November 2, both at Bethany Bible Church in Big Lake. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 2, at Bethany Bible Church in Big Lake with Pastor Mark Snider officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will take place at Maple Lake Community Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Samaritan’s Purse.

Janice Mae Christensen was born November 27, 1935 at Andrews Hospital in Minneapolis to Ellsworth and Gertrude (Fresvold) Erickson. She grew up in Columbia Heights and graduated from Columbia Heights High School.          

On July 31, 1955, Janice was united in marriage to Kenneth Christensen at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights. They lived in Columbia Heights, Fargo ND, Brooklyn Center, Champlin, and in 1999 they moved to rural Maple Lake.

Janice worked as a Medical Transcriptionist at Golden Valley Clinic for 12 years, retiring in 1998. Giving to others and serving them was a large part of her life including delivering meals on wheels, helping friends and family with preparing meals, doing laundry and cleaning. Janice enjoyed reading, singing, taking photos, baking cookies, fishing, and shopping. She cherished her time with the Word, especially in Bible study. Janice loved the time she shared with family.

She is survived by: her husband, Kenneth; children, Cheryl (Mark) Orluck of Buffalo, Alan Christensen of Zimmerman, Karen (Bob) Rice of Buffalo and Andy (Jen) Christensen of Silver Creek; grandchildren, Peter, Beth, Eric, Amy, Andrew, Nathan, Daniel, Cory, Luke, Carson, Jackson and Marcus; great-grandchildren, Paige, Jamie, Bella, Elijah, Noah, Liam, Juliette, Lorelei and Grady and Owen; and step-brother, Harvey (Carolyn) Bergstrom of Fargo, ND.

The casket bearers will be Janice’s grandsons.

Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Maple Lake.

Dean Hanson, 79

Dean Bruce Hanson, Polson, MT, arrived in heaven, ready for entertainment duty on October 24, after a battle with Glioblastoma.

Dean was born in Isanti, Minnesota to Irma Carr Hanson and Hugo Hanson on August 1, 1939, joining brother Kenneth and sister Iris and Babe (Wilma).

Dean grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota, living there until a few years ago when he and Dee moved to his fishing paradise in Akeley, Minnesota. Dean and Dee were married on August 31, 1960. Dean got a ready made family with Dee, and daughters Cindy and Kathy and was the BEST daddy ever!

He loved people, loved entertaining and being the life of the party and joke telling. He never met a stranger, made every person he encountered “at ease” and was the first offered to help in any situation.Dean was active in the Buffalo Rodeo Association, Fire Department, Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion and Buffalo Rodeo Association. He was a naturally gifted auctioneer and event announcer at the Buffalo Rodeo and Wright County Fair and many other functions for years. Parades were another fun pastime, whether he was dressed in his “old lady costume,” walking the parade route, pulling a live pet skunk out of his purse to give everyone a scare or a laugh, (while mom rode her huge brown swiss steer Ole down the street), driving his antique tractor, or riding horseback with Dee and the girls in the Wright County Saddle Club Drill Team, they also escorted many Miss Buffalo royalty members to all the parades in the red convertible!! He had several interesting occupations from Auto Parts Store owner with Dee, Auto Sales for Buffalo Chrysler where he excelled at selling Dusters, Chargers, Road Runners and luxury Chryslers to everyone in town. He and Dee owned and operated Buffalo Asphalt and Seal Coating also Hanson Trucking and he worked for many years at Buffalo Bituminous, until his retirement.

Dean’s favorite pastime was fishing any lake, big game hunting in Montana and going to Canada on many annual moose hunts, where he always hosted and took along his special friends and he always came home with a big bull moose! Dee and Dean spent many winters traveling in Florida, Arizona and Nevada where they met up with friends from far and near and visits out to Montana to see the kids and grandkids!

Dean was preceded in death by: his father, Hugo; mother, Irma; brother, Kenneth; and sister, Iris.

He is survived by: loving wife, Dee; daughter, Cindy (Rod) Johnson; grandsons, Eric (Martel), Andrew (Shauna); great-grandchildren, Riley and Austin, Eleanor and Evelyn Johnson of Polson; daughter, Kathy (Dan) Jaramillo; granddaughter, Casey (TJ) Sinclair; great-grandsons, Seth and Kade Johnson of Ronan, MT; Dean’s sister, Babe and Terry Walker and their family of Buffalo; also Elwood and Carol Rentz and their family of Buffalo.

Private family services to be held at Flathead Lake Polson, Montana. To celebrate the life of Dean, please have a toast to him, GO FISHING, tell a joke, (preferably about Ole and Lena , with an accent!) play cards and take your kids, friends to a rodeo and a parade! Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, your local food bank or your local animal shelter.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory. 


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