Obituaries 11/19/20

Myron Day, 86

Myron Lester Day “Mike,” age 86, of Delano, died on November 14, 2020, after a long illness.

He was born on March 13, 1934, the son of Marjorie (Lester) and Fred Day. Early in his adult life, Mike served as a mechanic in the Air Force, fostering a love of aviation that led to acquiring a private pilot’s license.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the U of M, where he met his wife of sixty years, Janet, who survives him. He is also survived by their children, Linda, of Pittsburgh, PA, and Donavon (Cathy), of Sacramento, CA; and their grandchildren, Rachel and Zachary. 

Mike worked as an investigator in the FDA for thirty years, retiring in 1990. Throughout his life, he held to a strong Christian faith, nurtured through the United Methodist Church.  He had a good sense of humor, was an avid reader, held strong beliefs, and was proud of his Irish heritage. He enjoyed bird watching, repairing cars, deer hunting, boating, ice fishing, and put-putting his John Deere Model B through the Leech Lake woods. Most of all, he was a family man, a loyal husband and father who loved his family. We will miss him.

An outdoor service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 with reviewal from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. prior at the Delano United Methodist Church. Military honors followed the service. Interment was in the Sumter Cemetery in rural Brownton. A link to be able to watch the service was available on the funeral home website sometime Wednesday evening.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Marcellus Kilian, 98

Marcellus N. “Celly” Kilian, age 98, of St. Michael-Albertville.  He was born on March 23, 1922 in St. Michael, the son of Nicholas and Appollonia (Schumm) Kilian.

He honorably served in the United States Army during World War II. On June 28, 1951, he was married to Marilyn G. Eull. God blessed their marriage with seven children. Celly was a longtime member of IBEW #292.

He was a lifelong member of The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Celly belonged to the St. Michael American Legion Post #567. He served 25 years on the St. Michael Fire Department. Celly enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. 

Celly is survived by loving wife of 69 years, Marilyn; children, Deborah (Greg) Dahlheimer, Denice (Richard) Petrowski, Kevin Kilian, Craig Kilian, Brenda (Duane) Eull, Bridget (Duane) Berning, and Rebecca (Brad) Orn; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sekoya Kilian; parents and siblings, Leon Kilian, Stella Anselment, Jerome Kilian, Irma Kilian, Carroll Kilian, and Bernadette Garton.  

Mass of Christian Burial was 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 13, 2020, St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN.  Visitation was Thursday, November 12 at the funeral home 4-7 p.m. Further visitation was at the church on Friday, November 13 one hour prior to Mass.  

Serving the family was The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home, 763-497-5362,


Christi Razi, 39

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, Christi Lee Lindstrom Razi passed away at her home in Minnesota.

She was born on November 6, 1981 at The Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota to Bernie and Bertie Lindstrom.

Christi was active in Girl Scouts receiving her Gold Award.

She was confirmed at The Buffalo United Methodist Church in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Christi graduated from Buffalo Senior High School in 2000.

She started working as a dietary aide and worked her way to CNA, to RN to Nurse Practitioner. For the past three years, Christi has been the Housing Manager at Bridgewater Assisted Living in Hanover, Minnesota while also working at The St. Cloud VA Medical Center.

She is survived by her parents, Bernie and Bertie; brothers, Jim (Kristine) Lindstrom and Shane Lindstrom, all of Cheyenne, Wyoming; aunt, Debbie, of Salt Lake City, aunt, Ann, of Birmingham, Alabama, an uncle, Keith, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a host of cousins and many loving friends, including special life friend, Brent Mass.

She was preceded in death by two babies, uncles, cousins and her grandparents.

A Celebration of Life for Christi Lee Razi will be held at a later date.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolence may be made to


Patricia Regentz

Patricia Ann Regentz, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020. Nurse and florist.

Private family interment.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, 763-682-1363.


William Sullivan, 78

William Laurence Sullivan, age 78, the son of Rose Ellen Schrieber and Norman William Sullivan, was born July 27, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, left us unexpectedly on November 2, 2020 in his home in Buffalo, MN on Lake Sullivan.

He was known as “Willie” to his family and “Bill” to his business clients. He graduated from Litchfield High School and later entered college as a student athlete playing football and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Minnesota.

William married Sharon Jean Thompson in 1965. They share one daughter, Wendy Daye Sullivan. William has a one son, Wade Daily Keller. William spent his early career as a Computer System Analyst until transitioning into sales from Encyclopedias to Amway and finally settling in a long, successful career as a Real Estate Broker. William dedicated the greater part of his life to closing real estate deals for endless home buyers and sellers.

He is survived by his two children, Wendy Sullivan, of Orono, MN and Wade Keller (Cory Gould), of Eagan, MN; his grandchildren, Blake Fitzgerald Williams, Jerrett Nicholas Williams, Averi Diana Sullivan and Bowie Grant Keller-Gould; his siblings, Suzanne Sutter (Rick), Jennifer Naylon (Pat), Norman Sullivan (Kathie); and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and business colleagues. His parents, Rose and Norman Sullivan, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held both Friday, November 20, 2020, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and Memorial Services at Rettinger Funeral Home, 425 Lake Street, Long Lake, MN Saturday, November 21 from 12-1 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. Burial at Union Cemetery, 1953 Wayzata Blvd. and family and friends are invited to join us at Repass at Birch’s On The Lake, 1310 Wayzata Blvd. from 2-5 p.m., for food, beverages and music celebrating the life of William Laurence Sullivan.

All locations allow for social distancing and for consideration of others, masks are requested.

Please Send all Gifts & Floral Arrangements to: Rettinger Funeral Home, 425 Lake Street, Long Lake, MN 55356, (952) 473-6954,

Special thanks and appreciation to Pastor Randy Morrison, Musician Dan Israel, and extended family and friends.


Lucille Weldele, 88

Lucille Joyce (Ordorff) Weldele, age 88 of Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away November 11, 2020.

She was born June 7, 1932 in her grandparent’s log home in Buffalo Township, Minnesota to George and Florence (Mosher) Ordorff. Lucille graduated from Buffalo High School, class of 1950. She worked in Hopkins at Minneapolis Moline where she was employed as a keypunch operator, becoming first in speed at her craft; an accomplishment of which she was very proud. She worked there until she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Jerome Warren Weldele on September 15, 1951 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Together, they purchased the Bodem’s Homestead where they made their home and farmed the land with their family.

Lucille worked at Park View Care Center as a nurse’s aide and as an administrative assistant from 1965 until her retirement in 2010.

She played self-taught piano and the Cajun accordion. She and Jerome appreciated their time at the family cabin in Akeley, Minnesota. Lucille enjoyed baking and was known for her homemade bread. She loved to entertain. Christmas was very important to her, and it filled her with joy to have her whole family home and friends stop by. Her kind and generous heart gave her the opportunity to make many friends, and she had a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome; son, John; granddaughter, Emma Lucille Handt; parents, George and Florence; and sister, Beverly Kowalke.

Lucille is survived by her children, Tonia (Dale) Wagner, Lisa (Craig) Thibodeau, Julie Weldele, Ava (Bruce) Stensby, and Jessica (Eric) Handt; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Vernice Kowalke and Marlys (James) Schermer; daughter-in-law, Sandy Weldele; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN. Interment followed at St. Mark’s Cemetery- Pelican Lake.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we ask that all attendees abide by social distancing regulations and practice safe precautions by wearing a mask, if planning to attend the visitation and/or service.



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